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

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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

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2 bedrooms, 2 bath, Sleeps 4-6: Comfy Yr Round, Spectacular VIEWS, Boat, 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
  • Weddings
  • 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

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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

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.

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....

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Sandpiper Haven: Fabulous Waterfront Beach House-VIEWS, Kayaks, Famous Penn Cove
average rating of 4.9423075 based on 57 reviews
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Sandpiper Haven: Fabulous Waterfront Beach House-VIEWS, Kayaks, Famous Penn Cove
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Oak Harbor Whidbey Island
5

A wonderfully relaxing weekend!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We found a super-clean home ready for our family. Our boys loved having new puzzles, games, and toys to play with. They also loved playing on the beach right outside the house. They were so excited to see an otter one morning. We were close enough to town to get what we needed and far enough that it was quiet and peaceful at the house. It was mostly cloudy while we were there, but on the last morning the sky was clear and we saw some mountains across the Cove. That was a fun surprise. The owners were so friendly and easy to work with. We look forward to returning!
Owner's Response: Dear Betsy & Jon, We are so happy your family enjoyed your weekend stay. Yes, March can be iffy for weather, but glad you got some nice "sun-breaks", and the kids got to enjoy the beach and games and puzzles. Definitely come again. The kayaks will be out in summer! -Julie & Peter.
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Sandpiper Haven: Fabulous Waterfront Beach House-VIEWS, Kayaks, Famous Penn Cove
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Oak Harbor Whidbey Island
5

Peaceful & Relaxing Retreat

Peaceful & Relaxing Retreat
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
This was our second time to one of our favorite places!! We enjoyed our time so much the first year we came back again this year (even during the winter) to relax in front of the fire and decompress for a week. Breathtaking views of the water and mountains. A great location to explore the area, hike, relax and bird watch (incredible bald eagles nest across the street)!! The owners of this property have furnished this home with everything one could desire. Julie & Peter are fantastic hosts. They always provide additional information about local events, recommendations for restaurants and follow up to ensure you enjoyed your stay! We will be back again in the near future!
Owner's Response: Dear Lisa & Chris, Thank you so much for coming again (this time in Feb) and escaping the harsh New England winter it has been this year for you folks. We so appreciate your return visit. In fact, that is one of our goals, to have Guests come back year after year, incorporating Sandpiper Haven into their own family traditions. All our best! Julie & Peter.
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Sandpiper Haven: Fabulous Waterfront Beach House-VIEWS, Kayaks, Famous Penn Cove
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Oak Harbor Whidbey Island
5

Wonderful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
This cottage and property were everything promised in the website and in the pictures, and more. The cottage was sparkling clean, nicely furnished, and had all the needed equipment in the kitchen for meal making. One of the wonderful things about the cottage was the expanse of windows across the front, giving a full view of the Olympic Mountains as well as the cove. From the front yard one could also view the Cascade Mountains. A nice trail down to the beach has recently been added, making beach walks very easy to take. On a clear night the view of the sky from the deck was spectacular. The owners have done everything possible to make our stay enjoyable. This was a memorable getaway.
Owner's Response: Dear Janet,
Thank you again for choosing our home, especially over Christmas! We appreciate your trust in us and glad you enjoyed your stay. Our boys love those clear nights for stargazing as well. Come again and Happy New Year! -Julie & Peter
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Sandpiper Haven: Fabulous Waterfront Beach House-VIEWS, Kayaks, Famous Penn Cove
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Oak Harbor Whidbey Island
Littleton, CO
5

Thanksgiving Holiday

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
Sandpiper Haven was the perfect place for our Thanksgiving week visiting our son who is stationed at NAS Whidbey Island. It was our home away from home. I was able to cook a turkey dinner in the well equipped kitchen while looking out at Penn Cove. The views and walks on the beach were spectacular. The house is homey, comfortable and was the perfect place to reunite with our son. This was our third time renting on Whidbey and we will definitely be back to Sandpiper Haven again. Thank you for making your home on Whidbey like our home.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Maria, We are so glad you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving at Sandpiper Haven! We have had a number of Guests stay over the holidays and share the sentiment. You captured our goal to try and provide a comfortable home with all you might need to experience the season as stress-free as possible. Do come again! Julie & Peter
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Sandpiper Haven: Fabulous Waterfront Beach House-VIEWS, Kayaks, Famous Penn Cove
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Oak Harbor Whidbey Island
Cave Creek, AZ
5

What a wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We had an absolutely wonderful restful stay at Sandpiper Haven in September. Before our arrival we felt well prepared by the excellent communication that Julie and Peter provided. On arrival, “The Haven” was truly welcoming, very well appointed and so cozy. We spent a lot of time on the deck just watching the water, the birds and “Sammy”, the seal. Using the kitchen I was astonished at how well equipped it was; we truly had everything we needed readily available. You could tell Julie and Peter took great care and pride of ownership in the decorating, comfort of the furnishings and maintenance of the home and yard. This pride in visitors having a wonderful experience was also demonstrated in the abundance of material that was provided on what to do, what restaurants to try, where to shop, games, books … . The convenient and well maintained walkway to the beach and the promontory table with chairs were a special bonus. Words fall short in describing the many wonderful features of Sandpiper Haven as our home away from home. I would not hesitate in recommending this property to anyone. We definitely did not want to leave and would love to return.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Dave & Jan, We can't thank you enough for taking the time to express all the things you loved about your stay. Do come again! The kayaks will be out for your next stay next summer to add to the rowboat. -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

Oak Harbor House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Shoulder: April - Late May
Apr 1 2014 - May 22 2014
$210
$1,350
$4,500
2 nights
 
 
Peak: May 23 through Sept
May 23 2014 - Sep 30 2014
$275
$1,750
$6,000
3 nights
 
 
Shoulder: October
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$210
$1,350
$4,500
2 nights
 
 
Off-Peak: Nov 1 - Nov 25
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 25 2014
$185
$1,200
$3,800
2 nights
 
 
Thanksgiving 2014
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
$250
3 nights
 
 
Christmas-New Years 2014
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 4 2015
$250
$1,550
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$185
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250.00
Cleaning Fee (1-2 Guest) $90.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.7%
Notes Peak 2014 (late May-Sep) $275/nt, $1750/wk (includes boat use). Booking weekly Peak Month stays except to fill gaps.
Off-Peak (Nov-March) $185/nt, $1200/w
Shoulder (April-Late May, Oct) $210/nt, $1350/w
Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Years $250/nt, 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)
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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:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Beach ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided
  • 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
  • Iron & Board
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Area
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
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:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • DVR
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Golf ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Singles
  • Groups
  • Weddings
  • 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
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water skiing
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • basketball court
  • fly fishing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
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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