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KINGFISHER BEACH HOUSE-Summer Special - Aug. 19-25 ($325.00 per night)

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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

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 Clinton

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
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • 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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
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

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KINGFISHER BEACH HOUSE-Summer Special - Aug. 19-25 ($325.00 per night)
average rating of 5.0 based on 90 reviews
Seattle
5

A serene oasis - memories to last a lifetime

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at the Kingfisher, and we've stayed about a half dozen times on Maxwelton Beach. It truly is one of our most favorite places in the PNW. And the Kingfisher is always our first choice. It just has everything we could ever want or need. the right amount of serenity and seclusion while being minutes away from just about any service and amenity.

Andy and family are such amazing and conscientious hosts. We've never been so well taken care of. Any and all requests we had were met and expectations exceeded. Just like last time we stayed. We always feel right at home here. The house is exceptionally designed but comfortable and welcoming at the same time.

The house is immaculate, the beach is magical, and we will never ever forget what special times we've had in this house. Thank you Andy and Family! Until next time!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Relax and restore

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Kingfisher! The house looks as good in person as it does in pictures and had everything we needed (baby monitor, high chair, kids books, towels, grill, etc) for a fun and relaxing family vacation at the beach. There are windows and natural light everywhere in the home allowing you to fully enjoy the amazing view of the beach from almost anywhere in the house. Andy was a great host, communicated quickly and was accommodating of our needs and schedule. We hope to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best home on best beach in all of Puget Sound

  • 5 of 5

Everything at Kingfisher is so special. I've been taking vacations on Puget Sound beaches all my life and find this spot is the best of everything. West facing of course, beautiful inside and out, little quiet neighborhood, long walking beach, interesting tides, easy kayak launching, eagles, seals, dolphins, best host, best architecture, great linens and beds, ... Ah feels dreamy just remembering. Whatever you're wondering about that I haven't mentioned, well that was special too! I've been here alone, with family, with friends, everyone finds peace and fun. Treat yourself and those you love.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully appointed and beautiful location. We saw varied sunsets and eagles in front. Our 5 year old son enjoyed running around on the spectacular beach. Thank you for memorable stay!!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5

The Kingfisher home is terrific. Kitchen. Is well stocked. Views are spectacular. Andy is a good host.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful beachfront retreat

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully appointed holiday home with a postcard vantage point! Outdoor deck seating complete with a fire ring makes for magical sunsets. We enjoyed our stay with family and were delighted to find no detail missed for a relaxing week. We have had the pleasure of staying at many vacation rentals and this home was cleaner and better stocked than most with numerous small conveniences that really add up to a great stay. Each little detail, such as stocked coffee beans/grinder, laundry soap, hand soap, shower gel, shampoo, tissues, cleaning products, spices, wildlife field guides, binoculars, cultural reading materials, childrens books, and a pack-and-play for our grandson, meant we had more time for enjoyment. Gorgeous architecture representing the unique Pacific NW with engaging spaces for casual entertaining. We love everything about this property and hope to return!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $185
Pet Fee $60

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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