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James' Place

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Oak Harbor, WA

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Hosted By

saerdna_

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    < 25 (ft)

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    1

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    2

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James' Place is edged by woods on one side, views of Puget Sound and the Cascade mountains on another, and only two miles from downtown Oak Harbor. Enjoy the sunrise, a resident eagle pair, owls, hummingbirds and loads of blackberries when in season. Our house is about 25 feet away from the spot, but we're rather quiet and don't leave any bright lights on at night. We're typically working in the garden, bicycle riding or walking with the dog. It's a quiet spot for the most part. Note that when the Navy jets are practicing, we can hear them (they practice on sporadic weekdays, they don't generally practice on weekends). There is a 15A outlet approximately 25' from the parking pad for electricity hookup. Suggested Local Attractions:We'd be happy to share information on bicycling routes, nearby beach walks, local farm stands and restaurant recommendations. There are 10 State Parks within a few miles, the best known being Deception Pass State Park.

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Wifi

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Slideouts Allowed

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Electric Hookup: 15A

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Separate Tow Vehicle Parking

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House Rules

Please be respectful of our property, neighbors and wildlife at all times. Please pack out your trash/waste, clean up pet poop, limit evening and nighttime noise and light pollution. - No smoking on property - No children under the age of 10 (we live on a high bluff with no fencing) - No generators - No grills/barbecues/campfires - Pets must be leashed We're available if you need anything, have questions about the area, or want recommendations on hiking, biking, dining. Note that electrical hook-up is available, but water and sewer are not. There are nearby dump sites at Deception Pass State Park (approx 9 miles to the North) or South Whidbey State Park (approx 15 miles to the South). Both charge a fee. We have a working service dog who is totally friendly, but we keep him away from other dogs, so pets must be leashed.

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Location

Access Road Conditions: Jame's Place is a paved parking spot at the end of a long narrow driveway. The entry turn is a bit tight, but will be fine for an RV or trailer no more than 25'. Pull in forward to park. To leave requires a three-point turn back-out, The back-out area is about 20' wide, so there is lots of room, but you must be comfortable in reverse. In our 25' RV, we just pull into the parking pad, then back out and turn around - very simple. The parking pad has an approximately 3 degree side angle - OK for some people. We have some rubber mats to drive on if you would like to be level. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: There is a parking spot right next to the RV parking pad.

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Pavement

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Hosted By saerdna_

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55-65

We love traveling with James, our little RV, our tandem bicycle, and a dog Details: We are Renee & Andy, a sort-of retired couple, transplanted from the East Coast, now living in and exploring the Pacific Northwest. It has been fun to discover so many fun little pockets in our new locale, and we hope to continue. All the small towns and the history of the area interest us. Home Town: Oak Harbor, WA Favorite Boondocking Locations: We are busy figuring that out. Skills or Expertise to Share: Renee is a certified Yoga teacher specializing in Yoga for Movement Disorders Andy is an electrical & computer engineer - and might even be able to fix things

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References for this location from other RVers

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    Natureboy2022

    3 months ago

    Check off all the boxes. Good Wi-Fi, close to town, superb hosts, friendly dog, fantastic Oceanview, excellent bike riding, quiet, beautiful. Thank you so much Andy and Renee, for being such kind hosts. I especially loved the bike ride and pickle ball. I left your home excited and inspired. Thank you so much. Best, Tom

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    Puget_crab

    5 months ago

    We really enjoyed our stay. The spot, is definitely the coolest and woodsy, where we enjoyed the views of the bay, mountains, Oak Harbor, the Navy base and wonderful bird and rodent noises, LoL. The gate and narrow long driveway is scary at first, but after I checked it out before driving in, I realized what Andy was talking about regarding it. His wife likes crab so we were able to accomodate that and enjoyed our crab at the spot. She graced us with some tasty treats in the morning. We visited the beaches and Ebey's historic house and got a great tour. The Ebeys bluff overlooking the bay walk was long, very sunny and hot but quite beautiful. We managed to use our new batteries and propane the whole 2 days we were there and still had 3/4 battery power left to my surprise. Anyway, we look forward to visiting again sometime in the future.

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    Scoutmaster

    6 months ago

    Friendly and welcoming hosts, Andy & Renee, greeted us with kind smiles. We were immediately in our comfort zone, under the tall shadey pine tree on the paved level side-driveway. We enjoyed restorative peace & tranquility. We got terrific RV tips! We walked the short wooded bluff trail and enjoyed early morning stretches on their amazing treetop viewing/meditation deck with a view of the Sound. We were blessed to be invited to join a James Place "game night" and privileged to get to know other Whidbey locals, who were cheerful & fun. James Place provides genuine opportunity for relaxation, contemplation, restoration & artistic expression. Inspired by Renee, I even wrote an early morning haiku as I sketched their waterfront view in the early dawn.

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    2Js

    6 months ago

    This is a great location! Pleasant and informative hosts, quiet neighborhood, easy parking and great view. What more is there to say.

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    HarveyNickerson

    6 months ago

    The hosts are absolutely gracious and friendly. We enjoyed chatting when we arrived and had a great time. The spot was perfect for our Class B. Awesome views and totally quiet. We arrived on the evening Townsend ferry and this was a perfect location for us. Sadly we were only able to stay one night as we had booked another destination up the coast. Hopefully we’ll have a chance to come back. Andy and Renee, thank you for your hospitality.

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