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Whidbey's Finest Luxury Beachfront Compound- no-bank sandy westside beach

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 4,200 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

6BR/5BA Beachfront Vacation Home, Sleeps 4-14

**Winner of ABC TV Sweet Retreats on LiveWell Network! (June 8 2014)

Whidbey Island's finest vacation rental property, this spacious 4 bedroom/3 bath vacation home with two adjacent one bedroom cabins is sited on 155' of 'sugar sand' no-bank waterfront facing west. Build castles on the beautiful sandy beach. Cast for salmon from the beach. Cook an outdoor feast in the beachfront barbecue pit and celebrate the sunset with your friends at the covered picnic table, right on the beach. An easy stroll to the south are the towering firs and old growth hiking trails of South Whidbey State Park. There are many beautiful vacation homes on Whidbey Island; we can uniquely offer a walk-out sandy beach with sunsets, views of the complete Olympic mountain range, spacious grounds with large lawn and gardens, a stunning and private wooded setting.

A brand new kitchen caps a two year major remodel, bringing interiors to world class luxury standards. The interiors complement the gorgeous views from every window. Each of the 6 bedrooms have astounding water views.

Offers world class luxury and architecture: The Beachfront House and its two adjacent cabins provide over 4200 square feet of luxury space, with over 1200 more in exterior living space. A major remodel by Seattle architect Bruce Stock and Associates was completed in 2010 with interior styling by designer Lisa Wise . Amazing beach, water, and mountain views are framed from every room. A huge open plan kitchen offers granite countertops, teak trestle dining set seating 10-12, and every appliance and utensil we could think of. Our two largest bedrooms each include a king bed. A third contains a queen bed and twin bunk beds. A fourth contains a twin with trundle bed and opens directly into Bedroom three, great for a family arrangement. You’ll find oak and cork floors, antique Persian carpets, cedar clad cathedral ceilings, 3 cozy gas fireplaces, entertainment size deck with outdoor speakers, and an cozy atrium room. The cute adjacent cabins have also been recently updated as well.

Six comfortable bedrooms with high end linens: Each of the two adjacent one bedroom cabins are furnished exquisitely, with fine linens and cozy bedding, including a queen Westin Heavenly Bed in the Beach Cabin. Each cabin has its own bathroom, as well as satellite TV service, phone/intercom, and of course a coffee-maker. A lighted concrete path and phone intercom system connects the three structures, allowing both privacy and togetherness at your option. All bedrooms have 300-600 thread count linens, down comforters, and designer furnishings.

Great amenities for business retreats or families: Property amenities include a Hotspring hot tub with Ozonator, HDTV upstairs with DVD and Satellite service, 46' widescreen HDTV downstairs with XBox Kinect system, Xbox games, and DVD, multi-room stereo with huge CD collection, stainless steel BBQ, teak outdoor furniture, game table, fully stocked gourmet kitchen brand new in Feb 2010 with all new appliances, double laundry, and a wide selection of games and books.

Come join us for your vacation or business retreat on beautiful Whidbey Island!

More Details

Owner
Nancy
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Nancy

Nancy and Al are both native Washingtonians who have lived in Boston, San Diego, and Auckland, NZ, and who happily returned to Seattle in the early 90's. They live in West Seattle and have 3 children. Nancy is on the board of Washington Conservation Voters. She loves cycling, hiking, gardening, good architecture, playing piano, and watching her kids play sports- soccer and rowing.

Nancy purchased this estate in 1998

Why Nancy chose Greenbank

My husband and I looked for Whidbey Island real estate for 2 years before purchasing this property on Whidbey's westside. It is truly the best beach location on Whidbey, and we bought it for the incredible views, sandy beach and SW facing aspect. Over the past 10 years, we have done extensive remodeling to bring the structures to luxury standards and enjoy sharing our 'Kennedy compound' (as friends have termed it!) with newer guests as well as families who return year after year. We donated most of our profits to environmental and women's health charities, with well over $60,000 donated over the past 5 years. We have used VRBO to introduce the property to new guests for over 8 years now.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our knitting group came for a WONDERFUL weekend of knitting, gabbing, eating, walking, and just enjoying each other's company! We had two unexpected visitors- a bird flew in and a gecko walked in. Since they did not know how to knit they left quickly. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us! We loved our weekend here and look forward to returning. ** Thank you for sharing a great view, waves, wind, and mountains. It was a perfect place for our Knitzvah Knitting Retreat. ** I had a great time in our beautiful house w/my fabulous friends. Sleeping in the Eagle's Nest was a true treat! Can't wait to return! Best, Ruth, Maggie, Rita, Carol, Sis, Dee, and Barbara
Nov 2006
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Seatac
Car: recommended

Our property is sited on the South End of Whidbey Island, just north of Bush Point on Whidbey's 'Gold Coast'. There are only a couple of waterfront homes in our area. Most of the shoreline for a mile either direction is in its natural state. Whidbey Island’s west side real estate is always most expensive; with coveted Olympic Mountain, Puget Sound and shipping lane views, sunsets, and sandy beaches. Our particular location on the west side around the point from the beautiful but closely developed Mutiny Bay area is even better. Recent upgrades have made Whidbey Beachfront House and Cabins the premier luxury vacation rental on Puget Sound- a romantic retreat for 2 couples, or bring the extended family- we sleep up to 14. Why be elbow to elbow with neighbors in a beach development when you can enjoy a true luxury retreat away from it all, yet just 90 minutes from Seattle?

Amenities

Greenbank Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Catering available
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , steam shower, separate soaking tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • There is a sixth bathroom in the pool house, not included in the above list.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , This is a queen sleeper sofa in the living room.
  • There is an new queen sleeper sofa with Sealy Posturpedic mattress (no metal bar in the wrong place) in the living room, as mentioned above. This floor has its own 1/2 bath and is private as there are no other bedrooms on this level. Up to six couples can be comfortably accommodated in privacy.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The main house has just been remodeled and has all new luxury bedrooms, bathrooms, and a new deck. Steam shower and 2 person soaking tub in the new master bath, which opens onto the master bedroom with the beach and mountain views beyond. There is a new Westin Heavenly Bed with 600 thread count linens and down comforter in the Beach Cabin. Master bedroom has office area with internet, phone, printer. Two 46' 1080p HDTVs with hi-def satellite reception. 2 other TV systems on the property. DSL High Speed Internet Service works throughout the property, even at the beach.

Reviews

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Whidbey's Finest Luxury Beachfront Compound- no-bank sandy westside beach
average rating of 4.977778 based on 81 reviews
Vancouver BC
5

Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

Five women looked for a place to celebrate the 70th milestone for one of their group. They rented the beachfront cabin at Whidbey Island and found a place remarkably suited to their needs. Spacious, open common rooms meant the group could sit, eat, talk in various locales comfortably. Private bedrooms and the beach cabin gave each the solitude and private moments they desired. The beach welcomed us to stride energetically or dawdle mindlessly, and provided surprising treasures - the wooden teepee on the beach, and stones shaped like Mickey's head. The kitchen, well equipped and laid out, became a creative space and served us well. We left with regret, but carried away with us memories of bocce on the lawn; rabbits munching steadily while dogs careened around the beach; deer welcoming us as we drove down the trail to the house and again on our way out; and a truly wonderful venue in which to celebrate one of life's important moments.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2009
  • Stayed: April 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing high end facility. Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect spot to share with our 5 children, their spouses and the new grandchildren. Plenty to enjoy, hiking, campfires, swimming, and hot tub. Kitchen was wonderfully stocked. We used produce from farmers market and convenient grocery store to cook great meals. Loved the separate cabins also. Dream vacation for families.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely house, extremely well equipped. The steep stairs to the house at the beach and to the Eagle's Nest, however, were a challenge for our group of seniors. Not as much exploring along the water line as we'd hoped.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect WA getaway!

  • 5 of 5

A group a friends booked the Whidbey house for a mom's weekend. Would highly recommend for family or group getaways. The upper floor has a beautiful view and is perfect for hanging out, cooking group meals or reading in the sunroom. The beach access and fire pit are all icing. Lovely home, highly responsive owners and all round amazing vacation - thanks!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful getaway for our entire group

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Toni for a great time for our knitters group to gather in such a beautiful setting. Many in the group have stayed before and loved the remodel in the kitchen. Gorgeous views and easy access to runs, hikes and beach walks were the best. Thanks again

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We just love hearing you had a great time and enjoyed our retreat. We are always making improvements and upgrades, adding to the luxury experience our guests enjoy. We would love to have you and your group back anytime! Warm regards, Toni
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A Review for the Right and/or Left Brained

  • 5 of 5

Right-Brained Review

Day One: Post-card ready scenes including warm greetings, eagles fishing, otters romping, fish jumping, seals basking, porpoises playing, bunnies bounding, herons wading, deer visiting, hawks soaring, waves lapping, fiery sunsets, gentle moon rises, bedazzling meteor showers, and silent dawns.

Days Two Through Eight: Re-view. Relax. Repeat.

Left-Brained Review

1. All was as advertised.

2. Communications from the owner and property manager were timely and informative.

3. The pool was about five degrees warmer in the afternoon than in the morning.

4. The central location made for short (15-45 minute) trips to Coupevdlle, Langley, Oak Harbor, and Deception Pass.

5. Many options with sleeping arrangements for our three-generation family of fourteen.

6. The two cabins provided the opportunity for independent living in a world apart.

7. Everything was clean and functional.

8. There was a treasure trove of toys in the room under the lower cabin.

9. Having two dishwashers was a real bonus.

10. I'd suggest portable fans for the main house on warm (70 degrees or more) days.

11. Though well-lighted, some of the steps to the beach were in need of repair.

12. The steps to and from the beach might take a toll on people not used to climbing them, but with a four-wheel drive vehicle it's possible to drive to and from the beach, avoiding the steps entirely.

13. There were abundant books, games, DVDs, CDs for the multiple audio-video systems.

14. Staying here was like living in a private resort.

15. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much for the beautiful review! We are so happy to hear when our guests enjoy it as much as our family does! We are always making improvements each year and will look into the beach steps and will definately buy some more fans, given this late summer blast of hot weather. There are good handrails and it is a short distance, but for people who are mobility impaired, we also have another beach house on South Whidbey with a level entry- sleeps 12 and is wheelchair accessible with a level entry (Homeaway #370431). We look forward to hosting your family again! Nancy
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.7%

$300 cancellation fee for any cancellations; please review cancellation policy in our rental agreement.

No weddings, recitals, or parties larger than 14 guests please.
No pets- allergen free environment
No smoking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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