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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bdrm/2 bath, Sleeps 5, 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 (6 under special circumstances and with additional fee), and generally best for groups up to 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:
May 27, 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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Amenities

Oak Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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
  • Singles
  • limited accessibility ...
  • 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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(104 traveler reviews)

Sandpiper Haven: Fabulous Waterfront Beach House-VIEWS, Kayaks, Famous Penn Cove
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 109 reviews
5

We loved the place!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need and very clean.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Sandpiper Haven - perfect Whidbey Island getaway

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed in Sandpiper Haven when we went to Whidbey Island for a half marathon. The house is perfectly situated between Coupeville and Oak Harbor with access to the beach just steps away. We enjoyed walking on the beach when the weather was nice and and lounging by the fireplace enjoying the view of Penn Cove when it was cold and rainy out. The house has every amenity we could imagine. We would certainly love to stay there again on a future trip.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Perfect vacation rental, every time

  • 5 of 5

This is our family's favorite place for retreat. We always feel relaxed at the end of our stay, and we always hate to leave! The house looks right out on Penn Cove, and one can easily spend the morning watching birds and the water. If you're lucky, the neighbor's peacock might show up on the porch. At night you can look at lots of stars, build a fire in the pit, or listen to the frogs croaking. Coupeville, Oak Harbor and Ebey's Landing are 5-10 minutes away. On top of all this, everything is comfortable, everything works and all the necessities are there -- right down to a waffle iron in the kitchen, and lanterns in the closet in case of a blackout (which has never happened). On the very few occasions when I needed to reach the owner, I had a nearly instant reply. The house is just right for a family that can fit into two bedrooms.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Fabulously situated and perfectly appointed!

  • 5 of 5

Sandpiper Haven was a perfect week getaway. We are already planning our next return visit! Sandpiper Haven had absolutely everything we could need. Peter and Julie are excellent communicators. Everything was clear and spelled out before our arrival.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

better than i could imagine!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and comfortable... more than enough supplies and cooking materials. sitting on the deck with the most amazing view with glass of wine was my favorite thing to do! plus of course walking along the uncrowded and tranquil beach and going into the cute town of coupevdlle! ill be back ! next time longer ! thank you Julie and Pete for my home away from home that was so special and restorative to my soul!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

We can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

The house was immaculate, had every amenity we needed, even an iron and ironing board! We enjoyed our walks on the beach and sitting by the fire pit every night. The only downside is we don't own it!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Christopher's On Whidbey
"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 State Park
"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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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Early Peak 2017
May 26 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,700
$6,000
 
 
Peak 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
$7,500
 
 
Late Peak 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,700
$6,000
 
 
Shoulder 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$210
$1,350
$4,500
 
 
Off-Peak 2017
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
 
 
Mid-Winter Special
Dec 3 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$165
$1,000
$3,000
 
 
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

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