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Beautiful Beachfront House, Kayaks, Dog Friendly, Wi-Fi, Affordable

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Beach house 2 beds 1 bath 40 feet of no bank waterfront

Baby Beach House Vacation Rental is a private and quiet one-story beach house, located directly on the water at Holmes Harbor Freeland, Whidbey Island, WA, with a vivid and relaxing water view and 40 feet of no bank waterfront. Lovely gardens surround the house in a quiet residential neighborhood walking distance from groceries and shops. 1 hour north of Seattle, and 15 minutes from the Clinton Ferry. Rates vary seasonally and with holidays, please check listing. Peaceful and quaint classic Whidbey beach house.

Sleeps up to 5 in 2 bedrooms with 3 queen beds; one master has one queen and second bedroom has two queens. One full bathroom. Single story house. Living room, kitchen, and dining area all with water views and two large oak tables with views. Small cabana hut without bath sleeps 2 in summer months only. 4 Kayaks available. Neighboring houses are discreet and non intrusive.

Tell us in advance if you are bringing friends or pets. When we clean the house, we appreciate knowing of extra guests or pets AHEAD of time. We can then adjust our cleaning schedules. We are a cozy comfortable beach house for those who like adorable comfortable places directly on the water.

We have DVD viewing available; though no cable or satellite TV service. We do have a large flat screen TV where you can watch movies on DVD player or stream internet with an hdmi cable attached to your device.

We have a stereo setting for your mp3 or ipod music device on aux. For sports events on TV, either stream it through the internet or watch at one of the many local pubs such as China City, Village Pizzeria, Prima Bistro, Taproom, or Wifire.

Eagles soar overhead while you cozy up to the wood burning stove on a comfy sectional couch with a grand view of the water. Clamming, fishing, whale watching are all nearby. We call it Baby Beach since it is the perfect place for kids and dogs to play safely, and has a quiet innocence and old Whidbey charm.

The deck is the ideal place to read, talk, and relax in wicker lawn furniture as you view passing wildlife; deer, rabbits, seals, eagles, hummingbirds, and sea otters regularly grace our shores. Watch them from our comfortable couch next to the wood stove with a piano, books, videos and music to share, plus a fully stocked kitchen- just add food!

Coffee maker, toaster, microwave, glassware, ceramic dishes, table cloths, place mats, utensils, sandwich grill, waffle maker, and blender. Grill fish or toast marshmallows on the fire pit in the garden or sip coffee on the porch overlooking the water. Firewood available.

Town is a 10 minute walk away from Payless grocery store with fabulous deli, organic foods, and bakery... antique shops, restaurants, bars, and bookstores nearby and a public park with playground and a boat dock, plus famous Double Bluff beach is 5 minutes away. You won't hear a whisper of traffic as you get away from daily life at our sanctuary. Shopping also at The Goose Grocery in Bayview.

A recent review gives a great feel for our details...::

'I have been a vacation house visitor for about 25 years and this beautiful Whidbey island home is BY FAR the most enchanting and rejuvenating place I've ever been. So many details are attended to which makes the house seem warm and 'lived-in' and lends to the immediate feeling upon arriving that you have just come home. After unpacking and finding a comfortable place to sit, breathe and take in the view of the harbor, I could feel the stress drain from my body and mind. We only had 2 nights to be in that serene environment but it had such an impact on all of us that it felt more like a week... now THAT'S getting your money's worth! The home is walking distance (10 minutes) to thrift & antique stores, as well as the grocery store that has an amazing organic section and some of the most lovely seafood you will find in a tiny town, anywhere. We grilled some Copper River salmon and veggies one evening on the bbq provided (bring your favorite charcoal!) and we couldn't wipe the smiles off our faces the entire meal. We also walked up to one of the local restaurants for lunch and had a couple good sandwiches and salads but I would definitely recommend buying food and spending as much time at the beach house as possible because it's much more affordable than eating in town and you really won't want to be anywhere else for long during your stay. Definitely DO set out on a stroll at low tide so you can take in all of the gorgeous rocks & shells that adorn this quiet little beach. The morning sunlight is best and the water is calm because there's not much wind, which can kick up quite a bit off the harbor in the evening time so be sure to bring warm clothes if you're planning an outdoor fire. Although, if you've got a toasty fire going in the wood stove, the sound of the wind and the waves is truly a deeply calming experience not to be missed. The photos on the VRBO website are entirely accurate although the modest listing description left us delightfully surprised by all this wonderful beach home had to offer. If you've missed your opportunity to book your time away here this year, I HIGHLY recommend booking now for next year so that you can have the pleasure of staying at one of the most enjoyable vacation stays you'll ever find.'

15 minutes from the ferry to Seattle.

Keywords: Beach, Cabin, waterfront, view, Freeland, Holmes Harbor, Whidbey Island, south Whidbey, water, view, 98249, vacation rental

More Details

Owner
Jessica Leon
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

About Jessica Leon

We are a couple who live in Clinton near the beach rental. We have lived in New Jersey, the Bay Area, Japan, England, and Central America. Attended University of California at Berkeley and Leeds University UK. We have lived on Whidbey for 16 years and can tell you all the local secrets.

Jessica Leon purchased this house in 2000

Why Jessica Leon chose Whidbey Island

We love Whidbey Island. Baby Beach house is a place to unwind from cares of the world. The wildlife and natural scenery is relaxing and invigorating. The smell of the sea, sightings of wildlife, and the colors of the sky and water make it a perfect place to let go.

What makes this house unique

Water at your doorstep, views of Mt Erie, wildness of Holmes Harbor, wildlife in your front yard, walk to town in 10 minutes. Breathing the salt air as you gaze over the blue sea is a special treat. Giant cedar woods and state parks are nearby. Sparking mornings and breathtaking sunsets.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Jessica, Thank you for allowing us to enjoy one fabulous week in your lovely home on "Baby Beach". We have had a wonderful stay-your place is cozy and has all the warm amenities including books, games, a piano, kayaks --too many things to mention! --to provide for a fun vacation. On several occasions my 4 year old grandson caught fish while fishing on the beach in front of your house.

We would love to come back soon for another week. Thank you again!!! Patti P
May 2013
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Amenities

Freeland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • 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:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bath tub, shower, sink, toilet, window
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , summer detached hut w/electric w/o bathroom or insulation
  • Queen size Beds (1) One queen in master bedroom and 2 queens in back bedroom. Linens provided, Double Beds (1) Double bed is in detached cottage...warm weather only. Linens provided. Small additional cute summer detached water view hut w/electricity but w/o bathroom or insulation with full bed, porch, armchair.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Large oak dining table overlooking water in kitchen and living room, piano with sheet music, large public park with dock down the beach with children's playground, hammocks, very quiet private beach

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Beachfront House, Kayaks, Dog Friendly, Wi-Fi, Affordable
average rating of 4.7941175 based on 42 reviews
5

Wonderful Baby Beach House

  • 5 of 5

Our family once again created wonderful memories and we did this at Baby Beach house in Freeland. Such an adorable, sweet, clean and warm home. We were so comfortable and had everything we needed. We saw so many birds and visits from sea lions all day. It was a Father's Day weekend celebration and my husband felt very spoiled. Thank you Jess for making us feel welcome. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightfully Cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Baby Beach is a lovely spot! We fired up the wood stove and enjoyed a cozy evening. The view from the kitchen table in the morning was lovely - bird watching and cloud watching on a rainy day. ...and oh so very very quiet. The house was easy to find and the super easy access to the grocery store came in handy, too! Jennifer gave us clear information about everything 'Baby Beach' and made sure all our needs were covered. Thank you for a lovely stay! I enjoyed sharing Whidbey Island with my friend from Ohio, and staying the night at Baby Beach was the icing on the cake!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baby Beach House Whidbey Island Wa

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for five days at this very relaxing beach house. Beautiful view all around. Beach in backyard< kids enjoyed the kayaks! Cozy home with comfy beds.

Had everything we needed to feel at home. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view at your fingertips. Quiet and peaceful. House is small and old but clean.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Baby Beach. Jessica was easy to work with and very accommodating. The house was small and with lots of furniture and clutter which made it a bit claustrophobic. The pictures on the website are a little outdated. It was comfortable enough. We love the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Good times

  • 5 of 5

After four perfect days at Baby Beach, we are adding this spot to our five Top Three all time VRBO favorites. It’s right on the beach, the deck is private, it’s clean, comfortable, quiet, unpretentious, artsy and everything works. Welcoming us with lilacs from the garden was a sweet touch. We were there for classic Pacific NW spring weather – sun, rain, sun, breeze, sun, sprinkles – and got caught in a bit of rain during a beach walk but Baby Beach has a dryer and we were soon good to go. Family arrived from Seattle for a day visit: Double Bluff for a long walk and an endless supply of dog sticks, rhodies in bloom at Meerkerk, Langley for lunch and a little window shopping, back to BB for piano duets, tall tales, canasta, laughter and a terrific fresh salmon dinner topped off by a spectacular sunset. Good times. Everyone slept well and rose the next morning, rested and ready for more, starting with breakfast on the deck in the sun. Even got a little reading done. This is a sweet place. Reilly the Dog was in heaven.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Heaven.

  • 5 of 5

This little house is wonderful. It is quiet, comfortable, very peaceful, and exactly as pictured. Jessica makes sure that the house is stocked with everything you could need. It is a perfect home base from which to explore all of Whidbey Island, or to just relax on the deck and do nothing but enjoy the water and wildlife. My dog loved it. She would sit on the lawn in the morning watching all the birds, and then play on the beach in the afternoon. Freeland is a short walk away and has a great grocery store. I will definitely try to stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Gordon's on Blueberry Hill
"Excellent fine dining, great atmosphere"
Gerry's Kitchen -- CLOSED
"Super for lunch and dinner, close by the beach house"
China City LLC
"Good Chinese food, elegant booths, great for big parties"
Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens
"Gorgeous flowers"
Double Bluff Beach
Payless Foods -- CLOSED
Freeland Cafe
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Sea Tac
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
China City
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Clinton Ferry
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Useless Bay Golf
Nearest Train
19 Miles
Amtrak Everett
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hyw 525
Nearest Beach
Ours
Car: recommended

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $20
Damage Deposit $200

Rates are subject to change until traveler confirms. Check out times are set to allow maximum relaxation for each guest group while allowing us to clean and turn the house around in one day. Often someone is leaving or arriving the same day. Checkin/out times are flexible according to ability. Access Key and Address are in rental agreement, print it out and save for your records. The damage deposit it will auto-refund 7 days after your departure if everything is in order. If you request it soon it can be manually refunded once the house has been inspected. Thank you.

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.

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