Hood Canal Grand Cottage, Carriage House & Beach

Hood Canal Grand Cottage & Carriage House w/ 150' of Private Beachfront
Hood Canal Grand Cottage & Carriage House w/ 150' of Private BeachfrontFront View of Hood Canal Grand Cottage & Detached Carriage House (upstairs unit)60' Covered Porches on both sides, provide wonderful, outdoor, relaxation spaceWestern, Sunset, Olympic Mountain view, from Hood Canal, private, beachfrontGrand, Living / Gathering room, open to huge Chef\'s Kitchen, & Covered PorchDownstairs Grand Living / Gathering Room flows directly in to Chef's KitchenDownstairs, Grand Master Bedroom, w/ Water view opens directly to covered porchDownstairs Grand Master Bedroom, w/ Private Fireplace, and large Master Bath.Downstairs, Grand Master Bath, w/ jetted soak tub, dual shower & double vanitiesSpacious, Upstairs, "En Suite" on East Side, opens to Upper Entertainment DeckUpper, En Suite on East Side w/ Private Fireplace, Full Bath, w/ jetted soak tubBoth upper En Suites have Full Bathrooms with Jetted Soak tubs & heated floorsSpacious, Upstairs, \"En Suite" on West Side, opens to Upper EntertainmentUpper, En Suite on West Side w/ Private Fireplace, Full Bath, w/ jetted soak tubUpper Entertainment / Media Room opens directly to 60\' Entertainment DeckUpper Entertainment / Media Room w/ 7.1 Surround Sound, Home Theater SystemAmazing, Open, Spacious, Chef\'s Kitchen, flows directly to Grand Family RoomSpacious downstairs sitting room with fireplace and access to covered porchConverted to Spacious Fifth Bedroom with Queen size Bed and private fireplaceSeparate Coffee / Beverage Bar w/ Granite Counters & under counter RefrigerationMain Floor South Side Entrance; Solid wide plank, hand scraped, bamboo floorsUpper portion of 5.4 acre estate property, w/ many outdoor recreation optionsView to the South of acreage, estate property from south side covered porch150' Private Beachfront provide endless recreational opportunities & relaxation
“ Excellent ”
6 Reviews

From $545 / night

1371 NE Hudson Ave, Poulsbo, WA 98370



Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4.5
Sleeps: 10
Type: Estate
Per night: $545 - $695
Per week: $3,795
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Poulsbo vacation estate rental

**Our Thirty-Two (32), , Five Star, Traveler's Reviews, from our guest's who have enjoyed this incredible property and setting from all over the country, really tell the story for this wonderful custom, family, vacation retreat home, located on the North End of Hood Canal, Near the Historic Norwegian, Waterfront Town of Poulsbo, Washington, know as 'Little Norway on the Fjord'.

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Create a memorable vacation or weekend in this beautiful, 4400 sq. ft. home & Separate, New Carriage House. There are 3 large "En Suite" -style bedrooms, with 2 Additional, optional bedrooms with unique details, and Hood Canal views. Our newly finished, detached carriage house provides 450 sq. ft. of private living space with a 3/4 bath, kitchenette, dinette / sitting area, one King and one Queen Bed, with a great view of Hood Canal as well.

The upper floor Master Suites amenities include access to the large, 60' long, entertainment deck, over sized full bathrooms with jetted soak tubs, queen sized beds with new plush pillow-top mattresses, cable TV, DVD/VCR players & Private Gas Fireplaces.

Adjacent to both "En Suites" is a large entertainment / media room with 7.1 surround sound media system, fireplace and access to the large entertainment sun deck. The two Optional Bedroom Suites, have queen-sized beds, their own private, gas, fireplaces, all with a great views of the Hood Canal. Enjoy the comfort of the main floor, Grand Master Suite, with a king-size bed, its own sitting area, Custom Gas Fireplace, Spacious Master Bathroom with private, heated, jetted soak tub, a walk in Double Shower, and Double Vanities, and separate outside entry and view.

Enjoy the warm fireplace in the formal sitting room downstairs. A cozy room for conversation or reading. Perfect for family gatherings, is the open Great Room, which has an inviting river rock fireplace, leather sofas, flat screen TV, and 5.1 surround sound system. This opens into a large gourmet kitchen, with eating bar, granite countertops, S/S appliances, a 6-burner gas stovetop and range , custom cabinetry, a separate butlers pantry, and walk-in pantry.

The dining/nook area in the Great room is a good place to just sit and enjoy beautiful Hood Canal, and Mt. Baker views. From the Great room step out through double glass French doors onto two separate,60' oversized covered porches with outdoor table & chairs, Outdoor Grill, with custom, built-in Stereo System. The custom landscaped grounds consist of flower beds displaying plantings local and native to our area, and a extra large, beautifully, manicured, front lawn, all on 5.4 Acres for an abundance of outdoor activities for all ages .

The courtyard grounds in the back of the estate home are great for outdoor gatherings, a private game of Bocce or for gathering up the great outdoor atmosphere. The landscaping and grounds include small ponds, shrubbery, blooming trees, hydrangeas, spring and summer blooming flowers.

The best demographic, feature of this incredible property is the access to 150', no-bank, beach and waterfront. This beach is a quite, peaceful place. Take a walk along the shore at low tide and enjoy great sunsets, and beautiful views of the Olympic Mountains. The beach is equipped with a wonderful fire pit, that allows guests to have a hot dog / marshmallow roast, or relax and enjoy a fireside beverage while taking in the amazing landscapes of the Olympic Mountains, and the Unique Hood Canal waterways. Beachcombing is abundant where you will find and explore all the different shellfish and aquatic characteristics that are part of the Hood Canal's water estuary. Kayaking and abundant, watercraft recreation is also available from several recreation sites nearby.

King size beds: 2 - King Master Suite on 1st floor and spacious, "Sleeping Porch" on 2nd Floor overlooking the back Estate acreage . Queen size Beds (3) 3- Queen beds in each of the other three bedrooms . (Base Rate for House for 5 bedrooms & or up to 10 guests). One King & Queen are available in the spacious, detached, Carriage House, for certain sleeping arrangements. Maximum capacity in house and carriage house = 14 total guests.
Area Information
Access to 150' of private, sandy, no bank waterfront & beach. There is clamming, crabbing and fishing at certain times of the year (must have appropriate licenses).

There is a mooring buoy available for your boating needs and one of Kitsap county's best boat Launches and deep water docks just minutes away. You'll have access to Puget Sounds best Waterways, Resorts, and Marinas. Minutes to Historic downtown Poulsbo and the Northwest's Best Casinos and Resorts, including: The Clearwater Casino & Resort, Point no Point (Hansville) and Seven Cedars Casinos (Sequim).

Shop at The Award Winning, Central Market Grocery in Poulsbo for the best local seafoods, meats, produce and gourmet foods available. Wal-Mart, Regal movie Cinema is 5 minutes, and Kitsap Mall in Silverdale. is approximately 12 minutes. Just across the Hood Canal Bridge, "Gateway to the Olympic Peninsula," or a casual 30 minute boat ride is Port Ludlow Resort/Marina with its nationally recognized Golf Course.

Historic Victorian Port Townsend, Sequim & its lavender fields, gift & antique
shops, are a short 45 to 1 hour drive. If you love the Mountains and dramatic views, landscapes and nature hikes, the Olympic National Park will delight you, with some of the most breathtaking sites, hikes, and beaches you've ever experienced. This is truly a place you will always cherish and never forget.

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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Oct 01 2015 Apr 30 2016 $545 $645 $3,795 - 4 Nights
May 01 2016 Sep 30 2016 $595 $695 - - 5 Nights
Oct 01 2016 Sep 22 2017 $545 $645 - - 3 Nights
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 10.8%
Deposits: Based on 5 Bedrooms, Max. of 10 Guests for Main House 50% of Lodge Fees & Tax, $500 Refundable Damage Deposit, & Cleaning fees due upon Reservation. Cleaning Fee: Main House $325, Carriage House $100 Balance Due on or before 30 Days Prior to Arrival Carriage House Pricing from $195-$225/night w/max. of 4. Credit Card Payments Available Through Secured PayPal, Account. Week Consists of 7 Nights. Minimum night stay based on Availability
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Mastercard, PayPal, Visa
Other Fees: *Memorial Day * Thanksgiving, *Christmas, & *New Years Holiday Pricing Equivalent to Summer Rates.



  • Beds

  • 2 King Beds
  • 3 Queen Beds
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • Lanai
  • Porch
  • Balcony
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Linens Provided
  • View (Mountains)
  • Beach Chairs
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • View (Water)
  • Deck
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Fireplace
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Gas Grill
  • Radio
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Mini)
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • TV (Antenna)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Activities

  • Beach
  • Park
    (2 miles)
  • Casino
    (8 miles)
  • Windsurfing
    (8 miles)
  • Bicycling
  • Playground
    (2 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (8 miles)
  • Bowling
    (10 miles)
  • Boating
  • Aquarium
    (5 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (8 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (10 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Children's Pool
    (5 miles)
  • Pool
    (8 miles)
  • Winery
    (10 miles)
  • Hiking
  • Golf
    (5 miles)
  • Racquetball
    (8 miles)
  • Ocean
    (25 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
  • Grocery Store
    (5 miles)
  • Sailing
    (8 miles)
  • Water Park
    (25 miles)
  • Kayaking
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (5 miles)
  • Scuba Diving
    (8 miles)
  • Whale Watching
    (25 miles)
  • Snorkeling
  • Horseback Riding
    (5 miles)
  • Tennis
    (8 miles)
  • Whitewater Rafting
    (25 miles)
  • Basketball Court
    (2 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (5 miles)
  • Volleyball Court
    (8 miles)
  • Zoo
    (25 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (2 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (5 miles)
  • Water Skiing
    (8 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Detached Carriage House gives the total Lodging Capacity of up to 14 , with 10 in the main house, (5 Bedrooms), and up to four in the Carriage.

Reviews (6)

Reviews for this vacation estate rental in Poulsbo, Washington

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“ Excellent ”
6 reviews
Darylan Johnson

Darylan Johnson

Longview, WA

What a GRAND COTTAGE it was!

August 31, 2015

This beautiful home was an excellent choice for our extended family's summer gathering. Lots of room inside and out for a variety of small and large activities, great cooking and dining space, lovely water and mountain views~~with two submarine sightings~~and just an overall special place. It's even prettier than the photos!

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Longview, WA USA

Biggest Cottage Ever

August 20, 2015

My family enjoyed the space, the views, and each other. Great place.

Jack Merry

Jack Merry

El Dorado Hills, Calif USA

Family vacation

August 1, 2014

My family enjoys the northwest on the water of Puget sound. We found an unbelievable and beautiful house near Hood Canal with a wonderful beach front for finding shells, walking and with a view of the Olympic mountains and Mt. Baker. We rented it for a week and our 4 families with kids had one of the best vacations in our many years of renting different places around the world. The owner was easy to work with, very helpful and everything he told us turned out to be true. The pictures depicted his property as it is and the little villages near his property were fun to visit with the kids. If you enjoy crabbing for Dungeness crabs, it was the best crabbing we have found in 40 years of crabbing in the northwest. Our families ate fresh crab for an entire week. Some crabs were over 8 inches! All in all it was a wonderful vacation and truly a 5 star holiday!

Tracy Jordan

Tracy Jordan

Lake Stevens

Feels like HOME sweet HOME

May 14, 2014

Our Seahawk 12 man group donated $5 each throughout the season in order to getaway together after the Super Bowl. My husband and I got the ticket to pick the location. It is not easy to find a place to accommodate a large group of adults. When searching we found this GRAND cottage. The pictures do not show how relaxing the atmosphere is in and outside of the home. The surrounding area gives you many things to go do; from strolling though the historical part of Poulsbo to going to Clearwater Casino to have some fun. The view from the cottage is breathtaking; walking the beach during low tide was a great memory. We want others to know how well kept the home is and how friendly the owner is to make you feel welcomed. GO HAWKS!!!

Jeannie Brush Cziesla

Jeannie Brush Cziesla

Seattle, WA

Beautiful Vacation Home

August 6, 2012

We had a family reunion with two families and a grandparent. The house was huge and beautiful. Comfortable beds, enormous yard for the kids to play, and a short walk to the beach for clamming, kayaking and boating. Very clean and excellent accommodations.

Susann Bassham

Susann Bassham

Walla Walla, Washington

Spectacular Large Family Home with a Gorgeous View

June 7, 2011

This beautifully situated home was absolutely perfect for our family and bridal party to stay the weekend of our daughter's recent wedding in Port Gamble, WA a 5 minute drive away. Our family of 16 made this beautifully appointed home their retreat for the weekend. Comfortable beds, quiet nights along with a huge and well-equipped kitchen, fireplaces and many conversation spaces all contributed to our enjoyment. The Coffee Room is a special treat! The view of the water and Hood Canal Bridge is spectacular. Access to the beach and a fire pit was a hit with our group. Ernie and Kim are a pleasure to work with. We will love to return.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

This is it!!!!!!!!!
Guest: Huddy (Truckee)
Date of Stay: 07/14/11 Review Submitted: 08/10/11

Spent 5 days in mid-July with family members for a wedding at the nearby Farm Kitchen. Highly recommend this home for family gatherings. Very quiet, peaceful location. The owners are next door but are invisible unless you need them, which we did not since the home is practically brand new and has everything one would need. Plus the owner provides some great coffee upon arrival and thoughout the stay. Well worth the price of admission. Plenty to do nearby for all activity levels.

Thee Perfect PLace for our Family!
Guest: Badger (West Linn, OR )
Date of Stay: 04/17/11 Review Submitted: 07/18/11

We recently spent a week staying @ the Hood Canal Grand Cottage! OUTSTANDING! This was thee perfect place for our family. Sleeps 16 including the detached carriage house. Perfectly appointed, wonderful! Owners could not have been nicer; the owner met us upon our arrival, walked us through the residence, explaining the intricacies of the installed kitchen, electronic equipment, etc., and was very helpful. Location: Poulsbo, Puget Sound, Washington State, USA (60 Minutes from Seattle. 75 Minutes to Sea-Tac Airport.) When you have in your family a new baby & the parents are paranoid about waking everyone in the house.... this is the answer - they were 20' away in the carriage house so they could join in all the activities and yet not worry about mid-night feedings! I just can't say enough wonderful things about this incredibly large home with a fantastic view of everything including the Hood Canal Bridge!

Recommended for:Age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway.

A fantastic getaway for our family
Guest: D+E+S (Seattle, WA)
Date of Stay: December 21, 2010 Review Submitted: March 6, 2011

We stayed at the Hood Canal Grand Cottage in late December to celebrate Christmas and our son's first birthday. We were a bit apprehensive about the trip because we were assembling both my family and my wife's family under the same roof for a whole week. From the beginning, Ernie was incredibly accommodating and thoughtful. We arrived to a house fully decorated, with a tree set up for us to hang ornaments, garland wrapping the grand staircase in the front foyer, and outdoor icicle lights hanging from the deck that created a magical sight as our families arrived later that evening. We had a wonderful week. We cooked nearly every meal, and the enormous kitchen and living area allowed us all to be together without being on top of each other. At any moment, there were a couple people watching TV, a couple people curled up reading a book, a couple more playing a board game, a couple more working on a puzzle in the breakfast nook, a couple chasing around our son as he explored the house, and a couple preparing food in the kitchen. It was just perfect for a large family. The carriage house, which is above the large garage, gave a private and cozy retreat for my wife's parents. The weather didn't cooperate for much of the week, but we managed to spend some time in Poulsbo, which is a great little town. And the Central Market has everything you could ever hope for to stock the kitchen and prepare great meals. We even dug clams on the beach during a midnight low tide using buckets and shovels that Ernie keeps ready in the shed! This is a wonderful retreat in a great location, with everything you need for a relaxing and refreshing getaway. Thanks for a fantastic week! We'll be back...

Wonderful Getaway
Guest: M. June(Pasco, Wa. Franklin)
Date of Stay: 12/30/10 Review Submitted: 01/08/11

We spent the New Years Holiday with friends and family at the "Hood Canal Grand Cottage" in Poulsbo Wa. What a Lovely Home, so relaxing, cosy, warm, and inviting. Beautifully decorated, imaculantly clean, with a beautiful view of Hood Canal and the mountains. We dug clams on the beach and went crabbing. Nothing like FRESH seafood right out of the water. So much to see and do, and many historic places to visit in the surrounding area. The nicest place you could possibly find to spend your Vacation. If Five Star is the higest rating, This home is that and more!

Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway

Perfect Week!

Guest: Kathy (Claremont, CA )
Date of Stay: 08/11/10 Review Submitted: 10/09/10

We rented Hood Canal Grand Cottage for the week of our son's wedding in Port Gamble. This beautiful home was the perfect place for my children and their spouses, my soon to be married son, and my sister's family to gather for a memorable week. We enjoyed gorgeous views, cooking meals together in the spacious kitchen, and sitting in front of the fireplace playing games. The large home provided plenty of space for privacy. Each bedroom was spacious and unique. The location was prefect for local wedding events, as well as sightseeing. The owner was very attentive and accommodating. We definitely recommend the Hood Canal Grand Cottage and hope to return someday.

Recommended for: Girls getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.

Perfect Location/Facility for Family Get-together

Guest: Clint(Michigan)
Date of Stay: 09/09/10 Review Submitted: 10/07/10

We were searching for a location in proximity to our daughter's wedding venue "plus" a facility that enabled a family re-union. We accomplished our objective on both fronts, The cottage + guest house afforded us the space to get together - yet find our own space when we needed it. The tranquility of the neighborhood was a bonus as was the view of the canal. The Estate Home was impeccably clean and well maintained. Everything we needed to make our stay a relaxing and comfortable one was at our disposal. The proximity to charming Poulsbo was an added bonus. The ferry to Seattle was easily reachable but far enough to get us away from the big city. Overall, an excellent experience.

Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children.

Guest: The David Family(-)
Date of Stay: 10/18/09 Review Submitted: 10/18/09

My family stayed at the "Hood Canal Grand Cottage" while attending my niece's wedding in the area. The "Cottage" is actually an elegant home with wonderful views and covered decks that allowed us to really enjoy the exterior beauty that Hood Canal presents. The home is very well appointed. Each room has its own charm and was perfect for our three grown children and spouses. The kitchen is large and has terrific appliances and eating space. The beach is wonderful and very private We were the first guests and were quite pleased with our overall experiece. Mr. Large was a gracious host, who saw to it that our expectations were met or exceeded while very much respecting our privacy. Would definitely recommend a visit.

Wonderful Family Vacation!

Guest: Tom(Orange Park, FL)
Date of Stay: 08/25/10

My wife and I were accompanied by our son and his family for five nights at this superb "cottage" in late summer. It was the perfect getaway from the pressures of work and upcoming school year preps. The owner met us upon our arrival, walked us through the residence, explaining the intricacies of the installed kitchen, electronic equipment, etc., and was very helpful. The residence was spotless and well-maintained, and the room layouts and furniture shown in the photos provided were 100% accurate. The stocked coffee bar was an unexpected treat! The spacious yards, front and back, served us well for croquet, frisbee flying, and 1- to 8 year-olds' general running around. The short walk to the Hood Canal waterfront provided peaceful vistas and beautiful sunset views of the majestic Olympic Range. The Kitsap County Fair (six days, late August) was a fun day for all. Poulsbo shopping and dining were just ten minutes away. Don't miss the Central Market on 10th Ave. Sluy's Bakery on Front St. is a "must." Mor-Mor's, also on Front St., served an excellent brunch on Sunday, and the free Poulsbo Aquarium with "touching pool" right across the street afterwards entertained kids, parents and grandparents for a good hour or so. In summary, our location on the Kitsap Peninsula was perfect and the "cottage" helped to make the vacation one of our most enjoyable ever. Highest recommendation.


Guest: The MN Family(Eagan, MN)
Date of Stay: 03/23/10 Review Submitted: 05/05/10

Our visit to The Hood Canal Home in Poulsbo was amazing! The home was beautiful, the location was great, the view was amazing, the beach was fantastic and the owner, Ernie, was wonderful!! We could not have asked for a more comfortable home for our March vacation. We will be back soon to experience summer at The Hood Canal Home. If you are looking for luxury, views, private beach and friendly people, this is the home to rent! We highly recommend this home!

Special Place

Guest: D K(Lawrence, Kansas)
Date of Stay: 07/01/10 Review Submitted: 07/14/10

Our family gathered at the Hood Canal Grand Cottage for a week fthe first week of July. The house was spacious and perfect for our three families. It is a beautiful house with a spectacular viiew of the canal and the mountains. We were made to feel very welcome by the Large's. They were helpful, friendly, and accommodating. This location is perfect for exploring the area. We highly recommend it for a vacation lodging. Darrell and Carol Falen, Lawrence, Kansas

Fabulous home with gorgeous views.

Guest: Maggie(Greenville, SC)
Date of Stay: 07/15/10 Review Submitted: 08/10/10

The Grand Cottage is beautifully built and decorated, and the views of Hood Canal and the bridge are stunning (especially at sunset). Gourmet kitchen great for cooking for a group, and it's a wonderful place to have a family stay together. The owners are incredibly kind and helpful (right next door) and even leave you plenty of their best coffee from their coffee shops. We had children and grandchildren with us and everyone had a blast. Large front yard is great for whiffle ball, croquet and frisbee toss. Easy short walk to the beach

Beautiful Property

Guest: None(Vaughn, WA)
Date of Stay: 08/20/10 Review Submitted: 08/31/10

Beautiful home. Very clean, spacious and well maintained. Furniture and beds were comfortable and inviting. Large, well furnished kitchen. Lovely yard with access to the beach. The owner was extremely helpful on-line and in person. The location was close to beautiful Poulsbo and shopping. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay for the weekend of our daughter's wedding.

Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

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Ernie Large'

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