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This Whidbey Island waterfront vacation home is your own private resort.

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 B/R, 4.5 Bath and hot tub on 1+ acres of beutifully landscaped property

Grey Whale sighting! Come and see for yourself!!

Harbor Hideaway is a large, handicap friendly, waterfront executive home. Located on the west shore of Holmes Harbor on Whidbey Island, adjacent to the Holmes Harbor Golf community.

3,600 SQ FT, 4 Bedrooms & 5 Bathrooms. Ideal for 8-11 persons. Comfortably sleeps up to 14.

Perfect for a week away with family or a few friends.

Enjoy your own private vacation beach. Dig clams, beach comb, go boating, soak in the hot tub or just be lazy relaxing on the beautiful Harbor Hideaway grounds.

The Master bedroom has a large Jacuzzi tub, fireplace and a private balcony overlooking the harbor. The main floor has an open upscale kitchen, dining, living and green room all walled with windows along with a spacious, handicap friendly bedroom and bath. The ground floor has two large bedrooms each with separate entrances and separate bathrooms perfect for the privacy that may be desired.

The view alone is enough to propel you into your long deserved vacation spirit. And you will enjoy it on the Northwest's most

coveted island, Whidbey.

Whidbey Island is just over an hour from Seattle but holds enough activities and island life to keep you entertained for weeks. Harbor Hideaway is 2 miles from Freeland and just a few miles from Langley and Coupeville where window shopping, art galleries, antique stores and fantastic restaurants will keep you busy for hours. Deception Pass is a must see with breathtaking views of rugged cliffs and the turbulent waters that surround Whidbey Island. Hiking, Golfing, Biking, Horseback Riding, Boating and many more adventures will ensure your vacation to Whidbey Island will be memorable. We hope to see you soon .

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Keywords: beach front, villa, chalet, waterfront, golf, weddings, reunioun, reunions, wedding, girls, hot tub, gazebo

More Details

Owner
John Dingman
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About John Dingman

We purchased this property over 30 years ago; developed it ourselves and raised our children here. We built our new home in 1997, just before moving overseas. This property is so peaceful and relaxing. We have no better vacation destination than returning home to the property we love.

John Dingman purchased this estate in 1985

Why John Dingman chose Freeland

We decided to start Harbor Hideaway because we can schedule our own time at our home and it is ready for our arrival. We enjoy the opportunity to share our home and show-off the wonderful lifestyle we have created. The perfect vacation for us is being at Harbor Hideaway, sharing with our friends and family.

What makes this estate unique

My best time is getting up early, sitting on the porch with the morning brew in my hand, watching the sun rise and the wild life starting their day. There is nothing more enjoyable than the peace and serenity as you view deer, raccoons, rabbits, eagles, seals and even the occasional whale. I have no doubts that I will be greeted in the morning, by one or more of the many animals nature has created. I will always see something to remind me why I love this property so much.

Amenities

Freeland Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Harbor Hideaway has four bedrooms, each equipped with a private bathroom. The Master suite is on the top floor and is accessed via a majestic, open stairway from the living room. It has a queen size bed and Jacuzzi tub with separate shower and walk-in closet. The Golf room on the main floor has a double size bed and a beautifully tiled walk-in shower in this newly remodeled, handicap friendly bathroom. On the lower floor, the Garden room has a queen size bed and a single size bed with a shower in the bath. Also on the lower level, the Ocean room has a queen size bed and a double size sofa-bed with a tub-shower in its bathroom. The Garden room and Ocean room each have an additional, private entry from the lower patio. There are also two, single size hide-a-beds in the house along with the two living room couches and a sofa bed on the main floor, if you need them for sleeping. We provide clean sheets, blankets and pillows for all the sleeping areas, along with towels.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
2 Fire pit areas, private lighted stairs to beach access and multiple gathering areas. A different venue for every night, all on the same property!!!

Reviews

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This Whidbey Island waterfront vacation home is your own private resort.
average rating of 4.9183674 based on 49 reviews
Portland, Oregon
5

Lovely home on Whidbey

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for wedding guests and family. It was perfect for us, because not only did it have 4 bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, but also because one bedroom is on the main floor, with step-in shower, hand rails, and other necessities for our 90+ year old grandmother. Also a ramp into the house. The setting is gorgeous; on the water, on the flight path (lots of birds and birdhouses), spa, fire pit, beach access, and lovely landscaping. Unlike many other rentals, the kitchen really is "fully equipped" - we brought some of our own pots, but didn't need to. We especially appreciated the owners' attention to detail and concern for the comfort of guests. We stayed a week, but with wedding festivities and sightseeing, we didn't get to spend enough "down" time at the house, or to fully enjoy all the amenities, or to bird watch as much as we wanted. We hope to return soon. I give this place an A+ rating!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

As beautiful as pictured

  • 5 of 5

Great bedrooms, plenty of bathrooms, enough dishes and cooking equipment to create the meals you want. Fabulous landscape and of course beyond incredible views.

Thanks for sharing this amazing house with us!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect home for a weekend with friends!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 11 girlfriends could not have been more impressed with John's beautiful home and property! Everything was absolutely perfect...from the well equipped kitchen to the comfortable beds to the stunning views and gardens! There are so many thoughtful details around the home specially for renters....labels on drawers, extra blankets/pillows, well written instructions for using the hot tub, plenty of gathering spaces both indoors and outdoors, and even fresh flowers on the dining table left for us! We started planning our return trips before we had even left!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for our team building retreat.

  • 5 of 5

this property is gorgeous, the house is very nice. A few degrees warmer and we could have really used the outdoors more, but we got out quite a bit. The house itself is beautiful, but downstairs beds seem dated. Also, for the high price, too many things don't work at all, or work partly. Windows that can't be opened, a dishwasher that sort-of works and barely rinses, toilets that have to be babied all make it a lot of work to just be there. The large instruction binder puts a lot of onus on the renter to make it easier for the cleaning staff to do their job and on handling different pieces of equipment properly.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jerry, for your repeated stays with us and your candid comments; which I consider gems to address to ensure a better experience at Harbor Hideaway for our future guests or if you decide to return again. A new dishwasher was installed a week ago today; We are sorry that the old one was reaching its end-of-life during your stay. I must admit my disappointment with that appliance; it was not that old and I had a repair man work on it for three different reasons in 2 months and then it still came up with new problems. Happy to have a new dish washer now and sorry it was not here during your stay. We also just replaced the BBQ with a new Weber. Past guests have requested detailed check-out procedures (some guests actually want to know what they can do upon departure.). We have carefully used the word "Requested" versus "Required" to-dos upon check-out. On back-to-back stays, 6 hours is very little time to turn the home; we do hope our guests will do their best to leave the house as they found it, short all the laundry and general, detailed cleanup and sanitation. We also have been spring cleaning since your stay and I am happy to say we are almost ready for the busy summer season. Thank you again and kind regards, John
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5

Amazing view and location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this property. Hot tub, 2 fire pits and private access to the beach, whats not to like!

We were 13 ppl and we fit in very nicely. Enough beds for everyone. The city of Langley is a 20 minute drive and worth a look for a couple of hrs.

John (property owner) is very cool and is also available for most of the day if you need any help.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet Spot for Group Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Gathered up 10 of my friends and headed to Whidbey Island for the weekend. Upon my arrival, several guests had already arrived and immediately began telling me all the amazing parts of the house and property. It's a good sized home and one of the most beautiful, well designed properties I've experienced. There is a fire pit just down away from the home, with a lovely wrap around bench, closed in for privacy by a ring of evergreens. The outside hot tub is at the bottom of the deck and we loved it! Day and night, it was well used. And stairs all the way down to the water with another firepit there. It's a trek and not for the gingerly. Be prepared for a heart pumping journey on the way up. As it goes, we spent a lot of time in the kitchen. Whether you were cooking or not, the whole crew packed in as that's what you do when you have so much space!

The bedrooms were generous and the bathrooms plenty. There is a huge master suite on the top floor - the only room up there. Equipped with a deep jacuzzi tub and private balcony. The main floor consists of one bedroom on the east side of the house and private bathroom. There is a shared bathroom, laundry room, kitchen, dining area with long table and the living room which contains 3 couches. Plenty of room to watch a movie or catch the game. The lower floor has 2 rooms each with their own door, private bathroom and door out onto the patio and closest to the hot tub and firepit. I think the downstairs mattresses need some upgrading. The queen bed in the north room sank right into the middle and the pull out sofa definitely needs replacing. We ended up pulling the mattress off the sofa bed, off the 2 rollaways, and grabbed the 2 other mattresses to make comfortable sleeping arrangements on the floor for 3 in our party. Otherwise there would have been some aches and pains in the AM. There were plenty of blankets and pillows for everyone.

The kitchen was well stocked, although we never found any tongs and it definitely needs knives sharpened and heaps more cutting boards. They DO have recycling which wasn't clear as there was only a bin for garbage. Please recycle!

Our party recommends bringing ziploc bags/containers for leftovers. Your own firewood. A robe for the hot tub. Spices for cooking. Maybe your own drinking water. Solid wine bottle opener and a yoga mat to take in the amazing view.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
48 Miles
Seattle SaeTac Airport
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Clinton, WA
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Holmes Harbor Golf Club (Public)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Freeland
Nearest Beach
Harbor Hideaway
Nearest Point of Interest
Harbor Hideaway Vacation Rental
Car: recommended

Harbor Hideaway is located on Holmes harbor adjacent to the Holmes Harbor Golf and Yacht Club, just 2 miles north of Freeland on beautiful Whidbey Island.

Other Activities: boating, golf, shopping, kayaking, wildlife viewing

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $350 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.7%

Off-Season Holidays are subject to summer rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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