Perfect Spa Getaway Near Olympic National Park

Perfect Spa Getaway Near Olympic National Park

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms

About our home

RELAX AND REJUVENATE in this newly remodeled modern and romantic Victorian vacation home. Marvel at the sweeping distant vistas of the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, all the way to Canada! Barbeque under the spacious covered outdoor living space surrounded by florals of lavender and jasmine. Soak in the brand new outdoor hot tub and share stories around the firepit. You will find all the little extras here from kitchen spices to beach towels to luxurious linens and pillows. The Victorian Retreat is located in “Harbor View”, an older residential neighborhood near the bluff with views of Canada. High end restaurants, kid-friendly parks and coffee expresso shops are walking distance to the house.

CREATING LASTING MEMORIES with family and friends is easy with ample comfortable common spaces for conversation or cozy nooks to curl up and read good books. Entertain while cooking in the well-stocked gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and farmhouse sink while sharing meals and conversation at the large ornate dining table.

CENTRALLY LOCATED, your getaway retreat is close to the bustling downtown waterfront pier and near everything the Olympic Peninsula has to offer from hiking, biking, fishing and skiing to boutique shopping, wine tasting, casinos or musical venues and sporting events. Stroll two blocks from home where you will find scrumptious restaurants, an expresso coffee shop, small store, deli and kid-friendly park. The night sky and stars are gorgeous in this safe neighborhood overlooking the harbor with skyline views of Canada and the islands from the balconies.

THE OPEN-CONCEPT main floor has a nice spatial flow with two covered sun-porch entrances, main floor bedroom/game room, full bathroom with shower, laundry room, kitchen, dining and living room with raised ceiling. A well-lit two-landing staircase leads up to the generous common space loft and two additional bedrooms. The sunny master bedroom suite then opens to the impressive balconies which in turn leads back down to the covered hot tub and outdoor dining table/patio and side entrance.

MODERN AMENITIES amid charming Victorian decor includes high speed internet and Wi-Fi, three flat screen televisions, streaming cable, sports channels, Netflix, amazon prime, Disney plus, espn plus, Roku, Hulu and more. Watch movies from the DVD collection or check out the PlayStation, board games, toys and books for all ages. The Pac Man Anniversary Arcade is great fun for the whole family.

REMOTE WORK AND HOMESCHOOL READY with two well-lit desks, and super strong Wi-Fi. Slumber in comfortable beds with plush pillows and linens.

ZEN-LIKE GARDENS await you outdoors with a generous manicured lawn and magical seasonal floral gardens. Your backyard paradise includes plenty of relaxing spaces and seasonal croquet or badminton. This 800 square feet of outdoor entertainment living space includes a fire pit, patio heater, hot tub, two balconies and covered 6 person dining area with BBQ and grill.

PARK YOUR BOAT AND BIG TOYS right here in our expansive parking area.

VISIT THE UNESCO World Heritage protected spaces with ocean beaches nearby. Awe-inspiring hiking trails and breathtaking scenic views of the Canadian island archipelago and waterfalls await you. Ask about bicycle rentals, whale watching or bird-watching tours, fly-fishing or Halibut excursions. We know you will love staying at The Victorian Retreat, your very own second home.

GUEST ACCESS:
With two covered porch entrances the entire house is for guests except for a couple of closets and attic. Guests have full access to the convenient laundry room with a state of the art large capacity washer and dryer. With two covered porch entrances the entire house is for guests except for a couple of closets and attic. Guests have full access to the convenient laundry room with a state of the art large capacity washer and dryer. Please note that the balconies are accessed two ways: first from the outdoor patio via the spiral staircase and second through the master bedroom. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times. Additionally, please note that the upstairs queen bedroom and the main floor bedroom are petite. The Master Bedroom upstairs is very spacious. This home is gorgeously remodelled yet retains historic charm and quirks with unique spaces full of character and grace. Guests must be comfortable with this and with operating the pellet stove including lifting and pouring pellets into the stove top as well as being comfortable accessing the balconies from the master bedroom or spiral stairs. And guests must be responsible for refilling/cost of propane tanks if found empty. Outdoor security system cameras non-functional during your stay.

NEIGHBORHOOD:
Ideally located near the bluff makes for enjoyable morning and evening quiet walks around the neighborhood with views of the Juan De Fuca waters, Canada, Victoria BC and San Juan Islands in the distance. The night stars are gorgeous and very visible in this neighborhood.
WE ARE INCLUSIVE AND NON-DISCRIMINATING

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: WE CHARGE $200 PER STAY TO COVER CLEANING COSTS, WHETHER 2 DAYS OR TWO WEEKS. THANKYOU.

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  1. We are in oyer 50's, we do not smoke or drink. We enjoy cycling and hiking. Walking and swimming. Seeing historic ruins. Being near the ocean.

  2. Tim works in aerospace industry and Johanna is a Respiratory Therapist at a Hospital and a muralist interior faux painter

  3. We love classical periods. Our home reflects our love of art and antiques and is called 'The Painted Lady'

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“The Painted Lady” is nestled in a quiet, older residential neighborhood just a few minutes from the Historic waterfront pier. Stroll two blocks from home where you will find scrumptious restaurants, an expresso coffee shop, store, deli, gas station and kid-friendly park. Adventure to the nearby Discovery Trail at Hollywood Beach or shop at the Downtown Farmer's Market. The “Victorian Retreat” is ideally situated to enjoy all the Olympic Peninsula has to offer from hiking in the Olympic National Park to experiencing Art, Lavender Festivals and Sporting Events. Stroll two blocks to fine world class restaurants and parks, grocery store and gas station.

Stroll two blocks from home where you will find scrumptious fine restaurants, an expresso coffee shop and small grocery store or adventure to the nearby Discovery Trails, Hollywood Beach or Downtown Farmer's Market for wine and local brew tasting.

One mile away in Downtown Port Angeles find unique shopping and a tremendous variety of restaurants. Specialty shops can be found for kayaking, hiking, camping, biking, fishing, scuba diving, skateboarding etc.

Year round arts and entertainment venues include extreme sports, marathons, vibrant art scenes, concerts, musicals, Farmers Market, Wine Tasting, Lavender Festivals and much more. In the winter months enjoy skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating and snowboarding. Fishing, Halibut, Crabbing, Fly Fishing, and Tours.

Bring along your passport and catch the ferry from Port Angeles to Canada's beautiful Vancouver Island and the city of Victoria. Victoria is the capital of British Columbia, offers an English setting to the Pacific Northwest, and many interesting things to do. The walk-on ferry ride is inexpensive, offers amazing scenery, and the ferry docks right in downtown Victoria.

Close to Port Angeles is the small farming town of Sequim. There you can see an exotic animal preserve, the mammoth museum, a great lighthouse and maybe even a herd of majestic elk.

The downtown Port Angeles waterfront is ideal for walking. There are guided tours of historical underground Port Angeles and colorful murals depicting local lore. Take time to enjoy Art on the Town, which features over 38 outdoor sculptures, plus the Avenue of the People, a permanent outdoor art display of ordinary people doing ordinary things. There are plenty of cafés, restaurants, galleries, gift shops, independent bookstores and antique malls. Downtown offers the best access for the Olympic Discovery Trail, a well-maintained 28-mile trail winding along the waterfront and through rural farmland that connects Port Angeles and Sequim. It's ideal for a family bike outing, leisurely stroll, wildlife viewing and a scenic jog.

The City Pier, in the heart of downtown Port Angeles, offers magnificent views of the ships that use the deep water harbor, the snowcapped Olympic Mountains and Victoria. The City Pier and downtown host a variety of events including weekly farmers' markets, summer outdoor concerts, the famous Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival, etc. The City Pier is also home to the Fiero Marine Life Center, a marine exhibit facility devoted to protecting marine resources. Adjacent to City Pier is the Olympic Coast Discovery Center. Learn about the ocean and underwater landscape, maritime history, marine wildlife, habitats and traditional local cultures. Be sure to take in the lavender festival in July, the logging community of Forks (setting of the famous Twilight series), and the nearby Native American villages, to name just a few of the additional attractions in this area.

Port Angeles offers easy access to Hurricane Ridge, the most popular attraction of Olympic National Park. Everyone loves the Olympic National Park. Don't miss at least 1 trip to the park. Twenty minutes up the mountain from Port Angeles takes you to spectacular views or drive 30 minutes west to the deep and cold Lake Crescent providing great roadside views, waterfalls, short and long hikes and tasty meals at the lodge. Solduc Hot Springs with its several large hot tubs and swimming pool. Marymere Falls and Hoh rainforest are must sees.

Buzzy restaurants
Jasmine, Thai Terrace, Coyote
Cool bars
Next Door Gastro Pub
Cozy cafés
Stick in the Mud Coffeehouse, Sasquatch Donuts
Retail therapy
Lavender farms, antique shops, spas, massage
Bit of culture
Fiero Marine Life Center, a marine exhibit facility devoted to protecting marine resources. Adjacent to City Pier is the Olympic Coast Discovery Center. Learn about the ocean and underwater landscape, maritime history, marine wildlife, habitats and traditional local cultures. Be sure to take in the lavender festival in July and the logging community of Forks (setting of the famous Twilight series), and the nearby Native American villages, to name just a few of the additional attractions in this area.
Walks in the park
The home is near local kid-friendly parks and the fabulous Discovery Trail which is a paved walking and biking trail that extends for miles in either direction.
Spot of exercise
If hiking is your thing, lace up your boots and head for the mountains. Olympic National Park contains many alpine lakes where beautiful brook trout cruise the pristine water. Kayak excursions, hiking, cycling, walking, scuba diving, fly-fishing and crabbing.
Day tripping
Outdoor activities abound here. The home is near the fabulous Discovery Trail which is a paved walking and biking trail that extends for miles in either direction. The entrance to the Olympic National Park, Hurricane Ridge is a mere minutes away with many hiking trails and breath-taking scenic views. Beautiful Lake Crescent with Marymere Falls is a fantastic day trip, and while you are there, a trip to Sol Duc Hot Springs and Falls is a must. Charter fishing for Salmon and Halibut out of Seiku is available and local Whale Watching excursions out of the Port. Don't forget your passport. A ferry trip over to Victoria, BC is a wonderful day trip as well. See Butchart Gardens or have high tea at the Empress Hotel.

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