|Space||1,300 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Full use of two bedroom, one bath cottage blocks away from downtown Langley.
We're sticklers for ensuring your stay is the best it can be. Luxurious linens and feather beds guarantee restful nights The old world charm and artistic vibe of one of the first homes in Langley adds delight to relaxing days. And even though you'll be surrounded by idyllic vistas across rural meadows, downtown Langley is just a couple of blocks away.
We offer a cottage with two lovely bedrooms designed with your comfort in mind. Original local art mixes with antiques and modern pieces in a seamless feast for the senses throughout. Lounge by the fire, try your hand with locally grown delicacies in the well appointed kitchen or stroll into town for boutique shopping, fine dining and wine tasting.
A quick getaway or a place to call home while you island hop through the San Juans, go whale watching, indulge in Northwestern cuisine, go antiquing, and marvel at the world class glasswork of local artists. Whether you're looking for an adventure or a retreat, you'll wake to birds singing, bunnies frolicking and deer nibbling in the shade of plum trees. Free wi fi can be accessed throughout the property...but you'll be very tempted to go offline.
Bus service is available, ferries cart you (and your car) to and from the mainland, and there is even a local golf cart taxi that runs regularly to take you home when a few blocks of walking seems like a few blocks too many.
Guests enjoy full use of the cottage, free wi-fi, complimentary toiletries, all high thread count linens provided and changed weekly for long term rentals, and complimentary espresso (nespresso). Parking is directly across the street (no on site parking) and there is no T.V.
Blue on Third strives to be a vacation rental with higher quality amenities as well as extra service and options that you wouldn't normally expect. We are at your service to arrange dinners, excursions, special access to artists…almost anything. Just ask!
I am an artist, currently residing in a very urban apartment in Beverly Hills. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, went to college at UCSB (cultural anthropology) and did my graduate studies at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (international business). And I kept going North and stumbled upon Whidbey Isalnd and, more specifically, Langley. In Langley, I re-discovered my love for art and wound up owning an art gallery. When I married, my husband was based in Los Angeles so I moved away but a big part of my heart stayed in Langley. I travel back and forth quite a bit and try to remember to be grateful for both worlds...but Langley always wins as my happiest place!
Kelley Choate purchased this cottage in 1994
I noticed Blue on Third the very first time I came to Langley. It was for sale but far beyond my means at the time. I walked to the door which was unlocked and stepped inside. It smelled, looked and felt like home. I imagined my life there It was a perfect fit. But I couldn't afford it.
A few months later, I was looking for a more moderate home on the island and I happened to mention how much I loved this blue house on Third. The real estate agent suggested that I make an offer. The house had been listed for quite a while and she thought the owners might be flexible.
Much to my surprise, they not only accepted the offer but agreed to finance it even though I was only working part time. I couldn't believe my good fortune! It seemed miraculous andII have always thought of Blue on Third as a house of miracles.
I've always loved old houses, They seem to carry all the lives that have been lived in them...the joys and the heartaches. Blue on Third feels like it has been filled with happy memories. I love the light in the windows at dusk. I love the view out of the windows facing the meadow and how it makes me feel like I am so far out in the country and my land goes on forever. I love walking into town and being awestruck by the beauty of the Sound and the Cascades covered in snow. It never ceases to take my breath away. I love the warmth of the downstairs bedroom and the way a nap there heals and restores me. I love snuggling in bed upstairs and feeling like I am in a treehouse when I look at the evergreens out the closet window. I love all the good friends, and grand parties, and quiet dinners I have enjoyed in the kitchen and living room. I love the memory of remodeling the kitchen and all the unexpected treasures and hurdles we stumbled into. We even found a bottle of perfume tucked into one of the walls! I never forget how lucky I am to have Blue on Third to call home. It still has that overwhelming feeling of being just right when I walk through the door.
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Couldn't have asked for a more perfect experience! this is a very special little place!
We stayed at this little cottage during the Labor Day Weekend and everything was perfect. Cozy, clean and close to all restaurants and shops.
We had a wonderful stay at blue cottage on 3rd! It's clean, decorated so nice and is a great location from the heart of Langley. Plus, the owner was very easy to work with - very responsive & accommodating.
The little blue house is so sweet. It sits on a quiet street near downtown Langley.
Upon entry- you notice unique, artistic touches throughout. No dusty teddy bears or floral wallpaper here!! The kitchen is well supplied with anything you an imagine (including 3 types of coffee makers)! The bathroom has an AMAZING SHOWER! There is a washer and dryer if needed, cute little living room adorned with antiques and artwork. The upstairs bedroom has beautiful linens, and the bed is very comfy. We had such a restful time here.
The only tip or reccommendation i'd make is to add some lawn chairs or outside seating to enjoy the summer evenings.
Blue on Third is a lovely home within walking distance of all the shops and restaurants in downtown Langley. My husband and I stayed here for two nights and enjoyed every minute. the house is beautifully decorated and the master bed is divine. Would have loved to stay longer. We will definitely be back.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
There is plenty to keep you entertained in Langley but if you want to venture out of town, there's a lot of Whidbey to enjoy. Heading north, Freeland has some great antique shops. Mutriny Bay Antique Mall is one of my favorites.
Past Freeland, there is a turn off for the Keystone ferry which will take you to Port Townsend (reservations recommended for cars especially for return trip....but town is easily walkable). You'll also come to Greenbank with some little gem-like shops and galleries very worth stopping for.
Farther north is Coupeville, the Island County's seat of government. It's dotted with Victorian homes, great seafood cafes and my favorite restaurant: The Oyster Catcher (open just a few nights so make reservations). Also in Coupeville on the other side of the highway is Ebey's Landing -- one of the many must see breathtaking views on the island and a great place for a long walk or sunset picnic.
At the tip of the island, past Oak Harbor, is Deception Pass. There are places to park and take in the view and moderately challenging hiking trail down to the water's edge.
Deception Pass is the bridge that connects Whidbey to the mainland and from there, it's not far to Anacortes and ferries that take you to the San Juans or you can go in other direction and tour Skagit Valley which is dotted with farms and in early Spring, explodes with color for the Tulip Festival.
After a long day of adventure, Blue on Third is a great place to come home to!