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A River Runs Through It #3 Cozy waterfront studio apt overlooking Sol Duc River

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

The loft is a compact but complete studio apartment sleeps 4 in 2 queen beds.

The loft is a cute, cozy studio apartment above the garage. It has a complete kitchen with undercounter refrigerator, apartment size stove, microwave and coffee maker with grinder. The bathroom has an Italian tile shower, toilet and vanity. There is a queen bed and a queen sofa bed. On the deck there is a gas BBQ and a table with two chairs. The loft overlooks the river. There is a fire pit on the river bank for the use of all guests.

Brenda Connely
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Brenda Connely

We are Ted and Brenda Connely. Brenda grew up in Forks. Ted is from Nebraska but has been here on the Olympic Peninsula since 1976. We were living in Port Angeles when we found our river place. A friend mentioned the property might be available. We bought it and spent every spare moment for the next four years fixing up the old house on the property. One day in March of 2004 Brenda came back to the cabin from work in Port Angeles carrying Sam the cat, who had been the only one occupying the house in Port Angeles most of the time. 'We live here now,' she announced, 'we're always here anyway.' She got no argument from Ted and so the house in Port Angeles was sold and we became full time residents at the cabin. Since the cabin had only one bedroom and no garage, we decided to take care of both problems at once and build a garage with an apartment above. The loft was our guest room until we decided to buy a larger home closer to Forks, still on the river but not as special. We couldn't bring ourselves to sell the Riverside place so we decided to share it with others by turning in into a vacation rental. It has been gratifying to see our guests love it too. So many have told us they don't want to leave at the end of their stay.

Brenda Connely purchased this apartment in 1995

Why Brenda Connely chose Olympic Peninsula & Pacific Coast

Even though the property was all grown up with weeds and the house was very run down, we knew at first sight this was our place. The sparkling river running along the edge of the yard, the golden light coming through the trees, just the peaceful feel of the place. Many guests have used the word 'magical' to describe their feelings about the place.

What makes this apartment unique

We originally bought this property for our own vacation home with no thought of its potential as a vacation rental property. But not only is it a beautiful, relaxing, welcoming spot to stay, it is very handily located within an hour's drive of nearly all the attractions of the northwest section of Olympic National Park. Many guest comment on what a great base camp it is for seeing the park. We have often heard how nice it is to come home to after a day of hiking and exploring to sit by the river, BBQ on the deck, sit by the river, build a fire in the firepit, and sleep in the very comfortable beds.


Port Angeles Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom with vanity, toilet and large tile shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • This is a one room studio apt. It has a queen bed and a queen sofa bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

A River Runs Through It #3 Cozy waterfront studio apt overlooking Sol Duc River
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews

Love Camping? More than that

  • 5 of 5

Amazing place in an amazing natural setting. River by the side, we enjoyed our vacation. We passed Hurricane ridge to get some extra time to spend here. love camping? Love living in the woods? Living in the nature? Perfect place. Secure, cozy, affordable! Thank you and we will be back soon!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review Kiran. Glad you liked it. We'd love to have you come back soon and often! Ted and Brenda
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Paradise near the Park

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful base for exploring Olympic National Park. This loft is very comfortable and has everything one could wish for to make for a pleasant stay. The setting on the Sol Duc river is beautiful and the occasional traffic noise from highway 101 is muted by robins singing. The wifi is spotty but good enough if you need to get basic work done. All in all, well worth visiting.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review Ed. Hope you can come back again soon. Brenda
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Absolutely gorgeous and 5-star comfort stay in the woods

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived, everything was prepared for us, the place was spotless and everything was in its place. Very thoughtful design of the room made it possible to enjoy our time thoroughly. Like, have all kinds of meals prepared and sit at a dining table, kitchen is fully stocked with high-end dishware and kitchenware. There's separate area with a very comfortable couch to watch movies, or read. There's a little nook with lamp to read or write something. And, of course, a luxurious bed to sleep on. Bathroom was spacious and had everything we needed.

All in all, an amazing stay in a place that is just perfect. The owners are very attentive to details and only a perfectionist can truly appreciate that. I wish we'd stay longer but we will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Yana, for such a lovely review. I appreciate the part about a perfectionist appreciating it. I have been accused of being a perfectionist and I thank you for recognizing my efforts. Would love to have you come back soon. Brenda
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Beautiful, clean cottage right on the river

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place. Huge yard (shared with other cottages) for the dog to play and it still felt very private. Everything we needed in the loft. Thanks for having us.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review, Christopher. Glad the dog had fun too. Our own dogs just love it there as do we. Something about that spot. Hope you can come back again. Brenda
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Beautiful spot!

  • 5 of 5

Cozy and comfortable. Beautiful setting and so close to many great trails and beaches. The grounds are well kept and the accommodations are well furnished and thought out.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. We'd love to have you come back any time. Brenda
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Beautiful, well kept, good location, nice extra touches

  • 5 of 5

Will return next time we're in the area

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sarah. We'd love to have you come back and we're happy you enjoyed your visit. Brenda
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Nearest Airport
160 Miles
major airport Sea Tac
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Lake Crescent Lodge Barnes Point
Nearest Ferry
38 Miles
Port Angeles to Victoria British Columbia
Nearest Golf
38 Miles
Port Angeles
Nearest Train
125 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Lake Crescent Lodge Barnes Point
Nearest Ski
55 Miles
Hurricane Ridge Port Angeles
Nearest Beach
32 Miles
La Push, Rialto, Trailheads Beach 2 and 3
Car: necessary

This property is a great base camp for exploring the north Peninsula area of Olympic National Park.

It is located just off Highway 101 ten miles southwest of Lake Crescent providing quick and easy access to Lake Crescent Lodge, Storm King Ranger Station, Marymere Falls, Eagle Peak Ranger Station and Sol Duc Falls with hiking trails continuing into the Olympics.

Heading east from the cabins, it's less than an hour's drive to the main Park visitor center in Port Angeles, Hurricane Ridge, and the ferry to Victoria, British Columbia.

West from the cabins 8 miles is the junction of Hwy 113 which will take you to the Lake Ozette Ranger Station and the loop trail to the ocean at Ozette, the Makah Museum and Cape Flattery on the Makah Reservation. Shi Shi Beach on the Makah reservation is one of the most beautiful and remote beaches on the west coast.

Continuing from the cabins on 101 past the 113 junction for 9 miles will take you to Highway 110, (La Push road) providing access to 1st beach at La Push, the trailheads for Beach 2 and 3 and Rialto Beach across the Quillayute River.

Just past the 110 junction you will enter the town of Forks which provides shopping, restaurants, and Twilight attractions. Continuing south from Forks for 12 miles will take you to the access road for Hoh Rain Forest visitor center with miles of hiking rails. Another 25 miles south on 101 you will find Kalaloch Lodge perched on the bluff above miles of beautiful sandy beaches. There are many access points to this stretch of beach.

Many guests have told us how nice it is to come back to our cabins after a day of hiking and exploring to sit by the river, BBQ on the decks or soak in the hot tubs.


Rates & Availability

Port Angeles Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 14 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.4%

We will consider renting for one night if we have only one night available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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