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'Harbor View Grand'—Grand View, Home, and Concert Grand Piano.

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 9-11)

With over 3000 square feet on three levels, The “Harbor View Grand” lives up to its name both literally and figuratively. The concert grand piano, the sauna, and the huge 480 gallon Jacuzzi brand hot tub are just part of what make it so enjoyable. This spacious architect-designed residence was custom built to maximize the incredible 180 degree panoramic view from this property. And does it ever!

The entire east side of the main level is primarily a wall of windows. From the kitchen, dining room, and living room you can enjoy an unobstructed view that spans from Mt. Baker to Mr. Rainer. You will see the Cascade mountains, the city of Oak Harbor, the harbor itself, a good portion of Puget Sound, Saratoga Passage, and Penn Cove. Maylor’s Point, Camano Island, and much of South Whidbey Island are also on display. At night, the view is just as stellar. The city of Oak Harbor and all the neighboring territory from Camano Island to south Whidbey put on a sparkling light show for free, to say nothing of the moon as it appears in the sky and glimmers across the water. With such a magnificent unobstructed view of the water, mountains, city, and neighboring territory, the view here is grand—day and night!

While you will never tire of the view, you will want to enjoy the rest of our home. Hungry? On the main level is a gourmet kitchen full of dishes, pots, pans, cooking utensils, and newer appliances. There is a convection oven, smooth top stove, large side by side refrigerator/freezer, built-in microwave, and a quiet-as-can-be dishwasher. A comfortable breakfast bar seats 2-3 people should anybody just want to sit and have a quick bite.

The nearby living room has a huge, vaulted open beam ceiling with exposed tongue and groove wood that serves the 7’ Baldwin concert grand piano extremely well. (What a great room for music!) We are the original owners of this incredibly powerful yet delicately nuanced instrument and have kept it tuned, regulated, and maintained religiously. This piano is worthy of the best pianists among us. Can’t play the piano? There is an outstanding stereo system that highlights a classic audiophile set of M&K speakers with matching subwoofer that sound incredible!

The lower level has a large family/TV room complete with a wet bar, small fridge, pellet stove, and 47” cable TV which is hooked into another great stereo system. Lots of CDs and DVD’s are also available. This room has a newer sleeper sofa. The lower level also has a 4 person Nordic cedar sauna which can be operated wet (steam) or dry.

Outside on the covered patio is a huge 480 gallon J-375 Jacuzzi hot tub that accommodates 6 people, including one in a full chase-type lounge seat. This deluxe model has a built in radio and many lighting options, a waterfall, and comfortable built in head-rests, and easy opening cover lift that one person can open and close in a jiffy. Talk about relaxing, the 46 jets can be adjusted to just the perfect strength to provide a rejuvenating, relaxing, and pro-quality massage. Jacuzzi engineers even made sure to include jets for a foot massage! We leave the Jacuzzi in operation all 365 days of the year, but no matter when you use it, when you are done you will come out relaxed~

The top level contains the master bedroom/bathroom and the “peak” bedroom. The master bedroom has a king Tempurpedic bed and high vaulted ceiling with a bank of floor to ceiling windows that provide a great view to the north that includes Mt. Baker. The master bath has both a shower and a jetted tub. The peak bedroom with its large vaulted ceiling looks out over the world from the highest point in our home. This room has two beds and is the favorite bedroom for anyone who likes to climb a ladder. Across from the single bed near the base of another bank of windows is a ladder that leads to the loft. Here you will find a cozy and comfortable double mattress bed on the carpet. This bed is the clear choice of younger family members, although a younger couple will find it as romantic as can be! The city lights are in full view when looking out the windows while tucked in bed.

In addition to the gourmet kitchen, elegant living room, and a dining area which has six leather chairs and large travertine dining table, the main level has two well appointed bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with a double bed. Both of these rooms have their own flat screen TV’s and DVD players. The laundry room and full bath complete with double sinks are located on this level. There are also extra folding tables that can be set up if 10 or 11 people want to dine at once. (We would put a folding table at the end of the travertine table and could seat 10 comfortably all at once. You can seat 11 but you might need to set up one or both of the folding tables separate from the dining table, or a couple of people can eat in the kitchen.)

Outside the main level on the east side of the house is a large deck with 8 chairs. At the end of the deck is a large round table for six and area suitable for dining should the weather be warm. The view from the deck is truly magnificent and eating in the open air makes the food taste just a little better.

No matter the time of year, the Harbor View Grand is an exceptional place to stay. There are no curtains, just windows galore which makes this home bright and airy no matter the weather outside. A good storm is an event not to be missed when looking out our main windows, the high vaulted ceilings allow you to hear the soothing sound of the rain as it pitterpats away on the roof.

The Harbor View Grand is centrally located high atop a hill in Oak Harbor just minutes from restaurants, shopping, public beaches, a wonderful public indoor swimming pool, Deception Pass State Park, and Deception Pass Bridge. Just 12 minutes from the Harbor View Grand, the Deception Pass park and bridge are scenic beyond words (its the most visited state park in Washington State) and a person can spend hours walking the beach and the wooded trails along the ocean. Five minutes away is NAS Whidbey Island. From our home you can drive to the San Juan Islands ferry in 35 minutes and to the Olympic Peninsula ferry in just 20 minutes. When based at the Harbor View Grand, you can explore all of Whidbey Island—its many parks, beaches, shopping, and dining—and never be more than an hour away. It makes a great central base for exploring the San Juan Islands, the Olympic Penninsula, and the mainland from Seattle to Vancouver, British Columbia which is only 2 hour drive.

The Harbor View Grand makes for a great getaway for a family, a wonderful rendezvous location for a group of friends, or a restful planning retreat for business or religious groups. If you do not know it already, we love this home and are confident you will, too.

Keywords: home, retreat,

More Details

Jeff Ellis
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

Why Jeff Ellis chose Oak Harbor

We bought this house 15 years ago as our dream house, and so it continues today. We have updated, remodeled, and maintained it every step of the way. Furthermore, our caretakers are meticulous with their cleaning. The home is not just beautiful, it is clean top to bottom.

What makes this house unique

The view literally is mesmerizing. My wife and I would often sit at the dining table for hours after dinner just looking out the windows and visiting. We watch everything from sailboats coming into the harbor to jets flying by high in the sky. Because the Harbor View Grand is located in the city limits, it is centrally located to much of what Whidbey Island and is all about. Because it is set high on a hill and is on a nearly half-acre lot with many mature fir trees, the Harbor View Grand has a rural park-like setting and feel.


Oak Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Instructions and house rules will be emailed just prior to guest arrival. The code to the electronic front door lock will be included in that email.
  • Kids under 18 require adult supervision in the hot tub and the sauna.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • The Bathroom in the basement includes a full built in sauna.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • King size beds (1) In the master bedroom on the top level. Queen size Beds (1) One of the two bedrooms on the main level has a queen bed. Double Beds (2) Two double beds. One of the bedrooms on the main level has a double bed, as does the loft in the 'Peak' bedroom. Twin or Single Beds (1) In the Peak bedroom on the top level. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The blue sleeper sofa in the TV room on the lower level can also be made into a queen bed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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'Harbor View Grand'—Grand View, Home, and Concert Grand Piano.
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews
Portland, OR

Beautiful views, good for a group

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home with a well-equipped kitchen and fantastic views of the mountains and water. Owner Jeff was quite responsive to any issues. Note that one double bed requires climbing up a wall-mounted ladder to a loft area and may limit accessibility; probably best for kids.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house, big enough for our entire group. Love the different levels. Jeff was very easy to w

  • 5 of 5

Loved the space, really liked the different levels. However, the house was a bit stuffy when we got there. The screens on the patio doors didn't stay on their tracks, so it was hard to open the Windows. Hot tub area was a bit dirty, but nice to have a hot tub and a Jacuzzi. Overall, very nice home.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Norcross, GA

Unforgettable panorama

  • 4 of 5

The front deck and front windows offered incredible views of the nearby harbor and distant mountains. The views made the trip. Anacortes Ferry and Coupeville Ferry are only a short drive away.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great space for a large group to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We used this house as a place for family to stay while we celebrated my parent's 50th anniversary weekend. The house was large and although there were lots of us here we never felt crowded or on top of each other. Nice extra amenities like the hot tub and spa. Amazing views!! Can't be beat!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Love This House

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this property several times and have never been disappointed. The location, views, and amenities are awesome! My adult daughter and niece are both music teachers and have enjoyed playing the piano. The kitchen is well stocked with utensils and cookware. There are extra linens and a laundry room to use. The house has always been clean. It is nice to have internet and TV, along with a great selection of movies. The sauna and Jacuzzi tub are enjoyable after a day of crabbing or exploring the island. There is outdoor space for eating and barbecuing. Shopping is a short drive or in walking distance. I really don't have anything negative to say about our experience at the Harbor View Grand!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This place was fantastic! Our family had a great time at this house and highly recommend it! The location is a perfect place for so many other adventures. Under 2 hours to North Cascades National Park and Olympic National Part as well as close to Deception Pass and more. The accommodations were excellent. Everything you could possibly need to cook a meal could be found in the kitchen! The hot tub was heavenly after hiking in the mountains and the proximity to a Safeway and Walmart for last minutes items was really great. The neighborhood was so quiet and peaceful. We didn't want to leave the view we got from morning till night of the mountains!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Whidbey Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Mt Vernon
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Hwy 20
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Mt Baker
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
City Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 10.7%

Reservations can be made and broken down into two or three payments as long as all payments are made 60 days in advance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.