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Sunset Beach Cottage Beachside SO WHIDBEY ISLAND

Entire cottage hosted by Paula
6 guests2 bedrooms4 beds1 bath
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Stay at Sunset Beach Cottage and taste the pervasive charm, the freshness of beautiful summer nights, breath the salty ebb and flow of the tide, and the sky dusted with stars is radiant

Beachside vacation Rental on South Whidbey Island at Maxwelton Beach, Useless Bay in Admiralty Inlet. Relax to the lapping tide on Useless Bay and view the sunsets over Admiralty Inlet and the Olympic Mountain Range. Watch as the ships pass through the shipping lanes of Puget Sound...

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Enjoy a Beachside vacation Rental on South Whidbey Island at Maxwelton Beach. Relax, walk, smell and taste the sea air. Watch the Eagles dance and the Great Blue Heron lift their wings.
Experience the sky change hues at sunset. Dig clams, kayak, beachside fire and patio.

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)

Note: Sunset Beach Cottage has a non-refundable cancellation. Once you book, your reservation is non-refundable. This policy is different and stricter than the Airbnb policy. Our cancellation policy allows no refunds on cancellation.

There is a $25 fee per night per extra guest above two, including infants. Not suitable for infants - please list infants as children.

Must advise host upon inquiry and prior to booking that there is a pet. Pets are subject to approval and by arrangement. There is a fee for pets of $25 per pet per night.

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Note: Sunset Beach Cottage has a non-refundable cancellation. Once you book, your reservation is non-refundable. This policy is different and stricter than the Airbnb policy. Our cancellation policy is no refunds on cancellation. 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.

Pets must be disclosed prior to booking. There is a prior approval required and a $25 per night per pet fee.

Other things to note
Must advise upon inquiry that you are bringing pets with number of pets, ages and type. 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.
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:
Washer/Dryer
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)
Life vests
Patio cushions
Kindling
Rubber boots
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.

Note: Sunset Beach Cottage has a non-refundable cancellation. Once you book, your reservation is non-refundable. This policy is different and stricter than the Airbnb policy. Our cancellation policy is no refunds on cancellation.

Note: Extra guests, including children and infants are $25 per person, per night above two people.
Stay at Sunset Beach Cottage and taste the pervasive charm, the freshness of beautiful summer nights, breath the salty ebb and flow of the tide, and the sky dusted with stars is radiant

Beachside vacation Rental on South Whidbey Island at Maxwelton Beach, Useless Bay in Admiralty Inlet. Relax to the lapping tide on Useless Bay and view the sunsets over Admiralty Inlet and the Olympic Mountain Range. Watch…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

TV with standard cable
Cable TV
Wifi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Heating
Washer
Dryer
Smoke alarm

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Clinton, Washington, United States

This vacation rental is RIGHT ON THE BEACH!

7 steps to the sand to low-bank waterfront. Beach walking is infinite both North and South on firm, sandy beaches.

Maxwelton Park, right on the beach is 1/4 mi stroll down the beach or on Maxwelton Rd.

Outdoor Salmon Adventure is a quarter mile drive north on Maxwelton Rd - Forest, Maxwelton Creek, Education on salmon, short trails.

Island Greens Golf course is 1 mile up French Rd (N on Maxwelton; 1st Right on French). 9 hole, 3 par, located in serene forests of South Whidbey Island. Rated as one of the Best Courses of it's type in the Northwest. Public driving range too.
This vacation rental is RIGHT ON THE BEACH!

7 steps to the sand to low-bank waterfront. Beach walking is infinite both North and South on firm, sandy beaches.

Maxwelton Park, right on th…

Hosted by Paula

Joined in March 2014
  • 186 Reviews
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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.
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 cons…
During your stay
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.
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…
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with building staff
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $200
Cancellation policy