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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 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 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
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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! 4.8/5 -
(58 traveler reviews)

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The Sun House at Freshwater Bay: Oceanfront
average rating of 4.8448277 based on 58 reviews
5

Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Great property! Very well kept and a perfect base camp for everything in the Olympics!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

Wish I could live in that view. Great house, excellent location! Perfect place for quiet weekend away with two couples or family.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Wonderful stay

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful stay except the 2 hours the downstairs neighbors, the last night, had to play their music loud enough we had to listen to it.....it did stop at 10 pm.....aside from that unnecessary frustration, the home was well kept, peaceful with a fantastic view....a real restful, beautiful stay....

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Breathtaking view and amazing experience!

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible experience at this house. It was clean, comfortable, very well stocked and perfect for our weekend getaway. We enjoyed the sound of the surf, walking on the beach, watching deer and eagles. Our son was able to easily travel to Crescent Lake and the coast. Harbinger Winery was a close and fun excursion. The only downside was having to leave. We will definitely plan a return visit! We haven't had as much peace and enjoyment since our honeymoon! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved it.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect get away on the beach. The house was very comfortable. We enjoyed the open kitchen, living and dining space. Bedroom overlooking the straits was spectacular, bed was very comfy. The beach was a very interesting, saw seals and otters. We hope to visit again.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Super convenient to everything in the area and a beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

Great place for a family of four to stay for a long weekend. One of the best things was all the skipping rocks on the beach. Ha!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Pet Fee $40

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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