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No Bank Beachfront Home on Private Beach - Keystone Sand Spit

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Westerly view toward Olympic Mountains, our Beach House to far right

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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

This private beach house is located within the Ebey's Reserve National Reserve Park area and is situated on the west side of Whidbey Island on its own private beach. The home is in the middle of the Keystone Spit in a national park adjacent to Fort Casey State Park, yet the Beach House is just four miles from the historic town of Coupeville, a Red Apple grocery store and Whidbey General Hospital. The home is surrounded on three sides by public property and only has three neighbors to the west. This home is not stacked and packed into a large development of beach houses but instead is part of a small in-holding within and between State and National park areas. You will really enjoy the privacy.

You can relax in 2800 + square feet of comfort in this fully equipped home. The large private fenced backyard goes almost all the way to the high tide line of Puget Sound. Since several people have asked, our property is on the water and it is private waterfront. There is over 2 miles of State owned beach to the east of ours, but it is pretty quiet and rarely used. An adjustable forced air heating system will keep you warm in the winter and the AC will keep you cool in the summer.

Enjoy wonderful water, mountain, and shipping views from almost every room in the house. A huge deck with four foot tall, one-quarter inch thick safety glass walls is perfect for dinner and drinks. We are immediately adjacent to almost two miles of publicly owned 'Ebey's Reserve' beach so our location feels very private. Puget Sound is due south and the Lake Crockett bird refuge is due north across the street, so there is a lot of water views in almost all directions. There are so many different views of the site that you should request a link to more photos so you can get a better idea.

One of my favorite views is to the west right before sunset of the Colonel's house in old Fort Casey. I have some great pictures of this and will forward a link upon request.

The Beach House is only a five minute (flat) walk to the Keystone Ferry with service to Port Townsend! The ferry leaves from very close by and lands right in the heart of the waterfront of the beautiful town of Port Townsend, so no car is needed to enjoy the fine restaurants, shopping, and other amenities available there.

Outdoor activities abound here, with fantastic salmon fishing and crabbing, wonderful kayaking or world class diving from your backyard. The public boat launch is next to the ferry terminal and is less than one minute by car. The home is bounded by Fort Casey State Park on east, Puget Sound on the south, and Crockett Lake on the north. Whidbey Island is the home of Naval Air Station Oak Harbor. The aircraft, ships, subs, and parachutists can appear at anytime. The aircraft and parachutists have been seen flying in most areas, including overhead.

This smoke-free home is located in the middle of the main waterfowl flyway of Whidbey Island. For you runners, the distance around the lake is 5.6 miles. An excellent training area for both running and biking. A wise choice for the family that wishes to be close to the cities, but maintain their privacy.

This home is 90 minutes from Seattle (including Ferry) and 75 minutes from Bellingham by car. The local airport is 15 minutes away and air taxi can be arranged with Kenmore Air 866 435 9524. The 25 minute trip from Seattle is scheduled 4 times a week.

The Beach House is equipped for 8 persons in four separate and quiet bedrooms and is kid friendly. There is also one additional semi private sleeping area not including the great room with a King sized Murphy bed. One of the ground floor rooms with a king bed also has a large window seat that can also be utilized as a sleeping area.

The home has DSL internet and a wireless router for easy use by guests. Each bedroom has two cat5 ethernet jacks to connect to the network too. DirecTV service is provided on at least 2 TV's .

We recently added a gym quality LifeFitness 9500 Elliptical training machine.

Please ask to be added to our e-mail mailing list for updates and any special low-season offers. Check out additional pictures below and ask me to send you a link for more.

Keywords: Beach, waterfront, Keystone, Coupeville, large, Fort Casey, Sand Spit

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We require supervising adults of at least 25 years of age which will be verified at check-in by staff....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Driftwood all over, large fenced yard between house and beach, kids bedroom with boat beds, basketball hoop with several balls, little kid toys for beach digging and sand castles. Large safety glass deck area on upper floor. Also infant access gate at top of stairs on inside of home....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely NO smoking allowed!...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No exceptions due to allergies...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The ground floor is almost fully wheel chair accessible and the recently remodeled ground floor bathroom is completely accessible for wheelchairs with a variety of grab bars in shower....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 11-12

  • A. Master: 1 king

    master bath w/ separate shower and soaking tub...moreless

  • B. Bedroom ground floor: 1 king, 1 child bed

    Includes King, 3 sided child bed and large window seat...moreless

  • C. Bedroom ground floor 3: 1 king

    has two large skylights...moreless

  • D. Bedroom 4 Ground floor: 3 twin/ single

    2 Kids 'boat' beds with 1 trundle, all 3 twin size...moreless

  • Murphy Bed in Rec Room: 1 murphy bed

    King Murphy bed in rec room, moderate privacy...moreless

  • King size beds (3) 3 King Beds plus a King Murphy bed (the master is a Cal King)., Twin or Single Beds (3) Two 'boat' beds with a trundle (for a third twin bed), Murphy Beds (1) A king murphy bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Master Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

    Large master bathroom with heat stone floor...moreless

  • Guest Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

    Guest bathroom upper floor with heated floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 3, Ground Floor: toilet, shower

    Handicap accessible, shower with grab bars, heated floor...moreless

  • The ground floor bathroom has been newly remodeled and improved to allow handicap access, large walk in stone tile shower with grab bars and heated floor throughout....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Reverse osmosis system for pure drinking water, several big screen televisions with DVD/VCR/CD home theater, fire pit at beach and lounger chairs, and two large jetted bathtubs with heated travertine floors....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    A Blu-Ray Sony home theatre on the ground floor 65 inch Mitsubishi that also has streaming from Netflix....moreless

  • Games:

    Several board games like Scrabble, Monopoly, Life etc....moreless

  • Music Library:

    On networked computer storage...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) We have 3 televisions connected to Dish TV service with the Hopper allowing you to record and watch simultaneously. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Whole house ceiling and wall mount speakers for ambience music from Receiver upstairs with aux inputs for MP3 players....moreless

  • Television:

    Flat panel HD 55 inch on upper floor in living room, 42inch flat panel in master and a HD 65 inch projection widescreen on ground floor (with Netflix)....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Game Console:

    XBox360 on ground floor 65 inch TV. C'mon, go out to the beach!...moreless

  • Video Games:

    No XBOX 360 games besides free one. Consoles set up in ground floor rec room so you can send kids downstairs....moreless

  • Video Library:

    WD media players, DVDs, a DVR from DirecTV and streaming services through Netflix...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    360 views of our private beach and miles of beach east and west along Admiralty Inlet, Puget Sound, Lake Crockett (North), top of Mt Rainier, Pt Townsend & the Olympics mountains, sunrise to sunset....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    This is a waterfront home. The beach is a mix of sand and small flat rocks and plenty of driftwood to play with. Lots of flotsam and jetsam shows up each day. Go out early and see what washes up!...moreless

  • Lake View:

    Lake Crockett is immediately north of our property across State Route 20. Lake Crockett is a bird sanctuary and considered the best bird watching location on Whidbey Island....moreless

  • Monument View:

    Fort Casey State Park is about a 1/2 mile to the west. It has massive artillery pieces that form part of the triangulation of fire along with Fort Flagler & Fort Warden that protected Puget Sound....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Views of Olympic Mountains to west and southwest & top of Mt Rainier to south....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    The 'ocean' is a little bit of an exagerration. This house is at the junction of the Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan De Fuca. The Pacific Ocean is about 100 miles west....moreless

  • Water View:

    You can see water almost everywhere. 180 degree views to south of Admiralty Inlet and shipping traffic of Puget Sound and 180 degree views of Lake Crockett to north. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    large table that can squeeze in 12 and a smaller table that can easily work for 4....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Large heat pump system functions as AC when needed....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    DSL internet access via wired and wireless router. Internet/CAT5 jacks in each bedroom, the rec room and main living area plus wireless....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Two front load dryers for guest use on top of the high speed washers....moreless

  • Computer Available:

    Reasonably fast Windows 7 Pro computer in main living room on upper floor....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Fake fireplace on upper floor....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    LifeFitness elliptical....moreless

  • Garage:

    Portable basketball hoop and basketballs....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    A very large heat pump system with a propane backup system....moreless

  • Internet:

    DSL Internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Yes linens provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    55 inch HD TV and plenty of seating as this room is adjacent to the kitchen bar counter. Excellent views from this common area....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    T-Mobile, Sprint & ATT have excellent 4 bar coverage. Verizon is pretty good. We have heard no complaints about reception....moreless

  • Parking:

    Lots of parking, large site...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Large parking areas on site along circular driveway. We have had over 50 cars at the house....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Ample amounts of onsite parking....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Yes towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Two newer stackable units for guest use. Both spin at high speed and are front loaders....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Passcode provided with rental agreement...moreless

Kitchen

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Awesome 48' Dacor Epicure Dual Fuel range with a gas cooktop and TWO convection ovens....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwave popcorn packs in the cabinet next to it....moreless

  • Oven:

    One 30 inch wide and one 18 inch wide convection Dacor ovens....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We maintain salt, pepper, olive oil, and typical seasonings along with microwave popcorn in the cabinets...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Newer 25 cubic foot three door armoire style with ice and water....moreless

  • Stove:

    48' Dacor gas cooktop with 6 well spaced burners....moreless

  • Toaster:

    4 slice Cuisinart...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large view deck as seen in pictures above very large concrete patio area....moreless

  • Golf:

    There are several golf courses on island within about 20 minutes from house....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large yards in front and back of house...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Rear deck barbeque attached to the house propane tank so you will never run out. PLEASE make sure to turn off as it will run for a long time....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    During summer the Fort Casey/Camp Casey pool is open to guest with adults $4 per person. It is about 1/2 mile from house....moreless

  • Jetted Tub:

    (2) Two large jetted jacuzzi tubs....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer '15
Jun 20 - Sep 8, 2015
5 night min stay
$500
$3,250

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $464 Nightly


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Non Summer 2015-16
Sep 9 - Jun 24, 2016
2 night min stay
$300

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2016
Jun 25 - Sep 11, 2016
5 night min stay
$500

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$500
$3,250

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $464 Nightly


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 10.7%

Notes:

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Base rate is for four (4) persons. Additional persons @ $25 night per person.

We offer a $250 discount for each week long stay.


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Location

4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Toby's
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Washington State Ferry Coupeville - Pt Townsend
Coupeville
Nearest Motorway
Highway 20 is at end of driveway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Keystone Cafe across from Ferry Terminal
Coupeville
Nearest Beach
our back yard and two+ miles to east

Car: Recommended

Walk the beach to collect drift wood and what else shows up, building fort with the driftwood, walking to the Keystone Cafe for great ice cream, extraordinary bird and ship watching, exploring Fort Casey State Park and watching rabbits scamper about. Other nearby attractions include wine tasting/winery tours, bike rides, cute historic town of Coupeville (2nd oldest City in Washington State). The home is an easy walk to Fort Casey State Park and the Washington State Ferry at Coupeville (Keystone) to the historic 'Victorian' town of Pt. Townsend and further to the Olympic Mountains and Hurricane Ridge. The Lake Crockett Wildlife Refuge/Bird Sanctuary is located immediately across the street to the north of our house and is great for birdwatching of Eagles, Owls, Herons, Sandpipers and a lot more.

The house faces the entrance to Puget Sound from the Strait of Juan De Fuca & Pacific Ocean and ALL shipping traffic passes right in front of the house.

Great restaurants in Coupeville include 'The Oyster Catcher' open from Wednesday to Sunday and 'Christopher's' open 7 days per week. Please also try to drop in at 'Bayleaf' for great high end wine, cheeses, and specialty foodstuffs. The best espresso & coffee you will find is at the end of the Coupeville Wharf at 'Local Grown' opening by 6:30am. Ask William for a 'mexican latte' which are fantastic and hot!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: We are busy professionals in Seattle (mom is a pediatrician at Ballard Pediatrics and dad is a mortgage banker at Westwood Mortgage) and we wanted to find a place out of the city for our family. Our boys love the beach (don't all kids) and Whidbey Island is beautiful with the peacefulness of the San Juan Islands but with nearby services like a Hospital right up the road. Since we are very busy and can't get up to this property as much as we desire, we have chosen to share this home with you. We hope you can create some great memories with yoru friends and family like we do.

Why the Owner Chose Coupeville:
This home is located in a small sliver of private property of 7 homes surrounded by park property, wildlife refuge, a Washington State Ferry Terminal (Coupeville to Pt. Townsend), an underwater dive park (Keystone Underwater Park) and both fresha nd salt water. So, how often can you buy a beach house inside of a Park? Central Whidbey and Ebey's Reserve is like the San Juan Islands without the 5+ hour journey and lack of services. Our relatively isolated home sits within the Ebey's Landing National Reserve Park and feels a lot further away than 1.5 hours from Seattle. There is great Salmon fishing right on our beach. Our house is on the east end of the seven homes and it is adjacent to over two miles of State of Washington owned beach and park area.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Wonderful walks on the beach collecting beach glass and various other things that wash ashore, piles of driftwood, sunrises and sunsets, happy islanders, and a generally relaxed feeling. We can't get enough. Our family and friends love to visit. This house is not scrunched up against a long row of homes, you can have some quiet privacy. Switch this Google map to satellite view and see how much open space you can enjoy when you are here. Watch ferries come and go all day long from the beach or the deck.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Westerly view toward Olympic Mountains, our Beach House to far right

    Westerly view toward Olympic Mountains, our Beach House to far right

  • SE view from Hwy 20, note last power pole (no neighbors to east for miles)

    SE view from Hwy 20, note last power pole (no neighbors to east for miles)

  • View of living room toward our beach area and Admiralty Inlet in Puget Sound.

    View of living room toward our beach area and Admiralty Inlet in Puget Sound.

  • Kitchen Island and living area on upper floor.

    Kitchen Island and living area on upper floor.

  • Master bedroom king bed view from master bathroom.

    Master bedroom king bed view from master bathroom.

  • Kids bedroom with two twin mattress Boat Beds with one pull out trundle bed.

    Kids bedroom with two twin mattress Boat Beds with one pull out trundle bed.

  • Ground floor bedroom w/ King bed, child bed & large window seat sleeping area

    Ground floor bedroom w/ King bed, child bed & large window seat sleeping area

  • Large deck on the water side of the house

    Large deck on the water side of the house

  • View to north across Lake Crockett toward Fort Casey.

    View to north across Lake Crockett toward Fort Casey.

  • Driftwood and seating at beach.

    Driftwood and seating at beach.

  • Watch the ferry come and go while sitting at the beach

    Watch the ferry come and go while sitting at the beach

  • Go fishing right out front. Salmon runs along the shoreline are terrific.

    Go fishing right out front. Salmon runs along the shoreline are terrific.

  • Deck view of Olympic Mountains & Keystone Ferry at Sunset

    Deck view of Olympic Mountains & Keystone Ferry at Sunset

  • Upper floor kitchen island. Note large Dacor range and new refer.

    Upper floor kitchen island. Note large Dacor range and new refer.

  • Upper floor living and kitchen, please note 12 seat dining table in foreground.

    Upper floor living and kitchen, please note 12 seat dining table in foreground.

  • Master bathroom and large jetted Jacuzzi soaking tub.

    Master bathroom and large jetted Jacuzzi soaking tub.

  • Ground floor bedroom with kind bed.

    Ground floor bedroom with kind bed.

  • View toward beach from house showing deck and large patio.

    View toward beach from house showing deck and large patio.

  • View southerly showing huge new concrete patio and walkway to beach.

    View southerly showing huge new concrete patio and walkway to beach.

  • View from fire pit at beach toward the house.

    View from fire pit at beach toward the house.

  • Enjoy a nap in an Adirondack chair on the beach.

    Enjoy a nap in an Adirondack chair on the beach.

  • Watch Whidbey Island NAS Search & Rescue training ops out front if you are lucky

    Watch Whidbey Island NAS Search & Rescue training ops out front if you are lucky

  • Dungeness crab season usually runs from 4th of July to Labor Day.

    Dungeness crab season usually runs from 4th of July to Labor Day.

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