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The Sun House at Freshwater Bay: Oceanfront

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,196 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

The Sun House at Freshwater Bay.

Come enjoy the Sun House at Freshwater Bay. Situated oceanfront in Washington’s most beautiful no-bank beach community, the Sun House is the perfect place to unwind from city life. Listen to ocean swell endlessly grooming the river rock and sand beach from your second story accommodation. Taste the salt air, and let your stress melt away.

Look west, out to the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the Pacific Ocean, then let your eyes follow the distant shore of Vancouver Island, past Victoria, and the San Juan Islands, to the marvelous peaks of the North Cascades. In summer, the sun streaks across the sky, warming the beach and illuminating the offshore commercial shipping traffic, before finally setting over the glistening ocean horizon.

It’s a short stroll down the beach to the mouth of the Elwha River. Here Coho and Chinook salmon offer the viewer and angler seasonal delight. With the rhythmic cycle of the salmon, come bald eagles, a plethora of seabirds, and river otters. If you get lucky, catch the Orcas playing out front, or more commonly spot herring balls, sea lions, and seals fulfilling their roles within the unique coastal ecosystem.

For those who come for recreation, the opportunities are limitless. From mountain biking and sailing, to hiking, mountaineering and fishing, the greater Port Angeles area has an amazing variety of activities at your fingertips. Widely known among surfers for having the best point breaks in Washington State, the Elwa River mouth is prone to deliver when tide and swell align in harmony. On more mellow days, enjoy Kayaking, Tide Pools, and exploring the many miles of beach to your heart’s content.

Only 15 minutes away, the Olympic National Park stands in awesome splendor. From glaciers to rainforests, the park is truly one of a kind. In winter, enjoy downhill and Nordic skiing at Hurricane Ridge. When the summer rolls around, enjoy thousands of miles of hiking routes through protected wilderness, or simply drop by Lake Crescent for a swim in perhaps the most beautiful lake in the continental United States.

Approach the property via Place Road, as it switches back past the mouth of the Elwha River, narrowing, then snaking amongst the storm swept cedars. Weave past a handful of beach houses to your private getaway. You will know you found paradise the second you arrive.

The Sun House is 1196 square feet of beachfront fun. It encompasses the top half of the house, as the bottom half is a separate space and not included in the rental. Completed in 2005, the new construction features massive weather pane windows, vaulted ceilings, hardwood countertops, and a gorgeous river rock gas fireplace. Every room in the house has unstoppable views out over the Strait of Juan de Fuca and 100 feet of low bank frontage. In the evenings, enjoy a glass of wine on the huge hardwood deck, or set out a romantic dinner of fresh crab.

Please note: Renters must be comfortable with a tall staircase to enjoy this property, but the view is worth the climb.

Keywords: Home, waterfront, view, beach, surf, surfing, Elwha, river, fishing, crabbing, olympics, ocean, bird watching, tide pools, kayaking, SUP, peninsula

More Details

Owner
Jacqueline Kaseler
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

About Jacqueline Kaseler

We are a young family with a passion for the outdoors. The Sun House at Freshwater Bay is a dream escape for us. On our visits, we enjoy crabbing, surfing, fishing, hiking in the park, mt. biking, and alpine ski touring around the Hurricane Ridge area.

Jacqueline Kaseler purchased this house in 2006

Why Jacqueline Kaseler chose Olympic Peninsula

This was our primary residence from 2006 to early 2012. We moved closer to Seattle based on work schedules. It is our pleasure to offer the property for vacation rental, so others may enjoy what we came to love.

What makes this house unique

The beach. The beach. The beach... and the view.

Amenities

Port Angeles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1196 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • One bath room with a tub/shower combo
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Futon in Living Room, Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(51 traveler reviews)

The Sun House at Freshwater Bay: Oceanfront
average rating of 4.8627453 based on 51 reviews
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great stay. Can't wait to come back! Something for everyone from the kids to dogs and adults.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everett, WA
4

Great view, good scenic area and only about 12 minutes from downtown Port Angeles.

  • 4 of 5

Complete with more than adequate kitchen supplies, bath towels, bedding, etc., but bring your bar soap, shampoo, and lotions as even typical "motel" one-night sizes aren't provided. Appliances all work well and the home was in good, clean shape. Rental is for the top floor with the best view, but means you may hear (as we did) the folks down below at times --- and we're sure they also heard us. But price value is good as the location and view is spot on for those wanting to get away --- for just about a 12 minute drive further west from downtown Port Angeles. Deer up and down the road leading to the home.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Way to Spend a Fall Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This place is perfect for 4 people. It is spacious and the beach walks are the best! We were able to bring our boxer Lola and now she is mad that we brought her back to the city (Sorry Lo). Can't wait to book our next trip for a hot summer stay.

***Only Thing Missing*** With the amazing windows that this place has and the views, do yourself the favor and throw in a pair of binoculars! Tons of sea fun!!!

We will be back...Thanks for letting us enjoy your home!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful spot!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful spot with great views and easy beach access. We had great weather and headed out into Olympic National Park everyday. Close enough to town to run in for dinner or get groceries. We had a couple of minor issues but found the owner very responsive and accommodating. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Tolle Aussicht und gute Lage

  • 4 of 5

Das Haus liegt direkt am Strand mit Blick nach Vancouver Island. Dies ist phantastisch. Wir hatten wunderbare Sonnenuntergänge.

Auch nach Port Angeles ist es mit dem Auto ein Katzensprung (ca. 15 Minuten) und die Lage ist auch ideal um den Olympic NP zu besuchen.

Das Haus ist sauber und gut eingerichtet. Leider war bei uns das Sofa (noch) defekt. Die Ledersessel und die Coach dürfte man mal erneuern. Der Grill (BBQ) ist ziemlich alt und nur bedingt brauchbar. Auch er müsste mal erneuert werden. Die Küche ist gut eingerichtet und wir konnten prima kochen. Die übrige Einrichtung ist zweckmässig.

Uns (2 Erwachsene mit 2 erwachsenen Kindern) hat es jedenfalls sehr gut gefallen im Sun House und wir würden jederzeit wieder dort wohnen, wenn wir in der Gegend sind.

Die Buchungsabwicklung, Wohnungsübergabe und Abrechnungsabwicklung verlief speditiv und tadellos.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful beach house

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for a week with my parents when they were visiting from out of town and the experience exceeded every expectation. My parents can be difficult to impress but they were very happy here and wrote the following:

The Sun House on Freshwater Bay is filled with light and the sound of the surf. The kitchen is well equipped, and the living space and bedrooms are extremely comfortable. It was a perfect base for four days of spectacular hiking in the Olympics. We highly recommend this exquisite beach house.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
6.5 Miles
William Fairchild International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
The Junction
Nearest Ferry
10.4 Miles
Black Ball - Coho Ferry
Nearest Golf
12.5 Miles
Peninsula Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 112
Nearest Restaurant
8.9 Miles
Toga's Soup House Deli & Gourmet
Nearest Ski
27.8 Miles
Hurricane Ridge Ski Area
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Right out the front door
Car: recommended

Beach combing, tide pools, stand up paddle boarding

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Rates & Availability

Port Angeles House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off Season
Feb 13 2017 - May 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,200
 
 
Summer
May 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,650
 
 
Fall/Winter
Oct 1 2017 - May 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,200
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,650
$6,875
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40 + Tax
Cleaning $75
Tax Rate 10.4%

Holiday weekends require a minimum 3 night stay.
Parties of more than 4 require an additional $20/night per person.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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