WHISPERING PINES - YOUR OCEANFRONT HOME AT THE BEACH

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WHISPERING PINES - YOUR OCEANFRONT HOME AT THE BEACH

La Conner House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 13)

Whispering Pines is located on Fidalgo Island. It is about a five minute drive from La Conner and about a fifteen minute drive from Anacortes. The home is between Martha's Bay and Similk Bay near Hope Island. From Anacortes you can take a ferry to the San Juan Islands or to Victoria BC.

You can also enjoy great restaurants and gift shops in both La Conner and Anacortes both truly great destinations. Also nearby is Deception Pass Bridge a must see, and two wonderful state parks Bowman Bay and Deception Pass Parks. There are also many fresh water lakes and views as far as the eye can see at Mount Erie Lookout.

Enjoy the tulip Festival in La Conner in March and April along with the quilt walk show. And festival throughout the year.

o'cean (o'shun),n. 1. The whole body of salt water which covers nearly three fourths of the surface of the globe.

(bech), n. 1. The shore of the sea or a lake, washed by the waves; strand.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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Elisabeth & Thomas Freeland We vacationed in this area from Arizona for ten years before making the move to Fidalgo Island. It was love a first sight. We have a beautiful store in Anacortes called Elisabeth's Cottage By The Sea which we run year round. We sell jewelry, beads, wine, gift items and much more. We also give silversmithing and bead classes. The store is located at 619 Commercial Ave.

The Owner purchased this house in 2009

We purchased this home because it is such a peaceful and quiet area with an amazing water view. We love being on the deck and enjoying watching the eagles, herons and boats go by. The house is on .69 of an acre so it feels very secluded. It has many pines trees, and is truly magical when the wind blows through the pine trees. Hence the name "Whispering Pines". One of the most amazing things about this area is that there are no city lights around and the stars are much brighter because of it. Take a sleeping bag outside in the backyard and enjoy stargazing.

Whispering Pines is a 3 bedroom 2 bath home with a living room looking out to the water and islands. It also has a family room with a great entertainment center to enjoy movie night with the whole family. The dining room seats 10 at the 8 foot long table that also looks out to the view and leads to the great deck. The stairs to the beach are just a few feet from the yard so you can enjoy walking on the shore. There is a bar b que on the deck for those outdoor cookouts.

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.1
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Whispering Pines - Your Oceanfront Home at the Beach
average rating of 4.090909 based on 11 reviews
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Whispering Pines - Your Oceanfront Home at the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p256500vb
(360) 588-1890 (Washington, USA)
La Conner Northwest Washington
Minnesota
5

A VERY COMFORTABLE CABIN

  • 5 of 5
The view is awesome, and there's wonderful evenings on the deck or beach. We stayed here with our 6 children we all fit comfortably. The house has a nice cabin feel to it.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Whispering Pines - Your Oceanfront Home at the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p256500vb
(360) 588-1890 (Washington, USA)
La Conner Northwest Washington
Blaine, WA
2

BLAINE, WA

  • 2 of 5
The pictures on the website are from a different year, the yard was grossly overgrown, the barbeque was filthy and stinky, every piece of outdoor furniture was dirty, no corkscrew (yikes!), the deck is in need of repair...don't put a large group on it at once, you may end up in a you tube video. The driveway and path to the house is really steep, so if you have anyone with trouble walking you need to assist them. If your party is larger than 6, be aware, the pullout beds are terrible! We pulled the futon onto the floor because the frame was not staying together. All of this aside, the view is beautiful and if you are able to get there, the beach is nice but rocky. Don't expect to build sandcastles. Great for rockhounds! Bring your own scope or binoculars because the ones there are "just for looks". Except for the floors, I'm sure the place looked better when we left than when we arrived. Overall, I would not go back. One piece of advise to the owner is to at least put a sign out front for your guests to easily identify the property from the road.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
Owner's Response: The renter told me he did not leave this review.
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Whispering Pines - Your Oceanfront Home at the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p256500vb
(360) 588-1890 (Washington, USA)
La Conner Northwest Washington
Salem, Oregon
2

BEAUTIFUL VIEW, YET....

  • 2 of 5
We so enjoyed the views from nearly every window and of course the deck. Yet the house is dated, especially the kitchen appliances. The BBQ grill not only did not work, it actually sent blow-back into our faces. Scary! We also had no hot water the first evening, although it was repaired the next morning.
And just a FYI unless your car is an automatic or your really good with a clutch, the driveway is an accident waiting to happen.
  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Unfortunately, there indeed was no hot water this first evening as a breaker had tripped, the renter called us at almost 10:00pm that evening and said that there was no hot water so my husband asked him to flip the breakers in case one had tripped which it had. My husband Tom went first thing the next morning and again flipped the breaker and the water got hot and has been working fine since. I hardly think that this is cause for a bad review as it happens occasionally to everyone. We had an electrician go out and check the breaker box the following Monday and all is well.

As far as the house being dated it is a beach house built in 1976 and was remodeled in 2010 when we replaced the microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator but did not replace the stovetop or oven as they are working fine so there was no need to replace them. It has bamboo floors throughout except for two bedrooms, was completely painted at that time. It is a very comfortable cozy home with fantastic views and is fully furnished for 13 people which is exactly how it advertised. We could of course go in and put in brand new stainless appliances but then the price would have to increase.

This home has been a vacation rental for five years and the driveway hasn't been an issue for anyone else, there are two parking areas at the house so if one felt uncomfortable using the driveway they could use the upper parking area.

I'm not sure why this renter felt it necessary to leave such a bad review but I don't feel that it was justified.
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Whispering Pines - Your Oceanfront Home at the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p256500vb
(360) 588-1890 (Washington, USA)
La Conner Northwest Washington
4

MY BROTHERS WEDDING

  • 4 of 5
We had a great time! My Brother got married in Mt.Vernon. The house slept our group of 10 very well. We hosted a brunch for our large family the day after the wedding. The only negative's would be the driveway and the stairs to the water. If you need a work out you are in luck! :)
  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Whispering Pines - Your Oceanfront Home at the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p256500vb
(360) 588-1890 (Washington, USA)
La Conner Northwest Washington
Minnesota
3

GREAT VIEWS COULD BE MADE BETTER WITH SOME IMPROVEMENTS

  • 3 of 5
The view from this property is hard to beat! Inside was okay but could use some improvements. One being an increase of cleanliness. It seemed as though a quick cleaning was done but this place could use a deep clean. Cobwebs in the corners and dust and dirt on many infrequently used surfaces gave it a somewhat dingy feel. Also, the sheets in the master bedroom were ripped and had blood stains. Luckily there was another set and I changed them out. Considering there is a $70 cleaning fee I felt that having to strip beds, start wash and empty trash to he outside was a bit much but not a terrible hassle. Also, if you are looking for a place close to activities his is not it. It is back on some windy roads. If you are looking for a place to spend some time and relax it would be great. One last thing is the beach access. It isn't right on the property but next door so we were unsure if we could use it (though we did). It is very steep and slippery when wet.
While his sounds like a poor review my husband and I did enjoy our stay and liked having a house to come to at the end if the day and it's a great rate. The above are just some suggestions for improvements. Thank you for letting us stay!
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are very surprised by this review as we have gone back and reviewed the home and found that none of the sheets were ripped or stained. The house did have a quick cleaning for this stay as the renters requested an early arrival knowing that we have a three hour cleaning window they wanted to check in early and for our first time we honored that request, in that we have learned a valuable lesson.
As stated in our policies and procedures that the renters signed and I hope read before signing, cleanings are for sanitation, linens and general cleanings. Therefore we ask that renters wash and dry all towels and strip beds so that we know which beds were used and start wash so that we can allow the next guests to arrive as early as possible. We also ask to have the trash be taken to the trash bin outside to avoid any smells inside the home.
I am not sure what activities the renters were referring to as being close as La Conner is a 5 minute drive and has lots of activities. We do show a map of where the home is located so please if this is an issue for you please check the map and the vicinity of your activities before you reserve this home. The beach access is stairs and ramps and could become slippery when wet.
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Whispering Pines - Your Oceanfront Home at the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p256500vb
(360) 588-1890 (Washington, USA)
La Conner Northwest Washington
Missouri
4

2 ADULT COUPLES - MISSOURI AND TENNESSEE

  • 4 of 5
This house met every one of our expections after reviewing your information. Pictures and amenities were spot on, house was very clean, and the check-in process was very helpful. Loved the beach and views. Our favorite activity was going to Bellingham to take the San Juan Cruise/Whale watching tour. It even included a buffet dinner (after we saw so many whales, eagles, bay seals, sea lions, etc., we lost count) with a stop in Friday Harbor. We would definitely suggest that trip! Our only complaint was that we had to not only wash the towels, but dry them also. That was definitely a first for us! Thanks for everything.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We very often have back to back rentals in this home. Our check in time is at 1:00pm and check out is at 11:00. This home sleeps 13 and is occupied by that many people in many cases. Our cleaning crews only have two hours to get in and clean and sanitize before the next arrival. In order to keep cleaning costs down and give each renter the most time possible to enjoy their stay we ask renters to wash the towels and put them in the dryer before they leave. The cleaning crew takes care of folding the towels and putting them away. This is in the policies and procedures that renters sign when making a reservation so it is not generally a surprise unless someone doesn't read what they are signing.

We are considering moving check in to 4:00pm so that renters do not have to wash and dry the towels.
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La Conner House Rental Rates

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Base Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,071
$4,590
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes rates are based on double occupancy. Each additional person over age 5 is an additional $25.00 per person per night.
Cleaning fee $100.00. A $50.00 additional cleaning fee applied on parties of 8 and over
We accept Visa, MC and Disccover.
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Amenities

La Conner House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Long Distance
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Catering Available
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • sledding
  • shopping
  • shelling
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • kayaking
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