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Spectacular Hood Canal waterfront + Mt Rainier views. Covered lanai 4 wildlife and views any time!
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Spectacular Hood Canal waterfront + Mt Rainier views. Covered lanai 4 wildlife and views any time!
Mt Rainier view on widest expanse of Hood Canal from most rooms on North Americas longest fjord
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Spectacular Hood Canal waterfront + Mt Rainier views. Covered lanai 4 wildlife and views any time!
Mt Rainier view on widest expanse of Hood Canal from most rooms on North Americas longest fjord
Living room with panoramic views, dual rocking chair, romantic fire & rain or shine views on balcony
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!
A few of the resident harbor seal colony that call your beach home
Photo from your deck of the Olympic Natl Park, Roosevelt Elk herd that visit your yard and beach.
Original antique porcelain tub with shower ring
Fire ring with built-in split log seating near the water.
Open concept, well appointed kitchen with views
The master suite is a guest favorite, w/ panoramic view spa on left
Main floor 'blue room' bedroom, and covered lanai entrance
Fabulous Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park
Amazing viewpoints that showcase Seattle/Mt Rainier (hike or drive) to Mt Walker, just 8 min's.
Large entertaining deck with lounger, seating for 8, large grill, wildlife, and unobstructed views
Step back in time to historic romance in nature's paradise
Heavenly sunrises. Grab your coffee/tea and recline or enjoy the glider while gazing
Provided canoe provides ability to immerse with wildlife on the crystal clear waters in front.
Photo taken from lanai. One of the few places you may see a trident sub practicing out front!
1 of 4 fun and spectacular waterfalls nearby
Air conditioned master suite, with opening skylight to Hood Canal/Puget Sound
Orcas in Hood Canal out front make an occasional appearance, and are quite a thrill
Hummingbird Fest on your covered lanai most months
Side view of rain or shine covered balcony
Fall in love with the moonlight on the water.....
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Olympic National Park, Washington
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 forest giants located behind in Olympic National Park. Dual benefits of a mountain and sea getaway in a photographer's playground. Closest side of Olympic Nat'l Park to Seattle and Tacoma, providing huge time savings + one of the rare entrances, with FREE entry!

Come experience numerous glacial fed waterfalls, world class picturesque hiking among the giants of old growth forest in Olympic National Park, or enjoy historic ambiance. and complete relaxation on the widest expanse of Hood Canal, North America's longest fjord. Provided canoe assists in immersing with the local wildlife in their natural habitat is not to miss, as the h...
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About the owner, Tori G
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 90 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Listed since : Apr 2010
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 17 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #FKN2379651 by: FlipKey
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

The home was wonderful, the owners thought of everything. Seals, seagulls and bald eagles visited the beach/marshy area every day. It was very relaxing. The home is located near 3 water falls. The Quilcene general store located about 20min from the house was perfect for almost anything you might need. We would definitely rent here again. more

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So glad you enjoyed. A helpful note is The Brinnon General Store is a short 1 minute drive, with NOT TO MISS Olympic Mtn Ice Cream cones + genuine fruit/veggie smoothies, espresso (all next door to B. Gen Store..hours/days vary) + ice, gas, and many necessities. There are actually 4 impressive, glacially fed waterfalls from 5-15 minutes from your door,... more

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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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 for a stay in December 2014


  • 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
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  • Pets Allowed:
  • Smoking Allowed:
  • Suitable for Children:
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  • Pets/Canines EACH & up: $49 / stay - Fee
  • Cleaning/laundry (4 persons). 5+ add $50: $135 / stay - Fee
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ADDITIONAL GUESTS/VISITORS (beyond standard occupancy): Persons on site at any time (including visitors) must be registered guests, and charged for length of reservation.
TENTATIVE PERSONS: If DECLARED WHEN RESERVING can be added up to 7 days before arrival at posted rates. NOT DISCLOSED: $85 person, nt for length of reservation. DISCLOSURE of ALL persons required 7 days before arrival.
SUMMER: reservation requests creating 1 or 2 night gaps unavailable.
PETS: Sliding scale $49-$299. Restrictions apply. Please provide AGE, BREED(S), and WEIGHT for accurate quote.
PRICING: Can change at any time unless confirmed by reservation.
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Located in Brinnon, Wa. A little over 1.5 hrs from Seattle, or Tacoma. 3 from Portland.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Skiing: Property Is In A Ski Resort, Watersports Nearby.
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