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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Beautiful beachfront cottage ~ Sunset shore house

48 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Oak Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2 to 6)

Sunset Shore House is just feet from the water. Perfect for two or up to six guests. A Whidbey Island home near Oak Harbor and Coupeville just 90 minutes North of Seattle. This comfortable and spotless home is directly on the beach and offers beautiful views of the San Juan Islands, mountains, wildlife, whale, sunsets and storm watching. Perfect for families or romantic getaways. You will enjoy relaxing or exploring. An Island vacation WITHOUT long ferry lines, you'll drive here across the beautiful Deception Pass bridge a 15 minute drive. Ferry choices are available.

Master bedroom is ensuite with custom glass shell tiles in oversized walk in shower with a glass door. The ensuite includes a large dressing area including two closets and marble vanity tops. The second bath is full tub/shower combination and is located just feet from the second bedroom with a Queen bed and a marble vanity top. The beds have luxurious down comforters and high quality sheets.

The kitchen has been completely renovated. This includes a full refrigerator/freezer with ice maker and filtered water, a five burner stove, oven, warming drawer, microwave and espresso machine. Granite slab countertops in the fully equipped kitchen. Main living areas have refinished maple floors.

The great room is open to the dining table and the kitchen. The sofa is also a Queen sleeper bed. The gas fireplace will keep you warm on cool winter evenings. We have binoculars to enjoy the activity on the water or nearby islands.

You will enjoy the puzzles, games, books, TV and movies if the view and beachcombing are not enough! You deserve it, come enjoy a relaxing getaway filled with beautiful views & incredible sunsets.

Participate or watch beach activities including commercial fishing boats, whale watching~( binoculars for your use)skim boarding, kite surfing, bodysurfing, crabbing, wildlife viewing or simply enjoying the 80 foot wrap around deck. Enjoy a golf course two miles away (also on West beach) or shopping in Oak harbor, or historic waterfront Coupeville. Walk just Two blocks to Joseph Whidbey STATE PARK or take a short drive to historic Fort Casey or Deception Pass State Park.

In the evening unwind and enjoy the sunset fireside. Let the waves lull you to sleep as they lap at the shore. You will have good memories of your visit to the beach house with Swan Lake Directly behind and Puget Sound in front. Swan lake is a wildlife preserve bordering on scenic farmland.

Keywords: Beach House...The Beach-A Place To Unwind. Oak Harbor Vacation home. Whidbey Island on the Puget Sound.

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

About Nancy

Our Beach House was built by our parents in the 60's on our very favorite island beach. We enjoy the short drive to town a 3.8 mile drive into Oak Harbor, watching Whale, sea lions , otters, seals, eagles and deer. The rainfall is low on this area of the Island so there is plenty of sun. Enjoy the surf, the sand bar, good beach combing, play bocce ball on the sand.

Now we have completed a total renovation back to a beach cottage feel...if you enjoy Pottery Barn you'll LOVE our cozy cottage even while watching big surf winter storms.

Nancy purchased this house in 2008

Why Nancy chose Whidbey Island

We kept our family home because it's a gem... a place to put our toes in the sand. We are within walking distance to Joseph Whidbey State Park and within a short drive to 3 others state parks where you can walk, bike, picnic or swim. We have good seafood sources nearby as well. The sunsets are THE BEST which is why we locals have always called it Sunset Beach~

What makes this house unique

The highlight of the vacation home is RELAXATION on the sunny shore. There is wonderful driftwood, seashells and amazing stones on the beach. Plenty of marine life to see including whale, seals @ low tide such as sea urchins sea stars and crabs. There are times you can sit on the deck while whale put on a show right in front of you.....ahh

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you.
Mar 2014
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Beautiful beachfront cottage ~ Sunset shore house
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 98 reviews
Warwick, RI

Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our week at this beautiful beach house. The view is wonderful & you just can't beat the sunsets. The house is very comfortable with everything provided (except food) that you could possibly need for your stay. There were lots of things going on, e.g. Pigfest, car show, arts & crafts show, on the island while we were there. Sometimes it was difficult for us to decide whether to stay at the beach or go explore all of the things available in the area. We will definitely stay at Sunset Shore House again when we return to Oak Harbor.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Stay at Sunset Shore House

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay at this lovely beach house. The home was so comfortable, the view so nice, we reluctantly went sightseeing only one day. It is well appointed and clean with the beach just steps away. The beds were very comfortable. Nancy was very responsive and helpful with our inquiries. We will definitely stay here again when in the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad it was pleasant for you. Thank you for the review.
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Perfect beach house

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a quiet get away this is the place. All you need is located in this beautiful beach house. The view of the beach is so close once you step out on the back porch.

Plenty of room for a family 6 or 8. Eat breakfast or have your coffee over looking the water. This place is also very clean and well taken care of.

I look forward to staying again.


  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you were pleased and plan to return. I appreciate you taking the time to review it.
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New Year by the Sea

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in this lovely beach home before and it is just perfect. Perfectly decorated, perfectly located, perfectly appointed and perfectly clean. We enjoy visiting our friends knowing that we have this lovely home to stay in during our visits.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful beauty.

  • 5 of 5

Your beachfront cottage was wonderful, comfortable, CLEAN, delightful. We loved your charming decor. The views are outstanding, sitting on the deck sipping our coffee made us never want to leave. Thank you for such a pleasant home away from home.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Way beyond our expectations

  • 5 of 5

We were absolutely delighted to spend a few days at your wonderful CLEAN beachfront cottage! It's so nice to stay at a place that is so perfectly decorated and well appointed. The comfort level is through the roof. We spent wonderful well lit mornings at the kitchen table having breakfast with that fabulous waterfront view. After seeing the sights during the day, we returned to the cozy living room with gas stove and had our wine and h'orderves. Really enjoyed all the cute dishes and just being so comfortable. The beds and linens are very nice. Grandma loved it too and it was very easy for her to get around. Don't change a thing. We'd love to come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is delightful to be able to share this with you. I'm glad you enjoyed our special beach house. Looking forward to your next stay.
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Car: recommended

The beach house is on the beach less than 15 minutes from Deception Pass Bridge and State park. The park offers picnicking, sightseeing, boating, paddling, hiking, swimming, fishing, scuba diving, bird watching, beachcombing and bicycling, enjoy 36 miles of trails in the park. Two blocks from Joseph Whidbey state park offering many trails beachside. Arrive by ferry boat or travel over the bridge to your seaside stay. Enjoy the quaint shops in Coupeville 10 minutes away.

RELAX and unwind at the beach house~awww


Rates & Availability

Oak Harbor House Rental Rates

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Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
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Oct 1 2016 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 10.7%

Damage deposit of $200 is fully refunded if no damage has occurred or unless more than 4 hours is needed for cleaning after your stay. The refund will be within 3 days after your stay.

Damage deposit requires a personal check.
Cancellation policy requires one month notice for full refund.
Payment for reservation is half of rent at time of booking with final payment 30 days before check in.
Check is preferred ~ payment by visa or master card okay.

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Oak Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds in both bedrooms Plus a Queen sofa in great room. The Master bedroom has ensuite custom shower & dressing area. 2 closets as well. All waterfront. Second bedroom is cozy & on the back side of the house.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Walk 2 blocks to Joseph Whidbey State park ( also on the beach) with many hiking trails and woods to explore.

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