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

Bedrooms Studio
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Beach Lodging for Group and Individual Private Getaway Accommodations

An exquisite inn retreat for groups, couples, individuals. The whole property #124966, beach and view accommodations for up to 13 guests in five bed/bath suites, kitchens, living/dining rooms, decks, gardens. 3 nt minimum stay.

Each accommodation is also available individually;:

The Cottage/Annex for 5: 1 king, 1 queen, 1 twin, 2+ baths #876595, 2 nts

The Cottage for 3: 1 queen, 1 twin, 1+ bath #1196102 2 nts

The Library/Bunk Rm for 3-4: a Studio, full, 4 bunks 1 bth, #876595 2 nts

The Studio for 2: studio with queen, bath/soaking tub #876585 2 nts

The Boat House for 2: studio with king, bath #876586

The Annex for 2: king, bath #1042569 2 nt min (1 nt min quiet season)

The Master for 2: queen, bath with tub #1042610 2 nts (1 nt quiet season)


for 8 guests: Studio, Library/BkRm, Annex #1098889

for 6 guests: Library/Bk Rm, Annex #1098875

for 4 guests: The Studio and Library #876585 +#876595

or The Studio and Boat House #876585+#876586

Three buildings are connected by one roof, one deck for families and groups enjoying the breathtaking beauty of the sea and beach spanning all seasons. Each accommodation has a view, is self contained with private entry and separates from the whole for privacy as needed.

The main house, the Cottage, has a Great Room with a big open kitchen, dining and living areas with fireplace, master bedroom/bath, a Cubbie with twin bed, 1 1/2 baths, big deck, garden, sleeps three.

The Annex is a bed/bath suite with king, fireplace, private entry in the main building.

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 separate, private studio apartments.

Upstairs: Le Studio: expansive, private view, queen bed, living/dining, kitchen with dishwasher, fireplace, bath with soaking tub.

Downstairs: the Boat House has a private patio garden and water view, king bed, sitting/dining area with fireplace, kitchen, bath with shower.

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.

Note: Sunlight SeaScape offers six distinctive rooms with accommodations for up to 12. Check out the diagram in the photos to see the possibilities, and use the search bar on VRBO for our other properties to find the one that's just right for you! Rental numbers 124966, 876585, 876586, 876592. 876595, 1042569, 1042610, 1098875, and 1098889.

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: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

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 Clinton

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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


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Sunlight SeaScape, A Gentle Retreat on Whidbey Island for 13 Guests
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews

Absolutely incredible stay!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about how incredible this property is! It was the icing on the cake of our Whidbey Island wedding weekend!

The house EASILY and comfortably fit 14 guests! Total privacy included.

Joy is an incredible person as well. No pictures could ever do this property any justice.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: March 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: September 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: September 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: July 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: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Nearest Train
10 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




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning and recycle $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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