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The Ultimate Beach House, Quiet with Spectacular Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This beach front property is located on Admiral's Cove on Admiralty Bay, the entrance to Puget Sound. From the property you have spectacular views of The Olympic Mountains, ship and ferry traffic in and out of Puget Sound. You can see spectacular sun rises and sun sets and lots of wildlife, including eagles, jumping salmon, seals, an occasional whale, rabbits and a multitude of birds. And, all of this can be seen from the front room, dining room, and master bedroom, as well as the spacious decks and board walk down to the water. Feel free to catch salmon from the front yard and put them on the Bar-B for dinner. This location is extremely quiet and peaceful with few neighbors...wetlands on one side and the ocean on the other. The road is private and is wonderful for long walks along the water. The beach is also private and there is an outdoor swimming pool within walking distance of the house. The house itself is furnished with overstuffed sofas, wide-screen TV and washer and dryer. There's also a small TV in one of the bedrooms...perfect for the kids! Speaking of kids, they love collecting rocks and shells, and especially playing in the the rowboat in the front yard.

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More Details

Jan McGregor
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 9, 2017

About Jan McGregor

I am an artist who studied in Japan and have a Japanese antique shop in downtown Coupeville, so I am just a few minutes away from the property should you have questions or need help with anything. I work hard to provide you with a very comfortable stay and love to hear you are happy with the property and hope you have a great time.


Coupeville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2) Walk-in closet in master bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
paper towels, central heating, filtered water, alarm clock, local maps, local maps, restaurant dining guide, hair dryer, bread maker, breakfast grill, staples of all kinds


Very Good! 4/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

The Ultimate Beach House, Quiet with Spectacular Views
average rating of 4.0 based on 8 reviews

The Beach House

  • 5 of 5

That's what we call this charming getaway on Admiral's Cove - The Beach House. We stayed there for 10 days surrounding Thanksgiving in 2015, again in December 2015 while exploring options on the island, and for the month of January 2016. The house is very comfortable and has everything you need to live there. There are 3 bedrooms which accommodated us all when children and grandchildren came for a few days. While sitting in the living room or dining room you can watch the changing weather and seagulls, or freighters and naval aircraft carriers heading to ports beyond. The house is very close to the Keystone ferry which takes you to Port Townsend ( delightful day trip). It's also a great place to walk with parks at both ends of the street (one with a pool and playground equipment and the other with great nature scenes and a spot where you can fish from the shore). I'm giving it 5 stars because this home provides a great place to NOT be busy, but also close enough to explore the beautiful island. It is somewhat dated and not perfect...but that's like most of us, right? I hope you go and make wonderful memories!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Needed a get way for R & R

  • 3 of 5

House was clean, however wall to wall carpet in bathrooms is not very sanitary and should be removed. We put hand towels on the floor in front of he toilets. As stated in other reviews house could use some updating. A 2012 review mentioned the screen door on the slider was broken. There is NO screen on the sliding door now and there are NO screens on the bedroom windows. It was pretty warm weather for this area (80 plus) so we had to open the windows anyway to cool the house, and had to set a chair sideways to block the opening so we could open the slider and keep our dog from getting out. This resulted in flies getting inside. I happen to hate flies so that was not pleasant. Fun to watch the ships but you must have binoculars to see them. As for the fighter jets. WOW. It only happened one late afternoon for about 2 1/4 hours. A plane about every 3 minutes. Loud, oh yes when you are out side and they go right over the house, very low to land at Whidbey. They were doing "touch and go". But darn what a wonderful sight. It was like our own private airshow, not to mention how proud we were to see part of our wonderful defense system in practice!!! We went inside to eat and the noise was about 50% less and we could still watch from the dining table. View is great. Too hard to get down from the boardwalk to the beach for older folks and people with stability issues. A handrail would help a bit. Also an umbrella for the deck should be provided as well as a few better quality lounge chairs to relax on other then the wood chairs that go with the wood patio table. The two folding chairs there were flimsy at best. Jan is nice and easy to work with. We would like to go back but cannot do so unless these items are addressed. Disappointing there is no outside fire pit for evening bonfires, typical for beach properties. Come prepared as the only services are in Coupeville and you cannot walk there.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would like to thank you for your review on my beach house. I appreciate your time in doing so. We work hard to provide you with a clean and comfortable get-away and to also make improvements. This year, for example, we put in a new wrap-around deck costing over $18,000. Obviously, at this rate improvements cannot be done all at once. As you can imagine, renters can be hard on vacation rentals; i.e., cigarette burns on the overstuffed deck furniture required changing to teak furniture on the decks. And each time someone tries to walk through the screen door, it needs to be replaced. All of the carpets were recently shampooed by professionals, but I will look into your comments to make sure everything is still OK. My goal is to make you happy and to receive those 5 star reviews!!!
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Burnaby, B.C, Canada

great location and nice house

  • 4 of 5

The location is great, the beach house is nice, the view is amazing. We are 3 families take vacation and get together here, have wonderful time staying. We enjoy the moonrise and sunset at the beach, while the kid enjoys picking the rocks at the backyard and beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Thanksgiving

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the view, location and furnishings. We arrived on Monday before Thanksgiving and left on Sunday following. The house is well appointed and spotlessly clean. The only thing that kept the rating from being Excellent was that the sliding door was in need of repair, although it did lock so security was not a problem. In reality a very minor problem, we intend to return.

Jan was exceptionally attentive to us, and very cooperative in catering to our requests. While there were only two adult couples in our party it would easily accomodate more.

In summary you cannot go wrong.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cottage Grove, Oregon

Great location for relaxing, scuba diving.

  • 5 of 5

We have rented this house 3 times now- the last 2 Memorial Day weekends and this past New Years (and we've reserved this years Memorial Weekend). Love the location! We were able to dive right off the house, and have lots of deck space outdoors to enjoy the sunshine and store our gear.

It's close to town, and lots of local dive sites (including the fantastic Keystone Jetty). The neighborhood is nice and quiet, and the house is very comfortable for our party of 6.

In our 3 trips here, we've had no complaints about the house. It was clean and well maintained. The owners have been very accommodating about check in and check out times.

I would highly recommend this house, especially for divers.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Gathering Place for Families

  • 5 of 5

The setting is as spectacular as promised and the house was very clean, comfortable and well furnished. We spent much of our time on the wonderful decks that surround the house on the sheltered side and the front. The anglers in our family caught several large salmon right from the front beach and we had them on the grill the same day. We brought our own kayaks and loved being able to keep them right in front of the house and use them on Admiralty Bay whenever we felt like it. The location is great as it is convenient to many other attractions either by foot or a short drive away.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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The front yard is the best salmon fishing on Whidbey Island...bring you fishing gear! You are 20 minutes away from the spectacular Desception Pass and Deception Pass State Park, a must see! You are inside the only National Historic Reserve in the U.S. called Ebey's Landing National Reserve. This means the sights everywhere you look are incredibly beautiful...bring your camera.


Rates & Availability

Coupeville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 2 2016 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50

Winter rates are $195/night, $1,000/week, and $3,000/month

$200.00 to hold reservation, balance due 30 days before move-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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