5 en agosto 11, 2017
We loved staying here and would so again. The Cicero room was perfect for the three of us and it was lovely to see the view emerge in the morning out of the huge windows. Our daughter loved roaming in the gardens and snoozing in the hammocks. The breakfast was prepared beautifully. Comfortable linens and fluffy towels; the hot tub was an extra treat. A private and cheerful space.
4,8 en junio 21, 2017
For our 35th anniversary we went out of our comfort zone and booked a B and B stay at The Bluff. We don't usually care for B and B's as they aren't very private, and are usually in someone's home. The Bluff has two guest rooms that are a separate unit from the main house with private entrances and very tastefully furnished. The gardens were lovely with relaxing hammocks and chairs to enjoy the ocean view. Robin and Jim were great hosts! I recommend upgrading for at least one breakfast to their spectacular breakfast!! It's definitely yummy!! We would stay here again!
5 en julio 13, 2016
We stayed there for one night. Everything in this B&B was great: the warmly welcome with a cup of coffee and a deliceous cookie, the rooms lovely decorated, the hot tub in front of the rooms, the garden with a beautiful view on the water and last but not least the deliceous breakfast with norwegian eggs, bacon, wafles and fruits. thank you!
5 en abril 26, 2016
the setting is gorgeous and the hosts very open and welcoming! Did i mention the view/ beautiful ! A great place to get away from everyone and just rest. Did I mention the view? Wow!
4,6 en noviembre 20, 2015
Very relaxing, away from the hustle and bustle. Serene view, yummy breakfast served in my room.
5 en octubre 08, 2015
Combine a gorgeous setting with lovely amenities like heated bathroom floors, rocking chairs, comfy bed and gracious hosts who serve an out of this world breakfast and you've got The Bluff on Whidbey B&B. Wish we could have stayed forever.
5 en septiembre 25, 2015
We had the opportunity for a quick one night stay at this lovely bed and breakfast. Larry and Kathy were gracious hosts, so friendly and accommodating. The room we stayed in was large, comfortable and very clean. Breakfast was delicious! And perhaps the best part of the stay, was the breathtaking views of the cascades from the back lawn. I would highly recommend this location for a relaxing getaway!
4,4 en septiembre 13, 2015
Larry greeted us with fresh baked cookies when we arrived at the B&B. The room was very comfortable with a beautiful view overlooking Skagit Bay. We spent a pleasant evening sitting on the bluff watching boats head out to Deception Point. A very friendly, Rocky the resident outdoor cat was a warm companion for the chilly evening. Kathy made a spectacular breakfast in the morning.
4,8 en agosto 26, 2015
Kathy and Larry are fabulous hosts - very personable and welcoming. We were made to feel at home and everything was so comfortable and relaxing. We have been guests in the past and this visit was just as pleasant and our previous one. We will definitely come back.
5 en julio 20, 2015
Larry and Kathy run a wonderful B and B. First, the two units have separate entrances for privacy, and both have places (decks) to sit out and admire the beautiful view over the garden to the water. We stayed in the smaller unit and it have a nicely appointed room with a large window looking out to the garden and water. Breakfasts can be delivered right to your door and they were more than substantial and always delicious. Kathy and Larry were very friendly and helpful, going out of their way to accommodate guests. Larry was happy to help you prepare the hot tub outside, so you could take advantage of it. There are chairs and a hammock out on the bluff for the guests' relaxation and I encourage visitors to use them. Outstanding views across the bay! The B and B is located in the rural, north part of Oak Harbor, not far from Deception Bay State Park (lovely walks, ask Larry for recommendations). Oak Harbor itself is a "working" rather than "quaint" town, but nearby Coupeville can provide all the quaintness one needs. I highly recommend this B and B. The owners are considering selling for a change of lifestyle, so don't hesitate to stay here if you are looking for an excellent, relaxing place with a view. Kathy and Larry make this lovely place special.
4,6 en julio 17, 2015
We have visited several B&B's over the past year and have found them to be a great alternative to the standard hotel/motel experience. The Bluff on Whidbey was no exception to this. It is a beautiful place complete w/sweeping views of water, mountains and lovely grounds. The hosts were very warm and most accommodating, allowing us to check in earlier than their usual time. The room was nicely decorated, with all the amenities and then some. Really EVERYTHING rates 5 stars except the breakfast. Compared to others it was sufficient but rather bland, w/the exception of really good coffee and fresh, sweet strawberries and Devonshire cream served in honor of the Wimbledon tournament that was playing that weekend. A great treat! We would definitely stay there again in the future.
4,0 en junio 03, 2015
The bluff is a excellent place to stay and get away from the hustle and bustle. We enjoyed the privacy that it provided and the views were awesome.
5 en mayo 25, 2015
Our visit to The Bluff on Whidbey was just one night but it was a fabulous one. The view is breathtaking, the room was spacious and gorgeous, the hosts are accommodating and the feline greeter is friendly.
5 en abril 16, 2015
My husband and I came to The Bluff on Whidbey to celebrate his birthday and get out of the city and into nature. Upon our arrival Larry and Kathy greeted us with freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. They gave us a mini tour of the grounds and a run down of all the things to do in the area including the best day hikes and restaurants on Whidbey. After their warm welcome we were on our own to enjoy the cliffside with a nice cup of tea in the sunshine. The views are stunning! We have never staying in such a peaceful awe-inspiring place. They picked the best place to have a bed and breakfast, that is for sure. We enjoyed the evening sitting in the jacuzzi outside of our room, then reading interesting local Whidbey Island stories from the many books they have available in our room. AND THE BREAKFAST! Salmon Eggs Benedict was heavenly. There can't be enough said about how wonderful this place is. We are definitely coming back!! Thank you Larry and Kathy.
5 en abril 03, 2015
The owners Larry and Kathy are so pleasent and really go out of their way to asure you are being taken care of. My Wife and I had a wonderful stay the view and property are amazing. This B&B is on ghe top of our list and will visit again.
4,4 en octubre 29, 2014
This was, by far, the best B&B at which we've stayed. The owners were extremely accommodating without being intrusive, and the hot breakfast each morning (which could be delivered to your room, if you chose) was delicious. Each room had a private entrance with its own parking spot as well as an outdoor seating area (either a covered porch or balcony). The room did not have air conditioning, but the ceiling fan was more than sufficient to keep us cool during our summer visit. There was also a transitional area between the innkeepers' house and the two guest rooms, so it felt more like having your own private apartment. The room would only be cleaned and refreshed during your stay if requested, so if you didn't mind reusing towels and making your own bed, you could have complete privacy. However the star of the show at The Bluff on Whidbey was the incredible back garden with many different varieties of trees and vines, lovely wildflowers of every color, a tree swing, a hot tub, a hammock, and several chairs and benches nestled along the cliff overlooking the water. This B&B was also located very close to Deception Pass State Park, which allowed us to enjoy the beach and lake activities. Our family definitely plans to return here on future visits to Whidbey Island.
3,2 en octubre 23, 2014
The homeowners had an extra door to our room through the garage and entered on more than one occasion as they saw fit. Now it was at the bottom of stairs and the room couldn't be seen directly on entry but we were never able to fully relax thinking we could be interrupted at any time. So, we slept with one eye open for sure. Beautiful view and excellent breakfasts. Recommend you get breakfast served in your room as the homeowners like to chat. I was expecting more of a private experience.
5 en septiembre 18, 2014
This is a wonderful secluded b&b on whidbey. The room was clean and well kept. The breakfast was amazing (French toast). And, the views were incredible from the backyard and the room. A great place for a romantic couple of days on the island!
4,6 en septiembre 03, 2014
My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights and enjoyed it immensely. Our room was on the upper floor, very spacious with a wonderful view from the deck past the gardens to the water. Our hosts were very gracious and helpful in all ways. Peaceful and quiet location (its located far enough away from the naval air station so the noise from the jet flyovers is not an issue). An excellent B&B for a vacation to Whidbey Island.
4,4 en agosto 26, 2014
We loved staying at the Bluff on Whidbey, it's a beautiful B&B in a lovely place. Our room and bathroom were spotless and the bed extremely comfortable. The view from our room was incredible. There were so many personal touches, like the letter addressed to us, the cookies and chocolates and the robes and shoes for the hot tub. Larry is a great host and a very interesting man, Rocky the cat is a sweetie too, although I suspect he's never going to give Larry his credit card details. Our only regret is that we weren't able to stay longer. Highly recommended - if you are looking for somewhere to stay in the area you really couldn't do better than the Bluff on Whidbey. We've stayed in a lot of B&Bs in America and all over the world, this was one of the best.
4,6 en agosto 18, 2014
Great breakfasts and gorgeous scenery. A winning combo in the Pacific Northwest.
3,6 en julio 26, 2014
A very nice location on Whidbey with exceptional quiet views over Puget Sound with Mt. Baker in the distance. Hosts were very nice, accommodating and professional. Overall a super experience.
5 en mayo 20, 2014
This place was great. Great location close to deception pass, great view from the room as well as a great yard with seating to sit outside and enjoy the view. When we arrived we were greeted with warm cookies and recommendations for dinner. With a brief tutorial on the hot tub and the room, the host got out of our hair which I thought was very considerate and respectful. Very clean and comfortable with a nice gas stove to heat the room and a personalized note with our names at the top to welcome us. Thoughtful and a nice touch. Breakfast was delivered at an agreed upon time and consisted of spinach fritata, 2 warm blueberry muffins, sausage, warm fruit compote, coffee and your choice of juice. Delish! We stayed one night, but will definitely be back to stay for an extended time. Well worth what I thought was a reasonable price. Thanks Bluff on Whidbey!
4,6 en mayo 09, 2014
The owners are personable, friendly, & helpful; they encourage full use of the property inc. hammock, garden, hot tub. Amazing view & excellent accommodations I wish the back window had a screen to open for fresh air.
Respuesta del propietario
We greatly appreciate the time you took to give us this nice review and we also apologize re: the screen....... you caught us in the in-between time.... it was getting warm and we did not have the screens up, but they are now up and the windows can be safely opened without letting in bugs.
- Larry Vanderleest (innkeeper)
5 en mayo 01, 2014
Larry and Kathy run a fantastic B&B. Everything about the stay was amazing - the room, location, view, food, proprietors. The online pictures and descriptions do not do this place justice. We hope to return in the future to experience it all again and get away from our regular hustle and bustle.
5 en marzo 25, 2014
Second visit; we'll be back! Breath-taking propery, friendly hosts, perfect get-away!
5 en enero 03, 2014
EXCELLENT ACCOMADATIONS IN ALL FACETS. WONDERFUL PEOPLE.
4,2 en octubre 02, 2013
5 en septiembre 18, 2013
This was the best place I have ever stayed...Larry and Kathy are very nice and helpful. The food is just wonderful!!...Treat yourselve call The Bluff on beautiful Whidbey Is.
4,4 en septiembre 03, 2013
This is truly an amazing B&B, especially considering the price. Great location, great amenities, and terrific service. I would be hard pressed to go anywhere else then Larry and Kathy's. Highly recommend TWO things - get the room on top (great private deck that looks over the bluff), and if you are interested in some adventure and wanna get down to the beach in style (should go around low tide) ask them about the trail to mordor :)
4,6 en agosto 28, 2013
This was our first stay at a bed and breakfast. We were very happy with the experience. Larry and Kathy are so friendly and welcoming. The grounds are beautiful, and the attention to detail on the property is quite apparent. We stayed in the Lynden room and it was spacious, clean, and beautifully decorated. Great place to stay when on Whidbey.
5 en agosto 23, 2013
Thank you for such a wonderful stay! The home was very well maintained and the inn keepers were incredibly friendly and accommodating. The views, the breakfasts, and the cute cat that made our stay even better, all contributed greatly to our experience. We will be back!
4,4 en agosto 16, 2013
Warm welcome, as private as we wanted, great bed, fabulous setting and incredible breakfasts.
5 en agosto 13, 2013
The perfect getaway!
5 en julio 15, 2013
My friend and I stayed in the Cierco Room, OMG it was the nicest room ever you could lay in bed and look out the double doors at the bay. Very spacious, very imaculant. Breakfast was outragous and the Inn Keepers were the nicest people. If you like a out of the way place with tons of privacy this is the place to stay. Plan on going back next year.
5 en julio 14, 2013
We would go back in a heartbeat. Very peaceful and calm. The decadent french toast with strawberries was a perfect way to start our day. Thank you!
4,4 en mayo 28, 2013
We spent one night at the B&B, but we should have stayed two. Very comfortable lodging, just like home. The nearby beach was great to explore and one could spend hours by the water. It was a great place to unwind and enjoy the fresh air!
5 en mayo 10, 2013
lovely, secluded property. hosts we so kind and inviting.
5 en abril 29, 2013
This place was delightful from the moment we drove into the driveway. Larry was working out front and walked right up to us and called us by name. He brought us inside to common area to go over all he things offered at the B&B. Larry then showed us to our room and how to use the hot tub, which we used later that night. The next morning Kathy brough breakfast to our room.
4,4 en abril 04, 2013
The Bluff on Whidbey is located on a beautiful property. The host was wonderful and friendly but left us alone so we can enjoy our stay as a family. My daughter asked when we can go back again already.
4,6 en enero 07, 2013
We arrived on New Years Eve and spent it watching the moon rise, in the hot tub, listening to owls, and feeling cozy next to the gas woodstove in our room. Our window looked over the backyard to the water and the sunrise was outstanding. We'd stay there again in a heartbeat-
5 en junio 06, 2011
"We liked everything! Great location, beautiful peaceful garden and view, gracious hosts, helpful recommendations, 5 star breakfasts, fluffy towels, comfy bed, guidebook in room. Thanks for making a great setting for our vacation."
4,4 en agosto 05, 2008
This B&B was wonderful! the room was comfortable with a spactacular view, the hot tub was relazing, the hospitality was perfect. Breakfast was amazing and the owners were very friendly/welcoming to our children! Great place!
5 en julio 30, 2008
The Bluff on Whidbey is a beautiful bed and breakfast, in a most idyllic location with spectacular views over the water to Mount Baker and the Cascades. The rooms are lovely and very private, looking out onto a garden filled with wildflowers on top of a cliff. Larry and Kathy are wonderful hosts, and cooked a most delicious breakfast we were able to enjoy in our room. Truly a bed and breakfast worth visiting, we are enjoyed our stay there very much, and there are not many places you can wake up to a view like that!