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Cornet Bay home at Deception Pass State Park, 100 feet from the ocean, huge yard

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

This is a cozy 2 bedroom house within walking distance to Deception Pass State Park. Its directly across the street from the Cornet Bay Marina and the front yard is a stone's throw from the beach.

We have the largest lot in the neighborhood (fully fenced with gates) and it includes fruit trees, a garden, hammock, picnic tables, outdoor wood stove and a BBQ. Open but covered front porch is perfect for outdoor dining regardless of the weather but breakfast or lunch during the sunny summers are the best! All furniture is brand new (purchased late 2014). The larger bedroom contains a queen bed and a TV. The smaller one contains two single beds. The living room has a large L-shaped couch that can sleep two more people if needed (1 full height adult and 1 child) and there is a 55' flat screen TV with Direct TV. All together you can sleep 6 if needed. *There is a standard $100 cleaning charge for 4 guests, each guest up to 6 total is additional $15, so 6 guests would be $130 for cleaning.

There is wifi if you choose to stay tuned in and a full kitchen and bathroom with everything you need for a group as well as a small dining table. There is a laundry room attached to the garage outside if you need and we have lots of room for parking. Dogs may be approved on a case by case basis (please let us know the size and age of your dog and if they shed). *There is a $40 pet cleaning fee per dog that you must select during payment if your dog(s) is approved.

Please note - cell phone service can be spotty depending on your carrier but we have a landline you can use to call anywhere in the US.

There is so much to do outside in the immediate surrounding area or within a short drive. The town of Oak Harbor is 15 minutes south for groceries, wine, antiquing, etc. Deception Pass Bridge is within trail walking distance or about a 5 minute drive (literally around the corner), Anacortes is 20 minutes north. Fishing, crabbing, hiking, biking, kayaking or just plain relaxing are at your fingertips. There is a boat launch and dock right down the street. We have fishing poles, crab pots and kayaks ready for use. There is also a par 3 golf course 2 miles south.

I included some photos from the top of Goose Rock, which is the big hill on the other side of the water from the marina, and the top of Mt. Erie, which is about a 15 minute drive away on Fidalgo Island, and some photos of a nice crab and steak dinner we had last summer.

This is an easy 1.5 hour drive from Seattle or Vancouver B.C. so its just far enough from the cities to experience the rustic island vibe but not be too far away. Perfect for a long weekend or a couple weeks to decompress.

More Details

Owner
Terrill Simecki
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Terrill Simecki

We have lived on Whidbey Island since the early '80s and feel so lucky to own two beautiful homes here. We live in the other house a few miles away and have usually had long term tenants but we've recently started doing short term rentals here. We know the neighbors well and use this house for mini-vacations ourselves because we love it so much!

Why Terrill Simecki chose Whidbey Island

This home and the surrounding scenery are beautiful. The pictures don't do it justice. All seasons here are an experience, but summer time in the Pacific Northwest is truly epic.

What makes this house unique

If there are any issues, we live three miles away and can help with anything you need. Just let us know!

Amenities

Oak Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 1:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Cornet Bay home at Deception Pass State Park, 100 feet from the ocean, huge yard
average rating of 4.888889 based on 45 reviews
5

Wonderful Cottage in a Fabulous Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at "Mimi's Place", a.k.a. the Cornet Bay cottage. Mimi is Terrill's mom and she gave us a warm welcome when we arrived and promptly showed us not only around the cottage but also around the yard and gardens, and immediately picked some fresh apples for us from her trees! The cottage is very clean, comfy and well-equiped, and the porch that looks out to the marina and bay is absolutely fabulous. We relaxed out there with a glass of wine in the afternoon and had dinner on the porch one night. There are deer that come to the yard in the evening looking for apples, and Mimi left a bucket of them for us to cut up and feed to the deer. Such a treat! Also, the location of the cottage can''t be beat, particularly if you're interested in spending time at Deception Pass State Park. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for a little getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This charming little house was perfect for our little getaway! It is so close to the park entrances and beaches that we were able to go hiking and beach combing every day. It is so close to the surrounding towns we were able to see each one within minutes! Mimi greeted us with a big smile and warm welcome! We loved that we could just make ourselves at home and even use fresh fruits and veggies from the garden! Terrill made booking the home very simple, text us that we could check in early and even accepted our little fur baby! We will definitely be booking here again. It was perfect. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to a wonderful host and a charming house and property with all the amenities and more, we enjoyed such a great weekend!

Thanks thanks and thanks again.

We will be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What a wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Mimi was so gracious. She even irons the sheets! The house is stocked with everything. We had morning coffee on the deck with the lovely view. We napped on the hammock under the fruit trees. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Waterfront wonder

  • 5 of 5

A lovely spot to relax while enjoying the beauty of a San Juan Island's waterfront. Everything was comfortable and very nicely appointed. The Deception Pass State Park is practically at your footsteps. It was quiet and private, as well. Our host, MiMi, was available and super kind and helpful when needed. If you have the opportunity to stay here, don't pass it up!!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderfully understated nothing lacking

  • 5 of 5

The owner went way beyond our expectations. The description of the property and what was available was unDer stated that we kept saying Wow! We can't believe all that is being done to make us comfortable and welcomed

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $40
Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.