The South Shore of Hood Canal and the small town of Union is an extraordinary location for a holiday getaway! Forbes Traveler named Union one of the twenty prettiest towns in America. You are invited to visit our comfortable, tastefully renovated waterfront beach home and experience the magic of Hood Canal!
Less than two hours away from Seattle, 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 famous Hood Canal 'Great Bend'. Guests can easily and safely step down from the deck to the beach and water using the heavy duty, aluminum, marine grade ladder. There is a propane and charcoal grill and plenty of seating for outdoor dining, basking and relaxing. The inviting one level floor plan has two bedrooms, one bath Each bedroom has a comfortable queen bed with quality linens and if needed, there is a twin sized 18' high air bed.
From the moment guests enter this South Shore beach home they are are greeted with SPECTACULAR, UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS of the sno-capped Olympic Mountains from the family room the kitchen, the master bedroom and of course, the deck. The PRIVATE BEACH has expansive tidelands for the kids to explore and sweet 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. 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. 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.
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. 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 the UNION COUNTRY STORE, the Hood Canal Marina (where you can rent kayaks), the Public Boat Launch, Union Paddle and Row and the 2 Margaritas Family Mexican Restaurant.
Besides numerous water related activites, there are many things to do at Hood Canal, especially for the adventurous! Head to the Olympics and hike 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 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.
This cozy and comfortable home is 1050 sq. feet and has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. The home features a large, private deck with plenty of room for relaxing, basking, cooking food on the grill and eating outdoors. (Most of the outdoor equipment and grill are stored in the winter months). The kitchen is supplied with everything you need. The living area has plenty of comfortable seating and a flat screen TV with cable. There is free Wi-fi for internet connection.
Interaction with Guests
During the reservation process and leading up to the reservation date, all communications with be with the owner, Kevin Ehlers.
For home access, guests are instructed to contact Kirk, the local property manager at around noon on the day of check-in to coordinate when and where to meet up for check-in. Check-in is at 4 pm or after. (Kirk's phone number is provided after reservation is confirmed and prior to the check-in date.
Other Things to Note
Minimum stay is 3 nights (July 3 - September 1)
WA State sales and lodging tax of 10.5% is NOT included in airBNB payment platform. Guest will be given instructions from owner about payment of taxes prior to check-in.
Pets allowed only with prior authorization. Pet fee is $30/per night/per pet unless otherwise authorized by owner.
Pet fees are not displayed in airBNB pricing and must be paid at or before check-in.
Upon booking confirmation, responsible guest must confirm and agree that rental agreement and rules have been read and are understood. Minimum age of responsible renter is 25 years. No additional guests beyond agreed number allowed overnight (5 max) No smoking inside home. Pets are allowed with owner prior owner authorization only. The pet fee is $30/per night. Payment of pet fee is outside of the AirBNB platform. Owner will give guest instructions about payment of pet fees prior to check-in.
The home was exactly as described. The house is right on Hood Canal and staying here made us feel like we were part of the ebbs and flows of the waterway. We found everything in the house clean, tidy, and comfortable with seating both indoors and outside.
Kevin was the perfect host. He 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 Hood Canal beach house is a real gem, and I can't wait to go back!
In the past, my pursuits and passions have been athletic and adventurous. My favorite team sports are ice hockey and soccer. I've had a blast mountain climbing and mountain biking. When able, I enjoy fishing and fitness. I'm married for 25 years and have 2 teenage children. I enjoy hearing back from satisfied guests that have had a enjoyable experience staying at my beach house rental.