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 dogs. 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 practice on weekends).
There is a 15A outlet approximately 25' from the parking pad for electricity hookup.
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 and 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.
Please note that we have three dogs which, unfortunately, can't play with other dogs. One is a retired service dog in his senior years, the other a working service dog, and one a rescue mutt who thinks she's the boss.
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.
There is a parking spot right next to the RV parking pad.
Our schedule is unpredictable. Please feel free to request to stay, and we will happy to accommodate you if we are not out on James.
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.