This amazing one level home is uniquely & wonderfully designed for vacation use and is divided into 3 special purpose wings perfect for your relaxing get-a-way! .
Relaxation begins the moment you walk through the front door of Ranvik Beach House and experience the serenity of this recently remodeled (2012), Mid Century Modern beach home. French doors open to Admiralty Bay with its majestic backdrop of snow capped Olympic Mountains. the shipping lanes to Seattle, and a picturesque ferry crossing. Watch our video and you will see what we mean!
Relaxation continues inside the beach house great room with its windows to the Salish sea, spectacular sunsets, large gas fireplace and beautiful updated and fully equipped gourmet kitchen with quartz countertops and modern SS appliances. Enjoy meal preparation in a true cook's kitchen that goes well beyond the basics boasting all the large and small appliances and equipment you need to prepare your favorite foods.
We also have a coffee bar with various beans to grind or instant Keurig coffees. Hot chocolate with marshmallows is always available for those cool days or evenings when you will want to sit by the fire and watch the waves. Whether you dine inside or out the view here is world class and we guarantee the your favorite foods and beverages will taste even better here!
In addition to the central gathering area, it has two separate sleeping wings offering a degree of separation and privacy when desired. The NW wing features a master bedroom,, full bath and den/media room. The SE wing has 2 well separated bedrooms, a 3/4 bath with a large shower, and a laundry area.
Each of the 3 luxurious bedrooms offers a king bed, down or alternative down comforters, and ultra soft bamboo sheets. In two of the three bedrooms you will wake to ocean views.
Relaxation continues as you sit on the large deck or walk the long, low bank, pebble beach to view eagles, jellyfish, otters, porpoise, sea lions, leaping salmon (Sept -Oct), seals and various birds including shorebirds, waterfowl, and birds of prey. Every ship - from tugs to cruise ships to aircraft carriers - that enters the Puget Sound passes in front of our house. Use our powerful spotting scope to get close up, detailed views.
In the evening barbecue on the generous patio, roast your marshmallows in the huge fire pit, or just sit around at night in the Adirondack & lounge chairs checking out the moon and the stars.
Ranvik Beach House is our favorite get away and we are now offering it on a limited basis as a vacation rental for discriminating vacationers who want a "World Class experience" (in the words of our reviewers) on renown Whidbey Island.
6 guests maximum. Pets are not allowed.
Well behaved children are welcome! Because of close proximity to beach and large fire pit it is important that children under 7 be well supervised for the sake of their safety.
5 night minimum stay during Peak Seasons (see rates).
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AREA ACCOLADES: Everyone loves Whidbey!
Ranked 3rd Best Island in US by USA Today readers 2014.
Sunset called it of the "20 best Island Escapes" 2014.
Travel & Leisure’s Most Romantic Summer Destinations July 2010 issue featured Whidbey Island as one of their 16 picks world wide: “Though it’s only a 20-minute ferry ride from the Seattle suburb of Mukilteo, this island oasis feels like the Pacific Northwest’s last frontier—a lost-in-time place of towering Cedars and sparkling coves overlooking Puget Sound.”
The area is know as 'The Sunny side of Whidbey' thanks to a third less rainfull than most of the Pacific NW coast. A twelve month 'sunshine study' was done in Sequim in 2010 & 2012 demonstating the dramatic effect of the rainshadow on the days of sun and rain. Here are some highlights from the sunshine studies:
•Winter (Nov-Jan) saw 5X as many mostly sunny days in the shadow vs. Seattle.
•Winter saw only 1/4 as many dreary days in the shadow vs. Seattle.
•Spring (Feb-May) saw the highest number of 'rain shadow' days per month, at nearly 8! During the summer most days are sunny days.
• Coupeville received 20' of rain compared Seattle's 36'
After reading about the 'shadow' it is obvious that you chances of enjoying some sunshine here November through March are about 75% better than along the I-5 corridor! Due to its drier climate and position over stunning coastal areas, it is often an ideal location for many activities, such as beach walks/ hiking, golf, bicycling, wave watching, or simply exploring. What great reasons to consider booking a few days at Ranvik Beach House during the winter months!
It is also called 'The closest place to far away' & for many residents of the Washington I-5 corridor you can get away on a single tank of gas!
Seattle King 5 TV viewers nominated Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve as 'Best Hiking Trail; Best Place to Watch a Sunset; Best Picnic Spot; Best Bird Watching'.
Sunset Magazine has named the Coupeville to Port Townsend as "one of the 5 best ferry rides in the Northwest."
Ebey’s Landiing is billed in local guidebooks as one of the best hikes in Washington. 'This 5.6-mile trail, just five minutes from Coupeville, with mostly dry trails year round, far exceed the expectations of many visitors.'
For a complete guide to visiting Coupeville, including restaurants, lodging and shops contact the Central Whidbey Chamber of Commerce visitors center at 905 NW Alexander St.
Noise Alert: 95% of the time this is a very quiet area. However ~5% of the time, weekdays only, people in the Admiralty Bay area may experience jet noise when the jets from Whidbey Naval Station practice carrier landings on the Outlying Field 2 miles north of the house. Flyovers typically last 1 to 2 hours. Occasionally they last up to 6 hours and continue for an hour or two after darkness. These flyovers are sporadic and we have no way of knowing when they will occur. Please realize that ALL homes along Admiralty Bay - and indeed much of the northern half of Whidbey - are subject to this.
Many think it is really interesting to get a close up view of these fantastic flying machines. Others find it is real loud and annoying, especially after 10 pm (very rare).
If this happens while you are staying at Ranvik Beach House we suggest one of two options:
1. Stay inside and wait it out. It isn't too bad in the media room with the volume cranked up. We have ear plugs and three sets of noise cancelling headphones in our home for guest use; these mute but don't eliminate the sound.
2. Hop in your car & go somewhere else for a couple of hours.
Chance are that you will not experience this. However, if this would ruin your vacation, you may want to consider renting in some area other than Admiralty Bay / northern half of Whidbey Island. Please understand that we have no control over this and thus cannot offer any sort of refund or compensation to guests who experience flyovers.
Please do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions or would like us to send you rental contract. Reservations are not secured until we have a signed contract