Stunning waterview getaway in the desirable Cresthaven Port Angeles neighborhood
Gigi, Property manager
About Gigi, Property manager
Amelia grew up in Port Angeles and after meeting her husband in California they wanted to move back to this small town to raise their daughter and be close to grandparents. Our jobs have taken us back to California but, we hope to return to Port Angeles so are keeping Alder Street Retreat as a vacation rental and in the future as a retirement home for our family.
Gigi, Property manager purchased this House in 2003
Why Gigi, Property manager chose Port Angeles
The waterview at Alder Street Retreat is impressive but, we really fell in love with the large, private backyard. We love to entertain and relax in our home and the flow from the kitchen to the backyard is so easy and convenient. Beyond the large backyard gate is the Sanctuary where you can pitch a tent or even bushwhack down into the ravine to explore. Behind the backyard fence is also a shortcut trail to Peninsula College, passed the blackberry bushes. Within a few minutes are trails behind Peninsula College into old growth forest and world-class birding. Walking to the Community Playhouse, the Fine Arts Center, our daughter's elementary school, and more, make this such a convenient location to get around without a car.
What makes this House unique
1) HOME COOK'S DREAM KITCHEN AND EASE OF ENTERTAINING: In addition to its great location, Alder Street Retreat is equipped with a home chef's dream kitchen. Upstairs seamlessly flows into the backyard with courtyard doors from the living room, hallway, and master bedroom. 2) WATERVIEW WITH PROTECTION FROM NORTH FACING WINDS: The backyard faces south bringing lots of sun into private backyard entertaining and relaxing, while also enjoying the water view through the windows facing north and also while protected from the north facing wind. This wind protection is a unique benefit of Alder Street Retreat because many north facing waterview homes in Port Angeles have their patios facing north, which means wind, shade, and cold. There is a huge temperature difference between the front of the house versus this home's backyard. As you're shopping for vacation rentals in Port Angeles, keep this in mind!! It is one of the many unique benefits of Alder Street Retreat, which will make your stay so much more enjoyable and comfortable! 3) DOWNSTAIRS PRIVACY: The downstairs is equipped with a family room (large flat screen TV), full bath, bedroom, extra sleeping blankets, pillows etc, and entrance from the carport. Downstairs offers desired privacy for teenagers or when sharing with multiple families. 4) THE SANCTUARY: The private sanctuary, just behind the backyard, is a perfect spot for you to enjoy a picnic or bring a tent and enjoy your own private campsite!
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 15
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
This was a lovely property, perfect location and great for a fun weekend ! Thank you so much - highly recommend.
It's always heart warming when our guests love our home. I'm pleased our home worked out for all of you. It was a pleasure being your host!
Wonderful family time
We loved being together in this comfortable space. The two year olds loved the backyard, and the grownups enjoyed plenty of space for games and puzzles. The kitchen has anything that you could dream of. We would love to come back. 😊
Great view and wonderful yard for children with easy access to restaurants and beaches and trails
Lots of room
Great place for our family reunion. Plenty of space to spread out.
We're pleased to hear how well our home worked out for your family reunion!
Crab 🦀 Frst 2019 Group
The group of 8 of us live this hose so much we reserve it for our annual crab fest trip. The kitchen is stocked and the house is amazing. The house manager is so good and will answer any questions or concerns we have at anytime. The Hot Tub is a great addition to the house and the view is amazing! We have walked to Crab Fest from the location before although it is quite a jog. We love this town the activities and the friendlyness plus it close to the olympic National Forest which we did this year.
Jeff & Mandy Lucci
Michelle & Tim Lyon
Eddie & Lora Sharp
Jeff & Toni Larson
ALDER STREET RETREAT is a completely updated home with an expansive water view, sunny, quiet, private backyard protected by towering evergreens and the White Creek ravine. Yet, this peaceful getaway is just minutes away from amenities by foot, bike or a short drive!
Enjoy watching the Coho ferry, container ships, cruise ships, sail boats, rainbows, and spectacular sunsets while you're drinking your morning coffee or sipping on evening cocktails.
ALDER STREET RETREAT is perfect for families yet cozy enough for a couple. Warm and inviting, airy, full of natural light, all in the quiet, safe Cresthaven neighborhood.
WALKABLE! A mile from the Olympic National Park visitor center, walk less than 5 minutes to PENINSULA COLLEGE and hiking trails through old growth forest.
OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK: Hike at the Visitor's Center just a mile away from the house. Drive a leisurely 17 miles (~30 minutes) up to Hurricane Ridge for hiking, skiing, snowboarding and sledding. 30 minute drive to Lake Crescent. 20 minute drive to Salt Creek Recreation Area for beachcombing, surfing, paddleboarding, tidepooling, kayaking, and whale watching. 20 minutes to Freshwater Bay for fishing. 10 minute drive to Port Angeles Marina to launch your boat during the Halibut Derby.
BEACHES: 60-90 minutes to the Olympic National Park beaches - Rialto Beach, Kalaloch Beach, Ruby Beach, First Beach, Second Beach, Third Beach, Shi Shi, etc.
BIRDING: Start your birding expedition in our backyard and book local birding experts for a bird tour starting right from Alder Street Retreat! Bald eagles soar, barred owls hoot at night, Swainson's Thrush migrate here during the spring and sing into the summer months.
THEATER and ARTS: 5 minute walk to the Port Angeles Community Playhouse and Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, 1 mile to the Performing Arts Center at Port Angeles High School. It's a perfect location for concerts, movies, lectures, and special events at Peninsula College, just literally minutes away from the house!
BIKE TRAIL: 1.5 mile to the Olympic Discovery Trail DOWNTOWN: ~ 2 miles away.
FESTIVALS: Within a few miles to festivals downtown such as CrabFest, The Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts, Arts in Action, Sand Sculpture Competition, etc.
CONVENIENCES within a mile: eat at Cafe' Garden, Bushwhacker, Olympic Bagel Company, Tendy's, Okasan, Baskin Robbins, Good to Go Grocery, McPhee's Grocery; close to Olympic Medical Center, Rite Aid, Walgreen's; Dream Playground, tennis courts, skateboard park, Civic Field, YMCA, etc.
PEACE and QUIET: Alder Street Retreat is in a quiet residential neighborhood on a quiet street. The decor, furniture and outdoor setting is so cozy and relaxing, you can enjoy a restorative getaway just feeling comfortable at home and exploring the neighborhood trails.