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The Viking House - Restored Antique Home on Poulsbo's Historic Front Street

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West facing photo of The Viking House on historic Front Street in Poulsbo

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Last updated: 12/05/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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!

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 2880 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age for Primary Renter is 25....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Please inform your host of the ages of guest children and ask about special accommodations. There is a grassy yard but property does not have fully enclosed fencing. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely no smoking inside or within 50 feet of this historic wooden home. Thanks for understanding....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No pets allowed. The yard is not fenced and is open to the street. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Downstairs Master: The Viking Daughter's Room: 1 king

    Dreamy, romantic room featuring king bed with attached bath...moreless

  • The Original Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    A-frame architectural lines with charming beadboard ceiling...moreless

  • Red Room with a View: 1 king

    King bed and sitting area with sweeping views of Liberty Bay...moreless

  • The 'Salty' Room: 2 twin/ single

    Nautical theme with twin beds and amazing view of Bay...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    First Floor Bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Second Floor Bathroom with Spa-like feel...moreless

Other Amenities

  • In addition to being a cozy vacation spot, Viking House is the perfect setting for group retreats and meetings. Seating for 14 guests at 2 large tables and well-lit, charming rooms. All just a short walk away from Historic Downtown Poulsbo!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Small library of vacation page-turners as well as non-fiction and history books...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    The home is equipped with a DVD player and a small collection of varied DVD movies...moreless

  • Games:

    Apples to Apples, Monopoly, Sorry, Yatzee, chess.... Vikings love games! Plus cards and puzzles, too. Lots to choose from....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Xfinity cable service and ROKU device for streaming own Netflix and Hulu accounts, etc....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Speaker box provided for guests to plug in MP3 or iPod devices...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    No need to worry about parking downtown, as Viking House is just a short five minute walk down Front Street to the shops, galleries and eateries of historic downtown Poulsbo...moreless

  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Water View:

    Viking House sits up on a knoll which looks out over historic Front Street to the waters of Liberty Bay and the majestic Olympic Mountains beyond to the West....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Kayaking

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    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

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    This old home is not equipped with air conditioning, however there is a fan in every room and open windows provide a lovely cross-breeze...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    On first floor. Front Load Whirlpool Duet, dryer sheets provided...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    High-speed, wireless, password-protected internet ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, Pillowcases, Comforters/Duvets, Blankets....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Leather couch, ottoman, reclining chair, wall mounted flat screen HDTV...moreless

  • Parking:

    This house has no garage available, and parking is limited to 3 cars. Please ask about special arrangements for Group or Event Use....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Ringer-off land-line available for emergency use only....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels, robes, hand towels and washcloths provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    On first floor. Front Load Whirlpool Duet, HE detergent provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig Coffee Machine with flavor selection provided, as as well as traditional coffee brewer with filters....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped kitchen: 16 piece place settings, flatware, serving dishes, pots and pans, cookware, bakeware, utensils, kniives, drinking and wine glasses...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Dishwasher detergent and dish washing soap provided...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    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

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric oven ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Paper towels, paper napkins, foil, plastic wrap, zip-lock bags, salt&pepper, sugar, coffee, tea...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Brand new, stainless steel Kitchen-Aid Architect Series ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Jenn-Air electric range with full range of cookware....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat:

    Electric boat rentals are available at Poulsbo Marina...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Two lovely, covered porches with seating to take in both morning and afternoon sun...moreless

  • Golf:

    Nearby at White Horse Golf Course in Kingston, approx. 20 minute drive...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks and SUPs are available for rent at Poulsbo Marina...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Simple lawn area for play near shady apple tree. Bongo Ball and Corn Bag Toss are available....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Grill available, located below the front porch ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Nearby at Lions Park on Fjord St. and at NK High School on Caldart Ave....moreless

 

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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$385
$2,300

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $185 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Tax Rate 10.7%

Notes:

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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Viking House is located at !4 NE Peterson Street at the corner of Front Street in downtown Poulsbo.

 

Owner info

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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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

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Photos

  • West facing photo of The Viking House on historic Front Street in Poulsbo

    West facing photo of The Viking House on historic Front Street in Poulsbo

  • Entering your relaxing getaway house!

    Entering your relaxing getaway house!

  • Kitchen island with seating for three

    Kitchen island with seating for three

  • Original architectural details and vintage lighting fixtures

    Original architectural details and vintage lighting fixtures

  • "Viking Daughter's Room," king pillow top bed and ensuite bath on first floor.

    "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

    Games and puzzles make the landing a perfect place for play

  • Additional bed in 'Original Room', making sleeping for 3.

    Additional bed in 'Original Room', making sleeping for 3.

  • Sunny seating area with water view and flat screen television for quiet relaxing

    Sunny seating area with water view and flat screen television for quiet relaxing

  • View from the Salty Room of Liberty Bay

    View from the Salty Room of Liberty Bay

  • Scandinavian touches throughout home

    Scandinavian touches throughout home

  • Porch Rockers for relaxing and watching the world go by....

    Porch Rockers for relaxing and watching the world go by....

  • Viking Spirit fills this house!

    Viking Spirit fills this house!

  • Charming and fully appointed kitchen with water view

    Charming and fully appointed kitchen with water view

  • Viking themed Dining Room perfect for large group gatherings and laughter!

    Viking themed Dining Room perfect for large group gatherings and laughter!

  • Living Room with comfortable leather couches and 48" flat screen television

    Living Room with comfortable leather couches and 48" flat screen television

  • First floor bath with tub

    First floor bath with tub

  • The "Original Room" with queen bed and additional twin bed.

    The "Original Room" with queen bed and additional twin bed.

  • Comfortable King sized bed in the spacious "Red Room with a View"

    Comfortable King sized bed in the spacious "Red Room with a View"

  • The 'Salty' Room, twin extra long beds with view of Liberty Bay

    The 'Salty' Room, twin extra long beds with view of Liberty Bay

  • Exquisite custom tiled shower in upstairs bathroom

    Exquisite custom tiled shower in upstairs bathroom

  • First floor laundry, Front loading washer and dryer, with detergent provided

    First floor laundry, Front loading washer and dryer, with detergent provided

  • View of The Viking House from Front Street -  standing tall since 1890!

    View of The Viking House from Front Street - standing tall since 1890!

  • Sunset at Viking House....

    Sunset at Viking House....

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, December 05, 2016

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