Coupeville Wharf Several small wharfs once reached into Penn Cove only able to be used during very high tide. In 1905 the Coupeville Wharf was built, extending 500 feet to accommodate the increase in commerce due to the activation of Fort Casey. Often referred to as the “Old Grain Wharf”, had an important job to do. It […]
  Chuckanut Drive – A Detour Worth Taking After living in Whidbey Island for a few years I finally decided to venture out and take the cliff-hugging drive along the Chuckanut Drive, a detour worth taking. SR11 is a 21.28-mile-long highway that serves Skagit and Whatcom counties, in Washington. I started the drive in Edison, the town of kindness, and made my first […]
  Freeland Park Did you know Freeland got its name in the early 1900s from an attempted commune by a company called the Free Land Association? In 1920, they went bankrupt, but the name stuck! Today, it’s a bustling little community at the head of Holmes Harbor where you can find amazing places like the Freeland Park (pictured […]
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  Where on Whidbey to Shop for Mom Time is flying by, and Mother’s day is right around the corner. If you’re anything like us sometimes it can be difficult, not to mention nerve-racking, to find the right gift for the woman who raised you.  She could prefer a gift with meaning and sentiment or one with a practical day-to-day use.  While one […]
  Celebrating Star Wars Day You might be asking yourself; how does one celebrate May 4th, aka Star Wars Day? The simple, bare minimum approach to Star Wars Day, would be to wear a shirt you bought off Amazon and call it good. But if you want to embrace true nerd status here are some ideas to get you started. […]
  Best Places to Whale Watch on Whidbey Discover the Best Places to Whale Watch When it comes to natural wonders, Whidbey Island is unbelievably blessed. With expansive undeveloped areas, nine state parks, and views that take your breath away, it’s hard to imagine it could get any better.  But it does! In addition to our incredible outdoor opportunities for explorers, we are […]
  Where Have All the Houses Gone? In today’s housing market, it seems harder than ever to find a home to buy. Before the health crisis hit us a year ago, there was already a shortage of homes for sale. When many homeowners delayed their plans to sell at the same time that more buyers aimed to take advantage of record-low mortgage […]
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  Incorporate Low Waste in Your Home Have you heard the rumor that Whidbey is filled with hippies? We’ll let you in on a little secret – it’s kind of true!  But honestly, how could it not be? How could you live in a beautiful place like Whidbey and NOT want to save the planet? Who doesn’t want to preserve this incredible […]
  Q1 2021 – Quarterly Report Stats Q1, 2021- Quarterly Stats by Windermere Whidbey Island   Download the PDF version!   You Might Also Like:
  The Gray Whales Return to Whidbey Gray Whales Return to Whidbey As the cold melts away and flowers start to bloom again, Whidbey Island is blessed with a rare and wonderful gift. Many people hike to the very tip of a bluff or edge of the waves hoping to catch a glimpse of this phenomenon. Then it happens – water spurts […]
  Matthew Gardner Presentation: 2021 On March 31, 2021, we hosted a live virtual event where we invited Matthew Gardener Windermere’s leading economist, to present an economic review and Forecast for our local Whidbey Island real estate market. You may be asking yourself, “who is Matthew Gardner or why should I listen to what he has to say?” Why We […]
  Monthly Stats: March 2021
  How to Sell Your Home for Top Dollar By now you’ve probably heard every REALTOR® you know yelling from the rooftops, We need more inventory!!! “Now is the time to sell!” While that is definitely true, buyers are more selective now than ever. You need a strategy to ensure you hit the market at your very best! In order to sell your home […]
  QR Codes Connecting Us to History Whidbey Island is home to several wonderful little towns each with their own fascinating history and culture. Perhaps the most intriguing is Whidbey’s oldest town; Coupeville, home of the first Whidbey Island settlement. Coupeville: Coupeville is an adorable waterfront community rich in history and culture. In 1850 Issac Ebey became the first official Whidbey Island […]
  Get the Buck Out of My Yard Have you ever been standing there admiring your gardens when a deer walks in and decides it is time for lunch? So have we. They are the wild and majestic creatures of Whidbey Island, often found in the peaceful pastures of Ebey’s Landing or beneath the cooling tree shade of the state parks. They are […]
  Whidbey Farmers Markets If you were given the task of describing this beautiful island, how would you respond? What would you say? Would you highlight the Navy community of Oak Harbor? Or maybe the vibrant artisan culture? What about the plethora of State Parks that help to preserve our island’s beauty?  We all know any one of these […]
  5 Things Every Septic Owner Needs A Drain Snake Don’t kill your system with Drano! Hair clogs happen. Instead of pouring caustic Drano into your plumbing (which can actually cause damage to pipes and will kill your septic system) try this super cheap (less than $2 each) and easy drain snake that works in seconds. This tool coupled with prevention (see […]
  Guide to Oak Harbor Easter Services in 2021 After dealing with all the challenges of the past year, many people are anticipating attending services at churches in Oak Harbor to celebrate Holy Week and Easter Sunday. Likewise, churches are looking forward to celebrating these events with people in person and online. To find out where to go and when, check out the list […]
  Monthly Stats: February 2021