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

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Last updated: 09/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Freeland house 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, place settings for 15, 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 our rocking chairs 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, we have two charming bedrooms, one with a queen bed and another with two queen beds.
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

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

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

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 2: 2 queen

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              • 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

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

              Kitchen & Dining

              • 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

              • Kitchen:

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

              • Coffee Maker:

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

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Baking dishes, blender, sandwich grill...moreless

              • Toaster
              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided:

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

              • Wood Stove:

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

              • Living Room:

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

              • Washing Machine:

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

              • Parking Off Street:

                parking for 4 in our private yard...moreless

              • Heating:

                Hot air with ducts in each room...moreless

              • Parking:

                in driveway...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Clothes Dryer

              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

                  • Video Library:

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

                  • Music Library:

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

                  • Television:

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

                  • Games
                  • Books
                  • Toys
                  • DVD Player
                  • VCR
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player

                  Communications

                  • Telephone:

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

                  • Mobile Phone:

                    Great cell phone coverage for your cell...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    High Speed DSL...moreless

                  • Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

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

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Kayak / Canoe
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

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

                  Location & View

                      • Beachfront:

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

                      Activities

                      • Marina
                      • Sailing
                      • Swimming
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Golf
                      • Medical Services
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Antiquing
                      • Boating
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Shopping
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Shelling
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Walking
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Restaurants
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Playground
                      • Hiking
                      • Kayaking
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.8
                      from 23 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Thanksgiving
                      Nov 26 - Dec 1, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $220
                      Winter Holidays
                      Dec 19 - Jan 5, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $220
                      $1,200 $2,000
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $190
                      $1,200 $2,000
                      * 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 $80
                      • 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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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 09/17/2014
                      Check availability
                      23 Available
                      21 Unavailable
                      22 Today
                      23 Selected dates
                       

                      Location

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

                      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

                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                      Photos

                      • The view from the living room

                        The view from the living room

                      • 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

                      • Bright Master Bedroom, Queen Bed

                        Bright Master Bedroom, Queen Bed

                      • Detached Studio Hut Sleeps 2

                        Detached Studio Hut Sleeps 2

                      • Garden with Fire Pit and Outdoor Dining

                        Garden with Fire Pit and Outdoor Dining

                      • View from kitchen table

                        View from kitchen table

                      • back from a beach walk!

                        back from a beach walk!

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

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

                      • Rock collecting and walking in front of the house

                        Rock collecting and walking in front of the house

                      • Front porch deck view

                        Front porch deck view

                      • Seals, birds visible from dining window

                        Seals, birds visible from dining window

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

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

                      • Dining Room for Family Dinners Around the Oak Table

                        Dining Room for Family Dinners Around the Oak Table

                      • Bedroom with Two Queens

                        Bedroom with Two Queens

                      • Outdoor Hut for warmer months has full sized bed, lamps and standing heater

                        Outdoor Hut for warmer months has full sized bed, lamps and standing heater

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

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                      • Play games and puzzles while looking at this view

                        Play games and puzzles while looking at this view

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

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

                      • Two queen beds in second bedroom

                        Two queen beds in second bedroom

                      • Hammocks in back yard

                        Hammocks in back yard

                      • 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

                      • Garden entry

                        Garden entry

                      VRBO #321312

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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, March 20, 2014

                      $190 - $220 per night (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 09/17/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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