"It was just me and my fiancée for the 4th of July weekend. We have stayed in dozens of VRBO rentals, and this was by far one of our top favorites!
Kitchen came fully equipped, lots of different seasonings and spices, pots and pans, even baking items. All we had to buy were the groceries and olive oil! Fridge is huge!
Perfect location. Great view of the water all times day or night. Mostly nobody can see you however there is a neighbor semi-close in the backyard so if they are coming or going they can see the deck. Was heavenly having Whidbey's fireworks going off laying in the hot tub.
We did not hear from nor see the owners once. Correspondence by email was excellent. It was very nice to be able to fully relax in their beautiful home whIle still maintaining complete privacy. There is one house behind the backyard but we only physically saw 2 people when we were there. Heard voices though. Still very private!
-Lots of natural lighting and windows
-Jetted tub in master bath spacious. Fiancée is 6'1" and fit comfortably. I am 5'8" and could nearly lay down.
-Game room in garage is AMAZING!!!!! Perfect addition.
-Small (ish) bedrooms
The master bedroom is very decently sized, however the 2 side rooms are a little on the smaller side. The queen beds take up most of the room, but it is necessary to keep the queen size. Perfect for children however if it's 2 adults it's a tight squeeze. Nothing they can do about this of course, but if you come with other adult guests or 2 other couples then they might be a little cramped.
-No TV in master bedroom
We understand many people try to leave TV behind, however we don't have one so it's nice to watch TV in bed on vacation. If there was a TV in the master bedroom, the bedroom would be perfect. That was our ONLY issue with it! Updated TVS around wouldn't hurt. Also, the cable is basic, very limited channels (however their movie library is awesome and the wifi worked great!
-Needs King Bed in Master Room!
Being on a septic tank I'm assuming has something to do with this. If nothing can be done so be it, however the rainfall style showerhead just didn't have enough power for us. If nothing can be done then it's not the end of the world :]
Overall very pleased and made for a great fourth of July vacation for us. Quick Tip - Limited food availability, STOCK UP ON GROCERIES! Not wheelchair accessible, lots of steps outside and a few inside.
We WILL be back"
Guest: Amanda R.
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: July 16, 2016