Romantic/Historic Home..Wildlife/Seafood Rich Beach + Olympic Natl Pk & Free Nts
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Brinnon house description
***DEC / JAN*** 3rd night FREE + $50 off per nt for MON-WED stays!! 4th night FREE for THUR-SUN stays!! 1 day flexibility available. SPECIAL UNAVAILABLE Dec 21-Jan 2.
***ALL INCLUSIVE RATES. Simply put...NOTHING ADDITIONAL (based on U.S. $$)***
A ROMANTICALLY HISTORIC BEACH HOME RICH WITH WILDLIFE, SHELLFISH/SEAFOOD, and SHELLS on the widest expanse of North America's longest fjord, and dramatically meeting the majestic Olympic Mtn's with Olympic Natl Park/Forest surrounding. Popular with singles, couples, honeymooners, and groups up to 12 (8 in beds, 2 couches, & 2 cots). Convenient number of bedrooms and bathrooms (4 bd, 3 ba) provides both time savings and privacy + a renowned master suite that is a guest favorite.
STEP BACK INTO HISTORY FOR AN ENTICING, ROMANTIC HOOD CANAL WATERFRONT BEACH HOME EXPERIENCE. INDULGE IN A UNIQUE COMBINATION OF...historic simple elegance, The DW Wildlife Estuary, extraordinary views that include Mt Rainier, premium former oyster farm with shell laden beach in front + old growth forest, numerous, impressive cascading waterfalls, and views that you will not soon forget both in Olympic National Park/Forest, and at The Historic Balch Retreat. The Retreat is rumored to be closest to the water in all of Jefferson County. Experience constantly evolving views with over a 1,000 ft of privately owned shell laden and oyster filled beach. Thanks to the considerably higher oxygen levels and mineral contents on this portion of Hood Canal, you can feast on some of the most succulent seafood you'll probably ever eat while entertained by wildlife on the Dosewallips Wildlife Estuary in front. Indulge in premium, mouth watering crab, shrimp, oysters, clams, geoduck (yes, geoduck!), and mussels (seasons may apply). Plump and succulent oysters can be harvested year round!! Breathtaking day and night views are likely something you'll hold in your heart forever. The fire ring with built in seating for up to 12, provides a picturesque and heart warming way to complete your day, while listening to the wildlife communicate with each other on the beach.
NEAR WORLD RENOWNED OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK and Forest (closest side to Seattle/Tacoma 1.5 hrs). Old growth forest, beautiful, cascading waterfalls that are tremendous fun to climb in and around, in addition to picturesque hiking trails. Panoramic, forever views of downtown Seattle, Mt Rainier, Mt. Baker, the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges + most of Puget Sound, all in close proximity. Picturesque and pet friendly Dosewallips State Park with historic logging train trail is a mere 3-5 min walk and pet friendly, along with Olympic Nat'l Forest.
HISTORIC SIMPLE ELEGANCE and DOSEWALLIPS WILDLIFE ESTUARY...this quaint Nantucket waterfront charmer is in process of joining the National Historic Registry, and was constructed by T.B. Balch in 1920, one of the original founders of Brinnon. It is also rumored to be the closest to the water in all of Jefferson County. Located on the Dosewallips Wildlife Estuary, a MAJOR WILDLIFE DRAW and feeding ground! Observe the DW Wildlife Estuary including the prized Roosevelt 'Brinnon Elk' herd that sometimes visit the yard and grasses of the Wildlife Estuary at low tide. Bald and huge golden eagles with amazing wing spans, heron, geese, ducks, and playful sea lion colony that line the sand bars with their pups. Cute river otters, colorful bird species abound, and orca whales pay an occasional visit too!
SUBMARINES AND MORE...Also unique to The Historic Balch Retreat is the interesting Trident Navy sub's that practice next to the Estuary ''shelf'' in the middle of Hood Canal. One of few places to view this unusual and interesting sight.
CANOEING, SWIMMING, BOATING, AND SIGHTSEEING.. Re-create fond childhood camp memories with the provided canoe that takes you even closer to the wildlife in front. Cool off and play in the waters of your Hood Canal beach during the warm summer months. Public boat launch at Pleasant Harbor Marina conveniently located less than 2 minutes away. Indulge in wine tasting, casino's, exceptional ice cream (Olympic Mtn Ice Cream, sold mostly in high end Puget Sound restaurants), and sampling at unique distilleries. Visit quaint, historic seaports, some with gorgeous Victorians. Great day trips for Twilight fans or ferry to Victoria B.C. (75 min), among many others, or soak in the soothing effects of your historic Hood Canal paradise. There is something for everyone. The list is virtually endless....
ROMANCE ABOUNDS...Intimate and popular with couples and honeymooners. Indulge with a romantic toasty fire (indoors or out-wood provided), a relaxing indoor PANORAMIC jetted spa with amazing Hood Canal view (the moonlight on the water is truly inspiring), and expansive master suite, with luxury pillow top king bed. Reconnect on the unique cushioned leather double rocking chair for 2 indoors, or yesteryear rocking glider on the view balcony. Celebrate each other with so many appealing things to do together, or revel in total relaxation.
THE LITTLE EXTRAS... We provide natural and luxury soaps, shampoos, and lotions that are gentle on our guests, eco friendly, and cruelty free. High powered zoom binoculars that bring wildlife and Trident sub activity up close are also supplied. We pride ourselves on exemplary guest care, as we know from our own travels how much this enhances your step back in time.
FIRE RING BY THE WATERS EDGE with built in seating for up to 12. Complimented by expanding roasting forks for s'mores, hot dog, or hobo dinner perfection. A great place for stories around the campfire, personal reflecting, or reconnecting while making treasured memories.
SEAFOOD RICH BEACH - Come experience some of the sweetest, plumpest oysters you may ever eat from numerous acres of former premium oyster farm, along with succulent clams, mussels, shrimp, crab, and yes, geoduck!! Clam rake, buckets, oyster knives, and oyster gloves are ready to help you prepare your fresh from the water feast. To cook that wonderful seafood or favorite recipes, there is a large gas grill on the deck for oysters cooked in the shell, or crab cooker and crab crackers for use during Crab Season. Large open concept chef's kitchen with original antique kitchen sink and built in drainboard is fully stocked to create your culinary masterpieces. Whether a master chef or enjoy baking an old fashioned blackberry cobbler from our wonderfully delicious blackberries on site, our well appointed chef's kitchen is ready. It offers retro style small appliances, non toxic, non stick commercial saute/fry pans, and all the modern amenities, complete with spice racks, and fresh mint from your garden summer and fall.
PREFER NOT TO COOK? Esquire magazine's #2 choice for 'Best Bar in America' is just a three minute walk at the Geoduck Restaurant. Additionally, The Half Way House Restaurant a couple of minutes away, is famous for legendary HOME COOKING, HOMEMADE PIES, and 2 for 1 steak night on Friday's! Pizza anyone?? Pleasant Harbor Marina makes a mouth watering pizza, along with hot sandwiches, salads, and homemade apple crisp with fresh Grannie Smith apples ala mode. Restaurants in Brinnon are reasonably priced, highly rated on TripAdvisor, and absolutely delicious!!
RAIN SHADOW positioning outside of the many convergence zones around Hood Canal, helps with more favorable weather.
SENIORS AND THOSE WITH LIMITED MOBILITY. Our retreat is user friendly. A mere 3 steps down from the parking area, and 1 step up to the country covered front porch when staying on the well equipped main level. The charming ''blue room'' bedroom with private view balcony entrance provides functioning with ease. The main level provides a large, open concept kitchen and dining, 1920 style bathroom with antique porcelain shower ring tub, private media room, and living room. The covered view balcony provides patio heater, zero gravity recliners, old- fashioned rocking glider, and the ultimate in views that is constantly evolving through original leaded glass windows. Since the home borders the waters edge, you can converse with those on the beach from the balcony and lower deck.
The Historic Balch Retreat on Hood Canal provides an comfortably enhanced place to reconnect with history and nature in historic, upscale comfort in nature's paradise. Come experience the Pacific NW at its finest......
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We look forward to providing you with a historically special and unique time in nature's paradise.
- 3 story
- 2200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Non Smoking Only
- Low Allergen Environment
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 1-8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- A full bathroom for each level
- Computer desk on lower level
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Winery Tours
- Autumn Foliage
- Botanical Garden
- Whale Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Scenic Drives
local services and businesses
- Medical Services
- Ocean View
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sports and adventure activities
- Whitewater Rafting
- Fly Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Mountain Biking
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
forms of payment
- Accept Credit Card
- Wireless Internet
- Activities Guide
- Alarm Clock
- Hair Dryer
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Paper Towels
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Basic Soaps
- Toilet Paper
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- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Iron & Board
- Towels Provided:
- Broadband Access:
- Parking Off Street
- Wood Stove:
- Housekeeper Optional
- Dishes & Utensils
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Antique porcelain sink with built in drainboard, coordinating stainless style appliances, and top of the line retro small appliances. Open concept cupboard system AND original leaded glass cabinetry....moreless
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- Wood Deck
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Walkway To Water
- Outdoor Grill
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A gorgeous getaway on Hood Canal!
A gorgeous getaway on Hood Canal!
This house is beautiful, comfortable and perfect for a group getaway. It's right on the water, with a balcony and deck that are ideal for sipping coffee in the sun and listening to the sea birds. The entire place was immaculate, and the kitchen had everything we needed to make a delicious dinner. The dining table was also great for after-dinner games! We stayed in the master suite, and the bed was really comfy. Waking up to the sun rising over the Hood Canal was amazing - we'll definitely be back!
- Guest Jamie K.
- Date of stay 11/24/13
- Review Submitted 11/29/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Owner response: Always a definite pleasure to see our guests discover the many wonders of The Historic Balch Retreat in nature's paradise, as we have. Morning tea/coffee while basking in the sun on the covered balcony, and taking in the wonder of the wildlife is certainly our version of heaven. Very sweet of you to let others know the treasured memories you have experienced, and the care taken to achieve this. Most Warmly, Tori
Having been in the hospitality business, it can be a curse or a blessing when putting on the 'tourist' cap. As with any experience, we look (without meaning to) for the finer things to be wrong (dust missed, toilets not totally cleaned, etc). I can tell you without hesitation that this was a stellar wkend from start to finish. All that is described in the houses description was spot on. The house was wonderful, and fully appointed to the extent where much of what I packed was unnecessary. The house was pristine, and our wkend was one that will remain in my memory as the gold standard. Tori (the owner) was a dream to work with-it was obvious that her highest priority was fulfilling our every needs. The best compliment I can make (and I was hard put to narrow it to one highlight), is that we didn't want to leave, and are already looking at our calendars for a return visit. So please, do yourselves a favor and visit this lovely home. You won't be disappointed. We loved not only the house, but the kindness and caring that Tori put into assuring that ours was an unforgettable experience."
- Guest Pam (United States)
- Date of stay 10/25/13
- Review Submitted 11/05/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thank you for pointing out aspects that travelers hold dear to their hearts, such as the low allergen environment/cleanliness factor, and providing the little extra's that you don't normally find in most vacation rentals. When guests are so terrific, one can't help but want to do everything possible to ensure a treasured experience. Your review was too kind. We hope to see you again soon! Tori and Wade Cole
A Beautiful and Relaxing Stay
A Beautiful and Relaxing Stay
A Beautiful and Relaxing Stay This wonderful historic home is beautiful. Everything about our stay was phenomenal . The house was wonderfully decorated and comfortable. It was immaculate and had everything you needed. The views were amazing and kept us sitting out on the deck watching the wildlife for hours. We picked oysters at the beach each day. We went canoeing and hiking. We had an amazing time. The owner was very helpful on what to do and see and cared that everything was just right when we arrived. I am planning my visit again for next summer and for a much longer period of time.
- Guest Carolyn B.
- Date of stay 09/18/13
- Review Submitted 09/25/13
Owner response: So nice to see that guests notice that we genuinely care about their experience, and that your stay was thoroughly enjoyed. A well appointed historic home with breathtaking views, amazing wildlife, and sweet, succulent seafood all on site, tends to be a popular combination. Do remember to book early for the Peak Summer Season when planning your return, as dates tend to fill quickly during popular time frames. We look forward to your return, and will always receive a warm, inviting welcome. All the best, Tori and Wade
This incredible historic home had all the elegance if another time and all the comforts you could want. The property has beautiful and interesting plants, the owner couldn't have been more helpful on what to do and see and cared that we had a wonderful stay. It is quite possibly the most magical place I've been to around the Northwest yet. Sitting in comfort on the deck just watching a non-stop show the Sea Lions and Seals put on. We watched a Sea Lion right out in front bring up his catch of a very large salmon and saw him play with it before eating it. There is so much very close to do. We chose to stay and completely unwind. This beautiful home was immaculate and had everything you could need. We are already planning our trip for next summer here and for a longer time.
- Guest Elizabeth P.
- Date of stay 09/05/13
- Review Submitted 09/21/13
Owner response: I've said it before and will say it again, we have some of the most gracious and thoughtful guests! The Historic Balch Retreat on Hood Canal is our pride and joy, and it truly warms my heart when guests marvel at the magic of the many aspects. So pleased you could experience our little corner (or expanse) of nature's paradise. Be sure to book early to have your pick of the best summer dates, and thanks so much for taking the time to share. Most warmly, Tori and Wade
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Wonderful Family Getaway (VacationRentals411.com)
My husband found this wonderful historic home on the internet and we knew immediately we had to give it a try. It was wonderful! Terrific views from every room, cozy beds, well stocked kitchen, phenomenal panoramic spa tub in the master, and lots of hot cocoa. My husband, mother-in-law, children and I enjoyed drinking hot cocoa watching amazing, WARM sunrises in Feb! Wonderful memories were made and will never be forgotten!
- Guest Nature Lover
- Date of stay 02/10/11
- Review Submitted 09/03/13
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Girls Getaway Weekend (frm VacationRentals411.com)
From the moment we arrived Friday night until we departed Sunday morning our stay was just what we needed: relaxing, fun and memorable. We were met by sweet scent of the hanging baskets and beautiful flower gardens. Blessed with a low tide we gathered oysters from the beach and enjoyed them from the grill on the lower deck. At the fire pit we enjoyed not only the fire but yummy smores. The views from all three levels were truly incredible! It was almost as though the sea otters, seals and bald eagles were hired to give us a show. The interior was clean, comfortable and had old world charm with modern amenities andd the beds gave a great night's sleep, also. We would whole heartly recommend The Historic Balch Retreat on Hood Canal for any occasion.
- Guest Luann
- Date of stay 10/07/11
- Review Submitted 09/03/13
5 star relaxation - great house in fab location
5 star relaxation - great house in fab location
My family of 5 travelled from Edinburgh, Scotland (3 children aged 10, 7 & 6) on a 3 week holiday to the Pacific Northwest. After a week in an RV along the Oregon coast, we were looking forward to a more comfortable and relaxing home from home after being on the road. The house was everything we hoped it would be and we were not disappointed and had a fabulous time at the Historic Balch Retreat in Brinnon. I was slightly worried before we got there as I had been told by so-called "experts" on trip advisor that there was not much to do around Brinnon and was advised to stay along the north coast of the Olympic Park. I am glad we did not. It is a great location to enjoy what is on offer in the Olympic National Park. The house itself was excellent - very clean and comfortable and well-equipped - but what sets this apart is the location - as you can arrive at the house down a steep and short narrow lane, you can see right through the house onto the Hood Canal. This place is all about the views. If you are after rest and relaxation - this is the place for you. The deck at the back of the house sits above the (tidal) Hood Canal and there are steep steps which take you onto the water. You are virtually floating on the Hood Canal! If wildlife is your thing, you are in for a treat, as In the space of a week we were blessed with seeing bald eagles, kayaked with seals and even got up close and personal to a family of sea otters who were swimming along the shore. The kayak belonging to the house was a big hit and we had several paddles along the still shores with the kids squealing with delight as the seals popped their heads up as they swam around the boat. It was truly magical. If oysters are your thing - you cannot help but find them - there are bucket-loads of the things! Evenings were spent toasting marshmallows and eating ice cream on the fire pit while enjoying a bottle of wine - it was certainly relaxing. As for activities other than kayaking - there is plenty to see and do within a shortish drive. Port Townsend for whale watching (yes - we did see orca!) was about an hour away - and we went to Hurricane Ridge which is well worth a trip. Other excursions to Lake Crescent, Lake Cushman and the Mount Walker viewpoint are all within easy reach and to be recommended. We also went for some walks to some waterfalls - all within 10-15 minutes away. Would I recommend this place to stay? Most definitely. We would love to go back!
- Guest Jake T.
- Date of stay 07/15/13
- Review Submitted 09/02/13
Owner response: So pleased to see your long distance excursion from Scotland was a big hit!! Our centralized location approximately 1.5 hours from Seattle or Tacoma with 2 different interesting routes to explore on the way is definitely the perfect base to enjoy Olympic National Park and nature's paradise. Hours closer to Seattle and SeaTac Airport than the other portions of Olympic National Park, and with even more to offer. So glad you made a treasured vacation memory discovering our convenient, historic, and magical Pacific NW location. Warmly, Tori
Beautiful house, great views and lots to enjoy
Beautiful house, great views and lots to enjoy
We had a wonderful time at the Historic Balch Retreat. It is a beautiful house with great views. The house is so well furnished and the kitchen has all the appliances and spices I need for cooking. The lovely bottle of wine that greeted us on our arrival was such a thoughtful gesture. We spent some time on the beach picking oysters and clams, and met some seals basking in the sun. There was so much to see and to do. The house is so comfortable that often we just sat at the balcony, watching the many types of birds and taking in the beauty of the place. Thank you very much for providing us the opportunity to stay at the nicest holiday house we have been to.
- Guest Alice N.
- Date of stay 08/01/13
- Review Submitted 08/09/13
Owner response: It is so nice to hear that your family of international travelers from Thailand found The Historic Balch Retreat on Hood Canal to be the nicest vacation rental encounterd thus far. We take great pride in offering an experience that will be considered special, and treasured for a lifetime. Many of our guests are international travelers, and unable to bring much with them. Most seem to truly appreciate the luxury, and cruelty free shampoos, soaps, detergents, paper products, spices, wood for fires, specialty zoom lens binoculars, and other numerous items for guest use that are complimentary, and ensure comfort. Guest care is always the priority, so your step back in time is all it can be. We certainly hope to see you back on your next Pacific NW getaway. So glad you enjoyed!! Warmest Regards, Tori Cole - owner
We love coming here
We love coming here
This was our second stay at the Balch house, and we'll certainly be back for a third. The property is fantastic - everything from the two decks to the firepit to the house itself. It's incredibly peaceful for relaxing and reading a book or playing a game with friends (both of which we did), and it's also close to activities if you'd like to explore nature for awhile. You can rent kayaks just up the road or go up Mt. Walker for exceptional views. We also were able to bring our dog, and it's an easy 5 minute walk up the road to Dosewallips park where we were able to get her exercise. At night, you can't not make smores and sit back and listen to the seals in the distance. Bring some binoculars during the day - you'll be able to catch their heads popping up out of the water. My tips: 1. On your way to the house, I recommend stopping and stocking up on groceries for your trip. There are small stores close by you can go to in a pinch, but you're going to get the best selection and prices by stopping before you get to Brinnon. If you're coming from Seattle and taking the Bainbridge ferry, I'd recommend stopping by the Central Market in Poulsbo, which is where we usually end up. 2. Bring sunscreen and bug repellent. Both the sun and mosquitos will get you. It's nothing severe, but always better not to be burnt or bitten if you can help it! 3. Try not to bring any work with you, but if you're like me and need to check in, the free wi-fi is incredibly useful. All in all, we can't say enough good things about this house. It's now become our go to place to spend our "local" vacations. You won't be disappointed.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 06/26/13
- Review Submitted 07/06/13
Owner response: Thank you for letting us and others know how much you've enjoyed both stays at The Historic Balch Retreat on Hood Canal. We look forward to the return of one of our favorite guests. Since our goal is to provide the perfect historic waterfront getaway experience, we have located a high powered set of sturdy binoculars with zoom lens, for guest use and enjoyment. Additionally, this is the first time a guest has ever reported mosquitoes...but not to worry, citronella candles are now in place on the deck, on the off chance mosquitoes should ever reappear. We also provide information in advance as to what guests may want to bring, spectacular area sights, and helpful tips, so you can easily have your plans and groceries in place before arrival. Thanks so much for taking the time to write!
Fabulous 40th Getaway
Fabulous 40th Getaway
What a remarkable home! Our family needed a place for 7 for my husband's 40th birthday celebration. We stayed for 5 days and were sad to leave! The owner, Tori, is gracious and superior in customer service. The home is immaculately clean and cozy. The master bedroom is a dream with an unbelievable view from the jetted tub. We especially enjoyed the fire pit for making s'mores. We grilled hand picked oysters and made gourmet meals in the well appointed kitchen. My kids kept a log of all the wildlife they found; eagles, otters, seals, shellfish and sea stars! We took advantage of some of Tori's sightseeing suggestions and made to the nearby waterfall. All in all a lovely week and perfect way to celebrate! Thank you, Tori for your gracious home.
- Guest Jennifer H.
- Date of stay 05/06/13
- Review Submitted 05/16/13
Owner response: Always a TRUE pleasure assisting guests in making a warm, treasured memory. Thanks so much for sharing your experience. Warmly, Tori
ALL INCLUSIVE RATES based on total amount of guests/pet guests + REFUNDABLE security deposit. NO extra or hidden costs, so you really can relax**. SEP 16-NOV 30 (FALL)...1-4 guests $395 nt/ 5-6 guests $445 nt/ 7-8 guests $495 nt/ 9-10 guests $545 nt/ 11-12 guests $595 nt. 2 nt min. THANKSGIVING WEEKEND @ SUMMER rates + 4 nt min. DEC-1-MAR 22 (WINTER)...$345 nt 1-4 guests/ 5-6 guests $395 nt/ 7-8 guests $445 nt/ 9-10 guests $495 nt/ 11-12 guests $545 nt. 2 nt min. See CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS info below. Other holiday weekends 3 nt min. MAR 23-JUN 12 (SPRING)...$395 nt. 1-4 guests/ 5-6 guests $445 nt/ 7-8 guests $495 nt/ 9-10 guests $545 nt/ 11-12 guests $595 nt. 2 nt min. 3 nt min Spring Break. MEMORIAL WKND @ Summer rates + 3 nt min. JUN 13-SEP 1 (SUMMER)...$595 nt 1-6 guests/ 7-8 guests $675/ 9-10 guests $750 nt/ 11-12 guests $825 nt. Sun-Wed 3 nt min. Wed-Sun 4 night min.SEP 2-15 (LATE SUMMER)...1-6 guests $495 nt/ 7-8 guests $545 nt/ 9-10 guests $595 nt/ 11-12 guests $645 nt. 2 nt min M-Th. 3 nt min Fri-Sun. CHRISTMAS: DEC 21-26 @ SUMMER rates + 4 nt min...DEC 26-29 @ FALL rates + 2 nt min...NEW YEARS: DEC 29-JAN 3 @ SUMMER rates + 3 nt min. REFUNDABLE SECURITY DEPOSIT: 1-4 guests $200. 5 or more guests add $100 per additional guest/pet. Deposits generally refunded within 24 hrs of departure if home is left is condition obtained other than used towels/linens, vacuuming, dusting, and bathrooms (that's our job!). CANINE GUESTS: $25 pet sterilization to restore low allergen environment + $10 ea per nt. Restrictions may apply. GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE....for that special gift. RATES NON NEGOTIABLE. NO additional charges applies to payments made from U.S. 3.75% transaction fee applies to all NON U.S. payments.
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- Nearest Barpub: Esquire magazines # 2 Bar in America 'The Geoduck' at 0.1 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Hurricane Ridge at 75 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Lake Cushman Golf Course at 18 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Halfway House House Restaurant...HEAVENLY desserts at 1 Miles
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: We are a couple that highly enjoys travel, and are attempting to provide the most enjoyable aspects to our honored guests with a historically unique waterfront combination.
Why the Owner Chose Brinnon:
We were beyond thrilled to locate a property that offered historic simple elegance (not a cabin), Hood Canal waterfront on the widest portion, with constantly evolving views, a premium former oyster farm, and DW Wildlife Estuary all on site, and Olympic Natl Park/Forest as the backdrop. After traveling the world we adore history, wildlife in their natural habitat, and an eco friendly experience. The Historic Balch Retreat on Hood Canal offers these advantages that we seek in our personal travels.
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THE HISTORIC BALCH RETREAT on HOOD CANAL. The Pacific NW at its finest....
The local seal colony on the DW Wildlife Estuary & former oyster farm in front
Nearly spiritual views of Seattle, Mt Rainier, Puget Sound & 2 mtn ranges nearby
Skylights that open to Hood Canal with resident wildlife in front!!
Magnificent views from most rooms including living area
Historic significance with most original features in place + modern amenities.
One of the locals keeping an eye on the place. HUGE Golden Eagles too!
Original antique porcelain sink with built in drainboard.
Original antique porcelain tub w/ shower ring, among many original features.
Rocky Brook Falls 5 min's away. 1 of 4 AMAZING waterfalls. NOT TO MISS!!
Serenity in nature's paradise.
Main floor 'blue room' w/ balcony entrance, patchwork quilt, comfy queen, & view
Panoramic views from rocking glider & recliner in covered comfort, rain or shine
PANORAMIC VIEW jetted spa that many guests consider a destination in itself.
River otters sometimes scurry up our beach stairs.
S.E. views from your window or deck of Mt Rainier, Hood Canal, wildlife, & subs!
Rare opportunity to possibly view a trident sub against the 'shelf' out front!!
Relive summers at camp or the lake canoeing the DW Wildlife Estuary & Hood Canal
Built in seating for 12 by the water - s'mores, great fun, & treasured memories.
More beach loving locals a/k/a The Roosevelt 'Brinnon' Elk!!
Serene views through original leaded glass windows while cooking or dining.
Olympic National Park/Forest, the jewel of the Pacific NW in close proximity.
Oysters year round!! Crab/shrimp/clams/geoduck/mussels in the waters out front.
4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
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