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Nature's Paradise Hood Canal 5 b/r slp 12 Waterfront Home Fantastic Views

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,830 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Hood Canal Waterfront view of Hood Canal, Dabob Bay, Mt Rainier, and Mt Baker.

This Hood Canal vacation rental is a wonder to behold: Olympic National Park at your back door, and the Dosewallips Wildlife Estuary right in front. You'll see many birds native to the Pacific Northwest including bald and golden eagles, heron, geese, ducks and more. Orca whales, seals with their pups and river otter frequent the waters in front of you and from time to time the Brinnon Elk herd may visit the yard.

A new six-person jetted spa overlooking the water allows you to take it all in while relaxing in warmth and comfort. Large upper and lower decks provide a sweeping view of Hood Canal, Dabob Bay, Mt. Rainier and Mt. Baker. Private stairs to the beach with a large dock allow you to play, swim, fish or take the provided canoe out for a ride. At low tide, approximately 29 acres of pristine tide-lands.

Just a short walk down the road is the famous Geoduck Restaurant Lounge, voted #2 'Best Bars in the U.S.' by Esquire Magazine.

The just-remodeled home boasts an amazing 2,830 square feet of beautifully appointed living that can comfortably sleep up to 12 guests. The master bedroom stretches across the entire top floor of the home in a loft style. Additionally, we have outfitted the main floor with an upgraded queen-size sleeper sofa, and we offer a folding-style crib for those traveling with little ones.

We also offer a second waterfront 5 bedroom home in Brinnon. That new home is called Seal Rock and is 3 miles away from Nature's Paradise. The home sleeps 14 people comfortably in beds and is 3080 square feet. The dining room table seats 14 with 18 matching chairs. The Seal Rock home will be modeled after Nature's Paradise in amenities.

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Tammy Kreger
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About Tammy Kreger

My husband and I bought this home in 2003 for the purpose of retiring early and living there. We're not ready to retire quite yet, and decided that we would really like to share this lovely home and the surrounding beauty with others!

I am proud and happy to say that I have lived in the Puget Sound area my entire life. One of my favorite pastimes is traveling. I have visited every continent, 60 different countries, and taken 44 cruises (so far!). Because I have spent so much time traveling, I truly have a good understanding of guests' needs and wants.

Even though I am happy to have seen so much of the world, I am always grateful to return to an area as gorgeous and diverse as the Pacific Northwest. I could choose anywhere in the world to retire to, but I have chosen Brinnon, Washington on Hood Canal for many reasons. Once you have visited this area, you will see why!

Tammy Kreger purchased this house in 2003

Why Tammy Kreger chose Brinnon

I chose this particular property because of the outstanding sweeping view of Hood Canal and Dabob Bay. There is also a great view of Mt. Rainier and Mt. Baker.

My husband and I are big seafood fans and love all of the wonderful shellfish available to harvest near our home. We also like to take advantage of the private dock for setting out to shrimp, crab and fish.

We can't imagine a more beautiful environment to vacation in. It truly is 'Nature's Paradise!'; so we hope you'll come and enjoy it for yourselves!

What makes this house unique

The 29-acre privately-owned beach is fun to explore by foot (we provide rubber boots in many sizes). Explore the Dosewallips estuary by boat, you will probably see many seals, eagles, king fishers, osprey, etc. The tidelands also have many species of clams. Some of the best dungeness crabbing can be done directly in front of the home.

You are welcome to take the provided boat off the dock and put some crab pots in it to take out.You can simply paddle out a short distance and place the pots for fetching later in the day. My husband and I do so and catch our limits easily! Some of the best Hood Canal Spotted Shrimp are also caught in the waters in front of the home. Crabbing and Shrimp are seasonal.

It is also fascinating to watch the nuclear submarines practice in the waters out front of the home. Bird watching is another fun and relaxing experience from our 1,600 square-foot upper and lower decks, and from the dock.

The food resources available in the area are tremendous. Nearby there is clamming, oysters, crabbing, shrimping, sea run cutthroat fishing, salmon fishing, wild mountain blackberries, evergreen huckleberries, and mushrooms.

Often I enjoy watching the Brinnon Roosevelt elk herd graze in the Dosewallips pasture lands right from my decks. Sometimes the elk actually come to my yard and graze on my landscaping!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on the Brinnon on the Jefferson County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2830 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , master bedroom bathroom, walk-in shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Main floor
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , down stairs, walk-in shower
  • There is a full bathroom on each floor.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , top floor master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , main floor bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , down stairs 2 extra long twin beds - push together =king
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , living room, queen size memory foam mattress
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , down stairs, 2 extra long twin beds push together = king
    Bedroom 5 (no window) - 2 Single Bed , Two extra long twin size beds.
  • (2) King size beds and (4) extra-long twin beds can be put together to make 2 additional king-size beds, 2 extra-long twin size beds in 5th room, Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Upgraded queen-size sleeper sofa on main floor.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Additional Outdoor Amenities: • stairs to the beach with a large dock • canoe and 12' aluminum row boat on dock, supplied for your enjoyment • fire pit with a supply of fire wood Additional Indoor Amenities: • board and card games • iron & ironing board • paper towels • hand & laundry soaps Suitability: • The house is suitable for elderly persons, however there are stairs involved going up to the master suite and down to the lower level bedrooms. There is also a flight of stairs that must be utilized to reach the beach. Attractions: • Golfing, Playground, Sightseeing, Marina, Museums, Churches, Antiquing, Winery Tours, Gambling Casinos, Scenic Drives, just over a 1-hour drive to Hurricane Ridge Mountain Park (in the Olympic Mountain range) for skiing, snowboarding & hiking, or to the famous Olympic Game Farm (home to some of the most recognizable 'movie star' animals) located in Sequim


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average rating of 4.940171 based on 117 reviews

The house was spacious, clean and very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We all had so much fun staying at the beautiful home. We explored the area everyday and was amazed at the amount of wildlife we got to see up close.

The house was fully stocked with an abundant of white towels, plus soft sheets and blankets. The kitchen had more dishes than we could use and we had everything we could possibly need for cooking. We ate every meal here at the large table with this awesome view.

The dishwasher and washer and dryer were top of the line and we also used them daily.

They left us firewood for the fire pit that was so welcome in the evenings.

We used their boots to go exploring in low tide. The offered their the crab pots to go crabbing, but we just ran out of time so we will try that next time. We will be back. It was one of our favorite vacations together.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best of both worlds - nature & luxury

  • 5 of 5

My family had a fantastic getaway with hiking, biking, and beach combing. The home owner had anticipated everything we needed plus a couple of surprising treats. I would highly recommend whether you want a base from which to go out and adventure or just relax and enjoy the abundant beauty of the place.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you and your family enjoyed your second stay so much. This is a great home for a large group to be comfortable and enjoy good quality time together. Our home is located on the edge of the Olympic Nat'l Forest. There are many hikes, waterfall, and beautiful vantage points nearby. From our decks you can see the Dosewallips Estuary which attracts a lot of wildlife. It is easy to find the Brinnon elk herd, bald and golden eagle, seals, otters, etc. We can't wait to welcome you and your family back for your third stay. Thank you, Tammy
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Beautiful and spacious home

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this home. Never felt cramped with 6 people. Easily could bring a bigger party here.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you felt so comfortable in our large well appointed home. Great place for friends or family to come together and enjoy each other's company. We will look forward to welcoming you back for your next stay. Thank you, Tammy
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Fabulous place to take in nature!

  • 5 of 5

We had a retreat with 9 women over 4 days and loved our stay at Nature's Paradise. The decks were a lovely places to relax. There are so many ways to connect with the natural world. We loved watching the elk and also, a family of eagles, including 3 teenagers.

Tammy, the owner, was very helpful every step of the way. The house was clean and comfortable.

There are lots of beautiful places to explore nearby. So many places to go walking. All of us were happy with our experience. Even though the house is close to the road, it never bothered us. The engagement with nature was so captivating that we were always picking up our binoculars!

Thanks for everything, Tammy!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were happy that everyone in your retreat group enjoyed their stay and were comfortable. The decks are a wonderful place to watch nature like the Brinnon elk herd, eagles, king fishers, etc. Our Care-taking team are the best! We are so grateful to have our team take excellent care of our homes for over four years. Our home is in a great central location to explore the Olympic Nat'l Forest, the Dosewallips Estuary, etc. There are great places to walk all around us. The fantastic views are ever changing and it helps you to relax and rejuvenate. We will look forward to welcoming you back for your next stay. Thank you, Tammy
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Relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

My family of five had a wonderful stay at Nature's Paradise. This is one of the best vacation rental experiences we have had using Homeaway. Tammy, the owner, is prompt to answer any questions and returned our deposit quickly. The house is well stocked and cared for. Plenty of space for all five of us and our small dog. My husband and kids enjoyed the boats that the owners supplied for renters use. My daughter had a great time photographing wildlife. I brought my sewing machine for some quilting. I set up my portable sewing table right in front of the large windows on the main floor and used the very large dining table to arrange my quilt project. Watched lots of fishing done by bald eagles. We loved roasting marshmallows and making smores around the fire pit as we told campfire stories. The only thing we didn't like was having to leave. Yes, we would rent this property again.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nature’s Paradise – Definitely paradise!

  • 5 of 5

So glad I found this place for our girl cousin trip….there were 14 of us and it was perfect. One day trip to Canada and the rest of the time we just chilled at the house. So peaceful, with eagles flying by, humming birds and even saw a baby bear run by while sitting on the deck at the Geo Duck. There was plenty of room to hang out and the kitchen was very well stocked. Owners were very helpful and response time was great. Highly recommend Nature’s Paradise!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that your girl's cousin group was wonderful. You mentioned that you have been getting together once a year for 24 years. Our home and property are peaceful and you constantly see wildlife and fantastic changing views. The fourteen of you flew in from all over the U.S. so we try to have a well equipped house and well appointed kitchen to make you feel right at home. We provide comfortable nice quality mattresses and high thread count bedding. We always try to respond to questions quickly. We hope you will come back for another stay at Nature's Paradise or our other Brinnon waterfront home called Seal Rock. Thank you, Tammy
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Geoduck Restaurant Lounge
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Geoduck Tavern, Esquire Magazine #2 bar/pub in Am.
Nearest Ferry
49 Miles
Bainbridge Is. ferry to downtown Seattle
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Lake Cushman Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Halfway House, great homemade desserts
Car: recommended

We overlook the Dosewallips Estuary, it is fun to use our canoe, row boat, and life jackets to explore. You see amazing wildlife like lots of eagles, seals, sometimes elk, kingfishers, osprey, etc.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £149.14
Additional Guest Fee £19.12 per person per night
Pet Fee £72.66

Summer peak season reservations for two or three day rentals are available if there are not four consecutive days available. Some Monday through Thursday night requests for two or three night may be possible as well.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.