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Carolyn Graves

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Amazing Sunsets/Spectacular Surf/Stunning Views

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house

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Whidbey Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The Retreat at Sunset Beach' is the perfect haven for relaxing days, combing the miles-long beach, sightseeing or nestling into a comfy adirondak on the deck with your favorite book. You may also choose to indulge your romantic side with an evening soak in the jacuzzi as you watch the sun set. You will experience sunsets like no other! Featured on the Whidbey Island Garden Tour, the 'Retreat At Sunset Beach' is a very special one-of-a-kind destination. Located on the west side of Whidbey Island, it is 15 minutes from the Deception Pass Bridge, considered by many to be the 8th Wonder of the World! The views from the back deck are incredible..........the San Juan Islands and the Olympic Mountains are picturesque! On the east side of the home is Swan Lake Game Preserve where you can view and photograph abundant wildlife, including blue heron, eagles, duck and geese.

The home itself is beautiful in every way. From the gourmet chef's kitchen to the nicely appointed furnishings. You will never want to leave! The home sleeps 7 comfortably with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and 2- 1/2 baths.

Whidbey Island was recently identified as one of the 5 best places in the world to visit by the New York Times

“T Magazine” and Life Magazine has voted Whidbey as one of the top 100 places in the world to visit!

The 'Retreat At Sunset Beach' is located 20 minutes from either the San Juan or Port Townsend ferry. The sky is the limit on the adventures that exist in and around this home. Come and enjoy an incredibly relaxing vacation.

This is the place to be summer or winter! More photo's upon request.


OUR SUMMER RATE IS $480 per night. Cleaning fee of $200 to be applied) with a minimum stay of 4 nights, or $2900 weekly

OUR WINTER AND SPRING RATE is $300 per night with cleaning fee and a minimum stay of 2 nights, or $1800 weekly



Dogs are only permitted on an individually approved basis with an additional cleaning fee of $50.

Keywords: House, Waterfront

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Carolyn Graves (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english


based on 13 traveler reviews

Amazing Sunsets/Spectacular Surf/Stunning Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Cincinnati, OH


  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Beach House. We are a family of seven. We enjoyed the comfy beds, walks on the beach, the hot tub, and an amazing sunset our first night. We talked with the friendly neighbors on both sides of the house. Everything was exactly as advertised and the house had a very well stocked kitchen and plenty of towels. We used the house as a base for a couple days in the North Cascades, and we also spent time at the State Parks on Whidbey Island. It was nice to have the isolation of the beach and the conveniences of Oak Harbor. Our favorite brunch was at the Island Cafe in Oak Harbor, and our favorite dinner was at The Front Street Grill in Coupeville. We would definitely come back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Carolyn's stunning home for a moms-weekend-away. Our group of exhausted moms loved the spacious, well decorated, clean and beautiful house. Everything one can possibly need was there. We enjoyed the long walks on the beach, found some agates and sea glass, soaked in the hot tub and just rested on the comfortable beds. Thank you for opening up your home to visitors - it was a much needed retreat for us!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thanksgiving on Whidbey Island

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week at this beautiful beach house. I highly recommend it. We were three generations of my family, six adults and one teenager, and it was perfect for us. The kitchen is very well supplied for cooking a big Thanksgiving meal. We had an awesome November wind storm when we arrived - the rest of our stay was calm and cold. So cozy to curl up on the couch in front of the fire while watching the ocean, which was at high tide during the day throughout our stay. The ocean is so close, it felt like we were on a boat. The house is clean, beautifully "beach" decorated, and well appointed to sleep seven. With the lake in front of the house and the ocean at the back, we had sunrises and sunsets over the water every day. There is plenty to do on Whidbey - hikes, beaches, restaurants, and shops. And this location is perfect for driving over Deception Pass rather than worrying about a ferry line. Winter on Whidbey is breath-taking. I'd like to come back and stay during the summer as well.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coming Back!!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this property with my husband during winter of last year. The house was/is outstanding and spectacular!.... and the views were too!!. Loved the design of the home. I felt right at home. We have rented VRBO's in 8 different states and have had over 2 dozen different property.

Cindy's place is by far the best!!!

Thank you

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakewood, CO

A perfect location for a family retreat

  • 5 of 5

My family went to Whidbey Island to celebrate a number of anniversaries and just spend time together. This home was ideal! Beautiful views of the water, an enormous deck, and plenty of places to eat and to prepare group dinners. Carolyn went above and beyond to take care of us while we were visiting and dealt with a minor plumbing issue promptly and efficiently when it arose. The home itself is beautiful and well appointed. It was like staying at a friend's place.

I hope we can go back again soon. Really can't say enough good things about this wonderful home.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bellingham, WA

Fantastic retreat

  • 5 of 5

We chose this home as a retreat to get away from the hustle and bustle and we were not disappointed. The home was clean and stocked and the master bed was quite comfortable. Plenty of room for several people though there were only two of us. The weather was great, the view was awesome and you are close enough to the water that you can hear the waves even with the doors and windows closed. We spent the majority of our time on the deck and walking the beach. Wifi works well for those who need to stay connected. We even had an eagle watch over us from the roof of the neighbors home. Would definitely recommend this home and would love to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Rates & Availability

Oak Harbor House Rental Rates

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May 16 2016 - Oct 1 2016
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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $50

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Whidbey Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King in Master. The view from the master is breathtaking! There are 2 queen beds and 1 single in the other 2 guest bedrooms
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This property has the most spectacular sunsets in the Pacific Northwest.

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