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Sandpiper Haven - Fabulous Penn Cove Waterfront Beach House in Whidbey Island

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NEW FOR 2014:  Use of 2 Sea-Kayaks & Rowboat during Peak Months to qualified Guests with signed waiver!!!

Sandpiper Haven is a charming two bedroom, two bath, single story, low bank waterfront house located on world famous Penn Cove, Whidbey Island, with  direct beach access , phenomenal views , a great deck, nearby boat launch, and much much more.  Conveniently located between Coupeville and Oak Harbor, enjoy fabulous VIEWS south across Penn Cove of the Olympic Mountains and Coupville, and east toward the Cascades!  With annual rainfall of just over 21 inches, nearly half of the regional rainfall, you can enjoy being in the rainshadow of Whidbey Island.  

Sandpiper Haven is truly a bird watcher's paradise with floating flocks of resident and migratory water fowl and overhead visits by a neighboring family of eagles. For the seafood lovers, try mussel and clam digging and enjoy fishing just steps from the back door.

The day brings beautiful views of boats, seals and otters playing in the water, and of the snowy peaks of the Olympic Mountains rising in the distance beyond the shores of Penn Cove. To the east catch glimpses of the Cascade Mountains as well. The house is south facing to capture the warmth of the sun on a large private deck in fair weather, or inspire romance watching storm-churned waves while comfortably seated indoors by the large stone gas fireplace.

Enjoy this comfy, well-appointed and well-supplied house in a phenomenal setting. Built in 2003, this house is fully-insulated and enjoyable year-round, including holidays.

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Formerly called 'Penn Cove Beach Cottage', Sandpiper Haven now has new owners and plenty of updates including high speed internet, and all NEW HDTV with cable TV, iPod docking stereo CD/radio, outdoor furnishings, gas grill, fire pit, Sleeper Sofa, and much more. This is a low-allergen environment.  For this reason, no pets and no smoking are permitted.

The house sleeps 4-6 comfortably, with a heavenly pillow-top Queen Bed in the Master, and two twins in the 2nd bedroom. A new sleeper sofa with additional memory foam topper allows for another two people to sleep comfortably in the Living Room. We even provide a portable crib and bedding for infants. NEW barstools, indoor table, along with the NEW outdoor furnishings and outdoor umbrella allow for comfortable dining inside or out for 6+ guests. 

There is also a private promontory with outdoor seating to get further away from it all, boasting even more fabulous views down the beach and across Penn Cove.

You have access to the local community outdoor pool as our Guest from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  And enjoy rowing around Penn Cove with a 12' Rowboat loaned to Qualified Guests during Peak Months.

Additional amenities include: well-stocked kitchen with dishwasher, full-sized fridge, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker (and often coffee), coffee grinder, waffle iron, blender, lobster pot, basic spices, and all the pots/pans/utensils etc. you might need. 

We have a washer/dryer, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, plus we supply towels, linens, basic soaps, laundry detergent, papertowels, toilet paper, dishwashing detergent, and even often emergency personal supplies if you forgot something.

For entertainment, enjoy the new HDTV, Satellite TV, Broadband Internet, DVD player with library, iPod docking CD/AM/FM Stereo player, books, guide books, Activity Welcome Book, Local Dining Guide, playing cards, games for all ages, puzzles, kids toys and books, outdoor beach toys, beach chairs and umbrella, outdoor firepit and often firewood.

For wildlife viewing, enjoy binoculars, spotting scope, and bird book, not to mention your own two feet to stroll down miles of secluded beach in both directions.

BRING YOUR CELL-PHONE.  No land-line available but cell-phone coverage is typically quite good.

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Action seekers may kayak Penn Cove from our house, beachcomb the miles of beach accessible right from our property, or explore the many nearby hiking and bike trails.  Bring your own boat or jet ski and launch it from our private community-owned boat launch just several houses from the property.

Or, you may prefer an evening out with great dining options such as at Toby's, Front Street Grill, Christopher's, or The Oystercatcher in Coupeville, Seabolts in Oak Harbor, and many options in Langley.  Got kids?  A day is not complete without icecream at Kapaw's Iskreme in Coupeville.

Whidbey Island has so much to offer.  Visit our website and video slideshow for more ideas at Sandpiperhaven.  Don't miss Deception Pass, Ebey's Landing, Fort Casey, beachcombing, Whale Watching, fishing, Wine Tasting, Day Trip on the ferry to Port Townsend, Day Spas and much more.    We look forwarding to your visit!

Visit our website, read our reviews, and search no further; Stay and Play at Sandpiper Haven.

Recommended for: Age 55+ ,  Adventure Seekers ,  Girls Getaway ,  Sightseeing ,  Families with Teenagers ,  Families with Young Children ,  Romantic Getaway, Small retreats and reunions.

vacation rental rates


Peak Season 2014  (May 23 - September 30)

$275/night ..... $1750/week 

Peak Season 2015  (May 22 - September 30, 2015) - starting to take weekly inquiries. Complimentary use of Sea Kayaks and rowboat (with signed waiver) and access to our private community pool included in Weekly Summer Rentals.

$275/night ..... $1800/week

Off-Peak (Nov 1 - March 31): 

$185/night ..... $1200/wK

2 night minimum

Shoulder Season (April 1 - May 22, & October): 

$210/night ..... $1350/wK

2 night minimum

Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years Weeks 2014: $250/nt, 3 night minimum

Additional 10.7% (or applicable) WA State Sales & Hospitality Tax regardless of length of stay.

Additional $90 Cleaning Fee based on 2 Guests ($105 for 3-4 Guests, $120 for 5-6 Guests, $150 for Monthly Stays)

$250 Refundable Security/Damage Deposit ($500 Deposit for 2+ week stays)


We prefer WEEKLY rentals during Peak Months but will consider as short as 3+ night bookings probably around mid-April for that coming summer, or to fill gaps in the schedule occur or for special circumstances.

You must be 25 years old to rent this propeprty (Home Owner's Association Rules)

Rates are subject to change until booking confirmed.

We make every attempt to return your Security Deposit within TWO weeks of check-out. Any bank fees/foreign transaction fees etc incurred by Guest upon Refund of Security Deposit are the responsibility of the Renter.

50% down at time of booking.
Full payment due 30 days prior to reservation (60 days for 2+ week rentals)

Non-refundable cancellation within 30 days of first date of stay (60 day cancellation policy for 2+ weekly stays), though if we can rebook your reservation, we will refund you for those dates, minus a total of a $100 cancellation fee. We recommend all Guests purchase Trip Cancellation Insurance. Thank you.

We accept Credit Cards - e-check, VISA/MC/Discover


Thank you!  

Julie & Peter Mattson, Owners

Sandpiper Haven, LLC

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Top things to do in Whidbey Island
  • Deception Pass State Park
  • Ebey's Landing National Historic Reserve
  • Coupeville Dining
  • Whale Watching
  • Whidbey Island Vineyards & Winery
Top things to do on a budget
  • Kayaking in Penn Cove
  • Beachcombing
  • Hiking & Biking The Kettles
  • Penn Cove Mussel Festival
  • Coupeville Farmer's Market
Top things to do with a family
  • Fort Casey State Park
  • Explore numerous parks & beaches
  • Fishing/Clamming/Crabbing
  • Boating
  • Day Trip on Ferry to Port Townsend

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Beautiful house on a beautiful location

Review submitted: July 20, 2014   Date of arrival: July 14, 2014

We had a great time. The house had everything we needed and more.It was clean and very well maintained. We loved the fire pit and promontory (we had coffee there in the morning.) The stairway to the beach was really nice and made it easy to get to the beach. The boat ramp is hard to access at low tide without a four-wheel drive vehicle but we put in at Oak Harbor Marina which was only 15-20 minutes away. Great, relaxing way to spend a week.

Owners response: Dear Jeff & Maureen, So glad you enjoyed yourselves. Your boating and crabbing excursions sounded great too. Yes, the boat ramp near our house can be challenging at low tide for larger boats, but for potential Guests, please note that our two sea kayaks and rowboat stay beachside during Peak months for easy launching. Also, Guests can keep a boat moored in front of our property during their stay. These Guests brought their own boat. All our best and do come again! Julie & Peter

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Perfect place to relax

Review submitted: June 20, 2014   Date of arrival: June 12, 2014

We spent a week at Penn Cove and loved every minute of it. The home was perfect for us - 3 friends - even though the weather didn't cooperate. One can relax, walk, explore, read or watch for wildlife. We visited the lavender farm, picked strawberries, visited an alpaca farm and explored the wonderful towns on Whidbey Island. We even took in an art class!! Julie and Peter are the perfect hosts!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

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Wonderful place!

Review submitted: May 29, 2014   Date of arrival: May 23, 2014

My husband and I agreed of all the places we have rented from VRBO or traded thru RCI this is by far the best! Even though it rained a couple of days ( as is common in this area of the country) our enthusiasm for this property was not dampened one bit. We loved the deck but the view was also just as perfect from the couch in front of a cozy fire on rainy afternoons. Lots of books, puzzles and games as well a cable Wifi. We enjoyed roasting marshmallows in the fire pit one evening and watching the eagles and sea gulls from the chairs on the secluded promontory. There was even a nice pair of binoculars and books about local birds and wild life to help us identify the unfamiliar. The boat and kayaks and all the equipment were easy to access and fun to use to explore the cove. And those are just a few of the things we enjoyed at the house. We also went on a whale watching tour, explored Coupeville and Oak Harbor, visited a lavender farm, took in the amazing view from Deception Pass and Mount Erie and enjoyed the art and café at Greenbank . Our only problem was that we couldn't stay longer!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: Dear Edra, We are so pleased you and your family had a wonderful stay and also really enjoyed the area and took advantage of so much that Whidbey has to offer! We look forward to having you as our Guests again and yes, stay longer next time if you can swing it. All our best. -Julie & Peter

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