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James' Place

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Oak Harbor, WA

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    < 30 (ft)

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    1

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    No

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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Hosted By saerdna_

Age:

55-65

We love traveling with James, our little RV, our tandem bicycle that fits inside and a large sweet 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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    EZTravelers

    3 months ago

    Andy and Renee were so gracious to share their lovely property with a fantastic view of the water and Mt Baker. We will be back!

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    CherylCharming

    6 months ago

    Andy and Renee's place was so lovely to drive into. A long asphalt drive with a level asphalt pad with a partial lake view. Beautiful neighborhood. There is a drive-in theatre two miles away so I let them know I was going to go and be back after. I came back at 1 am and slept like a baby. I was able to get 4 bars of T-Mobile service. Very nice and peaceful stay.

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    2NYcampers

    6 months ago

    James Place has a million dollar view of Mt. Baker and Puget Sound. Andy and Renee we're very friendly and accommodating. We couldn't have expected such a nice campsite.

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    D_and_D_from_VA

    8 months ago

    Our recent visit (early June) was only our 2nd Boondockers (with about 15 HH stays under our belts) and this was among the best we've tried. The property is beautiful, and while the views from the rig itself were nice, the views from the little seating area they have set up in the woods are quite impressive. Nice hosts and very accommodating. Great stay. Thanks for hosting...

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    RVSolita

    9 months ago

    Great central point to explore Whidbey Island. Especially recommend Deception Pass state park. Hosts graciously provided blocking to assist with leveling. Quiet neighborhood, slept well.

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