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This Whidbey Island waterfront vacation home is your own private resort.

40 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday estate in Freeland - Harbor Hideaway Waterfront VH

4 B/R, 4.5 Bath and hot tub on 1+ acres of beutifully landscaped property

Grey Whale sighting! Come and see for yourself!!

Harbor Hideaway is a large, handicap friendly, waterfront executive home. Located on the west shore of Holmes Harbor on Whidbey Island, adjacent to the Holmes Harbor Golf community.

3,600 SQ FT, 4 Bedrooms & 5 Bathrooms. Ideal for 8-11 persons. Comfortably sleeps up to 14.

Perfect for a week away with family or a few friends.

Enjoy your own private vacation beach. Dig clams, beach comb, go boating, soak in the hot tub or just be lazy relaxing on the beautiful Harbor Hideaway grounds.

The Master bedroom has a large Jacuzzi tub, fireplace and a private balcony overlooking the harbor. The main floor has an open upscale kitchen, dining, living and green room all walled with windows along with a spacious, handicap friendly bedroom and bath. The ground floor has two large bedrooms each with separate entrances and separate bathrooms perfect for the privacy that may be desired.

The view alone is enough to propel you into your long deserved vacation spirit. And you will enjoy it on the Northwest's most

coveted island, Whidbey.

Whidbey Island is just over an hour from Seattle but holds enough activities and island life to keep you entertained for weeks. Harbor Hideaway is 2 miles from Freeland and just a few miles from Langley and Coupeville where window shopping, art galleries, antique stores and fantastic restaurants will keep you busy for hours. Deception Pass is a must see with breathtaking views of rugged cliffs and the turbulent waters that surround Whidbey Island. Hiking, Golfing, Biking, Horseback Riding, Boating and many more adventures will ensure your vacation to Whidbey Island will be memorable. We hope to see you soon .

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Keywords: beach front, villa, chalet, waterfront, golf, weddings, reunioun, reunions, wedding, girls, hot tub, gazebo

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

John Dingman
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2016
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About John Dingman

We purchased this property over 30 years ago; developed it ourselves and raised our children here. We built our new home in 1997, just before moving overseas. This property is so peaceful and relaxing. We have no better vacation destination than returning home to the property we love.

John Dingman purchased this estate in 1985

Why John Dingman chose Whidbey Island

We decided to start Harbor Hideaway because we can schedule our own time at our home and it is ready for our arrival. We enjoy the opportunity to share our home and show-off the wonderful lifestyle we have created. The perfect vacation for us is being at Harbor Hideaway, sharing with our friends and family.

What makes this estate unique

My best time is getting up early, sitting on the porch with the morning brew in my hand, watching the sun rise and the wild life starting their day. There is nothing more enjoyable than the peace and serenity as you view deer, raccoons, rabbits, eagles, seals and even the occasional whale. I have no doubts that I will be greeted in the morning, by one or more of the many animals nature has created. I will always see something to remind me why I love this property so much.


based on 40 holidaymaker reviews

This Whidbey Island waterfront vacation home is your own private resort.
average rating of 4.925 based on 40 reviews

Perfect. Private. Pretty.

  • 5 of 5

We were on the island for a wedding, and stayed in this lovely house with our three adult children and their partners. The setting alone is worth the price of admission -- it's like your own paradise. But also, this place has everything you need for fabulous cooking and tons of room to hang out. We loved the upper master bedroom, deck, office and bath. The grounds are tremendous, especially the hot tub and badminton. John is awesome as an owner -- prompt and professional, too.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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family wedding reunion

  • 5 of 5

This property and house can accommodate many ages and interests. it is very well equipped, down to two kinds of potty chairs! We had all ages, sizes of folks for a wedding on the Island, and it was wonderful to just gather on the many decks, enjoying the vistas and shoreline. You could not ask for a more incredible way to experience Whidbey Island, and yet very accessible to all the areas of the Island.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to Stay

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time staying here. The owner was very open and answered all our questions about the property prior to the stay. We had some concerns about sleeping arrangements and were able to get that figured out without issue. There is ample room for multiple families to stay at this property. Everything in the house is in good working order. The kitchen is well stocked with all necessary utensils, dishes, pans, etc. The grounds are beautiful and very well maintained. Great views and we saw a lot a wildlife. Somewhat of a hike to get down to the beach but again, well worth it. We were able to clam and crab directly off this property's beach as well. Access to the local grocery store is very easy as we had to make multiple trips there through our stay. Definitely would rent here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Home in a Beautiful Setting for Large Group

  • 5 of 5

Our large group loved the house itself as well as the beautiful location! We travelled with a group of 15 adult family members/close friends all in our 20s/30s, including 5 couples. The house provided plenty of sleeping space for us, though I would note that we are all quite close and comfortable sharing rooms. The bedrooms are set up perfectly for multiple families traveling with small children as well. In general, the house is spacious and allows a large group space to spread out. We never felt like we were crowded or tripping over one another. The kitchen was well-appointed for cooking and overlooks the water and decks. The backyard is amazing! It's beautifully landscaped with an open grassy area and large fire pit. The trek down to the water is steep, which is to be expected given the terrain, but the stairs are sturdy and there are multiple landings to rest if needed. The beach at low tide is worth exploring. We went off-island multiple times because we traveled from across the country and wanted to explore Seattle and Victoria, but the house would be perfect for a low-key family vacation as well. We typically travel with our young children, and it would have worked great as the setting for days spent lounging, playing, and reading. The setting is peaceful and gorgeous. Notes on the general area: A car is a must! There is plenty to do on the island recreation-wise, but you'll need to drive. Travel via the ferry back to the mainland is easy as well. I was most impressed with the quality of the restaurants on the island, especially in Coupeville. Hiking at Deception Pass was beautiful. Wineries are a must.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible Home and Location

  • 5 of 5

This home is incredible. We stayed here in June 2016. There were five adults and four children in our group. The layout of the home was perfect for our group providing plenty of privacy for everyone (each room having a bathroom attached), it also has large enough gathering places both within the home and around the property for everyone to enjoy each others company when we were all together. Our children loved to play in the yard and on the beach. The adults loved the beautiful surroundings/landscaping and views. We saw wildlife everyday, including deer (with their fawns), a raccoon, eagles, many seals, an otter, rabbits, squirrels, lots of crabs and plenty of birds. We took a kayak that we took to the beach and as we were out in the bay kayaking, we had plenty of seals pop up all around us. The owner was great to work with and quick to respond to any needs. We would definitely like to stay at this home again sometime in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Island Treasure

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting with great views from the decks. Well maintained property with quiet places to visit discreetly. Perfect get-away location, very private, peaceful and serene. Yet has parks, beaches and shopping close by. Also, John Dingman, the owner, was wonderful to work with.

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
48 Miles
Seattle SaeTac Airport
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Clinton, WA
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Holmes Harbor Golf Club (Public)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Harbor Hideaway
Nearest Point of Interest
Harbor Hideaway Vacation Rental
Car: recommended

Harbor Hideaway is located on Holmes harbor adjacent to the Holmes Harbor Golf and Yacht Club, just 2 miles north of Freeland on beautiful Whidbey Island.

Other Activities: boating, golf, shopping, kayaking, wildlife viewing


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in Freeland, Whidbey Island

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
27 Sep 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas Holidays
23 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Off Season
3 Jan 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer and Holidays
26 May 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £61 + Tax
Cleaning £287 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £410
Tax Rate 10.7%

Off-Season Holidays are subject to summer rates.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Freeland in Puget Sound

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Harbor Hideaway has four bedrooms, each equipped with a private bathroom. The Master suite is on the top floor and is accessed via a majestic, open stairway from the living room. It has a queen size bed and Jacuzzi tub with separate shower and walk-in closet. The Golf room on the main floor has a double size bed and a beautifully tiled walk-in shower in this newly remodeled, handicap friendly bathroom. On the lower floor, the Garden room has a queen size bed and a single size bed with a shower in the bath. Also on the lower level, the Ocean room has a queen size bed and a double size sofa-bed with a tub-shower in its bathroom. The Garden room and Ocean room each have an additional, private entry from the lower patio. There are also two, single size hide-a-beds in the house along with the two living room couches and a sofa bed on the main floor, if you need them for sleeping. We provide clean sheets, blankets and pillows for all the sleeping areas, along with towels.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
2 Fire pit areas, private lighted stairs to beach access and multiple gathering areas. A different venue for every night, all on the same property!!!

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