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15 acre Forest Retreat on Olympic Peninsula (Quilcene)

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,064 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 9

Landhaus Quilcene is a very private gated residence situated on 15 acres (6 hectares) of forest land. The property features the main 2 bedroom, 1 bath cedar home (1,064 sq ft/99 m2) with fully screened covered sun porch and wrap-around deck, and 2 adjacent cozy guest cabins. (Sleeps 8-9 people). A private hiking trail loops its way through the property and offers guests a convenient choice for exercising, walking their dog, or just a relaxing walk to observe the wildlife in the forest. Distant from any traffic noise, a more relaxing time would be hard to find. The ideal setting for a relaxing weekend away from the stress of life in the city or as a base camp to explore the beautiful hiking paths and mountains of the Olympic National Forest.

Jochen Liesche
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2017

About Jochen Liesche

Hi, my name is Jochen and I am the owner of Landhaus Quilcene. Originally from Germany, I have called the Seattle area home for over twenty years now. I have created this private forest retreat for my family and friends in the German Landhaus ('country house') tradition. When time allows, we come here to relax, talk, play games, sit by the fire, watch a movie, go hiking, explore nearby towns, and, above all, forget the stress of the work week. Since my family and I are using the Landhaus frequently ourselves, we have taken great care of maintaining and decorating it to make everyone feel welcome and create a great experience in the country.

Jochen Liesche purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Jochen Liesche chose Hood Canal

Everybody who has stayed here always had a great time and mentions how relaxed they felt afterwards due to the serene forest setting and fresh air. Many of our guests have come back year after year and our guest book is full with nothing but compliments and people's fond memories of the time they spent here.

What makes this cabin unique

All guests love our screened and covered sun porch that allows them to sit outside and enjoy the nature views of the surrounding forest and Dabob valley even if it should rain. A quartz heater provides warmth outside when the temperatures drop. The two adjacent heated guest cabins are very cozy and afford their residents a lot of privacy while being only steps away from the main house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This retreat is wonderful. It is decorated with a designer's touch, but in a very cozy and inviting way. All amenities that you need such as fridge, stove, etc... The grounds are beautiful, easy access to some nearby shops for supplies and central access to other fun activities on the peninsula. We stayed in the house comfortably with 4 adults and a toddler.
Jul 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin on the Quilcene on the Jefferson County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1064 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Rustic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
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  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Red bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Blue bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Guest cabin 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Guest cabin 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • The double beds are in each of the 2 guest cabins. There is a futon bed on the screened porch.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Decking
  • Singles
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
A few DVD movies are provided. Bring your favorite music on your iPod or iPad to plug into the docking station. There is no TV reception at Landhaus Quilcene, however, there are 2 TVs for watching DVD movies (w/ Blue Ray support).


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15 acre Forest Retreat on Olympic Peninsula (Quilcene)
average rating of 4.948718 based on 40 reviews
Kennewick, Wa

Very comfortable, charming home.

  • 5 of 5

This cozy, well-equipped home is located within short drives to many beaches, hikes, and sights of Hood Canal and the Olympic Penninsula. The home is nicely decorated and has lots of "special" room to relax and enjoy, from the sun deck to the extended open deck to the extra cabins. Plenty of room for us to play games, visit, and recover after a full day of activities.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful getaway

  • 5 of 5

Had a really enjoyable time and the Landhaus. The two extra cabins were great for my two nephews. Made s'mores at the fire pit, chased the dog around the yard, explored the short loop trail off the side of the property. It was really ideal! Looked just like the photos. Serene, quiet, and peaceful. The sun room was especially nice.

My only wish is for the owner to tune the piano. Would have been a treat to haunt my family with my playing, but even I wouldn't do that with its sour sounding keys. 😉

Will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great vacation home. Loved our stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

Landhaus Quilcene was the perfect place for our summer get away in May. We used it as a base to explore the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas. Beds were very comfortable. The rustic atmosphere and outdoor setting were very relaxing and beautiful. The two outdoor cabins were also very comfortable. The weather was sunny and perfect. We had a great vacation getaway experience. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR

Always a great stay

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed here now several times, and it's always a pleasant and relaxing trip. When the weather is nice, there's nothing better than hanging out on the deck - and if it's not so nice, the screened patio has got you covered.

It's a great place to go if you have a pup, as the yard is large and fully fenced. The kitchen is large and well stocked, and the beds are comfortable. The overall vibe is stylish, homey and eclectic. Can't really ask for much more!

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

A very welcoming house! Well-equipped and many small details taken care of. We could sense the owner's pride and joy in this home. Weather was perfect for us too; we hiked, baked in the spring sun on the deck, and played lawn games. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at Landhaus! The setting is beautiful, serene and quiet. The house is well equipped and comfortable -- warm even though there was snow on the ground and rain in the air the first 48 hours we were there. The location was perfect for us, allowing for easy access to beautiful hiking areas nearby, and we took a great day trip to the other side of the peninsula to see the Hoh rainforest, too. We only got to explore a small piece of the property -- the trail that circles around the house, which is beautiful and well worth the short hike through the magical forest. Our only disappointment was that the weather was (not unexpectedly) cold so we couldn't take advantage of the lovely deck and screened porch. We look forward to returning to Landhaus and continuing our exploration of the amazing surroundings!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
88 Miles
Seatac Airport
Nearest Ferry
24 Miles
Kingston Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
21 Miles
Pt. Townsend Public Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
HWY 104
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Chimacum Cafe
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Tarboo Bay
Car: recommended

Property located 5 miles north of Quilcene, WA.

Our guests' favorite local activities:

- Driving up to the scenic summit of Mt. Walker

- Sightseeing and shopping in Pt. Townsend, a Victorian seaport community

- Hiking Big Quilcene River, Mt. Townsend, or Mr. Zion in Olympic National Park

- Outdoor farmer's markets in Pt. Townsend (Wed&Sat) and Chimacum (Sun)

- Winery tours (Eaglemount Winery, Finn River Winery)

- Olympic Music Festival - classical concerts in a barn

- Beach combing at Tarboo Bay, Dabob Bay or Quilcene Bay (Oysters)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin on the Quilcene, Puget Sound

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £97.1
Pet Fee £38.84
Damage Insurance £45.83

Rate per night: $195, Rate per week: $1,200
Non-refundable cleaning fee: $125 ($175 for guests with pets)
11% WA State sales and lodging taxes will be added.
If more than 8 guests, charge of $20/day per additional guest applies.
$59 non-refundable property damage insurance instead of security deposit.
2 night minimum stay.

Accepts DC, VS, MC
Year round availability (see calendar or check with owner)