At the head of a placid lagoon, Captains Cottage is a cozy, intimate retreat. The Master bedroom has a king bed and adjoining sitting room with freestanding, claw foot, Jacuzzi tub and fireplace. The tiny kitchen is tucked into a corner of the front room dominated by a handmade beach stone fireplace. The second bedroom has one king and one single bed. Down comforters throughout, one full bath and an outdoor four person Whirlpool hot tub on the south eastern facing deck complete the perfect "secret hideaway". TV in master bedroom, cable, high speed internet, phone, audio CD and DVD system. Sleeps 5 adults. (This property has a mandatory $45.00 Hot Tub Maintenace fee.) 4 night minimum in July/August
Bedding Configuration: 2 King, 1 Twin
Additional Features: * Business: Christopher's Restaurant, Downtown Coupeville, Nearby Post Office, Sno-Isle Library, The Mad Crab Restaurant, Toby's Tavern * Culture: Island County Historical Museum, Near Restaurants * Entertainment: Cable, CD Player, DVD Player, High Speed Internet, Hot Tub, TV * Geographic: High Bank Waterfront * Kitchen: Cookware, Range, Refrigerator * Living: Woodburning Fireplace * Outdoor: Coupeville Wharf, Deck(s), Penn Cove Kayaking, Penn Cove View
Time for a Kitchen Reno A guest from Coupeville, WA does not recommend this property.
Stayed for 34 days in July, 2015 This is the second time we've stayed here. Love the location and the house in general, but it desperately needs some tlc. Five weeks with a family and that tiny bar refrigerator and stove was brutal - the kitchen was just way too inadequate for a family to stay for an extended period of time. The bathroom also needs a fan - there is no way for humidity to escape. New mattresses would also be nice as these are very old and worn out. Otherwise we enjoyed our stay and will miss the deer in the yard and watching the blue herons from our window.
Property Manager Response: Response from Tara Property Management South This cabin does have a small fridge and kitchen. Our apologies go out to this guest for any inconveniences, however this family had stayed at this cottage before and we reminded them about the fridge to make sure they were going to be ok with it for their extended stay, prior to their booking. We will definitely look into the bathroom fan. Again our apologies for any inconvenience to this guest!
Needs some improvements A guest from Seattle, WA does not recommend this property.
Stayed for 2 days in February, 2015 Liked the location of the property, but a few things need improving for us to come back.First thing would be new mattresses. The beds were terribly hard, we could hardly sleep no matter how relaxed we got in the hot tub.Second thing would be signage on the house. We got there before dark, couldn't figure out which house it was, and the road is very narrow and hard to turn around on. House needs either a clear number or a sign with a name, or notes in the instructions that it is the very first driveway on the right.On a smaller note, there was a tv and cable box but it would not turn on, kept saying please wait for this signal or something like that. I don't care if there is a tv, but if it is there it should work. Did not attempt to cook there once we saw how small the kitchen was and there was no dishwasher.Loved the hot tub and the fireplaces and the general location.
Not what I expected Michelle M. from Kent, WA does not recommend this property.
Stayed for 4 days in August, 2014 I made reservations late in the Summer for an end of the Summer trip. We wanted something on the water. It was on the water but it was more like a pond. Murky green water not suited for swimming with lots of mosquitos. Originally the costs was 145.00 per night but there were lots of hidden costs. It ended up costing over 200.00 per night. When I got there I noticed there was a post it from the power company. Our power was to be turned off for the next day for an undetermined amount of time. I get it - no fault of the rental company. All closet doors were broken, a mini fridge was in place of a standard one - we were there for 4 days. I brought groceries that would not fit and no storage for other groceries that did not need refridgerating. Very old and rustic. It was in need of major repairs. I thought I was going to fall through the wooden stairs that take you to the front door. Basically paid the price for an upper middle class hotel and got a lower class motel 6.
Captain's Cottage in Coupeville, WA Anna S. from Elizabeth, CO recommends this property.
Stayed for 9 days in May, 2013 It was fabulous! There were a few things on the house I would change. Definitely need a bigger trash can that the raccoons can't get into, they made a mess daily. Bigger fridge! The management was wonderful, a couple things we had questions on or needed they were on it immediately. The cottage is older with 1 bathroom so there was a line forming for showers but we knew that so no problem. LOVE Coupeville!
Good weekend getaway... John P. from Seattle, WA recommends this property.
Stayed for 2 days in December, 2012 Located on a nice lagoon, overlooking the eastern side of Whidbey, near Coupeville, this quaint little cabin is a nice little get away for 2-4 people. Ran into a couple of issues, but management was helpful. Having realistic expectations, we were happy and made the most of it.
nice location Paul M. from Coupeville, WA recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in November, 2012 had a toilet overflow on Wednesday and since we were checking out the next day they did not come up. We used all the towels to clean it up but the rug was still wet and since it was from a toilet it was unclean. Was not happy about that at all. Think they should have come up with a wet vac or something to clean up and bring clean towels.
Mixed feelings about our stay Susanna C. from Surrey, BC recommends this property.
Stayed for 2 days in September, 2012 I did not give this property 5 stars mainly because we paid $45 for a hot tub maintenance fee, but the hot tub was broken when we got there! We were quite disappointed, as we'd been looking forward to it; and couldn't understand why a place would charge a hot tub fee and yet not use that money to make sure the hot tub was actually functioning properly! Also, the jetted bathtub would have been nice if there was enough hot water to fill it and make it HOT (the hot water tank didn't seem to be able to be adequate). Still, we enjoyed our stay, it was very relaxing and peaceful and private! The home was very spacious and we loved the wood fireplaces and the custom wood decor throughout the place! It made our time so homey and cozy. All in all, we might come back here with our daughters, but probably will look for another place nearby to rent for the two of us. On another note, the property manager, Karen, was very apologetic and friendly and tried to be as helpful as possible, so we were thankful for the service. She even refunded some of our money b/c of the inconveniences. Thanks, Karen!
Property Manager Response: Response from Tara Properties Inc. As a property manager, it is always an awful feeling when a renter checks in and something is not funtioning properly. This hot tub was treated and inspected only 2 days prior to this guest check in, as we standardly do before a guest checks in. At that time is was functioning property. Unfortunately, the hot tub stopped working prior to the guest checking in without us knowing. We quickly offered a full refund on the hot tub fee, plus a little extra discount on the rent in order to compensate the renter for the inconvenience. Our apology to the renter that they were not able to enjoy the hot tub. These renters were very kind and patient, and we really appreciated that. We look forward to being able to serve them again sometime. We also have not ever heard that the hot water tank is not sufficient to fill the bathtub, and we will be checking into that immediately. Thank you!
Just what we expected! A guest from Abbotsford, BC recommends this property.
Stayed for 2 days in August, 2012 I was in contact with the management company before we confirmed our rental because of negative reviews I had found. Wow, were they wrong! The company was very professional, prompt and helpful with all questions. The cabin was exactly what we had wanted and expected. It was very clean and had everything we needed. The hot tub was clean and worked well. Very private setting, so we were able to use the yard area also. The ocean water off the yard is not really swim-able, but beautiful - especially over morning breakfast on the patio. Im glad I didn't listen to the negative reviews that were expecting the Hilton! It's not a luxury cabin - but perfect for a quiet getaway.
Not what I expected Lucky C. from Edmond, OK does not recommend this property.
Stayed for 2 days in June, 2012 It was suppose to be a great girls weekend. My sister was getting married in a few weeks and all she wanted was a weekend away with just the girls and she said "Sis, make sure we get a hot tub". When I called to make the reservations I made sure they had a hot tub, it was very clear thats why we were staying there. When we got there, a note was on the hot tub saying it wasnt working. Why didnt they call??? So I called and the lady danced around if she would give me a refund. I couldnt find a place the first night, but the second night we foudna different place to stay. I did get a refund for the hot tub and the second night stay. But it was not the girls weekend that my sister had in mind, ugh!
Rental Agency does not know address of property Stephan B. from Seattle, WA recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in August, 2011 As a local, was able to find the property in an hour our so, actual loction not available until after contract is signed, but address given was not address of the property. No directions to the location.
Worse Vacation house I've rented! A guest from Modesto, CA does not recommend this property.
Stayed for 5 days in July, 2011 Not a good place to take your family to the TV that got maybe 10 local channels was in the master bedroom with wired internet only for one PC at a time which sucked for the rest of the family. This cottage is more for a single couple not for a family. We were to put trash outside every night, but racoons kept dumping it over at night, tolet handle broke, spider webs in corners not very clean place. Sheer curtians on all the windows on the back of the house and nothing on the door so no privacy there. dinky college dorm fridge that didn't hold much and NO place to put dry/canned foods at all! Nothing but a stagnet lagoon view. Tolet paper ran out and no dish soap to clean dishes with, so we had to buy dish soap. Handle on claw foot jet tub was hard to use and sharp and cut my fingers. The hot tub was the only good thing about this place. We Will not do this place again!
Paperwork needs updating Estella O. from Woodinville, WA does not recommend this property.
Stayed for 2 days in February, 2011 Contract agreement stated to at least start one load of laundry yet there wasn't one in his location. Address provided was incorrect. It would be nice to have a tv in one of the sitting rooms. Better lighting would have been nice.There were various cobwebs over kitchen counter and bathroom area.
Mary A. from Lynden, WA recommends this property.
Stayed for 6 days in November, 2009 It would have been nice to know how small the refrigerator was before coming up. We brought groceries for the week and ran out of space for them. I also would have liked a recycle bin available, at least for basics like glass. Otherwise, I thought it was a terrific cottage, nicely located, with a great view. Everyone I spoke with from the office was very pleasant and helpful. I will definitely come back.