Converted Pole Barn Near Beach Becomes Luxury Destination
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Port Angeles barn description
Luxurious amenities combine with beach casual to make our Nid d'Amour (Love Nest) distinctive. In it's prior life a 'pole barn', this property has now been converted into fifteen hundred square feet of self-contained privacy a mere 300 feet from the beach on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. When you arrive at your destination the refreshing sea air tells you immediately that this is a very special home-away-from-home and the evergreens whisper their welcome.
While oriented to the woods (and fenced) for maximum privacy, (we regret that recent winter storms have taken out all old growth timber on this property, but we still have assorted ornamental trees, lush ferns & large maples) guests are lulled to sleep by the sound of the surf. Located 1/4 mile from the mouth of the Elwha River, this property is popular with surfers, as they are within walking distance of a great surfing area. We have also hosted guests interested in the Elwha Dam Removal Project.
Snuggle by the fireplace before slipping into the silky comfort of the European linens on your Cal-King canopied bed. Even rainy days are fun when you can listen to the rain falling on your tin roof. Enjoy cooking in a well-equipped kitchen or savor the unique flavors of the Pacific Northwest at one of the many excellent restaurants in town. (We are eight miles west of downtown Port Angeles, the park entrance for Hurricane Ridge or Victoria ferries).
Take a dip in your double fenced private hot tub, count all the stars you can't see living in town and revel in the smell of the sea. We frequently get guests who tell us 'last night was the best I've slept in ages'. While often used by lovers who want to get away from it all, (and frequent honeymooners), the house has been enthusiastically received by families wanting a unique location to use as their home base while they explore the wonders of the Olympic Peninsula or day-trip to Victoria, British Columbia. Originally with only a master bedroom, we have added a second bedroom with a plush Queen bed covered with imported Italian linens. Also on display, our dad's piano from when he ran away from home to become 'a serious jazz musician,' before he grew up, married our mom and became Washington's best known jazz educator, Dr. Ralph Mutchler.(Google Jon Mutchler and a large posting about dad comes up, photos and all). We are currently collecting photos from the various jazz clinics and stage band festivals to post above the piano--our very first guest actually goes, 'No way-I knew Ralph!' If you can provide one of the missing stage band tapes, stay one night free. In the living room the couch also converts to a 'full' sleeper with tempurpedic foam added for comfort.
Kid-friendly amenities include board games, glider, dozens of Disney videos, a fire pit for weenie and marshmallow roasts plus, of course,just across the street is the beach. Living next door are two experienced beach guides-Mademoiselles CoCo & Bella, who would be delighted to accompany you on your beach walks or administer Chocolate Labrador kisses.(CoCo says 'fetch' is her middle name and she is the original party animal!) (Bella is more into cuddles and walks, will only 'fetch' if it involves teasing CoCo).
The owners of the Love Nest live next door and are delighted to help their guests plan their excursions, recommend wonderful places to dine or even arrange for a masseuse to attend you after a full day of activities.
- Vacation Rental
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Pets Considered:
- Limited Accessibility:
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Catering Available
- Linens Provided:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Gas Fireplace
- Clothes Dryer
- Satellite TV*, Extensive Video Library, CD Player, Huge Reading Library, Private Hot Tub in the Woods, Firepit, Kayak, Rowboat and Crab Pots. Although you cannot see the beach from this property there is beach access through vrbo property 116238 and if the surf is up you can hear it from here....moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Mountain Biking
- Cross Country Skiing
- Horseback Riding
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
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Relaxing, charming, private
Relaxing, charming, private
What a retreat! Lovely accommodations, just outside of town. I love that this is fenced for our dog, and the hot tub and fire pit are great! The bed was comfy, the linens were fluffy, and the jetted tub was superb.
- Guest Aunt Fred (Oregon City, OR)
- Date of stay 07/16/13
- Review Submitted 07/19/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, pet owners, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Such a Relaxing and Enjoyable Stay
Such a Relaxing and Enjoyable Stay
We visited the area to attend the Juan de Fuca festival in Port Angeles, but found ourselves just enjoying the tranquility of the place and not wanting to leave. The house has the most extensive library of books, DVDs, and games we've ever seen. The decor is artful and engaging. We loved the hot tub and taking many relaxing soaks. The kitchen has absolutely everything you could possibly need. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a week or weekend getaway with easy access the beach. We would definitely return. Thank you so much for an enjoyable stay.
- Guest Kelly B.
- Date of stay 05/23/13
- Review Submitted 05/28/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, pet owners, age 55+.
Winter Rates: $175/night, 2 night minimum excluding holidays. Summer Rates, excluding holidays: $225/night, 3 night minimum. We sometimes have a one or two night's space available between bookings so always feel free to inquire. Please inquire Re: cancellation policy. Price quoted is based on 2 adults. Please add approximately 10.4% tax/ Please inquire before bringing your dog. There is a pet fee. Damage deposit is $250. $50 cleaning fee (for 2 guests, $80 for three or more).
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Lush entrance with homegrown cedar fence and wrought iron gate welcomes you.
Great room includes fp, TV, llarge couch sleeps 2, open kitchen & dining area.
Second Bedroom, Queen sized bed and, not shown, dad's piano.
The beach at low tide. Beach is accessed through property across the street.
Master bedroom CK canopied/curtained bed. Access to hot tub is thru L. window.
A gift from a friend stands watch in winter.
Your view from the greatroom looking out French doors
Guests enjoying their beach access
Well supplied kitchen. Not pictured are fridge, stove & MW. Cute prep table.
The master bathroom is as large as many bedrooms and also has a shower.
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This listing was first published here in 2005.
Date last modified - Thursday, October 10, 2013
2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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