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WHIDBEY GUESTHOUSE, VIEWS! PRIVATE! WATER, MOUNTAIN , BEACH!

Joy Abbey-Adams

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps14
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay nights

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Joy Abbey-Adams

Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2014
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WHIDBEY GUESTHOUSE, VIEWS! PRIVATE! WATER, MOUNTAIN , BEACH!

Sleeps14
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Useless Bay Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Lodge, Studio + Detached Unit (Sleeps 14)

Sunlight SeaScape offers guest house accommodations with three buildings connected by one roof and large decks, including the Guest House with the Studio and Boat House, the Library with bunk room, the Annex and the Cottage. Designed for flexiblity: for individual getaway apartments or connected to accommodate a group wanting connection and quiet. Available for getaway or longer stays, individual accommodations are self-contained with private decks or patios, outside entries and kitchens. Create what you want, perfect for couples, families, singles and groups.

Located above Useless Bay on the southwest corner of Whidbey Island, at beautiful, unique Sunlight SeaScape Guest House Retreat, you will experience 'Island Time' - Northwest style. Come and take a step back to a quieter time. We are a few miles from the charming seaside town of Langley and Bayview Corner where you can shop the Farmers' Markets and local wineries, artists' galleries and unique shops. This special area of Whidbey Island captures a gentle, authentic, retro spirit. Hike or bike the area for active relaxation.

While staying here, you'll love the beautiful interior views and will feel drawn to the gorgeous views of ships passing on Puget Sound, the beauty of the sun setting over the Olympic Mountains and lush pastures, the marvel of eagles soaring over Useless Bay. Experience the continuous changes of the sea as its tide comes in to fill the Bay or empties to create endless tide flats, a treasure to explore for sea life. Kayak the bay, explore Deer Lagoon for the Great Blue heron who nest here.

Sunlight SeaScape is located on 1/2 acre with 180 degree view decks, and gardens, including the Guest House, Library and Annex. The Guest House has two levels, each with its own entry, deck, fireplace, kitchenette and bath. The Library is a beautiful space easily connected to the Guest House, has a Bunk Room, 1/2 bath, fireplace and view decks. The Annex also has its own entry, deck, fireplace, bed/s and bath.

Less than 35 miles from the downtown Seattle, our location is perfect for romantic getaways, writing retreats and friends and family gatherings.

Please visit our website. (see link below)

Keywords: Guest House and connected apartment units

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Joy Abbey-Adams (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2014

About Joy Abbey-Adams

I am a retired high school level French teacher, loving travel and the beauty of the gardens and architecture of Europe. I began designing beautiful gardens and simple, exquisite interior spaces to connect with their natural settings. This property inspires me each morning as I breathe the clean, fresh air and experience the abundant beauty of mountains, sky, ocean and activity on the beach. Pastures and forests are our land constant while dragonflies and hummingbirds soar. Sometimes a baby otter will bob its head in Useless Bay as ships pass in the straits. Sunsets in the big sky complete amazing days in all seasons. As I grew up and become a nature lover, I will always love sharing Sunlight SeaScape on Whidbey, the beautiful northwest getaway I get to get away to and call home.

Joy Abbey-Adams purchased this lodge in 1999

Why HomeAway

Sleeps14
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.6
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Whidbey Guesthouse, Views! Private! Water, Mountain , Beach!
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews
business
Whidbey Guesthouse, Views! Private! Water, Mountain , Beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p124966vb
-(206) 525-1262
Useless Bay Whidbey Island
Seattle
5

Loved "The Boathouse"

Loved "The Boathouse"
  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed 3 nights in the boathouse, which is an efficiency studio in the lower level of this rental. It was charming, quiet, and very comfortable. We didn't have an opportunity to use all the amenities, but the unit is extremely well-equipped with cooking implements, fridge, hot plate, microwave, and quite cozy with bathrobes, beach towels, and more. While there isn't a view from the apartment, there are delightful seating areas outdoors with stunning views. There is also a view from the deck off the main house, great for a family to rent the whole thing. We will definitely stay here again. Note, while I raised my eyebrows at Joy's homemade flax muffins, they are as delicious as she claims!
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
business
Whidbey Guesthouse, Views! Private! Water, Mountain , Beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p124966vb
-(206) 525-1262
Useless Bay Whidbey Island
Vancouver
5

Perfect weekend away

  • 5 of 5
We had such a relaxing weekend staying in le studio. It was better than I expected: very clean, simple decor, super cosy, and a great view. Our two nights spent here with our 2 dogs was very relaxing. We enjoyed taking them to the dog beach, visiting a farmers market, and driving around to the different towns. It was the perfect place to head to in the afternoon and cook a meal... the weather was even nice enough that we were able to enjoy our dinner outside on the balcony as the sunset. If you are looking for a relaxing weekend away, this is the place! We will definitely be keeping Seascape in mind for the future!
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
business
Whidbey Guesthouse, Views! Private! Water, Mountain , Beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p124966vb
-(206) 525-1262
Useless Bay Whidbey Island
Duvall, WA
5

Very cozy!

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay at Le Studio for our 15th anniversary! It was very cozy and relaxing (perfect for two), and just what we were looking for in a weekend getaway. The view of Useless Bay from the deck was very serene, and we enjoyed dinner out at nearby Gordon's the first night of our stay, and Joe's Wood-Fired Pizza (just down the road) the second night. The flax muffins were delicious and it was nice to have a little something to nibble on in the morning so we didn't have to go out until we felt like it. Joy was fantastic right from the beginning, and responded right away to our questions. We hope to stay there again soon!
  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Whidbey Guesthouse, Views! Private! Water, Mountain , Beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p124966vb
-(206) 525-1262
Useless Bay Whidbey Island
Sherwood, OR
5

Perfect for our large group

  • 5 of 5
Our whole family (14 of us from four generations) stayed at Sunlight SeaScape for an extended wedding weekend last summer. This is a gorgeous house on beautiful grounds, with delightful interior and exterior design. The arrangement of rooms, with separate areas all connected by decks and one roof, worked so well to give privacy for each of the couples. The large gathering room, with kitchen, dining, and living area, also had a sunny nook for putting together puzzles. There were even toys for the small ones, who also enjoyed exploring the beautiful grounds and secret gardens as well as sleeping in the bunk room with their cousins. Great-Grandma found everything she needed on one level, with only one or two steps down from the parking area. There was even accommodation for the family dog. Breakfast was delicious too. The owner, Joy, could not have been more helpful in making our visit perfect--and it was!
  • Submitted: May 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
business
Whidbey Guesthouse, Views! Private! Water, Mountain , Beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p124966vb
-(206) 525-1262
Useless Bay Whidbey Island
Seattle, WA
5

A perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5
I cannot say enough about this beautiful guesthouse. The view was truly amazing and the comfort and thoughtfulness of each space was beyond compare. This is a perfect place for a solo retreat, a romantic getaway or a family gathering. Joy, the owner, has a true gift for creating meaningful space that feels like yours while you are there. I simply cannot wait to return. My solo trip was the highlight of my summer.
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Whidbey Guesthouse, Views! Private! Water, Mountain , Beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p124966vb
-(206) 525-1262
Useless Bay Whidbey Island
Bremerton, WA
2

Sounded Better Online

  • 2 of 5
My husband and I just celebrated our 8th anniversary here this past weekend. We were very excited to stay here. However, when we got there, the door handle was broken....and almost falling off. Joy said that it was just loose. Our "views" of Useless Bay were really Peak-A-Boo Views because the garden was so overgrown. You could barley walk on the sidewalk because the garden was so overgrown. In the room the paint was horrible done. There were no outlets in the Bathroom so I had to blow dry my hair in the kitchen. To top it off, the book that she had in the room said that we would have all sorts of food available (fruit, jams, butter, and so on) and it was not there. When we called to talk to her about all of this she would not budge on helping us out with a discount due to the fact that we now had to go buy food. Oh, and the windows did not have screens on them so any time we tried to open the windows we got attack by bugs! Overall, I think that it was not worth the money. We will NEVER go there again!
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This anniversary couple was disappointed and I am sorry they feel as they do. Before they reserved, I spoke with the young woman, shaping expectations in choosing which apartment wioild best suit their needs. Given the choices, she wanted the most private and affordable, choosing the downstairs with more garden view, three peekaboos of beach, bay and mountains.
The apartment was clean, quiet and private with a complimentary first morning breakfast, robes, screens, outlet in the bathroom (required in new construction), lush herbal garden for scented paths, pearl glazed ceilings and a loose door handle, easily remedied, no bugs.
When the young man phoned, he said he would prefer a discount rather than the butter and jams mentioned in our notebook.

We provide an early, first morning light, healthy breakfast and are happy to bring in catered hot meals as requested. Because of our kitchens, most guests of our guests prefer to bring their own
food items or dine out. We post all breakfast options on website.

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles

Sunlight SeaScape is located on 1/2 acre with 180 degree view decks, and gardens, including the Guest House, Library and Cottage. Le Studio is a two story guest house, each with its own entry, deck, fireplace, kitchenette and bath. The Library is a beautiful space with lovely furnishings, bunks, 1/2 bath, fireplace and view decks.

Less than 35 miles from the downtown Seattle, our location is perfect for romantic getaways, writing retreats and friends & family gatherings.

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, shelling, wildlife viewing, health/beauty spa

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Rates & Availability

Useless Bay Lodge Rental Rates

Notes

  • $99-$160/nt
  • US Dollars
  • Guest House, Le Studio-upstairs ... $124-135/night
  • Guest House, the Boat House-downstairs ... $105/120night
  • The Annex ... $99/110night
  • The Library ... $80/105night
  • Additional bed (single or double)is $25.
  • Some pets are permitted. Minimum pet cleaning is $25.
  • Rates are based on *single/double occupancy.
  • Please see our website for special weekly and retreat rates.
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Amenities

Useless Bay Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 5.5 bathrooms - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (4)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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