Sweet & small 200sq foot cottage tucked away in a magical, private wooded setting!
Beach access is a 5 minute walk away. Shared bathroom use at owner's main house. The Purple Cottage is a little like "glamping"......and a lot like heaven!
The Purple Cottage has a small *kitchen* area: coffee maker, single stove-top, microwave & mini-fridge. Towels, linens and kitchen utensils are provided. All guests are expected to leave the cottage tidy when leaving. Guests are welcome to use the Hot Tub --but please follow all rules posted by the unit and please be respectful of putting the lid securely back on the unit when you are finished.
While Russell & I are pretty open-minded, we ask that you refrain from the use of illicit drugs while you are on our property. A little weed and light alcohol is okay, but please....Save that *great trip / and / or *high* for another place & time, okay?
We have a new guy in our house! *Rio* is our pup that we found during a trip to Texas…He is a little over a year old. Little Rio is extremely friendly with people & other dogs..We often get asked "What kind of dog is THAT?" and we just say "Our designer mutt!"
Your dog is welcome, with agreement of very reasonable pet rules with pet cleaning fee. Here are our basic rules for having your dog stay:
*No doggie\ in the bed with you or on the furnishings --please bring some pet bedding
*Dog(s) is to be contained on the limits of the property --either with voice command or leash
*All pet refuse is to be picked up out of the yard / cleaned up.
*Please do not leave your dogs unattended in the accommodation for long periods of time..
*There may be an extra exit cleaning fee for having your pets stay applied --depending on the condition the cottage is left in. You would be responsible for any damage, should any occur -- This has only occurred once in my over 20 years of vacation rental management. Usually, we have had very good success with pets & their owners, but I just have to say it. ;-)
I am an east coast transplant (Manhattan!), who moved across the country to another island: Whidbey, Washington State 30+ years ago. I have a background in Display and Graphic Design, and work at creating art with recycled materials. I feel extremely fortunate to have landed here in this Northwest paradise and I am happy to offer you the opportunity to experience the peaceful beauty of a Whidbey Island haven.
I have run my own property management business for the past 25+ years: with listings under Primrose Path Properties . These are more *upscale* properties than The Purple Cottage Studio... I have been using my people skills and design talents throughout my cobbled & eclectic life, offering guest accommodations on Whidbey Island for the past 25+ years. I started with just one little rental and a crazy idea of sharing “my island” with others.
Life changes/challenges in the last few years have given me the opportunity to travel more and perform music with my partner in life, love & music Russell Clepper. Russell is originally from Texas, but lived for 18+ years in Quebec. He speaks French fluently. We have a duo called *The Muse & eye*, performing mostly original Americana Flatland Folk. We tour every year in the Southwest (Co, NM & TX), and have performed in and around WA & OR. We have toured North East Coast: MA, NY, VT and Quebec, Canada, as well as the South East through GA, NC, TN and WVA. I love to travel and have traveled extensively throughout the US, Canada & Mexico. I have barely scratched the surface of Europe, having only been to England, Scotland & Norway to date, and never been to any of the other continents. Hopefully, that will change sometime in the near future!
When I moved the Purple Cottage and Roamin' Redhead Shasta trailer onto my property in 2012, I enjoyed the spaces so much...The Purple Cottage Studio as a studio to create, and The Roamin'' Redwoods Shasta Trailer for friends/family visits. Both offer a quiet spot to contemplate and enjoy the rich surrounds. They are not for everyone....remember, there is currently no plumbing! But for the semi-hardy & adventurous, it could be a sweet & memorable getaway..!
"I am an idealist....I don't know where I am going, but I am on my way!"
~ Carl Sandberg