Whidbey: The perfect staycation

Escape to the Island and create your ultimate staycation

Escaping from the hustle of everyday life is a great way to restore, however planning a trip can be time consuming and tiresome. To avoid spending hours researching hotels, rental cars, and flight reservations, many people are turning toward the idea of stress-free staycations. PNW residents, specifically Seattleites, are finding that Whidbey is the perfect vacation destination. Whether you’re looking for ease of travel, events and activities, or a chance to rejuvenate from the comfort of a rental home the Island is a perfect refuge. 

Experience the Island

With travel time as little as 45 minutes, Whidbey is a highly desirable destination for those journeying from the greater Seattle area. While many people continue to avoid busy airports and crowded airplanes, a brief car ride with a scenic ferry jaunt provides a fabulous vacation alternative. Whether you’re seeking a peaceful retreat filled with majestic hikes, birdwatching, and beachcombing, or a more social getaway, including lively restaurants, chatting with locals, and activities such as whale watching or wine tasting, the Island will entertain any type of traveler.  

Enjoy staying in

Alternatively, those who wish to stay put in a Tara vacation rental during their trip can find many ways to unwind from the tranquility of home. One might spend time reading by the fire, taking an online yoga class, and enjoying a self-administered “spa day,” including luxurious soaks in the hot tub. Or, begin the day exploring the scenic surroundings of your rental, try a live online cooking class like those offered through Sur La Table, and end with a movie marathon complete with yummy drinks and snacks. For added fun, many of our rentals are stocked with board games, cards, and puzzles to create the ultimate family game night. Check out this ideal staycation rental property,  featuring a soaking tub, game room, exercise room, and a large smart TV!  

group playing games

Plan your stay

Come escape the big city, avoid crowded airports, and discover all that the Island has to offer. Whether you choose to adventure and explore or stay put in your cozy rental, a restful experience awaits. Book one of our picture-perfect retreats and start planning your ideal Whidbey staycation today!