USA Washington Whidbey Island Coupeville Listing #43562

Heron House on the Cove - Coupeville, WA

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17 reviews
Max. occupancy: 8 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 4 Twin Bed 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets 
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Waterfront family-friendly home w/bay views, firepit, deck, & gas fireplace!

Are you ready to get away from it all and enjoy a truly peaceful retreat? This waterfront, family-friendly home is ready to provide you the best experience ever! With two levels full of comfort, great amenities, and a prime location right in front of Penn Cove (views are simply out of this world), your getaway to Coupeville will be unforgettable. Start your mornings off on the right foot with a delicious and steamy cup of coffee in the deck as you take in unparalleled Penn Cove views. Later, you can treat your guests to a tasty homemade meal prepared in the fully-equipped kitchen. What's better than snuggling up on the sofa after lunch? Nothing! The set of inviting sofas in the living room is the perfect place to unwind and recharge batteries before heading out to explore Coupeville. You can turn on the flatscreen TV and watch something fun. The waterfront firepit is another great place to gather with your friends–prepare some hot beverages (or cold, if you visit during summer) and roast some s'mores as you all enjoy the marvelous views and share fun stories. And that’s not it! Heron House on the Cove features four work stations if you need to catch up with work or if your kids need to do some homework. There are two fold-up desks in addition to a small desk in the kids’ room and kitchen table.

What's nearby:
Welcome to the historic and charming village of Coupeville, the perfect location to disconnect from reality and experience a quiet and relaxing vacation. You'll be sitting right in front of Penn Cove. A must-visit here is the nearby The Coupeville Wharf (350 yards); it's a symbol of the seafaring days of yore. There you can find a working boat dock, The Salty Mug (coffee shop), a gift store, and a restaurant. Roughly 350 yards as well is downtown Coupeville where you'll find a dozen restaurants, cafes and coffee houses, art galleries, clothing boutiques, and home design stores. Learn about this village's rich history at the Island County Historical Society Museum (350 yards away as well). Four and a half miles south is Fort Casey State Park for a more outdoorsy adventure; a campground, picnic area, and stunning views from the Admiralty Head Lighthouse can be found there.

Things to know:
Full kitchen
Free WiFi
No cable
Fold-up double-size mattress available in the closet of the queen bedroom
This rental is located on floor 2.

Parking Notes: Street parking only. 1 car in parking spot, if you have another car it will need to be parked on a side street across from the house. Entry to the unit is down the staircase.

Other permit number: CUP 00-01

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.



Children's games



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Kitchen & dining






Sound view


Water view



Internet : Comcast



DVD library

DVD player

Wireless router

Blu-Ray player

Netflix streaming

Nearby activities & attractions

Golf Nearby


Gas grill : Private


Beach chairs

Beach towels



17 reviews

Mary P. Nov 2021
The views, the location, the welcoming and delightful decor and furnishings are wonderful! The beds are super comfy and the bedrooms, living room and kitchen have mesmerizing views! The otters and seals and sea birds and especially the Great Blue Herons are in abundance!
Kristi C. Nov 2021
Yes Coupeville is the set for the movie Practical Magic and this was a magical girls weekend. We were in this gorgeous setting, feeling like we were floating on Penn Cove, walking distance to everything we needed. Ate our fill of oysters and muscles from Penn Cove, enjoyed wine at the wine bar, walking/hiking exploring the free Pike Sculpture trail, a mile away. Strolling on the beach, and sitting outside enjoying wine and music, no neighbors to bother, we felt like had the cove and stars to ourselves. Shopping in town we bought more than we should from multiple stores. Can’t wait to make this an annual trip.
Kim S. Oct 2021
I have never experienced a more magical location to enjoy peace and natural beauty every minute of the day as we did at the Heron House. I really didn't want to leave the master bedroom because the bed is that comfortable and the view is that incredible. We watched the Heron hunt every day and seals swim by and eat snacks right in front of the window. The kitchen is new and clean and very functional. We didn't use the other bedrooms but the queen room downstairs has a very nice view too and the 3rd bedroom has 2 twin trundles which must work nice for families. .2 miles to walk to restaurants. Deer right out front every night. Great parking space. Just a wonderful place and didn't want to leave.
Susan K. Sep 2021
Elegant and we’ll supplied. A few steps from Downtown. We will return!!!
Venessa B. Aug 2021
This home over the water is well laid out and roomy, with comfortable beds. The kitchen is very well equipped and the views, bird watching, and sunsets are spectacular. Vacasa, along with their local area manager, was very responsive when we encountered some minor maintenance and cleaning needs, which I am sure will be fully remedied and did not take away from our relaxing few days on Whidbey Island.
Thank you
Robert M. Jul 2021
This is a really nice spot and the house is very private with a fantastic view. The cleanliness is lacking with mold etc so it would have been given more stars but lacked from the upkeep.
Manager response:
Thank you for your feedback, Robert. We sincerely apologize for any disappointment regarding the cleanliness of the property. We take our guest's feedback very seriously and strive to provide an inviting and clean home for all of our guests. With that being said, our housekeeping team was notified of your concerns and a deep clean has been scheduled. We hope to host you again in the future!
Erica V. Mar 2021
We really enjoyed our stay! This home’s perch right on the water is so unique- we loved the views from every room. It’s so peaceful looking out and watching the birds dive, the herons hunting at the water’s edge and the seals peeking their heads up just past the deck. Magical! The home was beautifully redone- very nice furnishings. We will definitely be back.
Brian M. Jan 2021
What a fabulous location. Beautiful views. The house is set up to have views from every room. Very well appointed - lots of towels and linens. The kitchen was easy to use to prepare meals. Nice furnishings. Overall a great stay in lovely Coupeville. We will be back.
Adam S. Jan 2021
We loved the home's unique location right over the water. It feels completely isolated and quiet yet was a minute's walk right into the center of town. The home itself was very nicely appointed and all of the furniture and amenities were of high quality. We will look forward to staying here again in the future!
Harry J. S. Dec 2020
The house is beautiful, the views are stunning, extremely quiet, and very comfortable. The deck being over the water was really cool, especially when we had a pod of Orcas swim by. As an added touch, it was all decorated for Christmas -- a lovely addition! We highly recommend this house to you.
Harry J. S. Dec 2020
We stayed a week in Dec. Absolutely loved it. The location and views are amazing. Seals, otters, birds. The house is gorgeous. Full kitchen, access to the almost private beach, 3 beds and 2 bath. Fireplace. Perfectly clean. Rate it 10/10. Absolutely coming back.
Taran A. Oct 2020
The house is gorgeous, very clean, tastefully decorated, well equipped, lovely views, 5 min walk to downtown. The stairs going to the basement need anti-skid , very slippery!
Manager response:
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our home. We have reached out to our local manager with your suggestion. Thank you for bringing them to our attention. We hope to host you again soon!
Paige B. Oct 2020
The privacy from this unique and comfortable Whidbey Island home, perched right out over the water, provides one-of-a-kind views of the picturesque Coupeville Wharf and the nature abundant Penn Cove. The location couldn't be more perfect for exploring the historic town by foot. Although the kitchen is well equipped for cooking, we continued our low stress weekend living by trying several of Coupeville's delicious options for take out (Currents Bistro, Front Street Grill, Little Red Hen Bakery, and the Salty Mug on the pier - all recommended). Enjoying the lovely outlook from the Heron House dining table, as well as it's unbelievable deck, provided endless entertainment with our kids watching for sea life passersby, We also enjoyed cozying up for movie nights in front of the fireplace and flat screen in the living room. The entire house feels updated, fresh, and clean with wonderful nods to your island getaway everywhere in the decor. It was an idyllic Whidbey escape that we hope to return to again and again!
Pavinee P. Sep 2020
Our family enjoyed our time together here, and the set up was perfect for family bonding activities: cooking, fire pit, board games, walks on the beach and walks to the charming little town nearby. The kids wanted to extend our stay!
Eva-Maria R. Sep 2020
I booked Heron House on the Cove in Coupeville for a recent weekend getaway with four of my close girlfriends. It could not have been more perfect! Bedrooms were spaced out nicely throughout the home with great window treatments to block out the bright morning light reflecting off the water. There were plenty of chairs to enjoy time on the deck or around the campfire. Kitchen and bathroom amenities were lovely, too. (No shortage on towels or wash cloths.) We loved watching the birds and seals from the deck, as well as the local deer and fawn explore the beach, going on beach walks, and making the short walk to town. The stairs down to the unit are somewhat steep, so please be aware if accessibility is a concern. (There is a bench about halfway down the stairs to the unit if rests are needed.) We were able to carry our bags and cooler stocked with food/drink without incident. I definitely plan to come back with my husband and two kiddos - there's so much beach exploring we could do! Highly recommend Heron House on the Cove. We will be back!
Prasad G. Sep 2020
Our young kids and us spent a lot of time on the private pebble beach overlooking the cove, and in the cozy fire pit. Sound of the waves was soothing - loved the sit out deck overhanging the water during high tide! Good food is a 3 min walk or stay in and cook up a hot meal for a cozy indoors stay.
Harry J. S. Sep 2020
Beautifully maintained home OVER the beach and water. Fabulous views in every room of Penn Cove, the Coupeville pier and beaches. Easy walk to town for great restaurants with local fare including the famous Penn Cove Mussels and gift shops.
We'll be back!