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No Bank Beachfront Home on Private Beach - Keystone Sand Spit

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, (Sleeps 9)

This beach house is located within the Ebey's Reserve National Reserve Park area and is situated on the west side of Whidbey Island on its own private beach. The home is in the middle of the Keystone Spit in a national park adjacent to Fort Casey State Park, yet the Beach House is just four miles from the historic town of Coupeville, a Red Apple grocery store and Whidbey General Hospital. The home is surrounded on three sides by public property and only has three neighbors to the west. This home is not stacked and packed into a large development of beach houses but instead is part of a small in-holding within and between State and National park areas. You will really enjoy the privacy.

You can relax in 2,000 + square feet of comfort in this fully equipped home. The large private fenced backyard goes almost all the way to the high tide line of Puget Sound. Since several people have asked, our property is on the water and it is private waterfront. There is over 2 miles of State owned beach to the east of us, but it is pretty quiet and rarely used. An adjustable forced air heating system will keep you warm in the winter and the AC will keep you cool in the summer.

Enjoy wonderful water, mountain, and shipping views from almost every room in the house. A large deck with 42 inch tall 1/4 inch thick safety glass walls is perfect for dinner and drinks. We are immediately adjacent to almost two miles of publicly owned 'Ebey's Reserve' beach so our location feels very private. Puget Sound is due south and the Lake Crockett bird refuge is due north across the street, so there is a lot of water views in almost all directions. There are so many different views of the site that you should request a link to more photos so you can get a better idea.

One of our favorite views is to the west right before sunset of the Colonel's house in old Fort Casey.

The Beach House is only a five minute (flat) walk to the Keystone Ferry with service to Port Townsend! The ferry leaves from very close by and lands right in the heart of the waterfront of the beautiful town of Port Townsend, so no car is needed to enjoy the fine restaurants, shopping, and other amenities available there.

Outdoor activities abound here with fantastic salmon fishing and crabbing, wonderful kayaking, para-sailing and world class diving from our backyard. The public boat launch is next to the ferry terminal and is less than one minute by car. The home is bounded by Ebey's Reserve Park to the east, Puget Sound on the south, and Crockett Lake on the north across Highway 20. Whidbey Island is the home of Naval Air Station Oak Harbor. The aircraft, ships, subs, and parachutists can appear at anytime.

This smoke-free home is located in the middle of the main waterfowl flyway of Whidbey Island. For you runners, the distance around the lake is 5.6 miles. An excellent training area for both running and biking. A wise choice for the family that wishes to be close to the cities, but maintain their privacy.

This home is 90 minutes from Seattle (including Ferry) and 75 minutes from Bellingham by car. Air Travel can be arranged with Kenmore Air 866 435 9524.

The Beach House is equipped for 8 persons in four separate and quiet bedrooms with one bedroom being kid friendly in 'boat' beds along. There is also one additional semi private sleeping area not including the great room with a King sized Murphy bed. One of the ground floor rooms with a king bed also has a large window seat that can also be utilized as a sleeping area.

The home has DSL internet and a wireless router for easy use by guests. DishTV service is provided on at least 2 TV's along with Netflix. We also have a gym quality LifeFitness 9500 Elliptical training machine.

Please ask any questions your might have.

Keywords: Beach, waterfront, Keystone, Coupeville, large, Fort Casey, Sand Spit

More Details

Tom Schwab
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About Tom Schwab

We are busy professionals in Seattle (mom is a pediatrician at Ballard Pediatrics and dad is a mortgage banker at Westwood Mortgage) and we wanted to find a place out of the city for our family. Our boys love the beach (don't all kids) and Whidbey Island is beautiful with the peacefulness of the San Juan Islands but with nearby services like a Hospital right up the road.

Since we are busy and can't get up to this property as much as we desire, we have chosen to share this home with you. We hope you can create some great memories with your friends and family like we do.

Tom Schwab purchased this house in 2006

Why Tom Schwab chose Coupeville

This home is located in a small sliver of private property of 7 homes surrounded by park property, wildlife refuge, a Washington State Ferry Terminal (Coupeville to Pt. Townsend), an underwater dive park (Keystone Underwater Park) and both fresha nd salt water. So, how often can you buy a beach house inside of a Park? Central Whidbey and Ebey's Reserve is like the San Juan Islands without the 5+ hour journey and lack of services. Our relatively isolated home sits within the Ebey's Landing National Reserve Park and feels a lot further away than 1.5 hours from Seattle. There is great Salmon fishing right on our beach. Our house is on the east end of the seven homes and it is adjacent to over two miles of State of Washington owned beach and park area.

What makes this house unique

Wonderful walks on the beach collecting beach glass and various other things that wash ashore, piles of driftwood, sunrises and sunsets, happy islanders, and a generally relaxed feeling. We can't get enough. Our family and friends love to visit. This house is not scrunched up against a long row of homes, you can have some quiet privacy. Switch this Google map to satellite view and see how much open space you can enjoy when you are here. Watch ferries come and go all day long from the beach or the deck.


Coupeville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Guest Bathroom upstairs - toilet , Guest bathroom upper floor
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , master bathroom with heated floor
    Ground Floor - toilet , shower , large ADA accessible walk-in shower
  • The ground floor bathroom has been updated and increased in size to allow for wheel chair access, large walk in stone tile shower with grab bars and heated floor throughout.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master - 1 king , master bath
    Bedroom ground floor - 1 king , has two large skylights
    Bedroom ground floor - 1 king , Includes King bed and large window seat
    Bedroom ground floor - 3 twin/ single , 2 Kids 'boat' beds with 1 trundle, all 3 twin size
    Murphy Bed in Rec Room - 1 murphy bed , King Murphy bed in open Rec Room, no privacy
  • King size beds (the master is a Cal King)., Two 'boat' beds with a trundle (for a third twin bed).
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Reverse osmosis system for pure drinking water and fire pit at beach with lounger chairs


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Beaverton, OR

Dick and his friends.

  • 5 of 5

There were 10 of us visiting for a walking and hiking event with the American Volkssport Assn., AKA, America's Walking Club. We could not have asked for a better home for our stay. The main level was exceptional, 180 degree views on Puget sound, a fantastic kitchen with gourmet utensils, sharp knives, (imagine that), big screen TV with good sound and plenty of seating. Over a fabulous place. Our group couldn't have been more pleased. I highly recommend this rental, you won't be dissapointed.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Wonderful spot!

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing place to relax from all the hassle. It's a wonderful home, nicely decorated with a costal flair within the most mesmerizing surroundings. We enjoyed snorkling in the nearby Underwater Park, horse rides at the beach at Rocky Point,

whale watching and beautiful trail walks at Deception Pass. We loved the sunsets that you are able to view on the terrace and backyard of this place. Tom was very helpful and flexible.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Baker Or

Spacious clean tidy welcoming

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice house, friendly owner, and great location.

  • 5 of 5

The house was very nice and well kept with good amenities. The owner was very responsive and helpful, and quite friendly. But the best part is the location.

The house sits next to over a mile of state owned nature preserve beach, which means you can start walking from the house and walk for a long time on public property seeing very few people. If you go in the other direction, the Port Townsend ferry and Fort Casey are surprisingly close. There are tons of birds in the area too. We saw multiple bald eagles, great blue herons, and even a great horned owl! Honestly the only downside to the location is that the beach is mostly rocks and my kids would prefer more sand to play in.

Overall it is an amazing location that's hard to compete with on Whidbey, and a really nice house with lots of amenities. I would definitely recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great beach house

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and well stocked. The views are awesome, we will be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view, great stay

  • 5 of 5

A great holiday stay for my family. Wonderful water views. Fully fenced backyard, great to let the kids out to play. Open kitchen/dining/living room opens to a large deck, all allowing for great entertaining and visiting. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Washington State Ferry Coupeville - Pt Townsend
Nearest Motorway
Highway 20 is at end of driveway
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Keystone Cafe across from Ferry Terminal
Nearest Beach
in back yard +2 miles east and 1/2 mile west
Car: recommended

Walk the beach to collect drift wood and what else shows up, building fort with the driftwood, walking to the Keystone Cafe for great ice cream, extraordinary bird and ship watching, exploring Fort Casey State Park and watching rabbits scamper about. Other nearby attractions include wine tasting/winery tours, bike rides, cute historic town of Coupeville (2nd oldest City in Washington State). The home is an easy walk to Fort Casey State Park and the Washington State Ferry at Coupeville (Keystone) to the historic 'Victorian' town of Pt. Townsend and further to the Olympic Mountains and Hurricane Ridge. The Lake Crockett Wildlife Refuge/Bird Sanctuary is located immediately across the street to the north of our house and is great for birdwatching of Eagles, Owls, Herons, Sandpipers and a lot more.

The house faces the entrance to Puget Sound from the Strait of Juan De Fuca & Pacific Ocean and ALL shipping traffic passes right in front of the house.

Great restaurants in Coupeville include 'The Oyster Catcher' open from Wednesday to Sunday and 'Christopher's' open 7 days per week. Please also try to drop in at 'Bayleaf' for great high end wine, cheeses, and specialty foodstuffs. The best espresso & coffee you will find is at the end of the Coupeville Wharf at 'Local Grown' opening by 6:30am. Ask for a 'mexican latte' which are fantastic and hot!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200

Base rate is for four (4) persons. Additional persons @ $25 night per person.
Reservations are not confirmed until paid.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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