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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:
February 21, 2018

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
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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! 4.1/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

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The Ultimate Beach House, Quiet with Spectacular Views
average rating of 4.071429 based on 14 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: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than we hoped!

  • 5 of 5

Jan’s place was such a perfect getaway for our family of four. We spent a long weekend exploring the island for mushrooms and oysters and cozying up to the fireplace in the evenings. Such a perfect location and great views right out of the window. Jan was very responsive and makes everything smooth as can be! Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and quaint

  • 5 of 5

The Deck really makes the house! Loved lounging with the view. My kids enjoyed fort building with driftwood. A mid-week sleepy afternoon downtown had plenty of boutiques, cafes, and a waterfront to keep us busy when out.

The house decor had history and was not overwhelming with nick-backs. We enjoyed the firm mattress (rarely found in house rentals!).

The owner was very flexible with our last minute dates and accommodated us with grace. Overall a great stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to be during the summer. I use to own a home down the street several years ago and had been wanting to go back to Whidbey Island for a visit as I remembered how nice it is this time of the year. I met up with my son and my brother from Kansas who had never been in the area. We all had a great time and enjoyed spending time at your home. We will be back! Mahalo

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Run down and musty smelling

  • 2 of 5

I booked this rental for out of country family, and was very disappointed when we arrived. I don't like giving bad reviews, but I had I read an honest review like this, I wouldn't have rented this house. My 1st impression was, it was run down, outside looks like it could use a few coats of paint and some overall maintenance. When you step inside you are assaulted with this awful musty smell. We opened the doors to get some fresh air in, but then there were lots of flies....

Overall, the view is great, but the house is not. The beach is a bit tricky to get to with all the driftwood piled up next to and in front of, the walkway. No lounge chairs to sit outside and enjoy the view. The home's electrical and cleanliness is also in need of some attention. Half of the outlets in the living room don't work.

Not a kitchen I would want to cook in either. There is a reason there are no pictures of the kitchen. It is very small and carpeted. The appliances are old and we didn't want to use them. The BBQ outside was also dirty, so we ended up eating out all 3 days.

I give this rental 2 stars because of the view.

Honestly, I don't think this home should be rented out until some maintenance (electrical and professional cleaning) has been done.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am shocked to get this review, especially in light of the fact that we have received two 5 star reviews in the last month. I feel it is a bit like Trump calling the White House "a dump." Not that the beach house is the White House, but it is certainly not a dump either. I would like to address some of the issues: The outside of the building is scheduled to be painted next week (August). There is a very small window of opportunity to do outside painting in the Pacific Northwest, especially next to the salt water. It must be done in the middle of summer so that the wood surfaces have a chance to dry out completely. It is illegal to remove driftwood from the is the natural bulkhead and protection from high rise waters. I used to have very nice comfy lounge chairs on the decks, but in very short time they were full of cigarette burns. I have had to result to nice teak furniture. I think the previous renters blew the electrical breakers as the electrical system is fine. I always tell my renters if there are any problems to call me, that I am only a few minutes away. I didn't hear from these folks. The kitchen is indeed small, but very handy and well stocked, as you can read in other reviews. The refrigerator was replaced about 3 years ago, only to have one of the shelves broken that very year. The stove is not new but works perfectly. The washer and dryer and dishwasher are fairly new and all work fine. The screen doors work well to keep the flies out. The general cleanliness of the house is always good, as you can note from other reviews. I must admit that some permanent stains recently appeared around the dining room table that the professionals cannot remove, but they are hardly bad enough to replace the carpeting. The beach is a private beach and very rocky, so most people are content to enjoy the view from the decks. The plus side is that you don't have people walking across your front yard, so the property is very peaceful and private. I'm not sure what to think about the "musty smell." We will look into that possibility. I am in my seventies, so I employ a professional cleaning company to do all the cleaning in between renters and they do an exceptional job. We work hard to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable. This is not the tropics, so there are only 3 months of rental time for beach properties, and I have yet to make a profit. I love the joyful feedback, but this review makes me think of selling...
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Amazing place, amazing time!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 nights and we had a blast! Very comfy property with such a beautiful beach! House is cozy and enough space to roam about. We caught lots of red rock crab out in front of the property with a castable crab hawk, a blast! No salmon this time but we had plenty of fun with the crabbies! Saw pod of porpoises every morning at high tide feeding. Eagles everywhere! We will surely be back! Recommended for anyone wanting a great getaway and a nice cozy cabin with a great close beach! Extremely private for us no neighbors!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • 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

Taxes and fees are additional

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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