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The Blue Ox Beachfront Home On Hood Canal, Hoodsport

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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. ****

More Details

Scott and Kim Pepin
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2018

About Scott and Kim Pepin

Scott Pepin, owner, Tacoma, Washington. Site manager in Hoodsport.

Scott and Kim Pepin purchased this house in 1992

Why Scott and Kim Pepin chose Hoodsport

Property highlights; Sleeps 10, waterfront, close to Bremerton Ferry to Seattle, close to Olympic National Forest.


Hoodsport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Surf's Up Bunk Room - 3 bunk bed , 3 bunks, 1 with full futon on bottom, 1 with queen on bottom
    Sunflower Room - 1 queen , Sunflower Room with queen bed
    Bird's Nest - 2 twin/ single , Bird's Nest Room with Trundle Bed (2 twins or 1 king)
    Trundle in Living Room/Not a private bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Trundle in Living Room, 2 twins or 1 king.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
2 Miles to IGA Grocery Store 15 Miles to 24 Hour Walmart


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The Blue Ox Beachfront Home On Hood Canal, Hoodsport
average rating of 4.793103 based on 29 reviews

Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our yearly family vacation. There was plenty of space for 10 people. The house located just couple miles north of Hoodsport, with all the shopping you needed. We loved the direct access to the water. Overall, we love the house.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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The pictures don’t do it justice!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at the Blue Ox!! Everything from Scott & Kim, to the house, to the location exceeded my expectations. We are vacation property owners ourselves, so we may have slightly high standards for customer service, but Scott & Kim met them in every way possible. We asked several questions ahead of time, and they provided us with thorough, prompt answers.

The pictures of the home and property, don’t do it justice. The home itself seemed bigger than the pictures show. The yard facing the canal is quite large, with both shady and sunny areas. The beach was so, so enjoyable. If you’re looking for waterfront on Hood Canal, with some oysters, beach combing, swimming, SUP, kayaking, etc....this is the place for you.

Hoodsport itself is such a cute little town, and very close to anything and everything you may need.

We were a family of 8 and we slept comfortably. 6 adults, and 2 toddlers. We had 2 adults in sunflower, 2 adults in birds nest, and 2 adults and 2 toddlers in the surf shack. The surf shack is right off the living room with it’s own attached bathroom, and sunflower and birds nest are at the end of the hall, and use a bathroom off the hallway.

We highly recommend! I wish we were there now!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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A very beautiful place with a lot of activities...

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Blue Ox house recently for two nights. It is located at the very beautiful hood canal. You can spot seals in the water, bold eagles on the tree, find crabs, sea stars, and other animal on the beach. You can collect a bucket of oyster to taste too! The house is well equipped with everything you need. The view is beautiful all day long! We wish we could stay there a little bit longer!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My 80thl

  • 5 of 5

It was absolutely wonderful. I had two sons cooking on each barbeque plus some in the kitchen. Everything was good. The beach was good.. We did not take advantage of the oyster beds. But the neighbors did

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and quaint

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for a girls weekend. The house suited us well with all the rooms and beds for a larger group. Thank you for providing fresh towels! Walks on the beach and watching the tide come in and out was relaxing. Hoodsport is a great little town, perfect for wine tasting. This house is definitely on my list to return to with my family in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Could have not been better! Absolutely fabulous house and property!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the Blue Ox. Very spacious and had everything we needed. Such a wonderful place for a large group. I will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nearest Barpub
1.25 Miles
Model T Pub
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $50
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

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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