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Adorable cottage- water views in downtown Coupeville

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 7-9)

Live the charmed life in an exquisite and adorable home, that links Coupeville's intriguing history with today's most luxurious lifestyles. Originally built in 1890 by Captain Kinney, the Hesselgrave House allows you to step back in time, while being surrounded by today's most modern conveniences. This charming colonial is 1400 square feet and sleeps up to 8 people. Overlooking famous Penn Cove and nestled directly in the heart of Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve, water and mountain views envelop you from most rooms. A 2 minute walk to downtown allows you to enjoy adorable Coupeville or just unwind in our charming seaside home. The architect maintained the integrity of the home, while completely upgrading every room.

Starting with a chefs kitchen, including granite , stainless steel appliances and gas stove, the finishes every where you look are high end. Wood floors continue throughout the home, as do brand new windows

The master bedroom has a queen sized bed with direct views of the water. Dresser and full closet also The upstairs bedroom hosts a full sized bed as well as a twin. While the downstairs bedroom has a full sized bed, with its own private TV. The spacious living room is the perfect spot to relax with a book or unwind with a movie from our extensive DVR library. Play Wii with your family or enjoy a number of boad games. The large clawfoot tub/shower in bathroom beckons you to soak away your cares.

Relax on the deck with drinks and friends while grilling the days fresh catch! Or walk downtown to some of the most inviting delicious restaurants on the entire island. Park your boat in the driveway-the boat ramp is across the street. Sail the tranquil waters of Penn Cove or motor up to the San Juan Islands.

Our home is located just two blocks from downtown Coupeville, home to the island's only history museum. Peruse the antique shops or indulge at an old fashioned sweet shoppe. Families will love the proximity to the towns park and playground-or just stay home and enjoy the backyard.

Ebey's Landingis so close by and provides numerous hikes with panoramic views of Seattle, Mt. Baker and Mt. Rainier. Your dog will love the beachside off leash parks down the road. Ferry ove to the Victorian port of Port Townsend for the day or explore Fort Casey Park.

Deception Pass State Park is 15 miles to the north, or continue up the road to Anacortes for the ferry to San Juan Islands and Victoria.

We know you will enjoy our beautiful home, steeped in history and surrounded by the Olympic and Cascade Mountains.

A true family place yet ideal for a romantic getaway. The location lends itself to those who are seeking a more active vacation, while the home itself begs for you to unwind

Keywords: seaside cottage, private home

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Suzanne Haynes
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Suzanne Haynes

My famliy and I are originally from Florida and are naturally drawn to the water and boating. But the spectacular beauty of WA, has us hooked. Coupeville and our home speaks to these two very different settings-to be able to have water views and go boating under the backdrop of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains is truly stunning.

We love all the outdoor activities Whidbey Island has to offer, but even more the family memories we have made just relaxing in our home.

Why Suzanne Haynes chose Coupeville

We chose Coupeville for its charm and seaside feel. My husband grew up in coastal CT and the town itself really reflects this past. To feel so far away, yet only an hour and half from downtwon Seattle was also a big draw for us. We love Ebey's Landing and think Deception Pass is one of the prettiest places we have ever seen.

What makes this house unique

Our home is 2 blocks from historic downtown Coupeville, allowing us convenience, yet the home itself is so quaint and hsitoric we feel miles from anywhere, like we have stepped back in time. The access to the boat ramp and public park across the street have been very helpful. We love taking our coffee and dog early in the morning down to the waterfront and strolling on the beach.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Coupeville in Island County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower and claw foot tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(34 traveller reviews)

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Adorable cottage- water views in downtown Coupeville
average rating of 4.6764708 based on 34 reviews
Portland, Oregon

Wonderful, charming place that is close to everything.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful and reminded us of Maine!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jennifer-it was a pleasure having you. And thank you for being so very honest about the movie charge. hope to see you again soon
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Charming weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This historic home in the heart of Coupeville with views of the water was the perfect place for a relaxing weekend. The light-filled rooms gleamed with warmth even on a stormy winter day. Walk to artisan bake shops or cook a late brunch in the remodeled kitchen. We can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfy, Lovely & Livable Space in Walkable Coopville

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Suzanne! This place truly feels like a home, in all the best ways. There are a myriad of small touches that make the place one of a kind--- the useful mudroom off the kitchen, the antique cabinet re-purposed as a kitchen island, the soft surprise of small, tasteful stars that glow on the ceiling when lights go out in the kids room, the family photos in the hall.

As a lover of color, I was struck again and again how the thoughtful color choices shifted beautifully with the light, and connected rooms together while still giving each it's own flavor.

The kitchen! -- both lovely and very easy to *really* cook in. The space is fantastic for making meals with others & having chit-chatters hanging out without getting in the way.

The back yard is also a nice space to hang out, with a sunny deck, and a spacious outdoor table situated in a more shady location.

Throughout the home, the space is so thoughtfully utilized and decorated. It's a smaller house that truly lives large.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Close walk to downtown. Cute, clean and host was wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

The home is lovely with character. Walk to downtown is a nice easy stroll. The home was clean and had all the essentials. Suzanne was extremely helpful answering questions prior to our visit and very accommodating for our little family (toddler and baby). Look forward to a return trip!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Home a few quirks

  • 3 of 5

This house is a great location for a Whidbey Island get away. The owners obviously love to spend time there and I can see why!

However...the house was a little to lived in for a vacation rental we were paying for. The dirty ladies underwear and tampons in the top drawer of the bedroom, toiletries in the bathroom and food in fridge/freezer. Its also for sale and we had a visit from an agent. Some of those things are more acceptable than others but them all combined was a bit much to give five stars.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The rental was the perfect size for our group and we loved that we could walk everywhere in town. Coupeville was a beautiful town. We definitely enjoyed our stay. We enjoyed the farmers markets, local views, deer and shops. The owner made arrangements for a pack and play for our toddler. The pictures dont do the space justice. Wonderful rental!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Island County Historical museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Ebey's Landing
Nearest Point of Interest
Ft. Casey Historical State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Keystone Ferry Terminal

across the street from boat ramp, one block from childrens playground and park, 2 blocks form downtown shopping and dining


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £94.89
Pet Fee £30.36

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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