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Relax at the Water's Edge in this Amazing, Spacious, 5 Star Beach House

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

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

This amazing one level home is uniquely & wonderfully designed for vacation use and is divided into 3 special purpose wings.

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 kitchen with quartz countertops. 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 are 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.

Children welcome but this home may not be suitable for all children - ask us.

5 night minimum stay during Peak Seasons (see rates).

Please scroll down on this page for or click on appropriate tabs for a up to date calendar and full rate information.

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 cancellng 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 and 50% deposit (payment by check only).

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About Lisa

We are a retired professional couple who love the natural beauty of God's creation & enjoy quiet relaxation, fishing, hiking, and travel. We remodeled our first home on Whidbey Island in 1975 and have built and remodeled number of in the Bellingham area and now again on Whidbey. T

This architecturally designed, well built built home is a true gem. It was a joy to revitalize it. In the process we added a touch of Cape Cod giving it a more cozy feel. The name Ranvik is Lisa's family name in Norway which means Bay of The Ravens.

We appreciate art and architecture & this house offers some of both. Ranvik Beach House was designed by a Seattle architect in 1964 as a family vacation get-a-way at the height of the Mid-Century Modern era. He developed Admiral's Cove which includes a mile of beach. He had his choice of any building site on which to build his signature beach home. This site was selected for its outstanding orientation to all the breathtaking natural beauty and has the largest beach frontage of all the surrounding homes providing an extra measure of privacy. It is one of only 3 homes built by Sellen Construction (one other one on Whidbey & the Bill gates home!). They also built the Amazon headquarters in Seattle.

The house reflects the state of the construction art at the time with a wonderfully timeless, very functional beach vacation home design. The interior is very unique with beveled ship-lap interior & exterior siding and many interesting, angular corners and spaces.

Our total interior remodel in 2012 maintained the home's original, unique character while incorporating the convenience & comforts of a modern home. The tasteful update is in a cozy, bright, contemporary Scandinavian style. We continue to make small improvements as needed.

Since completing the remodel in early 2012 we have found this to be a magical place for relaxation and enjoyment. It is our hope that you will have the same experience while staying here.

Lisa purchased this house in 2011

Why Lisa chose Coupeville

We lived on Whidbey Island years ago & have been coming back several times a year ever since. So we knew what a wonderful place it is .

For several years we had been looking for a beach home to use as a get-away retreat for family and friends. We considering many areas we concluded the Coupeville / Keystone area. We discovered that this area offered unsurpassed natural beauty along with a wide variety of recreational opportunities. Coupling that with the fact that it has some of the best weather west of the Cascades and is easily accessible by car clinched it for us.

Now that we have had this beach house for over four years; we have no doubt that we made a great choice! This is truly a wonderful place where one can just totally relax. At the same time, if in the mood, there is a wide variety of fun, interesting activities only minutes out the door.

We are confident you will enjoy it as much as our family does!

2017 update: Please read our reviews you will see that we're not the only ones who think this is a Magic Place. Over 90 Five Star reviews in less than 4 years with only a single 4 star rating! All our guests have been thrilled and so are we! We're confident you will be also.

What makes this house unique

There simply is not a nicer beach house in the Coupeville area!

Another unique benefit is the fact that Ranvik Beach House is located in the Olympic rainshadow. The result is third less rain and 30% more sunshine than most of western Washington, Oregon and lower British Columbia. It is appropriately referred to as the 'Sunny Side of Whidbey'.

Like to dine out? You are in luck as as Whidbey Island has been designated a state tourist 'Culinary Destination'! The close and very quaint towns of Coupeville and Freeland offer many excellent dining options from basic fare to gourmet dining. There is great shopping and spas for extra relaxation. Several wineries are close to the beach house with a wineries tour map available at the house.

Having spent many years visiting Whidbey, we are very familiar with the Island and can assist you in gathering current information about tourist sites, outdoor activities, restaurants and special events on Whidbey Island.

If your idea of vacation & relaxation involves physical activities such as walking on the beach, fishing, biking (road or mountain style), day hiking, golf, kite flying, diving, kayaking, boating, or swimming you will find a place to do any of these within 15 minutes of the beach house. There is seasonal salmon and steelhead fishing from shore August - March. Ebey Historical Preserve, Fort Casey and other sites feature a wide variety of interesting places to explore. A near by public pool, basketball court, volleyball lawn an freshwater lake are within steps of the house and are available to guests.

Area Accolades:

Travel & Leisure’s Most Romantic Summer Destinations July 2010 issue featured Whidbey Island as one of their 16 picks world wide: “Though it’s a 20-minute ferry ride from the Seattle suburb of Mukilteo, this island oasis feels like the Pacific Northwest's last frontier...

Sunset Magazine has named the Keystone to Port Townsend as one of the 5 best ferry rides in the Northwest.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time at your beach house, Whidbey and beyond! As you know your place is very special. I know we will be back.
Aug 2017
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Coupeville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Large soaking tub perfect for a nice relaxing bath.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Small 3/4 bath with spacious tile shower, pedestal sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Waterview
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Waterview, bonus alcove with twin mattress, pak n play.
  • King size beds (3) King beds in all 3 bedrooms. Two bedrooms have view of water & mountains., Twin or Single Beds (1) This is a built in twin size 'daybed' in the master bedroom alcove. Bedding includes high quality cotton/bamboo linens, plush comforters and a wide selection of pillows. Light weight blankets are available in closets for the warm summer months. Pak N Play with mattress & sheets, changing pad, high chair
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Coffee makers, blender, spices, toaster, large oven / range, coffee grinder, oven, books for all ages, games for all ages, activities guide, hair dryer, iron & board, local activities guide, Dove Shampoo products, toilet paper& paper towels (about 3 day supply) , local maps, restaurant dining guide, towels provided, alarm clocks, bottled water, laundry soap, ceiling fan, firewood (enough for about 2 hrs of fire in the designated pit). Drift wood & beach fires illegal! Large, well lit bedrooms, have new carpet & King beds (2012), 2 have sea & mountain view. Dedicated media room that seats 4-6 with Plasma TV, blu-ray DVD player with surround sound. Two reading nooks with view & variety of books, Bose radio/CD player, propane fireplace . Powerful spotting telescope to watch ships & birds. Electric heat each room with individual thermostat. For kids, variety of toys, Pan N Play, hi-chair, changing pad. NO TELEPHONE LAND LINE; excellent cell service for MAJOR carriers.


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average rating of 4.9905663 based on 118 reviews
Vancouver BC

Oceanside perfection

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at over 30 vrbos

This is our favourite!!!

We have visited this property 5 times!

The location is perfect for relaxing ocean getaway. House is beautiful, clean and well equipped. Owners are lovely to deal with and very helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thought you must like the place since you have stayed 5 times now -- much appreciated! But we had no idea that you have stayed at over 30 VRBOs and have declared ours to be your favorite! We are awed and honored; thank you so much for such a compliment. Such a high compliment is humbling. We look forward to your return. Best, Dan & Lisa
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Absolutely beautiful and comfortable house. Seeing the ocean out nearly every window was fabulous.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was wonderful. Relaxing and refreshing for the body, mind, and heart. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Exactly! Thank you, Dan and Lisa
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Mukilteo, WA/Pacific NW

Amazing getaway spot

  • 5 of 5

Given that it was December, we did not expect the glorious weather we were able to experience. This home has it all: incredible views, lovely ambience and layout, as well as a superbly outfitted kitchen. The property owners, Dan and Lisa, were very good at communications. The photos don't really do this place justice; it is SO much better in reality. Would be happy to stay here again, to experience it in a different season.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Inese: Thank you for the very nice review. We're glad you experienced glorious weather during your stay . The good ol' Olympic Rainshadow is wonderful, unique phenomenon that results in way more sunshine and less rain than most of Western WA. We don't take the credit for it, but we and our guests sure do enjoy it! Please do come back again to sample other seasons. Thank you and best regards, Dan & Lisa
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Puget Sound Gem. Wonderful home, great location

  • 5 of 5

Can't be beat for a family vacation location. Great views, lots to observe both over the water, and in the wetlands behind the beach. Coupeville , with its classic waterfront,just a short drive away. A 5 star spot for sure!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Pete! Since you mentioned that you have stayed at several other vacation rentals in our area we consider your "can't be beat for a family vacation" quite a compliment. Have a wonderful Christmas season; Dan & Lisa
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Fantastic spot!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our weekend at Ranvik! The house was beautifully decorated, the kitchen was incredibly well-stocked, and we loved that each bedroom had a king bed!

The location is fantastic. The water couldn’t be closer - we went for beach walks and could also pop in the car and drive to the adorable town of Coupeville in 10 minutes. We loved the big fire pit on the patio and it was so great having it so close to the house.

The owners, Dan and Lisa, were very responsive and made sure we had everything we needed. Our kids keep asking when we’re going back!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathryn: Thank you for sharing your Ranvik experience. We hope the kids will convince you to come back soon! Best, Dan and Lisa
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Beautiful sunsets in a serene setting

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely beach house! It was the perfect setting for a peaceful Mom's weekend away. The home was decorated beautifully, the kitchen perfectly equipped, and the beds were so comfortable, but we spent most of our time outside on the spacious deck enjoying the remarkable view. :)

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shannon: You and your gal friends scored a perfect, typical late fall weekend with an abundance of Coupeville sunshine for deck time. Thank you for renting from us and for your review. Best, Dan & Lisa
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Nearest Airport
67 Miles
Seattle Tacoma International Airport - 2 hr+ drive
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
In Coupeville
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Mukiteo Ferry 25 miles, Port Townsend 2 miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Amtrack in Everett
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
WA State Highway 20
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Coupeville Ferry Terminal
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Stevens Pass
Nearest Point of Interest
Crockett Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Port Townsend - Coupeville Ferry Terminal
Nearest Point of Interest
Keystone Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Red Apple Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Coupeville Waterfront
Nearest Point of Interest
Ebey State Park Kettles Trails
Nearest Point of Interest
Fort Casey
Nearest Point of Interest
Ebey's Landing
Nearest Point of Interest
Christ The King Church
Nearest Point of Interest
Ebey Bowl & Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Admirals Cove pool, playground, basket ball court
Car: necessary

Not only is the house beautiful but the area surrounding it is one of the most scenic locations in Washington with fun, interesting activities for people of all ages!

While you are here you may want to visit the historic town of Coupeville just 12 minutes away to check out the historical museum, some great little clothing shops, antique stores, a gem of a beach store and of course great restaurants. 2.5 miles from the beach house is the Keystone Underwater Park for diving, a State-Federal wildlife preserve for birding and beach walking, and the Admiralty Lighthouse & Fort Casey for the historians. Deception Pass Boat Tours & Olympic National Park less than an 1 hour away.

Arboretum, library, playground, marina, churches, winery tours, antiquing, beachcombing, bird watching (200+ species in area), walking, biking, (we have 2 comfort bikes for your use) whale watching, scenic drives, freshwater (40 minutes away), bay, & beach fishing, boat launch, (2 miles away) ATM/bank, laundromat, massage therapist, medical services, groceries, hospital, many festivals in Coupeville. . Great for naps too


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.7%

LISTED RATES ARE FOR 6 people. Memorial Day & Labor Day Weekends require a 3 Night Minimum Stay. Rate quoted by this website accurate with 2%. Website quotes Do Not include $500 Holding / Damage Deposit. Please note that the $500 Holding Fee/ Damage Deposit is owed at the time of booking. This reserves your dates. The $500 converts to a damage deposit upon your arrival and is fully refundable after your stay subject to the home being well cared for during your stay and no violations of terms of Rental Agreement.
CANCELLATION POLICY: email cancellation notice is required for cancellation and refund of any rental fees. CANCELLATION 42 OR MORE DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR DATES will result in retention of 50% of the Holding Fee; any other fees paid will be refunded.
CANCELLATIONS LESS THAN 42 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR DATES or early departure does not warrant any refund of prepaid rent or deposit fees. The Owners reserve the right to offer a credit toward a rebooking at a mutually agreeable time. A refund may also be offered if the property can be booked for the dates you had reserved. We recommend purchase of travel insurance separately.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call Lisa @ 360-739-5073. We will respond to all inquiries with 4 to 48 hours.

Payment by check. 50% down payment along with signed contract secures your reservation. Balance due 42 days before actual rental date. Reservations made less than 7 weeks in advance need to be paid in full at time of booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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