155' Sandy Beach at Hood Canal Grand Cottage & Guest House
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Special offer: NEW YEARS SPECIAL @ BEST 5-STAR HOME & BEACH ON HOOD CANAL* Details
Poulsbo house description
*****Come experience and Create a Wonderful New Years Holiday Memory at Our Wonderful, Custom, Vacation Home and Beach Property at the Nicest Five Star Property Here On Hood Canal In Poulsbo*****
We also have some great off season packages available for a memorable long weekend retreat. Very Negotiable, Contact us Today!
**Our Twenty- One (21), *****, Five Star, Traveler's Reviews, from our guest's who have enjoyed this incredible property and setting from all over the country, really tell the story for this wonderful custom, family, vacation retreat home, located on the North End of Hood Canal, Near the Historic Norwegian, Waterfront Town of Poulsbo, Washington, know as 'Little Norway on the Fjord'.
Create a memorable vacation or weekend in this beautiful, 4000 sq. ft. home & Seperate, New Carriage House. There are 4 large Suite-style bedrooms with unique details, and Hood Canal views. Our newly finished, detached carriage house provides 450 sq. ft. of private living space with a full bath, kitchenette, queen bed, and Murphy Sleeper Sofa Bed, with some views of Hood Canal as well.
The upper floor Master Suite's amenities include a large covered porch, over sized bathroom with jetted soak tub, king-size bed with a new plush pillow-top mattress, cable TV, DVD/VCR player, and walk-in closet.
Adjacent to this is a large separate sitting room with fireplace & private sun porch.
The 2nd Bedroom Suite, has a queen-sized bed, sitting area w/built-in bench, writing desk, walk-in closet, all with a great view of the Hood Canal.
The 3rd upstairs bedroom has a queen-size bed, armoire with cable TV, walk-in closet, & access to the private sun porch.
Enjoy the comfort of the 4th bedroom on the main floor, with a king-size bed, its own sitting area, separate outside entry and view.
Enjoy the warm fireplace in the formal sitting room downstairs. A cozy room for conversation or reading.
Perfect for family gatherings, is the open Great Room, which has an inviting river rock fireplace, leather sofas, flat screen TV, and surround sound.
This opens into a large gourmet kitchen, with eating bar, granite countertops, S/S appliances, a 6-burner Viking gas range, custom cabinetry, a separate butlers pantry, and walk-in pantry.
The dining/nook area in the Great room is a good place to just sit and enjoy beautiful Hood Canal, and Mt. Baker views.
From the Greatroom step out through double glass French doors onto two separate oversized covered porches with outdoor table & chairs, Outdoor Grill, with custom, built-in Stereo System.
The custom landscaped grounds consist of flower beds displaying plantings local and native to our area, and a extra large, beautifully, manicured, front lawn for an abundance of outdoor activities for all ages .
The courtyard in the back of the house is great for outdoor gatherings, a private game of Bocce or for gathering up the great outdoor atmosphere.
The landscaping and grounds include small ponds, shrubbery, blooming cherry trees, hydrangeas, spring and summer blooming flowers.
The best demographic, feature of this incredible property is the access to 150' sandy, no-bank, beach and waterfront.
This beach is a quite, peaceful place. Take a walk along the shore at low tide and enjoy great sunsets, and beautiful views of the Olympic Mountains.
The beach is equipped with a wonderful firepit, that allows guests to have a hot dog / marshmellow roast, or relax and enjoy a fireside beverage while taking in the amazing landscapes of the Olympic Mountains, and the Unique Hood Canal Waterways.
Beachcombing is abundant where you will find and explore all the different shellfish and aquatic characteristics that are part of the Hood Canal's water esturary.
Keywords: Large, Family & Friends, Vacation Home & Additional Accommodations, w/Private Beachfront & Beachcombing Activities Access. 2 1/2 Baths in Main House.
- 4000 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 12-16
- King size beds (2) 1 - King Master Suite 2nd floor and 1- King in 1st floor bedroom., Queen size Beds (2) 1- Queen bed in each of the other two bedrooms . (Base Rate for House for 8 guests) An additional Queen can be set up in the main house in either the Master Sitting Rm or in Dining Rm. One Queen in Carriage House #1 and 2 Queen's in Carriage House #2. (Possible 6 Queens in all)., Twin or Single Beds (1) 1- twin bed added if needed for certain sleeping arrangements (added where needed), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 1 - Queen and/or 1- twin blow-up for quests sleeping as a single (Maximum capacity in house and carriage houses = 16 total guests), Murphy Beds (1) A Murphy Bed is available in the detached carriage house. Add'l fee for carriage house. (Sleeps 1 Adult or 2 small children)...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
Viking gas range, large island eating bar, stainless steel appliances, convection oven, granite counter-tops, custom cabinetry separate butler pantry, walk-in pantry dry food storage and coffee bar. A large eating nook with built-in seating and a view!...moreless
- Shared Kitchen:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Gas Fireplace:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Parking Off Street
- Air Conditioning
- Deck / Patio:
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Beach View:
- Water View:
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Mountain Biking
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Gambling Casinos
- Scenic Drives
- Paddle Boating
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Wildlife Viewing
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Access to 150' of private, sandy, no bank waterfront & beach. There is clamming, crabbing and fishing at certain times of the year (must have appropriate licenses). There is a mooring buoy available for your boating needs and one of Kitsap county's best boat Launches and deep water docks just minutes away. You'll have access to Puget Sounds best Waterways, Resorts, and Marinas. Minutes to Historic downtown Poulsbo and the Northwest's Best Casinos and Resorts, including: The Clearwater Casino & Resort, Point no Point (Hansville) and Seven Cedars Casinos (Sequim). Shop at The Central Market Grocery store in Poulsbo for the best meats, produce and gourmet foods available. Wal-Mart, Regal movie Cinema is 5 minutes, and Kitsap Mall in Silverdale. is approximately 12 minutes. Just across the Hood Canal Bridge, 'Gateway to the Olympic Peninsula,' Nationally recognized,Port Ludlow Golf Course&Marina, Historic Port Townsend, Port Angeles, Sequim & Dungeness Spit Rec. A...moreless
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A fantastic getaway for our family
A fantastic getaway for our family
We stayed at the Hood Canal Grand Cottage in late December to celebrate Christmas and our son's first birthday. We were a bit apprehensive about the trip because we were assembling both my family and my wife's family under the same roof for a whole week. From the beginning, Ernie was incredibly accommodating and thoughtful. We arrived to a house fully decorated, with a tree set up for us to hang ornaments, garland wrapping the grand staircase in the front foyer, and outdoor icicle lights hanging from the deck that created a magical sight as our families arrived later that evening. We had a wonderful week. We cooked nearly every meal, and the enormous kitchen and living area allowed us all to be together without being on top of each other. At any moment, there were a couple people watching TV, a couple people curled up reading a book, a couple more playing a board game, a couple more working on a puzzle in the breakfast nook, a couple chasing around our son as he explored the house, and a couple preparing food in the kitchen. It was just perfect for a large family. The carriage house, which is above the large garage, gave a private and cozy retreat for my wife's parents. The weather didn't cooperate for much of the week, but we managed to spend some time in Poulsbo, which is a great little town. And the Central Market has everything you could ever hope for to stock the kitchen and prepare great meals. We even dug clams on the beach during a midnight low tide using buckets and shovels that Ernie keeps ready in the shed! This is a wonderful retreat in a great location, with everything you need for a relaxing and refreshing getaway. Thanks for a fantastic week! We'll be back...
- Guest D+E+S (Seattle, WA)
- Date of stay 12/21/10
- Review Submitted 03/06/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
Horrible experience, would never stay again
Horrible experience, would never stay again
Horrible horrible experience. The house itself was fine. Not exactly on the water, as the pictures make it suggest. The master bedroom was okay, bedrooms were all about the size and quality you'd expect for a house that costs this much to rent. Beach is about a five minute walk away from the house. I wish the kitchen had one large banquet table as opposed to two small tables we had to pull together. However, our generally neutral feelings about the house were totally ruined after the fact when we were charged an "excessive cleaning" fee (on top of the normal cleaning fee) which involved things like them having to sweep and wipe down the counters, and other totally routine clean up. We were also accused of creating a cigarette burn in the furniture (none of us are smokers and luckily we had noticed the burn when we checked in). I have used VRBO several times and never had an experience like this before. I really felt like we were being swindled. The owner was extremely rude and unprofessional. Additionally, the owner was very inflexible with booking. Within a day of making the reservation, we realized my husband had a work conflict and tried to change the reservation by one day (to a date which was also vacant) but the owner refused to accommodate the request. The ambiance of the house was also severely undercut for us by the fact that the house sits directly next door to the owner, just a couple hundred feet away. The house was also littered with obnoxious signs everywhere you turned - by the thermostat, electronics, in every room, etc., peppering you with reminders about the 'rules of the house.' We found it all a bit intrusive and OCD. Bottom line, overall the house itself was fine but experience was totally ruined by the abrasive, rude, unprofessional owners.
- Guest Danielle F.
- Date of stay 12/27/12
- Review Submitted 07/12/13
Owner response: Its unfortunate to have guests who feel this way, however, it is almost inevitable that after 22 five star reviews for this wonderful vacation home and beach property that we would end up not pleasing someone to the fullest. We try to be flexible in our cancellation policy, and give all travelers a 12 month option to rebook, even though this cancellation was 24 hours prior to their visit. As you can see from all of our other five star reviews, all of our guests love that we own the adjacent, five acre, estate, waterfront property, and provide complete privacy for all of our guests. Our travelers, as well as ourselves, enjoy personally checking in each new group, and are there to provide any and every service possible to make your vacation as wonderful and memorable experience. As with any Five Star property the quality of this wonderful property is a function of its upkeep and pride of ownership. We are owner - operators, and do all of the work, inside and out ourselves. We have been blessed with wonderful travelers, who have treated our home with the same pride and respect, as we have for this wonderful vacation home and beach property. Please take time to read all of our reviews as they reflect the overall experience our travelers from all across America have experienced, at this wonderful part of the Pacific Northwest. I hope we have an opportunity to occupy you and your group for a very special and unforgettable, five star stay, and our wonderful home and beach property.
New Year's Eve Stay
New Year's Eve Stay
Hood Canal Grand Cottage is a great get away for family and groups. The house set up is perfect to accommodate groups of people who need/want personal space to spread out in. The house and gardens are beautiful. We were fortunate to have good weather and nice views. Ernie was a gracious host. We enjoyed exploring Port Gamble, Poulsbo, and Port Townsend during our stay. There are two great restaurants in nearby Port Gamble that have great food and atmosphere. The only down side of our experience is the highway that you need to travel on to get to the house. I like to run and walk in the mornings and although the house is located on a side street and secluded driveway ( secluded enough that it is very quiet), I did not enjoy the traffic along the two way highway for morning walks and runs- too much traffic and little shoulder. Other than that, it was a perfect place for myself and family.
- Guest Travelers (Juneau, Alaska)
- Date of stay 12/31/12
- Review Submitted 03/24/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers.
The perfect place for a retreat
The perfect place for a retreat
I was so excited when I found this place online. It was exactly what I was looking for. A place where we could gather a large group (16 of us) in a beautiful place and spend the weekend relaxing around the fire and creating art all weekend long. I am happy to report that it was indeed the perfect place for our group. Everyone raved about the beds, the location, the beach and were very pleased with the Hood Canal Grand Cottage. We did a lot of cooking and thanks to a well stocked kitchen, we had everything we needed. If cooking is not your thing, no worries. There are plenty of great restaurants within a 10 minute drive. The owners are so kind and helpful and truly went out their way to make our stay a 5 star experience. You can bet that you will get what you see here, and more! I highly recommend it.
- Guest Serena (Pacific Northwest)
- Date of stay 02/28/13
- Review Submitted 03/16/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
Owner response: It was great to be able to accommodate our Local Artist and her special guests from different parts of the Country, and help coordinate her special "Artist's Retreat and Workshop" here at the Hood Canal Grand Cottage and Guest Cottages. They were a joy to have, and I know they all greatly enjoyed their stay. I look forward to doing similar special events and venues of this type in the future. Thanks again for choosing our wonderful Custom, Vacation home and Beach property.
We had the best weekend ever at the Hood Canal Grand Cottage and Guest Houses! We rented the house and both carriage houses and were able to comfortably accommodate 14 of us. Ernie was very helpful and always available to field all of our questions. We initially had reservations about the property owner being next door but during the weekend you would have never known he was there. He was there to greet us and we didn't see him again till check-out. The house is amazing and very comfortable, we actually didn't want to leave! We also got married over the weekend and rented the next door neighbor's grounds for our event. The property is amazing and the owner, Russ, is even better. We woke up Saturday morning to find him planting flowers, putting up tiki torches and making sure everything was perfect for our day. The property also has a stage and a great bonfire pit that everyone enjoyed! If you are looking for an intimate, non-traditional wedding, a family or friend reunion with great views and a beautiful setting I would highly recommend talking with Ernie and Russ...they will definitely help make your event or stay a perfect one. Can't wait to go back....
- Guest K&D (Seattle)
- Date of stay 10/18/12
- Review Submitted 10/28/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway.
Our entire family of 13 enjoyed the property and amenities that it offfered. All six grandsons could play football on the large lawn and enjoy walks on the beach. There was plenty of room for everyone to sleep comfortably. And we brought over our wheelchair bound grandmother. Plenty of room to move around with fabulous views of the canal. Anything we needed extra was provided by the owner. We would highly recommend this rental property.
- Guest Lib (Savannah, GA)
- Date of stay 11/23/11
- Review Submitted 12/23/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing, people with disabilities, age 55+, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
Great place to stay
Great place to stay
We took the Washington State Men's Golf Team of 11 players and 2 coaches to stay in the main home and cottage house. It was a very comfortable place for us to stay. Probably too nice for college kids, but great for families! the location on the water is spectacular and easy access to anything you need. If your looking for a great get away in the Pacific Northwest it doesn't get much better than Pulsbo and this home.
- Guest Golfer (Pullman, WA)
- Date of stay 09/23/11
- Review Submitted 12/13/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway.
Owner response: I want to thank Washington State University and the Men's Golf Team for Staying with us during their Collegiate Event at Gold Mountain Golf Course, in nearby Bremerton, Wa. Our home works perfectly for any group looking for a great, relaxing, retreat, after a full day of Golf, at any of our numerous, wonderful golf venues throughout the incredible Puget Sound area. Great Golf, accommodations, picturesque setting and waterfront create the perfect golf, getaway combination!
Great place to stay if you have lots of family members and kids
Great place to stay if you have lots of family members and kids
Stayed her in late mid-August 2011 to visit my sister and brother-in-law who live locally. The weather was terrific. Perfect for a blended family getaway. The inside of the main house is immaculate and was large enough for two families with 2 adults and 2 kids each (ranging 4 - 9) and the grandparents stayed in the carriage house. The front yard is enormous and provided plenty of space for the kids to run around and play soccer and other games. The beach is quite a distance from the house, about 400yards and, being in the sound, isn't really good for anything other than maybe a morning walk or sitting near the firepit at night. Now, I'm from CT, so my only real fram of reference is direct ocean beaches in the Westerly, RI area. Although the owner lives right next door, but kept to himself so there was no feeling of "intrusion" or that somene was watching us. Notwisthstanding, the few questions we did have while we were there, he responded immediately to an email or cell phone call. The owner also has a wonderful, friendly cat that just could not wait for the kids to come outside and pet him every day. Only about a 30 min. ride to the ferries for Seattle; 10 minutes to a huge shopping center with a Wal-Mart, and other stores you might need to supply yourself for a family vacation.
- Guest John (CT)
- Date of stay 08/07/11
- Review Submitted 11/03/11
Recommended for: Families with young children.
Owner response: If you never experienced the "Puget Sound" area and all the amazining water esturaries it has to offer, it is something you need to do. Our area, Hood Canal, offers a playground for Boaters, Fisherman, Crabbers, and an abundant area for world famous shellfish. The Beachcombing is magnificent, and the sunsets of the Olympic Mountains are wonderful. Nothing more relaxing at the end of a fun filled day than to take in these views next to a cozy beach fire. The beach is closer to 200 yards, separated by our quaint, private drive, and is accessed through our 2 1/2 acre, private 155' beach frontage & recreation area. Quite a unique area for all types of beach and water enthusiasts.
The description and photos of this lovely property are accurate and match the comfort we found in this house! The property is very well-maintained and clean. The owner was available, if necessary, and provided an excellent welcome to our home for the next week. I would strongly recommend this property to friends and relatives. We hope to return for a visit as our experience was superb!!!!
- Guest MBC (Midwest)
- Date of stay 07/23/11
- Review Submitted 10/12/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway.
The house was great and just exactly what we were looking for. The owners are wonderful to work with and do everything possible to make you feel welcome. I'm sure I'll be staying again at the hood canal grand cottage. Thank you!
- Guest boone (southwest)
- Date of stay 08/07/11
- Review Submitted 09/06/11
Recommended for: Age 55+.
Special offer: NEW YEARS SPECIAL @ BEST 5-STAR HOME & BEACH ON HOOD CANAL*
Come Experience & Create a Wonderful New Years Holiday Memory @ this 21-5 star Traveler Reviewed, Vacation Home & Beach, On the Shores of Hood Canal In Poulsbo.*LETS WORK TO ACCOMMODATE YOUR BUDGET* *SPECIAL CRAB OPENING-HOOD CANAL ONLY* Multiple family & group options include up to 6 bedrooms,(4 Standard & 2 optional), + our wonderful, detached carriage house for an additional 2 to 4 guests.
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Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: We love Kitsap Peninsula. Great place to live and to vacation. Very close proximity to Seattle & Sea Tac Airport.
Why the Owner Chose Poulsbo:
We moved from the Seattle area to Poulsbo / Kitsap Peninsula in 1998, and built this lovely, custom home. It was our primary residence for nine years before we purchased the adjacent 5 acre, waterfront, estate property and built our current home. My only regret is that we didn't move out here and build our dream home years earlier. It truly depicts this wonderful part of the country, with everything at your fingertips, while having the beautiful city of Seattle and the Puget Sound with all of its amenities within a short, relaxing Ferry ride or drive.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Hood Canal Recreation Area is one of the most unique bodies of water in the United States. You will experience some of the most breathtaking views of Mountains, Forestland, Waterfowl, Sea life, and topography anywhere in the country. One of our most enjoyable benefits, is the abundance of fishing, shellfish, crabbing, and overall beach combing this unique area provides. But most of all, just the ability to relax, and take in all of this from one of the many covered porches in the Hood Canal Grand Cottage, with a cup of fresh roasted coffee, our one of your favorite spirits. The layout of this lovely home's gathering areas, brings families together and allows them to experience a togetherness we all need more of in today's busy times.
- Primary: (360) 509 9797 (Washington, USA)
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Hood Canal Grand Cottage and 155' of Beach Frontage
Master Suite Upper private Balcony w/views Porches below accessed from Greatroom
Great views from Master, and Master Bath
Spacious Chef's Dream,Gourmet, Entertainment, Kitchen Flows into Huge Great Room
Great Room/living area view from Kitchen
Downstairs MasterBdrm. w/King pillow-top bed, Views,sitting area, & Side Entry
Hood Canal Grand Cottage Rear and courtyard view
Private, Master Sitting Room w/ Custom, gas fireplace, and access to Sun Porch
3rd Bedroom With Bench seating, and view of Hood Canal & Mt. Baker
Relaxing Retreat Style Formal Sitting Room w/gas fireplace and Entertainment Ctr
Custom, Private,Carriage House, 450+ Sq.Ft. w/Full Bath, Queen & Full-Murphy Bed
Walking Trail to No Bank Beachfront
Master Suite Porch Area
Master Bathroom, relax in the jetted soak tub and take in the view of Hood Canal
Custom Kitchen, Eating Bar & Dining Area w/ Mt. Baker, Hood Canal & Bridge Views
Great Room w/ gas fireplace, ent. system & Views, w/access to covered porches
Beach looking toward Bay
2nd Bedroom w/Queen, TV, Armoir, Walk-in Closet, and Sun Porch
3rd Bedroom Queen Upstairs, Walk-in Closet Sit Area, Desk and Hood Canal View.
Landscaping and gardens around the house
Intimate Dining room or great for playing cards and board games
Master Bedroom Suite with private covered porch & views Mt. Baker & Hood Canal
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