Max occupancy: 6
1 King Bed,
1 Queen Bed,
1 Double Bed
237 Spyglass Drive, Freeland, WA 98249
Westside waterfront paradise w/private beach, great deck & Sound views - dogs OK
Stunningly situated on Whidbey Island's gorgeous Bush Point, this waterfront home provides breathtaking northwesterly views of Puget Sound, passing ships, incredible sunsets, and the peaks of the Olympic Mountains across the water. With 23 steps leading from the expansive deck down to 100 feet of private, sandy beach, this home is ideal for beachcombing, whale watching, birding (bald eagles are known to nest nearby), observing seals with their pups, flying kites, fishing, boating, and roaming the adjacent Smugglers Cove Beach. Inside, you'll be treated to such thoughtful updates as all-new towels and hypoallergenic bedding, gel-infused mattress toppers, dense sleeping pillows, new rugs, and all-new small appliances and Green Life healthy cookware, bakeware, and dishware. Outside, enjoy the large deck overlooking the water, a new gas grill, and a balcony off the master suite.
What’s nearby: During the high fishing season in August, you can throw a line directly from your beach, where salmon are known to often hug the shore (please note that the beach can become a bit busy at that time). If you're bringing your boat or kayaks, you'll love the convenient public boat launch just 100 feet away. South Whidbey State Park is only two miles north, featuring almost four miles of hiking trails that wind through an old-growth forest and along the shoreline. Downtown Freeland is five miles east, where you'll find delicious eateries, wineries, and local shops. There are nearby parks, including public gardens and leash-free dog beaches and trails, all within 10 miles of the home. Grab an amazing slice of pie and take a beautiful walk at Greenbank Farm seven miles north, and go back in time while exploring Fort Casey Historical State Park 15 miles north.
Things to know: Free WiFi Full kitchen Dog-friendly (dogs are even allowed on the beds and sofa)
Washer/dryer : Private
Gas grill : Private
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nThe house was wonderful. Very clean, they even decorated for Christmas (we were there 12/23-12/26). Very comfortable family room with huge couch for all four of us to spread out on in our downtime. There is an upper and lower deck and in very good condition. Beds were cozy with plenty of blankets. We had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable.
Sally K.Oct 2019
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nMy girlfriend and I, plus her dog, wanted a dog-friendly beach house well suited for the 3 of us. Spyglass was just perfect. It's a beautifully decorated, spacious yet cozy, house that felt like home as soon as we arrived. Lots of attention has been payed to all the details. We loved the large laundry room, the comfortable beds, and the dining area options. The neighborhood is quiet and friendly. We were treated like honored guests by our neighbors. We made a careful search of VRBO (and other) options to find the best fit for us, our preferences, and needs. We found it in Spyglass and hope to stay there again next fall.
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nBring your dog & dog food but leave the rest of the dog things at home. House has bowls (in multiple sizes), towels, bed & sofa covers, poop bags, dog bed, dog cubby, toys and treats. Very well thought out.
We were there for four days & it rained nearly constantly but the view is fantastic and we had the beach to ourselves, so it was easy to relax.
Would have liked a way to hang wet coats & not worry about the floors getting damaged. Also, a whistling tea kettle or an electric kettle would have been helpful.
John B.Oct 2019
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nThe house was beautiful and the view amazing. Had a wonderful time relaxing and exploring.
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nVery good. . .all was in order and the setting was very conducive to our work
Debra F.Jul 2019
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nThe property itself was lovely. I wanted and old beach house with lots of charm and good location The only draw back was the fishing out front everyday starting at 5am. The management company was responsive and helpful. They even shipped some medication I left in refrigerator. The house and furnishings were great. I would recommend but not during August.
Adam S.Jun 2019
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nHigh five, very nice. Water had some algae growth when left out overnight, and have a couple hours snafu getting in early. We ended up getting in the rental at the time we were supposed to, so we just had to have a few drinks on the back patio whole we waited for a correct door code. No hard feelings. Maybe the algae could have been avoided had we ran the water hard for a bit when we got there, not sure. Amazing place, maybe splurge $10 on bottled water while there I promise the property is worth it.
Jamie A.May 2019
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nMy husband, pup, and I had a wonderful time staying at the Spyglass Beach House. There is nothing but wonderful things I have to say about this place. The dcor was amazing, the amenities were above and beyond what we expected. The bed and furniture throughout the house was so comfortable and the ocean view was stunning. The weather was perfect so we sat out and enjoyed beautiful sunsets every night. The place is dog friendly and they provided so many helpful items to ensure our dog was comfortable and had just as good as time as we did. The owners thought of everything, from providing binoculars to strainers for cleaning the shells outdoors that we found on the private beach. They recently added a new propane BBQ, I was not expecting that but it was definitely a plus. My husband and I have stayed at many vacation homes and this was by far our favorite.
Dennis B.Apr 2019
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nBeautiful house on the beach, clean and well maintained. Very important and for large part ignored in other properties is good, comfortable seating inside when you want to lounge at the end of the day. This house has that covered as well. Views are stunning.
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nWe were absolutely blown away by the view! Wish we could have stayed longer because I would certainly have done more walking on the beach. The house was the epitome of a a seaside home. The owners should know we were VERY impressed with the attention to detail of the decorating from all the cute tchotchke to the amazing amount of turquoise kitchenware. (How in the world did you find that much of it!). By the way - the kitchen was very well equipped. Also - so many thoughtful touches to make your stay more comfortable. We didn?t have our dog with us but there was even a gadget for cleaning your dog?s paws! The only complaints we had was that the coffee pot needed some serious cleaning and the BBQ grill had been used and not cleaned. Otherwise - very clean. We went to Meerkerk Gardens, Coupeville and Deception Pass and enjoyed all of those excursions.
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nThis home was lovely and very clean. The kitchen was modern and easy to use, the appliances were all top notch, and the living and dining rooms were very conducive for family or friend gatherings with very comfortable furniture. The television and cable instructions were great...and the BEDS WERE FANTASTIC! Excellent linens, plenty of pillows, and high quality mattresses. Plus, the VIEWS. You can't top the view from this home: beachfront, mountains, Salish Sea...everything right outside the large picture windows. I highly recommend this rental for friends, a reunion, two couples, or families. Really wonderful place. The process was easy, too...and when we had a question about the lock, it was quickly and easily answered in one phone call. I really appreciate how easy this rental was from start to finish!
Sarah B.Nov 2018
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nLoved the beach access, functional kitchen and dining area. The layout is a bit awkward with the downstairs bathroom (you have to walk through laundry room) But it works.
Joey S.Oct 2018
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nWhat can I say...we had an incredible stay at this beautiful home. Everything was as described but descriptions of the views fell well short, they were better than any description!!! Don't miss the sunset. Very clean with everything you need for a relaxing stay. Management was quick to respond to our request for an early check-in. I would absolutely recommend this property to anyone.
Janice M.Sep 2018
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nAs most have stated before, it is a weird set up with the bedrooms and bathrooms and could use a bit of renovation but who cares! The location and views are amazing.
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nThe home is located at Bush Point, a small beach community. The sandy and stoney beach is down a short staircase, and aside from a few fishermen, is pretty private. The view is northerly, and in the afternoons, the wind whipped up. The home is tastefully appointed and the views are grand. There were a few amenities lacking, which I told the management company about (vegetable peeler, rubber spatulas, patio umbrella for those scorching evenings, beach chairs) and the knives are pretty dull! (not uncommon for rentals). But the sofa is comfortable, the wifi is good, and the TV has Netflix and Amazon Prime. The grocery store in Freeland, Pay Less Foods, has a great selection (did NOT need to shop on the mainland!) It is a bit of a drive to the towns (15-20 minutes), but if you want a quiet getawa and like listening to the waves lapping,, this is a great spot.
Kathleen M.Jun 2018
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nWe really could not be happier about our stay at this home. Our family includes young children and the home was the perfect combination of laid back and activity. We enjoyed being right now the beach and took daily walks and had many picnics along the short. Bring from the midwest our children fell in love with the ocean and even went swimming (in the very cold water). The house beautiful, in particular the upstairs room! The only suggestion I would make it in relation to the kitchen. Our family loves to cook and the kitchen is missing a few items that would be helpful for families or groups that plan to cook (a few mixing bowls, liquid measuring cups, griddle...etc. We also found the location to be a perfect base for exploring the island. We would return in a heartbeat!
Julie P.Jun 2018
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nWe had a lovely weekend on Whidbey Island. The house was a bit older then I expected, but still well kept and had everything we needed. The view was amazing, the house is spacious and the access to the beach is hard to beat with less then 20 steps to the ocean. We had 6 people, 2 of those small children and it worked great for us. Beds were comfortable, kitchen was updated and had everything for cooking. The bathroom setup for the two extra bedrooms was a bit odd, but nothing we couldn't work around. Only suggestion is to upgrade the bathrooms and upgrade the outdoor furniture for enjoying the view more.
Cynthia E.May 2018
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nperfect in every way. Clean, welcoming, comfortable, excellent amenities, great weather, quiet, private. loved it so much!!
beautiful views, excellent location. Was an easy process,the staff at Tara were wonderful!
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nOverall a very good experience. The view is phenomenal. I just wish the master bath would have been renovated.
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nOur family came for a getaway over spring break and had a wonderful time. The home was clean, great updated interior and was exactly as described in the website. The only minor drawback was that the kitchen water pressure was pretty low. I'm not faulting the property for that, or downgrading my review, but it's nice to know going in. Kitchen seemed to have everything we needed. The view from the living room, kitchen and upstairs bedroom was amazing. Would recommend this property.
Mandi B.Mar 2018
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nI booked this home as a girls' getaway with my mom and sister. The views from both floors are absolutely stunning from every room! We enjoyed walking along the private beach looking for seashells every day. The home was very clean and the beds really comfortable! The location was perfect for visiting the many wineries, distilleries and other attractions Whidbey Island has to offer. I hope to visit again with my hubby and kiddos next time.
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nOverall the house was great and in an awesome location. The views really are spectacular. We were lucky enough to get some sunny days in March to be there but in the summer it would be even better. We were a little disappointed by the lack of window coverings. Other had reviewed that it was a problem and I thought it was fixed but it wasn't. Some windows had them, some didn't, some did but they were broke etc.
Lori L.Feb 2018
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nWe rented this house for the 2nd half of our honeymoon in February. At first glance, we walked through the house and found lots of little random things that annoyed us: the light switches that seem to not connect to anything, the footboard of the bed that actually blocks the view, the weird, boarded up fireplace with the little potbelly stove in its place. However, once we got over those things, we realized it was just a nice place to have quiet, relaxation time.
Be aware though, if you go in the winter: many of the restaurants are closed Monday and Tuesday, and even when they are open, they close very early. We arrived here on a Monday and ended up eating gas station dinner because it was literally the only thing still open at 9pm on a Monday. Definitely plan ahead for your meals. Or, of course, grocery shop and cook your meals in the kitchen.
Overall, the house worked well for us, but definitely is a bit dated and could use some updates.
Gwen C.Jan 2018
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nI rented the home to take my 80 year old parents for a getaway weekend. They were in need of a break from the monotony. The weekend was everything we needed! The view was incredible, the property well maintained and my experience with the management company was positive and professional. They made the process easy from start to finish. I cant wait to return!
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nMy wife and I stayed here for a little birthday getaway. The location was perfect, the house is quiet, comfortable, and has an AMAZING view. Would definitely stay here again.
Joan M.Nov 2017
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nOur only complaint/disappointment was how blackened the wood stove glass door was. As much as we wanted to sit in the evening with a fire we did not bother having one because we would not have been able to see it. Otherwise, the house was perfect for our needs and the master bedroom upstairs was definitely a plus. A working pair of binoculars would have been a nice addition for the morning we were lucky enough to see a pod of Orcas.
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nMom and daughter getaway and the house was perfect. The master bedroom view was stunning. We could've spent the entire weekend in just that room! House was clean, well stocked with a great open concept floor plan. Enormous deck we wish we could've used had the weather been warmer! Easy beach access. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nFantastic location on Whidbey Island, right on the beach with ever changing views of both sea and the Olympic Mountains. A great base for exploring the island.
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nWe were very satisfied with our rental property booked through VRBO. The house and Beach front property was properly depicted in the photos. Conveniently located near our wedding venue at Green Bank and family property in Freeland. We would book again.
Susan G.Sep 2017
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nThis beautiful, quiet home with a stunning view was the perfect weekend retreat.
Becky .Sep 2017
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nWe enjoyed every minute of our stay! The wood-burning fireplace was a nice bonus. The kitchen was well-stocked making cooking an easy task. The beds were so cozy that sleeping became a luxury. We will definitely consider this property for a future getaway. Property management staff were extremely helpful and prompt in addressing our slight concern.
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nWe had a good one week stay on whidbey island this summer. We stayed at this house in August and that is fishing season so the people would arrive before sunrise and stay until sunset on the beach directly in front of the house. There is a parking lot directly next to the house along with a boat launch. We could hear the people arriving very early in the morning which was frustrating. The other thing people need to know is that since this is a west facing home the wind is relentless! There was one really hot day and we were able to sit on the deck and have dinner the rest of the time it was too cold and the temp away from the beach was in the 70s to 80s. The view is beautiful and it is fun to see the large ships I would not stay here again. The house is very nice and a good setup for families with teens everyone had their own space.
Chris T.Jul 2017
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nExcellent...the fresh crab was a nice touch...we used the place to provide a quiet development retreat for an executive - worked great...thanks - T*
Anita K.Jun 2017
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nEnjoyable stay in this cozy home with a beauriful view. Almost perfect, but could use blinds in the upstairs bedroom. The room is all windows, so in late June, sleeping is difficult.
Lisbeth D.Jun 2017
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nWe had an amazing time at the rental house. The house was spotless and looked even better in person. The view was breathtaking. We enjoyed being away from the city and taking time on the beach with family. We saw a pod of orcas Far in the distance, and we had a couple of curious seals. Overall it was an amazing trip and we would do rent again.
Laura T.May 2017
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nWe had a relaxing long weekend at the Point Place. Having the beach so close by made our life easier and the gorgeous views from anywhere in the house meant we could always stare in awe at the awesomeness of the salish sea. As a side note, keep in mind that the upstairs bedroom does not have a door so it can be tricky if you have little ones that like to go up and down stairs. As other reviewers have mentioned the kitchen has all the amenities and a bbq awaits you on the porch.
Mimi W.Apr 2017
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nI can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay at this beach-front property. The views were breath-taking, and the house itself was perfectly equipped with everything we needed. My ONLY complaint is that the water literally stinks. Not sure of the source, but purchase bottled water to brush your teeth and hold your nose when you take a shower. Otherwise, you will LOVE this rental.
Cheryl M.Feb 2017
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nThis was my second time staying at this property and I was not disappointed. We already have our summer trip booked. The weather was rainy and a bit gloomy this trip but the view was still beautiful. Loved it
Billie B.Jan 2017
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nEntered a clean, generous home with a good kitchen, great bedrooms, adequate bathrooms, wonderful fireplace, and great view. Access to the beach was adequate and the area was quiet and peaceful. Grocery store was near by. The staff was helpful and responsive.
Shelby D.Dec 2016
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nOur family of 6 spent a week here between Christmas and New Years. Had a wonderful time and loved the location. Beautiful scenery and great location. Would definitely return, but most likely in the summer.
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nThe home was comfortable and the views were stunning. We drank our morning coffee taking in the ocean views, diving birds and bobbing seals. The beds were comfortable, the down comforters very cozy and the kitchen was well stocked for our needs. I enjoyed walking the neighborhood streets as well as the private beach. We found the home perfect and would definitely considering staying here again. I would consider this a 3 bedroom home and there was plenty of room for our family of 5 adults.
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nVery clean home with access to the beach. Loved this rental and will definitely be back.
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nWe loved the house and the view. Everything was clean and the furnishings were so comfortable it felt like a home instead of a rental. Definitely would stay again. Highly recommend for kids too - the beach is very nice and the stairs to the beach are sturdy and safe
Virginia D.Aug 2016
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nWhat a great process- we searched many listings and came across this offering, which turned out to be a fantastic vacation !
Cheryl .Aug 2016
This review was submitted while the unit was under previous management.\n\nWe loved the house and the location. The house was clean and comfortable. Our grandchildren loved the beach and the large deck. We will defiantly come again.