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Renee O'Brien

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Whidbey Waterfront, Hot Tub, Wifi, Game Rm, Wusthoff Knives, 3 Fireplaces, Boats

15 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Bells Beach House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths sleeps 12

Welcome to the Beach House at Whidbey, a relaxing and family-friendly beachfront home on a beautiful sandy beach on Saratoga Passage, South East Whidbey. Now available for rent, this sunny, northwest-style, open-plan house offers everything that you need to have a wonderful 1 or 2 family vacation, girl’s weekend, writer’s retreat, or romantic getaway.

Located on the exclusive Bells Beach there are miles of beach steps from the door, sea-life rich tidelands, 180 degree views of Puget sound Mt. Baker and the cascades, and spa-like amenities make this a one-of-a-kind place where you will instantly relax.

* Rare, no-bank, white sandy beach right out your door.

* Private, beachside hot tub.

* Incredible views of Mt. Baker, the Cascade Mountains, Saratoga Passage and stunning sunsets and sunrises.

* Cozy wood-burning stove in living room, romantic fireplace in the master bedroom, and Outdoor firepit

* Outdoor Firepit

* Miles of beach walks.

* Spa-like feel with European down filled duvets and terry cloth bath robes.

* Fantastic fishing and tidelands for exploring.

* Beachside patio high quality gas barbecues and dining table and chairs.

* Beautiful viewing deck accessed from master bedroom and 2nd Bedroom.

* House built to see 180 degree view from most rooms; Master Bedroom has 6 windows!

* 4 Bedrooms with new, high-end mattresses, including a king-sized Westin “Heavenly bed” in the master bedroom.

* Fully equipped, large, open kitchen with breakfast bar seating for 4, and dining area for seating for 8.

* Comfortable furnishings, and beachy décor that allows you to relax.

* Ipod docking station, Wi-Fi, washing machine and dryer, dishwasher, cable, stereo, TV, DVD, XBox, housecleaning equipment/supplies, linens and towels.

* Lush garden with relaxing hammock, vegetable garden, fruit trees, and berries.

* Quiet and serene location.

* On-site parking for four cars.

* Stocked kitchen with Wusthoff knives, Cuisinart cookware, KitchenAid mixer, dishes for twelve to eat two meals without doing the dishes, etc.

* Regular wildlife visitors, including whales, otters, seals, deer, rabbits, eagles, cranes and heron.

*10-minute drive to scenic Langley, and Freeland. Close by are grocery stores, wine tasting, farmer’s market, shopping, art galleries, restaurants, and more.

* Proudly VRBO and Homeaway member since 2007.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Renee O'Brien (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful house, terrific wild life, very relaxing, comfortable beds!
Jun 2008
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Reviews

4.9
based on 15 traveler reviews

Whidbey Waterfront, Hot Tub, Wifi, Game Rm, Wusthoff Knives, 3 Fireplaces, Boats
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 55 reviews
Seattle, WA
5

Wonderful Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

The "House at Whidbey" was a great beach getaway for my family. The house, beach, and spa are absolutely as great as they look in the photos and we were amazed at the amount of things to do at the house, beachcombing, sports, picnics, spa, etc. This house is unique in its offering for family-focused fun and was a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the peacefulness of the island.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2007
  • Stayed: Apr 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Snohomish, WA
5

Memorable stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed the spacious accommodations and great location for our summer vacation. Great proximity to exploring the area. The beach house is perfectly situated with a nice grassy area for the kids to play and right next to the beach. We enjoyed kayaking, beach walks, bicycling, crabbing, bonfires and so much more! We hope to return. Thank you Renee for sharing your beach home!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice comments, and for being fabulous guests! I am so glad you enjoyed the property. We would love to have your group back, and we often have specials for returning guests. Let us know when you are ready for your next getaway. Enjoy!
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5

Perfect getaway for families!

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for a great beach house to take my adult kids and grandkids to, so we could unwind, play and catch up. The Beach House At Whidbey was everything we had hoped and more. We could tell the house is well maintained by how clean and put together it was. It’s obvious the owner takes pride in making their guests feel at home. From the incredibly comfortable beds (the master has a fire place and balcony) to the (practically) beach side hot tub, to the super fun Kayak, they really thought of everything. We even had one day where the weather wasn’t cooperating and we still found plenty to

do with the games and movies the owner had on hand. We will definitely be coming back. Thank you for a magnificent time!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mission accomplished! I am so glad your family time turned out so well. You were wonderful guests, and I am glad even some less sunny weather did not interrupt your fun. We hope to see you again real soon.
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5

Family Fun on the Beach

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay here in July. The weather was very favorable. The house is quite cozy. My Adult Children enjoyed the hot tub and I enjoyed them as well as my Grandchildren.

We offered to buy any extra crab from the neighbors that were crabbing and imagine our surprise when there was a knock at the door with a wonderful lady named Joyce. She brought us some fresh crab and refused any payment! The crab was simply DELICIOUS.

We also enjoyed chatting with the locals. Retrieving a shoe from the local shoe bandit Riley the Golden Retriever, it was hilarious.

I honestly can't say enough good things about this wonderful getaway

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Love your witty review! Sounds like you got the fast track of Whidbey Island life...Riley the greeting dog, crab, our fantastic neighbors. I am so glad you had fun. Thanks for being great guests. We hope to see you again! Renee
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Kirkland, WA
5

Perfect spot to enjoy the beach

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here! My husband and I brought our sons 2 and 5 years old, to stay and play at the beach. We had everything we needed and the perfect little yard and private beach access. We flew kites, explored the beach when the tide was out, relaxed in the hot tub when the sun went away, and enjoyed the amazing sunsets sitting on the logs right in front of the water. Every morning my husband and I sat on the deck with coffee watching the kids play while baby bunnies and hummingbirds frolicked around us. For our family the vacation was perfect. A very friendly dog named Riley visited throughout our trip, and the neighbors kept to themselves mostly but were also very nice and great to interact with. Very close to Langley where we frequented The Star Store, a very cute and well stocked gift, clothing, and grocery store. The owners were wonderful to work with as well. We highly recommend this home!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments Karen. I am delighted when I hear stories from our guests enjoying all of the things that the beach has to offer, and kicking off the summer enjoying Whidbey. I am so glad you had fun. We hope to see you again sometime soon!
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Seattle, WA
4

Hard to beat, but ...

  • 4 of 5

Hands down this place shines because of its location, yard and hot tub. The house can accommodate quite a few, but some of the sleeping quarters are a little non-standard. The game room (which sleeps 2) is a piece of the garage portioned off and feels quite like that. The house is a bit tired with cloudy windows and dated furniture and televisions. However, the two main bedrooms upstairs have great beds and bedding and have been updated. The house was very clean and the customer service was outstanding. Despite not being a full-five-star facility, I'd stay here again. It's beautiful and peaceful!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Elizabeth, I am glad your family enjoyed themselves, and it was a pleasure to work with you. Thank you for the compliments on our home and the outdoor living space. Score! You read my mind about some suggested updates. :) The plans for this year are to update the tv's, some furniture, and the 2 cloudy windows, and even add a double kayak and a few more outdoor toys. Each year we make updates and added client features. Over the last year we updated a whole new patio area, new gas BBQ, new front-loading washer/dryer, dishwasher and refrigerator. Soon we'll be bringing our tv's into modern times. Hurray! The game room sleeper sofa is a bonus we don't count in our 12 person sleeping spaces, but that's a good idea to consider an upgrade there too. Thanks for choosing our home to stay, and we hope to see you again.
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Sea Tac
Nearest Ferry
11 Miles
Clinton/Mukilteo
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Seattle
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Langley or Freeland
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Beachfront
Car: necessary

Crabbing, Beach Walking, Tide-Pool Exploring, Sand Castle Building, Anchorage Out Front, Art Galleries, Wine Tasting, Quaint Townships, Local Farmer's Market with Homemade Pies - Breads - Organic Vegetables - Crafts, Fresh, Local Seafood

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Rates & Availability

Bells Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Weeks Rate 4
Aug 12 2016 - Sep 1 2016
4 night minimum stay
$625
$2,765
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
$415
 
 
Thanksgiving Peak Rate
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$415
From
$415
Fri,Sat
 
 
Winter Holiday Peak
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$415
From
$415
Fri,Sat
 
 
Memorial Day 2017
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$415
 
 
Early Summer Shoulder 2017
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 23 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$3,285
 
 
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$415
 
 
September Shoulder 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$290
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$415
 
 
Winter Holiday Peak 2017
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$415
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$253
From
$290
Fri,Sat
$1,160
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $195 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.7%

***Non- Peak SPECIALS: $760 3 night special for NON-PEAK

Summer Peak Times: 7 night rentals are Friday to Friday

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Amenities

Bells Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Well stocked with fluffy towels and beach towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Westin 'Heavenly Bed'.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Hotel quality mattress.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk bed - Double bed bottom, Single top.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Detached Bunk House - Double and Single bunks.
  • We have 3 comfortable bedrooms in the house, and a detached, cozy, heated bunk house that has a single bed on top and a double bed on the bottom. The bunk house does not have a bathroom, but offers privacy and is just steps from the back door of the house to access the bathrooms. We also have a hideaway bed in the living room (main home), and one in the game room (detached building).
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Feather duvets and terry cloth robes, IPod Docking Station, Sea life Rich Tidelands, Fully Stocked Kitchen Including Spices - Condiments - Foil - etc., Private Garden with Vegetables/Fruits and Berries.

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