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Nature's Paradise Hood Canal 5 b/r slp 12 Waterfront Home Crabbing Opens June 24

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Space 2,830 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Hood Canal Waterfront view of Hood Canal, Dabob Bay, Mt Rainier, and Mt Baker.

This Hood Canal vacation rental is a wonder to behold: Olympic National Park at your back door, and the Dosewallips Wildlife Estuary right in front. You'll see many birds native to the Pacific Northwest including bald and golden eagles, heron, geese, ducks and more. Orca whales, seals with their pups and river otter frequent the waters in front of you and from time to time the Brinnon Elk herd may visit the yard.

A new six-person jetted spa overlooking the water allows you to take it all in while relaxing in warmth and comfort. Large upper and lower decks provide a sweeping view of Hood Canal, Dabob Bay, Mt. Rainier and Mt. Baker. Private stairs to the beach with a large dock allow you to play, swim, fish or take the provided canoe out for a ride. At low tide, approximately 29 acres of pristine tide-lands.

Just a short walk down the road is the famous Geoduck Restaurant Lounge, voted #2 'Best Bars in the U.S.' by Esquire Magazine.

The just-remodeled home boasts an amazing 2,830 square feet of beautifully appointed living that can comfortably sleep up to 12 guests. The master bedroom stretches across the entire top floor of the home in a loft style. Additionally, we have outfitted the main floor with an upgraded queen-size sleeper sofa, and we offer a folding-style crib for those traveling with little ones.

We also offer a second waterfront 5 bedroom home in Brinnon. That new home is called Seal Rock and is 3 miles away from Nature's Paradise. The home sleeps 14 people comfortably in beds and is 3080 square feet. The dining room table seats 14 with 18 matching chairs. The Seal Rock home will be modeled after Nature's Paradise in amenities.

More Details

Owner
Tammy Kreger
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About Tammy Kreger

My husband and I bought this home in 2003 for the purpose of retiring early and living there. We're not ready to retire quite yet, and decided that we would really like to share this lovely home and the surrounding beauty with others!

I am proud and happy to say that I have lived in the Puget Sound area my entire life. One of my favorite pastimes is traveling. I have visited every continent, 60 different countries, and taken 44 cruises (so far!). Because I have spent so much time traveling, I truly have a good understanding of guests' needs and wants.

Even though I am happy to have seen so much of the world, I am always grateful to return to an area as gorgeous and diverse as the Pacific Northwest. I could choose anywhere in the world to retire to, but I have chosen Brinnon, Washington on Hood Canal for many reasons. Once you have visited this area, you will see why!

Tammy Kreger purchased this house in 2003

Why Tammy Kreger chose Hood Canal, Olympic Peninsula

I chose this particular property because of the outstanding sweeping view of Hood Canal and Dabob Bay. There is also a great view of Mt. Rainier and Mt. Baker.

My husband and I are big seafood fans and love all of the wonderful shellfish available to harvest near our home. We also like to take advantage of the private dock for setting out to shrimp, crab and fish.

We can't imagine a more beautiful environment to vacation in. It truly is 'Nature's Paradise!'; so we hope you'll come and enjoy it for yourselves!

What makes this house unique

The 29-acre privately-owned beach is fun to explore by foot (we provide rubber boots in many sizes). Explore the Dosewallips estuary by boat, you will probably see many seals, eagles, king fishers, osprey, etc. The tidelands also have many species of clams. Some of the best dungeness crabbing can be done directly in front of the home.

You are welcome to take the provided boat off the dock and put some crab pots in it to take out.You can simply paddle out a short distance and place the pots for fetching later in the day. My husband and I do so and catch our limits easily! Some of the best Hood Canal Spotted Shrimp are also caught in the waters in front of the home. Crabbing and Shrimp are seasonal.

It is also fascinating to watch the nuclear submarines practice in the waters out front of the home. Bird watching is another fun and relaxing experience from our 1,600 square-foot upper and lower decks, and from the dock.

The food resources available in the area are tremendous. Nearby there is clamming, oysters, crabbing, shrimping, sea run cutthroat fishing, salmon fishing, wild mountain blackberries, evergreen huckleberries, and mushrooms.

Often I enjoy watching the Brinnon Roosevelt elk herd graze in the Dosewallips pasture lands right from my decks. Sometimes the elk actually come to my yard and graze on my landscaping!

Amenities

Brinnon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2830 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , master bedroom bathroom, walk-in shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , down stairs, walk-in shower
  • There is a full bathroom on each floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , top floor master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , main floor bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , down stairs 2 extra long twin beds - push together =king
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , living room, queen size memory foam mattress
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , down stairs, 2 extra long twin beds push together = king
    Bedroom 5 (no window) - 2 twin/ single , Two extra long twin size beds.
  • (2) King size beds and (4) extra-long twin beds can be put together to make 2 additional king-size beds, 2 extra-long twin size beds in 5th room, Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Upgraded queen-size sleeper sofa on main floor.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Additional Outdoor Amenities: • stairs to the beach with a large dock • canoe and 12' aluminum row boat on dock, supplied for your enjoyment • fire pit with a supply of fire wood Additional Indoor Amenities: • board and card games • iron & ironing board • paper towels • hand & laundry soaps Suitability: • The house is suitable for elderly persons, however there are stairs involved going up to the master suite and down to the lower level bedrooms. There is also a flight of stairs that must be utilized to reach the beach. Attractions: • Golfing, Playground, Sightseeing, Marina, Museums, Churches, Antiquing, Winery Tours, Gambling Casinos, Scenic Drives, just over a 1-hour drive to Hurricane Ridge Mountain Park (in the Olympic Mountain range) for skiing, snowboarding & hiking, or to the famous Olympic Game Farm (home to some of the most recognizable 'movie star' animals) located in Sequim

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Nature's Paradise Hood Canal 5 b/r slp 12 Waterfront Home Crabbing Opens June 24
average rating of 4.9484534 based on 97 reviews
5

Paradise was Lost and is now Found...

  • 5 of 5

The home is spacious and very well equipped, inside and outside. The setting is extremely beautiful. The wildlife is pretty much on cue everywhere you look (seals, elk, eagles to name a few). There was something for everyone, from young to old. Tammy is very helpful and very prompt in communication, following up on every question we had. The adults had a great time working together to gather oysters, clams and crab, and then relaxed mightily afterwards. The kids had a blast on the beach and in the boats and slept hard every night from hard play, fresh air and plenty of sunshine. Considering the heavy usage, the home is comfortable, clean and a wonderful, spacious playhouse for family vacation time! Tammy is one of the best owner-hosts we have every worked with ~ Thank you!

(PS. Just for those not familiar with Hood Canal: the beach is a rocky beach, there is lots of mucky sand in areas and lots of sharp oyster shells. Old tennis shoes or sturdy water shoes are essential. The stairwell leading to the beach is very steep and you have to tend little ones carefully. The river runs into the canal adjacent to the home, so that area is lots of fun for kids when the tide is out. You need to know your tide table if you are not familiar with the highs and lows of the Canal. We are familiar with Hood Canal, so none of this bothered us at all, but if you are new to the area, it is nice to know in advance ;- ) The beauty of the Canal, Tammy's large home and the ability to gather and feast on daily limits of fresh seafood far outweigh any minor negatives.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that your three generation group had such a fun stay. Our home is great for all ages. It is fun to harvest your own seafood and then prepare it in our well appointed kitchen. The entire family fits well around our Hood Canal view dining room table. It is thrilling to see the diverse wildlife right from the comfort of our home. I still enjoy seeing the Brinnon elk herd, bald and golden eagles, seals, osprey, otters, etc. Our beach is fun to play on. It is fun to explore the estuary by canoe or row boat which we have for your use on our dock. We feel very grateful that our home is popular. About 45% of our guests are repeat customers. We hope you and your family will be back for another stay at Nature's Paradise. Thank you, Tammy
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5

Great Hood Canal property for large family!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year renting this property for our large extended family. Great amenities for all ages and well stocked kitchen.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love our return guests. About 45% of our guests come back for additional stays which is an honor for us. We are thrilled to be a place for families to have good quality time together and try new things at their home away from home. You have already discussed your plans for coming back in 2018. We will look forward to your third stay. Thank you, Tammy
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5

My Family Enjoyed Crabbing and This Beautiful Waterfront Home!!

  • 5 of 5

My family have never crabbed before and had a great time catching and eating Dungeness crab. We caught 16 crab and cooked them in the provided propane outdoor crab cooker. You would not believe the taste of fresh caught crab, it is sweet, the texture is firm, and we all loved it. We had a great time cooking up our catch in the well appointed kitchen. There were plenty of plates, silverware, stemware, pots, pans, small appliances, etc. to accommodate our family of twelve (three generations). We also hiked, visited, nearby waterfalls, relaxed in the water view spa, hung out on the decks, beach combed, etc. We saw a lot of wildlife on the Dosewallips Estuary which we could see from the decks and dock. My family wants to return next year, we all had a blast.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Crabbing is so much fun and eating what you catch is a great delicious experience. We get many compliments on our well appointed kitchen and great amenities. There is so much to do in the area for all ages. Viewing the wildlife is very exciting. You are likely to see many eagles, osprey, king fishers, elk, seals, etc. We will look forward to your next stay. Thank you, Tammy
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5

Spacious and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The owner is very good at communication. There was no guest checking out on the day we arrived. She was kind to let us to checked in early. It is very convenient to the Dosewallips State Park where you could dig clams and harvest oysters. We did get 1 crab by using the boat and the crab pot from the house. We had a great time. We enjoyed the place so much that we did not have the desire to go anywhere else.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were pleased that you enjoyed our home and shellfish harvesting activities so much. It is fun to try crabbing from our home. Our guests can use our row boat or canoe which are located on our dock. We provide two crab pots and crab bait and detailed instructions on how to crab and what do when you catch crab. The taste of fresh caught crab is way better than store bought or ordered in a restaurant. We will look forward to welcoming you back for your next stay. Thank you, Tammy
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5

Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

So relaxing to sit on the deck and look out over the water at the soaring eagles and the sea otters playing in the surf while listening to the water lap against the shore. Had tons of fun exploring the area - clamming, hiking, beach combing, boating, etc. The only negatives, which are absolutely no fault of owners!, were it would've been nice to have more sunshine (especially when at the Mt Walker lookout) and wish we'd had opportunity to see elk. Highly recommend for a wonderful get away.

Last note - be prepared for sore legs if hiking Mt Walker!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were happy to hear your group enjoyed our home, property, fantastic views, and wide variety of activities to do in the area. It is fun to sit on our large decks and watch the eagles, otters, seals, king fishers, etc. We will look forward to your next stay. Thank you, Tammy
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5

Birthday celebration with the BFFs

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped home, gorgeous view. 7 of us sat on the deck watching seals, eagles, and the tide go in and out. Went to Dosewallips for clams and oysters. Relaxed in the hot tub. Made for a memorable week with the gals. Only wish was for more comfy seating in the living room, even an ottoman or something so we could all sit easy. Otherwise this was a wonderful place. Tammy and Michelle were extremely responsive when we had a little issue with the ice maker. Definitely would stay again. Everyone loved it.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that your girl's group were happy with our well appointed home. It is fun to watch the tides go in and out you see many different views of our tide-lands, Dosewallips Estuary, wildlife, and more. Soak your stress away in our water view jetted spa. We love having girls groups stay at our homes. If you have an issue or question during your stay my team and I are standing by to help. We will look forward to your next stay. Thank you, Tammy
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Map

Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Geoduck Tavern, Esquire Magazine #2 bar/pub in Am.
Nearest Ferry
49 Miles
Bainbridge Is. ferry to downtown Seattle
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Lake Cushman Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Halfway House, great homemade desserts
Car: recommended

We overlook the Dosewallips Estuary, it is fun to use our canoe, row boat, and life jackets to explore. You see amazing wildlife like lots of eagles, seals, sometimes elk, kingfishers, osprey, etc.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $195
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Pet Fee $95
Damage Deposit $500

Summer peak season reservations for two or three day rentals are available if there are not four consecutive days available. Some Monday through Thursday night requests for two or three night may be possible as well.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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