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Holmes Harbor Water Front Cottage * Great Western Sunsets

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4,

The Property
Private Beach House located on ONE FULLY Landscaped Acre on Holmes Harbor, Whidbey Island.
Located on the east side of Holmes Harbor - Best Part *** Enjoy FULL Western SUNSETS
180 View across Harbor to golf course and Holly Tree Farm, South to the Olympic Mountains, and North to the San Juan Islands Medium high bank. No beach access from property.
Gardens to enjoy seasonal herbs, greens, tomatoes,whatever the garden produces any given season.

Beaches, Hikes and Parks
However 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.

The House
Beach House has a well appointed Living Room, Dining area, and TV Room. OPEN Floor plan.
180 View from picture size windows.
Propane Fireplace on a thermostat. Plus Electric ConvectAir heat.
Satellite TV, Stereo - I-Pod compatible, Wireless Internet

Main Floor Bedroom with Queen Pillow-top Bed, Plus loft with Queen Pillow-top. Loft is not appropriate for small children.

WELL equipped kitchen and laundry room. Thirsty Towels, Nice Bedding. Better dish and cook ware. Cooking Staples supplied.

The deck lends itself to FUN outdoor living at it's best. From Mornings sipping coffee, to lunches on the lawn, or an evening sun set, watching a slowly sinking sun.

Enjoy outdoor living on the grounds.
140' of waterfront, fully landscaped.
Planted with specimen trees, plants and shrubs.
Wysteria, Honeysuckle and Clematis vines.
Herb garden to supplement your meals or spice your tea. **Garden Greens in season; Lettuce, Arugula, Radishes, & Swiss Chard. Raspberries and Apples when ripe.

You'll find no end to places to sit and relax. From a Ski Lift Chair Swing, Hammocks, Chaise Loungers, Benches, chairs, Umbrella's Outdoor Dining Set. Many outdoor benches throughout the property. Sit in the sun sun or shade. Listen to music, or the birds. Hummingbird feeders and gold finches are among the many who reside along side bunnies, owls, and the Eagles live only two doors down, soaring the skies above, or fishing off the bank. Herons, Sea
lions, sea otters among the harbor visitors.

Yard Games: Lawn Darts, Bocce Ball, Croquet & Badminton. Soccer balls, and more.... Always changing.....

Gas BBQ. Garden Umbrellas, Deck Blankets for cool evenings.

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**
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, :(
Lastly *Sorry but dogs are not to be left in the cottage alone.

See what others have to say about the home.... Read our guest reviews.

Keywords: Beach House, Cottage, Water Front, Gardens, Large property 1acre+,
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Member since: 2007

Speaks: german
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No Smoking Allowed Inside Cottage, Nor On Property....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    One Dog per stay. $30 Second dog considered, Property is fully fenced. Plus a smaller side yard for extra security for your pal. Plenty of Balls and outdoor toys !!! *** Outdoor Dog Wash, Hot & Cold Water Rinse off after a walk at the beach :) * ***Pet Rules *** *Poop must be scooped. *Dogs not allowed on Furniture nor Bedding. No Exceptions **MUST BE ** friendly with Other Dogs, and People *No Excessive Barking. *Dogs are not to be left in the cottage alone, crated or not. Dog cleaning fee $75, or partial loss of deposit when added pet cleaning is necessary. For dogs that can't get along with others. Dog fee raises to $30 per night ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1


  • Loft


  • Queen size Beds (2) **NEW** Queen Pillowtop in Bedroom Plus a Queen pillow top in loft area, Lower ceiling in loft area Cottage Allows for Maximum 4 Guests Loft is not appropriate for small children. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Large oversized shower, no tub.

Other Amenities

  • Located on one Fully landscaped acre. 140' of waterfront - 180 view of Holmes Harbor - Olympics to the Cascades - Western Sunsets. Lots of seating; chairs, chaise lounger, benches. Fruit & Shade Trees *NEW Leafy Greens garden, Supplement your meals with not only countless herbs, but NOW GREENS while in Season Fresh Herbs, Greens, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Apples, and who knows what comes each summer - No Guarantees, but there's always something. ...moreless


  • Books:

    Lots of Books !!! PLUS large selection of Childrens Books...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    JR Monopoly, Scrabble, Dominos, Chinese Checkers/Checkers, cards, Yahtzee, Cribbage, Backgammon, Puzzles, Trivia, PLUS Plus.........moreless

  • Music Library:

    IPod/AUX Ready, Satellite TV hosts 40 stations of Music ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite. 40+ stations of Music, Various Genres...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Radio, and I-Pod/AUX Ready...moreless

  • Television:

    Samsung Flat Screen...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    180 degree view, from the Olympics to the Cascades. See the entire length of Holmes Harbor. FULL WESTERN SUNSETS !!! Great Deck, Lots of yard and garden seating to take in Harbor Views...moreless

  • Rural:

    Just Outside Freeland, Quiet, Full Acre ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The Cottage has one Acre, AND 140' of Medium High Bank Waterfront 180 Views of Holmes Harbor, to the Olympics, and out the Harbor to the San Juan Islands. Fun Sunsets !! ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    Great View of the Harbor. Several Picture Windows 5'x5' ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Broadband Access:

    High Speed Internet...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Front Load OR Hang Your Wash on the Garden Cloths Line ...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Propane Fireplace ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Both Electric and Propane heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    High Speed, Wireless...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Nice Bedding, Thirsty Towels...moreless

  • Living Room:

    OPEN Living spaces. Living Room, Plus an Open TV Room...moreless

  • Parking:

    Easy access parking...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Front Load Washer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    High Speed Internet !!!...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cup coffee maker and Bean Grinder...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    skillet, blender, sm food processor, waffle machine, coffee grinder, toaster, hand held mixer, salad spinner...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    MANY Extras, Full line of glass ware from Water to Wine - both Red and White, beer glasses, juice glasses. Spare plates, service ware. LOTS of Silverware. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Newer Oversized Dishwasher...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Well stocked kitchen, small appliances, spices plus, ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Full sized Microwave, above range, fan unit. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Skillet, Electric roaster, waffle makertoaster, small food processor, blender, mixer, Braun stick mixer, ...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck Sits on 30' back from Un_Obstructed waterfront. 180 Views of Holmes Harbor *** GREAT SUNSETS ***...moreless

  • Golf:

    Across the Harbor sits Holmes Harbor Golf. Public Course. Carts available. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak or Canoe on the Harbor, Easy boat launch 1 mile at the Freeland Park. Or other options for both within minutes....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Several Garden Areas - In Season - Eat From The Greens Garden, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Kale, Radish & Herbs Hammock, Lots of seating in sun or shade, Umbrellas, Play Badminton, Croquette, or Bocce...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Memorial Day
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2017
May 30 - Sep 15, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Autumn 2017
Sep 16 - Nov 21, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Nov 22 - Nov 27, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Winter 2017
Nov 28 - Dec 21, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Holiday 2017
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2018
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Pet Fee $30
  • Cleaning $75
  • Tax Rate 10.7%


Cleaning Fee $75

Damage Deposit $200 for Humans $300 for Humans with Pets

Cottage Sleeps 4 Max * On Two Queen Pillow Top Beds.

Dogs are not allowed on furniture nor bedding. Pet Fee $30

Cancellation SUMMER is 45 days prior, otherwise 30 day cancellation applies.

Rates Subject to change. Seasonal and by year. Guaranteed once payment is made

First Dog Stays Free, Second Dog $50 Fee.

Dogs MUST BE FRIENDLY with humans and other canines. See more dog info on our property description

Dog rules must be followed, or result in loss of damage deposit.

Rates Subject to change. Seasonal, and by Year.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Several Options
11 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Holmes Harbor Gold Course
20 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several OPTIONS 1 to 1.5 miles away
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
TOO MANY TO LIST Nearest 3 minutes

Car: Necessary

Visit nearby eclectic Langley - with art art, shopping. Greenbank famous for Loganberry Pie, And Historic Coupeville. Numerous Native and Specialty Nurseries. Farmers Markets, Festivals, Art Tours, Restaurants abound from family to fancy.

Local Activities

Walk or Bike to Freeland. Kayak from a variety of Put-Ins, MapMyRide for Bicycle Routes, Hiking Trails, Fort Casey Historical Site & Light House, Deception Pass


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: HI, This property was my home for several years. When I bought the place it was uninhabitable. The house was in shambles. The grounds were over grown in places, or had otherwise never been used. Over the past 15 years, I with the help of 'friends' (most of whom still answer the phone when I call :) ) have made the property a unique slice on Holmes Harbor. Built originally in the 1940's - I have tried to maintain the unique character of the 'cabin' and have the grounds compliment it's size. I have combined native plant growth with fun areas for playing, relaxing and working - though I don't expect you to partake of the later. I strive to always have something blooming in the gardens - no matter the season.

Why the Owner Chose Freeland, WA, USA:
From the moment I drove in the driveway - after cutting back fist sized black berry to fit in the driveway....I knew the potential this property had. Great Eastern placement. Cooler, yet sunny in the mornings.... WHAT's more the afternoons and Evening SUNSETS will take your breath away....or give your heart a renewed sense of Peace. The house had a good layout, open and easy - she just needed some, well, a lot of TLC. With new everything from flooring, walls, insulation, appliances all the meaty stuff.... she's a gem. Added Benefits we're within 15 minutes to the ferry, and close to all that's 'happening' on Island.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Great Location. QUIET Property. SUNSETS, Fun House whether you are 3, 30, 60, or 90 years old. Read my reviews. You'll find that some 3 NOW 4yr old's think the loft is the 'bomb' and the swing is fun. Most others are in the 30 - 60+ year range. AND my 90 year old guests like the ease of getting around, enjoying the deck. The house is well appointed. NOT your typical rental furnishings. Fun Art, added appointments. I try to keep things fresh, and make changes each year.

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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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  • Sunset in May from Deck

    Sunset in May from Deck

  • Living and Dining Area, stairway to loft

    Living and Dining Area, stairway to loft

  • Loft, Living Room, &amp; Kitchen layout

    Loft, Living Room, & Kitchen layout

  • Dining and Living Space

    Dining and Living Space

  • Bath vanity

    Bath vanity

  • Bedroom


  • View of beach house from driveway, with separate &quot;Fido&quot; area

    View of beach house from driveway, with separate "Fido" area

  • Harbor filled with Fog Soup

    Harbor filled with Fog Soup

  • Springtime views from the deck

    Springtime views from the deck

  • August Sunset, YUM !!!

    August Sunset, YUM !!!

  • Garden Hut

    Garden Hut

  • Double Bluff Beach Park
One of WA&#39;s only Official Off Leash Dog Parks.  Woof !!!

    Double Bluff Beach Park One of WA's only Official Off Leash Dog Parks. Woof !!!

  • Kitchen View, out to Mud/Laundry Room

    Kitchen View, out to Mud/Laundry Room

  • View TV Room to Living Area and Loft Ladder

    View TV Room to Living Area and Loft Ladder

  • Living Room Looking to TV Room, ladder to loft

    Living Room Looking to TV Room, ladder to loft

  • Dining Area Looking into TV Room

    Dining Area Looking into TV Room

  • Bedroom Queen Pillow Top

    Bedroom Queen Pillow Top

  • Cottage on a Spring Day

    Cottage on a Spring Day

  • Deck in Autumn Light

    Deck in Autumn Light

  • Panoramic from Waterside Yard and Deck

    Panoramic from Waterside Yard and Deck

  • New Chiminea Fireplace

    New Chiminea Fireplace

  • Day for Reflection

    Day for Reflection

  • Winter Day Charms

    Winter Day Charms

  • Low Tide Sunrise at Double Bluff Beach  * 3 minutes from the cottage

    Low Tide Sunrise at Double Bluff Beach * 3 minutes from the cottage

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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