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No Bank Beachfront Home on Private Beach - Keystone Sand Spit

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Jun 27, 2016
House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 11+)

Please click the link to the immediate right that says email owner next to the picture of my boys. I do not require you to enter a booking right now but VRBO does.

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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Speaks: english

63 Reviews

4.8
based on 63 traveler reviews

5

Beautiful home in outstanding location

  • 5 of 5

We recently had a family reunion in this home with guests ranging in age from 8 to 80. The location was ideal. The beach was quickly accessible from the house, just a short walk across the backyard. The backyard was very large and fenced with plenty of room for kids to play. Very private beach, lots of sand and driftwood, and the entire family was entertained for hours. Beautiful views of the water, mountains and boats. Quick drive to Fort Casey and Coupeville made for fun, quick outings.

The home was very nice! Lots of bedrooms for family and a huge open plan kitchen/living area with plenty of room for everyone to gather for meals, card games and more. The kitchen was well stocked with all the utensils we forgot :) The spaciousness of the home made it feel uncrowded, even for numerous guests. The owner was very candid about the few items that needed work or repair in the home, and our stay was very comfortable. The owner was also very helpful in providing directions and anything we needed to make our stay pleasant.

I would highly recommend this home and location for anyone looking for a wonderful beach getaway!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great view and spacious house

  • 4 of 5

This is a great house for large groups and is right on the beach. 7 of us stayed for the Whidbey marathon and enjoyed the large deck, walked and sat on the private beach and built a fire in the firepit. The kitchen is spacious and well equipped. The owner was very communicative and checked in with us periodically to make sure we were taken care of. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

First-class expansive home, on the water, and with panoramic views

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend this house for a memorable visit and gathering.

The panoramic views made us feel like we were on top of the world.

The house is so spacious that large numbers of guests could still have some privacy.

The kitchen was well equipped, so we were able to make our own meals. We had stove envy. This would be an amazing entertainment area for a holiday gathering or major event.

For fun outside, in addition to exploring the nearby Fort Casey State Park, we enjoyed walking through the quaint town of Coupeville.

We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place for family getaways!

  • 5 of 5

We brought 4 family couples up for a nice long weekend. Really enjoyed the beachfront property. Had everything that we could want or need when staying in someones home.

We walked to Fort Casey, strolled the beach in both directions, had a beach fire, made a bunch of family meals, played games, and had lots of relaxing family time.

Great place!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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5

Absolutely peace and relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect beach house. Quiet, comfortable, and 'beachy'. Very roomy yet quaint. Perfect for a get away and family time. Easy and clear communications with the owner. Would definatly rent this beach house again!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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5

Great Whidby experience

  • 5 of 5

The views from the house were outstanding. The house is comfortable and spacious. It was perfect for our large family gathering. We enjoyed viewing bald eagles roosting, beautiful sunrises and sunsets, the Port Townsend ferry coming and going. The location is perfect. It is close to hiking and parks and centrally located on Whidby Island. The oystercatcher restaurant was exceptional in Coupeville. I would love to return and spend more time in the beautiful location.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Location

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 for a 'mexican latte' which are fantastic and hot!

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 11 2016
5 night minimum stay
$500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2016
Sep 12 2016 - Jun 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Standard pricing
2 night minimum stay
$500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.7%

Base rate is for four (4) persons. Additional persons @ $25 night per person.
Reservations are not confirmed until paid.

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Amenities

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

Theme

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

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Pool / Spa

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

Suitability

  • 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

Attractions

  • 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.

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.

Bedrooms

  • 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.

Outside

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

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • 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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