About the property
- House2550 sqft
- Half Baths2
- Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights
Gorgeous 4 Level View Home W/Gamehouse Just Steps From The Waters Of Hood Canal.
WE DO HAVE HIGH SPEED CABLE INTERNET AND FREE WIFI.
Take in the sparkling views from 3 levels of this stunning 4 level custom home just steps from the waters of the Hood Canal. Huge decks, some covered, some for sunning, wrap around the water side of this beautiful home. Walk out the sliding glass door of your bedroom onto the large upstairs patio. Have your morning coffee while watching the Harbor Seals soak up the morning sun. In the winter gaze out from the living room onto the crystal waters while warming yourself by the 4-sided glass woodstove (which even has a baking oven for homemade wood fired pizza!). The home is 1/2 mile from the popular Octopus Hole scuba diving site and conservation area.
This amazing custom home was designed and built for the actor Shephard Houghton and his wife in 1984. They would spend four or five months here each summer. In Shep’s memoirs he writes “It’s a beautiful home, with a view of sea and forest and lots of oysters, clams, shrimp, and salmon”. Shep appeared in silent films as a youngster, and went on to appear in such films as “Gone with the Wind”, “Showboat”, “Red Badge of Courage”, “Hello Dolly”, “Hindenburg”, and TV’s “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”, “Kojac”, and “star Trek”, among others, before retiring in 1976. He was well-liked for his personality and work ethic and befriended quite a few Hollywood legends along the way. Framed posters of some of his work are hanging in the game house. His memoirs can be found on the coffee table in the living room.
There is just so much to enjoy about this house! Walk down to the Hood Canal for oysters at low tide (there is a small public rocky beach below the house), or put in your small boat or kayak by the rock wall. (Please avoid crossing onto the crescent-shaped strip of sandy beach south of the house- as it is private property.) Play pool, darts, ping-pong, or Donkey Kong in the private game house attached to the house. Or just lounge around the .88 acres of terraced property.
Of course the Olympic National Forest is at your door and Lake Cushman is just 5 miles away. There is hiking, boating, sightseeing, fishing, hunting, shopping, etc., all within minutes of the house. There are even a few popular Casinos just a short distance south on Highway 101.
We do allow short stays, so if you are traveling up the coast and just need a place to rest your head for the night you'll find brand new beds and clean fresh sheets await you. The master bathroom has a huge, elegant shower. The other large bathroom, next to the king size bedroom, has a huge bathtub with a mounted shower head. The shower head can be used on the wall or held in the hand. The bathroom by the living room is a 1/2 bath. The bathroom on the ground floor is a 1/2 bath.
The kitchen is large, with new refrigerator and stove, and well stocked with pots, pans, dishes, small appliances, blender, mixer, microwave, coffeemaker, dishwasher, etc. We don't provide food. We also supply the towels, shampoo, body wash, washer and dryer, and beach towels.
If your party is large please carefully review the bed/bedroom situation, as described in the listing. There is a bedroom with queen bed, a bedroom with king bed, a loft with 4 twin beds, a full size futon on the ground floor in the office area adjacent to the washer/dryer, and a queen size sleeper sofa in the game house.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 24, 2018
About Sandra Gesang
My husband and I transferred to the Northwest from the East Coast in the 1980s and have loved living here ever since. Our labradoodle, Chester, loves to travel, loves the Deckhouse, the Hood Canal, the hiking.
Sandra Gesang purchased this House in 2015
Why Sandra Gesang chose Lilliwaup
We are a family that loves to hike, camp, kayak...and travel! In Hoodsport these activities are practically right outside our door. Our dog, Chester, loves the woods and the water. Also, my husband is a general contactor and he and I both immediately recognized the appeal of this extraordinary custom home. I have also been open water scuba diving qualified (East China Sea, Okinaway) and should note that the house is less than 1/2 mile from the popular Octopus Hole scuba diving site and conservation area. What draws us to Hoodsport, in addition to the recreation, is the peacefulness and friendly people.
What makes this House unique
This house is unique in the care taken in its custom design and its many artful touches. Two of the bathrooms boast of an assortment of custom hand made ceramic tiles selected by the Houghton's during their many travels abroad. AND, to top it off, there are just so many great things to do on the Olympic Peninsula. From the unexpected- such as antiquing up north in Port Townsend, to the hotly anticipated- enjoying shellfish at many of the fresh seafood haunts along the Hood Canal. Scuba dive at Octopus Hole. Boat and fish on the beautiful waters, or hike the breathtaking heights of the Olympic Mountains. Any way you have it, the Olympic Peninsula is great for all ages.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Home away from home. It’s nice and clean. The game room was great entertainment for the kids .
My family loves this house. We would come back next time. The kitchen is well stocked with kitchen essentials to cook. The game room we great.
We stayed there over spring break weekend. The host was easy to work with
The house was nice and roomy, the game room, separate from house was great for entertainment. The view out to the water was spectacular
We stayed at the Deckhouse from 3/18 - 3/23/18. There were the two of us and our older daughter. We were at the Hoodsport area to look at properties along with celebrating my wife's birthday and our anniversary. We had a diverse schedule and purpose and the Deckhouse was an amazing place to come back to each day. We had the big glass fire going every night, used the great gameroom and enjoyed the large, well equipped kitchen. TV's in every room and a great bathtub and shower. The first 3 days were sunny and calm so we spent time on the decks catching some vitamin D and enjoying the fantastic, panoramic views. The place is just off of 101 enough that there was very little traffic noise. What there was was muffled and faded quickly. While it was just the three of us, it would serve as a fantastic retreat or family reunion center for all ages. Most likely 12 folks would find it very roomy. Beyond all of this the rental cost is incredibly reasonable to the point of graciousness. Working with Sandra was a smooth as silk! She attended to all our needs including where to clam and get oysters. Thanks Sandra, for a wonderful time!! The Power family.
Beautiful views, spacious living areas. The master bath with no shower was a pain and the game room was too smelly (varnish?) to use but otherwise it served as a great place to hang for our few days of diving. Host was quick to respond to our questions.
Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed those awesome views, and our beautiful, spacious home. I do want to respond by saying the master bath has a huge, traditional shower, enclosed in glass, with hinged glass door and imported tiles and alcoves. Very lovely. It is shown in the photos in the listing, and works great. It is possible that during your long trip from another state you stayed at more than one place and have The Deckhouse confused with another home. The gamehouse was added in October, and the pine walls of it were painted with clear polyurethane 4 months before your visit. It is a standard interior wall treatment but we do apologize for your guests' sensitivities to the product. On another note, we are using a new cleaning service now, after letting the other one go due to unsatisfactory service. The new cleaners use green products (much better for our guests' sensitivities, which we take seriously) and are very thorough.
Wonderful birthday weekend getaway!
The home was a great place for a weekend getaway with a group of friends. There was plenty of space to lounge and relax. The beds and couches were very comfortable as well. We particularly loved the glass wood stove during the winter night! Kitchen had all the necessities and loved the grill to grill up freshly caught oysters too. Sandra was great and provided everything we needed to know about the place. Would definitely book again for a summer getaway to enjoy the outdoor patio!
Nice family getaway!
This is a great place. We had two teen boys (they camped out in game room), two 8 year old girls--they loved the spiral staircase and turning the top floor/loft into their magical space, and two adult couples--each with our own nice bedroom. There is a gas grill--we had burgers and dogs our first night--that was great to have available. Really nice rental.
We were disappointed on our last morning when there wasn't enough hot water for a shower, a bath, and running the dishwasher. And, the teen boys commented that the game room was dusty--that this affected their breathing/allergies.
Thank you for your review. We agree that the house is a great place with magical spaces. Kids and adults alike really do love that game room. And the gas grill, on the deck, with the views of the water while you cook, is a favorite of our guests. You are the first guests to mention a hot water issue. The current hot water heater is a 50 gallon. I talked to my husband and we are considering installing a larger hot water heater. And thank you for letting us know about dust in the game room. We let the cleaning company go, after your visit, due to poor performance issues. The new company uses green products (better for our guests' sensitivities, which is important to us) and they are very thorough. Thank you for staying at our place and we hope you will return for another visit in the future.