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Secluded Cabin Surrounded by Nature on the Olympic Peninsula!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Nestled in the center of 24 acres of lush forest you will find a secluded older cabin that is quaint and clean. You will have privacy with peace and quiet. Birds, elk and deer are occasionally seen in the huge yard. There is a nature trail with plant markers for your enjoyment and a quiz . .We now have almost a mile of magical, well-marked trails winding past huge trees and mossy glens.Ln fact, your own private rain forest...without even leaving the property. Good walking shoes are a must and boot dryers are well used by young and old alike.....Guests love sitting around their campfire listening for our resident owl. We are centrally located for the town of Forks, {15 miles away} the Hoh Rain Forest, Kalaloch and Ruby Beach. The Olympic National Park is on our doorstep. There is world renowned fishing and hunting nearby. Local activities are beach combing, clamming, surfing, hiking,kayaking and river rafting.

Keywords: cottage, house, fishing, hunting, wedding, retreat, Kalaloch, Ruby Beach,Twilight, quiet, hiking,surfing, forest, beach, Hoh Rainforest, nature, tranquility, peaceful, wildlife

More Details

Kamala Heath
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Kamala Heath

We are English transplants who have fallen in love with the Pacific Northwest. The grandchildren love to come and spend time here.We love sharing the cabin with people who really appreciate the beautiful setting.We have spent years upgrading the property.Not easy with over 110 inches of rain a year! We are thrilled that our guests are returning and recommending the place to their friends. Thank you to all of you and we love your nice comments in the guest book.

Kamala Heath purchased this cabin in 1984

Why Kamala Heath chose Olympic Peninsula

We come here to rest and rejuvenate and leave the city behind.Our family has owned and loved this property for over 25 years. Actually, the property has owned us! Especially the moles! Many of our English relatives have come to visit and are always amazed at the scenery.Last year's favourite memory was of my English buddies from high school sitting around the blazing campfire,late at night,drinks in hand, laughing until we cried. We wish to share this peaceful sanctuary with you.Make sure you take the time to walk the trails and pack a picnic for the beach.

What makes this cabin unique

Tranquility, relaxation, and seclusion. We have enjoyed watching the wildlife in the large yard.The trails are magical.Also the beach-combing,fishing and hunting is pretty good too!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Well i suppose I am a guest now in my own house,as I have to book out the nights I want for myself or my large family.I just want to say a "thank you" to all my returning guests.They must have meant it when they wrote in the guest book "we'll be back" I just had a call from a family coming back for the 5th time. I am a pretty easy drive from the Seattle and Tacoma areas. Their comment was "we have found our retreat and recharge place" It makes me so happy to share the family cabin and the incredible rain forest with gentle nature-loving people.Please continue to leave your fun comments in the guest book and I do appreciate it when you send a review into VRBO. I know you read them when making your travel plans. Thanks again and I hope to hear from you soon. Kamala.
Mar 2015
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Forks Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 folding floor pads also available
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , porta crib,with bedding if requested.
  • Queen size Beds (1) lovely view from this room out to the gazebo and forest beyond.hypoallergenic covers on mattress and bed pillows., Twin or Single Beds (2) there are 2 twin beds in this room.Both very comfortable., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)and floor pads.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
24 Acres of Private Forest. We have created almost a mile of easily walked trails,past ancient cedar nurse logs.There is a fun quiz for the family to learn about the flora and fauna of this unique area.The trails can be muddy in winter so bring your walking shoes.


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Secluded Cabin Surrounded by Nature on the Olympic Peninsula!
average rating of 4.8939395 based on 71 reviews

Quiet and serene

  • 5 of 5

This is a gem. If you don't like quiet or being isolated, then it is not for you. We loved the trails, the silence, the birds, the trees, the outdoor shower; the general ambience was just our style. Thank you for not putting up a yard light. We could see the night sky. The forest is wild and we loved that. The owner has put a lot of thought and care into the place; not pretentious but genuine. Houses four people very comfortably. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just from talking to you when you booked, l knew you and your family would love the place. I am so glad l finally got to meet you. I have enjoyed eight wonderful years of appreciative guests just like you. Kamala.
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Beautiful property conveniently located to many must-visit sites!

  • 5 of 5

This property is gorgeous and located very near the Hoh Rainforest as well as many other Olympic National Park sites. Comfortable home with lots to do. My kids loved it too and had so much fun playing outside. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting and quaint cottage

  • 4 of 5

This home was a good base to explore the surrounding beaches and the rainforest. Loved the trails around the home. Used the gazebo for an outdoor meal. The home was clean and kitchen well stocked. Although a bit outdated, it was perfect for our needs. The owner was very helpful and responsive as we planned out trip. We highly recommend visiting Ruby Beach at low tide.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: New cook stove in 2016 and new microwave in 2017 But I am sure cooking for seven people out of there must have been "interesting" Glad you had fun at our older vacation cottage
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Beyond Compare

  • 5 of 5

This was the highlight of our trip! We wished we would have just relaxed more and not gone to Hall of Mosses (it was great but if you want to be totally alone and see and hear the rainforest without human noise, stay here). The cabin was perfect, homey, comfy and Kamala truly thought of every need you may have. It is really well stocked. There was oil, coffee, tea, ect. The trails were superb and so tranquil and peaceful. The outdoor shower was a treat! Showering in raninwater looking at a rainforest!!! The only suggestion was from my husband that would be to have handrails by the toilet and in the shower. We so want to come here again. Kamala is kind and courteous on the phone a truly good person. Thanks you so much for this experience!!! Lana and family

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lana. There is a hand rail in the bathtub. But I will think about what l can do for the toilet and outdoor shower. Yes l hear the comment a lot " we should have avoided the hordes of people and stayed on your trails ". BUT the Hoh Rain Forest park is truly amazing and on a lot of people's bucket list . It does take a whole day of your vacation to see it properly. I tell guests now to go at 8.30 a.m.
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Quaint little cottage-your own sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed 2 nights at this cabin. It is totally secluded from everything/everyone. It was nice to be able to walk on the trails and have your own space. The cabin is set up to have everything you need and Kamila has thought of everything. The first thing you notice is how clean everything is and this is usually a big deal for me as I'm kind of picky when it comes to cleanliness. We loved our stay here.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical vacation get away

  • 5 of 5

Stayed the week of June 4th, 2017

If you are out there looking for a place to stay in the Forks vicinity, stop. Your search is over. Book a stay at Kamala's Hoh Valley Hideaway. I guarantee you will not regret it. We have stayed at some beautiful VRBO's and Hoh Valley Hideaway is the best one we have ever stayed at. How can you beat a lovely cabin situated on 24, count 'em, 24 acres of a mini rain forest? And gated to boot.

After passing through the gate and driving up a charming lane you come upon a HUGE lawn on which the cabin, gazebo, and outdoor shower are located. This is surrounded by forest with trails running throughout. The cozy cabin has two bedrooms, a nice bathroom, and a fully stocked kitchen with every possible utensil, cooking item, or dish you would ever need. There are electric base board heaters and portable heaters available to warm up the cabin when necessary. Although we were too busy exploring the Olympic National Park and surrounding areas to use them, Kamala has provided tons of board games and movies as well. Technology is represented by the presence of wifi which is balanced by Kamala's old school hand written notes and maps situated throughout the cabin. Nice touch!

I should also mention that not only will you be on your own 24 acre secluded property, the drive down Oil City Road to the beach through the forest passes by only a couple of visible houses adding to the mystical feeling of a private vacation hideaway. A short hike takes you to the beach which we had all to ourselves. Due to its unadvertised location ( and small parking area) I would imagine that you would not except to have to share the beach with too many others. Vacation hint: My favorite activity in Olympic National Park was the 3.2 mile RT Hurricane Hill Trail at Hurricane Ridge that takes you up amongst the peaks with wonderful mountain views.

There is one downside to the property and that is eventually you have to leave. We will always remember our magical stay at Hoh Valley Hideaway. .

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, Mike.Thank you for that amazing review. I will have to put my rates up now! So happy my magical property is appreciated . Kamala.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Port Angeles
Nearest Barpub
14 Metres
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Port Angeles to Victoria Canada.
Nearest Motorway
1.4 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Forks or kalaloch
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Hurricane Ridge, Port Angeles
Car: necessary

Centrally located for the entrance to the HOH Rain Forest and Olympic National Park,Ruby Beach and the town of Forks. Wonderful beaches and hiking trails.


Rates & Availability

Forks Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.8%

a deposit is required at time of booking, and total must be paid in full one month before your visit.i am understanding on most cancellation fees.There is a damage deposit that will be returned to you after the housekeeper has cleaned. I am very fair and allow for reasonable wear and tear. There is a fee for dogs please talk to me about this as they do make extra work.

checks money orders and most credit cards. A small fee is charged on credit cards.There is a 150 00 charge on booking and remainder is due one month before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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