Enjoy longer vacations and weekend or holiday getaways at this Whidbey Island waterfront home near Maxwelton Beach on Useless Bay (60 waterfront feet of beach frontage). The home faces west towards the Olympic Mountains & daily sunsets. Just a few steps off the back yard you can walk for miles in either direction on no bank beaches and dig clams on the 3,000 front feet of tidelands (owned by the homeowner). At low tide, enjoy a sandy beach for up to 700 yards directly in front of the house. The location is ideal for Puget Sound fishing, crabbing, hiking, biking, golfing, and shopping in charming island towns. The boat launch is nearby. Enjoy all the comforts of home in the fully equipped kitchen complete with range, oven, microwave and dishwasher (induction cooktop), separate laundry room and wireless Internet. Each bedroom has its own TV as well as a 42” TV in the main living room. The home is a perfect setting for beach fire memories cooking smores and is gated for the safety of young children and pets from possible traffic.
Commute: The home is located seven miles from the Clinton-Mukilteo ferry landing. The ferry generally runs every 30 minutes on the hour from 6 am to midnight (however, please check the ferry schedule for specific times).
Boat: A boat launches can be found throughout Whidbey Island. A canoe is available on site for use upon complete release of liability.
Golf: Island Greens – A famous 9 hole custom built par 3 course that is very kid and dog friendly located less than one mile away from the home on French Road. Useless Bay Golf and Country Club – An 18 hole private golf course/club that provides reciprocal access available for private club members. Holmes Harbor – 18 hole public golf course located approximately 7 miles from the home.
We absolutely loved this house. It was in a great location. The beach is as nice and sandy as the photos. A few things exceeded our expectations: 1) It was the cleanest and most well maintained rental we've ever stayed in. 2) It was very comfortable and had enough seating everywhere for people to relax (inside or out). The beds were very nice. 3) This house has everything you need to enjoy the outdoors. Toys, boots, horseshoes. Too many things to list. We loved it and look forward to coming back.
We’ve stayed in many VRBO homes. This one was superior. Extremely clean and well organized. No clutter, but EXTREMELY well stocked. We have learned to travel with knives, foil, paper towels, shampoo, etc. You don’t need to bring anything but your food and personal belongings. The gourmet kitchen was amazing and had everything you could possibly need to cook or grill. The deck is partially covered and a perfect spot for viewing bald eagles and watching ships pass. We lived in the family room and deck the entire 4 days, going upstairs to sleep only. There is a full bath on main floor also. The owner was genuine and thoughtful leaving a nice gift for us on arrival AND I mixed up our departure date and we left 2 hours after check out thanks to the owner very graciously texting me. You will not be disappointed in this rental on the beach! One of the best on the western shores of Whidbey.
Wonderful large home right on the beach, great beach fires and outstanding views. Kitchen was first class with many many extras we did not expect.
We enjoyed a delightful stay with everything we needed provided by the owners. This home is a perfect beachfront escape for several families.
Beautiful home well-stocked with everything we could have needed for our stay. The location is in a quiet area on the south end of the island, on an idyllic beachfront. Woke up the first morning with seals swimming by. Kids abandoned their screens every day to run out onto the beach and explore for hours. Spent our days on the beach and visiting close-by Ebey's Landing, Price Sculpture Forest, Langley and enjoyed a bonfire on the beach on our last night. Couldn't have been better!
This is a fantastic place to stay. Great location, quiet neighborhood, stunning views, long stretches of beach to explore at low tide, beautiful house with comfortable furnishings stocked with everything you could possibly need. It is a short drive to the ferry or to hop over to Langley to visit shops, galleries and restaurants. We will definitely return.
Great home! Our family had a wonderful time. Amazing location!
This was by far the best vacation rental we have stayed at. From location to the home itself, everything was perfect! The views were gorgeous and the home was well stocked for the stay. We would love to come back here during summer!
Very nice property, beautiful views.
We made it up here just ahead of 7-9 inches of snow...a terrific place to stay, enjoy the snow and beach and be very comfortable inside! Thank you!
Beautiful beach house with amazing views. House is comfortable, well appointed and has a great layout. We had a wonderful trip, highly recommended.
EBH house is gorgeous, spotless, and incredibly relaxing. The beach access and views are breathtaking. We couldn't ask for more! Thank you so much!
Outstanding location. Beach front. House is perfect and well stocked. Will return for sure.
Over the years we have rented a good number of properties to spend time with family and friends. We liked the properties we stayed at, but there is always something that could have been better. Well, that is not the case for this property. I would say that this is likely the perfect property for us. The property is right on the beach; the house is well stocked, big enough for a family with teens, and very clean; the owner is very responsive and nice to do business with; and check-in/out instructions are very clear and simple to follow. We are definitely coming back and are already thinking about our next reservation. This is definitely a 5 start property!
The house and location is amazing. Everything was very clean and the house is furnished to welcome you for your stay. The kitchen is well stocked. Ror was great to walk us trough everything and was always available for questions. It was such wonderful retreat from the world watching the ships go by and the sun set behind the mountains. Absolutely loved the place. Thank you for your hospitality.
Perfect place. A little slice of NW heaven. Can’t wait to return.
What sets this property apart from many others is not only the fact that you have access to your own private beach, but the house itself and it’s amenities are impeccable. The entire house is a beautiful, charming craftsman out of a restoration hardware mag, we loved every single detail - it really felt like we were at a five-star resort. The hosts are extremely communicative, kind, and helpful, and the house is stacked with EVERYTHING you could need for a vacation getaway. They really thought about all the small details that are needed for a comfortable stay and to make you feel at home. The cleanliness was fantastic, everything exceeding my (very high) standards!! All bedrooms are equip with a king size bed, so everyone was able to experience the ultimate comfort and relaxation of this trip. Already looking for the next available date to book again :) 5/5 exceptional experience. Thank you, Ror!
Very special house! Beautiful furniture and artwork, top notch kitchen and bathrooms, excellent covered deck. We enjoyed beach fire and sorry we didn't stay long enough to go for a canoe ride. Hope to return soon! The host Ror was incredibly helpful and friendly. Thanks for the wonderful stay!
It really doesn't get much better than this, with a perfect location on Maxwelton Beach which is probably one of the best on the island, a really well designed and maintained home that's warm and elevated in appointments and design, and property owners that are easy to deal with and accommodating. Everything that could be expected was provided, and we couldn't have been more pleased with the property. We look forward to coming back soon and anyone considering this property should commit as it's worth it on every level.
Ella's Beach House by the Sea was a lovely location to get together with family. Plenty of room to spread out and the outdoor space/beach was fantastic. The home is well stocked and the owners were very thoughtful in anticipating what you might need during your stay. My husband packed a panini maker...and the home even had that! We all agreed that it was one of the nicer vacation rentals we've stayed at and definitely would love to come back. Thank you for sharing your home with us!
Perfect spot for an easy getaway from Seattle. Everything about our stay was perfect. Our kids were able to do remote learning and would run out back door to play on the beach during breaks and after school. House was clean, well stocked, and the communication with the owner was the best I've experienced in all my rental experiences. Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us!
This was the beach house of our dreams! The home has the perfect mix of soft lawn, private beach and deck area for the entire family to enjoy ( we had infants, toddlers and adults). We loved walking out and seeing the wild life at low tide and watching movies as a family in the large living room. The home itself is extremely well done with all the amenities you could need and as cozy as we could have asked for. We appreciated all of the little things such as gloshes of all sizes available for us to wear, beach toys and chairs along with a very well stocked chef's kitchen.
The private community beach was just what we needed. Relaxed right away and had a full week of sun and breeze. We hosted a barbecue on the spacious deck for a few family members and all were impressed. The comfortable beds and lovely interior helped us enjoy.
This is a 1st rate rental, beautiful home, wonderful spot and endless views!! We will be back❤️
This is a beautiful home and a terrific location. Since it's western facing you can enjoy the sunsets and can partake in long walks along the beach during low tide. If you have little ones (or even adults) they will enjoy digging or searching for creatures during low tide. In the evening you can enjoy a fire along the beach when it's a bit chillier. All in all the host was awesome and the property was impeccable. It's a great house for a group or it's nice for a single family. The 'secret' closets were also a big hit with the 5 year old!
This lovely, private and well-equipped home is the perfect beach getaway. The home has everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. The grassy yards for play and most importantly the stunning beach/Puget Sound views from the patio and direct beachfront access are a joy. Take Long Beach walks, watch for eagles, sea lions, whales and porpoise and play in the tide pools and sand bars . Location is just close enough to all you need and the owner was highly responsive and helpful in making our stay just right. Highly recommend.
We loved our stay! This home was perfect, well equipped and breathtaking fews. We enjoyed watching the tide go in and out and walks along the beach!
wow! great house right on the beach. perfect view of sunsets. we will be back!
We had a wonderful time staying in this Whidbey Island beach house. We loved the convenient, west-facing location, and it was very comfortable for our family of 4 plus two sets of grandparents who joined us! We did short day outings to Langley and Coupeville, though spending time in this home (cooking, eating, relaxing, playing board games, and enjoying walks on the beach at low tide) was just as enjoyable. Thanks Ror and Lori for your lovely accommodations!
Beautiful property. Well equipped kitchen. Comfortable living area and bedrooms. We had a very relaxing time.
The house was perfect for our party of six adults. We had lots of room to spread out and a great kitchen for all of us to eat and hang out together. The views are the main attraction here. They were different every day. Amenities on Whidbey island were close by and easy to get what we wanted. I'm recommending this house to all of our friends. Thanks Ror.
A beautiful, comfortable home with a surprisingly sandy beach and awesome sunsets. Perfect family vacation!
The house and property were even nicer than the pictures indicated. Spectacular beach and western exposure view were awesome and the house is top shelf through and through. We had 2 families of four and the house accommodated us very well. South Whidbey Isl is very easy to sink into as well. Golf, wineries, skate parks, and quaint towns provide plenty of activities. We will be revisiting. Owner was very responsive to any questions.
The hosts thought of everything -- from a well-stocked kitchen, to plenty of seating for our family of six. Other unexpected amenities, like a canoe and boots for beach walking, were welcome extras. The house is beautifully decorated, with comfortable beds, plenty of closet space, and the most amazing sunset views. It made our visit to Whidbey Island truly memorable.
The house was mostly clean (a little dusty though) and fully equipped although for the life of me I could not find a kettle in the kitchen! Everything else was very well marked and easy to find. The house is very cute and comfortable as the owners thought of everything to make this a nice vrbo for guests. The weekend was very relaxing at this little beach house and a perfect way to celebrate my birthday!
Perfect for family to relax together but day excursions to Anacortes, Boeing Tour, small communities with delightful restaurants easily executed.
I can't say enough of good things about this wonderful beach house for my family of 6, including our elderly mother of 83, and our 2 year old girl. We chose this house after reading all the rave reviews, but the words don't describe just how truely woderful this home really is. Quality workmanship of the entire house from every corner is top notch. Only the top quality materials were used to build this home, and is very well kept up. Three good sized bedrooms upstairs, and 3 total bathrooms all have top quality materials. All three bedrooms are practically sound proof, and spread apart for privacy. If this beach house was not situated in the most scenic South Whidbey Island, one would think the interior of the house was from the most expensive high rise condo in the middle of Manhattan. There was a LOL put into building this special home, not to mention the dedication to every little details. Our family is little picky when it comes to picking and staying at a vacation home rental, but at the Ella's Beach House we couldn't have made a better decision. Thank you once again Ror for sharing your home with our family. We leave Whidbey Island with lasting memories of beach camp fires, fresh sea breeze, and the warmth of your home. Peter 9/23-9/26
We spent a week on Whidbey Island at Ella's Beach house and can't say enough about the house, the location, the owners and the care we received while staying at Ella's Beach house. The house is located on a quiet dead end road with lovely and friendly neighbors on both sides. The house is waterfront along a beautiful tide beach. We enjoyed walking way out during low tides searching for wildlife and watching birds. We enjoyed learning how to crab, which was a delightful adventure for our teenage boys. Ror was exceptionally helpful at guiding us along through this process. I can't say enough about the home. This home does not feel like a rental home, it feels like you are staying at your best friends house. The beds, furniture, art, towels and linens are of very high quality and kept in excellent condition. The house is very well maintained and has everything you will need for a great vacation. The outdoor furniture is of very high quality, the cushions were very clean and very comfortable and the house had a supply of high quality wool throws for chilly mornings. The kitchen was very functional and very well equipped, it has pots and pans that were all very high quality, plenty of dishes, silverware, cooking and baking supplies and the appliances are all very high quality. The kitchen was well stocked with olive oil, salt, pepper, flour, sugar, cooking spray, ziplocks, foil, cling wrap, spices, tea, etc. The kitchen feels like working in your own kitchen and not that of a rental. The house was filled with games that our family played throughout our stay. The living room has a very comfortable set up for the entire family to gather to talk or to watch a game or a movie. The grounds were very well maintained with fresh flowers in the pots and a landscaper that arrived during our stay. The house feels very remote, yet is close enough to the ferry and the cute town of Langley to make for a charming vacation. Our family will definitely return, we'd like to make Ella's beach house a tradition for our family.
Can't say enough about Ror and Lori and their wonderful home, they were such gracious hosts and have thought of everything to make our stay as enjoyable and memorable as possible. I would unequivocally recommend this beautiful home to anyone looking for a relaxing and memorable experience.
Great house that is well stocked & has a good layout. Fabulous kitchen & outdoor area for entertaining. Beach and sunset views are stunning! Hope we make it back some day!
Everything from owner communication, house location, amentities, decor were 10/10 at this house. The views from this home are breathtaking and the house is stocked with everything you could imagine and very organized. We will be back, it was a perfect weekend.
Honestly. I CANNOT BELIEVE how lucky we were to have found Ella's Beach House. It delivered on every level...the scenery, the accommodations, the Whidbey beach experience (complete with clams and a canoe!)...everything you could need or want was so thoughtfully considered in advance and provided! The photos of the home are wonderful and even they don't do it justice, the home is THAT gorgeous. All of the home's finishings, from the building materials (like the fantastic front door, log pillars and ironwood decking) to the incredible collection of art work that adorns every room in the house, are WONDERFUL and just add to the home's already incredible charm. The layout and size was absolutely perfect for a gathering of our three families. Grandma and Grandpa took the master suite where they thoroughly enjoyed (and shared!) their jetted bath tub and walk in spa shower and private deck. My brother, his wife and their three children (10, 5, and 2) were all perfectly comfortable in the bedroom over the garage (commonly referred to as their wing) with a bathroom accessible from the main hallway. My husband and I and our son (2) took the middle bedroom. The finished dormer spaces between the rooms were perfect playing/hideaway spots for all the kids when we were upstairs. And I should also say that the downstairs noise was hardly noticeable from the bedrooms and vice versa...nice if some folks get up earlier than others ;) Downstairs provides plenty of space (indoors and out) for everyone to spread out and not be on top of each other. The furniture was all so comfortable and I even found lovely vases to put fresh cut dahlias and sunflowers from the farmers market in :) There were plenty of rubber boots for adults and kids alike, a super useful mud room equip with washer/dryer and utility sink so you don't trash the house coming in and out from the beach. The grounds are so well kept and so kid/dog friendly (we had our two dogs with us too), landscaping that just elevates this place to another level of quality in a rental property. At the end of our stay, we just felt so privileged to share in this amazing beach house experience and cannot thank Ror and Lori enough for their hospitality (from afar), their generosity in opening such a magical home to families like ours, and their thoughtfulness to ensure that every person who stays there feels like they are home. It was unanimous, we would have never left if we didn't have to :)
The only thing we didn't like about this property is that we had to leave! Beautifully appointed, lovely furnishings and the view is fabulous. Very comfortable, lots of privacy for bedrooms. We would love the house plans! Wonderful choices on everything from paint to artwork to bedding. Quiet N'hood, nice shell beach, a great family vacation. We will be back if we return to the Seattle area and will tell all our friends!
We are a family of Floridians who traveled for the first time to the Pacific Northwest in search of a unique vacation experience on Whidbey Island. One of the most critical decisions I make when planning my vacations is the rental property I choose, and this home was everything I had hoped. My daughters (12 and 14) enjoyed walking out during low tide and digging for crabs with all the gear that is supplied by the homeowners. They also loved using the Old Town canoe. We spent early evenings out on the back porch on comfy lounge chairs, watching the sun set. The home itself is very well furnished, with 3 very large beds and a gourmet kitchen that is second-to-none. The owners were always accessible by phone and email, if we encountered minor issues or had any questions about the home.
This house is so impeccably designed and cared for. Everything down to the last detail is of the highest quality and care. We're grateful the beautiful home owners let our dogs stay with us and we had a lovely quiet family-filled weekend for my mom's 65th. Lots of beach combing at low tide and napping on the porch at high tide. Cooked great dinners on the beautiful grill and appliances. there wasn't a single amenity that we were left wishing for. It truly had it all, down to the bikes and canoe, soaker tub, quality beds and linens, and amazing beach access and views. We definitely plan to come back for another weekend soon. It was a family trip to remember.
I've stayed here before with my nieces and their boyfriends for one of their 30th birthdays. We had the best stay ever and could not wait to come back. My oldest niece got married recently and I knew it would be so hectic but fun winding up to the wedding. So I thought it would be nice for her and her new husband to have a place to unwind after the 3-day celebration. The home could not be more lovely, homey, and comfy. And the location right on the water, and water views from every living space are wonderful. They loved their decompression time spent here. Thanks to the owners... you are the best!
We rent vacation homes quite often. This was one of the nicest & by far the best supplied with high quality accouterments throughout the property. The owners are very gracious and hospitable. The beach is perfect & the gated, overall privacy was wonderful. Loved the plentiful high quality wool blankets to enjoy the cool evenings on the deck! All 3 bedrooms are spacious, well appointed and private from each other. If you have younger kids, they will go crazy for the fully finished crawl spaces upstairs! Our guests' two young girls (4 & 7) even slept in one of them...sleeping pads are provided. Seriously, you will have everything you need here. I can barely call this a complaint, because it's more of a personal preference, but the master bed is a bit too soft for my comfort. However, the luxurious linens and Sound view well make up for it! :)
The home was represents well by the listing. The finishes are impeccable and the chefs kitchen makes cooking enjoyable while staying on the island. The kitchen was fully stocked, the bathrooms were fresh and included toiletries, all of the towels and linens were excellent quality. Everything from rain boots, to beach chairs, to fire wood was provided. Truly a wonderful home and fantastic place to spend your time on Whidbey Island.
Very comfy and beautiful home on the beach. Limited sand during high tides but at low tide you can walk about a mile along the sand in both directions. Walks on nearby roads are also pretty. Very well equipped kitchen, lots of extra linens, blankets and beach towels.
Everything about our stay at this home was top notch: * The lot - sunny, west facing, no bank beach, incredible view of Puget Sound and the entire Olympic Mountain range * Beach - at low tide the tide goes WAY out, the hard pack sand is perfect to run or walk on - you can go for miles in either direction. * Clamming - we filled up large buckets of clams in several minutes...the owners had all the gear needed for harvesting and steaming. Made some incredible homemade chowder. * Wildlife - bald eagles, hawks, and seabirds were everywhere * House layout - worked great for two families with kids, spent lots of time cooking, playing games, etc. Fun nooks and crannies that the kids loved. Good sized garage for some bikes and a kayak that we brought. * Beautifully appointed - art, furniture, hardwoods, beds, linens - again, everything top notch. The owners have it stocked with a great barbecue, heat lamps and wool blankets for cool evenings, kites...everything you could want for a great beach vacation. Best vacation we've had in Washington State - and we've had lots of them. Very, very difficult to leave. We look forward to returning soon.
This is our family's absolute favorite place to stay on Whidbey Island. The house is fabulous, beautifully situated on a quiet stretch of beach -- but still an easy drive from the ferry or into Langley. When the tide goes out, it goes WAYYY out, creating a veritable playground of exploration for kids and adults. The house is beautifully furnished, but still feels comfortable and cozy. The owners generously let us borrow from their store of beach equipment - beach chairs, sand pails and shovels, rubber boots, etc. Some friends came out to help celebrate our daughter's birthday, and everyone just raved about the house. A very special place.
This lovely beach house is our favorite place for a family vacation. This summer will be our third year escaping to this beautiful vacation spot. The owners have simply thought of everything that a family might need for a beach getaway. From beach boots for clamming, blankets for sitting on the deck while stargazing, and great quality bedding in all of the bedrooms - this place is just top notch all the way. It is furnished and decorated beautifully and is very well maintained. The kitchen is stocked with quality kitchen equipment making it a real pleasure to cook gourmet meals. The stunning sunsets complete evening meals on the deck. We have stayed at many beach houses on the West Coast and this is definitely the best!