The spectacular beauty of the Olympic Mountains
in the national park is bordered by the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the North – where grey whales
feed - and Puget Sound
to the East and the Pacific Ocean to the West. This is nature at its best with places to hike or bike. Home to rainforests and waterfalls, Olympic Peninsula
offers an idyllic note to your upcoming holidays in Washington State
. Take a walk on the beach; search for washed-ashore treasures; Kayak in the waters along the shoreline edged by cliffs. Visit the friendly communities. In the comfort of your vacation rental accommodation - a condo rental, a cottage, or a cabin – plan your activities. Comfortable accommodations have everything you need for a family vacation home base.
A ferry ride from Seattle
brings you to the Kitsap Peninsula
which is surrounded by 236 miles of sea-coast shoreline. Or, drive on the world’s longest floating bridge spanning tidal water to bring you to spectacular mountain views. Take a harbor tour. Port Gamble is located on the Hood Canal on the Kitsap Peninsula. This 120-acre jewel – a National Historic Landmark - reflects the multi-facets of turn-of-the-century living
: buildings, a church, shops, and New England style houses placed along elm-tree framed streets. Sounds of music
can be heard, from May to September, at the Port Orchard Waterfront Marina Park
. Stop at an up-to-the-minute café in historic Winslow situated on Bainbridge Island
and shop for unique gifts. Bloedel Reserve makes for a nice walk. Visit the Squamish Tribe museum
. The town of Poulsbo
was founded by Norwegian and other Scandinavian immigrants at Liberty Bay. Be enticed to taste a decadent cinnamon bun at Sluys’ Poulsbo Bakery.
The agricultural bounty of this land is yours to pick up at the Farmers Markets
of Bainbridge Island, Kingston, Gig Harbor, or Port Orchard. With fresh fruit, produce, and a home-baked pie, you will be ready to prepare a dinner in the kitchen of your vacation rental accommodation. Friday evenings are the right time to take in the Downtown Art Walk
and see artists demonstrating their work. Bremerton
is home to the Puget Sound Navy Museum. Take time for scuba diving, kayaking, swimming or beach combing
. When your feet touch land, head to the Kitsap Mall in Silverdale. After a fabulous game of golf
, head back to your lodging. Staying in vacation rentals is a great alternative to staying in a hotel.
For colourful fun in August, head to the Kitsap Country Fair and Rodeo
with a cowboy’s skill and stamina being tested while bronco riding. For an old-fashioned carnival
and great entertainment, July is the month to enjoy all the activities at the Key Fest
in Gig Harbor. On the Labor Day weekend, the Bremerton Blackberry Festival
is a time of great music, and equally great food. Fresh seafood – served in delicious ways – is found at the Washington State Seafood Festival
at the Mason County Fairgrounds is all about. Oysterfest and the West Coast
Oystershucking Championship are all part of the entertainment and fun. Whether you attend a classic car show
or are here during the Poulsbo Classic Yacht Rendezvous
, you can marvel at elegant yachting or travel down memory lane to the time when cars expressed your personality.
Owner Direct Vacation Rentals
offers privately-owned vacation rentals for your accommodations: condo rentals, chalet rentals, apartments, cottages and cabins.