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Wondrous, Secluded, Waterfront Home, pet friendly, hot tub, kayaks, trails

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-16) playroom

Your own private retreat on ten wooded acres with 500 ft of warm summer swimming waterfront. One of a kind vacation rental with breathtaking view of the Olympic Mountains.

Enjoy a short trail to the beach where you find beach chairs, swimming vests and water toys. You can rent our kayaks and across the bay with the resident seals or explore the national forest's land to your heart's content. Enjoy paddling out to our swim/float dock or swim out to it in the summer and take in the beauty. Ride bikes down the country road into Quilcene or just take a stroll around the area and take in the jaw dropping beauty.

Enchanting three story chalet style home with a wood stove, beautiful pine wood walls and ceilings, three bedrooms with a fourth bedroom bunkhouse attached to the home . We have recently added a sleeping cabin that looks like it is out of a storybook. It sleeps 2-4 people and makes a great fifth bedroom option. There are three bathrooms, playroom with foosball, air hockey, games and movies, 2nd TV/VCR/DVD and stereo, so bring your CD's! There also two fold out couches for extra friends plus an Aero bed for extra, extra friends. Enjoy the fun cabin/lodge furnishings.

You will enjoy the large deck with both propane and charcoal BBQ's. Sit in the hot tub that overlooks the water or wonder the trails on the property, relax on the porch swing and take in the wondrous outdoors at its best.

Don't forget to explore the area. The hiking is fantastic, Sequim, Port Townsend and Port Angeles are short drives from the Hideaway. You can enjoy the Hideaway all year long because the activities are endless!

The home is decorated for the holidays. December is a fun month to visit. Come and enjoy the decorations with friends and family.

All profits from this rental home go to our homeless and abused animal rescue farm.

Keywords: House, cabin, waterfront, 5 bedrooms, hot tub, trails, ten acres, kayak, pet friendly

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About The Owner

Martha Vaughan the owner was born and raised in Seattle area. In 1995 Martha moved to Bainbridge Island to a historic home built in 1892. This was an old farm called Blakely Hill Farm.

Martha raised three wonderful children at Blakely Hill farm.

Martha ended up buying the adjoining acreage and Blakely Hill Farm expanded.

Martha always had a love of animals of every kind. Martha's children shared this passion and soon Blakely Hill Farm grew onto an animal rescue. First there were dogs and cats, then goats, llamas, a friendly pig and horses. Lots of horses. These were animals thats last possible chance at life was that Martha would take them. Martha was the last "net" to catch/save them in most cases. Martha took neglected, beaten and just thrown out animals from all sorts of unfortunate situations.

Martha has now has moved the farm to Port Angeles Wa where she continues to take mostly horses in with her daughter. Martha says rescue animals are a slippery slope but one of the most rewarding slippery slopes.

Martha now owns and runs multiple vacation homes and a wedding venue. Martha loves the outdoors. She loves walking the dogs, riding her horses, swimming in Quilcene Bay and enjoying life in general.

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why The Owner chose Quilcene

I purchased this property for so many reasons. I had a huge list of wants when I was shopping for this property. I thought I would never find everything on my list. Thank goodness for my patient realtor!

I wanted waterfront property. It has to be saltwater-so I would have a beach and most importantly the water temperature had to warm up for swimming in the summer months. Quilcene Bay was the the right place for my swimming family. Quilcene Bay is such a clean pristine bay.

We wanted a place to kayak-this was the right choice again. We kayak all over this bay. The best part is that across from our property is national forest land. There are great coves to explore and no houses. What a rare treat.

We wanted waterfront acreage that was secluded. This was a great fit. We wanted a very charming type of house-cabin-hands down this was it. We wanted enough space-bedrooms-bathrooms to have our friends come and stay too.

Our list of course included somewhere with a great view, quiet and a big factor was where our rescue dogs could come and run around, swim and not disturb anyone.

We needed a quiet setting, country road that we could do our walks on...

We found everything we wanted at this property and believe me I shopped for years to find this special place.

My family has made years and years of memories at The Quilcene Bay Hideaway. We hope your family and friends can come and make memories at the Quilcene Bay Hideaway too.

What makes this house unique

So many benefits...waterfront, with mountain views, acreage with trails, room to explore, quiet, great kayaking, charming home with lots to do.


Quilcene House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Wondrous, Secluded, Waterfront Home, pet friendly, hot tub, kayaks, trails
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was a last minute booking/decision and Martha was amazing at responding so timely and being very flexible. The cabin was spectacular, the VIEWS were astonishing. It was so peaceful and the cabin had everything you can possibly need for a great getaway. My family and I bought our own food and the rest was all provided. I highly recommend this beautiful place and would love to come back another time in the very near future. Kudos to building and decorating such an amazing place. Thank you for everything!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quilcene Bay Hideaway Hits the Mark with the whole family

  • 5 of 5

This property is simply amazing, inside and outside. Thoughtfully, tastefully decorated. Comfortable, personal touches throughout. Amazing fun for kids all over the place-- foosball, ping pong, swing from the trees on the beach, floating dock with a slide, the climbing net took it completely over the top, to ELEVEN. :) The area itself is very quiet and beautiful. We have never been there and felt like we were in the Gulf Islands 90 minutes from Seattle. Simply magical. Oh and a hot tub. And movies. Really outstanding, and we are very picky as rental owners ourselves. I rarely get new ideas from another cabin and this one inspired me. Thank you for a wonderful getaway!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wondrous, Secluded, Magical Place!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our three furry kids traveled from Montana to visit the lovely hideaway. We had and absolutely spectacular time! The area is wonderful...quite, peaceful, and completely beautiful! The rainforest beauty is very different from our gorgeous Montana beauty....we fell in love with it! The hideaway is magnificent and incredibly comfortable. It was perfect! I highly recommend it! We loved the decks and the walkways down to the beach area! The hideaway was decorated beautifully (rustic, and very comfortable)! Martha is wonderful! We truly loved it! It was a long trip for us but we would love to do it again!

Deb, Den, Newf, Tanner, and Sassie

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gresham, OR

Great location for fun on the water!

  • 4 of 5

Our family group of 10 stayed at this home in August and had a great time. Overall, it was a great rental, in a very nice location with lots to do. There were many positives to this rental, however, I can't give the rental five stars for a few of reasons. First, while we paid extra to rent two kayaks, we found that two of the three available were not in good shape. Both were missing seat backs, making paddling for any length of time uncomfortable. My nephew took off his life jacket to lean on because two screws were digging into his back where the seat back had once been attached. For what we paid to rent them, I would expect them to be in good working condition with no missing parts. I was surprised at how steep the trail to the water was. Anyone with mobility issues may not be able to go down to the water. Also, there is some kind of oyster operation (a big boat and many barges) going on in the bay. It wasn't noisy or anything, but kind of detracted from the look of the bay (the boat and barges are NOT visible from the house). The house was nicely decorated and functioned very well for our group of ten and the beds all seemed comfortable. However, there is very little seating in the living room - not enough for all of us to sit down together. So our group was forced to kind of separate - some inside in the living room and some on the deck. More seating would make this home even better for large groups. Overall, we loved the house, the location, and the water, and we all had a very good time visiting this area for the first time. We even went to the waterfall suggested by the owner and spent a few fun hours there. This is a place I would return to!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tacoma WA

A wonderful time was had by all!

  • 4 of 5

As we zig zagged our way down a very steep and bumpy gravel driveway, I started to worry that this might not be such a great place after all. But-- it was worth it. The driveway definitely is steep and going up is a bit of a problem...make sure you are not driving a low rider!

The ropes course is GREAT! We jumped on it before entering the house. The pictures do not do it justice, and we had hours of fun on it. Next we headed down to the water....again, it is a very steep down hill trail...but it is very well maintained. At the bottom, the docks are chained up-so you can't really swim out to the docks. You can't even push them off shore. You can swing out over the water ( on the rope swing) and the kids loved that part. The water is very shallow and so it is warm enough to swim. Life jackets are provided--so no worries. We dug clams and had them for dinner and the oyster beds are everywhere. It is difficult to walk across the oyster beds when the tide is out--so wear good soled shoes.

Now to the inside of the home. It is laid out very nicely--plenty of room for everyone. The bedrooms are decorated nicely and there is ample bathroom space. Speaking of bathrooms-- they were very very clean! I wish the rest of the house was as clean. The dishwasher doesn't seem to get the dishes clean-- we had several plates, glasses and pans come out of the cupboards with food residue on them. And the utensil drawers could stand a good cleaning-- it's gross to see food crumbs and dried food in the drawers. For the extra cleaning fee that is included when you reserve the place, I feel we left it cleaner than when we arrived (my husband climbed up and cleaned at least a year's worth of dust off the ceiling fan).The hot tub was perfect and clean! All in all, I would recommend this property for a large family get together-- there is something for everyone. Make sure you bring everything you need-- it is a bit of a drive to Pt. Townsend and the little market in Quilcene has a limited supply of groceries.

A month later we went to another vacation rental resort in Leavenworth--and I kept refelcting on the great time we had at Quilcene Bay. It was quiet and the scenery and nature (trails, sea lions, bald eagles) were spectacular.

I would recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Buffalo NY

Awesome place to spend family time!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from the Quilcene Bay Hideway and it was an amazing experience! We spent most of our time enjoying the outdoors and all the nature that surrounds your property. Our grandchildren enjoyed seeing the seals, crabs, and starfish! We also gave the rope system a try...what a blast! Indoors, we had fun playing all the games that your house offered & the kids liked the wide assortment of DVD's. Thanks again for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
cleaning fee $275 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.4%

Low season weekday special rates for Mon-Thurs evenings $185.00 per night up to six guests.
Low season weekend rates Fri-Sun up to six guests $239.00 per night
High season June 13-Sept 06 $359.00 per night up to six guests
Holiday times are high season rates
Cleaning fee $160.00
Pets are welcome $25.00 per pet per night
Kayak rental $25.00 per day per kayak

We take checks-Visa and Master card.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund