Spacious Bluff-Top Home with Expansive Ocean Views
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
We call this property 'The Aerie on the Strait' in honor of the Bald Eagles' nest hidden at the top of a conifer just above the house. We often hear their cries and see them soaring along the bluffs.The Aerie is ideal for family gatherings, or as a base camp for groups sight seeing and enjoying outdoor activities on the Olympic Peninsula. Situated midway between Sequim and Port Angeles on the coast, it affords guests convenient access to wineries, festivals, and Olympic National Park. To the west, take Highway 112 (the Juan de Fuca Scenic Highway) from Port Angeles to Neah Bay, the Makah Nation and Cape Flattery. Or, take Highway 101 west to Lake Crescent, Sol Duc Hot Springs, the fabled community of Forks and the Quileute Nation at La Push for fishing, surfing and kayaking. Proceed on south to the Hoh Rain Forest. Go east of Sequim to Port Townsend, and on to Whidbey Island. Take the ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria, B.C. Don't forget your passport.
During winter months, the road to Hurricane Ridge is open during winter vacation, weekends and holiday Mondays. Enter 'Hurricane Ridge' in your browser to see current snow conditions, and learn which amenities are open at this family-style ski hill. It is a short drive of about 20 minutes from The Aerie to the main Park Visitor Center. Another 20-30 minute scenic drive from the visitor center takes you to the Hurricane Ridge visitor center. Depending on snow conditions, you can enjoy cross-country or down-hill skiing or touring on snow shoes. There is a tubing hill for kids.
This 3100 sq.ft. three-level home, perched on high-bluff acreage along the Strait of Juan de Fuca, offers privacy in a forested, retreat-like setting. It features a Master Suite with king bed on the top floor. The Great Room, well-equipped Kitchen, open Dining Room with seating for 12, and two bedrooms, each with a pair of twin beds, complete the middle floor. Views from the Great Room and Master Suite include the Strait coastline west to Ediz Hook, traffic in the shipping lanes, with Victoria, B.C. in the distance. The lower floor comprises a bedroom with queen-sized bed, a generously sized Recreation Room and a Laundry. There is one full bathroom on each floor. The Master-Suite bath includes double sinks, separate shower and a soaking tub with ocean view. Access to private decks off of the Master Suite and the Dining Room and to a small patio off the Recreation Room is through sliding glass doors.
Although there are excellent water views from the property, the high bluff prevents guest access to the beach, 150 feet below. We ask guests, even the most athletic among them, to refrain from attempting to reach the beach by rappelling, rock climbing, scrambling, base jumping or any other means of navigating down the bluff.
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Member since: 2013
- 3500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12
- Bedrooms accommodate 8 guests. Sleeping arrangements for no more than 4 additional guests include a convertible Eurocouch and a queen-sized inflatable Aerobed which can be set up in the rec room. There also is a twin-size foam sleeping pad. We provide linens for these optional sleeping arrangements. Finally, upon request we can supply a pack-N-play playyard for guests traveling with a toddler....moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Bird watchers will enjoy this property. The non-residential portions of the land are protected by a conservation easement and are closed to public access; however, by special arrangement with the owners, guests staying a week or longer may arrange for a guided walking tour along forested trails. ...moreless
- DVD Player:
We have a 'Smart' TV, but cable or satellite service is unavailable. We provide a Netflix subscription and a DVD player. A Mohu antenna allows access to ~10 on-air channels from Canada & U.S....moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
Off-street parking is ample for 5 cars. On-street parking is not available. Please contact owners for possible additional parking needs (such as RV, small boat, or additional cars) during your stay....moreless
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker
Dishes & Utensils:
Service for 12+: dishes, flatware, glassware, wine glasses. Serving dishes, pots, pans and cooking utensils. For cooks, In hospitality manager, under kitchen, are pictures of main cupboard contents....moreless
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 4 - Dec 23, 2016
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 9 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Dec 24 - Jan 2, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 9 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $175 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Tax Rate 10.4%
Maximum of 12 guests. Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.
• 100% if canceled 30 days prior to the Check-in Date.
• 50% if canceled 20-29 days prior to the Check-in Date.
• No rental refund for any cancellations less than 20 days prior to the Check-in Date; we do refund the unused cleaning fee and damage deposit if paid
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Many of the services checked are located either in Sequim or Port Angeles or both. The property is 15 minutes drive (give or take) to either of these cities.
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: We are active retirees who enjoy outdoor activities.
Why the Owner Chose Port Angeles, WA, USA:
We view ourselves as stewards of our lands. This 15-acre property is a part of more than 120 acres of contiguous forest and wetland. We and our neighbors have chosen to promote a mature forest and healthy wetland on this acreage, protecting the diverse wildlife habitat through conservation easements with North Olympic Land Trust.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The North Olympic Peninsula is a magical place. Not too far from major-metropolitan Seattle, two smallish cities, Sequim and Port Angeles, bracket a large unincorporated rural area, of which this property is a part. Each of the two cities offer antiquing, art, festivals, wineries, golf, tennis, parks, marinas and access to beaches. Threading its way all across this peninsula, the Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT), mostly-paved, is used by runners and walkers, bicyclists, and horsemen. Guests can access the ODT about 1/2 mile from the Aerie. The Aerie is a secluded, serene, forested retreat. From here guests can explore Olympic National Park, wander the Olympic Discovery Trail, enjoy the attractions of the nearby cities, or simply relax in spacious privacy.
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From the parking area, stairs to the main (middle) floor entry are to the right.
Watch ship traffic in the Strait from the great room.
A view back from the great room. Dining area on the left, kitchen on the right.
Close-up of our Weber propane grill.
Kitchen island with wine rack. Great room beyond.
Two twin beds in north bedroom on the main floor can be made into king-size bed.
South bedroom main floor with twin beds; by reqyest we convert these to king.
King-sized bed in the top-floor master bedroom.
Enjoy the view from the Master Suite's private deck.
The en-suite master bath has a separate shower plus soaking tub with a view.
Newly remodeled ground-floor bath has walk-in tile shower.
Rec-room couch folds out to make a full-size bed. We provide linens for it.
The great room has a propane fireplace.
A view of the Strait taken standing near the bluff-top on a calm day.
Sliding glass doors lead from the dining area to the deck & BBQ.
Kitchen cooking island brings everyone into the conversation.
The nook has more seating, while the hutch stores wine glasses and beer mugs.
North bedroom showing king-sized bed made using memory foam mattress topper.
Main floor bathroom is convenient both to twin bedrooms & to living area.
The master suite includes sliding glass doors to a private deck.
A typical sunset view on a calm evening.
Ground-floor bedroom has queen-sized bed.
Ground-floor rec room has OTA TV, DVD, games and books.
The property's guardian spirit greets you as you enter the Aerie.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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