Located 12 Miles West of Port Angeles on Freshwater Bay. Great Views & Within Walking Distance to Beach

3 Bedroom/2 Bath Family home, Sleeps 8, Great location for exploring Olympic National Park

  8 guests
  3 bedrooms
  2 bathrooms

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Property Features

Sleeping Arrangement

Bedroom 1
1 King
Bedroom 2
1 Queen
Bedroom 3
2 Double / Fulls


Located 12 miles west of Port Angeles on Freshwater Bay. GREAT LOCATION!!!!

This magical place has deep roots in the area. Cleared and settled in or around 1900 by a gentlemen named Howard Hart who was born in Port Crescent, Washington Territory in 1880. He proceeded to plant fruit trees on the property that are now over 100 years old. The gorgeous views of Freshwater Bay and the Strait of Juan de Fuca from the home feature spectacular sunsets.

Comfort and plush quality furnishings await you. The owner's have done a lovely job of outfitting their home. Wonderful linens, and a Chef's kitchen with everything you will need for preparing your meals.

Great family location for mountain biking, and kayaking, plus a private pedestrian beach access road where you will enjoy an incredible unspoiled beach for beach combing. The beach is ever changing with parts being sandy, cobbled and rocky.

Birder's, you will spot an ever changing inventory of our little feathered friends. Wonderful scenery for photography and journaling. Sea kayaking is also an option to enjoy at Freshwater Bay, either bring your own or rent them in Port Angeles to use during your stay. 

Make Hart's Desire a destination for you and your friends, as once there, you will not want to leave. 




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* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options or fees.


Reviewed: Aug 27, 2019
This beautiful home overlooks Freshwater Bay and is better than expected! The interior of the home is spacious, immaculate, beautifully furnished, and perfect for a relaxing trip. The outside space is absolutely perfect for our kids to run around while we relaxed on the deck! Thank you for a wonderful stay.
Reviewed: May 17, 2019
Breathtaking views of The Strait of Juan de Fuca. It makes for some amazing sunsets from the dining table at this house. My wife and I stayed here with our 15-month-old daughter and found it to be incredibly quiet and close to nature (we were able to watch some deer grazing through the sliding glass windows). It's a great place to set up camp if you're planning to visit the mountains, the Elwha river, or some of the beaches further west. It's roughly a 10-15 minute drive to Port Angeles for some great food, coffee, and shopping. We spent three nights here and absolutely loved it.
Big Lake , US
Reviewed: Apr 5, 2019
Property Manager
I recommend yall all the time.
Hartss desire is a great property thats located in the middle of all the best Washingtons peninsula has to offer.
Reviewed: Aug 26, 2018
Lovely view, secluded, comfortable, inviting We thoroughly enjoyed staying at this property while vacation on the Olympic Peninsula. It is off the beaten path, but easy to access and a short drive from the stores of Port Angeles and the great food of the Blackberry Cafe in Joyce :). Such a beautiful view of the Strait and Vancouver Island (when the smoke of the region's large fires cleared now and then). Access to Hurricane Ridge was quick, as well as the slightly longer (but still short) drive to Crescent Lake. Also, being close to the less-known Highway 112 and it's little secrets was an unexpected surprise. The house is very clean and comfortable. We all passed hours reading on the great couch or on the deck. The kitchen was stocked with nice modern appliances and not cheap stuff either. The grill worked perfectly and the large kitchen made meal prep more pleasant. The washer and dryer are new-ish and worked great as well. The large windows and light colors made everything nice and bright, and the two sets of deck doors allowed us to enjoy the cool ocean breeze inside while hanging out. Our daughters loved their two bedrooms and the master bedroom beckoned us to sleep in the mornings we didn't have early plans. We heartily recommend this property to those considering staying in the area and looking for family-friendly house with a great view. The privacy and seclusion we big pluses.
Reviewed: Aug 13, 2018
Peaceful and roomy. Great view! We rented Hart's Desire to spend the week exploring Olympic National Park and to spend precious family time with our two grown children and their families. The house was well placed for exploring the park. It was so nice to come back at the end of the day and enjoy the quiet and lovely view of the Straits. The house had ample room for our entire family. Especially liked the large kitchen! The deck was a great place to gather and watch the ships traveling past as well as the sunsets at the end of the day.
Reviewed: Aug 2, 2018
Property Manager
Hart's Desire was everything we could have hoped for and more! Honestly, the pictures didn't even come close to doing it justice. It was gorgeous, clean and comfortable. I stayed in the master and felt like I was in my own home!
Reviewed: Jul 29, 2018
An absolutely perfect home! What a magnificent home! We enjoyed our stay so much and would love to come again!
Reviewed: Jul 16, 2018
Away from it all The house is spacious, immaculately kept and well furnished in good taste. A deer greeted us at the front door. The property is off the beaten track, no shops nearby, but it had that as an advantage too. It served as a great base for our tourist visits and very relaxing with nice view in the evening. Good sunsets.
Olympia, US
Reviewed: May 4, 2018
Great location, nice view, very clean My family and I stayed for the annual coast cleanup and this was a great launching point. It is close enough to Port Angeles, but still far enough away to feel like youre getting away. The house was very well stocked with spices, dishes, cooking utensils, games, cards, lots of books and everything we needed. The place was very, very clean and full of natural light too. Great place and I would certainly recommend staying here.
Lake Bluff, US
Reviewed: Sep 20, 2017
Property Manager
The staff were a delight to work with and so efficient!!
This property is delightful. It offers privacy and a beautiful view, plenty of room for six adults, and is extremely well stocked, organized and maintained. Thank you!
Reviewed: Sep 7, 2016
Loved everything about this place! It was even better than we expected! Great view. Great private beach access for exploring. The home is big and open, very clean, well stocked, and the beds are so comfortable! We would love to come back.
Reviewed: Jul 18, 2015
If you are looking for a place to unwind, this is definitely it! I wish we could have stayed longer. Great access to Olympic National Park and the views are amazing!
Reviewed: Sep 21, 2014
Property Manager
Brigadoon/Sequim Vacation Rental Agency was easy to work with and answered each email promptly. Also gave lots of helpful information about grocery shopping, etc. when we picked up key.
Stayed at Hart's Desire for 4 nights and it definitely fulfilled my heart's desire. The home is immaculate, location perfect, kitchen well stocked and layout perfect for our needs. Husband and I traveled with our 2 adult children, as well as brother and sister in law. Really appreciated the gas grill which was perfect for making dinners after a day of hiking. The beds were very comfortable and the supply of soft towels was generous. Loved having excellent washer/dryer. Highly recommend this place-you won't be disappointed. Views are lovely from home.
Reviewed: Jul 18, 2014
Property Manager
The management was a pleasure to deal with - very responsive and courteous.
We stayed at this house for 5 nights and I did not want to leave it ! It is big and clean, and has an airy, uncluttered feel. The beds were comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed. The views are gorgeous, and there is no road noise at all. You can hear all the sounds of nature right from the back yard. Thank you for a great stay!
Reviewed: May 1, 2014
This place is gorgeous. The house is so spacious, very clean, light airy and comfortable. The big windows make for a great views if you want to stay toasty inside, but if the suns out, the surrounding property with its lush grass, proximity to the water and stellar views make this place a real treat. It has everything you need and more. I love it! I am a repeat visitor (and local) so that should say something about this special place! I find it to be really well maintained and managed. Love it!


***Please note that the nightly rates are based on 4 guests; there is an additional nightly guest charge per person up to 8 guests max.

No Pets
No Events/Fireworks
No Smoking

Check in is at 4 PM; check out is by 11 AM

No Garage access at this home. Parking available in driveway of home.
Walking Distance to Beach.

Cancellation Policy:
All Cancellations must be in writing.
Reservations cancelled before 60 days of your arrival date will receive a full refund of initial payment minus the $35 Non-Refundable Processing Fee.
Reservations cancelled between 31 to 60 days of your arrival date will receive a 50% refund of paid funds minus the $35 Non-Refundable Processing Fee.
Reservations cancelled within 30 days of arrival date will receive a refund of the Cleaning Fee ONLY. Your dates have been held exclusively for you, meaning that we were turning other inquiries away, and we are obligated to pay the homeowner for your confirmed reservation. That is why we highly encourage you to purchase separate travel insurance for any unforeseen events beyond your control that may affect your travel plans.


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