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Beautiful Beachfront House, Kayaks, Dog Friendly, Wi-Fi, Affordable

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Beach house 2 beds 1 bath 40 feet of no bank waterfront

Baby Beach House Vacation Rental is a private and quiet one-story beach house, located directly on the water at Holmes Harbor Freeland, Whidbey Island, WA, with a vivid and relaxing water view and 40 feet of no bank waterfront. Lovely gardens surround the house in a quiet residential neighborhood walking distance from groceries and shops. 1 hour north of Seattle, and 15 minutes from the Clinton Ferry. Rates vary seasonally and with holidays, please check listing. Peaceful and quaint classic Whidbey beach house.

Sleeps up to 5 in 2 bedrooms with 3 queen beds; one master has one queen and second bedroom has two queens. One full bathroom. Single story house. Living room, kitchen, and dining area all with water views and two large oak tables with views. Small cabana hut without bath sleeps 2 in summer months only. 4 Kayaks available. Neighboring houses are discreet and non intrusive.

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 directly on the water.

We have DVD viewing available; though no cable or satellite TV service. We do have a large flat screen TV where you can watch movies on DVD player 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. For sports events on TV, either stream it through the internet or watch at one of the many local pubs such as China City, Village Pizzeria, Prima Bistro, Taproom, or Wifire.

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. Firewood available.

Town is a 10 minute walk away from Payless 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. Shopping also at The Goose Grocery in Bayview.

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

More Details

Jessica Leon
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Jessica Leon

We are a couple who live in Clinton near the beach rental. We have lived in New Jersey, the Bay Area, Japan, England, and Central America. Attended University of California at Berkeley and Leeds University UK. We have lived on Whidbey for 16 years and can tell you all the local secrets.

Jessica Leon purchased this house in 2000

Why Jessica Leon chose Freeland

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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Freeland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bath tub, shower, sink, toilet, window
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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
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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Beautiful Beachfront House, Kayaks, Dog Friendly, Wi-Fi, Affordable
average rating of 4.783784 based on 45 reviews

Great beachside getaway

  • 5 of 5

Cute, simple beachside house with everything you need. The owner was very helpful and responsive to my messages! Highly recommend if you are visiting the area and want a great view right on the water.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kaitlin we could not be happier with your visit and are so glad you were able to come with your family and enjoy the Baby Beach magic. Please come again! - Jess
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Comfortable house on the Bay

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The house was very comfortable and had everything we needed for a fun girls weekend!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Julie and hope you can return to Baby Beach House on Whidbey Island soon! Hope you enjoyed the wood burning stove on these cold nights. We so appreciate your visit!
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Quiet, beautiful escape away!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience here. THe view from the living room is amazing, so calm and tranquil. We enjoyed just sitting and watching the birds go by. The house had everything we needed, kitchen was stocked with essentials. The house was a tad cold, but the wood burning stove did great, and the individual heaters in the rooms were sufficient. It was wonderful waking up to the water view. The house was walking distance to the supermarket and several restaurants. We had a great time here and would defintely return for future trips!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Baby Beach House

  • 5 of 5

Our family once again created wonderful memories and we did this at Baby Beach house in Freeland. Such an adorable, sweet, clean and warm home. We were so comfortable and had everything we needed. We saw so many birds and visits from sea lions all day. It was a Father's Day weekend celebration and my husband felt very spoiled. Thank you Jess for making us feel welcome. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightfully Cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Baby Beach is a lovely spot! We fired up the wood stove and enjoyed a cozy evening. The view from the kitchen table in the morning was lovely - bird watching and cloud watching on a rainy day. ...and oh so very very quiet. The house was easy to find and the super easy access to the grocery store came in handy, too! Jennifer gave us clear information about everything 'Baby Beach' and made sure all our needs were covered. Thank you for a lovely stay! I enjoyed sharing Whidbey Island with my friend from Ohio, and staying the night at Baby Beach was the icing on the cake!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 Beach
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $75
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. Checkin/out times are flexible according to ability. Access Key and Address are in rental agreement, print it out and save for your records. The damage deposit it will auto-refund 7 days after your departure if everything is in order. If you request it soon it can be manually refunded once the house has been inspected. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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