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Harbor Retreat Waterfront Home – Home 3746463 House

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 12 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Harbor Retreat Waterfront Home – Home 3746463

  • House
  • 6 bedrooms
  • sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child Friendly
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

Set on 200' of waterfront, fringed by tall evergreens, and orchard grounds, this waterfront home is the most popular family getaway in Puget Sound. Guests have used words like "Magical" to describe it and the experience they have had there with family or friends.

It is perfect for that special vacation or gathering, as the main area is a massive great room with vaulted skylights, a gourmet kitchen at one end and a wood burning fireplace at the other; entertainment system, designer furniture, and an oversized pinewood family farm dining table. This entire main living area is all glass with ocean view; the kitchen and dining area feeding onto a huge deck overlooking the harbor. It is light and open with a massive, specially designed 8 'X 14" centered skylight, an antique dining chandelier, oversized southern fan, and custom lighting to set whatever mood you want.

Your experience at the Harbor Retreat is enhanced with a huge family room on the lower level, complete with pool table, big screen TV, game table, computer game system, play area, library (take one/leave one) and river rock hearth fireplace. And, of course, like all Whidbey Retreat, properties, there is a huge modern hot tub overlooking the ocean with it's own private setting.

Each bedroom is uniquely themed with charming accessories. Throughout the home the designer furnishings are sprinkled with wondrous 1840's pine antiques from the owner's extensive collection, with every room adorned by beautiful original paintings.

The kitchen is a gourmet chefs dream, with a huge custom cooking island, with seating, and vaulted ceiling with pine beams and huge skylights. The brand new stainless steel appliances are a joy to use! It's one of those places designed to create magic moments; you know the ones where everyone is having a great glass of wine, looking at the sunset reflecting off the sailboats, engaged in banter and shared memories, listening to the laughter and clink of the pool table from the family room below, while the chef cooks up their favorite recipe. We need more such memories in our lives, and the Harbor Retreat is the place to make them.

The grounds are no less enchanting as this huge waterfront estate size property is fringed with mature evergreens, and boasts six varieties of apples (pick some for the best pies you've ever had), two kinds of nut trees, and three varieties of cherry trees. In the springtime, the Rhododendrons are some of the most magnificent on an island famous for the most beautiful Rhodies in the world. There is also an ocean viewing platform where wedding ceremonies have occurred, and a wonderful garden enclave with private wooden swing:a place to share secrets.

To make it all perfect is the beach; great for exploring as you can walk for miles, all the way to Freeland when the tide is low; speaking of which, the tide always brings in some special memory for the observant beachcomber. Of course, there are clams, mussels and the odd oyster on the beach. And, the harbor is the best place in Puget Sound for boating, kayaking and other water play.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 4 King Beds, 1 Bunk bed
  • 3 Full baths

Amenities

  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Shared garden
  • Grill
  • Waterfront
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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Damage deposit: $750.00
Smoking
No smoking at this property

About the owner

Gina S.
Response rate:
25%
Calendar last updated:
08 Jul 2021
Years listed:
10
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

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Reviews

Average
3 reviews

Excellent
2
Very Good
0
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
1

“Wonderful Family Oriented Vacation Home!!”

Reviewed 14 Oct 2014

After reading the previous review dated 8-20-14, I was a bit hesitant to stay at the "Harbor Retreat" vacation home, however, I found it to be inviting, comfortable and a very pleasant home … More

“Great location; house not as expected”

Reviewed 20 Aug 2014

I am somewhat confused reguarding the below reviews and feel as though we were mislead on more than a few items--although this house does have positive points. We are all seasoned national and inter… More

Response from the owner Thank you for the input. Glad you appreciated the setting - it is truly beautiful here on Whidbey. We found the source of the smell, will check the mattress you mentioned, and fix any problem once the season is over. As to the furniture you want us to replace, some are antiques dating to 1840. If we had known of any of the issues at the time, we could have helped - it's easy to swap a mattress for something softer. We will update the description so there isn't such a disconnect. As to making everything new, like our more recent homes, some very dramatic, a bit of perspective is in order. BTW, I am the owner of Whidbey Retreats and Loreto Retreats, involved in all aspects of renovating these homes, so I am looking into this personally. This is our original retreat, purposely kept "beachy" over the years catering to families who come every year to pick their favorite fruit from the orchard on the property, dig oysters or clams (this bay is home to some of the most famous in the world). Our regulars like the lived in feel of this home as they don't want to worry about tiptoeing around, young children doing damage with wet bathing suits on furniture or soaking beach towels on the carpet in the children's wing downstairs. This, along with a starfish or crab (not sure) maybe a dog (not allowed) created the smell. We cleaned, seems OK now, but we may have to replace some carpet. It's been our busiest season ever, and this house can take a beating as the only 6 bedroom home on the island with 200' of waterfront. We are also updating the big screens shortly so no one will miss our Seahawks!

“Refreshing”

Reviewed 24 Feb 2012

I spent the weekend there with 9 of my oldest friends. Super comfortable, beautiful view, great amenities. Can't beat a hot tub and a pool table. Not to mention the wifi and tvs in every room. … More

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