Sandpiper Haven: Fabulous Waterfront Beach House-Views, Kayaks, Famous Penn Cove
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
Sandpiper Haven is a charming two bedroom, two bath, single story, low bank waterfront house located on world famous Penn Cove, Whidbey Island, with direct beach access , phenomenal views, a great deck, nearby boat launch, and much much more. Conveniently located between Coupeville and Oak Harbor, enjoy fabulous VIEWS south across Penn Cove of the Olympic Mountains and Coupeville, and east of the Cascades! With annual rainfall of just over 21 inches, nearly half of the regional rainfall, you can enjoy being in the rainshadow of Whidbey Island.
Formerly called 'Penn Cove Beach Cottage' Sandpiper Haven now has new owners and plenty of updates including high speed internet, and all NEW HDTV with cable TV, ipod docking stereo CD/radio, outdoor furnishings, gas grill, fire pit, Sleeper Sofa, and much more. This is a low-allergen environment. For this reason, no pets and no smoking are permitted. Enjoy this comfy, well-appointed and well-supplied house in a phenomenal setting.
During Peak Months, enjoy access to two sea kayaks and a 12' Rowboat to qualified Guests to explore the cove, fish or crab (and yes, we have crabbing and fishing gear too).
Sandpiper Haven is truly a bird watcher's paradise with floating flocks of resident and migratory water fowl and overhead visits by a neighboring family of eagles. For the seafood lovers, try mussel and clam digging and enjoy fishing just steps from the back door. Qualified Guests can borrow the two kayaks and 12' Rowboat to explore the Cove on calm days during Peak Season at no additional charge.
The day brings beautiful views of boats, seals and otters playing in the water, and of the snowy peaks of the Olympic Mountains rising in the distance beyond the shores of Penn Cove. To the east catch glimpses of the Cascade Mountains as well. The house is south facing to capture the warmth of the sun on a large private deck in fair weather, or inspire romance watching storm-churned waves while comfortably seated indoors by the large stone gas fireplace.
Evenings can be spent by a private firepit roasting marshmallows, curled up with a book on super comfy new living furniture by a gas fireplace, playing games and doing puzzles with friends and family, or watching a movie on the new HDTV.
Or, you may prefer an evening out with great dining options in Coupeville, Langley, Oak Harbor and beyond.
Enjoy access to the local heated outdoor community pool as our Guest from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
The house sleeps up to 5 comfortably, and generally best for groups 2-4, with a heavenly pillow-top Queen Bed in the Master, and two twins in the 2nd bedroom. A new sleeper sofa with additional memory foam topper in the Living Room. We even provide a portable crib and bedding for infants. Dine comfortably inside or out.
An outdoor private promontory allows you to get further away from it all, boasting even more fabulous views down the beach and across Penn Cove.
Action seekers may kayak the cove or explore the many hiking and bike trails within minutes from the house. Bring your own boat or jet ski and launch it from our private community-owned boat launch and dock just several houses from the property.
The house was built in 2003 so is well-insulated and perfect for year-round.
The historic waterfront town of Coupeville, visible across the cove, can be reached in minutes by car. Oak Harbor, to the North, is also minutes away for major shopping amenities and restaurants. And to the West lies Historical Ebey's Landing Preserve and the nearby Coupeville Ferry with service to historic Port Townsend. Greenbank Winery, antiques shops, galleries, the town of Langley, and Deception Pass are also nearby.
Best suited for: families, romantic getaways, couples retreats, girls weekends away, small reunions, great stays when attending a wedding, holiday gatherings, anniversary present for the grandparents, rewards for employees, adventure-seekers, and many more.
Visit our website, see our video, and read our reviews, and.... look no further. Stay and Play at Sandpiper Haven.
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- 1100 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Low Allergen Environment
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
Great for families. Even babies and young children. We supply a portacrib, booster seat and linens for young tots. We have outlet safety covers, and also adjustable safety locks for the cabinet under sink where kids need to stay out of....moreless
NOT ADA approved, but accessible to individuals with some limitations. Not wheelchair accessible (yet). This is a single story home with additional beach access at nearby boat launch (3 doors down) so may be accessible/appropriate for some handicapped individuals or those with limited mobility. There is a handrail to help get up the three steps to the front door. The first bathroom is large enough to get a wheelchair through but again, not fully ADA accessible (stay tuned, we are working on this)....moreless
- Non Smoking Only:
Pets Not Allowed:
We are a low allergen environment. We have significant allergies in our own family. For this reason, no pets and no smoking allowed on the property, no exceptions. Sorry and thank you for understanding....moreless
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Bring your cell phone. There is no land line in the unit but cell phone coverage is quite good. Spotting scope with bird books and binoculars in LR. Basic fishing gear provided with 3 rods. Crab pots available during crabbing season. Digging gear for clamming or collecting famous Penn Cove Mussels off the beach (license needed). Note occasional closures to these seasons. Complementary HIGH SPEED wireless WIFi internet available with two dedicated lines. HDTV with cable, and Roku with complimentary Netflix and Amazon Prime. Plenty to watch. No DVR or On-Demand....moreless
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
Satellite / Cable:
Cable TV. No On-Demand, but you can always plug in your computer/ipad to the HDTV. We also provide a ROKU and complimentary NetFlix and Amazon Prime with loads of additional movies available....moreless
Good supply of toys for kids from toddlers on up, including Thomas the Tank train set, building blocks, Duplos Blocks, Lincoln Logs, and more. Beach toys included tools for digging on the beach, kites...moreless
- Video Library:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
- Mountain View:
- Near The Ocean
- Ocean View:
I got a question about this, 'why isn't it oceanfront' so I decided to click 'yes' and explain. We look at the Puget Sound, which is salt water, yes. But this is a cove, and not the wide open beach I think of on the Pacific Ocean coastline. Hope that clarifies any questions about this....moreless
- Water View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Activities Guide
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Filtered Water
- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Living Area
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Sofa Bed
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
Well-supplied kitchen with the comforts of home - full-sized fridge, range, toaster, microwave, coffee pot (and usually coffee), and much of the pots (including lobster pot), glasses, and other amenities you are likely to think of. Many spices....moreless
- Lobster Pot
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Beach Umbrellas
- Deck / Patio:
- Deck Furniture
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Furniture
Pool / Spa
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Off-Peak Early Winter 2015
Nov 30 - Dec 21, 2015
2 night min stay
Winter Holidays 2015
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2016
3 night min stay
Jan 3 - Feb 29, 2016
2 night min stay
Shoulder: March-Late May
Mar 1 - May 26, 2016
2 night min stay
Early Peak Summer 2016
May 27 - Jun 9, 2016
3 night min stay
Jun 10 - Sep 30, 2016
7 night min stay
Fall 2016 Shoulder
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2016
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee (up to 4) $110 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Tax Rate 10.7%
Cleaning Fee (add $15 for each person over 4 Guests): $150 for 2+ week stays up to 4 Guests, add $30 for each additional Guest).
Additional 10.7% WA Sales & Hospital Tax is non-negotiable. The state and county requires it.
$250 Refundable Security Deposit ($500 for 2+ Weeks). Our policy is to try to get this returned to you within a couple business days of your departure if all looks well though our Hospitality Agreement states 2 weeks.
30d cancellation policy (60d for greater than 2 week stays)
NO PETS. NO SMOKING. STRICTLY ENFORCED.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Sandpiper Haven is directly on Penn Cove is uniquely situated between Oak Harbor and Coupeville, Washington, on beautiful Whidbey Island. The region features the best of the Northwest with water activities, hiking, biking, fishing, boating, kayaking, clamming, wildlife viewing, whale watching, and just plain kicking back to relax.
Other Activities: Clamming, crabbing, fishing, kayaking, whale-watching, boating. Visit our website for many links to these activities and places to also rent gear. We provide a crab pot, fishing gear, and digging equipment for clamming and mussel digging.
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: We are a family of four and have always loved the out of doors. Here we are in the Kenai Fjords exploring in 2014. Julie grew up outside of Boston, and Pete in Durango, and we both met out in the Seattle area back in 1994 through our love of kayaking and the out-of-doors. Come and stay at our home and see what we enjoy so much about the Pacific Northwest (PNW), Whidbey Island, and Sandpiper Haven in particular.
Why the Owner Chose Oak Harbor:
We love Whidbey Island and have spent years traveling around the Pacific Northwest exploring. We looked at many different communities when considering a second home. Whidbey Island was by far the winner, and Sandpiper Haven took the cake. We are hooked. Whidbey has so much of everything great that the northwest to offer and perfect our family - views, mountains, water, beach, hiking, biking, clamming, kayaking, fishing, and exploring, or just plain kicking back as a family with games, puzzles, a good home-cooked meal, or curling up on the couch with a good book.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Sandpiper Haven is really 'Heaven' to us - we love the beauty, peace, direct access to beach, easy exploring of the area, and comfort of this beautiful home. Sometimes we choose to just simply hang out and do puzzles, play games, read books, and enjoy each other's company. Other times, we love sitting on the expansive deck viewing wildlife such as the bald eagle that perched on our nearby dock for TWO hours the other day, or the kingfisher hovering right out front and the abundance of hummingbirds that are curious beautiful little birds. If you can't find Julie she might be sipping her coffee in the morning or enjoying an evening glass of wine at our peaceful private promontory. And then there is kayaking, clamming, crabbing, boating, and all the great parks and exploring nearby. A short drive to Coupeville is always rewarded with ice cream for the kids at their fabulous ice cream parlor, Kapaw's ($3 for 3 scoops, no joke!). A short trip over to Port-Townsend on the ferry is rewarded with visits to Nana and lots of great restaurants and shops and an old fort to explore too (okay, so you can't probably visit our Nana, but it is a fun town). Come and enjoy Sandpiper Haven and we hope (believe) that you'll love to come back year after year! Just read our Reviews and see what others have to say.... We now have several Guests who have visited 4 times! And many who have booked 3 times. We strive to create a home where Guests can feel comfortable coming back year after year and creating memories to last a lifetime! It brings us great joy.
- Primary: +1 2063955540 8am - 9pm Pacific Time, please
Links to more information:
Beautiful Waterfront Beach Cabin on Penn Cove with great VIEWS, Whidbey Island
Winter Sunrise Magic. One spot to enjoy BOTH sunrise and sunset in winters. Wow.
Spacious LR with River Rock Gas Fireplace, Queen foam topper sleeper-sofa, HDTV
Expandable table and inside dining for 8. And, of course, amazing setting.
Well-supplied Kitchen with Modern Amenities, High Quality Cookware.
Two Twins in the 2nd bedroom. Make a King Bed with foam joiner and extra linens.
Historic town of Coupeville, visible across the Cove, is just 10 min away.
Views of Majestic Olympic Mountains from the deck. Watch the sky change.
Juvenile eagles overhead, thanks Guest Clyde Comstock (see Comstock Photography)
Winter beauty, after the rains. Courtesy Guest
Dusk, looking across Penn Cove toward Coupeville.
Enjoy the private firepit, firewood provided: Sunset to S'Mores.
Crab Feast on the deck with crab caught right off shore (crabbing season only).
Borrow our kayaks to explore the cove or our 12' rowboat to crab (Peak Months).
Enjoy the expansive nearly 180' views of mountains and water from most rooms.
Rise early and enjoy magical morning light from the Great Room.
Pillow-Top Queen Bed in the Master bedroom. Same beautiful views across the Cove
Tons of Games and puzzles (and much more than shown) for kids of all ages.
Private Promontory to enjoy your morning coffee. Miles of beach to explore.
View of Sandpiper Haven from the water. Short private path (20 steps) to beach.
Access to private heated community pool, Mem Day wkend, and mid-June-Labor Day.
Well-lit paths, beautifully landscaped grounds in NW Style
Winter sunset over the Olympics Mountains from the deck.
Peaceful, beautiful, relaxing. Read our reviews and see what sets us apart.
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Monday, November 30, 2015
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