Coupeville House Rental Photos and Description
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Relaxation begins the moment you walk through the front door of Ranvik Beach House and experience the serenity of this recently remodeled, Mid Century Modern beach home. French doors open to Admiralty Bay with its backdrop of snow capped Olympic Mountains. the shipping lanes to Seattle and a picturesque ferry crossing. Check out the video and you will see what we mean! Then check out our reviews - we have more 5 star reviews than any other vacation rental in Coupeville because all our guests fall in love with Ranvik Beach House - yes it is that nice! Not only is the house wonderful, but Whidbey Island repeatedly shows up on 'Best Island' lists in publications such as Sunset Magazine, Travel & Leisure Magazine, USA Today...
Sit by or walk the long beach to view eagles, jellyfish, otters, porpoise, sea lions, seals and various birds including shorebirds, waterfowl, and birds of prey. Barbecue on the patio, roast your marshmallows in the huge fire pit, or just sit around at night in the Adirondack chairs checking out the moon and the stars.
Relaxation continues inside the beach house great room with its windows to the sea, spectacular sunsets, large gas fireplace and beautiful updated kitchen with quartz countertops. Enjoy meal preparation in a true cook's kitchen that boasts all the large and small appliances and equipment you need to prepare your favorite foods.
Enjoy coffee? Check out the kitchen's full coffee bar with various beans to grind or instant Keurig coffees. Hot chocolate with marshmallows is always available in the winter months when you will want to sit by the fire and watch the waves.
Each of the 3 luxurious bedrooms offers a king bed, down or alternative down comforters, and ultra soft bamboo sheets. In two of the three bedrooms you will wake to ocean views. Separate wings of this architecturally unique one level house offer a master bedroom, full bath and den in the north wing and 2 bedrooms, 3/4 bath with a large shower in the south wing.
Ranvik Beach House is being offered on a limited basis as a vacation rental for discriminating vacationers.
(Please note: 6 guests maximum. Pets are not allowed.
This home may not be suitable for all children - ask us. 5 night minimum June 15 thru Sept 5).
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AREA ACCOLADES: Everyone loves Whidbey!
Ranked 3rd Best Island in US by USA Today readers 2014.
Sunset called it of the '20 best Island Escapes 2014.
Travel & Leisure’s Most Romantic Summer Destinations July 2010 issue featured Whidbey Island as one of their 16 picks world wide: “Though it’s only a 20-minute ferry ride from the Seattle suburb of Mukilteo, this island oasis feels like the Pacific Northwest’s last frontier—a lost-in-time place of towering Cedars and sparkling coves overlooking Puget Sound.”
The area is know as 'The Sunny side of Whidbey' thanks to a third less rainfull than most of the Pacific NW coast. A twelve month 'sunshine study' was done in Sequim in 2010 & 2012 demonstating the dramatic effect of the rainshadow on the days of sun and rain. Here are some highlights from the sunshine studies:
•Winter (Nov-Jan) saw 5X as many mostly sunny days in the shadow vs. Seattle.
•Winter saw only 1/4 as many dreary days in the shadow vs. Seattle.
•Spring (Feb-May) saw the highest number of 'rain shadow' days per month, at nearly 8!
•Summer (Jul-Sep) saw rain shadow areas and Seattle with nearly equal mostly sunny days.
• Coupeville received 20' of rain compared Seattle's 36'
After reading about the 'shadow' it is obvious that you chances of enjoying some sunshine here November through March are about 75% better than along the I-5 corridor! Due to its drier climate and position over stunning coastal areas, it is often an ideal location for many activities, such as beach walks/ hiking, golf, bicycling, wave watching, or simply exploring. What great reasons to consider booking a few days at Ranvik Beach House during the winter months!
It is also called 'The closest place to far away' & for many residents of the Washington I-5 corridor you can get away on a single fill of the gas tank!.
Seattle King 5 TV viewers nominated Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve as 'Best Hiking Trail; Best Place to Watch a Sunset; Best Picnic Spot; Best Bird Watching'.
Sunset Magazine has named the Keystone to Port Townsend as one of the 5 best ferry rides in the Northwest.
Ebey’s Landiing is billed in local guidebooks as one of the best hikes in Washington. 'This 5.6-mile trail, just five minutes from Coupeville, with mostly dry trails year round, far exceed the expectations of many visitors.'
For a complete guide to visiting Coupeville, including restaurants, lodging and shops contact the Central Whidbey Chamber of Commerce visitors center at 905 NW Alexander St.
DISCLAIMER: 95% of the time this is a very quiet area. However ~5% of the time, almost always during weekdays, people in the Keystone area may experience jet noise when the jets from Whidbey Naval Station are practicing carrier landings on the outlying field 3 miles north of the house. Flyovers typically last 1/2 to 2 hours. Occasionally they last up to 6 hours and continue for an hour or two after darkness. These flyovers are sporadic and we have no way of knowing when they will occur. Be aware that ALL homes along the Keystone Spit / Admiralty Bay are subject to this.
Many think it is really interesting to get a close up view of these fantastic flying machines. Others find it is real annoying, especially after 10 pm (very rare).
If this happens while you are staying at Ranvik Beach House we suggest one of two options:
1. Stay inside and wait it out. It isn't too bad in the media room with the volume cranked up. We have ear plugs and two sets of noise cancellng headphones in our home for guest use; these mute but don't eliminate the sound.
2. Hop in your car & go somewhere else for a couple of hours.
Chance are that you will not experience this. However, if this would ruin your vacation, you may want to consider renting in some area other than Admiralty Bay / Keystone Spit. Please understand that we have no control over this and we do not offer any sort of refund or compensation to guests who experience these flyovers.
Keywords: beach house, Whidbey Island, mid-century modern, quiet, beach walks, Coupeville, luxury, waterfront, birds
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
- children welcome
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
We are a semi-retired professional couple who love the natural beauty of God's creation & enjoy quiet relaxation, fishing, hiking, and travel. We remodeled our first home on Whidbey Island in 1975 and have been building and remodeling homes for a hobby in the Bellingham area and now again on Whidbey. This well built home was a joy to restore and we decided to add a touch of Cape Cod to it giving it a more cozy feel. The name Ranvik is Lisa's family name in Norway which means Bay of The Ravens.
We appreciate art and architecture & this house offers some of both. The Ranvik Beach House was built by a Seattle architect in 1964 as a family vacaction get-a-way at the height of the Mid-Century Modern era. He developed Admiral's Cove which includes a mile of beach. He had his choice of any building site on which to build his signature beach home. This site was selected for its outstanding orientation to all the breathtaking natural beauty and has the largest beach frontage of all the surrounding homes providing an extra measure of privacy.
The house reflects the state of the construction art at the time with a wonderfully timeless, very functional beach vacation home design. The interior is very unique with shiplap interior & exterior siding and many interesting, angular corners and spaces.
Our total interior remodel in 2012 maintained the home's original, unique character while incorporating the convenience & comforts of a modern home. The tasteful update is in a cozy, bright, contemporary Scandinavian style.
Since completing the remodel in early 2012 we have found this to be a magical place for relaxation and enjoyment. It is our hope that you will have the same experience while staying here.
Lisa purchased this house in 2011
Why Lisa chose Coupeville
We lived on Whidbey Island years ago & have been coming back several times a year ever since. So we knew what a wonderful place it is .
For several years we had been looking for a beach home to use as a get-away retreat for family and friends. After considering many areas we concluded that the Coupeville / Keystone area offered unsurpassed natural beauty along with a wide variety of recreational opportunites. Coupling that with the fact that it has some of the best weather west of the Cascades and is easily accessible by car clinched it for us.
Now that we have had this beach house for over a year; we have no doubt that we made a great choice! This is truly a wonderful place where one can just totally relax. At the same time, if in the mood, there is a wide variety of fun, interesting activites only minutes out the door.
We are confident you will enjoy it as much as our family does!
1-10-13 update: Please read our reviews you will see that we're not the only ones who think this is a Magic Place. Over 50 Five Star reviews in less than 2 years with nary a complaint! All our guests have been thrilled and so are we! We're confident you will be also.
What makes this house unique
There simply is not a nicer beach house in the Coupeville area!
Another unique benefits is the fact that Ranvik Beach House is located in the Olympic rainshadow. The result is third less rain and 30% more sunshine than most of western Washington, Oregon and lower British Columbia. It is appropriately refered to as the 'Sunny Side of Whidbey'.
Like to dine out? You are in luck as Whidbey Island has been designated a state tourist 'Culinary Destination'! The close and very quaint towns of Coupeville and Freeland offer many excellent dining options from basic fare to gourmet dining. There is great shopping and spas for extra relaxation. Several wineries are close to the beach house with a wineries tour map available at the house. The owners of Ranvik Beach House are very familiar with Whidbey Island and can assist you in gathering current information about tourist sites, outdoor activities, restaurants and special events on Whidbey Island.
If your idea of vacation & relaxation involves physical activities such as walking on the beach, fishing, biking (road or mountain style), day hiking, golf, kite flying, diving, kayaking, boating, or swimming you will find a place to do any of these within 10 minutes of the beach house. There is seasonal salmon and steelhead fishing from shore August - March. Ebey Historical Preserve, Fort Casey and other sites feature a wide variety of interesting places to explore. A near by public pool, basketball court, volleyball lawn an freshwater lake are within steps of the house and are available to guests.
Travel & Leisure’s Most Romantic Summer Destinations July 2010 issue featured Whidbey Island as one of their 16 picks world wide: “Though it’s only a 20-minute ferry ride from the Seattle suburb of Mukilteo, this island oasis feels like the Pacific Northwest's last frontier...
Sunset Magazine has named the Keystone to Port Townsend as one of the 5 best ferry rides in the Northwest.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We arrived home shortly ago after an absolutely perfect weekend at your amazingly beautiful home! Thank you so much for the stay, which was just the perfect family/friend getaway. My friends arrived first and their text said "The pictures don't do it justice" which was the absolute truth!. It's obvious you care greatly for your home and put in much time and effort to keep it so amazing. We appreciated the small touches as well like the soaps and the jam you left for us.
How wonderful it was to be disconnected with our regular lives and plugged into island life instead. Very appreciative of the opportunity. We're already thinking of when we can rent it next and my 6 yr old told me he wants his birthday there next year! :)
~SM and family...