Super private, very clean, beautiful garden setting, 2 decks, fire pit.
Bob & Patti Jones
About Bob & Patti Jones
We are Bob & Patti Jones, and are retired and enjoy working around our home & property. We have 3 dogs, 3 cats, 2 horses and a pair of eagles that claim to the nest tree about 150 feet from the cottage. We live on site, close enough to provide you with great service, but far enough to provide you with screening and privacy. We love Whidbey Island and never wish to live anywhere else. We both enjoy gardening, tending to our bee hives, the beach and watching sunsets.
Bob & Patti Jones purchased this Cottage in 1993
Why Bob & Patti Jones chose Oak Harbor
In 1993 we sought acreage with nesting eagles, a view, room enough for horses. We have never been disappointed! There are hundreds of eagles and other raptors on the island. We are especially fond of "our eagles" that have called this space home for many years. It is a privileged to be witness to nest building, fierce territoriality protection, experience the mating season, and the hopefulness of successful eaglet rearing. Babies grow close to adult size when they begin their first flights. To see this part of their lives has been a privdledge, and a highlight of our summers. The view of the water continues to amaze us year after year. We love that no matter where you travel on Whidbey, you can see water from so many places. The beaches are not crowded, even on a sunny weekend. We enjoy taking our dogs to select beaches where we can let them run without bothering anyone. Clam digging and crabbing are very popular as well as beach fishing for salmon. Often guests love to just hang out, listen to the birds, enjoying the privacy of it all. With the ocean breeze we are not bothered by fly's and mosquitoes. The fire pit is a great place to relax, have a glass of wine, and roast hotdogs & marshmallows. We formerly owned a plant nursery here on site. This may explain the abundance of landscaped area, with such a diversity in trees, shrubs, and flowers. With all this space, we have not run out of places to plant things, and amazingly enough, we still add something every year. For those who enjoy wandering through the gardens, we are happy you take the time. If your a gardener and have questions about anything, we are excited to speak with you. We enjoy being very private as well as very social, so our guests set the tone of their stay here. We enjoy wildlife and love that we can see so much here. There is an abundance of song birds, raptors, rabbits, and deer that are ever present. We hope you will enjoy it too.
What makes this Cottage unique
There are so many fun shops, so many trails, so many beaches who could get board? In spring the whale migration is amazing. Summers host many festivals, farmers markets, and park concerts. Kayaking can be done just about anywhere with numerous beach accesses and many rentals available. Winters are quiet but mild so one can get out for hikes, beach combing even then. Of course there is a plethora of more idea as well. AND YET, its so convenient to a selection stores close by so you can get just about anything one needs without much effort. Whidbey also has a lot of great food and restaurants to suit everyone's pallet. All these things make vacationing on Whidbey easy.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children not allowed - A small baby pre crawling would be fineA small baby pre crawling would be fine
Pets allowed - Dogs must be approved. Damage protection $1500.00 Dogs must be approved. Damage protection $1500.00
No parties/events - Small gatherings only, no partiesSmall gatherings only, no parties
No smoking - Inside please no smoking or burning of anythingInside please no smoking or burning of anything
Max guests: 2 (sleeps up to 2 adults) - An infant not walking or crawling would be fine. An infant not walking or crawling would be fine.
Minimum age of primary renter: 23
- 1) Please use the outdoors for all smoking materials, candles & incense. All burning must be outdoors. We desire a pleasant experience for all.
- 2) Dog(s) require an approval prior to booking. Dogs 38lbs. & less,clean & brushed for indoors. Large dogs may be approved for outdoors only. Email
- 3) Be aware of burn bans on the Island. We have provided a fire pit with a screen cover to allow burning as much as possible for you.
We always choose to stay in places with some land so we can roam around with our cats while on their leashes and some privacy from traffic and congestion. The cottage had a very special space out on the upper deck off of the bedroom! We would love to revisit this place! Super nice owners!!
Thank you so much for a wonderful review! Discovery is a sweet thing. Finding the unexpected great spot is a blessing. I think the Cottage is much like the island. We have lived here many years and still discover new places that are awesome. Some guests love to take a break and just hang out on the balcony, deck, or fire pit. And some walk their cats! We are happy we can be a destination that is close to many interesting places as well as be an interesting and relaxing place its self.
Cottage on Whidbey Island
The cottage was absolutely perfect! We cooked all of our meals there and had all of the pots, pans and utensils that we needed which was great! It was very clean and the bed was beyond comfortable. It was a perfect getaway with all of the craziness in the world right now.
Our world is upside down right now, and getting away out to the country side where there is tons of space to be easily distant from others is grand. There are restaurants that are doing take out, but you found it great just to stay in and cook. We do make certain the kitchen is well stocked with quality items so bringing your own cookware is not necessary. We are "going the distance" in between guests by allowing 3 days to go by before another guest arrives. This gives us extra time to wash absolutely everything! And we definitely go over all surfaces to disinfect. We want to be a safe place where you will not have a concern about exposure to the covid19 virus. Since Whidbey is close to so many larger cities, please consider escaping large populations for a relaxing get away at"The Cottage off West Beach."
Great place for a get away. The weather was sunny, then windy, then rainy.. repeat. But is February. We went to some near by beaches and local food places. Very clean and stocked with everything.
Great get-away in an off-the-road location, near Coupeville, but quiet and secluded. Small, but fully equipped cabin on acreage owned and worked by the owners, Bob and Patti. Cabin is clean, well-kept, functional, nicely decorated, no surprises except pleasant ones, comfortable, warm, cozy, and quiet. Friendly owners and three happy dogs complete the picture.
Clean, beautifully decorated, everything you need and more, all in a cute and compact yes spacious cottage. The attention to detail really is top notch! The stairs to the second floor are quite steep, and you need some upper body strength and grip to stay sure footed and handed as you go up and down them. I can’t wait to come back in warmer weather to enjoy the upstairs porch, the grill, and the well-supplied fire pit!
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I have so much fun decorating the Cottage, its a challenge to not put to much in there! Guests need appreciate the feeling of "spacious" in this small area, so I love all the windows that let so much light in. The balcony is very sweet. A great spot to watch the sunset or have morning coffee. No matter what time of year, the birds are always singing in the near by forest and landscaping. The eagles call out loudly at times, they can be seen perched in near by trees. They come to the nest tree (about 100 feet from the Cottage) to sleep around dusk. Feburary & March a good months catch a glimps of their nest building activities. There are several areas on the property where the nest can be seen. Please ask us to show you! We are very hopeful for babies in 2020.
Centrally located on Whidbey Island, close to Ebey's Landing beach, Fort Casey, Home of Penn Cove Shell Fish Muscle Farm (tours), Toby's Tavern - Christopher's - Front Street Grill - The Oyster Catcher restaurants in near by Coupeville. The waterfront of Coupeville is a must for shopping and eating. Island County Historical Society hosts a museum & gallery in town. Bring a flashlight and a kite to Ft. Casey. Explore the underground bunkers, fly a kite from the bluffs, or take a walk on the beach. Home of Whidbey Coffee with 2 storefronts in Oak Harbor. There are so many beach's to explore so close by and the amazing Deception Pass bridge and State Parks that has old growth forests, many diverse beach accesses and a charming lake. Looking for sea glass? Agates? We can point you in the right direction just minutes from the cottage. Many kayak rentals are available throughout Whidbey Island. Sea tours and whale watching boats are a favorite attraction!