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The Whole Gang Can Stay In One Location!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

3 Bedroom 5 Bath Home With Bunkroom And 900 Sq Ft Out Building With Beach Access

Located On The West Shore Of The Hood Canal In The Shadow Of The Olympic Mountains, The Yellow House Is The Perfect Destination For Groups From 2-18. The Main Floor Has A Fully Equipped Kitchen, Dining Area With A Large Country Size Table, Living Room With Flat Screen Tv, Dvd’s And A Wood Burning Stove.

There Are 3 Private Bedrooms, A Dormitory-style Bunkroom With Individual Sleeping Areas Divided By A Wall And Curtain, 4 Bathrooms, And Decks Looking Out To The Water.

The Out Building Contains A Briefing Room, Benches To Gear Up For Scuba Or Other Outdoor Activities, A Restroom, Drying Room With A Rinse Tank, Hanging Bars To Dry Wet Gear And An Outdoor Shower.

Directly Across The Street Is 100 Feet Of Private Waterfront. It Is Ideal For Open Water Scuba Classes And Both Recreational And Technical Diving (the depth drops down to 400 feet). There Are Guide Ropes That Take One On A Tour Of The Underwater Sculptures And Structures That Are Home To Creatures Such As Wolf Eels And Octopus. This Is An Excellent Location For Night Dives.

You Will Also Enjoy Snorkeling And Swimming To The Floating Raft Or Beachcombing

And Harvesting Oysters.

Relax In The 10 Person Hot Tub After Diving And Then Grill A Delicious Meal On The Large Bbq Located Nearby.

A Large Lawn Is Perfect To Set Up Your Favorite Game.

(If you have four guests or less, please contact owner for possibility of alternate pricing)

More Details

Property Manager
Darnell Foskett
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2017

Why Darnell Foskett chose Hood Canal

This property has been a popular scuba diving destination for over 20 years. It is within hours of Seattle and Portland Oregon. The hood canal is known world wide for its large pacific octopus, Wolf Eels, Crab, squid etc... The canal is unique that most diving is done by shore and the weather has never cancelled a dive. BEYOND the diving it is a great location at the foot of the Olympic mountains. The house is located north of Shelton but less than an hour from Olympia, Washington. You can choose to go hiking, kayaking, crabbing, fishing, golfing or relaxing at a local casino, all within an hours drive. It is the perfect place to get away, without having to drive for hours. You are able to change your mind or plans with little effort. Most everyone in your group can be accommodated. This house has grown from a divers paradise to a group getaway paradise.

What makes this house unique

The house was a farm house built sometime in the 1920's (?) so the locals say. Nobody knows for sure. The house still boasts its unique character - cedar walls, long front porch and a barn on site. The house is solid wood on the upper floors. When you first walk in you see the exposed cedar ceiling and wood floors. We have updated the property to modern conveniences, without losing the charm of the 1920's farm house. The windows are updated vinyl, but were built to replace the original wood windows with leaded glass. You get the charm of an old farm house by the water with modern day conveniences.


Hoodsport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located on first floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Located on second floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Located in bunk room
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Located in bunk room
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Located in dive locker
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • The Book Nook - 1 queen , Located on the first floor
    Captain's Quarters - 1 queen , Located on the second floor
    Beach Room - 1 queen , Second floor room for portable crib
    Bunk room - 4 double , 5 twin/ single , Sectioned sleep areas
    Sitting area - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Area between upstairs bedrooms
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
A great destination to relax and play or a wonderful stop on your drive around the Olympic Peninsula or heading north to take a ferry to British Columbia.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

The Whole Gang Can Stay In One Location!
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I love the Yellowhouse! I have spent literally dozens of weekends here - it is always incredible.

If you are in Hoodsport for a diving class (of any level) I couldnt recommend this place more. There is room for the entire group, there is a large gear locker and warming room (a must this time of year for the wetsuit divers!) The warming room is a particular favorite, it is both a warm place between dives and perfect for drying the gear. No cold wetsuit to put on. The house itself is well furnished and very nice, it feels very "homey" and has everything you need for the weekend. And also having your own private dive site for training makes everything far more convenient logistically speaking. There is also plenty of parking and the large rinse tanks make cleaning the gear at the end a breeze.

If you are fun diving with some friends it is also a great option! Like with the classes, you have everything to yourself. The dive site itself is good, there are navigational lines along the bottom making navigation a breeze. There are a lot of different sunken structures to attract life and the bottom is not sensitive. Actually have seen a few PGOs and wolf eels swimming around outside there. The house is also not far from incredible sites like Sund Rock and Octopus Hole.

All and all, whether you are there for fun or training - nowhere else in Hoodsport comes close to what you get from the Yellowhouse. Nothing but great things to say about the staff as well, ive taken classes through them, rented the house, bought gear, gotten gear serviced, and received literally hundreds of airfills. Ive never had a bad experience from any facet of the business and happily support them every chance I get.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do believe the Yellow House is a great place to stay when visiting the Hoodsport area for diving, family reunions, gatherings for weddings and other celebrations. Check out our pictures and read responses from other satisfied guests. Hopefully we will host your group sometime soon!
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Great site for groups to enjoy days of time together

  • 5 of 5

Dive club enjoyed several days together for diving and social time.

Enjoyed the house with all the facilities needed and the separate 'Divers Inn' for all our diving needs.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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The Yellow House

  • 5 of 5

It was a perfect house for our annual family reunion. Built in 1910, it has obviously been updated many times to provide a comfortable setting for groups. There were 10 of us and having 4 bathrooms was ideal! The kitchen did not have a dishwasher but had every pot, pan and dish we needed. All ten of us fit around the dining room table and that was very important for us. The house had all the comforts of home+ a fabulous hot tub that seats 10...well at least the 8 who wanted to participate. One of our best getaways ever. The contact person, Darnell, was very helpful and pleasant to work with.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Another pleasantly pleased guest! It has been our pleasure to host an assortment of individuals during 2016. Friends, family, wedding parties, frat reunion, girl's weekend, staff retreat, recreational, commercial, technical diving students and a film crew have enjoyed the hospitality of the Yellow House. We look forward to this location being the destination of your best getaway ever!
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Great place after entrance difficulty

  • 3 of 5

My family did really enjoy this spot, as a comfortable, spacious place for a reunion of family from Alaska, Missouri, and Turkey gathered for a wedding in Union. Cooked hotdogs out over the fire, enjoyed the porches and plenty of space for folks to visit in smaller groups. The only glitch: We hadn't been informed on an entry code: was told via owner email that it "would be unlocked." Nephew arrived exhausted from Missouri, and couldn't get in! The Dive Shop was closed. After leaving messages/texts at 3 different places (we didn't have direct phone # for the owner), someone did finally call him with the code. VRBO/Homeaway made it very difficult to have direct contact with the owner--and the website was no help at all. I wouldn't do another VRBO without having owner/caretaker's direct phone number IN ADVANCE. The "good old days" of VRBO seem much less workable now that it's Expedia/HomeAway.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I apologize for the inconvenience your nephew experienced due to our adding new locks. Your honest evaluation will be helpful in our improving our service and being sure the code is given in a timely manner. We are delighted that you found the Yellow House spacious, comfortable, and an enjoyable location for your family reunion.
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  • 5 of 5

This was a great property, they have the house setup for a wonderful stay, they have everything you need and more.

Great location, right across from the water, has a great little private beach, we had kids with us and they had a great time.

For us the adults it was relaxing, fun, we loved the bbq area in the back as well as the jacuzzi!

We all wanted to move in !

Thank you for everything !

Carla Quintero

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you found everything you needed and more! You are not the first to want to just move in. It is our goal to make staying here as convenient as possible and provide the perfect place to stay and play.
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Fabulous Place To Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Every summer we hold a large Friendunion and always stay in a vacation rental. This place had everything we needed for our large group - a lot of parking, everyone had a bed (this is surprisingly difficult to find), multiple bathrooms, lots of towels... I could go on but those amenities are all listed. The house was big, had all kinds of stuff to make you feel at home, had a nicely stocked pantry from previous visitors, the hottub was very nice as well. Everything was maintained and clean and I got no complaints from my guests about the beds or really anything other than the traffic going by into town.

What really made this experience fabulous was the view of the Sound. The large front porch was great and our group played musical chairs with the super comfy outdoor rocking chairs. We saw seals bobbing around in the water. Some saw orca spouts. On the last couple of days we saw a river otter with a couple of pups playing on the dock. We picked enough blackberries (luckily before a deer visited them) from just the bushes around the parking area to make a blackberry crumble large enough to satisfy our large group.

The location is pretty much perfect for a quick maybe 5-minute walk into town for ice cream or to check out those cute little shops. The location was perfect for quick, and not so quick, day trips and berry hunting.

One more note I would like to mention. We left our large camera's tripod at the house and the owner took the time to mail it back to us with super fast shipping. Communication with the owner was always fast and quite pleasant. The entire experience was great!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You have stated all the amenities that others will love too! Thank you for being our guests and taking time to give such a gracious review. Hope we will have the pleasure of hosting you again in the future.
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Nearest Airport
87 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Model T Tavern
Nearest Ferry
66 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Lake Cushman Golf Course
Nearest Train
27 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
El Puerto De Angeles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Potlatch State Park
Car: necessary

Great place to relax and enjoy nature as you build community

with friends and family. Many water activities as well as hiking nearby and strolling through the shops, winery and distillery in town. Some of the best Scuba Diving locations in the Pacific Northwest including the Sund Rock Marine life preserve. A short drive south into Shelton you can explore a historic logging town filled with antique shops. Sample fresh local oysters and clams at Hamma Hamma and Taylor Shellfish.

For those who like to gamble there are 2 Casinos nearby.


Rates & Availability

Hoodsport House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

Ask about special Dive Club offers. Also ask about reduced rates for small groups if the house is available.

Manager'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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