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Highforest Dome Vacation Rental - beyond your imagination

Langley, WA, USA
  • House2350 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Experience the unprecedented wonder of vacationing in two connected craftsman built domes, surrounded by the serenity of a forest you've only dreamed of. See Highforest Dome @domevacationwhidbey on Instagram.

Bring your family and friends, and share the wonder. Of course, children are welcome. Facebook review: I would definitely stay here again! Jenny G.

Come to Highforest Dome to Make Memories, Explore our Endless Beaches, Conquer the Challenges of Hiking, Biking, Kayaking, Boating, Swimming, Boating, Finding Peace, and Whales…

Highforest Dome is found on Whidbey Island, north of Seattle, Washington. Take a short 20 minute idyllic ferry ride, with fantastic views of mountains and islands, then drive 20 minutes up into the Highforest, to find your dreams.

With windows and skylights everywhere you look, we bring in the sky, streams of light, and the Highforest. We have great air conditioning, however, it is a rare thing to need it here in the Northwest. There's nothing like this experience!

Waking up in a dome full of light, is a wonder in itself. As you step outside at night, far away from the city lights, you’ll see a sky full of stars and moonlight, and you can listen for the night forest sounds.

You’ll want to dream away some time, exploring the minutia of the woods around the domes, sure not to miss the "tall and tiny" details. You may get to pick huckleberries right out in the front yard. Then, take time to “Discover Whidbey Island” even more.

Take Time Together as family and friends in this wonder filled place. There are two lakes within a mile for swimming, boating and fishing. These two lakes: Goss Lake & Lone Lake are stocked with trout for seasonal fishing.

You can enjoy your own cooking, barbecuing, or even sample Whidbey's many styled restaurants. Enjoy hot dogs and s'mores over the fire pit in the woods at the dome.

Whidbey Island has many, many beaches, each one different and worth exploring, from soft sand to crashing waves, rocky tide pools and massive trees. Then, you come back at night to a warm meal, and comfy beds and dear companions. You an/or your children may want to sleep on the deck under the stars.

Accommodations: Sleeping for up to 10, children welcome, 3 bathrooms

Master suite: Queen bed, with seating area, two sinks, attached full bath, private deck entrance. High Speed DSL internet for watching movies and online work.

Bedroom 2: Two twin beds, attached bath, private deck entrance, two doors to bathroom

Bedroom 3 upstairs: Queen bed with attached full bathroom / shower, desk and private dormer seating

#4 Sleeping "Loft room" has Trundle / with Twin beds plus desk. Sleepers share upstairs bath, and this loft is open to the dome. Dormer seating, with full view of the back forest. Two doors to enter upstairs bathroom/shower.

Sleeping 5: Sofa Hide-a-bed with new memory foam mattress in TV connector area, perfect for 2 children, or lightweight adults. Shares downstairs bathroom with Bedroom 2.

Optional Sleeping #6: An infant portable bassinet

Soft sheets and comfy beds, more pillows than you’ll need, and lots of fleece blankets and comforters. Bath and beach towels and beach toys. See the Handbook for Beach Etiquette…

High speed DSL internet, Wifi, Sling TV, Roku, flat screen TV in the sun room between the domes.

Ample parking, with loop around driveway.

Dining seating for 14 including the bar stools. Lots of spices, hot chocolate, teas, herb teas and coffee are ready!

Dine outside on the back deck, or take breakfast for two up on the small elevated deck in the trees? Take time to Roast marshmallows, at least once, around the fire pit.

You can lie down on a blanket on the front grass/moss, and perhaps enjoy the eagles flying overhead framed in the tree tops, as you find peace listening to the sounds of the forest ….

Come for the peace and quiet, and a great time together.

Owner

Myrna and Rich Liddell

Member Since 2017
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within one hour
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 2018
About Myrna and Rich Liddell

We built our own home finishing it in 1986. Recently we have refreshed it inside and outside, with new roof, new air conditioning & heat pump, some new skylights, and new decor. The project was a family experience from the beginning. We hand finished the beams, built the fine craftsman cabinetry from scratch, and our young children helped lay the oak flooring.

Myrna and Rich Liddell purchased this House in 1979

Why Myrna and Rich Liddell chose Island County

When we first walked this forest, at it's highest point on the land, we knew this was the place we wanted to build our dream home. For many years we could see Mt. Ranier out our dining window, which is 100 plus miles away. Now we see great variety of beautiful forest which surrounds us and we love it!

What makes this House unique

What other time in your life will you be able to stay in not one but two Geodesic Domes? Come as often as you wish, and we welcome you!

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, master suite dome, attached bath & private outside entrance
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, upstairs queen with attached bath/shower
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, has attached bath and private outside entrance
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single, trundle twins, office desk & dormer seating, shares bath
      • Bedroom 5
        1 sleep sofa /futon, full size sleep sofa great for two children
      • Bedroom 6
        1 baby crib, portable crib for infant

        Bathrooms

        • 3 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower, has private door into twin bedroom & second door into hall
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower, master bath
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, shower, upstairs with private door to queen & hall door

          Location Type

            • Near The Ocean
              10 minutes from Double Bluff beach, the best beach on the island! It's just off HWY 525. Many other beaches and state park recreation areas, waiting to be explored.
            • Rural
              Residential Forest with pristine natural beauty, forest hiking, and biking trails

              Theme

                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Tourist Attractions

                  Meals

                    • Guests provide their own meals

                      General

                        • Iron & Board
                        • Air Conditioning
                          Brand new Air Conditioning as of June 2017 because of new heat pump system.
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          new heat pump June 2017
                        • Internet
                          Yes, we have high speed WIFI DSL. We have used it for daily online work including employment, for several years.
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Towels Provided
                          Bath towel sets, Kitchen towels, and 6 Beach towels
                        • Washing Machine

                          Kitchen

                            • Coffee Maker
                              drip version
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Dinnerware service for 12 in fine Scandia style white, & heavy modern flatware, casserole dishes, large serving platters & bowls, heavy Stainless cookware, muffin tins, pizza stone, & peel.
                            • Dishwasher
                              It's so quiet you may not be able to hear it!
                            • Kitchen
                              Full kitchen with everything you need to prepare a large or small meal. Cuisinart Blender with Food Processor, Kitchen-aid stand Mixer, hand mixer, & small 2 beater mixer.
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                              Jennair full oven. temperature gauge for meats
                            • Pantry Items
                              variety of Spices, Hot Chocolate, Coffee, Teas including herbal, disposable napkins, catsup, mustard, Some fresh spices in the kitchen garden just outside the kitchen window. Sage, Oregano, Thyme
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                              Jennair downdraft range
                            • Toaster
                              4 slice

                              Dining

                                • Dining
                                  seating for 12 includes 6 bar stools and table bench
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 12 people

                                  Entertainment

                                    • Books
                                      for children and grown ups
                                    • Games
                                      several board games, SODOKU, SCRABBLE, MONOPOLY, 20TH EDITION TRIVIAL PURSUIT, PICTIONARY, BONKO a few great 500 piece Puzzles, children's card games.
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      ROKU , SLING TV, NETFLIX, AMAZON PRIME, TED TALKS, HISTORY CHANNEL, and many more. [Trees too high around us to reach satellite, so Dish would not install, apologies...]
                                    • Television
                                      flat screen plasma TV
                                    • Toys
                                      for small children

                                      Outside

                                        • Balcony
                                          2 dormer window rooms enclosed, look out over the highforest, the attached deck patio, and the small elevated deck with stairs.
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          3 attached decks. Patio table for 6, 2nd Patio table, 4 chairs + elevated deck & stairs, small round glass top table & 2 chairs. USE CAUTION: NO Climbing or Standing on RAILS: Avoid SEVERE INJURY
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Front lawn of grass and moss, mostly moss [Northwest typical...] Back yard is natural forest with elevated small deck and 2nd patio table behind the Japanese maple trees' arch
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          large outdoor grill - 6 burner with extra side burner & outdoor circle Metal Fire-Pit with Screen lid, found just off the circle drive. 5 log benches for sitting, and cooking s'mores.

                                          Suitability

                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Attractions

                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • photography
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • racquetball
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              2 Reviews

                                                              5/5

                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Very attractive, peaceful site and house.

                                                              Kris R.

                                                              We had a lovely time picking huckleberries in the woods and front yard, and spent some peaceful hours on the deck listening to the birds and watching a squirrel or two. The house is well equipped, including a piano. We were glad of the AC on two nights, partly due to humidity and partly due to smoke from wildfires, which had blown into the area. We would happily stay here again.

                                                              I would suggest adding a rail to the outside stairs, for those of us with mobility-stability issues. While the house isn't advertised as handicapped accessible, having a master bed on the first floor is very useful, and makes it attractive for those of us who are stair challenged.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We are so glad you and your family had such a lovely time together at Highforest Dome.

                                                              Yes, "peaceful" best describes our special vacation home in the woods.

                                                              We have so many huckleberries and you came at just the right time!

                                                              Thank you for your suggestion of adding a small rail to the outside steps. We will make this improvement while preparing for 2018 spring and summer season.

                                                              You and your family are welcome back any time, Kris. It was a pleasure to have you all.

                                                              Very unique rental with plenty of space. I vacation on Whidbey each year and this is the place!!!

                                                              Keith L.

                                                              This rental is great. The dome house is a one of a kind rental and is very unique inside and out. It is very roomy and the vaulted ceiling in the family room make it feel even bigger. The owners thought of everything all the way down to the family board games for the time you want to stay and relax. I recommend using the trails just down the street but take a photo of the map with your phone before you enter so you don't get lost in there. I went with four children ages 7-13 and they made the 2.5 mile hike without to much complaining. We could have hiked dozens of miles with all the trails in there. It was nice having it so close to the rental.

                                                              We spent most of our time in the Langley area which was a 6 mile bike ride from the rental. If you are not into the hills take the route towards lone lake to the south. It is less hilly with only one incline to really worry about on the way there. The route by the ocean is beautiful but the hills will kill you if you are not ready for it.

                                                              Goss Lake was very close to the rental however I found Deer Lake to be a little easier and less crowded but either will do. We took paddle boards and were on the lake for hours.(take sunscreen!!!!)

                                                              Also with the bus service on the island is free so you are a able to catch a bus not far from the rental and you are able to connect with the whole island. I will say it is a 15 min walk or a short bike ride but it is possible to use the bus service as an alternative to driving. Plus walking anywhere on the island is nice so the short walk is not bad to get to the bus.

                                                              All in all this is a great rental. It is central to just about everything on the south end of Whidbey for whatever reason you are there. I had a very relaxing time and would not hesitate to rent here again.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We loved having your family here. We look forward to seeing you again.

                                                              We loved it when you said your children loved being here inside and out!

                                                              Thanks so much for your comments and ideas.

                                                              Myrna and Rich

                                                              Location

                                                              Langley, WA, USA

                                                              Be sure to take time to reserve your once in a lifetime dinner at the Roaming Radish, just 12 minutes away. http://www.roamingradish.com/ Payless Grocery in Freeland, WA 12 minutes away, has fresh seafood, a great variety of produce, Boars Head deli, a yummy bakery, well stocked organic, and ethnic international foods. You can grind your own local coffee. http://paylessfoodstore.com/grocery.html The Goose Grocery, 5 minutes away has local Mukilteo Coffee for grinding. On the weekend find fresh farm produce and gourmet treats at two Farmer’s markets, both about 5 minutes away: One on Saturday, http://www.bayviewfarmersmarket.com/our_vendors.html and another on Sunday at Tilth Farmer’s Market, on the highway, http://www.southwhidbeytilth.org/market.html The best beach on the Island is 10 minutes away at Double Bluff, a mile or more of sandy beach with shallow tidelands. http://www.freelandchamber.org/explore-freeland/beaches-parks-recreation/ Langley - The Village by the Sea http://www.langleywa.org/ is 12 minutes away, filled with shops of all kinds, including a Whale Museum and hands on Glass blowing, Art studios, clothing, the small Star Store grocery, and a marina. Langley has several fine restaurants. Sprinklz Ice Cream Parlour is a delightful treat, or perhaps you prefer Sweet Mona’s chocolate? Lunch can be amazing, at Pickles Deli Whidbey, at Ken’s corner shopping area, http://www.picklesdeliwhidbey.com/ or the new Rocket Taco in Freeland, or Bubba Burger in Freeland or Useless Bay Coffee House in Langley http://uselessbaycoffee.com/ or Village Pizzeria in Langley. These are all places the locals enjoy!

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