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living room-- northwest cornernorthwest corner of house-- it's across from a great little arts center and park
Upscale 3 BR 2 BA w/ Strait view
Upscale 3 BR 2 BA w/ Strait view
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
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professor's sunny spacious view house-- just a mile or so uphill from Coho ferry to Victoria BC, & less than a mile downhill from access road to Hurricane Ridge/Olympic National Park. Across the street are art center & art park; house itself is modern, peaceful, Zen, with two bathrooms (one with shower in master bedroom, & one with soaker tub & shower combo). From living room you can see Vancouver Island and Strait of Juan de Fuca; spacious back deck w/glimpse of mountains. Open kitchen/DR/LR.

The space

Professor's second home in Port Angeles has upscale furnishings; is located across from art center and art park; you can walk to downtown Port Angeles if you like, and are able-- but there's a bus just steps away that goes there too. View location (you can see the Strait of Juan de Fuca with its shipping and sunsets). 3 bedrooms (one with private bathroom, others share a bathroom), kitchen has door to large sunny private porch with some mountain view (if you park on this level you can enter main floor with only four porch steps); open dining/living area with big picture windows towards sunsets and Strait. Race St to Hurricane Ridge National Park access is a few blocks away-- so the house is suitable for weeklong vacations allowing you to explore Olympic Mountains one day and Vancouver Island the next (Coho ferry to Victoria leaves from downtown Port Angeles-- leave your car and walk on and you can walk off right in the Inner Harbour of Victoria BC-- just bring your passport.).

Guest access

Guests have access to the entire main floor of the house-- nobody else will be occupying simultaneously. Guests are also welcome to use the little studio in the sideyard.

Interaction with guests

Nobody else will occupy house at the same time guests are there. I'll hand off keys (or arrange for key transfer).

Other things to note

You can access Port Angeles most of the year either by vehicle (2 - 2 and a half hrs, by highway, from Seattle) or by Coho ferry from Victoria BC. Ferry crossing over the Strait of Juan de Fuca (an hour and a half). I can give you tips on good restaurants both in Port Angeles and (abundantly) in Victoria BC. To come to Port Angeles is to access a historied Olympic Peninsula logging town-- with immediate access to a beautiful national park in the Olympic Mountains, and direct ferry access to a world-renowned tourist mecca, Victoria BC on Vancouver Island.

Family/Kid Friendly
Free parking on premise

Extra people £78 / night after 3 guests
Cleaning Fee £66
Security Deposit £234
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price £121 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 4PM - 10PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with keypad

It's a refuge we love-- and ask you to treat it (and its furnishings) considerately, cleaning up kitchen and bath, putting dirty linens in laundry basket, carrying out trash with you, and returning things as you found them. We are extra-considerate of our neighbors-- no pets, indoors smoking, parties or noise, please; we invite others simply to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the area.


30 nights minimum stay

12 Reviews

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Paula User Profile
July 2017
Our visit was enjoyable even before we arrived! Heather is quick to respond to questions and she sent check-in information prior to our arrival. She's thorough and efficient in her communication which made our arrival, stay and departure so easy. The location is fantastic. The residential neighborhood is quiet and lovely to walk in. The art park is across the street, as is the Clallam Transit bus stop. On Saturday the #20 bus took us downtown and the farmers market was right there at the transit center. So easy! We walked and shopped downtown without having to negotiate weekend parking. The bus is also a good option for getting to the ferry. The Olympic National Park entrance and Hurricane Ridge are a very short and easy drive from the house. We took the ferry to Victoria and were able to purchase discounted tickets for the Royal BC Museum on board. The First Nations gallery is impressive and definitely worth a visit. Country Aire Natural Foods is downtown and offers a comprehensive grocery selection. Their wine and fish departments are really good. There are also 2 Safeway grocery stores near the house. Port Book and News (downtown) is excellent for books and magazines. Port Angeles has great food! We enjoyed cedar wrapped salmon at H2O and twice went to Sabai Thai. There were several restaurants we wanted to try but simply ran out of time. Heather provides a thorough collection of maps, guidebooks, and information brochures on things to see and do in the area. The house is heaven. The sunset views are spectacular, Heather has beautiful artwork throughout her home, and it is a comfortable, cozy sanctuary. Whether we were preparing & enjoying meals, quietly reading, having intense conversations late into the night, or enjoying morning coffee on the deck, we were always comfortable and the house accommodated us perfectly. We stayed for a week but would have happily stayed for a longer time had our schedules allowed. Thanks, Heather!

Frank User Profile
June 2017
The stay in this home was spectacular. The hostess was so kind in giving us suggestions of what to see in the area and the comfort of this home was wonderful! The view at night (daytime also, but the evening was more dramatic) from the living room was spectacular. After our drive to get there, we crossed the street from her home and found a bit of magic at the Port Angela Art Center. The walk through the woods brought new surprises of whimsey and art. Truly a lovely stay.

Janis User Profile
April 2017
This house is a gem it is well cared for and the location is wonderful. You are wrapped between the Olympic mountains and the port of St. Angeles. The house sits high on a hill and the views are astounding. The house is classy and comfortable. You will want for nothing. The host is beyond accommodating. You will be well informed about the area and the local treasures. This location provides easy access to the Olympic Park.

Linda User Profile
December 2016
This is a great location for getting out into the Olympic National Park. Port Angeles has lots of good restaurants and interesting shops. The best part of the stay though is simply sitting and looking at the views. Bring your binoculars.

Claire User Profile
September 2016
Heather's home was clean and welcoming. We arrived on a Sunday and found the Sunday NY Times waiting for us; what a treat! Heather supplied breakfast items for us, including our choice of pastries from a local bakery. Heather was very available and yet not at all intrusive. We had a really great stay and would love to stay there again!

Virginia User Profile
September 2016
This house was delightful. Really clean, new bathrooms and kitchen, great view of the harbor in a distance. Heather had plum cake for us when we arrived and was very accommodating. The house is in a quiet neighborhood on the way to Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park so very convenient for hiking. And 10 minutes from the ferry to Victoria. Great visit and we would recommend it to other visitors.
Heather User Profile
Response from Heather:
Thanks, Virginia!. You did a lot of exploring in three days!.I'm wowed.
September 2016

Lynne User Profile
August 2016
Great stay! Super location in quiet neighborhood near downtown . Beautiful two story home with all the amenities. I would like to come back next year.
Heather User Profile
Response from Heather:
Thanks for the great little painting you left, of the view from the front yard!. The proximity of the art center and sculpture park is one of the great boons here-- can't say any guests have taken more specialized advantage of it!
August 2016

Seattle, Washington, United StatesJoined in July 2010
Heather User Profile

Dual citizen of the US and Canada, ping-pong back and forth between Seattle and Victoria BC. Professor of English literature and author of a number of books of poetry, essays and translations. Began non-profit CAREGIFTED in 2011 for respite and recognition of long-term family caregivers.

Moved from Seattle to Port Angeles to be closer to nature and to Vancouver Island (a ferry ride away). Port Angeles has a history as a fishing and logging town; I like its rural roots and access to Olympic National Park, as well as to Victoria BC. It is a community working hard to make room for the arts, and it has a few good restaurants too.

As a host, I'm big on fascinating vistas, clean accommodations, comfortable beds, well-supplied kitchen, and privacy for guests.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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