With all the glowing reviews and write ups on the other Whidbey Retreats (WR) properties, how do you exclaim that one is a cut above, more expensive; but as the ad says "Worth it!"
Simply put, the Harbor Lodge is the finest estate level property available for rent in Puget Sound today. Estimated at a value of nearly $2 million, this vacation home is for those discerning few who are used to the very best.
The Harbor Lodge has its own private grounds (nearly two acres) with fruit groves, gardens for meditation, and private dock. Kayaks and other water toys may be available, upon request, for use around the harbor and to explore the island.
The master suite is indeed a masterpiece, with its own sitting room and wood burning fireplace, office set up (internet included) and large TV. The Queen bed has a Temper-Pedic mattress and the master bath is all Italian marble, with its own bidet.
Somewhat smaller in number of bedrooms than other WR properties, it makes up for it in size of the rooms and common spaces; living quarters that evoke an upscale, but understated beachfront elegance. Of course, there is a pool table and hot tub as well as indoor and outdoor dining. The two theatre level sound systems are the finest, and most expensive, available.
It is our largest and best equipped kitchen and the home has catered to some of the leading Fortune 500 executive, actors and athletes in America. The furnishings are as you would expect in the finest homes; the same holds true for the art collection that is housed here. Marble and Brazilian slate abound, with some wonderful, serendipitous antiques.
The fruit grove is very productive with several varieties of apples, pears, plums, apricots and cherries. Enjoy some and leave some when you are our guest. The apples make some of the best pies you will ever have.
And from the sea, you will be able to crab within a 100 yards of your dock, and there is great fishing at the head of the bay. Of course, the beach holds clams, mussels, some oysters and great memories as you beachcomb.
If you are used to the very best, then the Harbor Lodge is worth considering.