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Virginia Southmayd

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Great location in town. Lots of space.

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house

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Olympic Peninsula House Rental Photos and Description

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.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Virginia Southmayd (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

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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based on 9 traveler reviews

Great location in town. Lots of space.
average rating of 4.2222223 based on 15 reviews
Walnut Creek, CA, USA

Nice Home

  • 5 of 5

This is a well located, clean, nicely decorated, and well managed home that shows pride of ownership, with more features than typical vacation home rentals. The bedroom and bath in the lower level are nicer than most converted basements and the lower level has an outside exit. The only things that could bother some people are that there is only one bath on the main floor for the living areas and the three main bedrooms. Also, the remodeled basement has some low ceilings and tight stairs which could be a problem for elderly or disabled guests. Overall, a very nice property on a quiet street in a good neighborhood. I would stay there again and I would also recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Redmond, WA

Excellent location, well maintained property, huge backyard, awesome service

  • 5 of 5

This house is located in a nice quite neighborhood, close to the entry to hurricane ridge, close to town as well. It has a good view of the water from the main room and dinning room. The backyard is huge as well (our kids loved running around). The house is not brand new but it is well maintained and very well equipped. The best part was the service we got from the property manager. we managed to lock ourself out of the basement and the property manager was in our house within 10 minutes of that to help us out. She also followed up later to make sure we were ok and is going to make sure the lock on the door is taken care of. Overall, it was a good experience and I will certainly rent this place on my next visit.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It sure was wonderful being able to meet you and your family. Thank you for sharing your experience at our house called North to Alaska. I appreciate how you captured the beauty of the view we have and the large fenced in back yard for the children to play. This house is so centrally located it makes it very convenient for our guests. I'll have the owner take a look at the lock on the door going to downstairs to see what can be changed so nobody can turn that lock again. ( It brought many smiles our way.)
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Seattle, WA

Great space at a great price!

  • 5 of 5

My Girlfriend and I wanted to get away for a few days to do some hiking in the national forest area not far from Port Angeles. We stayed in this mid century brick home for 4 days and had a great stay! We had our two dogs with us so it was nice to find a place with a reasonable pet policy. The house can be sectioned with an abundance of doors, so we were able to keep the dogs in the kitchen/sunroom area to get them cleaned up after hikes without dirtying the house. The back yard is also super pet friendly with secure fences and fence doors and a large area to run around. If you're lucky, the pear trees or cherry tree in the back yard will be in season. We picked fresh pears all week for salads and cobbler! Its a little tough to see in the picture, but the upstairs bathroom has been beautifully remodeled and the radiant heat floors were awesome after a cold day in the mountains! The basement has a full size washer and dryer as well as a large drying area with large drying racks which was handy for our outdoors stuff. If you've got a large party- 6+, there is plenty of living space and the kitchen's open layout make it ideal for group food prep. There is a cute coffee shop a few blocks walk for the early risers and the downtown area is either an extremely short drive, or a brisk walk depending on your preference. We were very happy at this location and look forward to staying here again next year!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We look forward to your next visit.
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One of the best!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many, many houses over the years and this was one of the best! Very well stocked with all the necessities for cooking and daily living. Lots of activities in Port Angeles. For example, The Crab Feed weekend was happening. Lots of maintained trails to walk. We took the ferry to Victoria one day and came back the next day. The owners and managers are friendly and helpful. Some of the best people we have ever dealt with in renting a home. The home was super clean. We loved the way the original style of the home was blended with modern conveniences. Thanks so much for letting us rent your home for a truly wonderful week.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. Port Angeles is as great as ever and we have remodeled the kitchen, dining room and living room. Please consider us for your next visit to Port Angeles.
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We'd stay here again

  • 4 of 5

The home is older, but it's bright, roomy, and clean. We were 3 couples visiting during Crabfest. The home had all the amenities we needed.and the location was great too. Travellers coming in off the ferry should keep in mind that the rental office is at least 20 minuites away. But we would definitely use these accommodations again whe we come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We wanted to inform you of the changes we have made in response to your input. We have updated our booking process so guests can pay online and we have employed a new property manager in Port Angeles. The house is 2 kilometers from the ferry terminal and it is no longer necessary to go to Sequim to check in.
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Comfortable 4 bedroom vacation rental

  • 4 of 5

We had a pleasant stay in this 4 bedroom vacation rental. It was quiet, comfortable beds and living room furniture. The owners were responsive, providing fans to cool the house down after a hotter than usual day. We didn't stay in the basement bedroom because of a musty smell but the other bedrooms were very comfortable. It was a short walk to downtown where we caught the ferry to Victoria and a short walk to the Olympia National Park Visitor Center. We would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of our property. I hope the fans were sufficient for keeping you comfortable. We do not have air conditioning as it rarely gets that hot in Port Angeles. I am sorry about the musty smell in the downstairs bedroom. When we returned from Alaska in the fall to visit with family and work on the house, we discovered that the water heater had been leaking in the basement while still making hot water throughout the summer. There was no indication of the leak in any of the living areas but the excess moisture in the basement did cause a distinct musty smell. We have replaced the hot water heater and cleaned up the areas affected by the moisture. We have also employed a new manager in hopes that we can be more efficient in identifying and fixing problems like this in the future. Thank you again for your feedback. We look forward to serving you again.
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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

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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.4%

Children under 1 are free. Please contact the manager for details if you have a child under 1 year old or less.

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Olympic Peninsula 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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