The Viking House - Restored Antique Home on Poulsbo's Historic Front Street
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Farmhouse
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
LOCATION! Lovingly restored antique home now a private rental house in DOWNTOWN POULSBO. Charming and comfortable 4 bedroom home - perfect for family gatherings, group rentals and retreats, and romantic couples' getaways in the charming town called "Little Norway."
SPECIAL RATE: "One Room Rate" for 1 (King) bedroom and use of downstairs only for a reduced nightly rate. Email for details!
Come enjoy 'Little Norway' and the Nordic charm of Viking House! Built in 1890, this house has been welcoming people to 'Paulsbo' for 125 years. Old but New! The house boasts an all new kitchen, sparkling new bathrooms, in fact, nearly new everything! Yet all with an eye for keeping the historical and Nordic charm of the original structure and its builders. Relaxing water views, comfortable surroundings, 4 bedrooms (one on main floor, 3 on second floor) with sleeping room for nine guests, a fully appointed kitchen for cooking and entertaining, dining seating for 14, rocking chairs on the porch as the sun sets behind the Olympic Mountains, and comfy terry robes all await you inside this charming space.
The Viking House is a restful place for those visiting Martha and Mary residents, or looking for a gentle place for family visiting. Viking House offers affordable accommodations for both a couple enjoying a weekend in our charming town, as well as larger families and groups, including quilters and book clubs looking for the perfect retreat locale.
This structure is not just another 'nice vacation home in a nice place' -- Viking House is a TRULY unique home in the Poulsbo community that has stood watch over 'little Norway' for over twelve decades of American history, growth and changing times. It is a proud and simple house, where you are quick to get comfortable and settle in for whatever adventure has brought you to the charming town of Poulsbo. From this special old house, guests can gaze out at what Poulsbo's original Scandinavian founders fondly saw as their 'home away from home.'
The Viking House is confirmed to be the second oldest of the very few, still standing original homes in 'Paulsbo,' as it was known at the time of it's construction. This unique home was solidly built in 1890 of old growth Northwest timber by the hands and hammers of hardworking Norwegian farmers who came West from Minnesota. The house sits up high and proud on a knoll at the North end of Front Street, like a sentinel welcoming all who enter the charming historic district of Poulsbo. Originally built long before electricity or indoor plumbing, and many years overdue for a remodel, the Viking House was completely updated and renewed from top to bottom in a year-long extensive renovation that was watched with excitement by the Poulsbo Historic Society and the entire Poulsbo community.
This unique historic home wants to be appreciated. Ask your host how Viking House can become your special destination in Poulsbo!
Member since: 2014
- 2880 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- DVD Player:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Child's Highchair
Viking House features a Formal Dining table that seats 8, in addition to the Kitchen dining table which seats 6-8, for a combined sit-down of 14-16 guests. In addition, there are 3 counter barstools....moreless
- Dining Room
- Seating for 14 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
Open floorplan, fully appointed kitchen with picture window view of Bay and mountains beyond. Island seats 3, plus large table seats 6 with room for additional extension leaf to seat 8 total....moreless
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $185 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $350
- Tax Rate 10.7%
Viking House rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed with payment. A 100% refund will be issued if booking is cancelled at least 30 days prior to date check in. Please review Rental Agreement for complete cancellation policy. Cancellation Insurance is available through VRBO/HomeAway carrier, see website for details. Standard Check-in time is 4:00 pm and Check-out is Noon. Damage Deposits promptly refunded within 7 days via original method of payment. Please note a $25 fee will be with held from Damage Deposit for each robe taken as a souvenir. Thank You! Please contact us if we can answer any questions or assist with trip planning in any way!
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: Steve is a recently retired commercial highline fisherman, raised in an antique home next to the Chatham lighthouse in Cape Cod, MA. Mary is a writer and designer whose family roots are in Seattle and in the San Francisco Bay Area. Together, they discovered Poulsbo - and found it to be the most uniquely 'salty' and charming Northwest community to suit their shared love of the Pacific Northwest, it's beauty, history, and its hardworking settlers like the very people who built and lived in the Viking House. Steve and Mary make their home in Poulsbo and are close by to make every aspect of your stay pleasant and comfortable.
Why the Owner Chose Poulsbo, WA, USA:
Location and Charm! Guests will appreciate the historic charm of this old home as they also enjoy the modern comforts of its newly updated amenities. In a time of growth and change, historic old homes are an increasingly important feature of American communities and deserved to be 'rescued,' renewed and ENJOYED!
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
Location! Location! Location! Just a 3 block walk down Front Street takes you to all the shops and restaurants of historic Poulsbo. Or walk to the movies at Viking Junction. Or simply relax and unplug within the solid feel of this unique old house. This is a vintage home, built in a simpler time. This house originally had no electricity or indoor plumbing, so lights and bathroom/s had to be added as they could be 'fit in' over the decades. Your hosts have worked hard to maintain the original charm of this 19th century antique home, while updating it to offer the modern comforts expected by guests today.
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West facing photo of The Viking House on historic Front Street in Poulsbo
Entering your relaxing getaway house!
Kitchen island with seating for three
Original architectural details and vintage lighting fixtures
"Viking Daughter's Room," king pillow top bed and ensuite bath on first floor.
Games and puzzles make the landing a perfect place for play
Additional bed in 'Original Room', making sleeping for 3.
Sunny seating area with water view and flat screen television for quiet relaxing
View from the Salty Room of Liberty Bay
Scandinavian touches throughout home
Porch Rockers for relaxing and watching the world go by....
Viking Spirit fills this house!
Charming and fully appointed kitchen with water view
Viking themed Dining Room perfect for large group gatherings and laughter!
Living Room with comfortable leather couches and 48" flat screen television
First floor bath with tub
The "Original Room" with queen bed and additional twin bed.
Comfortable King sized bed in the spacious "Red Room with a View"
The 'Salty' Room, twin extra long beds with view of Liberty Bay
Exquisite custom tiled shower in upstairs bathroom
First floor laundry, Front loading washer and dryer, with detergent provided
View of The Viking House from Front Street - standing tall since 1890!
Sunset at Viking House....
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Monday, December 05, 2016
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