The Blue Ox Beachfront Home on Hood Canal, Hoodsport(18 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 10)
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;
*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. ****
Member since: 2015
- 2200 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 10
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- 2 Miles to IGA Grocery Store 15 Miles to 24 Hour Walmart
- Game Room:
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Water View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 14 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 15 - Sep 15, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Housekeeping $150
- Pet Fee $50
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Tax Rate 10.5%
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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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.
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Exterior of home
Happy hour at the pub table!
Kitchen has stove/oven, refrigerator/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, wet bar
Living room; two large sofas, two recliners and day bed
The Surf Shack Recreational room with foosball and TV.
Surf Shack; Three bunks.
The Sunflower Room; Queen bed.
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
View as you drive in, ample parking
Relax and watch the tide come in
Plenty of outdoor seating on large patio
"Great Room" concept; kitchen, dining and living room with wood burning stove
Large kitchen with full water view, and all necessary utensils.
Swivel recliners, watch a movie or watch the view!
Day bed with trundle in main room; 2 twins or 1 king.
Fun cubby in Surf Shack.
The Bird's Nest; day bed with pop up trundle for 2 twins or 1 king.
Main bathroom; toilet, sink, shower/bath
Large grassy yard facing water with plenty of room to lounge
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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