About the property
- House3500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
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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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
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.
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Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful comfortable house!
Property is absolutely beautiful and the house accommodated our party wonderfully. Great house with everything you need. Comfortable and clean. Great views and so peaceful and quiet. Recommend to anyone looking for a big beautiful,tranquil and peaceful place to stay! 5 stars!
Lovely view, spacious, clean, beautiful interior, comfortable beds, large dining table, perfect for our multi-generational extended family. Two rooms have twins which can be made into kings offering great flexibility. Kitchen well stocked with everything we needed. Ruth very responsive to questions. Will definitely return if we can!
one the best property we ever stayed everything was ver well organized and documented.
excellent location and well suited for large families. I would love to stay here again
Just a great stay
Do you want a unique Pacific Northwest experience? This house is your ticket then. Very nicely appointed, clean, well thought out presentation by the owner was our impression. It's a very unique house on a cliff top with amazing views. My kids loved looking through the telescope and looking at the ships passing by. Very roomy, lots of fun board games to play at night. Would definitely stay again!!
Great Girls Weekend!
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.
One of our favorite places
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!
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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