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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
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 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 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
  • 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 -
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average rating of 5.0 based on 73 reviews
5

Beautiful home, great location, awesome owner

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed here several times. We love it! The house is lovely and has everything we need. Be able to walk right out to the beach is wonderful. The owner is very helpful and quick to reply to any questions. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We loved our home away from home! Beautiful location for our trip to Whidbey Island!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every moment of our stay here. The view! The sunsets! Andrew and his family have thought of every detail. We felt so at home here. Loved our Peaceful walks on the beach and watching the wildlife and ships from the deck. We will definitely return! Thank you Andrew!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Magical Place!

  • 5 of 5

The Kingfisher home is amazing - right on the beach, open, airy, clean, and calming. The home itself is beautiful and unique, and the view is breathtaking. The owners clearly care about the home and the area, and they are kind and extremely responsive. Thank you so much for the memories - we will most definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best rental I've ever stayed in

  • 5 of 5

This is the most beautiful and well stocked rental I've ever stayed in. Andy is a perfect host and could not have been more accomodating. The house has everything you could need and is so well thought out, beautiful, and comfortable. We absolutely loved it and have already recommended it to friends and family. You will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful House, Beautiful Beach

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful place with everything we wanted. Great views from deck, dining, kitchen, and master. Interesting architectural details. Luxurious bathrooms. We enjoyed the gas fireplace and Sonos wireless speaker. Well stocked kitchen. Friendly owners.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Highest quality beach house experience possible!

  • 5 of 5

We are very experienced and therefore spoiled Puget Sound beach house renters and we rate Kingfisher #1! BEACH: steps from large deck, miles of serene sandy walking and kayaking. HOUSE: Entire dwelling is a work of art, yet very comfy and functional. Room for lounging, cooking, dining, and dancing, all with perfect west views. We all slept great on high quality beds and linens. Very well cared for and clean throughout. And fresh flowers. HOST: Andy is delightful and respectful, really cares about providing great place and experience. BEST TIME TO GO: 365 days a year.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $185 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $60 + Tax
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.