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Fossil Cottage On Penn Cove - Sunrise To Sunset Beachfront Haven

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Private, quiet beachfront property...the perfect place to get away from it all!

Fossil Cottage's south facing beachfront location is what we love most. Sunshine all day long and the very easy access to the water --- made easier by the boat ramp --- makes this the ideal spot for people who love water sports and playing outside. With barely any light pollution in the area, the location of Fossil Cottage is an excellent place to enjoy star gazing on clear nights. It is breathtaking to see the multitude of twinkling lights overhead and sometimes, the occasional shooting star. The very private location, with its own private beach, makes Fossil Cottage the perfect getaway for those seeking a break from the hustle and bustle of a busy scheduled life.

Perfectly situated on Whidbey Island's famous Penn Cove, Fossil Cottage is a slice of peace and tranquility. It is a special place where you can relax, breathe in the fresh sea air, commune with nature and restore your soul. Its south facing backyard provides unobstructed views of the picturesque town of Coupeville with 180 degree views to the East and West. Enjoy the ever-changing sky from sunrise to sunset. The snow capped peaks of the Olympic Mountains provide a backdrop to the awesome bald eagles soaring overhead. Resident herons perched on rocks; the occasional deer strolling on the beach; rabbits in the garden; a variety of wild birds; and an abundance of sea life are some of the natural attractions that can be seen just outside the cottage. Fossil Cottage is the perfect place to delight in the simple wonders of nature and the glorious abundance of the Pacific Northwest.

Fossil Cottage enjoys Penn Cove as its backyard. There are miles of shore to discover as you take long walks along the beach, while beach combing for treasures. A private eight foot wide boat ramp provides easy access to the water. Registered and qualified guests can enjoy use of the Cottage’s kayaks and rowboat. Enjoy a leisurely paddle along the Penn Cove shoreline or bring your own watercraft to explore Whidbey’s magical, clear waters. Dig for clams, trap some crabs, catch a fish...right in the backyard! Soak in the panoramic views from the upper sun deck, covered outdoor living area, lounge chairs by the shore, or from the beautiful park like garden. Star gaze while making s'mores around the firepit as the moonlight shimmers across the cove and waves lap gently against the shore.

Fossil Cottage is a lovingly renovated home with many original artworks and custom furniture made by the owners Jen & Greg. The bright and airy open concept living area is full of natural light and very connected to the views and surrounding landscape which makes Fossil Cottage the perfect four season getaway. Two well appointed bedrooms feature plush and comfortable king sized beds, perfect to lay your head after a day of island adventures and exploring. The kitchen is spacious and features stainless steel appliances plus everything you could need to make a home cooked meal. Enjoy the eating area with panoramic views and the sun deck overlooking the water. Pack your favorite movies to watch or enjoy a show or two from Netflix on the 60 inch Smart TV in the cozy living room. Fossil Cottage also offers Wi-Fi access to registered guests. The fully equipped house provides professional cleaning after each guest, assuring a top quality home for your next vacation getaway.

Fossil Cottage is the perfect place to relax and reconnect with loved ones. We look forward to having you as our guests where you can explore, play and relax in any season. A magical Whidbey Island getaway awaits.

Easily accessible by the famous Deception Pass Bridge from the north or from the south by the Clinton-Mukilteo ferry. Oak Harbor is located two hours from Vancouver, BC or Seattle, WA. An amazing four season getaway in the heart of the scenic Puget Sound, a place of breathtaking beauty freeing you from the hustle and bustle of urban life, enjoy dreamy days and ocean breezes. Let the world keep going while you take some time away to just breath the sea air and enjoy.

Whidbey Island is a recreational paradise offering many activities such as biking, hiking, paddling, fishing, crabbing and sailing to name just a few. Adventure awaits yet the relaxation possibilities are endless, daydream while watching the clouds go by. The city of Oak Harbor offers easy access to Deception Pass State Park, Coupeville, Penn Cove, Greenbank, Langley, the Keystone ferry to Port Townsend and the Olympic Peninsula, Fort Ebey, Fort Casey, miles and miles of beaches, hiking trails, lavender farms and historic sites, golfing, equestrian pursuits and NAS Whidbey Island.

More Details

Owner
Jennifer Lee
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Jennifer Lee

We are a family of four from South Surrey, British Columbia. We are very active and enjoy land and water recreation and fell in love with beautiful Whidbey Island as it offers everything we love to do and more! We are very happy and fortunate to have found our place on Penn Cove, as it provides us a quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and some wonderful quality family time. A great place to relax and recharge. We look forward to many happy times here in Whidbey with family and friends, and are glad to be able to share it with you and your families!

Jennifer Lee purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Jennifer Lee chose Whidbey Island

Upon visiting Whidbey Island for the first time, we immediately fell in love with this island's natural beauty and small town charm. Fossil Cottage offered us a place where we can just sit back, relax and get away from it all - even if it's just for a day or two. Located in a quiet, very private area, you feel nice and cozy tucked away from the 'big' city, but still close to amenities. We love the south facing/waterfront/beachfront feature of Fossil Cottage as we love the sun and enjoy going out for a paddle, exploring the nearby water ways, beach combing and seeing the wonderful variety of wildlife both on land and in the water. The natural park like garden of the backyard offers a lovely place to relax and enjoy the views of Penn Cove. Our location is fantastic as it offers easy access to Deception Pass State Park, Coupeville, Penn Cove, Greenbank, Langley, the Keystone ferry to Port Townsend and the Olympic Peninsula, Fort Ebey, Fort Casey, miles and miles of beaches, hiking trails, lavender farms and historic sites, golfing, equestrian pursuits and NAS Whidbey Island. Easily accessible by Deception Pass Bridge from the north and the Mukilteo-Clinton ferry from the south, an easy two hour drive from Vancouver, BC and Seattle, WA.

What makes this cottage unique

Fossil Cottage's south facing beachfront location is what we love most. Sunshine all day long and the very easy access to the water --- made easier by the boat ramp --- makes this the ideal spot for people who love water sports and to play outside. With barely any light pollution in the area, the location of Fossil Cottage is an excellent place to enjoy star gazing on clear nights. It is breathtaking to see the multitude of twinkling lights overhead and sometimes, the occasional shooting star. The very private location, with its own private beach, makes Fossil Cottage the perfect getaway for those seeking a break from the hustle and bustle of a busy scheduled life.

Amenities

Oak Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Fossil Cottage On Penn Cove - Sunrise To Sunset Beachfront Haven
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
5

The perfect beach getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved Fossil Cottage! The house was beautiful, clean and well equipped. The location is right on the beach which allowed for lots of beach combing, walks and time enjoying the sunshine. The deck, grass and fire pit were great for lots of outside activities. We will definitely be back to visit! The only downside was the construction immediately next door. It was loud due to both construction noise and music from the workers. The owners of Fossil Cottage have no control over this but something to be aware of as there is a decent amount of noise during the weekdays.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful waterfront location on Penn Cove!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this cottage was perfect!

We loved the location, quiet and right on the water with beautiful views. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great attention to detail!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful hidden gem! This cottage is well laid out, organized, clean and just about perfect! We had all kinds of weather. We played outside when it was sunny and were content to stay inside when it wasn't. Great time for us to unwind, play guitar and do some watercolor painting. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to relax. This won't be our last visit!

Maret & Gene

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Fossil Cottage. The home is even more beautiful in person and we had so much fun kayaking around Penn Cove. A great and relaxing way to ring in the new year!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is perfect. My family and I decided to get away from Seattle this holiday and go explore somewhere new. This definitely exceeded our expectations! The cottage is right on the water and the view is stunning. The interior décor was very well thought out and very homey; the beds were so comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed. The location is secluded but only a short drive into town and very close to Coupeville. We will definitely be back in the summer for kayaking and other outdoor adventures. Thanks Jennifer!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Thanksgiving getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house is lovely! We thoroughly enjoyed the fire pit, beachcombing, hiking at Deception Pass State Park, and cooking our Thanksgiving dinner there. We even saw Orcas and bald eagles during our short stay. The heat went out on our last night there, but the bedrooms are separately heated and we hardly noticed. The space heater worked just fine in the main living area until we checked out later that morning. Jennifer was very responsive.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Oak Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$325
$2,100
 
 
Low Season 2017-18
Oct 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$325
$2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 10.7%

Maximum 4 guests
No SMOKING
No PETS allowed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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