Double Bluff land sale is most expensive on island

The price of prime oceanfront real estate on Whidbey Island just keeps going up. Records at the Island County Assessor's Office show that a Seattle woman recently paid $3.4 million for 70 acres of land overlooking Double Bluff beach.

  • Sunday, July 15, 2001 11:00am
  • News

“The price of prime oceanfront real estate on Whidbey Island just keeps going up.Records at the Island County Assessor’s Office show that a Seattle woman recently paid $3.4 million for 70 acres of land overlooking Double Bluff beach. It is the largest residential land sale in the history of Whidbey Island.Seattle’s Dana Garvey, the land’s new owner, paid this price for a piece of land she said has scenic value for everyone who lives on Whidbey. Her purchase makes her land the most expensive sold by almost $700,000.Part of what attracted me to the property was not just its scenic value but that it adds to the scenic value of the whole island, Garvey said Thursday. I don’t want to change that at all. I’m hoping to keep it exactly as it is. Garvey, who currently resides in Seattle, said she may eventually add a single-family residence to the property. The nursery that currently sits on the bluff property will remain, she said.Garvey, who up in a rural area near New Orleans, said she hopes her two young boys eventually will spend time at Double Bluff.The property’s previous owners, Craig and Ruanne Smith, purchased the acreage in September 1990 for $1,198,012 according to records in the county assessor’s office.Todd Bitts, an associate broker for Coldwell Banker/Tara Properties who tracks land sale prices in the county, said the previous residential sales record was $2.775 million. That was the price a buyer paid about 18 months ago for the 26-acre North Light Ranch. Bitts, along with Candace Jordan and Mariellen Tissot, were the selling agents for that property.Another piece of residential property north of the ranch on the market at $4.25 million could eventually break the record set by Garvey’s purchase, Bitts said. “

More in News

Turkey, hog, bunny, robin, fawn troubles | Island Scanner

The following items were selected to reports made to the Island County… Continue reading

Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times
Chlorine shortage leads to water supply worries

North Whidbey residents have been asked to voluntarily reduce water usage.

Island man arrested after he crashes car in closed work zone

Azamat B. Kurmangali appeared telephonically in Island County Superior Court June 21.

New commander takes helm at NAS Whidbey

Capt. Eric Hanks has been selected to replace Capt. Matthew Arny.

Langley council picks Chaplin for mayor over fellow council member

Langley city council members chose Scott Chaplin as the next mayor over Councilmember Thomas Gill.

Rowing club may find a home at Windjammer Park

Rowers of all ages may be coming to Windjammer Park in Oak Harbor, if a local club’s plans work out.

100+ Women giving back to community

A group supporting Island County nonprofits is seeking new members before its next donation cycle.

map
WhidbeyHealth lists vacant property for $727,500

WhidbeyHealth has listed a 4.56 acre vacant property for sale on the real estate website Zillow.

Lawyer seeks writ of habeas corpus for jail inmate held in prison

Kevin J. Daves was allegedly held in solitary confinement and fed only peanut butter and crackers.

Most Read