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Waterfront ESCAPE Quiet Country Lane, close to Seattle, shopping, dining

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Unobstructed views of Possession (Puget) Sound, Olympic Mountains, wildlife

A day on the Lane: Spend your days relaxing in the sun, lounging in the shade, exploring the beach, watching eagles, ships, tugs go by while you curl up with a book, or take a stroll on our country lane. Less than 30 minutes from Seattle or Bellevue and 10 minutes from Boeing at Paine Field, Everett, we are halfway between Edmonds and Mukilteo, the waterfront at Picnic Point. The Picnic Point Park with public beach has tide pools and is 1/2 mile easy walk. When the tide is out the vast beach stretches out in front where sand dollar beds, crabs, urchins and star fish can be found hiding in the sea grass. If you're here in March and April it's common to see humpback whales going by as they feed, breach and swim between Picnic Point and the southern tip of Whidbey Island. We are minutes from Boeing at Paine Field, the largest building in the USA. Numerous Museums that relate to flight and historic airplanes are very close by.

VERY IMPORTANT NOTES:

1. THERE ARE MANY STAIRS!

Our home is waterfront and was built on a steep lot. Thus, as the pictures depict, you go down a very long flight of stairs to enter the rental unit and back up those steps when you leave. If stairs are not a problem, you will enjoy unobstructed views and a beautiful setting to rest and relax.

2. THERE ARE NUMEROUS TRAINS, DAILY AND SOMEWHAT LESS AT NIGHT

Waterfront in our area means trains, and our guests will hear (and sometimes feel) trains as they go by. For some, the sound is soothing and relaxing. It's just part of the local charm on the Lane. Earplugs are used by some for sleep, we also provide a fan in the room and guests can turn on Bath and kitchen exhaust for white noise in the room at night. You can also download "White Noise" Apps on your Smart Phone, iPad or other device if you are a light sleeper.

3. QUIET, PRIVATE LANE

Our Lane is a quiet, narrow, country Private roadway and many local residents have lived here 40 years. The nights are extremely quiet, and we ask our guests to honor "quiet volumes" anytime after 9 pm and until 7:30 am.

More Details

Owner
Don and Sara Christensen
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 9, 2018

About Don and Sara Christensen

We fell in love with this property from the first moment we pulled onto the Lane in 2011. There is a steep wooded bluff to one side of the Lane and Possession Sound stretching out in beautiful blue to the other side. The sunsets we see here are spectacular in every season. We watch weather systems come and go where we can see 8 miles out into the shipping lane, we see the lights of Hansville in front, Edmonds to the South and the picturesque Pacific Queen shipwreck to the North. We are halfway between Edmonds and Mukilteo, so at all times 2 or 3 of our beautiful Washington State Ferries can be seen as they take their passengers from the mainland to Whidbey Island or the Peninsula and back. The home is so close to the water we often feel like we live on a cruise ship. The sound of gently lapping waves is something we will never grow tired of, and when it's stormy the white caps and crashes of the waves breaking on the bulkhead reminds us why the name Wind and Tide was given to this area.

Don and Sara Christensen purchased this studio in 2011

Why Don and Sara Christensen chose Harbour Pointe

This is a beautiful new unit with large windows, 9 foot ceilings, 8 foot doors and elegant but comfortable furnishings. The home is a reverse 3 story, which means the main floor is at street level, and the unit we've created as a guest studio is down a long flight of steps, with its own private exterior access on the 3rd floor deck. The neighborhood is part of The Wind and Tide development, and like most waterfront, has a wide range of unique and interesting homes. When you walk the lane you will see cabin style homes that have been here for 100 years as well as new construction and everything unique in between.

Although we are waterfront, the water and beach is best accessed via the Picnic Point Park which is 1/2 mile to the south. Railroad tracks and a bulkhead that's challenging to navigate separate our property from the water. Also, see the tides website I've included to check for minus tides while you are here. The seafloor here is extremely level, so there are miles of tidepools to explore when the tide is out, but during high tide the only access is Picnic Point Park.

What makes this studio unique

We see eagles fly past at deck level numerous times a day, and it's common to spy a seal, sea lion or otter as they fish in the shallows. In summer the mother seals leave their pups tucked into the rocks of the bulkhead, but we respect them and give them distance despite their sweet cries. Humpback whales in spring and orcas are sighted year round, and chasing fish in the tide pools during minus tides never gets tiring.

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation studio rental in Harbour Pointe

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full bath with tub/shower. Beautiful, new construction with Travertine tiles, white quartz countertop and undermount sink.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • This is a studio unit with a new pillow top, semi firm Beauty Rest Queen bed. The couch can comfortably sleep one more adult when back cushions are removed, the loveseat sleeps a child in the same manner and owner will add very comfortable futon to the room when requested.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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average rating of 4.840909 based on 44 reviews
5

Quiet and great views!

  • 5 of 5

The rental was beautiful, had everything we needed, and had great views. The stairs are a bit steep, but we knew that going in. Hosts were accommodating and communicated quickly with us, though we never met them personally. That was okay as we felt like we had privacy and like it was our place to come and go as we pleased. The road in and out was pretty small and very dark at night. I might not have felt entirely comfortable on it with a large SUV or truck, but worked out with our small rental vehicle. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: 3-May-2018
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful setting and a roomy studio, everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

Sara and Don were gracious and promptly replied to out questions. Bed was very comfortable. The 66 steps down/up were easy to manage, well spaced in height and depth. Loved the stunning view!

  • Submitted: 24-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Haven on the water

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in a VRBO and we were not disappointed! We moved to the area from Maui and wanted to stay somewhere other than a hotel to look for a new home to live in and found this little gem on the water and so happy we did! It was a fabulous place to come back to in the evenings and a great way to start off our new life in Washington! The apartment itself was more than beautiful with everything you could possibly want or need available. Beautiful views, a comfy bed, a well stocked kitchen, a beautiful large bathroom, fast WiFi and overall superb accommodations.

I haven't ever been around trains and I'm a light sleeper which worried me a little, but they never kept me up and I actually slept really well and found the sound of the trains very relaxing and we enjoyed watching them go by!

The stairs...well there are a lot of stairs and the owners are very detailed and upfront about them in the description but I think it just added to the overall appeal of the place.

No complaints here.

Even though the apartment seems very secluded we were within a short drive of restaurants and other amenities, best of both worlds! The owners Sara and Don, are both very gracious hosts and responded to messages quickly. The check in and out process was very easy. I would like to stay here again during the summer to enjoy more of the beach area and will recommend to my visiting friends and family as well!

Mahalo nui loa,

Stephanie and Michael

  • Submitted: 1-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay in The Haven! Welcome to Edmonds, hope you and your friends and family will be back soon!
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5

Great location on the water!

  • 5 of 5

I had a fantastic experience at Don and Sara's Studio. Location was great for me. (working at Paine Field) As well as every amenity needed. Super comfortable bed too. Next time I'm in Everett I will stay here again!

  • Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable Studio with Splendid View

  • 4 of 5

Having never been to the Seattle area, I had great expectations for what I would see and experience while there. This lovely studio apartment did not disappoint, and the view through the picture windows was glorious.

The studio was well-appointed and provided everything I needed for a relaxing stay. Yes, there are frequent trains, but they didn't keep me from sleeping at all.

I think it's important, however, that anyone considering renting this property have clear knowledge about the number and steepness of the stairs leading down from the driveway. There are 66 steps that you will negotiate every time you arrive and depart. Plus another flight of stairs (not so challenging) that you will go up and down, as well. Add to that any luggage, shopping bags, or small children that you may have with you, and only then make your informed decision about staying in the studio.

If heights don't bother you and you're in good physical condition, this studio is a great place to stay.

Overall, I give it a thumbs up!

  • Submitted: 18-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lynda! So glad you enjoyed your stay! Our VRBO Property Description provides very clear and specific notes as well as a photo to describe the stairs used when accessing and leaving The Haven, but in case potential guests miss that detail when booking it's helpful to have the stairs pointed out again here. Not everyone should book a location that has stairs. However, many of our guests have stayed with babies and small children, and they were so glad they didn't let our vivid descriptions dissuade them from booking here. We hope you'll be back soon!
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4

Great view of the water, mountains, and sunsets

  • 4 of 5

The views were pretty spectacular. The environment was quiet except for the trains which ran 4-5 times a day/night. ( you get use it but the first couple do get your attention) Good work out going down & up the steps. The room was clean, set up nicely, & worked well for us. Access to the ferry's & town were short drives. Found several great places to eat. But definitely enjoyed the sunsets from the balcony each evening with a bottle of wine.

  • Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike, we are so glad you enjoyed the views and gorgeous sunsets. We hope you’ll be back soon!
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Location

Nearest Airport
36 Miles
SeaTac
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
The Scotsman
Nearest Ferry
7.5 Miles
Mukilteo
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Harbor Point
Nearest Train
8.8 Miles
Edmonds
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 5 & 405 Junction
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
The Scotsman
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Stevens Pass or Snoqualmie Pass
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Picnic Point
Car: necessary

Enjoy beautfiful sunsets and quiet evenings. Look out over the calm waters of Possession Sound or watch whitewater of the stormy seas when the winds are high. Looking toward the Olympic Mountains, sailboats drift by and speedboats race over the water. This is a beautiful spot to live, and we are so excited to share it with our guests.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation studio rental in Harbour Pointe

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
C$184
From
C$198
Fri,Sat
C$1,162
C$3,935
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$105.63
Pet Fee C$105.63
Damage Deposit C$660.2

Futon is available to add to Studio for 3-4 occupants at $10 additional per day. *Note* Renter must give owner 48 hours notice that futon will be needed. Couch (adult) and loveseat (child) convert to very comfortable "Daybed" sleepers when back cushions are removed for sleep. Please notify owner if additional linens will be needed for using couch/loveseat as bed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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