132-Smugglers Lagoon Beach Cottage, 257

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Property Type:  Home

Bed/Bath:  1 / 1

Sleeps:  5

Pets:  No

Smoking:  No

Rental Rates:

$130 - $165 per night

$910 - $1,080 per week

$3,900 - $4,650 per month

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This homey cottage, high on the west facing bank between Freeland and Greenbank is situated on one of the most exceptional spots on Whidbey Island. With panoramic 180 degree Sound and Olympic views and a private stairway to 4+ miles of sandy walking beach, the cottage provides an ideal getaway for couples, families and artists seeking solitude and inspiration. Enjoy dramatic sunsets, campfires by the beach, hikes through the nearby old-growth forest in South Whidbey State Park. If that?s not enough there?s also outstanding salmon fishing from the beach, and a fine private perch to sit and enjoy a good book while keeping an eye on the shipping lanes. The cottage is nestled in a bald eagle reserve and adjacent to protected tidal lagoons, ensuring both privacy and abundant opportunity for wildlife viewing. A historic fixture on the Island, the cottage was lovingly and meticulously restored in 2000 and features a real wood burning stove**, oak flooring, modern appliances, TV, DVD, CD player, washer/dryer and a rich assortment of games, books and puzzles. When not enjoying the outside activities and views, guests will appreciate the interior paintings and photographs of Bart Rulon, property caretaker, naturalist and renowned local artist.
4 night minimum in July/August
Wondering what else to see and do while visiting Whidbey? Check out Living Whidbey and our event calendar.

Bedding Configuration: 1 Queen, 3 Twin

Additional Features:
* Culture: Near Restaurants
* Entertainment: CD Player, DVD Player, High Speed Wireless Internet, Satellite TV, Stereo, TV, VCR
* Geographic: Medium Bank Waterfront
* Kitchen: Coffee Maker, Cookware, Microwave, Range, Refrigerator, Toaster
* Living: Washer/Dryer, Woodstove
* Outdoor: Charcoal BBQ

Owner/Manager last updated on 12/20/2014

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Amenities
Appliances
  • ·CD Player
  • ·Coffee Maker
  • ·DVD Player
  • ·Microwave
  • ·Refrigerator
  • ·Stereo
  • ·Toaster
  • ·TV(s)
  • ·VCR Player
Activites
  • ·Fishing
  • ·Walking
 
Property Reviews 
Romantic weekend get away
Reviewed by: Dean K. recommends this property.
Stayed for 2 days in October, 2014
It was wonderfull. I spent very little time researching this trip. I went on the price and the Pictures. I didn't even read the whole description. Mostly relied on the photos to be accurate. This cabin exceeded my expectations.
 
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Too Many Additional Hidden Costs
A guest from mount vernon, WA does not recommend this property.
Stayed for 2 days in October, 2014
The location was very remote with good beach access; However, the blankets and bedspreads did not appear well laundered.We also had to pay a housekeeping fee and did not become aware until after we had signed the contract that we were also responsible for stripping the bed linens, laundering the towels, doing the dishes and putting them away. If one forgot the password for the lock on the door after hours or on the weekend, you had to pay a fee to have assistance. Therefore, it was not the relaxing get-away we had desired.

Property Manager Response:
Response from Tara Property Management South
Our apologies go out to the guest for any inconveniences they encountered, and we always appreciate feedback. We do have some standard check out procedures that are common for vacation rentals, however we do not require that you wash all the towels and linens. It is nice if 1 load is started in the circumstance that we have another guest arriving the same day as your check out, however it is not required. We also do NOT have a charge for forgetting pass codes on your door. We can easily, remotely, produce new door codes for you at any time for no charge. This guest was not charged any additional fees that are not disclosed on the quote or on the listing, prior to booking the house. Our contract does say there can be a charge for lockouts, meaning that if our staff has to travel to the house and unlock a door during off hours, there may be a charge. However this cottage has an electronic lock on the door, so there are no keys, therefore the codes are generated remotely and there will not be a charge for lockouts. It is an adorable cabin, and we strive to give our guests the best service possible. Thank you!
 
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Whidbey Private Cottage
Sheri C. from Mount Vernon, Washington recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in September, 2014
The house itself is charming, and has an incredible view! I have never seen a more beautiful hardwood oak floor, and everything was clean. The bed was firmer than I like. The couch was softer than I like. The deck chairs need a good scrubbing. I think if you really wanted that view, the property is worth what I paid.
 
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Amazing beachfront getaway
Jennifer P. from Skokie, IL recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in August, 2014
This is a wonderful one bdrm cabin with a loft with 3 twin beds. The beach access is amazing. Lots of stairs but worth the climb back up. The loft with twin beds is up a almost ladder-like staircase (be careful if you have small children). The cabin is well-stocked to make meals at home. The laundry is in a separate building but worked fine.
 
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Smugglers Lagoon Cottage
Reviewed by: Tracy L. recommends this property.
Stayed for 2 days in July, 2014
We loved the cottage! It is quaint, provided everything we needed and was so relaxing. We would definitely stay here again!
 
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great quiet spot
Elizabeth G. from Seattle, WA recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in June, 2014
Pictures of the cabin do it justice. It's a great spot in the summer as there's plenty of space to be outside and on the long beach. The house is showing signs of wear and tear. A bit of paint, getting the electric stove to work (all burners), and having a safer "enclosure" plan for the deck (it's just yellow rope), and replacing the couch that you literally sink into would do the house a world of good. But, in the end, the size and space worked great for our family. I would not stay here if our kids were younger (less then 4yo) as the stairs to the loft are quite steep.
 
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Nice enough place to get away
A guest from Seattle, WA recommends this property.
Stayed for 2 days in May, 2014
We stayed here over a long weekend. The location is nice and what we were looking for--secluded and quiet. The deck provides great views and there were many birds to watch from the windows. It's a quick walk down to a very quiet beach directly from the backyard. It is a 10 minute drive to a large grocery store and banks. Its a 20 minute drive to downtown Langley which is a nice place to walk around and get food.The house was nice enough. There was adequate room for our small family of 4. The loft is unique in that it feels separate from the main living area so our kids were able to nap and sleep there without a problem of noise. The main floor bedroom is very small but the bed was comfortable.The living room has nice windows looking out on the water but you lose this as soon as you sit on the couch which is too soft. We made use of the wood stove which was cozy and really warmed up the house.The kitchen was not great. The pans are all in poor condition and some items felt unclean (french press, tea kettle). There were basics missing to make a longer stay comfortable (e.g. measuring spoons, plastic wrap/tin foil, reusable storage containers-the things that are nice to have when you plan to cook in the house). I tried to make a pie but there were many things missing so it required a lot of improvisation.There was some confusion on the agency's part about our request for early check in but it got cleared up for our arrival. It became a problem again when we got locked out of the house due to a non-functioning access code. Fortunately we got a quick response from the rental company who reset the locks. Overall a nice play to stay but we may look to another location next time we make the trip.
 
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nice, at a high price
Karen R. from Olympia, WA recommends this property.
Stayed for 2 days in April, 2014
Generally, we were happy with the accommodations, although the rental was very small. We couldn't even fit our suitcase in the bedroom. There were some ants in the kitchen when we arrived, and continuously throughout our stay, although their numbers stayed small. The beach was lovely, and we enjoyed the wood stove. Mostly, though, I was miffed by the three additional mandatory fees, which increased each night's stay by nearly 50%--and then the requirement to do a fair amount of cleaning before we left (one of the fees was an $80 cleaning fee).
 
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Beach Getaway for Seahawks Game
Jon A. from Shoreline, WA recommends this property.
Stayed for 2 days in January, 2014
We looked for a place to get away for the weekend for the kids and for the Seahawks game. The location was great, close to the ferry and right above the beach. The kids had the whole beach, which was sandy and full of driftwood, to themselves. Plenty of yard also to mess around in and play catch. The house is small and cozy, but we fit fine with our 4 kids. Everything but the food in the kitchen. A few cautions about the house. The heaters are very hot, so don't put anything near them or things will melt. Also, the stairs leading up to the upstairs are very steep with no grips on them. We were constantly worried about the kids going up and down them and did have our 7 year old fall down them with an expensive Kindle (bye bye Kindle). We would also suggest the owners level out the kitchen table - its angle makes playing board games difficult. Other than that, the house is great. Thanks so much!
 
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South Whidbey Getaway
A guest from Seattle, WA recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in December, 2013
This cozy cabin is in an excellent location: just steps away from the beach (with access to South Whidbey State Park) and a short drive to Freeland and Langley. Beautiful views of the water from the living and dining areas. Everything in good condition. Wood burning stove to keep things toasty at night.
 
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stay at Smugglers Cove
Cathryn A. from Coupeville, WA recommends this property.
Stayed for 1 days in September, 2013
I have stayed before and I love the location. I think however that some attention should be paid to the stairs, they were in rough condition in 2011, and are worse now.
 
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Great Cottage on Whidbey
A guest from Federal Way, WA recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in September, 2013
Fabulous little cottage, great character, wonderful view. Perfect for single, a couple, or a small family. Really enjoyed it.
 
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almost perfect
William T. from Everett, WA recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in August, 2013
The cabin needs a new stove-the only large burner works erratically. The locking system did not always work. The blackberries need trimming (or even better eliminating). Most importantly, however, we love the cabin and enjoyed ourselves immensely. This is the second time we have stayed there.
 
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Can I go back, please?
Jenny H. from Colorado Springs, CO recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in July, 2013
We loved the whole experience. The house was sweetly decorated, clean, and had everything we needed for a great getaway. The staff was helpful and easy to get hold of. Everything was just as advertised. I want to go back!!
 
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Sep 2012
Steve B. from Portland, OR recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in September, 2012
Love the place. I would get rid of the Japanese Knotweed in the side/backyard. It is a nasty invasive species.
 
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Relaxing family vacation
Laurie C. from Kamloops, BC recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in August, 2012
We enjoyed our stay at Smugglers Lagoon Beach Cottage very much and would definitely go again. Our only feedback would be the masterbed was uncomfortable. Everything else was as described. It was a lovely place to stay as a family.
 
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a place to enjoy nature and peacefulness
A guest from Bellevue, WA recommends this property.
Stayed for 6 days in August, 2012
a perfect getaway cottage- very comfortable in a beautiful setting
 
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Needs some updating
A guest from Woodinville, WA does not recommend this property.
Stayed for 7 days in July, 2012
The owners need to do some upgrading to continue renting itThe couch is so worn out you could barely use it.The television got 1 regular channel and 5 religious channels onlyThe picnic table, the only outdoor eating spot, is broken.The gutters were full to overflowing and had plants growing in them
 
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Quiet Retreat
Reviewed by: gary s. recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in May, 2012
Very nice and quiet cabin with a fantastic view of Puget Sound and the passing cruise ships. It was fully stocked with all the kitchen and bath essentials needed for our weeks stay. We seen three deer laying in the front of the cabin when we drove in and five otters passed through the back of the cabin that same night, not to mention the rabbits, chipmunks and eagles in the area. Only one good TV channel though, otherwise very relaxing.
 
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Great location
A guest from Murray, UT recommends this property.
Stayed for 5 days in April, 2012
We loved our stay!! I do wish that the house was little more clean and it said we could not bring dogs but we found dog hair and dog chews and toys all over the house. I loved the location and the beach. It also seems the communication with the realtors could be improved. I would stay there again but not for the price I paid.
 
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Pros and Cons Smugglers Beach cottage.
A guest from pullman, WA recommends this property.
Stayed for 5 days in October, 2011
Pros:The beach cottage was lovely, with hardwood floors throughout. The wood stove made it very cozy. We did bring our own firewood and left extra behind for the next guests. It was just me and my husband, so we didn't explore the upstairs loft. The view was incredible! We loved watching the ships go by, and the beach was nice to walk and talk on.Cons:There was no wireless internet reception and there was not really any cable tv as promised. The channels were through a converter box and 5 of them were evangelical, the other 2 were a weather cable weather station and re-runs of "Two-and-a-half men" and "The big band theory", back to back to back to back to back to back, you get the idea. The kitchen needs more sturdy silverware to eat with and appliances were sparse. The small, small blender did not even work.
 
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Great Weekend Vacation
Reviewed by: A guest recommends this property.
Stayed for 2 days in August, 2011
Our only problem was that there was no extra key left on the refrigerator for us. Otherwise, we enjoyed our stay very much
 
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quiet & peaceful
A guest from Edmonton, Alberta recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in August, 2011
the cottage was just what the doctor ordered for our family - a chance to step back and rest in a great setting.
 
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Alan P. from New West Minister, BC recommends this property.
Stayed for 2 days in August, 2010
We found the $90.00 cleaning fee unreasonable for a 2 day stay. The rate per night was actually $210.00 and even though the property was lovely, it was too highly priced. Next time we will be aware of the cleaning fee and look for something a little less expensive.Hotels and B&B's include the cleaning, why not private rentals?
 
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very private, quiet and relaxing. The beach was great!!
A guest from British columbia, recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in July, 2010
 
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A guest from Seattle, WA recommends this property.
Stayed for 2 days in July, 2010
Floors were quite dirty, and the bbq needs replacement, but otherwise a beautiful property in a stunning location. I'd definitely recommend to others!
 
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Amy S. from Federal Way, WA recommends this property.
Stayed for 2 days in February, 2010
 
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Fishing Friends
Steve B. from Portland, OR recommends this property.
Stayed for 2 days in September, 2009
Great location with territorial view and easy walk down to the beach. Very comfortable for three guys out to do some fishing.
 
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Snugglers' lagoon
Vince T. from New York, NY recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in August, 2009
Perfect little get away cottage. Private, easy access to a beautiful beach. Plenty of wild life. Beautiful ocean view from cottage and beach. Romantic enough for me to propose to my finace right on the beach. Looking forward to coming back here.
 
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Pastoral Getaway
Jeffrey A. from Tucson, AZ recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in August, 2009
Our time was beautiful, and the property and beach access could not have been better!
 
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Beautiful view, peaceful, private - a lovely vacation location
A guest from Seattle, WA recommends this property.
Stayed for 6 days in July, 2009
 
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A guest from Napa, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in July, 2009
Overall everything was great, one minor thing - a new showerhead would be a realatively inexpensive but big improvement
 
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This was quite a place! We quite enjoyed the scenery and the solitude!!! And the house was perfect for the two of us!
A guest from Logon Dale, Nevada recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in July, 2009
 
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Loved this place and the property management company! Would go again in a heartbeat.
A guest from Seattle, WA recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in October, 2008
Our stay was wonderful. The only negative was a mishap with the cleaning people, so the place hadn't been cleaned when we arrived. The property management company was horrified by this -- clearly, it was just one of those things that occasionally happen and not a standard practice. They made it right and we heartily recommend them and the property. It's a sweet, comfortable place -- great location right above the beach and near a beautiful state park.
 
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Chris L. from Kirkland, WA recommends this property.
Stayed for 2 days in July, 2008
 
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Janie W. from Seattle, recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in July, 2008
The cottage was cozy and comfortable. The perfect place for 2 people. The view was spectacular. We were lucky and had fabulous weather the entire week. We thought that the deck and deck chairs needed to be powerwashed. A small outside table would be nice as well as wine glasses in the kitchen. Otherwise it met our expectations. We would consider renting again.
 
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Quiet Retreat
Rich H. from Kirkland, WA recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in May, 2007
The house has a long series of stairs to get down to the beach, great view, but some of the stairs were in need of maintenance. The loft with the kids' beds has a VERY steep staircase, it worried us at first for the kid's safety, but they LOVED it and it worked just fine.
 
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smugglers lagoon 2007
A guest from Forest Grove, OR recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in March, 2007
The cabin was very secluded but close to all things fun on the Island. This was the ideal place to relax and enjoy the quiet. I never once heard my daughter say she was bored.
 
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