|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||2600 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Adventure, Historic, Other, Beach, Rural, Waterfront|
Description from the owner
The original cottage on this beach was named "Wave House" by it's former owner, the famous Judge Still of central Whidbey. Judge Still also developed the Captain Whidbey Inn, just around the cove. This gracious three-level Cape Cod style Whidbey Island vintage beach home faces south on Penn Cove. Until now, Summer, 2012, this home has not been offered to the public. The knotty-pine paneling, calming interiors, and perfect outdoor spaces allow for memorable gatherings and beach activities. The walk-out beach is a great place to launch a kayak or splash in the waves. If you are weary of the pressures of life, perhaps you only wish for the ser...Read more
Additional Location Information
Although the address shows the home on a "state highway", the home is sheltered from the sound and view of traffic by sitting below the road and having a thicket of dense landscaping between the country road and the home. Situated in Ebey's Landing National Historic Reserve, and a quick two miles from Fort Ebey State park, all of the joys of the beach and of Central Whidbey are within easy access.
Location Type Beach, Rural, Waterfront
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$300||$300||$1,800||$0||3 nights|
|All Dates||$300||$300||$1,800||-||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Cleaning fee - $150 / stay - Other
- Additional guests - $50 / stay - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than 8 guest(s)
Additional notes from owner
The Additional Rate is for the Guest House.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 17, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Wonderful Home and Beach
My family and I have rented many vacation homes over the last 6-7 years. This house is at the top of the list. The house is filled with Mission/Stickley-style furniture, everything very tastefully done, high-end mattresses and linens - a perfect mix of elegance and comfort. Despite how large the house is - three levels of well-divided private and public spaces - it has the coziness of a weekend getaway cabin. Wonderful sun room for rainy day views of beach, and a separate "studio" just across the patio from the main house - a really sweet space. You look across the cove to the little town of Coupeville, which lights up with a golden glow at sunset - it's just magical. Coupeville is definitely the direction to go for a stroll and a meal out (we had the favorite of locals - classic hamburgers at Toby's Tavern.) The beach is perfect for kids and adults - plenty of sand, rocks and low-tide sea life and clamming opportunities, birding (eagles, kingfishers, seagulls, herons), logs to build forts, and long expanses of walkable beach in both directions. There's plenty of room for hot-dogs and s'mores over a beach fire. The gardens to the front of the house are goergeous - many varieties of apple trees, hawthorn, crabapple, raspberries, peonies, the list just goes on and on. Careful landscaping shields the house well from the highway.
I'm curious though about the pricing policy for more than five guests. With two double beds, two twins, and two sofa beds (plus the queen bed in the studio) the house sleeps 10-12 comfortably - if each extra guest costs $50/night as stated in the description (could be I've misunderstood this...?) it would end up being double the listed per night price.
That said, we had a glorious time - really special - and hope to return with our children and their families each year.
Response from Marilyn Sherman Clay - 07/23/2012
We have clarified our pricing, that was a good suggestion. Thanks for the lovely review. We look forward to your next stay.
Great location, great price
A truly wonderful home. Such a fantastic private beach location made our weekend a great one. Thanks Marilyn!!
An Idyllic Paradise
We have been fortunate to have known the owners of the Wave House for the entireity of their ownership. Though we have travelled all over the world, I cannot think of a more perfect place to relax and connect with the natural beauty that is inherent to Penn Cove and Whidbey Island in general.
The house itself sits along a long walking beach, offering the opportunity of a stroll or, at low tide, exploration of the tidal wonders. My favorite time is at morning, when the stillness of the cove is only interrupted by the odd seal head or any variety of birds that populate the placid bay.
Walking along the beach or though the lovely garden of apple trees and raspberry bushes, we often imagine the Native people who used this cove as the base for their trading ground. Short walks/drives bring you to other historical sites, including the sweeping Ebey prairie and nearby lavender farms.
The drive to Coupeville takes one by the distinctive Madrona trees, and in Coupeville one finds a variety of small shops, great food options and a variety of outdoor activities.
But best of all is the couch...the famous Whidbey couch that sits in the Wave House living room. Many a day has been spent doing absolutely nothing on that couch, save snoozing and reading. There simply isn't a better place to relax.
The owner has updated the house with all mod cons (flat screen, dishwasher, etc.), and the house is wonderfully designed to accomodate children and/or multiple families without making one feel as though the others are living on top of you.
However, it is that couch that brings back the most visceral images of the Wave House on me and its impact on this particular soul. It is with certainty that I can assert that you won't find a nicer place to while away your vacation time.