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Sunlight SeaScape, A Gentle Retreat on Whidbey Island for 13 Guests

Bedrooms Studio
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Beach Lodging for Group and Individual Private Getaway Accommodations

Private and quiet, enjoy three studio self contained apartments, two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and two more rooms with beds, a Great Room for gaterhing, cooking and dining together. Available for individual retreat or up to 13 guests on this beautiful Pacific Northwest island! Perfect for family gatherings and getaway weekend retreats.

Three buildings connected by one roof and one deck for families and groups seeking reconnection while enjoying the breathtaking beauty of the sea and beach spanning all seasons. Each accommodation is self contained and separates from the whole for privacy.

The main house, the Cottage, is large, with a big open kitchen, dining and living areas with fireplace, master bedroom/bath, a Cubbie single bedroom and half bath, and sleeps three.

The Annex is a bedroom with fireplace in the main building, has a king bed and bath.

The Library/Bunk Room is a self-contained building with a sitting and dining area, fireplace, kitchenette, full bed and bath. The Bunk Room has four bunks and pocket door.

The Guest House has two apartments. Upstairs, Le Studio leans out its access to an expansive view of Useless Bay and Sunlight Beach. Has a sitting, dining area with fireplace, kitchen, queen bed, and bathroom with soaking tub. Downstairs, the Boat House has a garden and water view, sitting and dining area with fireplace, kitchen, bathroom and patio.

Sunlight SeaScape’s buildings and grounds are harmoniously designed for quiet, privacy and closeness to green gardens and the whispers of the sea. Experience the expansiveness of clean air, sandy beaches, and lush green pastures. You’ll see eagles soaring over sunsets, hummingbirds buzzing busily, and a big bowl of beautiful sky.

You’ll enjoy:

*Clean, chemical free cleaning and laundry. Lovely linens and ironed sheets.

*Organic continental breakfast and pantry

*Separate beds for two guests? Additional guests $25 – please ask. Single fee $35.

*Want to bring your well socialized dog? Please ask! Well socialized dogs may be permitted with their own bedding and towels and a pet cleaning fee.

Nestled, private and quiet, Sunlight SeaScape is located at the end of a beautiful neighborhood street.

*Enjoy the beauty of the northwest on 3/4 acre of gardens and grassy areas.

*Your own parking on the property.

*Your own entry, deck, bbq and privacy.

*Walking path to our private community beach on Sunlight Beach, Useless Bay on Whidbey Island.

Joy’s available for questions and help:

I am available for recommendations and questions, particularly regarding our private beach, parking, respect for neighbors, water use, beach fires, burn bans and late night noise.

Please call Joy for information regarding the private beach and access to tidal Useless Bay

at least two days before your arrival for beach guidance, recommendations, pet questions, additional beds.

Other things to note:

*Sunlight SeaScape offers stunning 180* views of Puget Sound, mountains and gardens

*Beach access

*Dogs are considered if well socialized. Ask first. If permission is given, there is a pet fee added to the cleaning fee and you will need to bring doggy bedding and towels.

*Additional charge for guests after two.

*Children are welcome! Please include them in your request.

*Children over ten years of age are considered 'adult'.

Whidbey Island's friendliness, commitment to community and healthy lifestyle is a fully wonderful experience. Our neighborhood, Olympic Marine View, is a quiet, private, family and pet-oriented community. Respect for neighbors is of utmost importance. Guests who are a good fit for Sunlight SeaScape will deeply enjoy and appreciate their stay. Their characteristics include respect for the neighbors, watchful of traffic, slow driving, parking according to guidelines, attendance to quiet hours after 10:00 pm, an awareness of smoke and burn bans, appropriate garbage and recycle disposal, their respectful use of furniture and furnishings including bedding, linens and towels and the respectful and appropriate use of our community beach and other accesses along Sunlight Beach. Guests will call before their arrival for details regarding the beach access. They call if they would like to bring their well socialized dog/s, bring their own doggy bedding and towels and pay a pet fee for their stay.

Sunlight SeaScape is located in Clinton, WA, on Whidbey Island. Whidbey Island is accessible from the east via the Mukilteo ferry near Seattle and from the north via the Deception Pass Bridge. The Coupeville ferry links Whidbey Island to the Olympic Peninsula. Deception Pass Bridge links Whidbey Island to the mainland, Anacortes and the Skagit Valley.

There is free bus service around the island.

There are rental cars and cab service, also.

More Details

Joy Abbey-Adams
Member since: 2007
Speaks: french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2017

About Joy Abbey-Adams

I am a retired high school level French teacher, loving travel and the beauty of the gardens and architecture of Europe.

The creation of Sunlight Seascape has been my passion and joy! As a child, I spent free, endless summer days on this beach, bay, and pasture learning how to swim, dig clams, build forts, and ride horses.

Capturing the natural beauty of the sea, land, and spacious sky was my inspiration in Sunlight SeaScape’s design and construction.

Building began on the property while I was teaching advanced French classes. The passions of nature, freedom, and culture blended together in the creation of this beautiful place.

Joy Abbey-Adams purchased this lodge in 1999

Why Joy Abbey-Adams chose Whidbey Island

I love this Useless Bay, Sunlight Beach and surrounding pastures and mountain views. I love sharing this property and safe, friendly and stunningly beautiful Whidbey Island with my guests who also appreciate its beauty and precious resources for access to Nature.

I began designing beautiful gardens and simple, exquisite interior spaces to connect with their natural settings. This property inspires me each morning as I breathe the clean, fresh air and experience the abundant beauty of mountains, sky, ocean and activity on the beach. Pastures and forests are our land constant while dragonflies and hummingbirds soar. Sometimes a baby otter will bob its head in Useless Bay as ships pass in the straits. Sunsets in the big sky complete amazing days in all seasons. As I grew up and become a nature lover, I will always love sharing Sunlight SeaScape on Whidbey, the beautiful Northwest getaway I get to call home.

What makes this lodge unique

Come spend Island Time at this beautiful, unique property, Sunlight SeaScape, where you have an opportunity to reconnect with Nature's Beauty – Northwest style. Take a step back to a quieter time.

Clean, safe, friendly, unique and beautiful property and accommodations. Clean air, clean water, birds, bunnies and walks on the beach, pastures, country roads where deer greet you with an ear flick.

We are a few miles from the charming seaside town of Langley and Bayview Corner where you can shop the Farmers' Markets and local wineries, artists' galleries and unique shops.

This special area of Whidbey Island captures a gentle, authentic, retro spirit where the Earth Sanctuary, Whidbey Institute stewards the land and sea. Hike or bike beaches and forests for active relaxation.

Experience the cultural aspects of island life, including theatre, farms, music and more art, in all forms, all year.


Clinton Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 5.5 bathrooms - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • showers and soaking tubs
  • Studio, Sleeps 13
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (5), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (4)
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Sunlight SeaScape, A Gentle Retreat on Whidbey Island for 13 Guests
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews
Seattle, WA


  • 5 of 5

Stayed here back around 2012 and couldn't have been more pleased with the thoughtfulness placed throughout the room and property. Good use of space, delightfully decorated and beautiful grounds.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super View!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed a two-night stay here. The studio was clean, quiet and comfortable. The "welcome" flaxseed muffins and OJ were delicious. The towns of Langley, Freeport and Coupeville became our favorites and were not far from the studio. We especially enjoyed the balcony view at sunset.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellevue, Wa

Perfect place to unplug

  • 5 of 5

Could not have been more perfect for me and my dog. Great view and location. Enjoyed sitting on the private balcony with my morning cup of coffee and relaxing with my book in the evening. Close to the beach to enjoy long walks. Had everything I needed to unwind.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gulf Coast, USA

An Amazing Place! ... The Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stumbled across The Whidbey Guesthouse, while searching for B & B's in Seattle, actually! The views, the option for both ocean countryside AND the cool commute-in, and Joy's kindness really spoke to us. We made beautiful memories here! The place is inspirational, has a healing calm, and the sites---100% Recommend! We felt as though we were visiting relatives, who had left their key for us. First class and right at home!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved "The Boathouse"

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed 3 nights in the boathouse, which is an efficiency studio in the lower level of this rental. It was charming, quiet, and very comfortable. We didn't have an opportunity to use all the amenities, but the unit is extremely well-equipped with cooking implements, fridge, hot plate, microwave, and quite cozy with bathrobes, beach towels, and more. While there isn't a view from the apartment, there are delightful seating areas outdoors with stunning views. There is also a view from the deck off the main house, great for a family to rent the whole thing. We will definitely stay here again. Note, while I raised my eyebrows at Joy's homemade flax muffins, they are as delicious as she claims!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect weekend away

  • 5 of 5

We had such a relaxing weekend staying in le studio. It was better than I expected: very clean, simple decor, super cosy, and a great view. Our two nights spent here with our 2 dogs was very relaxing. We enjoyed taking them to the dog beach, visiting a farmers market, and driving around to the different towns. It was the perfect place to head to in the afternoon and cook a meal... the weather was even nice enough that we were able to enjoy our dinner outside on the balcony as the sunset. If you are looking for a relaxing weekend away, this is the place! We will definitely be keeping Seascape in mind for the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Sunlight Beach

Sunlight SeaScape is located on 1/2 acre with 180 degree view decks, and gardens, including the Guest House, Library and Cottage. Le Studio is a two story guest house, each with its own entry, deck, fireplace, kitchenette and bath. The Library is a beautiful space with lovely furnishings, bunks, 1/2 bath, fireplace and view decks.

Less than 35 miles from the downtown Seattle, our location is perfect for romantic getaways, writing retreats and friends & family gatherings.

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, shelling, wildlife viewing, health/beauty spa


Rates & Availability

Clinton Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Quiet Season
Jan 30 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and recycle $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 10.7%

*Rates quoted are for all of Sunlight SeaScape's accommodations, including the main house 'the Cottage', the Annex, the Library, the Studio and the Boat House for up to thirteen guests. Each accommodation is also available to rent individually.
*Two nights stays are available with a $200 Cottage cleaning fee.
*Sunlight SeaScape is stay accommodations only, not available for events.
*With written notice of cancellation sixty days prior to arrival date, the deposit is fully refundable. Within sixty days, the deposit may be refundable if another guest/group reserves the accommodations that had been reserved.
*Groups and individuals are stay accommodations and not available for events. Property location is large, quiet and private with parking for guest stays only.
*Each pet is $25.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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