While Whidbey Island is only a short ferry ride from Seattle, the rural island feels like a world away from the big city.
This little slice of paradise at the north end of Puget Sound offers a laid-back, small town atmosphere with a huge appreciation for the arts, and as the fourth largest island in the U.S., miles and miles of wide-open beaches surround you.
Realtor Louis Muniz, who grew up on Whidbey Island, says the tight-knit community provides the right amount of neighborly love, but there’s also a good sense of privacy. “We have everyone from celebrities to high-profile corporate CEOs, just to the Joneses next door that come,” Muniz says. “And they feel like they can come here, just be themselves, let their hair down, and just enjoy a weekend away.”
If the tight-knit community and thriving local economy don’t persuade you to look at a few houses on the market, the stunning backdrop of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains is enough to make anyone pack their bags and call Whidbey Island home. Check out these two stunning waterfront houses that boast all the amenities of island living:
A striking waterfront estate in Greenbank: 3962 Smugglers Cove Road
It’s everything you could ever want in a destination home: the acreage, the privacy, and proximity to all the island amenities. Situated on 21.4 acres and 246 feet of waterfront, the land boasts breathtaking views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains.
The 5,336 square-foot home is alluring for entertaining, family living, or even a retreat space. The main house has three bedrooms and three full bathrooms and a three-quarter bathroom, and the grounds offer a guest cottage, a studio, and an oversized garage-turned-recreation area. Oh, and the secret garden is a secluded sanctuary that’s completely enclosed to keep the deer out.
This inviting residence is a great place to entertain guests, host a dinner party, or enjoy the company of those you love.
A contemporary masterpiece in Langley Village: 12 De Bruyn Avenue
Langley is a seaside village that attracts visitors from all over the world, and just a stone’s throw away from downtown sits this impressive waterfront home.
Residing on 2.2 acres, this three-bedroom, two and a half bath offers panoramic views of Saratoga Passage and of the Cascade Mountains, custom finishes, and a unique layout. The open floor plan and high ceilings make the 3,800 square-feet airy and bright, and add to the entertaining value.
Walk outside to lush ferns and rhododendrons that provide a distinct Northwest feel and requires minimal upkeep. Amidst the stunning garden is a separate guest cottage to use for guests or as an Airbnb.
Interested in learning more about 3962 Smugglers Cove Rd, Greenbank, WA and 12 De Bruyn Ave, Langley, WA? Contact Louis Muniz. email@example.com | Office: (360) 331-6006| Direct: (360) 969-1028
Check out the Washington Waterfront Home Tour June 23-24 to see these Whidbey Island houses and the other beautiful properties along our state’s shores. The tour includes properties ranging from the mid-six figures all the way to exquisite multimillion-dollar estates. To see featured properties, visit www.waterfronthomeswa.com.