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Watch eagles soaring over Useless Bay, the Olympics and the shipping lanes.

Watch eagles soaring over Useless Bay, the Olympics and the shipping lanes. Buildings connected by roof and deck for groups or separate for privacy..breathe The Studio has 180*views, private deck, firelplace, soaking tub, luxury queen ++ Simple elegance, luxury beds, fireplaces, quiet and privacy = a gentle retreat The Guest House has two Studio apartments, beautifully furnished and comfortable View deck and gorgeous gardens lead to the Boat House for a private retreat Incredible sunsets are unobstructed over Useless Bay, Whidbey Island Sunlight SeaScape's Studio, Boat House, Library and Annex

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Last updated: 04/21/2014
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Useless Bay lodge description

Sunlight SeaScape offers guest house accommodations with three buildings connected by one roof and large decks, including the Guest House with the Studio and Boat House, the Library with bunk room, the Annex and the Cottage. Designed for flexiblity: for individual getaway apartments or connected to accommodate a group wanting connection and quiet. Available for getaway or longer stays, individual accommodations are self-contained with private decks or patios, outside entries and kitchens. Create what you want, perfect for couples, families, singles and groups.

Located above Useless Bay on the southwest corner of Whidbey Island, at beautiful, unique Sunlight SeaScape Guest House Retreat, you will experience 'Island Time' - Northwest style. Come and take a step back to a quieter time. We are a few miles from the charming seaside town of Langley and Bayview Corner where you can shop the Farmers' Markets and local wineries, artists' galleries and unique shops. This special area of Whidbey Island captures a gentle, authentic, retro spirit. Hike or bike the area for active relaxation.

While staying here, you'll love the beautiful interior views and will feel drawn to the gorgeous views of ships passing on Puget Sound, the beauty of the sun setting over the Olympic Mountains and lush pastures, the marvel of eagles soaring over Useless Bay. Experience the continuous changes of the sea as its tide comes in to fill the Bay or empties to create endless tide flats, a treasure to explore for sea life. Kayak the bay, explore Deer Lagoon for the Great Blue heron who nest here.

Sunlight SeaScape is located on 1/2 acre with 180 degree view decks, and gardens, including the Guest House, Library and Annex. The Guest House has two levels, each with its own entry, deck, fireplace, kitchenette and bath. The Library is a beautiful space easily connected to the Guest House, has a Bunk Room, 1/2 bath, fireplace and view decks. The Annex also has its own entry, deck, fireplace, bed/s and bath.

Less than 35 miles from the downtown Seattle, our location is perfect for romantic getaways, writing retreats and friends and family gatherings.

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Keywords: Guest House and connected apartment units

Property Type

      • Lodge

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Wheelchair Accessible
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

              • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (4)...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 5.5 bathrooms: toilet, tub, shower, combination tub/shower

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              Kitchen & Dining

              • Catering Available
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Kitchen
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster

              Amenities

              • Parking
              • Towels Provided
              • Hair Dryer
              • Parking Off Street
              • Fireplace

              Entertainment

              • Video Library:

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              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television
              • CD Player
              • Stereo
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library
              • Games
              • Books
              • Toys

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet
              • Internet
              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Wood Deck
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Porch / Veranda

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family

              Location & View

              • Ocean View
              • Water View
              • Beach View
              • Mountain View

              Activities

              • Kayaking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • ATM/Bank
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Golf
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Bay/Sound
              • Cinemas
              • Museums
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Boating
              • Antiquing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Sight Seeing

              Other Activities

                  • Sunlight SeaScape is located on 1/2 acre with 180 degree view decks, and gardens, including the Guest House, Library and Cottage. Le Studio is a two story guest house, each with its own entry, deck, fireplace, kitchenette and bath. The Library is a beautiful space with lovely furnishings, bunks, 1/2 bath, fireplace and view decks. Less than 35 miles from the downtown Seattle, our location is perfect for romantic getaways, writing retreats and friends & family gatherings. Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, shelling, wildlife viewing, health/beauty spa...moreless
                   

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                  • Perfect weekend away

                    Perfect weekend away

                    • Guest NDAC (Vancouver)
                    • Date of stay 09/13/13
                    • Review Submitted 09/18/13
                    We had such a relaxing weekend staying in le studio. It was better than I expected: very clean, simple decor, super cosy, and a great view. Our two nights spent here with our 2 dogs was very relaxing. We enjoyed taking them to the dog beach, visiting a farmers market, and driving around to the different towns. It was the perfect place to head to in the afternoon and cook a meal... the weather was even nice enough that we were able to enjoy our dinner outside on the balcony as the sunset. If you are looking for a relaxing weekend away, this is the place! We will definitely be keeping Seascape in mind for the future!

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, girls getaway.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • Very cozy!

                    Very cozy!

                    • Guest Mardi (Duvall, WA)
                    • Date of stay 10/26/12
                    • Review Submitted 11/15/12
                    We really enjoyed our stay at Le Studio for our 15th anniversary! It was very cozy and relaxing (perfect for two), and just what we were looking for in a weekend getaway. The view of Useless Bay from the deck was very serene, and we enjoyed dinner out at nearby Gordon's the first night of our stay, and Joe's Wood-Fired Pizza (just down the road) the second night. The flax muffins were delicious and it was nice to have a little something to nibble on in the morning so we didn't have to go out until we felt like it. Joy was fantastic right from the beginning, and responded right away to our questions. We hope to stay there again soon!

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                  • Perfect for our large group

                    Perfect for our large group

                    • Guest Mary (Sherwood, OR)
                    • Date of stay 07/14/11
                    • Review Submitted 05/20/12
                    Our whole family (14 of us from four generations) stayed at Sunlight SeaScape for an extended wedding weekend last summer. This is a gorgeous house on beautiful grounds, with delightful interior and exterior design. The arrangement of rooms, with separate areas all connected by decks and one roof, worked so well to give privacy for each of the couples. The large gathering room, with kitchen, dining, and living area, also had a sunny nook for putting together puzzles. There were even toys for the small ones, who also enjoyed exploring the beautiful grounds and secret gardens as well as sleeping in the bunk room with their cousins. Great-Grandma found everything she needed on one level, with only one or two steps down from the parking area. There was even accommodation for the family dog. Breakfast was delicious too. The owner, Joy, could not have been more helpful in making our visit perfect--and it was!

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, people with disabilities, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, pet owners, girls getaway.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • A perfect getaway

                    A perfect getaway

                    • Guest Anonymous (Seattle, WA)
                    • Date of stay 08/24/11
                    • Review Submitted 09/07/11
                    I cannot say enough about this beautiful guesthouse. The view was truly amazing and the comfort and thoughtfulness of each space was beyond compare. This is a perfect place for a solo retreat, a romantic getaway or a family gathering. Joy, the owner, has a true gift for creating meaningful space that feels like yours while you are there. I simply cannot wait to return. My solo trip was the highlight of my summer.

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Sounded Better Online

                    Sounded Better Online

                    • Guest KCM (Bremerton, WA)
                    • Date of stay 08/12/11
                    • Review Submitted 08/15/11
                    My husband and I just celebrated our 8th anniversary here this past weekend. We were very excited to stay here. However, when we got there, the door handle was broken....and almost falling off. Joy said that it was just loose. Our "views" of Useless Bay were really Peak-A-Boo Views because the garden was so overgrown. You could barley walk on the sidewalk because the garden was so overgrown. In the room the paint was horrible done. There were no outlets in the Bathroom so I had to blow dry my hair in the kitchen. To top it off, the book that she had in the room said that we would have all sorts of food available (fruit, jams, butter, and so on) and it was not there. When we called to talk to her about all of this she would not budge on helping us out with a discount due to the fact that we now had to go buy food. Oh, and the windows did not have screens on them so any time we tried to open the windows we got attack by bugs! Overall, I think that it was not worth the money. We will NEVER go there again!

                    Owner response: This anniversary couple was disappointed and I am sorry they feel as they do. Before they reserved, I spoke with the young woman, shaping expectations in choosing which apartment wioild best suit their needs. Given the choices, she wanted the most private and affordable, choosing the downstairs with more garden view, three peekaboos of beach, bay and mountains. The apartment was clean, quiet and private with a complimentary first morning breakfast, robes, screens, outlet in the bathroom (required in new construction), lush herbal garden for scented paths, pearl glazed ceilings and a loose door handle, easily remedied, no bugs. When the young man phoned, he said he would prefer a discount rather than the butter and jams mentioned in our notebook. We provide an early, first morning light, healthy breakfast and are happy to bring in catered hot meals as requested. Because of our kitchens, most guests of our guests prefer to bring their own food items or dine out. We post all breakfast options on website.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/2

                  • Third Year in a Row

                    Third Year in a Row

                    • Guest prince77 (seattle)
                    • Date of stay 03/17/11
                    • Review Submitted 03/21/11
                    My husband and i have gone again to this wonderful oasis, for the third year in a row at roughly the same time of year (March-April). We rode the bus this time (free); the bus stop is a mere mile walk from the studio and right by the great Goose Market. (One can also take the bus from the ferry). We went off to Langley for the day by bus, and the next day (by car) to Fort Casey, both great places to visit with incredible vistas of various bays around the island. There were some 10 eagles flying around Useless Bay, herons as well, and the weather was almost perfect. As always, Joy, the owner, was her lovely self. Will try to come again next year!

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car, age 55+, girls getaway.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                  • Whidbey Island Guesthouse

                    Whidbey Island Guesthouse

                    • Guest prince77 (seattle)
                    • Date of stay 04/24/09
                    • Review Submitted 05/05/09
                    a quarter mile walk from a long beach, about the same from a lovely marsh, lots of birds, a couple of miles from the weekend farmers market, 3 miles from langley with lots of restaurants, and a wonderful studio apartment (separate yet part of a larger house) with views of the ocean, and the olympics, with a small deck, we had a great time being here for our 5th anniversary. Joy was a wonderful welcomer (owner of the property). would go back again....

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 7/7

                   
                  Guest House, Le Studio-upstairs            ... $124-135/night
                  Guest House, the Boat House-downstairs     ... $105/120night
                  The Annex                                  ... $99/110night
                  The Library                                ... $80/105night
                   Additional bed (single or double)is $25.
                  Some pets are permitted.  Minimum pet cleaning is $25.
                  Rates are based on *single/double occupancy.
                  Please see our website for special weekly and retreat rates.
                  

                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                  Last updated: 04/21/2014
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                  Location

                  • Nearest Airport: at 35 Miles
                  • Nearest Ferry: at 7 Miles
                  • Nearest Train: at 10 Miles
                  • Nearest Beach: beach at 0.2 Miles
                  • Nearest Golf: at 2 Miles
                  • Nearest Restaurant: at 1 Miles
                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1999

                  About the owner: I am a retired high school level French teacher, loving travel and the beauty of the gardens and architecture of Europe. I began designing beautiful gardens and simple, exquisite interior spaces to connect with their natural settings. This property inspires me each morning as I breathe the clean, fresh air and experience the abundant beauty of mountains, sky, ocean and activity on the beach. Pastures and forests are our land constant while dragonflies and hummingbirds soar. Sometimes a baby otter will bob its head in Useless Bay as ships pass in the straits. Sunsets in the big sky complete amazing days in all seasons. As I grew up and become a nature lover, I will always love sharing Sunlight SeaScape on Whidbey, the beautiful northwest getaway I get to get away to and call home.


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                  • Watch eagles soaring over Useless Bay, the Olympics and the shipping lanes.

                    Watch eagles soaring over Useless Bay, the Olympics and the shipping lanes.

                  • Buildings connected by roof and deck for groups or separate for privacy..breathe

                    Buildings connected by roof and deck for groups or separate for privacy..breathe

                  • Simple elegance, luxury beds, fireplaces, quiet and privacy = a gentle retreat

                    Simple elegance, luxury beds, fireplaces, quiet and privacy = a gentle retreat

                  • View deck and gorgeous gardens lead to the Boat House for a private retreat

                    View deck and gorgeous gardens lead to the Boat House for a private retreat

                  • Sunlight SeaScape's Studio, Boat House, Library and Annex

                    Sunlight SeaScape's Studio, Boat House, Library and Annex

                  • The Studio has 180*views, private deck, firelplace, soaking tub, luxury queen ++

                    The Studio has 180*views, private deck, firelplace, soaking tub, luxury queen ++

                  • The Guest House has two Studio apartments, beautifully furnished and comfortable

                    The Guest House has two Studio apartments, beautifully furnished and comfortable

                  • Incredible sunsets are unobstructed over Useless Bay, Whidbey Island

                    Incredible sunsets are unobstructed over Useless Bay, Whidbey Island

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