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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!!!

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 

Currently accepting weekly bookings for 2014 stays, minimum 3 nights to fill openings

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

Non-refundable cancellation within 30 days of reservation, though if we can rebook your reservation, we will refund you for those dates, minus a total of $100. Thank you.

We accept Credit Cards - VISA/MC/Discover, and e-Checks


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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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A wonderfully relaxing weekend!

Review submitted: April 3, 2014   Date of arrival: March 28, 2014

We found a super-clean home ready for our family. Our boys loved having new puzzles, games, and toys to play with. They also loved playing on the beach right outside the house. They were so excited to see an otter one morning. We were close enough to town to get what we needed and far enough that it was quiet and peaceful at the house. It was mostly cloudy while we were there, but on the last morning the sky was clear and we saw some mountains across the Cove. That was a fun surprise. The owners were so friendly and easy to work with. We look forward to returning!

Owners response: Dear Betsy & Jon, We are so happy your family enjoyed your weekend stay. Yes, March can be iffy for weather, but glad you got some nice "sun-breaks", and the kids got to enjoy the beach and games and puzzles. Definitely come again. The kayaks will be out in summer! -Julie & Peter.

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Peaceful & Relaxing Retreat

Review submitted: February 24, 2014   Date of arrival: February 6, 2014

This was our second time to one of our favorite places!! We enjoyed our time so much the first year we came back again this year (even during the winter) to relax in front of the fire and decompress for a week. Breathtaking views of the water and mountains. A great location to explore the area, hike, relax and bird watch (incredible bald eagles nest across the street)!! The owners of this property have furnished this home with everything one could desire. Julie & Peter are fantastic hosts. They always provide additional information about local events, recommendations for restaurants and follow up to ensure you enjoyed your stay! We will be back again in the near future!

Owners response: Dear Lisa & Chris, Thank you so much for coming again (this time in Feb) and escaping the harsh New England winter it has been this year for you folks. We so appreciate your return visit. In fact, that is one of our goals, to have Guests come back year after year, incorporating Sandpiper Haven into their own family traditions. All our best! Julie & Peter.

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Wonderful Getaway!

Review submitted: January 6, 2014   Date of arrival: December 23, 2013

This cottage and property were everything promised in the website and in the pictures, and more. The cottage was sparkling clean, nicely furnished, and had all the needed equipment in the kitchen for meal making. One of the wonderful things about the cottage was the expanse of windows across the front, giving a full view of the Olympic Mountains as well as the cove. From the front yard one could also view the Cascade Mountains. A nice trail down to the beach has recently been added, making beach walks very easy to take. On a clear night the view of the sky from the deck was spectacular. The owners have done everything possible to make our stay enjoyable. This was a memorable getaway.

Owners response: Dear Janet,
Thank you again for choosing our home, especially over Christmas! We appreciate your trust in us and glad you enjoyed your stay. Our boys love those clear nights for stargazing as well. Come again and Happy New Year! -Julie & Peter

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