Beach house 2 beds 1 bath 40 feet of no bank waterfront
- english, spanish
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 Freeland
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.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
This house is right on a quiet beach but within walking distance to restaurants and stores. It is perfect for kids with great sand, shells and rocks for castle building. There is also a park and playground just down the beach. Inside is a very cozy wood stove for fires on cool evenings. The house is stocked with everything you will ever need. This is our go to place every year. We love it.
One person's perspective that I would like to have read before renting
Clearly the vast majority of families have been happy staying at this property and I don't want to disparage that but it does have shortcomings. It is clean, has a responsive owner, is on the water and has room for 8-10 people making the nightly cost for such large groups reasonable. For a couple, the cost of the place is quite high after all the fees not disclosed at first are added in. Besides final cost, I was not happy with the quality of the rental itself (most things in it were old and had seen much better days). I have built and maintained homes and have some skills so know while this home is very clean it has not been upgraded as one would expect. My perceived negatives are: it has one rather small/dark bathroom with no vent so is hard to vent unless one opens the window enabling the neighbors to look it; there is a very small kitchen with hodge podge of old kitchen equipment; the house has odor (mentioned by a previous reviewer) that required re-washing of our clothes after we got home (we live on a beach so know this is not normal); VRBO pictures of inside were taken with fish-eye lens so indicate more space than is there; after pictures living space is cluttered with lots of old furniture; nearby houses are close with limited sound privacy when neighbors are present; lawn work next door jarred us out of bed early while lawn work on site disturbed us for several hours the one afternoon we wanted to sit quietly onthe deck. The work could have been scheduled when we were not there. The heating system was hard to figure out (old faded instructions on wall near thermostat which was actually hanging on wires out of wall) and included directions a client should never have to do (e.g. flip certain circuit breaker many times if heater doesn't come on). Some of the electrical outlets in the house were so old/used that items plugged in had to be held in to work. Several plugs had burn marks on them. I would not stay there again just for electrical system safety concerns which hopefully will be address soon, If folks are happy at this place, great. I wasn't.
My two sisters and I spent a weekend here. The owner was very nice and, prior to our visit, sent me helpful emails of explanation regarding some of the features of the house. This house is right on the water with an amazing view. It was too cold to enjoy the view from the outside, unfortunately, because it would have been nice to sit out on the deck or grass. However, we did enjoy the lovely, peaceful view of the water from the large windows in the dining area and living room. This house is an older house with an earthy, slightly funky vibe. It does have a bit of a musty odor, and, unfortunately, it was too cold outside to leave open the windows which may have been helpful. The beds were quite comfortable, which was a nice plus. The location is close to a great market and only 15 minutes from Langley that has some great restaurants and boutiques.
Relaxing and on the beach...it doesn’t get better than that!!
We had such a good stay! Having the beach just outside was amazing. The house was perfect for our family of four and 4 legged friend! Well stocked, for sure! We will definitely be back!!
Such a pretty house on the beach. The view is amazing. I like that you can walk to the park and downtown freeland for shopping. Nice cozy beach house. Friendly people. We’re coming back.
Thanks for your visit at the beach house! We love sharing our place with guests!
Comfortable and well appointed.
Comfortable, great views, right on the water and had everything we needed and then some. Loved the wood stove. Great to have our dogs with us
Thanks Laura! Appreciate you staying with us at the beach house!