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5 Acres of Solitude, a Restful Place To Rejuvenate, Winter Or Summer

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Newly Built Home On Sunny, Secluded Location Surrounded By Acres Of Cedar Trees

Welcome to peaceful Birdsong Retreat where the quiet serenity is accompanied with birdsong. This spacious, newly built home sits in a sunny yard on 5 acres of beautiful Cedar trees that guests are welcome to enjoy walking in. It is located at the end of a quiet road, very private, yet close to town and amenities - only 10 minutes from the car ferry, and less than 2 miles to the beach and a view of the Olympic Mountains.

The house is fully furnished for guests comfort. You will find all you need in the well-appointed kitchen, including spices. All luxurious linens are provided, including beach towels. Internet, WiFi, and cable TV with flat screen and Blu-Ray, as well as stream Netflix are provided. Listen to your favorite music on the I-Doc station or Pandora. Books, board and yard games are provided.

This is a restful place where you can rejuvenate, winter or summer. Rock on the porch or lay back in one of the recliners, curl up with a book in this cozy, quiet haven. The number of birds and other wildlife here are amazing; we've seen great horned owls, bald eagles, and many song birds. It's great for individuals and families. If you wish to venture beyond this property, there is plenty of natural beauty and points of interest, golf courses, hiking trails, parks, as well as quaint towns and shops nearby on this vacation destination Island. We have a guest book with maps and some suggestions at the Retreat.

The house features: spacious vaulted great room with living room (multiple reclining sectional), dining area (seats 6), and kitchen with new stainless steel appliances (also microwave, coffee maker, bagel toaster, Belgian waffle maker, popcorn popper); 2 large bedrooms with queen size beds (luxurious cotton sateen sheets and down comforters), additional convertible queen bed; 2 full bathrooms with showers, tubs (luxury towels, soap, shampoo, and conditioner, hair dryer provided); utility room with washer and dryer (soap and fabric softener provided); iron and board; wood deck with patio dining set and gas grill; covered porches.

Leave your worries behind as you ride the 15 minute car ferry (only 10 minutes drive to the house) as you begin your retreat. To get the current ferry schedule please see our website under links below or google Washington State Ferry, and look under Mukilteo-Clinton.

More Details

Diane Schaumleffel
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017


Clinton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Luxury towels, soap, shampoo, conditioner, and hair dryer are provided
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 2 spacious bedrooms with comfy queen beds, luxury linens and down comforters. Bedroom windows overlook trees and wildlife. Also 1 queen convertible bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

5 Acres of Solitude, a Restful Place To Rejuvenate, Winter Or Summer
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews

Birdsong Retreat- what a treat!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Birdsong for 5 nights. We loved it! The house and furnishings are very clean and new. Beds, linen, towels are all comfortable to use.

Spices and kitchen appliances are thoughtfully placed, not all vrbo homes provide these amenities and it was very helpful to have things like plastic wrap, spices, cooking spray already on hand.

We toured on island to Langley (charming beach town just north) and to Deception Pass State Park (1hr north also on island, beautiful park, many hiking trails). Many local farms and other nature attractions we did not get to see.

We felt like we had privacy and the property was quiet. We arrived at night, so it was somewhat difficult to see if we were on the right private road, but Diane had provided me with directions prior to our arrival and we found it fine. Diane was responsive to any inquiries I had about the property and area. There's also a detailed binder with local attractions. We would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you J.T. for your kind words about Birdsong Retreat. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and that you found the house comfortable and well appointed. I really do try to make guests comfortable and it's so nice to have your positive feedback. It's also great to hear how you enjoyed the beautiful natural setting of the house and the surrounding Island area. I'm glad you want to return; the best compliment is repeat guests and referrals. Thanks again J.T., Diane
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Extremely cozy and relaxing escape from the city!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay and visited the Earth Sanctuary nearby which I highly recommend!

We enjoyed the board games, fireplace, open living space including the kitchen, and had plenty of room for 6 people to sleep!

The backyard is definitely worth exploring as well and we visited Useless Bay (about a 5 minute drive) covered in driftwood and seafoam!

The kitchen was well stocked and we found it to be a perfect place for quality time with friends :)

Thank you again!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

Very nice, secluded property. .

  • 5 of 5

It had everything we wanted, and was quite comfortable

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birdsong Retreat was an excellent experience

  • 5 of 5

The house was well appointed and exceptionally clean. I had several conversations with the Diane & she was very helpful in answering my questions. We were celebrating our 60th anniversary & family from California, Nevada, and North Carolina shared the house & they loved it. When we celebrate the next time we will be back

Rob & Ellen Robin

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yakima, Washington

Accurately described

  • 4 of 5

Well appointed, clean and comfortable. Nice luxury bedding. Quite secluded and quiet.

A nice retreat. Seemed a little expensive.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Dalles

Quiet Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We shared a weekend with our son and daughter-in-law at this very quiet place. We were a little surprised at the roughness of the road leading in and had not realized just how far away it was from some activities. However, overall our stay was very enjoyable. The place is beautifully furnished. We did have some difficulty with the dishwasher and ended up washing everything by hand. Apparently, there are several methods of overcoming obstacles with that particular appliance--it would be helpful if those methods were outlined in their otherwise very comprehensive guest activities book. Everything else worked perfectly. The home was immaculate and everything we could possibly need was available. It was fun to see owls at night and deer and fawn in the morning. There is a lovely outdoor area with gas grill and lawn table and chairs. Overall, if you are looking for a quiet place to get away from it all, Birdsong Retreat is ideal.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
5 Miles
There are 2 golf courses nearby
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Many good restaurants nearby
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Maxwelton Beach with a view of Sound and Olympics
Car: necessary

Whidbey Island is a jewel of a vacation destination, located in Puget Sound, just north of Seattle, close enough to the action of the Emerald City (about a 45min drive), yet a world away. Leave your worries behind as you drive onto the ferry (15 minute ride). While standing on the deck, you have a nice view of the Cascades and can watch for seals and dolphins as you take in the scent of the Sound and approach the Island. If you enter Whidbey from the north, you will cross over through Deception Pass; be sure to park at the end to walk the Bridge and take in the rugged scenery. Now you're here, time to relax and have fun! This is a great area for individuals and families. There's so much lovely scenery that lends itself as a backdrop for many occasions -romantic getaways, family reunions, weddings, retreats, or just to get away and relax. It's perfect for many activities; photography, hiking, biking, fishing, drives, antiquing, golfing, yoga classes, beach combing, kayaking, sailing, just to name a few. There are quaint towns and shops nearby on this vacation destination Island.

There are good hiking trails which we have maps for at Birdsong Retreat, as well as our own Cedar treed acreage which guests are welcome to wander in. Visitors can enjoy rhododendron walks at Meerkirk Gardens. The farmers markets give one a good taste of country living as well as food. There are many community events, and an annual Fair.


Rates & Availability

Clinton House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Rates
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $250

Complete refund of stay deposit if cancelled 30 days prior to reservation

Complete refund of security deposit upon inspection

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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