About the property
- House2000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 5 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
This amazing one level home is uniquely & wonderfully designed for vacation use and is divided into 3 special purpose wings perfect for your relaxing get-a-way! .
Relaxation begins the moment you walk through the front door of Ranvik Beach House and experience the serenity of this recently remodeled (2012), Mid Century Modern beach home. French doors open to Admiralty Bay with its majestic backdrop of snow capped Olympic Mountains. the shipping lanes to Seattle, and a picturesque ferry crossing. Watch our video and you will see what we mean!
Relaxation continues inside the beach house great room with its windows to the Salish sea, spectacular sunsets, large gas fireplace and beautiful updated and fully equipped gourmet kitchen with quartz countertops and modern SS appliances. Enjoy meal preparation in a true cook's kitchen that goes well beyond the basics boasting all the large and small appliances and equipment you need to prepare your favorite foods.
We also have a coffee bar with various beans to grind or instant Keurig coffees. Hot chocolate with marshmallows is always available for those cool days or evenings when you will want to sit by the fire and watch the waves. Whether you dine inside or out the view here is world class and we guarantee the your favorite foods and beverages will taste even better here!
In addition to the central gathering area, it has two separate sleeping wings offering a degree of separation and privacy when desired. The NW wing features a master bedroom,, full bath and den/media room. The SE wing has 2 well separated bedrooms, a 3/4 bath with a large shower, and a laundry area.
Each of the 3 luxurious bedrooms offers a king bed, down or alternative down comforters, and ultra soft bamboo sheets. In two of the three bedrooms you will wake to ocean views.
Relaxation continues as you sit on the large deck or walk the long, low bank, pebble beach to view eagles, jellyfish, otters, porpoise, sea lions, leaping salmon (Sept -Oct), seals and various birds including shorebirds, waterfowl, and birds of prey. Every ship - from tugs to cruise ships to aircraft carriers - that enters the Puget Sound passes in front of our house. Use our powerful spotting scope to get close up, detailed views.
In the evening barbecue on the generous patio, roast your marshmallows in the huge fire pit, or just sit around at night in the Adirondack & lounge chairs checking out the moon and the stars.
Ranvik Beach House is our favorite get away and we are now offering it on a limited basis as a vacation rental for discriminating vacationers who want a "World Class experience" (in the words of our reviewers) on renown Whidbey Island.
6 guests maximum. Pets are not allowed.
Well behaved children are welcome! Because of close proximity to beach and large fire pit it is important that children under 7 be well supervised for the sake of their safety.
5 night minimum stay during Peak Seasons (see rates).
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AREA ACCOLADES: Everyone loves Whidbey!
Ranked 3rd Best Island in US by USA Today readers 2014.
Sunset called it of the "20 best Island Escapes" 2014.
Travel & Leisure’s Most Romantic Summer Destinations July 2010 issue featured Whidbey Island as one of their 16 picks world wide: “Though it’s only a 20-minute ferry ride from the Seattle suburb of Mukilteo, this island oasis feels like the Pacific Northwest’s last frontier—a lost-in-time place of towering Cedars and sparkling coves overlooking Puget Sound.”
The area is know as 'The Sunny side of Whidbey' thanks to a third less rainfull than most of the Pacific NW coast. A twelve month 'sunshine study' was done in Sequim in 2010 & 2012 demonstating the dramatic effect of the rainshadow on the days of sun and rain. Here are some highlights from the sunshine studies:
•Winter (Nov-Jan) saw 5X as many mostly sunny days in the shadow vs. Seattle.
•Winter saw only 1/4 as many dreary days in the shadow vs. Seattle.
•Spring (Feb-May) saw the highest number of 'rain shadow' days per month, at nearly 8! During the summer most days are sunny days.
• Coupeville received 20' of rain compared Seattle's 36'
After reading about the 'shadow' it is obvious that you chances of enjoying some sunshine here November through March are about 75% better than along the I-5 corridor! Due to its drier climate and position over stunning coastal areas, it is often an ideal location for many activities, such as beach walks/ hiking, golf, bicycling, wave watching, or simply exploring. What great reasons to consider booking a few days at Ranvik Beach House during the winter months!
It is also called 'The closest place to far away' & for many residents of the Washington I-5 corridor you can get away on a single tank of gas!
Seattle King 5 TV viewers nominated Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve as 'Best Hiking Trail; Best Place to Watch a Sunset; Best Picnic Spot; Best Bird Watching'.
Sunset Magazine has named the Coupeville to Port Townsend as "one of the 5 best ferry rides in the Northwest."
Ebey’s Landiing is billed in local guidebooks as one of the best hikes in Washington. 'This 5.6-mile trail, just five minutes from Coupeville, with mostly dry trails year round, far exceed the expectations of many visitors.'
For a complete guide to visiting Coupeville, including restaurants, lodging and shops contact the Central Whidbey Chamber of Commerce visitors center at 905 NW Alexander St.
Noise Alert: 95% of the time this is a very quiet area. However ~5% of the time, weekdays only, people in the Admiralty Bay area may experience jet noise when the jets from Whidbey Naval Station practice carrier landings on the Outlying Field 2 miles north of the house. Flyovers typically last 1 to 2 hours. Occasionally they last up to 6 hours and continue for an hour or two after darkness. These flyovers are sporadic and we have no way of knowing when they will occur. Please realize that ALL homes along Admiralty Bay - and indeed much of the northern half of Whidbey - are subject to this.
Many think it is really interesting to get a close up view of these fantastic flying machines. Others find it is real loud and annoying, especially after 10 pm (very rare).
If this happens while you are staying at Ranvik Beach House we suggest one of two options:
1. Stay inside and wait it out. It isn't too bad in the media room with the volume cranked up. We have ear plugs and three sets of noise cancelling headphones in our home for guest use; these mute but don't eliminate the sound.
2. Hop in your car & go somewhere else for a couple of hours.
Chance are that you will not experience this. However, if this would ruin your vacation, you may want to consider renting in some area other than Admiralty Bay / northern half of Whidbey Island. Please understand that we have no control over this and thus cannot offer any sort of refund or compensation to guests who experience flyovers.
Please do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions or would like us to send you rental contract. Reservations are not secured until we have a signed contract
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- May 25, 2018
We are a retired professional couple who love the natural beauty of God's creation & enjoy quiet relaxation, fishing, hiking, and travel. We remodeled our first home on Whidbey Island in 1975 and have built and remodeled number of in the Bellingham area and now again on Whidbey. This architecturally designed, well built built home is a true gem. It was a joy to revitalize it. In the process we added a touch of Cape Cod giving it a more cozy feel. The name Ranvik is Lisa's family name in Norway which means Bay of The Ravens. We appreciate art and architecture & this house offers some of both. Ranvik Beach House was designed by a Seattle architect in 1964 as a family vacation get-a-way at the height of the Mid-Century Modern era. He developed Admiral's Cove which includes a mile of beach. He had his choice of any building site on which to build his signature beach home. This site was selected for its outstanding orientation to all the breathtaking natural beauty and has the largest beach frontage of all the surrounding homes providing an extra measure of privacy. It is one of only 3 homes built by Sellen Construction (one other one on Whidbey & the Bill gates home!). They also built the Amazon headquarters in Seattle. The house reflects the state of the construction art at the time with a wonderfully timeless, very functional beach vacation home design. The interior is very unique with beveled ship-lap interior & exterior siding and many interesting, angular corners and spaces. Our total interior remodel in 2012 maintained the home's original, unique character while incorporating the convenience & comforts of a modern home. The tasteful update is in a cozy, bright, contemporary Scandinavian style. We continue to make small improvements as needed. Since completing the remodel in early 2012 we have found this to be a magical place for relaxation and enjoyment. It is our hope that you will have the same experience while staying here.
Lisa purchased this House in 2011
Why Lisa chose Coupeville
We lived on Whidbey Island years ago & have been coming back several times a year ever since. So we knew what a wonderful place it is . For several years we had been looking for a beach home to use as a get-away retreat for family and friends. We considering many areas we concluded the Coupeville / Keystone area. We discovered that this area offered unsurpassed natural beauty along with a wide variety of recreational opportunities. Coupling that with the fact that it has some of the best weather west of the Cascades and is easily accessible by car clinched it for us. Now that we have had this beach house for a number of years; we have no doubt that we made a great choice! This is truly a wonderful place where one can just totally relax. At the same time, if in the mood, there is a wide variety of fun, interesting activities only minutes out the door. We are confident you will enjoy it as much as our family does! 2018 update: Please read our reviews you will see that we're not the only ones who think this is a Magic Place. Over 100 Five Star reviews in less than 6 years with only a single 4 star rating! All our guests have been thrilled and so are we! We're confident you will be also.
What makes this House unique
There simply isn't a nicer, better located beach house in the Coupeville area! Ranvik Beach House is located in the Olympic rainshadow. The result is third less rain and 30% more sunshine than most of western Washington, Oregon and lower British Columbia. It is appropriately referred to as the 'Sunny Side of Whidbey'. Like to dine out? You are in luck as as Whidbey Island has been designated a state tourist 'Culinary Destination'! The close and very quaint towns of Coupeville and Freeland offer many excellent dining options from basic fare to gourmet dining. There is great shopping and spas for extra relaxation. Several wineries are close to the beach house with a wineries tour map available at the house. Having spent many years living Whidbey, we are very familiar with the Island and can assist you in gathering current information about tourist sites, outdoor activities, restaurants and special events on Whidbey Island. If your idea of vacation & relaxation involves physical activities such as walking on the beach, fishing, biking (road or mountain style), day hiking, golf, kite flying, diving, kayaking, boating, or swimming you will find a great place to do any of these within 15 minutes of the beach house. There is seasonal salmon and steelhead fishing from shore August - March. Ebey Historical Preserve, Fort Casey and other sites feature a wide variety of interesting places to explore. A near by public pool, basketball court, volleyball lawn an freshwater lake are within steps of the house and are available to guests. Area Accolades: Travel & Leisure’s Most Romantic Summer Destinations July 2010 issue featured Whidbey Island as one of their 16 picks world wide: “Though it’s a 20-minute ferry ride from the Seattle suburb of Mukilteo, this island oasis feels like the Pacific Northwest's last frontier... Sunset Magazine has named the Keystone to Port Townsend as one of the 5 best ferry rides in the NW
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We have stayed at over 30 vrbos
This is our favourite!!!
We have visited this property 5 times!
The location is perfect for relaxing ocean getaway. House is beautiful, clean and well equipped. Owners are lovely to deal with and very helpful.
We thought you must like the place since you have stayed 5 times now -- much appreciated! But we had no idea that you have stayed at over 30 VRBOs and have declared ours to be your favorite! We are awed and honored; thank you so much for such a compliment. Such a high compliment is humbling. We look forward to your return.
Dan & Lisa
Wonderful, Special Beach House
Recently had the opportunity to stay on Whitbey Island with my sisters. Working with a referral agency that I have used numerous times, I was put in touch with Ranvik Beach House. what a blessing! You know how it is when the pictures look great, but the reality not so much? Well this is one you dont have to worry about at all. The owners are a really great couple to work with and the property is the best! Very well decorated, Very well cared for and makes you feel like you are staying in a nice home, not just a standard rental. Its layout, location and amenities are the best. We were treated to a great air show our first night as we sat by the firepit next to a crackling fire (and everything you needed was right there!) Waking up to the sunrise through the large picture windows (more like walls of glass) and sunsets at the end of the day. Beach walks right out the back door next to the waves, need I say more?By the end of our stay we were all contemplating extending our stay and are already looking at dates for when we can return. I could go on and on, but believe me. I would run out of room with all the wonderful things I could say about this property. If you want a great place to stay, look no further. Having rented vacation homes as an alternative to hotels and B&B's up and down the coastal areas of Washington and Oregon you could say I have pretty high standards, and Ranvik has certainly raised the bar as far as comparing to other vacation properties. Dont waste any more of your precious time looking... Book Ranvik today! You will have no regrets.
Walking in the front door was breathtaking with the views out the window to the water maybe 50 feet away! We kept the doors and windows open almost our entire visit just listening to the birds and the waves. The beach in front of the house is lovely and we enjoyed building sand castles and driftwood structures just steps from the back door.
Our other favorite thing to do on this trip was Fort Casey. Just a quick (and pretty) drive took us to fort casey which really exceeded our expectations! We spent hours there for three days and probably did not see every tunnel!
We already want to come back!
Beautiful house right on the beach
I stayed here with some girlfriends coming out from Colorado. We loved the house and the wonderful view. The home is spotlessly clean and very comfortable. There is a lovely well equipped kitchen - which was great because we loved to cook dinner and look out over the water. I would definitely stay here again.
One of my favorite HomeAway stays!
Whidbey Island is easily one of my favorite, local places and a home along the beach is a must when I go. This home was beautifully situated, wonderfully decorated and fully outfitted! It was perfect. We had everything we needed to tuck in on our weekend. Dan and Lisa were very easy to work with, and have created a lovely home. I would recommend them highly. And I'd definitely go back to this property again!
Thank you Lori. You mentioned Whidbey being one of your favorite local spots. Although we have had guests from about 15 states and several countries, the majority of them are "locals" from W Washington who just want to escape their regular life for some relaxation and a little adventure. That's why we bought the property and created Ranvik Beach House. It has been a blessing to share it with many such as you.
Beautiful setting, well appointed home
This house is beautifully situated on the waterfront. We were sitting on the deck playing dominoes & saw a bald eagle fly by. It’s in a serene location but a quick trip to town.
The bedrooms are very comfortable w/ king beds and nice linens. The kitchen was very well appointed. We’ve rented lots of great VRBO homes, and this one was especially nice - it felt like borrowing a home from friends. There were plenty of paper goods, fire wood, coffee. The owners were easy & pleasant to communicate with. Highly recommend.
Amanda: Thank you for the wonderful review and kind comments. We're glad you and your family had an enjoyable time. The eagles and other wildlife are some fun to watch. We look forward to your return.
Dan & Lisa
Not only is the house beautiful but the area surrounding it is one of the most scenic locations in Washington with fun, interesting activities for people of all ages!
While you are here you may want to visit the historic town of Coupeville just 12 minutes away to check out the historical museum, some great little clothing shops, antique stores, a gem of a beach store and of course great restaurants. 2.5 miles from the beach house is the Keystone Underwater Park for diving, a State-Federal wildlife preserve for birding and beach walking, and the Admiralty Lighthouse & Fort Casey for the historians. Deception Pass Boat Tours & Olympic National Park less than an 1 hour away.
Arboretum, library, playground, marina, churches, winery tours, antiquing, beachcombing, bird watching (200+ species in area), walking, biking, (we have 2 comfort bikes for your use) whale watching, scenic drives, freshwater (40 minutes away), bay, & beach fishing, boat launch, (2 miles away) ATM/bank, laundromat, massage therapist, medical services, groceries, hospital, many festivals in Coupeville. . Great for naps too
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
LISTED RATES ARE FOR 6 people. National holidays require a 3 Night Minimum Stay. Rate quoted by this website accurate with 2%. Website quotes Do Not include $500 Holding / Damage Deposit. Please note that the $500 Holding Fee/ Damage Deposit is owed at the time of booking. This reserves your dates. The $500 converts to a damage deposit upon your arrival and is fully refundable after your stay subject to the home being well cared for during your stay and no violations of terms of Rental Agreement. CANCELLATION POLICY: email cancellation notice is required for cancellation and refund of any rental fees. CANCELLATION 42 OR MORE DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR DATES will result in retention of 50% of the Holding Fee; any other fees paid will be refunded. CANCELLATIONS LESS THAN 42 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR DATES or early departure does not warrant any refund of prepaid rent or deposit fees. The Owners reserve the right to offer a credit toward a rebooking at a mutually agreeable time. A refund may also be offered if the property can be booked for the dates you had reserved. We recommend purchase of travel insurance separately. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call Lisa @ 360-739-5073. We will respond to all inquiries with 4 to 48 hours.