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The Whole Gang Can Stay In One Location!

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)


Property Details

Updated: Nov 20, 2016
3 Bedroom 5 Bath Home With Bunkroom And 900 Sq Ft Out Building With Beach Access

Located On The West Shore Of The Hood Canal In The Shadow Of The Olympic Mountains, The Yellow House Is The Perfect Destination For Groups From 2-18. The Main Floor Has A Fully Equipped Kitchen, Dining Area With A Large Country Size Table, Living Room With Flat Screen Tv, Dvd’s And A Wood Burning Stove.

There Are 3 Private Bedrooms, A Dormitory-style Bunkroom With Individual Sleeping Areas Divided By A Wall And Curtain, 4 Bathrooms, And Decks Looking Out To The Water.

The Out Building Contains A Briefing Room, Benches To Gear Up For Scuba Or Other Outdoor Activities, A Restroom, Drying Room With A Rinse Tank, Hanging Bars To Dry Wet Gear And An Outdoor Shower.

Directly Across The Street Is 100 Feet Of Private Waterfront. It Is Ideal For Open Water Scuba Classes And Both Recreational And Technical Diving (the depth drops down to 400 feet). There Are Guide Ropes That Take One On A Tour Of The Underwater Sculptures And Structures That Are Home To Creatures Such As Wolf Eels And Octopus. This Is An Excellent Location For Night Dives.

You Will Also Enjoy Snorkeling And Swimming To The Floating Raft Or Beachcombing

And Harvesting Oysters.

Relax In The 10 Person Hot Tub After Diving And Then Grill A Delicious Meal On The Large Bbq Located Nearby.

A Large Lawn Is Perfect To Set Up Your Favorite Game.

(If you have four guests or less, please contact owner for possibility of alternate pricing)

More Details
  • Sleeps 16
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

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10 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)


Great place after entrance difficulty

  • 3 of 5

My family did really enjoy this spot, as a comfortable, spacious place for a reunion of family from Alaska, Missouri, and Turkey gathered for a wedding in Union. Cooked hotdogs out over the fire, enjoyed the porches and plenty of space for folks to visit in smaller groups. The only glitch: We hadn't been informed on an entry code: was told via owner email that it "would be unlocked." Nephew arrived exhausted from Missouri, and couldn't get in! The Dive Shop was closed. After leaving messages/texts at 3 different places (we didn't have direct phone # for the owner), someone did finally call him with the code. VRBO/Homeaway made it very difficult to have direct contact with the owner--and the website was no help at all. I wouldn't do another VRBO without having owner/caretaker's direct phone number IN ADVANCE. The "good old days" of VRBO seem much less workable now that it's Expedia/HomeAway.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I apologize for the inconvenience your nephew experienced due to our adding new locks. Your honest evaluation will be helpful in our improving our service and being sure the code is given in a timely manner. We are delighted that you found the Yellow House spacious, comfortable, and an enjoyable location for your family reunion.
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  • 5 of 5

This was a great property, they have the house setup for a wonderful stay, they have everything you need and more.

Great location, right across from the water, has a great little private beach, we had kids with us and they had a great time.

For us the adults it was relaxing, fun, we loved the bbq area in the back as well as the jacuzzi!

We all wanted to move in !

Thank you for everything !

Carla Quintero

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you found everything you needed and more! You are not the first to want to just move in. It is our goal to make staying here as convenient as possible and provide the perfect place to stay and play.
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Fabulous Place To Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Every summer we hold a large Friendunion and always stay in a vacation rental. This place had everything we needed for our large group - a lot of parking, everyone had a bed (this is surprisingly difficult to find), multiple bathrooms, lots of towels... I could go on but those amenities are all listed. The house was big, had all kinds of stuff to make you feel at home, had a nicely stocked pantry from previous visitors, the hottub was very nice as well. Everything was maintained and clean and I got no complaints from my guests about the beds or really anything other than the traffic going by into town.

What really made this experience fabulous was the view of the Sound. The large front porch was great and our group played musical chairs with the super comfy outdoor rocking chairs. We saw seals bobbing around in the water. Some saw orca spouts. On the last couple of days we saw a river otter with a couple of pups playing on the dock. We picked enough blackberries (luckily before a deer visited them) from just the bushes around the parking area to make a blackberry crumble large enough to satisfy our large group.

The location is pretty much perfect for a quick maybe 5-minute walk into town for ice cream or to check out those cute little shops. The location was perfect for quick, and not so quick, day trips and berry hunting.

One more note I would like to mention. We left our large camera's tripod at the house and the owner took the time to mail it back to us with super fast shipping. Communication with the owner was always fast and quite pleasant. The entire experience was great!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You have stated all the amenities that others will love too! Thank you for being our guests and taking time to give such a gracious review. Hope we will have the pleasure of hosting you again in the future.
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Amazing house with all of the amenities to go along!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for my birthday weekend and I must say, this place was amazing!!! It offered everything from plenty of sleeping space, a relaxing hot tub and an amazing view. Being able to drink coffee in the morning on the deck and looking over the water was superb. Having the separate grills for meats and oysters was a nice option. I have stayed in a lot of rentals before, but my group and I agreed that this was the best so far. I can't wait to get back out here and stay again. Even though it rained throughout the weekend, we couldn't have been happier. This is what I like to call perfection.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our goal is to provide a place of relaxation, refreshing and recuperation........... sounds like it happened for you. Thank you for your review.
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  • 5 of 5

Staying at "The Yellow House" is always a treat! There is room for everyone to have space and still hang out when you want to. The upper deck overlooks the water, and the hot tube is enjoyable after a long dive. Great for those who dive and those who just want to relax and enjoy.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to have your whole gang at the Yellow House. Please come stay and play soon!
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

I have been staying at Yellow House for the past 10 years. I am always impressed by the efforts made to renovate and upgrade the accommodations. I look forward to each trip with the expectation of arriving at the comfortable and homey environment. My Hoodsport Casa.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your words bring great joy to us! It is our goal that every guest feels that the Yellow House is their home while visiting. Please come again and tell others about us so they too can experience the "comfortable and home environment" here on the Hood Canal.
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From the Owner

This property has been a popular scuba diving destination for over 20 years. It is within hours of Seattle and Portland Oregon. The hood canal is known world wide for its large pacific octopus, Wolf Eels, Crab, squid etc... The canal is unique that most diving is done by shore and the weather has never cancelled a dive. BEYOND the diving it is a great location at the foot of the Olympic mountains. The house is located north of Shelton but less than an hour from Olympia, Washington. You can choose to go hiking, kayaking, crabbing, fishing, golfing or relaxing at a local casino, all within an hours drive. It is the perfect place to get away, without having to drive for hours. You are able to change your mind or plans with little effort. Most everyone in your group can be accommodated. This house has grown from a divers paradise to a group getaway paradise.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Seatac at 87 Miles Nearest Barpub : Model T Tavern at 0.2 Miles Nearest Ferry : Kingston at 66 Miles Nearest Golf : Lake Cushman Golf Course at 3 Miles Nearest Train : Olympia at 27 Miles Nearest Motorway : US Highway 101 Nearest Restaurant : El Puerto De Angeles at 0.1 Miles Nearest Beach : Potlatch State Park at 3 Miles Car: necessary

Great place to relax and enjoy nature as you build community

with friends and family. Many water activities as well as hiking nearby and strolling through the shops, winery and distillery in town. Some of the best Scuba Diving locations in the Pacific Northwest including the Sund Rock Marine life preserve. A short drive south into Shelton you can explore a historic logging town filled with antique shops. Sample fresh local oysters and clams at Hamma Hamma and Taylor Shellfish.

For those who like to gamble there are 2 Casinos nearby.


Rental rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

Ask about special Dive Club offers. Also ask about reduced rates for small groups if the house is available.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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From the Owner

The house was a farm house built sometime in the 1920's (?) so the locals say. Nobody knows for sure. The house still boasts its unique character - cedar walls, long front porch and a barn on site. The house is solid wood on the upper floors. When you first walk in you see the exposed cedar ceiling and wood floors. We have updated the property to modern conveniences, without losing the charm of the 1920's farm house. The windows are updated vinyl, but were built to replace the original wood windows with leaded glass. You get the charm of an old farm house by the water with modern day conveniences.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...


  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown


  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 2700 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Located on first floor
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, Located on second floor
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower, Located in bunk room
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, shower, Located in bunk room
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet, Located in dive locker


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • The Book Nook - 1 queen, Located on the first floor
  • Captain's Quarters - 1 queen, Located on the second floor
  • Beach Room - 1 queen, Second floor room for portable crib
  • Bunk room - 4 double, 5 twin/ single, Sectioned sleep areas
  • Sitting area - 2 sleep sofa /futon, Area between upstairs bedrooms


  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • A great destination to relax and play or a wonderful stop on your drive around the Olympic Peninsula or heading north to take a ferry to British Columbia.

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