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Private Whidbey Island Waterfront Beach Cabin

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

New construction waterfront cabin on over 200' of beach.

Enjoy breathtaking views of Puget Sound, Mount Rainier, the Seattle skyline and the North Cascades from this cozy, two-story beach cabin.

This unique property -- Double Bluff Beach Club -- boasts 200 feet of no-bank waterfront on over three acres of beach. Meander 1/4 mile down a private drive and ascend stone stairs to this piece of paradise perched about the trees.

Soak in summer sun from a gorgeous, custom-built deck, or stroll along a sand and driftwood trail to the water's edge. On an enchanted evening, dine beneath the stars or head down to the fire pit to roast marshmallows, to tell stories and to sing songs around a campfire. Just outside the house is a partially covered patio complete with comfortable furniture, a barbecue grill, a dinner bell, a warm outdoor shower and lots of hooks to hang towels and gear from a memorable day at the beach.

Inside you'll find all the comforts of home coupled with unique Island charm. This top-to-bottom remodel is beautiful, bright, and EVERY room has a view! Curl up on the comfy couch with a good book, play board games around the coffee table or simply kick back, take a nap and relax.

The cabin features gleaming, original 1930's wood floors and a fully stocked kitchen/dining area with granite counter tops, bar stools and all-new stainless steel appliances. The family-friendly living room frames picture windows and just beyond it reside a 3/4 bathroom with a granite vanity, a linen closet and the main floor bedroom with a queen bed, new carpet, a built-in closet and that spectacular view!

Descend the spiral staircase to the bunk room. The kiddos will go crazy over two custom bunk beds and two built-in berths, each with its own storage area and night light. The kids' room is complete with puzzles, games and ample room to play. The lower level also features new carpet, a second bedroom with a queen bed and its own private entrance, and a full bath with an over-sized washer and dryer.

DBBC is located at Double Bluff Beach and County Park, a premier spot for outdoor water sports and activities including fishing, crabbing, clamming, kayaking, kiteboarding, skimboarding and paddleboarding. The cabin is minutes away from grocery shopping in Freeland and the Saturday Bayview Farmer's Market (late Apr-Oct). While you are here, be sure to visit Langley -- South Whidbey's charming, seaside village -- for strolling, shopping, whale watching and dining.

Whidbey Island is a gem, home to magical memories and often referred to as 'the shortest distance to far away.' Many have been inspired and rejuvenated by this place, and year after year they continue to return. Double Bluff Beach Club is no different. We think you will LOVE it here!

Keywords: Beachhouse, Waterfront, Kiteboarding, Family-firendly, Pet-friendly, View

More Details

Owner
Paul Tschetter
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About Paul Tschetter

Two families purchased this home in late 2012 after meeting through a shared interest in kiteboarding. One of the families lives right here on Whidbey Island. The other family live in Seattle.

Paul Tschetter purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Paul Tschetter chose Whidbey Island

Useless Bay is unmatched, and this property is amazing! The remodel was a serious labor of love, but it was well-worth the effort. We had a vision for this dusty old diamond in the rough; we believed it could be updated and enjoyed by future generations of families.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin sits perched 40' up on Double Buff, but it still has direct waterfront access. The lot is 200' wide and over 3 acres. It's beautiful!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great week at our favorite Whidbey Beach. Thank you for sharing your lovely house with us! Great location, amazing to watch the change in tides from the kitchen windows.
Aug 2013
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Amenities

Freeland Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Newly remodeled (2013) upstairs bathroom offers tile flooring, a vanity with granite counter top, new toilet and shower. Large downstairs bathroom features tile flooring and all new toilet, shower/bathtub and over-sized washer and dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Fresh new carpet, amazing view, fun bedside tables.
    Bunkroom - 4 bunk bed , Two custom-built bunk beds and two custom sleeping berths.
    Lower Bedroom - 1 queen , Private bedroom located downstairs with private entrance.
  • There are two bedrooms and an open bunk room. The master bedroom is located upstairs while the lower bedroom and bunk-room can be found downstairs. Occupancy is for a maximum of 4 adults and 4 children only.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Maximum occupancy of 4 adults and 4 kids only. There are lots of stairs from the parking area to the cabin which is perched on a hill. Please keep this in mind.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Private Whidbey Island Waterfront Beach Cabin
average rating of 4.822222 based on 51 reviews
5

Clean, updated bathrooms and kitchen, amazing views and the perfect place for dogs

  • 5 of 5

Our group was 3 adults, 4 kids (10-16) and a dog. The house is cute, clean and has some nice updates, especially the upstairs. We loved all of the windows and the views are absolutely beautiful! A great place for older kids due to the steep spiral staircase. Our dog had the time of his life running off leash at the beach. Paul, the owner, was very helpful and accommodating. We would definitely rent it again in warmer weather so we could take advantage of the large deck and outdoor table. The living area is on the smaller side and doesn't have a table, just four bar stools. Very doable just a little tight. Overall, a great place!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Filthy Accommodations

  • 1 of 5

Nice location, but the cleanliness and customer service were poor. The night we arrived, we noticed that the handrail was detached at the bottom of the spiral staircase, offering no support, which was a problem because we have young kids. That evening, we texted the owners about the rail and the cleanliness. The owner offered to fix it the next day, but never responded to the cleanliness issue. This was the filthiest accommodation I have ever seen. I wish I could post pictures. The coffee maker was very dirty, the downstairs bath had a hundred or more dead bugs in the corners along with cobwebs, the stairwell mirror had a clump of dead flies stuck in a cobweb, the downstairs clock was in a similar state, the downstairs ceiling had bugs and cobwebs stuck to it, the downstairs bedroom closet shelf had debris and thick piles of sawdust on it, the kitchen counter was filthy with dust and jelly, a spatula had left-over food on it, the kitchen cabinet above the coffee maker had dead bugs in it, there were dog hairs on the coffee table, a filthy fridge top, dustbunnies throughout the place, and more. In isolation, any of these things are bound to happen. In this case, there were just too many dirty areas. We cleaned up dead bugs laying in the sinks or on counters because we needed to access those areas. It was filthy. Along with paying the cleaning fee, you’ll need to empty the trash and take it down to the barrel, wipe fridge shelves, clean dishes, strip all the used linens and start a load of laundry. I understand every property will do things differently, but considering how filthy it was along with the cleaning fee, it seemed ridiculous. I mentioned the filthiness again to the owner upon checkout. They mentioned that the issues were due to the age of the cottage. Of course, this is not the case; in fact, I liked that aspect of the property. Every single item I detailed above had nothing to do with the age, rather what seemed to be a lack of engagement in managing the cleanliness and safety of the property. A walk-through addressing these problems was needed after mentioning this the first night. Instead, they totally ignored the very politely written comment about it. I suppose the strength of the location has garnered such strong reviews. I only wish I could post pictures on VRBO. I emailed the pictures to customer service. Perhaps there is a way to view them. No vacation property should look like this. DBBC made the vacation unpleasant and uncomfortable.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your honest feedback and suggestions. The issues you described and the condition of the cabin during your stay were inexcusable. We deeply regret that your visit to DBBC was less than exceptional, as the overwhelming majority of our previous guests have experienced and described. We have taken your feedback to heart and shared your review with both our maintenance and particularly our cleaning teams. We are working with them to put better practices into place to ensure the cabin meets the standard of excellence we expect. As owners, we do our best to provide quick responses to guests of DBBC. We are a privately-owned and operated vacation rental, and our policy has been to address non-emergent issues within 24 hours. As such, we responded to your initial maintenance concern within 10-15 minutes and sent our handyman to the cabin at his earliest convenience the next morning. Please be assured that we heard and addressed your maintenance concern as quickly as was possible. We have taken your feedback into consideration to continue to refine and improve our customer service and guest communications, as well.
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5

Everything it said it would be and More!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic spot. Super clean, lovely kitchen and amazing views. You are living at the one of the most beautiful beaches in Washington. We will definitely be going back.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely spot right on the beach!

  • 3 of 5

So wonderful to be right on Double Bluff Beach! Short walk through beach grass to one of the best sand beaches on the island. Great for families with kids. Pretty close quarters on the main floor and no dining room, but well-appointed and clean. Beautiful new kitchen, great lighting, beautiful bathrooms. Lots of beach knick knacks and a small library. Great appliances. Stove/oven didn't work on the first day but owner had it fixed right away.

The staircase up to the front do or is a bit intimidating - not good for folks with leg or knee problems. Also no screens in windows so got a little stuffy or we had to deal with flies.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Whidbey Island getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to celebrate a momentous birthday with my family, and this was the perfect setting that provided something for everyone...gorgeous views, beach play, kayaking, long walks at low tide, wildlife sightings (bald eagles!) and great proximity to Langley shops and restaurants.

Paul was gracious in every way, and the home was exactly what we imagined it would be.

I will definitely plan on heading back!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful scenery and lovely cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely time. Gorgeous views and amazing access to the beach! We had everything we needed in this great cabin.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Freeland Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$239
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135 + Tax
Pet Deposit (refundable) $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee/per pet/per night $30 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.7%

$30/night per pet fee and $125 cleaning fee apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Village Pizzeria
"Great pizza right in downtown Langley. "
Wifire Fireside Coffee Bar
"Awesome!"
Freeland Cafe
Nearest Airport
54 Miles
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
China City
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Clinton Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Useless Bay Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Sounder train - Mukilteo Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 525
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
China City
Nearest Ski
89 Miles
Stevens Pass Ski Area
Nearest Beach
Double Bluff Beach...look out the window!
Car: necessary

Whidbey Island is home to many special events throughout the year including Island County Fair, Penn Cove Mussel Festival, Whidbey Island Kite Festival, Choochokam Arts Festival, Maxwelton 4th of July Parade, Djangofest and Langley Mystery Weekend.

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