|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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The Beach House is located adjacent to the Ebey's Landing National Historic Reserve on the west side of Whidbey Island. The beach is one of only a few Washington State private beaches along the Keystone Spit. Just West down the spit is Old Fort Casey State Park and the landing for the Port Townsend Ferry. A short walk or bike ride to the ferry connects us to the wonders of the little city of Port Townsend, with its shops, restaurants and beach activities.
Although in such a seemingly natural setting, our home is a mere 5 miles from the historic town of Coupeville, with its grocery store, restaurants, shops, service station, banks and Whidbey General Hospital. This quiet waterfront farming community, at the heart of Ebey's Historical Reserve, still reflects the character of a frontier seaport when Puget Sound was being settled.
Throughout the Reserve, from the shoreline of Penn Cove to the beach and bluff at Ebey's Landing, you'll share space with farmers and bald eagles, gray whales and bicyclists, sea otters and kayakers. Depending on your time-frame, activities as diverse as the Arts & Crafts Festival, Penn Cove Mussel Festival, Concerts on the Cove and many other community events will entertain and enlighten you throughout the year.
Your time at The Beach House will be enhanced by the feeling that you are living on a beautiful, fully equipped floating home. You will be so near to the water that the only sounds at night are those of the waves lapping at the shoreline. You’ll wake to the view of ships leaving Puget Sound, porpoise and seals playing in the waves and bald eagles searching for their morning breakfast from the sea.
On the front side of the home is a natural wildlife preserve, home to any number of birds, deer, fox and endless animal life. You will see that Bald Eagles are not extinct!
The home is garnished with nearly everything that you could need. Bring your food and your beach toys and bikes and you’ll be set. The living area of the home is that of a great room style, with living room, dining room and Kitchen openly adjacent to one another. They all open to a 575 sq. ft. enclosed deck and a 644 sq. ft. patio.....that’s a lot of outside! There is an enclosed fire pit to roast those marshmallows and wienies just off the patio on the beach……So bring some firewood!
The master bedroom/ bathroom opens to the water and the incomparable view of the Olympic Mountains and the Puget Sound shipping lanes. Watch the cruise ships leave for Alaska every Saturday and Sunday evening while enjoying a glass of wine from the warmth of the master bath soaking tub.
The second and third bedrooms have a queen and two single beds respectively. They share a compartmented full bath. There are full extra large laundry facilities and an outdoor shower to accommodate even the wildest day scouring the beach and the trails of the preserve.
The front yard is fully landscaped and enclosed for privacy……a perfect place to read in the afternoon sun or just roll around in the grass. Just outside the walled front yard the eagles stand atop the telephone poles to get a better view of the entire Preserve area....they are the kings of that domain.
Sunset on the beach is a special time. The transition from dusk to night can be carried in by the forces of nature in the winds or the solitude of glass like water kissing the beach…..you won’t know until it happens. On clear summer evenings the Olympic Mountains are drenched in the radiant colors that only sunset can deliver…….mornings have their own distinct pallet of colors.
Outdoor activities will surround you while on your visit; salmon fishing and crabbing, kayaking and world class diving are right at your backdoor. The public boat launch is next to the ferry terminal only a mile+ away and the fun of exploring Old Fort Casey is day trip in itself.
Ebey’s Preserve is full of trails and treasures to keep just about anyone captivated and exhausted. The old Sunnyside Cemetery on the edge of the Preserve dates from the late 1840’s and holds the stories of how Whidbey and most of the Puget Sound region became settled. Whidbey Island is the home of Oak Harbor Naval Air Station and to the south is the Bangor Submarine Base, so aircraft, ships, subs, and parachutists make their appearances on a regular basis. There is so much to do on Whidbey that you won’t have the time to even think about video games, telephones and computers......this is life we have here!
I may sound a bit enthusiastic......that’s why we live here.
Come, slip into this type of living for a while; you may not want to leave.
Keywords: Beachfront Home
My family has owned property on Whidbey Island since the mid 1950's. The idea that we could be so close to a large metropolitan city the size of Seattle and only minutes away from the peace and tranquility that Whidbey Island affords is a gift not many regions can attest to.
Jack Martens purchased this house in 1995
I built this home on this beach because of the view and the wonderful access. Our children grew up on the beaches of Whidbey. It was a wonderful place for them to explore and have all that nature had to offer at their backdoor. As they got older we moved to the mainland for the schools, college and my business. For years, we could only enjoy the island on the weekends.
Now we have the shear pleasure of full time residence again on this magnificent island. It affords us a lifestyle of fishing in our back yard, golf in the mornings, Kayaking in the evenings; and never dealing with the traffic and congestion of the big city. We love it here!
Your beach home was WONDERFUL!! We did have a very productive and relaxing weekend and even made it to the farmer's market in Coupeville. My husband and I would love to return to your place in January/February and will let you know when we set the date.
Thanks again for your thoughtful hospitality,
The first thing my husband said when we walked in the property was " the photo's don't do this place justice". He was right! The views of the bay are incredible. We spent a lot of our time outside soaking in the views and simply relaxing! Coupeville is a great place to spend the day as is Port Townsend, just a ferry ride away. It was a very peaceful, pleasant week for us and Jack was so accomodating making sure we were taken care of. Beautiful home, Beautiful property, Beautiful memories! Would highly recommend.
We highly recommend this property. We were in the area for a half marathon and everything was as advertised. It was a beautiful setting and we ended up with some great weather. We will definitely rent this property again if/when we return.
We had a wonderful stay at this house for a weekend trip. We traveled with another family, each with one child. The layout worked very well for us as each family had their own bathroom. Very nice open floor plan. The house is VERY close to the ocean (Puget Sound) to the point you can sit in the family room looking out the window and feel like you are on the beach. The home has an incredible deck with plenty of chairs and even a nice smaller deck directly overlooking the beach making access through the piles of driftwood (normal for our pacific northwest beaches) easy.
The kids enjoyed endless hours of beach combing and rock collecting. The small deck made it easy for the parents just to sit and enjoy the sunshine while still keeping an eye on the kids.
The owner, Jack, is great and very easy to work with. All in all a solid 5 star and we will be back!
You may wonder—what is the unique appeal of Whidbey Island in the winter? Well, it’s your chance to experience the wildest side of the Northwest up close. And at the Beach House, you can do this in absolute comfort. We saw it all this weekend: waves crashing against the shore, eagles gliding on the wind, harbor seals body surfing in the white caps, and even the magical appearance of the snow-capped Olympic Mountains on the horizon. Snug and warm, sipping coffee (and later, wine), there was not a thing we could add to the perfection of these moments. In addition to gaping out the panoramic windows, we also availed ourselves of the convenient walking path just down the street and the Ebey bluff trail just down the road. Jack was the perfect host-from-afar, always accessible and incredibly helpful. This weekend will continue in our mental landscape for a long time, and hopefully carry us through until we can get back next summer!
The Beach House is a wonderful getaway. It really is on the beach with wonderful views and every comfort you could wish for. We enjoyed watching a storm blow around us and then a beautiful calm day of beach walking. We even managed to get in a night-time bonfire before the rain drove us back inside. The kitchen is well equipped and the barbecue works well. Coupeville is less than 20 minutes away and makes for a nice afternoon of shopping and lunch. I would highly recommend The Beach House.
Read the other glowing reviews and they say all I would say. Plus - catching fish right on the beach, 40 feet from the kitchen and your handy cup of coffee and the beach is loaded with agates if you like collecting them. Jack is the real gem, though. Very helpful, cooperative.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Sep 13 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Standard Cleaning Fee||$125 + Tax|
Please call or email for Availability.
June 17 - September 12, 2016 - $2200/weekly (only)
September 13 - Dec 31 - $230/night (2 night min.) - $1300/week
From September 13 - December 31 we offer a 1-3 night/$525 Special (6 people max.)
September 26 - May 1 - $170/night "couples rate" (2 night min.)
Special Pricing for Holiday Rentals
Standard cleaning fee $125....."Couples Rate Cleaning fee $85.
All rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.
The Damage Deposit will be a fully refundable credit card "Authorization".
Our "Standard Rate":
This is a "Couples Rate" that applies to 2 people using just the Master Bedroom Suite and the balance of the home from September 30 to April 30, 2017. (Excluding Holidays and Special Events) We lock off the extra bath and 2 other bedrooms.
All terms, fees and cancellation policies are processed on an individual basis to conform to the needs of each individual group of guests.