This beach front property is located on Admiral's Cove on Admiralty Bay, the entrance to Puget Sound. From the property you have spectacular views of The Olympic Mountains, ship and ferry traffic in and out of Puget Sound. You can see spectacular sun rises and sun sets and lots of wildlife, including eagles, jumping salmon, seals, an occasional whale, rabbits and a multitude of birds. And, all of this can be seen from the front room, dining room, and master bedroom, as well as the spacious decks and board walk down to the water. Feel free to catch salmon from the front yard and put them on the Bar-B for dinner. This location is extremely quiet and peaceful with few neighbors...wetlands on one side and the ocean on the other. The road is private and is wonderful for long walks along the water. The beach is also private and there is an outdoor swimming pool within walking distance of the house. The house itself is furnished with overstuffed sofas and has a wide-screen TV.
I had intended to sell this property, so I did not respond to the reviews that are posted. I have decided to keep this home available for vacation rentals because of reviews like this one:
'What a wonderful week we just had at the Beach House. Spent most of my waking hours on the deck watching all the ships go by,cruise ships and barges...the Navy planes had fly-overs 2 different days and what a thrill to see the eagles, seals, salmon jumping and even a rabbit or 2. The one cool day I found a perfect place in the house to set in my chair and still enjoy all the outdoors. House is close to everything but only ventured into town one day as everything one needs is there at the house. A great place to get away and relax while enjoying the awesome deck. A very restful time and we do hope to return.'
I had intended to sell this property as I only use it for a vacation rental,and so did not respond to the reviews that are posted. I have subsequently decided to keep the property as a vacation rental and would like you to read this review from one of my repeat renters:
'What a wonderful week we just had at the Beach House. Spent most of my waking hours on the deck watching all the ships go by, cruise ships and barges...the Navy planes had fly-overs 2 different days and what a thrill to see the eagles, seals, salmon jumping and even a rabbit or 2. The one cool day I found perfect place in the house to set in my chair and still enjoy all the outdoors. House is close to everything but only ventured into town one day as everything one needs is there at the house. A great place to get away and relax while enjoying the awesome deck. A very restful time and we do hope to return.'
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I studied art in Japan in the early 1980's and now have a Japanese antique shop in historic Coupeville.
The property has been in my family for 35 years. It is a quiet, private and extremely scenic spot with lots of wildlife, including eagles and birds of all kinds, salmon fishing in front yard, occasional whales and seals.
The house has a southern exposure so you will have sun rises and sun sets, along with spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains, ferry boat and cruise ship traffic in and out of Puget Sound.
We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the view, location and furnishings. We arrived on Monday before Thanksgiving and left on Sunday following. The house is well appointed and spotlessly clean. The only thing that kept the rating from being Excellent was that the sliding door was in need of repair, although it did lock so security was not a problem. In reality a very minor problem, we intend to return.
Jan was exceptionally attentive to us, and very cooperative in catering to our requests. While there were only two adult couples in our party it would easily accomodate more.
In summary you cannot go wrong.
We have rented this house 3 times now- the last 2 Memorial Day weekends and this past New Years (and we've reserved this years Memorial Weekend). Love the location! We were able to dive right off the house, and have lots of deck space outdoors to enjoy the sunshine and store our gear.
It's close to town, and lots of local dive sites (including the fantastic Keystone Jetty). The neighborhood is nice and quiet, and the house is very comfortable for our party of 6.
In our 3 trips here, we've had no complaints about the house. It was clean and well maintained. The owners have been very accommodating about check in and check out times.
I would highly recommend this house, especially for divers.
The setting is as spectacular as promised and the house was very clean, comfortable and well furnished. We spent much of our time on the wonderful decks that surround the house on the sheltered side and the front. The anglers in our family caught several large salmon right from the front beach and we had them on the grill the same day. We brought our own kayaks and loved being able to keep them right in front of the house and use them on Admiralty Bay whenever we felt like it. The location is great as it is convenient to many other attractions either by foot or a short drive away.
Great deck and fantastic views. Perfect location to hang out and enjoy life and even go in the water (if you don't mind the cold). The area is bursting with birds, among them bald eagles and ospreys that you can watch from the comfort of the deck. We even saw porpoise swimming by. Me and my family had a fantastic time at the house and in the area and my four year old loved playing with all the rocks.
However, there were a couple of issues I want to point out
- Just as the other reviewer mentioned the ants were a big nuissance
- You need to be very fond of the sound of fighter jets. They practice take-off and landing over the house for hours at a time in afternoons and evenings. Fantastic to watch but got old after a couple of days, especially at midnight
- The bed in the master bedroom is not made for you if you have back issues
- The vacuum cleaner was a fire hazard due to the broken cord
- The pool area down the street was closed due to repairs (I assume this was a one-time thing)
- The house and its contents were in general a bit run down.
My extended family of 5 adults, 1 toddler, and 1 baby stayed for a long weekend. We had a great time and loved sitting on the deck enjoying the view. My toddler enjoyed playing with the rocks, driftwood, and wooden boat in the yard. The owner was easy to work with and the house was very clean and well stocked. It's in a great location close to Fort Casey, Coupeville, and the Ebey's Landing hike. The beach is pretty steep, so not a great place for long beach walks.
The biggest annoyance was the ants in the kitchen and dining room. We had to be careful about leaving anything out, even while eating at the table. We lost one container of donuts to the ants, so we ended up keeping our food in the trunk of our car.
The house is also a bit rundown. The deck furniture is ripped and coming apart and the screen door fell off a few times.
This beach front property is located on Admiral's Cove on Admiralty Bay, the entrance to Puget Sound. From the property you have spectacular views of The Olympic Mountains, ship and ferry traffic in and out of Puget Sound, sun rise and sun sets, a multitude of wildlife, including eagles and salmon fishing from the front yard! You are 5 minutes from Historic Coupeville with its unique shops and restaurants, and the only National Historic Reserve in the U.S. You are also within minutes of numerous parks & recreational facilities, including the incredible Fort Casey State Park. Everywhere you drive on this island you will see picture perfect sites of water, mountains, forests, parks and wildlife, so don't forget your camera! Just 20 minutes north is the spectacular Deception Pass Bridge & state park...a breathtaking must see! Go whale watching, kayaking, sailing, fishing or stay home and relax in this most comfortable and quiet of homes with antique Japanese art and artifacts.
Other Activities: Whalewatching, Sailing, kayaking