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Whidbey Island-Delightful Country Homestead Cottage

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Clinton Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-4)

Thinking about a vacation rental on South Whidbey Island? Welcome to our homestead flower farm!

Our cottage is located on Maxwelton Road in the beautiful Maxwelton Valley, 2 miles from Maxwelton beach and close to artsy Langley. This area is one of the most sought after real estate regions on the island, and you will see why! It is quiet and lovely bike riding country where you will likely see wild geese, osprey, ducks, bald eagles, alpacas and other farm animals, sweeping views, homesteads to dream for, and majestic old cedars and firs in lush mixed forest and meadows. Maxwelton Beach, just up the road, is known for its long stretches of walkable sandy beach and westerly views for spectacular sunsets with the Olympic mountains as a majestic backdrop. A great place to drop in a kayak too!

Rustic chic, simple and romantic, our beautiful large space (768 sq ft) is divided into kitchen, bath and one large room. Picture windows look out onto gardens and cedars. High vaulted ceilings with skylights, wood stove, all the basic kitchen necessities to cook your own meals and delicious, clean well water. Wake up in a comfy, 4-poster Queen bed with 100% organic cotton sheets and comforter (divided from the living room by a screen), a stand of regal cedars your view. We also have a pull-out twin bed for a guest or child if needed. Relax in the living room, with TV/DVD, a good book or journal and a smile. Fresh flowers in season grace the space.

Outside, roam our 5 acres of woods and gardens, sit on the chair swing, listen to the birds, take a bike ride or a hike at nearby Whidbey Institute-a 100 acre nature preserve. Simply RELAX.

Keywords: cottage, cabin, affordable, romantic, kid friendly, flowers, gardens, Maxwelton Valley

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Kathryn OBrien
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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About Kathryn OBrien

Our family moved to Whidbey Island to alternatively educate our children at the Waldorf School over 10 years ago, trusting all would be well. My husband and I were professional yoga teachers and our dream was to operate a yoga studio on our own land and to build a homestead. As life often dictates, not all went as planned:) Our oldest son made it clear that Waldorf education was NOT for him, our 'Yoga Sanctuary' turned out to be unsustainable, and my husband is still thinking that maybe homesteading and owning all this land is way too much work! Yet, here we still are...everytime we try to leave the island for a 'vacation' we realize how GOOD we have it at home. This beauty and community is hard to beat; we are so fortunate.

In late summer of 2013, Kathryn was offered a temporary job at Kauai Community College teaching Sustainable Agriculture for 2 years...Away the whole family went to Hawaii! And of July 2015, we're back! So thankful to HOME in the Pacific Northwest. Lots of work to do on the ol' homestead, but much more preferable than the tropical heat and expense of living in Hawaii. THANKFUL for the journey, blessed to be back on Whidbey.

Kathryn OBrien purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Kathryn OBrien chose Whidbey Island

Cedar Moon Cottage has much history (see our website for more background). It was the original homestead house on the property, and housed a family of 8 in the 1930's. For us, it became the 'Yoga Sanctuary' , offering yoga and tai chi classes, spiritually-based workshops by visiting teachers and a space for community talking circles and dances. Today, infused with good-energy, it is a living space for relaxed rejuvenation, simple comfort and an affordable vacation.

What makes this cottage unique

Maxwelton Valley is the heart of South Whidbey Island. You are nestled in with the locals here, close enough to Maxwelton Beach or Langley (less than 10 minutes in opposite directions), yet far enough away to feel the real island vibe and be held by its beauty. You will hardly see a soul walking the enchanted Whidbey Institute trails and the further you get down Maxwelton Beach, the more isolated and in tune with nature you become. How about a night walk up Quade road along the creek? We might not be on beach front, but Yes, we have a slice of paradise here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A perfect cottage for the dream getaway we wanted. Quiet, private and well priced. Unique and fun activities nearby, great hiking and a fully stocked kitchen to make wonderful meals. Would return in a heartbeat, but for longer next time.
Oct 2011
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based on 28 traveler reviews

Whidbey Island-Delightful Country Homestead Cottage
average rating of 4.821429 based on 30 reviews

Clean, comfy, and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at the Cedar Moon Cottage, and we'd love to stay here again. It's always so quiet. The cottage is spacious, comfy, and clean. We enjoyed barbecuing 1 evening on the charcoal grill provided. Our little dog also enjoys staying here. We're glad we can bring him. We kept very busy on the island hiking, walking through little towns, and strolling on the beaches. We never run out of things to do.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet Cabin, Aesthetic and Restful Decor

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our few days in your cabin. The appreciated the quietness in the woods, but especially enjoyed how the cabin was designed and decorated. The high ceilings and skylights made the cabin feel more spacious, and the choice of colors and general decor of the place was lovely and calming. The selection of books was terrific, inspiring my wife and me to each dive into a particular book and leave wishing we would have had time to read more of what was offered. The open space around the cabin also made it feel more comfortable. We generally aren't woods people, but look forward to another retreat at the cabin. Thanks for offering this special place for people like us from Seattle who have become noise addled and need a calm getaway. Larry and Linda Nichols

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this place for two night. It was small and cozy and our German Sheppard felt nice and confortable at this place. This place is very close to the road, so you could hear cars. I used earplugs, so I did not hear any road noise, but my husband was waking up during the night. Overall, it is a nice and affordable place for two or three people. Pet-friendly which is a plus!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very good

  • 4 of 5

Delightful stay in the woods. Owner welcoming and I loved the friendly dog. SO quiet at night.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Exceeded my expectations - photos do not do the property justice.

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, clean, well supplied and artfully designed and decorated. Provides all standard amenities - plus many extras, easily found, large enough to entertain guests yet private and secluded enough to feel like a retreat. This is where we will stay when visiting family in the area! No cell phone reception - has a land line that will receive calls, but makes calls to local land-line numbers only. Wi-fi works.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Comfortable, ideal getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our two-night stay at Cedar Moon Cottage. The cabin was cozy, comfortable and convenient. It was better than I had expected and definitely larger. We brought our nine-year-old dog with us and soon after we arrived, we took him to the off-leash dog beach. He had so much fun swimming, running and retrieving his ball that his hips were bothering him afterwards. We cleaned him up, returned to the cottage, and let him sleep on his little bed while we went out to a lovely dinner in Langley. If our stay had been longer we may have taken advantage of the amenities they have in the kitchen and also the fire and the board games. Overall it was a charming place and we would like to return again sometime. My husband and I were celebrating our 20th anniversary and this was a lovely and convenient place to stay and be able to enjoy the nearby sites.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Cedar Moon Herb and Flower Farm began as a small farm enterprise selling roadside bouquets to local neighbors years ago. The land is blessed with many cedar trees and a myriad of other rich native species. When the full moon light shines through the cedars, and the owls call to one another; it is an enchanted land indeed. Each year, perennial gardens were added and in 2009, the 3 1/2 acres of farmland next door was purchased with good friends, Britt and Eric Conn. Together, a little bit of everything was going on....forest gardening, permaculture techniques, mushroom production, solar heated hot water, organic vegetables, new fruit trees, chicken tractors, ducks, turkeys, community gatherings and of course...lots of FLOWERS!

Then, in early 2013, Britt and Eric and their new baby son Kai, bought the 3 1/2 acres outright ending the 'commercial scale' flower production phase of Cedar Moon Farm and beginning a full- scale organic farming lifestyle for the Conn family. Their farm is called Full Cycle Farm; they are the best neighbors in the world, and we wish them huge success and happiness! Please support them by buying their produce at the farmstand...a short walk through the woods next to the cottage.


Rates & Availability

Clinton Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 10.78%

Dogs only. Rate of $40 is based on a two night stay. Please inquire for rates of longer stays.

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Clinton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 875 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), a pull-out twin bed (1), comfortable couch
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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