Light, bright, and airy!Get cozy! Queen size bed!
The Oar House Artist's Studio Apt.
Hosted by Susan
Susan is the host.Susan is a superhost.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Two blocks to beachcombing, clamming, crabbing, spectacular views and sunsets, a stormy beach walk, or a romantic beach fire. Then get cozy in your bright and happy private studio apartment and read, paint, write, and sleep the deep sleep of the sea. Full private kitchen and bath and (faux) fireplace! (The pool on the beach is now closed for the season.)

The space

Full private kitchen and bath with most amenities in this cozy studio apartment. Art supplies and books available for you to create your own masterpieces!

Guest access

Two blocks to a private beach for beachcombing, clamming, crabbing, fishing, beach fires, stormy beach walks, and swimming in the huge community pool in the summer! Wonderful hiking trails. Tennis courts. Just a few miles to the darling shops and restaurants of Langley – our little village by the sea.

Interaction with guests

I am an artist, writer and editor and work from home upstairs. I'd love to meet you, but your privacy and rest and solitude are paramount to me, so any interaction is completely up to you. If you'd like to chat, or need anything at all, just send me a text (since I work with headphones on and won't hear a knock or shout out), and come on up!

Other things to note


Welcome! I hope you love staying here as much as I love living here!

- Visit Langley, our little village by the sea, just ten miles away. Explore art galleries, specialty shops, coffee shops, bookstores, and wonderful restaurants.
- Hike the hiking trails on the more than 100 acres at the Whidbey Institute and places like the Hammond's Preserve just up the road or the Earth Sanctuary.
- Attend live theater at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts/WICA, Whidbey Children’s Theater, Outcast Productions at the Fairgrounds, or the Island Shakespeare Festival in the summer.
- See current movies at the funky Clyde movie theater. (You won’t believe their prices – like stepping back in time!)
- Enjoy the Whidbey Art Trail. Meet with artists working in their own studios.
- Go winetasting on the Whidbey Wine Trail.
- Create your own art with owner/artist’s art supplies and art books on drawing, watercolors, encaustics, colored pencils and acrylics.
- Swim in the large, lovely, private community pool on the beach in the summers. Play tennis on the community courts.
- Get cozy with a good book or just take a delicious nap in the hammock.
- There is a small TV with lots of movie DVDs and music CDs in the black holder on top of the TV. No cable TV. (You came here to get away from that, right? Besides most people have different types of gadgets for all that.)
- Shop at the four different open air markets Thursday-Sunday in the summer.
- Go on the Open Studio Tour and enjoy the old-fashioned Island County Fair in August.
- Attend the many festivals: Choochokam, Coupeville Arts Festival, Penn Cove Musselfest, Djangofest, Renaissance Faire, Highland Games, Tour de Whidbey Bike Race, Langley’s Mystery Weekend, Wag ‘n Walk, etc.
- To find out more about what’s happening on Whidbey Island, go to the Information Booth at Ken’s Korner just five miles up Cultus Bay Road, the Chamber of Commerce in Langley, or “What’s Happening on Whidbey” online. Or just ask anyone what’s going on during your stay. We’re pretty friendly here!
- If you really want to get plugged into island life, send an email to this email address and ask to be put on the list. Drewslist sends out emails a few times a week that deal with all kinds of events, housing, garage sales, dances, fundraisers, help wanted, etc. It's mostly for south Whidbey. You can opt out of the list any time. Here's the address: admin@drewslist-south (website hidden)
– Play golf at the fun and funky Island Greens par 3 golf course just up the road. Just $10 (put your money in the can) for nine holes, and they provide the clubs (in bags propped up against a tree!) A famous golf writer for 50 years said "every golf course should be like this!" - And he's been on every course in the world!
- Commune with the numerous deer, bunnies, herons and eagles.
- Go beachcombing, clamming, crabbing, fishing, swimming, hiking, bike riding, play tennis.
- Or just be - don't do. Leave the chaos behind. Find yourself again.

Free parking on premises

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Security Deposit ₹6707
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM


After you book, I'll send you the house guidelines, directions, restaurant recommendations, etc., and other helpful details.

- Rates are $85 a night. Special weekly rate is $550 for a seven day week. Two adults max.
- No smoking, pets, or children under 16. Smoking is OK in the yard away from open windows. Please put cigarette butts in your car ashtray.
- No incense, candles, perfumes, fragrances, etc. Please just enjoy our wonderful salt sea air!
- Check-in is anytime after 2 PM; checkout is 11 AM.

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - My two adorable cats live upstairs and have never been allowed in your space. If you're terribly allergic, please book elsewhere. Wood floors help!


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

186 Reviews

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Katie User Profile
October 2017
We had a wonderful time at Susan’s place. She was very accommodating, and everything was as described. Will definitely book again when in the area.

Sam User Profile
October 2017
The apartment was perfect for a weekend getaway and first visit to Whidbey Island. We loved the colorful, cozy decorations and enjoyed cooking in the small, well-equipped kitchen space. The neighborhood was nearly silent, and we saw more deer than people while walking down to the small beach at the bottom of the hill. We found it easy to get around from there by car. While we didn't cross paths with Susan while there, we felt well cared for and appreciated all her recommendations and hospitality.

Ashley User Profile
October 2017
Susan's place was clean and bright! I loved all the artistry as well. Susan does live upstairs, so don't be surprised about this. She was very quiet and I didn't hear her once. There were deer on the property one day too!

Samantha User Profile
September 2017
This space is cozy and bright with an incredibly welcoming feel to it. Susan was a fantastic hostess and everything we could have ever needed was readily available to us. The bed is extremely cozy and the kitchenette is well stocked to prepare a meal. Lots of art supplies to get your creativity flowing! 10/10 would recommend this spot for a romantic getaway or just somewhere to clear your head and enjoy the quiet life.

Sebastian User Profile
September 2017
My girlfriend was in love with this place. The room was clean, cozy, and cute! The homeowner left us alone and we weren’t ever bothered! We loved that there were plenty of towels and even shampoo and soap was provided. Thanks for a perfect evening!

Mary User Profile
September 2017
The apartment is great! Cheerful, comfy, perfectly clean and tidy, and feels spacious. Susan's creative and positive energy shines in her decorating. I didn't see any baby bunnies but the curious deer in the backyard was pretty cute! I was only here for one night but it's clear that this apartment would be an excellent base for a longer stay.

Karen User Profile
September 2017
I was looking for a special place for a wee getaway from it all after an intense conference at the University in Seattle. I was absolutely thrilled to discover Susan's place on Whidbey was available. When I arrived, I was happy to see it was even better than I could have imagined. Light, bright and colorful and an inspiring place to be! I really enjoyed being able to take a stroll to the shoreline. After some beach combing, my mermaid self was so excited at the sight of the Sound that I had to dive in! Yes! It was cold but refreshing. I left here feeling rejuvenated and restored after only a 24-hour stay. Ideally I would have loved to stay for a week. I promise myself I'll be back. Susan was a wonderful, easy-going and friendly host - her artistic creations are an inspiration and a delight :)

Clinton, Washington, United StatesJoined in September 2014
Susan User ProfileSusan is a superhost.


I am a happy spirit on a creative rampage! After (too) many years teaching high school English, speech, drama and journalism, and 18 years in showbiz, I was able to retire to this Whidbey Island paradise to become an award-winning writer and artist. (To see my art, Search online: Susan Jensen-Whidbey Pastel Artist.) Now here I am in July 2015 opening my fabulous and fun AirBnB!

I hope you enjoy your stay as much as I love living here!

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