New to the VRBO market! Stunning, newly-constructed, custom-designed waterfront home. The Bluff House was built for romance and quality time spent with family and friends. One look and you'll understand. Charming architecture, warm, inviting spaces, exquisite finishes, and a private, intimate setting all whisper romance. Three bedrooms and three baths sleep eight (8) comfortably. Need less space? Rent just The Bluff House at VRBO #1178172. Please also see this listing for additional property reviews.
The Bluff House itself is 1,300 square feet and sleeps 4 with two bedrooms and two baths. The Loft (an identically-finished space above a detatched garage) adds an additional 450 square feet with a comfy queen bed and twin trundle bed accommodates an additional 4, for a total occupancy of 8. Light floods into the home from every direction, warm wood and tiles floors and a generously-sized open kitchen. Every room offers a water view. The centerpiece of the home is a large, two-sided concrete Rumford fireplace that is easy to light and magical to watch. A large dining table seats 8. The quartz-topped bar offers barstool seating where your guests can interact with the cook and take in the views. Need less space? Rent just The Bluff House at VRBO #1178172.
There are two separate structures that sleep a combined 8 guests. The Bluff House sleeps 4 in two queen bedrooms with two baths. Both bedrooms have unobstructed water views. The Loft is a finely-finished space above the detached garage that sleeps 4 in one large room with a queen and twin trundle beds. Both structures were completed in 2017.
Bedroom one occupies the entire upper floor of the home - and is partially open to the living room below to take full advantage of the soaring ceilings and light. There is a queen bed with a new pillow-top mattress and an elegantly tiled bathroom is equipped with hotel-quality towels and the shower delivers an exceptional water view. From a set of glass doors, you'll step out onto the balcony to bask in the moonlight, or watch the sunrise with a mug of hot coffee. We enjoy lying in bed and watching the marine traffic pass by - exquisite!
Bedroom two is on the main floor and is home to a queen bed with new memory foam mattress and cotton-rich linens. There is a full bathroom down the hall.
The Loft is a large, bright and open space with a queen bed and twin trundle bed to accommodate 4. There is a large tiled bath with walk-in shower. A bar sink, toaster oven and tea kettle keep the unit self-sufficient.
We love to cook and to entertain and you'll find everything you need to prepare and serve memorable meals in our fully-equipped kitchen. There's a commercial gas range, dishwasher, European-style fridge - and all the cookware and serving ware you'll need. We even include a generous variety of spices and necessities like olive oil and tea. Just bring your fresh ingredients - all else is here for you to prepare gourmet creations for your family and friends. And did we mention the large propane BBQ on the deck - waiting for your steaks, ribs or portobellos?
With no homes on either side, the home offers the utmost privacy. Views of Puget Sound, the Cascade Mountains, Island and Mount Baker greet you from every window. A sturdy set of newly constructed stairs delivers you to a fabulous soft sand and driftwood beach, ideal for beachcombers and afternoon picnics.
It's in the Details
We've furnished and equipped the home with your comfort in mind. Rich cotton sheets, down duvets, and fine pillows adorn the beds. Fluffy towels and warm tiled floors greet you in the baths. We keep the home stocked with amenities like shampoo and toothpaste, just in case you forget your favorites.
We know - you say you're ready to get away from it all. But, it's still nice to know you've got options if the boss calls. High-speed wireless internet connectivity throughout the home and loft ensures you can get the information you want - should you decide you want it.
A generously-sized flat screen smart TV and DVD player will keep you entertained. A large selection of DVDs awaits your browsing as well. The home has Sonos WiFi speakers - which connect instantly to your phone or laptop. Download the Sonos app and you're good to go!
The Bluff House is alive with outdoor spaces. A covered deck, graced by a large outdoor fireplace, propane BBQ and ample seating invites you to enjoy the salt air. Upstairs, an intimate balcony is ideal for morning coffee or an evening nightcap. A viewing platform at the water's edge with a fire pit is ideal for star gazing and marshmallow toasting. With over 800 square feet of decking and an acre and a half of wooded grounds, you and your guests will find the perfect outdoor space - whether you seek company or solitude. The outlook is simply stunning - marvel at the shipping traffic, cruise ships and pleasure boats and watch the currents race at the top of Foulweather Bluff.
Hit the Beach
A sturdy set of newly-constructed beach steps take you down to a spectacular sandy beach. Walk for miles in both directions, or simply spread out a blanket and soak up the views. There are approximately 80 steps down - but we guarantee it's worth the walk!
Warm Heated Floors
Hate cold feet? Us too. The Bluff House is equipped with a propane-powered hydronic heating system that keeps every inch of the floor (even the shower floors!) warm and toasty. It's quiet, efficient and well, fabulous.
The Bluff House was designed as an escape for romance-seeking couples (and their inevitable kids, in-laws and besties). We built the home for ourselves, and the finishes reflect the high-end care and attention of someone building for the long term. The home is warm, inviting, calming and well, romantic. It's the perfect place to ground yourself and your romance before returning to the real world.
Other things to note
There are 80 secure steps down to the sandy beach. Guests may use the stairs but assume all risk in doing so and are urged to proceed carefully and use handrails. At the base of the stairs is a drop-down section controlled by a winch. Guests much be at least 18 years of age to operate the winch. No one may be on the drop down section during raising and lowering.