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The forest is visible from every window. There are reference books for writers on the bookshelf, and a comfortable wingback recliner to read or write in. (Photo by Camille Meehan)The drop-front desk gives you a place to write and is home to a printer and the WiFi router. (Photo by Camille Meehan)
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The Writer's Refuge

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The Writer's Refuge

1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Sparkling clean12 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great check-in experience95% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location90% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

The Writer's Refuge offers solitude to writers and other creatives who need to get away to focus on their work. Tucked into the woods, it’s a cozy place to write—especially when rain patters on the metal roof and a fire crackles in the wood stove.


Indoor fireplace
Laptop friendly workspace
Free parking on premises

House Rules

Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)


101 Reviews

Joanna User Profile
September 2018
The best of the best, truly a quiet place so conducive to writing and getting in tune with your spirit and purpose. I loved being here, sad to leave.
Jan User Profile
September 2018
If you need a place to cozy in to chat with your Muse/finish your book/buckle down and produce those query have found it! Buy the plane ticket! Brave the ferry! You won't regret it.
Anne User Profile
September 2018
If you need to get a project done, this is absolutely the place to do it. The setting is cozy and quiet and the scent of cedars wafts through the air. It's beautiful and just the right amount of space. The nook for the bed is a dream. Your host is right there the minute something…
Nini User Profile
July 2018
The cabin has all the comforts of home so you can focus on your writing and work! George also shared great tips for what to do around town.
Kathy User Profile
July 2018
Solitude, quiet, tail wagging companions (if desired), beautiful environment for writing.
Heidi User Profile
July 2018
What a perfect getaway! I think this pretty much says it all: I finished my novel while I was here. Can't wait to return when I have a new project to work on!
Carolyn User Profile
July 2018
This is a beautiful, clean, charming, well thought-out cabin in the woods on an island with lots of friendly touches and beautiful solitude. What a dream come true. It was exactly what I needed to fall back in love with my book-in-process.

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Washington, United StatesJoined in February 2011
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108 Reviews
The Writer's Refuge is a place with an interesting story. It began when Petra, who was looking for property on Whidbey Island, went to Seattle, where she happened to meet Marilee, who had property on Whidbey for sale. They divided the acreage, and Petra purchased half of it. She …
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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