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Beachfront No Bank Charming House, Private and Quiet, Wi-Fi

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Spectacular bird life visible from dining window

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Last updated: 08/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Dogs welcome! 1.5 hrs from downtown Seattle, 15 minutes from Clinton Ferry. Rates vary seasonally and with holidays, please check listing.
Baby Beach is a private and quiet no-bank beach house, located steps from water, with a vivid and relaxing water view. Eagles soar overhead while you cozy up to the wood burning stove on a comfy sectional couch with a grand view of the water. Clamming, fishing, whale watching are all nearby. We call it Baby Beach since it is the perfect place for kids and dogs to play safely, and has a quiet innocence and old Whidbey charm.

The deck is the ideal place to read, talk, and relax in wicker lawn furniture as you view passing wildlife; deer, rabbits, seals, eagles, hummingbirds, and sea otters regularly grace our shores. Watch them from our comfortable couch next to the wood stove with a piano, books, videos and music to share, plus a fully stocked kitchen- just add food! Coffee maker, toaster, microwave, glassware, ceramic dishes, table cloths, place mats, utensils, sandwich grill, waffle maker, and blender. Grill fish or toast marshmallows on the fire pit in the garden or sip coffee on the porch overlooking the water. Town is a 10 minute walk away and has a grocery store with fabulous deli, organic foods, and bakery... antique shops, restaurants, bars, and bookstores nearby and a public park with playground and a boat dock, plus famous Double Bluff beach is 5 minutes away. You won't hear a whisper of traffic as you get away from daily life at our sanctuary.

Besides the kitchen, dining area, and living room with wood stove and piano, we have two charming bedrooms, one with a queen bed and another with two queen beds. The outside hut can sleep 2...no bathroom and not well insulated, it is a cozy wood cottage.
A recent review gives a great feel for our details...
'I have been a vacation house visitor for about 25 years and this beautiful Whidbey island home is BY FAR the most enchanting and rejuvenating place I've ever been. So many details are attended to which makes the house seem warm and 'lived-in' and lends to the immediate feeling upon arriving that you have just come home. After unpacking and finding a comfortable place to sit, breathe and take in the view of the harbor, I could feel the stress drain from my body and mind. We only had 2 nights to be in that serene environment but it had such an impact on all of us that it felt more like a week... now THAT'S getting your money's worth! The home is walking distance (10 minutes) to thrift & antique stores, as well as the grocery store that has an amazing organic section and some of the most lovely seafood you will find in a tiny town, anywhere. We grilled some Copper River salmon and veggies one evening on the bbq provided (bring your favorite charcoal!) and we couldn't wipe the smiles off our faces the entire meal. We also walked up to one of the local restaurants for lunch and had a couple good sandwiches and salads but I would definitely recommend buying food and spending as much time at the beach house as possible because it's much more affordable than eating in town and you really won't want to be anywhere else for long during your stay. Definitely DO set out on a stroll at low tide so you can take in all of the gorgeous rocks & shells that adorn this quiet little beach. The morning sunlight is best and the water is calm because there's not much wind, which can kick up quite a bit off the harbor in the evening time so be sure to bring warm clothes if you're planning an outdoor fire. Although, if you've got a toasty fire going in the wood stove, the sound of the wind and the waves is truly a deeply calming experience not to be missed. The photos on the VRBO.com website are entirely accurate although the modest listing description left us delightfully surprised by all this wonderful beach home had to offer. If you've missed your opportunity to book your time away here this year, I HIGHLY recommend booking now for next year so that you can have the pleasure of staying at one of the most enjoyable vacation stays you'll ever find.'
15 minutes from the ferry to Seattle.
Keywords: Beach, Cabin, waterfront, view, Freeland, Holmes Harbor, Whidbey Island, south Whidbey, water, view, 98249, vacation rental

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 queen

    ...moreless

  • Detached Unit: 1 double

    Warm months only...no bathroom nor insulation...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) One queen in master bedroom and 2 queens in back bedroom. Linens provided, Double Beds (1) Double bed is in detached cottage...warm weather only. Linens provided....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bath tub, shower, sink, toilet. Window to outside.

Other Amenities

  • Large oak dining table overlooking water in kitchen and living room, piano with sheet music, large public park with dock down the beach with children's playground, hammocks, very quiet private beach...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    Really nice stereor with lots of CDs! Jazz, latin, Classical, Blues, Rock, Pop......moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    HDTV Flat Screen, new, for viewing DVDs and VHS. No digital TV service....moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Both DVDs and VHS. Some romantic, kids, adventure, English period dramas, you name it...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    20 feet of lawn from door to beach...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Brand new ductless heating system installed in January 2015...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens provided. Towels, cotton sheets, foam pillow tops dish towels and washcloths, cleaning supplies....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Sectional couch, stove, piano, reading lamps...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Great cell phone coverage for your cell...moreless

  • Parking:

    in driveway...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    parking for 4 in our private yard...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Local island calls only please on landline...use your cell or Skype for calls off island...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Stacked front loading washer. Soap provided....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    High Speed DSL...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Firewood provided for a cosy treat. Warms the whole house when used correctly....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Auto drip, cone drip, stove top espresso, and french press...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Toaster, microwave, electric stove, oven, blender, wafflemaker, pie and cake pans, tray for cooking turkeys, cake mixer, handheld puree mixer, sandwich griller, BBQ w tools, omlette pan...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Baking dishes, blender, sandwich grill...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Quiet and modern...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Stocked with everything you need for cooking any sized meal....moreless

  • Microwave

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    2 decks! NEW deck out front! Large enough for 8 people sitting comfortably. Large deck in back....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
from 25 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
May 29 - Sep 15, 2015
3 night min stay
$225
$1,500 $3,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $214 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $117 Nightly

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$175
$1,175 $3,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $168 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $100 Nightly

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $20
  • Cleaning $70
  • Tax Rate 10.7%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until traveler confirms. Access Key and street directions are in rental agreement...print it out and save for your records.


Cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 08/25/2015
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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sea Tac
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
China City
9 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Clinton Ferry
2.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Useless Bay Golf
19 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Everett
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hyw 525
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Freeland
Nearest Beach
Ours

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: Simon and I moved to Whidbey Island 12 years ago and we live close by in Clinton. Have lived in New Jersey, the Bay Area, Japan, England, and Central America.

Why the Owner Chose Freeland:
We love Whidbey Island. Baby Beach house is a place to unwind from cares of the world. The wildlife and natural scenery is relaxing and invigorating. The smell of the sea, sightings of wildlife, and the colors of the sky and water make it a perfect place to let go.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Water at your doorstep, views of Mt Erie, wildness of Holmes Harbor, wildlife in your front yard, walk to town in 10 minutes. Breathing the salt air as you gaze over the blue sea is a special treat. Giant cedar woods and state parks are nearby. Sparking mornings and breathtaking sunsets.


Contact us

Speaks: french, spanish

Links to more information:

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Spectacular bird life visible from dining window

    Spectacular bird life visible from dining window

  • View from kitchen table looking north up Holmes Harbor toward Mt Erie

    View from kitchen table looking north up Holmes Harbor toward Mt Erie

  • Sit with friends and family on the front deck and hear the waves

    Sit with friends and family on the front deck and hear the waves

  • Boat ramp from lawn to beach

    Boat ramp from lawn to beach

  • Comfortable Living Room with woodburning stove and water views from couch

    Comfortable Living Room with woodburning stove and water views from couch

  • Dining Room for Family Dinners Around the Oak Table

    Dining Room for Family Dinners Around the Oak Table

  • Bright Master Bedroom, Queen Bed

    Bright Master Bedroom, Queen Bed

  • Two queen beds in second bedroom

    Two queen beds in second bedroom

  • Detached Studio Hut Sleeps 2

    Detached Studio Hut Sleeps 2

  • Kitchen view of water

    Kitchen view of water

  • Garden entry

    Garden entry

  • Rock collecting and walking in front of the house

    Rock collecting and walking in front of the house

  • Play games and puzzles while looking at this view

    Play games and puzzles while looking at this view

  • The view from the living room and deck

    The view from the living room and deck

  • Front porch deck view

    Front porch deck view

  • back from a beach walk!

    back from a beach walk!

  • Living room couch and lounge chair, table for puzzles, wood stove, piano

    Living room couch and lounge chair, table for puzzles, wood stove, piano

  • Dining room with water view, dishwasher, microwave, stained glass lamp

    Dining room with water view, dishwasher, microwave, stained glass lamp

  • Second Bedroom with Two Queens

    Second Bedroom with Two Queens

  • Detached hut has full sized bed, lamps, and small space heater. Not insulated.

    Detached hut has full sized bed, lamps, and small space heater. Not insulated.

  • Fully Stocked Kitchen with Dishwasher and Washer-Dryer, coffee maker, new stove

    Fully Stocked Kitchen with Dishwasher and Washer-Dryer, coffee maker, new stove

  • Garden with Fire Pit and Outdoor Dining

    Garden with Fire Pit and Outdoor Dining

  • Hammocks in back yard

    Hammocks in back yard

  • Gorgeous sunset from deck! More at http://babybeachrental.shutterfly.com/

    Gorgeous sunset from deck! More at http://babybeachrental.shutterfly.com/

VRBO #321312

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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: french, spanish
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 08/25/2015
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