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The Harbor Villa; Our newest luxury waterfront home!
This four story home is magnificent! From its proximity to the Holmes Harbor Golf Club, to the sweeping views of the water from nearly every room, to the attention to every detail….this home is our newest masterpiece.
This beautiful home has two master suites each with a King Bed, two huge entertainment wrap around decks, a full size pool table, large hot tub overlooking the waters of Puget Sound, gorgeous gas fireplace with slate surround, two 42” plasma TVs, as well as flat screen TV/DVDs in most of the bedrooms.
This home can be described in one word….spectacular.
The home has two laundry rooms to accommodate all 7 bedrooms, has a fully stocked gourmet kitchen that includes high end stainless steel appliances with hickory cabinets and slate floors and counters, and with a bath on each of the four floors.
This house was perfect for our group; close to the water, lots of bedrooms, and great electronics. The only downside is that there are a LOT of stairs in this house. It was very clean with nice bedding and towels and the staff was very responsive.
My group did a working retreat here, checking in September 30th, 2011.
Although the paperwork agreed to said we could check in at 3:00 PM, Gina allowed our out of state group to check in much earlier. Thank you!
The furniture was all on the newer side, in good shape and very comfortable. One thing somewhat missing from the photos are of the front and back of the property. If there were, you would notice the property is on a really steep hill and there are lots of stairs.
From the street level leading to the house, there are perhaps 25 really steep stairs. It wasn't an issue for anyone in our group, but I can see some people with difficulty negotiating stairs having problems and would definitely not recommend this house for you. The stairs don't go away once inside. It is a 4 story house with stairs everywhere.
The bedrooms were really hit and miss. All had some kind of flat screen tv inside which was a nice touch, however some were rather "unconventional". For example, one bedroom on the top floor was up against the roof line, losing headroom and made it difficult to walk in around the bed without crouching.
But, let's face it... You aren't renting this house to stay in the bedrooms all day.
Another thing I thought different from the pictures is the water... Again.. more stairs and a hill to go down, but the water is MUCH closer than the photos show.
The hot tub was a wonderful getaway in the evenings when it was misting outside... Great to look out over the water and relax. We did notice a few nozzles on the hot tub were not working properly, but that was minor.
The rear yard/ beach area seemed very private. I know there were houses nearby, but the tree lines, bushes etc made it seem very private!
This house is spread over 4 levels... So although it is good sized, there wasn't one particular room our group of 12 people could all sit down in sofas together in... or even eat a meal together.... We managed to pull up a few kitchen table chairs to the main room and make due, and ate "buffet style" in two groups....
The kitchen table seats 8 and the sofas in the grand room seat 6 comfortably... so if you are looking for one huge room where everyone has a seat, this house kind of lacks there.
I have pointed out the worst about this property... and it isn't that bad. I would go back here in a minute... In fact, we are thinking about a family trip next time we visit!
Our family walked in this house and was thrilled that it looked just as good as the photos! We loved sitting on the deck and watching the water, or wandering down the beach searching for shells. This was such a great find, we can't wait to come back again. I highly recommend the Harbor Villa. The staff were very helpful and even came by one evening to help us non-technical people how to use their WIFI connection. We just loved it.
The Harbor Villa is located in the town of Freeland on Whidbey Island.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$795 - $995/night
Off season rates: $795/night with a two night minimum
Summer season rates: $995/night with a five night minimum