Relax at the Water's Edge in This Amazing, Spacious, 5 Star Beach House(95 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-5 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
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).
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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 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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Member since: 2012
- 2000 sq. ft.
This beach house is generally set up for adults & is not ideally suited for some small children. It is best if children are under 18 months or 7+. That said we have had children of all ages stay here and have some amenities for them including a variety of toys & and a Pack N Play set up for children up to 2 years; high chair, boppie, & changing pad. Please call or email the owners if you have any questions about children staying here. Thanks....moreless
- Non Smoking Only:
Pets Not Allowed:
The owners occasionally have their small dog on site. We are meticulous about cleaning doing our best to make sure she leaves no trace! But we want you to be aware of this in case you have serious dog allergies. Guest with dog allergies have stayed here without problems, but you may need to take your anti-allergy meds....moreless
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- 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...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- 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....moreless
- Music Library:
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Variable: From June through mid Oct it is calm much of the time with occasional 1-2' foot rollers. Mid October through April is the primary storm season. While calm waters are still fairly common, storms produce bigger waves of waves of 2'-6' feet, quite spectacular at times. Great fun to watch from the sheltered deck or snuggling on the couch with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate! ...moreless
Low bank saltwater beach 50' from patio. On Admiralty Bay in Puget Sound. West facing. Beach has a slight slope, is composed of sand & small-medium pebbles - varies depending on tide and wave action. Quite comfortable for walking....moreless
- Lake View:
View across the bay of the majestic Olympic Mountains The view is seen from the house (great room, kitchen, dining are & two of the 3 bedrooms) and from the back yard beach, patio and deck. ...moreless
Enjoy fantastic front row seat right on the edge of the water. The view includes Olympic Mts, all marine traffic in & out of Puget Sound. World class sunrises/sunsets, cloud wave & wildlife watching....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Fireplace
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street
10 cup coffee maker plus Kerlig individual cup coffee maker. Coffee grinder, French Press, & several varieties of coffee supplied. IF you are a major coffee affectionato consider bringing your own...moreless
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- Kayak / Canoe:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 10 - Jun 14, 2017
2 night min stay
PEAK SEASON / SUMMER 2017
Jun 15 - Sep 18, 2017
5 night min stay
INDIAN SUMMER/FALL 2017
Sep 19 - Oct 15, 2017
2 night min stay
Off Peak/Fall Season 2017
Oct 16 - Nov 20, 2017
2 night min stay
Nov 21 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay
Early Winter 2017
Nov 27 - Dec 20, 2017
2 night min stay
Winter Holidays 2017
Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2018
4 night min stay
Jan 4 - Feb 15, 2018
2 night min stay
Off Peak Season 2018
Feb 16 - May 3, 2018
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $175 + tax
- Tax Rate 10.7%
ABOVE RATES ARE FOR 6 people, Max 6 Adults. VRBO rates do not include $500 Refundable Deposit. Please contact owner for exact amount. Rates Guaranteed 10 days after quote. CANCELLATIONS: 42 OR MORE DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR DATES: cancellation notice is required for cancellation and refund of any rental fees. Cancellation will result in retention of 50% of the Reservation Booking Deposit.
CANCELLATIONS LESS THAN 42 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR DATES or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit. We recommend purchase of travel insurance separately. 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 is booked for the dates you had reserved.
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:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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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, whale watching, scenic drives, freshwater, bay, & beach fishing, ATM/bank, laundromat, massage therapist, medical services, groceries, hospital, many festivals. Great for naps too
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: 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.
Why the Owner Chose Coupeville, WA, USA:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.
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Upon entry your eyes will be drawn to the amazing water/mountain view and patio.
Perfectly set on 100' of beach. Master BR on L, Great room, guest bedrooms on R.
View of Ranvik Beach House from bay
Great room has gas fireplace, comfy seating for your relaxation & conversation.
Kitchen features quartz counters, 5 burner range, dual oven & large refrigerator
Your dining entertainment includes a dynamic skyline with boats, mts, & sunsets.
Al Fresco dining is almost always an option from May - October
Gorgeous sunsets abound! Bring your camera to capture the natural beauty here.
Before turning in you can enjoy the sunset or moonrise to end a perfect day.
Another guest bedroom with water and mountain views
Beach breezes make for good kite flying.
Raven keeps watch on the beach at low tide.
Beyond the beach are majestic views of sea, sky, mountains, birds, dolphins...
Here is another view of the outside including spacious deck, patio and fire pit.
Opening the door to the foyer gives the first hint of the delightful beach decor
Great room with two dining areas, coffee bar, & a fully equiped cook's kitchen.
Imagine lingering over a meal at this elegent yet comfortable table with view
On the sunny side of Whidbey chances are a sunset will grace your evening meal.
Getting fire ready for S'mores.
Enjoy your favorite TV program or over 100 movies on Panasonic/Sony home theater
Master bedroom has a beach & mountain views and deluxe King bed for sweet dreams
A serene December twilight falls on Admiralty Bay and the Olympic Mts.
Winter wave watching can be a thrill Nov thru March
Mermaid beacons you to come, sit, relax, enjoy the serenity of Ranvik House.
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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