Private Beach House located on ONE FULLY Landscaped Acre on Holmes Harbor, Whidbey Island. Located just North of Freeland on the East Side of Holmes Harbor,
*** Enjoy FULL Western SUNSETS ***. Lots of Sun, and a few old growth Trees to provide shade on warmer days.
The deck lends itself to FUN outdoor living at it's best. From Mornings sipping coffee, or an evening sun set, watching a slowly sinking sun. A Garden Chiminea for Gentile Evening fires in the garden. S'mores Encouraged, Sticks provided. Deck Throw Blankets provided.
180 View across to Holmes Harbor Golf Course, The Holly Tree Farm, South to the Olympic Mountains, and North to the San Juan Islands Medium High Bank.. No beach access from property. Resident Eagles, Herons, Sea Otters, ocassional Seals and Sea Lions. Owls serenade evenings and mornings. Bunnies. Lots of birds, bird houses, bird baths.
Tuesday evenings in summer, a community sailing club fills the harbor with a small sailing boats. Ocassional kayaks, or skulls. Otherwise it's a sleepy harbor. Thursday's to Monday's you'll see folks out in boats setting crab pots.
Gardens to enjoy seasonal herbs, greens, tomatoes, whatever the garden produces any given season. Lots of seasonal perennials, flowering vines, trees. Fruit Trees include, plum, apple, cherry, fig, and hazelnut.
There is a variety of Outdoor Seating, Hammock, Chaise Lounger, Adirondack Chairs, Various Benches. Umbrellas. Seating easily moved from Sun to Shade and back, or just try and use it all during your stay. Not easy. Too many options, and it's always changing.
Yard Games for Humans, Croquette, Bocce Ball, Badminton, Frisbee, even kites for the local beaches,
THE COTTAGE ☀️🏡☀️
Nice open floor plan, Amazing for a home built in 1942.
Large Windows. And easy open flow pattern.
I'm honest here... the cottage well, planned, and on a larger property. I do limit to four guests, for sereral reasons. LIving Space, and Septic System.
Living Spaces 🌷🏡☀️🏡🌷
Living and dining are in a shared water view with picture windows and a full light door. 180 View of the Harbor. Great sunny deck, 10'x15' Easy seating and Umbrella.
TV room 12'x12' just off the living space, with a great window view out the Harbor.
Note, the house is a shoe free zone, Please bring slippers, or warm house socks.
WELL equipped. All major appliances, plus most smaller kitchen "gadgets". Better dish and cook ware, and lots of it. Cooking Staples and a variety of spices supplied. Herbs from our gardens, plus veggie garden in season.
Main floor bedroom has a queen pillow top bed. Loft has the second queen pillow top. *Note that the loft has a short peaked ceiling - Fine for most folks, but an issue for some. Loft is not appropriate for small children.
Bathroom has an oversized shower, with a seat. Bath vanity is 52", with drawers. .
Heat 🔥Propane Fireplace on a thermostat. Plus Electric ConvectAir heat.
🎶💻🎶Satellite TV, AUX Speaker for your tablet, iPod, or similar, HighSpeed Wireless Internet
The cottage is a shoe free zone. Please bring house socks, or slippers in cooler months.
PET FRIENDLY 🌷🐾🌷🐾🌷
Entrance to the property is gated for privacy. Otherwise is fully fenced. Plus a smaller side yard for your 'Fido'. Pet Friendly - Complete with indoor and outdoor dog toys. Outdoor dog wash with hot & cold water (in season).
**Simple Dog Rules** Sorry no cats. We have Eagles
No Dogs on Furniture nor Bedding.
Poop must be scooped.
MUST BE friendly with other dogs, as neighbors have dogs across fences, as does owner.
Barking for play is OK :) Barking for sake of barking, :(
Sorry, We have to decline intact males.
Lastly, Dogs are not to be left in the house alone.
Currently only taking One Guest Dog per rental.
And when it's a full house, 4 Adults, an added dog may not be appropriate.
Keywords: Beach House, Cottage, Water Front, Gardens, Large property 1acre+,
Yard Games: Lawn Darts, Bocce Ball, Croquet & Badminton. Soccer balls, and more.... Always changing.....
BEACHES, HIKES AND PARKS ☀️🌳🦀⛳️🚣♀️🚴
Double Bluff - one of Washingtons ONLY Dog Friendly beaches is <5 minute drive parking to parking. Plus numerous 15 beaches, hikes, & parks, range from 1 to 17 miles away?
Search the Following
Double Bluff, Bayview, Langley, Ebby's Landing, Fort Casey, Deception Pass, Coupeville,
To Make Your Exploring More Enjoyable. The cottage has a small back pack for carrying water, sunscreen and other items. An insulated Picnic Basket, plus a cooler bag for your outings to the Farmers Market and such.
A kite for Fort Casey and it's open windward fields.
My Rates 🌷
I don't charge extra for Weekend Nights, nor Holidays.
I do have a standard Two night minimum all year, and three night minimum during Peak Summer and Holiday.
My standard rate is for Two People. My theory is that two
shouldn't pay for four. So, I simply add on for over two, and hold capacity at four. The cottage is an original summer vacation home. It's not huge, fits four well. And the septic is not built for more :). For those that are septic familiar, it's an expensive but necessary part. I thus strive to avoid damage and repairs.
The SMALL PRINT 😊🌷😊
I Attempt to tell you just about everything, anything I can to familiarize my guests with what the property and area has.
The VRBO App on my page lists eateries, activities. Lists of services, grocery stores - one mile from the hose:) and such. Places change of course, I attempt to keep up...but sometimes fail. If it's not on my list, then I find that service, or quality is lacking. There is also a folder and business cards/directions at the cottage.
There are Actually TWO Full acres here. I live on the property as well. In my own home, my own gardens and such. I designed the second home to be separate, not look directly into the existing cottage. I have gently separated the two homes, with their own fenced yards for dogs. The property is FULLY Fenced....on every the gate at the driveway is closed, it's a dog heaven. I have two dogs myself; A rescue Shepard Mix and a younger Golden (updated 1/2017), both boys. Their pics are on the photo page. Thus our pet rules for those who visit. For those of you who are not visiting with dogs, Please respect that there are resident dogs. They are friendly. Love to visit and sit with you for sunset, morning java...but somehow they do get "it" and leave those folks alone who are not dog interested.
Not every VRBO property is for everyone. That's the beauty in VacationRentalsByOwner - VRBO
I try to provide a fun different experience, with gardens, dog wash, games, garden fireplace, lots of seating, changes each season.
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