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Fernbrook Beach House - Puget Sound Waterfront, Mt Rainier View, Retreat

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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 offer the home for weddings.

Quiet time 9pm-6am. No loud music or parties are permitted at anytime on the grounds or on the beach.the house rules are strictly enforced. Violations will result in cancellation of the reservation and forfeiture of the leasing fee.

Rates are as follows,

Standard nightly rate is $800 with a 2 night minimum plus a one time exit cleaning fee of $200 and 8.7% tax.

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

January-April 13th off season $550. nightly 2 night plus 200 cleaning and 8.7 % tax.

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

Margaret Holm
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2017

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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Olympia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • 5 bedrooms: 4 Queen Size Beds and Twin Sized Trundle (pop up) bed sleeps two. 2 Roll-away Twin beds also available, 1 Sleeper Sofa on the Master Suite Floor. 1 child-sized rollaway
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Fernbrook Sleeping Arrangements: Main and Upper Floors: 4 Queen-sized beds 2 Twin beds (may be converted to one king) 3 twin rollaways and one child sized rollaway 1 Convertible Sofa 1 since futon Sleeping Arrangements, Portico Apartment (lower level): 1 Queen-sized bed 1 Twin Daybed


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Fernbrook Beach House - Puget Sound Waterfront, Mt Rainier View, Retreat
average rating of 4.95 based on 21 reviews

Fernbrook was beautiful! Amazing view of Mt Rainier! The home was so comfortable for all 9 of us.

  • 5 of 5

The Holmes family was ever so accommodating to our needs. Margaret's advice on where to go and what to see in our limited time (and accounting for the record heat we experienced) was invaluable! The home was immaculate and so spacious. We had many places to come together and to enjoy our own private time. We were very honored to be one of the last to enjoy Fernbrook. "Happy", our resident harbor seal, even waved us goodbye as we left! Truly a memorable vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at Fernbrook. It was a pleasure to have you stay! Margaret
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Great house and location.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time in your lovely home in spite of the deplorable weather. The only problems we incurred were trying to make sure the recycling was put in correct bins. The instructions didn't appear to match the bin colours. A little confusing. We also tried to light a fire but couldn't tell if the damper for the chimney was open or closed and so we couldn't get the fire to draw. These issues did not detract from our comfort.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The family was a nice addition. I know recycling instructions can be difficult. We left plenty of fire starting materials! So sorry there was difficulty. Our phone contact information is readily available. We did encounter a large burn on the wood cutting board that was not disclosed. Other than that the guests were responsible with our special property.
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Amazing, perfect, highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Where to begin? Whatever I say here will not be enough praise for this beautiful property which is really a magnificent, inviting home the owners have chosen to share. It is a gift to all who choose to come. There is so much more to this magical place than can ever be adequately conveyed in a written word. If you want to travel and feel like you have never left the comfort of your own home but have instead landed in a homey, gorgeous place dropped from heaven - come here. Everything about our visit to Fernbrook (including the hosts) left us awestruck. The photos give you just a glimpse of the magic you will experience, it is resplendent in its beauty and way beyond what you will expect to experience in ambience.

One of a kind experience in the Pacific Northwest!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greetings! Thank you for your kind review. We cannot tell you how privileged we feel to own this beautiful place. it is why we feel a desire to share it with families such as yours. Thank you for your careful visit. We wish you safe travels and invite you back to Fernbrook! Ed and Margaret Holm
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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
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing our Beach house. You were wonderful guests!
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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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Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Sea-Tac International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Pt. Defiance
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200

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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