check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr

Ruth

Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Spacious Bluff-Top Home With Expansive Ocean Views

46 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the HomeAway checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more

Overview

Port Angeles House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathroom, max 12 guests

We call this property 'The Aerie on the Strait' in honor of the Bald Eagles' nest hidden at the top of a conifer just above the house. We often hear their cries and see them soaring along the bluffs.The Aerie is ideal for family gatherings, or as a base camp for groups sight seeing and enjoying outdoor activities on the Olympic Peninsula. Situated midway between Sequim and Port Angeles on the coast, it affords guests convenient access to wineries, festivals, and Olympic National Park. To the west, take Highway 112 (the Juan de Fuca Scenic Highway) from Port Angeles to Neah Bay, the Makah Nation and Cape Flattery. Or, take Highway 101 west to Lake Crescent, Sol Duc Hot Springs, the fabled community of Forks and the Quileute Nation at La Push for fishing, surfing and kayaking. Proceed on south to the Hoh Rain Forest. Go east of Sequim to Port Townsend, and on to Whidbey Island. Take the ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria, B.C. Don't forget your passport.

During winter months, the road to Hurricane Ridge is open during winter vacation, weekends and holiday Mondays. Enter 'Hurricane Ridge' in your browser to see current snow conditions, and learn which amenities are open at this family-style ski hill. It is a short drive of about 20 minutes from The Aerie to the main Park Visitor Center. Another 20-30 minute scenic drive from the visitor center takes you to the Hurricane Ridge visitor center. Depending on snow conditions, you can enjoy cross-country or down-hill skiing or touring on snow shoes. There is a tubing hill for kids.

This 3100 sq.ft. three-level home, perched on high-bluff acreage along the Strait of Juan de Fuca, offers privacy in a forested, retreat-like setting. It features a Master Suite with king bed on the top floor. The Great Room, well-equipped Kitchen, open Dining Room with seating for 12, and two bedrooms, each with a pair of twin beds, complete the middle floor. Views from the Great Room and Master Suite include the Strait coastline west to Ediz Hook, traffic in the shipping lanes, with Victoria, B.C. in the distance. The lower floor comprises a bedroom with queen-sized bed, a generously sized Recreation Room and a Laundry. There is one full bathroom on each floor. The Master-Suite bath includes double sinks, separate shower and a soaking tub with ocean view. Access to private decks off of the Master Suite and the Dining Room and to a small patio off the Recreation Room is through sliding glass doors.

Although there are excellent water views from the property, the high bluff prevents guest access to the beach, 150 feet below. We ask guests, even the most athletic among them, to refrain from attempting to reach the beach by rappelling, rock climbing, scrambling, base jumping or any other means of navigating down the bluff.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ruth (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Ruth

We are active retirees who enjoy outdoor activities.

Ruth purchased this house in 2010

Why Ruth chose Olympic Peninsula

We view ourselves as stewards of our lands. This 15-acre property is a part of more than 120 acres of contiguous forest and wetland. We and our neighbors have chosen to promote a mature forest and healthy wetland on this acreage, protecting the diverse wildlife habitat through conservation easements with North Olympic Land Trust.

What makes this house unique

The North Olympic Peninsula is a magical place. Not too far from major-metropolitan Seattle, two smallish cities, Sequim and Port Angeles, bracket a large unincorporated rural area, of which this property is a part. Each of the two cities offer antiquing, art, festivals, wineries, golf, tennis, parks, marinas and access to beaches. Threading its way all across this peninsula, the Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT), mostly-paved, is used by runners and walkers, bicyclists, and horsemen. Guests can access the ODT about 1/2 mile from the Aerie. The Aerie is a secluded, serene, forested retreat. From here guests can explore Olympic National Park, wander the Olympic Discovery Trail, enjoy the attractions of the nearby cities, or simply relax in spacious privacy.

Reviews

5
based on 46 traveler reviews

Spacious Bluff-Top Home With Expansive Ocean Views
average rating of 4.978261 based on 46 reviews
5

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 4 nights in this beautiful, clean home with a stunning view. We highly recommend it for anyone looking to come back to comfort after a day of hiking or kayaking!

Ruth is so accommodating and will answer any and all questions you might have quickly!

We were here with two other couples and loved that we each had our own space and bath and still had beautiful

Space to hang out together. Thanks for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family vacation. It was very comfortable and had everything we needed to feel at home. The ocean view and the starry night's sky are beautiful. Loved our stay and hope to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

The Aerie - A Wonderful Home Base in a Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5

This is our second visit to Ruth's and John's lovely home on the bluff. This time, we elected to stay an entire week, so that we could enjoy more of our home base and the Olympic Peninsula. Of special mention is our visit to Second Beach, near La Push, where the scenery is awesome. The Aerie was the perfect size for the seven of us as we had our private spaces plus a couple of large shared spaces to get together in. We took advantage of the well-equipped kitchen and the barbecue to prepare several of our meals. The location was perfect for photographing beautiful sunsets. We also saw deer, eagles, and even a Peregrine falcon with its fresh kill. Ruth took us on a guided forest walk of the Conservation area she stewards and calls home. We were also pleasantly surprised when John gifted us with some of his bounty from his crab traps. Look no further than the Aerie if your group needs a home base while visiting the Olympic Peninsula. We are already making plans for our next return visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

The Aerie was great for our family vacation. The views were spectacular.

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed the location and the facilities of the aerie. We were able to explore Olympic National Park as we wanted.

We also visited several wineries, lavender farms and even a ciderery. The Dungeness area is very close and worth exploring.

The house was lovely and accomodating to our group.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Beautiful! Meticulously kept! Gorgeous views!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here on a family vacation with out two school aged boys and both sets of grandparents. There was plenty of space for everyone. The home is beautiful, clean, well appointed and sits atop a bluff with incredible views. We loved our stay and will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Great house, amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

We had three families with young kids staying for a long weekend. More than enough space for each family to have their own space comfortably. Kitchen was well equipped and a very nice gas bbq. Lots of space around the property for the kiddos to explore. We had a short drive to the Dungeness Spit where we saw crabs, an eagle, oysters, and more. Also a short drive to Hurricane Ridge and all that Port Angeles has to offer. Overall, the Aerie is a great place to stay. The owners are very responsive and accommodating! Thank You!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Map

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Fairchild Airport
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Coho Ferry to Victoria, B.C.
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Cedars at Dungeness
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Amtrak, Tacoma
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
US 101
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Hollywood Beach, Port Angeles
Car: necessary

Many of the services checked are located either in Sequim or Port Angeles or both. The property is 15 minutes drive (give or take) to either of these cities.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Port Angeles House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Oct 3 2016 - Nov 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
$350
$2,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$365
$2,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Pre-holiday
Dec 4 2016 - Dec 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
$350
$2,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$370
$2,350
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.4%

Maximum of 12 guests. Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.
Cancellation Policy:
• 100% if canceled 30 days prior to the Check-in Date.
• 50% if canceled 20-29 days prior to the Check-in Date.
• No rental refund for any cancellations less than 20 days prior to the Check-in Date; we do refund the unused cleaning fee and damage deposit if paid

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates to see total
Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)
Unavailable

Amenities

Port Angeles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main (middle) floor bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bath serves two bedrooms & main floor. Hair Dryer included.
    Ground-floor bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bath serves the queen bedroom & Rec Room. Hair Dryer incl.
    Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Soaking tub has ocean view. Hair dryer included.
  • Bathroom furnishings include linens, paper products, hand-soap & shower gel and hair dryers.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Ground-floor Bedroom - 1 queen
    Master Suite Bedroom - 1 king , Master Suite is on the top floor
    South bedroom on Main (middle) floor. - 2 twin/ single , On request, we convert to a king, using memory-foam topper.
    Eurocouch in Rec Room. - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Eurocouch folds flat to 48-inches wide, 71-inches long.
    Additional sleeping - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen-sized Aerobed, inflates w/120V pump. We provide linens
    North bedroom on Main (middle) floor. - 2 twin/ single , On request we can convert to a king using a mattress topper.
  • Bedrooms accommodate 8 guests. Sleeping arrangements for no more than 4 additional guests include a convertible Eurocouch and a queen-sized inflatable Aerobed which can be set up in the rec room. There also is a twin-size foam sleeping pad. We provide linens for these optional sleeping arrangements.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
Notes:
Bird watchers will enjoy this property. The non-residential portions of the land are protected by a conservation easement and are closed to public access; however, by special arrangement with the owners, guests staying a week or longer may arrange for a guided walking tour along forested trails.

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties