At the Water's Edge! Fantastic Beach, Amazing Views, a Spacious Retreat!
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Coupeville house description
Spend hours beach combing on the shores of Admiralty Bay or gazing out at the Olympic Mountains and Keystone ferry making it's run across the Sound. Fly kites and explore the big guns at nearby Fort Casey or hop a ferry to the historic town of Port Townsend for dining or shopping. Beach comb and bird watch, scuba dive and scour the horizon for submarines and cruise ships. Did we mention the spa day option in Coupeville? All this is possible from our beach home situated at water's edge and surrounded by a 1600+ acre wildlife preserve, the largest in the Pacific NorthWest. Our home is adjacent to a State owned preserve and feels very private. We are located on Whidbey's Scenic Isle Way 90 minutes from Seattle (including ferry from Mukilteo) and minutes from cute and historic Coupeville.
Our kid friendly, no smoking two-bedroom, two-and-one-half bath home (2359sqft) is perfectly suited for two couples or a family. The two large, bedroom suites each feature a queen-size bed. The recreation room includes a new 46 inch flat screen, DVD, satellite TV, high speed internet and wifi throughout the house. The living room/dining room, kitchen covers the full width of the house and is completely windowed for maximum view.There is a murphy bed located in the dining room (which closes off with pocket doors),overlooking the water. The kitchen features everything a gourmet cook could want plus there is an outdoor beach barbecue (firepit) area. The house is heated with two gas fireplaces that will take the chill off any of those on shore breezes you may encounter.
An 800-square-foot deck just steps from the water and two enclosed patio areas give you plenty of room to sun, nap, read, or just 'be.' A second, fully-enclosed, court yard located outside one of the bedrooms for star gazing, bird watching, or just solitude and relaxation. Recent new bathroom addition (2012) and new carpet throughout (2013).
Listen to the birds as they flit about - you are in the middle of one of the largest bird sanctuaries in Washington State. Or go for a walk - there are miles of trails at Fort Casey and nearby Ebey's Landing. You could go into one of the historic towns on Whidbey Island - Coupeville, Greenbank, or Langley. Deception Pass State Park is just a short drive away - a site visitors come from far away to see. On occasion during the summer, the jet Prowler squadron based at Whidbey Naval Air Station practice touch and go up at the airstrip about a mile away. You can park at the end of that airstrip and watch them roar overhead or you can admire them from our deck. You will never lack for things to do - or not to do if you so please. You might even be lucky enough to have our resident bald eagle sit on the flagpole for your viewing enjoyment!
Ask us for our information sheet of local points of interest and recommendations. If you'd like to read even more reviews from previous guests, ask us and we'd be happy to send them to you.
Keywords: Beachfront, on the water, view, beach
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Pets Considered
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Child's Highchair
- Washing Machine:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Parking Off Street:
- Linens Provided:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Hair Dryer
- Towels Provided
- New carpet installed thoughout in 2013. Two Fireplaces, Phone & Internet service, Toys & Games, Refrigerator & Ice Maker, Cooking Utensils, Dishes Silverware for 12, Spices, Linens- blankets, towels, soap, shampoo are provided, Washer-Dryer, Charcoal grill, and a second Charcoal Grill-Firepit overlooking the Beach, Child's Play/Pac and High Chair available, Ceiling fan & portable fans, Deck table, chairs and lounges, Telescope and tripod, Electric heater in all rooms....moreless
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet:
- Broadband Access
- Computer Available
- Deck / Patio:
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
Beautiful and relaxing
Beautiful and relaxing
Beautiful home and one of the most relaxing vacation homes I have ever been to. I would definately recommend this property to anyone lookig for a relaxing vacation.
- Guest mlvm (spokane, wa)
- Date of stay 08/16/08
- Review Submitted 08/26/08
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, pet owners.
Great Getaway on Whidbey
Great Getaway on Whidbey
If you want to get away, this is the perfect place to do it. It actually seems a lot farther away from the Seattle metro than it is. The description was accurate. The house offers anything you need. It has a well stocked kitchen. Everything is well maintained. The outside deck faces south, so watching the ships come out of Seattle is pretty cool. You can walk to the Ferry to Port Townsend and spend the day there also. You have only one house to your left facing the water, then a state park. A few houses to your right then another part of a park and the ferry. It is quiet and relaxing Very close to Coupeville, where we ate out a few nights, so even though it seems remote, it is not. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this is the place to be.
- Guest Don B. (Redmond, WA)
- Date of stay 08/17/13
- Review Submitted 11/24/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners.
Great Get Away!
Great Get Away!
The location and house amenities are excellent. Just right for a weekend retreat for relaxation and rest!
- Guest Ken T.
- Date of stay 11/08/13
- Review Submitted 11/17/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, pet owners, romantic getaway.
Bigger than the photos
Bigger than the photos
The house is well laid out to enjoy the fantastic view from inside or outside. Eagles, seals, and ferry boats make for great viewing. Two enclosed outdoor spaces for a dog. Very well stocked kitchen, excellent for cooking. The house is much bigger than we expected, very spacious with large rooms. Great all around!
- Guest Jeannette I.
- Date of stay 10/18/13
- Review Submitted 10/23/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway.
My husband and I got away for a last minute anniversary trip. This house was perfect. The view was amazing. It was so peaceful and quiet. We saw deer, herons and a seal pup on the beach in front of the house. The home was very comfortable and DID NOT feel like rental. The kitchen was so well stocked with quality cookware and utensils - very important to me as I like to cook. We used the firepit every night sitting on the back patio - fun little bonus. The caretakers were super - they set us up with clam digging equipment and told us where to go - we got oysters and steamers clams and dunge crabs and mussels and had a FEAST! We will hopefully be back soon!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful home!!
- Guest Kerri M. (Mesa, AZ)
- Date of stay 10/03/13
- Review Submitted 10/09/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
We had a great time and the kitchen was equipped with everything to produce a great meal. Eight of us took turns cooking. We were able locate local seafood for our dinner. We walked to the ferry and took it to Port Townsend. In the evening we went to a great restaurant in the area on Saturday. The rooms were clean and spacious. The view was spectacular.
- Guest JB (United States)
- Date of stay 09/27/13
- Review Submitted 10/02/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway.
Great home-and it truly feels like a home. We were welcomed with fresh flowers and champagne as it was our honeymoon. The beauty of the area, the eagles and herons-jsut amazing! Thank you!
- Guest Stevie (Seattle)
- Date of stay 08/03/13
- Review Submitted 08/24/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, people with disabilities, sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, pet owners, romantic getaway.
We spent four nights at the house and had an amazing time. The house was clean and well taken care of and met all of our needs as a family of five and a dog. The kids spent countless hours at the beach building forts, fishing, and exploring. We particularly liked capping our evenings off by the outdoor fireplace, enjoying the sunsets and the views. Thanks for the opportunity to enjoy the property.
- Guest Steve (Coquitlam, B.C.)
- Date of stay 07/24/13
- Review Submitted 08/20/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway.
Great View of Shipping Lanes and Ferry
Great View of Shipping Lanes and Ferry
This house worked out very well for my husband and me. It also had a second master suite so it would've been ideal for two couples. Also the two wall beds (in the dining rm and media rm) would allow for additional guests or kids. The great room has windows all across for excellent views of the shipping traffic, local fishermen, and the Port Townsend ferry. The kitchen was very well-equipped which was important to my husband who does a lot of cooking. We used the charcoal barbecue on the side patio for grilling and s'mores. I liked that the big TV/media room was at the back of the house and not part of the great room. That way those who want to watch TV don't disturb those who want to enjoy watching the ships and fisherman. We did use the small TV in the kitchen for CNBC in the morning. The house has WiFi, so I used my iPad to watch a few shows using Comcast Xfinity in the great room at night, so I could enjoy the water views. We use this house as a base for bicycle rides throughout the Coupeville area. It's an ideal location for biking as the road along the lake has a wide shoulder. It's a 6-mile ride to the Coupevillle Coffee Shop which is near the Red Apple Grocery Store. By riding around the lake and cutting across on Terry Road to Main Street the ride into town was only a slight uphill. On the return trip take the road to Fort Casey and the ferry and you get wonderful downhill coasting. Also fun to take your bikes on the ferry to Port Townsend and ride along the Larry Scott Memorial bike trail (ride to the end of the Marina on Washington to find the trail). A bike map and rental bikes for adults are available at the Half Link bike store near Langley. Bring your own bike carrier or buy one at the bike shop.
- Guest Patti & David (Phoenix, AZ)
- Date of stay 08/08/13
- Review Submitted 08/20/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, people with disabilities, sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, pet owners.
My family of four have stayed and enjoyed this beautiful home for 9 consecutive years. Feels like a home away from home and is perfectly situated with stunning beauty: Mt Rainier emerges ahead, Olympics to the right, bluffs to the left, unobstructed view of water with an everchanging pattern of boats, wildlife and - our favorite - the WA ferry that crosses to Pt Townsend! The area is rich with hikes, towns, restaurants, kid activities, kayaking, fishing, etc - feels great to do as much or little as you like. Convenient to get to, - compared to San Juans - yet feels like you are definitely away. Whidbey Island, for uninitiated, is a quiet, pastoral setting. Very well maintained property with full kitchen amenities. Can't recommend enough.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 07/13/13
- Review Submitted 07/31/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, pet owners, romantic getaway.
$275/night low season, $320/night high season (Jun-Sept) & holidays. 6-7 day minimum stay in June/July/August. 50% deposit to reserve. WA state taxes apply. Balance due 2 wks prior to arrival. Dog fee $50.00 each pet per stay - maximum 2 dogs. Must be pre-approved. Cleaning fee $125 provided departure rules are followed.
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Thousands of shorebirds (more than 17 different species) rely on the lake as an important migration staging area. The area provides critical wintering and nesting habitat for more than 13 species of ducks. At least nine species of raptors are regular visitors, including Peregrine Falcons and Merlins. And, more than 238 species of birds have been recorded in the Crockett Lake area. The lake also has an interesting history. Anticipation of the Great Northern Railway passing through Whidbey Island on its way to Port Townsend sent speculators into a frenzy platting the towns of “Chicago” and “Brooklyn” on the Keystone Spit to take advantage of the new commerce promised by the impending railroad in the late 1880s. Within two y...MoreCollapse
Fort Casey is a 467 acre state park which was built in the 1890s as a strategic fortress to defend Pugest Sound. Explore the huge gun batteries and pillboxes or watch eagles and fly a kite on the bluff overlooking the ocean. Admiralty Inlet was considered so strategic to the defense of Puget Sound in the 1890s that three forts, Fort Casey on Whidbey Island, Fort Flagler on Marrowstone Island, and Fort Worden at Port Townsend, were built at the entrance with huge guns creating a "Triangle of Fire." This military strategy was built on the theory that the three fortresses would thwart any invasion attempt by sea. The Admiralty Head Lighthouse is located in the state park....MoreCollapse
Hike up the bluff at Ebey's Landing and walk along cliff trail overlooking the ocean. For the whole 4 mile loop follow the bluff to Perego Lake and come back along the beach. Grey whales have been sighted during migration season feeding right off shore here. Another option is to walk to Sunnyside cemetary overlooking famous Prarie Landing....MoreCollapse
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Our beach & firepit taken from the oceanside deck. Very close to the water!
Looking North from the deck at the Olympic Mountains and the ferry Chetzemoka.
Bedroom # 2. Windows look south to Ebey's Landing bird preserve and beach.
Second enclosed side patio deck on S side looking towards the deck/beach.
Taken from our beach looking South along the shore. You can walk undisturbed!
Looking South along Admiralty Bay. You can see how private our beach is!
Dining Room. Water views across the front of the house.
Master Bedroom #1. Sliding doors lead to enclosed courtyard filled with lavendar
Dogs are welcome and love the ocean! Taken in front of the house on our beach.
Sunset from the deck looking North with ferry to Port Townsend in background
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