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Seashell Beach House Whidbey Island Kid Friendly Private Beach

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Last updated: 03/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/28/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters under 25 years of age must be accompanied by Adults over 25....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    High chair, pack and play fold up crib, child monitor, potty seat, child gates, child plugs in empty outlets, child locks on cabinet doors. Cleaning products placed high out of children's reach. Toys and books for children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Thank you for smoking outdoors. Do use the ashtrays and toss your smokes in the outside garbage cans, not in the house....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Pets are not allowed in the rental...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Ground floor Garden view. Separate Bathroom with a shower...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    5 OceanView windows Upstairs Master+Deck+ ensuite tub/shower...moreless

  • 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. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Large East facing window. Hair dryer & curler, guest shaver...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Entry Bathroom, Separate from the bedroom, hair dryer...moreless

  • Fluffy towels, separate electric heaters in each bathroom. First Floor bathroom at the entry also has 2 overhead heat lamps....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless


  • Books:

    Magazines & books, poetry to read...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    blueray DVD, CD, Ipod Dock, FM. ...moreless

  • Games:

    Scrabble, cards, dice, Petanque (small bocce set in wooden case) Upstairs bedroom: Big chess set with table and comfortable chairs...moreless

  • Music Library:

    New 4 speaker quality sound for DVD, CD, ipod port and FM radio. A variety of DVD's & CD's to choose from. Under the TV the cabinet has yoga ball, pilates magic circle with good videos. Yoga Mat under stairs...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    1 TV with 150 chanels, blueray DVD, CD, Ipod Dock, AM/FM radio (card on TV stand has local radio chanel list. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    CD/AM/FM ...moreless

  • Television:

    TV swivels so you can watch it in the kitchen or the living room....moreless

  • Toys:

    Toys and childrens books for young ones....moreless

  • Video Library:

    A variety of DVD's to view. yoga and pilates DVDs & exercise equipment in TV cabinet ...moreless


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


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Enjoy the pebbly beach, watch ducks in the winter, seabirds in the summer, crab boats, tugs, an occasional new ferry gets towed by after it has been built in the boatyard which you can see at the South end of Holmes Harbor....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    No Bank waterfront, enjoy the lap of the water whooshing across the stones as the tides change. Direct beachfront, an easy stroll down the grassy lawn to the ocean to find clams, mussels, driftwood, moonsnails....moreless

  • Downtown:

    Freeland 8 minutes drive. Restaurant/bars, PO, Payless Grocery, Drugstore, library, thrift stores, churches Langley: 15 min drive. Restaurant/Bars, WICA Theater, Movie Theatre, Shops, churches...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    View gorgeous sunsets,Look West, across the sound to see Whidbey Island's East Ridge. Ocean views sweep from the South to direct West and a bit North. A short walk North gives Olympic Mtn Views....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Summertime swimming & floating is super. Shallow here & the water can be warm hi tide. Bring your snorkel and view the crabs close up. March April Grey Whales sporadically cruise Holmes Harbor Sound when their food sources are abundant...moreless

  • Water View:

    Amazing views of Holmes Harbor Sound from almost every room in the house....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Walk a short gentle slope from the house to the Beach on Holmes Harbor Sound....moreless

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Oak dining table, 4 chairs & 2 extra chairs in LR, High Chair & extra leaf under stairs, 3 x 6 foot Island Bar with 2 swivel bar stools. Lots of electric outlets under counter on Living room side....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Stacking, Please clean the lint filter before & after use....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Not for wood burning. This is a decorative one with candles to light for romance. Starfish on the hearth...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    No fitness room. Yoga & Pilates DVD's, yoga mat & block, large & small exercise balls, magic circle. Look under TV Cabinet...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric baseboard heat in all rooms with separate thermostats for each room. Main level bathroom has ceiling heat lamps....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless throughout the house....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Hotel Quality 400-500 count...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Spacious 15 x 25 foot room. Fabulous ocean views North and South, Lots of windows Open living/kitchen/dining...moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking. 2 cars in the driveway which is close to the house. 2 car or small boat parking at street level ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Incredibly spacious driveway close to the house with ease of turn around. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    3 cordless walk around phones, one by the window seat and one in the upstairs masterbedroom. speaker phone in kitchen. Pens and paper and phone books right there....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    One hand towel and 1 bath towel for each guest. Extra washcloths provided in each bathroom ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Large capacity, front loader in the Entry behind the louvered doors. Detergent & stain remover provided...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    High Speed Internet. The code word is posted in the dining area. by the telephone. A short Ethernet cable is also provided if you need one....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Heats up the house wonderfully and can be used as a cook top during occasional power outages. Large seasoned split wood pile in the drive way. Buy kindling at Ace Hardware or break up dry branches....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip Coffee maker, stainless French Press, coffee grinder, coffee filters & one of those Melita holders to do individual drip coffee....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Good variety of quality of kitchen tools, pots and pans, solid surface electric stove w/warmer burner. On the wall: lots of spices & herbs. A magnet holds a variety of sharp knives. Kitchen tools at your fingers...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of everything. Lots of sharp knives, cutting boards. Pizza, baking, turkey roaster, cake, muffin pans...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Bosch Stainless Steel...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Under sink water filter plus a brita pitcher, blender, microwave, dishwasher, waffle iron, mixer, 4 slice toaster, rubber gloves for dishwashing and hand lotion....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Panasonic Cookbooks in cabinet above the microwave...moreless

  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items:

    Big selection of herbs, spices, vinegars & oils, soy. starter coffee beans and teas. Fridge has squeeze catsup, mayonaise, mustard....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless steel double door. Ice maker and water not connected. Tide info on the fridge with the shellfish hotline magnet to call prior to digging...moreless

  • Stove:

    Stainless solid surface electric glass top stove with warmer burner. Self cleaning oven. Frying pans in bottom drawer...moreless

  • Toaster:

    4 slice Toaster...moreless


  • Balcony:

    Balcony deck off master bedroom on 2nd floor...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    2 large decks: #1 Oceanfront West-facing Sunsets & the Beach with high table & chairs #2 large front entry deck, BBQ, a picnic table, garden views. Plenty of seating and tables. #3: 2nd floor Deck off Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Golf:

    Useless Bay Golf course nearby and a kooky 8 hole course is located in Clinton...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Many Fresh Herbs year round seasonal fruit and vegetable edibles. For my guests enjoyment, I plant a large oceanside garden in the spring. Some veggies continue to be available over the winter...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Beach toys for children in rubbermaid box by the ocean vegetable garden fence....moreless



Write a review 4.7
from 33 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Veteran's Day Weekend
Nov 11 - Nov 12, 2017
2 night min stay

flat fee
Thanksgiving Weekend
Nov 23 - Nov 26, 2017
4 night min stay

flat fee
Christmas Weekend
Dec 22 - Dec 25, 2017
4 night min stay

flat fee
New Years
Dec 30 - Jan 1, 2018
3 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

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 for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/28/2017
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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.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2010

About: 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.

Why Freeland, WA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/28/2017

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  • main level

    main level

  • View from the living room window seat at low tide. Use binoculars for wildlife

    View from the living room window seat at low tide. Use binoculars for wildlife

  • Sunset View of Holmes Harbor from the deck

    Sunset View of Holmes Harbor from the deck

  • Launch your kayak from the house. Bring your boat to launch ramp 6 homes North

    Launch your kayak from the house. Bring your boat to launch ramp 6 homes North

  • The Seaside garden is for guests to enjoy

    The Seaside garden is for guests to enjoy

  • Deck views Holmes Harbor Sound to South Enjoy July 3rd Freeland Fireworks

    Deck views Holmes Harbor Sound to South Enjoy July 3rd Freeland Fireworks

  • Entry & Driveway parking

    Entry & Driveway parking

  • Summer Crab Catch

    Summer Crab Catch

  • Bald Eagles fly by & perch in our seaside tree near the beach.

    Bald Eagles fly by & perch in our seaside tree near the beach.

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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