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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 55 m²
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.

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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:
  • 55 m²
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

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

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Waterfront ESCAPE Quiet Country Lane, close to Seattle, shopping, dining
average rating of 4.825 based on 40 reviews
Laurel, MS
4

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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4

Beautiful with a bunch of stairs

  • 4 of 5

We absolutely loved it but the stairs...more than I thought and steeper than I anticipated. But well worth it! Loved watching the seals was hoping to see a whale but didn't.

  • Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jodi, we hope you’ll come back to the Haven soon - and yes, lots of stairs, it’s kind of like having a built in trainer 😅
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Corpus Christi, TX
5

Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed a weeks stay at the Christensens's beautiful apartment. It is a lovely well appointed large one room apartment with an incredible view across the bay towards Whidbey island. It includes a fully stocked kitchen and washer and dryer in a small utility closet. The Christensens were very upfront about the access to the apartment which requires negotiation of about 90 steps to reach the facility which is towards the base of a steep hill under their own house. There are also railroad tracks nearby which cause a little noise at various times throughout the day and night. After the first night I didn't notice the trains at all. Neither the trains nor the stairs were too much to pay for the wonderful ambiance of the apartment and the surrounding area. The location is much easier to access than I expected and close to groceries and other shopping. I will definitely stay here again when I next visit the Seattle area.

  • Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michael, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you’ll be back soon!
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5

Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

My experience at The Haven was truly a wonderful get away, tranquil, and beautiful. The view is truly amazing with magnificent sunsets, watching the boats, the early clam diggers, and even a humpback went through. I would return every chance I could! Thank you Sara and Don!

  • Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Haven soon!!
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4

Spectacular views, lovely & comfortable accommodations, great exercise, a bit noisy.

  • 4 of 5

The views can't be beat. Sunrise, sunset, clear or cloudy, watching the ships go by, everything from kayaks to huge military ships, we loved it all!! And for a suite in a house the accommodations can't be beat either, the bed and couch were comfortable, we cooked and had everything we needed available. We were there for 3 weeks and never felt cramped. We appreciate that the info provided prepared us for the many steps and the trains. There are a lot of steps but we like to work out and I adjusted to the trains quickly but my husband did have trouble getting a good night sleep. We also appreciate it when owners accept our little well traveled pups. However, since we'd never stayed in an attached vacation rental it was the first time our pups had heard footsteps above them and other house noises like water running and furniture squeaking so they got a little anxious and would bark. We felt so bad since they are great travelers. Don and Sara were very nice about this and were always available if we had any questions.

  • Submitted: 9-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your stay in the Haven was so delightful, you and your little pups are welcome back anytime!
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Owner

Don and Sara Christensen
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 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.

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:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall and Winter
Sep 21 2017 - Mar 9 2018
Changeover Day: Thursday
3 night minimum stay
C$100
From
C$126
Fri,Sat
C$703
C$2,826
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
C$175
From
C$188
Fri,Sat
C$1,105
C$3,742
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$100.46
Pet Fee C$100.46
Damage Deposit C$627.9

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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