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Covered built in balcony w/ rain or shine unobstructed views..a photographer's playground
5.0 of 5 stars
16 reviews
Covered built in balcony w/ rain or shine unobstructed views..a photographer's playground
The Historic Balch Retreat on Hood Canal...history in nature's paradise
World renowned Olympic National Park nearby
Mt Rainier view on widest expanse of Hood Canal from most rooms - North America's longest fjord
Sweeping, moonlit views by candlelight in the 2 person master suite jetted spa.  You could be here!!
Some guests say the panoramic view jetted spa is a destination within itself!
Living room with panoramic views, dual rocking chair, romantic fire & rain or shine views on balcony
Hummingbird Fest on your covered balcony most months
Occasional submarines practice in the middle of Hood Canal out front!
Beach loving locals that sometimes walk our beach, or drop by for a snack
Original antique porcelain tub with shower ring
Fire ring with built-in split log seating near the water.
Views of Seattle, Mt Rainier, Puget Sound, Olympic Mtns and Cascade Mtns from nearby viewpoint
Open concept, well appointed kitchen with views
The locals right out front!! Our own little version of Animal Planet
The ultimate in views, relaxation + wildlife
The master suite is a guest favorite, w/ panoramic view spa on left
Expansive unobstructed panoramic view deck with connecting beach stairs
Step back to a simpler time. Interesting history and seasonal serene gardens
Main floor 'blue room' bedroom with covered balcony entrance
Canoe among various and interesting wildlife with provided canoe from your beach
1 of 4 fun and spectacular waterfalls nearby
Opening skylights to Hood Canal/Puget Sound
Fall in love with the moonlight on the water.....
Orcas in Hood Canal out front make an occasional appearance, and are quite a thrill
Side view of rain or shine covered balcony
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
WELCOME to THE HISTORIC BALCH RETREAT on HOOD CANAL. History in nature's paradise where the Olympics meet the crystal clear sea. Fronting over a 1,000 ft of wildlife and shell rich beach + iconic ancient forest in Olympic National Park. Dual benefits of both a mountain and sea getaway in a photographer's playground. Scenic and convenient 90 minutes from Seattle or Tacoma. 3 hrs from Portland.


Come experience numerous glacial fed waterfalls, world class picturesque hiking in old growth forest in Olympic National Park or Forest while enjoying historic ambiance on Hood Canal waterfront that's rumored to be the closest to the water in Jefferson County. Provided canoe to assist you in immersing with the local marine wildlife in their natural habitat is not to miss, as the home i...
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About the owner, Tori G
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 20 days ago
Listed since : Apr 2010
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 16 reviews and 1 property
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

My family and I had a mini reunion for a week at the house. The house is very clean and well maintained. There was plenty of room for everyone. There is something to do for any age. This house is a hidden gem! more

Crystal M
Seattle, Washington, United States
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 for a stay in December 2014

Our dog was diagnosed with terminal cancer at the beginning of December. We immediately booked this rental for the following weekend, so that we could take him somewhere he could swim, enjoy nature, and where we could just be together as a family. This was beyond our expectation! Tori was great throughout the booking process. They offered a rent for...


Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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Everything one can need. Beautiful and peaceful. Spotted bald eagles catching their prey, elk, seals. All from the deck and the canoe provided. Super location for hiking and kayaking. Kind and responsive owners. Only downside is no big deal. No good market closer than 45 min so bring a full load. more

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony
  • Blender
  • Boat Available
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Hot Tub
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Porch
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stove
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wheelchair Access:
  • Elder Access:
  • Pets Allowed:
  • Smoking Allowed:
  • Suitable for Children:
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Nov 23, 2015 -
Nov 29, 2015
2 nights
Dec 22, 2015 -
Jan 2, 2016
3 nights
Jan 3, 2016 -
Feb 10, 2016
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  • Pets (canines only): $49 / stay - Fee
  • Cleaning 1-5 guests $135. add $50 for 6+: $135 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
STANDARD OCCUPANCY: 4 guests. $25 nt person thereafter.
REFUNDABLE SECURITY/DAMAGE DEPOSIT: $350 and up. Damage insurance may be required.
CLEANING/LAUNDRY: $135 1-5 guests. 6+ guests $185.


Until confirmed rates are subject to change without notice, and non-negotiable.

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Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Skiing: Property Is In A Ski Resort, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.0 mi.
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