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The Blue Ox Beachfront Home on Hood Canal, Hoodsport

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Last updated: 04/09/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 10)

Welcome to The Blue Ox, and do plan to stay awhile at this wonderful beach front home located in Hoodsport, Washington, because you won’t want to go home!

Enjoy breathtaking, unobstructed views of the Hood Canal from the main living areas, large patio, and spacious front lawn. Bald eagle, seal and otter sightings are common.

The “Great Room” layout lends itself well to entertaining or just relaxing. The family room has a TV, 2 sofas, two recliners, a day bed, and wood burning stove. After preparing meals together in the spacious, fully equipped kitchen, there is plenty of room to relax and dine together, given the large farm table, pub table, and bar area. The kitchen opens up to a large, water facing patio with plenty of seating.

The “Surf Shack” room is the perfect spot for younger guests to hang out. The Surf Shack boasts a foosball table, three sets of bunk beds, TV and extra seating.

The "Sunflower Room" -named as it gets the morning sun- offers a queen bed and rocking chair.

The "Bird's Nest Room" -named as the plentiful windows with full garden and water views make it the perfect spot for bird and waterfowl watching-has a day bed with trundle forming either 2 twins or a king. In this room also enjoy the large, down stuffed chair and the exterior door to the beach.

The entire property is on the "beach" side of Hwy 101, so there is no crossing of any streets during your stay. Low tide is a wonderful time for spotting marine life including starfish and moon snails. As the tide comes in, the tide pools are a perfect spot for toddlers and children to explore.

If shell fishing or long beach walks are your primary interest this is likely NOT the best rental for you. The Blue Ox is on a stretch of beach that is all privately owned. There are very strict property boundaries. The beach in front of the guest house is large, but renters must be aware that it is bordered by private property on each side.

Kayak rentals are available in town.

At the end of the day gather with family and friends around the outdoor fire pit. At night the stars are astonishing, and you will be able to sit fireside as you star gaze and enjoy the sound of the tide lapping at the bulkhead.

The town of Hoodsport is the perfect base for expeditions into Olympic National Park. The magnificent Olympic Peninsula offers some of the best hiking in the Pacific Northwest, with trailheads a short drive away . Also popular is a drive up Mount Ellinor in the Olympic Mountain Range, boasting a panoramic view. Lake Cushman, 6 miles from the property, is a wonderful spot for picnicking and swimming, jumping off Party Rock and inner tubing.

Scuba divers will love the wealth of ocean wild life to be seen when diving at Sund Rock, Pulali, Yellow House, Flagpole, Point Whitney, Mike's Beach and Octopus Hole (the latter just down the beach and visible from property). At depths of just 55 feet, you can see octopus, wolf eels, starfish, crabs, shrimp, anemones, algae bloom, and many other sea creatures.

In the quaint little town of Hoodsport you will find a helpful Visitor’s Center, IGA Grocery Store, several gift stores, The Hoodsport Coffee Company with delicious ice cream and espresso drinks, Puerto Angeles Mexican Restaurant with large outdoor deck, The Burger Stand and the Model T Tavern with its beer garden and mouthwatering broasted chicken. Very close by you will find the Hoodport Winery for wine, chocolate and hard cider tasting as well as the Hoodsport Distillery for spirit tasting. Other attractions include The Lucky Dog Casino with plenty of slots and delicious daily meal specials, Alderbrook Golf Course (12 mi.) and Lake Cushman Golf Course (6 mi.), both of which are public.
If you are looking for a day trip from the property the opportunities are endless; here are some that are most popular;
*Port Townsend
*Bremerton, with short Ferry ride to Seattle's Waterfront
*Chambers Bay (60 miles) , site of 2015 US OPEN
*Olympic Game Farm (driving tour, face to face with wildlife)
*Gig Harbor and Tacoma (50-60 miles)

The driveway has plenty of room for parking. Although there is no launch or mooring on property, boat launch and mooring are available at the Port of Hoodsport or in Lilliwap.

Groceries available at IGA, 2 miles from property, and Super Walmart 12 miles away in Shelton (open 24 hours).

Fly into Sea Tac International Airport, 90 miles (1.5 hour drive) directly to property. Ferry available between Seattle and Bremerton - which is 40 miles from property.

***If there are fewer than 4 guests in your party, or more than 10, please contact the owner. Price may be adjusted. ****

Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/09/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age to rent 24...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    One small step at main entrance, no ramp. Once in everything is on one floor. Five steps down to beach...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Surf's Up Bunk Room: 3 bunk bed

    3 bunks, 1 with full futon on bottom, 1 with queen on bottom...moreless

  • Sunflower Room: 1 queen

    Sunflower Room with queen bed...moreless

  • Bird's Nest: 2 twin/ single

    Bird's Nest Room with Trundle Bed (2 twins or 1 king)...moreless

  • Trundle in Living Room/Not a private bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Trundle in Living Room, 2 twins or 1 king....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 2 Miles to IGA Grocery Store 15 Miles to 24 Hour Walmart

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Selection of Classic Short Stories...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    Foosball table in Surf Shack Room....moreless

  • Games:

    Selection of board games...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Cable TV in living room. Smaller TVs in Surf Shack and Sunflower Room....moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    7 Steps down to a private beach....moreless

  • Village:

    Half a mile from quaint city of Hoodsport, with shopping, restaurants, gas and grocery....moreless

  • Water View:

    Full, unobstructed view from all main rooms in the home and from the front yard and patio....moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    'Great Room' concept. Large farm table with bench seats 8 easily. Pub table and stools seats 4 more. 2 bar stools at kitchen counter....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Ample parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    Wood stove in living room...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen, dishwasher, microwave, stove/oven, toaster, coffee maker, electric grill, coffee grinder, pots and pans, dishes and glassware, utensils....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric oven...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large patio facing beach....moreless

  • Golf:

    6 Miles to Lake Cushman Golf Course 12 Miles to Alderbrook Resort Golf Course 50 Miles To Chambers Bay Golf Course...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    1 tandem above water kayak Kayak rentals nearby...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large yard facing beach....moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
from 18 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 15 - Sep 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$325
$1,900
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$295
$1,775

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Housekeeping $150
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 10.5%

Notes:

Please, no day guests, unless there are special circumstances. In this case, please discuss with property owner in advance of booking. Thank you.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 04/09/2017
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Location

1.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Model T Pub
13 Miles
Nearest Golf
Alderbrook

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1992

About the owner: Scott Pepin, owner, Tacoma, Washington. Site manager in Hoodsport.

Why the Owner Chose Hoodsport, WA, USA:
Property highlights; Sleeps 10, waterfront, close to Bremerton Ferry to Seattle, close to Olympic National Forest.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/09/2017

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Photos

  • Exterior of home

    Exterior of home

  • Happy hour at the pub table!

    Happy hour at the pub table!

  • Kitchen has stove/oven, refrigerator/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, wet bar

    Kitchen has stove/oven, refrigerator/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, wet bar

  • Living room; two large sofas, two recliners and day bed

    Living room; two large sofas, two recliners and day bed

  • The Surf Shack   Recreational room with foosball and TV.

    The Surf Shack Recreational room with foosball and TV.

  • Surf Shack; Three bunks.

    Surf Shack; Three bunks.

  • The Sunflower Room; Queen bed.

    The Sunflower Room; Queen bed.

  • Full views from cozy corner in the Bird's Nest.  Exterior door to yard and beach

    Full views from cozy corner in the Bird's Nest. Exterior door to yard and beach

  • Bathroom off of the Surf Shack; toilet, sink, stand up shower

    Bathroom off of the Surf Shack; toilet, sink, stand up shower

  • View as you drive in, ample parking

    View as you drive in, ample parking

  • Relax and watch the tide come in

    Relax and watch the tide come in

  • Plenty of outdoor seating on large patio

    Plenty of outdoor seating on large patio

  • "Great Room" concept; kitchen, dining and living room  with wood burning stove

    "Great Room" concept; kitchen, dining and living room with wood burning stove

  • Large kitchen with full water view, and all necessary utensils.

    Large kitchen with full water view, and all necessary utensils.

  • Swivel recliners, watch a movie or watch the view!

    Swivel recliners, watch a movie or watch the view!

  • Day bed with trundle in main room; 2 twins or 1 king.

    Day bed with trundle in main room; 2 twins or 1 king.

  • Fun cubby  in Surf Shack.

    Fun cubby in Surf Shack.

  • The Bird's Nest; day bed with pop up trundle for 2 twins or 1 king.

    The Bird's Nest; day bed with pop up trundle for 2 twins or 1 king.

  • Main bathroom; toilet, sink, shower/bath

    Main bathroom; toilet, sink, shower/bath

  • Large grassy yard facing water with plenty of room to lounge

    Large grassy yard facing water with plenty of room to lounge

VRBO #684049

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 22, 2017

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