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'LIKE BEING ON A BOAT': LOW-BANK OCEANFRONT HOUSE ON WEST BEACH

Emily Sterling

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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'LIKE BEING ON A BOAT': LOW-BANK OCEANFRONT HOUSE ON WEST BEACH

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Overview

Oak Harbor Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Directly On The Beach, Sleeps 4-6.

Now booking for Summer 2014!

‘Fairwinds on West Beach’ is a comfortable, newly updated 2 bedroom, 1 bath cabin situated on the water. Come unwind, disconnect, and relax on the beach.

Located on the northwest coast of Whidbey Island, ‘Fairwinds’ is an ideal launch point for a multitude of excursions. Head north 15 minutes to Deception Pass Bridge and its impressive sights, head south to ramble an afternoon away in scenic Coupeville or to explore Fort Casey, or even head west on the Keystone Ferry for a day trip to Port Townsend.

If you desire to stay Oceanside, the cabin is a perfect retreat. Stunning water views will greet you from every room. The living room is decorated in relaxed coastal cottage decor and contains a queen-size sofa bed. The kitchen has everything you should need for cooking including dishes for 6+, a complete set of pots/pans, good knives, microwave, coffeemaker, crock pot, pancake griddle and more.

'Fairwinds' has 2 good sized bedrooms and 1 full bathroom with shower. The first bedroom contains a queen size pillow-top bed complete with a down duvet for those chilly evenings. The second bedroom contains 2 twin beds and a pack-n-play for little ones. Both bedrooms have windows that overlook Swantown Lake, a wildlife preserve that is home to herons, ducks, eagles and otters.

For outside living, a spectacular deck runs the length of the cabin directly overlooking the water. Or spend the day roaming, playing in the sand, or exploring the beach. Please note, beach access is possible directly from the cabin by scrambling over rocks/bulkhead - use at your own risk. Two public beach access points are also located within walking distance - 5 minutes south or 10 minutes north at Joseph Whidbey State Park. With 3 sites of access available, getting to the water is easy.

Only a 2 hour drive from Seattle or a scenic 45 minute drive up the Island from the Clinton Ferry terminal, your coastal vacation cabin is waiting for you.

*** Rental only available from May 1st through October 31st ***

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Emily Sterling (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english

About Emily Sterling

We are an active, outdoor family of 5 who love to spend time together at the beach.

Emily Sterling purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Emily Sterling chose Oak Harbor

After 10 years of renting on the coast, we started looking for a beachfront property of our very own. Whidbey Island seemed an ideal spot - a short drive from Seattle, lots of great options for exploring, hiking, & shopping and amazing waterfront possibilities. When we first saw 'Fairwinds' it was in rough shape, but we knew after some TLC it would shine and be a perfect retreat for our beach-loving family.

What makes this cottage unique

'Fairwinds' is literally feet away from the sound. Surrounded by water, mountains and amazing views from every window, its absolutely breathtaking.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What could you ask for from Mother Nature? Blue sky. Sea birds. Gentle waves. One wonders if we were in Paradise? With all the facilities in the home, we enjoyed every moment. It was a well spent weekend. God Bless.
Sep 2013
  • 1 of 5

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 17 traveler reviews

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'Like being on a boat': Low-bank Oceanfront House On West Beach
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 22 reviews
business
'Like being on a boat': Low-bank Oceanfront House On West Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p467424vb
-425-780-6341
Oak Harbor Whidbey Island
Vancouver, BC
4

Wonderful family getaway!

  • 4 of 5
This was the perfect little place for our family. We were two adults and an infant and were in search of a last minute weekend getaway. The house is in perfect condition and is so welcoming and comfortable that it was difficult to leave. It came well-equipped with everything one would need, including baby items like a pack and play and a highchair. The view from the house is spectacular and access to the beach is quick and easy. The location is great and serves as the perfect base for exploring all that Whidbey Island has to offer.
Can't wait to go back again!!
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
'Like being on a boat': Low-bank Oceanfront House On West Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p467424vb
-425-780-6341
Oak Harbor Whidbey Island
5

Excellent Vacation!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of five thoroughly enjoyed our vacation on Whidbey Island. The Fairwinds cabin was perfect for our needs. The owners level of communication was outstanding. They even provided helpful recommendations on everything from nearby hikes to grocery stores and restaurants.

The cabin was neat as pin and nicely decorated. The whole house was well-appointed including a fully stocked kitchen. It was great to fall asleep to the sound of lapping waves each night. We saw lots of wildlife and spotted bald eagles each day. One of them likes to perch on the house next door. Our family enjoyed several hikes along the beach at low tide and in the many parks on the island as well as a guided kayak tour out of Anacortes.

I would definitely recommend the west beach area of Whidbey Island as a destination and the Fairwinds cabin as an ideal place to stay.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
'Like being on a boat': Low-bank Oceanfront House On West Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p467424vb
-425-780-6341
Oak Harbor Whidbey Island
Greenville, Ohio
5

SPECTACULAIR

  • 5 of 5
Spectacular vacation spot for the entire family. This was such a relaxing place to stay. Close to many activities. Our family enjoyed everything about this place. Very clean and organized.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
'Like being on a boat': Low-bank Oceanfront House On West Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p467424vb
-425-780-6341
Oak Harbor Whidbey Island
Vancouver, Canada
5

Simply WOW!

  • 5 of 5
This is a great place, in a great location, exceptionally well equipped, with an unbeatable view. I would go back again in a minute.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
'Like being on a boat': Low-bank Oceanfront House On West Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p467424vb
-425-780-6341
Oak Harbor Whidbey Island
Seattle, WA, USA
5

cute, cozy, comfortable

  • 5 of 5
Incredible weekend at this boat-like cottage on Whidbey, with the amenities of home. Great job of updating the house with clean, simple feel. View is spectacular and I could imagine enjoying it any time of year. Coastal feeling. Beautiful exposure and surroundings. Wished we could stay longer and hope to return! Responsive owners. Thanks, Emily and Gary!
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
'Like being on a boat': Low-bank Oceanfront House On West Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p467424vb
-425-780-6341
Oak Harbor Whidbey Island
Redwood City
5

Right on the water

  • 5 of 5
We chose the Fairwinds house for its beachside location on Whidbey Island for a midweek vacation for the two of us. Driving directions were easy to follow; we chose the Deception Pass route from Seattle (about 2.5 hours from downtown). Views from the bridge crossing are spectacular. Booking the house was easy, and the owners kept in touch by email with all of the necessary information and promptly returned the $300 deposit. The house is located on a narrow berm just above sea level with a western view to the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Swan Lake directly behind to the east. The neighboring houses on West Beach vary from large, well-maintained homes to neglected cabins. The living room and deck afford great views of the strait, especially nice at sunset, and we enjoyed watching ships, crab boats, and numerous sea birds. Be sure to bring binoculars. The bedroom windows face directly toward Swan Lake, which attracts ducks, blue heron, and a pair of bald eagles. The house appears to be newly renovated, clean, and nicely furnished; the kitchen has essential dishware and utensils for cooking; bedroom linens were fresh and comfortable; bathroom was well stocked with soaps and new towels. The living room has a flat-screen television (only plays DVD's) and limited broadband is available to check email, etc. Our ATT iPhones had good cellular voice and data reception. There is a park within walking distance to the north; I saw the eagles when I walked there one morning. High tide was occurring in the evening during our stay, and we could feel the waves thumping at the seawall at night. At low tide, the beach is accessible by climbing over the seawall; the beach is mostly rounded stones with sandy patches. West Beach Road has early morning commute traffic going to the naval air station and was quiet at night. Also, expect to hear planes landing and taking off from nearby Ault Field. The listing accurately reflects the setting and amenities of the house, and we were not disappointed. Our favorite restaurant in Oak Harbor was Seabolds Smokehouse for fish and chips. We enjoyed sightseeing along the coast roads, the lavender farm, Coupeville, and LaConner on the mainland. The owners are operating a well-managed rental, and we would recommend Fairwinds to our friends.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
78.9 Miles
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Nearest Ferry
38 Miles
Mulkiteo-Clinton Ferry
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Gallery Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4.4 Miles
HWY 20
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Joseph Whidbey State Park
Car: necessary

Historic Fort Casey is just a short drive south or visit the smaller Fort Ebey, only 10 minutes away, for a day of exploration. Deception Pass is also only 15 minutes north of the cabin.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $225 Per night

Oak Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Season
Sep 10 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$225
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.7%

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Amenities

Oak Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Pack-n-Play also available
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking

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