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Spacious Bluff-Top Home With Expansive Ocean Views

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathroom, max 12 guests

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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Owner
Ruth
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About Ruth

We are active retirees who enjoy outdoor activities.

Ruth purchased this house in 2010

Why Ruth chose Olympic Peninsula & Pacific Coast

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)

Spacious Bluff-Top Home With Expansive Ocean Views
average rating of 4.980769 based on 52 reviews
5

Wonderful Holiday Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year returning to the Aerie. It's become very special to us. The house is spacious but cozy, with a well-appointed kitchen and great spaces for sleeping, playing games, eating, and viewing nature. Ruth is very conscientious and responsive. We hope to continue the tradition for years to come.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely spacious home with great views

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place to stay. Our family of 8 adults was very comfortable. The windows have grand views over the Juan de Fuca. The house is surrounded by trees. Everything in the house was in lovely condition. There was plenty of space for us for Christmas and thousand piece puzzles, and cooking up dinners. The location was convenient for skiing at Hurricane Ridge, and the ferry to Victoria as well.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Fantastic Family Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

Our family gathered at the Aerie for Thanksgiving weekend, and it was a perfect fit. The home is large with a Great room which looks out over the forest and Straits. So we felt at all times that we were in the woods. We cooked and enjoyed the views all weekend. We saw bald eagles and deer in the yard. As to the furnishings, the beds in the house are all very comfortable, and it is very clean. I can't say enough about how nice this house is! It is close to the national park and also (for our group) close to a very nice golf course. I wouldn't hesitate to rent it again.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello prospective travelers, I noticed that this reviewer recommended our property for "tourists without a car". I'd like to qualify that just a little: our property is within a half mile or so of the Olympic Discovery Trail, so bicycle travelers have ready access to the property. However, this is a rural setting; the nearest bus stop is probably a mile or more away, so guests hoping to walk to public transportation, shopping or city services may not find this a suitable location. Most of our guests arrive by car. -Ruth
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5

Huge home overlooking a beautiful Bluff. The best view and grounds you can ever imagine. Stunning ho

  • 5 of 5

The house is huge and beautiful. It has everything you need. Very clean and well appointed. The view is stunning. The grounds are fun to walk around. The entire area is perfection!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Lovely, peaceful setting with Strait Views.

  • 5 of 5

The Aerie is a lovely, big, well appointed, well cared for home away from home. We were greeted upon arrival with the view of a large bald eagle resting in a nearby tree, a wonderful sight.

Our family appreciated the space of the home and it's restful location. Since we live close by we did not use the house as we might have had we been true vacationers but we chose to rent this home because we wanted our family to have the space it afforded. So much nicer than a hotel room.

Thank you, Ruth, for providing a fond memory for all involved.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A superb family vacation location

  • 5 of 5

Our first impression upon arrival and driving up the driveway was the privacy offered by the tall trees and surrounding flora and fauna. Our second impression upon entering the house was how immaculately clean and inviting it was. Our third impression was the view and the telescope with which to watch ship traffic. Following impressions were how completely equipped the kitchen is , the abundance of towels for each bathroom, and the layout of the house in general to accommodate our party of nine adults and a toddler. We had other family members who live in the area, and some who brought their RV and stayed in a KOA Campground close by. The Aeire was more than adequate for consolidated family meals and the ability to congregate and enjoy one another's company. Not to be forgotten is a first rate gas grill which was a plus in preparing meals.

Ruth was very helpful, friendly, and accommodating for our special requests and for providing information concerning other accommodations in the area for future get togethers in numbers beyond the capacity of the Aeire.

All in the family agree that we should return to the Aeire for our next reunion.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Fairchild Airport
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Coho Ferry to Victoria, B.C.
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Cedars at Dungeness
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Amtrak, Tacoma
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
US 101
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Hollywood Beach, Port Angeles
Car: necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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3 night minimum stay
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$2,400
 
Notes: 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.
Cancellation Policy:
• 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

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Amenities

Port Angeles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main (middle) floor bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bath serves two bedrooms & main floor. Hair Dryer included.
    Master (top-floor) Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Soaking tub has ocean view. Hair dryer included.
    Ground-floor bath - toilet , shower , Bath serves the queen bedroom & Rec Room. Hair Dryer incl.
  • Bathroom furnishings include linens, paper products, hand-soap & shower gel and hair dryers.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Ground-floor Bedroom - 1 queen
    Master Suite Bedroom - 1 king , Master Suite is on the top floor
    South bedroom on Main (middle) floor. - 2 twin/ single , On request, we convert to a king, using memory-foam topper.
    Eurocouch in Rec Room. - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Eurocouch folds flat to 48-inches wide, 71-inches long.
    Additional sleeping - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen-sized Aerobed, inflates w/120V pump. We provide linens
    North bedroom on Main (middle) floor. - 2 twin/ single , On request we can convert to king using a memory-foam topper
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
Notes:
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.

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