Real Estate Drinking Water on Whidbey Island Where Does Your Drinking Water on Whidbey Island Come From? WATER IS A PRECIOUS COMMODITY As Whidbey’s premier real estate brokerage, Windermere agents get asked about our Island’s drinking water A LOT! Why? Water is a precious commodity, and one of the essentials of life. Knowing where your water comes from should be a primary […]
Places A Trip to Langley Plan your Trip to Langley A Little History Before You Plan Your Trip to Langley On the southern side of Whidbey Island along the Saratoga Passage lies the lovely little town of Langley. With a population of just over one thousand, this quaint town is home to a creative culture and endless entertainment. Langley’s history […]
Things to do on Whidbey Water Sports on Whidbey Whidbey Island Water Sports: Just in Time for Summer   As Island County transitions into we’ve noticed quite a few changes. Restaurants have re-opened their doors. Parks are now open to the public again. Even a few offices are welcoming back their employees.   For many, this change couldn’t have come soon enough. For those […]
Real Estate Winterize Winterize Have you been outside lately? There has not been a coatless day in WEEKS and the trees downtown are one harsh wind away from officially being bare.   The point is…it’s cold.   We all know the drill here. We put away our summertime flip flops in exchange for wool socks and thick boots. […]
Events Whidbey Island Wineries & Distilleries Whidbey Island Wineries & Distilleries   “With intriguing accents of spice and musty earth [and] a gripping mouthful of tannins dance on the lengthy finish.”   These are the words used to describe Spoiled Dog Winery’s Estate Pinot Noir. If you are a fancy wine connoisseur, you probably knew what all of those words meant. […]
Uncategorized Hygge: The Key to Cozy Living Hygge: The Key to Cozy Living It’s that moment when your toes find themselves slipping gently into the folds of your softest blanket. The warm beverage within your palms lifts up a scent that mixes and mingles with the crackling candle in the corner to create an aroma pleasant and settling. In a moment your […]
Events Whidbey Working Artists How the Whidbey Working Artists Began: In the early 2000s Whidbey Island was a community buzzing with potential and truly coming into its unique identity as an island full of diversity. During this time a small group of North Whidbey artists decided to band together to draw attention to the island’s ever-growing artist community. Thus […]
Uncategorized Solar Savings Solar Savings Did you know Whidbey Island gets half the rain of Seattle and about 30 additional days of sun? The island is one of the sunniest Washington areas west of the Cascades! Because of this extra boost of sunshine, we have a secret superpower. Or should I say Solar Power? Residents all over Whidbey […]
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Uncategorized Making a Memorable Home Making a Memorable Home   Fresh out of college she had little desire to decorate or apply much effort to her home. She figured, “if it’s not functional, it’s not needed.” That all changed when her best friend, a former beauty queen, moved in with her. “Everything was moved! Books were realigned to look nice, […]
Uncategorized Blonde Lawns on Whidbey Island Blonde Lawns on Whidbey Island Hello Summer! Can you believe it’s here? That beautiful time of year filled with beach walks, swimming lessons, trips to Kapaws Iskreme and so much more! Here on Whidbey we have countless summer traditions we treasure greatly. From our Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration to the Whidbey Island Fair, […]
Uncategorized Geocaching on Whidbey Island Geocaching on Whidbey Island Why is Whidbey Island the Perfect Place? It is no secret that Whidbey Island is an astonishingly beautiful place. It’s the kind of atmosphere that draws you outside to enjoy the many state parks and breathtaking beaches. Countless trails dot the landscape all across the island. These trails and parks are […]
Uncategorized What’s with the Tulips? What’s with the Tulips? April’s dawn breathes an awakening for this sleepy island. After months of cold gray clouds and dreary scenes, color finally breaks from the ground beneath. As the velvet grass returns it brings with it something a little more unique and exciting. TULIPS! These trumpet-like flowers can be found all across Whidbey […]
Uncategorized Love Letters to the Sellers LOVE LETTERS TO THE SELLERS There’s nothing quite like falling in love… with a home.           Every buyer has had that moment where, after what seems like an eternity of searching, they found “the one.” The home that’s vaulted ceiling, wood floors, large backyard, or perfect layout bring so much joy […]
Places A Café in the Woods A Café in the Woods Literally tucked back in the woods of Langley at the end of a long and winding road is a little place you may not have heard of but is totally worth a visit! Mukilteo Coffee Roasters “Café in the Woods” is home to the “perfect cup of coffee”. If you […]
Real Estate What would a million dollars buy you in today’s market? What would a million dollars buy you in today’s market? Has the thought ever crossed your mind, “if I had a million dollars, what would I do with it?” What about if you had a million dollars to spend on just your house? What would it look like? What kind of area would you like […]
Uncategorized Summer Programs for Kids Summer Programs for Kids With only a few weeks left in the school year, the thought of having the kids home all day is probably on the forefront of your mind. What will you do to keep the kids busy this summer and keep their little minds engaged? A perk of living on Whidbey in […]
Uncategorized Skagit Day Trip Skagit Day Trip Finally, after what has seemed like the never-ending winter, spring has made an appearance! The sun is shining, the air is cool and crisp, birds are singing, and we are eagerly waiting for the first opportunity to get out and explore. If you haven’t started planning already, we have a great day […]
Uncategorized Don't Forget to Set up Utilities Before Closing Set Up Utilities Before Closing Everyone likes to have running water, electricity and garbage service when you move into your new home. If you’re under contract to buy a home and it’s about a week before closing… Now is the time to start calling all the utility companies you need to set up accounts with […]
Uncategorized From Their Farm to Your Table From Their Farm to Your Table   Just like most things nostalgic, many of us can recall our parents or grandparents growing something tasty in a small veggie garden. Remember those little cherry tomatoes that grow and develop into vibrant, juicy, delectable, red balls of happiness that burst in your mouth and send a tingle […]