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

Sandpiper Haven: Fabulous 80ft Waterfront Beach House, VIEWS, Penn Cove, Whidbey Island.
24 reviews
Sandpiper Haven: Fabulous 80ft Waterfront Beach House, VIEWS, Penn Cove, Whidbey Island.
Crab Feast on Expansive Deck, Enjoy the Views Across Penn Cove
Complimentary access to Two Sea Kayaks and 12' Rowboat during Peak Months to Qualified Guests.
Generous Great Room with Gas Fireplace, HDTV with Satellite TV, wireless high speed internet
Enjoy the VIEWS right from the Great Room across Penn Cove
Fully-equipped modern kitchen with high quality cookware, enough for a Thanksgiving feast.
Dine Inside or Out with bar seating, expandable table that seats 8, or patio table that seats 6
Master Bedroom with pillowtop queen bed.
Two twin beds in 2nd bedroom.
Games and puzzles for 'kids of all ages' - many more not show.
The two twins easily convert to a King Bed with supplied foam joiner, thick mattress pad and bedding
2 Bathrooms, all basic soaps supplied. Full bath in first bathroom, 3/4 bath with W/D in 2nd.
Rise early to enjoy winter sunrise in the Great Room.
Views of the Olympic Mountains from the Deck across Penn Cove
Sit on the deck, relax, and enjoy the VIEWS
Sandpiper Haven from the water. Two sea kayaks and rowboat available during Peak Months.
We are part of Ebey's Landing National Preserve.  No houses to the West.  Miles of Beach.
Peaceful day enjoying the summer breezes. Great spot to watch the Annual Penn Cove Sailboat Races.
Access to private heated community pool, Memorial Day wkend, and mid-June through Labor Day.
Borrow the 12' Rowboat (or two sea kayaks) to explore Penn Cove-Qualified guests during Peak Months)
Crabbing Gear available to use during Crabbing Season. Dungeness Crab caught right off shore.
Views to the West. Miles of beach to explore.
Bald Eagle near our house. Courtesy Guest Clyde Comstock: see Comstock Photography
Amazing Views across Penn Cove from the deck of the Olympic Mountains
Reflection in the window off Great Room from the Deck.
Magical winter sunset after the rains.
Enjoy the captivating scenery, right from the property
Winter sunset from the deck.
Evening by the firepit.
Well-maintained NW landscaping at the property.
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 5
Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, Washington
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, Sle...
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About the Owner, Julianne/Peter M
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 4 days ago
Listed since : Oct 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 31 reviews and 2 properties
Interaction with guests
We live north of Seattle, and are not on 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 significant 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.
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Excellent - based on 24 reviews
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English first
Seattle, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Julianne and Peter were so communicative and accommodating prior to the trip I just knew it was going to be a great long weekend. Firstly, the house has everything, we have a three year old and there were games, puzzles, pool noodles, sand toys, the works. We grilled on the gas grill and cooked hot dogs around the fire pit...

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Everything at this place is amazing. This was the most immaculate, well-equipped, well thought-out cabin we have ever stayed at. Believe the reviews. The location is breathtaking. The owners are wonderful. Just book it.

Management response:

Dear Dr. G, Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We can't thank you enough for the kind words and also taking the time to write such a sweet and strong endorsement! It warms our hearts and makes all the hard work worth it. Come gain. -Julie and Peter


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Reviewed May 18, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Believe everything the reviewers say about Sandpiper Haven! Wish we could have met the hosts to thank them in person with a hug, because that's how their home makes you feel- as if you age getting a huge, comforting hug. How can anyone anticipate the needs of so many guests and accommodate with such thoroughness and cleanliness! And the location...photos...

Management response:

Wow Elizabeth. You really humbled us and made us feel so nice to hear your thoughts about your stay at our lovely home. We really appreciate the kind words and taking time to put it in writing. Do come again! -Julie and Peter (and I'm gonna hope for that hug, too, next time).


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  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Boat Available
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cots:(1)
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Shared Yard
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Shower
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week Per month
Default 2 nights
Oct 1, 2017 -
Oct 31, 2017
Shoulder Fall 2017
2 nights
Nov 1, 2017 -
Nov 21, 2017
Off- Peak 2017
2 nights
Nov 22, 2017 -
Nov 26, 2017
Thanksgiving 2017
3 nights
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  • Cleaning Fee Up to 4 Guests: $125 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Thanksgiving: Christmas & New Years Weeks: 3 night minimum, Early/Late Peak Rates
No Pets, No Smoking, No Exceptions
We DO NOT Accept Cashier's Checks
Use of rowboat and sea kayaks required additional Boating Waiver to be signed
Cleaning Fee based on 4 Guests, higher rates may apply for more Guests: $150 cleaning fee for stays over 2 weeks regardless of # of Guests.
30 day Cancellation Policy (60 days for 2+ week stays).
$250 Security/Damage Deposit ($500 for 2+ week stays)
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About the neighborhood
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 ri...
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.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Sea-Tac Airport: 75.2 mi
Ferry: Coupeville: 6.0 mi
One of the unique aspects of our location on Penn Cove is that if coming from Everett, Seattle, or South, you can choose to take the Mukilteo Ferry and drive 2/3 the way up Whidbey Island, or you can choose to take the Deception Pass Bridge near Anacortes and drive south about 1/3 down the island. Traffic, ferry waits, and your idea of what to see and explore play into your decision on which way to go as both are about equal travel time.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.0 mi.
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