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Enjoy scenic Gamble Bay. Great beach presence & access. Views Nature

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Serenity With Convenient Access To Quaint Towns & Magnificent Nature! Sleeps 11.

Secluded from the outside world, yet only minutes by air or ferry from downtown Seattle lies one of the best waterfront retreats in the Puget Sound Region.

The inside boasts 3,700 square feet. Large windows let in plenty of natural light. Multiple fireplaces and fire pit make the evenings cozy all year round.

Sunsets are stunningly beautiful. Mornings are pristinely serene and accented by nature’s bounty.

Designed for privacy between levels if desired (e.g. 2 families, or parents & kids…), or for easy interaction. The upper level features living room, dining, with the master with bath, 2 additional bedrooms and bath, laundry, full featured kitchen, large deck with barbecue and table seating for 20, lounge chairs. The lower level features 2 bedrooms, bathroom, full featured kitchen, media/family area, entertainment room with ping pong table and bonus bed, and direct access to fire pit area.

Total of 1 king size bed, four queen size beds and one twin. Very comfortably sleeps 11 and entertains many more without feeling a bit crowded. A wonderful layout for a very large family or for multiple families -- and and still cozy if for a small family.

The house sits on 1 1/4 acres and is very private and quiet. It overlooks a sheltered bay on Puget Sound that is great for beach combing, swimming, and kayaking. (Kayak and paddle board rentals in nearby Port Gamble. Deliveries and pickups possible. ). It’s wonderful to walk along the clean beach with few people around. Explore for miles.

(NOTE: Plenty of shellfish on our property - which extends straight out property lines on land to beach - BUT picking up or HARVESTING clams, oysters, and other sea life is ONLY ALLOWED AND LEGAL ON OUR PROPERTY which continues straight out into the water from our land-property lines. So while enjoying the beach, you may wander and enjoy much of the bay, while respecting our neighbors' rights. )

A gas grill just outside the upstairs kitchen and two picnic tables make outdoor dining easy. Later you can watch the sun set on the bay.

Gather for conversation and story telling around the fire pit, roast hot dogs and make s’mores. Wonder at the stars – far more than visible in the city.

Equipped with 2 quality TV’s and cable access, there are plenty of options for one's viewing pleasure. Wifi internet serves the entire house.

On an inlet of Hood Canal, just ten minutes drive to the lovingly preserved 1860’s waterfront town of Port Gamble, twenty minutes brings you to the charming Scandinavian town of Poulsbo, forty minutes to historic Port Townsend with its antique galleries, cultural events, charming restaurants, and seventy minutes to Port Angeles where you will find quick ferry access to Victoria, Canada, plus incredible mountain scenery at Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Forest. Nearby golf and range.

A notebook with extensive recommendations for day trips, events, local restaurants and fun excursions is on the table when you arrive.

Come to this special place and enjoy a piece of Puget Sound paradise. We look forward to your visiting soon!

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, mandarin
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Yuan

We are both busy professionals who love the Northwest beauty and vitality.

Yuan purchased this house in 2009

Why Yuan chose Puget Sound North

In a wonderfully comfortable dual kitchen home for 10+ guests, large or multiple families, great spaces, huge entertainment deck overlooking a gem of a setting on Puget Sound. We love the setting, the forest, the quiet, the views, the serenity, the shellfish, walking in the area, short country drives to nearby towns including Kingston & Port Gamble & Poulsbo among others.

What makes this house unique

Two kitchens on each of the two living levels are GREAT for large families or multiple families. Separate when desired, and together when desired.

The views from the huge deck, living room, dining areas, upstairs kitchen, and from the fire pit are amazing.

You are definitely in the country off a country road, a driveway, and extremely quiet surrounded by trees, forest, and on one of the best bays in all of Puget Sound. Nonetheless you have the bonus of being central to many wonderful places to visit and enjoy.


Port Gamble General Store and Cafe
White Horse Golf Club
Port of Poulsbo
The Resort at Port Ludlow
Port Townsend
BC Ferries
Nearest Airport
78 Miles
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Point Casino
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
White Horse Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Point Casino
Car: necessary

MUSTS DO's: Visit the charming beach towns of Poulsbo, Port Gamble, Port Townsend, hiking Hurricane Ridge, multiple festivals, ferry to Victoria BC from Port Angeles, golf, rustic walks...


Kingston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , shower , two sinks
    Upstairs powder/bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • MASTER BEDROOM - 1 king
    DOWNSTAIRS A - 1 queen
    DOWNSTAIRS B - 1 queen
    Social Room - 1 twin/ single
  • This is a five bedroom house with the option to sleep one in the entertainment/social room on the lower level.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair accessible
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Enjoy scenic Gamble Bay. Great beach presence & access. Views Nature
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews
Trabuco Canyon, CA


  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have dreamed of a more perfect host than Yuan! She responded instantly to any questions that arose, was very accommodating, helpful, and a genuinely kind and beautiful person.

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beach house! It has an incredible location (a large and spacious lot surrounded by beautiful huge trees, right on the water. It's peaceful, tranquil and quiet...yet near amenities and other towns to enjoy excursions to. The view is stunning, as is the wildlife (sea lions swimming in the ocean right off the property, tiny crabs crawling all over the rocks on the beach, bald eagles flying overhead...). We spent a lot of time on the spacious upper deck soaking in the amazing scenery.

We stayed upstairs in the Master and guest bedroom closest to it. The beds and bedding were very comfortable! The kitchen was large with windows facing the beach and had everything we needed to cook with. We felt this was the perfect feel of a cottage, with the comforts of home. Our two toddlers were kept happily busy on the grounds exploring and having plenty of room to roam. We used the fire pit to have their first bonfire to roast marshmallows! The nearby towns and villages are charming, and we found lots of fun and interesting family activities to do (thanks to a thoughtful suggestion list and brochure/magazine pile of local attractions left by Yuan).

We made many great memories and it was a fantastic experience, all around! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

Great location and pleanty of room. The worst part was horrible smell of mold from lower level- owner quickly and kindly dispatched manager who brought multiple air fresheners that only masked the odor with nauseating chemical smells and didn't address underlying issue. Only 1 oddly placed bath serving entire downstairs, air hockey, and fusball missing items and kids unable to play. Other than that a good time was had.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Greg, I found your statement is rather unfair and greatly exaggerated. We take pride for our house!! As confirmed by our very meticulous housekeeper who immediately responded, there was not a musty smell from the living portion of the house. She did say your kids opened a normally closed wine cellar door and that was a source of slight smell. Our housekeeper closed the door which will remained locked in the future. She delivered flowers and air fresheners going above and beyond to please you - as that is her nature and our nature. The lower level bathroom location is convenient to the overall space and has never been an issue to our many guests. We have many huge groups visiting and no one had the experience you described. Every guest has left happy and grateful notes or emails or text messages to thank us. It is very unfortunate for you to feel so comfortable to write a comment like this - especially after our immediate response - and be assured it won't dissuade us from offering our best to all future guests
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Gillette, WY

Quiet and Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

In the area for a wedding, 6 adults and four grandchildren. Enjoyed gathering and frying some oysters, unusual experience for a bunch of inlanders from Wyoming! Easy to access and good communications from the owner.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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❤️ Loved this House !

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time while at this beautiful home ! The house was very clean and spacious ! Well stocked with anything we could have needed. Views were amazing. ! Relaxing, Quiet and would definitely go back again ! Owners were the best we have ever worked with!!! Thanks for sharing your home with us !❤️

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you so much for your kind words Marcia!!! please come to visit again soon! Greg and Yuan
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Beautiful, tranquil, and homey

  • 5 of 5

Oyster Heaven on Port Gamble Bay is a perfect getaway. I and the rest of my family (ages 10 to 60+) recommend it highly.

HOUSE: The house is well appointed and well stocked. The furnishings are lovely, comfortable, and easily accommodated our large group. The main kitchen (it has two!) has a large refrigerator, dishwasher, micro, pots, pans, dishes, glasses, and other implements to make it a home-away-from-home. The bathrooms had all the basic necessities and were well designed; quick delivery of hot water and good water pressure too. The bedrooms were little retreats in themselves (everyone said their bed was comfy) with lots of closet space.

LOCATION: The property is far enough off the beaten track that it can seem to be your own bit of paradise. Yet, it is just a short drive to grocery stores and ferry (which we used one day to explore the Seattle side of Puget Sound). We spent much of our time on the big deck enjoying the view of the bay and its wildlife. The propane bbq worked great. A stroll on the beach (it's rocky so wear appropriate shoes) below the house yielded a few oysters for an afternoon snack.

GOOD FOR GROUPS: This is the right choice for a gathering of family or friends. The layout, which features complete kitchens on both floors, would accommodate two families vacationing together and still allow for privacy.

HOSTS: Owners Yuan and Greg were wonderful hosts. Though we did not meet personally, the way they have set up access to the house made it very easy to find and enter. They were always easy to reach via phone, text, or VBRO message and responded quickly & completely. They truly are interested in providing their guests with a wonderful vacation experience -- and they deliver!

ACTIVITIES: If you manage to pull yourselves away from your bit of heaven, check out downtown Kingston (about a 10-minute drive) for its quaint shops and eateries. Mora's Ice Cream should definitely be a stop. It also is where one takes the ferry to Edmonds (a darling town with lots of dining and shopping and easily walkable); walk on if you just want to explore Edmonds and drive if you want to get to Seattle or other areas. You could also drive 10 minutes down the road in the other direction from Oyster Heaven toward Hansville, where there is a little diner and store, a lighthouse, and sandy beach where whales, dolphins, seals, and other wildlife can be spotted.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a fun place for a Sister's getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My 4 sister's and I have made this our yearly quilt retreat. What a wonderful place to be. The house is spacious and beautiful. And you can't beat the view. No matter what the weather was like it was fine. The house was well equipped. Thank you Yuan and Greg for sharing you lovely house. We will be back next year!

The Shearer Sisters

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Damage Insurance $99


Therefore, the owner must not be penalized by costs incurred by a cancellation - as is only fair. The travelers should address such topics with VRBO = = HomeAway Payments = The HomeAway Family.

Holiday rentals are any rental that overlaps onto a holiday and are a minimum of three nights at $550 per night.

NOTE: Plenty of shellfish on our property - which extends straight out property lines on land to beach - BUT picking up or HARVESTING clams, oysters, and other sea life is ONLY ALLOWED AND IT IS ONLY LEGAL ON OUR PROPERTY which continues straight out into the water from our land-property lines. So while enjoying the beach, you may wander and enjoy much of the bay, while respecting our neighbors' rights.

We do not have a buoy, raft or dock, but water crafts may be beached ON OUR BEACH ONLY or brought to the seawall (on high tide). Please respect our neighbors and DO NOT USE NEIGHBORS' BUOYS, RAFTS OR DOCKS.

Our neighbors live here because their enjoy the serenity, which we respect by not having any noisy partying outside after 10PM. Quietly enjoying the fire pit or our beautiful deck after 10 PM is welcome with respectful speaking volume levels that are as serene as the wonderfully quiet setting.

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.