LA BALEINE (pronounced la-ba-len)
(French for 'The Whale').
Residents of Langley watched with admiration as this spacious landmark home was being built in 2002. Its large lawn slopes down to overlook the waters of the Saratoga Passage from a high bank location. Great Blue Herons rest and roost high in the stand of tall Douglas fir trees on the west, and neighbors on the east are shielded from sight by a bucolic hazelnut grove. Deer frequently meander on the grounds and eagles soar by to check out the waters below the bluff.
Several pods of Orcas live in the Langley area year-round; and when the gray whales come through they gouge divots in the shrimp flats which surround Whidbey Island. There is a chance of hearing them and even looking down to see one browsing below the bank.
The interior was designed with a traditional touch, yet a warm, open ambiance which is clean and non-fussy, with very stable in-floor heat. Fireplaces grace the cozy living area, kitchen and the spacious master bedroom as well as the Great Room. Wood clad cathedral ceilings and pole beams create space overhead. The gourmet kitchen provides lots of elbow room around the center island for friends and family to supervise the chef. The spacious master bedroom suite with spare bedroom enjoys upstairs privacy while the Queen bedroom is on the main floor beside the bathroom. The king and queen beds offer memory foan comfort.. Each room, and even the jetted tub in the master bath, provides terrific views of water, mountains and greenery, and there are decks everywhere you'd like to have one. 4 night minimum in July/August
The Port Cochere:
This breezeway provides covered parking .
If you need more room see our Listing # 205 or Homeaway #973042 for our Attached Unit, The Heron Suite On 1st St..
La Baleine is located right in Langley Town:
First St. is the waterfront street of Langley, and our lovely house is just a block above the elegant Inn at Langley. It is an easy stroll down to the restaurants, fine shops, art and artists of all kinds, to the beach in the center of town, and to the harbor with boating access. You will always find something to do and some event going on in this friendly place, including major events such as Django Fest, Choochokam, Welcome the Whales, Farmers Markets, the Whidbey Island Fair and so much more. There is a nice Library, Movie theater, Kayak, Moped and Bicycle rentals, Wine tasting, a choice of Churches, DIY glass blowing, WICA Center for the Arts and the Children's Theater. Drewslist and the Island County Community Web are two good sources for lots of current local information.
Let us host Your Vacation:
Spend your special time on Whidbey enjoying your vacation in spacious La Baleine and you will benefit from real value in an unbeatable location. You're sure to agree that this is the best place you can think of to get up and to go to bed and to spend those spare, laid-back moments.
Have a great vacation!
Bedding Configuration: 1 King, 1 Queen, 1 Full
* Business: Downtown Langley, Nearby Post Office, Sno-Isle Library
* Convenience: Clinton Ferry, Nearby Grocery
* Culture: Near Restaurants
* Entertainment: CD Player, High Speed Wireless Internet, Stereo, TV
* Family: Park, Playground
* Kitchen: Coffee Maker, Cookware, Dishwasher, Microwave, Range, Refrigerator, Toaster
* Living: Propane Fireplace, Woodburning Fireplace
* Outdoor: Boat Launch Nearby, Boating, Deck(s)