**A Note About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Understandably, we are receiving many questions about our cleaning and sanitation practices. We are following CDC guidelines specific for COVID-19. Specifically, after thoroughly cleaning the home following each guest, we disinfect the home with an EPA-registered hospital disinfectant with virucidal activity -- this includes all kitchen and bathroom fixtures, all light switches, all remotes, all door knobs, and other commonly-touched surfaces. This disinfectant is kid- and pet-safe once dry and, thankfully, has a pleasant eucalyptus scent. We clean our home ourselves; it is our only focus and our reviews evidence the pride we take in presenting our home for visitors. Our recommendation would be that you only travel with your immediate family unit at this time -- those with whom you normally live. Bring food to cook at the home or utilize take-out options. The region is rural and the beach secluded, so social distancing is quite easy. If meeting extended family for vacation, we would recommend that each household book a separate rental as an added precaution. With some ingenuity and care for others we will emerge from this, and we will be stronger for it.
Our 3 bedroom/2 bath home sits high on a bluff above the Pacific Ocean in the quirky, fabulous hamlet of Pacific Beach. Enjoy a morning latte with the sound of the surf or watch the sun sink into the sea from our 450 sq ft ocean-facing deck.
Centrally-located on the Washington Coast: 5-min walk/70-sec drive down to the beach (park right on the sand); 19 miles to Olympic Nat'l Forest; 29 miles to Lake Quinault/Olympic Nat'l Park; Olympic Rainforests: Quinault 29 mi; Queets 50 mi; Hoh 99 mi.
If You Like the View, You'll Love What's Inside:
Our 1,300 sq ft beach home offers a comfortable, convenient base camp from which to explore the Washington Coast and Olympic National Park while relaxing each evening to the roar of the Pacific.
The open-concept main floor includes a master bedroom and full bath for those who would like to avoid stairs. This bedroom has a king-sized bed, expansive drawer space, and walk-in closet so that you can spread out in comfort during your stay. A 40" Smart TV provides access to over 200 satellite channels as well as popular streaming apps, such as Hulu and Netflix. Photos throughout the home highlight coastal destinations which can be reached during an afternoon excursion while returning here in the evening. A sliding glass door opens onto a small deck providing access to the dog- and kid-friendly back yard (fully enclosed in privacy fencing) and edible garden (planted Spring 2019). When in-season, help yourself to some of the nectarines (Hardi-Red), apples (Karmijn de Sonnaville), blueberries (Pink Lemonade and Chandler), raspberries (Caroline), seaberries (Titan), and cherries (Surefire Pie). As with all things, take what you need but make sure to leave some for future guests and for us. A stainless steel grill allows for summer back yard cookouts.
The main floor bathroom has a full tub/shower combo with tile surround and glass shower door, providing a bright, modern setting while the privacy-screened window opens the room without compromising modesty. Plush white Macy's Hotel Collection bath towels, hand towels, and wash cloths, coupled with dual hand showers, help to create a spa-like setting.
The kitchen has place settings for 8 (as well as plastic dishes for the little ones), wine glasses, cocktail glasses, tea kettle, the usual assortment of pots/pans/cooking utensils, mixing bowls, graters, and cutting boards. Counter top appliances include a hand mixer, blender, rice cooker, coffee maker, Breville espresso maker, coffee grinder, toaster, and waffle maker. A dishwasher makes clean-up a snap. We stock the kitchen/pantry with staples, including 15+ spices, salt/pepper, flour, rice, sugar, coffee beans, vegetable and olive oil, vinegar, cornstarch, veggie bouillon, tabasco, corn starch, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla extract, soy sauce, rice vinegar, balsamic vinegar, red and white wine vinegar, saran wrap, tin foil, syrup, cooking spray, and butter. As you may have guessed, we list this in detail because grocery shopping is limited without a drive -- after all, peace and seclusion likely are components of why you are choosing Pacific Beach for your stay.
The living and dining rooms look out onto the expansive lower deck through four large windows; even on the lower level there are ocean views that align with the setting sun. The dining room table seats 6 with seating for 2 at the breakfast bar. Partially hidden by the bar stools is a small cabinet which houses board games and assorted reading materials. A 60" Smart TV graces the corner of the living room. In addition to popular streaming apps such as Hulu and Netflix, a Sling box provides access to a dedicated HD satellite receiver at our primary home with access to over 200 channels, On-Demand programming (though not Pay-Per-View), and a DVR; the Sling signal can be redirected to the bedroom TV's when you are ready to retire for the evening. Below the TV, an electric fireplace illuminates a quartzite facade and travertine mantle, not only providing ambiance but also helping keep the winter chill at bay. The home is fully electric, with the grill being the only fossil fuel source; this takes full advantage of the bounty of the Olympic Peninsula, which allows us to source 98% of our electricity from renewable sources.
The lower deck boasts a bistro set perfect for morning coffee surrounded by hanging baskets of phlox, bee balm, and hardy geraniums which attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Deck containers sport a series of fresh herbs, including thyme, mint, oregano, parsley, chives, and basil (whose growing season is shortened by our cool, damp nights). Just off the deck, lavender provides summer perfume while two dwarf apple trees (Liberty and William's Pride) complete the edible garden.
Back inside, ascending the stairs you will encounter an armoire with spare blankets and pillows. To the right is the second bedroom, with a queen-sized memory foam mattress, ample drawer space, an armoire for hanging clothes, and a desk where you can squeeze in a last-minute work project or simply check your email while gazing out at the ocean. An android mini-PC is connected to the HDMI-2 input on the monitor which provides internet access (use the wireless keyboard in the desk drawer) while an HDMI cord attached to the HDMI-1 input allows you to connect your laptop to the monitor. A 32" TV and DVD player allow you to watch your favorite movie or keep the kids occupied. The room opens onto the upper deck, with sectional seating for 4 as well as two over-sized deck chairs. A deck box allows for storage of personal items, such as a good book, during your stay. Our home is located one block in on the bluff, with interrupted ocean views spanning approximately 160 degrees (see photos). The roar of the ocean tends to pick up in the evening and at night, while by day the shouts and laughter of happy beach-goers can be heard wafting over the bluff.
The second full bath is located off this bedroom, again with tub/shower combo, dual hand showers, and glass shower door. Macy's Hotel Collection towels and plenty of drawer and cabinet space further accommodate your grooming regimen.
Back across the hallway is the third bedroom with a queen-sized bed as well as a Euro Lounger which folds down into a full-sized bed. An armoire and nightstand provide storage space, and a sliding glass door opens onto a balcony with views of the surrounding neighborhood, forest, and rising sun.
As Roderic works in technology, I would be remiss if I failed to mention that the home has broadband internet with 100 Mb download speeds, WiFi coverage throughout, Ring security cameras outside covering the entire perimeter of the home (including decks and driveway), motion-activated safety lighting for letting the dog out late at night, exterior lighting set to run from sunset to sunrise (the top deck lighting turns off at 1 am so as not to interfere with sleep), a Ring video doorbell, and keypad entry. Each bedroom and the living room is equipped with emergency lighting which illuminates during a power outage and will run on battery power for up to 15 hours. Not only do these safety features keep the home secure when vacant, but they also serve to keep you and your family safe during your stay. Most cellular carriers struggle on the coast; therefore, you will want to activate WiFi calling on your cell upon arrival. If all else fails, you can reach us via the Ring video doorbell and we can walk you through connecting your phone to the WiFi. Finally, an EV charger is available for guest use.
We allow up to three dogs at no additional charge -- all we ask is that you prevent them from curling up on the beds/sofa when wet or muddy and that you conduct a quick vacuum before leaving if they are shedding. If you are hoping to bring more than three dogs, please contact us beforehand and we will attempt to accommodate.
Sunkissed is obviously a play on the color of the home, but it perfectly describes a Pacific Northwest summer -- including here on the coast. There is another shade named for the region: Grays Harbor. A deep, sulky blue-grey, it mirrors the color of the Pacific during our fierce late autumn storms. Whether your plans include strolling down the peaceful summer shoreline or watching violent waves from the safety of a bluff-top deck, we welcome you into our home to share in the beauty of the Washington Coast.
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