Spacious Tranquil Island House, Beautiful West Water Views!

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Last updated: 07/21/2016

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Phenomenal views of the snow-capped Olympic Mountains as a backdrop and the Puget Sound before your eyes, Whidbey Island is stunning every season. During the spring and summer the festive atmosphere of tourists mingling with the local community brings fresh energy to the Island. In fall and winter virtually no crowds or long ferry lines, one really experiences the essence of the island along with its great sense of community. This is a wonderful opportunity to rent a lovely home in the highly sought after Useless Bay area for a 'staycation' or a visit from afar.

Whidbey Island feels a world away from the chaos of the city, but it is less than an hours drive with a sweet 20 minute ferry ride in the middle to get you in the vacation mood, and the weather is often better than in Seattle!!

Best location on Whidbey for this designer decorated Sunlight Shores Island House. This uncluttered retreat offers comfort for a quiet romantic getaway, but it also has an ideal layout for small group gatherings. Perfect four Bedroom two bath layout for two families. Upstairs is the living area with 2 bedrooms separated by a full bath. Downstairs has the rec room with another 2 bedrooms separated by a ¾ bath with washer/dryer.

Enjoy views while soaking in the hot tub. In addition to spectacular sunsets, Useless Bay is known for its clamming, crabbing, driftwood ‘art-work’ sandcastles and walks on the beach. Be as active as you want, but sometime in the evening you most likely will watch the Sun dip behind the Olympic Mountains, and see the dramatic reflection on the water.

A ten minute drive from the ferry, a peaceful refuge from the daily grind, Sunlight Shores Island House is located near many fun Whidbey activities. The quaint town of Langley is less than five miles away with adorable shops and great restaurants. Nearby Bayview offers a wine tasting room, beautiful nursery, stores, gallery space, huge outdoors chess set, bike shop (rentals available) and a Saturday farmer’s market in the summer. Additionally there are island gardens to tour, a lovely golf course to play, fantastic bike rides and the Whidbey Island Kayaking Company is just down the street (for guided Kayak tours). And if you are unfamiliar with the Island, we will happily provide 'concierge service' as part of our offering if you would like.

• Private community beach for Sunlight Shores guests
• View of Useless Bay, Double Bluff and the Olympic Mountains
• Deck has hot tub, gas barbeque and patio furniture
• 6 houses up from Sunlight Beach on Useless Bay
• House sleeps 8. Includes 2 Queens, 1 bunk bed and 2 single beds. $200/nt pricing is for 4 guests peak season.
• Well appointed kitchen/blender, coffee maker, toaster, large griddle, quality utensils, serving dishes and cookware
• Dishwasher, microwave, electric range, fridge
• Rec room with quality ping pong table, exercise bike, free weights
• Washer/dryer
• Linens and towels provided
• TV, DVD player, radio/CD player and many games
• Stocked with golf clubs, crab & shrimp traps, clamming gear
• Phone for 911 only (bring your cell phones)
• Suitability – Sorry, no pets. This is a non-smoking property. Children are welcome 4 years old +.

Winter Rates – 7 night stay: $200/night for up to 6 people, $15 per additional guest per night and $250 refundable security deposit / $100 cleaning fee. (Summer rental $200/night for up to 4 people, $15 additional guest per night - assuming 7 night minimum). (VRBO calculator assumes 4 person stay)

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Deck railing conforms to old building code and very small children could squeeze through slats. Small children prohibited out on deck without supervision....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Outside only...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Bedroom 4


  • Upstairs Queen size Bed with good mattress and foam topper in master, Bunk Beds in second bedroom. Ground floor Queen bed in one bedroom, and Twin has pull out trundle bed in other bedroom. All bedrooms separated by a bathroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Precor stationary exercise bike, two 10lb, 5lb and 3lb free weights, golf clubs (1 old set), basketball hoop, crab ring, shrimp pot, bicycles on site or bikes and mopeds for rent nearby ...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Tons of DVD's available for rent at 'The Goose' store just a couple of miles away....moreless

  • Game Room:

    Ping pong is easy to master if you aren't already a pro - this is a fantastic way to bring the family or group together!...moreless

  • Games
  • Music Library:

    Lots of CD's...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Limited comcast cable service...moreless

  • Stereo:

    I pod compatible CD player/radio...moreless

  • Television:

    TV in master bedroom and lower queen bedroom...moreless


  • 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
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Full view out over Useless Bay...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Distant views of the snow covered Olympic Mountains...moreless

  • Water View:

    Overlooking Useless Bay, Double bluff and spectacular sunsets ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Table has several leaves and can grow to accommodate a large group. Most people eat out on deck during the summer...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    Partially covered carport...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Precor upright stationary bike and free weights furnished for use....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric baseboard heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi is available...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    100% cotton sheets for all beds...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Ultrasuede couch and chair with ottoman and I pod compatible CD player/radio...moreless

  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking:

    Long driveway can hold 4 cars easily...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    If you bring your cell phone, then you have a telephone :)...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels,wash clothes and several beach towels available for use....moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip coffee maker with gold mesh filter requires no paper filters....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Great assortment of cooking utensils available for use....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Wide assortment of dishes, glassware and serving dishes provided....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Well stocked with small appliances, double griddle, blender, toaster, coffee maker....moreless

  • Microwave:

    counter top microwave ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Full range of spices and condiments available for use....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    We believe in refrigerated food and beverage :)!...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric four burner stove with oven...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Glass sided toaster so you can stare at your bread turning golden brown...moreless


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    We have a couple adult bikes that guests are welcome to use, otherwise bikes are for rent a mile from the house in far more superior shape....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Wooden deck furniture and umbrella...moreless

  • Golf:

    Several courses are nearby and we have an old set of clubs that may be used...these are nothing fancy!...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Nearby rental ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large lawn as property is on a double lot. Fruit trees ripen late in the season. There is also a basketball hoop ready for play on the driveway....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    small propane grill...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    If crabbing and clamming are sports...then we have the gear!...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


Write a review 4.8
from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,400 $5,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 10.7%


$200./night for 4 guests - each additional guest is $15/night/guest

$200 due to hold reservation, remaining funds due three weeks prior to stay.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sea-tac Airport
1.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bayview Corner
7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Clinton Mukulteo
2.8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Useless Bay Golf, Island Greens, Holmes Harbor
11 Miles
Nearest Train
Mukulteo next to ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Basil Cafe
84 Miles
Nearest Ski
Steven's Pass

Car: Recommended

Langley is the nearest town featuring charming shops, old fashioned theater, wine bars and restaurants. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts offers live performances and there are community events happening regularly.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Welcome to our home! The northwest is a very special place to live or visit. We have lived in the Northwest for over twenty years and appreciate and enjoy being surrounded by beautiful mountains, lakes and the Puget Sound. Our passion is bicycle riding, swimming, photography, kite flying and general beach combing activities. As almost empty nesters, Whidbey Island offers an amazing experience to people of all ages. We have enjoyed having this second home as we raised our children. By the way, one of the owners is a realtor, so no blind ad here! .

Why the Owner Chose Clinton, WA, USA:
Choosing a location to purchase a second home is not an easy task when you are choosing between the many island properties available. We found Whidbey Island to be the best combination of beauty; magnificent sunsets and warm summer days on the beach. Our home is located six houses from Useless bay beach. Useless Bay is by far the most interesting beach on Whidbey Island. West facing, you are witness to gorgeous northwest sunsets which are important to us. At low tide, a wonderful sandy beach opens up to walkers, sun bathers, driftwood sculpturing and clamming (I really like clamming – island version of the ‘Deadliest Catch’)! In the summer the sun can warm up the beach and coastal waters to the point where it can become a refreshing swim in the sound. At high tide, kayakers, wind surfers, water skiers and Hobie cats grace the bay. Located minutes away from the local grocery store and less than 5 miles from downtown Langley, we found this house conveniently provides access to the best of Whidbey.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
In addition to the ‘beach life’ culture Useless Bay has to offer, South Whidbey has a strong artistic community. Summers always seem way too short in the Northwest. South Whidbey is truly a great year round get-a-way location. When water skiers are replaced with Bald Eagles and quiet chilly walks; we really appreciate the cultural activities available. Live music, kayaking, restaurants, theater performances, art showings and even Contra dancing are generally available year round. First run movies show at the historic Clyde Theater, and wine tasting from local vineyards is a great way to meet new friends. Served by a car and passenger ferry that is conveniently located 30 minutes from Seattle, access is easy and quick. We enjoy exploring the surrounding area, and the house is 20 minutes to another ferry that can take you to the Olympic Peninsula for exploration of the Olympic Rain forest. This house is our home away from home, and we enjoy using it as much as our guests. You will find the home well cared for and stocked with the things to make a perfect stay. We look forward to meeting you and making new friends!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • View from private community beach

    View from private community beach

  • Front room

    Front room

  • Kids room with bunk-bed

    Kids room with bunk-bed

  • Downstairs bedroom with TV

    Downstairs bedroom with TV

  • Photo of house exterior, great views from deck!

    Photo of house exterior, great views from deck!

  • Relax while Hot tubbing under the stars

    Relax while Hot tubbing under the stars

  • Pituresque downtown Langley. Bring your Camera!

    Pituresque downtown Langley. Bring your Camera!

  • Plenty of place to explore! Lighthouse at Mukilteo ferry terminal.

    Plenty of place to explore! Lighthouse at Mukilteo ferry terminal.

  • Kitchen


  • Downstairs bedroom - has 2 twin beds

    Downstairs bedroom - has 2 twin beds

  • Master bedroom with TV

    Master bedroom with TV

  • View of Useless Bay from our community beach. Tide is in!

    View of Useless Bay from our community beach. Tide is in!

  • Photo of nearby South Whidbey Park

    Photo of nearby South Whidbey Park

  • Want to know how to play a game of log hopping?

    Want to know how to play a game of log hopping?

  • Very common to stumble upon ( or make!) driftwood sculptures on Useless Bay

    Very common to stumble upon ( or make!) driftwood sculptures on Useless Bay

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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