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Converted Pole Barn Near Beach Becomes Luxury Destination

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Barn, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths/ Limit 4 adults and 2 kids MAX

Luxurious amenities combine with beach casual to make our Nid d'Amour (Love Nest) distinctive. In it's prior life a 'pole barn', this property has now been converted into seventeen hundred square feet of self-contained privacy a short walk to the beach access, where the Mouth of the Elwha River and Strait of Juan de Fuca converge, with acres of sandy beach to romp on. When you arrive at your destination the refreshing sea air tells you immediately that this is a very special home-away-from-home and the evergreens whisper their welcome.

While oriented to the woods (and fenced) for maximum privacy, guests are lulled to sleep by the sound of the surf. Located 1/4 mile from the mouth of the Elwha River and access to Freshwater Bay, this property is popular with surfers, as they are within walking (there is also beach parking) distance of a great surfing area. We have also hosted guests interested in the Elwha Dam Removal Project, including the film crew who did the story of the river in a documentary called "The Breach".

Snuggle by the fireplace before slipping into the silky comfort of the European linens on your Cal-King canopied bed. Even rainy days are fun when you can listen to the rain falling on your tin roof. Enjoy cooking in a well-equipped kitchen (I don't like to cook on vacation but guests who enjoy cooking have said we have the best equipped kitchen of any vacation rental they have stayed in) or savor the unique flavors of the Pacific Northwest at one of the many excellent restaurants in town. (We are eight miles west of downtown Port Angeles, the park entrance for Hurricane Ridge or Victoria ferries).

Take a dip in your double fenced private hot tub, count all the stars you can't see living in town and revel in the smell of the sea. We frequently get guests who tell us 'last night was the best I've slept in ages'. While often used by lovers who want to get away from it all, (and frequent honeymooners), the house has been enthusiastically received by families wanting a unique location to use as their home base while they explore the wonders of the Olympic Peninsula or day-trip to Victoria, British Columbia. Originally with only a master bedroom with large Cal-King bed, we have added a second bedroom with a plush Eastern King bed, both covered with imported Italian linens. Also on display, our dad's piano from when he ran away from home to become 'a serious jazz musician,' before he grew up, married our mom and became Washington's best known jazz educator, Dr. Ralph Mutchler.(Google Jon Mutchler and a large posting about dad comes up, photos and all). We are currently collecting photos from the various jazz clinics and stage band festivals to post above the piano--our very first guest actually said, 'No way-I knew Ralph!' If you can provide one of the missing stage band tapes, stay one night free! In the living room the couch also converts to a 'full' sleeper (two small kids or one teenager) with tempurpedic foam added for comfort. Some guests could care less about TV but we do have a brand new Smart TV (Netflix, Hulu, etc) an expansive DirecTV package and tons of DVD's.

Kid-friendly amenities include board games, glider, dozens of Disney videos, a fire pit for weenie and marshmallow roasts plus, walk or drive to the beach.

The owners of the Love Nest live next door and are delighted to help their guests plan their excursions, recommend wonderful places to dine or even arrange for a masseuse to attend you after a full day of activities.

Keywords: Privacy, quiet, safe, cool evening ocean breezes

More Details

Lyndee or Allen
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Lyndee or Allen

My wife and I live nearby and are almost always available for assistance. Just call or knock on our door.

Lyndee or Allen purchased this barn in 2000

Why Lyndee or Allen chose Port Angeles

Great rural, wooded area with quiet street and near the ocean. Cool evenings and warm sunny summer days with low humidity and no mosquitos.

What makes this barn unique

Completely fenced yard for small kids and dogs. We stress privacy-perfect for 1 or 2 couples as a getaway.


Port Angeles Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Mahogany hand carved, Italian import dressing table
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Enter hot tub area directly from the Master bedroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , TV for video only and upright piano.
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 double , Great place to park two little ones
  • King size beds (1) Calfornia King canopied bed, (1) Eastern King (1), Sleep Sofa (1).
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Satellite TV*, Extensive Video Library, CD Player, Huge Reading Library, Private Hot Tub in the Woods, Firepit . If the surf is up you can hear it from here. Beach access is about 1/4 mile walk or drive-ask for directions.


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Converted Pole Barn Near Beach Becomes Luxury Destination
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 27 reviews
Seattle, WA

Amazing location, huge converted barn

  • 5 of 5

Great place to hunker down for Christmas. Two bedrooms, huge bathroom with jacuzzi tub -- and hot tub was just perfect. Kitchen had everything we needed to cook all our meals. Short walk to the mouth of the Elwha River. Beautiful area, attentive but hands-off hosts -- perfect place to stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Valerie. You are always welcome back out here.
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We had a wonderful week right next to the Olympic National Forest.

  • 5 of 5

Great location-so much to do in this part of Washington, and so nice to come home to an awesome home!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. You two are welcome out here again anytime. Allen and Lyndee
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Perfectly relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing stay!! Allen was so kind and met us when we arrived to show us around. The house was very sweet and perfect for our family, including our dog. We enjoyed how close the beach was and relaxing in the hot tub each night. The beds were very comfy, I slept better then I do in my own bed. We only wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Noah. Come back and stay longer next time. Allen and Lyndee
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Perfect Little Love Nest

  • 5 of 5

We found this place to feel like a home. Very spacious with every amenity you can imagine. Kitchen is so well stocked I could've prepared a holiday dinner. Tho neighbors are close by the Privacy was superb. I would highly recommend this property for a very pleasant stay while on vacation. We will be going back soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Steven. We look forward to your return visit. Allen and Lyndee
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Our stay in July of 2017

  • 4 of 5

My husband, son, daughter in law and I stayed here for three nights and really enjoyed the place. The neighborhood it was on was very quiet except for sound of the water which was very close by. We drove or walked down the lane just a bit to be able to see the Straight. Lots of birdwatching there too.

The beds in each room were very comfortable and there was plenty of places to hang and store our stuff. The kitchen had everything we needed as well. It was nice to have two bathrooms for the four of us and we all enjoyed the hot tub after some tough hikes.

We were just minutes away from Port Angeles so did side trips to town, Hurricane Ridge and Marymere Falls. Just a couple hours from Hoh Rainforest and Rialto Beach too, but you can really base out of this home for any ONP excursions.

Allan was nice enough to mail my husbands shirt back which we left in the closet. Thanks Allan!

We would definately stay here again the next time we are in the area - hopefully soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Carli. We will enjoy welcoming you back next time. Allen and Lyndee
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Relaxing, spacious, clean and a beach nearby!

  • 4 of 5

From the luxurious beds, to the large living area, to the hot tub the "pole barn" was a wonderful home for our long weekend. The home and yard are super dog friendly and everything is clean and welcoming. Allen and Lyndee are lovely to visit with yet give you all the quiet and privacy you can want. We had a really good stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jane and Ken. We hope you come back some time. Allen and Lyndee
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Fairchild Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Dam Bar
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Port Angeles to Victoria
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
East side of town
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway 112
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Sabai Thai on 8th Street in Port Angeles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Hurricane Ridge
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Freshwater Bay at the Elwha River Delta walkable
Car: necessary

Fresh and Salt-water Fishing, Hot Springs, Beachcombing, Whale Watching, White-water Rafting, Some Downhill Skiing, Lots of Cross Country Skiing, Clamming, Crabbing.Walk to the mouth of the Elwha River, now famous for taking out dams and restoring fish habitat. From being a typical Washington Coast beach, because of the sediment flowing down from the two drained lakes we now have one of the nicest sandy beaches in the state.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50

We cannot accommodate more than 4 people because of septic system and parking limitations. First payment for half is mailed to us by check. Remainder is due on check in by cash or check. pay to Allen Lapin and send to 2031 Place Road, Port Angeles, WA. 98363. That is also the address where you will be staying.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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