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224 - Useless Bay Beachfront Retreat

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Vacation rental house. Sleeps 6, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. No pets allowed.

Freeland, WA 98249 United States

Escape to this paradise on one of the most desired beaches on Whidbey Island! This home is perfect for a couple or the entire family to enjoy beautiful beaches, sunsets, and all the amenities you need in a home away from home. Relax and take in the amazing 180 degree plus views, and take walks on the sandy beach of Useless Bay, or cozy up to the new electric fireplace! This home has 2 bedrooms, the master with a queen bed and the other with twin beds, 2 bathrooms including a jetted tub, plus a bonus room with a sofa bed. This home is located just a few minutes outside of downtown Freeland and only a 10 minute drive to both Clinton and the Seaside town of Langley. It is also not far from Greenbank Farm, Ebey's landing, and Fort Casey. THIS HOME HAS A 4 NIGHT MINIMUM IN JULY AND AUGUST. ONE DOG LIMIT PER RESERVATION.

Rooms and Amenities
Property Type House, 1 story
Unit Code 224
Beds 1 queen bed, 2 twin beds, 1 sleeper sofa
Bathrooms 2 bathrooms
Rooms Sleeps 6, 6 dining seats
Pets No pets allowed.
Standard Amenities Fireplace
Living Washer/Dryer, Dogs allowed on case by case, Electric Fireplace
Business Downtown Coupeville, Downtown Freeland, Downtown Langley, Greenbank Farms, Nearby Post Office, Nearby Public Golf Course, Sno-Isle Library
Kitchen Coffee Maker, Cookware, Dishwasher, Microwave, Range, Refrigerator, Toaster, oven
Entertainment DVD Player, High Speed Wireless Internet, TV, HDMI hookup on TV available
Outdoor Boating, Deck(s), Fort Ebey State Park, Ft. Casey State Park, Great Beach for walking & picnic, Propane BBQ, Swimming, hiking, fishing, Outdoor table and chairs
Convenience Clinton Ferry, Keystone Ferry, Nearby Grocery
Culture Art Galleries, Historical Sights, Near Restaurants
Geographic No Bank Sandy Waterfront, Private beach access, Sandy Level Beach Waterfront, View home
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Average Vacation Rental Rating (Based on 26 reviews)

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100 % of our reviewers would recommend this vacation rental.

Vacation Rental Reviews

  • Useless Bay Beach House

    Stayed 7 days ending in September, 2017

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    a guest from Boise, ID recommends this vacation rental

    We generally enjoyed our stay but wish to point out a few issues: Main bed is hard as a rock. Viewing room (front) can get over 100 degrees when sun shines in. Screen only on one door. More needed. Bottom burner of oven doesn't work. Almost no TV channels. DVD remote is missing. Lots of pet stains. This is all fixable and would make this a 5 star place to vacation. Whidbey Island is wonderful.

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  • Great location

    Stayed 4 days ending in July, 2017

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    a guest from Snohomish, WA recommends this vacation rental

    Great location on a terrific beach

    • Manager Responded on 8/29/2017

      Thank you for your comments. We are happy you thought the location was "great", we hope we can help you with your next stay on Whidbey Island.

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  • Whidbey Island

    Stayed 2 days ending in June, 2017

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    a guest from Tipp City, OH recommends this vacation rental

    The beach was beautiful. We loved sitting on the deck and playing at the beach. It was very peaceful.
    We ate dinner at Gordon's on Blueberry Hill and the food and service were amazing.

    • Manager Responded on 6/26/2017

      Thank you for review and feedback. We look forward in helping you with your future needs on Whidbey Islanad.

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  • Prime Whidbey Location

    Stayed 2 days ending in June, 2017

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    a guest from Seattle, Washington recommends this vacation rental

    Took the family for a weekend away and we loved every second of it. Prime location on Useless Bay for long walks on the beach and time at the off-leash dog park which is only about 5 houses away. We planned to head to Fort Casey and a number of other activities, but were having so much fun on the beach that we never left. Will definitely be booking again soon.

    • Manager Responded on 6/12/2017

      We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for your comments. We hope you'll come back soon!

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  • Could have been Fantastic

    Stayed 2 days ending in May, 2017

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    Gayle T from Salinas, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Well I wish my review could have been glowing. The property is run down and needs an outside face lift. Liveable yes, but not what I expected. The house smelled very musty so I would recommend the property managers open it up before guests arrive. My biggest concern was the stains on all the rugs. It was bad. I realize it is pet friendly however the stains were in every room. I called and took pictures because I did not want to be responsible. The property manager acted surprised. This did not happen from one guest and the spots were not all dog related. Also one of the bathroom toilets had not been cleaned, I cleaned it. Little things matter, dirty pot holders should have been found by the cleaning crew.

    The location is breathtaking as is the view. The home is old with updates. Too much carpeting for a beach house.

    • Manager Responded on 6/26/2017

      Our apologies go out to this guest for any inconveniences they encountered! We appreciate the feedback they provided and have had the carpets cleaned since this guest stayed. We have also addressed the other cleanliness issues. Cleanliness is a top priority for us and we strive to keep the homes very clean for our guests. We have addressed the issues with the cleaners. thank you

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  • Our home away from home.

    Stayed 3 days ending in May, 2017

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    Laurie B from Evererett, Wa recommends this vacation rental

    We walked into the home and it felt like ours. Just perfect for what we were looking for and above our expectations . We have a puppy and we took walks to the nearby off leash beach. The kitchen was fully loaded with everything you could need. Our children and 2 year old grandson came for a visit one day and enjoyed the beach and BBQ . Our experience was one of the best so far for a 4 day get-away. We just looked for available days in August and found it to be booked. We are giving this a 10+ . Glad we found this home!

    • Manager Responded on 6/5/2017

      We are so glad that the home met your needs so well! Thanks for your review. Come back soon!

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  • Wonderful getaway

    Stayed 5 days ending in April, 2017

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    Holly G from Bellingham, WA recommends this vacation rental

    We had a great vacation here with our son and two young grandchildren. The kiddos collected shells, built forts; we all flew kites and played frisbee. The kitchen is well outfitted. We would love to return sometime.

    • Manager Responded on 4/19/2017

      Thanks for your review! We're so glad that you enjoyed your time here. Come back soon!

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  • Great oceanfront location

    Stayed 2 days ending in March, 2017

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    a guest from Snohomish, WA recommends this vacation rental

    Wonderful weekend. Home is quite large and the view from the sunroom on the oceanfront is to die for. Well equipped kitchen and enough paper goods for a weekend stay for 2 (do bring your own backup for longer stays). Double Bluff is the best off-leash dog beach around and if the dogs get tired of running on the beach Patmore Pit is the best off-leash dog park that we've been to so far in WA State with 40 acres of open space, trails, some agility equipment, etc. and Greenbank Farms has a huge open off-leash field. Whidbey island is definitely dog heaven. Coupeville and Langley are great places for restaurants and seaside shopping.

    • Manager Responded on 3/14/2017

      Thank you so much for all of your helpful hints and recommendations, this will be so helpful to our future guests. We're glad you had a wonderful weekend! We hope to hear from you again soon. Thanks for your review!

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  • Fantastic rental right on the beach

    Stayed 3 days ending in November, 2016

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    Georgie C from Sammamish, WA recommends this vacation rental

    We had a wonderful stay. The home was really cozy and comfortable with beautiful views and access to the beach right outside. Its own private sandy beach and a short walk to the public off leash dog beach; you can walk for miles! The home itself is was very clean and had everything we needed for our stay. We visited over Thanksgiving and are looking forward to returning in the summer.

    • Manager Responded on 11/29/2016

      Nice to hear you had a great time and loved this home. This home does have a great beach and nice views. Thanks for your review.

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  • Beach birthday weekend

    Stayed 2 days ending in October, 2016

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    Lauren D from Seattle, WA recommends this vacation rental

    We rented the house as a getaway for my family to celebrate my husband's birthday. The house and location is lovely. We have been to Double Bluff Beach before, but only for day trips. The house was plenty big for the four of us and our two chihuahuas. And even though we expereinced typical October weather, we really enjoyed the wrap-around windows in the back -- we felt like we were on the beach without having to be outside. We will be back, in the summertime.

    • Manager Responded on 11/17/2016

      Thank you for your review. Nice to hear you had a nice getaway and were able to enjoy yourselves despite the storms.

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  • Beautiful beach to enjoy for play time and peace & quiet time

    Stayed 3 days ending in September, 2016

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    Nancy S recommends this vacation rental

    We chose this house for the location and the fact that it allowed our dogs to join us. All the other amenities were bonus add-ons that made our mini vacation even more memorable. We spent 3 fabulous nights at this lovely home on Useless Bay for my husband's 60th birthday. Our two adult aged boys and their girl friends joined us for the weekend and there was plenty of room for all 6 of us. Cooking big meals for our family is a priority and the kitchen was more than ample for that purpose. Loved the JennAire stove top, using the grill for skewers and the griddle to make blowout breakfasts. We brought our bikes with us to explore the beautiful farmland in the area. The quiet back roads are a perfect place to bike safely while taking in the scenery.
    Of course, the location is the crowning jewel of this property. We didn't think we would have the amount of privacy we are used to (we live on a 12 acre farm in Machias), but found the beach community to be quiet and peaceful even during the weekend days. You can walk on the sandy beach forever in both directions and when the tide goes out the depth of the beach is impressive. There are many driftwood structures, built by both vacationers and the homeowners, along the beach that bring added interest to beach walks. Our two golden retrievers thoroughly enjoyed themselves romping in the sand and surf. The weather was so nice during our stay we called the office on the last day to inquire about a late departure which was granted without an added fee! We greatly appreciated the additional time to enjoy a final beach walk before having to head home.
    Our only suggestion to make the place more fabulous would be to add a fire pit in one of the sand areas behind the bulkhead, to allow for a s'more feast at the end of the day. Thank you for sharing this lovely home with us!

    • Manager Responded on 9/28/2016

      We are so happy you were able to enjoy yourselves, family time and even a birthday. Our beaches on Whidbey Island are great for adventures. Thanks for your review.

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  • great location

    Stayed 14 days ending in September, 2016

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    William M from Tukwila, WA recommends this vacation rental

    Property was accurately described. It could have been cleaner. The property managers were extremely responsive. The description probably is a bit of an undersell. Large kitchen and most problems mentioned in previous reviews had or were being addressed. The outdoor grill looked like a disaster (much corrosion and accumulated debris). Whoever used it last did not clean it. We would definitely consider staying again.

    • Manager Responded on 10/7/2016

      Cleanliness is a high priority for us so we're sorry you did not find this home clean. Thanks for your review.

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  • Home needs TLC but Location is Perfect

    Stayed 4 days ending in August, 2016

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    Johnnie M recommends this vacation rental

    Positives:
    Rental company is easy to work with and prompt in all responses.
    4 night minimum is Great.
    Facts listed about home are accurate.
    Useless bay faces south so the views are stunning.
    The beach is level and at low tide it goes on forever. 1+ mile to the east and 2+ miles to the west. Great for beach walking.
    This is one of the few rentals on Shore Ave. The houses are all very well maintained and everyone is very friendly.
    10 mintes to Langley, Clinton and Freeland. 20 to Coupville and another 10 to Oak Harbor. The house feels quite large. Plenty of private spaces for larger parties. Interior furnishings are newer and comfortable. Plenty of linens and cooking utensils provided.
    There are a few things that need to be addressed. Faulty electrical feels unsafe. Outdoor spaces/furniture and steps to the beach need prompt attention. The carpet needs to simply be removed. It is dirty and dingy.
    Overall we would stay at and recommend this property if all the issues are addressed. As is it is about $50/night overpriced.

    • Manager Responded on 8/15/2016

      Thank you for all of your comments! We're glad that you enjoyed the size of the home, the location, and the surroundings. We're so glad we were able to meet your needs! We will definitely take a look at the carpeting and have already added new patio furniture. We will look into the electrical also. Thanks again for your review!

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  • Useless Bay Retreat

    Stayed 4 days ending in July, 2016

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    a guest from Seattle, WA recommends this vacation rental

    We had a wonderful stay. The property was clean and the kitchen was well stocked with just one slight exception. There was no chopping knife. We cooked in and needed one for vegetables and slicing bread. All we had were were 2 little plastic type knives
    The location was fabulous and we will recommend the property to others

    • Manager Responded on 8/9/2016

      We're so glad you had an enjoyable stay and that the location was fabulous! We're so sorry you didn't have adequate utensils for chopping veggies and bread... we will get a chopping knife for the house. Thank you for the suggestion!

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  • Nice Rental Property

    Stayed 5 days ending in June, 2016

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    Janet C from Prescott, AZ recommends this vacation rental

    A week with the grandchildren. Excellent location to walk on the beach. All other locations we stayed at on the island didn't allow walking on the beach except directly in from of the rentals. This location has a park next to it so you can take a nice long beach walk. Which is why most of us go to the beach..Needs a radio.. We had a great time.

    • Manager Responded on 7/20/2016

      We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your review!

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  • Great Beach House

    Stayed 4 days ending in May, 2016

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    a guest from Cle Elem, WA recommends this vacation rental

    Location is wonderful and has an easy access to beach. The house has a lot more room then the description describes. The furnishing are very comfortable. Loved the roomy kitchen which is equipped with everything we needed. Are only concern was the outside it hadn't been cleanup & needed some attention as did the sunroom windows. We had a wonderful visit & would love to rent this property in the future. The property management personal were helpful and great to work with.

    • Manager Responded on 6/1/2016

      We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay! We will definitely take a look at the surrounding yard and the sunroom windows, thank you for the suggestions. We appreciate your review!

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  • Mom's Trip

    Stayed 7 days ending in April, 2016

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    Dianna C from Pulaski, WI recommends this vacation rental

    We had a very enjoyable week. The home was clean and comfortable. Kitchen was very nice lots of cookware and dishes. We found everything we needed. Amazing water front, with county park near by. Beach combing was amazing.

    The room with the windows on all sides was very nice...the views and it was like a wing off the main house....very peaceful.

    We had a minor problem that was taken care of very quickly and the staff was very friendly and helpful..

    We would loved our week here and wish we could have stayed longer. So many things to do and see, besides the fun of exploring the tide pools.

    • Manager Responded on 5/17/2016

      So glad your trip was enjoyable! Thank you for your review.

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  • Family Weekend

    Stayed 2 days ending in October, 2015

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    Amy R from Yakima, Washington recommends this vacation rental

    We enjoyed the layout of the house and the location. Beautiful area. The house is outdated, but makes up for that in charm.

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  • A 5 star location but a 3 star property

    Stayed 4 days ending in September, 2015

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    a guest from Healdsburg, CA recommends this vacation rental

    This home had the potential to be one of the finest rental experiences we have had in the world but.... The location was wonderful but there were some minor issues and a major issue that detracted somewhat from our experience. The major issue. There is no railing along deck that borders the adjacent home. There are fabric panels that are insecurely attached and since we had small children, it was very much a safety issue. The other problems that have been mentioned in previous reviews are still there. About two hours of maintenance could have fixed these. A small investment of time and money would have made all the difference. A shame.

    • Manager Responded on 9/29/2015

      I was sad to see this review because so much has been done to improve this property which is on prime beach front. We do want our properties to be the best they can be! The house has had the electrical system worked on which shorted out a few times after an electric fire place was added. A new set of furniture was added to the hexagonal observation room, and art work and paintings were added to shelves and walls to make it homier and more comfortable. I'm not sure which things 'from previous reviews' the renter is referring to, and it would be wonderful to know so we could address these if they are different from what has already been addressed. The back of this house is surrounded by deck and the deck is shown on the website in 4 or 5 different pictures. As the pictures indicate there are no railings except for a decorative rope swag in the center. The canvas panels are there as a windbreak and for privacy and not intended as railings. They were recently restrung as the wind on the beach can be very strong. WE hope renters will pay close attention to the details of each property to see if it is really suitable for their needs, as each home has its own unique qualities. As with any of our rentals near the water, parents have to watch their children very carefully at all times. We thank the renter for his comments and hope he will feel free to contact us with further details.

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  • Beautiful Beach House

    Stayed 7 days ending in August, 2015

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    a guest from Pratteln, BL recommends this vacation rental

    Great place with ample space for 4 people.

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  • Great location -- good stay

    Stayed 4 days ending in July, 2015

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    a guest from Littleton, CO recommends this vacation rental

    Great beach and lots of areas for kids to explore at low tide. Fantastic location. House is dated with carpet in bathrooms... looks like owner never stays there as the place is rather bare bones (no artwork, etc). Only 1 working TV channel, but good wifi. Compared to neighbors, the yard looks like an abandoned property (weeds, etc). For the price and beachfront access, it was solid. With updates i am sure they would try to charge more per day.

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  • Great location, a few drawbacks

    Stayed 4 days ending in May, 2015

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    Jessica N from Seattle, WA recommends this vacation rental

    Location is great - right on the beach! Beautiful sunsets and wildlife viewing opportunities. The viewing room was fab, especially when all the blinds were up. There were a few drawbacks, however. The inside of the house wasn't particularly dirty... but FELT a little dirty, if that makes sense. The carpets were stained, dead flies and moths on the windowsills. We had to purchase a fly swatter. :( Older furniture, one table was falling apart, the interior was sparsely decorated, felt a little bare. Little things like that put a damper on our stay/experience.

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  • A nice weekend.

    Stayed 2 days ending in May, 2015

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    Bart B from Gig harbor, Wa recommends this vacation rental

    Nice place. Nice weekend for us.

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  • Nice beach house

    Stayed 2 days ending in April, 2015

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    a guest from Renton, WA recommends this vacation rental

    I was very satisfied with the total package: rental agent, house location, and guest comfort. Amazing views from the many windows in the house! Inside was neat and tidy and everything worked just fine. TV was in and out all weekend (cable problems?) so if you're going to watch cable TV - good luck.

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  • A++, Very nice, Right on the beach. We loved the location.

    Stayed 2 days ending in April, 2015

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    Cory H from Granite Falls, WA recommends this vacation rental

    We enjoyed out stay. The place was nice and clean. We would rent again. Thank you.

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  • Nice place on the beach

    Stayed 5 days ending in January, 2015

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    a guest from Bothell, WA recommends this vacation rental

    Good property, premium location. The place is spacious, in pretty good upkeep (some very minor nit-picky things like a damaged screen door, an outlet that does not work... nothing really to detract from the overall good experience). Superb view. Would love to stay again.

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