Come visit Whidbey Island and stay at Tori Lou's Cottage! From the living room, loft or deck, you can watch the ships pass by or simply take in the wonderful west side views of the Olympic Mountains and the beautiful sunsets. If you are looking for activities, you will find plenty to do right here at Sandy Hook - beach side picnic area, tennis courts, basketball court, playground and beach.
This cottage is perfect for a romantic weeekend away, or bring your family for vacation or spend a month. We have a well stocked kitchen, linens, games, movies and more. We have Wi-Fi and Cable TV. Enjoy a cozy fire in the propane fireplace on chillier evenings.
Please be sure to look at the photos of the bedrooms as they both are in the upstairs loft space and have a partially open wall that overlooks the main floor. Bathroom is on main floor.
The deck offers great views, relaxing space and a hot tub! Watch the deer graze in the yard, eagles and gulls fly over head, and of course the spectacular sunsets!
Shopping, eating, wine tasting, hiking, biking, parks, water fun etc. is all close by! Shopping and dining opportunities can be found in nearby Langley and Freeland. At the center of the island and the oldest town in Washington State is Coupeville, another local treasure to enjoy. A great home base for fun locally, Whidbey Island is also in close to Seattle, Port Townsend, Anacortes, and the San Juan Islands for an enjoyable day trip. For evening entertainment, we have a small town theater that runs current movies right in Langley, as well as various live theater options. From arts, farmers markets, music, and seasonal events such as winery, farm and art tours, to apple pressing, parades, welcoming the whales, etc. there is often many more activities happening around here than one can possibly partake in!
We have provided a guest information guide at the house. Please review when you arrive.
We stayed on Whidbey Island for the first time. We were not disappointed! Our cottage was homey and equipped with what we needed. The location had breath-taking views. The neighborhood was quiet and peaceful. Again, just what we needed. We had no trouble communicating with the owners and they answered all the questions we had before arriving. The cottage was easy to find. We loved Whidbey because of the small towns dotting the island. We enjoyed exploring down this road and that. It was so cool to explore a piece of the United States that we hadn't visited previously. We are so very glad that we went and highly recommend it!
It was a great location.. we had morning visitors like deer and seagulls. Playing on the sand dunes during low tide and camp fires at night ... we definitely found the treasure that was found on Whidbey Island ...
Everything needed was there. Enjoyed simplicity of operating hot tub and a/c system. Beds were comfortable but....sofas were too soft. Felt like we were getting up from the floor when we got up. Shower head needs tightening. Loved the porch.
We have stayed here several times and it is always great. The hot tub and view are amazing. Kitchen has everything you need including all full sized appliances, just bring your groceries and avoid the world for days!
This property is the perfect getaway. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. From the short walk to the water, the hot tub, and the cozy fire place, we’d definitely stay here again. It’s a close drive from the ferry and everywhere was easy to get to. Highly recommend!
Romantic getaway.. perfect little cottage. Clean, has all the basic amenities and a lovely view. Hot tub is a bonus plus the heated bathroom floor. Booked the stay well I advance of a unexpected snow storm. Still worth every penny as the house is warm and comfortable. Power went out towards 10pm but Mini lanterns and plenty of warm bedding made it cozy. Cabin has alternate heat source and a gas grill if you can use the kitchen.
Enjoyed a holiday vacation away with our small family. The hot tub overlooks gorgeous views of the water. Stunning sunrises and sunsets enjoyed while relaxing in the hot tub. Kids didn't want to leave.
This cottage is the ultimate covid relief! We brought all our own food and spent most of our time in the hot tub enjoying the view. The electricity went down on the whole island one day but the cottage has a cozy gas fireplace and the hot tub stayed hot so it was hardly a bother. We have stayed here before and will definitely be back.
I was very impressed with my stay at this property! Typically I prefer more secluded properties but I’m so glad I didn’t let the more residential location dissuade me from booking. The property was very clean, orderly and well stocked with essentials. Also the communication with the property manager and owners was very prompt. Loved the view of the bay and the neighborhood was lovely to take a walk in each morning that I stayed there!
We really enjoyed our stay. The view was stunning and the neighborhood was very quiet. We found everything to be even better than we imagined. We'll stay here again!
What a beautiful, scenic, quiet and friendly community! So nice to do absolutely nothing, sit on the deck, enjoy the view of the mountains and the Sound and watch the ships go by!
Super easy to find and just the right size for the two of us. I wouldn't want to travel there with more than two people since privacy is lacking (bedrooms have half walls so you can see the sunset from upstairs). We loved the hot tub. Again, would like more privacy, but the neighborhood is so quiet, it wasn't a bother. Family of deer came to greet us on the lawn in the mornings. Loads of stuff in the kitchen: spices, coffee, etc. No dishwasher, but you have everything you need. The shower is tiny, and the shower head could do with a replacement. But there are heated floors in the bathroom. So lovely! We used the fireplace quite a bit. Definitely warmed up the place! Overall this a great spot. It's not about luxury, it's about calm and relaxation. I'd probably want a place closer to the water during the summer, but this was a great fall getaway. We definitely enjoyed ourselves.
The cottage was perfect for a long weekend with my husband. Hot tub, friendly deer and the clean accommodations all made for an enjoyable stay. We were surprised that the cottage was not closer to the beach access but everything else was great.
We have stayed here twice and its our favorite place on the island. Cute cottage in a very nice quiet community. Comfortable beds and a great view, especially from the hot tub!
We come to Whidbey Island every couple of years to escape the late summer heat in South Texas. This was a lovely home in a nice neighborhood. One of our key “must haves” is a hot tub where we can watch the sunset, and this had that. A very nice place!
We really enjoyed the stay! The neighborhood is so cute. We loved the park down by the water! The walk down was nice a peaceful! Very quiet neighborhood! We loved the hot tub during sun set! It was a little hard with our 22 month old son because he’s not good at stairs so we had to watch him close... as well as make sure he didn’t walk out the front door unattended since there was no bolt lock on the front door. Also it was hard because the rooms are in the loft area so they are open to the whole home so we couldn’t really close him off in a room and watch a movie and talk... we had to be super quiet. Other than the regular struggles with a little one, we really enjoyed our stay!
We had a nice stay. Somehow I thought property was on the water, it is not. It is on a busier road, but the noise wasn’t bad. Well written out instruction.
What a comfortable, clean cottage. Great views and convenient location in beautiful Whidbey Island.
Location and stay was amazing. House was clean and well equipped.
Tori Lou’s Cottage was perfect for our family of three. We thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub while watching the passing ships. Deer and fawns also passed through daily to nibble. We look forward to returning. Thanks!
Very clean and cute place, perfect for our Whidbey weekend. We always enjoy our visit to the Farmers Market. Thank you!
Place was clean all the way around. Great views from every spot in house. Comfy beds, nice layout with heated bathroom floors. Very close to the ferry Nd easy to get around.
Owner was accommodating to our requests. The home was comfortable and well equipped. Enjoyed our stay.
Came doen and stayed at this cute house for a weekend with my best friends. It was perfect. Spent a ton of time in thr hot tub, sunrise and sunsets are breathtaking. Eagles flying, deer that came right up to us. It was more than we hoped for! Thank you!
Our first time staying at the Widbey Island area. Everyone we met were so friendly and the place had all we needed. The hot tub was great and the view was the best.
Perfect place on the island and great water views. Everything I needed is in the house.
Overall very cute place. Nice view of the sound. Property managers were great. Hot tub was not able to get above 90 degrees.
Stayed here for our 4 year wedding anniversary. First thing I will say is that the pictures on the website do not do this justice! Very cute and clean with a unbeatable view of Cultus bay! We enjoyed the hot tub while just staring at the bay. It’s close to town yet far enough out that you feel secluded and relaxed.
We loved this getaway. My one criticism would be that the mattresses were not totally comfortable. It was a nice escape from the city while still being so close.
Had a wonderful weekend at the cottage. Clean and cozy.
This is a very nice place and has a lovely view. Internet quit working and Whidbey telecom asked us to bring in the router and they replaced it. It would’ve been nice to have more lightbulbs working and replacements available. We enjoyed our week there very much.
This property had everything we could have needed. We were very comfortable. Much time was spent enjoying the view. At times we were on the deck and others we lounged in the living room looking out the huge glass doors.
Our host called to let us know that due to a problem in the water line, there was no water at the place we rented. They offered us another property (for the same price) and gave us exceptional service, making sure we were comfortable. The home we stayed in had a fully stocked kitchen and very comfortable living room. The bedrooms and baths were excellent but the main attraction was the deck facing west. Great views as far as the eye could see. We have family in the area and undoubtedly will try to rent through this company again.
Had a wonderful stay, cottage was adorable and had everything we needed. View was great , neighbor was very nice, location was great ! Wasn’t quite as clean as we would have expected, but it was a fantastic place and experience . I would definitely go back and stay again😊
Great location, sweet little place with everything you need and helpful owners. Thanks for a great stay!
Beautiful views and quiet, loved the hot tub at night. Not much privacy on the deck, yet it offers all the basics you need. I will be back!
Lovely place to stay and we had everything we needed. We had a little glich when we were unable to figure out how to start the hot tub. Paul took care of it in a very gracious manner. Did lots of exploring and found new places to visit. Loved the pie at Greenbank Farms!
While I feel a little mixed giving this review, I think it is important to give a fair and honest evaluation for both future renters as well as the owners. All in all, we felt happy to visit Whidbey but the cabin needs some updating/deep cleaning. The heated wood/tile floors and counters are very nice but the shower is quite dirty - looks like black mold on the shower head and along the floor. For the price, though, it’s not bad.
We had such a good time staying at this cute and cozy little cottage! We enjoyed it so much and were so relaxed that we ended up skipping all of our sightseeing plans and just hung out at the cottage for our entire 3-day stay! Definitely hope to return again when we have time for another quick getaway.
We were very happy with our stay. It was a great location for us and very comfortable. The biggest plus what that the owners had provided virtually everything needed, so once on the island we didn't have to go and buy a bunch of little stuff just for the few days' stay. Also great to have the little washer and dryer!
When we arrived there was wet dirty towels hanging in the bathroom, they stunk terribly. We then couldn't figure out the hot tub because the instructions we were given prior to arrival and in the guest book were wrong, the hot tub breaker was completely off. We had to kill multiple bugs all over the house, I hate spiders! My husband stepped on glass twice inside the house, even after I swept, thus leaving us to wear shoes at all times while in the house. I was told prior to arrive we would get a map to the beaches that came with the property but I never was. So we just drive around until we found them. Overall the hot tub was nice, gorgeous views; I do wish it was cleaned better and that the instructions and information provided was actually accurate.
My family (husband and two sons) stayed the weekend. We had a great time. The cottage was perfect for a family of four. The yard was excellent, our boys played soccer, baseball and flew their kites. .The home itself was comfortable, and pretty stocked with the essentials. We had fun finding baby crabs on the beach, and we enjoyed the local farmers market and during our stay. The hottub was a great way to end the evening, and the heated floor in the bathroom was super awesome in the morning. We loved the visits from local wildlife!!! We did assume the cottage was a little closer to the beach from the pictures, but it was still a perfect getaway.
Cozy, warm (February), and had all the amenities working or present as described. Plenty of detailed info in the house binder. We were very cautious on the wood stairs. We got disconnected from the internet the night before we were leaving (wind?) but not a big deal. Bathroom floor so warm. Lots of tv channels. Would recommend for most people but perhaps not babies, toddlers or older people because of stairs. All around great value, pleasant place.
Our family really enjoyed our stay. Nice view from inside, hot tub with a view. Kitchen had what we needed to prepare food. The bathroom has a heated floor that was helpful for October weather. Thank you, for having us over.
Beautiful view. The last day we sat on the deck with the perfect view and sunshine instead of wine tasting. It was so relaxing. The bedrooms are upstairs but open to the living room and the rest of the house. We did a girls weekend so those of us who wanted to stay up late and talk or those that were up early and wanted to talk had to whisper, which only lasts so long before you laugh and wake the others. The hot tub is a 2 person, so very cozy for 4 of us. A lot of notes here and there & no fan in the kitchen but worth the money if you don't need privacy. Something was broken that needed repair and the owners were there in an hour and fixed it. They let us check out late in compensation, which we really appreciated.
The property is clean and has a very well stocked kitchen for a rental.
The cutely decorated cottage has a beautiful view of the water and is located on quiet Whidbey Island. The island has several small towns that are fun to explore. Wildlife is abundant. We came to the cottage for rest and relaxation. The kitchen is well stocked and the furnishings are nice and comfortable. The outside deck provides incredible views of the water, 2 BBQ's, a hot tub, table and chairs and 2 lounge type chairs. The homes around the cottage are close together and thus there is not a lot of privacy while on the deck. We vacationed in August and were surprised by the heat on the patio in the afternoon. On one of the days, maintenance was conducted on utilities on the southern part of the island. The owners of the cottage unilaterally offered to let us use a different home for the day. That was very kind and we greatly appreciated there generosity! We had a very nice and relaxing vacation. Thanks for allowing us to enjoy your lovely cottage!
The home was perfect for us. Easy access to everything on the south half of Whidbey Island. Arrived to find everything clean and in order. Hot tub was a great way to relax every evening. We would definitely come back here. We visited Shaggy Dog Winery and Whidbey Island Distillery (10 minutes away) Ate a couple times in Langley (15 minutes away): Prima Bistro (excellent dinner); The Braeburn (excellent breakfast) Ate at The Orchard Kitchen: Delicious, farm to table communal dinning. (10-15 minutes away)
My husband and I rented this cabin for a weekend getaway - a babymoon/birthday weekend celebration. It was such a short trip from our home in north Seattle, but it felt worlds away. The owner/operator, Pattie, was really friendly. We were able to check in a couple hours early to drop off a cooler and our bags, then took the short drive over the Langley to explore the town. The cabin was great - fully stocked kitchen, bedrooms and bath, clean and the view was amazing! We had a family or two of deer stop by most mornings and evenings to graze in the yard. We took our stand up paddle boards and were able to launch from the community pool area at the beach. It was such a beautiful weekend and everyone in the community was really friendly. We were very happy with our stay and would definitely rent this space again!
I think this would be a nice cottage for a couple's getaway but, different story with a one-year-old. I re-read the description and did not see it written anywhere that the 2 bedrooms were loft-style, when you look at the photos it is not obvious, thus I was surprised when we arrived and would not have rented this cottage had I known, I expected 2 private rooms. It was very difficult getting my son to sleep in a room that was full of light and not fully enclosed, you could hear all sounds made within the cottage, absolutely no privacy in the rooms. If you are a sleeper affected by light, it would not be a good fit either, the sun woke my son up first thing at 5am each morning. There was also a crazy bird that flew into the big window about 20 times each morning around 5-5:30am. After a horrible first night, I almost called and asked for a refund but we decided to stick it out. The positives - pretty water view, we had great sunny weather, we enjoyed the deck, bbq, hot tub, kitchen had everything we needed. There is a lawn but the grass has a lot of prickles mixed in and deer poop, thus not totally kid friendly. You will see deer everywhere in the morning and at dusk, they laid in the neighbors shady yard during the day, kinda fun to see. Everyone in the neighborhood was nice and would wave to us when we went on walks, about 15-20 minutes to the beach, not a sandy beach but rocky, the pool was not open yet but looked big and would be nice in the summer. We went hiking at a nearby park and my husband found some trails for mountain biking. Would say it's a fine cottage for a couple, but definitely not for a family or two couples, etc, there is absolutely no privacy like I mentioned.
Great weekend. It was perfectly described. We had an amazing time!
My girlfriend and I were looking for an excuse to go visit Whidbey Island (and the town of Clinton). It wasn't until we found this cute, quaint, and quiet getaway that we knew that we'd found our excuse. The cottage-like layout is perfect for any couple/family that enjoys cooking, and the view from the wall of windows shows the beautiful bay which was wonderful to wake up to. We enjoyed all of the materials that the hosts provided to learn about the surrounding area, and with their personal recommendations we found some delightful spots in downtown CLinton that we will most certainly be visiting again soon (and most likely staying in the same spot as well, so be sure to book early!) 10 / 10. Price is near negligible when you see the view (especially from the hot tub)
The house was clean & well stocked, lovely views, & hot tub is wonderful! Driving directions, check-in directions etc were all very thorough & clear. The owners were kind enough to mail back something I left behind by mistake. I wish we could've stayed longer! A great base for a Whidbey Island getaway.
I usually use campgrounds away from home Spring through Fall, but needed a trip in January to help me cope with my own cancer battle and the recent deaths of two friends to cancer. This cottage and four nearby hiking trails made it perfect for my needs. The cottage setting is quiet - I never heard the neighbors at all. The furnishings are comfortable with every convenience I needed. If you are interested in the beautiful hikes nearby, I highly recommend the four I did: Ebeys Landing Loop Trail South Whidbey State Park Ridge & Beach Trails Double Bluff Trail Saratoga Woods Preserve Trails You can find directions and descriptions for all of these at www.wta.org (Wa Trails Assoc) It felt like a restorative retreat center by the time I left the cottage. The owners were always available by phone, but I didn't need anything. Highly recommended!
Easy to find. Very clean. Had all the extra things I needed... Coffee, extra spices and a kitchen full of all the kitchen tools even had BBQ tools for either the gas grill or charcoal grill. Hot tub was clean and extra towels were set out for us. Only thing I didn't like we're the firm beds. Very firm. House was cozy with a nice view of the water. Very quiet neighbor hood. Lots of houses close by but never heard anyone. Cozys in Clinton had some of the best fish and chips I've ever ate. Will most likely rent this house again.
Great view, quite well maintained. My wife and I loved the place! Did get some deer pics on the front lawn!
Wow! My girlfriend and I came here to celebrate her final exams. We both love to cook and very much appreciated the well stocked kitchen. The bed was comfortable. The living room has a lovely view of the bay with a great gas fireplace. The hot tub was relaxing especially on the cool nights and the heated bathroom floors were a treat. The cottage has fast wifi. The host was quick to respond and provided easy to follow directions. We highly recommend this place and would love to return for another visit.
Wonderful cabin with all the comforts of home. We even enjoyed the hot tub on a brisk fall evening. Close to the ferry and stores and restaurants were just a brief drive away. Owners are super nice.
Found the cabin on the internet. Loved it. Very homey and comfortable and private. Exactly what we were looking for - views, hot tub. It was so quiet and peaceful. Incredible views of the Admiralty Inlet, ships and the Olympics. The weather was beautiful (especially for October). Took the top off our little car and explored the island. Really liked Langley, Greenbank Farm and Fort Casey. Be careful of stairs - a bit steep. Would love to come back.
My husband and I had a very relaxing retreat at this cottage although we were not there much except to sleep. The views of the water and mountains are beautiful including the passing ships and fishing boats. We did walk down to the beach and around the community, but it is hilly, so it does take a little effort. There are no immediate stores in the vicinity, but close by and the kitchen is well equipped for cooking and fridge/freezer is a regular size to hold whatever groceries you bring. Since we're coffee drinkers, the only negative is probably the coffeemaker...it's been around awhile. Although we did not use the hot tub or outside deck much, it is nice to have it available if anyone desires. The beds were very comfortable and it is easy to adjust the temperature in the cottage for comfort. We love the heated bathroom floor! We encountered no problems placing our reservation and appreciate the quick response to refund our damage deposit. We would recommend this as a nice place to get away and relax.
We were recently in a friend's wedding and needed a place to stay for the weekend. This was so much more than we expected. We stayed with another couple who were in the wedding and there was plenty of room for all of us. It was clean, comfy, and the view was absolutely amazing. That weekend was bucking 90 degrees on the island but the cottage stayed nice and cool. I would absolutely come back and stay here again. I would also like to compliment the staff who were renting the space. I am a teacher, so I have little computer time during a day and it sometimes took me forever to get back to Patti and Shelly at Whidbey Getaways. They were so accommodating, friendly and easy to work with. We will certainly be back!
This place was everything we hope for.. Not far from the world .. plenty of unique shopping and eating near by but relaxation close at hand. We loved that 3 young deer came up to the back deck in the morning while we had the double slider open. We even had a humming bird check us out and hereon where about at the beach. Great deck for viewing sunsets. Towels are provided but if you are a bigger person, you might need to bring your own. The Hot tub is wonderful but suited more for 2 people. Awesome for a couple. Great WiFi connection :-) If you are a big cooker, you may need to bring your on equipment. They have the basics but things like veg peeler were not there when we visited.. not a problem if you are prepared :-) However, they had frosty mugs in the freezer! Sweet! So loved staying here and will be back for girls weekend next year for sure!
After an exceptionally stressful week, my husband sent me away to get some rest from work, home and the kids.. Your cabin was the perfect retreat! I spent a ton of time just enjoying the fabulous view and the hot tub. The bed was supremely comfortable and everything was decorated adorably. The propane stove was amazing after coming in from a hot tub. The only negative is that I had to leave! Highly recommend Gordons On Blueberry Hill for an exquisite dining experience!
We loved everything about this cottage. They truly have thought of every detail. It has everything you need to just unwind and stare and the view and it close enough to go explore around the islands. Definitely try Primary Bistro And Whidbey Island Winery! Patti is wonderful to work with and very helpful. Thank you for a wonderful stay! Jana and Brooks
We stayed at this rental home during beautiful weather. Gorgeous sunrise amid lifting fog, and pink-sky sunset! At nearby South Whidbey State Park, we hiked the lovely old-growth-forest trail, where one tree is reported to be the largest on Whidbey Island. The nearby marina is also within hiking distance, as well as the waterfront park. Great location, close to the ferry!
I had a girls weekend here at it was fabulous! The hot tub felt amazing and we would watch the sunset and view as we soaked in the hot tub. The view is stunning thought the big glass doors. The two bedrooms were very spacious for the 4 of us. The price is great for everything you get! One thing that we didn't like was their was no dishwasher in the kitchen so we had to do dishes every night. Also the washer and dryer are so small that we could barely do loads of towels to use for the hot tub again. But overall I would definitely come back here again!
We loved this little cottage. We will be back for sure! So cozy...hot tub on the deck was amazing. And the view to die for. We loved waking every morning to all the deer in the yard and bunnies. Felt fairy tale like. Had everything you could want in the kitchen! Loved the heated bathroom floor to wake up to! Perfect stay. It was just my husband ans I so very romantic!
Very nice peacefull area to stay. Beautiful views and sunsets. The house was great and also well located in the neighborhood of the ferrie to the mainland. Nice island to tour around. Take a stroll a EB landing, Coupeville or Langley.
The cottage was absolutely wonderful - fully equipped kitchen, gorgeous wall-to-wall view of the water, hot tub, and heated (!) bathroom floors. The owners were responsive and helpful, and made the whole process easy. Such a lovely little escape for a few days.
We absolutely enjoyed this place. The weather was both blustery and sunny, depending on the day. We spent time walking to the beach and neighborhood. In addition we enjoyed the Hot Tub and was fascinated with the starry skies at night. The Cottage is adorable!! The deer stopped by every morning to munch on apple pieces. My wife loved the warn tiles in the bathroom. We highly recommend this place and the Island and will return.
We stayed four nights over Labor Day weekend and really enjoyed this cottage. It's a very peaceful neighborhood, and the deer visited us every day! The mountains and sunsets were stunning, right from the living room and deck. The place was very clean and we loved the open airy feeling inside. The decor is upgraded, and very nice.
My family - 2 adults and 2 kids (3yr old and 3 month old) stayed here and had a great time. Very clean.....lots of activities.....pool...hot tub...playground..fire pit... Board games... Small selection of adult and kid movies. Gorgeous view, I'm not really one to take notice of such things but this was impossible to not enjoy! Was easy to book and information on island and rental was available. (dont forget to try pickles the deli - yum! But wouldnt recommend their tea or coffee)
This was our second year returning to the cottage. We love if for our family of four with two young kids. We'd go on walks, swim in the pool, ride bikes, play on the beach, and watch the sun set from the amazing deck. We look forward to returning next year.
We were looking for a quiet place to relax and unwind and we found it! The view was fantastic with the ever-changing sky and tides. The couches were very comfortable for lounging, reading, watching a movie, etc. The kitchen was well equipped and the bed comfortable enough. We saw deer and rabbits cross through the yard at dusk, which was a thrill for us city folk! We found the place to be accurately advertised and the management very helpful and responsive. We highly recommend this place!
Super clean, comfortable, has all the amenities you need. Beautiful view, and a quick walk down to the water. It is a great little place, we will be happy to return!