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'The Happy House' Whidbey Island - Highbank Waterfront & Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Welcome to our 'Happy House' matter where you come from, you'll feel like you're 1,000,000 miles away. Whether you're looking for complete anonymity and peace/quiet or if you want to enjoy all the fruits of Whidbey Island...this is the place for you. You'll enjoy beautiful unobstructed views of Mt. Baker...incredible peace and quiet of the ocean waves with Eagles flying by...true serenity at its best. Highbank waterfront, quiet neighborhood, come relax at the 'Happy House'...

Keywords: Vacation House, rental, hot tub, views, deck, quiet, waterfront, fun, happy, relaxing, quaint, hidden, family, crib, bunk, jacuzzi, spa, remodeled bathrooms November 2011

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

Why Shane chose Coupeville

We bought this house to use as a second home and found that we weren't using it as much as we thought we would. We then decided to share it with others. We had been coming to Whidbey Island for years on vacation before we decided to buy. We hope that you will enjoy our house as much as we do, and you may even find yourself coming back as we and many of our guests have.

What makes this house unique

The best things about this house are how quiet it is, how far from civilization you feel, how relaxed you are, how great the hottub and its views are, how easy it is to see all of the island from this central location, and how easy it is to get to Seattle from here.

Some of our favorite restaurants include The Oystercatcher in downtown Coupeville - a small local place that uses local ingredients only (oystercatcherwhidbey dot com), also Frasers Gourmet Hideaway in Oak Harbor - a slightly larger restaurant, with an excellent menu in the Northwest Style (frasersgh dot com), and Prima Bistro in Langley - a perfect bistro style French restaurant that rivals food in some of the very best French bistros from NYC to SF (primabistro dot com)

Guestbook comments from the owner

Love it, love it, love it -- If I had my way we would never leave. The house is perfect, the view spectacular. Close enough to town to make it easy - far enough away to enjoy the quiet.

Thanks you!
Aug 2011
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Coupeville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs
  • Newly redone 2012
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , Downstairs Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 baby crib , 1 bunk bed , bunk bed for small people less than 150 lbs, Main floor
  • Queen size Beds (3) One in Upstairs Bedroom, Two in Basement Master, Baby Cribs (1) In the same room as the Bunk Bed, Bunk Beds (1) Small people ONLY, less than 150 lbs. and in the same room as the crib.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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'The Happy House' Whidbey Island - Highbank Waterfront & Views
average rating of 4.585366 based on 49 reviews
Middleburg, FL

Perfect bliss tucked away on a hill!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property. The view from the bedrooms, living - kitchen - all encompassing and dreamy. The house sits on a cliff over looking the bay - and we greatly enjoyed just sitting and watching the sun dance on the water, and bald eagles overhead. The house while close in proximity to neighbor's - is extremely private with large trees and green strips blocking view of fellow homes. We felt privately secluded and never even saw another neighbor.

Shane is an excellent person to deal with. I find him honest and forthright - and I enjoyed communication and fast emails from him. Speaking of - the wifi at the house is VERY fast - we all appreciated good wifi.

Thank you for a great experience and we would be honored to come back!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Portland, OR


  • 5 of 5

Great place to relax.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heavenly stay on Whidbey!

  • 5 of 5

The Happy House is a place we return to year after year. It truly is a great space in a terrific location.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ladies weekend blast

  • 4 of 5

Great place for ladies weekend. Beautiful view. Fireplace was awesome. Hot tub was great. Only problem was no dishwasher. Overall it was awesome!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location, Location!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect home for hiking both Whidbey/Deception Pass and the Olympics. Annual guys trip was amazing due to Happy House hot tub and views- serene setting and quiet. It doesn't get more Pac NW than this place! Thank you, Shane, for being so accommodating and keeping such a perfect home for vacationers.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I decided, last minute, to head out of town and have a nice little getaway. With the cold weather, having the hot tub was AWESOME! We felt so secluded and miles away from Seattle. It was so perfect sitting in the hot tub and overlooking a stunning view of the water and mountains. The house is really close to town so we could buzz in and grab groceries, but we mostly lounged around, watched TV, cooked and enjoyed the house. The kitchen has all the necessary tools, there's TONS of room, so we will likely be back with friends over the summer. They have really done a beautiful job with the place and we didn't want to leave. Shane also gave us the whole day Sunday since we got in so late on Friday, which was really nice. I'd absolutely recommend this for a couples getaway or, for friends and family looking for a place to getaway and enjoy an awesome deck and view! :)

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Ferry
26 Miles
Clinton Ferry
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $165
Damage Deposit $500

No more than 6 guests allowed on property, unless discussed with owner prior to rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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