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Seashell Beach House Whidbey Island Kid Friendly Private Beach

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6). Pets not allowed.

Sleeping Accomodations for 6:

Two bedrooms:

2015 New King bed +1 Twin bed in 2nd floor OceanView Master Bedroom w/Deck.

2015 New Queen Bed +1 Twin bed Downstairs GardenView Bedroom

Direct Beachfront. No bank, walk a gentle slope to the ocean. Relax to the lap of the water in a quiet peaceful area. Savor colorful Western sunset views across Holmes Harbor. Spacious living, kitchen dining. Upstairs 25 foot wide master bedroom has panoramic Ocean views via large windows for a light & cheery interior. Plus a balcony overlooking the ocean.

This south & west facing beach is warm as it enjoys long hours of afternoon sunshine. Just 3 stair steps from the lawn to the warm sunny beach you'll find lots of interesting driftwood, seashells, and pretty stones to collect. A beachcomber's delight. Free seafood when you dig for delicious clams and pick mussels from our beach.

Drive your car close to the house for easy unloading in our spacious driveway.

The house is 7 minutes from Freeland & Freeland Hall, a popular wedding venue. 12 minutes to Langley from South Whidbey Island’s charming Beverly Beach neighborhood where the beaches are private and the fir trees wave at you as you walk quiet roads.

Saltwater views on all levels. The home has expansive stone countertops, tile, carpeting. Comfortable leather furniture in a spacious relaxing living room, kitchen, both decks & master bedroom provide sights of sea and shore birds, ducks & geese, sea lions, harbor seals on Holmes Harbor Sound. Eagles are common sightings with their distinctive tiny voice. Grey whale sightings are a possibility in the spring.

Enjoy a upstairs master bedroom that runs the full length of the house with an ocean view balcony and private bathroom. The other bedroom and bathroom are on the main level, along with a full well stocked kitchen and living room.

A spiral staircase from the deck leads to the lawn, seaside vegetable garden and beach where you may see bunnies, deer, squirrels, and other wildlife. Gray Whales are seasonal March/April. Crabbing in season! The saltwater in front of the house is shallow & warms in the summer for floating, swimming and snorkeling. A great place to launch your kayak or canoe. Bring your boat to launch 5 houses North via a beach access road.

Surrounding natural areas provide opportunities for hiking, biking, sightseeing, golf while a short drive to Freeland or Langley allows access to plenty of shopping, entertainment and dining options. Lots of venues with live music on the island.

Enjoy a private get-away or family vacation at this wonderful beach house!

Pick up a free Whidbey Weekly paper on Thursday to find out current activities. Find it inside Pay & Save Market & many shops.

Keywords: Whidbey Island Puget Sound

Sunny Warm Private Beachfront Rental

Colorful Western Sunsets, Beachcomber delight

More Details

Property Manager
Duncan McPhee
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2017

About Duncan McPhee

Originally from Michigan.

Santa Barbara & Laguna Beach, Calif. for schools, then 7 colleges. MFA in Photography

Since 1970, I lived in upcountry Maui with horses for 32 years,

1971 to 1979 had a retail clothing shop in Makawao often riding horseback to work.

1979 to 2004 serving clients as an active Maui Realtor.

2002-2007 I spent 6-8 months at a time traveling in underdeveloped Asian & African countries.

Since 2008 my time is mostly Whistler B.C. Canada, Maui, Hi., Whidbey Island, Wa., & LaQuinta, Ca .

I’m an active, nomadic, spontaneous flexible, outdoors kinda gal. Under developed countries spark my interest as they change so fast, visiting for extended time engaging with local folks in their community & country, hiking & horse trips, reading books, investigating culture, history & politics of the country I'm traveling.

My enjoyments in no particular order: Hiking in the Himalayas, Kayaking, biking, camping, sailing, cooking, outdoor lifestyle, long Horseback camp trips, yummy wine, dancing, supporting local business, organic gardening, listening to NPR, CNBC attending interesting film, theatre, dance, art, music. Oh, and paperwork:

I love my family & friends. I’m social, love language, delight meeting, engaging with strangers, especially young travelers. Spas & massage, film documentaries, biographies, beautifully written books no matter the subject.

I delight in: amusing my self, telling the truth, travel by public transport, river/horseback and cheese. I rarely hurry yet can get ready to go in a heartbeat, love doing anything I’ve never done before. I have a penchant for funny one liners.

Duncan McPhee purchased this house in 2010

Why Duncan McPhee chose Freeland

I love the beach and neighborhood, a great place to walk shady tree lined streets away from busy traffic. It is private, friendly and so close to anything you might want or enjoy. No franchises in South Whidbey so you can shop supporting small businesses. Wine tasting, wonderful farmers markets, studio art tours, great unique music at local coffee houses.

What makes this house unique

Viewing nature on a pristine beach, enjoy organic garden veggies, dig shellfish from the besach. I love to kayak, paddle board, crab, swim, boat and bicycle from my front door Free public buses into Freeland on weekdays. A huge variety of quiet forested walking trails and an even bigger selection of beaches to walk along. The ferry ride is a 12 minute ride from Mukilteo to Clinton, no reservations departs on 1/2 hour. Go upstairs in the ferry to enjoy the 360 degree views of the islands and Cascade Mountain range on the trip.

Amenities

Freeland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large East facing window. Hair dryer & curler, guest shaver
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Entry Bathroom, Separate from the bedroom, hair dryer
  • Fluffy towels, separate electric heaters in each bathroom. First Floor bathroom at the entry also has 2 overhead heat lamps.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Ground floor Garden view. Separate Bathroom with a shower
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 5 OceanView windows Upstairs Master+Deck+ ensuite tub/shower
  • Vaulted Ceiling, Quality linens & a variety of pillows. 25 foot wide Master upstairs bedroom has ensuite bath, walk in closet. Beautiful ocean views from 5 big windows with a walk out deck overlooking the ocean. First floor Bedroom has garden views. Both bedrooms have 1 Queen + 1 twin bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Amazing ocean views from almost every window. This is the place to bring your bikes, canoes, kayaks or boat. You are on the waterfront! A boat launch road is up the street. Lounging on the long comfy window seat overlooking the sea is deliciously relaxing. You can watch your kids on the beach from the house. 2 bedrooms: Oceanview Master has new King & 1 twin. Garden View New Queen bed and 1 twin bed. Comfortable leather furniture is set around the fireplace in a spacious living room plus a wood stove for toasty evenings & electric heat in all rooms. A large upstairs bedroom has 5 windows to view the sea, it parallels the ocean with a King bed, a Twin bed and a Leather chaise. Main floor bedroom has a Queen & Twin bed: garden views. The beach is a fabulous walk at low tide. Beachcombers delight~ enjoy lots of shells, lovely stones & driftwood. A colorful variety of neighborhood boats, canoes and kayaks adorn the beach.

Reviews

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Seashell Beach House Whidbey Island Kid Friendly Private Beach
average rating of 4.605263 based on 38 reviews
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Comfortable

  • 3 of 5

Very comfortable. Not quite as tiddy as we thought it should be. Great location!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

wonderful beach house

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year renting at Seashell Beach House and we hope to come back again next summer. The convenient location close to Freeland and Langley can't be beat, and the sloping lawn with easy access to the beach is what we love best. The house is very comfortable, with a roomy and open sitting, dining and kitchen area-with great views of the water.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a nice week long stay at this lovely home which is right on the water with large windows. Responsive owners who care a lot about their property and have taken the time to write detailed instructions about how to care for their home and use items (electronics, etc.).

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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4

Quiet, lovely, well equipped, and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our 4 days at the Seashell Beach House. A lovely view from the back deck and the cozy window seat. The kitchen was well equipped (we especially loved the waffle iron, one of the old well-seasoned and non-teflon ones -- what I wouldn't give to find one of those!). The upstairs "master" bedroom is lovely with a glorious view and a little porch looking out to the water. The room is so large that there is also an extra twin bed, and that is where our 16-yr. old wound up sleeping instead of the 2nd bedroom downstairs. That 2nd bedroom is very crowded with a double bed and a twin bed. If you have a few young kids, that would work. But it is a bit cramped and dreary and so the one upstairs was way more appealing for our teen. Thanks for the lovely and relaxing stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our family loved watching Eagles each day from the house and at the beach!

  • 4 of 5

The home is comfortable and good for families. The neighnorhood is very quiet.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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5

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place with a sweeping view of the lovely bay. The house is well appointed and super cozy. The owner was super easy and efficient. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Freeland Hall
Nearest Point of Interest
Putney Woods Trails
Nearest Point of Interest
Freeland Town Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Meerkirk Botanical Gardens
Nearest Point of Interest
Clinton Ferry Landing
Nearest Point of Interest
Ferry to Port Townsend
Nearest Point of Interest
Pickles Deli
Nearest Point of Interest
Mukilteo Coffee House
Car: recommended

Antique, boutique and thrift store shopping, lots of walks and hiking trails in forested areas, Bike lanes too. Clams, mussels, crabs at your front door, shore fishing a short drive (Freeland Ace Hardware sells licenses). Farmers markets abound with abundant fruits, veggies, craft & art booths, Meerkirk Botanical Gardens is 12 minutes away. . Each month South Whidbey entertains with a variety of festivals, studio tours, music events, wine tastings. Visit Historic Fort Casey, Jet boat at Deception Pass. You'll enjoy supporting friendly local businesses, with only 1 franchise at this end of the island. In Langley: Clyde movie theatre is low cost with great films. Actors performing @ WICA Theatre have superb acting skills. Musical events abound in variety in coffee shops and private homes. For sport, Kayak and bike rentals or bring your own.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.7%

If you desire a holiday booking for different dates or less than 4 nights, give me a call at 425 344-0141. I'll do my best to arrange that for you. Sales tax + cleaning fee apply & are in addition to all rates.

Maximum 6 guests for this property

Manager'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.