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March-June is SEAL PUPPING SEASON at the Dosewallips Wildlife Estuary in front of The Historic Balch Retreat on Hood Canal. Come experience nature's finest!! PLEASE ACCEPT OUR THANKS FOR VIEWING RATES AND AVAILABILITY CALENDAR BEFORE CONTACTING.

Located off the picturesque Hwy 101 SCENIC BYWAY, near OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK, Dosewallips Wildlife Estuary, over 1,000 feet of waterfront, and rumored to be the closest to the water in all of Jefferson county. Enjoy plump, sweet shellfish, shell loaded beach, along with  historic simple elegance! 

"The Historic Balch Retreat on Hood Canal" located on the Olympic Peninsula, is a historic Nantucket charmer and was constructed by T.B. Balch in 1920 - one of the original founders of Brinnon. He strategically picked the finest waterfront for his personal residence where the Dosewallips Wildlife Estuary meets Hood Canal, on the widest portion of the Canal - a natural fjord and MAJOR WILDLIFE DRAW!  Watch and listen to the frolicing sea lions and otters on the estuary, which is also teeming with “THE BRINNON ELK”, majestic bald eagles, hawks, gorgeous bird varieties, occasional whales, and many other species!!  Also unique to The Historic Balch Retreat is the Trident Navy sub's that practice next to the Estuary "shelf" in the middle of Hood Canal. All of this is in plain view, right in front of The Retreat. Enjoy stepping from your large entertaining deck right to the beach and harvest plump, succulent shellfish, or enjoy beachcombing on your shell laden beach.

FANTASTIC HIKES, OLYMPIC NATIONAL FOREST, SPECTACULAR KAYAK/BOATING and so much more - Come experience some of the most scenic hikes you can possibly imagine and overlook most of the entire Puget Sound and Cascades on nearby day hikes. Venture into world renowned Olympic National Forest. Kayak, canoe, boat, fish or crab, right in front of The Retreat. For boaters, Pleasant Harbor Marina is a short mile away. Go wine tasting and explore nearby quaint seaports, or soak in the soothing relaxation of your romantic Hood Canal paradise. The list is endless.

THE ULTIMATE IN ROMANCE - PugetSoundRomance is our name on the web. The Retreat has this address for a reason. Indulge with a romantic toasty fire (indoors or out) with full water view,  a relaxing indoor jetted spa with superb Hood Canal view (the moonlight on the water is truly inspiring), and large master suite with king size pillow top bed. Celebrate each other, with so many appealing things to do together, or revel in total relaxation.

FOOD FOR THE SOUL - Come experience some of the sweetest, plumpest, and exceptionally large oysters from our acres of private tidelands along with clams and mussels.The perfection of our shellfish is due to the minerals coming out of the Dosewallips river. Shellfish thrive on it! For those that love to cook, their is a large 1920 chef's style kitchen with original kitchen sink and built in drainboard. Well appointed kitchen offers mostly period design small appliances and all the modern amenities, complete with spice rack and fresh mint from your garden (summer and fall)!! There's even an outdoor crab boiler and gas grill.

PREFER NOT TO COOK? Esquire magazine’s #2 choice for “Best Bar in America” is just a two minute walk at the Geoduck Restaurant and Tavern. Additionally, The Half Way House Restaurant a couple of minutes away, is famous for superb home cooking and homemade pies. For pizza lovers, Pleasant Harbor Marina 1 min away, offers renowned pizza and sandwich delicacies. 

SENIORS AND THOSE WITH LIMITED MOBILITY. Our retreat is very user friendly. Only 3 steps down from the parking area and no stairs in the home, if staying on the main level in the charming "blue room" bedroom. The main level provides a deluxe kitchen, 1920 style bathroom (with original shower ring tub), media room, dining, and living rooms. You'll love the covered view balcony off the "blue room" bedroom and living area, with patio heater, recliners, and the ultimate in views that is constantly changing. Very close to the water (rumored to be the closest in Jefferson County), so you can talk to your family with ease from the deck or balcony while they are on the beach, so you won't miss a thing (see reviews below) !!


FAMILIES, COUPLES, MATURE GUESTS, and CANINE GUESTS (pet fee applies) find The Historic Balch Retreat on Hood Canal to be a serene escape from the ordinary, allowing a low key waterfront, Thomas Kincaid style setting. An enjoyably unique place to reconnect with loved ones and nature. 

At the Historic Balch Retreat on Hood Canal, emails and calls (if receiving voicemail) are returned shortly. We know your time is valuable, and will not keep you waiting. PLEASE ACCEPT OUR THANKS FOR FULLY VIEWING RATES AND AVAILABILITY CALENDAR before contacting.

Standard Occupancy - 5.

1.5 hours from Seattle, 3 hours from Portland, 1 hour from Olympia

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Keywords: Olympic Peninsula Paradise ,  Hood Canal Paradise ,  Puget Sound Romance .


house rental amenities

  •             5 beds - 1 king, 2 queens (1 queen is a convertible bed), and 2 twins (daybed and trundle).
  • •           Master suite (entire second level) with pillow top KING bed (most rentals have queen), warm, cozy flannel sheets (cooler months), and skylights that open to the Hood Canal!!
  • •           Master suite jetted soaking tub with romantic, panoramic water day and night view!
  • •           Sitting/den area in master suite with books, puzzles, and games.
  • •           Charming “blue room” main floor bedroom with warm quilts and ultra plush pillow top queen bed. 
  • •           Private lower level suite with convertible queen bed, 3/4 bath and private entrance.
  • •           Acres of tidelands to harvest shellfish for your scrumptious seafood dinner.
  • •           Stairs to beach
  • •           Large entertaining deck with BBQ, large table, chaise lounge, and relaxing padded chairs that rock.
  • •           Covered water view balcony with comfortable outdoor recliners
  • •           Covered country porch with rocking glider for that back to a simpler time feeling.
  • •           Fullly equipped gourmet kitchen with original 1920 country style sink with built in drain board. Includes microwave, period blender/toaster, coffee maker, crock pot, and pet bowls too.
  • •           Dining for eight with additional breakfast bar
  • •           TV with DVD, games, and books
  • •           High speed wireless broadband and computer desk.
  • •           Large brick bonfire pit with built in seating.
  • •           All towels and linens supplied
  • •           Washer and dryer

activities and attractions in Brinnon Washington

Activities: Golf, Sightseeing, Outstanding restaurants, Wineries, Oyster harvesting, Olympic Nat'l Forest, Clamming, Crabbing, Kayaking, Sailing, Boating, Waterskiing, Jet Skiing, Shelling, Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving, Windsurfing, Biking, Mountain Biking, Wildlife Viewing, Phenomanal View Hikes, Fishing, Hunting, Antiquing, Museums, View Victorians, Nursery Tours, Mushroom harvesting in fall, Marina with boat launch (1 mile), and Dive excursions. This is only the beginning.

vacation rental rates

4th night FREE through May 2012 including Memorial weekend. See holiday rates below.

PEAK Season: June 15-Sept 9...$395 nt (2 bdrms)...$445 nt (3 bdrms)...$495 nt (4 bdrms) 3 nt min WEEKDAYS. 4 night min WEEKENDS. Up to 2 guests per bedroom.

FALL Season: Sept 10-Nov 30...$100 off Peak rates. 2 nt min. 3 nt holiday weekends. See Holiday info below.

WINTER Season: Dec 1-March 14... $150 off Peak rates WEEKENDS. $170 off WEEKNIGHTS.  2 night min. 3 night min Pres's wknd. See holiday info below.

SPRING Season: March 15-June 14... $100 off Peak rates. 2 nt min. 3 nt min holiday weekends and spring break.

MEMORIAL WEEKEND: Please see PEAK rates. 3 night min. 

THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS & NEW YEARS (12/21-1/3)...Please see PEAK rates. 4 night min. 5th night FREE!!

Cleaning Fee: $150.  Pet fee (sliding scale). REFUNDABLE damage deposit.

Until confirmed, rates and fees are subject to change without notice. 

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