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Giggle Fish Beachfront Cabin + Guest Boathouse (fully-fenced) + **2 Kayaks

Derek Doremus / VR 365

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Derek Doremus / VR 365

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2015
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Giggle Fish Beachfront Cabin + Guest Boathouse (fully-fenced) + **2 Kayaks

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Hoodsport House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

BEACHFRONT CABIN + GUEST BOATHOUSE (FULLY-FENCED) + **2 KAYAKS

WELCOME TO GIGGLE FISH

* LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION!!! 1.5 miles North of Hoodsport on the water.

* Best Private beach lot in Hoodsport (See Photos)

* King Beds 2, Queen Bed 1 (Sleeps 6 max + a happy & mellow pooch)

* Ideal for Couples, Families or a Romantic Getaway

* Fully Fenced Grass Yard ideal for children and pet security

* OYSTERS - delicious!

* Gorgeous Water Views from every room

* Kids LOVE love the outdoor fire pit roasting marsh mellows

* 2 min to Hoodsport IGA Grocery Store

* Wi Fi-enabled

"CLOSE ENOUGH TO USE TECHNOLOGY BUT FAR ENOUGH AWAY YOU WON'T WANT TO".

Bill Gates has four vacation homes on Hood Canal (Google it!) but it's still a well-kept secret just 90 min. from Seattle (2 hrs. from Portland). Few places in the world offer such natural diversity with the OCEAN & MOUNTAINS - both in one location.

'Giggle Fish' is your Beach Cabin + Guest Boathouse located in Hoodsport, WA, on Hood Canal. It's so close to the water you can fish from the living room. This property is unique because it sits on a corner lot with a natural, unbuildable beach (200') between you and the neighbor. Privacy is hard to find here where homes normally sit side-by-side.

ACCOMODATIONS

* Relax in the comfort of this 2-story home on 100' of waterfront built in 1999

* BEACH CABIN - 2 Bed & 1 Bath (1,000 sq. ft.)

* The cozy Boathouse has a Queen LOG BED, private deck (right over the water) and 3/4 bath, plus flat screen TV.

The Cabin has 2 bedrooms upstairs both with KING Beds and flat screen TV's. The cozy Boathouse has a Queen LOG BED, private deck (right over the water) and 3/4 bath. Awake to breathtaking water views - and watch SEALS and BIRDS - all from the comfort of your warm, cozy bed. This fully fenced yard has a child safety gate to the beach. The Boathouse is great for teens or if one couple desires privacy. No garage, park along Hwy 101 like the locals.

INDOOR AMENITIES

Down comforters and luxury bedding in every room, plus a KING "SLEEP NUMBER BED" in Master and modern, whimsical beach decor throughout. The main level includes an open kitchen with eating bar and stools, dining nook with seating for 4 and sectional couch, full bath, 40" HD LCD Cable TV, Blue-Ray DVD player, games, Wi-Fi, toys, books, crib/Packn'Play, inflatable toddler bed.

OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT

Wrap-around deck, with awesome, panoramic Hood Canal water views, which includes a covered gas BBQ area and comfortable seating galore - plush patio furniture and 2 outdoor dining areas. Relax on the double chaise lounge with sweeping water views. Awesome fire pit (w/benches that fold into a picnic table) ~ Make s'mores with your kids ~ YUM!!!, Bluetooth-enabled CD stereo and outdoor rock speakers. Beach towels, chairs, cooler, buckets, shovels/rakes provided for your day playing on the beach. 2 one-man Kayaks provided. Participating guests must sign and return our liability release form before arrival. Kayaking is an amazing way to experience Hood Canal, but do so at your own risk.

THINGS TO DO

* Beachcombing (seashells, purple shore crab, starfish)

* Oysters - delicious!

* In-Home Massage

* Day hikes

* SEALS, bald eagles, heron ~~ Good chance you'll see 'em!!!

* Kayaking (2 Kayaks provided)

* Fishing, crabbing, clamming, shrimping

* Championship GOLF (Salish Cliffs & Alderbrook)

* Hoodsport Winery (2 miles, tasting daily)

* Olympic National Park

* Diving 'Sund Rock' & 'Octopus Hole'

* Secret 230' WATERFALL (directions provided)

* Stars upon Stars***

* Located directly on 'Scenic Hwy 101' (one of America's most beautiful drives)

* Lake Cushman Boating

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Derek Doremus / VR 365 (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2015

About Derek Doremus / VR 365

Newly Listed with VR365 Property Management which is run by our good friend, Derek, who is a true PRO at Customer Service.

Why Derek Doremus / VR 365 chose Hoodsport

After 2 years of searching the PNW for a special beach town, we finally chose Hoodsport! A Hoodsport address was key because it's the only real 'town' with full amenities along the entire 60 mile stretch of Hood Canal (aside from Belfair at the far end). This home is just 2 minutes from the Hoodsport IGA Grocery Store which is extremely convenient (especially for wine and dessert at night!) We love the quick drive from Seattle & Portland -- literally two roads - I-5 to Hwy 101 -- and not being at the mercy of a ferry.

The West side of Hood Canal is an 'Outdoor Lover's Paradise' with endless Ocean & Mountain activities. Hoodsport is a charming, waterfront town with Restaurants, Pub, Gift Shops, 2 Liquor Stores, Winery, Gas, Coffee Shop, Ice Cream Shop, Public Dock, Arts & Crafts, Dive Shop, Massage, Salmon Hatchery, Bank, Library, Outfitters Store (w/licensing), Olympic Park Visitor's Center, Kayak Rentals & Whiskey Distillery (opening soon).

What makes this house unique

Giggle Fish is a 'One of a Kind' vacation property. The rare privacy makes it one of the best beach lots in Hoodsport. It's also one of the few with a lawn for kids and playing Bocce (provided). It's a perfectly-balanced getaway because you can adventure -- or RELAX and do nothing at all -- both while surrounded by the peace and serenity of nature.

FOR HIKERS - just up the hill is the Olympic National Park 'Staircase' entrance and many popular day hikes surround the home (all levels).

FOR SCUBA DIVERS - you can literally SEE world-famous 'Sund Rock' dive spot from the deck (See Photo) voted one of the world's top Wall Dives by 'Scuba Diving Magazine' and 'Octopus Hole' is just 1.5 miles North - both known for GIANT OCTOPUS & wolf eels

'So close to the water it feels like you're on the boat, but with all the comforts of home.'

Guestbook comments from the manager

Oyster stew, Oysters baked with feta and smoked salmon, Oysters raw and with eggs for breakfast - the sparkling sun and the quiet water was great! We hope to come back in March with the kids...or not with kids... :-) Thank you!
Jan 2014
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 32 traveler reviews

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Giggle Fish Beachfront Cabin + Guest Boathouse (fully-fenced) + **2 Kayaks
average rating of 4.75 based on 60 reviews
Portland, OR
5

My perfect weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My perfect weekend at Giggle Fish is all I can think about!

This is the second time we’ve stayed in this home. The first time we stayed in the main house and this time we went with another couple and their 2 kids so we decided to take the boat house for our room.

We arrived Friday night & settled in for the weekend. This house has all the comforts of home with some lovely touches. Extra hooks for all our jackets, everything we could possibly need in the kitchen, great sheets and bedding, new TV’s with cable and I know this sounds silly, but full size appliances are important to me – so I appreciate the full-size refrigerator, stove & washer/dryer.

Saturday morning I had to unfortunately catch up on some work emails and I knew from our first visit there would be free wi-fi. So I took my coffee and laptop out to the deck and enjoyed the view of the water while I took care of work. If you have to work on your weekend – this is the best way! The deck has two sides – the front part is uncovered and offers some really nice furniture (couch, chairs, table, loungers) and if it starts to get misty (it did once for about 10 minutes) you can just move to the covered side and still enjoy the view!

So the men went golfing (there’s a course about 20 minutes away) and us ladies and kids stuck around the house and as soon as it hit low tide we scrambled down to the shore to pick a bucket of oysters for dinner. This is my favorite part of the weekend on the canal. We picked oysters, turned over rocks and explored the crabs and sea-life. Our friends children (ages 2 and 4) had a blast! After hanging out on the beach for a few hours we headed back in for lunch and naps! For dinner we roasted up the oysters we picked on the very nice, very big BBQ.

Ok – now I have to tell you about this boat house. Since our friends have the two kids and it made sense for them to have the two bedrooms in the main house – so we stayed in the boat house – and oh-my-gosh – we LOVED it! Big, comfy bed, large windows, bathroom with shower, deck on the front and about 30 steps from the main house. It was the most perfect hide-away I could have ever imagined.

Sunday we lingered as long as we could – not wanting to go home. We took the kayaks out on the water, picked a few more oysters, relaxed on the deck…. I think about our friends and getting to share the weekend with them at Giggle Fish and what wonderful memories we made...how could I not share?

  • Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Tacoma, WA
4

Great time in Hoodsport

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was more than helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Wonderful beach cabin and a wonderful stay. Property was as described. This cabin is in a great location and very private. Kayaking was fun. Great spot to make day trips into the Olympics. Would love to stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks John for choosing Vacation Rentals 365. It was a pleasure having you stay with us at Giggle Fish. Sounds like you hit up all the fun outdoor activities. - VR 365 Derek
Seattle, WA
5

hood canal getaway

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We loved the house - well decorated and very clean. Incredible views - when the tide was up it felt like we could reach out and touch the ocean out of the windows. Though we came by ourselves for a nice romantic getaway, this would be a really great place to bring friends or another couple. We really appreciated the fenced yard for our pooches - and the kayaks! Love this house! Spent 99% of our time on the fantastic deck with the hood canal literally an arms length away.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Amrit for the perfect 5 star review!! Sounds like a wonderful time was had at Giggle Fish. I agree the views are amazing and it truly feels like it’s only a reach away. I'm happy to read you were able to use the kayaks. Thanks again for choosing Vacation Rental 365 - Derek
5

Simply Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The house is as advertised and perfect for a quiet, fun retreat. The management company was accommodating and great to work with. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rental 365, VR 365
Owner's Response: Thanks Sarah for the fantastic 5 Star Review! So happy to read your stay was perfect and the kind comments about our management services. We look forward to having you back. Vacation Rental 365 - Derek
Seattle, Washington
5

Great family get awar

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Giggle Fish was great. The two separate houses worked really well for us since our daughter, son-in-law and new baby really needed some private time when the little one was sleepy but we were all still noisy. The facilities were well cared for and clean.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rental 365, VR 365
4

Fabulous view and inviting space

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was more than helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The house and boat house were a great space for our family retreat. Beds were very comfortable and everything was clean. The kitchen was well stocked with just about everything you might want. We took advantage of the grill and the fire pit outside. We used every sitting area at one time or another: by the fire, on the deck, inside on the sectional couch (the only uncomfortable seating in the house) and both the inside and outside dining areas. We did notice the road noise from Hwy 101, however, it was offset by the gorgeous view and experience of being right on the water. One great advantage was the closeness to Lake Cushman, Lake Kokonee and, of course, Hood Canal right out the door. We brought our own kayaks and made excursions everyday.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rental 365, VR 365
Owner's Response: Thanks Beth for the great review. I'm happy to read your family retreat was a wonderful experience at the Giggle Fish. Sounds like you had some amazing outdoor excursions! Thanks for sharing. Vacation Rental 365 Derek

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Hood Canal isn't realllllllly a canal, but a glacier-formed fjord which carved 60 miles along The Olympic Mountains. The mountains skyrocket 7,000 feet straight up from Hood Canal, creating a majestic, breathtaking backdrop. The clear waters provide world-class salmon fishing, crabbing, clamming and shrimping and miles of pristine shoreline for kayakers, divers, beachcombers, boaters and lovers of nature.

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Amenities

Hoodsport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 2 King beds, 1 Queen bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling

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