Twin Spits Beachfront Retreat on Hood Canal with Private Pier!

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Heron House at Twin Spits, the entrance to Hood Canal!


Last updated: 08/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Twin Spits Beachfront Retreat On Hood Canal! Heron House is sure to delight!
Take a break and book a getaway with us! CALL SOON!
Grab your buddies and book some fishing time. Retreat from work!
Come enjoy breathtaking sunsets! Our beach property at the entrance to Hood Canal in Puget Sound is just 20 minutes from the Kingston Ferry. Our end-of-the-road Hansville vacation site has all the amenities for a quiet getaway or a memorable experience for family and friends. Reunions. Retreats. Enjoy the no-bank waterfront and 270' private pier for fishing and crabbing in season, use the kayaks and rowing dinghys (small fee), to experience great beach and water fun. A sunken beachside fire pit for roasting hot dogs and marshmallows!
This Twin Spits area boasts one of the most walkable beaches in Puget Sound, from the North Spit, to the 100-acre Foulweather Bluff Nature Conservancy Preserve about 1.5 miles to the South, which is a birdwatcher's paradise. Eagles and osprey soar by so close you can see their feathers and hear their wings!
The herons fish right on our beach most mornings,
and ospreys and eagles cause quite a stir as they swoop overhead to spy and dive for fish to eat, sometimes right on the beach.
Always so much to do! Or NOT, and just relax and take in the views!. Comfy lounging furniture. A very well-appointed kitchen. Large open space, flat screen TV, DirecTV, wi-fi. Comfortable beds of different sizes. Carport for two cars. Beautiful here in any weather!
Heron House with its guest house, the Kingfisher, is in such a choice location, right at the end of Twin Spits Road. The view of the Olympic mountains is spectacular, especially at sunset! Many other attractions around and nearby, like shopping, and sight-seeing. Quaint Kingston with its Saturday market and music. Port Gamble General Store. Nordic Poulsbo with restaurants, a marina park, antiquing and ice cream shops. Day trips to the Olympic Penninsula and Pacific Ocean ---Port Townsend's historic buildings and the Wooden Boat Festival, Sequim's Lavender Festival, and famous Forks, WA.
Come on out!
Hope to see you soon to welcome you to this unique and delightful beach property in the great Northwest!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Rental Agreement must be signed by adult who is 21 yrs old or older....moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    So much to do--beach, lawn games, campfires, fishing from pier, beach combing, driftwood fort-building! Crabbing, kayaking and row boats available (modest fee per stay), flying kites from the beach or the pier. Bike riding on quiet roads is a little hilly and fun, and visiting the Nature Conservancy beach is not far, 'hunting' baby crabs under big rocks is a favorite adventure for kids. Having s'mores around the campfire is a highlight for kids and grown-ups alike. Photography opportunities galore! Or simply let children rest in comfortable surroundings with our magnificent views, and nap or play board games....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Our houses are smoke-free, so no smoking is allowed indoors at all. We do have strict outdoor smoking privileges: if you must, smoke only outside away from doors, windows and away from other guests on the property. Monitor your smoke-drift! Dispose in garbage can-- not on the ground. For those who are allergic to smoke, we hope this is welcomed information....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Strictly enforced, NO PETS (even cute, well-behaved pets) DUE TO ALLERGIES....moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Main level is wheelchair accessible....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Other (See Description)


  • Master : 1 king, 1 baby crib

    One baby port-a-crib available....moreless

  • Upstairs Sleeping Loft: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    One queen auto blow-up bed available; and one long sofa...moreless

  • King size bed (1) has electric mattress pad to warm the bed in winter before you get in it! Shuts off automatically after 8 hrs. (We turn controls on early enough to really warm the bed; then, we turn them off for sleeping.) Queen size bed (1) upstairs. Single twin beds (2) also upstairs. One long, leather sofa upstairs for sleeping one person--adult or child. One queen auto blow-up bed available. One port-a-crib available for baby....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Master Bath: toilet, tub, shower


  • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet

    Upstairs bathroom with toilet and sink....moreless

  • Powder Room: toilet

    Powder room on main level with toilet and sink....moreless

  • Heron House has 3 bathrooms: the Master Bath has a tub and separate shower. Well-appointed and shiny! Guest Half Bath on main level. Half Bath upstairs....moreless

Other Amenities

  • We have a 270 ft private pier for fishing and crabbing (in season) and playing. There is a winch-controlled ramp down to a moorage float for one boat. We also have kayaks, 2 rowboats, life jackets and gear (small fee per stay), and lawn games! Pier is great for flying our kites! The fire pit alongside the beach makes for lasting memories of marshmallows ( s'mores, anyone?) and roasting hot dogs, and singing, and watching the stars come out! ...moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player:

    One DVD player in living room....moreless

  • Games:

    Selection of board games and puzzles....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    Many types of music are available on cable which type of music you'd like to hear, and control the volume with the cable tv remote....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Directv satellite with large screen in main living area...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bluetooth speaker for pairing with your devices....moreless

  • Television:

    Large flatscreen TV with wifi and Directv cable....moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Game Console:

    Can connect 'monster cable' to back of TV to connect your video games! ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Large selection of videos and DVD's....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Rain Forests
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Our property is right on the water in Puget Sound. Our beach is private, as are our neighbors' beaches, and our guests are welcome to walk the beaches for miles. Agates, sand dollars, sea life. ...moreless

  • Beach View:

    Water views extend from the Hood Canal Bridge to the south, the Olympic Mountains to the west, and the North Spit and the Olympic Penninsula beyond!...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Fabulous panorama to the west of the Olympic Mountains, especially beautiful at sunset! We have a campfire circle and picnic table at the beach for family fun. Guests walk for miles on the beaches!...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    From Heron House we see the Olympic Mountain Range to the west. We have glorious sunsets and enjoy the views all year long....moreless

  • Water View:

    Beautiful Hood Canal view of water and the Olympic Mountains to the west. Put your feet up, watch life on the beach, pier and water. Sit on the balcony in the breeze; hear the birds call. Sunsets!...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Our waterfront includes a rebuilt, privately owned 270-foot pier and float for crabbing and fishing (in season), mooring a fishing boat, gazing at colorful skies. Kids and grown-ups enjoy the pier!...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Our property and house has private waterfront and our own beach. We have a 270 ft. private pier for fishing and fun! And kayaks to rent!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining table with additional leaves available; seats 8 easily. Counter can seat 6. Guests are welcome to rearrange furniture as they wish for dining or for all to watch large flatscreen with popcorn!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    Two-vehicle carport....moreless

  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace:

    The clear glass in the wood stove door provides a view of the fire, as a fireplace would....moreless

  • Firewood
  • Garage:

    Parking for 2 cars in carport....moreless

  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas furnace and/or wood stove for heating....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi-fi available...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    There are extra linens should you decide to change sheets during your stay. Washing machine is in laundry room along with laundry detergent....moreless

  • Living Area
  • Living Room:

    Sofa and 2 recliners, 2 hassocks, 2 window-desks, a wood stove, large-screen TV, and long kitchen counter for food prep with a view and lots of conversation all around the open-space room....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone:

    Most cell phones get excellent coverage here!...moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Carport for two cars provided....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Carport with space for 2 cars....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    We have a boat trailer parking area. No RV accommodations....moreless

  • Secure Parking
  • Split-System Heating
  • Telephone:

    Most cell phones get excellent coverage here....moreless

  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Towels for indoor use provided. Some beach towels for outside are also available....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer with detergent provided....moreless

  • Water Tank
  • Wood Stove:

    Firewood is provided. This efficient wood stove heats the place up nicely during winter months, and the fire is beautiful to watch through the glass door on the front. Cozy!...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee maker; small Keurig machine (empty K-cups available to fill with your own coffee); French Press; auto-shut-off electric tea kettle. Thermoses available....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All the utensils we've been able to imagine! Makes cooking and baking a pleasure. Cookie sheets, muffin tins, electric hand mixer and ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Matching dishes, tableware, glasses, cups, bowls, serving platters and bowls, excellent variety of pots and pans and casserole . Full set of sharp chef's knives. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Very quiet!...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully appointed, open kitchen, with gadgets galore!...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic spices and supplies available--paper towels, foil, garbage bags; electric fry pan, elec. mixer, food processor, blender, crab cooker, large pots, frying pans, mix bowls, air popper, can opener...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Refrigerator has freezer below, including Ice Maker....moreless

  • Stove:

    Propane 4-burner stove with full oven...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Small deck with chairs, overlooking beach, and mountains beyond....moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat:

    Sailing dinghy rowboat....moreless

  • Boat With Paddles
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks, 2 row boats, life jackets ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Both a gas grill and a briquette kettle BBQ....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Shed
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Indoor Pool


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Summer Season
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2016
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Maintenance/Cleaning Fee $125
  • Tax Rate 10.7%


A week's rental is for 7 nights but only charged for 6 nights--7th night is free.

Payments are to be made in US dollars.

Rates can change without notice until reservations are finalized.

Holiday Rental Rates are the same as Summer Rates...Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day Weekend. Check for other special dates with owner.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 08/23/2016
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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
13.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
13.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Kingston / Edmonds Ferry
28 Miles
Nearest Golf
Whitehorse Golf Course, Kingston, World Class
11 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 305 / Hansville Road
13.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Hansgrille Grocery and Deli is closest--5 min.

Car: Necessary

We have such an amazing beach to walk for miles, to find shells and agates, take photographs as you watch the entertaining antics of birds and seals and waves making extraordinary patterns and sounds. Our house is comfortable, well-appointed for your relaxation! Plan for some Family Time or a time-for-two. Or a Girlfriends' Getaway! Or invite some fishin' buddies to hang out with you...and conveniently moor your boat on the float at the end of our private pier. This area has many other points of interest, too.

From here you can explore Nordic-style Poulsbo with restaurants, antiquing, shopping, galleries and museums. And the Olympic Peninsula offers sights for day trips, like the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend, the Lavender Festival in Sequim, taking a day trip to the ocean, or hiking our local Hansville Trail System and more. Museums, golfing, nearby casinos, and the quaint Port Gamble General Store serves particularly great breakfasts ( Point No Point Lighthouse tour. Kingston Farmers' Market on Saturdays. Or simply stay put and RELAX! The eagles and ospreys put on quite a show in all kinds of weather!

Point No Point Casino offers headliner-entertainment, and a variety of eating spots--good food. The casino is about 10 minutes from our door, and makes for some fun times with friends, when you are not beach combing or napping or reading just one more chapter of that good book! Our kitchen has EVERYthing you might need for cooking up a storm. Sometimes it is fun to put in a pan of brownies, or get a picnic ready for down by the fire pit. And the stars at night are amazing!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: We love to be on the beach with our kids, friends, and grandchildren! We sail, too, and have anchored our boat in the bay out front. Summer crabbing has been abundant most summers. THE best Dungeness Crab!!! Such feasts! And eating freshly caught salmon is superb. My husband, Steve, and I have raised our family in this part of the Northwest, exploring and going on adventures on land and by boat. We enjoy sharing the beauty of this property with others and we love our times here by ourselves, too...the quiet, the water, the birds, the rhythms of the wind and water. Come see!

Why the Owner Chose Hansville, WA, USA:
We bought our place in 2006 because of its location, right at the entrance to beautiful Hood Canal in Puget Sound, with beaches to walk for miles, and kayaking and boating right from the saltwater beach, and a 270ft private pier. There are several buildings on the property---Heron House is the larger of two rental dwellings (the Kingfisher is smaller yet has access to the same beaches and boats)---and the view to the west with the snow-capped mountains, the birds soaring, the sunsets...well, these things are good food-for-the-soul for us. We do not take any of this beauty for granted, for sure. You'll see for yourself when you come for a stay.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our family has 'eyes for agates!' Grandpa taught us all how to see them among the other rocks, especially when the sun is at a slant, and the agates just glow as you scan the beach at your feet. And we have sand dollars galore! The 270 ft private pier affords us many hours of fun, fishing and crabbing (in season) and watching the jelly fish travel on their way. Having the pier, and being on the beach, are unique features that we enjoy out here. The neighbors are friendly and respectful. Oh, and sometimes at night you can hear a mama seal with her pup out on our float in the spring. Amazing! And if you want city-life, there are towns nearby for touring and shopping and eating and movies. Come on out and see for yourselves! We'll have the house sparkling clean and ready for you! :)

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  • Heron House at Twin Spits, the entrance to Hood Canal!

    Heron House at Twin Spits, the entrance to Hood Canal!

  • Heron House--Open living space

    Heron House--Open living space

  • Main level powder room

    Main level powder room

  • Master ensuite bath

    Master ensuite bath

  • Wood stove and stairs up to sleeping quarters and lounging area with views!

    Wood stove and stairs up to sleeping quarters and lounging area with views!

  • Upstairs queen bed with twin on left

    Upstairs queen bed with twin on left

  • Second twin bed next to queen upstairs

    Second twin bed next to queen upstairs

  • View from Kingfisher Cottage porch, next door to Heron House.

    View from Kingfisher Cottage porch, next door to Heron House.

  • Wow. WOW!

    Wow. WOW!

  • View from fire pit area

    View from fire pit area

  • View of our beach and pier to the south

    View of our beach and pier to the south

  • The beautiful end of a beautiful, beautiful day. Right, Cap'n Steve?..

    The beautiful end of a beautiful, beautiful day. Right, Cap'n Steve?..

  • Welcome to Heron House at Twin Spits!

    Welcome to Heron House at Twin Spits!

  • View from kitchen; note flat screen on wall...Counter seating for 4+

    View from kitchen; note flat screen on wall...Counter seating for 4+

  • Master bedroom with king size bed

    Master bedroom with king size bed

  • Master bath tub and shower

    Master bath tub and shower

  • Upstairs lounging area

    Upstairs lounging area

  • One of two single beds upstairs

    One of two single beds upstairs

  • Full laundry room

    Full laundry room

  • View toward North Spit

    View toward North Spit

  • Kayak fun!

    Kayak fun!

  • Beachside fire pit for s'mores!

    Beachside fire pit for s'mores!

  • The magnificent Olympic Mountains as seen from our side of the bay

    The magnificent Olympic Mountains as seen from our side of the bay

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Thursday, August 25, 2016

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