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Property Details

Updated: May 11, 2015
Large comfortable 4-BR, 2 BA house with Water & Mountain Views

This large, comfortable 'backbeach' house is what summer's all about: swimming pool, tennis, beach, family, fun. Sailors' End is situated on the culdesac at the end of the road--set back from the beachfront--where kids can play in the huge yard or bike the small community while you relax on the deck. Up the road, the private community swimming pool is warm and welcoming with tennis next door. Down the road (~5 min stroll) is the community's private beach access to the golden sand of Mutiny Bay--SW-facing and great for beachcombing, beach fires, and building castles and forts, a favorite local kids' pasttime. Sailors' End borders a nature preserve where you'll hear the croaking of frogs at twilight, and see rabbits, deer, bald eagles, osprey, and, at night, STARS!

The upstairs living area is spacious and airy with sky lights and an open floorplan facing partial views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. It's been recently remodeled with new windows, doors, and bamboo flooring--clean and fresh. Master bedroom has king bed; second upstairs bedroom has double. All bedrooms have down comforters and pillows (non-down options available). Kitchen has that comfortable beach feel--large & functional, not fussy or fancy--and is laid out well for multiple chefs, and stocked with plenty of everything for large groups. Open floorplan with eating bar is great for socializing; artistic touches add whimsy and style.

If you've got friends or kids joining you, you'll make use of the lower level with its huge light & bright family room--DVD player, board games, toys, and fireplace. Also two more bedrooms (queen + twin, and full + twin) and laundry room. Ping pong table in the carport! Cornhole (bean bag toss) for the deck or yard! Plenty of space for folks to gather together and play or chat, or curl up alone for a little down time.

We're a short drive--or bike ride!--to Freeland's excellent grocery store, Langley's antique shops, and South Whidbey State Park's old-growth hiking trails. Large backyard has apple tree and swing, and beckons for wiffle ball, croquet, or bocce ball. Sailors' End is the kind of beach house you remember from your childhood--not fussy or fancy--but clean, bright, comfortable, well-appointed, and a great place for relaxation and fun.


* Our community's private beach at sunset

* Our mountain and water view through living room windows at sunset

* Living room is comfortable for groups large or small

* Large, well-stocked kitchen with eating bar

* Open floor plan includes sizeable dining area

* The Captains' Room (upstairs): king bed + desk

* The Mountain Room (upstairs): double bed

* The Zoo Room (downstairs): queen + twin + desk

* The Wave Room (downstairs): double + twin + desk

* Family room (downstairs): futon + couch + TV/VCR + game table

* The view from our deck

* A particularly dramatic sunset

* Swimming pool has tables, lounge chairs, & a great view

* Great for kids--lots of pool toys, kiddie area, pool house with bathrooms

* Tennis court has great view too

* Front of house with deck

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome

Recent Review

About the Owner

I'm Janna, a writer, and my partner Graeme runs an outdoor gear company. We're both natives of the Pacific Northwest and, even though we've sailed all over the world, we think this is the best place on earth. We have two school-aged daughters who love to build sand castles on the beach and swim once (or twice) a day at our community's private kid-friendly pool.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Your place is the best place in the world!!!!

-from a 7-year-old guest

We really enjoyed your great beach house, the books, the swing, toys, beach combing, and Greenbank Farms. Thanks so much!

-from her parents
Aug 2010
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Enjoy the Community Pool, Tennis, and Private Beach Access
Freeland Whidbey Island
Westford, VT

Attending Wedding / Vacation

  • 4 of 5
We were very pleased with the home. There were plenty of room and could easily sleep 10 in very comfortable beds -- and still have a futon, and 3 couches that could be utilized!! I cannot stress the beds enough! Kitchen well stocked with plenty of dishes/pots and pans, etc. Also, ice cream maker, blender, expresso machine, plus more! Great water pressure for showers too!

The home is like your home. Very comfortable and you can relax in it. It has a couple of things that need upgrading but you can see that upgrading has been happening. Deer were abundant -- be careful driving -- they just stroll. Rabbits are often seen out the window on the stair landing also.

All and all, I would recommend and would revisit and stay again at this home.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Yes, upgrading has continued! Since this review, we've improved the view (with major tree trimming), improved the deck (new railing), installed new bamboo flooring downstairs (it was already upstairs), and installed a new oven/stove.

People always comment on how comfy our beds are--I think it's because we have down comforters and pillows on every bed. In fact, most are from a local NW company called Pacific Coast Feather--their stuff is the best. For folks with down allergies, we have non-down alternatives in the linen closet.

This reviewer mentions an ice cream maker and espresso machine--unfortunately those died, apparently too many bells and whistles for a rental. :( On the bright side, for summer 2014, we've opened up access to the community pool and tennis court to our guests. And of course there's always the awesome beach just 5 min walk away.
Enjoy the Community Pool, Tennis, and Private Beach Access
Freeland Whidbey Island

Even better than hoped for!

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time! The house is beautiful inside and the layout was wonderful for a group. The kids weren't sure what they were going to do without wi-fi and video games but quickly found many wonderful things to do. We all loved the large window on the stairwell looking out over the back yard. Lots of bunnies and quail to spy on. The bedrooms and beds were beautiful and very comfortable. Ping pong was a big hit and we had to limit the morning start time so the whole group wasn't woken when the 11yo wanted to start a game at 8am! We also made good use of the games and cards and my 9yo daughter decided to start the Twilight series when she found the book in the bookshelf. She made it to page 59 before we left and was very proud of herself! The grill worked wonderfully and we had the best steak dinner in awhile. We loved the beach and even though there was snow on the North side of the island the beach temp was mild and we all went barefoot in March and stayed warm!

Overall it was a lovely time and I hope we can come again this year!
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Enjoy the Community Pool, Tennis, and Private Beach Access
Freeland Whidbey Island
Rice, WA, United States

Wonderful Getaway

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful place to get away to. We enjoyed the spaciousness of the home and its welcoming feel. Our large group fit just right. There's a nice variety of books and games. The ping pong tournaments downstairs were lively and fun. We enjoyed the location as it was close to beach, shopping and state parks. Janna is very responsive and easy to get a hold of. We highly recommend this vacation rental!
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

Graeme and I bought this big ole beach house years ago and filled it with friends, dogs, and beer-pong tournaments back when it still had shag carpet and fake-wood paneling. Since then we've slowly fixed it up, eventually gutting the place and installing proper walls, windows, and bamboo flooring (we were fine letting that shag carpet go). But it still has its beachy charm with driftwood mantels and a lovely open floorpan that's great for spending quality time with friends and family.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Sea-Tac International Airport at 50 Miles Nearest Barpub : Freeland Cafe Lounge at 2 Miles Nearest Ferry : Clinton at 10 Miles Nearest Golf : Holmes Harbor Golf Club at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Mukilteo at 15 Miles Nearest Motorway : Hwy 525 at 1.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Gordon's on Blueberry Hill at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Mutiny Bay Car: recommended

Whidbey Island has quaint seaside villages, gourmet restaurants, lush forests, and beautiful beaches. Enjoy:

- Mutiny Bay's golden sand beach--beachcomb, build sand castles, roast s'mores

- Whidbey State Parks--count the steps in Admiralty Lighthouse, play hide and seek in Fort Casey's bunkers, hike the windblown bluff at Fort Ebey

- Excellent fishing, crabbing, shrimping in Mutiny Bay--launch at Mutiny Bay public boat ramp just south of us; launch at Bush Point public boat ramp just north of us

- Five public golf courses--Holmes Harbor 18-hole course is just a 5-min. drive away

- Great backroads biking--cycle through rolling farmlands and past stunning water vistas

- Whidbey's cute seaside towns--shop farmer's markets in Bayview, taste wine in Greenbank, buy mussels in Coupeville, gallery hop and antique hunt in Langley


Rental rates


  • Nightly Rate: $350 - $350

    Weekly Rate: $2100 - $2100

    Monthly Rate: $7350 - $7350

  • Summer Rental (Memorial Day - Labor Day): $350/nt, $2100/wk, $7350/mo
    3 night minimum unless vacancy 2 weeks prior--please inquire
    Cleaning fee: $150
    Damage deposit (fully refundable): $500
    Pets: $50 fee per pet
    Check-in 3 p.m.
    Check-out 10 a.m.
    Times negotiable if no new guests arriving/departing; please inquire.
    All guests must be 21 years or older unless accompanied by parent or guardian.
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From the Owner

We love being set back away from the bustle of the beach, where we have privacy and our kids can roam the HUGE backyard and do loop-de-loops in the cul-de-sac on their bikes. Meanwhile we kick back with a glass of wine on the deck. The view of the water and mountains lets you know you're at the beach, but the size of the house lets you spread out and relax with all your friends and family (beachfront houses in our community are limited to one-story). Mutiny Bay is the best sand beach on the island!

Property Type

  • house


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


  • Dining Area

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Water View


  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2400 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bath - toilet, combination tub/shower, Access upstairs bath from hall as well as from Master BR
  • Downstairs Bath - toilet, shower


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • The Captains' Room--Master BR upstairs - 1 king
  • The Zoo Room--downstairs - 1 queen, 1 twin/ single
  • The Wave Room--downstairs - 1 double, 1 twin/ single
  • The Mountain Room--upstairs - 1 double, 1 baby crib, Pack-n-play in closet--use where convenient
  • Our beach house has 4 BRs, all with down pillows & comforters (non-down option available), as well as a futon couch in the Family Room downstairs. We also have 2 toddler foldout beds in the family room closet--kids love 'em!


  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Upstairs: * Master BR with king * Guest BR with full * Comfortable living room with fireplace and view * Large dining room table + kids' table + eating bar * Large kitchen with coffee grinder/machine, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, blender, new oven and dishwasher * Open floorplan for easy entertaining * Stereo system for CDs & smartphones (USB port) so you can bring your own music * Smartphones get good reception here but we have no cable or Internet--you're on vacation! Downstairs: * Family room with fireplace and TV with DVD/VHS players + large movie selection * Large BR with queen-size Japanese futon bed (the nice kind) and twin bed * Small BR with full bed and twin bed * Extra sleeping options for kids (or easy-going adults) include: foldout futon couch; extra futon mattress for floor; small foldout beds for under-6-yr-olds * Washer and dryer * Beds have cozy down comforters and pillows (some non-down options are in linen closet) Outside: * Upstairs deck with propane BBQ (please advise us if you switch tanks so we can refill the extra can!) * Ping pong table in carport * Wetlands teeming with wildlife * Large backyard with kids' tree swing * Plenty of parking area * At end of quiet road, only house on culdesac, great for kids' biking, roller skating, or scootering

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