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Tammy Kreger

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Seal Rock..Waterfront Home On Hood Canal, 5 b/r sleeps 14, Fantastic Views!!

51 Reviews
People14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Seal Rock...Waterfront Home On Hood Canal, 5 Bedrooms, & Fantastic Views

Escape to Seal Rock for a relaxing and fun-filled experience. Enjoy nature at its very best. Our home (3080 square feet) is two-story with the first floor wheelchair accessible and includes a large gourmet kitchen with double oven and island, and a more than ample dining room with table seating for 14, large living room. The main floor bedroom has your choice of a king-sized bed or two extra-long twin sized beds, and wheel chair accessible shower. The second floor offers the master bedroom with king-sized bed and large master bathroom that includes a 3-person jetted tub and separate walk-in shower. Three more bedrooms on the second floor have your choice of king-sized beds or two extra-long twin size beds (make your request with Tammy the owner). The second bathroom on that floor has a walk-in shower as well. There is also a recreational room on the second floor.

This beautiful property (1.91 acres) backs the Olympic National Forest and offers 135' of low bank waterfront (easy access to the beach); a view of Hood Canal, Dabob Bay, and Mt. Rainier; a new 6-person jetted spa on the patio; two large water and mountain view decks; fire pit (which is wheelchair accessible) and a gas barbecue for your grilling pleasure. Patio furniture and firewood provided.

Wading and playing in the water along with walking the beach is a favorite activity. Low tide provides oyster gathering, and crabbing in-season is available in front of our home. A boat is available for your use along with boots, life jackets, and much more.

Beautifully and newly remodeled, our home is ready for your vacation enjoyment.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Tammy Kreger (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks English

About Tammy Kreger

I have been in the vacation rental business since April of 2012 and have two other vacation rental homes. My most popular is Nature's Paradise on Hood Canal VRBO property #422166, (please read my reviews). It has been wonderful sharing my properties with guests from all over the world. My guests have taken wonderful care of my homes.

I have been very fortunate to travel to every continent, 60 different countries, and 42 cruises so far. My favorite trip was traveling to Antartica. I think that I understand what guests appreciate when traveling. It is very hard to pack much on the airplane with luggage restrictions. The house is well equipped with things that will make your vacation more memorable and enjoyable.

Tammy Kreger purchased this house in 2013

Why Tammy Kreger chose Hood Canal

The Seal Rock home has easy access to the beach. The main floor bedroom and bathroom is wheelchair accessible. The home is very comfortable for 14 people to come together and enjoy each others company and the amazing property. It surprises and delights me how much people enjoy my homes.

What makes this house unique

You can enjoy oyster picking, crabbing (seasonal), hiking, beachcombing, etc. There is so much to do. At the house we supply crab pots, crab bait, oyster knives, shovels, rakes, buckets for clam digging, rubber boots in many sizes, boats, life preservers, and much more.

Reviews

4.9
based on 51 holidaymaker reviews

Seal Rock..Waterfront Home On Hood Canal, 5 b/r sleeps 14, Fantastic Views!!
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 51 reviews
5

Wonderful Weekend in Brinnon!

  • 5 of 5

There were eight adults coming together to celebrate our parents' 70th anniversary at Seal Rock! We came from Gig Harbor, WA, Salem, OR and Piercy, CA.

We were welcomed at Seal Rock by a nice basket of Seattle coffee, popcorn and s'more stuff in a basket on the counter with a big bow on it! The windows took advantage of the view from almost every room in the house. We saw many seals and some other wildlife almost any time we looked out a window. We enjoyed a feast of oysters at the house that were picked from the beach right across the small street!

We started out day 2 with a delicious breakfast at Halfway House Restaurant. Then we took a leisurely drive to Union enjoying Rocky Creek Falls, a garage sale at the Skokomish Valley Grange Hall, George Adams Salmon Hatchery, Hama Hama Oyster Company, Hoodsport (where we had Olympic Ice Cream), Brinnon General Store and Hunter Farms fruit stand. We stopped off at Alderbrook Resort and stumbled into a reception time of steamed clams and wine. Lots of pictures were captured of the beautiful Hood Canal. We ate dinner at Robin Hood Village Resort. Robin Hood has a fun history but the food was not great.

Day 3 started out at a Flea Market then back to the house for breakfast. The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed to make a nice breakfast of Swedish pancakes, bacon and peaches bought at Skokomish Valley. Then we took an hour trip up to Port Townsend where they were celebrating the Wooden Boat Festival! There were many fun, small shops to explore. We topped off the night back at the house with a bonfire and s'mores.

Day 4 we packed up and headed home. We ended our time together enjoying a delicious breakfast at Alderbrook Resort in Brinnon. They surprised our parents with a special dessert with Happy Anniversary written on the plates!

We really enjoyed our stay at Seal Rock. There were many things to do but we could've also had a great time just lounging at the house. The house was extremely clean. Everything we needed was there. There was plenty of room for all of us. The house is close to Hiway 101 but road noise was not bad. We had a need to contact the owners once. She picked up the phone immediately and took care of our issue right away. We would definitely recommend this property to our friends and relatives.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise in Hood Canal

  • 5 of 5

Really a wonderful place to stay! The house is well appointed and has plenty of beds! The view is magnificent, the owners go out of their way to make sure your stay is perfect. Even have crab pots and bait for the more adventurous guests. Also a hot tub available! Highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, Wa
5

Seal Rock home - as advertised and more!

  • 5 of 5

Our family (7 adults, 2 children and an infant) spent an amazing long weekend at Tammy's and Wayne's Hood Canal home. In addition to just being with family, we enjoyed crabbing (for the first time), smores by the fire pit, card and board games, paddle boarding, seal watching, the hot tub and hiking (especially the waterfall). The kitchen had all the basics we needed and the extra refrigerator and sink were very helpful for cleaning the crab. Thanks for the crab bait and use of the boots, life jackets, row boat and crab pots!

We strongly recommend the Geoduck Café (Brinnon) for the food and local color, and the fish hatchery (Quilcene), especially for kids.

Thank you, Tammy, for your help and responsiveness! We have used VRBO/HomeAway many times and highly recommend this property to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that your family enjoyed your time at our home. It is wonderful to make quality memories with your family. Trying new things like crabbing is a lot of fun, the taste of fresh caught crab is so superior to crab you get in restaurants or stores. Sitting around the fire fit roasting marsh mellows and making s'mores is a great family activity. There are wonderful hikes nearby and a visit to the "secret waterfall" is a easy fun activity. It is fun to let your stress soak away in our water view jetted spa. You will usually see many seals, eagles, kingfishers, osprey, etc. It is a delight preparing meals for the family in our chef's kitchen, it is very large, there is room for everyone to lend a hand. When you have a large group two refrigerators are a must, it is better than working out of a cooler and restocking ice. There are nice restaurants in the area such as the Geoduck Restaurant and Bar which was chosen #2 bar in America by Esquire magazine. We will look forward to your next stay. Thank you, Tammy
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5

Our family of 14 enjoyed the views and the spaciousness of this home.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent Experience

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that the 14 of you were very comfortable. The open floor plan on the main floor is helpful for large groups, along with the large upper and lower decks, etc. We will look forward to your group enjoying our home in the future. Thank you, Tammy
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Mill Creek, WA
4

Nice Retreat

  • 4 of 5

We are a small group of church friends who have rented several homes around the NW so we have lots of homes to compare to. This one has some very nice features; it is large and had plenty of room for the 11 of us. The view and front deck is awesome, makes for nice morning solitude with your cup of coffee. The owner greeted us with a gift basket on the kitchen counter when we walked in, consisting of s'mores ingredients, coffee and other food items. Nice touch!

The bedrooms were good and beds were comfortable and everything worked. It was clean!

A few minor issues: The heating system is run on two heat pumps and designed in a manner that you have to have all 8 (yes I said "8") thermostats on the same, heat or cool system for any of them to work. This is a bit annoying when you need to change from one mode to the other and run through the whole house and into other people's bedrooms.

The house has no carpeting except on the stairway. While this makes for a more carefree rental by not worrying about stains on a carpet from renters, it also facilitates noise transmission throughout the home which makes it hard to keep quiet enough for those sleeping on the pull out couch upstairs on the landing.

Speaking of the stairway, the steps are too narrow ( up to code???) so you have to almost walk sideways to get down. Be careful!

Finally, we discovered after we had arrived that our friends from CA were traveling through the area and stopping by one day from mid afternoon to early evening. In fact, they arrived at 3 PM and left at 8:30 PM. The day prior I informed the owner of this as per the contract, rather than try to hide that fact as I would assume some might do. The owner told us, as per the contract, that there is a $25 per day charge for day visitors and asked how I would like to pay for it. I was a bit disappointed that she insisted we pay the full $50 fee for a short visit such as this, given that I was up front about the whole situation and given the short time frame. We all understand the issues that owners face of abuse of homes that renters do and it was totally within her rights to charge this fee. However, to not accommodate a request for at least a reduction, to us, seemed a little harsh.

Having said that, do we recommend this house? Sure, it was fine. We appreciated too that the owner did bend policy and allow us to stay only three nights instead of four, so it's not like they are totally unreasonable. We recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad that you had a nice stay and would recommend our home. We have a very expensive heating and cooling system which is a little hard to understand. It does work pretty well and if any of my guests need help setting it to their desired temperature I can control it remotely from my computer. I do have instructions at our home. The ductless heating and cooling system was supposed to be the best choice because you can have different temperatures in all of the rooms. Our choice of porcelain tile is beautiful, hypo-allergenic, and a strong surface that can be cleaned over and over again. We have some carpet in our other two vacation rental homes and it is a nightmare. Those carpets need to be shampooed very often and with guests checking in and out on the same day there is a problem with the carpet drying before that happens. Carpets, wood floors, linoleum, and ceramic tiles (poorer quality tile) are problem surfaces. Our reviewer has mentioned that he wonders if the stair step size is up to code, it is up to code per Jefferson County they are very particular about permits and approvals. We didn't build the house. Day guests are the biggest problem we have as vacation rental home owners. We do have a fee because we want to limit the negative impact on the neighborhood and impact on our home. Day guests may seem harmless but we want to be in control of the amount of people that are at the house and on our property. We have had several problems in the past with people inviting many people over for a party. The day guests have not followed our rules and have disturbed the neighbors. It may seem harsh to charge for day guests but it is in our contract. We need to know what is happening at our property to be able to continue in business in a positive light to our neighbors. We hope you will stay again at our home in the future. Thank you, Tammy
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400 Seal Rock Road beach home

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful with a peaceful surrounding. Tammy and Wayne put a lot of effort with supplying their house with everything you need. We are from Hawaii and we were wondering how we were suppose to cook rice and lord and behold, there was a rice cooker in the cabinet. it was great cooking and spending time at the beach below, picking oysters and clam. our kids kept trying to get a picture or video of the elusive humming bird. My family is already

talking about coming back again. Thank you Tammy and Wayne.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that your large family came all the way from Hawaii and enjoyed our home for an entire week. We try to have everything you need to enjoy oyster picking, clam digging, crabbing, etc. It is hard to take a lot of things on the airplane so we try to have everything on hand to enjoy Hood Canal. We take pride in how well our kitchens are stocked for large groups to feel right at home cooking fantastic meals for their families and groups. We can't wait to welcome you back for your next stay. Thank you for enjoying our home, Tammy
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Brinnon, Hood Canal

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Thanksgiving
23 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,439
for 3 nights
From
£424
£2,120
£5,161
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas & New Years
23 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,182
for 3 nights
From
£338
£2,309
£5,615
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter
14 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,182
for 3 nights
From
£338
£1,880
£4,364
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Mother's Day
11 May 2017 - 15 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,182
for 3 nights
From
£338
£1,623
£4,364
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day
25 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,439
for 3 nights
From
£424
£1,795
£4,964
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
10 Jun 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£2,206
for 4 nights
From
£510
£3,225
£10,446
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£501
for 2 nights
From
£167
From
£227
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,452
£4,364
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £386
Cleaning £150 + Tax
Pet Fee £73 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Summer reservations two or three night rentals available if there is not a four night consecutive stay availability. Summer reservations Monday through Thursday may be able to reserve two or three nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on the Brinnon on the Puget Sound

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3080 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 On The Main Floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Wheelchair accessible.
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Extra large 21' X 9', 3 person jetted tub, walk-in shower.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk-in shower.
  • All three bathrooms are extra large in size.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Wheelchair Accessible Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , You choose between a king-sized bed or 2 extra-long twin bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Extra comfy mattress water view room.
    Bedroom 3 water view - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , You choose a king-sized bed or 2 extra-long twin beds.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , You choose a king-sized bed or 2 extra-long twin beds.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , You choose a king-sized bed or 2 extra-long twin beds.
  • Main floor wheelchair accessible bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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