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Scenic Sunlight House - has everything you need for a relaxing, fun vacation

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, great view, beach nearby, fully equipped

This is the ideal getaway - A beautiful home with everything you need just steps from the beach! On scenic Whidbey Island, Sunlight House is located in the iconic Sunlight Beach community, just steps from miles of beautiful beach. The sweeping views looking out over Puget Sound, the shipping lanes, mountains and sunsets are simply spectacular! This modern home has everything you will need for your beach getaway. You'll enjoy quality furnishings, a fully equipped kitchen, expansive view deck, lush garden/lawns, patio, indoor and outdoor fireplaces. Two bedrooms on the main floor, one is a master suite with private bath. There is a second full bath on this floor as well. Downstairs has the recreation room with ping pong table, another bedroom and the bunk room. Sunlight House is minutes from the charming seaside village of Langley and close to the activities of Greenbank Farm as well.


Owner
Christina's Island
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
9 September, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Clinton around the Island County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Tennis ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Full kitchen, expansive deck, garden patio, quality furnishings, cable TV/DVD player, internet access, outdoor fireplace, easy access to beach.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

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Scenic Sunlight House - has everything you need for a relaxing, fun vacation
average rating of 4.357143 based on 14 reviews
5

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed. Loved the art.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! You were wonderful guests, too!
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5

Gorgeous Retreat on Whidbey

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with a few friends for a night away from Seattle and it was peaceful and wonderful. The house was spacious and in spotless condition. We enjoyed sitting out on the deck and watching all of the bunnies pass by (fun fact: there are lots and lots of bunnies everywhere on Whidbey!). We loved our stay and would absolutely return.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Too difficult to coordinate with the owner

  • 1 of 5

The property was acceptable and the owner was mostly cordial, but I had a lot of difficulty trying to coordinate with her.

The first issue was how she handled reducing my number of booked guests. I asked her if I could reduce my guest count from 5 to 3, and she emailed a response saying that in order to revise my booking, I would need to bring cash instead. I asked if I could paypal / venmo her, or bring a check, but she said she just wanted cash.

One of the main reasons I use this site is because of how many things are handled automatically, including the payment process. I had an incredibly busy weekend already planned, and I wasn't looking to add yet another errand into my schedule.

The second issue was the owner setting a specific time to get the key. This sounded fine initially, but most of my travel time had been allocated to getting people from airport, stopping for last minute supplies, and getting people to their rentals, so the prospect of agreeing to the appointment felt a little shaky initially.

What I failed to estimate though, was the ferry issue. Because your arrival to this property is gated by ferry travel, it's not a good idea to lock an appointment time to meet the owner. Because depending on traffic, you could be waiting in the ferry queue from anywhere between 30 minutes to 2+ hours before you actually get onto a boat, and you have no control over that.

And just like the demand for a cash payment, the idea of meeting at a specific time for a key hand-off runs contrary to every other property owner I've worked with on this site. The entire point of VRBO is to create a quick and painless rental experience for both parties, but just getting through this property's front door was a hassle.

Given how many things I was already managing and coordinating for the weekend, having to spend extra energy constantly texting and talking with the owner throughout the day was a damper on my rental experience. I honestly considered just eating my initial payment as a loss, and go with a hotel instead, but with such short notice, there wasn't much availability where we needed - so I had to stay with this property.

In summary, the property was fine, and the owner was mostly cordial (though she got frustrated with how late in the day I was able to get my cash to her), but overall, considering how difficult it was to just get your foot in the door here, I can't recommend renting here. Virtually any other owner will be easier to work w/

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellingham Wa
5

We loved our time at the house!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time at Sunlight House. It was very relaxing to sit on the deck with a glass of wine before going to dinner. We loved walking on the beach and the view out the living room was incredible.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great house and Christina was very easy to work with

  • 5 of 5

We were on Whidbey for a family wedding and the house was perfect. It was very clean and well stocked. It was a pleasure to work with Christina😀?

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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LaConner, WA
4

Overall great place!

  • 4 of 5

We had a relaxing get away in Sunlight House and would consider booking it again in the future.

The best part is the amazing view from the deck!

Christina met us at check in and went over the house and the rules.

Note that the address was wrong on the original VRBO page and was hard for some of our friends to find.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* enjoy the beaches.

* relax & rejuvenate.

* fresh produce at the Farmers' Market.

* visit shops & restaurants.

* visit the Whale Museum.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* relax on the deck.

* enjoy the view.

* play in the sand.

* state parks.

* visit Langley Marina.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Castle Park playground.

* Langley Whale Museum.

* Art Galleries.

* Family Festivals.

* Fort Casey Lighthouse.

Whidbey Island is full of wonderful art galleries, shopping, charming towns and wildlife areas. Kayaking is a great activity as is whale watching.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Additional Guest Fee £18.84 per person per night

Rates are based on double occupancy. $45 charge per extra adult up to six adults. State lodging tax of 10.9% collected on all rates. Balance is due in full upon arrival. There are no refunds for early departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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