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Free Nights! Beachfront Cabin+Guest Boathouse (fully-fenced) +2 Kayaks

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

Discounts are Automatically Applied when Entering your Dates

New reservations only | Holidays Excluded

Spring - 3rd Night Free (2Nt Min Stay)

April & May - Excluding Memorial Day

Mid-Summer - 4th Night Free (3Nt Min Stay)

May 30th – June 21st

Prime Summer - 5th Night Free (4Nt Min Stay)

June 21st – July 1st or July 8th – August 29th

Welcome To Giggle Fish

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION!!! 1.5 miles North of Hoodsport on the water.

Best Private beach lot in Hoodsport (See Photos)

King Beds 2, Queen Bed 1 (Sleeps 6 max + a happy & mellow pooch)

Ideal for Couples, Families or a Romantic Getaway

Fully Fenced Grass Yard ideal for children and pet security

OYSTERS - delicious!

Gorgeous Water Views from every room

Kids LOVE love the outdoor fire pit roasting marsh mellows

2 min to Hoodsport IGA Grocery Store

Wi Fi-enabled

"Close enough to use technology but far enough away you won't want to".

Bill Gates has four vacation homes on Hood Canal (Google it!) but it's still a well-kept secret just 90 min. from Seattle (2 hrs. from Portland). Few places in the world offer such natural diversity with the OCEAN & MOUNTAINS - both in one location.

'Giggle Fish' is your Beach Cabin + Guest Boathouse located in Hoodsport, WA, on Hood Canal. It's so close to the water you can fish from the living room. This property is unique because it sits on a corner lot with a natural, unbuildable beach (200') between you and the neighbor. Privacy is hard to find here where homes normally sit side-by-side.


* Relax in the comfort of this 2-story home on 100' of waterfront built in 1999

* BEACH CABIN - 2 Bed & 1 Bath (1,000 sq. ft.)

* The cozy Boathouse has a Queen LOG BED, private deck (right over the water) and 3/4 bath, plus flat screen TV.

The Cabin has 2 bedrooms upstairs both with KING Beds and flat screen TV's. The cozy Boathouse has a Queen LOG BED, private deck (right over the water) and 3/4 bath. Awake to breathtaking water views - and watch SEALS and BIRDS - all from the comfort of your warm, cozy bed. This fully fenced yard has a child safety gate to the beach. The Boathouse is great for teens or if one couple desires privacy. No garage, park along Hwy 101 like the locals.


Down comforters and luxury bedding in every room, plus a KING "SLEEP NUMBER BED" in Master and modern, whimsical beach decor throughout. The main level includes an open kitchen with eating bar and stools, dining nook with seating for 4 and sectional couch, full bath, 40" HD LCD Cable TV, Blue-Ray DVD player, games, Wi-Fi, toys, books, crib/Packn'Play, inflatable toddler bed.


Wrap-around deck, with awesome, panoramic Hood Canal water views, which includes a covered gas BBQ area and comfortable seating galore - plush patio furniture and 2 outdoor dining areas. Relax on the double chaise lounge with sweeping water views. Awesome fire pit (w/benches that fold into a picnic table) ~ Make s'mores with your kids ~ YUM!!!, Bluetooth-enabled CD stereo and outdoor rock speakers. Beach towels, chairs, cooler, buckets, shovels/rakes provided for your day playing on the beach. 2 one-man Kayaks provided. Participating guests must sign and return our liability release form before arrival. Kayaking is an amazing way to experience Hood Canal, but do so at your own risk.


Kayaking (2 Kayaks provided)

SEALS, bald eagles, heron ~~ Good chance you'll see 'em!!!

Fishing, crabbing, clamming, shrimping

Championship GOLF (Salish Cliffs & Alderbrook)

Hoodsport Winery (2 miles, tasting daily)

Diving 'Sund Rock' & 'Octopus Hole'

Secret 230' WATERFALL (directions provided)

Located directly on 'Scenic Hwy 101' (one of America's most beautiful drives)

More Details

Property Manager
Vacation Rental 365
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

About Vacation Rental 365

Newly Listed with VR365 Property Management which is run by our good friend, Derek, who is a true PRO at Customer Service.

Why Vacation Rental 365 chose Hoodsport

After 2 years of searching the PNW for a special beach town, we finally chose Hoodsport! A Hoodsport address was key because it's the only real 'town' with full amenities along the entire 60 mile stretch of Hood Canal (aside from Belfair at the far end). This home is just 2 minutes from the Hoodsport IGA Grocery Store which is extremely convenient (especially for wine and dessert at night!) We love the quick drive from Seattle & Portland -- literally two roads - I-5 to Hwy 101 -- and not being at the mercy of a ferry.

The West side of Hood Canal is an 'Outdoor Lover's Paradise' with endless Ocean & Mountain activities. Hoodsport is a charming, waterfront town with Restaurants, Pub, Gift Shops, 2 Liquor Stores, Winery, Gas, Coffee Shop, Ice Cream Shop, Public Dock, Arts & Crafts, Dive Shop, Massage, Salmon Hatchery, Bank, Library, Outfitters Store (w/licensing), Olympic Park Visitor's Center, Kayak Rentals & Whiskey Distillery (opening soon).

What makes this cabin unique

Giggle Fish is a 'One of a Kind' vacation property. The rare privacy makes it one of the best beach lots in Hoodsport. It's also one of the few with a lawn for kids and playing Bocce (provided). It's a perfectly-balanced getaway because you can adventure -- or RELAX and do nothing at all -- both while surrounded by the peace and serenity of nature.

FOR HIKERS - just up the hill is the Olympic National Park 'Staircase' entrance and many popular day hikes surround the home (all levels).

FOR SCUBA DIVERS - you can literally SEE world-famous 'Sund Rock' dive spot from the deck (See Photo) voted one of the world's top Wall Dives by 'Scuba Diving Magazine' and 'Octopus Hole' is just 1.5 miles North - both known for GIANT OCTOPUS & wolf eels

'So close to the water it feels like you're on the boat, but with all the comforts of home.'

Guestbook comments from the manager

Oyster stew, Oysters baked with feta and smoked salmon, Oysters raw and with eggs for breakfast - the sparkling sun and the quiet water was great! We hope to come back in March with the kids...or not with kids... :-) Thank you!
Jan 2014
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Hoodsport Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 2 King beds, 1 Queen bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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Free Nights! Beachfront Cabin+Guest Boathouse (fully-fenced) +2 Kayaks
average rating of 4.483333 based on 88 reviews
Portland, OR

My perfect weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My perfect weekend at Giggle Fish is all I can think about!

This is the second time we’ve stayed in this home. The first time we stayed in the main house and this time we went with another couple and their 2 kids so we decided to take the boat house for our room.

We arrived Friday night & settled in for the weekend. This house has all the comforts of home with some lovely touches. Extra hooks for all our jackets, everything we could possibly need in the kitchen, great sheets and bedding, new TV’s with cable and I know this sounds silly, but full size appliances are important to me – so I appreciate the full-size refrigerator, stove & washer/dryer.

Saturday morning I had to unfortunately catch up on some work emails and I knew from our first visit there would be free wi-fi. So I took my coffee and laptop out to the deck and enjoyed the view of the water while I took care of work. If you have to work on your weekend – this is the best way! The deck has two sides – the front part is uncovered and offers some really nice furniture (couch, chairs, table, loungers) and if it starts to get misty (it did once for about 10 minutes) you can just move to the covered side and still enjoy the view!

So the men went golfing (there’s a course about 20 minutes away) and us ladies and kids stuck around the house and as soon as it hit low tide we scrambled down to the shore to pick a bucket of oysters for dinner. This is my favorite part of the weekend on the canal. We picked oysters, turned over rocks and explored the crabs and sea-life. Our friends children (ages 2 and 4) had a blast! After hanging out on the beach for a few hours we headed back in for lunch and naps! For dinner we roasted up the oysters we picked on the very nice, very big BBQ.

Ok – now I have to tell you about this boat house. Since our friends have the two kids and it made sense for them to have the two bedrooms in the main house – so we stayed in the boat house – and oh-my-gosh – we LOVED it! Big, comfy bed, large windows, bathroom with shower, deck on the front and about 30 steps from the main house. It was the most perfect hide-away I could have ever imagined.

Sunday we lingered as long as we could – not wanting to go home. We took the kayaks out on the water, picked a few more oysters, relaxed on the deck…. I think about our friends and getting to share the weekend with them at Giggle Fish and what wonderful memories we could I not share?

  • Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rainier, OR

Giggle Fish is the Best Getaway!

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Our stay at Giggle Fish was better than we could have imagined! The solitude, the gorgeous weather (go got lucky and had sunshine most of the time we were there), the wildlife (we saw seals, a blue heron, and lots of water fowl), the view, and the property itself was amazing! We would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kimberly for staying with us at Giggle Fish! We appreciate leaving us a great review and most importantly its always wonderful to read when guests experience is better than what they imagined pre-arrival. We hope to see you back again sometime soon. Vacation Rental 365 - Derek
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Seattle, WA

Lots of fun at Giggle Fish!!

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was more than helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We had a fabulous stay at Giggle Fish! House was beautifully situated on the beach, with gorgeous views. Close to Hama Hama where we picked up fresh oysters and crab which we prepared in the very well appointed kitchen. The property is fully fenced, but keep in mind if you have a small-medium dog, there are large gaps along the freeway side of the fence that are VERY large. We didn't feel comfortable having our dog off-leash in the yard which made for some realllllly cold potty breaks since it snowed while we were there. Would be great to add a hot tub to this property. Overall, lovely place!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Carol for the great review! I’m thrilled to read you had a fabulous stay at Giggle Fish. I understand your concerns being a dog owner myself. It’s always a challenge fencing in small sized dogs because they can get through almost every sized fence. Its important to note this homes fenced yard does provide optimal security for most dogs. Thanks again for staying with us and we look forward to having you back again sometime soon! Vacation Rental 365 - Derek
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Portland, OR

Hood Canal Gem

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We had a fabulous stay at "Giggle Fish"! We found the house to be very clean and comfortable. We appreciated the well-stocked kitchen. It had everything we needed and it was easy to feel "right at home". The set up was perfect for two couples. The boathouse was private and surprisingly comfortable and cozy. One of the highlights was having an outdoor fire. We loved being right on the water! We were entertained by all of the wildlife on the water. The location was perfect for us! It should be noted however, that there is quite a bit of traffic noise, which was a bit of a distraction. Even so, we truly enjoyed the house! We're looking forward to our next vacation at "Giggle Fish"!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Shaley for staying with us at Giggle Fish beach house on the Hood Canal! We appreciate the wonderful 5 Star Review and happy to read you enjoyed all of the amenities. We look forward to having you back again sometime soon. - Vacation Rental 365 - Derek
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Pismo Beach, CA

Cozy with Fresh oysters

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Pleasant stay for party of 5. Enjoyed being on the water. Very comfortable with nice deck.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Bill for the wonderful 5 Star Review! We wish you a fantastic holiday season and look forward to having you back again sometime soon. Vacation Rental 365 - Derek
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August 2017 Stay

  • 4 of 5

Lots to like about the area and this house. The canal was gorgeous and having the kayaks was a real treat. We thought the house was very comfortable and well stocked. Our big complaint was the traffic. I did not realize from other reviews that the house was located on the highway and it certainly detracted from getting away from it all. Also one person in our party got very sick from eating oysters off the shore. Visitors should do their research before diving in.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hood Canal isn't realllllllly a canal, but a glacier-formed fjord which carved 60 miles along The Olympic Mountains. The mountains skyrocket 7,000 feet straight up from Hood Canal, creating a majestic, breathtaking backdrop. The clear waters provide world-class salmon fishing, crabbing, clamming and shrimping and miles of pristine shoreline for kayakers, divers, beachcombers, boaters and lovers of nature.





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