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Immaculate, warm, inviting with WOW water views! You'll wish you lived here!

Bedrooms 5
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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Stunning waterview getaway in the desirable Cresthaven Port Angeles neighborhood

A wall of windows filled with an unobstructed water view welcome you after you step into Alder Street Retreat! This much-loved, sunny, light-filled, upgraded 5br/3ba home, is located in the desirable Cresthaven neighborhood just below Peninsula College.

This beautiful house offers bed space for 15:

* Master bedroom has one king size bed (2)

* Guest room 1 has one queen bed (2)

* Guest room 2 has one queen bed (2)

* Office has queen size sofa sleeper (2)

* Living room chair sleeper (1)

* Bunk bed top bunk sleeps 1 Child (60 lb. limit) bottom bunk can sleep 1 Child or Adult

* Padding and bedding to sleep on downstairs family room floor accommodates 4.

Enjoys views across to Victoria, BC, the Coast Guard station at Ediz Hook, with the ship and ferry traffic in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Port Angeles Harbor. Alder Street Retreat is in a convenient location just 1 mile from the Olympic National Park Visitor's Center, 17 miles from Hurricane Ridge, and 1.5 miles from downtown Port Angeles. Just 1/2 a mile from Franklin Elementary School, 1/2 a block to Peninsula College campus, trails, and city bus stop, and 1 mile to Olympic Memorial Hospital. This 1/2 acre property is backed by the White Creek ravine affording country privacy...all within the Port Angeles city limits! With a chef's kitchen and easy indoor-outdoor flow, you will LOVE cooking and entertaining in this home!

We love animals but, for medical reasons this is a pet-free house; members of our family have allergy-induced asthma. Alder Street Retreat is not available for guests with pets or service animals. Thank you for respecting our health issues.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Virginia Southmayd, Property manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2016
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About Virginia Southmayd, 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.

Virginia Southmayd, Property manager purchased this house in 2003

Why Virginia Southmayd, Property manager chose Olympic Peninsula & Pacific Coast

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!

Guestbook comments from the manager

This review is for Virginia, the property manager of Alder Street Retreat, to acknowledge how wonderful it was for me to come back home to such a clean and comfortable house. As the homeowner, it was my first time seeing the house since we moved away and listed our house on VRBO. Of course, the feel of the house is special because it REALLY is our home, but, I was just so blown away by Virginia's attention to detail in terms of cleanliness and decorating. Every year we will periodically vacation in Alder Street Retreat and it is so comforting to know that our property is in the capable and loving care of Virginia. And, yes, of course I am biased, but, wow...Alder Street Retreat is awesome! In our new home/city we don't have the expansive water views and the spacious great room with vaulted ceilings. So, just like all of the guests, I stepped in wowed by the views. Because we stay in our own home, and expect a high level of TLC, you can expect that you will also step into a clean, relaxing space with comfortable beds and everything you need in the awesome kitchen. And, if there's something you find missing, please let Virginia know. She is more than happy to help you out.

Thanks again Virginia!

Amelia (homeowner)
Feb 2015
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Immaculate, warm, inviting with WOW water views! You'll wish you lived here!
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 30 reviews

Alder Street Retreat-A great hub for visiting the Olympic Peninsula

  • 4 of 5

The home on Alder Street was very nice and worked well for our group.The listing was accurate and the home was very clean. Extra towels were available for the hot tub which was a bonus.

The living space was a good gathering place and the kitchen was well equipped and easy to use for meals for 8. The views from the front of the house were great. We enjoyed the backyard, courtyard and hot tub.

We would recommend the house for others. The small children's bedroom on the main floor really was not appropriate for adult guests. Two twin beds in that room would make it more of an option for those guest with more adults in the group.

We mostly shopped and cooked in. Loved the Olympic Bagel shop.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

It was very comfortable for the ten of us. Good bedding, lots of towels nicely equipped kitchen, my only complaint about the kitchen was the refrigerator, it's a side by side one and not really big enough for ten people. The yard is great for kids!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Medford Lakes, New Jersey

Spacious, clean, modern, perfect location and terrific views. What's not to love?!

  • 5 of 5

My family of five and my parents were privileged to spend five nights in Port Angeles at this Alder Street Retreat. Pictures and descriptions do not do this place justice. The property sits on a hill and the entire front view looks out over the Straight of Jean De Fuca and Vancounver Island. You can watch the ferries and boats go in and out and the sunsets are amazing. The back yard is lush and green complete with a garden, lounge chairs, a covered table and chairs and outdoor things for smaller children such as a swingset and a trampoline.

The house is quite spacious. My parents took the master bedroom with it's own bathroom. My husband and I took the Queen bedroom across the hall and our three boys spread out to each enjoy their own space. In total there are five bedroom areas - four upstairs and one downstairs. There is a full bathroom on the bottom level and another full bathroom on the main level in addition to the master bathroom. The open floor plan in the living/dining/kitchen area is wonderful. Plenty of seating and a great Bose soundsystem. We enjoyed some music from the owner's digital library was well as using the provided cable cord to play some of our own.

The kitchen has everything you will need. We didn't actually cook there but enjoyed having the space to eat breakfast and pack picnic lunches. There is even a butler's pantry with an additional sink and freezer.

The downstairs provides another family room so when my son wanted to watch some TV, he could do so without distruburing us upstairs. The owners even provide some hiking and history books about Olympic National Park which we enjoyed reading.

Shampoo, body wash, dish detergent, and laundry detergent are provided which saved us an extra trip to the store. The owners are very considerate in providing everything a renter might need.

The rental property mananger Virginia is very kind and did a great job taking care of us. It was icing on the cake to know that she was local if any issues had arisen.

The location is in the town of Port Angeles and the Olympic National Park Visitor's Center is extremely close. Hurricane Ridge is about 17 miles away. Lake Crescent and the Pacific Portions of the park are fairly close. The Hoh Rain Forest is about 2 hours away. The ferry boats to Victoria are practically down the street.

You will not be disappointed with this gem of a rental property!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent spaces for living and sharing for lots of people--23 adults ate and visited together.

  • 4 of 5

Almost everything was perfect for us at Alder St. The view and open plan allowed our large family to gather there for evening meals without feeling cramped. The downstairs tv room helped too especially since it was convention time. The back yard was great for spill-over eating and the trampoline was used every day. The small things that weren't quite right: dishwasher rack and one burner of the grill didn't work, these were tiny by comparison to the pleasures afforded by the property. I also appreciated meeting you early-on, it made me feel free to call and ask for help when the tv remote didn't work.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was very nice meeting you and your family. When showing guests Alder Street Retreat it always makes me smile when immediately the young adults comment, This is Our Space. You chose a good time to also be able to enjoy some of the berries from our garden. The owners take such pride maintaining Alder Street Retreat. I'm sorry to hear about a burner from the BBQ didn't work. The owners were up for 3 weeks just checked out before you arrived. The BBQ worked fine for them. When cleaning the BBQ I haven't noticed a burner not working either. We've had other guests and all the burners have worked for them as well. Must of been a fluke, sorry for the inconvenience. We've installed a new top rack bracket for the dishwasher. Sometimes it's easy to cram to many glasses and cups etc. which might be to heavy for the top shelf. Once a year we install new batteries in the smoke detectors as well all the remotes. When you commented the TV didn't work I came up immediately and was relieved simply to put in another battery. I was very pleased when you commented that these were tiny by comparison to the pleasures afforded by the property.
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One of the Best

  • 5 of 5

Thank God for this house. All of the previous reviews are dead on. Without this spacious house and ample things for the kids to do it may have been a difficult vacation. We visited my wife's family for 7 days and with 8 adults and 8 kids between the ages of 6 months and 10 coming in and out of the house a various times and it was a pleasant vacation. This scenario would be a disaster in any hotel or house without the accommodations that Addler St. provides. Just having the ability to eat in peace and not drag all of the kids to a restaurant is reason enough for anyone with kids to stay in this house. Traveling adults will find all of the comforts of home with the added peace and quiet of an awesome location centrally located to any activities in the area. I almost want to write a bad review so that this house will be available whenever I decide to come to Port Angeles. Because that will be few and far between, with reluctance I will share my awesome experience with the world and promote this house as one of the best if not the best house I have ever stayed at while on vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Joseph for your glowing review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and that Alder Street Retreat helped keep the peace in your vacation! Please come back and stay again! 😊 Gratefully, Amelia (owner)
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Danville, CA

PERFECT for multiple families!

  • 5 of 5

What a treat! The Alder Street retreat was everything we hoped for and more! This home is absolutely perfect for multiple families, we had three families with a range of children's ages. The downstairs was perfect and private for the family with the youngest little one, so she could keep to her sleep schedule. Upstairs had plenty of rooms and beds for everyone. All of the bathrooms have been tastefully remodeled and you appreciate the heated floors on those cold night/mornings! We couldn't be more impressed with the fully stocked kitchen!! We had so many meals and there was never a shortage of anything. We spent much of our time in the living room enjoying the panoramic views! Also the large screen tv and surround sound were a big hit for Sunday's football games. The yard was absolutely perfect for the kids! Plenty of room to run around and lots of fun on the play structure and trampoline. Everyone enjoyed the hot tub too. Port Angeles and the surrounding areas are absolutely beautiful and there are so many things to see and do. Alder street retreat was absolutely perfect for our 5 night vacation, we can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for capturing what you found most desirable about Alder Street Retreat. I'm blessed being the manager of this gorgeous home.
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Nearest Airport
4.7 Miles
Fairchild International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Fanaticus Sports Grill 229 W. 1st St. Pt Angeles
Nearest Ferry
1.9 Miles
MC Coho Ferry Terminal to Victoria, BC Canada
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Peninsula Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cafe Garden 1506 E. 1st Pt. Angeles
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Hurricane Ridge - Olympic National Park
Nearest Beach
1.8 Miles
Hollywood Beach
Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Non Peak
Nov 30 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Christmas-New Years
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
PEAK 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $165 + Tax
Hot tub fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.4%

OPTIONAL Hot tub use fee of $100.00 is non refundable. (Refundable only if hot tub is being serviced.)
Access to carport is via a shared driveway with our neighbor. Please be respectful and only park one car in each carport bay, so a total of three cars.
All trash taken to bins outside of the carport.
Please put all linens in the utility room.
DO NOT make beds the day you check out.
Leave kitchen and all dishes clean.
Because of time constraints for cleaning this property, this needs to be left clean as found.
Otherwise-NOTE $50.00 - $75.00 will be deducted from your security deposit to cover additional cleaning help.

Because of time constraints for cleaning this property, this needs to be left clean as found.
Otherwise-NOTE $50.00 - $75.00 will be deducted from your security deposit to cover additional cleaning help.

No Animals Allowed at Alder Street Retreat - Thank you for respecting our wishes.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Port Angeles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master suite bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , heated floor tiles
    Upstairs full bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , heated floor tiles
    Downstairs bathroom - toilet , shower , heated floor tiles
  • 3
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Master Suite - 1 king
    Upstairs guest room - 1 queen
    Downstairs guest room - 1 queen
    Upstairs bunk room - 1 bunk bed , Upper bunk for child - 60 pound weight limit
    Bedding for four on the floor - Foam pads, blankets, pillows for four to sleep on the floor
    Office - Queen sofa sleeper
    Living room sleeper - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Twin size red sofa sleeper in living room
  • 4 Beds sleeps 8 Adults - Bunk bed top bunk sleeps 1 Child (60 lb. limit) bottom bunk can sleep 1 Child or Adult, living room sofa sleeper 1 Adult.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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