Have you heard of Whidbey Island? So magical, ferries take you here. Sunlight Beach Road is a friendly community on South Whidbey, between a marsh and a shallow, walk-to stretch of beach with a great view toward Seattle. The city is just over an hour away, by ferry to Mukilteo. I am 15 minutes to the ferry, 5 minutes to the grocery or dog park, 10 minutes to adorable Langley town.
I rent a 1-bedroom house with yard and deck, views of a horse field and glimpse of the ocean. Walk 5 minutes to get your toes in the sand. Penny dog is my companion and best friend, and it's very hard to leave her but I have a chance to travel to northern Europe this summer, if i can find a stable loving caretaker. She is medium-sized; Pharoah hound/English pointer, so she is crazy for rabbits, of which we have hundreds on Whidbey. Penny is used to several walks a day, or at least one good excursion of an hour or so. There are great trails and several beaches where dogs run free, but she must be on leash with you for most of the time while you get acquainted.
People come here to be writers, artists, retirees, raise a family... a few hearty ones commute to Seattle, but it's so nice here, most stay put. There are an arts/performance center, film theatre, cafes and restaurants, trails and beaches... and a free Island bus!
The house is small with small bath (shower only). Very charming inside. Yardcare, water, and Internet are paid for, tenant pays electric. Queen bed, not much closet or storage space. Nice full kitchen. Good for single or couple, no other pets.
I'd prefer if you could use your own car to tote Penny around. We can discuss cleaning fee! I cannot accept other pets in the house, unfortunately; landlord is very clear on this.
All for now,