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Comfortable Private Waterfront, Get Away From It All, at Thorndyke Lodge

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,568 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

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This waterfront home on Thorndyke Bay offers a private, tranquil setting surrounded by old growth trees, yet situated on a level open home site encircled by a lush, grassy lawn. Access the no bank waterfront by a nice wide path, perfect for launching your kayaks, canoes or a small rowboat for a day of Hood Canal exploration. Enjoy a day of hiking in the Olympic National Forest and return to the house for a great barbeque and relax outside on the huge backyard deck. Bring the croquet set and have a friendly competition with your family or friends.

This house has 4 bedrooms which sleep 8 people in twin beds and 4 people in queen beds. The decor is comfortable and inviting. Spend hours just reading and hanging out if that is the reason for your retreat. Motorcycle groups could easily use this as a home base for day trips on some of the most scenic destination highways in the Pacific Northwest. Day 1 you could follow northwest waterways from Port Townsend to Neah Bay or hit the winding hills up to Hurricane Ridge to take in the outstanding view of Vancouver Island and Victoria BC. Come back and have a hearty dinner and a game of poker at the huge wooden dining room table. Day 2 could take you south along Hood Canal to Shelton and back through the sleepy South Sound communities. For those of you who like quilting, scrapbooking, or other arts and crafts they too could be done on the huge wooden table. Spread out your supplies, without having to worry about anybody messing up your stuff. This home was originally set up to be used as a corporate retreat, and still could be.

The central location of this house makes it easy to get to all of the quaint towns on the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas. If you are in town to attend a wedding in Port Gamble, or one of the many huge events held there each year this house is only minutes away. Port Gamble is home to The Medieval Festival, The Civil War Reenactment, The Ghost Conference and many more events throughout the year. (15 mins) Close also to the Norwegian themed town of Poulsbo which offers shopping, fine dining and is home to the famous Central Market with its locally grown organic meats, fish, produce and specialty foods. (20 mins) Pay a visit to Port Angeles and take in Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Forest, from one of their many different hiking trails. (1 hr) There are many attractions less than one hour away. Sequim annually hosts the lavender festival, or you can kayak to the lighthouse on the world famous Dungeness Spit and have a picnic before paddling back. (35 min) Port Townsend has many events all year long. One of the most popular is The Wooden Boat Festival. Port Townsend also offers many shops, galleries and restaurants. (30 mins) Port Ludlow has 3 public courses at their world class golfing facility which is just 15 minutes from the house. There are several extraordinary golf courses close to the house as well as 3 of the Northwest’s finest casinos. The Olympic Music Festival is about 20 minutes away. World renowned musicians play Chamber Music every Saturday and Sunday in the summer, as you picnic on a blanket on the lawn. There is also the opportunity to tour the 8 local wineries of the Olympic Peninsula. Each winery offers different varietals of wine and some have cider and each has their own unique ambiance.

Whatever the reason for your stay, I guarantee this home will measure up to all your needs with its fully stocked kitchen and comfy, cozy living spaces and huge outdoor deck with propane barbeque!

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More Details

Property Manager
Pete Orbea
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Sitting on the deck of Thorndyke Lodge feels as though you've been transported to some remote Alaskan wildlife refuge. The silence is deafening, the wildlife is everywhere, and the sense of peace is powerful. It's hard to believe that such a spectacular experience can be had so close to home.
Jun 2011
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Quilcene House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1568 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • All beds are comfortable and well appointed. Lots of pillows.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor fire pit.


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Comfortable Private Waterfront, Get Away From It All, at Thorndyke Lodge
average rating of 4.8378377 based on 46 reviews

Delightful, secluded house - perfect for reconnecting with family or friends

  • 5 of 5

Our 3-generation family of 9 people came to stay together at this lovely home on the waterfront of hood canal. We loved the house itself: plenty of space for all of us and our two well-behaved dogs, and a well-stocked kitchen (hooray for dishwashers!) and large dining table with room for 10 or possibly more people. We particularly loved the huge deck, backyard, and access to the waterfront to swim and throw sticks for the dogs to chase. We enjoyed s'mores in the fire pit in the backyard (not particularly visible from the photos, but it's there!). Thanks to the hosts for a lovely stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with 3 generations! Wow! The Thorndyke Lodge is a great place to reconnect with family and friends. Thorndyke Bay is such a beautiful place and we are lucky to be able to share with anyone looking to get away from the hustle of everyday life. We hope to see you and your family back again for another great stay. Sincerely, Olympic Property Group and the staff at Port Gamble
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Great place to gather!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful vistas and great walks through the woods.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable home for a large group - near the national forest.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay and found the accomodations to be very comfortable. We live in a home with a large deck and so it felt much like home to us. We ended up spending much of our time on the deck watching the water and the wildlife. The proximity to the national forest was particularly appealing to us because we spent every day hiking!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vancouver, WA

Lovely get away

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely get away for our family. It is secluded but an easy ride to many activities.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful peaceful and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This home was delightful for our party of 10! The beach is wonderful!! The house is lovely and clean! What a wonderful Home Away!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect family spot, plenty of quiet and peaceful surroundings.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Port Ludlow
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Kingston Wa
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Port Ludlow
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
State Hwy 104
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Port Ludlow
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Pet Fee $50
Refundable Damage Deposit $350

There is no harvesting of shellfish on this property, the tidelands are owned by commercial harvesters. The cleaning fee is $160 for standard cleaning plus 9% sales tax and 2% B & O tax, you will be billed hourly for excessive cleaning required. Monthly rentals in heating seasons may require a energy usage surcharge (propane).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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