Very Good

9 reviews

1 / 24 Hood Canal Grand Cottage & Carriage House w/ 150' of Private Beachfront



Manor House
Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

5 Full baths

Description from owner

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 4824983

About the area

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.

Getting here

Our great central location makes The Hood Canal Grand Cottage such a popular Destination Property. We are only 75 Minutes from Seattle Tacoma International Airport, which can be accessed by two different Washington State Ferry Routes, or by car via the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Kitsap Airporter provides transportation to and from Poulsbo only 8 minutes from this wonderful property. Local car rental with Enterprise is also available with full service to the property. Access to and from Victoria Canada is on an hour north at Port Angles, WA., via the Black Ball Ferry direct to our Canadian neighbors to the North. Take in a full day of activities at the World Renowned, Seattle Waterfront by walking on the Seattle Downtown Ferry, and enjoying the breathtaking views of Puget Sound as you dock at the Seattle Waterfront, ready for a full day of activities. Enjoy Seattle Mariner Baseball, or Seattle Seahawk's Football with a short 10 minute walk to either Venue.

Interaction with guest

As Owner / Operators who have lived and participated in this wonderful community for over 30 years, we are committed to providing the best possible vacation rental experience for each and every one of our lodgers. We are hear on a local level to provide all of our expertise and experience to help assist with any and all of our lodgers' questions in regards to activities, adventures, tours, and gatherings. Please feel free to reach out personally to discuss any and all questions in detail that you may have prior to making your decision for lodging. We look forward to speaking with you!

Owner profile

Ernie L.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English


Check in time:16:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
No smoking at this property



  • Beds in other rooms: Queen Bed


  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Waterfront


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding


  • 5 Full baths

Reviews (9)

Very Good – based on 9 reviews Very Good
9 reviews

“What a GRAND COTTAGE it was!”

Reviewed 31 Aug 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!

“Family vacation”

Reviewed 1 Aug 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!

“Feels like HOME sweet HOME”

Reviewed 14 May 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!!!

“Beautiful Vacation Home”

Reviewed 6 Aug 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.

“Spectacular Large Family Home with a Gorgeous View”

Reviewed 7 Jun 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.

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

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.

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

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


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!

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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...

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.

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.