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Sandpiper Haven: Fabulous Waterfront Beach House-VIEWS, Kayaks, Famous Penn Cove

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

2 bdrm/2 bath, Sleeps 6, Comfy Yr Round, Direct to Beach, VIEWS, Boats, Pool

Sandpiper Haven is a charming two bedroom, two bath, single story, low bank waterfront house located on world famous Penn Cove, Whidbey Island, with direct beach access , phenomenal views, a great deck, nearby boat launch, and much much more. Conveniently located between Coupeville and Oak Harbor, enjoy fabulous VIEWS south across Penn Cove of the Olympic Mountains and Coupeville, and east of the Cascades! With annual rainfall of just over 21 inches, nearly half of the regional rainfall, you can enjoy being in the rainshadow of Whidbey Island.

We are also very PROUD to announce our NEW Vacation Waterfront Sister Property on Whidbey Island, about 10 minutes from Sandpiper Haven, on the dramatic west beach of Whidbey Island: visit Sunset Beach Haven, property VRBO/Home Away ID number #4059156 for more info on our new listing.

Back to Sandpiper Haven - which we have owned and managed since 2011. Sandpiper Haven is truly a bird watcher's paradise with floating flocks of resident and migratory water fowl and overhead visits by a neighboring family of eagles. For the seafood lovers, try mussel and clam digging and enjoy fishing just steps from the back door.

The day brings beautiful views of boats, seals and otters playing in the water, and of the snowy peaks of the Olympic Mountains rising in the distance beyond the shores of Penn Cove. To the east catch glimpses of the Cascade Mountains as well. The house is south facing to capture the warmth of the sun on a large private deck in fair weather, or inspire romance watching storm-churned waves while comfortably seated indoors by the large stone gas fireplace.

Evenings can be spent by a private firepit roasting marshmallows, curled up with a book on super comfy new living furniture by a gas fireplace, playing games and doing puzzles with friends and family, or watching a movie on the new HDTV.

Or, you may prefer an evening out with great dining options in Coupeville, Langley, Oak Harbor and beyond.

We have added many updates including high speed internet, new HDTV with cable, Roku and ipod docking stereo, new outdoor furnishings, gas grill, fire pit, enhanced promontory, new Queen Sleeper Sofa, and much more. This is a low-allergen environment. For this reason, no pets and no smoking are permitted (and please don't ask). Enjoy this comfy, well-appointed and well-supplied house in a phenomenal setting.

During Peak Months, also enjoy access to two sea kayaks and a 12' Rowboat to Qualified Guests to explore the cove, fish or crab (and yes, we have crabbing and fishing gear too).

Also, access to the local heated outdoor community pool as our Guests Memorial Day Weekend and mid-June through Labor Day.

The house sleeps up to 5 comfortably, and generally best for groups 2-4, with a heavenly pillow-top Queen Bed in the Master, and two twins in the 2nd bedroom. A new sleeper sofa with additional memory foam topper in the Living Room. We even provide a portable crib and bedding for infants. Dine comfortably inside or out. We can make exceptions for a sixth Guest, but this approved on a case-by-case basis.

An outdoor private promontory allows you to get further away from it all, boasting even more fabulous views down the beach and across Penn Cove.

Action seekers may kayak the cove or explore the many hiking and bike trails within minutes from the house. Bring your own boat or jet ski and launch it from our private community-owned boat launch and dock just several houses from the property.

The house was built in 2003 so is well-insulated and perfect for year-round enjoyment. Many Guests spend their holidays here, finding plenty of cookware and warmth for a joyful getaway.

More about the area: The historic waterfront town of Coupeville, visible across the cove, can be reached in minutes by car. Oak Harbor, to the North, is also minutes away for major shopping amenities and restaurants. And to the West lies Historical Ebey's Landing Preserve and the nearby Coupeville Ferry with service to historic Port Townsend. Greenbank Winery, antiques shops, galleries, the town of Langley, and Deception Pass are also nearby.

Best suited for: families, romantic getaways, couples retreats, girls weekends away, small reunions, great stays when attending a wedding, holiday gatherings, anniversary present for the grandparents, rewards for employees, adventure-seekers, and many more.

Visit our website, see our video, and read our reviews, and.... look no further. We have over eighty, five-star Reviews on VRBO/Home Away and another over twenty on other listings. You'll see what sets us apart from the pack and why we take your vacation so seriously - we truly want to provide a home-away-from-home in a fabulous, memorable setting. We look forward to having you as our Guests. Stay and Play at Sandpiper Haven.

Thank you!

Julie and Peter

More Details

Owner
Julie and Peter Mattson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2017

About Julie and Peter Mattson

We are a family of four and have always loved the out of doors. Here we are in the Kenai Fjords exploring in 2014. Julie grew up outside of Boston, and Pete in Durango, and we both met out in the Seattle area back in 1994 through our love of kayaking and the out-of-doors. Come and stay at our home and see what we enjoy so much about the Pacific Northwest (PNW), Whidbey Island, and Sandpiper Haven in particular.

Julie and Peter Mattson purchased this house in 2011

Why Julie and Peter Mattson chose Whidbey Island

We love Whidbey Island and have spent years traveling around the Pacific Northwest exploring. We looked at many different communities when considering a second home. Whidbey Island was by far the winner, and Sandpiper Haven took the cake. We are hooked. Whidbey has so much of everything great that the northwest to offer and perfect our family - views, mountains, water, beach, hiking, biking, clamming, kayaking, fishing, and exploring, or just plain kicking back as a family with games, puzzles, a good home-cooked meal, or curling up on the couch with a good book.

What makes this house unique

Sandpiper Haven is really 'Heaven' to us - we love the beauty, peace, direct access to beach, easy exploring of the area, and comfort of this beautiful home. Sometimes we choose to just simply hang out and do puzzles, play games, read books, and enjoy each other's company. Other times, we love sitting on the expansive deck viewing wildlife such as the bald eagle that perched on our nearby dock for TWO hours the other day, or the kingfisher hovering right out front and the abundance of hummingbirds that are curious beautiful little birds. If you can't find Julie she might be sipping her coffee in the morning or enjoying an evening glass of wine at our peaceful private promontory.

And then there is kayaking, clamming, crabbing, boating, and all the great parks and exploring nearby. A short drive to Coupeville is always rewarded with ice cream for the kids at their fabulous ice cream parlor, Kapaw's ($3 for 3 scoops, no joke!). A short trip over to Port-Townsend on the ferry is rewarded with visits to Nana and lots of great restaurants and shops and an old fort to explore too (okay, so you can't probably visit our Nana, but it is a fun town).

Come and enjoy Sandpiper Haven and we hope (believe) that you'll love to come back year after year! Just read our Reviews and see what others have to say.... We now have several Guests who have visited 4 times! And many who have booked 3 times. We strive to create a home where Guests can feel comfortable coming back year after year and creating memories to last a lifetime! It brings us great joy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are a new family and this was our official "just for the four of us" vacation. And your cabin made it perfect! Our six year-old children were thrilled to find the perfect games and toys. Kristin and I enjoyed the view, walk, and cozy times inside. Thank you.
Feb 2012
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(96 traveler reviews)

Sandpiper Haven: Fabulous Waterfront Beach House-VIEWS, Kayaks, Famous Penn Cove
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 101 reviews
5

Great place and easy booking!

  • 5 of 5

The house is lovely, well-maintained, and comfortable. This may have been my most comfortable house rental experience since there were all these little considerate touches like a well-stocked amount of toys and puzzles and little extra toiletries in case you need.

The location is great and we spent a good amount of time on the beach despite the cold. We also enjoyed going to nearby Coupeville, which is a cute little town.

I also appreciate how communicative the owners are and how they provide information in a timely manner. It just made our overall trip all the more simple.

We would gladly book this place again!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A fabulous rental with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Sandpiper Haven and I'm sure it won't be our last. The owners are so responsive and helpful - we always heard back from them quickly. The house is right on the water with an amazing view and is clean, well stocked and quaint. It is a short drive to town. We love the fire pit! Perfect on a cool evening. Thanks for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bellingham, WA, USA
5

Simply the Best, Every Single Time

  • 5 of 5

I'm almost at a loss for words when it comes to Sandpiper Haven's special touches, unsurpassed comfort, level of cleanliness, the practical and whimsical little details, and - of course - the amazing location. Julie's and Peter's communication, preparation, and availability to provide feedback are incredible. Walking into Sandpiper Haven is like walking into our own home - just better! Frankly, this place has spoiled us consistently (for the 4th time this fall), and it is the *only* vacation rental we can confidently give a five-star rating. This time, we brought my retired parents, who are seasoned travelers from Germany, and none of us wanted to leave after our too-short stay. Our days were filled with snacking and reading on the large porch, watching the wildlife on Penn Cove, digging in the sand, safely kayaking along the beach, playing fun family games, and admiring the stunning moon rise over the water one night and the fall fog the next morning. Everything is thought of in this place - you just have to bring yourself and a willingness to sit back and truly breathe in all the sensory experiences beautiful Whidbey has to offer. We can't thank you enough, Julie and Peter, for offering an allergy-safe environment for a family of three generations and for trusting us with this gem of a vacation home. We vow to be back soon. Vielen Dank!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful little getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful visit to Sandpiper Haven. The house is directly on Penn Cove, providing beautiful views of the water. We visited in mid-October when the crisp air made for the perfect atmosphere for autumn walks and sunset views. There were only two of us, so the second bedroom in the home went unused, but it was well-appointed. While the house isn't enormous, it would easily be big enough for a small family.

It would be fair to say that Julie and Peter have truly thought of every single detail a guest could need, which made the cottage genuinely feel like a home away from home. From the moment we arrived, we noticed that extreme care had been taken to make sure that all of our needs were covered. There was also extensive information about the area, personalized restaurant reviews, and plenty of board games for rainy PNW days. We didn't use the TV much, but there are tons of channels and a streaming box. We found everything to be very clean and in good, working condition.

As soon as we booked the home, we received extensive detailed information about the house. Julie and Peter were also easily available to answer any question, but we honestly didn't have any since all of the information we received was so thorough.

We really had a wonderful few days on Penn Cove and wished with all of our hearts that we could have stayed much longer to enjoy the charm, beauty, and serenity of Whidbey Island.

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

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Even though the weather(storm worse that the Columbus Day storm in 1962) cut our trip short by one night and day we had a wonderful time. We will rebook for next year because we loved it so much. Right on the water, close to Oak Harbor and Coupeville. Because of the storm we did not get into Coupeville so we will return in 2017 to see all we missed. Many things to see that are close by. We ordered pizza in and played cards and watched a movie on Friday night. Would recommend this cute home to anyone wanting a quiet weekend or longer. Beautiful place to stay. Thank you to owners Peter and Julie for all their help. Can't wait until next year to be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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California
5

Wonderful place to stay on Penn Cove!

  • 5 of 5

The beautiful view of Penn Cove and the Olympic mountains from Sandpiper Haven exceeded our expectations! We enjoyed experiencing even more incredible scenery and wildlife while kayaking around the cove…so nice of the owners to let us use their boats. Julie and Peter provided excellent directions and instructions and have thought of everything needed to make one’s stay comfortable and relaxing. Sandpiper Haven wins the prize for the best equipped home we’ve ever rented! It's only a short drive to Coupeville, Oak Harbor, and fun places to go hiking. Dinner at Christopher’s in Coupeville was delicious. We hope to return and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Sandpiper Haven to our friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christopher's
"This is one of our favorite restaurants in Coupeville, about 10 min away from Sandpiper Have..."
Toby's
"Right on the water in Coupeville, this little bar serves up great food and atmosphere. No o..."
Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve
"One of our favorite spots to explore with the family - miles of beach to walk, just about 15..."
Fort Casey State Park
"Our kids never tire of exploring the old gunnery that was erected to protect Admiralty Inlet..."
Deception Pass State Park
"Another favorite for our crew, explore the beaches, walk across the bridge, watch the super ..."
Coupeville Ferry Dock
"Walk on the Coupeville Ferry to take a ride over to historic Port Townsend for a stroll , sh..."
Mystic Sea Charters
"Fun for the whole family - enjoy whale watching in the spring for Gray Whales out of Langley..."
Deception Pass Tours
"Ride a jet boat up under Deception Pass Bridge, through the pass and enjoy seeing the rippin..."
Monroe Landing
"Just a mile east of Sandpiper Haven, take a visit to stroll a long sandy beach, let the kids..."
Front Street Grill
"Waterfront restaurant in picturesque Coupeville, just 10 min from Sandpiper Haven and 15 min..."
Seabolts Smokehouse
"One of our favorites - love the fish tacos. Casual dining with excellent NW Food, take-out ..."
Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Sea-Tac International Airport - 2+ Hours
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Coupeville
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Coupeville to Port Townsend
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Whidbey Golf & Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 20
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Coupeville
Nearest Beach
Our back door, down short private path with rail
Car: recommended

Sandpiper Haven is directly on Penn Cove is uniquely situated between Oak Harbor and Coupeville, Washington, on beautiful Whidbey Island. The region features the best of the Northwest with water activities, hiking, biking, fishing, boating, kayaking, clamming, wildlife viewing, whale watching, and just plain kicking back to relax.

Other Activities: Clamming, crabbing, fishing, kayaking, whale-watching, boating. Visit our website for many links to these activities and places to also rent gear. We provide a crab pot, fishing gear, and digging equipment for clamming and mussel digging.

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Rates & Availability

Oak Harbor 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
 
Off Peak 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$165
$1,000
$3,500
 
 
Early Shoulder 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$185
$1,200
$4,000
 
 
Shoulder 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$210
$1,350
$4,500
 
 
Early Peak
May 26 2017 - Jun 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,700
$6,500
 
 
Peak 2017
Jun 23 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
$7,500
 
 
Late Peak
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,700
$6,500
 
 
Shoulder
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$210
$1,350
$4,500
 
 
Off-Peak
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$185
$1,200
$4,000
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 29 2017 - Dec 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Winter Off-Peak
Dec 3 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$165
$1,000
$3,500
 
 
Winter Holiday 2017
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,700
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$165
$1,000
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee (up to 4) $110 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.7%

Cleaning Fee (add $15 for each person over 4 Guests): $150 for 2+ week stays up to 4 Guests, add $30 for each additional Guest).
Additional 10.7% WA Sales & Hospital Tax is non-negotiable. The state and county requires it.
$250 Refundable Security Deposit ($500 for 2+ Weeks). Our policy is to try to get this returned to you within a couple business days of your departure if all looks well though our Hospitality Agreement states 2 weeks.
30d cancellation policy (60d for greater than 2 week stays)
NO PETS. NO SMOKING. STRICTLY ENFORCED.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Oak Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Soaps supplied
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , W/D here as well
  • Plenty of towels, beach towels, and basic soap provided. Hairdryer provided, first aid kit, and few toiletries if you forget them. Washer/Dryer in 2nd bathroom. Laundry soap, dryer sheets, stain remover provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 baby crib , Sleeps 2-3
  • Portable Crib with bedding provided. Extra Queen bedding and foam topper - can join the two twins in 2nd bedroom to make a Queen bed. New Queen sleeper sofa with an added memory foam topper in the Living Room sleeps up to 2 more people.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • DVR
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Bring your cell phone. There is no land line in the unit but cell phone coverage is quite good. Spotting scope with bird books and binoculars in LR. Basic fishing gear provided with 3 rods. Crab pots available during crabbing season. Digging gear for clamming or collecting famous Penn Cove Mussels off the beach (license needed). Note occasional closures to these seasons. Complementary HIGH SPEED wireless WIFi internet available with two dedicated lines. HDTV with cable, and Roku with complimentary Netflix and Amazon Prime. Plenty to watch. No DVR or On-Demand.

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