Historic Farmhouse with Stunning Views

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“ Excellent ”
3 Reviews

From $325 / night



Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4
Sleeps: 14
Type: Home
Per night: $325 - $575
Per week: $2,175 - $3,675
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Whidbey Island vacation home rental
Hello and welcome to Marty's Place at Strawbridge Farm, a 5 bedroom plus vacation rental with room for a few people or your entire family. This newly restored farm house has all the amenities of a modern home, but has maintained its rustic sensibilities. Enjoy the breathtaking views of Saratoga Passage, Camano Island and Mount Baker. Sit by the crackling outdoor fire pit, walk or run across 4 1/2 acres of fields and gardens with your children, or simply sit and read under the many fruit trees and experience the renewing spirit of this setting. Year round watch the roosting eagles soar above the bluff, and watch the spectacular Northwest sunset from your front and center seat in the gazebo. The gray whales will pay you a visit from March through May as they migrate to their distant destinations.

The walls of this house have been blessed with over 100 years of laughter. Please help us build another 100 years with yours.

We accept Bitcoin, credit and debit cards, checks, PayPay, Square Cash and secure transfers from your bank account.

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Weekly Monthly Min
Aug 31 2014 May 31 2015 $325 $325 $2,175 - 2 Nights
Jun 01 2015 Jun 30 2015 $575 $575 $3,675 - 2 Nights
Jul 01 2015 Sep 07 2015 $575 $575 $3,675 - 1 Week
Sep 07 2015 May 30 2016 $325 $325 $2,175 - 2 Nights
Jun 01 2016 Jun 30 2016 $575 $575 $3,675 - 2 Nights
Jul 01 2016 Sep 05 2016 $575 $575 $3,675 - 1 Week
Sep 06 2016 May 30 2017 $325 $325 $2,175 - 2 Nights
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Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 10.7
Deposits: - A damage/reservation deposit of $500 is required. This must be received within seven (7) days of booking the reservation.
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: We accept Bitcoin, credit and debit cards, checks, PayPay, Square Cash and secure transfers from your bank account. Stay with us for five nights or more from September to June and get 10% off the rent for your stay. $275 cleaning fee is required for the length of your stay. - There is an additional charge of $15 per person per night for guests in addition to ten (10). Pets allowed with prior approval. Pet fee is $50.00 per animal. Some holidays are priced at the high season rate.



  • Beds

  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 4 Sofa Beds
  • 1 Crib
  • 4 Double Beds
  • Features

  • Balcony
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Parking Included
  • View (Mountains)
  • Deck
  • Heating
  • Pet Friendly
  • View (Water)
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Porch
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Fax Machine
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • Gas Grill
  • Oven
  • Telephone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • Toaster
  • Computer
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Activities

  • Whale Watching
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Fishing
    (2 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (10 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Beach
    (1 mile)
  • Snorkeling
    (2 miles)
  • Golf
    (10 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (1 mile)
  • Hiking
    (3 miles)
  • Park
    (10 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (<1 mile)
  • Bicycling
    (2 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (5 miles)
  • Winery
    (10 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Boating
    (2 miles)
  • Lake
    (5 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Special Features:
- 1st Floor is handicap friendly
- Piano
- Gourmet kitchen
- Fire pit on the bluff overlooking the water
- Gazebo
- Children?s bedroom with two large bunk beds
- Stunning views of the Saratoga Passage, Camano Island and Mount Baker

- WiFi high speed Internet access throughout the house
- Ethernet ports in all bedrooms
- Computer, printer, fax, scanner & copier provided
- Large screen TV with DVD player
- Binoculars
- Free national calls
- Eagles roost adjacent to the property
- Great views of the seasonal Gray whale migrations
- A short walk from downtown Langley, a charming village by the sea.
- Marty's Place runs on 100% renewable energy provided through Puget Sound Energy's Green Power Program.

Reviews (3)

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Whidbey Island, Washington

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“ Excellent ”
3 reviews
Alie Morse Walker

Alie Morse Walker

Bellingham, WA USA

Beautiful, relaxing and comfortable getaway

July 20, 2014

Marty's Place was simply the perfect location for our family getaway. The house is beautifully appointed, with a country feel, but all the modern amenities. We spent a large portion of our time outside -- on the porch relaxing (lots of reading materials around the house), by the fire pit watching the sunset, playing in the yard. But we also thoroughly enjoyed the stocked kitchen and preparing meals to eat around the large dining room table (there were ten of us). We enjoyed being able to walk into Langley, a favorite Whidbey town, or the quick jaunt over to Double Bluff beach, but still felt miles away from it all, because the property is so spacious and secluded. Thank you so much! We will be back.

Cynthia Keene Campos

Cynthia Keene Campos

Renton, WA

Family Bonding

January 11, 2013

Our family wanted to getaway, relax, and create memories together. We were so excited to do just that at Whidbey Island and do it so comfortably at Marty's Place. We Loved the views the fire pit, the cute downtown area, and when we were inside we played board games (we had a hard time finding ones that were complete) made fires, watched movies, and just enjoyed each others company. We were very comfortable at Martys Place. The kids loved the toys and the adventure of being there. The bed rooms did get really cold at night with no way of warming them up, we did have a leak in 2 areas of the house and the dishwashers (yes they have 2) were not working but even with those things i still feel this house deserves 4 stars. We have rented vacation homes before, and this has been one of our favorites.

Charlie Tomberg

Owner's reply:

We are glad the Campos party enjoyed their stay, and we apologize for the issues they had while staying with us.

At Marty’s Place, we take pride in providing a comfortable and relaxing environment for our guests. We take all maintenance and other issues that our guests have during their stays very seriously, and strive to resolve them as quickly as we can. We encourage all our guests to contact us with any problems they encounter during their visits so that we can address them as quickly as possible.

In the case of the dishwashers, we had them repaired as soon as we were notified about the problem which unfortunately was only after the Campos party had departed from our home. The leaks appeared on the day of their arrival and unfortunately could not be repaired during their stay, but were fixed shortly thereafter. The upstairs rooms can get chilly, but can be warmed up by turning up the heat in the house to a higher setting.

We would like to thank Cynthia for reviewing Marty’s Place and hope that she will stay with us again sometime in the future.

Cynthia Tower

Cynthia Tower

Seattle, WA USA

Marty's Place

September 17, 2009

Wonderful house, fantastic setting. We plan on coming back every year for as long as the house is available!!

Owner Supplied Testimonials

marty's place - family of 6, july 2008
Guest: shapma4 (London, England)
Date of Stay: 07/20/08 Review Submitted: 08/12/08

Had a great time in Marty's Place - property very well located and as advertised. Langley is great and there's plenty to do for a week on Whidbey Island.

Recommended for:Families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

A wonderful place to stay
Guest: Applecheeks (Loveland, OH USA)
Date of Stay: 07/19/09 Review Submitted: 11/17/09

From the moment we walked in, you could feel that many families have had a wonderful time in the house. The two dishwashers, a huge island, the entire set-up of the house is so user friendly and comfortable. The lighting in crucial areas are on dimmers which I appreciated especially the ones in the hallway upstairs since my parents are elderly and it was easy for them to get to the bathroom they were using. The view from the master bedroom and the huge wrap around porch was breathtaking! The dining room with all the stoneware and stemware for the entire family along with the decorations made me feel I was home. The bay window upstairs at the end of the hall with all the children's books was so sunny I wished we would have had small children to read to while in the house which reminds me of the names on the bedroom and downstairs closet doors. Be sure to look at the name on the closet under the stairs. Delightful! The small town closest had a great grocery store, coffee shop and restaurant (The Braeburn) and they were all wonderful. Obviously we thoroughly enjoyed our week long stay and hope to stay again in the future. I would highly recommend this house. The owner was easy to work with and could not have been more helpful!

Recommended for:Families with young children, romantic getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, girls getaway, people with disabilities.

A great place

Guest: Idiotgirl in Seattle (Seattle, wA)
Date of Stay: 07/05/10 Review Submitted: 07/13/10

Destination for a family reunion of adults and children. Was an absolutely wonderful place. The home is beautiful. But it is very homey as well. The rooms are divided in such a way that there were lots of places for folks to sit and talk as well as places for the kids to play. They loved the room with bunk beds and also the nook with toys upstairs. The fire pit was a huge success with children and adults as well. Enjoyed sitting on the porch and looking at the amazing view. Easy to walk into Langley. I'd definitely come stay again.

Recommended for:Families with young children, families with teenagers.


Guest: Flyreel (TN )
Date of Stay: 07/16/11 Review Submitted: 07/31/11

We stayed at Marty's place for a family reunion. We had nine people in our party with ages ranging from 3 to 63. Wonderfully comfortable home with huge yard for lots of outdoor activities. The kitchen is equipped superbly. The town of Langley had plenty of dining options. You won't regret staying here!

Recommended for:Families with young children, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, people with disabilities.

Charles from Mississippi
Guest: Skip (Tupelo, MS, USA)
Date of Stay: 07/16/11 Review Submitted: 08/02/11

Absolutely no negative aspects to report. I suspect our 6 adults and 3 children added about a decade of laughter [but hopefully not wear] to your house. Absolutely wonderful venue and would return in a heartbeat. Great pastries, coffee, chocolates, groceries, and restaurants in Langley a double plus.

Recommended for:Families with young children, romantic getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with teenagers.

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