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Great location in town. Lots of space.

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 8)

Great view of Olympic Mountains and Victoria, British Columbia. Located in town just a few blocks North of the Olympic National Park Headquarters. It has a large fenced back yard with fruit trees as well as a covered patio. Port Angeles is a great Pacific Northwest town with easy access to Hurricane Ridge, the Hoh Rain Forest and the ferry to Victoria. This wonderful home is big enough to bring the whole family, with all the comforts of your home away from home.

Property Manager
Virginia Southmayd
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Virginia Southmayd

We are a married couple who have family in Port Angeles. We live in Alaska, but visit Port Angeles several times per year.

Virginia Southmayd purchased this house in 2005

Why Virginia Southmayd chose Olympic Peninsula & Pacific Coast

We bought this house in 2005 when we were living in Port Angeles. Circumstances took us to Alaska but we hope to live in this house when we retire. The house was built in 1947 by a famous Port Angeles builder and has had many upgrades since.

What makes this house unique

This home is located in town, so it has easy access to all conveniences of Port Angeles. It is less than a mile to multiple coffee shops, the library, the grocery store and the Olympic National Park. You can sit on the couch in the living room and look south at the Olympic Mountains or look north at Victoria and ships sailing through the Straits of Juan de Fuca.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I'm proud to say I'm the new manager. How excited I am to be working with the owner with our vision for this house. The photos definitely do not capture the beauty of everything this home has to offer. The view of the water from the living room, dining room and the kitchen made me want to see more immediately. We're taking one room at a time and will be posting new photos as we go. This is a rare find in that ALL THE FLOORS ARE HEATED. You'll be glad you stayed at our home called "North to Alaska."
Feb 2016
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Port Angeles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , Second small single bed is suitable for a child
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Great location in town. Lots of space.
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 28 reviews
Westerville, OH

So much space - great for families!

  • 5 of 5

This home was the perfect home base for our group to stay while exploring Olympic National Park. There was plenty of room for all of us (4 adults and 4 children), and the setup of the house ensured that we never felt crowded. A bit outdated, but everything was clean and in working order. Would definitely rent this place again!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for four nights with six adults and two children (ages two and ten). The house easily fit all of us. The living room area has plenty of seating, as does the kitchen. The wifi was fast and the TV had Netflix. The grill out back worked great and we were happy to have a washer and dryer in the basement. The kitchen was extremely well stocked with everything we needed. The house has a lot of light which gives it a nice airy feel, plus it has a great view of the mountains. The manager was a joy to work with - very responsive. If we were ever in the area again, we would definitely rent this property!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, comfortable, great space for a large family!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for one night while in town for a kids basketball tournament - two adults and five boys ages 5-10 fit, with room to spare! We enjoyed the space in the living room- plenty of couch seats for all. Two lovely tables (one off the kitchen and one in the dining room) hosted our team dinner on Saturday night - it worked great!

The property owner is responsive and helpful, easy to access, wifi and netflix, a great yard with BBQ out back. We will definitely book again for our next tournament weekend!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Kristen we appreciate hearing what you enjoyed about our home called North to Alaska. I agree with you how spacious this home is. It really makes it nice for entertaining large groups or for a small family. The back yard is perfect for the little ones to run around while being safe with the privacy fence. We're looking forward to you returning to stay with us for the next tournament Port Angeles is hosting.
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Sequim, WA

Spacious quiet home with lovely views

  • 5 of 5

From the huge windows you can see the snow covered Olympia mountain range or ocean views across to Vancouver Island, BC. The beautiful hardwood floors have radiant heating, making for a super quiet home in a quiet neighborhood. Great sleep in cozy beds with lofted coverlets and tons of pillows. The property manager is attentive and delightful. Love the place!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wendy it was an honor having both of you stay with us while you were working in Port Angeles. Thank you for taking such good care of our home. I'd give you an award, For The Perfect Guest if I could. I went to shovel the snow from the sidewalks when your husband heard me, and immediately came out to help. He was pleased for the exercise!! Thank you for mentioning how quiet this home is and how comfortable the beds are. The location of this home is convenient to many things Port Angeles has to offer plus no traffic noise, which makes for the perfect get away. May you always have safe travels and work brings you back our way.
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A spacious, clean house with nice furniture and plenty of space.

  • 4 of 5

It took a minute for me to find the email with the key box number, and a hike around from the driveway to the front door. The front lawn was large, the house set well back In a quiet neighborhood. I didn't see a car moving once while we were there.

Entering, the temperature was 62 (Virginia said she'd set it to 75!?). Many rooms had individual thermostats; I don't know why. When we returned from dinner the house made it to 72.

We visited while scrolling through the tv with a slow scrolling guide on one channel. Xfinity with HBO and Showtime, WiFi too; the commercial fare and public t.v. is very limited. A smart t.v. (for internet streaming) with a larger screen would have been better. Since we didn't stay long it wasn't too important. I only did a little texting and phoning.

The livingroom had two comfortable couches. Large pillows would have been nice for laid back laptop computing or tv watching. The kitchen was okay for coffee and a had fridge to hold our drinks, etc. We didn't cook so don't know about that.

There were two bedrooms with doubles, and a single bed bedroom upstairs. We found the fourth double downstairs with a second bathroom. Both baths were clean with good showers. The bed I used was comfortable, but strangely high in the air. I'm six feet and I had to jump up backwards to get on it. It might fit someone 6'4" or taller, but would have been a challenge for a shorter person. It was hard to sit on the edge of the bed to dress. The room should have a couple of chairs to get dressed on.

The other rooms all had curtains on the windows, but not mine. It was dark out when we arrived, so I assumed it wasn't a problem. However, next day I could see that the room is visible from outside. I had to unplug the clock as I couldn't find out how to turn off the alarm when it came on at midnight. From about 2 to 2:30 the back porch light came on and woke me; I thought it was the dawn.

The bed was comfortable, although I only needed one pillow, not the seven on the bed; I had to put six away before going to bed.

We made coffee in the french press; there was a pot and filters there, too. We'd sweet rolls on the kitchen table. We never got near the large dining room table.

The house was very clean with no dust or dirt visible anywhere. There were enough dishes in the kitchen to feed many people at once.

I am only sorry that we didn't have a reason to stay longer.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at our house and thanks for the thoughtful review. We think the house and the location are really great but we appreciate reviews like yours for helping us improve our service. I apologize for the temperature. That is my fault for not telling Virginia to turn it on soon enough. The house has radiant floor heat, which is really nice for warm tile floors, but it takes several hours to heat up once it is cold. In the summer we don't have that issue so it is the first time we have had to "warm up" the house. As for the TV and WIFI, we are in the process increasing the WIFI to faster unlimited data but I need to install a newer, better router to handle the increased data. I am coming to town next week from Alaska to make that happen. The blinds for the main bedroom were taken down based on a previous renter finding them not dark enough to block out the sun in the morning. We've ordered new blinds and should arrive before Christmas. I'm pleased the new blinds arrived and have been installed. We have not heard from renters before about the height of the beds or a chair for the bedrooms but my mother stayed in the house with us in October and informed me that both were issues for her. I will figure out something for the beds. Telling my mom she was right will be more difficult. We have a very comfortable chair now for our guests to enjoy. Thanks again for the review. We hope you have reason to come stay with us again sometime. Happy Holidays.
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Five stars

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. The house was in a quite area of town. It was very clean when we arrived. I recommend this for those liking for more room than a hotel for family, and friends looking to stay together.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I must agree with you about our home being in a very quiet part of town. When I've been at the house seldom do I see a car drive by, which makes for a very relaxing get away for our guests. Thank you for mentioning how clean our home is. I feel it sets us apart from many homes in our area.
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Nearest Airport
3.5 Miles
William R. Fairchild International Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Victoria Ferry
Nearest Train
107 Miles
Amtrak Station-Tacoma, WA
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
HWY 101
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Blackbird Coffee House, 336 East 8th St
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Hurricane Ridge
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
City Pier Beach
Car: recommended

Port Angeles is in the heart of the Olympic Peninsula. Whether your interest is kayaking, wine tasting, antiquing, eating or just spending time on the beautiful beaches, Port Angeles has something for every traveler. Ride your bike along Discovery Trail, a waterfront trail that stretches from the west end of Port Angeles into Port Townsend. Taste locally grown food at the farmers markets. Enjoy the water view from Francis Street Park. Or, explore the Fine Arts Center, which features works by more than 500 Northwest artists.

Olympic Peninsula Visitors Bureau

338 W First Street, Ste 104,

Port Angeles, WA 98362

(360) 452-8552


Rates & Availability

Port Angeles House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Back to School Special
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 14 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Dec 24 2017 - Dec 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 10.4%

Children - Age 1 and under are free. Please contact the manager for details if you do have a child age 1 or under to receive this discount.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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