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Great location in town. Lots of space.

Bedrooms 4
Property type house



About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 8)

Great view of Olympic Mountains and Victoria, British Columbia. Located in town just a few blocks North of the Olympic National Park Headquarters. It has a large fenced back yard with fruit trees as well as a covered patio. Port Angeles is a great Pacific Northwest town with easy access to Hurricane Ridge, the Hoh Rain Forest and the ferry to Victoria. This wonderful home is big enough to bring the whole family, with all the comforts of your home away from home.

Property Manager
Virginia Southmayd
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About Virginia Southmayd

We are a married couple who have family in Port Angeles. We live in Alaska, but visit Port Angeles several times per year.

Virginia Southmayd purchased this house in 2005

Why Virginia Southmayd chose Olympic Peninsula

We bought this house in 2005 when we were living in Port Angeles. Circumstances took us to Alaska but we hope to live in this house when we retire. The house was built in 1947 by a famous Port Angeles builder and has had many upgrades since.

What makes this house unique

This home is located in town, so it has easy access to all conveniences of Port Angeles. It is less than a mile to multiple coffee shops, the library, the grocery store and the Olympic National Park. You can sit on the couch in the living room and look south at the Olympic Mountains or look north at Victoria and ships sailing through the Straits of Juan de Fuca.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I'm proud to say I'm the new manager. How excited I am to be working with the owner with our vision for this house. The photos definitely do not capture the beauty of everything this home has to offer. The view of the water from the living room, dining room and the kitchen made me want to see more immediately. We're taking one room at a time and will be posting new photos as we go. This is a rare find in that ALL THE FLOORS ARE HEATED. You'll be glad you stayed at our home called "North to Alaska."
Feb 2016
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Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Great location in town. Lots of space.
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 24 reviews

A spacious, clean house with nice furniture and plenty of space.

  • 4 of 5

It took a minute for me to find the email with the key box number, and a hike around from the driveway to the front door. The front lawn was large, the house set well back In a quiet neighborhood. I didn't see a car moving once while we were there.

Entering, the temperature was 62 (Virginia said she'd set it to 75!?). Many rooms had individual thermostats; I don't know why. When we returned from dinner the house made it to 72.

We visited while scrolling through the tv with a slow scrolling guide on one channel. Xfinity with HBO and Showtime, WiFi too; the commercial fare and public t.v. is very limited. A smart t.v. (for internet streaming) with a larger screen would have been better. Since we didn't stay long it wasn't too important. I only did a little texting and phoning.

The livingroom had two comfortable couches. Large pillows would have been nice for laid back laptop computing or tv watching. The kitchen was okay for coffee and a had fridge to hold our drinks, etc. We didn't cook so don't know about that.

There were two bedrooms with doubles, and a single bed bedroom upstairs. We found the fourth double downstairs with a second bathroom. Both baths were clean with good showers. The bed I used was comfortable, but strangely high in the air. I'm six feet and I had to jump up backwards to get on it. It might fit someone 6'4" or taller, but would have been a challenge for a shorter person. It was hard to sit on the edge of the bed to dress. The room should have a couple of chairs to get dressed on.

The other rooms all had curtains on the windows, but not mine. It was dark out when we arrived, so I assumed it wasn't a problem. However, next day I could see that the room is visible from outside. I had to unplug the clock as I couldn't find out how to turn off the alarm when it came on at midnight. From about 2 to 2:30 the back porch light came on and woke me; I thought it was the dawn.

The bed was comfortable, although I only needed one pillow, not the seven on the bed; I had to put six away before going to bed.

We made coffee in the french press; there was a pot and filters there, too. We'd sweet rolls on the kitchen table. We never got near the large dining room table.

The house was very clean with no dust or dirt visible anywhere. There were enough dishes in the kitchen to feed many people at once.

I am only sorry that we didn't have a reason to stay longer.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at our house and thanks for the thoughtful review. We think the house and the location are really great but we appreciate reviews like yours for helping us improve our service. I apologize for the temperature. That is my fault for not telling Virginia to turn it on soon enough. The house has radiant floor heat, which is really nice for warm tile floors, but it takes several hours to heat up once it is cold. In the summer we don't have that issue so it is the first time we have had to "warm up" the house. As for the TV and WIFI, we are in the process increasing the WIFI to faster unlimited data but I need to install a newer, better router to handle the increased data. I am coming to town next week from Alaska to make that happen. The blinds for the main bedroom were taken down based on a previous renter finding them not dark enough to block out the sun in the morning. We've ordered new blinds and should arrive before Christmas. I'm pleased the new blinds arrived and have been installed. We have not heard from renters before about the height of the beds or a chair for the bedrooms but my mother stayed in the house with us in October and informed me that both were issues for her. I will figure out something for the beds. Telling my mom she was right will be more difficult. We have a very comfortable chair now for our guests to enjoy. Thanks again for the review. We hope you have reason to come stay with us again sometime. Happy Holidays.
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Five stars

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. The house was in a quite area of town. It was very clean when we arrived. I recommend this for those liking for more room than a hotel for family, and friends looking to stay together.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I must agree with you about our home being in a very quiet part of town. When I've been at the house seldom do I see a car drive by, which makes for a very relaxing get away for our guests. Thank you for mentioning how clean our home is. I feel it sets us apart from many homes in our area.
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Roomy and comfortable house

  • 4 of 5

Clean house with lots of dining and sleeping options, conveniently located close to town amenities and Olympic Park destinations.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely home in great location

  • 5 of 5

This updated home is very comfortable and in a great location - very close to Olympic National Park, lovely views of the water. Lovely yard and fruit trees. Friendly, responsive property manager. I'd highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The first time I walked in this home I felt that the floor plan couldn't be more perfect for guests to enjoy without feeling confined to just the living room. This home definitely has allot to offer, especially all the fruit trees.
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A great weekend in Port Angeles

  • 5 of 5

The house that we rented in Port Angeles worked out perfectly for us. It was clean and spacious. And we were able to get around easily, even with a wheelchair. The Port Angeles area was a great community with Beautiful hiking and very affordable local services. Our favorite place was the back patio. It was warm in the day, cool in the evening, and the fruit trees were wonderful. This is a place we would definitely visit again.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate you mentioning how clean you found our home called North to Alaska when you arrived. Our patio in the summer time is a real bonus especially all the fruit trees for our guests to also enjoy while staying with us. I'm looking forward to you returning. I hope to have a few more projects completed before spring.
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House was exactly as described in the listing. Clean, spacious, comfortable

  • 5 of 5

House is older with lots of character. We loved the large windows. Fruit trees in the back yard - plum, pear and apple. House is totally convenient to everything, grocery shopping, whale watching, restaurants and entrance to Olympic National Park are only minutes away. We did a whale watching trip which was great. Walked around downtown and on the pier. Great restaurants and little coffee shops everywhere. We are so happy we chose this house over all the places we looked at. We would definitely recommend staying here and if we return to that area for vacation would definitely stay at this house again. Can't think of a single negative.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for capturing all the beauty our home called North to Alaska has to offer our guests while visiting our area.
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Olympic National Park
Nearest Airport
3.5 Miles
William R. Fairchild International Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Victoria Ferry
Nearest Train
107 Miles
Amtrak Station-Tacoma, WA
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
HWY 101
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Blackbird Coffee House, 336 East 8th St
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Hurricane Ridge
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
City Pier Beach
Car: recommended

Port Angeles is in the heart of the Olympic Peninsula. Whether your interest is kayaking, wine tasting, antiquing, eating or just spending time on the beautiful beaches, Port Angeles has something for every traveler. Ride your bike along Discovery Trail, a waterfront trail that stretches from the west end of Port Angeles into Port Townsend. Taste locally grown food at the farmers markets. Enjoy the water view from Francis Street Park. Or, explore the Fine Arts Center, which features works by more than 500 Northwest artists.

Olympic Peninsula Visitors Bureau

338 W First Street, Ste 104,

Port Angeles, WA 98362

(360) 452-8552


Rates & Availability

Port Angeles House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Special
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Back to School Special
Sep 16 2017 - Nov 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 10.4%

Children - Age 1 and under are free. Please contact the manager for details if you do have a child age 1 or under to receive this discount.

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Port Angeles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , Second small single bed is suitable for a child
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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