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

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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 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!


Oak Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach 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 ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Cornet Bay home at Deception Pass State Park, 100 feet from the ocean, huge yard
average rating of 4.885714 based on 35 reviews

Great view and wonderful yard!

  • 5 of 5

The yard was so fun to run around in with the dog and kids! Vegetable gardens were beautiful and the covered front porch had the best view to enjoy the deer in the evening.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Valleyford, Washington

Cozy getaway in a quiet location.

  • 5 of 5

I very much enjoyed our stay at this cabin. We are a young family with young children and I very much appreciated how child friendly this property is. The property is fully fenced and secure, no matter what exit the kids could have escaped from. The house is equipped with toys and activities for children and adults as well. The kitchen was well equipped, the home was well furnished, and the grounds were immaculate. There is a beach and marina across the street, and the location is perfect for exploring both Whidbey and Fidalgo Islands. The owner was very sweet and welcoming, showing us all of the various features of the house and grounds. I will definitely be interested in returning. A wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Location, Wonderful People

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay on Cornet Bay. Mimi could not have been more welcoming. The house was set up perfectly and had everything we could want or need. There were toys for the kids to play with, which they did as soon as we got there. We went for walks along the bay and even ran into Mimi fishing off the pier. She let the kids pull up fish left and right, and sent us home with a bucket-full for us to eat with dinner. If we had more time and better weather we would have taken out all of the kayaks.

The location of this delightful house could not be better. It is quick and easy to get to Deception Pass, Anacortes, and La Conner. We saw miles of beautiful coast line as well as some daffodils and tulips. We can't wait to visit again. Don't think twice, you will love your stay here.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a great stay

  • 5 of 5

we all greatly enjoyed our stay in this friendly home which was decorated for the christmas holidays, it was perfectly located or our visit to run the deception pass 50k, the very nice owner met us at the house and showed us through, it was very well equipped including new tooth brushes if we had forgotten our own, a very nice touch. I would definitely stay there again

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Deception Pass Retreat.

  • 4 of 5

Nice cabin with a view of the bay. Being next to state park offered great hiking . great kayaking opportunity or just relaxing on the deck. The very large fenced yard was great for the dog.

Cabin was very comfortable, very clean and furnished with all the essentials. Mimi (our host) made sure everything was perfect. Also she provide extras like organic eggs from her flock, apples and vegetables from the garden if we needed.

We were visiting relatives in Anacortes, so 15 minutes out was perfect plus allowed our personal time so as not to be a burden on them. WE were able to enjoy the area and the many restaurants in Anacortes. Between hiking, visiting relatives eating great seafood, and a GREAT whale watch, there was not enough time to just relax in the three days we stayed.

Our only regret was not staying longer. Certainly will consider for future trips. I would recommend for anybody, especially those with small family (very comfortable for 4).

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, glad you guys had a good time!
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Wonderful place! Great view!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time staying in this house. The hospitality of Mimi was endless! It's a great deal for the price. I'm going to stay here again one day. I'll never forget it.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot! Welcome to come back again!
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Rates & Availability

Oak Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
end of june
Jun 28 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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.
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