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Enjoy the Community Pool, Tennis, and Private Beach Access

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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. No Wi-Fi. Also two more bedrooms (queen + twin, and full + twin) and laundry room. 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

* The Mountain Room (upstairs): queen bed

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

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

* Family room (downstairs): futon + couch + TV/VCR (no cable) + 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

Mari and Rob
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish, Japanese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About Mari and Rob

Rob and I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for decades and we think that this is the best place on earth. We have two school-aged children who love to build sand castles on the beach and swim once (or twice) a day at our community's private kid-friendly pool.

Mari and Rob purchased this house in 2000

Why Mari and Rob chose Freeland

Rob and I bought this big ole beach house just from our dear friends who have had it since 2000. We have been coming to this place ever for many years, filled it with friends, dogs, and beer-pong tournaments back when it still had shag carpet and fake-wood paneling. Since then the house has been slowly upgraded with 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.

What makes this house unique

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!

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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Freeland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No Shoes Rule: Please kindly remove shoes inside the house.
  • Quiet time after 10 p.m. (on the deck and inside the house).
  • No big party.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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 Zoo Room--downstairs - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    The Wave Room--downstairs - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    The Captains' Room--Master BR upstairs - 1 king , Pack-n-play in closet--use where convenient
    The Mountain Room--upstairs - 1 queen
  • 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!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 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
Upstairs: * Master BR with king * Guest BR with queen * 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 scooterin


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average rating of 4.72 based on 36 reviews

Great visit.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our visit at Sailor's End. It it fit the bill for our multi-generation family attending a wedding in the area. The owners were very responsive to our needs. I would definitely use it again! Thanks Sharon

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Time at Sailer's End

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Sailer's End celebrating our 50th Anniversary with our kids and grandsons. We had 7 adults and 2 kids with plenty of room and beds. Clean and comfortable vacation house. The community pool and access to the private beach was excellent. We had a nice time visiting the state parks, small beach towns, and had a special dinner at Gordon's Blueberry Hill.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is wonderful that our place was able to play a part in celebrating your 50th anniversary with your family. We are happy to hear that our place accomodated all your guests. We have been really fortunate to host family like you who find our place a great home for family celebrations and reunions. Come visit soon.
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great house on a quiet cut de sac near the beach!

  • 4 of 5

We had an excellent time at the house for a week with family. The location was excellent and the house was spacious and comfortable. We loved being so close to the beach and having access to the pool. We were there during a real heat wave and the upstairs was very hot, so we were grateful for the fans provided. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your extended stay with your friends around the corner! We too love our quick walk to the private beach as well as to the pool and tennis court where there is something for everyone for all ages. We hope you come back!
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A fantastic location and a very nice home

  • 5 of 5

Whidbey Island is a great location for a vacation. And the Sailor's End, in particular, enhanced that experience -- views of the mountains to the west, of the ships moving through the Sound, and of the various wildlife (deer and hundreds of rabbits) that wander through and around the property. Its location is very convenient for getting to everywhere we needed to be, which included Deception Pass at the north end of the island, as well as Freeland itself and the southern ferry terminal.

The house is very well laid out and maintained. Everything was in good order (though we did have a little difficulty with the dryer). It is well stocked with things for the kids, especially the outdoor toys, books, and games. Everyone on our visit, from the 2-year-old to the 62-year-old, appreciated all the amenities and extra touches. On the warm, sunny afternoons (yes, we were blessed with a whole week of no rain!) the top floor did get a little warm, and we ran the fans a lot (thanks for those fans, by the way). But that was a minor thing compared to all the great features.

Thanks to Mari and Rob for offering and maintaining such a nice place. Secluded at the end of the cul-de-sac, it was a terrific destination and we would definitely consider staying there again. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and were able to get the best out of what Whidbey Island offers. We do our best to set up our home so people in all ages can enjoy their time together. We do know that it gets a bit toasty upstairs during summer days so we added more fans upstairs to accomodate the heat. We are also considering putting shades on our picture windows in the living room though we are still compemplating how we like keeping our views of the Sound, mountains and ships going by.
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The house was a perfect match for our 3 generation family of 10. Clean and spacious and lots of room

  • 4 of 5

We definately want to go back when the weather is warmer. Even though the weather was wet and windy, the kids never once complained about not having their devises. The kitchen is well stocked. I loved the large windows and various views. The yard is large and pretty private. The owner was pleasant to work.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Whidbey Island has something for everyone in all seasons! We hope you come back.
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Great Get Away Rental

  • 5 of 5

Our family consisting of two grandparents, two parents, and three grandchildren enjoyed our stay at Sailor's End very much. We spent three nights in this comfortable, cozy, clean, and good sized house. It was a quick and easy travel time from our home in Seattle, so traveling with the grand children was quite painless. We liked the layout of the house with two separate floors where there was room for everyone to spread out. We cooked most of our meals in the kitchen, which had all the pots and pans and utensils necessary to make whatever we wanted. And eating around the kitchen table was enjoyable. All of the couches and beds in the house were very comfortable and we slept well because it was so peaceful and quiet.

The community pool and beach were within walking distance and the kids liked riding their scooters to and from both of these wonderful places. Our grandson loves to fish. He spent hours fishing at the beach and was proud that he caught six fish. We played ping pong in the garage, and tennis at the community tennis courts. The nice town of Langley was a short drive away, we enjoyed ice cream cones at Sprinkles. We hope to return to Sailor's End next summer.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kay, We are so glad to hear that you had a wonderful stay with your family. You pretty much summarized everything what we hope to offer to our friends, family and renters at Sailors' End. Thank you for sharing your review with us and we hope that you would return to Sailors' End next year! Mari & Rob
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Sea-Tac International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Freeland Cafe Lounge
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Holmes Harbor Golf Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Hwy 525
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Gordon's on Blueberry Hill
Nearest Beach
Mutiny Bay
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Stroll Mutiny Bay's sugar sand beach.

* Gallery hop and antique hunt in Langley.

* Hike one of Whidbey's five State Parks.

* Count the steps up in Admiralty Head Lighthouse.

* Bicycle Whidbey's backroads.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Swim, play tennis, or walk the beach.

* Grill self-caught fish on the BBQ.

* Take photos of Fort Ebey's bonsai-like trees.

* Play hide and seek in Fort Casey's bunkers.

* Put your feet up on the deck and read.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Swim in the pool or play tennis.

* Build sand castles & forts on Mutiny Bay's golden sand beach.

* Ride bikes in the culdesac or play wiffle ball in the backyard.

* Roast marshmallows over a beach fire.

* Put the kids to bed and RELAX.

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Pet Fee $50
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

3 night minimum unless vacancy 2 weeks prior--please inquire
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.