SANDPIPER HAVEN: FABULOUS WATERFRONT BEACH HOUSE-VIEWS, KAYAKS, FAMOUS PENN COVE

Julie & Peter Mattson

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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SANDPIPER HAVEN: FABULOUS WATERFRONT BEACH HOUSE-VIEWS, KAYAKS, FAMOUS PENN COVE

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2 bdrm/2 bath, Sleeps 4-6: Comfy Yr Round, Direct to Beach, VIEWS, Boats, Pool

Sandpiper Haven is a charming two bedroom, two bath, single story, low bank waterfront house located on world famous Penn Cove, Whidbey Island, with direct beach access , phenomenal views, a great deck, nearby boat launch, and much much more. Conveniently located between Coupeville and Oak Harbor, enjoy fabulous VIEWS south across Penn Cove of the Olympic Mountains and Coupville, and east of the Cascades! With annual rainfall of just over 21 inches, nearly half of the regional rainfall, you can enjoy being in the rainshadow of Whidbey Island.

Formerly called 'Penn Cove Beach Cottage' Sandpiper Haven now has new owners and plenty of updates including high speed internet, and all NEW HDTV with cable TV, ipod docking stereo CD/radio, outdoor furnishings, gas grill, fire pit, Sleeper Sofa, and much more. This is a low-allergen environment. For this reason, no pets and no smoking are permitted. Enjoy this comfy, well-appointed and well-supplied house in a phenomenal setting.

During Peak Months, enjoy access to two sea kayaks and a 12' Rowboat to qualified Guests to explore the cove, fish or crab (and yes, we have crabbing and fishing gear too).

Sandpiper Haven is truly a bird watcher's paradise with floating flocks of resident and migratory water fowl and overhead visits by a neighboring family of eagles. For the seafood lovers, try mussel and clam digging and enjoy fishing just steps from the back door. Qualified Guests can borrow the two kayaks and 12' Rowboat to explore the Cove on calm days during Peak Season at no additional charge.

The day brings beautiful views of boats, seals and otters playing in the water, and of the snowy peaks of the Olympic Mountains rising in the distance beyond the shores of Penn Cove. To the east catch glimpses of the Cascade Mountains as well. The house is south facing to capture the warmth of the sun on a large private deck in fair weather, or inspire romance watching storm-churned waves while comfortably seated indoors by the large stone gas fireplace.

Evenings can be spent by a private firepit roasting marshmallows, curled up with a book on super comfy new living furniture by a gas fireplace, playing games and doing puzzles with friends and family, or watching a movie on the new HDTV.

Or, you may prefer an evening out with great dining options in Coupeville, Langley, Oak Harbor and beyond.

Enjoy access to the local heated outdoor community pool as our Guest from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

The house sleeps 4-6 comfortably, with a heavenly pillow-top Queen Bed in the Master, and two twins in the 2nd bedroom. A new sleeper sofa with additional memory foam topper allows for another two people to sleep comfortably in the Living Room. We even provide a portable crib and bedding for infants. Dine comfortably inside or out for up to 6 Guests.

An outdoor private promontory allows you to get further away from it all, boasting even more fabulous views down the beach and across Penn Cove.

Action seekers may kayak the cove or explore the many hiking and bike trails within minutes from the house. Bring your own boat or jet ski and launch it from our private community-owned boat launch and dock just several houses from the property.

The house was built in 2003 so is well-insulated and perfect for year-round.

The historic waterfront town of Coupeville, visible across the cove, can be reached in minutes by car. Oak Harbor, to the North, is also minutes away for major shopping amenities and restaurants. And to the West lies Historical Ebey's Landing Preserve and the nearby Coupeville Ferry with service to historic Port Townsend. Greenbank Winery, antiques shops, galleries, the town of Langley, and Deception Pass are also nearby.

Best suited for: families, romantic getaways, couples retreats, girls weekends away, small reunions, great stays when attending a wedding, holiday gatherings, anniversary present for the grandparents, rewards for employees, adventure-seekers, and many more.

Visit our website, see our video, and read our reviews, and.... look no further. Stay and Play at Sandpiper Haven.

Thank you!

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Suitability:
  • Singles
  • Groups
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Julie & Peter Mattson (Owner)
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About Julie & Peter Mattson

We are a family of four and have always loved the out of doors. Julie grew up outside of Boston, and Pete in Durango, and we both met out in the Seattle area back in 1994. Come and stay at our home and see what we love so much about the NW, Whidbey Island, and Sandpiper Haven.

Julie & Peter Mattson purchased this house in 2011

Why Julie & Peter Mattson chose Oak Harbor

We love Whidbey Island and have spent years traveling around the northwest exploring. Whidbey Island has so much of everything great that the northwest to offer - views, mountains, water, beach, hiking, biking, clamming, kayaking, fishing, and exploring.

What makes this house unique

Sandpiper Haven is really 'Heaven' to us - we love the beauty, peace, access to beach and exploring and comfort of this beautiful home. Sometimes we choose to just simply hang out and do puzzles, play games, read books, and enjoy eachother's company. Other times, we love sitting on the expansive deck viewing wildlife such as the bald eagle that perched on our nearby dock for TWO hours the other day, or the kingfisher hovering right out front! And then there is clamming, boating, and all the great parks and exploring nearby. A short drive to Coupeville is always rewarded with ice cream for the kids at their fabulous ice cream parlor, Kapaw's.

Come and enjoy Sandpiper Haven and we hope (think) you'll love to come back year after year! Just read our Reviews and see what others have to say....

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are a new family and this was our official "just for the four of us" vacation. And your cabin made it perfect! Our six year-old children were thrilled to find the perfect games and toys. Kristin and I enjoyed the view, walk, and cozy times inside. Thank you.
Feb 2012
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
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Reviews

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Sandpiper Haven: Fabulous Waterfront Beach House-VIEWS, Kayaks, Famous Penn Cove
average rating of 4.9491525 based on 59 reviews
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Sandpiper Haven: Fabulous Waterfront Beach House-VIEWS, Kayaks, Famous Penn Cove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p395752
+1 206 395-5540
Oak Harbor Whidbey Island
Bellingham, WA, USA
5

Our favorite

  • 5 of 5
This was our third stay at Sandpiper Haven, and for good reason. It is a gem of a vacation home, and Julie and Peter are absolutely wonderful, responsive, and reliable. We have yet to find any other place where we can stay with our children in a clean, safe setting with incredible amenities and let our hair down the way we can here. We really only have to bring ourselves, some clothes, and grab groceries locally - Sandpiper Haven has everything from good linens, tea, and condiments to a great selection of outdoor toys for our kids and games, puzzles, and books for all of us. Favorite moments? Probably lounging on the incredible deck while our kids dig to their hearts' content at the quiet beach below. Or watching the sun set in the most glorious way as we enjoy a little fire and all those mysterious sounds of the settling cove at dusk. Or venturing out and kayaking along the beach, enjoying the best the Pacific NW has to offer. If you are looking for a bit of peace and quiet and a lot of serenity, then this is it. We can't wait to come back.
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Sandpiper Haven: Fabulous Waterfront Beach House-VIEWS, Kayaks, Famous Penn Cove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p395752
+1 206 395-5540
Oak Harbor Whidbey Island
5

Beautiful house on a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time. The house had everything we needed and more.It was clean and very well maintained. We loved the fire pit and promontory (we had coffee there in the morning.) The stairway to the beach was really nice and made it easy to get to the beach. The boat ramp is hard to access at low tide without a four-wheel drive vehicle but we put in at Oak Harbor Marina which was only 15-20 minutes away. Great, relaxing way to spend a week.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jeff & Maureen, So glad you enjoyed yourselves. Your boating and crabbing excursions sounded great too. Yes, the boat ramp near our house can be challenging at low tide for larger boats, but for potential Guests, please note that our two sea kayaks and rowboat stay beachside during Peak months for easy launching. Also, Guests can keep a boat moored in front of our property during their stay. These Guests brought their own boat. All our best and do come again! Julie & Peter
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Sandpiper Haven: Fabulous Waterfront Beach House-VIEWS, Kayaks, Famous Penn Cove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p395752
+1 206 395-5540
Oak Harbor Whidbey Island
5

Perfect place to relax

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week at Penn Cove and loved every minute of it. The home was perfect for us - 3 friends - even though the weather didn't cooperate. One can relax, walk, explore, read or watch for wildlife. We visited the lavender farm, picked strawberries, visited an alpaca farm and explored the wonderful towns on Whidbey Island. We even took in an art class!! Julie and Peter are the perfect hosts!
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Sandpiper Haven: Fabulous Waterfront Beach House-VIEWS, Kayaks, Famous Penn Cove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p395752
+1 206 395-5540
Oak Harbor Whidbey Island
Evans Georgia
5

Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I agreed of all the places we have rented from VRBO or traded thru RCI this is by far the best! Even though it rained a couple of days ( as is common in this area of the country) our enthusiasm for this property was not dampened one bit. We loved the deck but the view was also just as perfect from the couch in front of a cozy fire on rainy afternoons. Lots of books, puzzles and games as well a cable Wifi. We enjoyed roasting marshmallows in the fire pit one evening and watching the eagles and sea gulls from the chairs on the secluded promontory. There was even a nice pair of binoculars and books about local birds and wild life to help us identify the unfamiliar. The boat and kayaks and all the equipment were easy to access and fun to use to explore the cove. And those are just a few of the things we enjoyed at the house. We also went on a whale watching tour, explored Coupeville and Oak Harbor, visited a lavender farm, took in the amazing view from Deception Pass and Mount Erie and enjoyed the art and café at Greenbank . Our only problem was that we couldn't stay longer!
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • 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: Dear Edra, We are so pleased you and your family had a wonderful stay and also really enjoyed the area and took advantage of so much that Whidbey has to offer! We look forward to having you as our Guests again and yes, stay longer next time if you can swing it. All our best. -Julie & Peter
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Sandpiper Haven: Fabulous Waterfront Beach House-VIEWS, Kayaks, Famous Penn Cove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p395752
+1 206 395-5540
Oak Harbor Whidbey Island
Kirkland WA
5

Impeccably clean! Beautiful waterfront home!

  • 5 of 5
We felt at home immediately. In our experience renting online can be risky because you never know what you're REALLY getting. There were no unpleasant surprises. The Julie and Peter anticipate your every need and are very accommodating. This VRBO stay is our best experience to date. The property is indeed waterfront as advertised with a nice little footpath leading to the water. There is also a secluded overlook....a great place for breakfast. We watched an Eagle from the back deck, took the boat out for a spin! There are kayaks too. There's a nice fire pit with a water view. The house is very private, only one neighbor next door. The ones across the road are too far away to worry about.
We had the most quiet and relaxing weekend and will definitely plan another visit.
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jeannette, Wow, what can we say? So glad you had a wonderful stay and our home brought you such joy (as it does us) and thank you for the kind comments. I love my morning coffee on the private promontory too! Visit again. -Julie & Peter
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Sandpiper Haven: Fabulous Waterfront Beach House-VIEWS, Kayaks, Famous Penn Cove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p395752
+1 206 395-5540
Oak Harbor Whidbey Island
5

Beautiful stay, beautiful view-home away from home

  • 5 of 5
This was our first stay in a HomeAway-type rental and being our first rental, we were a little nervous that the experience would not match the pictures and descriptions on the web. Our fears were allayed immediately upon arrival. The house is lovely; very clean and well kept, plenty of room, with just enough decoration to create a homey atmosphere. The gardens around the home are well cared for and beautiful. It is clear the owners, Julie and Peter, are sharing a home, not just a place to stay. There is room to relax and entertain and to simply enjoy family and friends.

The owners have the rental down to a science. I was impressed by the attentiveness at all phases of the rental. All was prepared for our arrival-even down to directions. The house was well stocked, kitchen and all, with everything we needed and the beds, very comfortable.

We did not have the opportunity to take advantage of the kayaks and fire pit, but the setting of Penn Cove is just lovely. The cottage sits right on the water and each morning, we were treated to the peace and beauty of the water and when the clouds cleared, the majestic Olympic Mountains. Our stay was restorative!

Thank you, Julie and Peter for sharing this lovely place. We look forward to a return visit!
  • Submitted: May 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kathy, Thank you so much for taking the leap of faith with us for your very first VRBO/Home Away stay! So glad we exceeded your expectations and do come again. -Julie & Peter
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Christopher's on Whidbey LLP
"This is one of our favorite restaurants in Coupeville, about 10 min away from Sandpiper Have..."
Toby's Tavern
"Right on the water in Coupeville, this little bar serves up great food and atmosphere. No o..."
Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve
"One of our favorite spots to explore with the family - miles of beach to walk, just about 15..."
Fort Casey State Park
"Our kids never tire of exploring the old gunnery that was erected to protect Admiralty Inlet..."
Deception Pass State Park
"Another favorite for our crew, explore the beaches, walk across the bridge, watch the super ..."
Coupeville Ferry Dock
"Walk on the Coupeville Ferry to take a ride over to historic Port Townsend for a stroll , sh..."
Mystic Sea Charters
"Fun for the whole family - enjoy whale watching in the spring for Gray Whales out of Langley..."
Deception Pass Tours
"Ride a jet boat up under Deception Pass Bridge, through the pass and enjoy seeing the rippin..."
Monroe Landing
"Just a mile east of Sandpiper Haven, take a visit to stroll a long sandy beach, let the kids..."
Front Street Grill
"Waterfront restaurant in picturesque Coupeville, just 10 min from Sandpiper Haven. Great NW..."
Seabolt's Smoke House
"Casual dining with excellent NW Food, take-out is an option. Located in Oak Harbor, Seabolts..."
Car: recommended

Sandpiper Haven is directly on Penn Cove is uniquely situated between Oak Harbor and Coupeville, Washington, on beautiful Whidbey Island. The region features the best of the Northwest with water activities, hiking, biking, fishing, boating, kayaking, clamming, wildlife viewing, whale watching, and just plain kicking back to relax.

Other Activities: Clamming, crabbing, fishing, kayaking, whale-watching, boating. Visit our website for many links to these activities and places to also rent gear. We provide a crab pot, fishing gear, and digging equipment for clamming and mussel digging.

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Availability & Rates

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Oak Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak: May 23 through Sept
May 23 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,750
$6,500
 
 
Shoulder: October
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
$5,000
 
 
Off-Peak: Nov 1 - Nov 25
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 25 2014
2 night minimum stay
$185
$1,200
$4,000
 
 
Thanksgiving 2014
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
Christmas-New Years 2014
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
Off-Peak: Jan 4 - Mar 31
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$185
$1,200
$4,000
 
 
Shoulder: April - Late May
Apr 1 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
$5,000
 
 
Peak Summer 2015
May 22 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
$6,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$185
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee (1-2 Guest) $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.7%
Notes Peak 2015 (late May-Sep) $275/nt, $1900/wk. Weekly except to fill gaps
Off-Peak (Nov-March) $185/nt, $1200/w
Shoulder (April-Late May; Oct) $225/nt, $1400/w
Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Years at Peak, 3 night minimum
Cleaning Fee: $90 - $120 (based on #Guests)
Additional 10.7% WA Sales & Hospital Tax
$250 Refundable Security Deposit ($500 for 2+ Weeks)
30d cancellation policy (60d for 2+wk stay)
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Amenities

Amenities

Oak Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Beach ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Area
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Soaps supplied
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , W/D here as well
  • Plenty of towels, beach towels, and basic soap provided. Hairdryer provided, first aid kit, and few toiletries if you forget them. Washer/Dryer in 2nd bathroom. Laundry soap, dryer sheets, stain remover provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 baby crib , Sleeps 2-3
  • Portable Crib with bedding provided. Extra Queen bedding and foam topper - can join the two twins in 2nd bedroom to make a Queen bed. New Queen sleeper sofa with an added memory foam topper in the Living Room sleeps up to 2 more people.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • DVR
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Singles
  • Groups
  • limited accessibility ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • bay/sound
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • water skiing
  • basketball court
  • fly fishing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
Bring your cell phone. There is no land line in the unit but cell phone coverage is quite good. Spotting scope with bird books and binoculars in LR. Basic fishing gear provided with 3 rods. Crab pot during crabbing season available. Digging gear for clamming. Complementary HIGH SPEED wireless WIFi internet available with two dedicated lines. HDTV with cable or equivalent (Roku or Cable or Satellite - we are changing over in early Fall but you will have plenty to watch, DVR, and DVD player with library of DVD's.
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