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Spacious Bluff-Top Home With Expansive Ocean Views

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

More Details

Member since: 2013
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Ruth

We are active retirees who enjoy outdoor activities.

Ruth purchased this house in 2010

Why Ruth chose Port Angeles

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.


Port Angeles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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 ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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.


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Spacious Bluff-Top Home With Expansive Ocean Views
average rating of 4.9863014 based on 73 reviews

Great Girls Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely weekend of crafts, games, and relaxation! The house and surrounding area was serene. We saw an eagle perched on a tree close to the house on our first morning there. The view with the water and blue sky behind him was beautiful. Ruth was easy to contact when we had troubles with the door due to our operation error. We all commented on how fast the internet was and how many people could use it at once.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of our favorite places

  • 5 of 5

We loved our fourth New Years celebration at the Aerie. Power went out due to high winds on the first night and, within a half-hour, Ruth and John were at the door with flashlights, ready to set up the generator. The house is comfortable, clean, and well appointed. It's quiet and comfortable and has breathtaking views. Thank you for helping us celebrate every year!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pictures do not do this house justice

  • 5 of 5

My family and friends (total of 9) stayed at the Aerie for 4 days for Thanksgiving. The house is very well equipped and spacious. There is only one TV (downstairs in the family room), so being able to unwind and enjoy the beauty of the Strait was amazing, while the kids had the family room to themselves.

Ruth has everything very well written out, where things are, places to eat, where to go, things to do... she really hasn't missed a thing.

Thank you again and we do hope to stay another time.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This beautiful house and the fabulous view make this the best vacation rental you could ask for.

  • 5 of 5

It is very clean, roomy, beautifully decorated and has a well equipped kitchen. We didn't want to leave.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It truly feels like home

  • 5 of 5

The best indication of how we feel about the Aerie is the fact that this is our fourth stay there in a year and a half--coming all the way from Virginia. As I've noted in past reviews, this property has all of the tangibles--the house is fully equipped, clean, and beautiful, and the property can't be beat, especially the views. The owner is very welcoming, responsive, and easy to work with. The location is excellent as well, with easy access to Hurricane Ridge, Lake Crescent, Sol Duc and other natural wonders as well as the conveniences of Port Angeles or Sequim. But there is the intangible quality to this house and property too--it seems impossible not to feel good here. We've stayed in dozens of great vacation rentals all over the world, but this is the only one that we can genuinely say we'd love to live in someday.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning views and a perfect jumping off point for seeing the Peninsula

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay! The house is very well-stocked, so we cooked most meals in. It's around the corner from Port Angeles, with easy access to grocery stores, restaurants, etc. We were able to see the beaches, the Hoh rainforest, Lake Crescent, and go whale watching. Easily slept 8 adults and a toddler. Would definitely recommend the property!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Michaels Seafood and Steakhouse
Sabai Thai
Olympic National Park
Bella Italia
Good wine selection. Good food, nice atmosphere.
Nash's Organic Produce
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.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.5%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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