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

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Emily Sterling

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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

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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:
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Emily Sterling

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

Emily Sterling purchased this cottage in 2011

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.

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

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

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Property Reviews

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'Like being on a boat': Low-bank Oceanfront House On West Beach
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 17 reviews
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'Like being on a boat': Low-bank Oceanfront House On West Beach
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Nature's Best!

Nature's Best!
  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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.
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Didn't want to Leave!

Didn't want to Leave!
  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We had a lovely time at the beach house! Enjoyed walking down the beach to the state park and lounging on the deck listening to the ocean. We wish we didn't have to leave.
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Wonderful Stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
It was so convenient having all the stuff for our baby. We loved the view and enjoyed cooking meals at "home". Wonderful Stay!
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'Like being on a boat': Low-bank Oceanfront House On West Beach
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We hope to return

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Time on the beach, brisk dives into the ocean, and looking for interesting rocks. The deck is wonderful and feels a bit like being on a boat. Also the deck was the perfect place to eat meals and identify birds. Slept well to the sound of the surf and woke happy during the night to loud crashes before slipping back into sleep.

Also enjoyed “Trail Soccer” at the State Park up the road. What a lovely spot.
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Right on the water

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

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

Oak Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Early Season
May 1 2014 - Jun 10 2014
$200
2 nights
 
 
Late Season
Sep 10 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$200
2 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$225
4 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Tax Rate 10.7%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Oak Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

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