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'The Beach House'.....is really on the beach!

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A back yard with everything 'beachy'..... picnic table, firepit, fishing........

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Last updated: 12/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
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Coupeville house description

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Our beach home is located adjacent to the Ebey's Landing National Historic Reserve on the west side of Whidbey Island. The beach is one of only a few Washington State private beaches along the Keystone Spit. Just West down the spit is Old Fort Casey State Park and the landing for the Port Townsend Ferry. A short walk or bike ride to the ferry connects us to the wonders of the little city of Port Townsend, with its shops, restaurants and beach activities.

Although in such a seemingly natural setting, our home is a mere 5 miles from the historic town of Coupeville, with its grocery store, restaurants, shops, service station, banks and Whidbey General Hospital. This quiet waterfront farming community, at the heart of Ebey's Historical Reserve, still reflects the character of a frontier seaport when Puget Sound was being settled.

Throughout the Reserve, from the shoreline of Penn Cove to the beach and bluff at Ebey's Landing, you'll share space with farmers and bald eagles, gray whales and bicyclists, sea otters and kayakers. Depending on your time-frame, activities as diverse as the Arts & Crafts Festival, Penn Cove Mussel Festival, Concerts on the Cove and many other community events will entertain and enlighten you throughout the year.

Your time on the beach will be enhanced by the feeling that you are living on a beautiful, fully equipped floating home. You will be so near to the water that the only sounds at night are those of the waves lapping at the shoreline. You’ll wake to the view of ships leaving Puget Sound, porpoise and seals playing in the waves and bald eagles searching for their morning breakfast from the sea.

On the front side of the home is a natural wildlife preserve, home to any number of birds, deer, fox and endless animal life. You will see that Bald Eagles are not extinct!

The home is garnished with nearly everything that you could need. Bring your food and your beach toys and bikes and you’ll be set. The living area of the home is that of a great room style, with living room, dining room and Kitchen openly adjacent to one another. They all open to a 575 sq. ft. enclosed deck and a 644 sq. ft. patio.....that’s a lot of outside! There is an enclosed fire pit to roast those marshmallows and wienies just off the patio on the beach……you won’t need firewood!

The master bedroom/ bathroom opens to the water and the incomparable view of the Olympic Mountains and the Puget Sound shipping lanes. Watch the cruise ships leave for Alaska every Saturday and Sunday evening while enjoying a glass of wine from the warmth of the master bath soaking tub.

The second and third bedrooms have a queen and two single beds respectively. They share a compartmented full bath. There are full extra large laundry facilities and an outdoor shower to accommodate even the wildest day scouring the beach and the trails of the preserve.

The front yard is fully landscaped and enclosed for privacy……a perfect place to read in the afternoon sun or just roll around in the grass. Just outside the walled front yard the eagles stand atop the telephone poles to get a better view of the entire Preserve area....they are the kings of that domain.

Sunset on the beach is a special time. The transition from dusk to night can be carried in by the forces of nature in the winds or the solitude of glass like water kissing the beach…..you won’t know until it happens. On clear summer evenings the Olympic Mountains are drenched in the radiant colors that only sunset can deliver…….mornings have their own distinct pallet of colors.

Outdoor activities will surround you while on your visit; salmon fishing and crabbing, kayaking and world class diving are right at your backdoor. The public boat launch is next to the ferry terminal only a mile+ away and the fun of exploring Old Fort Casey is day day trip in itself.

Ebey’s Preserve is full of trails and treasures to keep just about anyone captivated and exhausted. The old Sunnyside Cemetery on the edge of the Preserve dates from the late 1840’s and holds the stories of how Whidbey and most of the Puget Sound region became settled. Whidbey Island is the home of Oak Harbor Naval Air Station and to the south is the Bangor Submarine Base, so aircraft, ships, subs, and parachutists make their appearances on a regular basis. There is so much to do on Whidbey that you won’t have the time to even think about video games, telephones and computers......this is life we have here!

I may sound a bit enthusiastic......that’s why we live here.
Come, slip into this type of living for a while; you may not want to leave.


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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                The minimum age for rental and responsibility for the property is roughly 25 years old (this is totally negotiable and dependent upon the situation and left to the decision of the owner..... both ways)...moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                How could they not like the beach!...moreless

              • Limited Accessibility:

                The home is a single level design. 2 exterior steps on the front porch lead to fully one level living. The same two step to leave the patio area to the beach level....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                NO SMOKING!...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                We do not allow pets so as to not create possible problems for the next renter....moreless

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Broadstripe Digital Cable TV is provided. 35' in the Living room and 27' in the master Bedroom....moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                We have an entire cabinet full of DVD and VHS movies....moreless

              Attractions

                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Beach View:

                    The Home looks South across Puget Sound to the Olympic Peninsula and the Olympic Mountains....moreless

                  • Beachfront:

                    The beach is right out the back doors. You can fish, swim, kayak or just enjoy the water....moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    Magnificent views of the Olympic Mountains for 100's of miles...moreless

                  • Water View:

                    The view from the home is magnificent! Facing due south, it has a full panorama of the Olympic Mountains beyond the expanse of Admiralty Inlet. Being on the west side of the island affords the full view of the shipping lanes in and out of Puget Sound and all ports of call. Seattle based cruise ships leave and return from their Alaskan voyages each weekend. ...moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    The home is located on Admirals Cove beach. The beach is the product of ancient glaciers that pushed the Keystone Spit into place. It is composed entirely of small clean gravel. The spit was created from driftwood being blown up Puget Sound into the face of the glacier and wave action depositing gravel against the driftwood. So we have a natural driftwood barrier between the water and the homes. It presents no problem for easy beach access, but is quite a site!...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Swimming

                  Dining

                      • Dining Area

                      General

                      • Broadband Access:

                        High speed cable internet service is available....moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        Extra large capacity Dryer...moreless

                      • Linens Provided:

                        Two full sets of bed linens for each room and 12 sets of bath linens....moreless

                      • Parking Off Street:

                        Plenty of off-street parking in the driveway and the gravel parking area....moreless

                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                        Plenty of room!...moreless

                      • Washing Machine:

                        Extra Large Washer In Laundry Room. Laundry Tray sink also included....moreless

                      • Wood Stove:

                        Handy and very efficient Whitfield pellet Stove in the Living room....moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        Again, nearly every utensil needed for any food preparation....moreless

                      • Dishwasher
                      • Kitchen:

                        The kitchen is fully equipped with service for 10. It has all the appliances that we could think of (?) and loads of cabinet space. The stove is gas. The oven electric...moreless

                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator:

                        The refrigerator is full size side by side. It has no ice maker because years ago the water was not that great. The community is on an entirely different system now. For your convenience, we supply two bags of ice in the freezer!...moreless

                      Outside

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        The home was built with the outdoors in mind. There are extensive deck and patio areas on the side and rear of the house. The deck is completely enclosed and private....a sunbathing paradise! The deck also has an outdoor shower. The entire house is on one level so handicap access is very good....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Payment Type

                      • Discover
                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        During the summer months the Admirals Cove Community pool at the east end of the beach is available to all guests. (fee applies)...moreless

                      • Jetted Tub:

                        The master bath has a large soaking tub (no jets) with a great view!...moreless

                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Fall Season
                      Dec 1 - Dec 22, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $220
                      $1,000
                      Christmas
                      Dec 23 - Dec 28, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $260
                      $1,600
                      New Years
                      Dec 29 - Jan 4, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $260
                      $1,600
                      Winter/ Spring
                      Jan 5 - Jun 18, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $220
                      $1,300
                      Summer Season
                      Jun 19 - Sep 14, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $350
                      $2,300
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $160

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning Fee (Variable) $85 + tax
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                      • Tax Rate 10.7%

                      Notes:

                      The "Standard Rate" is a "Couples Rate" that applies to 2 people using just the Master Bedroom Suite and the balance of the home from October 1 to May 1, 2015. We lock off the extra bath and 2 other bedrooms.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                      Last updated: 12/16/2014
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                      Location

                      • Port Townsend -Keystone Ferry

                        "Catch the ferry and spend the day in Port Townsend on the Olympic Peninsula. There is so muc..."

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                      • Old Fort Casey

                        "A turn of the century (1900) Army fort, complete with cannons, embattlements and hidden outl..."

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                      • Coupeville

                        "A seaport from the 1850's. The heart of Ebey's Prairie Reserve."

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                      • Whidbey Golf Club

                        "For those who would like to play a little golf.....You have access to the best on the island."

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                      • Ebey's National Wildlife Preserve

                        "This is one of the most beautiful places, no matter the season or the weather."

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                      • Penn Cove Shellfish LLC

                        "World famous Penn Cove crustaceans are grown here. Tours are available to see how they grow."

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                      • Port Townsend

                        "Just a short ferry ride to outdoor fun, food and shopping. A great day trip!"

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                      • Tyee Motel & Restaurant

                        "A great place to have a beer, meet a friend or find a new friend."

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                      • Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve

                      50 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Seattle Tacoma International AIrport
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Tyee Resteraunt & Lounge
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Port Townsend / Coupeville Ferry
                      20 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Whidbey Golf & CC
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Highway 20 to the Mukilteo/Clinton Ferry
                      4.5 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Many in Coupeville
                      Coupeville
                      Nearest Beach
                      Back Yard
                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1995

                      About the owner: My family has owned property on Whidbey Island since the mid 1950's. The idea that we could be so close to a large metropolitan city the size of Seattle and only minutes away from the peace and tranquility that Whidbey Island affords is a gift not many regions can attest to.

                      Why the Owner Chose Coupeville:
                      I built this home on this beach because of the view and the wonderful access. Our children grew up on the beaches of Whidbey. It was a wonderful place for them to explore and have all that nature had to offer at their backdoor. As they got older we moved to the mainland for the schools, college and my business. For years, we could only enjoy the island on the weekends.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Now we have the shear pleasure of full time residence again on this magnificent island. It affords us a lifestyle of fishing in our back yard, golf in the mornings, Kayaking in the evenings; and never dealing with the traffic and congestion of the big city. We love it here!


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                      • A back yard with everything 'beachy'..... picnic table, firepit, fishing........

                        A back yard with everything 'beachy'..... picnic table, firepit, fishing........

                      • Plenty of parking and an enclosed front yard.

                        Plenty of parking and an enclosed front yard.

                      • The warm and 'seaworthy' entry.

                        The warm and 'seaworthy' entry.

                      • And to think that even from the kitchen window, you can see forever....

                        And to think that even from the kitchen window, you can see forever....

                      • The living room is warm and inviting even on the coolest of nights.

                        The living room is warm and inviting even on the coolest of nights.

                      • You can sit and watch the cruise ships as they come and go en-route to Alaska.

                        You can sit and watch the cruise ships as they come and go en-route to Alaska.

                      • What a way to wake up each morning....It's all out there to see.

                        What a way to wake up each morning....It's all out there to see.

                      • Master Bath vanity area.

                        Master Bath vanity area.

                      • Second Bath and adjoining shower room.

                        Second Bath and adjoining shower room.

                      • How many 'hotels' have full laundry facilities?

                        How many 'hotels' have full laundry facilities?

                      • This deck IS really on the beach! You look into the surf and the sunset!

                        This deck IS really on the beach! You look into the surf and the sunset!

                      • What a way to end the day.

                        What a way to end the day.

                      • Welcome to The Beach House!

                        Welcome to The Beach House!

                      • The entire property is beautifully landscaped.

                        The entire property is beautifully landscaped.

                      • The kitchen has everything that you will need while vacationing at the beach.

                        The kitchen has everything that you will need while vacationing at the beach.

                      • The dining room opens to the kitchen and the enclosed deck.

                        The dining room opens to the kitchen and the enclosed deck.

                      • The pellet stove keeps those cool nights at bay.

                        The pellet stove keeps those cool nights at bay.

                      • The Master Bedroom.

                        The Master Bedroom.

                      • You actually have a better view from the bathtub than most 'hotels' even have.

                        You actually have a better view from the bathtub than most 'hotels' even have.

                      • The second bedroom, complete with flat screen TV.

                        The second bedroom, complete with flat screen TV.

                      • Bedroom #3 accommodates the younger or single sleepers.

                        Bedroom #3 accommodates the younger or single sleepers.

                      • The enclosed deck off the dining room is 12' X 48'. Privacy and wind break!

                        The enclosed deck off the dining room is 12' X 48'. Privacy and wind break!

                      • Did I mention fishing? You can catch salmon right from the beach in the backyard

                        Did I mention fishing? You can catch salmon right from the beach in the backyard

                      • While relaxing in the hot bath at the end of the day... this is what you see!

                        While relaxing in the hot bath at the end of the day... this is what you see!

                      VRBO #257997

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                      Date last modified - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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                      3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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                      Speaks: english
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