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Cornet Bay home at Deception Pass State Park, 100 ft to beach, huge yard pets ok

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


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

Terrill Simecki
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

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 Oak Harbor

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!


Oak Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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 ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
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


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Cornet Bay home at Deception Pass State Park, 100 ft to beach, huge yard pets ok
average rating of 4.8958335 based on 48 reviews

Perfect place for a weekend retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Picked this house as a location for a weekend away from the city and was not disappointed. The host met us at check in to show us around and was very friendly and welcoming. She even baked us cookies. The house was very comfortable and had plenty of room for the 5 of us. Had a great view and was minutes away from deception pass state park.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Perfect cozy getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect little getaway for our little family. The home was very warm and cozy despite the December weather and the location was perfect. I'm typically skeptical when properties say they are fully-fenced but this one was secure enough I felt comfortable letting my 3yo and dog run around without fear they'd escape. The home was very well appointed with everyone you could need, really comfortable beds, and the toys in the home were a great surprise (and so enjoyed by my daughter). Really a perfect weekend and the hosts were so accommodating and quick to answer any questions that came up - thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Property and Great Accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great stay at this property! The deception pass area is so beautiful and the house and property was definitely an added bonus. The orchard area in the back yard was nice to relax in on the hammocks. We had everything we needed and more! Having toys for the kids to play with at the house was a surprise and a lifesaver! Thank you for the great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning up to 4 guest $100
Pet Fee $40
Refundable 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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