This place was perfect! So clean, had everything we needed plus some! Well stocked kitchen, plenty of extras, fun activities like rock painting, games and binoculars for wild life viewing. The spa was clean and worked great for evening sunset watching! We will definitely be back!!
As most reviewers said, this house is great for families, however, for my personal preference, I really wish there is a door to the beautiful master suite, which unfortunately is directly above the kitchen, which means it was too noisy for me to sleep in on this vacation. Probably not a problem for early birds, but for some of us, a vacation is not real without lazy mornings sleeping in. I suppose you could sleep in another bedroom that's quieter, but you'd have to forgo the breathtaking view of the master suite. Please add a door if you are listening :). On a less important note, having to handwash a lot of plastic utenciles (instructed to NOT go into the dishwasher) is also not vacation like in my book. Easier to fix by just using non plastic items that are dishwasher friendly?
Hi Orien, We are so happy to hear that you had a great vacation with us! We have passed along your suggestions to local management so that they may work with the homeowner to make any necessary upgrades. We look forward to hosting you again!
The house is so well equipped for the guest to settle in and enjoy their stay. Lots of empty spaces for quests to put away there belongings. The house was spotless when we entered the house. The deck is just as enjoyable and relaxing as the inside of the house.
We stayed here many times before, we love the house and location. Its very nice. However, recent addition of hot tub outside created a problem. The hot tub seems to be on all the time and it creates vibration and humming/buzzing noise that is really noticeable at night. So much so that I had trouble sleeping in lower floor bedroom. We should really be able to either turn this off or get the tub fixed so it does not vibrate like this.
Hi Denis, thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback about the hot tub vibrating. We have not heard this from guests before. We will ensure that the local staff is aware so they can review the situation. Our guest service agents are available 24 hours a day and if any issues arise we encourage guests to let us know so that we can assist. We hope you'll visit again soon.
This home is great for ALL ages with an incredible view. We loved the painting station and all the dog toys for our pooch. The home is not completely fenced and if you have an athletic dog who loves to chase waves, they will most likely go down the slope to the beach like ours did. Everything is well organized and labeled making it easy to find and put away kitchen items. There is easy access to the beach to search for shells and sea glass. Also, every night a couple seals would come close to the shore right in front of the house. We saw a whale and plenty of bald eagles near the home as well. This is a beautiful location and we hope to be back.
The Spyglass was the perfect chilled out way to celebrate my husband’s birthday this week! You could walk right down to the beach, it had a mostly fenced yard for our pups, the beds were comfy, the house was super tidy, and the kitchen was well stocked to cook a few meals. And those views! One of my favorite vacation rentals to date.
This is one of the best places I have ever rented. Easy and quick to get to, but still a quiet, restoring get-away. The house is pleasantly decorated, clean, and had absolutely everything we needed. There is a small fenced yard in front and stairs to the beach in back. The views of the water are not only great from the large deck, but also from inside the house, both upstairs and downstairs. It was a little chilly to sit outside for very long but we were nice and toasty in the hot tub - the best seat in (actually outside) the house, rain or shine!
They have updated this house nicely, but the bathrooms could still use some improvements. Hopefully those are next on the list because they are the only reason I didn’t give 5 stars. But even without updated bathrooms I would love to visit again. Great property!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house had everything we needed; great for cooking a stay-at-home meal.
Our 7-month old Goldendoodle loved the dog toys and treats, and we felt very comfortable having him with us due to the incredible setup the owners have put into place.
The beach was easy to access, and we loved the hot tub. We are looking forward to booking our next trip!
This lovely beach house is truly paradise. It is clean, organized, well stocked and met all of our needs. The bed upstairs is extremely comfortable. The hot tub was icing on the cake - so lovely. We cannot wait to come back. Would have stayed forever if we could.
This house is really clean and cozy, well appointed, and all around enjoyable. Worked well for our family of 4 + grandma and dog. The beds are all very comfortable which you’ll know is a huge plus if you’ve stayed in many vacation rentals. The beach, the hot tub, the views, what’s not to love?
My family (Grandparents, Sister and kids) spent a wonderful snowy weekend here February 2021. We have stayed in many beach house rentals all over Washington and Oregon and would agree that this was one of the most well organized/equipped houses we've had the pleasure of staying at. The house is lovingly decorated and so much thought has been put into small touches, like an entire "art studio" area to paint beach rocks. The other aspect which made us rate this house as one of our favorites was how incredibly dog friendly it was with every consideration given to your furry friends and how much they love the beach too. After arriving at the house we got caught in a rare Washington snow storm and were snowed in all weekend. Although we didn't do much sightseeing around the island we were pretty content walking along the mostly deserted beach, playing many of the games provided and enjoying the views soaking in the hot tub. We'd definitely love to come back and see what it is like in the Summer!
We loved the location! Right on the water. The views were spectacular, we could see the Olympic mountains and sea all around.We walked on the beach at least twice a day. The owners made sure that the place was well stocked with things to do, for humans and dogs! We loved painting rocks and shells we found.
( they have a painting station)The mornings were great for watching the barges go by as well as herons and bald eagles. We used the fire pit and the hot tub. It was very helpful having all the directions and expectations of how everything worked throughout the home.Beautifully decorated and the beds were very comfy. The downstairs rooms were warm ( we were there end of January) and upstairs was a bit cool.
( which is great depending what temperature you like to sleep in).The upstairs is a beautiful suite and had awesome views.
We would definitely go back!
Our family had an amazing, restful stay at this gem of a beachfront house. The view and beach access are a dream. The house is wonderfully decorated in a tasteful, cozy, delightfully happy beach theme. The owners really want you to enjoy your stay and thought of everything- even for our family dog who we were grateful to bring with us. Would definitely recommend!
This home was fantastic. We were so grateful to find a lovely, peaceful, dog-friendly home to get away to for a few days. They thought of every possible detail to accommodate the fur babies! Would highly recommend- beautiful views, great section of private beach, and an all-around perfect home away from home.
This home is in a great location with all the island things to do within minutes. Clean, inviting, and very charming. We enjoyed the fire pit, the hot tub, the great books, rock painting, beach combing treasures, and just sitting on the deck relaxing with a glass of wine. The hosts have made this a friendly and unique place to stay and it was hard to leave after a week. Would recommend to anyone wanting some peace and quite.
This home is charming and comfortable and especially well laid out for social distancing with guest quarters on two levels, an open airy floorplan, and a huge view deck. It has a nostalgic beach cabin feel that has been artfully updated to provide all the conveniences. The location is perfect. Our 6 month old puppy was in heaven here with the direct beach access and the basket of dog toys and cozy dog mat. Lots of interesting marine vessels passing by and a front row seat for viewing sealife. Loved the artistic stairs down to the beach. Such a sweet spot! We will definitely stay here again and recommend this to friends and family.
We had a wonderful 2-night stay at this beachfront home, with plenty of room for our two teens and small dog. We loved the sunsets, walking on the beach, and salmon fishing a few feet from our back door! The home is charming and is stocked with everything a family might need. Highly recommended.
Spyglass Beach House is the perfect get away on the beach ! The location is outstanding, every window has a view and you immediately feel like you are on a remote island somewhere far off. The house is decorated phenomenally and equipped with every need you may desire. The attention to detail surpasses any other vacation rental we have stayed at. Thank you for your care and personal touches!
The house is adorable with everything we could possibly need. The beach said private but lots of locals visited with their dogs. We had a few house issue but none that ruined our stay.
We loved the house. The views from the master spectacular. The kitchen had everything we needed and it is so close to the beach. Great spot!
Look no further and enjoy your stay at the Spyglass beach house in Freeland, WA. The owners have a strong attention to detail and have thought of everything: from comfortable and stylish decor to the little things like dog amenities, travel sized toiletries and upgrades like cable and a hot tub. The location directly on the water with a private beach gives you easy access to all Whidbey has to offer and is less than 10 minutes from shops and restaurants in Freeland. The property manager went above and beyond to track down a package we had shipped for my wife’s birthday. Looking forward to staying in July. Even though the island had a power outage during our stay, we found everything we needed in the house to have fun.
A beautiful home on a quiet beach, with all the amenities! Perfect getaway, just what we needed. Can't wait to go back!
We had a great weekend stay at the Spyglass Beach House! The house was comfortable and well stocked with thoughtful touches such as rock painting supplies and dog treats and toys. Really comfortable beds and family area! The main space is well set up for family hang out time, games, and meals together. The large deck overlooking the sound is amazing! Our only suggestion would be to add more deck seating options so it can also be enjoyed as a family. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home!
Great views and beach access. Lovely decorated house with everything you need. Master suite is especially nice!
The 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.
My 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.
Bring 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.
The house was beautiful and the view amazing. Had a wonderful time relaxing and exploring.
Very good. . .all was in order and the setting was very conducive to our work
The 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.
High 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.
Thank you for your review, Adam. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed a relaxing time on the back patio of this fabulous waterfront home. We are happy to report that the new owner will be making improvements to include better water quality, and we’ve updated the access codes correctly. We hope to see you again!
My 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.
Beautiful 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.
We 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.
Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear that you appreciated the detail of this lovely waterfront home. We are happy to report that the new owner will be making improvements to include a new coffee maker and grill. We look forward to your return!
This 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!
Loved 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.
What 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.
As 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.
The 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.
We 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!
Thank you for your review, Kathleen. We are glad to hear that this beautiful waterfront home suited your family so well. We are happy to report that the new owner has added more kitchen items, and we hope to see you again very soon!
We 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.
perfect 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!
Overall a very good experience. The view is phenomenal. I just wish the master bath would have been renovated.
Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a positive experience, and were able to soak in the views. We are happy to report that the new owner will be making improvements, and we hope to see you again very soon!
Our 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.
I 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.
Overall 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.
Thank you for your review. We are glad this location suited you well, and you were able to take in the views. We are happy to report that the new owner will be making improvements, and we hope to see you again very soon!
We 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.
Thank you for your review, Lori. We are glad to hear that you had a relaxing stay at this charming waterfront home. We are happy to report that the new owner will be making improvements and updates, and we hope you’ll return!
I 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!
My 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.
Our 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.
Thank you for your review, Joan. We are glad to hear that this lovely home suited you well. We are happy to report that the new owner will be making improvements to include addressing the wood stove door, and we’ll share your suggestions to add binoculars for fun sight-seeing. We hope you’ll return!
Mom 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.
Fantastic 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.
We 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.
This beautiful, quiet home with a stunning view was the perfect weekend retreat.
We 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.
We 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.
Excellent...the fresh crab was a nice touch...we used the place to provide a quiet development retreat for an executive - worked great...thanks - T*
Enjoyable 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.
Thank you for your review, Anita. We are glad that you enjoyed this home and the wonderful views offered. Please note that the new owner will be making improvements, and we will share your helpful feedback about adding blinds to the upstairs bedroom. We look forward to your return!
We 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.
We 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.
I 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.
This 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
Entered 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.
Our 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.
The 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.
Very clean home with access to the beach. Loved this rental and will definitely be back.
We 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
What a great process- we searched many listings and came across this offering, which turned out to be a fantastic vacation !
We 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.