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Spectacular Beach House on the South Shore of Whidbey Island!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

Your family will LOVE spending vacations in this charming and idyllic Tony Callison designed waterfront cottage at Possession Beach with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and 50 feet of 'no-bank' waterfront!

Or, you and your sweetheart can snuggle up by the fire for a long, cozy winter weekend watching the water and the weather outside the BIG windows that nearly bring the outside indoors!

Wake up to stunning sunrises, soaring eagles, water & mountain vistas in this 3 bedroom/2 bath classic charmer with 50 feet of no bank waterfront. This rare beachfront cottage is the perfect summer or winter retreat. No road noise or traffic. Go boating, swimming, clamming, crabbing, or fishing right from the yard, or watch whales, deer & eagles (or winter storms) while staying cozy inside by the fire! Boat launch nearby. Very easy access (minutes) to Clinton-Mukilteo ferry landing. Vaulted ceilings, skylights, multiple decks, outdoor fire-pit, charcoal BBQ grill, games, movies, puzzles.

Sleeps 6-7 in beds, up to 10 with futon and air beds. Best for families or close friend groups of up to 4 adults + kids. The master bedroom/bathroom suite is upstairs in a beautiful loft with a pony wall that is open to the downstairs living area.

The house is located about 150 meters from the parking lot, along a paved path. There is a wagon at the house to use for moving your belongings between the parking lot and the house.

Due to the remote location of the house and lack of door-to-dump garbage service, it is necessary that you bag and remove your own garbage.

This property does not provide internet service, so bring your smart phones and tablets! Please read the list of amenities so that you know what is and is not included, and can plan and pack accordingly.

See rates section for seasonal rates. Nightly rate ranges from $175 to $350.

(Additional $20/person/night charge for each person over the first 6 guests.)

Cleaning fee ($140). No smoking residence.

If last minute dates are available (1 or 2 days out, especially during the slow season), chances are good that I'll be willing to negotiate the nightly rate.

4 night minimum stay during July and August; 3-4 night minimum stay for major holidays. 2-night minimum for non-holiday fall-winter-spring stays.

For security on both sides, please pay through VRBO.

Keywords: waterfront, beach house, ocean front, no bank, water frontage, seaside, cottage, cabin, Possession Beach Retreat, Whidbey Island

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2018

About Leslie

I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, near Whidbey Island, and I come home every chance I get.

Leslie purchased this house in 2004

Why Leslie chose Clinton

Possession Beach at Whidbey Island is the perfect vacation spot! I consider it my home away from home. Waterfront home on a tranquil part of Puget Sound with views of the snow-capped Cascade mountains in the distance. Spot whales, porpoise, seals, deer and eagles right from the house! It just doesn't get any better than this!

What makes this house unique

Very peaceful setting on the water, snow-capped Cascade mountains in the distance, watch the whales swim by and the eagles soar overhead; crabbing, fishing, clamming, kayaking... If you want to 'get away from it all' it just doesn't get any better than this!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The kids loved the place. It was our first time visiting Whidbey Island and it couldn’t have been better. The weather was nice and warm for spring. Kelly walked for hours up and down the shore collecting sea shells. The highlight of the trip was spotting 3 Bald Eagles flying alongside our car, they were so close it was just incredible! Your beach house was terrific.

Thanks so much!
May 2009
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Clinton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs bath not fully enclosed but has privacy screens.
  • Upstairs bathroom not fully enclosed, but has privacy screens. Please limit showers to 10-15 minutes max in upstairs shower; otherwise overflow to downstairs bath may occur.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master bedroom loft - 1 queen , 1 queen bed in upstairs master suite loft
    Downstairs front bedroom - 1 queen bed in downstairs front bedroom
    Living room convertible - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Convertible sofa/futon in living room
    Kids' bedroom - 1 bunk bed , Twin/full bunk; top twin bed only for child in sleeping bag.
  • Queen size Beds (2): Queen bed in upstairs master suite loft; another queen bed in downstairs front bedroom. There are extra airbeds stashed in bedroom closets. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Convertible sofa/futon in living room. Bunk Beds (1) Twin over full bunk bed in downstairs kids' bedroom (top twin bunk only for child in sleeping bag).
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
The house is located about 150 yards from the community parking lot. There is a wagon in the shed near the back door provided to help bring your belongings to and from the house. The master bedroom/bathroom suite is in the upstairs loft, which is separated from the downstairs living area by a low pony wall and privacy screens for the bathroom. If you prefer full privacy while using the bathroom facilities, you should use the more conventional fully enclosed downstairs bathroom. There is a portable dishwasher in the porch off the kitchen, but it must be moved into the kitchen and over to the sink and connected prior to use.


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Spectacular Beach House on the South Shore of Whidbey Island!
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 39 reviews
Bellevue, WA

Amazing beach cabin right on the water!!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th time renting this charming little beach cabin and every year gets better! It is right on the water with a large fire pit and this area cools down at night in the summer. Great location as close to many fun activities. Lots to do for families or group of friends. We will be back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I'm so glad you continue to enjoy your "home away from home"! :-)
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Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

A great place to stay for relaxation and retreat. Beautiful views and comfortable beds. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redondo Beach

Absolute favorite!

  • 5 of 5

This charming beach cottage continues to be a favorite getaway spot for my family and myself. We can't seem to get enough of the fresh ocean air, as well as the spectacular views of the water, mountains, and wildlife! The house is very cute, clean and comfortable. Recurring side trips include the drive over Deception Pass at the north end of the island, or an excursion from Anacortes by ferry to the San Juan Islands, or by the Keystone ferry to Port Townsend. Visit once and like us, you'll be counting the days until your return.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maybe fun in the summer or without small children

  • 2 of 5

We found the rental to be a lot of work. Expect a 1/4 mile walk to the unit. We were told that there was a wagon to transport our stuff but that wagon was apparently behind a lock that had rusted through. Try carrying all your gear 1/4 mile in the rain.

Once there you are asked to carry out your own trash and wash the linens. That would be fine without the high cleaning fee, but I felt it was unreasonable.

Lastly, I would share that this home is multi-level with lots of stairs. It is not only 2 floors, but the kitchen and one bedroom are at a different level (2 steps) than the main living area. Not normally a big deal, but with small children or disabilities it is not pleasant.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please make sure to read the full description of the house and amenities so that you know what to expect. As stated in the listing, the house is about 150 meters from the parking lot, and is not a great choice for anyone having difficulty with stairs, whether young or old. We will check the storage shed padlock to make sure it is functioning properly.
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  • 5 of 5

Great quiet place. Would definitely stay there again! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view, steps away from the beach, cool fire pit nice neighbors

  • 4 of 5

Was a nice relaxing getaway, great to be so close to the water. Met many friendly neighbors. The kids loved playing in the the loft area. I have a baby that's just beginning to walk so all the steps up and down on the main floor was a little stressful. The weather was overcast and moderate when we were there. It was already a bit warm inside the house. Can't imagine how it's like in the summer. There's only one ceiling fan. There are many operable windows but not a whole lot of breeze.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay! Sounds like you must have hit our beach on an unusually warm and calm Northwest "Indian summer" weekend! There are additional fans in the bedroom closets for those rare times when it gets that warm.
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Car: recommended

The beach house is located at Possession Beach, which is a walk-in beach front neighborhood. There is a community parking lot, and a paved path to walk along to the house. It is about 150 yards from the parking lot to the house. There is a wagon at the house to help transport items between the parking lot and the house.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $140 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.7%

$20/person/night extra guest fee for each person over the initial six guests.
No pets permitted.

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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