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'Harbor View Grand'—Grand View, Home, and Concert Grand Piano.

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Last updated: 07/21/2014
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  • Pets considered:No
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Oak Harbor house description

With over 3000 square feet on three levels, The “Harbor View Grand” lives up to its name both literally and figuratively. The concert grand piano, the sauna, and the huge NEW 480 gallon Jacuzzi brand hot tub are just part of what make it so enjoyable. This spacious architect-designed residence was custom built to maximize the incredible 180 degree panoramic view from this property. And does it ever!

The entire east side of the main level is primarily a wall of windows. From the kitchen, dining room, and living room you can enjoy an unobstructed view that spans from Mt. Baker to Mr. Rainer. You will see the Cascade mountains, the city of Oak Harbor, the harbor itself, a good portion of Puget Sound, Saratoga Passage, and Penn Cove. Maylor’s Point, Camano Island, and much of South Whidbey Island are also on display. At night, the view is just as stellar. The city of Oak Harbor and all the neighboring territory from Camano Island to south Whidbey put on a sparkling light show for free, to say nothing of the moon as it appears in the sky and glimmers across the water. With such a magnificent unobstructed view of the water, mountains, city, and neighboring territory, the view here is grand—day and night!

While you will never tire of the view, you will want to enjoy the rest of our home. Hungry? On the main level is a gourmet kitchen full of dishes, pots, pans, cooking utensils, and newer appliances. There is a convection oven, smooth top stove, large side by side refrigerator/freezer, built-in microwave, and a quiet-as-can-be dishwasher. A comfortable breakfast bar seats 2-3 people should anybody just want to sit and have a quick bite.

The nearby living room has a huge, vaulted open beam ceiling with exposed tongue and groove wood that serves the 7’ Baldwin concert grand piano extremely well. (What a great room for music!) We are the original owners of this incredibly powerful yet delicately nuanced instrument and have kept it tuned, regulated, and maintained religiously. This piano is worthy of the best pianists among us. Can’t play the piano? There is an outstanding stereo system that highlights a classic audiophile set of M&K speakers with matching subwoofer that sound incredible!

The lower level has a large family/TV room complete with a wet bar, small fridge, pellet stove, and 47” cable TV which is hooked into another great stereo system. Lots of CDs and DVD’s are also available. This room has a newer sleeper sofa. The lower level also has a 4 person Nordic cedar sauna which can be operated wet (steam) or dry.

Outside on the covered patio is a huge 480 gallon J-375 Jacuzzi hot tub that accommodates 6 people, including one in a full chase-type lounge seat. This deluxe model has a built in radio and many lighting options, a waterfall, and comfortable built in head-rests, and easy opening cover lift that one person can open and close in a jiffy. Talk about relaxing, the 46 jets can be adjusted to just the perfect strength to provide a rejuvenating, relaxing, and pro-quality massage. Jacuzzi engineers even made sure to include jets for a foot massage! We leave the Jacuzzi in operation all 365 days of the year, but no matter when you use it, when you are done you will come out relaxed~

The top level contains the master bedroom/bathroom and the “peak” bedroom. The master bedroom has a king Tempurpedic bed and high vaulted ceiling with a bank of floor to ceiling windows that provide a great view to the north that includes Mt. Baker. The master bath has both a shower and a jetted tub. The peak bedroom with its large vaulted ceiling looks out over the world from the highest point in our home. This room has two beds and is the favorite bedroom for anyone who likes to climb a ladder. Across from the single bed near the base of another bank of windows is a ladder that leads to the loft. Here you will find a cozy and comfortable double mattress bed on the carpet. This bed is the clear choice of younger family members, although a younger couple will find it as romantic as can be! The city lights are in full view when looking out the windows while tucked in bed.

In addition to the gourmet kitchen, elegant living room, and a dining area which has six leather chairs and large travertine dining table, the main level has two well appointed bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with a double bed. Both of these rooms have their own flat screen TV’s and DVD players. The laundry room and full bath complete with double sinks are located on this level. There are also extra folding tables that can be set up if 10 or 11 people want to dine at once. (We would put a folding table at the end of the travertine table and could seat 10 comfortably all at once. You can seat 11 but you might need to set up one or both of the folding tables separate from the dining table, or a couple of people can eat in the kitchen.)

Outside the main level on the east side of the house is a large deck with 8 chairs. At the end of the deck is a large round table for six and area suitable for dining should the weather be warm. The view from the deck is truly magnificent and eating in the open air makes the food taste just a little better.

No matter the time of year, the Harbor View Grand is an exceptional place to stay. There are no curtains, just windows galore which makes this home bright and airy no matter the weather outside. A good storm is an event not to be missed when looking out our main windows, the high vaulted ceilings allow you to hear the soothing sound of the rain as it pitterpats away on the roof.

The Harbor View Grand is centrally located high atop a hill in Oak Harbor just minutes from restaurants, shopping, public beaches, a wonderful public indoor swimming pool, Deception Pass State Park, and Deception Pass Bridge. Just 12 minutes from the Harbor View Grand, the Deception Pass park and bridge are scenic beyond words (its the most visited state park in Washington State) and a person can spend hours walk the beach and the wooded trails along the ocean. Five minutes away is NAS Whidbey Island. From our home you can drive to the San Juan Islands ferry in 35 minutes and to the Olympic Peninsula ferry in just 20 minutes. When based at the Harbor View Grand, you can explore all of Whidbey Island—its many parks, beaches, shopping, and dining—and never be more than an hour away. It makes a great central base for exploring the San Juan Islands, the Olympic Penninsula, and the mainland from Seattle to Vancouver, British Columbia which is only 2 hour drive.

The Harbor View Grand makes for a great getaway for a family, a wonderful rendezvous location for a group of friends, or a restful planning retreat for business or religious groups. If you do not know it already, we love this home and are confident you will, too.

Keywords: home, retreat,

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Minimum Age Limit for Renters : Must be 25 years of age and on premesis during stay. No children below the age of 10. Teens must have responsible supervision....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Absolutely no pets. ...moreless

              • Not Suitable For Children

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 9-11

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Bedroom 3

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              • Bedroom 4

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              • Convertible bed(s)

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              • King size beds (1) In the master bedroom on the top level. Queen size Beds (1) One of the two bedrooms on the main level has a queen bed. Double Beds (2) Two double beds. One of the bedrooms on the main level has a double bed, as does the loft in the 'Peak' bedroom. Twin or Single Beds (1) In the Peak bedroom on the top level. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The blue sleeper sofa in the TV room on the lower level can also be made into a queen bed. ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Refrigerator

              Amenities

              • Covered Parking:

                There is covered parking for two vehicles and you can also park another vehicle on the back lawn. More parking on the street below the house....moreless

              • Living Room:

                Large vaulted ceiling in the living and dining room which holds the couch, chairs, the Baldwin SF-10 grand piano, and high end stereo system...moreless

              • Heating:

                Central Forced air Heat and A/C. Very quite....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                We keep laundry soap on hand for our guests...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Air Conditioning
              • Wood Stove
              • Parking Off Street
              • Wood Fireplace
              • Linens Provided
              • Towels Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • 7' BALDWIN SF10 GRAND PIANO,

                  Entertainment

                  • Video Library
                  • VCR
                  • CD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Music Library
                  • DVD Player
                  • Stereo

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Computer Available
                  • Broadband Access

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub
                  • Jetted Tub
                  • Sauna

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                  • Mountain View
                  • Ocean View

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • Golf
                  • Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hiking
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shopping
                  • Shelling
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Playground
                  • Marina
                  • Library
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                   

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                  Summer: June 1-Sept 20: $300/nt - 3 nt minimum (or $350/nt for 2 nts) $1800/week
                  Fall: Sept 21-Oct 31: $250/nt - 3 nt minimum (or $300/nt for 2 nts)  $1500/week
                  Winter: Nov 1-Mar 31: $200/nt - 3 nt minimum (or $250/nt for 2 nts)  $1200/week
                  Spring: Apr 1-May 31: $250/nt - 3 nt minimum (or $300/nt for 2 nts)  $1500/week
                  Holidays/holiday weekends: $300/nt - 3 nt minimum (or $350/nt for 2 nts)
                  Rates do not include WA State tax & Lodging tax (currently 10.7%)
                  No Children under 10 - Strict No Smoking - No Pet Policy - Cleaning Fee: $200
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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1998

                  Why the Owner Chose Oak Harbor:
                  We bought this house 15 years ago as our dream house, and so it continues today. We have updated, remodeled, and maintained it every step of the way. Furthermore, our caretakers are meticulous with their cleaning. The home is not just beautiful, it is clean top to bottom.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  The view literally is mesmerizing. My wife and I would often sit at the dining table for hours after dinner just looking out the windows and visiting. We watch everything from sailboats coming into the harbor to jets flying by high in the sky. Because the Harbor View Grand is located in the city limits, it is centrally located to much of what Whidbey Island and is all about. Because it is set high on a hill and is on a nearly half-acre lot with many mature fir trees, the Harbor View Grand has a rural park-like setting and feel.


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Living Room.

                    Living Room.

                  • Gourmet Kitchen, and view!

                    Gourmet Kitchen, and view!

                  • Dining area with travertine dining table and leather high back chairs.

                    Dining area with travertine dining table and leather high back chairs.

                  • Family/game/TV room on lower level,

                    Family/game/TV room on lower level,

                  • Huge 480 gallon Jacuzzi holds 6 comfortably, including 1 in lounge seat.

                    Huge 480 gallon Jacuzzi holds 6 comfortably, including 1 in lounge seat.

                  • Hot tub at night w/outside light off. ~Romantic!!! 48 jets= pro-quality massage.

                    Hot tub at night w/outside light off. ~Romantic!!! 48 jets= pro-quality massage.

                  • Master bath with jetted tub and shower.

                    Master bath with jetted tub and shower.

                  • Double bed in loft (ladder access) has a great view of city and water—Romantic!

                    Double bed in loft (ladder access) has a great view of city and water—Romantic!

                  • Power and tenderness all in one.

                    Power and tenderness all in one.

                  • Breakfast bar

                    Breakfast bar

                  • Early morning photo taken just after sunrise.

                    Early morning photo taken just after sunrise.

                  • View from the family room out to Jacuzzi's flagship J-375 hot tub.

                    View from the family room out to Jacuzzi's flagship J-375 hot tub.

                  • Evening time with city lights in the distance.  Outside light on for family time

                    Evening time with city lights in the distance. Outside light on for family time

                  • Master bedroom with Tempurpedic king bed and floor to ceiling wall of windows.

                    Master bedroom with Tempurpedic king bed and floor to ceiling wall of windows.

                  • Peak bedroom with twin bed on floor and ladder to the double bed in the loft.

                    Peak bedroom with twin bed on floor and ladder to the double bed in the loft.

                  • The Sauna is connected to the lower level bathroom complete with a shower.

                    The Sauna is connected to the lower level bathroom complete with a shower.

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                  Date last modified - Saturday, June 21, 2014

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                  4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
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