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Beautiful Hood Canal Home at the Water's Edge--Sweeping Views and Sandy Beach

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms Waterfront with Mountain Views

Enjoy stunning, expansive views of the Hood Canal, Whidbey Island, and Foulweather Bluff at this beautiful, two-level, beachfront home. You have the option of renting just one of the two levels (each complete with a kitchen and bathroom) for smaller groups, or you can rent the entire home for a larger group of up to 11 people. For information about reserving only one level, please email the owner.

The upper level of the home has a master bedroom with deck access, a king-size bed, and an ensuite marble bathroom with a jetted tub and walk-in shower. There are two other bedrooms on this level, each with a queen-size bed and an adjoining bathroom with a shower. An open, fully equipped kitchen with Corian countertops, a dining room, two steps to a sunken living room, and a full-length deck complete this level.

The home’s lower level has two bedrooms, each with a queen-size bed. There is one bathroom with a shower. The kitchen is also fully equipped and the large living room has ground-level beach access.

From nearly every room in the home you can take in the incredible views of the water, mountains, and watch the wildlife. The beach is open for community use, as is the small boat launch next door. You can take leisurely walks through the neighborhood or on the beach. As you explore the area, be sure to stop by the small towns of Port Ludlow, Port Gamble, Kingston, and Chimacum. Also, the beautiful, Victorian tourist destination of Port Townsend is only a 35 minute drive away (22.2 miles), offering many entertainment, dining, and sight-seeing opportunities.

More Details

Ann Templeton
Member since: 2014
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2018

About Ann Templeton

My husband and I were born and raised in Bremerton, Washington. We purchased the land, designed, and built this house as a summer home. It was completed in 1994 and has been enjoyed by our family all these years.

Ann Templeton purchased this house in 1994


Port Ludlow House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • A non- refundable fee of $100.00 for one pet, upon owner approval.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Twin rollaway bed available
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Beautiful Hood Canal Home at the Water's Edge--Sweeping Views and Sandy Beach
average rating of 4.75 based on 64 reviews

Great layout for multiple families

  • 5 of 5

Great layout for 3 families and their kids. Adults slept upstairs and kids slept downstairs. Furniture is a little dated, but kid-friendly! Loved having access to the water, where we kayaked and paddleboared. We cooked almost all of our meals there, and found everything we needed. We made a day trips to Port Townsend and Poulsbou. We also found Finnriver Farm and Cidery which had snacks as well. This is a great home for staying in or exploring the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that we could accommodate your families so well. We always loved the number of day trips we could take to the mountains, or Straits, or rivers, but mostly we loved just staying home and enjoying the abundance of wildlife outside our windows. We look forward to having you as our guests again in the future. Thank you for your 5 stars.
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Seattle, WA, USA

Beautiful home right on the water-Plenty of rooms for a large group.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this beautiful home with plenty of large windows out the back deck overlooking the water. The big common areas were wonderful to be together in and the kitchen was lovely too. With so many water views we felt like we were on a boat. There is not much beach to walk on right out the door but there are walks with in a fairly short drive from here. We highly recommend this place

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review and your recommendation for others. When I designed our home, I was trying to take advantage of as much of that beautiful view as I could. I am glad that it pleased you. I hope you will stay with us again.
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Peaceful and Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at Ann’s “Piece of Paradise” home for our family reunion/golf outing! The house is large and spacious for big families and is very well equipped for cooking meals. The views of Hood Canal are spectacular. The location of the home is only 5 minutes away from Port Ludlow golf course. Next time we will bring kayaks and crab pots! Thanks Ann!

Dennis S

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you found our home to be large enough for your family and close to the golf course. The peace and beauty of Hood Canal is why we built our home there and we love it when our guests recognize and appreciate those qualities. Thank you for your great review and we hope you will be our guests again in the future.
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Tacoma, WA. USA


  • 5 of 5

Although this was our 4th year to vacation at Paradise Bay, the breath taking views from the moment we cross the Hoods Canal Bridge and opening the front door remain amazing!! Ann’s home has become our favorite vacation home in so many ways. We feel so at home each year that we return. The house itself is a perfect fit for our large family. And having beach the just steps away for our little ones to enjoy is perfect, as well. Our days were spent taking family beach walks, jumping the waves, exploring the tide pools, building sandcastles, kayaking, climbing what our little ones have named “Whale Rock” and lots of giggling!! The porpoises, sea otters and seals made daily appearances, too!! We even saw an eagle fly overhead with a fish in its mouth!! Our nights included board games, reading and time to relax and enjoy others company. It’s easy to see why Ann refers to her home as “Our Piece of Paradise”...we are so thankful that she continues to share it with our family.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As my loyal, repeat guests, I know I can count on your family being respectful of our home and still having an "all out" great time. I love the stories and comments from the children and am confident that you use every minute of your time there just enjoying one another. I look forward to having you as our guests next year.
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Spectacular views and amazing location.

  • 4 of 5

The house was wonderful, with sweeping views and loads of natural light. Plenty of space to accommodate a large extended family. Water access is easy and great, and there are several tidepools nearby. There is also a very conveniently located ramp for launching a boat. Bring your crab pots! Bring your kayaks and SUP’s! This location is a great launch-pad for ranging exploration on the Olympic Peninsula – pacific beaches, rainforests, Port Townsend, and more. Wildlife was abundant; we saw river otters and porpoises, as well as many bird varieties all from the vantagepoint on the deck.

Ann was great at her communication and responded rapidly both before our vist as well as during our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: One of the main reasons we have loved our home at Paradise Bay is because of the things you mentioned in your review; the abundant wildlife, the beach and the views, the variety of water activities that are just outside the door, and the nearness of many places to explore. Thank you for the great review and we look forward to having you as our guests when your family plans to meet for vacation again.
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Great family vacation escape

  • 4 of 5

We had a family vacation here and it was great to wake up and fall asleep with the sound of the waves just outside your window. With low tide it was great to walk up and down the beach exploring the sea life and had river otters entertain us several times. The house was well set up to eat and enjoy each others time and if necessary for individuals to step away and get their nap time in.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review, we hope your time with us was restful and comfortable. Nothing can top the peaceful sound of the waves on the shore. We hope you can stay with us again when vacationing in our area.
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Nearest Airport
81.7 Miles
Seattle-Tacoma International
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Inn at Port Ludlow
Nearest Ferry
13.4 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Port Ludlow Golf Course
Nearest Train
28 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Hwy 104
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Inn at Port Ludlow
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Hurricane Ridge
Nearest Beach
Paradise Bay
Car: necessary

Snug Harbor Café 3.4 miles

Cucina Pizza - 52 Village Way Port Ludlow 3.4 miles

Small grocery and gas-Port ludlow 3.4 miles

Large grocery(QFC) in Port Hadlock-20miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $100

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. After confirmation, a rental agreement will be sent for Guest to sign and return.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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