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Come to the Water at Gladwin Beach

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8)

Come to the water... a delightful getaway at Gladwin Beach. Just the place to make memories with family and friends; laugh and love; connect with and enjoy each other.

Gladwin Beach House is located on the North Shore of Hood Canal; the sunny side of the Canal. You may see flocks of ducks and water birds, a heron fishing for dinner, or still blue waters under blue skies.

Come experience this charming log cabin. Gladwin House was built over 100 years ago as part of a logging camp on the shore of Hood Canal. The house has been expanded and upgraded, but it still has that cozy log house feel. The living room is very relaxing, with a river rock fireplace and a beautiful view of Hood Canal. With four cheerful bedrooms, a daybed by the fireplace, and a fully equipped kitchen, you will feel right at home.

Gladwin Beach House is at the end of the Hood Canal. In the summer, the waters are warm enough to swim and play in when the tide comes in over the tide flats. The warm water is a rarity in Puget Sound. Put the kayak in the water and explore the Theler Wetlands and Union River Estuary. Take a nature hike, or mountain bike nearby trails. Relish and enjoy the quiet and peaceful picturesque water views here. At night, sit by the fire pit; sing songs, tell jokes and roast marshmallows.

In the winter, relax in the hot tub and watch the water birds flock. Maybe drink hot chocolate, enjoy a good book by the cozy river rock fireplace, watch your favorite movie or play board games.

We invite you to come and enjoy the serenity at Gladwin Beach House!

More Details

Ai Ling and Lance Wyllie
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, Cantonese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Ai Ling and Lance Wyllie

We love to meet the folks from around the area and around the world who have stayed at Gladwin House. It especially gratifying when Gladwin House can be host to family getaways, girls nights out, reunions, and life celebrations. We want Gladwin House to be a getaway and place to rejuvenate relationships and make lifetime memories.

Why Ai Ling and Lance Wyllie chose Belfair

We have been coming to Hood Canal for years, spending time with friends down here. When the kids were small we would spend all day on the beach with them. When Gladwin House went up for sale, we jumped at the chance to own this special piece of Hood Canal right at the edge of the wildlife conservation area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for our get away for us girls. Your house made us feel comfortable & cozy. We enjoyed the quiet & quaint atmosphere. It made us feel like we were miles away, yet so close to home. Thanks again - love your house. Being greeted by Lance & having the house warm & inviting made us feel so welcome. Your hospitality is top notch.
Feb 2008
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Belfair House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • There is nominally only one bathroom, but the facilities are divided into two rooms. The bath, shower, and sink are on one side of the hall, and the toilet is on the other.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King room - 1 king
    Queen room - 1 queen
    Heron room - 1 queen
    Angler room - 1 twin/ single
    living room - 1 twin/ single , this day bed by the fireplace is a favorite
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) One of the twin beds is a built-in daybed next to the fireplace in the living room - a favorite spot for kids!
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Two kayaks, a canoe and row boat provided. Picnic tables and umbrellas. Two fire pits - one on the beach and one on the patio.


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Come to the Water at Gladwin Beach
average rating of 4.972973 based on 54 reviews

Very nice place

  • 5 of 5

All my family really enjoined to have little get away vacation at this house. Good location, hot tub, playground close by. The owners are quick to respond and helpful. It feels like a home.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely retreat on the water

  • 5 of 5

The quaint living space was large enough for our group of adults, as was the hot tub! It was a cold stormy trip but we were very warm by the fire. Great price for a very relaxing retreat.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our New Year's get together

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely LOVE Gladwin House and would recommend it for your next getaway! The place sleeps at least 8 guests comfortably with enough room to allow for privacy and quiet moments away from the group. The house comes fully stocked with all of the linens that one might need and the large central fireplace makes a great place for all to gather. Ai Ling could not be more helpful and attentive and was available to answer our questions almost immediately despite being out of the area. All in all, we left saying that we will definitely be back again in the future. Great place, close to Seattle but far enough to enjoy the peace of nature.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed the Gladwin House

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful location -- not far from a small town, within walking distance of a state park, next door to a private playground/park, and the house itself is right on the water. It was pretty cold and wet when we were there, so couldn't take full advantage of the boats, but had several cozy fires in the huge stone fireplace and enjoyed the scenery. House is well-furnished and has a good layout for larger groups. Lance met us on arrival, was very nice, and gave us the grand tour and a little history of the house & area. Overall, highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home and hosts

  • 5 of 5

We spent a weekend here and it was great! The house was more than big enough for the 4 of us, with 2 huge bedrooms upstairs and another 2 downstairs. We were met on arrival by Lance, who had a roaring fire going in the lovely stone fireplace. It made the house so warm and toasty on a rainy day. The kitchen was big and we were able to easily make dinner with several people in the kitchen at the same time. The hot tub was wonderful - what is better than sitting in a hot tub under a light sprinkle of rain? They even gave us a late checkout since there was no one else checking in. We would definitely recommend this house and hope to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful and relaxing weekend

  • 5 of 5

This is the third year in a row that my husband and I have been to Gladwin House. Every year we enjoy it so much! Lance and Ai Ling are such gracious hosts. Everything you need is in their vacation home. Their bedrooms are clean and fresh. They have things for adults, for kids, and even for babies. Their home is well stocked with kitchen utensils, pots, pans, and everything else you need for cooking. They always have a nice fire going in the fireplace when you arrive. My husband went oyster digging this morning and caught a big bucket of them. My dogs love walking by the water and in the sand. My son and girlfriend came yesterday and they enjoyed their stay as well. It is a very nice and quiet neighborhood. Everyone is very nice. It was a wonderful experience! Thanks again Lance and Ai Ling!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Belfair is near Tahuya and Green Mountain recreational areas, with miles of hiking, mountain biking, and ORV trails, and numerous lakes and streams. Theler wetlands wildlife preserve with extensive walking trails is just south of town. You can kayak from Gladwin house to the wetlands in about an hour. There is fresh water and salt water fishing here. Four golf courses lie within 10 miles.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning Fee $105
Tax Rate 10.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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