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Beach Life-Dungeness Beach House, No Bank Waterfront

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This is our custom new home completed in 2011. It is beach life at its best! There are 2 bedrooms/2 baths, and an open kitchen/dining/living room. The house sleeps 6. The master bedroom has a connected bath. The second bedroom has a queen bed and double/twin bunk bed. There is wireless internet if you must be connected.

You are on the beach! The Dungeness lighthouse is right out front. Spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains are on the other side. It is a perfect spot for beach combing, bird watching or curling up with a good book.

We built this house because of our love of the water. Windsurfing and kayaking are two of our favorite activities. It is ideal for both. Bring your gear and have fun! The Dungeness valley is also great for cycling with the Olympic Discovery trail stretching from Sequim Bay to Port Angeles. What ever gear you bring, will be secure in the garage that the house sits on top of. There is a second garage door leading to the beach for easy gear access!

It's your vacation. Do as much or a little as you like. Inside, the house is a quiet, comfortable place to just 'be'. There is a wood stove that increases the cozy factor on cool winter days! Outside is what you make of it. The deck is a great place for bird watching during the day or star gazing at night.

Dungeness Spit is the longest sand spit in the US and a National Wildlife Refuge. It is about a 10 mile round trip hike from the base of the spit to the lighthouse and back. Hiking on a low tide is best. The trail head is less than a 10 minute drive from the house. If you're looking for more ambitious hiking adventures, Olympic National Park beckons. Within an hour you could be at Deer Park or Hurricane Ridge, on trails leading through some of the most spectacular scenery on Earth, really! Hurricane Ridge also has downhill and cross country skiing as well as snow shoeing in the winter.

Keywords: house, beach house, waterfront, beach, ocean front, ocean view

More Details

Owner
Guy Lawrence or Jeanne Neal
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
January 7, 2017

About Guy Lawrence or Jeanne Neal

I am a 6th grade math and science teacher in Seattle. Being an avid wind surfer, paddler, birder and photographer, my dream was to build a home on the water. I met Jeanne (who loves all outdoor activities) in 2006 and together we built our dream home.

Currently we are busy raising a 17 year old daughter and working full time, but plan on eventually moving to Dungeness full time. We are Olympic Peninsula natives so moving back will be a homecoming of sorts for us.

We hope that everyone enjoys 'Beach Life' as much as we do!

Guy and Jeanne

Guy Lawrence or Jeanne Neal purchased this house in 2011

Why Guy Lawrence or Jeanne Neal chose Olympic Peninsula & Pacific Coast

I spent 5 years after college traveling the world working as a scuba diving instructor. I've always wanted a house on the beach. Diving has given way to windsurfing and kayaking. This place is perfect for both. The Olympic Peninsula is where our roots are. We love visiting and look forward to moving back someday.

What makes this house unique

We like to 'unplug' from the world and take time. We alternate between relaxing with a good book and getting outside paddling, sailing, birding, cycling or hiking the awesome Olympic Peninsula. Nash's Farm store is a must stop for organic veggies while we're there.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

Beach Life-Dungeness Beach House, No Bank Waterfront
average rating of 4.931818 based on 44 reviews
5

Already planning our next trip to Beach Life!

  • 5 of 5

You simply can't go wrong with Beach Life. It is a cozy home overlooking the beach/lighthouse and the mountains. It was a perfect size for the 6 of us (my mom, husband, and 3 kids). It was hard to tear ourselves away to explore the rest of the Peninsula. Speaking of the Peninsula, it is a great home base for the wonderful adventures awaiting there. The guide books in the house were super helpful. You can't beat the fantastic views at Hurricane Hill trail. Our favorite though was Camp Handy, which was even closer to the house. Can't wait to come back with kayaks and check out the lighthouse next time!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect home base for the Olympic Peninsula

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 (2 adults, 3 children) stayed here for 6 days and found it to be the perfect location for exploring the Olympic Peninsula. The views from the house are breathtaking (both water and mountains). The beach was great for the kids - we saw seals, bald eagles, crabs, jellyfish and numerous shorebirds. We traveled to Hurricane Ridge, the Hoh Rainforest, Rialto Beach and Lake Crescent - but it was great to have such a nice house to "come home" to every night. The kitchen is well equipped and the open concept area is perfect for family meals, games and time together. The owners were very responsive and helpful. I would definitely highly recommend this rental to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful beach home!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay here! Beautifully decorated home with fabulous beach views. Very thoughtfully set up, with a well-equipped kitchen. We had planned to eat out more, but after discovering a mini-Whole Foods, called Sunny Farms Grocery in Sequim, we decided to cook in every night and enjoy our view and sunsets. The owners were a pleasure to deal with and very accommodating. I would highly recommend this home for a wonderful getaway, and there's so much to do in the area--Olympic National Park, hiking on Dungeness Spit, the lavender farms...next time we will bring our bikes and kayaks and stay longer. Perfect place to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A home cooked meal with the views is pretty hard to beat! We also recommend Nash's Farm Store which is only a mile from Beach Life. We have tried to make our house not just a place to leave your stuff while you go somewhere else but a place that is comfortable and inviting on it's own.
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5

Excellent Girls Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at Beach Life! A beautiful spot right on the beach where we were able to just relax and spend some quality time together.The kitchen was well-stocked and we cooked every meal together, something we love to do. We walked on the beach, played cribbage, and drank our morning coffee on the patio while we watched the ships cross the Straits. Truly a magical spot. Guy was was easy to work with, quick to respond to emails and returning our deposit. This was truly a magnificent experience from beginning to end.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Beach Life for the overflow of sibling families visiting parents. Looked specifically for a beach property. Loved the location, view of the lighthouse toward ocean and mountains out the other. Quiet, and very comfortable. Immaculate. We had a range of ages from 4 to 55. The craftsmanship and all the accents were refreshing for a newer building. October was the perfect month for wood fires every night and beach walks in the mornings. The teens competed for building the fastest fire. All in all, can't think of any improvements except for a longer stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle
5

Review for Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The house is wonderful -- amazing views, very clean, decorated great -- we loved it completely and will be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Golf
3 Miles
The Cedars at Dungeness
Car: necessary

There is easy beach access for kayaking, windsurfing and kite boarding. It is easiest to launch close to high tide. Wind during summer months is predominantly a westerly-side shore that comes up in the afternoon. Mornings would be the best times for paddling if you like calmer conditions. There is boat launch on Cline Spit which about a 5 minute drive away, west.

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Rates & Availability

Sequim House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 26 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$285
$1,715
 
 
Holidays
Nov 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$255
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$255
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $185
cleaning fee $80
Tax Rate 10.7%

50% payment is due at booking to confirm reservation.
Balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.
We have a 60 day cancellation policy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Sequim House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both bathrooms have showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , bunk bed has one double and one twin
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , master bedroom has attached bath
  • The master bedroom has one queen size bed with an attached bathroom. The second bedroom has one queen size bed and a set of bunk beds. The bunk bed has a double on the bottom and a twin on top.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing

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