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Hood Canal Waterfront near Alderbrook. Union City Beach House. Epic Views!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,050 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Unobstructed, magnificent views. Hood Canal at its finest!

Want to save $100+- in booking fees? Call owner for payment options. 206-949-9090.

Welcome to a the most private beachfront rental in the heart of Union! Guests are greeted with SPECTACULAR, UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS of the Olympic Mountains and the famous "Great Bend " of Hood Canal that are sensational from the deck and nearly every room in the house. This home is a great rental value when compared with the Alderbrook Resort which often times costs nearly twice as much. The home has way more privacy, better views and sunsets, a private beach and more wildlife. Our comfortable waterfront home is 1050 square feet, has a newly renovated kitchen, two queen bedrooms, and an updated bathroom. The home accommodates a maximum of 4 guests (5 with owner approval only). To keep you connected, the home has high speed wireless internet and flat screen HDTV's.

Just 2 hours from Seattle and 2.5 hours from Portland, the beach cabin is at water's edge and has just the right touches to make guests feel cozy and at home. A large private deck overlooks awesome views of the mountains, water and wildlife. Guests can easily and safely step down from the deck to the beach and water using the heavy duty, aluminum, marine grade ladder. In the summer, guests are provided a propane grill and plenty of seating for outdoor dining, basking and relaxing.

Resting on the shores of Hood Canal and surrounded by the Olympic Mountains, the home is at a CONVENIENT CENTRAL LOCATION. In the city of Union, you are just 2 miles from Alderbrook Resort and Spa (Guests have access to resort amenities (bar, restaurant, spa, golf, kayak rentals). The beach home is a great spot for a bride and groom, their guests, or members of a wedding party to stay at leading up to the big day. The Union City Beach House is just a 4 minute walk away from groceries, the Hood Canal Marina, the Public Boat Launch, and the 2 Margaritas Family Mexican Restaurant.

The tidelands and PRIVATE BEACH are fun for the kids to explore and for adults, sweet and succulent Pacific Oysters and delectable Manila Clams are easy to collect and do not get any fresher and tastier than this!

A unique advantage to this vacation home is that there is a surprising amount of privacy as compared with other vacation rentals and lodging in the area. This peaceful location is the ideal setting for a romantic retreat or to just rest, relax and rejuvenate!

The water is warm and great for kayaking, boating and numerous other water activities. The scenery is awe-inspiring and ever changing. Our guests delight in nature as seals, bald eagles, great blue heron, belted kingfisher and many other migratory birds and ducks abound. The abundant wildlife and phenomenal sunsets provide ample opportunity for captivating photography.

Besides the numerous water related activities, there are many things to do at Hood Canal, especially for the adventurous! Head to the Olympics and hike Mount Ellinor, Staircase or other more or less challenging trails nearby. Several highly ranked golf courses are close by including, Alderbrook, Salish Cliffs at Little Creek, Gold Mountain and others. Nearby casinos include Little Creek and the Lucky Dog. Gourmet dining is available nearby at The Alderbrook Resort and Spa and The Robinhood Restaurant and Pub. Other activities include wine tasting, antiquing, spa treatments, excursions and listening to live music at local venues.

There is really no place like our Union City Beach House at Hood Canal. This is a place where memories are made. Whether you are looking for a home base for recreation and adventure, a private location for a romantic getaway or just want to enjoy nature and the beauty of the Olympic Peninsula without being deep in the woods, we invite you to be our guests, enjoy the comfortable accommodations and discover all that Hood Canal has to offer.

A minimum $150 refundable damage/security deposit is required.

Keywords: Cabin, House, waterfront, Alderbrook, pet

More Details

Kevin Ehlers, Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Kevin Ehlers, Owner

Contact owner directly for additional property information

Kevin Ehlers, Owner purchased this house in 2003

Why Kevin Ehlers, Owner chose Hood Canal

We love the beauty of Hood Canal and the many nearby recreational opportunities like fishing, boating, hiking and golfing. Even though the home is only 90 minutes from the Seattle area, you feel like you are a million miles away from the fast paced daily grind. In the picturesque town of Union, basic amenities are just minutes away. The Union Country Store has the essentials such as groceries, ice cream, beer and wine, coffee and gifts. The public boat launch and marina (with kayak rentals) and a popular Mexican restaurant and bar are also within walking distance. Full amenities are available 15 minutes west at Hoodsport, 15 minutes south at Shelton and 25 minutes east at Belfair.

What makes this house unique

The Union City Beach house is the perfect vacation spot! This peaceful location is just a four minute walk to downtown Union, the Marina and boat launch, the Country Store and the 2 Margaritas Mexican Restaurant. The home is right over the water at high tide and at low tide you can venture hundreds of yards out onto the mudflats. This property has a unusually private setting compared to most other waterfront homes in the area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Copy of review from guest on the vacation rental site airbnb 3/8/14.

The owner was very communicative before my stay, promptly and thoroughly answering my questions. The beach house itself was far better than I had even imagined it, and the photos do not do it justice! The views from all three water-facing sides of the house were absolutely stunning, and during high tide I felt as if I were on my own private island. The views of the mountains were also tremendous, and I even though I visited during late-winter, when the sun was out, the water was deep and blue and mesmerizing. The house itself is tastefully decorated and fully equipped with everything you need for any kind of vacation, from relaxing to active, and the views from the master bedroom are like the cherry on the top of the cake. The location is also perfect: it feels very secluded, but you're a short drive from restaurants, supermarkets, etc. In short: The Union City Beach House at Hood Canal is a real gem, and I can't wait to go back!
Feb 2014
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Union House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5 ...
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Only the disclosed number of registered guests are allowed to stay overnight in the property. Additional non disclosed guests will result in extra fee
  • At check-out Guests shall comply with the Check-Out Instructions found in the home information binder.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Bathroom was renovated in January 2014
  • Tile shower surround and tiled floor with floor warming. 48" granite top vanity and undermount sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Den - 1 twin/ single , 18' high Therapedic air bed ideal for children or teenagers
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Water and Mountain views. 39 "HD flat screen TV
  • Queen size Beds (1 in each bedroom) (1) 18' high twin sized AirBed, ideal for children or teenagers. Set up in room off entry.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Complementary soaps, shampoo, conditioner. Starter Starbucks coffee packets and tea. One complementary Duraflame fire log, Deck towels provided in summer. Limited video library and games.


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Hood Canal Waterfront near Alderbrook. Union City Beach House. Epic Views!
average rating of 4.82 based on 53 reviews
Portland, OR


  • 5 of 5

We couldn't possibly imagine a better place to unwind than this beautiful place. We had plans to do more in the area but it was so hard to tear ourselves away. The house was so clean and nice, had everything we would ever need, the view from the deck was spectacular with fresh oysters and clams right in front. We travel a lot and there are only certain places we would go back to. This is one of them. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent spot!

  • 5 of 5

BEAUTIFUL view at waters edge! Peaceful, quiet, and all the comforts of home including tv and internet. Fully stocked kitchen. Didn't want to leave and will stay here again! Thanks SO MUCH!!!

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

Private and Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

As other reviewers state, the home is private, clean, well-appointed, has great views, and when the tide is high you can hear the water breaking on the bulkhead. All of these characteristics equal relaxation!!

Watch for seals, and try to identify the numerous species of sea and shorebirds feeding on the sea life of Hood Canal. Visit Twanho State Park and the Mary E. Theler Nature Preserve for some relaxing walks. Checkout the local eateries and stores in Union. Visit Hardware Distillery in Hoodsport to sample some tasty libations, and if you are into oysters and clams, then they don't get any fresher than at Hama Hama Oyster Farm. Except of course from the beach in front of the house at low tide!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Anniversary get away!

  • 5 of 5

This home is spotless! The kitchen was well appointed with everything needed to cook. Dinnerware and all implements included. The views from all windows were stunning. It seemed like we were at the helm of a ship. It was very private. We just chilled and took in the wonderful mountain views and bird watched. Even the dog knew it was time to relax. Perfect! We ate out at local eateries and not one bad meal! Homemade food all the way :)

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We spend a weekend at this Union house Dec 2016 and enjoyed our stay. I was pleasantly surprised that this house was spotless! I'm talking squeaky clean and that is very important to me.

The house is right on the water. When the tide is in it feels like you are on a boat.

Loved our trip and our stay at the house. 5 stars!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

We spent Thanksgiving weekend at this beautiful property. It is very clean and the kitchen and fireplace are great. I found it hard to read my book because I didn't want to look away from the view and miss a seal or heron sighting.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Potlatch State Park
Lucky Dog Casino
The Restaurant at Alderbrook
Visitor Information Center / Hoodsport Ranger Station
Robin Hood Restaurant and Pub
hoodsport winery
Hamma Hamma Recreation Area
Xinh's Clam & Oyster House -- CLOSED
2 Margaritas
Lake Cushman
Alderbrook Golf & Yacht Club
Nearest Airport
76 Miles
Sea Tac Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
3 Margaritas Family Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
29 Miles
Bremerton Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Alderbrook Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Hood Canal Marina
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Robinhood Restaurant and Pub
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Union Country Store
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Alderbrook Resort and Spa
Car: necessary

Wine Tasting, Scenic Flights, Boat Tours


Rates & Availability

Union House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July -Aug 3
Jul 7 2017 - Aug 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
August 4 - Aug 31 2017
Aug 4 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
October 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
November, December
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Christmas Holiday
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
December 26-28
Dec 26 2017 - Dec 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
New Years Holiday
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
July 4 Holiday
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Pet Fee $90 + Tax
Cleaning/Laundry Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

I accept credit cards using PayPal invoicing. This way guests save a $75 - $150 service fee to VRBO. Contact me for details - 206-949-9090
Non-Refundable Cleaning/Laundry Fee - $125
50% Deposit to confirm booking. Final 50% due 30 days prior to check-in
Refundable Security/Damage deposit $150 minimum, owners discretion.
PET with owner approval ONLY, add $30 PER NIGHT. Deposit $300 with dog (owners discretion)
Additional guests>2, add $15 per night per guest
4 people max. 5 with prior owner approval ONLY. Deposit for 5 people is $300
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change. Tax 10.5%
Minor Holidays, add $15/night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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