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Possession Beach House, Whidbey Island, Washington

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

A Self Sustaining Beachfront Family Vacation Home

On, arrival you will find generous parking. Four flights of steps divide you from the rest of the world. A tram will carry your baggage down to the two-bedroom turnkey vacation rental nestled on the hillside of the southern tip of Whidbey Island. The natural rural setting combine the quaint appeal of a Puget Sound waterfront cottage community with miles of secluded beach to comb for agates and shells or any other water passion. Conveniently located 15 minutes from Langley or the Mukilteo/Clinton ferry, this is a perfect place to enjoy all the activities the island offers. The size and infrastructure of our home limits us to allow a maximum of 4 adults or a family of 6. For the courtesy of our guests this home is a non-smoking, non-pet facility, and Not ADA accessible.

Possession Beach House has been a Vacation Rental since 1999. We have had guest from around the world and enjoy return guests, some of whom have been returning for a decade. The home is a work in process. Originally built in 1942 and remolded in 1968, I bought into a place that needed every board to be replaced and have been doing so piece by piece with my guests enjoying the steady progress. Of course there are signs of the change throughout the home as the transition is made. Cracks from leveling the house when a new foundation was installed and areas sorely needing renovation while patiently waiting their turn. All in all, the home is a comfortable cozy place you will feel at home in. Eclectic, yes; modern designer home, not yet.

Indoor; on the first floor, you will find the main living area with living room, dining, kitchen, laundry, bath, and spare room. The living Room has been renovated boasting windows that surround the room with view. There is a 41” flat screen, Smart DVD player, and Wi-Fi. The Dining room/kitchen area seats six and has a roomy “one butt” kitchen. The kitchen had most everything you will need to cook, bake, and feed your family. Bottled Drinking water is provided. Regrettably to some, there is no dishwasher. There is a single rollaway and a hideabed great for kids but uncomfortable for adults. Lol

Surrounding the home outdoors there is a fireplace that anchors the expansive deck. Among the amenities we have; Charcoal BBQ, outdoor dining table and chairs for 4, 4 adirondack chairs, Propane heater, propane crab cooker.

On the second floor there are two bedrooms; a front room with queen bed and a view of the sound and a back bedroom with a queen bed and a half bath.

On the ground floor; the home is in progress… there will be; a future Sunroom; entertainment room, foyer, ¾ bath, and interior stairway to the rest of the home.

Outside; there is a lawn and lower deck. And of course the beach! Amenities include; a picnic table a couple loveseats and a small row boat*.

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More Details

Bruce Morrison
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Bruce Morrison

I am a Washinton native living most of my life within a few miles, raising my family and working at the Boeing Co.

Bruce Morrison purchased this house in 1999

Why Bruce Morrison chose Clinton

We offer a relaxing atmosphere that only comes from a family owned home. My regular guests consider this their home as much as we do. Enjoying the slow and progressive improvements we have made over the years


Clinton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Off of Bedroom #2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(22 traveler reviews)

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Possession Beach House, Whidbey Island, Washington
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 22 reviews

Beautiful property, great beach to walk, play, and view the abundance of wildlife!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing three days and two nights. Cozy accommodations, clean, beautiful views from every angle. Our two boys enjoyed their AM walk on the beach and played for hours...then repeat in the early evening:) There are so many things to do on Whidbey but we were quite content to stay at the house, nestled up, enjoying the peaceful serenity. Thank you, we will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the view and the peaceful setting.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Loved the outside deck area!

  • 3 of 5

The interior of the house could really use updating but the location and outdoor patio was wonderful. You are literally on the beach. The stairs up and down may not be for everyone but the tram helps to bring your luggage and coolers down. My only complaint is that linens and towels must be washed, dried and put away. I feel that this should be disclosed upfront in the description of the property (prior to paying a rental fee). The owner was responsive and was quick to reply to my emails.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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just what we needed

  • 4 of 5

Nice house as described. Good size for the four of us. Loved watching orcas from the deck one morning! Kitchen furnished many staples which was nice. Trolley for the luggage was very handy! Only suggestion I can make is that before you reserve, you should know that the house needs to be cleaned, sheets/towels laundered, etc before you leave. No problem, but if we had known this in advance we would have paid for two nights instead of three. There is no time to do laundry if you have an early departure planned as we did so we ended up having to leave a day early and renting a motel elsewhere. This should be explained before paying for the reservation. Bruce was very good about answering questions we had ahead of time... but this was one question we didn't know to ask. I would rent again as we had a very nice stay. Cleaning deposit was returned after a couple weeks.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, good space

  • 5 of 5

The living room and deck views are amazing!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Perfect place to relax!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Beach House. We had perfect weather and spent most of our time relaxing on the deck or walking the beach. If you're looking for a fancy upscale place this is not it, but if you want a place to unwind and feel the ocean breezes and watch the tides, you can't go wrong here. Beds were extremely comfortable and the kitchen was adequate for most cooking (no muffin tins, though) and equipped with quality pots and pans and sharp knives - hard to find in a rental. We appreciated the coffee maker and the water dispenser with hot, cold, or room temp water. Wifi worked well (also hard to find in a rental) and there was a nice collection of DVDs.

My husband is not the type to just sit and relax so he rented a bike for several days and explored the island that way. He also took the rowboat out several times to explore the shoreline.

All in all, it was just what we needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour
Top visited tours of the State
Arnie's Restaurant & Bar - Mukilteo
great food if waiting out a long ferry line or to hop the ferry as a walk-on
Diamond Knot Brewery and Alehouse
good food good suds
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Bailey's Market
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Island Greens PAR 3
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Mukilteo Sounder
Nearest Motorway
6.6 Miles
Nearest Beach
Possession Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

Cleaning fee refunded to repeat customers
Deposit returned after 14 days

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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