Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

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 few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 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
  • 1 of 6


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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

90% Complete
0% Complete
9% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Spectacular Sunsets & Great Sandy Beaches! Pets Welcome!
average rating of 4.818182 based on 17 reviews

Beautiful views ! Nice place to relax and enjoy family timence

  • 3 of 5

very nice place to come and relax !

We had dinner on the patio every evening and watch the beautiful sunsets !

We'll be back for sure !!!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Arnold said - "I'll Be Back"

  • 5 of 5

Can't wait to return - Awesome, especially sleeping with the upstairs sliding door open to hear the beach waves lull us to sleep all night long. The perfect Beach House for us and if you ever want to sell one day, we want 1st refusal - And being retired USAF, we loved the jets - Hooah!!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Most amazing place ever!

  • 5 of 5

Went for a 5 night stay at this place and fell in love with it. This place was like heaven on earth. Such amazing sunsets and the view was incredible. Very quiet, very private, and affordable clean and well stocked with everything you could need when you're away from home. The only problem we had when there was that it wasn't more time there! Will definitely be back. Already planning that next stay. Absolutely the best place! The management was so accommodating. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

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: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
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: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
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
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning/Garbage Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.7%

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