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KINGFISHER BEACH HOUSE-SANDY BEACH-WEST-FACING WATERFRONT

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Perfectly designed and constructed for optimum enjoyment with 3br/2bath home

Whether looking for a couple's retreat, a weekend with friends, or a family getaway to build sand castles and driftwood forts, the Kingfisher Beach House is the perfect combination of architectural and natural beauty. Nestled peacefully toward the end of a forgotten beach road, this home brings the Olympic Mountains and Admiralty Inlet into every moment of your vacation.

The 'Kingfisher' is so close to the beach that we built it on stilts and from almost every angle of the angular home you are greeted by water. At night, you will fall asleep to the chuckle of churning waves, and in the morning your eyes will open to soft light painted on the snow-capped Olympic Mountains. Once inside, you are surrounded by craftsmanship at its very best. The kitchen is well stocked for cooking and baking, and the open floor plan allows you to be part of the action while you create. The main house has three bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king-size bed, a walk through closest for stowing your stowables, and a two-headed shower to refresh you after your day of fun. Downstairs are two more bedrooms, one with a queen bed, and the other with twin-size bunk beds. The main level shower was designed after a Japanese shower room - large enough for multiples, with a deep soaking tub and showering area all in this same room. Feel free to let you kids splash until their splashers are tired, as this entire room was designed to get wet. This home was just completed and is now ready for you and your friends and family to relax at the beach.

While staying at the Kingfisher, you will experience this wonderful beach location with the comfort and privacy rarely experienced on beach property. Walk 200 yards south down the beach and you will be exploring over a mile of undeveloped, protected beach and tidelands. On any given walk, you and your friends and family will be sharing this space with kingfishers, eagles, osprey, seals, otters, and all of the tide-pool critters that live in the shallows of the Puget Sound. Keep your eyes on the water while you are cooking dinner or sitting on the deck and you might also see the porpoises patrol the beach. Please note that during the salmon run you can put on your hip-waders, secure a buzz bomb to you favorite pole, and cast with abandon. It is a well-kept, local secret that this beach yields some of the best salmon fishing on the island. If you have kayaks, bring them along, a quick shove off from your beach will have you exploring some of the most beautiful coastline on South Whidbey.

The house has WiFi, a flat-screen with DVD player, and is the perfect place to sit by the fire and watch the game. The deck has adirondack chairs to lounge in, and a charcoal grill at the ready so that you can feed the loungers.

I guess the big rule for the house is to have fun - lots of it! My main, humble asking is that you treat our family home with respect. We love this place! The home was built so that your family and mine can enjoy the beach for years to come.

Thank you so much for your interest and please enjoy the beach.

More Details

Owner
Andy Holloway
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Andy Holloway

Thank you for your interest in our home. My wife Maggie and I, and our two young daughters, just moved back to Whidbey after 10 years living abroad. Maggie teaches elementary art, here on the island, and I manage the house and other small businesses. Construction of the Kingfisher was finished in August, 2014. We are excited to have created a place for you to come build family memories, and for us to spend time while on our summer breaks. Enjoy your stay, and when you do, please report back to us. We love hearing all about your adventures on what I feel is the best beach on Whidbey.

Andy Holloway purchased this house in 2014

Why Andy Holloway chose Whidbey Island

The Kingfisher was built with you in mind. From our first meeting with the architect, we constructed this house to be the perfect space for people to come and build memories at the beach. This is a luxury, one-of-a-kind home, where you, your family, and your beloved dog, can come explore the best of what the Puget Sound has to offer.

What makes this house unique

The Olympic Mountains and shipping lanes feel like they are part of this home, and falling asleep to the gentle lapping of water redefines relaxing. Don't take our word for it, come and see for yourself. You are always welcome!

Amenities

Clinton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • full bath with shower and sink/ toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Twin mattress bunk beds can sleep kids or adults.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(65 traveler reviews)

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KINGFISHER BEACH HOUSE-SANDY BEACH-WEST-FACING WATERFRONT
average rating of 5.0 based on 65 reviews
5

Stunning Property and Views

  • 5 of 5

The Kingfisher offers the perfect place for total relaxation. There are stunning ever changing views from the wall of windows on the beachside of the home. Then there’s the beach which is mere steps from the deck. We’ll definitely be back again!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mercer Island, WA
5

Quality home in wonderful beach location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a 3 day weekend with friends at this terrific home. It was well equipped with quality, furnishings, beds, sheets, towels, etc.and kitchen supplies. The construction of the home was also very good quality. The home feels very private even though other homes are close. We will come back again. We rent homes often on Whidbey and this is our favorite if you have 6 people or less. One small issue was that there were only 3 outside chairs, but we made it work. I would guess one was broken and not replaced yet.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redmond, WA
5

Epic beach house!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this amazing home for three nights over Memorial Day weekend. This may be the most beautifully architected home I've ever had the pleasure of staying in. Beautiful kitchen and living areas. Waking up every morning in the master bedroom with the sights and sounds of Admiralty Inlet was an unforgettable experience. Both bathrooms were absolutely stunning.

The location is also quite convenient... a short drive from stores and restaurants. The beach in front of this home is beachcombers dream. We found the most amazing rocks and shells and we were always stunned at the sheer number of bald eagles flying around the area.

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to the Kingfisher and, again, lived upto our expectations. My family just love it from the 9 year old to the 70+s! The real added bonus is that it is dog friendly but I don't think my daughter's dog could be there for more than 3 days as she just loves swimming and at day's end can barely move!!!! If anyone is looking for a quiet and relaxing break you cannot better the Kingfisher - you will love it.

Judith

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous beach house with great amenities!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house for many reasons. We enjoyed the water and beach views and seeing eagles . The house was immaculate and with a well -stocked kitchen and bathrooms. It was comfortable, luxurious and tasteful. The setting couldn't have been better! The sunsets were gorgeous. Couldn't be better to entertain three generations! We will always have great memories of this beautiful house and its incomparable setting.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon
5

Reminded us of some of the best modern architecture of Japan

  • 5 of 5

From the road, the Kingfisher looks like another well-kept modern coast home. But step through the front door and enter a remarkable architectural treasure that borrows from Japanese design sensibilities. The two-stored central hall shows off the reoccurring trapezoidal forms found in roof slope, windows and furnishings. Someone thought deeply about how to showcase the beautiful view of the sound bring it into a well-designed living space.

The kitchen was well stocked with cookware, tools and a high end appliances. We brought a few provisions but needed little except for fresh groceries from the well-stocked Star Store. The soaps and shampoos throughout the house are from a local producer and special enough for us to locate the shop in Langley to bring some home.

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed 5 nights in this spotless and well-cared for home. The variable weather never stopped us from secluded beach walks from just off our back porch or exploring nearby towns. While the house was perfect for two people, we are now hoping to return with family to take advantage of the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Clinton House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 9 2017 - Sep 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 8 2017 - Nov 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Winter 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Winter Holiday 2017
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Winter 2018
Jan 2 2018 - Mar 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Spring 2018
Mar 30 2018 - Jun 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Summer 2018
Jun 8 2018 - Sep 9 2018
7 night minimum stay
$450
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $185 + Tax
Pet Fee $60 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.7%

Pet fee listed is for a 2 night rental. Longer then 2 nights, the pet fee will an additional $15 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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