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Holmes Harbor Water Front Cottage * Great Western Sunsets

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View of beach house from driveway, with separate "Fido" area


Last updated: 04/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Private Beach House located on ONE FULLY Landscaped Acre on Holmes Harbor, Whidbey Island.
Located on the east side of Holmes Harbor *** Enjoy FULL Western SUNSETS
180 View across Harbor to golf course and Holly Tree Farm, South to the Olympic Mountains, and North to the San Juans.

Beach House has a well appointed Living Room, Dining area, and TV Room. OPEN Floor plan.
180 View from picture size windows.
Propane Fireplace on a thermostat. Plus Electric ConvectAir heat.
Satellite TV, Stereo - I-Pod compatible, Wireless Internet

Main Floor Bedroom with Queen Pillow-top Bed, Plus loft with Queen Pillow-top.

WELL equipped kitchen and laundry room. Thirsty Towels, Nice Bedding. Better dish and cook ware. Cooking Staples supplied.

The deck lends itself to FUN outdoor living at it's best. From Mornings sipping coffee, to lunches on the lawn, or an evening sun set, watching a slowly sinking sun.

Enjoy outdoor living on the grounds.
140' of waterfront, fully landscaped.
Planted with specimen trees, plants and shrubs.
Wysteria, Honeysuckle and Clematis vines.
Herb garden to supplement your meals or spice your tea. **Garden Greens in season; Lettuce, Arugula, Radishes, & Swiss Chard. Raspberries and Apples when ripe.

You'll find no end to places to sit and relax. From a Ski Lift Chair Swing, Hammocks, Chaise Loungers, Benches, chairs, Umbrella's Outdoor Dining Set. Many outdoor benches throughout the property. Sit in the sun sun or shade. Listen to music, or the birds. Hummingbird feeders and gold finches are among the many who reside along side bunnies, owls, and the Eagles live only two doors down, soaring the skies above, or fishing off the bank. Herons, Sea
lions, sea otters among the harbor visitors.

Yard Games: Horse shoe pits, Bocce Ball, Croquet & Badminton.

Gas BBQ. Garden Umbrellas, Deck Blankets for cool evenings.

Entrance to the property is gated for privacy. Otherwise is fully fenced. Plus a smaller side yard for your 'Fido'. Pet Friendly - Complete with indoor and outdoor dog toys. Outdoor dog wash with hot & cold water (in season).
**Simple Dog Rules**
No Dogs on Furniture nor Bedding.
Poop must be scooped.
Must be friendly with other dogs, as neighbors have dogs across fences, as does owner.
Barking for play is OK :) Barking for sake of barking, :(
Lastly *Sorry but dogs are not to be left in the cottage alone.

First Dog Stays Free. Second dog $30. Two dogs maximum.

See what others have to say about the home.... Read our guest reviews.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No Smoking Allowed Inside Cottage, Nor On Property....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    First Dog stays FREE. Additional Dogs considered - $30 fee for 2nd Pooch. Property is fully fenced. Plus a smaller side yard for extra security for your pal. Balls and outdoor toys !!! *** Outdoor Dog Wash, Hot & Cold Water Rinse off after a walk at the beach :) * Pet Rules: *Poop must be scooped. *Dogs not allowed on Furniture nor Bedding. No Exceptions **MUST**be friendly with Other Dogs *No Excessive Barking. *Dogs are not to be left in the cottage alone, crated or not. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1


  • Loft


  • Queen size Beds (2) **NEW** Queen Pillowtop in Bedroom Plus a Queen pillow top in loft area, Cottage Allows for 4 Guests...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Large oversized shower, no tub.

Other Amenities

  • Located on one Fully landscaped acre. 140' of waterfront - 180 view of Holmes Harbor - Olympics to the Cascades - Western Sunsets. Lots of seating; chairs, chaise lounger, benches. Gardens: Fresh Herbs, Greens Garden in Season, Fruit & Shade trees, Raspberries, *NEW Leafy Greens garden, Supplement your meals with not only countless herbs, but NOW GREENS while in Season ...moreless


  • Books:

    Lots of Books !!! PLUS large selection of Childrens Books...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    JR Monopoly, Scrabble, Dominos, Chinese Checkers/Checkers, cards, Yahtzee, Cribbage, Backgammon, Puzzles, Trivia, PLUS Plus.........moreless

  • Music Library:

    IPod/AUX Ready, Satellite TV hosts 40 stations of Music ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite. 40+ stations of Music, Various Genres...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    180 degree view, from the Olympics to the Cascades. See the entire length of Holmes Harbor. FULL WESTERN SUNSETS !!! Great Deck, Lots of yard and garden seating to take in Harbor Views...moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    Great View of the Harbor. Several Picture window 5'x5' PLUS outdoor dining table and chairs with Umbrella ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Broadband Access:

    High Speed Internet...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Front Load...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Propane fireplace controlled by a wall thermostat...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Both Electric and Propane heat...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Nice Bedding, Thirsty Towels...moreless

  • Living Room:

    OPEN Living spaces. Living Room, Plus an Open TV Room...moreless

  • Parking:

    Easy access parking...moreless

  • Parking Off Street


  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cup coffee maker and Bean Grinder...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    skillet, blender, sm food processor, waffle machine, coffee grinder, toaster, hand held mixer, salad spinner...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    MANY Extras, Full line of glass ware from Water to Wine - both Red and White, beer glasses, juice glasses. Spare plates, service ware. LOTS of Silverware. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Full Size Bosch...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Well stocked kitchen, small appliances, spices plus, ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Full sized Microwave, above range, fan unit. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Skillet, Electric roaster, waffle makertoaster, small food processor, blender, mixer, Braun stick mixer, ...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck Sits on 30' back from Un_Obstructed waterfront. 180 Views of Holmes Harbor *** GREAT SUNSETS ***...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak or Canoe on the Harbor, Easy boat launch 1 mile at the Freeland Park. Or other options for both within minutes....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Several Garden Areas, Hammock, seating in sun or shade Umbrellas Play Badminton, Croquette, or Bocce Ball Eat From The Greens Garden, Plus Many Herbs !! ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large BBQ Grill. ...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 - Jul 31, 2015
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

August and Holiday Weekends
Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2015
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Sep 1 - Sep 15, 2015
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$145 $145
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $50
  • Tax Rate 10.7%


Cleaning Fee $50.00

Damage Deposit $200 for Humans $300 for Humans with Pets

Cottage Sleeps 4 Max * On Two Queen Pillow Top Beds.

First Dog Free, Second Dog $30 fee

2015 Rate to remain the same $145.00 for 2 people SUMMER rate $165.00 per night for 4. May 15th.

Our Rate does NOT Change for Weekends, nor Holidays !! Holidays 3 Night Minimum.

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Deposit is due at time of booking At time of booking if arrival is within 30 days

Full payment is due 30 days prior to arrival, 45 days prior to arrival during the summer months, and for Holidays.

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Last updated: 04/23/2015
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1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Several Options
11 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Useless Bay
20 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several OPTIONS 1 to 1.5 miles away
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
TOO MANY TO LIST Nearest 3 minutes

Car: Necessary

Visit nearby eclectic Langley - with art art, shopping. Greenbank famous for Loganberry Pie, And Historic Coupeville. Numerous Native and Specialty Nurseries. Farmers Markets, Festivals, Art Tours, Restaurants abound from family to fancy.

Local Activities

Walk or Bike to Freeland. Kayak from a variety of Put-Ins, MapMyRide for Bicycle Routes, Hiking Trails, Fort Casey Historical Site & Light House, Deception Pass


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: HI, This property was my home for several years. When I bought the place it was uninhabitable. The house was in shambles. The grounds were over grown in places, or had otherwise never been used. Over the past 10 years, I with the help of 'friends' (most of whom still answer the phone when I call :) ) have made the property a unique slice on Holmes Harbor. Built originally in the 1940's - I have tried to maintain the unique character of the 'cabin' and have the grounds compliment it's size. I have combined native plant growth with fun areas for playing, relaxing and working - though I don't expect you to partake of the later. I strive to always have something blooming in the gardens - no matter the season.

Why the Owner Chose Holmes Harbor:
From the moment I drove in the driveway - after cutting back fist sized black berry to fit in the driveway....I knew the potential this property had. Great Eastern placement. Cooler, yet sunny in the mornings.... WHAT's more the afternoons and Evening SUNSETS will take your breath away....or give your heart a renewed sense of Peace. The house had a good layout, open and easy - she just needed some, well, a lot of TLC. With new everything from flooring, walls, insulation, appliances all the meaty stuff.... she's a gem. Added Benefits we're within 15 minutes to the ferry, and close to all that's 'happening' on Island.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Great Location. QUIET Property. SUNSETS, Fun House whether you are 3, 30, 60, or 90 years old. Read my reviews. You'll find that some 3 NOW 4yr old's think the loft is the 'bomb' and the swing is fun. Most others are in the 30 - 60+ year range. AND my 90 year old guests like the ease of getting around, enjoying the deck. The house is well appointed. NOT your typical rental furnishings. Fun Art, added appointments. I try to keep things fresh, and make changes each year.

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Speaks: german



  • View of beach house from driveway, with separate "Fido" area

    View of beach house from driveway, with separate "Fido" area

  • Living Area, Fireplace & Loft

    Living Area, Fireplace & Loft

  • Kitchen view looking through to laundry/mudroom

    Kitchen view looking through to laundry/mudroom

  • Bedroom Queen Pillow Top

    Bedroom Queen Pillow Top

  • Garden


  • Springtime views from the deck

    Springtime views from the deck

  • Garden Path

    Garden Path

  • Living and Dining Area, stairway to loft

    Living and Dining Area, stairway to loft

  • Dining Area Looking into TV Room

    Dining Area Looking into TV Room

  • Water View from one of the gardens

    Water View from one of the gardens

  • TV Room view out to Living area and loft

    TV Room view out to Living area and loft

  • "Fido" area, Horseshoe pits & Fruit trees

    "Fido" area, Horseshoe pits & Fruit trees

  • Sunset from Deck

    Sunset from Deck

  • Seren"dip"ity Room*Holds a 66" clawfoot tub-take a garden soak.Fun and Private

    Seren"dip"ity Room*Holds a 66" clawfoot tub-take a garden soak.Fun and Private

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