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The Edgewater Bluff Retreat. For the escape of your dreams, stay in this charming high bank waterfront home on the Hood Canal just north of Poulsbo. Wake to the sounds of birds and sea life or just the quiet. You can sit in the park-like gardens or on the deck, and watch the eagles soar or boats go by (even submarines). In the evenings, eat on the deck and watch the sun set behind the Olympic Mountains.
If you are feeling more adventurous, you can walk to the beach and collect clams, mussels, and oysters for dinner (with license), or use the community tennis and basketball courts. If duty calls, you can connect with civilization via wireless broadband internet throughout the house. Even work becomes tolerable when you do it in this environment. This is a place where activities abound, but even better yet, do nothing and just be.
Poulsbo, a charming tourist destination with waterfront shopping and sport activities like kayaking and sailing is 10 minutes away. Restaurants are plentiful, but world’s best gourmet food market (Central Market) with fresh seafood and meat markets, sushi bar, weekend barbeque, great wine selection, and not to mention, 15 varieties of olives in the olive bar, is only minutes away.
If you are into gaming, the Clearwater Casino is 20 minutes away, located in Squamish at the Agate Pass Bridge. Less than an hour from the retreat reside the majestic Olympic National Park, Port Townsend and Port Ludlow. 1 hour drive to the Pt. Angeles ferry and you could be on your way to beautiful Victoria, BC. Seattle is a short 30 minute ferry ride away. Simply walk onto the ferry and enjoy a perfect day of shopping/sightseeing in Seattle. Conclude your day in one of the gourmet downtown restaurants, all within walking distance to the ferry terminal.
Living area: Open floor plan with modern furnishings, unobstructed 200 degree view of the Hood Canal and Olympic Mountains. Digital Cable, DVD and CD players, wireless broadband internet access available throughout the house. Phone and answering machine.
Kitchen: Corian counters, microwave/dishwasher/oven. Instant hot water dispenser, food prep appliances such as Cuisinart, blender, mixer, electric grill, coffee grinder, toaster oven, coffee machine, stovetop espresso maker. Gourmet cooking utensils.
Bedroom one has a queen-size bed. Handicap friendly bath with hand rails and seating in the shower, and a large washer and dryer. Bedroom two also has a queen-size bed, desk area, and full bath.
The deck has a barbeque grill, patio table and chairs, glider, garden, park benches, outdoor table and chairs.
Experience our ' TURN KEY SERVICE ', we even shop for you! Have the convenience of a BB, but the privacy of your own home.The only cost to you are the goods and a $ 25.00 fee, we will shop for fresh meats and seafood, organic vegetables, artisan bread, breakfast pastries and lunch fixings, even superb prepared deli foods from our local gourmet grocery. It is true ! Send your list ! All you have to do is RELAX and ENJOY !
Our Specials for You :
Ask about our early check-in and later check-out at no extra cost.
Our home is professionally cleaned with TLC and inspected prior to your arrival to make sure you feel at home away from home.
Fall / Sring: October - May Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2016 2 night min stay
$195 Fri, Sat, Sun
Summer: June - Sept / Holidays May 1 - Sep 30, 2016 3 night min stay
$230 Fri, Sat, Sun
Additional information about rental rates
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Holiday weeks the higher season rate will apply.
Reservations in high season of 4 or less nights, the higher rate will apply.
Early check in , late check out options.
50 % at time of reservation, remaining balance 30 days prior to arrival.
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About: We are busy medical device professionals who are based in the California Bay Area. We spend our time in California, Washington, and the Mediterranean coast of Turkey when not traveling for work.
Why Poulsbo: Living in the heart of Silicon Valley in California year-round, Edgewater Bluff provided us the much needed escape from the noise, the crowds, the daily hustle-bustle and the start-up company stress. For years, we did not feel the need to own a TV or have internet service. Simply sitting in the living room and looking out the window, reading a book or napping was very satisfying. We noticed that the clouds, the water on the hood canal, the reflection of the sun on the snow-capped Olympic Mountains, the colors and patterns changed constantly. With continuously moving wildlife, various small birds, bald eagles, occasional dolphins and seals or the naval vessels (yes, even a submarine), crab fishermen, University of Washington research vessels sailing by, we felt that we owned world’s largest “flat-screen”. We enjoyed the garden and its hundreds of species of flowers and plants lovingly and painstakingly maintained for many years. We entertained friends on the deck, sipping wine and enjoying the sunset. We no longer woke up to the sound of traffic under our window, but by a bald eagle flying by or seagulls teasing a goose. We did not realize it was so late when the sun stayed up past 10 p.m. during summer. We felt like we were in a different, relaxing, carefree world.