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Sandy Beach Front, 360 Views, Year Round Beauty, Gracious and Accommodating

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bdrms(mstr ste), 2 full bth, 1 powder, sleeps 8, great rm + family rm, 2 frpl

This lovely year round home is just a few hours drive and a short ferry ride from Seattle. Located in the sunbelt of the Washington State Peninsula, on the Straits of Juan De Fuca on a long strip of sandy beach, natural beauty abounds. The views from the front and back side of the home are spectacular and include the Olympic Mountain Range, wetlands with many rare species of birds, the Straits of Juan De Fuca, Dungeness Spit and Lighthouse with Victoria B.C. in the distance, Mount Baker, the San Juan Islands and Whidbey Island.

There are many options for great walks and bike rides, as well as kayaking and hiking in the area.

The beach house is a year round pleasure as well. Summers speak for themselves, but imagine winter storms in the great room, waves crashing outside! A crackling fire in the fireplace. Winter walks on a windy day.The home offers several great places to curl up and read a book or play a game, and holidays are especially memorable in this setting!

Great Room Plus: Having both a family room and great room, with pocket doors that can be closed for privacy, allows the home to accommodate large parties. It also offers a feeling of intimacy for smaller parties. The family room and eating space have excellent views, and they connect well with the kitchen to for easy conversation between the spaces. The home was architecturally designed for flexibility, so it feels gracious and intimate at the same time.

Views and Beach: With 200 feet of sandy beach front, the views are amazing, and from almost every room. You can see four light houses and Victoria B.C. in the distance at night. Your day view is 360 degrees. It includes the Olympic Mountain Range as a back drop to the wetlands on one side, and the Straits of Juan De Fuca, the Dungeness Spit and Lighthouse, Mt. Baker, Whidbey Island, and miles of beach on the other. Bald Eagles 'hang out' in number (we've counted up to 17 together at one time) on the beach at low tide. The home includes two large decks. The front deck is a great place to sit and view the mountains and soak up the afternoon sun, and the back deck overlooks the beach.

More Details

Owner
Diane Sessler
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2017

About Diane Sessler

The beach house is a family vacation get away owned by my sister, her family and myself and my family. We spend time there on a regular basis, which we believe makes the house feel more like a home vs a rental. We love the diversity of the Peninsula, the sandy walking beach steps away from the home, the views and the peaceful atmosphere.

Diane Sessler purchased this house in 1999

Why Diane Sessler chose Olympic Peninsula

It's a wonderful place to slow down and get away from it all!

What makes this house unique

Miles of beautiful beach right in front of the home, amazing 360 degree views, a wonderful floor plan and privacy designed into the property both inside and out.

Amenities

Sequim House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , master
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 6 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • There are three generous bedrooms. The water side master suite is spacious and private and has a lovely view of the straits. It boasts a king bed, television, walk-in closet, jacuzzi tub and shower. You will find two more bedrooms that share a full bath down a second wing of the beach house. One has a double and a large walk-in closet and a beach and water view as well, and the other has 3 twin bunk beds. All of the bedrooms are light and bright and comfortable.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
The kitchen is large and open with sweeping views. It is well stocked and has plenty of cabinet and counter space to accommodate large parties and holiday meals. It doesn't isolate you from the rest of the home and is easy to move through. It connects with the family room/eating space and great room. The great room includes a large gathering table for dining, games and crafts. It is generous in size and accommodates 8 easily. Bench seating surrounds the living area in addition to the furniture. The fireplace is large enough for crackling fires and is at the center of the seating area. A 47' flat screen is mounted just above it. The family room is more intimate in size. It has beautiful views of both the Olympic Range and the Straits of Juan de Fuca. There are sliding glass doors leading out to large decks on both sides of this room, which open it up to the outdoors. The room includes a 32' television and a free standing wood stove

Reviews

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Sandy Beach Front, 360 Views, Year Round Beauty, Gracious and Accommodating
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 reviews
5

The layout of the house was perfect for us. It had a nice flow and lots of space.

  • 5 of 5

The location and House lent itself to a very relaxing feel.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Extra special waterfront home

  • 5 of 5

Our Sequim beach house vaca was extraordinary! This home is family-ready or perfect for a spacious romantic get away. The location on the shore is incredible... from exploring low tide walks to high tide bird watching from the deck, every moment was memorable. Evenings on the deck or in the luxurious living room both offer huge views of the horizon. Denise was accessible and responsive to all inquiries. Cannot wait to plan a return visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great time

  • 4 of 5

The home is in a wonderful location: great views of the Strait and Olympics. It is a bit dated, but was clean, and well appointed. A few repairs are needed and some are underway (new deck and front porch work). Some light bulbs need replacing; we never were able to find a way to get the light above the dining table to work. A swallow's nest above the front door means that there is lots of bird poop around the entry. But those are the only negatives I will give, as we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this very nice home.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We wanted to leave a note about the lights and the birds for future guests. We have an electrician addressing the dining room light this week, and will resolve the problem asap. We have also ordered new LED lighting strips to replace the old florescent under counter lights in the kitchen. We hope to have the new lights installed by mid October. There are florescent strips hidden behind valances down the hallway, and in the master bath which we will also be updating with LED strips over the next several months. To the birds nest. We constantly have birds trying to nest in the eves of the beach house. There are wetlands across the street, which create privacy and a beautiful view of the mountains. They attract many species of birds as well, which we also enjoy. The nests, not so much. Our grounds keepers knock them down as soon as they see them, as do we. The exception is if the birds have already laid eggs or have babies in the nest. We just don't have the heart to remove them then, until the baby birds fly off. This particular nest has been removed, and the mess cleaned up. This is an ongoing process at the beach.
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Derwood, MD
5

Perfect Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a wonderful week in Sequim. Beautiful home, you can tell that the owner takes pride in providing a welcoming and comfortable place for their guests to visit. Great location for exploring Olympic National Park and the surrounding communities.

Hope to return again sometime.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spectacular location.

  • 5 of 5

Clean and well stocked. Plenty of room for the 6 of us. Host extremely quick to respond to questions.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clinton, WA
5

A perfect refuge!

  • 5 of 5

This is the 3rd time we've stayed in this wonderful, warm, clean refuge! The main living room is bright and comfortable, with a 180-degree view of the water through the many windows...almost like being outdoors! And the smaller sitting room allows for intimate conversation. The house was clean, the kitchen was well-equipped, and the communication was excellent. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Map

Car: necessary

The Olympic Peninsula is a diverse and beautiful region . Hurricane Ridge, and the Olympic Mountain Range & National Park offer hiking and spectacular vistas. The Dungeness Spit (&wild life refuge) is the largest natural spit in the nation and is a great place to walk. The lighthouse used to be located on the end of the spit, which grows at a rate of about 5 feet per year. Spend the day in Victoria B.C. It's an hour ferry ride from Port Angeles and you can bring your car. It offers many of it's own attractions including the world renowned Buchart Gardens. Other nearby points of interest include the Olympic National Rain Forest, Cresent Lake, the Dungeness River Audubon Center and the Olympic Game Farm. Local festivals and activities include 7 Cedars Casino, 14th Annual Lavender Festival (July 16, 17 and 18, 2010), 115th Annual Sequim Irrigation Festival (May 1-9, 2010), 6 local wineries, Sequim Open Aire Market (Saturdays beginning May 8, 2010) and 3 local golf courses.

Other Activities: kayaking, hiking, shopping

Golf: Sequim offers the longest, driest golf season in the state. Enjoy!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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