The Ocean House at Moclips Beach (*EV)

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  1. 5 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 5 beds
  4. 2.5 baths
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Unmatched for summer beach fun, winter storm watching, or remote work, and among WA's top Airbnbs, the Ocean House is a one-of-a-kind timbered refuge in a lush rain forest stretching to the waters of the Pacific.

Heated wood floors. High wood ceilings. Roaring surf out every window. Miles of beach out the back door and down a stairway through an enchanted forest. *Level 2 EV charger/240W outlet.

Near: Olympic Nat'l Park, Lake Quinault, Damon Point, the North Jetty, Beaches 1 - 4, Ruby Beach

The space
Guests have the entire house to themselves - all three amazing floors - and a uniquely beautiful and peaceful 4.5-acre forest-to-dunes compound packed with flora and fauna. The property is laced with delightful rainforest trails and features several stunning viewpoints, as well as a magnificent 185-step stairway leading through weather-sculpted Spruce and Alders to a private beach entrance.

The Ocean House is equipped for remote work and education. See REMOTE WORK/SCHOOL AMENITIES below.

This is a forested property in a forested region. You may see a coyote or a black bear on the property.

Despite its forested seclusion, the Ocean House is close to restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and stores. The deluxe Ocean Crest Restaurant is four driveways north, walkable by beach or highway. The towns of Pacific Beach, Seabrook, and Ocean Shores are minutes away. See our Airbnb Guidebook for everything to do!

The Ocean House has five very fresh, clean, comfortable beds: a king, three queens, and a double. There are bathrooms on all three floors.

The top floor is one of the most romantic and relaxing rooms anywhere, showcasing the Ocean House's exceptional architecture. The 17' high timber-framed wood ceiling of Fir and reclaimed Cedar is magical in the light of six dimmable custom art glass fixtures. A classic Mission California king bed and a deluxe iron frame double bed both offer world-class ocean and forest views. Work and take calls/videoconferences at a spacious desk, or relax over coffee or a glass of wine at a small table with two comfy barrel chairs overlooking the ocean and forest.

The main floor has a fully equipped kitchen, large dining table, leather couch, leather club chair, deluxe Queen size all-wood Murphy bed, Internet-enabled television, and an excellent stereo - bring your music player and any adapter necessary to connect to a mini-jack.

Like the other two floors, the lower floor has beautiful heated Fir floors and high, timbered ceilings of Fir and Cedar. The lower floor also has two Queen-size, all-wood Murphy beds, romantic art glass lighting, wonderful forest views, a steam shower, a television, well-stocked game closet, and a washer and drier.

Twenty-three beautiful art glass fixtures, representing the ocean, fire, love, and mystery, accentuate the natural beauty of the Ocean House and its environment, all custom-designed and created for the Ocean House by Seattle artist James M. Curtis III.

The kitchen includes staples like a microwave, electric teapot, toaster, coffee grinder and a French Press, as well as some nice extras like a deluxe double-sided commercial waffle iron, a panini press, large crockpot, a Nespresso espresso machine, and a Nespresso milk frother. Guests also have full access to a gas BBQ on the back deck overlooking the ocean. The refrigerator is kept relatively empty for guest use.

The indoor fireplace is off-limits for safety and insurance reasons, but the outdoor fireplace in the timbered Shelter is yours to enjoy for s'mores, roasting hot dogs or just sharing the incredible views and a beverage or two with friends and family. You'll find plenty of firewood in the Shelter and in our two woodsheds, and there's usually also a fully loaded wheelbarrow ready to roll out to the Shelter.

A sliding French door on the main level leads to a covered deck with beautiful ocean views framed through a Sitka Spruce forest. At night, backyard trail lights hauntingly illuminate mesmerizing patterns in the forest canopy that record decades of struggle against lashing winter storms and gale-force winds.

The large Boathouse deck at the bottom of the beach stairs offers a perfect, up-close view of the ocean and is generally warmer than the rest of the property and downright balmy on a sunny day. The Boathouse interior is off-limits to guests, but the Boathouse deck is always available.

Our forest stretches from the coastal highway to the sandy, grassy dunes of Moclips Beach. You can walk almost two miles in either direction from our private beach gate.

Go left to the south on the beach as far as Joe Creek, get a latte in Pacific Beach, and visit the Pacific Beach State Park.

Head north up the beach to the beautiful Moclips River and visit the heart of historic Moclips, where trains once brought tourists by the thousands, particularly between 1905 and 1914. At that time, Moclips boasted the largest and fanciest hotel on the entire Pacific Coast. The swanky Moclips Hotel, built in 1905, was first destroyed by fire. It was rebuilt larger and closer to the ocean, only to be destroyed again by historic storms and storm surges between 1911 and 1914. Picturesque trestle pilings stand in and around the Moclips River - timeless reminders of the town's boom era a century ago.

The Boathouse deck railings' train trestle design is a nod to its location on the historic railroad grade. The tracks were active into the 1970s. Boulders from the original railroad grade are visible on the west side of the Boathouse. The Boathouse's architecture, metalwork, and dark stain suggest a railroad shed or maintenance building. It is built from old-growth wood from locally salvaged trees that fell decades ago. The Boathouse has a beautiful timbered interior and is designed to withstand 250 MPH winds.

The Shelter is a timbered structure built in the style of a Federal park shelter with a stone fireplace. It looks out over the ocean from a large cleared area we call the Park. The Park is great for tossing one of our many frisbees and other flying disks. We also have footballs, baseballs and gloves, a volleyball net, and a badminton net.

There are approximately 2,000 feet of winding, mossy rain forest trails on the property - Matthew's Trail, Stephanie's Trail, the Bluff Trail, the Park Trail, the Shelter Trail, the Shed Trail, and Guido's Trail. The trails lead to three dramatic bluff viewpoints overlooking the Pacific, take you among dizzyingly tall Sitka Spruce and Cedar trees and cut through dense coastal undergrowth, primarily ferns and Salal and Huckleberry bushes. They provide endless safe exploration and adventure for kids and a surprisingly therapeutic escape for adults. Tip - make yourself a latte and start your morning by walking the entire trail network.

Note, many types of animals pass through our forest and some even call it home. We most commonly see squirrels, chipmunks, bunnies, deer, garter snakes, salamanders, weasels, and an astounding variety of birds, including eagles, hawks, falcons, countless songbirds, and owls. A local coyote also passes through frequently in the late and early hours, and a medium-sized Black Bear has been visiting the property.

Caution - stay out of the forest in high winds, as branches may fall from very high and can cause serious injury. And please only admire - do not disturb or remove any of our cool fungi from the forest and be respectful of our wildlife. Please go very easy on our trails, fauna, and flora - please leave no trace.

And sorry - we do not have a hot tub and we have no plans to add one.

REMOTE WORK/SCHOOL AMENITIES: Ocean House guests benefit from the owner's need for reliable, around-the-clock, state-of-the-art business office systems and connectivity, including: *secure wifi boosted throughout the house and extending to the back deck and the outdoor fireplace shelter; *several comfortable ocean-view workspaces, including a spacious third-floor desk, the large dining room table, and a smaller wood table on the third floor overlooking the forest and ocean; *23.8" computer monitor for dual-monitor productivity (plus HDMI cable and USB-C adapter; Apple users may need to bring a Lightning-to-HDMI adapter); *height-adjustable stand-up desk converter; *unlimited domestic (U.S.) long-distance landline phone service; *modern Bluetooth-enabled landline cordless phone handsets with cellphone and personal headset connectivity, extended (500') wireless range for walking the property during long calls, and built-in speakerphone for hands-free listening, *ultra-comfortable phone/computer headset with noise-canceling mic (located in the stereo closet, along with 3.5mm laptop jack adapter); *color printer-scanner (available for limited use upon request); and *portable tripod-mounted, ring-style lighting system (in the stereo closet) for videoconferencing or enhanced workspace lighting.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
2 queen beds
Bedroom 2
1 king bed, 1 double bed
Living room
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Ocean view
Park view
Beach access – Beachfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable
EV charger
Washer
Dryer

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Moclips, Washington, United States

Check out our Airbnb Guidebook for everything to do in the area - restaurants, bars, beaches, national park highlights, family activities, cultural attractions, and shopping options.

A binder of guest info at the house has phone numbers, menus and other info for most of the following places so you can call in orders or reservations or check hours and availability. The binder also includes maps of hiking trails and other local sights and features.

THE OCEAN CREST. Just four driveways to the north of the Ocean House is the best and fanciest restaurant on the entire Washington Coast - the Ocean Crest Resort and Restaurant. Highly recommend it, especially for date night or any special event - or even just some drinks and appetizers in the bar. Great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

SEABROOK. And just about a mile directly to the south of the Ocean House on Hwy 109 is the awesome new town called Seabrook, which has a great Latin cuisine restaurant and tequila bar and called Kokos, as well outstanding pizza at Frontager's Pizza, a fun wine and cheese bar, and the best little grocery store in the neighborhood, among many other amenities. Great for bike riding, skateboarding, shooting hoops, hiking and exploring. You can rent bikes at Buck's bikes and he'll give you maps for the biking trails that are open in the summer.

PACIFIC BEACH. The little town of Pacific Beach is about a mile away. Head right out of the driveway and take a right at the four-way stop. We love the Surf's Up Coffee Shop (great lattes, waffles, ice cream, pastries, clam chowder...), the Wacky Warehouse and the two convenience stores.

GROCERIES - bring what you can, especially fresh vegetables and meats. We have two stores in Pacific Beach and Seabrook has a nice little store, but if you're cooking in, get your groceries in the big city first.... Ocean Shores has a bigger and slightly better grocery store if you're in a pinch for something. That's about a 25-minute drive to the south.

LAKE QUINAULT. The Western Approach to the Olympic National Forest is just 35 minutes away via the incredibly scenic Moclips Highway. Enjoy a great meal at the Lake Quinault Lodge and enjoy any number of wonderful old growth hiking trails just across the street from the lodge. To get there, go left out of the driveway for several miles through the town of Moclips. Take a right at the Moclips Highway. In about 23 miles go left on Hwy 101 for about 6 miles and take a right into the Olympic National Park - it's that easy!

KALALOCH LODGE. Head north of the Lake Quinault area on Hyw 109 for a fantastic visit to Beaches 1 - 4 and a so-so lunch at the Kalaloch Lodge.

OCEAN SHORES. There's lots of family fun in Ocean Shores, just 20 minutes south - go carts, putt-putt golf, a movie theater and some great bars and restaurants. The Galway Bay Irish Bar is always a fun stop (and kid friendly) and Mike's Seafood is pretty awesome.

THE SEAGATE. Looking for some good bar food, a late-night drink and some pool super close? The Seagate Bar and Restaurant just across the highway and a few hundred feet to the south is where you'll find some friendly locals to enjoy a drink or two with. My favorites there are the chicken fettuccine, seafood fettuccine, flat iron steak, and fish and chips . While I walk the short distance there myself at night, it's a dark and somewhat dangerous stretch of highway, best to drive - or bring flashlights and be very, very careful to avoid being hit.

FISHING. If you'd like to drop some cash on excellent guided fishing on the Quinault River, let me know and I'll check with my tribal fishing guide Richard Obi. That's just about a half hour from the Ocean House via the Moclips Highway.

CHEAP BURGERS, DOGS, PIZZA AND FISH AND CHIPS. The best cheap eats in Moclips may well be the burgers, fries, onion rings and other fast food items at the Moclips Grocery. They also make pizzas that you bake yourself. Go left out of the driveway and the Moclips Grocery is just about 1.5 miles down on the left.

Hosted by Paul

  1. Joined in November 2014
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I am a business and legal advisor to tech startups, adjunct law professor, author, and musician. I enjoy hiking, skiing, and family time.

Co-hosts

  • Casey
  • Pamela

During your stay

I may or may not be in the Moclips area during your stay, but help is always available.

I'm usually with my family in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle.

There's also a good chance, though, that I'll greet you briefly and be staying down in the (deluxe) Boathouse and working on the property. I am a very hands-on owner and host.

Wherever I am, I always strive to be available via Airbnb app or phone 24x7 for questions, assistance or assistance.

Additionally, prompt local help is available from our wonderful, full-time housekeeper, Casey. She lives five minutes from the Ocean House and monitors all messages sent to us through the Airbnb app.

The day before you arrive I will message you easy "check-in" instructions. The day before you depart I will message you easy "check-out" instructions.

You may notice that the Ocean House compound is guarded by numerous exterior security cameras. There are NONE in the house. We rarely, if ever, review any of the footage - only if there appears to have been some kind of incident, like an animal knocking over a trail light, as sometimes happens. The cameras primarily serve as a security deterrent and provide peace of mind in this somewhat remote location on the edge of the continent.
I may or may not be in the Moclips area during your stay, but help is always available.

I'm usually with my family in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle.

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Check-in: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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