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"The Ranvik beach house is a wonderful place to visit. For us city-dwellers, stepping into the entryway is like opening a door into a different world. Looking into the well-appointed kitchen/living room, and then opening the blinds for the windows overlooking the beach completes the transformation. The house blends elements of traditional and modern architecture in a pleasing way, and the white color scheme with wood paneling has a very Scandinavian feel.
The kitchen is well stocked with coffee, a good array of spices, and basic dry staples. The cookware selection is fairly extensive and of high quality.
There is plenty of activity to see from the deck and beach. There was a near-continuous presence of waterfowl bobbing and diving in the water. We had multiple bald eagles flying by over the course of the day, sometimes at roof-level or lower with plenty of opportunity for photos. We even had a swimming deer haul out of the water in front of the house. There was extensive shipping traffic to watch, and the waves from the ships make for lovely crashing waves. With calm seas and still air, you can easily hear a loon's call from afar and the low rumble of ships across the water.
It is at least worth noting that we experienced quite a bit of activity from the Naval Outlying Field Coupeville. The EA-18G aircraft repeatedly fly over the house at a relatively low altitude while practicing touch and gos. The peak noise level of each pass is relatively short, but it can be quite loud (in the 95-105dB range according to my iPhone sound meter). Flights occurred on 4 of the 5 weekdays we were there, and on one night went a little past 9:30 PM. The week by week schedule (somewhat vague and subject to change) can be found here: http://www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrnw/installations/nas_whidbey_island.html
We found the practices to be interesting, and I had a great time practicing my telephoto lens camera skills. It won't stop us from coming back, but if a couple hours of loud planes will really ruin your day, you might want to look for a different area to stay."
Guest: Christopher L.Date of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: April 14, 2015
"As we entered the gated driveway and made our way up to the house, we were amazed by the scenery and the grounds. This was a perfect getaway for a family during a very busy family wedding weekend. Plenty of room to be by yourself, yet have an intimate dinner for 14. Loved the grounds and the wildlife as well. The house had just about every amenity needed (some complained about no TV or Internet) but we had a fun time with out them."
Guest: GrantDate of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: August 14, 2014
"We were fortunate to be able to rent this house for four nights in August, 2014. The house is lovely, clean, hospitable, every appliance works well. There is a well stocked kitchen and room to accommodate a family of various ages. Our family ranged in age from 21 to 90 and there were activities to meet those disparate interests. There is hiking, swimming, kayaking, biking, star gazing by the fire pit, as well as great food and shopping in nearby Coupeville, We picked the copious and delicious blackberries along the roads. The owners are very thorough in imparting helpful information about the house and its workings as well as what to see and do in the surrounding area. Lovely, we hope to be able to return."
Guest: Sara D.Date of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: August 24, 2014
"We enjoyed our four night stay in Coupeville in the "Luxury Condo" over the Front Street Grill.. The natural noise of the restaurant was never an issue even though we tend to retire early. We took advantage of the convenience of the restaurant right downstairs from the condo and enjoyed the food, cocktails, and friendly efficient service. If we had any disappointment it was the few dead flies on the beautiful heated concrete floors when we arrived. We soon discovered the door to the street at the bottom of the stair remained open all day long which allowed the flies to find their way upstairs. A screen door would allow the air circulation and control the flies. But that small issue did not put a damper on the stay at all."
Guest: AnonymousDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 15, 2015