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Luxury Beachfront, Hot Tub, Pet-friendly, Nominated Best of NW Escapes 2017

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Oceanfront Home. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 1-8

Welcome to Sand Castlemore – the perfect escape to the Seascape of the Pacific Northwest. Just 16 steps from the sand, this beachfront luxury home was nominated for 2009 through 2016 King 5 & Evening Magazine Best of Western Washington Northwest Escapes--Best Getaways. Our beautiful, custom-built, Lindal Cedar (beachfront) home is slightly more than a 2 hour drive from the Seattle/Tacoma or Portland areas. Located on Sunset Beach in Moclips, Washington it is an easy drive north of Ocean Shores. The home's seashore setting, glorious unobstructed panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean, decadent accommodations, and magical charm make it the perfect vacation destination for families, friends, romantic getaways, and for a sea escape from the 'real world.'

Make no mistake, SAND CASTLEMORE IS JUST STEPS FROM THE SAND -- not like homes on the bluff requiring a serious hike to the beach or a drive in the car, and not like homes to the south sitting a mile or more back from the sand’s edge -- but rather, Sand Castlemore requires only 16 easy steps from the homes deck, down a private staircase, to the sea grass below. Imagine spending the entire day on the beach but only having a quick trip up your very own stairs to grab a beach towel, some food and drink, or to meet a restroom need. This can be especially handy with children or older folk who may tire more easily. This home has unmatched privacy--there are no homes on the beach to the south as far as the eye can see. This is especially convenient when enjoying the private hot tub.

This part of the Washington Coast features a beautiful high bluff with windswept trees, and the tranquil, unspoiled beaches below. Perhaps more surprising, it features the expansive Olympic wilderness that is famous for its BIGFOOT SIGHTINGS. Several of the most “well-known and documented” sightings have been only a few miles from our home. We won’t tell if we’ve seen Bigfoot ourselves!

There are several of the best steelhead and salmon rivers in the whole Pacific Northwest within a 30 minute drive. Lake Quinault is a 20 minute drive east. The Hoh River rain forest and the Olympic National Park are a short distance away.

This gorgeous 3 bedroom, 2 bath home can accommodate 8 to 10 and offers unmatched seaside quality throughout.

Great Room

....Great view. One of Sand Castlemore's finest features is the unparalleled 24 foot floor-to-ceiling window views out over the mighty Pacific.

• River rock gas fireplace with slate hearth seating

• Classic leather furniture

• Window seat across entire length of the room

• Use the telescope to survey fishing boats or to star gaze

• Entertainment center with TV/DVD/CD/VCR and cable


The perfect place to relax in the sun with a tall drink. The deck railing is glass paneled providing an unhindered 180° (plus) view of the ocean. And there's nothing like feeling a slight ocean breeze rush past while you're relaxing in the hot tub.

• Large in-deck hot tub

• 600 square foot glass-paneled outside deck

• Safe private stairs from the home’s deck to the beach

• Covered portico with barbecue grill

• Adirondack chairs for on-deck lounging

• Convenient outdoor shower to rinse off beach sand


The full-equipped, modern kitchen features slab granite counter tops, a large cooking island with a raised eating bar and seating for five, and a dining room with seating for 6.

• Stainless appliances

• Range with gas cook-top and electric/convection oven

• Refrigerator with filtered water and ice maker

• Dishwasher

• Microwave

• Blender, toaster, waffle maker, hand mixer

• Quality knives

• Spice rack

• High quality cookware

• Place settings for 12

• Glass and crystal bar ware

• Coffee maker/coffee, and assortment of teas

Master Suite

• Stunning ocean view without getting out of the queen bed

• Sliding glass doors open right onto the outside deck

• Private bath with double sinks

• Huge, granite-lined, walk-in shower for two

• TV/CD/DVD/VCR and cable

• Wall-mounted electric towel heater and hairdryers

Two More Bedrooms

• One first floor queen bedroom with TV/VCR

• Loft bedroom with two singles, queen size sofa-bed

• Queen size Aerobeds available

Bathrooms/Laundry Room

• Two bathrooms provide ample space to wash-off the warm sand

• Large clothes washer and dryer

• Large utility sink

• Direct access to outdoor deck for sandy feet and/or paws

• Dog beds and sheets/towels supplied

Sand Castlemore provides easy access for beach activities - try beach combing, kite flying, razor clamming, surf fishing, swimming, surfing, building a sand castle or a beach fire, or just relaxing.

Sand Castlemore is a dog friendly home. In most cases up to two well-behaved dogs with responsible owners are welcome (requires prior approval). We love our dog guests and even provide them with some special treats.

We love to relax. Don't you? We've made sure you'll have everything you need (and more) for a completely relaxing and enjoyable get-away. Please don't hesitate to email us or call to find out more or to make a reservation.

Keywords: Beachfront Home, Oceanfront Home, Beach House.

More Details

Dann and Diane Copeland
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018


Moclips House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Peak Season Bookings: Must be back to back or leave 2 + empty nights. Contact owner PRIOR to booking request if you wish special consideration.
  • We do not accept bookings that are more than (1) one year out from current date. Contact owner PRIOR to request if you wish special consideration.
  • A completed rental agreement is required. No booking is considered confirmed until this is done. Owner will provide copy upon reservation request.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Sleeper
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Gorgeous Lindal Cedar Home, Cathedral ceilings, Granite lined walk-in shower for 2, Wall mounted electric towel warmer, Hairdryers, Filtered water, Outdoor shower, Telescope for star-gazing or boat watching, In-wall Bose speaker system, Ceiling fans throughout, Porcelain tile flooring, Adirondack Chairs for relaxing on the deck, Coffee and assorted teas provided


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Luxury Beachfront, Hot Tub, Pet-friendly, Nominated Best of NW Escapes 2017
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 35 reviews

Thank You

  • 5 of 5

Our family was very surprised to the details that this property included from the heated towel bar to every spice you could want in the kitchen. Beach access was very easy. Due to the weather we were not able to use the hot tub but it also appeared to be very clean. We use VRBO a few times a year and I hope that our next experience on the Big Island in HAWAII is half of what this was.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Olympic Penisula Washington/ Family from SF Ca

Perfect house for our family

  • 5 of 5

Castlemore beach house is a beautiful place to stay. It has all the amenities of a 4 star hotel with the feeling of home. The kitchen was wonderful and we could all gather around while meals were being prepared and not crowd the cooks. And being right on the beach, able to walk right down to go clamming was great. Then back to the house to get warmed up in the hot tub! Perfect place for our family.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC, Canada

Exactly as described - gorgeous views and very comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

The home is lovely. We cooked a full Christmas dinner and the kitchen had everything. The hosts kindly decorated for the season and left great videos to watch. The hosts were lovely and very prompt in their responses. The only downsides were the lack of wifi and cel service but we knew that in advance. The region is rustic and rural and the nearby community was a bit... “rugged” but the beach walks and state park access really showcased the beauty of the US Pacific Northwest. Highly recommend this charming, isolated escape!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean & Special

  • 5 of 5

My wife and our lab dog daughter (Annie) have made regular visits to this property for many year, during the fall and spring. Every time we walk in we are impressed with how clean the place looks and smells. The house is well stocked and appointed. The owners have done a great job over the years in maintaining the property. Most places decline over time, but this one has not. Everything matches the pictures and descriptions. Every time we arrive, we notice things that have been repaired or replaced. Dann & Di go out of their way to be dog friendly, more so than any other place we rent. Annie loves it! The outdoor shower faucet is particularly useful to rinse our feet and Annie off, after the beach adventures. The hot tub is clean and well maintained. The owners are reliable and responsive. The only minor issue is the house does not have internet service. We have discussed this with the owners, who have chosen not have internet, as a distraction for family members. This is our go to place on the coast of Washington!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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How do you say peaceful serenity any better...

  • 5 of 5

We have been staying here for close to 10 years give or take. We have found a place that gives us utter relaxation and isolation from the world while only being 25 minutes from Ocean Shores. To say this place is heaven is an understatement. It is rare to find such great place where we can bring our dog and enjoy the best the Pacific Ocean and the West Coast of Washington has to offer. The beds are comfortable, the kitchen is well appointed with basic seasoning and supplies to make any visit great from the start. The hot tub is the icing on the cake as you can watch the sunset or the stars in privacy.

Beaches...OMG, you walk down from the house and you are right there 150' from the high tide mark. Over the years we have watched deer, elk sea lions and birds of all kinds fly, walk or waddle past the house. Seashells, sand dollars, and razor clams abound for for the collecting (clams when in season). You are an easy walk to Pacific Beach or the city of Moclips just a mile or so from the house. With a small convenience store in town, basic food items and a grill are minutes away.

We have made an effort like many others do, to care for the house like our own as Dan and Diane have such a great place we want to make sure it is around for many years to come.

We have stayed many places both in Washington and Oregon and Sand Castlemore is our annual family vacation we come back to every year and will so for a long long time.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coastal Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome stay over 4 nights in September. The home is big and airy, with comfortable furniture and a kitchen made for creating gourmet meals. The setting is perfect, on a quiet street, overlooking a broad stretch of beach. Days spent on the beach or driving to Ruby Beach and the rainforest. Nights spent soaking in the hot tub and gazing up at the Milky Way. Looking forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Seattle-Tacoma Airport

Sand Castlemore is slightly more than a two hour drive from the Seattle/Tacoma or Portland areas. Take I-5 toward Olympia. Merge onto Hwy 101 N (Ocean Beaches Exit, 101N, 109N, Hwy 8, Interstate 12). In about 5 miles, bear West onto SR-8. SR-8 becomes US Hwy 12. 20 more miles and you come to Aberdeen. Travel through Aberdeen and Hoquiam. From Hoquiam, follow the Forks/Port Angeles 101N turn to the right and head North on Highway 101 for about 4 miles. Turn Left onto Ocean Beach Road. Head NW on Ocean Beach Road for about 20 miles until you get to the intersection of Ocean Beach Road and SR-109, at Pacific Beach. Turn right onto SR-109 and travel north for about 1 mile. Turn Left onto SUNSET STREET and proceed down hill to Sand Castlemore -- on the left (beach side) of the road.

Other Activities: Beach combing, kite flying, razor clamming, fishing, beach fires, sand castle building.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee (2-4 nts) $125 + Tax
Refundable Damage Depos $200
Tax Rate 11.8%

*3 night minimum stay for holidays, otherwise 2 night minimum.*

Last minute deals and specials available. Contact owner.

• Cleaning Fee $125 ($150 for stays of 5 nights or longer), plus tax.
• Tax Rate 11.8%.
• Dog Fee $20 + tax, per dog, per night (allow 2 dogs with prior approval).
• Refundable Damage Deposit $200; add $100 if dogs.

*Peak Season Bookings: Must be back to back or leave 2 + empty nights. We are unable to accept bookings leaving 1 empty night.*
Dogs are subject to approval of home owner and dog rental agreement included with reservations.
This is a no smoking property. Must be at least 25 of years of age to rent.

Owner's Cancellation policy: Full refund (less the Nonrefundable deposit) will be sent to the registered guest if a cancellation is received more than thirty (30) days prior to the check-in date. If a cancellation is made, the non-refundable deposit can be used towards another reservation within one year if the cancellation is more than thirty (30) days prior to arrival. If a cancellation is made thirty (30) or less days prior to the check-in date, no refund will be given.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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