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'Harbor View Grand'—Grand View, Home, and Concert Grand Piano.

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 9-11)

With over 3000 square feet on three levels, The “Harbor View Grand” lives up to its name both literally and figuratively. The concert grand piano, the sauna, and the huge NEW 480 gallon Jacuzzi brand hot tub are just part of what make it so enjoyable. This spacious architect-designed residence was custom built to maximize the incredible 180 degree panoramic view from this property. And does it ever!

The entire east side of the main level is primarily a wall of windows. From the kitchen, dining room, and living room you can enjoy an unobstructed view that spans from Mt. Baker to Mr. Rainer. You will see the Cascade mountains, the city of Oak Harbor, the harbor itself, a good portion of Puget Sound, Saratoga Passage, and Penn Cove. Maylor’s Point, Camano Island, and much of South Whidbey Island are also on display. At night, the view is just as stellar. The city of Oak Harbor and all the neighboring territory from Camano Island to south Whidbey put on a sparkling light show for free, to say nothing of the moon as it appears in the sky and glimmers across the water. With such a magnificent unobstructed view of the water, mountains, city, and neighboring territory, the view here is grand—day and night!

While you will never tire of the view, you will want to enjoy the rest of our home. Hungry? On the main level is a gourmet kitchen full of dishes, pots, pans, cooking utensils, and newer appliances. There is a convection oven, smooth top stove, large side by side refrigerator/freezer, built-in microwave, and a quiet-as-can-be dishwasher. A comfortable breakfast bar seats 2-3 people should anybody just want to sit and have a quick bite.

The nearby living room has a huge, vaulted open beam ceiling with exposed tongue and groove wood that serves the 7’ Baldwin concert grand piano extremely well. (What a great room for music!) We are the original owners of this incredibly powerful yet delicately nuanced instrument and have kept it tuned, regulated, and maintained religiously. This piano is worthy of the best pianists among us. Can’t play the piano? There is an outstanding stereo system that highlights a classic audiophile set of M&K speakers with matching subwoofer that sound incredible!

The lower level has a large family/TV room complete with a wet bar, small fridge, pellet stove, and 47” cable TV which is hooked into another great stereo system. Lots of CDs and DVD’s are also available. This room has a newer sleeper sofa. The lower level also has a 4 person Nordic cedar sauna which can be operated wet (steam) or dry.

Outside on the covered patio is a huge 480 gallon J-375 Jacuzzi hot tub that accommodates 6 people, including one in a full chase-type lounge seat. This deluxe model has a built in radio and many lighting options, a waterfall, and comfortable built in head-rests, and easy opening cover lift that one person can open and close in a jiffy. Talk about relaxing, the 46 jets can be adjusted to just the perfect strength to provide a rejuvenating, relaxing, and pro-quality massage. Jacuzzi engineers even made sure to include jets for a foot massage! We leave the Jacuzzi in operation all 365 days of the year, but no matter when you use it, when you are done you will come out relaxed~

The top level contains the master bedroom/bathroom and the “peak” bedroom. The master bedroom has a king Tempurpedic bed and high vaulted ceiling with a bank of floor to ceiling windows that provide a great view to the north that includes Mt. Baker. The master bath has both a shower and a jetted tub. The peak bedroom with its large vaulted ceiling looks out over the world from the highest point in our home. This room has two beds and is the favorite bedroom for anyone who likes to climb a ladder. Across from the single bed near the base of another bank of windows is a ladder that leads to the loft. Here you will find a cozy and comfortable double mattress bed on the carpet. This bed is the clear choice of younger family members, although a younger couple will find it as romantic as can be! The city lights are in full view when looking out the windows while tucked in bed.

In addition to the gourmet kitchen, elegant living room, and a dining area which has six leather chairs and large travertine dining table, the main level has two well appointed bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with a double bed. Both of these rooms have their own flat screen TV’s and DVD players. The laundry room and full bath complete with double sinks are located on this level. There are also extra folding tables that can be set up if 10 or 11 people want to dine at once. (We would put a folding table at the end of the travertine table and could seat 10 comfortably all at once. You can seat 11 but you might need to set up one or both of the folding tables separate from the dining table, or a couple of people can eat in the kitchen.)

Outside the main level on the east side of the house is a large deck with 8 chairs. At the end of the deck is a large round table for six and area suitable for dining should the weather be warm. The view from the deck is truly magnificent and eating in the open air makes the food taste just a little better.

No matter the time of year, the Harbor View Grand is an exceptional place to stay. There are no curtains, just windows galore which makes this home bright and airy no matter the weather outside. A good storm is an event not to be missed when looking out our main windows, the high vaulted ceilings allow you to hear the soothing sound of the rain as it pitterpats away on the roof.

The Harbor View Grand is centrally located high atop a hill in Oak Harbor just minutes from restaurants, shopping, public beaches, a wonderful public indoor swimming pool, Deception Pass State Park, and Deception Pass Bridge. Just 12 minutes from the Harbor View Grand, the Deception Pass park and bridge are scenic beyond words (its the most visited state park in Washington State) and a person can spend hours walking the beach and the wooded trails along the ocean. Five minutes away is NAS Whidbey Island. From our home you can drive to the San Juan Islands ferry in 35 minutes and to the Olympic Peninsula ferry in just 20 minutes. When based at the Harbor View Grand, you can explore all of Whidbey Island—its many parks, beaches, shopping, and dining—and never be more than an hour away. It makes a great central base for exploring the San Juan Islands, the Olympic Penninsula, and the mainland from Seattle to Vancouver, British Columbia which is only 2 hour drive.

The Harbor View Grand makes for a great getaway for a family, a wonderful rendezvous location for a group of friends, or a restful planning retreat for business or religious groups. If you do not know it already, we love this home and are confident you will, too.

Keywords: home, retreat,

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Jeff Ellis
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2017

Why Jeff Ellis chose Whidbey Island

We bought this house 15 years ago as our dream house, and so it continues today. We have updated, remodeled, and maintained it every step of the way. Furthermore, our caretakers are meticulous with their cleaning. The home is not just beautiful, it is clean top to bottom.

What makes this house unique

The view literally is mesmerizing. My wife and I would often sit at the dining table for hours after dinner just looking out the windows and visiting. We watch everything from sailboats coming into the harbor to jets flying by high in the sky. Because the Harbor View Grand is located in the city limits, it is centrally located to much of what Whidbey Island and is all about. Because it is set high on a hill and is on a nearly half-acre lot with many mature fir trees, the Harbor View Grand has a rural park-like setting and feel.


Oak Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • The Bathroom in the basement includes a full built in sauna.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • King size beds (1) In the master bedroom on the top level. Queen size Beds (1) One of the two bedrooms on the main level has a queen bed. Double Beds (2) Two double beds. One of the bedrooms on the main level has a double bed, as does the loft in the 'Peak' bedroom. Twin or Single Beds (1) In the Peak bedroom on the top level. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The blue sleeper sofa in the TV room on the lower level can also be made into a queen bed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

'Harbor View Grand'—Grand View, Home, and Concert Grand Piano.
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews

Great house.

  • 5 of 5

Overall a great experience. The owner was very friendly and answered his phone whenever I had questions. Wouldn't mind coming here next year.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house, great views, great location!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I travel to Whidbey Island every year (for the last 9 years) for a golf tournament. Typically we stay in Coupeville but our usual house was unavailable. We scrambled to find a place and were so lucky to find this place.

The owner was very responsive and accommodating. The house is incredible - great view of the water and Oak Harbor.

Plenty of space and in a great location. We plan on staying there from now on!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabuloous house and view!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great Christmas week in this lovely, spacious home. With all the grandkids and adults, we had plenty of space for everyone. The house is abundantly stocked with any and all necessities. Particularly enjoyed the grand piano, sound systems and hot tub. The view is amazing and within walking distance to grocery stores and the beach. Highly recommend, without hesitation!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

The home was all it said it would be! The expansive reviews were spectacular, the space was large enough for the entire family to enjoy comfortably. The kitchen was a chefs kitchen with every needed to cook for the entire family, including holiday meals. The location is central for outdoor lovers. I would return to the home!!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Great Location, Beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

My family and I stayed here for a week in the summer. It really is a great location and the view is amazing. Many of the tourist attractions are north and all of the great wineries are south so it's right in the middle. There is plenty of space, a well-equipped kitchen, and the hot tub and sauna are a nice touch. We played music from their collection every night for dinner and even used a few of the games provided. The grand piano got a workout. My husband plays and he said it was in great shape and well-tuned. The owner was very responsive to questions that we had. We had a very nice time.

We had a few minor issues but after I posted my initial review the owner contacted me almost immediately to get additional feedback so he could make some improvements. He even sent me receipts to prove that the work had been done. The only item he had not yet taken care of was a very squeaky and uncomfortable bed in one of the first floor bedrooms but he assured me that it would be taken care of on his next trip out there. Overall I was pleased with his responsiveness and would happily stay there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The bed in question was a Sealy Posturepedic. It was genuinely firm, but a little too firm for some—which is why they make various kinds of mattresses. So even though I have previously received only positive reviews on all the beds, the Sealy was replaced with a new cushion-top memory-foam medium-firm mattress and box springs. It will conform more to one's body shape. The frame was also tightened up and there is no more noise. In addition, carpeted rooms in need of cleaning (white carpets don't hide much...) were professionally cleaned and a squeaky bedroom door that would catch on the door frame was fixed. I wish to thank my kind guest for her helpful suggestions. My goal is to provide a comfortable, pleasurable experience for my guests. Their input, should anything be amiss that I am not aware of, helps that to happen.
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Sammamish, Wa., York Town, VA, & Oceanside, CA.

Great home, great views and great amenities

  • 5 of 5

We rented the home for some of the members of our large family reunion. The family members called it the "million dollar house" because of the beautiful inside and the fantastic views of the city, Puget Sound and Mt. Baker. It is unusual to have a place like this with a compute kitchen that you could cook about anything. The hot tub was used a number of times with different groups in our family. We teenage girls at our family reunion slept in the family room. There were extra spleeping bags and cushion mats for the extra girls. It is a great family facility. We would rent it again if we needed additional room for visiting family.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Whidbey Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Mt Vernon
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Hwy 20
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Mt Baker
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
City Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Oak Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan-May 2017
Jan 2 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
cleaning $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.7%

Reservations can be made and broken down into two or three payments as long as all payments are made 60 days in advance.

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