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'Like being on a boat': Low-bank Oceanfront House On West Beach

Emily Sterling

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

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Emily Sterling

Member since: 2013
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Calendar last updated:
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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

Oak Harbor Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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

Now booking for Summer 2015! We rent from June through October.

‘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 June 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)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2015

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

4.8
based on 18 traveler reviews

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'Like being on a boat': Low-bank Oceanfront House On West Beach
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 23 reviews
Plano, TX
5

Base to explore the Pacific Northwest

  • 5 of 5

I thought I had reviewed this soon after we stayed, but in reviewing the property again (dreaming of another visit!), I don't see it, so I'll try again. We rented Fairwinds for a family vacation to escape the heat of TX last August. With some family and friends in Seattle, we wanted to be able to visit, but also spend time near the water. This was the perfect place. We took a ferry from Anacortes to San Juan Island one day, thoroughly enjoying the ride as well as whales at Lime Kiln state park. We visited a lavender farm, actually needed jackets (unheard of in TX) while watching a drive in movie, walked the Deception Pass bridge, and spent some time exploring other parts of Whidbey Island such as Langley, Greenbank, and Coupeville. One day we went to Vancouver and rode bikes around the seawall at Stanley Park, while another day we took in the sights of Seattle visiting with family and friends. The highlight for all of us was going berry picking, once for raspberries and again later for blueberries, then making wonderful desserts from them at the cabin. The property has a great layout with windows across the kitchen, dining, and living areas so we enjoyed many beautiful sunsets after having dinner together. And yes, we walked along the beach, saw the bald eagles perched right next door, and drove carefully at night to avoid deer. Everything we needed was in the house including chairs for the deck and a squeegy to give our 12 year old a job rinsing the large windows. Instructions were easy to find and understand for the laundry and how to handle trash pickup. The owners were very efficient in handling the reservation and deposit return. What a great week!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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
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
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
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

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

From $200 Per night

Oak Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Season
May 1 2015 - Jun 10 2015
2 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Late Season
Sep 10 2015 - Oct 31 2015
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

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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