Enjoy Beachside vacation Rental on South Whidbey Island at Maxwelton Beach, Useless Bay in Admiralty Inlet. Relax to the lapping tide and view the sunsets over Admiralty Inlet and the Olympic Mountain Range. Watch as the ships pass through the shipping lanes of Puget Sound...
Enjoy a Beachside vacation Rental on South Whidbey Island at Maxwelton Beach. Relax to the lapping tide and view the sunsets over Admiralty Inlet and the Olympic Mountain Range. Watch as the ships pass through the shipping lanes of Puget Sound...
As featured in the Seattle Times: "COZY COTTAGE FOR YOUR ISLAND GETAWAY" The driftwood was strewn about like Tinker Toys and the sandy beach had washed ashore a myriad of shells and treasures.
I'd sipped coffee at my beachside cabin while watching the sun glint off the Olympics. Now, on one of the coldest, grayest, wettest mornings of the year for the rest of the NW, here I was walking along a cloudless, sun-filled stretch of tideland known as Maxwelton Beach, watching a stranger chase his yellow Lab in and out of the surf as if it were mid-September. It seemed a world away from Seattle - yet close enough I could be back, if I wanted, in time for lunch.
For Seattle-area residents looking for a winter weekend getaway they can reach without actually going far, it's hard to top Sunset Beach Cottage. Tucked inside the rain shadow of the Olympics, Whidbey Island can seem like a veritable desert oasis in winter, noticeably warmer and brighter, even, than towns just 20 miles away.
Welcome to Sunset Beach Cottage in Maxwelton:
Located near the island's southern tip, it promised sunset views of the Olympic Mountains and a private beach. And the owners were accommodating, promising to leave the key on the kitchen table and allowing me to check in at 7 am.
While I'd learned over the years to do my homework and keep expectations low, Sunset Beach Cottage was a pleasant surprise. The rooms were carpeted and wood paneled, with a 1950's feel. The online pictures were a good representation - which isn't always the case. There were mountain views form the kitchen and the bedroom, and the beach was 10 feet from the door. The owners had left a long note suggesting everything from restaurants to a nearby golf course that charged $10 for nine holes. The closet was stocked with rubber boots for shell collecting and clam digging and slippers for the evenings. (Craig Welch, Seattle Times)
Zugang für Gäste
Any season is a wonderful time to escape to Sunset Beach Cottage with its quiet surroundings, miles of private beach to explore, a bird sanctuary outside your door and its unimpeded views of bay and mountains. Here is a place you can relax, have outdoor adventures, create food, soak in a big hot bath, just curl up and watch the eagles and great blue heron interacting on the beach.
The cabin has custom knotty pine, wood wall covering and carpeted floors original art and a decadent Tempurpedic king size bed master suite. The space is ideal for two, but an additional couple can be accommodated on a queen size sofa bed in the living area. And two more can sleep in the 2nd tiny bedroom with a twin and a trundle.
Wi-fi, DVD player, NetFlix instant play and cable (website hidden): Full kitchen with the original 1949 kitchenette and trash burner and all the usual amenities.
Patio: There is a barbecue for the patio with padded chairs and fire pit, beachside, 10 feet from the sand.
Sunset Beach Cottage is a beach comber's, artist's, clam digger's, writer's, wind surfer's, kayaker's, cyclist's, bird watcher's paradise. Or, simply unwind with a good book and a cup of tea.
Available for the day, weekend, week or month.
Interaktion mit Gästen
Little. We will unlock the door for your expected arrival. We are close by if you need us but unseen if you want your privacy. We are not on the property. We are available by cell phone should you need our assistance. Stays of 5 days or longer can expect us to come in for cleaning and restock every 3-4 days. Cell (phone number hidden) ph and text, no message.
Weitere wichtige Infos
Pets are $25/pet/night: Add each pet as an extra person (beyond 2 ppl) and the reflected price will be correct. Pets and extra people (above 2 ppl) are the same price. See Rules below, for pets.
The weekly special of $1000/week only applies to the off season October through April. For Summer weekly prices, put in your selected dates and the price will come up in the pricing for your booking.
Bring your own kayak or inquire about our
2-seater kayak. Charcoal barbecue on premises (bring charcoal). Extra boots for beach (some sized available in the attached shed); request buckets and shovel for clam digging or check the shed. Bring a crab pot for crabs.
Fire pit has wood available and your first fire's kindling. Bring paper to start the fire and additional kindling you would need.
In attached shed you will find:
Large Trash Can
Recycle Can (labeled - put all recycles in on(URL HIDDEN) can) (we sort and transport the recycling so an(URL HIDDEN)sorting is helpful)
Kids sand toys
Additional toilet paper if you run out under the bathroom sink.
I've had people occasionally ask how to turn on the water in the tub/shower. Answer: Pull.
Firewood is located on the Norths side of the building: please be conservative in using the wood.
Thermometer for heat is located in Master Bedroom, behind curtain for door.
Light switches have dimmers located on the switch, to the side, that slide up and down.
Pets are $25/pet/night: Add each pet as an extra person (beyond 2 ppl) and the reflected price will be correct. Pets and extra people (above 2 ppl) are the same price. Smoking is allowed outside only.
Welcome to Sunset Beach Cottage on beautiful Whidbey Island, Puget Sound!
This beach cottage provides enough privacy to have a beach fire, sing, dance and enjoy the moon and stars or sun and tides as you like.
Here are some helpful tips, agreements between us and suggestions.
Noise will not bother the almost non-existent neighbors.
Telephones & WIFI: The property is equipped with WIFI but not telephone service. You must rely on your cell phone to call 911 and emergency service.
What we supply: The property is equipped and set up as a fully furnished property that will include bedspreads, linens, blankets, pillows, towels as well as a fairly fully equipped kitchen, TV, furnishings, BBQ grills and outdoor furniture. We have toilet paper, shampoo, firewood, dishes, cooking pans for small dinners, coffee pot, Nespresso coffee machine, teapot, toaster, microwave, range, washer, dryer, life vests, boots, some condiments and a big, beautiful and sandy beach!
What you should bring: Personal toiletries, cooking spices, beach towels and larger pots or more pots if you plan on a huge meal. We have one large pot for boiling pasta etc. For instance we do not have a dutch oven or turkey roaster. You may contact us ahead of time if you think you need something to see if we can add it for your stay. If you have a life vest that you know fits you, please bring it along. There is room to bring your own kayak as well or even some bicycles.
Hold Harmless: Paula Carroll, Host or Host's agents or representatives does not assume any liability for loss, damage or injury to persons or their personal property. Neither do we accept liability for any inconvenience arising from any temporary defects or stoppage in supply of water, gas, electricity or plumbing. Nor will Paula Carroll or her agents or representatives accept liability for any loss or damage caused by weather conditions, natural disasters, acts of God or other reasons beyond their control.
Pets enjoy this beachside vacation rental: running on the beach and spending their vacation with you.
WARNING: the road is very close to the Cottage and you are responsible to keep your pet off the road. The road is a 25 mph speed limit (which some people follow and some do not). Host is not responsible for the safety of your pets.
Pets must be house-trained. You are responsible for any damage they cause. Pets must not chew on furniture.
Pets need to be crated if left alone in the Cottage. Pets are not allowed on the beds. Pets must be flea free, on a flea program. Please clean up the lawn after your pet.
When the pet has been out on the beach or is wet, please wipe down his feet before entering the Cottage.
Kayak: sign the release form and then after its signed, you may use the kayak provided you are wearing life vests. Life vests are in the attached shed. You are responsible for not losing the kayak, oars or life vests and will be charged $1200 if kayak is lost, or the appropriate replacement costs for what is lost. Leaving the kayak, or anything, on the beach will have the high probability of the tide taking it out to sea.
If you are having extra people come to the Cottage, please let us know. It is $25/per extra person/night: please leave the amount extra on the table before you check out.
Please do not climb on the neighbor's rocks (he lives to the North), or let your children climb on his rocks or throw his rocks. He has piled them there for a purpose enhancing his bulkhead.
You may build a fire on the beach as well as the fire pit on the patio.
-Maximum # of guests is 6
-No hosting parties or events
-No smoking inside. Smoking allowed outside.
-Guests rents for vacation purposes only.
-Arrival time is not before 4:00 pm and departure time is not later than 11:00 am. Early arrival or late departure fees of $50 per hour may apply, for any portion of an hour, if you arrive early or depart late. Early arrival or late check out allowed only if agreed upon by owner in writing. Otherwise early check in and late check out, is not permitted and is subject to additional charges.
2. Authorized Use and Guests
- The premises are for the sole use as a personal vacation residence by not more than a total of six residents with the first two being included in the price and additional guests, including children, are $25/person/night or day.
3. Personal Property and Injury:
A. Owner Insurance: Occupant's or guests' or traveler's personal property, including vehicles, are not insured by Owner/Host against loss or damage due to fire, theft, vandalism, rain, water, criminal or negligent acts of others, or any other cause. Owner/Host does not insure against personal injury to occupant/traveler, guests or licensees due to any reason.
B. Occupant Insurance: Owner/Host recommends that Occupant/Traveler carry or obtain insurance to protect Occupant, Traveler, guests and licensees and their personal property from any loss or damage.
C. Indemnity and Hold Harmless: Occupant/Traveler agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Owner/Host and Owner or Host's Representative from all claims, disputes, litigation, judgments, costs and attorney fees resulting from loss, damage or injury to Occupant, Traveler, Occupant's guests or licensees or their personal property.
The traveler for himself/herself, his/her heirs, assignors, executors and administrators, fully releases and discharges Owner/Host from any and all claims, demands and causes of action by reason of any injury or whatever nature which has or have occurred, or may occur to the traveler or guest, or any of his/her guests as a result of, or in connection with the occupancy of the premises and agrees to hold Owner/Host free and harmless of any claim or suit arising there from. In any action concerning the rights, duties or liabilities of the parties to this agreement, their principals, agents, successors or assignees the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover reasonable attorney fees and costs.
My name is Paula and I grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska! Having raised three children, I am beginning to enjoy three grandsons born in the last year. I enjoy pets, garden, work in construction, study, living with my 90 year old mother and will continue to grow with a desire to learn, communicate and live life.