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Sweeping, unobstructed water and wildlife views on widest expanse + Mt Rainier

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Last updated: 12/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
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  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Brinnon house description

*******FREE NIGHTS!! Please fully review LOWER & UPPER 'RATES' section for dates and details.

*******CHRISTMAS BREAK (25% off!) & NEW YEARS EVE AVAILABLE. STEP BACK TO A SIMPLER TIME FOR WARM, SPECIAL HOLIDAY MEMORIES. EXPERIENCE HISTORIC HOOD CANAL IN NATURE'S PARADISE.

********CRAB SEASON OPEN THROUGH DEC 31 + PROVIDED CANOE!!


WELCOME to THE HISTORIC BALCH RETREAT on HOOD CANAL located off the iconic and picturesque Pacific Hwy 101 Scenic Byway. Convenient 90 minutes from Seattle or Tacoma. 3 hrs from Portland. Showcasing continually evolving, unobstructed, sweeping Hood Canal and Mt Rainier views, with old growth forest in Olympic Natl Park as your backdrop. Relax and experience historic simple elegance while enjoying the numerous variety of wildlife - our own little version of Animal Planet. Discover seals and their pups, otters, beaver, the areas prized Roosevelt 'Brinnon' elk, bald eagles, HUGE golden eagles + fascinating bird varieties, and other intriguing wildlife that are a joy to view in their natural habitat. Experience Puget Sound's only nationally registered, historic, waterfront holiday rental home on over 1,000 ft of wildlife rich beach laden with shells, part of the Dosewallips Wildlife Estuary on Hood Canal. One of a select few historic, waterfront, holiday rental homes available in the entire Pacific NW, yet in close proximity to Seattle and Tacoma.

For an even better sense of what you'll experience see HistoricParadise.com.


LOCATED ON THE WIDEST EXPANSE OF NORTH AMERICA'S LONGEST FJORD. with the majestic Olympic Mtn's meeting the crystal clear waters of the sea (Hood Canal). A popular romantic and intimate favorite with singles, couples, and honeymooners, yet comfortably accommodates up to 9 guests in 6 comfortable beds, with privacy and time savings of 3 convenient bathrooms. A professional and amateur photographers playground well centered as a home base for touring the highlights of Western Washington, and Olympic Peninsula. Premium crab, shrimp, clams, geoduck, oysters, and mussels (limits/seasons may apply) in the lovely waters of Hood Canal.

THIS QUAINT NANTUCKET WATERFRONT CHARMER was constructed by T.B. Balch in 1920, one of the original founders of Brinnon, and is rumored to be the closest to the water in all of Jefferson County. Great care has been taken to preserve the original 1920 features and ambiance to help provide you with a unique and special historic Hood Canal waterfront experience.

BALCONY TIME - a guest favorite that offers a panoramic, built in covered balcony with day and night (moonlight on the water), rain or shine views. Relax and observe the wildlife and gorgeous views on the old fashioned rocking glider, or zero gravity recliners while staying toasty warm by the patio heater in cooler months or late evenings. When hummingbirds compete for the balcony feeder it can be quite a show!

NEAR WORLD RENOWNED OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK and Forest (closest side to Seattle/Tacoma 1.5 hrs). Old growth forest with beautiful, cascading waterfalls that are tremendous fun to climb in and around, in addition to picturesque hiking trails that truly put you back in touch with nature. Panoramic, forever views of downtown Seattle, Mt Rainier, Mt. Baker, the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges + most of Puget Sound, all in close proximity. Fun and pet friendly Dosewallips State Park, with historic logging train trails is a close 3 min walk.

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 right from the interior or exterior of the home!

CANOEING, SWIMMING, SCUBA, BOATING, AND SIGHTSEEING...Provided canoe takes you even closer to wildlife, and fun exploration. If additional watercraft are required kayak rentals, diving charters, and boat launch available at Pleasant Harbor Marina, less than 2 minutes away. Cool off in the waters and play (yes, play!) in the crystal clear waters of Hood Canal. The Retreat is the perfect place to begin any of the Olympic Birding, Culinary, or Scenic Loops, or combine all 3. Indulge in wine tasting, casino's, exceptional Olympic Mtn Ice Cream, and sampling at unique distilleries. Visit quaint, historic seaports, some with gorgeous Victorians. Great day trips for Twilight fans, Hurricane Ridge, Whale charters (in season), or ferry over to Victoria B.C. Pure relaxation is also a desirable option allowing you to revel 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 (cooler months), a relaxing indoor PANORAMIC view jetted spa (the moonlight on the water is truly inspiring), with candlelit ambiance. Expansive master suite, with luxury pillow top king bed. Reconnect on the unique cushioned leather double rocking chair 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... Natural and luxury soaps, body wash, shampoos, and lotions, accompanied by high powered zoom binoculars that bring wildlife and Trident sub activity up close are also supplied. Clam rake, buckets, oyster knives, rubber boots/waders, and oyster gloves are ready to help you prepare your fresh from the water feast. So many amenities from beautiful stemware numerous spices to built in magnifying mirrors in bathrooms, and romantic atmosphere by candlelight. There is even a picnic table for guest use on the beach. We have attempted to provide items that will delightfully enhance your step back in time including provided canoe, and large bonfire ring with built in seating near the moonlit waters edge. Pick fabulous, plump, sweet blackberries on site mid to late summer for pie and cobbler perfection, or enticing snack.

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/Bakery a couple of minutes away with legendary pies/desserts, 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, convenient, highly rated on TripAdvisor, and absolutely delicious!!

RAIN SHADOW positioning outside of the many convergence zones on Hood Canal can provide more favorable weather in many cases.

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 covered 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. . Since the home borders the waters edge, you can converse with those on the beach from the view balcony and lower deck.

Step back to a simpler time, and experience a unique combination showcasing history, wildlife, Olympic Nat’l Park, Hood Canal, and the best of the Pacific NW in nature’s paradise.

FOR INSTANT RATE QUOTE...please click 'DETAILED PRICE' above owner photo (upper right portion of listing), include pets if accompanying, and review LOWER RATE SECTION for applicable charges.

If interested in reserving (rates based on single/double occupancy), please let us know the following:

A) Number of adults.
B) Age of each child
C) Amount of persons that have not yet committed, or day visitors?
D) Will pets accompany? Please state AGE and BREED(S) of each, and if spay/neutered. IF NONE, please state 'NO PETS'.

Questions...360-271-3629 or email for timely response. Discover the many wonders of The Historic Balch Retreat on Hood Canal as we have. We look forward to assisting you with a historically special and enjoyable time ahead. Warmly, Tori and Wade

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Private Chef

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            Pets are allowed only when reserving, not after. Additional security deposit, restrictions, and information may be required, if pets accompany due to the historic nature of the home....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Upper level master suite w/ view spa & opening view skylight...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Pillow top cushy comfort w/ private entrance to view balcony...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 double

            Private lower level view suite w/ comfy convertible full bed...moreless

          • UPPER LEVEL 4th BEDROOM : 2 twin/ single

            Semi-private room w/ opening panoramic view skylight!!...moreless

          • PRIVATE MEDIA ROOM next to main floor bathroom: 1 twin/ single

            Twin gel/memory foam conv sleeper + LCD flat screen...moreless

          • ALL beds provide relaxing comfort, and have been fully tested to ensure this experience for our guests. Complimentary back boards available....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • MAIN FLOOR BATHROOM: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Original antique porcelain tub with shower ring & hair dryer...moreless

          • PRIVATE VIEW SUITE (lower level): toilet, shower

            Bathroom with shower + built-in magnifying mirror....moreless

          • MASTER SUITE BATHROOM (upper level): toilet, shower, jetted tub

            Panoramic day/night views from jetted spa for 2 w/ candles!!...moreless

          • 2 full bathroom suites + bathroom 3 convenient to main floor bedrooms.

          Entertainment

          • Books:

            Large assortment of magazines and books for your relaxation and enjoyment....moreless

          • DVD Player:

            Some DVD's on site, and DVD rental 2 minutes away at Brinnon General Store....moreless

          • Games:

            Assorted games in antique cedar chest + 500 piece puzzles in living room bench seat. Magnetic dart game on lower level for fun competition. Card games in dining hutch. ...moreless

          • Games For Kids
          • Radio
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo:

            NOSTALGIC INTERNET STEREO! Part of the ambiance of the early twentieth century provided, that includes hundreds of stations, Pandora, or connect to your own private music library....moreless

          • Television:

            Flat screen in media room, with over 40 channels, and 32 inch in master suite....moreless

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Spa
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Autumn Foliage
          • Bay/Sound
          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Forests
          • Marina
          • Museums
          • Rain Forests
          • Restaurants
          • Waterfalls
          • Winery Tours
          • Zoo

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Eco Tourism
          • Gambling Casinos
          • Paddle Boating
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shelling
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Sledding
          • Walking
          • Whale Watching
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Beach:

            Shell and shellfish laden rock and sand beach with canoe provided....moreless

          • Beach View:

            Located on the widest width of Hood Canal, providing considerably more water views than the rest of Hood Canal. Includes Mt Rainier & wildlife in views from most rooms!!...moreless

          • Beachfront:

            Rumored to be the closest home to the water in all of Jefferson County. ...moreless

          • Mountain View:

            At the foot of the majestic Olympic Mtns, encountering Hood Canal. ...moreless

          • Ocean View
          • Oceanfront
          • Rural
          • Village:

            Located near small town of Brinnon with highly rated restaurants....moreless

          • Water View:

            Expansive constantly evolving water view! Located on widest portion of Hood Canal....moreless

          • Waterfront
          • Waterfront:

            Overlooks the Dosewallips Wildlife Estuary, Hood Canal - North America's longest fjord, and tidelands at low tide with premium shellfish. Panoramic, constantly changing views....moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Hunting
          • Jet Skiing
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Mountaineering
          • Paragliding
          • Pier Fishing
          • Sailing
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Skiing
          • Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Snowmobiling
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Swimming
          • Water Skiing
          • Water Tubing
          • Whitewater Rafting
          • Wind-Surfing

          Dining

          • Child's Highchair
          • Dining:

            Large dining table with seating for 8 (6 chair dining set with large table + 2 parsons chairs). Lighted, matched china hutch, with upscale glassware, candles for ambiance, and deluxe accessories....moreless

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 8 people

          General

          • Activities Guide
          • Alarm Clock
          • Basic Soaps
          • Broadband Access:

            Free wireless high speed broadband for those that can't quite surrender their electronics :-) ...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Large capacity dryer...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating:

            State of the art propane furnace...moreless

          • Internet
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided:

            Sheets/blankets/comforters provided for all beds....moreless

          • Living Room:

            Panoramic views through original 1920 glass windows. Covered balcony off the living room with glider, recliners, and patio heater overlooks the wildlife and Hood Canal!!...moreless

          • Local Activities Guide
          • Local Maps
          • Local Restaurant Guide
          • Paper Towels
          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Telephone:

            Excellent cell signal with most carriers....moreless

          • Toilet Paper
          • Towels Provided:

            Luxury bath sheets provided. ...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Large capacity washer....moreless

          • Wireless Internet:

            Free high speed broadband!...moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            Romantic cozy fires while taking in panoramic views through original 1920 glass windows....moreless

          Kitchen

          • Blender
          • Coffee Maker:

            Coffee maker with insulated carafe, so your coffee is never bitter (no paper filter needed)....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Considerable cookware. Large crock pot and mini crock pot + retro small appliances....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Large amount of dishes and utensils in well appointed, historic, open concept, panoramic view kitchen....moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Freezer
          • Kitchen:

            Antique porcelain sink with built in drainboard, and retro touches. Open concept cupboard system and original antique glass cabinetry....moreless

          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Pantry Items:

            Over 30 spices. Tea bag exchange (a great way to try new flavors, or leave some for others to try) + a few staples that may come in handy....moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Toaster:

            Retro toaster and toaster oven....moreless

          Outside

          • Balcony:

            Built in covered balcony, w/ old fashioned rocking glider, zero gravity recliners, & patio heater for water/wildlife views rain or shine....moreless

          • Beach Chairs
          • Beach Towels
          • Deck / Patio:

            Expansive panoramic view deck with UNOBSTRUCTED views. Large outdoor table and chaise for lounging....moreless

          • Kayak / Canoe:

            Provided canoe allow puts you in the heart of resident wildlife, and to explore the beautiful Hood Canal. Adult and small child life preservers also provided....moreless

          • Lawn / Garden
          • Outdoor Grill:

            Large, stainless 4 burner gas grill with side burner, and bun warmer....moreless

          • Porch / Veranda:

            Covered country front porch, with sitting bench for that back in time feeling....moreless

          • Ski & Snowboard:

            Ski or snowboard a worldwide tourist destination at Hurricane Ridge!!...moreless

          • Walkway To Water
          • Water Sports Gear:

            Oyster knives, oyster gloves, oyster/clam gathering buckets, crab crackers, outdoor gas crab cooker....moreless

          Payment Type

          • Discover
          • Mastercard
          • Visa

          Pool / Spa

          • Hot Tub:

            Breathtaking day and night views from nearly legendary master suite 2 person spa tub....moreless

          • Jacuzzi
          • Spa Whirlpool
          • Jetted Tub:

            Romantic, panoramic day and night views from jetted spa in master. Our home address of PugetSoundRomance dot com is for a reason....moreless

          Forms Of Payment

              • Accept Credit Card

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Optional
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  CHRISTMAS..take 25% off!!
                  Dec 15 - Dec 25, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $265

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  NEW YEARS..see bottom of rates
                  Dec 26 - Jan 3, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $250

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  WINTER..3rd nt FREE!!
                  Jan 4 - Feb 11, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $185
                  $965

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                  PRES/VALENTINES WEEKEND
                  Feb 12 - Feb 15, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $285
                  $1,695

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  SPRING..4th nt FREE!!
                  Feb 16 - Mar 31, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $285
                  $1,695

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  EASTER..see bottom of rates
                  Apr 1 - Apr 8, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $295
                  $1,695

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  SPRING..4th nt FREE!!
                  Apr 9 - May 6, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $285
                  $1,695

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  MOTHER'S DAY..See info below
                  May 7 - May 10, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $295
                  $1,695

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  SPRING..4th nt FREE!!
                  May 11 - May 20, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $285
                  $1,695

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  MEMORIAL WKND..SHRIMPFEST!!
                  May 21 - May 26, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $385
                  $1,945

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

                  SPRING..4th nt FREE!!
                  May 27 - Jun 11, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $285
                  $1,695

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  SUMMER (see info below)
                  Jun 12 - Jun 29, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $365
                  $2,495

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

                  4th of JULY (see info below)
                  Jul 1 - Jul 5, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $485
                  $2,980

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

                  SUMMER (see info below)
                  Jul 6 - Jul 25, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $365
                  $2,495

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

                  PEAK SUMMER (see below)
                  Jul 26 - Sep 7, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $450
                  $2,995

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

                  EARLY FALL...4th nt FREE!!
                  Sep 8 - Sep 21, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $365
                  $2,190

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

                  FALL..4th nt FREE!!
                  Sep 22 - Nov 22, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $265
                  $1,590

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  THANKSGIVING
                  Nov 23 - Nov 30, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $395

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

                  WINTER..3rd nt FREE!!
                  Dec 1 - Dec 17, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $195
                  $1,095

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Pet Fee $45 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                  • Cleaning-6+guests..+$50 $135 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 12.5%

                  Notes:

                  UNABLE TO USE FREE NIGHT?? IN MANY CASES EARLY CHECK IN or LATE CHECK OUT AVAILABLE.

                  ADDITIONAL GUESTS: Applies to all on site, including day visitors for length of reservation.

                  CLEANING: 1-5 guests..$135. 6+ guests..$185.

                  REFUNDABLE SECURITY DEPOSIT: $250 & up.

                  PETS: $45 & up each. Please supply AGE/BREEDS. Restrictions apply.

                  PRICING: Non-negotiable, and subject to change unless confirmed.


                  Cancellation policy:

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                  Last updated: 12/18/2014
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                  Location

                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Esquire magazines # 2 Bar in America 'The Geoduck'
                  18 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Lake Cushman Golf Course
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Halfway House House Restaurant...HEAVENLY desserts
                  75 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Hurricane Ridge

                  Car: Necessary

                  Other Activities: diving, shellfish harvesting, crabbing, shrimping, wildlife viewing, wineries, distillery sampling, scenic hiking, water sports, swimming (July/Aug), restaurants, shelling, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, shopping, canoeing, Victorian viewing.

                  Golf: Lake Cushman, Alderbrook, and Port Ludlow golf courses are all accessible from The Historic Balch Retreat.

                  Ski: Ski and snowboard at Hurricane Ridge in Olympic Nat'l Park!!

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2007

                  About the owner: We have special interest in restoring historic properties to their former glory. We adore history, wildlife in their natural setting, and marine environments, so were beyond fortunate to combine these favorites in one unique setting in partial rain shadow placement. We certainly hope you have the opportunity to experience the many wonders that we have, and want our guests to feel like they are staying in a well-appointed historic vacation home of a good friend.

                  Why the Owner Chose Brinnon:
                  The Historic Balch Retreat on Hood Canal provides the setting and ambiance that we look for in our personal travels.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Puget Sound's only authenticated, historic, waterfront vacation rental, fronting the crystal clear waters of Hood Canal + moonlit water views on the widest portion of North America's longest fjord. Constantly evolving views that include Mt Rainier, with a premium former oyster farm for shellfish enthusiasts, part of the DW Wildlife Estuary + Olympic Natl Park/Forest for those that love wildlife and old growth forest. Truly a historic paradise.


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                  Photos

                  • Sweeping, unobstructed water and wildlife views on widest expanse + Mt Rainier

                    Sweeping, unobstructed water and wildlife views on widest expanse + Mt Rainier

                  • Best unobstructed views on widest expanse of Hood Canal that include Mt Rainier!

                    Best unobstructed views on widest expanse of Hood Canal that include Mt Rainier!

                  • Sweeping daylight panoramic views for the ultimate in relaxation.

                    Sweeping daylight panoramic views for the ultimate in relaxation.

                  • Yesteryear canoe provided. Come meet our seals/pups, beaver, otters, & much more

                    Yesteryear canoe provided. Come meet our seals/pups, beaver, otters, & much more

                  • Join the fun at Hummingbird Fest on your balcony!

                    Join the fun at Hummingbird Fest on your balcony!

                  • Expansive master suite w/ view spa on left, 32 in TV + opening view skylight!

                    Expansive master suite w/ view spa on left, 32 in TV + opening view skylight!

                  • Walk straight into history surrounded by nature at its finest

                    Walk straight into history surrounded by nature at its finest

                  • Original antique porcelain sink with built in drainboard.

                    Original antique porcelain sink with built in drainboard.

                  • More beach loving locals a/k/a The Roosevelt 'Brinnon Elk'.

                    More beach loving locals a/k/a The Roosevelt 'Brinnon Elk'.

                  • One of only a few places in the world you may see an impressive Trident sub.

                    One of only a few places in the world you may see an impressive Trident sub.

                  • Nearly spiritual views of Seattle, Mt Rainier, Puget Sound & 2 mtn ranges nearby

                    Nearly spiritual views of Seattle, Mt Rainier, Puget Sound & 2 mtn ranges nearby

                  • Panoramic view fire ring w/ split log seating. Treasured memories to make....

                    Panoramic view fire ring w/ split log seating. Treasured memories to make....

                  • The Historic Balch Retreat on Hood Canal.  History in nature's paradise

                    The Historic Balch Retreat on Hood Canal. History in nature's paradise

                  • Moonlit water views by candlelight from the 2 person jetted spa.

                    Moonlit water views by candlelight from the 2 person jetted spa.

                  • Orcas in Hood Canal that provide quite a thrill on occasion.

                    Orcas in Hood Canal that provide quite a thrill on occasion.

                  • Evolving views constantly changing, double rocker + historic simple elegance.

                    Evolving views constantly changing, double rocker + historic simple elegance.

                  • History and moonlit water by candlelight for unforgettable ambiance.

                    History and moonlit water by candlelight for unforgettable ambiance.

                  • Otters sometimes scurry up our beach stairs, and swim in the waters in front

                    Otters sometimes scurry up our beach stairs, and swim in the waters in front

                  • One of the locals keeping an eye on the place. HUGE Golden Eagles too!

                    One of the locals keeping an eye on the place. HUGE Golden Eagles too!

                  • Serene day/night views through original glass windows. Dining for up to 8.

                    Serene day/night views through original glass windows. Dining for up to 8.

                  • Original antique porcelain tub w/ shower ring, among many original features.

                    Original antique porcelain tub w/ shower ring, among many original features.

                  • Northern view from large, panoramic entertaining deck, w/ attached beach stairs

                    Northern view from large, panoramic entertaining deck, w/ attached beach stairs

                  • Skylights that open to panoramic  Hood Canal views w/ resident wildlife in front

                    Skylights that open to panoramic Hood Canal views w/ resident wildlife in front

                  • Main floor 'blue room' view bedroom, with balcony entrance. Close to main bath.

                    Main floor 'blue room' view bedroom, with balcony entrance. Close to main bath.

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                  Date last modified - Friday, December 19, 2014

                  $185 - $485 per night (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 9

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                  Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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                  Member since: 2010
                  Speaks: english
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