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Spacious Bluff-Top Home With Expansive Ocean Views

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Ruth
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 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.

Amenities

Port Angeles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
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 play yard 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
  • 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.

Reviews

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Spacious Bluff-Top Home With Expansive Ocean Views
average rating of 4.9848485 based on 66 reviews
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5

Beautiful, spacious, comfortable house and property with privacy and spectacular views.

  • 5 of 5

The house and surrounding property were excellent. The house was bright, comfortable, clean, spacious, and well equipped for a large family group. The property was large with beautiful views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the surrounding areas. We enjoyed exploring the area including Olympic National Park, Olympic National Forest, Victoria, BC, and a few surrounding towns. There were spectacular views of the ocean, cliffs, and beach, with outside seating areas to watch the changes of weather and sunsets. There were also great views from several areas in the house, and plenty of space for small or large groups to congregate. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and would highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Clean, spacious and well equipped. Bluff views were absolutely incredible.

  • 5 of 5

Great location and wonderful setup for large group. They had everything we needed to cook for a crowd. The bluff views were incredible and we even saw bald eagles.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very clean and well maintained. Owner provided everything that we needed for our stay.

  • 5 of 5

The property was secluded yet in close proximity to Port Angeles and Olympic national park. The house is roomy and comfortable and the yard has spectacular views of the straits of Juan de Fuca. We had all the essentials that we needed to enjoy our visit. We appreciate the hospitality and attention to detail of the owners. We highly recommend staying at the Aerie.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Aerie Can't be Beat!

  • 5 of 5

Our group enjoyed our third annual visit to Ruth's and John's beautiful Aerie home. We were pleased to notice some improvements (e.g. an upgraded refrigerator and bathroom vanity) and new artwork. We spent our week visiting several lavender farms. We also trekked out to Seattle to walk through the Washington Arboretum. We enjoyed the local Dungeness Audubon Center and the Railroad Bridge walk. We also walked part of the Discovery Trail towards Port Angeles and enjoyed a delicious lunch at Toga's Soup House. Ruth and John are gracious and accommodating hosts. Ruth shared a wealth of stories and information during our walk through some of the lands they help to protect. We are already looking forward to our fourth return visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome home, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect vacation home for our family of 8 adults and 4 young children. Plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms for everyone to have their own space. The downstairs rec room was perfect for the babies and toddlers to sleep in, away from the adults playing cards upstairs. The kitchen was well equipped for our needs. Ruth was extremely helpful in accommodating us by purchasing 2 hook-on counter "highchairs". Very quiet, peaceful location. Easy access to the northern and western parts of Olympic National Park. Loved the Hoh Rain Forest, Coastal beaches, Hurricane Ridge. Awesome hiking! Saw an eagle and deer at the Aerie, black bear and 2 cubs while hiking in the park! It was a great vacation. Thank-you!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved Every Second

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home is exactly as described. Great location, quiet neighborhood, close to attractions, spacious and comfortable. Thank you for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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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

Port Angeles House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Oct 3 2017 - Nov 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$370
$2,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Pre-holiday
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$370
$2,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,400
 
 
Winter
Jan 13 2018 - May 25 2018
2 night minimum stay
$370
$2,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$380
$2,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Additional Guest Fee $35 per person per night
Damage Deposit $500

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

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.
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