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No Bank Beachfront Home on Private Beach - Keystone Sand Spit

No Bank Beachfront Home on Private Beach - Keystone Sand Spit


Property Details

Updated: May 19, 2015
House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 11+)

This private beach house is located within the Ebey's Reserve National Reserve Park area and is situated on the west side of Whidbey Island on its own private beach. The home is in the middle of the Keystone Spit in a national park adjacent to Fort Casey State Park, yet the Beach House is just four miles from the historic town of Coupeville, a Red Apple grocery store and Whidbey General Hospital. The home is surrounded on three sides by public property and only has three neighbors to the west. This home is not stacked and packed into a large development of beach houses but instead is part of a small in-holding within and between State and National park areas. You will really enjoy the privacy.

You can relax in 2800 + square feet of comfort in this fully equipped home. The large private fenced backyard goes almost all the way to the high tide line of Puget Sound. Since several people have asked, our property is on the water and it is private waterfront. There is over 2 miles of State owned beach to the east of ours, but it is pretty quiet and rarely used. An adjustable forced air heating system will keep you warm in the winter and the AC will keep you cool in the summer.

Enjoy wonderful water, mountain, and shipping views from almost every room in the house. A huge deck with four foot tall, one-quarter inch thick safety glass walls is perfect for dinner and drinks. We are immediately adjacent to almost two miles of publicly owned 'Ebey's Reserve' beach so our location feels very private. Puget Sound is due south and the Lake Crockett bird refuge is due north across the street, so there is a lot of water views in almost all directions. There are so many different views of the site that you should request a link to more photos so you can get a better idea.

One of my favorite views is to the west right before sunset of the Colonel's house in old Fort Casey. I have some great pictures of this and will forward a link upon request.

The Beach House is only a five minute (flat) walk to the Keystone Ferry with service to Port Townsend! The ferry leaves from very close by and lands right in the heart of the waterfront of the beautiful town of Port Townsend, so no car is needed to enjoy the fine restaurants, shopping, and other amenities available there.

Outdoor activities abound here, with fantastic salmon fishing and crabbing, wonderful kayaking or world class diving from your backyard. The public boat launch is next to the ferry terminal and is less than one minute by car. The home is bounded by Fort Casey State Park on east, Puget Sound on the south, and Crockett Lake on the north. Whidbey Island is the home of Naval Air Station Oak Harbor. The aircraft, ships, subs, and parachutists can appear at anytime. The aircraft and parachutists have been seen flying in most areas, including overhead.

This smoke-free home is located in the middle of the main waterfowl flyway of Whidbey Island. For you runners, the distance around the lake is 5.6 miles. An excellent training area for both running and biking. A wise choice for the family that wishes to be close to the cities, but maintain their privacy.

This home is 90 minutes from Seattle (including Ferry) and 75 minutes from Bellingham by car. The local airport is 15 minutes away and air taxi can be arranged with Kenmore Air 866 435 9524. The 25 minute trip from Seattle is scheduled 4 times a week.

The Beach House is equipped for 8 persons in four separate and quiet bedrooms and is kid friendly. There is also one additional semi private sleeping area not including the great room with a King sized Murphy bed. One of the ground floor rooms with a king bed also has a large window seat that can also be utilized as a sleeping area.

The home has DSL internet and a wireless router for easy use by guests. Each bedroom has two cat5 ethernet jacks to connect to the network too. DirecTV service is provided on at least 2 TV's .

We recently added a gym quality LifeFitness 9500 Elliptical training machine.

Please ask to be added to our e-mail mailing list for updates and any special low-season offers. Check out additional pictures below and ask me to send you a link for more.

Keywords: Beach, waterfront, Keystone, Coupeville, large, Fort Casey, Sand Spit

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

We are busy professionals in Seattle (mom is a pediatrician at Ballard Pediatrics and dad is a mortgage banker at Westwood Mortgage) and we wanted to find a place out of the city for our family. Our boys love the beach (don't all kids) and Whidbey Island is beautiful with the peacefulness of the San Juan Islands but with nearby services like a Hospital right up the road.

Since we are very busy and can't get up to this property as much as we desire, we have chosen to share this home with you. We hope you can create some great memories with yoru friends and family like we do.

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53 Reviews

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No Bank Beachfront Home on Private Beach - Keystone Sand Spit
+1 -(206) 494-9120
Coupeville Whidbey Island
Bellingham, Wa

Multiple Moms - Multiple Visits

  • 5 of 5
We just went to this wonderful beach home for the fourth year in a row. A group of Mom's that haave been getting together since our children went to pre school together 27+ years ago! This home now feels like our "home away from home" and we know where everything is and what to bring. It is spacious and comfortable.This year for the first time we cooked all our meals without going out to dinner. The owner is accommodating and considerate of anything a guest might need. We'll be back next year!!
  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
No Bank Beachfront Home on Private Beach - Keystone Sand Spit
+1 -(206) 494-9120
Coupeville Whidbey Island
Woodinville, Washington

Beautiful spot

  • 4 of 5
We spent the weekend at this property, the location is beautiful, right on the beach with wrap around windows. The accommodation was spacious with nice bathrooms and the owner had forewarned me of several pending repairs. We had to buy wine glasses as we could only find plastic ones (the owner reimbursed us) and having stripped the beds when leaving I think new pillows would be a good idea.
It's pretty central on Whidbey island so all attractions are within an easy car ride and of course you are right next to Ebeys Landing. The owner was easy to deal with and responsive.
Overall an enjoyable weekend
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
No Bank Beachfront Home on Private Beach - Keystone Sand Spit
+1 -(206) 494-9120
Coupeville Whidbey Island

Room to cook and roam

  • 5 of 5
A group of 10 people who have been cooking together for over 12 years, went on our annually winter weekend get away. The house was large enough to provide comfortable sleeping space for everyone and the kitchen was great. There is a wonderfully large Dacor 6 burner stove and lots of counter space. While we cooked and ate and chatted, we could look out at the Puget Sound and Olympics and watch the ferry come and go. Speaking of the ferry, it's a 10 minute walk and then a short ride over to Port Townsend. The town of Coupeville is only about a 10 minute drive away and has everything you might have forgotten to bring.

The owner was great to work with and extremely responsive. When we told him we were a cooking group, he sent us a notice for a cheese tasting sponsored by a wonderful local wine and deli (Bayleaf). The owner made us aware of a few small things that didn't work in the house (light bulbs and speakers) and emailed us over the weekend to make sure that everything was OK.

I would very highly recommend this property for groups or families looking for a well appointed house where you can ether watch the world go by on the water or go out and explore the local area.
  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
No Bank Beachfront Home on Private Beach - Keystone Sand Spit
+1 -(206) 494-9120
Coupeville Whidbey Island
United States

Best Whidbey Beach Rental

  • 5 of 5
Future Thanksgivings will never be the same now that we've spent this one at the Keystone beach house. We were 3 families who spent five days (four nights) here, and the experience couldn't have been better. The location is awesome-- beach front, 360 degree views, private, a fenced-in area for young kids to play safely. The home is large, well laid out for families and entertaining, huge kitchen open to the living room, fully stocked with everything you could possibly need and then some. We enjoyed the short walk to Fort Casey, and the ferry to Port Townsend. Owners were a pleasure to work with and completely available as needed.
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
No Bank Beachfront Home on Private Beach - Keystone Sand Spit
+1 -(206) 494-9120
Coupeville Whidbey Island
Seattle, WA

Awesome Get Away and Great Location with Spectacular Views

  • 5 of 5
Great location right near the Coupeville/Port Townsend Ferry & Fort Casey (which has real cannons, lighthouse & a fort - will need Discovery Pass). Also, 10 minutes away from Coupeville which was a small, cute town that was all decked out for Halloween. They had a great farmers market on Saturday & the coffee shop (Locally Grown Espresso) which was right on the dock - Great coffee!

The house was very spacious with great views of the water. Xbox, Wii, Streaming Netfix & DirecTV all worked great. Love the open kitchen & living room. 2 indoor Jacuzzi tubs worked awesome & loved the fire pit on the beach for S'mores. Gathered free wood right from the beach & made an awesome fire. Beds were great & lots of room for people to just relax.

I would recommend to anyone looking for a place to stay on Whidbey Island. Tom (the owner) was awesome to work with. Super easy process.

If you are able to rent this location, you will be very pleased.
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
No Bank Beachfront Home on Private Beach - Keystone Sand Spit
+1 -(206) 494-9120
Coupeville Whidbey Island
Surrey, BC`

The perfect beach house getaway!!

  • 5 of 5
A returning vacation to Whidbey Island and there was no doubt where we would stay again - the no-bank beach house is the perfect getaway! This time, we went with another family - what a great idea, as there was plenty of space (1 bedroom up, 3 bedrooms down, plus a large rec room with a Murphy bed, which we didn't even need to use). The large paved area in the backyard is PERFECT for kids on their bikes...riding all the way to the fence and back over and over and over again. Parents can watch from the deck above, or on the covered deck below. Large, open concept living area upstairs meant never bumping into anyone, and the large dining table was great at mealtime. Location is fantastic...beach is right there, nice walks to the ferry docks too. Short drive to the lighthouse, fort and ebeys landing trail, and we enjoyed the trip into Coupeville and it's wharf. This really is a great spot to escape citylife...and it doesn't take all day to get there!! Great owner - a real pleasure to deal with...highly recommend!!
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

This home is located in a small sliver of private property of 7 homes surrounded by park property, wildlife refuge, a Washington State Ferry Terminal (Coupeville to Pt. Townsend), an underwater dive park (Keystone Underwater Park) and both fresha nd salt water. So, how often can you buy a beach house inside of a Park? Central Whidbey and Ebey's Reserve is like the San Juan Islands without the 5+ hour journey and lack of services. Our relatively isolated home sits within the Ebey's Landing National Reserve Park and feels a lot further away than 1.5 hours from Seattle. There is great Salmon fishing right on our beach. Our house is on the east end of the seven homes and it is adjacent to over two miles of State of Washington owned beach and park area.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Toby's at 4 Miles Nearest Ferry : Washington State Ferry Coupeville - Pt Townsend at 0.25 Miles Nearest Motorway : Highway 20 is at end of driveway Nearest Restaurant : Keystone Cafe across from Ferry Terminal at 0.25 Miles Nearest Beach : our back yard and two+ miles to east Car: recommended

Walk the beach to collect drift wood and what else shows up, building fort with the driftwood, walking to the Keystone Cafe for great ice cream, extraordinary bird and ship watching, exploring Fort Casey State Park and watching rabbits scamper about. Other nearby attractions include wine tasting/winery tours, bike rides, cute historic town of Coupeville (2nd oldest City in Washington State). The home is an easy walk to Fort Casey State Park and the Washington State Ferry at Coupeville (Keystone) to the historic 'Victorian' town of Pt. Townsend and further to the Olympic Mountains and Hurricane Ridge. The Lake Crockett Wildlife Refuge/Bird Sanctuary is located immediately across the street to the north of our house and is great for birdwatching of Eagles, Owls, Herons, Sandpipers and a lot more.

The house faces the entrance to Puget Sound from the Strait of Juan De Fuca & Pacific Ocean and ALL shipping traffic passes right in front of the house.

Great restaurants in Coupeville include 'The Oyster Catcher' open from Wednesday to Sunday and 'Christopher's' open 7 days per week. Please also try to drop in at 'Bayleaf' for great high end wine, cheeses, and specialty foodstuffs. The best espresso & coffee you will find is at the end of the Coupeville Wharf at 'Local Grown' opening by 6:30am. Ask William for a 'mexican latte' which are fantastic and hot!


From $300 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Non Summer
Sep 3 2014 - Jun 19 2015
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Summer '15
Jun 20 2015 - Sep 8 2015
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Summer '14
Sep 9 2015 - Jun 24 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $500.00
  • Cleaning Fee $150.00 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 10.7%

Online calendar is accurate for verified bookings. Reservations not confirmed until paid.
Base rate is for four (4) persons. Additional persons @ $25 night per person.
We offer a $250 discount for each week long stay.

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Updated: May 19, 2015


From the Owner

Wonderful walks on the beach collecting beach glass and various other things that wash ashore, piles of driftwood, sunrises and sunsets, happy islanders, and a generally relaxed feeling. We can't get enough. Our family and friends love to visit. This house is not scrunched up against a long row of homes, you can have some quiet privacy. Switch this Google map to satellite view and see how much open space you can enjoy when you are here. Watch ferries come and go all day long from the beach or the deck.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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  • Hair Dryer
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  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...


  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View


  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2800 sq. ft.


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub, Large master bathroom with heat stone floor
  • Guest Bathroom 2 - toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub, Guest bathroom upper floor with heated floor
  • Bathroom 3, Ground Floor - toilet, shower, Handicap accessible, shower with grab bars, heated floor
  • The ground floor bathroom has been newly remodeled and improved to allow handicap access, large walk in stone tile shower with grab bars and heated floor throughout.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • A. Master - 1 king, master bath w/ separate shower and soaking tub
  • B. Bedroom ground floor - 1 king, 1 child bed, Includes King, 3 sided child bed and large window seat
  • C. Bedroom ground floor 3 - 1 king, has two large skylights
  • D. Bedroom 4 Ground floor - 3 twin/ single, 2 Kids 'boat' beds with 1 trundle, all 3 twin size
  • Murphy Bed in Rec Room - 1 murphy bed, King Murphy bed in rec room, moderate privacy
  • King size beds (3) 3 King Beds plus a King Murphy bed (the master is a Cal King)., Twin or Single Beds (3) Two 'boat' beds with a trundle (for a third twin bed), Murphy Beds (1) A king murphy bed.


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Reverse osmosis system for pure drinking water, several big screen televisions with DVD/VCR/CD home theater, fire pit at beach and lounger chairs, and two large jetted bathtubs with heated travertine floors.

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