5 Star House on a 1 Star Lake
The house is beautiful and well kept. Loads of space — wonderful for a big family gathering! Well appointed kitchen. Nice hot tub outside and whirlpool bath in master suite upstairs. Great location close to Langley with its cute shops and restaurants and the water! 5 stars for the house and location. Unfortunately for summer visitors like us, be warned the lake is terrible! It is frequently closed — as it was when we were there — due to extremely high levels of a neurotoxin that can cause serious medical issues including death by respiratory failure. Unfortunately, while the owner mentions the lakes frequent closures in their house book, they fail to mention this online. The owner should be more upfront about this on the listing. This was not at all what we were expecting! 1 star for the toxic lake! The burn ban on Whidbey meant that after buying loads of firewood, we then realized that we couldn’t light a fire in the lovely outdoor fire pit. So that was a bit of a bummer but not a showstopper for us. So if what you want is a big lovely house with a nice relaxing *view* of a lake with no desire to actually get in or on the water, this is an awesome rental. If one the other hand, like us, you expect to use the lake, this rental will be a mixed experience.
Peaceful Lakefront Escape w/ Hot Tub and Private Dock