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Spectacular Sunsets & Great Sandy Beaches! Pets Welcome!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Level sandy beach waterfront home that accepts pets!

The Deception Pass Getaway is a privately owned 1300 square foot, two story, two bedroom, (plus third sleeping room), 1 3/4 bath level sandy beach West side waterfront vacation home. The vast views of Puget Sound, the San Juan Islands, snow capped Olympic Mountains and spectacular sunsets are just amazing! The abundance of wildlife, including resident eagles surround you. For beach lovers and beachcombers and explorers it is an ever changing delight. Deception Pass is a short hike. Relaxing and roasting marshmallows by the great fire-pit to the sound of waves crashing on the beach makes for a very relaxing vacation on the North end of Whidbey Island. For avid fisherman, make sure to bring your gear. You can fish for salmon and flounder right from your own private beach.

This great beach house is situated on the top of a natural extended sand berm. The views of the shipping lanes and spectacular sunsets over the Olympic Mountains are amazing! The house sits back from the shoreline about 150’ and has a great fire pit that sits amongst the sand dunes to enjoy and relax by on those cool summer nights! The property supports old growth trees, natural vegetation, sea grass and sand dunes bordered with layers of driftwood .

The main level interior of the home gives you that great beach house feel with the knotty pine walls and large brick fireplace. The entire upstairs is the Master Suite, which was added onto the home in 1978. Then in 2005 the Master bathroom was updated and a lovely deep soaking tub was installed. There is a newer king bed in the master suite, a queen bed in the main level bedroom and a brand new queen bed in the third sleeping room. Other amenities include a dishwasher, microwave and washer & dryer.

The home is located in between NAS Whidbey and Deception Pass and is a short drive to historic La Conner and Anacortes, gateway to the San Juan Islands. Situated at the end of a dead end street, the only traffic to speak of is occasional low flying aircraft from the Navy base.

Cranberry Lake, and Deception Pass State Park, are just a short distance North down the beach if you are up for doing some hiking or fishing on Cranberry Lake. For those of you who are into mountain biking, there are great trails at Hoypus Point to ride on nearby.

You can see NAS Whidbey to the South, and will incur some jet noise during flight practice. Most kids and some adults really enjoy watching the planes fly overhead, and think of it as 'The Sound of Freedom'.

On nearby Fidalgo Island there is even more to explore at Pass Lake which is known to be excellent for fly fishing. There is also a nearby public boat launch and park on Coronet Bay.

More Details

Property Manager
April Sanders
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Alisele (3) really liked the red blanket, marshmallows at the fire pit and all the sand. I really liked the buoy and flowers on the table.

All the adults loved the beach walks, sunsets, and the very welcoming and comfortable cabin. We counted airplanes, sailed a kayak. Our 8 month pregnant mama loved the tub! It was a perfect place to vacation and wait! Also launched a kayak at the county dock at Coronet Bay. Yay, Island County! Support it! Also Ala Spit! Thanks so much!
Jul 2014
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Oak Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , Upstairs master bathroom has a deep soaking bathtub!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Upstairs Master Bedroom - 1 king , Upstairs master bedroom has a king bed.
    Downstairs Sleeping Room - 1 queen
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , Downstairs bedroom has a queen bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • wind-surfing


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Spectacular Sunsets & Great Sandy Beaches! Pets Welcome!
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Cottage by the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Older cottage ! Very cozy with gorgeous view of the ocean and access to the beach. The house was perfect for our needs . We had a fabulous time . Close to deception state park .Will not hesitate to return!!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellingham, WA

Great house, great location, loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have gone any smoother, highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ashland, WI

Old-fashioned beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week at this old-fashioned beach cottage. It was in a very out of the way location on a dead-end road with close neighbors, but private. Long walks on the beach and awesome sunsets. The NAS Jets put on a show most nights! Our only dilemma was trying to figure out all the TV remotes, which is not a bad thing when you're at the beach! We love Whidbey Island for its easy access by land and also the ferries to the San Juans. Make sure to take a Whale Watching tour out of Anacortes with Island Adventures too.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Beach House

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay. The property is well-managed, well-stocked and clean. The kitchen and TV were updated since our first visit and are very nice. The location is great! Perfect beach for walking. Close enough to everything we needed but far enough away to really disconnect. Beautiful sunsets. We can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

Delightful stay at beachfront home.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful respite at this Whidbey get away. We enjoyed beach walks, visits to the park, and fabulous sunsets.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Spring Break!

  • 5 of 5

I was looking at renting again this Spring Break and read some of the reviews from others who have stayed at this great beach cabin and decided to post mine from our stay in April 2013. I had known about this private beach as a child, my Dad and Mom would walk down from the State park looking for agates and think about how fun it would be to stay in one of the cabins, so I decided to look up properties that might be up for rent and came across this cabin. Perfect for a family of 6 plus our dogs :). I booked it for Spring break because it was close to home and very resonably priced for all it had to offer. The weather was spectacular the whole time...that's saying alot for the NW in the spring...btw. The grandchildren built castles, watched seals and eagles fishing...actually wore bathing suits too! This property has a great walk-way down to the beach with a fireplace along the roasting hot dogs and marshmallow was on the menu a few nights that week! We also hiked around the Deception Pass bridge and down to the beaches to watch the people kayaking through the pass. Afterwards we stopped at a fish n chips/ice cream shop before coming back to the house...about 1.5 miles away. The house itself definitely has a well-loved feeling the knotty pine cupboards. The bedrooms were well stocked with comforters and nautical decorations. The sunsets are far better than the pictures posted...they have to be witnessed firsthand.

Bottom line...can't wait to book for Spring and/or Summer in 2014.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $40
Damage Deposit $300

All major holiday reservations, require a three night minimum stay, (which are subject to peak season rates).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund