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The Bluff on Whidbey

4808 Jones Road, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277
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The Bluff on Whidbey
Ranked #1 of 6 Oak Harbor B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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newark ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We recently stayed one night at this lovely bed and breakfast! The view from our room was unbelievable. We arrived after a day exploring Whidbey island including kayaking Bowman bay, eating at The shrimp shack, tide pools at the Bay, Fort Casey and Coupeville.

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Birmingham, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We stayed for two nights. Larry and Kathy were such fun to talk to and directed our day travels like professionals. I don't think our stay could have been any better. The setting is tranquil. The facility is impeccably kept. Mary and Randy

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Atlanta, Georgia
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I enjoyed being away from the madding crowd, the breakfasts were wonderful, the view was great, and the cat Rocky was himself. I figured out how he knew when I had risen each morning as his sleeping chair was right outside my window. Your hosts Larry and Kathy Vanderleest are very hospitable and will point out activities for you if... More

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Seal Beach, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

We went to the Bluff on Whidbey last month and enjoyed our stay. The location affords stunning views of the bay. A short distance from town, we were afforded clear views of the night sky and stars, a deep quiet for reflection, and peaceful green roads for long walks. The room was tastefully decorated and impeccably clean. DVD's were available.... More

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Kansas City, MO
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

What a peaceful place, away from everything and overlooking the water. Larry was very kind and brought me breakfast in my room. The gardens are beautiful with a hammock overlooking the bluff and rocking chairs in the room! Great place for relaxing. I think it was easier to get to the Anacortes Ferry terminal from here than it would have... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We booked one night at The Bluff on Whidbey for the end of a week+ of camping and backpacking throughout the area. We arrived tired, grimy, and in need of respite. That is exactly what we found. We booked the smaller room - Linden - on the ground floor. Every tiny detail had been planned out by our hosts. The... More

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

My boyfriend and I visited The Bluff on Whidbey to run the Whidbey Half marathon. Larry and Kathy were amazing host! The first morning we were there breakfast was clearly made with experience and lots of love, Kathy was happy to meet special needs (I'm vegaterian, and someone else staying that weekend was gluten free). The morning of the race... More

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TheBluffonWhidbey, Owner at The Bluff on Whidbey, responded to this review

Well, Dave, thank you very much for that extremely nice review.... these reviews are an increasingly important way for travelers to pick and for hosts to acquire future guests, so such a note helps us greatly. Larry More

Cranbrook, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

One of the best B&B choices in our travels coast to coast - Larry & Kathy provide top-notch service and comfort for their guests in a beautifully restored heritage home. The guest rooms are in a new addition with private entries, decks & an immaculate hot tub (robes provided). We enjoyed the fabulous spring bloom at the Tulip Festival in... More

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Kirkland, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

My wife and I enjoyed a weekend getaway to Whidbey Island at our now favorite bed & breakfast. We stayed in the Cicero room and fell in love with the space and the view. It was completely quiet and private, had nice furniture and amenities, and our breakfast was always hot and delicious. We also enjoyed chatting with the owners... More

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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

My boyfriend booked a room at this B&B for the night of August 21, 2012. I knew we were staying somewhere that night but he did not tell me where or why. He proposed on the beach at Deception Pass and then we drove to the B&B for the night. It was the perfect place for a romantic getaway/evening. Larry... More

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Address: 4808 Jones Road, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277
Location: United States > Washington > Whidbey Island > Oak Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$

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The Bluff is located 200 feet above the shores of Puget Sound near the swirling waters and towering forests of Deception Pass State Park. The expansive views over the country gardens are dominated by the North Cascades and Mt. Baker. Surrounded by two wooded ravines and 300 feet of coastline, The Bluff is private and secluded. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or to inquire as to availability. ... more   less 
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