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Whispering Pines - Your Oceanfront Home at the Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 13)

Whispering Pines is located on Fidalgo Island. It is about a five minute drive from La Conner and about a fifteen minute drive from Anacortes. The home is between Martha's Bay and Similk Bay near Hope Island. From Anacortes you can take a ferry to the San Juan Islands or to Victoria BC.

You can also enjoy great restaurants and gift shops in both La Conner and Anacortes both truly great destinations. Also nearby is Deception Pass Bridge a must see, and two wonderful state parks Bowman Bay and Deception Pass Parks. There are also many fresh water lakes and views as far as the eye can see at Mount Erie Lookout.

Enjoy the tulip Festival in La Conner in March and April along with the quilt walk show. And festival throughout the year.

o'cean (o'shun),n. 1. The whole body of salt water which covers nearly three fourths of the surface of the globe.

(bech), n. 1. The shore of the sea or a lake, washed by the waves; strand.

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Elisabeth & Thomas Freeland
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

About Elisabeth & Thomas Freeland

Elisabeth & Thomas Freeland We vacationed in this area from Arizona for ten years before making the move to Fidalgo Island. It was love a first sight. We have a beautiful store in Anacortes called Elisabeth's Cottage By The Sea which we run year round. We sell jewelry, beads, wine, gift items and much more. We also give silversmithing and bead classes. The store is located at 619 Commercial Ave.

Elisabeth & Thomas Freeland purchased this house in 2009

Why Elisabeth & Thomas Freeland chose Northwest Washington

We purchased this home because it is such a peaceful and quiet area with an amazing water view. We love being on the deck and enjoying watching the eagles, herons and boats go by. The house is on .72 of an acre so it feels very secluded. It has many pines trees, and is truly magical when the wind blows through the pine trees. Hence the name 'Whispering Pines'. One of the most amazing things about this area is that there are no city lights around and the stars are much brighter because of it. Take a sleeping bag outside in the backyard and enjoy stargazing.

What makes this house unique

Whispering Pines is a 3 bedroom 2 bath home with a living room looking out to the water and islands. It also has a family room with a great entertainment center to enjoy movie night with the whole family. The dining room seats 10 at the 8 foot long table that also looks out to the view and leads to the great deck. There is a bar b que on the deck for those outdoor cookouts.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in La Conner in Island County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2) Sleep Sofa or Futons (4)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)

Whispering Pines - Your Oceanfront Home at the Beach
average rating of 4.304348 based on 23 reviews

Quiet, beautiful view and perfect location for LaConner and Mt. Vernon activities.

  • 5 of 5

There was a group of 8 ladies (friends and their Mommas). We had a lovely time! Wine on the back porch with a beautiful view, plenty of sleeping room, and everything we needed to cook up a storm. Plenty of towels and bedding, although the beds were very firm, we all had a place to call our own. We went a mile up the road to Snee-oosh Point and walked on the beach. It was a great Gals Weekend! I would recommend this place to groups.Thankyou!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again.
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Perfect place to find your "zen"

  • 5 of 5

Loved the view, the quiet location, and would totally stay here again

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We would live to have you stay with us again.
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A little chilly and anty

  • 3 of 5

We reserved this house for a ladies weekend away. We weren't able to enter the home until 3 pm and the furnace had been off. It took about 5 hours to heat the home...needless to say we drank wine and puzzled in our down jackets. There are ants in the bathroom and laundry room...pretty harmless, but there none the less. The view was great and it's just a close drive to town.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our check in time has always been 3:00. It is in our rental agreement that was signed by this party in advance. We had one rental in February which was this party and we were out of town during this time so we were not able to turn the heat on before their arrival. We are very energy conscious and do not like to waste energy by leaving the heat on when no one is using the house. This is the first that I have heard about ants and will check into it immediately. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.
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Nice but needs some attention

  • 3 of 5

The view is gorgeous and the place is comfortable. However. for what we paid, I agree with another reviewer that it needs some attention to details. The house was freezing cold when we arrived as the heat was off. It would have been nice if owners came earlier to turn on heat so not to have to wear our coats for 1+ hours while house warmed. The driveway is steep and has a couple large potholes, which we bottomed out in the Volvo sedan. The gas fireplace didn't work, and I don't recall that noted in the listing. There were cobwebs in the main shared bathroom, dirty BBQ utinsils left on the grill and half-wet/musty sheets in the washer (we washed them). The TV/DVD player in the main living room we couldn't figure out as there were 4 remotes and no instructions, but I think the DVD doesn't work anyway. It would have been nice to know since we got Redbox video to watch. We did end up using in the small living room but the TV was a small screen. Overall, we had a good weekend and certainly enjoyed the beautiful views, but I think it's a tad overpriced and adding twenty five/night for an additional person and a one hundred cleaning fee seemed high.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun, relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Great space roomy, we wish we could have had access to the water but there's no trespassing signs on both sides of the yard. Relaxing atmosphere. Difficult to drive down the hill with the RV parked partway onto their drive.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our home, we appreciate you staying with us. We are sorry that you were inconvenienced by not being able to get to the driveway easier.
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Beautiful, comfortable and oh so relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Spent the weekend with two other girlfriends. We each had our own bedroom with plenty of extra room to spare. The weather was supposed to be terrible with the forecast for a "historical storm." That didn't happen, which was wonderful. Even though it was a bit wet and windy which kept us from being able to enjoy the beautiful outdoor porch and furniture, the views from the entire front of the house (living room, kitchen, dining room and master bedroom) were spectacular. We want to return with our husbands next time!

The only thing that would make this better for multi-couple gatherings would be another bathroom (there are two)

as it can sometimes be a bit awkward to share facilities. For a large family, however, it is perfect! The access to the beach was a bit challenging at the moment - lots of stairs down to the beach using the neighbor's access - but once we got to the bottom it was too unsafe to go the last 6 feet as the stairway seemed to have gotten washed away. Nothing that I'm sure won't get fixed in the near future.

Highly recommend this home. Definitely hope to return in the not too distant future, especially at a time that we might be able to access the beach. Thank you, Elisabeth and Thomas, for sharing your beautiful vacation home with us.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in La Conner, Washington

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2 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning £77.9 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

additional guest after 2 will be 25.00 a night per person
An additional $50.00 cleaning fee will be added for parties over 8
Holidays 3 night minimum

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