Waterfront property with beach access and homeownership all in one. You must take a look at this wonderful home!
990 Mutiny Shore Drive Freeland, Washington 98249
3 Bedrooms – 2.5 Bathrooms – 3,214 square feet
Rare waterfront home on one of the nicest white sandy beaches on the gold coast of Whidbey Island! Come & see this newly constructed home that gives you views from every room. Two gorgeous master suites & two cooking areas w/granite countertops. Walk-in pantry, two Rianni water heaters for continuous hot water on both the upper and lower levels. Power generator in the event of any electrical outages. Community pool, tennis & water are included in the $600.00/yr fee.
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I always love mornings on Whidbey Island! I get up late, lounge on my deck with a bracing cup of Mukilteo Coffee’s best blend brewed in my own French press, pull on my well-worn jeans, and grab my market basket to head off to the Bayview Farmer’s Market. The market is my go-to place for fresh breads, my weekend veggies, my weekly flowers, and general gab fest with friends and acquaintances.
Historic Bayview Corner, located right off Hwy 525, about ten minutes north of the Clinton Ferry, is home to a collection of renovated buildings owned by Goosefoot. On Saturdays, from April through October, over seventy various vendors representing fruit, vegetable, and flower farms, jewelry designers, homemade soaps and lotions, artwork, pottery, and fiber artists gather to sell their wares and products. It is an enticing array of colors, smells, and tastes! Local musicians provide the ambient background accompaniment, and several booths offer mouth watering prepared foods, such as barbeque pulled pork sandwiches, Mr. Mobley’s chicken and rice with signature Mobley Sauce, and Rosie’s Famous Potatoes!
I always make a beeline to my favorite vendors before they sell out or get picked over. Tree Top Bakery has the best pain au chocolat, and Pam’s Produce is my go-to booth for the freshest salad greens. My weekly fresh flowers come from Cedar Moon Herb and Flower Farm, and the tastiest tomatoes are at Five Acre Farm.
After making my planned purchases, I am free to stroll through the market curious to discover what is new, in season, or particularly enticing. I have discovered the most exquisite herbed chevre from a local goat farmer that is fabulous! Tree Top Bakery also makes incredible olive bread that graces my table almost every weekend!
Many of the produce and plant farmers at the Bayview Market are organic farmers. Burr Oak Acres is a certified organic mini farm that has grown over the last several years to include greenhouses and an honors system farm stand that Whidbey Island residents can visit daily.
The Bayview Farmers Market is a beloved Whidbey Island institution and a weekly ritual for hundreds of local Whidbey residents and weekend visitors. Over the years, more and more mini farms have sprung up on the island as a new generation seeks a simpler lifestyle, and a desire to live closer to the land and produce their own food.
There are a few really wonderful mini farms on Whidbey Island currently for sale. Here is a sample of the best of them:
Glendale Road, 18 acres, 3 bedrooms, 3.75 baths, meadows, pasture, woodlands, pond, $899,000!
Deerlake, lakefront with dock, 12 acres, 4 bedrooms, 1,75 baths, $750,000!
Newman Road, 6+ acres, 1940′s farmhouse, newer barn, rolling pastureland, 3bedrooms, 1.75 baths, $575,000!
These are but a few of the magical mini farms available for your new, closer-to-the-land lifestyle! Contact me, Kimberly Allen, Cooper-Jacobs Real Estate Services, for a tour of Whidbey Island mini farms!
The other day I had a meeting in Coupeville, located about halfway up Whidbey Island, and the Island County seat. Since it was a glorious day, I drove across the highway to the west side of the island and hiked the Bluff Trail at historic Ebey’s Landing. Needless to say, it was fabulous! The hike to the top of the bluff from the beach parking lot, looping back down to the beach, and returning to the parking lot took about an hour, and is one of the most spectacular trails on the island! The view of the Olympic Mountains, shimmering water of Puget Sound, and Mount Rainier to the south is so breathtaking when you get to the top of the bluff, you will want to sit for awhile and just take it all in! It definitely makes you consider the enormity of nature and how you fit into all that bigness!
Ebey’s Landing is a national historic preserve established in 1978, and includes the prairie, several working farms, two forts, and miles of beach. Ebey’s Landing is named after Colonel Ebey, who was one of the first settlers to Whidbey Island. He filed a donation claim in 1851 and then sent for his family. The original blockhouse is still standing on the prairie overlooking both prairie and bluff. Colonel Ebey came to an unfortunate end by some avenging coastal Indians in 1857, but that is not a happy story, and the story of my day is!
My hike on the bluff trail included some strenuous climbing to the top, striding along the top of the bluff on a somewhat narrow trail for about a mile, a thigh-burning descent to the beach, and a march across the beach on sand and rock back to the start. The trek across the beach was delightful and the cooling breeze refreshing. Although the day was clear and sunny, there was a dense layer of fog lying on the water and the mournful blast of fog horns occasionally split the silence. It was eerie to hear the fog horns so close, and feel the rumble of ships’ engines, but I never saw a single ship as the fog completely obscured the passing marine traffic!
There are many homes along the bluff in a few small communities that share the stunning views of Ebey’s Landing.
I searched my real estate website as soon as I arrived home to see what is currently available as far as these Whidbey Island homes for sale. I found two; a 2300 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom rambler on the opposite side of Fort Ebey Rd for $399,000. The view from across the road over the bluff is quite nice. And then, I found a gorgeous 2700 square foot, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom stunner on the waterfront side of the bluff in a rarely available neighborhood for the steep price of $1,200,000! The view is well worth the price if you have the money though!
For a tour of the views and homes around historic Ebey’s Landing, contact me at email@example.com, and I will be happy to show you the midpoint of Whidbey Island! Maybe, I’ll take you on a hike!
I have lived on South Whidbey Island for almost twenty-five years. I have lived in three distinctly different areas; mini-farm in the woods, the seaside village of Langley, and on the west side, bluff waterfront with views of Mt. Rainier, the shipping lanes, and beautiful Useless Bay. I loved every place I resided and I never wanted to live anywhere but there….each time. However, I have to admit, I love the west side of Whidbey Island! The light is wonderful, the storms are magnificent to watch fly in from the peninsula, and the views are incredible! I never want to live anywhere but here!
If you are dreaming of living in a waterfront community, I can recommend two with enthusiasm! Sandy Hook Yacht Club Estates and anything along the “Gold Coast” of Mutiny Bay. Both areas are a boaters’ delight and paradise for water view addicts! Sandy Hook is located on almost very southwest point of the island and Mutiny Bay is about a mile west of the unincorporated town of Freeland, roughly ten miles from the Clinton ferry terminal.
Sandy Hook Yacht Club and Estates was born in the early 1960′s, when a group of developers shared a collective vision of a boaters’ paradise with homes lining a central canal and private docks in each backyard, and a hillside of view homes that used a community dock. The community has grown considerably from the original vision. It boasts a beautiful beach area, cabana, outdoor pool, tennis courts, fire pit, and basketball court. It has a boat ramp, marina, and a guest dock. The magnificent west side views are of the shipping lanes and evening sunsets. You can even spot a whale or two from time to time!
A little farther up the island, Mutiny Bay is occupies a much larger area with multiple communities, both no bank waterfront and hillside water views. Mutiny Bay is home to some spectacular waterfront homes with sugar sand beaches and their own docks. There is also a public boat launch that takes you out into the bay for wonderful crabbing and fishing. The views are fantastic as you watch the cruise ships go by so close you feel you can almost reach out and touch them!
The recent real estate activity in both areas has been brisk, as buyers snatch up the canal homes in Sandy Point for prices between the high $350,000′s to over $650,000! The home prices around Mutiny Bay are much more varied, depending on the actual location. You can purchase a charming view cabin just steps from a shared beach for the low $280,000′s to about $660,000. Or, if your fantasy is more extravagant, check out the waterfront mansions from almost $1,600,000 to just under $3,000,000!! Save your dimes and makes your dreams come true! Contact me and I will help achieve those dreams with a fabulous tour of the two most amazing Whidbey Island Waterfront Communities!
I have lived on Whidbey Island almost twenty-five years.I have hiked, explored, and played on many, many of its beaches. One beach stands out as the best, hands down! Double Bluff Beach has spectacular views, smooth sugar sand, fantastic clamming, fabulous low tide lands, and miles of beach to walk.
Located just ten miles from the Clinton ferry dock on the south end of Whidbey Island, and only about five minutes from the unincorporated town of Freeland, Double Bluff offers views of Mt. Rainier on a clear day, the Seattle skyline, and the always fascinating shipping lanes. In fact, if you are at the beach on the weekends, you can watch the Alaska cruise ships sail by every evening at about 6pm on their way to open water.
Double Bluff Beach is one of the shorelines of the accurately named Useless Bay, known for its shallow waters.Low tide can extend for hundreds of feet, leaving a line of moored boats sitting on the sand like discarded child’s toys. The shallow water and extremely low tide lines are a huge draw for skim boarders and kite surfers. This past June, Double Bluff hosted the first ever, skim board competition with boarders, food vendors, and musicians coming together to create a wonderful festival atmosphere. On windy days, the kite surfers come out to play! On truly windy days you may see an many as ten to twenty kite surfers riding and jumping the waves. Some can jump as high as thirty feet in the air!
The wildlife and shore birds are abundant at Double Bluff and they are drawn to the clams and other shellfish, as well as, the many fish varieties in the shallow waters. In a single afternoon, you can see eagles, ospreys, great blue herons, and different kinds of hawks swooping and soaring in an effort to feed themselves and their offspring. Double Bluff Beach is also one of the longest off-leash dog beaches on Whidbey Island. You can bring your pooch and let him run while you stroll at your leisure.
One of my favorite days of the year at Double Bluff is Fourth of July! Local homeowners along Useless Bay’s Shore Avenue arrive early bearing truckloads of fireworks, and I’m not talking about sparklers and smoke bombs! Beginning at dusk, you can bring your favorite beach chair and a beverage, and just sit back and enjoy the show! It’s about the most excitement we get all year!
Once you have visited Double Bluff Beach a few times, you may find yourself wanting to stay longer, like permanently…If you have enough pennies in your bank, consider shopping along Shore Avenue for one of the rare homes for sale along the beach. Property values have historically been among some of the highest on Whidbey. Many of the older beach cabins have been removed and replaced by fabulous custom homes, and some of the best architects have left their mark along the beach. If waterfront is not in your budget, you might think about purchasing a back beach home. There are numerous homes on the back beach that are built with second and third stories providing spectacular views!
Currently, there are only two back beach homes for sale on Shore Avenue and no waterfront available! The back beach Whidbey Island homes range from $449,000 to $669,000. In the last few months there were a couple of waterfront homes listed between $998,000 and $1,100,000! Quite a difference to be in the front row!! If you would like more information about homes for sale in the Double Bluff Beach and Useless Bay area, or any Whidbey Island waterfront homes, contact me, Kimberly Allen, at Cooper Jacobs Real Estate Services! Whidbey Island is my home and I know beaches!!
We love our coffee on Whidbey Island!
And, we are passionate about our favorite coffee places! Some of us use multiple descriptive words and adjectives to order our Joe, others request the same thing day after day prompting the local barista to identify them by the coffee drink, and still others go commando; simple, black, no funny stuff. You can observe the Whidbey Island coffee connoisseur, reading the paper, journaling, talking politics and religion (acceptable at coffee, not acceptable at dinner parties), or lounging in a cozy chair watching everyone else watching them. Our coffee establishments are our security blankets of social interchange. We enter, smell the coffee, and bliss descends.
Southern Cross Espresso
Depending on my mood and outfit, I have a few favorite coffee locations on my island. If I am on the move, I love Southern Cross Espresso.
They have two locations, one just about a quarter mile from the ferry dock, and one in Freeland at the south entrance into town. Southern Cross uses Caffe Fazzione beans for their espresso and drip varieties. Their coffee is rich, delightfully robust, and not bitter. They never overheat or burn their coffee, and the girls are really cute! I know I will get the same, consistent, really good, double tall, white mocha, with soy every time. Yes, I am one of those people!
If I am in the mood to hang out and read the paper, watch the locals go by, and find out what’s going on in Langley, I go to Useless Bay Coffee Co.
Useless Bay Coffee Company
This is a fabulous, trendy, haven of art and locally roasted (on-site) coffee, serving homemade pastries and paninis. Des Rock is the owner and he roasts all of his own coffee in a vintage European drum roaster from the 1950’S. You can sit and watch the roasting process while you sip some of the smoothest and freshest coffee you will ever taste. You will want to wander the building and grounds and discover the repurposed materials and curiosities that have been fashioned into art and architecture. Useless Bay Coffee is surrounded by their famous edible gardens front and back, and they have an impressive metal gazebo-style area where bands and singers gather throughout the week for small concerts.
Just across the street is the charming and philanthropic Coffee House Bookstore.
Coffee House Bookstore
This is a project run by South Whidbey Commons and is all volunteer-run and non-profit. All proceeds go to South Whidbey Commons to run some of their community projects. Their youth job training program teaches student interns to become baristas, and they can become eligible for college scholarships. They use high quality products including Organic Mukilteo Coffee. It’s a great place for community and student interaction, and to just sit and drink great coffee and browse the rows of used books.
Down the road from Langley about two miles and in the middle of the woods, is Mukilteo Coffee.
This is the locals’ “secret coffee place”! Mukilteo Coffee is a roastery located in a large warehouse with a coffee house and café attached. It is literally in the woods and has an idyllic enclosed garden in the back with plenty of bistro tables and comfy chairs to lounge and watch the woodland wildlife. It is a place to meditate and sit quietly, or meet your friends. Gary and Beth Smith own Mukilteo Coffee, have been in the business for decades, and ship their coffee beans all over the world. They are passionate about coffee, food, and music and have trained many of the best baristas and coffee roasters around the Seattle area.
Finally, I am anticipating a new coffee stand that will be opening at the very north end of Freeland called, Café Frescoe.
This new venture is owned by Heidi Norris, and will feature Café D’Arte coffee, fresh pastries, and hot food. She is also anticipating being joined by a colleague who will barbeque during the lunch hour! Coffee and barbeque….I can hardly wait!!!
The next time you visit Whidbey Island, take the time to stop and sample some of our local coffees. Or, make a weekend of it and try them all! Maybe, I’ll see you there, watching you watching me!
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