Let's face it. We've all booked a cabin, cottage, or even hotel that looked and sounded amazing, only to discover once you arrived there, those online photos were heavily manipulated, and the descriptions/amenities wildly exaggerated. This is one place you don't have to worry about. It actually exceeded our expectations.
Several weeks earlier, my mother passed away, and my wife and I were just looking for a quiet place to get away for a few days. Whidbey Island has always been our go-to place. After just a 20-minute ferry ride, it feels as though you've traveled to a destination island. On this trip we just wanted to spend some quality, quiet time. And for us, staying at a beach house was #1 on our criteria list.
This cabin was absolutely perfect. It is a beautiful cabin, both inside and out. The list of amenities covered all of our needs, and then some. The cabin is located on Bells Beach in a very small, quiet community. There is an unobstructed view of Saratoga Passage, And if you're into birding, you'll see a wide variety of seabirds and shorebirds. During our stay there was also a Great Blue Heron that hung out at the beach and also on the seawall.
The one feature of the cabin that I really enjoyed was the covered patio, especially because it rained off an on during our stay. As a novelist, finding quiet places to write is always high on my priority list. Sitting under that large covered patio looking out at the water and hearing the seabirds created the perfect ambiance to write, and also reflect.
Would I stay at the place again? Absolutely. Would I recommend this place to others? Absolutely
Note: This was my first time using TripAdvisor to book lodging. It was seamless and trouble-free.
Finally, thanks Cinthia, for a wonderful place to stay.
This home is located on Bells Beach on Whidby Island. It is fully appointed with cooking utensils, and plenty of chairs on the covered lanai. The beach before you is an open stretch of water. We even saw three orcas swimming by. We could hear them breathing and calling each other. I would say the only drawback is that the bed is not a qween bed, but the linens were lovely. We had one conversation with a friendly neighbor, but otherwise we were very secluded, which is what we wanted.
Our cabin was as advertised. Great sound view, quiet and peaceful. The cabin was appropriated very nicely with a well stocked bathroom and kitchen. Internet and TV available. Very clean. Great place for a laid back vacation for a couple with easy access to Whidbey Island. Cinthia kept in constant touch before our arrival and we were very comfortable with her. We will be back.