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Charming, Luxurious, Artist Owned Century Old Cottage In Langley On Whidbey

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

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!

More Details

Owner
Kelley Choate
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2017

About Kelley Choate

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

Why Kelley Choate chose Langley

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Amenities

Langley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
With enough advance notice, we can accommodate almost any request...private chef, catered meals, picnic baskets, dinner reservations, studio tours, art or glassblowing lessons, flower delivery....just ask!

Reviews

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Great amenities, responsive owner.

  • 4 of 5

Close to town, with the best amenities I have seen in a VRBO.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute cabin!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is nicely appointed, the beds are very comfortable, and the area is great!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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The property is wonderful! A quick walk into town!

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect getaway. Such a beautiful and peaceful home. I look forward to booking again.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great cottage

  • 5 of 5

very functional and nice and comfortable cottage. Great location, on a lovely island.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

A charming house that met our every need. Kelley responded quickly to a couple of questions we asked. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. I particularly liked the wonderful selection of books provided for our reading pleasure!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really gracious guests! I knew the house was in good hands and that made it such a pleasure to host fellow Gauchos! Most welcome to return any time.
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Magical!

  • 5 of 5

Responsive owner. Walkable to town. What a charming home and a lovely location. I wouldn't change a thing!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Map

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The Braeburn
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Museo
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
SEA/TAC
Nearest Barpub
Moe's
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Mukilteo-Clinton Ferry
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Island Greens
Nearest Train
9.5 Miles
Mukilteo Station - Sound Transit
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
525-20
Nearest Restaurant
Prima Bistro
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Steven's Pass
Nearest Beach
Puget Sound
Car: recommended

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!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 10.7%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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