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Sunset Beach Cottage

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Patio: Sit, relax 7 steps from the sand and private beach. Enjoy the view
Tempurpedic King Size Mattress: Lull yourself to sleep in cozy flannel while overlooking beach front
Geese, ducks, Great Blue Heron, Osprey and Eagles live on Useless Bay
1 of 25Patio: Sit, relax 7 steps from the sand and private beach. Enjoy the view
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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
2 nights minimum
Cottage
Enjoy Beachside vacation Rental on South Whidbey Island at Maxwelton Beach. Relax to the lapping tide and view the sunsets over Admiralty Inlet and the Olympic Mountain Range. Watch as the ships pass through the shipping lanes of Puget Sound... As featured in the Seattle Times: 'COZY COTTAGE FOR YOUR ISLAND GETAWAY' The driftwood was strewn about like Tinker Toys and the sandy beach had washed ashore a myriad of shells and treasures. I'd sipped coffee at my beachside cabin while watching the sun glint off the Olympics. Now, on one of the coldest, grayest, wettest mornings of the year for the rest of the NW, here I was walking along a cloudless, sun-filled stretch of tideland known as Maxwelton Beach, watching a stranger chase his yellow Lab in and out of the surf as if it were mid-Septem...Enjoy Beachside vacation Rental on South Whidbey Island at Maxwelton Beach. Relax to the lapping tide and view the sunsets over Admiralty Inlet and the Olympic Mountain Range. Watch as the ships pass through the shipping lanes of Puget Sound... As featured in the Seattle Times: 'COZY COTTAGE FOR YOUR ISLAND GETAWAY' The driftwood was strewn about like Tinker Toys and the sandy beach had washed ashore a myriad of shells and treasures. I'd sipped coffee at my beachside cabin while watching the sun glint off the Olympics. Now, on one of the coldest, grayest, wettest mornings of the year for the rest of the NW, here I was walking along a cloudless, sun-filled stretch of tideland known as Maxwelton Beach, watching a stranger chase his yellow Lab in and out of the surf as if it were mid-September. It seemed a world away from Seattle - yet close enough I could be back, if I wanted, in time for lunch. For Seattle-area residents looking for a winter weekend getaway they can reach without actually going far, it's hard to top Sunset Beach Cottage. Tucked inside the rain shadow of the Olympics, Whidbey Island can seem like a veritable desert oasis in winter, noticeably warmer and brighter, even, than towns just 20 miles away. Welcome to Sunset Beach Cottage in Maxwelton: Located near the island's southern tip, it promised sunset views of the Olympic Mountains and a private beach. And the owners were accommodating, promising to leave the key on the kitchen table and allowing me to check in at 7 am. While I'd learned over the years to do my homework and keep expectations low, Sunset Beach Cottage was a pleasant surprise. The rooms were carpeted and wood paneled, with a 1950's feel. The online pictures were a good representation - which isn't always the case. There were mountain views form the kitchen and the bedroom, and the beach was 10 feet from the door. The owners had left a long note suggesting everything from restaurants to a nearby golf course that charged $10 for nine holes. The closet was stocked with rubber boots for shell collecting and clam digging and slippers for the evenings. (Craig Welch, Seattle Times) Policies: Saturdays require a two night minimum except in July and August which have a 5 night minimum. Pets are $25 per pet per night. Pets are the same as an extra person so you can add them as extra people to get a correct quote. July and August can allow for stays under 5 nights if you book right up next to another booking -- for instance, other guest is checking out at 11 am and you check in at 4 the same day OR you are checking out and another guest is checking in the same day.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Pets are $25/pet per night and must be well mannered, housebroke, not chew on furniture, not jump on furniture. Pets must not be left alone in the Cottage unless crated. All feces must be picked up in yard. Housekeeping is every 3 or 4 days when your are staying for a week or more.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Paula Carroll (
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2014
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

This dreamy little cabin is the perfect getaway, whether you are a native northwest dweller or a visitor to the area. Cozy, spotlessly clean and welcoming, you feel at home from the moment you arrive. Paula is a " hostess with the mostess" and her...More

Date of stay: October 2017
3  Thank PennyG176
Reviewed 1 October 2017

... but wanted to comment on Paula anyway. Through some sort of mix-up I'm still trying to understand, we booked a reservation with Paula for the property. Once Paula realized I'd made a mistake, she promptly and courteously canceled our reservation and provided a full...More

Date of stay: September 2017
3  Thank Dagan H
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Spent the weekend at the cottage, enjoyed our stay very much. Beautiful view, cozy place and a short drive to Langley for the murder mystery weekend. Would love to visit again sometime.

Date of stay: February 2017
1  Thank Cat F
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

My family and I were so comfortable there. There were fresh flowers and a bottle of wine waiting for us. Check in and check out were seamless. We were there during bad weather, but we still enjoyed our time on the beach. I can only...More

Date of stay: February 2017
1  Thank yvonneba2017
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We stayed two nights in this little cottage. We were greeted with a bottle of wine & fresh flowers on the table, which was awesome! The deco was dated (rugs & wall deco). The bathroom had been refurbished & was lovely with a very deep...More

Date of stay: January 2017
1  Thank Nancydave
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

We spent our 40th anniversary in this lovely little cottage by the bay. We expected a nice view, but were pleasantly surprised by the fresh flowers and wine on the table, the excellent selection of condiments in the cupboard and the locally made bath products...More

Date of stay: December 2016
1  Thank KristenS1660
Management response:Responded 10 December 2016

Thank you Kristen for staying and for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy. We would love for you to come and stay again sometime, you were wonderful guests!

Reviewed 22 September 2016

From the welcoming beautiful floral arrangements, gorgeous views, a charming garden (with lettuce, onions, herbs, tomatoes), patio with fire pit, private beach, well appointed kitchen with all necessary cookware, washer/dryer, even a kayak and galoshes in various sizes -- plus a wonderfully comfortable bed --...More

Date of stay: September 2016
1  Thank meganthemegan
Reviewed 13 April 2016

What a delightful stay we had at Sunset Cottage at Maxwelton Beach! Catching a spot of glorious weather and a one night opening, we enjoyed summer at the beach in April. The cottage is not large, but has everything you could ask for and more....More

Date of stay: April 2016
1  Thank Virginia H
Management response:Responded 13 April 2016

Thank you so much for the wonderful review of our cottage! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. You left the cottage so clean and tidy, thank you. We would love to have you come and stay again sometime.

Reviewed 22 August 2015

I have thoroughly enjoyed my week at the Sunset Beach Cottage on the south west side of Whidbey. From glorious sunsets to walks on the beach to exploring the island, it was the perfect R&R. And totally dog friendly. Our goldendoodle loved chasing the tide...More

Date of stay: August 2015
2  Thank Jamie F
Reviewed 6 March 2015

This cute cottage on the beach was a perfect romantic getaway. I stayed a couple night here and did not want to leave after our stay was finished. The owner was very welcoming and set up the cottage in a quaint setting to calm your...More

Date of stay: February 2015
4  Thank Ariel C
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Grill
Boat Available
Books
Deck
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Patio
Private Fishing Lake/River
Private Garden
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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This vacation rental is RIGHT ON THE BEACH! A wonderful time of year to be here on the island; the beach with its spectacular views will be beckoning you outside from your doorstep. Walk out at low tide, look for sand dollars and seashells- the solitude broken only by the cry of Blue Heron and our local Eagles. Our low tides can go 1/4 mile out and yet the sand is very firm for beach combing. There are rubber boots in the outdoor closet for guests to use, but you may wish to bring your own foul weather gear for your comfort. Enjoy Sunset Beach Cottage on South Whidbey Island at Maxwelton Beach. Relax to the lapping tides and view the sunsets over Admiralty Inlet and the Olympic Mountain Range. Watch as the ships pass throughout the shipping lanes only to be outdone by the abundant wild ...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sunset Beach Cottage

Sunset Beach Cottage is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Sunset Beach Cottage has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Sunset Beach Cottage has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Sunset Beach Cottage must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.