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Holmes Harbor Water Front Cottage * Great Western Sunsets

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Last updated: 08/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Holmes Harbor house 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, and the Olympic Mountains, and 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.
Satellite TV, Stereo - I-Pod compatible, Wireless Internet

Main Floor Bedroom with Queen Pillow-top Bed, Plus loft with Queen Pillow-top.
TV room has a Queen Pull out Sofa Sleeper.

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.
Barking for play is OK :) Barking for sake of barking, :(

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

Keywords: Beach House, Cottage, Water Front Home

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Pets Considered:

                First Dog stays FREE. Additional Dogs considered - possible fees. 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. ...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

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

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

              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, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Sofa Sleeper in TV Room. Cottage Allows for 4 Guests...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1


              • Large oversized shower, no tub.

              Kitchen & Dining

              • 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

              • Cooking Utensils:

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

              • Dining:

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

              • Pantry Items:

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

              • Kitchen:

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

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Toaster
              • Ice Maker
              • Seating for 4 people


              • Living Room seats 4:

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

              • Gas Fireplace:

                Propane fireplace controlled by a wall thermostat...moreless

              • Heating:

                Both Electric and Propane heat...moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Nice Bedding, Thirsty Towels...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Parking Off Street
              • Iron & Board

              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 in Season Walk or Bike to Freeland....moreless


                  • Games:

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

                  • Music Library:

                    CD Library, IPod Ready, Satellite TV hosts 40+ stations of Music ...moreless

                  • Books:

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

                  • Satellite / Cable:

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

                  • Stereo:

                    CD, Radio, and I-Pod ready...moreless

                  • Television:

                    NEW. Samsung Flat Screen...moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player


                  • Wireless Internet:

                    High Speed Internet !!!...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • 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 ...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Deck Sits on 30' back from waterfront....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill


                      • Romantic

                      Location & View

                          • 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


                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Groceries
                          • Hospital
                          • Laundromat
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Medical Services
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Hiking
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Cycling
                          • Tennis
                          • Water Skiing
                          • Sailing
                          • Kayaking
                          • Jet Skiing
                          • Swimming
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Fishing
                          • Horseshoes
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Cinemas
                          • Live Theater
                          • Restaurants
                          • Churches
                          • Library
                          • Playground
                          • Winery Tours
                          • Shopping
                          • Boating
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Antiquing
                          • Shelling
                          • Beachcombing
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Whale Watching
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Golf


                          Write a review 5
                          from 47 traveler reviews
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Jul 1 - Aug 31
                          3 night min stay
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $145 $145
                          Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • 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. Additional $15.00/night fee for use of pull out sofa.

                          Our Rate does NOT Change for Weekends, nor Holidays !!

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                          Last updated: 08/19/2014
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                          21 Unavailable
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                          11 Miles
                          Nearest Ferry
                          20 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          TOO MANY TO LIST Nearest 3 minutes
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Several Options
                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Useless Bay
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Several OPTIONS 1 to 1.5 miles away

                          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.


                          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



                          • Springtime views from the deck

                            Springtime views from the deck

                          • 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


                          • Garden Path

                            Garden Path

                          • Sunset from Deck

                            Sunset from Deck

                          • 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

                          • 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

                          VRBO #138200

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                          This listing was first published here in 2007.

                          Date last modified - Monday, August 11, 2014

                          $145 per night (USD)

                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

                          View calendar: Updated 08/19/14
                          Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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