Simon & I are camper/road trippers with 40 years of experience. We enjoy roadtripping with our 3 small terriers in a 24ft BORN FREE RV. Our WHIDBEY ISLAND, WA, property enjoys a rustic, wooded, park-like and peaceful setting, a few minutes drive from the Mukilteo/Clinton Ferry (Hwy 525) and island beaches and seaside villages.
As BDW hosts WE WELCOME DIVERSITY. POC, BLM, LGBTQ, INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS and their friendly pets are warmly welcomed. If you are Racist or Radical Right you will not be a good fit.
Simon was Made in England. I'm originally from NY. We have enjoyed travels in Scandanavia, Europe, Mexico and South America. In a previous home we hosted AIRBNB guests for 6 years and enjoy meeting people and introducing newcomers to Whidbey Island.
Simon is a retired A/V engineer, and a skilled Mr Fixit. Sharen is a retired Advertising and PR executive. They are engaged in Progressive activities, both culturally and politically.
We enjoy three well-behaved terriers (on oxymoron, I know), each under 25 lbs. While outdoors they are confined to a fenced in area, or they are on leashes and supervised, NEVER loose. Guest pets should be friendly, well behaved and leashed outdoors at all times.
We haven't done much boondocking, per se, but we LOVE camping in WA, OR, and CA, on the seashore, at lakes and in mountains. We love exploring villages. And we're avid thrift shoppers.
Our home is in Clinton, WA, gateway to WHIDBEY ISLAND, located about 45 minutes north of Seattle. Whidbey Island enjoys three beautiful State Park Campgrounds - Ft Casey, Ft Ebey, and Deception Pass - but in warm months you have to be very lucky to secure reservations. Further north of Whidbey Island are the picturesque San Juan Islands, and further still is Brittish Columbia in Canada.
2004 BORN FREE fiberglass motorhome, 24ft length. Fully self contained. Excellent condition and clean. Experienced, mature, responsible and easy going longtime RVers with 3 small, well behaved terriers, always leashed. We are also BDW hosts, living on Whidbey Island, WA. We enjoy very good guest reviews and truly love our Boondockers Welcome experiences.
We had a nice time staying 2 nights at Heathgal's " mini park". The hosts were very hospitable providing good advice and recommendations. Great location, we highly recommend this stay!
Getaway is right. This is by far one of the best sites we have visited. Speedy response time and clear, easy directions. Place of solace and tranquility. Already planning a trip back!
The most lovely and interesting folks I've met! Have set up fabulous amenities including a tent covered area and fire pit.
Beautiful property with tremendous trees and lovely neighbors.
10/10 would recommend.
Can't wait to see them again - thanks Heathgal!
Their place was not your standard location; complete with rv spot, fire pit, wooded area for small hikes, a farm next door and great hospitality!!
When we goto Whidbey Island we will be sure to visit!!
Although rain prevented sitting around the propane fire pit, I could imagine how nice it would be on a warmer (and dryer) evening. Air was fresh and even the rain was welcome for this "Oregon smoke and fire 'refugee' - Verizon and T-Mobile service available, but not strong enough for streaming. E-mail, text all good. Would have enjoyed some safely-spaced conversation around the campfire - but we will try another time.
Boondockers Welcome is a wonderful gift for us RVers and once in a while you encounter extra special hosts. These Whidbey Island hosts are just that.
The sweet camping space they’ve created is so special and comfortable. It’s quiet and shady - if you’re lucky you’ll hear the Great Horned Owl as we did.
They themselves are so kind and generous-we hate to leave!
Whidbey Island is full of lovely places, sights and activities.
We’ll be back next summer!!
We stayed in their yard which was more beautiful than many campgrounds! They are working to make their property even easier for RV campers, including pads and a fire ring. Sharon and Simon are interesting, friendly and helpful. We can’t say enough about our experience with them.
They went above and beyond to accommodate and make me feel welcome. This was my first experience with Boondockers Welcome and I don’t see how it could get any better. Their place is beautiful easy to get to and although in a neighborhood if feels secluded, rustic and peaceful. I’d see myself staying in touch with these people for years to come.
What an awesome place to stay and explore Whidbey Island. Sharon and Simon are wonderful hosts. We enjoyed visiting and sharing our experiences around a campfire (keeping 6ft. apart). We definitely be back to visit and explore more of beautiful Whidney Island.