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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
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 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 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 Oak Harbor

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

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Fossil Cottage On Penn Cove - Sunrise To Sunset Beachfront Haven
average rating of 4.904762 based on 42 reviews
5

Nicely done waterfront beach house!

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time we have stayed here. We love everything about it: Location, amenities and decor. Nicely done!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely cottage, well equipped. Beautiful location.

  • 4 of 5

We loved our time at Fossil cottage - just the serene escape from Seattle we were looking for. The only negative to note is that we both slept poorly on the rock-hard mattress.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm happy to hear that you loved your stay at Fossil Cottage and we thank you for your feedback. It's unfortunate that you found our mattress not suitable for your sleeping comfort. We have furnished our bedrooms with hotel quality mattresses that most of our guests have found to be very comfortable, as indicated in several of our reviews. Again, so glad your trip was otherwise enjoyable and that the home and area provided the relaxing weekend getaway that you were after! :) Best regards, Jennifer
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5

Beautiful View and Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Fossil cottage is beautiful inside and out. Inside seems recently remodeled with a fresh, beach decor. Large comfortable beds, good seating and very, very clean. Loved the heated floors in the bathroom and the access to movies through Netflix and Hulu. The view is beautiful actoss the cove. We saw whales in the cove!!! Also a patio down below by the water. Great seating options outside too. Very well equipped rental. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellingham, WA
5

Great location. well appointed property

  • 5 of 5

We met up with friends from California to stay at Fossil Cottage. It is so well done from heated bathroom floors to kayaks, hammock, and barbecue. Close proximity to Coupeville and other tourist sites. Total relaxation

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

Fossil Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home right on the water! Very nice open concept in the house and the deck allowed you to watch the boats and wildlife. We didn't get to spend too much time at the property but it was amazing when we did. Awesome place to share between two couples.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gig Harbor, WA
5

Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this beautiful house right on the beach. We had fun taking the kayaks out and the kids enjoyed wading around looking for critters. The house is pretty centrally located on Whidbey so that Oak Harbor and Coupeville are a short drive away.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 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

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

Maximum 4 guests
No SMOKING
No PETS allowed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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