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Sandpiper Haven: Whidbey Island Waterfront gem - VIEWS, Kayaks, Famous Penn Cove

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Book now to secure 2018 rates for all of 2019! And NO BOOKING FEES! Why Choose us? An impressive over 170 combined five-star reviews in less than 7 years of ownership, amazing property, stunning location, and attentive Hosts. We value you as our Guests! And we have over 50, five star reviews at our newer sister property, Sunset Beach Haven. Experience for yourself what sets us apart from the pack! We value you, our Guests. Note: we honor a 100% money back 30 day cancellation policy (not 50% as Trip Advisor lists). 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. Sleeps 5 (6 only under s...Book now to secure 2018 rates for all of 2019! And NO BOOKING FEES! Why Choose us? An impressive over 170 combined five-star reviews in less than 7 years of ownership, amazing property, stunning location, and attentive Hosts. We value you as our Guests! And we have over 50, five star reviews at our newer sister property, Sunset Beach Haven. Experience for yourself what sets us apart from the pack! We value you, our Guests. Note: we honor a 100% money back 30 day cancellation policy (not 50% as Trip Advisor lists). 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. Sleeps 5 (6 only under special circumstances). Conveniently located between Coupeville and Oak Harbor, enjoy fabulous VIEWS south across Penn Cove of the Olympic Mountains and Coupville, 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. Formerly called 'Penn Cove Beach Cottage' Sandpiper Haven now has new owners and plenty of updates including high speed internet, and all NEW HDTV with cable TV, ipod docking stereo CD/radio, outdoor furnishings, gas grill, fire pit, Sleeper Sofa, and much more. This is a low-allergen environment. For this reason, no pets and no smoking are permitted. Enjoy this comfy, well-appointed and well-supplied house in a phenomenal setting. 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. Or borrow the 12' Rowboat for a paddle around the cove (for qualified guests during Peak Months). 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 HDTV. Or, you may prefer an evening out with great dining options in Coupeville, Langley, Oak Harbor and beyond. During Peak Months, 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). Enjoy access to the local community outdoor pool as our Guests from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The house is best suited for Groups up to 4, with maximum accommodation of 5 Guests (6 with special circumstances). We have a heavenly pillow-top Queen Bed in the Master, and two twins in the 2nd bedroom. A new Macy's 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. 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. 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.More
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About the Owner
Julianne/Peter M
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2012
Interaction with guests
We live north of Seattle, about 2 hours from the property. We make our private cell phone numbers available and are usually reachable to answers questions and respond quickly to issues or concerns. We have a network of helpers on the island available if we need more assistance at the property. Prior to check-in, we send substantial information to help plan your visit and how to access the property, house rules etc. We want our home to be your home during your stay, just show up and enjoy! Please note we do have one external motion-activity security camera.
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Reviewed 25 November 2018

This is an amazing getaway! The house is perfect for a family of four and there is additional room on the pull-out sofa if needed. It's clean, spacious, and has every amenity you will need. Wake up and have your coffee overlooking the breathtaking view...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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Relax447151, VR Owner at Sandpiper Haven: Whidbey Island Waterfront gem - VIEWS, Kayaks, Famous Penn Cove, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2018

Dear Gayle, Thank you again for you and your family choosing our home for your summer vacation. And we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. And we appreciate the extra time you took to share your experience (and capture feel of our home perfectly!)....More

Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Sandpiper Haven exceeded all expectations! Julie was so kind and helpful with her communications. The home was comfortable and inviting and the scenery was magnificent! We fell in love with the island and the whole PNW! Thank you for making our vacation dreams come true!

Date of stay: June 2018
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

This rental was just exceptional in every way. It was a great size, clean and tidy, tons of activities to keep you busy while watching the tides come in and out. It's a very private spot with no neighbors on one side. We were even...More

Date of stay: June 2018
1  Thank Julie C
Reviewed 8 June 2018

We did our yearly sisters trip with our mom and stayed at Sandpiper Haven for a week. What an appropriate name. the house was better than described in the post, the beds were so comfortable, Everything we needed was available. although we never used the...More

Date of stay: May 2018
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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

We have stayed at several vacation homes and this by far is one of the best! It is spotless, very cozy and modern, light, bright and well furnished. The beds are so comfortable! The owners are a complete delight to work with and have thought...More

Date of stay: May 2018
1  Thank SunseekerWa
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Refrigerator
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Private Fishing Lake/River
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Alarm Clock
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Boat Available
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Patio
Fireplace
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
Sandpiper Haven is really 'Heaven' to us - we love the beauty, peace, and comfort of this beautiful home on tranquil Penn Cove. We enjoy the quick access to the beach where our boys spend hours trolling the beach in search of rare blue beach glass or 'treasure'. We are actually part of the historic Ebey's National Reserve and our home was built on shell midden so we feel really 'embedded' in the history of the area. We never tire of clamming, crabbing, or fishing (during the seasons). Sometimes we choose to just simply relax and do puzzles, play games, read books, and enjoy eachother's company. Other times, we just sit on the expansive deck viewing wildlife such as the bald eagle that perches on the nearby pier, or the Kingfisher (bird) hovering right out front hunting for fish t...
Getting around
Whidbey Island is mostly rural forests inter-spaced with farmlands. There is private airport shuttle to Sea-Tac Airport, and a transit system on the island run by Island County, but a car is highly recommended for ease of access. Consider bringing a bicycle as well. My (Peter's) first visit to Whidbey was during a summer vacation during high school when I rode my bicycle through the northern half of the island on the way to the San Juan Islands.
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