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Beachfront House on Private Sugar-Sand Beach - One of a Kind!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + loft, 2.25 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Bells Beach Lodge is located on a private beach with a no-bulkhead, driftwood-laden, sugar-sand beach. Relax in this rustic, elegant 2000+ square-foot home.

Enjoy breathtaking views from every room of Saratoga Passage, Mount Baker, Cascade Mountains and nearby forest. Build a fire in the river-rock fireplace. During low tide the beach invites exploration of starfish, sunfish, and crabs! Fishing is good during open seasons.

About Bells Beach Lodge:

- 100 feet of private no-bank beach

- Just as fabulous in the fall/winter with the river-rock fireplace and large windowed views of the waves splashing on the beach

- 2 large covered decks

- Built-in brick barbecue

- 3 bedrooms/1 loft room: two bedrooms and loft have new queen-size beds, dormitory bedroom has a full and a single bed

- Living room has sectional sofa and chairs

- Original nautical theme artwork throughout the home

- Charming architecture, including driftwood posts and 'worm wood' walls - one of a kind

- DVD, cable, HDTV, and dormitory TV

- WiFi internet access

- iPod/iPhone cable for stereo

- On-site parking for approx 4 cars

- Wildlife visitors include bald eagles, whales, seals, otters, herons, rabbits, and more

- Excellent birding on the Island

- 10-minute drive to the towns of Langley, Freeland, and Bayview (grocery stores, movies, art studios, cafes, restaurants, antique shops, farmer's market)

- Local winery is approx 15 minutes away for tours and tasting

- Approx 60-minute drive/ferry ride from Seattle. Kenmore Air can fly you directly to the house and drop you off on the beach in 15 minutes from Seattle - they fly in 4 days a week.

Keywords: Private, Beachfront, Home, Langley

More Details

Owner
Eric
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

Amenities

Bells Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , Main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , Upstairs
    Extra shower - shower , Extra shower located in laundry room
  • 2.25
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Ground floor, adjacent to main bathroom
    Upstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Upstairs Loft - 1 queen , No privacy -- overlooks living room and dining room
    Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beachfront House on Private Sugar-Sand Beach - One of a Kind!
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5

FABULOUS beach house in Langley!!!

  • 5 of 5

This beach house is truly the complete package. The home is beautiful, clean, comfortable, and well laid out. The kitchen is fully stocked with every kind of quality cooking tool one could need and has plenty of room for several people to work in at once (which was good for our family because that's where everyone loves to be!) We loved the open great room and wonderful fireplace that allowed everyone to hang out together without being piled on top of each other. The two decks provided the same opportunity outdoors, and we made good use of them, as well. The bedrooms are spacious and gave everyone a lovely, comfortable space of their own. It's impossible to tire of the beautiful scenery, from indoors or out. Long periods of low tide allowed for many hours of play for the little ones and beautiful stretches of beach to walk and explore. The area is quiet and peaceful, and the few people we ran into were very friendly. One neighbor even cut us a gorgeous dahlia bouquet from her garden to enjoy!

The owners likewise were welcoming and very responsive to communications, although the house is so well appointed that along with the simple and clear written instructions provided, there is really nothing to do but show up and have a good time!

Langley is a charming town, and we usually enjoy spending a little time in the shops and restaurants when we visit, and did manage a trip to our favorite, the Star Store. Outside of that, it was just too hard finding anyone who wanted to leave the house or beach, so we saw very little of it or any of Whidbey's other attractions this time. That was a good problem :)

We chose this house for our yearly family gathering; a 50 plus year tradition for us. We had four generations together here and it accommodated everybody quite comfortably. My dad grew up in a similar setting on Vashon Island and this house brought back a flood of good memories for him; we all loved it but I think he might have loved it just a bit more. It's not often there is a unanimous vote to return to the same place the following year, but this is truly a special place and it did get that vote. Many thanks to Eric and Veronika for sharing it - we hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect vacation in a truly wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay tremendously. The photographs do not do this property justice. The house is spacious and bright and lovingly decorated with tasteful art and antique furniture pieces (while being modern in any aspect that matters such as bathrooms, kitchen, laundry etc). The two decks and the large windows allow breathtaking views of Mount Baker, the Cascade Range, Camano Island and the water. Every afternoon, seals came to play in front of the house, much to the delight of our children.

Our families love to cook – the well-equipped kitchen and outdoor grill came in handy. You have a view of the water and the mountains while washing dishes! The bedrooms provided plenty of space and privacy for our two families (4 adults, 4 children ages 2, 4, 7, and 10). As our two-year-old is fearless, we appreciated how well secured the upstairs and staircases were with a sturdy banister.

And the beach! Low tide reveals a large sandbank that reaches far out into the sound, allowing for endless hours of playing with sand dollars, shells, sand castles, and the friendly neighborhood dogs. It is probably due to the large tide effect at Bells Beach that the general boat traffic is far removed from the house, reducing the boat noise that we have found bothersome in other locations along this Whidbey coastline.

High tide allows for great swimming and boating. Because the bay is shallow, the water was pretty warm; our older children never really left the water during our stay. I took a long swim every day, feeling safe because the boat traffic is so far off. As for boating, our very friendly and helpful host provided us with a great list of Island activities, among them the contact info for a nearby kayak rental (they deliver!). We used the high tide for kayaking along the beach and for setting our crab traps. There is nothing better when eating fresh crab for dinner! There were plenty of crabs of the right size, even so late in the season and with all the many traps around. The friendly neighbors even brought some over on our first evening. The rhythms of the tides with playing and boating kept us so busy that we never set out for a long beach walk, but this is certainly possible during low tide.

The place is close both to the ferry and the lovely town of Langley. In short, a perfect vacation in a truly wonderful place. We hope to be back for Labor Day 2018.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time! Beautiful views of incoming and outgoing tides. House very clean and efficient.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous location, well-appointed house

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with 4 adults & 4 kids and it was perfect. Beautiful home & beachfront location. House has everything you need - well-appointed kitchen with everything needed to cook meals in, two bathrooms plus mud room shower (perfect for washing kids after hosing off sand directly outside). Highly recommend

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous beach house

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, wonderful place, quiet, ample space and sweet sandy beach right out the door. Very baby friendly. Two bedrooms upstairs, one downstairs and a queen bed in the loft area. We had a small family reunion and the space was perfect although one son chose to sleep on the side lawn under the stars to the sound of waves. We stayed four nights and spent our days hiking in the morning and enjoying the beach in the afternoon. The owner was responsive and communicated very well. Overall, a fantastic experience. We hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the beach house. There was an issue with the fridge but the owners were super quick to take care of it -- and even brought us a bottle of wine! Thank you so much for your hospitality and sharing your place with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearby is the town of Langley which is rich in history and has many activities such as a historic movie theater, antique shops, cafes, restaurants, and artist studios. The fairgrounds are within walking distance of downtown and many events are scheduled year round. Local winery is located approx 15 minutes away with tours and tasting.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 10.7%

Preferred method of payment is personal check. Credit cards accepted with handling fee of 2.9%.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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