|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
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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,
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.
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.
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!
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!!
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.
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.
Harbor View Grand was the perfect getaway for seeing the beauties of Whidbey Island. I met my brother, parents and family at this lovely home for a getaway in May. This house suited our needs perfectly. We had space to spread out iso you didn't feel "on top" of each other. 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms kept us from tripping over each other. There was also plenty of space for us to hang out together to eat or laugh and play games. The house a good selection of games, books, movies and music to keep you entertained. The kitchen is excellently stocked! The beds are comfortable and the hot tub was heaven after a long day of sightseeing!
This was our second stay at this VRBO! We would most likely stay in this house again in the future if we have another large group gathering. We have family in Whidbey Island and this house became our hub. Besides the breathtaking scenery and everything you need in a home, the location is unbeatable. It is centrally located to meet our family needs. After a long day, soak in the sunset either inside by the living room windows or outside on the balcony sipping a beverage of your choice. What a cool place.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|cleaning||$200 + Tax|
|Property Damage Protection||$79|
Reservations can be made and broken down into two or three payments as long as all payments are made 60 days in advance.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.