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

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

Property Manager
Virginia Southmayd, Property manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

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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Port Angeles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Immaculate, warm, inviting with WOW water views! You'll wish you lived here!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 36 reviews

Great views and good location

  • 5 of 5

Nice clean and comfortable house. Kitchen well stocked. Pretty yard! Virginia the property manager was super nice and attentive.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed having the room to spread out and with 10 o f us that is not easy to do! Thanks for letting us stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Positively Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing and the most child friendly home we have rented. The view is breathtaking and so much fun to watch what is going on down there in the water. We had plenty of room to spread out and relax. We would not have changed a thing. Lots to do around the area. Good food in town. The kitchen was equipped with everything a person could possibly need to cook any meal. This house was voted as the best one we have had in all the years by the entire family. Will rent this treasure again if we return to Port Angeles for more fun!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Roomy House, Fabulous View - Great Port Angeles location

  • 5 of 5

We had extended family with us and loved having enough space for everybody. The kids especially loved the back yard. Easy access to the ferry for a day trip to Victoria and the closest civilization to the Olympic Peninsula. Kitchen well appointed but never found the pizza cutter. Fortunately knives will work! We found the hot tub to be on the hot side for us. If we ever stay in that part of the country again we will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for suggesting a pizza cutter. I immediately bought a pizza cutter since this is a must in every home. We usually keep the hot tub at 101 degrees since this is recommended. In the winter months I've noticed some guests do prefer the hot tub hotter which is understandable being colder outdoors. What's nice is all our guests need to do is push the arrow down to lower the temperature. I'm pleased you enjoyed our home and the location was perfect for you and your families activities while visiting the Olympic Peninsula.
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Great family friendly home

  • 5 of 5

We always enjoy staying here and this was our 5th time staying. Great location and family friendly.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Friendly

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend in Port Angeles. The house had plenty of room, a nice back yard for the kids, and a well appointed kitchen. The layout of the kitchen and living room was perfect for our family gathering. The house had a great view, was conveniently located close to town, and the neighborhood seemed very friendly. The property manager was also very helpful and friendly.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When the owners remodeled this house they did a magnificent job capturing all it's beauty for our guests to enjoy. The floor plan is perfect for entertaining small and large groups. You can enjoy the beautiful water view both indoors and when you're on the patio. The backyard is very private and safe for the children to play. It's a special bonus in the summer when all the fruit trees, strawberries, raspberries are ready to enjoy. Thank you for the compliment, I do take great pride in this gorgeous home and I'm pleased you noticed.
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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

Port Angeles House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
PEAK 2017
May 19 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Winter Rates
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Winter Rates
Dec 27 2017 - Dec 29 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

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