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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Diane Schaumleffel
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017

Map

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.

Amenities

Clinton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Luxury towels, soap, shampoo, conditioner, and hair dryer are provided
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.769231 based on 26 reviews
5

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: July 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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Clinton, WA
5

Well appointed and beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

Our group of five had a fantastic time at Birdsong retreat. Since the address didn't come up on navigation, it was a little tricky to find initially but the directions provided by the owner were very helpful (I just turned down the wrong driveway at first). Going down the surprisingly long (correct) driveway, takes you on a lush, tree lined, single lane road that sets the mood perfectly. Once you get there, it feels like you have the forest to yourself with cozy house to relax in.

Inside, we were able to find everything we needed from kitchen supplies to extra blankets. The beds were all comfy (including the air-mattress) and that quadruple-recliner couch is something special. We spent most of the daylight doing stuff around the island (visiting Langley, a couple fun distillery tours, finding delicious food to eat, etc.) so we didn't get a chance to explore the property. However, at night, we enjoyed sitting on the deck and taking in an excellent view of the stars.

Overall, it's a great location if you want something that feels remote but has the convenience of civilization 15 minutes away. All of us had a great time and there were definitely talks of coming back in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time here. The location was great, the place was really nice and comfortably slept 6 of us, lots of privacy, very easy to check in and out. It was pretty much a flawless experience, I would highly recommend this place, the owners were super helpful and responsive.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comforts and nature at it's best

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home, wonderful quiet setting with surrounding nature.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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American Falls, Idaho
4

The house was quite a ways from the main road, but the house was wonderful.

  • 4 of 5

We expected the house to be in a meadow from the pictures. We were there for my son's wedding, so actually didn't spend much time at the house. It had everything we needed. We would stay again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Cute and well appointed hidden jewel

  • 5 of 5

We had everything we could need. Comfort, supplies and peace and quiet. A little challenge to find the street as it is more of a path than a road, we thought we might be trespassing on another's property but it was just well hidden in the woods just beyond another house. Daily visits from deer and bunnies and convenient access to surrounding towns and wineries made this a spot that we would return to.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 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 $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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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