|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
This 1200 sq ft cabin is part of a larger property, with the main house across the street, set on the east end of Freshwater Bay, with views of the Straits and Vancouver Island to the north, and snow-capped Olympic Mountain are to the south. While you can hear the waves from the cabin, you must walk to the front of the property to view the beach and watch the sunsets. The Elwha river estuary is a short walk away and is well known for surfing and kite boarding. The dam removal project is almost complete and the legendary native Chinook salmon have returned. The Olympic National Park and surrounds are ideal for bird watching, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, crabbing and fishing. Hurricane Ridge, popular for spring and summer wildflowers, is one of the best spots in the Northwest to cross country ski, snowboard and snowshoe. In the Fall the area is abundant with wild mushrooms. The year-round Port Angeles farmer's market offers wonderful produce to complement your meal of fresh caught salmon and dungeness crab. Victoria BC is an hour ferry ride from downtown Port Angeles.
The cabin is perfect for four, but can accommodate up to 6 people comfortably. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The larger bedroom has a double bed, the smaller has twin beds, and there is a futon in the living room. The kitchen is well equipped and has culinary basics (flour, oats, sugar, spices etc..). French doors open up to deck with small table and rocking chairs. Guests have access to the no-bank beach, stone grill and fire pit, which are framed by 300 year old wind blown firs.
Our daily rate includes both cleaning and taxes. We look forward to your visit.
We live and work on Bainbridge Island. Our children grew up snowboarding (while we snowshoed) on Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Park. During the summers we would camp and hike. We bought this property along the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Port Angeles in 2009, the year our youngest went off to college. All three of our children went from thinking it was a crazy idea to: our eldest getting married on the property, our middle child purchasing a Port Angeles home, and the youngest frequently heading out with a group of friends to hike and surf.
Jean Fleischfresser purchased this cabin in 2009
It is rare to find a no bank beach along the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The Olympic National Park is an amazing treasure and it is literally in our back yard. You can walk the entire 3.8 miles of Freshwater Bay (at 5' tide or lower) and see unique rock formation and sea creature laden tide pools.
You can paddle out, drop a crab pot, and a couple of hours later haul in your 'limit', boil them up and sit at the picnic table on the beach enjoying your uniquely Northwest meal.
Communication with Jean was great. She provided us the necessary details to find the cabin easily and check-in process couldn't have been easier. We enjoyed talking with both Jean and Ricardo very much. They are very down-to-earth people. We were checking out on Easter Sunday and Jean even hid little chocolate eggs for us by the fire pit so that we could experience a bit of Easter.
The cabin was just what we expected. There was plenty of room and all the needed supplies were available. We loved sitting on the porch in the evening on the rocking chairs. Our favorite activity was just walking the beach shoreline. There were always seals out in the water and there were plenty of seagulls and eagles.
We would definitely recommend the cabin to others and we hope to stay there again someday!
Spent spring break at the cabin with our 2 young kids and it was everything we had hoped for. Access to the beach was easy and the beach itself was nice with lots of wildlife (we counted 9 bald eagles one morning at the mouth of the Elwha). and comfy sand. Also lots of driftwood for fires and our kids loved making driftwood forts. We spent hours exploring the historic dam removal site on the Elwha river and hiking through the former lake bed. Olympic National park is easy to access and you will never have enough time to explore all it has to offer in one trip. The owners were very accommodating and had lots of local insight and suggestions to offer.
First, I have to say that this was my first experience renting a vacation home through HomeAway. Jean was great to communicate with in the steps leading up to actually renting the cabin. She emailed in great detail and I felt like I knew her after we spoke on the telephone. Once we arrived, she introduced herself and made us feel comfortable-like we were long-lost friends.
When we arrived, everything was just as she said it would be. We were able to settle in quickly to this very cozy and comfortable getaway location. Our family of four (with two small children ages 7 and 5) truly enjoyed our time at Jean's cabin. We were walking distance from the bay and spent most evenings walking along the beach and building "fairy houses" out of rocks, shells and small pieces of driftwood as a way to wind-down from our daily travels around the peninsula. We walked to the Elwha river mouth and watched the river as it returned to the sea. We played board games in the living room "after bath" and while getting the girls settled down for the night.
The cabin is rustic...but not in a "back-country camping" sort of way...more like a beach-meets-mountain cabin-bed-and-breakfast sort of way.
The kitchen is well-appointed and has everything you would need if you wanted to take your meals on-site.
This is a great location as a jumping-off point to any of the major sites around the Olympic Peninsula. Close proximity to grocery stores, restaurants, medical facilities, etc.; yet felt sooooo much more remote.
Should our travels ever take us to ONP again, we will be sure to stay with Jean at the Elwha River Cabin!!
Our family of four enjoyed our stay in this cute, rustic cabin that has been furnished over the years with lots of love. We enjoyed the eclectic, interesting furnishings and found the cabin to be very comfortable, with two baths, a well-stocked kitchen and even a washer and dryer. We enjoyed walking on the clean, rocky beach and collecting rocks and driftwood. At night, the sounds of the waves reminded us that we weren't in Colorado any more! The warm, friendly hosts have a vacation home across the street. We enjoyed meeting them and found their restaurant recommendations to be excellent. This cabin is a wonderful spot for a family with children to relax, spread out, and enjoy the nearby water and forests.
We have stayed in many places but this happens to be the best yet. This cozy cabin has it all; comfort, location, privacy, furnishings, great owners, and beach access. Jean & Ricardo were right across the street and were very helpful and gracious hosts. The beauty and serenity of this property made all of us feel like we were in a northwest paradise. The cabin has been refurbished with great taste. The furnishings were in keeping with the age of the cabin while at the same time providing totally modern day accommodation. We particularly enjoyed sitting in the rocking chairs on the front porch and the wonderful beachfront grill and picnic area. Beach combing was a must do activity. We would recommend this cabin to anyone who enjoys the beauty of both the woods and the beach. Thank you Jean & Ricardo for sharing your wonderful property with us. We will definitely return in the future
Very clean and comfortable place right near the beach. Had everything we needed for an extended weekend. Quiet surroundings, and you can hear the waves from the house. Some lovely touches on the inside -- loved the breakfast bar made from a tree slab.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$100.00|
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