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Susan Arksey

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Possession Waterfront- One of the Best Places to Stay

24 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin

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Overview

Whidbey Island Cabin Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, one (brand new, beautiful ) bath (Sleeps 4)

This cabin is right on the beach. It looks out to a large lawn and beach, beautiful Puget Sound and Cascade Mountains. Enjoy sitting on the porch, walk the beach for miles in each direction or have a meal at the picnic table on the beach.

This is a lovely, private walk-in community, an easy 10 minute drive from the Clinton Ferry landing. How to get to the cabin from our large, flat, waterfront parking lot: load your items into our golf cart or utility wagon, there is a cement golf cart path that you walk (or ride along) to our cabin.

The master bedroom has one full size bed. The second bedroom has two twin beds. Both rooms have luxury, 100% cotton sheets, and down comforters.

Kids, bring your bikes. We have a wonderful bike path. There are Razor scooters to borrow- bring your bike helmet.

Pack and play, high chair, and exersaucer available upon request

Keywords: Whidbey Island, waterfront, beach cabin, Possession Beach, Clinton, private beach, south Whidbey, no bank beachfront

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Susan Arksey (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Susan Arksey

We are a Seattle family that likes to get away to the beach. We rented our cabin for several years then have not rented it for the past 4 years. During that time we remodeled several rooms, put in a new bathroom, and did many updates. The cabin is much improved, beautifully decorated and very comfortable. We've decided to rent it again as we enjoy having guests and we have a busy schedule that keeps us from being at the beach as much as we'd like to be.

We have an on-site manager that takes care of the property. The calendar is not up to date, please check with the owner for the latest info. It may show an opening and be booked.

Why Susan Arksey chose Whidbey Island

Possession Beach Walk is a beautiful, peaceful location with friendly neighbors and a great beach vibe.

What makes this cabin unique

110 feet of flat, no bank waterfront. Large yard, Excellent crabbing, fishing and clamming. The property is right on the waterfront beach for a day of playing or an evening by the campfire.

The beach is sandy near the bulk head then small pebbles and rocks sloping down to the water's edge..

Smooth, flat bike path for kids. Lots of room to play and explore. The front porch is the perfect spot to sit and enjoy it all.

A walk- in community: there is a large, flat community parking lot and a cement path to the community of beach cabins. You will have your own golf cart to use during your stay to get from your car to the cabin and back.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Before we even reached the beach cottage, we knew what was to come.... A feeling of calm, seeing the beauty of nature all around: waves, water, mountains, and even eagles and herons.



We enjoyed long walks on the beach, sunrises, sunsets, cuddling and reading books on the big couches, simple meals and ending the day with bonfires on the beach and roasting marshmallows. The kids spent hours combing the beach and playing on the big lawn. The house is comfortable and clean and we will definitely stay again soon. We created memories that will last a lifetime.
Jul 2009
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Reviews

4.9
based on 24 traveler reviews

Possession Waterfront- One of the Best Places to Stay
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 25 reviews
5

Amazing, unique, and beautiful location, also very nice hosts

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is great. We loved hanging out on the front porch with a glass of wine, looking out at the water. Walking the long beach, chatting with friendly neighbors, sitting on a driftwood log by the fire pit under the stars, all very relaxing. You can dig clams at low tide and it was even warm enough to swim when the tide was up. The cabin was cozy and had everything we needed. Our hosts even left us marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate to make S'mores. Fast WiFi too. We were too lazy to kayak, but that was available. Also, it was kind of fun driving the golf cart from the parking lot, and it was VERY nice to not have any cars around. Overall, I recommend this property for a relaxing beachfront get-away.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Really fun, super friendly

  • 5 of 5

This was a great choice for us to share with out of state family so they could get a taste of island life in the PNW. The house is really sweet, well stocked, light filled with a great view. The beds were really comfy. It was fun to take the golf cart to the house. Having the beach so close where we could sit and watch the sound and have dinner was perfect. The community of Possession Beach was SUPER friendly and welcoming. The porch is perfect for having a relaxing cup of coffee and watching the morning unfold. We all really enjoyed being able to take the kayaks out for a paddle in the morning, too. I would recommend this house to anyone. We didn't have small children with us but it also seems like an ideal place for children to play and explore.

Susan, the owner, was really helpful and responsive. She made sure we had all of the directions we needed to get to the house.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sandy, UT
5

Tranquility on Whidbey Island

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself, and our two children stayed for a week at this quaint and charming beach cottage. We had such a restful and relaxing time. Susan, the owner, was very helpful and accommodating. The cottage was extremely clean, well stocked, and nicely furnished. The beachfront setting was perfect. We were steps away from the water and enjoyed relaxing on the beach, sitting around the fire pit roasting marshmallows in the evening, and even simply rocking in the chairs on the front porch and enjoying the view. We did lots of crabbing right off the beach using the ocean kayaks and crab pots which were provided. There was even an outdoor stove and huge pot to prepare the crab. It could not have been more convenient. Clamming was also great at low tide. We saw lots of wildlife right on the property including deer, rabbits, and bald eagles. The kids had a great time collecting shells and rocks on the beach and playing in the water. They also enjoyed riding razor scooters and playing with balls and toys that were also provided. The golf cart ride back and forth from the parking lot to the cottage was a big hit with the kids. The neighbors were all extremely friendly and went out of their way to make us feel welcome and offered suggestions of things to do on the island.

We were able to explore the island a bit and visited the nearby town of Langley, which had lots of cute shops and restaurants. We also went to South Whidbey State Park and hiked through gorgeous forest trails. We visited Double Bluff Beach, a nice sand beach, which was a nice alternative to the beach in front of the house, which is mostly covered with small rocks and pebbles. One of our favorite places to eat for a quick bite was Pickles Deli in Clinton. The sandwiches were amazing - some of the best I've ever had.

If you are looking for a peaceful and tranquil vacation filled with endless beautiful scenery, look no further. Time really seemed to slow down while we were here. It was a much needed rest from the hustle of daily life. We hope to be back someday.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming cabin w/breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Susan's cabin over the long 4th of July weekend for our wedding anniversary and absolutely LOVED it! We were so much more pleased with the place in person, than in the pics. That's always a pleasant surprise, when not the other way around. The bathroom was brand new, and rooms were really clean and new looking. My sister and friend joined us for some nights and the place was spacious for all of us. It had all the amenities that we needed for a getaway.

We feel in love the island! The property is very spacious - lots of lawn space and you can't beat that it's on the waterfront. We spent a lot of time just relaxing on the beach and listening to the waves. We took the kayaks out in the morning and dropped some crab pots, and came back to a full pot in the evening for dinner. The neighbors were all very nice. We especially enjoyed that it was a super friendly little community with no cars and everyone either walked or drove golf carts to get around. People waved and said hello as they passed by. We'll definitely be planning another trip back.

Thank you Susan for letting us stay!

In love with Whidbey,

Minh & Adnan

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA
5

Great Whidbey Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented this cabin for a weekend to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had a wonderful time. It is in a great location - right on the beach. We enjoyed walking on the beach, kayaking, and appreciating the view of the Sound. This cabin's location on a car-free section of beach made it uniquely remote. It was also easy for us to drive into Langley and check out some restaurants.

Everything was as advertised on the website. The cabin was very clean and had everything we needed. Additionally, we had a mixup over the the dates we were arriving and Susan was very accommodating. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon
5

Restful and Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 5 nights and had an extremely restful and relaxing time. The house is very comfortable and the area is peaceful and beautiful. Directions for the house and all the amenities (including Wi-fi) were clear and easy to use. House is well stocked and having kayaks and crab pots was wonderful. It is a great community with helpful neighbors and other travelers, the kids had a wonderful time. The golf cart was fun to ride from the parking lot and made the stay more enjoyable to not have the car right there. We had such fun crabbing and clamming we didn't explore more of the island, except Fort Casey, but it looked like lots of fun stuff to do. Sturdy shoes are needed for the beach but you can walk for a long ways and see interesting sea life, the kids loved it. We are looking forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
SeaTac
Car: necessary

Possession Beach is a 10 minute drive from the Clinton Ferry Terminal on Whidbey Island. This cabin is in a beachfront neighborhood of 36 cabins. We share a large, flat, waterfront parking lot. When you arrive you will go over to our own, private golf cart (yours to use for the entire time) drive it over to your car and load up. Then drive along the cement golf cart path to the cabin. Instructions to follow upon rental.

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Rates & Availability

Mukilteo Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 15 2016 - Sep 15 2016
1 night minimum stay
$200
From
$250
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Standard pricing
1 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 10.7%

Pets are not allowed. Please do not bring a pet it is against our rental agreement. If a pet is with a guest the guest will forfeit the damage deposit.

Checks and Paypal accepted. Paying with a check or paypal will help you avoid the excessive and extra VRBO fee. I offer a 100% refund at any time (excluding nights spent at the cabin). No risk, no stress. Contact owner for Paypal instructions, sending a check, and further info.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Whidbey Island Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Brand new, remodeled bathroom. It's tiny with only a toilet, sink and shower, but it's new and beautiful. There is also an outdoor shower for rinsing off beach sand with hot and cold water.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • A double bed in the master bedroom. Two twin beds in the 2nd bedroom, (1) Pack and play available upon request. A twin convertible bed in the living room. Update: The master bedroom is now a very private, enclosed room with windows looking out to the garden.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Less than 10 minutes from the Clinton Ferry. 10 minutes to Langley and Clinton. Enjoy the beauty of Possession Beach Walk and the soaring eagles and deer that stop by. Clamming and crabbing right front on the property. This charming cabin was built in the late 1800's. One of the first homes on Whidbey Island. Updated and remodeled, clean and decorated in blue and white beach cottage decor for a vacation to remember.

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