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The Sun House at Freshwater Bay: Oceanfront

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

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

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Jacqueline Kaseler
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
December 27, 2016

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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

The Sun House at Freshwater Bay: Oceanfront
average rating of 4.877551 based on 49 reviews

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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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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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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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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  • 5 of 5

The view is amazing and the home is extremely comfortable. I would recommend this place to anyone. However, it needs to be said that you must climb a full set of stairs as this unit is above another home. That could be a problem for some. It is close to town for shopping and restaurants. We absolutely loved our stay. The neighborhood is delightful for walking the dog. We would definitely come again.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about the Sun House. This house was perfectly located for our daily excursions into Olympic National Park. We were always excited to come back to the house after an awe inspiring day of hiking and exploring and watch the beautiful sunsets over Freshwater Bay. The house was very private, extremely clean, and nicely appointed with everything that we needed and the bed and pillows were super comfortable!! We loved falling asleep each night to the sound of the relaxing! I haven't slept that deeply in a LONG time. I even brushed up a bit on my rusty guitar playing skills....having one in the house to play was a nice touch. And thanks, Jacque and Dan, for all of the dining suggestions. We took your advice and it was great! For two Biology teachers from Pennsylvania, this rental made for an amazing, dream-come-true, Olympic Peninsula trip and we hope to return soon!! Thanks, again!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

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

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Port Angeles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1196 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • One bath room with a tub/shower combo
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Futon in Living Room, Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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

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