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Cozy Freshwater Bay / Elwha River Cabin

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom (with extra futon) only 150 yards from beach

This 1200 sq ft cabin is part of a larger property, with the main house across the street, set on the east end of Freshwater Bay, with views of the Straits and Vancouver Island to the north, and snow-capped Olympic Mountain to the south. While you can hear the waves from the cabin, you must walk to the front of the property to view the beach and watch the sunsets. The Elwha river estuary is a short walk away and is well known for surfing and kite boarding. The dam removal project is complete and the legendary native Chinook salmon have returned ( ). Freshwater Bay Beach is now blanketed with sand from the sediment once trapped behind the dams. The Olympic National Park and surrounds are ideal for bird watching, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, crabbing and fishing. Hurricane Ridge, popular for spring and summer wildflowers, is one of the best spots in the Northwest to cross country ski, snowboard and snowshoe. In the Fall the area is abundant with wild mushrooms. The year-round Port Angeles farmer's market offers wonderful produce to complement your meal of fresh caught salmon and dungeness crab. Victoria BC is a 90 minute ferry ride from downtown Port Angeles.

The cabin is perfect for four, but can accommodate up to 5 people comfortably. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The larger bedroom has a double bed, the smaller has twin beds, and there is a futon in the living room. The kitchen is well equipped and has culinary basics (flour, oats, sugar, spices etc..). French doors open up to deck with small table and rocking chairs. Guests have access to the no-bank beach, stone grill and fire pit, which are framed by 300 year old wind blown firs. Please note that during our summer there might be county open fire restrictions (the grill may be used, but not the fire pit). We will keep you abreast of this situation. We look forward to your visit.

More Details

Jean Fleischfresser
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Jean Fleischfresser

We have lived the last 26 years on Bainbridge Island and (since retirement in December of 2015), are now full time residents of Port Angeles. We bought this property in 2009, the year our youngest went off to college. Our children grew up snowboarding (while we snowshoed) on Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Park. During the summers we would camp and hike. All three of our children went from thinking it was a crazy idea to: our eldest getting married on the property, our middle child purchasing a Port Angeles home, and the youngest frequently heading out with a group of friends to hike and surf.

Jean Fleischfresser purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Jean Fleischfresser chose Olympic Peninsula

It is rare to find a no bank beach along the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The Olympic National Park is an amazing treasure and it is literally in our back yard. You can walk the entire 3.8 miles of Freshwater Bay (at 5' tide or lower) and see unique rock formation and sea creature laden tide pools. Since the removal of the Elwha river dams we have a wonderful sandy beach.

What makes this cabin unique

You can paddle out, drop a crab pot, and a couple of hours later haul in your 'limit', boil them up and sit at the picnic table on the beach enjoying your uniquely Northwest meal.


Port Angeles Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Shower has a seat and hand rails
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 1 (the master bathroom) has a hand held shower, corner seat, and grab rails.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The living room area has a futon that can accommodate 1 person. A portable crib is available.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Cozy Freshwater Bay / Elwha River Cabin
average rating of 4.875 based on 48 reviews
Kansas City, MO

A wonderful time, wish it could have been longer

  • 5 of 5

What a gem. We were here for 3 nights in August exploring Olympic National Park and surrounding areas. It was not enough time! This house is very accommodating and just close enough to civilization, yet far enough away. Has everything you need to prepare meals, and even some seasonings. I suggest checking first before grocery shopping. The beds were all comfortable (my daughter checked them all out). Loved having the washer and dryer available. Port Angeles is a just 20 min drive and has everything you could need. This is a great location for a great vacation. You can hear the waves in the evening. The owners live just across the street and you can pass thru their yard to the beach. We only wish we had more time! We ended up on a hike with them one of the days by coincidence, and couldn't have had a better time. Thank you for the memories!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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tranquil rustic cabin on Freshwater Bay

  • 5 of 5

Simple, comfortable cabin on Freshwater Bay. A 5 minute walk to the mouth of the Elwha River and a few minutes drive to many of the trail heads. Birds abound and tide pools are fun for kids at low tide (a 1/4 mile west along the beach). We had fun building driftwood structures on the beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellingham, WA

Quaint and quirky

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cottage, it was well stocked with everything for meal prep and clean up.The easy access to the beach was wonderful especially for the older members of our group. The owners were having some work done on the property that I would've liked to known about in advance, we may have chosen differently.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and gracious hosts

  • 4 of 5

What a beautiful location, close to mountains and water! Hosts were great.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Keene, NH

Perfect spot, welcoming and attentive and kind hosts, wonderful charming place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We had a grand time hiking and catching up with friends. Jean and Ricardo were absolutely wonderful. The cabin is simple, sweet and had everything we needed. The location is close to amazing and challenging hikes. We would would stay there again in a second!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Perfect little cabin in the woods beside the sea.

  • 5 of 5

Cozy, practical. Perfect for the family. Private, yet close enough to town.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Port Angeles Fairchild International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
The DAM Bar
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Black Ball Port Angeles to Victoria ferry
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
HWY 112
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Michaels, Bella Italia, SabaThai, Jasmine
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Hurricane Ridge
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Freshwater Bay


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $100

You will be refunded 100% of your rental costs up to 2 weeks prior to your reservations, 75% up to one week before and no refund thereafter. Security deposit, cleaning and pet fee will be refunded at 100% with any cancellation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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