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Converted Pole Barn Near Beach Becomes Luxury Destination

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Lush entrance with homegrown cedar fence and wrought iron gate welcomes you.

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Last updated: 04/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Barn
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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
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Owner

Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

Property Type

  • Barn
  • 1700 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    One in party must be at least 21....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We have board games and a selection of children's books. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Security deposit will NOT be refunded....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We are dog friendly but insurance requires us to screen breeds. Pets must be on a flea program, documented by Vet certificate or receipts for accepted flea control program. NO CATS....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    One story building, paved sidewalk and patio. The nearby beach and river access are paved....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Enter hot tub area directly from the Master bedroom. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    TV for video only and upright piano. ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 double

    Great place to park two little ones ...moreless

  • King size beds (1) Calfornia King canopied bed, (1) Eastern King (1), Sleep Sofa (1). ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Mahogany hand carved, Italian import dressing table...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Extensive library with most popular authors well represented....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Many board games and puzzles....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Directv, HBO, Showtime, Cinemax. There are hundreds of DVDs and videos on site, as well....moreless

  • Television:

    new Vizio with Netflix, etc...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Up to date, hundreds of movies....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Shop at one of 2 Safeways in Port Angeles for food There is a convenience store at junction of 101 and 112 turnoff...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    You can hear the surf from our place. You will need instructions on how to get to the beach. Please ask us....moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Besides the dining area the kitchen prep table has two barstools and a pop-up eating counter....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace:

    Propane heated--no muss or fuss-just use the lightswitch for on or off....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Overhead electric heater, heated tile floors in Kitchen and Master bath, two moveable space heaters....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    800-1200 thread count sheets, hand laundered and pressed....moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    2 dedicated spots...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Our closest "clear shot" at an antenna is actually Rogers Cellular, which is in Canada. Make sure you are on your local carrier....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    We have a large selection of oversized bath sheets plus large towels, hand towels and wash cloths....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Century Link ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    In addition to the basics, we have a Margarita mixer, Cuisinart and rice cooker....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We have two full sets of dishware-a plastic set for those concerned about child breakage and, for the rest of us, Spanish imported ceramic (or is it porcelain?)....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Oven, microwave and broiler all contained in one unit....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We usually have the basics, 30 spice wall-mounted cabinet, coffee, boiled fish seasoning, oatmeal, cornstarch. We usually have things like catsup, mustard, etc in the fridge....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Electric Stovetop...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Golf:

    There is a public golf course on the east side of Port Angeles and also one in Sequim. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    There are places in town that rent kayaks & offer less. The launching place for lessons, once booked, is on the W. end of Freshwater Bay....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Traditional NW country lawn-lush and green until the summer winds and sun dry it out. Trellis....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Large, multijetted, seats four adults comfortably....moreless

  • Jetted Tub:

    Master bath has large indoor jacuzzi....moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.6
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
off season
Oct 6 - Jun 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$150
$1,000
Memorial Day weekend
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay

$750
flat fee
Summer
Jun 16 - Oct 9, 2017
3 night min stay
$230 $250
Fri, Sat
$1,400
Labor Day weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay

$750
flat fee
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 - Nov 25, 2017
3 night min stay

$750
flat fee
New Years weekend
Dec 29 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay

$750
flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$150

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • maid service $50
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

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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Location

3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Fairchild Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Dam Bar
9 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Port Angeles to Victoria
14 Miles
Nearest Golf
East side of town
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 112
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sabai Thai on 8th Street in Port Angeles
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
Hurricane Ridge
0.7 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

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

Why the Owner Chose Port Angeles, WA, USA:
Great rural, wooded area with quiet street and near the ocean. Cool evenings and warm sunny summer days with low humidity and no mosquitos.

The Unique Benefits at this Barn:
Completely fenced yard for small kids and dogs. We stress privacy-perfect for 1 or 2 couples as a getaway.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

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Photos

  • Lush entrance with homegrown cedar fence and wrought iron gate welcomes you.

    Lush entrance with homegrown cedar fence and wrought iron gate welcomes you.

  • Front Gate to La Place sur la MER very private yard

    Front Gate to La Place sur la MER very private yard

  • Great room includes fp, TV, large couch sleeps 2, open kitchen & dining area.

    Great room includes fp, TV, large couch sleeps 2, open kitchen & dining area.

  • Well supplied kitchen. Not pictured are fridge, stove & MW. Cute prep table.

    Well supplied kitchen. Not pictured are fridge, stove & MW. Cute prep table.

  • The master bathroom is as large as many bedrooms and also has a shower

    The master bathroom is as large as many bedrooms and also has a shower

  • Jacuzzi tub in large bathroom

    Jacuzzi tub in large bathroom

  • enjoy playing the piano

    enjoy playing the piano

  • Washer and dryer in the apartment

    Washer and dryer in the apartment

  • patio BBQ grill -propane

    patio BBQ grill -propane

  • The address where you will be staying on Place Road

    The address where you will be staying on Place Road

  • It took Lyndee a year to needle point this

    It took Lyndee a year to needle point this

  • Good luck totem

    Good luck totem

  • A gift from a friend stands watch in winter.

    A gift from a friend stands watch in winter.

  • Dining table seats 6

    Dining table seats 6

  • Your view from the greatroom looking out French doors

    Your view from the greatroom looking out French doors

  • Master bedroom CK canopied/curtained bed. Access to hot tub is thru L. window.

    Master bedroom CK canopied/curtained bed. Access to hot tub is thru L. window.

  • outdoor hot tub seats 4 adults completely fenced and private

    outdoor hot tub seats 4 adults completely fenced and private

  • Mr. Coffee, wine bottle opener, blender for margaritas

    Mr. Coffee, wine bottle opener, blender for margaritas

  • good family games and puzzles

    good family games and puzzles

  • outdoor fire pit -we have lots of seasoned wood

    outdoor fire pit -we have lots of seasoned wood

  • This is your dedicated parking space next to the entrance and lit at night

    This is your dedicated parking space next to the entrance and lit at night

  • second parking space if needed

    second parking space if needed

  • propane fireplace helps keep the Love Nest warm-

    propane fireplace helps keep the Love Nest warm-

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Friday, April 21, 2017

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