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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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.


Owner
Brenda Connely
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 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.

Map

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
Seattle
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.

Amenities

Port Angeles Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • 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 ...
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom with vanity, toilet and large tile shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • This is a one room studio apt. It has a queen bed and a queen sofa bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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A River Runs Through It #3 Cozy waterfront studio apt overlooking Sol Duc River
average rating of 4.866667 based on 30 reviews
5

Clean, comfortable stay with river views you can't beat!

  • 5 of 5

This was by far my favorite place that we stayed while visiting Washington state. The location was perfect for exploring Olympic National Park and Port Angeles. The loft was very clean, and had everything you could possibly need. You also can't beat the view of the Sol Duc River. We spent quite a few nights just sitting out by it, and watching the birds and other wildlife go by. Thank you Brenda for an excellent experience! We would absolutely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review Olivia. Hope you do come back again, we'd love to have you. Brenda
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Grand Rapids, MI
5

Comfortable cabin in a beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Brenda's loft cabin for 3 nights while we explored Olympic National Park. It was close to everything we wanted to visit and a perfect place to relax and recharge after our long days of hiking. We slept well in the comfortable bed and were conveniently able to prepare meals in the well-stocked kitchen. The bathroom was bright and clean with nice towels and a great shower. Outside, the yard and landscaping are out-of-this-world beautiful! Peaceful and so relaxing. Also, we appreciated Brenda going out of her way to help us receive a package during our stay. It was very kind of her.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a nice review Stacey. Glad you had a good time and hope you can come back again. Brenda
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China, Maine
5

This is a sweet loft, perfect for a couple.

  • 5 of 5

This property is lovely. Beautiful view of the river and gorgeous landscaping. It's in a perfect location to see the northern part of Olympic. We would highly recommend it. The property owners are excellent.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a nice review, Denise. I really enjoyed meeting you and hope you can come back again. Brenda
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Milwaukee, WI
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, excellent, beautiful! And Brenda was great to work with and timely in response to any questions!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great place

  • 4 of 5

The place was very clean, well supplied, and well laid out. We comfortably fit there with two adults and two children (10 and 12 years-old). The property is beautiful, set right on the Sol Duc River. The only reason for the 4-star rating is the traffic noise from Highway 101.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review Erik. Sorry about the noise from the highway. As more and more people visit the peninsula it get busier. Anyway, glad you liked the rest of the place and hope you can come back again. Fall is not as busy but it is very beautiful. Brenda
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5

Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Easy to find, right in the middle of Olympic national forest area and not far from everything. Very clean and well appointed place. Wifi is a little spotty but not a big deal. Great vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review, Dean. Glad you liked it and we hope you can come back again. Brenda
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25

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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