Spacious Tranquil Island House, Beautiful West Water Views!
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- Minimum stay:3-4 nights
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Phenomenal views of the snow-capped Olympic Mountains as a backdrop and the Puget Sound before your eyes, Whidbey Island is stunning every season. During the spring and summer the festive atmosphere of tourists mingling with the local community brings fresh energy to the Island. In fall and winter virtually no crowds or long ferry lines, one really experiences the essence of the island along with its great sense of community. This is a wonderful opportunity to rent a lovely home in the highly sought after Useless Bay area for a 'staycation' or a visit from afar.
Whidbey Island feels a world away from the chaos of the city, but it is less than an hours drive with a sweet 20 minute ferry ride in the middle to get you in the vacation mood, and the weather is often better than in Seattle!!
Best location on Whidbey for this designer decorated Sunlight Shores Island House. This uncluttered retreat offers comfort for a quiet romantic getaway, but it also has an ideal layout for small group gatherings. Perfect four Bedroom two bath layout for two families. Upstairs is the living area with 2 bedrooms separated by a full bath. Downstairs has the rec room with another 2 bedrooms separated by a ¾ bath with washer/dryer.
Enjoy views while soaking in the hot tub. In addition to spectacular sunsets, Useless Bay is known for its clamming, crabbing, driftwood ‘art-work’ sandcastles and walks on the beach. Be as active as you want, but sometime in the evening you most likely will watch the Sun dip behind the Olympic Mountains, and see the dramatic reflection on the water.
A ten minute drive from the ferry, a peaceful refuge from the daily grind, Sunlight Shores Island House is located near many fun Whidbey activities. The quaint town of Langley is less than five miles away with adorable shops and great restaurants. Nearby Bayview offers a wine tasting room, beautiful nursery, stores, gallery space, huge outdoors chess set, bike shop (rentals available) and a Saturday farmer’s market in the summer. Additionally there are island gardens to tour, a lovely golf course to play, fantastic bike rides and the Whidbey Island Kayaking Company is just down the street (for guided Kayak tours). And if you are unfamiliar with the Island, we will happily provide 'concierge service' as part of our offering if you would like.
• Private community beach for Sunlight Shores guests
• View of Useless Bay, Double Bluff and the Olympic Mountains
• Deck has hot tub, gas barbeque and patio furniture
• 6 houses up from Sunlight Beach on Useless Bay
• House sleeps 8. Includes 2 Queens, 1 bunk bed and 2 single beds
• Well appointed kitchen/blender, coffee maker, toaster, large griddle, quality utensils, serving dishes and cookware
• Dishwasher, microwave, electric range, fridge
• Rec room with quality ping pong table, exercise bike, free weights
• Linens and towels provided
• TV, DVD player, radio/CD player and many games
• Stocked with golf clubs, crab & shrimp traps, clamming gear
• Phone for 911 only (bring your cell phones)
• Suitability – Sorry, no pets. This is a non-smoking property. Children are welcome 4 years old +.
Winter Rates – 3 night stay: $200/night for up to 6 people, $15 per additional guest per night and $250 refundable security deposit / $100 cleaning fee. (Summer rental $200/night for up to 4 people, $15 additional guest per night - assuming 4 night minimum)
- 2 story
- 1600 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Full bath upstairs and 3/4 bath on ground floor.
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker:
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- Towels Provided:
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- Covered Parking:
- Gas Fireplace
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Game Room:
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- Ping Pong Table
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Mobile Phone
Pool & Spa
- Hot Tub
Kayak / Canoe:
We haven't a kayak to use but the owner of Whidbey Island Kayaks is just down the street and happy to take guests for a guided tours ($49) http://www.whidbeyislandkayaking.com/tours.php ...morecollapse
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Location & View
- Live Theater
- Medical Services
- Freshwater Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Fitness Center
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Basketball Court
- Botanical Garden
- Winery Tours
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
- Paddle Boating
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Health/Beauty Spa
ReviewsWrite a review
Fabulous property! My family and I have enjoyed this property on a couple of occasions and have experienced both summer and winter. There is an unobstructed view of the bay and seemingly never-ending, stunning sunsets. Plenty of activities to enjoy. Walking along the sandy beach at low tide has revealed interesting sea life, bike riding on streets with little to no traffic, shopping in Langley and generally slowing life down a bit! The house offers all the amenities~music, barbeque, hot tub, comfortable beds, ping-pong, board games, lounging on the outdoor furniture or shooting hoops in the driveway. Really appeals to just about any age group. This provides a perfect break from the everyday activities and has so much more to offer than a hotel.
- Guest Judy
- Date of stay 08/20/11
- Review Submitted 08/29/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Wonderful home with everything we needed for a relaxing time. The snowcapped Olympic Mountains were beautiful and lots of great hikes nearby. The amenities and owners touches made it so comfortable. Lots of great suggestions for restaurants and nearby activities. Morning coffee at the local "Mukilteo Coffee Roasters" was a great start to our day. We felt a world away from the city and will definitely return for a summer visit.
- Guest Margaret
- Date of stay 02/01/11
- Review Submitted 02/05/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Wonderful family vacation
Wonderful family vacation
This house was as advertised: great location, beautiful sunsets, comfortable for 6-8, great for kids. The house is in terrific condition and supplied everything we needed for our trip (well stocked kitchen, bikes, basketball hoop for he kids, towels etc).
- Guest Beansf
- Date of stay 08/21/10
- Review Submitted 08/27/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers.
Charming Useless Bay Home
Charming Useless Bay Home
We loved staying at this home! We fell in love with Useless Bay and this wonderful home! The views were great, the hot tub at night was wonderful. And our kids loved the beach exploring and swimming in the bay. And the house was perfect for two families and we also loved the basketball court. We will definitely be back!
- Guest Cynthia
- Date of stay 07/27/10
- Review Submitted 08/11/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Guest comment entered by owner
We want to thank you for allowing us to rent your wonderful vacation home. We really had a spectacular time and felt that the location was brilliant. Loved the view, walked to the beach a few times from the house as well as driving to the many parks locally. The tulip farm was a favorite! We had my inlaws in the room upstairs witht he big tv. and really enjoyed playing ping pong and board games each evening with our children.
- Guest Dee
- Date of stay 04/07/10
- Review Submitted 04/23/10
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4 night min stay
Sep 1 - May 31
3 night min stay
Jun 1 - Aug 31
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
50% rent due to hold reservation, remaining funds due 2(two) weeks prior to stay.
Additional Fees and Taxes:
Summer Season rates are for 4(four) guests, each additional guest is $15/night.
Off season rates are for 6(six) guests, each additional guest is $15/night.
$100 cleaning fee, $250 security/damage deposit fully refundable provided no damage to home or contents.
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- Nearest Airport: Sea-tac Airport at 50 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Clinton Mukulteo at 7 Miles
- Nearest Train: Mukulteo next to ferry at 11 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: 525 at 1 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Mo's Pub at 5.6 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Steven's Pass at 84 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Useless Bay Golf, Island Greens, Holmes Harbor at 2.8 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Basil Cafe at 1.2 Miles
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: Welcome to our home! The northwest is a very special place to live or visit. We have lived in the Northwest for over twenty years and appreciate and enjoy being surrounded by beautiful mountains, lakes and the Puget Sound. Our passion is bicycle riding, swimming, photography, kite flying and general beach combing activities. As almost empty nesters, Whidbey Island offers an amazing experience to people of all ages. We have enjoyed having this second home as we raised our children. By the way, one of the owners is a realtor, so no blind ad here! .
Why the Owner Chose Clinton:
Choosing a location to purchase a second home is not an easy task when you are choosing between the many island properties available. We found Whidbey Island to be the best combination of beauty; magnificent sunsets and warm summer days on the beach. Our home is located five houses from Useless bay beach. Useless Bay is by far the most interesting beach on Whidbey Island. West facing, you are witness to gorgeous northwest sunsets which are important to us. At low tide, a wonderful sandy beach opens up to walkers, sun bathers, driftwood sculpturing and clamming (I really like clamming – island version of the ‘Deadliest Catch’)! In the summer the sun can warm up the beach and coastal waters to the point where it can become a refreshing swim in the sound. At high tide, kayakers, wind surfers, water skiers and Hobie cats grace the bay. Located minutes away from the local grocery store and less than 5 miles from downtown Langley, we found this house conveniently provides access to the best of Whidbey.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
In addition to the ‘beach life’ culture Useless Bay has to offer, South Whidbey has a strong artistic community. Summers always seem way too short in the Northwest. South Whidbey is truly a great year round get-a-way location. When water skiers are replaced with Bald Eagles and quiet chilly walks; we really appreciate the cultural activities available. Live music, kayaking, restaurants, theater performances, art showings and even Contra dancing are generally available year round. First run movies show at the historic Clyde Theater, and wine tasting from local vineyards is a great way to meet new friends. Served by a car and passenger ferry that is conveniently located 30 minutes from Seattle, access is easy and quick. We enjoy exploring the surrounding area, and the house is 20 minutes to another ferry that can take you to the Olympic Peninsula for exploration of the Olympic Rain forest. This house is our home away from home, and we enjoy using it as much as our guests. You will find the home well cared for and stocked with the things to make a perfect stay. We look forward to meeting you and making new friends!
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View from private community beach
Kids room with bunk-bed
Downstairs bedroom with TV
Photo of house exterior, great views from deck!
Relax while Hot tubbing under the stars
Pituresque downtown Langley. Bring your Camera!
Plenty of place to explore! Lighthouse at Mukilteo ferry terminal.
Downstairs bedroom - has 2 twin beds
Master bedroom with TV
View of Useless Bay from our community beach. Tide is in!
Photo of nearby South Whidbey Park
Want to know how to play a game of log hopping?
Very common to stumble upon ( or make!) driftwood sculptures on Useless Bay
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