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Hood Canal Waterfront. Union City Beach House, near Alderbrook, Amazing Views!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,050 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Back to school discount Remaining September dates base rate just $159.

Just 90 minutes from Seattle and a million miles away from the daily grind, you can treat yourself to the most private beachfront rental in the heart of Union!

Guests are greeted with SPECTACULAR, UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS of the Olympic Mountains and the famous "Great Bend " of Hood Canal that are sensational from the deck and nearly every room in the house. This home is a great rental value when compared with the Alderbrook Resort which often times costs nearly twice as much. The home has way more privacy, better views and sunsets, a private beach and more wildlife. Our comfortable waterfront home is 1144 square feet, has a newly renovated kitchen, two queen bedrooms, and an updated bathroom. The home accommodates a maximum of 4 guests (5 with owner approval only). To keep you connected, the home has high speed wireless internet and flat screen HDTV's.

Just 2 hours from Seattle and 2.5 hours from Portland, the beach cabin is at water's edge and has just the right touches to make guests feel cozy and at home. A large private deck overlooks awesome views of the mountains, water and wildlife. Guests can easily and safely step down from the deck to the beach and water using the heavy duty, aluminum, marine grade ladder. In the summer, guests are provided a propane grill and plenty of seating for outdoor dining, basking and relaxing.

Resting on the shores of Hood Canal and surrounded by the Olympic Mountains, the home is at a CONVENIENT CENTRAL LOCATION. In the city of Union, you are just 2 miles from Alderbrook Resort and Spa (Guests have access to resort amenities (bar, restaurant, spa, golf, kayak rentals). The beach home is a great spot for a bride and groom, their guests, or members of a wedding party to stay at leading up to the big day. The Union City Beach House is just a 4 minute walk away from groceries, the Hood Canal Marina, the Public Boat Launch, and the 2 Margaritas Family Mexican Restaurant.

The tidelands and PRIVATE BEACH are fun for the kids to explore and for adults, sweet and succulent Pacific Oysters and delectable Manila Clams are easy to collect and do not get any fresher and tastier than this!

A unique advantage to this vacation home is that there is a surprising amount of privacy as compared with other vacation rentals and lodging in the area. This peaceful location is the ideal setting for a romantic retreat or to just rest, relax and rejuvenate!

The water is warm and great for kayaking, boating and numerous other water activities. The scenery is awe-inspiring and ever changing. Our guests delight in nature as seals, bald eagles, great blue heron, belted kingfisher and many other migratory birds and ducks abound. The abundant wildlife and phenomenal sunsets provide ample opportunity for captivating photography.

Besides the numerous water related activities, there are many things to do at Hood Canal, especially for the adventurous! Head to the Olympics and hike Mount Ellinor, Staircase or other more or less challenging trails nearby. Several highly ranked golf courses are close by including, Alderbrook, Salish Cliffs at Little Creek, Gold Mountain and others. Nearby casinos include Little Creek and the Lucky Dog. Gourmet dining is available nearby at The Alderbrook Resort and Spa and The Robinhood Restaurant and Pub. Other activities include wine tasting, antiquing, spa treatments, excursions and listening to live music at local venues.

There is really no place like our Union City Beach House at Hood Canal. This is a place where memories are made. Whether you are looking for a home base for recreation and adventure, a private location for a romantic getaway or just want to enjoy nature and the beauty of the Olympic Peninsula without being deep in the woods, we invite you to be our guests, enjoy the comfortable accommodations and discover all that Hood Canal has to offer.

A minimum $150 refundable damage/security deposit is required.

Keywords: Cabin, House, waterfront, Alderbrook, pet

More Details

Kevin Ehlers, Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Kevin Ehlers, Owner

Contact owner directly for additional property information. 206-949-9090. I accept Visa/Mastercard through PayPal and when possible checks. These payment alternatives save my guests + - $100 !

Kevin Ehlers, Owner purchased this house in 2003

Why Kevin Ehlers, Owner chose Hood Canal, Olympic Peninsula

We love the beauty of Hood Canal and the many nearby recreational opportunities like fishing, boating, hiking and golfing. Even though the home is only 90 minutes from the Seattle area, you feel like you are a million miles away from the fast paced daily grind. In the picturesque town of Union, basic amenities are just minutes away. The nearby Union Market and Country Stores have the essentials such as groceries, ice cream, beer and wine, coffee and gifts. The public boat launch and marina and a popular Mexican restaurant and bar are also within walking distance. Kayak SUP and boat rentals rentals are minutes away at Alderbrook. Full amenities and shopping are available 15 minutes west at Hoodsport, 15 minutes south at Shelton and 25 minutes east at Belfair.

What makes this house unique

The Union City Beach house is the perfect vacation spot! This peaceful location is just a four minute walk to downtown Union, the Marina and boat launch, the Country Store and the 2 Margaritas Mexican Restaurant. The home is right over the water at high tide and at low tide you can venture hundreds of yards out onto the mudflats. This property has a unusually private setting compared to most other waterfront homes in the area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Copy of review from guest on the vacation rental site airbnb 3/8/14.

The owner was very communicative before my stay, promptly and thoroughly answering my questions. The beach house itself was far better than I had even imagined it, and the photos do not do it justice! The views from all three water-facing sides of the house were absolutely stunning, and during high tide I felt as if I were on my own private island. The views of the mountains were also tremendous, and I even though I visited during late-winter, when the sun was out, the water was deep and blue and mesmerizing. The house itself is tastefully decorated and fully equipped with everything you need for any kind of vacation, from relaxing to active, and the views from the master bedroom are like the cherry on the top of the cake. The location is also perfect: it feels very secluded, but you're a short drive from restaurants, supermarkets, etc. In short: The Union City Beach House at Hood Canal is a real gem, and I can't wait to go back!
Feb 2014
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Union House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Only the disclosed number of registered guests are allowed to stay overnight in the property. Additional non disclosed guests will result in extra fee
  • At check-out Guests shall comply with the Check-Out Instructions found in the home information binder.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Bathroom was renovated in January 2014
  • Tile shower surround and tiled floor with floor warming. 48" granite top vanity and undermount sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Den - 1 twin/ single , 18' high Therapedic air bed ideal for children or teenagers
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Water and Mountain views. 39 "HD flat screen TV
  • Queen size Beds (1 in each bedroom) (1) 18' high twin sized AirBed, ideal for children or teenagers. Set up in room off entry.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Complementary soaps, shampoo, conditioner. Starter Starbucks coffee packets and tea. One complementary Duraflame fire log, Deck towels provided in summer. Limited video library and games.


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Hood Canal Waterfront. Union City Beach House, near Alderbrook, Amazing Views!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 57 reviews

Wonderful. The view was incredible, the property was nicely decorated and completely outfitted.

  • 5 of 5

We loved it. Hope to return when we are visiting Washington in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Special spot in Hoods Canal!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this house, which literally hangs over the water. Super clean and comfortable and is in the perfect location with views of the Olympics and sunsets.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Incredible place with incredible views!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about our stay here. The house is incredibly well maintained and really nice - I would say even nicer than the pictures make it look. The location is great as well. Great views just from the deck and an excellent jumping off point for all sorts of adventures.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Just what we needed - perfect waterfront getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at several VRBOs in the area, but this was the best one. First, the property and location are amazing. Amazing views - like you are on a boat at high tide, and then as if you could walk across Hood Canal at low tide. So private - we didn't feel like we needed to worry about neighbors, in fact, we didn't even see any. Gathering clams and oysters was so easy and provided really tasty lunches and dinners. I even got to swim, and our dog swam so much he had sore muscles and had to rest for a day. Second, the house, yard, and deck are very well set up and maintained. It was clean and attractive, and Kevin, the owner, seems to have thought of everything a guest might need or enjoy. The kitchen had all the utensils and cookware we needed, there were games, movies (I suggest bring your own movies though) Outside, there is a grill, comfortable furniture, and convenient set up for rinsing your clams. Also, there is a Mexican restaurant nearby (we did take out, because it was much nicer to eat on the deck at the house. All in all - I highly recommend this property. A+!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR


  • 5 of 5

We couldn't possibly imagine a better place to unwind than this beautiful place. We had plans to do more in the area but it was so hard to tear ourselves away. The house was so clean and nice, had everything we would ever need, the view from the deck was spectacular with fresh oysters and clams right in front. We travel a lot and there are only certain places we would go back to. This is one of them. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent spot!

  • 5 of 5

BEAUTIFUL view at waters edge! Peaceful, quiet, and all the comforts of home including tv and internet. Fully stocked kitchen. Didn't want to leave and will stay here again! Thanks SO MUCH!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Potlatch State Park
Lucky Dog Casino
The Restaurant at Alderbrook
Visitor Information Center / Hoodsport Ranger Station
Robin Hood Restaurant and Pub
hoodsport winery
Hamma Hamma Recreation Area
Xinh's Clam & Oyster House -- CLOSED
2 Margaritas
Lake Cushman
Alderbrook Golf & Yacht Club
Nearest Airport
76 Miles
Sea Tac Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
3 Margaritas Family Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
29 Miles
Bremerton Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Alderbrook Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Hood Canal Marina
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Robinhood Restaurant and Pub
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Union Country Store
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Alderbrook Resort and Spa
Car: necessary

Wine Tasting, Scenic Flights, Boat Tours


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Pet Fee $90
Damage Deposit $150

I accept credit cards using PayPal invoicing. This way guests save a $75 - $150 service fee to VRBO. Contact me for details - 206-949-9090
Non-Refundable Cleaning/Laundry Fee - $125
50% Deposit to confirm booking. Final 50% due 30 days prior to check-in
Refundable Security/Damage deposit $150 minimum, owners discretion.
PET with owner approval ONLY, add $30 PER NIGHT. Deposit $300 with dog (owners discretion)
Additional guests>2, add $15 per night per guest
4 people max. 5 with prior owner approval ONLY. Deposit for 5 people is $300
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change. Tax 10.5%
Minor Holidays, add $15/night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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