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 fifteen hundred square feet of self-contained privacy a mere 300 feet from the beach on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. 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, (we regret that recent winter storms have taken out all old growth timber on this property, but we still have assorted ornamental trees, lush ferns & large maples) guests are lulled to sleep by the sound of the surf. Located 1/4 mile from the mouth of the Elwha River, this property is popular with surfers, as they are within walking distance of a great surfing area. We have also hosted guests interested in the Elwha Dam Removal Project.
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 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, we have added a second bedroom with a plush Queen bed 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 goes, '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 with tempurpedic foam added for comfort.
Kid-friendly amenities include board games, glider, dozens of Disney videos, a fire pit for weenie and marshmallow roasts plus, of course,just across the street is the beach. Living next door are two experienced beach guides-Mademoiselles CoCo & Bella, who would be delighted to accompany you on your beach walks or administer Chocolate Labrador kisses.(CoCo says 'fetch' is her middle name and she is the original party animal!) (Bella is more into cuddles and walks, will only 'fetch' if it involves teasing CoCo).
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.
This house is absolutely amazing. We have traveled a great deal and typically use VRBOS for many reasons... Primarily the space and location, but The Love Nest exceeded our expectations. This house is decorated so tastefully; the kitchen is fantastic and has all of the necessities to prepare any meal you'd like (the quality of the cookware, dishes and appliances is unbelievable). The house is very clean; most comfortable beds you can imagine; softest p, biggest bath towels you can imagine. The location is on Place Road and is just breathtaking. You have a beautiful private garden, with a hot tub and a great little garden. The book and movie collection is very extensive. Unfortunately, we had so many things to do in the area that we did not get to relax and enjoy the property as we had hoped. I do hope we are able to visit again. Lyndee and Allen are gracious and accommodating. You will not regret booking this home. Enjoy yourself!!
The Stouts from NC
This place is well stocked with everything you need. It is close enough to see many of the highlights of Olympic national park such as Hurricane Ridge and the Hoh rain forest. I have rented several places and none of them compare to all the little things this place has including comfy robes and very comfortable beds. lyndee and Al were very accommodating and helpful hosts. If you want a place you can truly relax, this is it.
What a retreat! Lovely accommodations, just outside of town. I love that this is fenced for our dog, and the hot tub and fire pit are great! The bed was comfy, the linens were fluffy, and the jetted tub was superb.
We visited the area to attend the Juan de Fuca festival in Port Angeles, but found ourselves just enjoying the tranquility of the place and not wanting to leave. The house has the most extensive library of books, DVDs, and games we've ever seen. The decor is artful and engaging. We loved the hot tub and taking many relaxing soaks. The kitchen has absolutely everything you could possibly need. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a week or weekend getaway with easy access the beach. We would definitely return. Thank you so much for an enjoyable stay.