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Jessica Leon

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: french, spanish

Beachfront Whidbey House, Charming, Private, and Quiet, high speed Wi-Fi

32 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

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Overview

Freeland House Rental Photos and Description

Beach house 2 beds 1 bath

Baby Beach is a private and quiet one story beach house, located steps from water with a vivid and relaxing water view. Lovely gardens surround the house. 1.5 hrs from downtown Seattle, 15 minutes from Clinton Ferry. Rates vary seasonally and with holidays, please check listing.

Sleeps up to 5 in 2 bedrooms with 3 queens, one bath. Living room and kitchen with dining area. Small cabana hut without bath months sleeps 2 in summer.

Tell us in advance if you are bringing friends or pets. When we clean the house, we appreciate knowing of extra guests or pets AHEAD of time. We can then adjust our cleaning schedules. We are a cozy comfortable beach house for those who like adorable comfortable places. If you are seeking posh or sleekly modern, this place is not for you.

We have no cable or satellite TV service. We do have a flat screen TV where you can watch movies or stream internet with an hdmi cable attached to your device.

We have a stereo setting for your mp3 or ipod music device on aux.

Eagles soar overhead while you cozy up to the wood burning stove on a comfy sectional couch with a grand view of the water. Clamming, fishing, whale watching are all nearby. We call it Baby Beach since it is the perfect place for kids and dogs to play safely, and has a quiet innocence and old Whidbey charm.

The deck is the ideal place to read, talk, and relax in wicker lawn furniture as you view passing wildlife; deer, rabbits, seals, eagles, hummingbirds, and sea otters regularly grace our shores. Watch them from our comfortable couch next to the wood stove with a piano, books, videos and music to share, plus a fully stocked kitchen- just add food!

Coffee maker, toaster, microwave, glassware, ceramic dishes, table cloths, place mats, utensils, sandwich grill, waffle maker, and blender. Grill fish or toast marshmallows on the fire pit in the garden or sip coffee on the porch overlooking the water.

Town is a 10 minute walk away and has a grocery store with fabulous deli, organic foods, and bakery... antique shops, restaurants, bars, and bookstores nearby and a public park with playground and a boat dock, plus famous Double Bluff beach is 5 minutes away. You won't hear a whisper of traffic as you get away from daily life at our sanctuary.

Besides the kitchen, dining area, and living room with wood stove and piano, inside we have two charming bedrooms, one with a queen bed and another with two queen beds. One bathroom. The extra detached hut can sleep 2 more but has no bathroom and not insulated, it is a cozy wood cabana for summer only. The house is not super modern but it's a Whidbey Classic beach cabin. If you're looking for sleek and posh it's not for you. If you care more about the view and walks than home magazines, you'll like this place.

A recent review gives a great feel for our details...::

'I have been a vacation house visitor for about 25 years and this beautiful Whidbey island home is BY FAR the most enchanting and rejuvenating place I've ever been. So many details are attended to which makes the house seem warm and 'lived-in' and lends to the immediate feeling upon arriving that you have just come home. After unpacking and finding a comfortable place to sit, breathe and take in the view of the harbor, I could feel the stress drain from my body and mind. We only had 2 nights to be in that serene environment but it had such an impact on all of us that it felt more like a week... now THAT'S getting your money's worth! The home is walking distance (10 minutes) to thrift & antique stores, as well as the grocery store that has an amazing organic section and some of the most lovely seafood you will find in a tiny town, anywhere. We grilled some Copper River salmon and veggies one evening on the bbq provided (bring your favorite charcoal!) and we couldn't wipe the smiles off our faces the entire meal. We also walked up to one of the local restaurants for lunch and had a couple good sandwiches and salads but I would definitely recommend buying food and spending as much time at the beach house as possible because it's much more affordable than eating in town and you really won't want to be anywhere else for long during your stay. Definitely DO set out on a stroll at low tide so you can take in all of the gorgeous rocks & shells that adorn this quiet little beach. The morning sunlight is best and the water is calm because there's not much wind, which can kick up quite a bit off the harbor in the evening time so be sure to bring warm clothes if you're planning an outdoor fire. Although, if you've got a toasty fire going in the wood stove, the sound of the wind and the waves is truly a deeply calming experience not to be missed. The photos on the VRBO website are entirely accurate although the modest listing description left us delightfully surprised by all this wonderful beach home had to offer. If you've missed your opportunity to book your time away here this year, I HIGHLY recommend booking now for next year so that you can have the pleasure of staying at one of the most enjoyable vacation stays you'll ever find.'

15 minutes from the ferry to Seattle.

Keywords: Beach, Cabin, waterfront, view, Freeland, Holmes Harbor, Whidbey Island, south Whidbey, water, view, 98249, vacation rental

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jessica Leon (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: french, spanish

About Jessica Leon

A couple who live near to the beach house on the island in Clinton. Have lived in New Jersey, the Bay Area, Japan, England, and Central America. Attended University of California at Berkeley.

Jessica Leon purchased this house in 2000

Why Jessica Leon chose Whidbey Island

We love Whidbey Island. Baby Beach house is a place to unwind from cares of the world. The wildlife and natural scenery is relaxing and invigorating. The smell of the sea, sightings of wildlife, and the colors of the sky and water make it a perfect place to let go.

What makes this house unique

Water at your doorstep, views of Mt Erie, wildness of Holmes Harbor, wildlife in your front yard, walk to town in 10 minutes. Breathing the salt air as you gaze over the blue sea is a special treat. Giant cedar woods and state parks are nearby. Sparking mornings and breathtaking sunsets.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Jessica, Thank you for allowing us to enjoy one fabulous week in your lovely home on "Baby Beach". We have had a wonderful stay-your place is cozy and has all the warm amenities including books, games, a piano, kayaks --too many things to mention! --to provide for a fun vacation. On several occasions my 4 year old grandson caught fish while fishing on the beach in front of your house.

We would love to come back soon for another week. Thank you again!!! Patti P
May 2013
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Reviews

4.8
based on 32 traveler reviews

Beachfront Whidbey House, Charming, Private, and Quiet, high speed Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.78125 based on 40 reviews
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Baby Beach House Whidbey Island Wa

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for five days at this very relaxing beach house. Beautiful view all around. Beach in backyard< kids enjoyed the kayaks! Cozy home with comfy beds.

Had everything we needed to feel at home. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view at your fingertips. Quiet and peaceful. House is small and old but clean.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Baby Beach. Jessica was easy to work with and very accommodating. The house was small and with lots of furniture and clutter which made it a bit claustrophobic. The pictures on the website are a little outdated. It was comfortable enough. We love the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good times

  • 5 of 5

After four perfect days at Baby Beach, we are adding this spot to our five Top Three all time VRBO favorites. It’s right on the beach, the deck is private, it’s clean, comfortable, quiet, unpretentious, artsy and everything works. Welcoming us with lilacs from the garden was a sweet touch. We were there for classic Pacific NW spring weather – sun, rain, sun, breeze, sun, sprinkles – and got caught in a bit of rain during a beach walk but Baby Beach has a dryer and we were soon good to go. Family arrived from Seattle for a day visit: Double Bluff for a long walk and an endless supply of dog sticks, rhodies in bloom at Meerkerk, Langley for lunch and a little window shopping, back to BB for piano duets, tall tales, canasta, laughter and a terrific fresh salmon dinner topped off by a spectacular sunset. Good times. Everyone slept well and rose the next morning, rested and ready for more, starting with breakfast on the deck in the sun. Even got a little reading done. This is a sweet place. Reilly the Dog was in heaven.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Heaven.

  • 5 of 5

This little house is wonderful. It is quiet, comfortable, very peaceful, and exactly as pictured. Jessica makes sure that the house is stocked with everything you could need. It is a perfect home base from which to explore all of Whidbey Island, or to just relax on the deck and do nothing but enjoy the water and wildlife. My dog loved it. She would sit on the lawn in the morning watching all the birds, and then play on the beach in the afternoon. Freeland is a short walk away and has a great grocery store. I will definitely try to stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, homey place.

  • 5 of 5

Prompt reply from owner and no problems at all with our stay. We would recommend the baby beach highly. Can't wait to return some day.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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relaxing

  • 3 of 5

Charming,quaint and fun. Perfect for couples with some work on the interior needed.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your visit, and your review. Any specific feedback on what you'd like to see improved in the interior are welcome, Jess
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Gordon's on Blueberry Hill
"Excellent fine dining, great atmosphere"
Gerry's Kitchen -- CLOSED
"Super for lunch and dinner, close by the beach house"
China City LLC
"Good Chinese food, elegant booths, great for big parties"
Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens
"Gorgeous flowers"
Double Bluff Beach
Payless Foods -- CLOSED
Freeland Cafe
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Sea Tac
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
China City
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Clinton Ferry
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Useless Bay Golf
Nearest Train
19 Miles
Amtrak Everett
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hyw 525
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Ours
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Freeland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 17 2016 - Nov 27 2016
1 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
 
 
Christmas
Dec 18 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Summer 2017
May 21 2017 - Sep 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
$235
$1,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$159
$800
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $20
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $70
Tax Rate 10.7%

Rates are subject to change until traveler confirms. Check out times are set to allow maximum relaxation for each guest group while allowing us to clean and turn the house around in one day. Often someone is leaving or arriving the same day as you. Checkin/out times are flexible according to ability. Access Key and Address are in rental agreement, print it out and save for your records. If you chose the damage deposit it will auto refund 7 days after your departure if everything is in order. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Freeland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 982 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bath tub, shower, sink, toilet. Window to outside.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , summer detached hut w/electric w/o bathroom or insulation
  • Queen size Beds (1) One queen in master bedroom and 2 queens in back bedroom. Linens provided, Double Beds (1) Double bed is in detached cottage...warm weather only. Linens provided. Small additional cute summer detached water view hut w/electricity but w/o bathroom or insulation with full bed, porch, armchair.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Large oak dining table overlooking water in kitchen and living room, piano with sheet music, large public park with dock down the beach with children's playground, hammocks, very quiet private beach

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