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Tammy Kreger

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Nature's Paradise! 5 b/r sleeps 12, Waterfront Home, Fantastic Views, Wildlife!

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Brinnon House Rental Photos and Description

Hood Canal Waterfront view of Hood Canal, Dabob Bay, Mt Rainier, and Mt Baker.

This Hood Canal vacation rental is a wonder to behold: Olympic National Park at your back door, and the Dosewallips Wildlife Estuary right in front. You'll see many birds native to the Pacific Northwest including bald and golden eagles, heron, geese, ducks and more. Orca whales, seals with their pups and river otter frequent the waters in front of you and from time to time the Brinnon Elk herd may visit the yard.

A new six-person jetted spa overlooking the water allows you to take it all in while relaxing in warmth and comfort. Large upper and lower decks provide a sweeping view of Hood Canal, Dabob Bay, Mt. Rainier and Mt. Baker. Private stairs to the beach with a large dock allow you to play, swim, fish or take the provided canoe out for a ride. At low tide, approximately 29 acres of pristine tide-lands.

Just a short walk down the road is the famous Geoduck Restaurant Lounge, voted #2 'Best Bars in the U.S.' by Esquire Magazine.

The just-remodeled home boasts an amazing 2,830 square feet of beautifully appointed living that can comfortably sleep up to 12 guests. The master bedroom stretches across the entire top floor of the home in a loft style. Additionally, we have outfitted the main floor with an upgraded queen-size sleeper sofa, and we offer a folding-style crib for those traveling with little ones.

We also offer a second waterfront 5 bedroom home in Brinnon. That new home is called Seal Rock and is 3 miles away from Nature's Paradise. The home sleeps 14 people comfortably in beds and is 3080 square feet. The dining room table seats 14 with 18 matching chairs. The Seal Rock home will be modeled after Nature's Paradise in amenities.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Tammy Kreger (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Tammy Kreger

My husband and I bought this home in 2003 for the purpose of retiring early and living there. We're not ready to retire quite yet, and decided that we would really like to share this lovely home and the surrounding beauty with others!

I am proud and happy to say that I have lived in the Puget Sound area my entire life. One of my favorite pastimes is traveling. I have visited every continent, 60 different countries, and taken 44 cruises (so far!). Because I have spent so much time traveling, I truly have a good understanding of guests' needs and wants.

Even though I am happy to have seen so much of the world, I am always grateful to return to an area as gorgeous and diverse as the Pacific Northwest. I could choose anywhere in the world to retire to, but I have chosen Brinnon, Washington on Hood Canal for many reasons. Once you have visited this area, you will see why!

Tammy Kreger purchased this house in 2003

Why Tammy Kreger chose Hood Canal

I chose this particular property because of the outstanding sweeping view of Hood Canal and Dabob Bay. There is also a great view of Mt. Rainier and Mt. Baker.

My husband and I are big seafood fans and love all of the wonderful shellfish available to harvest near our home. We also like to take advantage of the private dock for setting out to shrimp, crab and fish.

We can't imagine a more beautiful environment to vacation in. It truly is 'Nature's Paradise!'; so we hope you'll come and enjoy it for yourselves!

What makes this house unique

The 29-acre privately-owned beach is fun to explore by foot (we provide rubber boots in many sizes). Explore the Dosewallips estuary by boat, you will probably see many seals, eagles, king fishers, osprey, etc. The tidelands also have many species of clams. Some of the best dungeness crabbing can be done directly in front of the home.

You are welcome to take the provided boat off the dock and put some crab pots in it to take out.You can simply paddle out a short distance and place the pots for fetching later in the day. My husband and I do so and catch our limits easily! Some of the best Hood Canal Spotted Shrimp are also caught in the waters in front of the home. Crabbing and Shrimp are seasonal.

It is also fascinating to watch the nuclear submarines practice in the waters out front of the home. Bird watching is another fun and relaxing experience from our 1,600 square-foot upper and lower decks, and from the dock.

The food resources available in the area are tremendous. Nearby there is clamming, oysters, crabbing, shrimping, sea run cutthroat fishing, salmon fishing, wild mountain blackberries, evergreen huckleberries, and mushrooms.

Often I enjoy watching the Brinnon Roosevelt elk herd graze in the Dosewallips pasture lands right from my decks. Sometimes the elk actually come to my yard and graze on my landscaping!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(74 traveler reviews)
Nature's Paradise! 5 b/r sleeps 12, Waterfront Home, Fantastic Views, Wildlife!
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 74 reviews

Family Memories Enjoyed at Natures Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Not sure how Tammy worked it out with the weather department; but it was absolutely beautify. 90 to 95 during the day cooling to 75 in the evenings. One of the best memories was watching the grandaughters (11&14) coax their fathers into the canoe and teach the girls how to row. Wonderful/Wonderful family times. Dinner on the Deck was time for reminiscing and creating new memories for the grandkids as the listened to all the stories.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, average house.

  • 3 of 5

Excellent location on the water with an abundance of wildlife and beautiful views. Very clean.

Right off main highway, traffic noise is unfortunate.

Well stocked kitchen made cooking easy. Rubber boots, crabbing, fishing supplies a convenient touch.

House really only has one traditional, nice bedroom, and that room shares the hallway bathroom. Master bedroom is spacious, but is a loft with no door to provide privacy, or block out sound from main floor. Also very bright in the AM.

The remaining 3 bedrooms downstairs are in what's really more like a basement. I wouldn't put adults down there, kids only. Linoleum floors, uncomfortable beds, incredibly small shower.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Reviews are very important to my hard working care-taking team and myself. We have received 70 five star reviews, two four star reviews, and one three star review. I honestly believe the reason our guest rated us so low was because she and her guests left our home dirtier than almost any guest we have had since we became a vacation rental home four years ago. There was a lot of damage. She blamed it on her three teenage boys. It is hard for me to understand why a mother would let her children damage a beautiful home that they were guests in. Along with the damage her boys dug up our landscaping in the yard, I honestly don't understand why any parent would allow this bad behavior. We do have five bedrooms, the loft master bedroom is the entire top floor and there is no door at the top of the stairs. We have had very positive feedback in our reviews about how comfortable our beds are and the high quality high thread count bedding. People do like to be able to decide how they want bedrooms three and four made up, being able to choose a king sized bed or two extra-long twin sized beds in each of those rooms. The loft master bedroom closet does have a linoleum floor but nowhere else in the house. The rest of the house has carpet or porcelain tile. We have three full bathrooms one on each floor, the loft master bedroom and downstairs showers are walk-in. We try our hardest to provide a wonderful home away from home for our guests to enjoy nature and do things they may have never done before. Thank you, Tammy
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Location, location, location!

  • 5 of 5

This house has a big deck overlooking incredible tidelands where we saw a seal giving birth, many birds, and even a family of sea otters. It's well-equipped and furnished, perfect for a big group or family.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful place to celebrate an anniversary with 10 family members

  • 5 of 5

Our group had 5 adults, 5 children and 2 dogs; all had plenty of space. The home has many special amenities such as chopped firewood for the fire pit, plenty of kitchen items including dishes and utensils, binoculars to enhance the view, a row boat with crab cages and bait and a propane fired crab cooker to prepare your catch. Customer service was outstanding with prompt email replies and the help of a handyman for a couple minor issues. The home and yard were very well maintained. The appliances. dish washer, clothes washer and drier were new, large and worked well. The whole experience was all we had hoped and more. However, we frequently missed the driveway and would have appreciated a marker. There is plenty of parking for more than three cars.

We had perfect weather with moonlit nights for stories at the fire pit.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Vacation in Nature's Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this wonderful home on the Hood Canal while we visited for a family reunion in nearby Quilcene. There was plenty of space to accommodate two families + and to allow us to host dinner one evening for other family members visiting. The home was immaculate and the view spectacular. We could see dozens of harbor seals from the balcony every high tide an bald eagles every day. There were hummingbirds constantly buzzing around the feeders. Although the state had declared the beaches in front of the house off limits for shellfish, the home is within minutes of the state park so we were able to catch our daily limit of oysters and clams.

There is so much good to say about this property it is hard to capture it all, but what truly makes it special is there is no detail missed by Tammy and her husband. Fishing poles were available to fish at the shore, plenty of boots, buckets, and tools for exploring the low tide and shell fishing. A rowboat and canoe were available with plenty of life vests (don't underestimate the currents caused by the tide changes). A hottub with a fantastic view and plenty of large towels. A nice gas grill for hosting a cookout and plenty of kitchen ware and dinner ware. Even though the table is quite large there was also a nice folding table and folding chairs to host our family for dinner which was a highlight of the trip.

This is a wonderful property for a family vacation and the first place we will look next time we travel to the area!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that your two families were extremely comfortable in our home. The home is set up well for everyone to gather in the living room and dining room or on the large decks. There is still a lot of privacy throughout the house. The views can't be beat it is like watching the nature channel. We really appreciate our guests that travel a long way by airplane, we try to have many amenities available to be able to experience everything the area has to offer. It would be hard to take everything on the airplane with you and you may not know what you would need to bring or buy. It is fun to take out our boats to explore the Dosewallips Estuary. You may see the submarines and a lot of wildlife. We keep plenty of propane on hand for our grill and outside crab and clam cooker (three tanks). Nature's Paradise is an ideal place for a family vacation. It is great as well for girls groups, couples, etc. Thank you for staying at our home, Tammy
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Amazing as always!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed there several times for a sister's weekend, but decided to bring the family along this time. It was perfect for our several families and so accommodating as always! We love how much of everything there is for our large group, from blankets, dishes and cookware to rain boots and adventure gear. We will definitely be making this family getaway a tradition as well! Thanks Tammy for making our getaways stress free😊

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you invited your husbands and children to come along for this stay. We are happy that you all had a wonderful stay. We are also glad that you plan on making this an annual event. We are proud that about 45% of our guests are repeat customers. We will look forward to welcoming you back for your next stay. Thanks again, Tammy
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Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Geoduck Tavern, Esquire Magazine #2 bar/pub in Am.
Nearest Ferry
49 Miles
Bainbridge Is. ferry to downtown Seattle
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Lake Cushman Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Halfway House, great homemade desserts
Car: recommended

We overlook the Dosewallips Estuary, it is fun to use our canoe, row boat, and life jackets to explore. You see amazing wildlife like lots of eagles, seals, sometimes elk, kingfishers, osprey, etc.


Rates & Availability

Brinnon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer Special
Aug 22 2016 - Sep 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Christmas & New Years
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Mother's Day
May 11 2017 - May 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day & Shrimpfest
May 25 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $195 + Tax
Pet Fee $95 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Summer peak season reservations for two or three day rentals are available if there are not four consecutive days available. Some Monday through Thursday night requests for two or three night may be possible as well.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Brinnon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2830 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , master bedroom bathroom, walk-in shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , down stairs, walk-in shower
  • There is a full bathroom on each floor.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , top floor master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , main floor bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , down stairs 2 extra long twin beds - push together =king
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , living room, queen size memory foam mattress
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , down stairs, 2 extra long twin beds push together = king
    Bedroom 5 (no window) - 2 twin/ single , Two extra long twin size beds.
  • (2) King size beds and (4) extra-long twin beds can be put together to make 2 additional king-size beds, 2 extra-long twin size beds in 5th room, Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Upgraded queen-size sleeper sofa on main floor.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Additional Outdoor Amenities: • stairs to the beach with a large dock • canoe and 12' aluminum row boat on dock, supplied for your enjoyment • fire pit with a supply of fire wood Additional Indoor Amenities: • board and card games • iron & ironing board • paper towels • hand & laundry soaps Suitability: • The house is suitable for elderly persons, however there are stairs involved going up to the master suite and down to the lower level bedrooms. There is also a flight of stairs that must be utilized to reach the beach. Attractions: • Golfing, Playground, Sightseeing, Marina, Museums, Churches, Antiquing, Winery Tours, Gambling Casinos, Scenic Drives, just over a 1-hour drive to Hurricane Ridge Mountain Park (in the Olympic Mountain range) for skiing, snowboarding & hiking, or to the famous Olympic Game Farm (home to some of the most recognizable 'movie star' animals) located in Sequim

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