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Twin Spits Beachfront Retreat on Hood Canal with Private Pier!

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Heron House on the left with its guest house (the Kingfisher) on the right.


Last updated: 08/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Hansville house description

Twin Spits Beachfront Retreat On Hood Canal! Heron House and its guest house (the Kingfisher) are sure to delight!
Take a break and book a getaway with us! CALL SOON!
Summer family vacation weeks were full and fun for our guests, with plenty of crab and beach time. Grab your buddies and book some fishing time. Retreat from work!
Come enjoy breathtaking sunsets! Our beach property at the entrance to Hood Canal in Puget Sound is just 20 minutes from the Kingston Ferry. Our end-of-the-road Hansville vacation site has all the amenities for a quiet getaway or a memorable experience for family and friends! Reunions. Retreats. Enjoy the no-bank waterfront access and 270' private pier for fishing and crabbing in season, use the kayaks, rowing dinghys (small fee), to experience great beach and water fun. A sunken beachside fire pit for roasting hot dogs and marshmallows!
This Twin Spits area boasts one of the most walkable beaches in Puget Sound, from the North Spit, to the 100-acre Foulweather Bluff Nature Conservancy Preserve about 1.5 miles to the South, and is a birdwatcher's paradise. Eagles and osprey soar by so close you can see their feathers and hear their wings!
The herons fish right on our beach most mornings,
and ospreys and eagles cause quite a stir as they swoop overhead to spy and dive for fish to eat, sometimes right on the beach.
Always so much to do! Or NOT, and just relax and take in the views! Comfy lounging furniture. A very well-appointed kitchen. Large open space, flat screen TV, DirecTV, wi-fi. Comfortable beds of different sizes. Carport for two cars. Beautiful here in any weather!
Heron House with its guest house, the Kingfisher, is in such a choice location, right at the end of Twin Spits Road! The view of the Olympic mountains is spectacular, especially at sunset! Many other attractions around and nearby, like shopping, and sight-seeing! Quaint Kingston with its Saturday market and music. Port Gamble General Store. Nordic Poulsbo with restaurants, a marina park, antiquing and ice cream shops. Day trips to the Olympic Penninsula and Pacific Ocean ---Port Townsend's historic buildings and the Wooden Boat Festival, Sequim's Lavender Festival, and famous Forks, WA.
Come on out. The fishing season is under way and is usually abundant.
Hope to see you soon to welcome you to this unique and delightful beach property in the great Northwest!

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome:

            So much to do--beach, lawn games, campfires, fishing from pier, beach combing, driftwood fort-building! Crabbing, kayaking and row boats available (modest fee per stay), flying kites from the beach or the pier. Bike riding on quiet roads is fun, and visiting the Nature Conservancy beach is beautiful. Photography opportunities galore! Or simply rest in comfortable surroundings with our magnificent view!!...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Our houses are smoke-free, so do not smoke indoors at all. We do have strict outdoor smoking privileges: if you must, smoke only outside away from doors, windows and away from other guests on the property. Monitor your smoke-drift! Dispose in garbage can-- not on the ground! Please!...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Rental Agreement must be signed by adult who is 21 yrs old or older....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Main level is wheelchair accessible....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Strictly enforced, due to allergies....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Alternative Lifestyle

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Other (See Description)


          • Master : 1 king, 1 baby crib

            One baby port-a-crib available....moreless

          • Upstairs Sleeping Loft: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

            One queen auto blow-up bed available; one long sofa...moreless

          • King size bed (1) has electric mattress pad to warm the bed in winter before you get in it! Shuts off automatically after 8 hrs. (We turn controls on early enough to really warm the bed; then, we turn them off for sleeping.) Queen size bed (1) upstairs. Single twin beds (2) also upstairs. One long, leather sofa upstairs for sleeping one person--adult or child. One queen auto blow-up bed available. One port-a-crib available for baby....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 2 Half Bathrooms

          • Master Bath: toilet, tub, shower


          • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet

            Upstairs bathroom with toilet and sink....moreless

          • Powder Room: toilet

            Powder room on main level with toilet and sink....moreless

          • Heron House has 3 bathrooms: the Master Bath has a tub and separate shower. Well-appointed and shiny! Guest Half Bath on main level. Half Bath upstairs....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Dining table with additional leaves available; seats 8 easily. Counter can seat 6. Guests are welcome to rearrange furniture as they wish for dining or for all to watch large flatscreen with popcorn!...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Basic spices and supplies available--paper towels, foil, garbage bags; electric fry pan and mixer, small food processor, blender, crab cooker, large pots and a variety of sizes of frying pans....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Matching dishes, tableware, glasses, cups, bowls, serving platters and bowls, excellent variety of pots and pans and casseroles. Full set of sharp chef's knives. ...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Mr. Coffee maker; Keurig machine (extra K-cups available to fill with your own coffee or loose tea); French Press; auto-shut-off tea kettle....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            All the utensils we've been able to imagine! Makes cooking and baking a pleasure. cookie sheets and ...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Refrigerator has freezer below, including Ice Maker....moreless

          • Microwave
          • Ice Maker
          • Child's Highchair
          • Freezer
          • Seating for 8 people


          • Living Room:

            Sofa and 2 recliners, 2 hassocks, 2 window-desks, a wood stove, large-screen TV, and long kitchen counter for food prep with a view and lots of conversation all around the room....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            There are extra linens should you decide to change sheets during your stay. Washing machine is in laundry room along with laundry detergent....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Towels for indoor use provided. Some beach towels for outside are also available....moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            We have a boat trailer parking area. No RV accommodations....moreless

          • Heating:

            Gas furnace and/or wood stove for heating....moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Woodstove and firewood provided....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Washer with detergent provided....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Carport with space for 2 cars....moreless

          • Garage:

            Parking for 2 cars in carport....moreless

          • Covered Parking:

            Two-vehicle carport....moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            Firewood provided....moreless

          • Parking
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • We have a 270 ft private pier for fishing, crabbing and playing. There is a winch-controlled ramp down to a moorage float for one boat. We also have kayaks, 2 rowboats, lifejackets and gear, and lawn games! Great for flying our kites! The fire pit alongside the beach makes for lasting memories of marshmallows ( s'mores, anyone?) and roasting hot dogs, and singing, and watching the stars come out! ...moreless


              • Music Library:

                Many types of music are available on through the cable which type of music you'd like to hear, and control the volume with the cable tv remote....moreless

              • Stereo:

                IPOD station and speakers. Additional bluetooth speaker to place wherever you choose....moreless

              • Video Game Console:

                Can connect 'monster cable' to back of TV to connect your video games! ...moreless

              • Television:

                Large flatscreen TV; One small TV upstairs to watch DVD's and videos...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Directv satellite with large screen in main living area...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Large selection of videos and DVD's to choose from....moreless

              • DVD Player:

                One DVD player in living room and one upstairs....moreless

              • Games:

                Good selection of board games and puzzles....moreless

              • VCR
              • Books
              • Toys


              • Telephone:

                Most cell phones get excellent coverage here....moreless

              • Mobile Phone:

                Most cell phones get excellent coverage here!...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Balcony:

                Small deck with chairs, overlooking beach, and mountains beyond....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Both a gas grill and a briquette kettle BBQ....moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Kayaks, 2 row boats, life jackets ...moreless

              • Boat
              • Wood Deck
              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Lawn / Garden


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

              • Water View:

                Beautiful Hood Canal view of water and the Olympic Mountains to the west. You can put your feet up and watch life on the beach, pier and water. Sit on the balcony in the breeze; hear the birds call!...moreless

              • Beach View:

                Water views extend from the Hood Canal Bridge to the south, the Olympic Mountains to the west, and the North Spit and the Olympic Penninsula beyond!...moreless

              • Beachfront:

                Fabulous panorama of the Olympic Mountains to the west, especially beautiful at sunset!...moreless

              • Waterfront
              • Mountain View


              • Cinemas
              • Eco Tourism
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Hospital
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Fishing
              • Cycling
              • Golf
              • Kayaking
              • Sailing
              • Hiking
              • Swimming
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Whale Watching
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Restaurants
              • Museums
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Botanical Garden
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Bay/Sound
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Playground
              • Rain Forests
              • Forests
              • Winery Tours
              • Shelling
              • Antiquing
              • Boating
              • Shopping
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Pond
              • Freshwater Fishing


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              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Summer Season
              Jun 1 - Sep 30
              3 night min stay
              Winter Season
              Oct 1 - May 31
              2 night min stay
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Maintenance/Cleaning Fee $125
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
              • Tax Rate 10.6%


              A week's rental is for 7 nights but only charged for 6 nights--7th night is free.

              Payments are to be made in US dollars.

              Rates can change without notice until reservations are finalized.

              Holiday Rental Rates are the same as Summer Rates...Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Presidents' Day. Check more dates with owner.

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              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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              Last updated: 08/20/2014
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              45 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              13.5 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Kingston / Edmonds Ferry
              11 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Highway 305 / Hansville Road
              13.5 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              28 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Whitehorse Golf Course, Kingston, World Class
              13.5 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Hansville and Kingston

              Car: Necessary

              We have such an amazing beach to walk for miles, to find shells and agates, take photographs as you watch the entertaining antics of birds and seals and waves making extraordinary patterns and sounds. Our house is comfortable, well-appointed for your relaxation! Plan for some Family Time or a time-for-two. Or a Girlfriends' Getaway! Or invite some fishin' buddies to hang out with you...and conveniently moor your boat on the float at the end of our private pier. This area has many other points of interest, too.

              From here you can explore Nordic-style Poulsbo with restaurants, antiquing, shopping, galleries and museums. And the Olympic Peninsula offers sights for day trips, like the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend, the Lavender Festival in Sequim, taking a day trip to the ocean, or hiking our local Hansville Trail System and more. Museums, golfing, nearby casinos, and the quaint Port Gamble General Store serves particularly great breakfasts ( Point No Point Lighthouse tour. Kingston Farmers' Market on Saturdays. Or simply stay put and RELAX! The eagles and ospreys put on quite a show in all kinds of weather!

              Point No Point Casino offers headliner-entertainment, and a variety of eating spots--good food! The casino is about 10 minutes from our door, and makes for some fun times with friends, when you are not beach combing or napping or reading just another chapter of that good book! Our kitchen has EVERYthing you might need for cooking up a storm. Sometimes it is fun to put in a pan of brownies, or get a picnic ready for down by the fire pit. And the stars at night are amazing!


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2006

              About the owner: We love to be on the beach with our kids, friends, and grandchildren! We sail, too, and have anchored our boat in the bay out front. Summer crabbing has been abundant most summers. THE best Dungeness Crab!!! Such feasts! And eating freshly caught salmon is superb. My husband, Steve, and I have raised our family in this part of the Northwest, exploring and going on adventures by land and boat. We enjoy sharing the beauty of this property with others; we love our times here by ourselves, too...the quiet, the water, the birds, the rhythms of the wind and water. Come see!

              Why the Owner Chose Hansville:
              We bought our place in 2006 because of its location, right at the entrance to beautiful Hood Canal, with beaches to walk for miles, and kayaking and boating right from the saltwater beach, and a 270ft private pier. There are several buildings on the property---Heron House is the larger of two rental dwellings (the Kingfisher is smaller yet has access to the same beaches and boats)---and the view to the west with the snow-capped mountains, the birds soaring, the sunsets...well, these things are good food-for-the-soul for us. We do not take any of this beauty for granted, for sure. You'll see for yourself when you come for a stay.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Our family has 'eyes for agates!' Grandpa taught us all how to see them among the other rocks, especially when the sun is at a slant, and the agates just glow as you scan the beach at your feet. And we have sand dollars galore! The 270 ft private pier affords us many hours of fun, fishing and crabbing (in season) and watching the jelly fish travel on their way. Having the pier, and being on the beach, are unique features that we enjoy out here. The neighbors are friendly and respectful. Oh, and sometimes at night you can hear the mama seals with their pups out on our float in the spring. Amazing! And if you want city-life, there are towns nearby for touring and shopping and eating and movies. Come on out and see for yourself! We'll have the house sparkling clean and ready for you! :)

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              Speaks: english



              • Heron House on the left with its guest house (the Kingfisher) on the right.

                Heron House on the left with its guest house (the Kingfisher) on the right.

              • Heron House (guest house is across

                Heron House (guest house is across driveway)

              • View from kitchen; note flat screen on wall...Counter seating for 4+

                View from kitchen; note flat screen on wall...Counter seating for 4+

              • Master bedroom with king size bed

                Master bedroom with king size bed

              • Master bath tub and shower

                Master bath tub and shower

              • Upstairs lounging area

                Upstairs lounging area

              • One of two single beds upstairs

                One of two single beds upstairs

              • Full laundry room

                Full laundry room

              • View toward North Spit

                View toward North Spit

              • Kayak fun!

                Kayak fun!

              • Beachside fire pit for s'mores!

                Beachside fire pit for s'mores!

              • The magnificent Olympic Mountains as seen from our side of the bay

                The magnificent Olympic Mountains as seen from our side of the bay

              • Welcome to Heron House at Twin Spits!

                Welcome to Heron House at Twin Spits!

              • Heron House--Open living space

                Heron House--Open living space

              • Main level powder room

                Main level powder room

              • Master ensuite bath

                Master ensuite bath

              • Wood stove and stairs up to sleeping quarters and lounging area with views!

                Wood stove and stairs up to sleeping quarters and lounging area with views!

              • Upstairs queen bed with twin on left

                Upstairs queen bed with twin on left

              • Second twin bed next to queen upstairs

                Second twin bed next to queen upstairs

              • View from Kingfisher Cottage porch, next door to Heron House.

                View from Kingfisher Cottage porch, next door to Heron House.

              • Wow. WOW!

                Wow. WOW!

              • View from fire pit area

                View from fire pit area

              • View of our beach and pier to south

                View of our beach and pier to south

              • The beautiful end of a beautiful, beautiful day. Right, Cap'n?

                The beautiful end of a beautiful, beautiful day. Right, Cap'n?

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              This listing was first published here in 2011.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, April 30, 2014

              $190 - $240 per night (USD)

              2 Bedroom / 1.5+ Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

              View calendar: Updated 08/20/14
              Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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