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Margaret Holm

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Fernbrook Beach House - Puget Sound Waterfront, Mt Rainier View, Retreat

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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House, 5 Bedrooms, + 4.5 baths

Fernbrook is a stunning, spacious estate located just 1 hour south of Seattle on Puget Sound's Johnson Pt. Ideal for families, relaxation and quiet retreats. The venue is not appropriate for events that plan on over 30 guests. We are no longer offering the home for weddings.

Quiet time 10pm-6am. No loud music or parties are permitted at anytime on the grounds or on the beach.

Rates are as follows,

June-sept 21 Standard nightly rate is $800 with a 3 night minimum plus a one time exit cleaning fee of $200 and 8.7% tax.

Sept 22- Dec 23 shoulder season $600.00

2 night minimum plus a one time exit cleaning fee of $200 and 8.7% tax.

January-March off season $550. Nightly 2 night plus 200 cleaning and 8.7 % tax.

Spring shoulder season April -May $600. Nightly

2 night minimum plus 8.7 tax

For more than 5 nights we can offer a 5% discount. For more than 7 nights we can offer a 10% discount.

Holidays and the Evergreen State College Graduation weekend require a 3 night minimum.

Here is a description of the sleeping arrangements so you can see how it will fit for your group.

UPSTAIRS: Master suite with queen-sized bed, sitting area with 1 convertible sofa, private balcony/deck with views of Puget Sound and Mt. Rainier. Master bath with jacuzzi tub and double headed shower.

MAIN FLOOR: Three bedrooms: Two with queens. One with a single and a single pop-up trundle combination. There is one full, one ¾ and one ½ bath on this floor.

DOWNSTAIRS: (Portico Apartment with complete kitchen and full bath) One queen bed, one single futon.

There are 3 twin roll away beds in the house. Please let us know if you need these for the upper two floors or the Portico Apartment.

Total sleeping arrangements for 16.

SECURING YOUR RESERVATION: A deposit of 25% of the total rental amount is required in order to secure your reservation. The balance is due 30 days prior to the day of your arrival.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If cancellation is within 60 days of your scheduled arrival date the deposit will be forfeited. If cancelled less than 30 days 50% of the full amount due is refundable.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Margaret Holm (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Why Margaret Holm chose Puget Sound

Fernbrook was purchased by us before we had our children. Extensive remodeling took place in the early 1990. We added an additional 2300 sq. ft to the existing 2400 sq.ft.

We raised our family at Fernbrook.

The home is comfortable, nicely furnished and in a beautiful setting.

What makes this house unique

The library has hundreds of books to enjoy during your stay. There is a piano in the library. The great room can accommodate great group interaction and fun. The rest of the home offer spaces for privacy and quiet time. Guests can enjoy outdoor spaces that offer opportunities for enjoyment and rest.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We could not have asked for a better place to bring family together and share some incredible moments. Your hospitality and willingness to share your beautiful home has blessed us with many memories.
Jun 2015
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Fernbrook Beach House - Puget Sound Waterfront, Mt Rainier View, Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
Phoenix, Az

Incredibly Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

An incredible place! A must visit! Everything was breath-taking....the property, the home, the lake, and the view of Mt Ranier........WOW!! The house was warm and inviting. Huge living & dining areas to entertain and be around family & friends. Bedrooms were spacious, and the (5) bathrooms were perfect to accommodate everyone. Definitely recommend you visit this location!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eugene, OR

Better than I could have imagined!

  • 5 of 5

I had looked in Olympia to host a bridal shower for my best friend. After several properties never calling me back, Margaret responded within 12 hours and I couldn't have been happier. The view is spectacular and the home is so warm and inviting and you really just feel like you are at peace there. We had 30 people at the bridal shower and there was plenty of room. The layout was amazing and we were able to host the entire party in the back of the house that overlooks the sound. My friend had a magical time! We spent three days there and felt very comfortable and slept well. I would give Fernbrook my highest recommendation and cannot thank Margaret enough for responding to my email and helping me to give my friend an extra special day!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Olympia, WA, USA

Quiet, Peaceful Family Rental

  • 5 of 5

I were lucky enough to stay at Fernbrook, with my family, for 3 weeks this winter. We had a wonderful time enjoying all that Fernbrook has to offer, ample space, incredible views from the back of the house that overlook the sound, an extremely clear view of Mt. Rainer (seen at least 7 times even in January!), and the peaceful calm that comes with being out on your own piece of land on the water. My two kids found their own private beach to be a truly magical place. I would certainly encourage families to come enjoy a stay at Fernbrook to get away from it all!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello We were so honored to share Fernbrook with you and your family. So nice to know you enjoyed your time!
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Dream Wedding at Fernbrook.....<3

  • 5 of 5

Fernbrook is a beautiful estate with the most amazing amenities, decor, energy, and the view is breathtaking! Everything about it is warm, beautiful, and accommodating; no surprise, as the home emulates it's owners. Our family flew in from four states and we entertained 50 people and accommodated 15 overnight with ease. Thank you Margaret for sharing your beautiful home and making our special day the most amazing ever! We will be back for our Anniversary!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you had a wonderful experience at Fernbrook. We wish you both a great life together!
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Nancy in Anchorage, AK & Syd in Bellingham, WA

Our family reunion at Fernbrook Beach House

  • 5 of 5

The setting of Fernbrook Beach House was absolutely perfect for our family

reunion with regal Mt Rainier rising high above the calm bay, visible from

anywhere in the house as well as the lawn.

Because I live near an airport I am beset by noise so that I basked in the

quiet surroundings with just the flutter of leaves in the cooling breeze or

the lap of the waves on the beach. The entire scene proclaims, "Rest here,

enjoy each hour in the company of family you seldom see. Do not rush for any

reason--all will be well. Spend an hour or two in the hammock, go pick some

of those juicy wild black berries--so good with ice cream for dessert."

Then in the evenings, there were tables large enough to accommodate the

Scrabble and cribbage games for all.

As if that weren't enough, the library was extraordinary. If it hadn't been

such fun talking with my family I would have spent evenings reading.

You already know that it was clean and well stocked on our arrival. I did

have to remove the down comforter on my bed in the 85 degree weather even with

the practical fan turned on.

All of our family expressed great pleasure in the house, its setting and privacy.

The entire visit was a joy in every way. Thank you for providing such a

comfortable home for us travelers.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Syd! Thank you for the eloquent review!!! We loved having your family and look forward to hosting you all again in the future.
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Excellent Choice for our Thanksgiving/Wedding Retreat

  • 5 of 5


We hosted Thanksgiving and our wedding for 20 people at Fernbrook and it exceeded our expectations! We stayed for 5 nights and hosted four other couples in addition to our selves. We were all so comfortable, had plenty of space and everyone was happy with their bedrooms etc. Everyone was impressed with the space and the view! We lucked out and got a few days of sun with Mt. Rainier in the background for our wedding ceremony down by the water. Oh ya, there is a fire pit by the water, it's amazing! We also have a 2.5 year old son and our friends have a 1.5 year old daughter. The kids were so comfortable there, it is an easy place for kids to hang while adults cook and gather. We felt like we were staying in a close relatives house and many of our guests commented that they felt the same way! It was a treat to have our celebration week at Fernbrook, the manager Michelle and the owner were so accommodating and helpful. The owner even stopped by to check in on us and give us a few pointers about the fireplace. You can feel that this is a special property and very well loved. It is quiet and serene but just a short drive away from shops. I highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a large family gathering or just a weekend away. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Sea-Tac International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
The Golf Club At Hawks Prairie
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Olympia Lacey Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Car: necessary

Boat rentals at Zittel's Marina, five minutes away. Easy access to downtown Olympia and JBLM.


Rates & Availability

Olympia House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 31 2016 - Sep 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning of $200-$450 $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.7%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Olympia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • 4 Queen Size Beds, 5 separate bedrooms, 1 Twin, 1 Twin Sized Trundle (pop up) bed, 3 Roll-away Twin beds also available, 1 Convertible Single Person Day bed in Portico Apartment, 1 Sleep Sofa on the Master Suite Floor
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Fernbrook Sleeping Arrangements: Main and Upper Floors: 3 Queen-sized beds 2 Twin beds (may be converted to one king) 3 twin rollaways 1 Convertible Sofa Sleeping Arrangements, Portico Apartment (lower level): 1 Queen-sized bed 1 Twin Daybed

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