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2-for-4,Giggle Fish Beachfront Cabin+Guest Boathouse Fully-Fenced & 2 Kayaks

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

2017 SPECIALS

MUST BOOK DIRECTLY ON VACATION RENTAL 365 WEBSITE

(NEW RESERVATIONS ONLY | HOLIDAYS NOT INCLUDED)

Off Season Special, Book 2 Nights Receive 2 Additional Free Nights ( Coupon Code = LB442 )

WELCOME TO GIGGLE FISH

* LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION!!! 1.5 miles North of Hoodsport on the water.

* Best Private beach lot in Hoodsport (See Photos)

* King Beds 2, Queen Bed 1 (Sleeps 6 max + a happy & mellow pooch)

* Ideal for Couples, Families or a Romantic Getaway

* Fully Fenced Grass Yard ideal for children and pet security

* OYSTERS - delicious!

* Gorgeous Water Views from every room

* Kids LOVE love the outdoor fire pit roasting marsh mellows

* 2 min to Hoodsport IGA Grocery Store

* Wi Fi-enabled

"CLOSE ENOUGH TO USE TECHNOLOGY BUT FAR ENOUGH AWAY YOU WON'T WANT TO".

Bill Gates has four vacation homes on Hood Canal (Google it!) but it's still a well-kept secret just 90 min. from Seattle (2 hrs. from Portland). Few places in the world offer such natural diversity with the OCEAN & MOUNTAINS - both in one location.

'Giggle Fish' is your Beach Cabin + Guest Boathouse located in Hoodsport, WA, on Hood Canal. It's so close to the water you can fish from the living room. This property is unique because it sits on a corner lot with a natural, unbuildable beach (200') between you and the neighbor. Privacy is hard to find here where homes normally sit side-by-side.

ACCOMODATIONS

* Relax in the comfort of this 2-story home on 100' of waterfront built in 1999

* BEACH CABIN - 2 Bed & 1 Bath (1,000 sq. ft.)

* The cozy Boathouse has a Queen LOG BED, private deck (right over the water) and 3/4 bath, plus flat screen TV.

The Cabin has 2 bedrooms upstairs both with KING Beds and flat screen TV's. The cozy Boathouse has a Queen LOG BED, private deck (right over the water) and 3/4 bath. Awake to breathtaking water views - and watch SEALS and BIRDS - all from the comfort of your warm, cozy bed. This fully fenced yard has a child safety gate to the beach. The Boathouse is great for teens or if one couple desires privacy. No garage, park along Hwy 101 like the locals.

INDOOR AMENITIES

Down comforters and luxury bedding in every room, plus a KING "SLEEP NUMBER BED" in Master and modern, whimsical beach decor throughout. The main level includes an open kitchen with eating bar and stools, dining nook with seating for 4 and sectional couch, full bath, 40" HD LCD Cable TV, Blue-Ray DVD player, games, Wi-Fi, toys, books, crib/Packn'Play, inflatable toddler bed.

OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT

Wrap-around deck, with awesome, panoramic Hood Canal water views, which includes a covered gas BBQ area and comfortable seating galore - plush patio furniture and 2 outdoor dining areas. Relax on the double chaise lounge with sweeping water views. Awesome fire pit (w/benches that fold into a picnic table) ~ Make s'mores with your kids ~ YUM!!!, Bluetooth-enabled CD stereo and outdoor rock speakers. Beach towels, chairs, cooler, buckets, shovels/rakes provided for your day playing on the beach. 2 one-man Kayaks provided. Participating guests must sign and return our liability release form before arrival. Kayaking is an amazing way to experience Hood Canal, but do so at your own risk.

THINGS TO DO

* Kayaking (2 Kayaks provided)

* SEALS, bald eagles, heron ~~ Good chance you'll see 'em!!!

* Fishing, crabbing, clamming, shrimping

* Championship GOLF (Salish Cliffs & Alderbrook)

* Hoodsport Winery (2 miles, tasting daily)

* Diving 'Sund Rock' & 'Octopus Hole'

* Secret 230' WATERFALL (directions provided)

* Located directly on 'Scenic Hwy 101' (one of America's most beautiful drives)

* Lake Cushman Boating

More Details

Property Manager
Derek Doremus / VR 365
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Derek Doremus / VR 365

Newly Listed with VR365 Property Management which is run by our good friend, Derek, who is a true PRO at Customer Service.

Why Derek Doremus / VR 365 chose Hoodsport

After 2 years of searching the PNW for a special beach town, we finally chose Hoodsport! A Hoodsport address was key because it's the only real 'town' with full amenities along the entire 60 mile stretch of Hood Canal (aside from Belfair at the far end). This home is just 2 minutes from the Hoodsport IGA Grocery Store which is extremely convenient (especially for wine and dessert at night!) We love the quick drive from Seattle & Portland -- literally two roads - I-5 to Hwy 101 -- and not being at the mercy of a ferry.

The West side of Hood Canal is an 'Outdoor Lover's Paradise' with endless Ocean & Mountain activities. Hoodsport is a charming, waterfront town with Restaurants, Pub, Gift Shops, 2 Liquor Stores, Winery, Gas, Coffee Shop, Ice Cream Shop, Public Dock, Arts & Crafts, Dive Shop, Massage, Salmon Hatchery, Bank, Library, Outfitters Store (w/licensing), Olympic Park Visitor's Center, Kayak Rentals & Whiskey Distillery (opening soon).

What makes this house unique

Giggle Fish is a 'One of a Kind' vacation property. The rare privacy makes it one of the best beach lots in Hoodsport. It's also one of the few with a lawn for kids and playing Bocce (provided). It's a perfectly-balanced getaway because you can adventure -- or RELAX and do nothing at all -- both while surrounded by the peace and serenity of nature.

FOR HIKERS - just up the hill is the Olympic National Park 'Staircase' entrance and many popular day hikes surround the home (all levels).

FOR SCUBA DIVERS - you can literally SEE world-famous 'Sund Rock' dive spot from the deck (See Photo) voted one of the world's top Wall Dives by 'Scuba Diving Magazine' and 'Octopus Hole' is just 1.5 miles North - both known for GIANT OCTOPUS & wolf eels

'So close to the water it feels like you're on the boat, but with all the comforts of home.'

Guestbook comments from the manager

Oyster stew, Oysters baked with feta and smoked salmon, Oysters raw and with eggs for breakfast - the sparkling sun and the quiet water was great! We hope to come back in March with the kids...or not with kids... :-) Thank you!
Jan 2014
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Amenities

Hoodsport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 2 King beds, 1 Queen bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
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2-for-4,Giggle Fish Beachfront Cabin+Guest Boathouse Fully-Fenced & 2 Kayaks
average rating of 4.491228 based on 85 reviews
Portland, OR
5

My perfect weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My perfect weekend at Giggle Fish is all I can think about!

This is the second time we’ve stayed in this home. The first time we stayed in the main house and this time we went with another couple and their 2 kids so we decided to take the boat house for our room.

We arrived Friday night & settled in for the weekend. This house has all the comforts of home with some lovely touches. Extra hooks for all our jackets, everything we could possibly need in the kitchen, great sheets and bedding, new TV’s with cable and I know this sounds silly, but full size appliances are important to me – so I appreciate the full-size refrigerator, stove & washer/dryer.

Saturday morning I had to unfortunately catch up on some work emails and I knew from our first visit there would be free wi-fi. So I took my coffee and laptop out to the deck and enjoyed the view of the water while I took care of work. If you have to work on your weekend – this is the best way! The deck has two sides – the front part is uncovered and offers some really nice furniture (couch, chairs, table, loungers) and if it starts to get misty (it did once for about 10 minutes) you can just move to the covered side and still enjoy the view!

So the men went golfing (there’s a course about 20 minutes away) and us ladies and kids stuck around the house and as soon as it hit low tide we scrambled down to the shore to pick a bucket of oysters for dinner. This is my favorite part of the weekend on the canal. We picked oysters, turned over rocks and explored the crabs and sea-life. Our friends children (ages 2 and 4) had a blast! After hanging out on the beach for a few hours we headed back in for lunch and naps! For dinner we roasted up the oysters we picked on the very nice, very big BBQ.

Ok – now I have to tell you about this boat house. Since our friends have the two kids and it made sense for them to have the two bedrooms in the main house – so we stayed in the boat house – and oh-my-gosh – we LOVED it! Big, comfy bed, large windows, bathroom with shower, deck on the front and about 30 steps from the main house. It was the most perfect hide-away I could have ever imagined.

Sunday we lingered as long as we could – not wanting to go home. We took the kayaks out on the water, picked a few more oysters, relaxed on the deck…. I think about our friends and getting to share the weekend with them at Giggle Fish and what wonderful memories we made...how could I not share?

  • Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pismo Beach, CA
5

Cozy with Fresh oysters

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Pleasant stay for party of 5. Enjoyed being on the water. Very comfortable with nice deck.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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August 2017 Stay

  • 4 of 5

Lots to like about the area and this house. The canal was gorgeous and having the kayaks was a real treat. We thought the house was very comfortable and well stocked. Our big complaint was the traffic. I did not realize from other reviews that the house was located on the highway and it certainly detracted from getting away from it all. Also one person in our party got very sick from eating oysters off the shore. Visitors should do their research before diving in.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Olympia, WA USA
5

We love Giggle Fish

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We spent four lovely nights at Giggle Fish. Everything was perfect and a place that I would recommend to family and friend. We had to make a trip back to the property as my son-in-law left his keys. Derrick was so helpful in contacting the house keeper who made a special trip to get us the keys that she had hidden in a safe place. Nordstrom service with a smile.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rental 365
Owner's Response: Thanks James for the wonderful 5 Star Review. We are happy to read you enjoyed Giggle Fish on the Hood Canal and that you would recommend to family & friends. I was happy to help get your keys back and glad it all worked out for you. Enjoy the rest of your summer and we look forward to having you back again sometime soon. -Vacation Rental 365, Derek Doremus
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Durham, NC
5

Great Waterfront Home & Boat House

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Very clean home - inside and out on beautiful Hood canal. Comfy beds, well stocked kitchen and nice outdoor areas. Our family of 4 used it as our home base to explore the area and the beautiful Olympic Peninsula. There are so many great areas to explore - loved our hike to Lena Lake. If you like oysters don't miss the nearby Hama Hama Oyster farm down the road.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kristen for the amazing 5 Star Review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Enjoy the rest of your summer and we look forward to having you back again sometime soon! Vacation Rental 365 - Derek
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4

Couldn't Be Closer To The Water!

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Our stay at Giggle Fish was very enjoyable. Nice furnishings both inside and out. Cute touches like fresh flowers in the bathrooms, bedrooms and kitchen. Very comfy beds with quality linens. Really nice to have the two kayaks for our use. It was beautifully sunny the say's we were there and the upstairs bedrooms became VERY warm. There were fans in every bedroom, but the lack of air conditioning was a issue. Also - being so close to Hwy 101 made for a lot of traffic noise.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Anita for the great review. It was a pleasure having you as our guest and most importantly you were happy with the home and all of the little touches the owners have done to it. We recommend leaving the shades down during the evening as that will help keep the home cooler. Enjoy the rest of your summer and we look forward to having you back again sometime soon. Vacation Rental 365 - Derek
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Hood Canal isn't realllllllly a canal, but a glacier-formed fjord which carved 60 miles along The Olympic Mountains. The mountains skyrocket 7,000 feet straight up from Hood Canal, creating a majestic, breathtaking backdrop. The clear waters provide world-class salmon fishing, crabbing, clamming and shrimping and miles of pristine shoreline for kayakers, divers, beachcombers, boaters and lovers of nature.

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  • Our nightly rates above do not include, potential extra guest fees at $15 per person | per night, pet fee, departure cleaning fee, damage protection, or WA State Taxes.

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