This has to be one of the most beautiful places on earth. The crashing waves are a million dollar sound. We enjoyed the views
and watching ships pass. We cooked great meals prime rib on the grill. This is the most relaxing place ever. This is going to
to be our new secret spot. We look forward to returning to this peaceful place.
This is a very special spot. Love listening to the seagulls and waves. We felt at home here. The house is well equipped.
Most of all we liked being so close to fantastic hiking at Olympic National Park. We hiked in snow shoes at Mount Rainier
and should have known better that Hurricane Ridge would require snow shoes but we did it anyway just using out boots even
though we sometimes were in snow up to our knees. Same thing yesterday at the top of the Lake Angeles hike. What a gorgeous
place even when in snow up to our knees. Most of Lake Angeles was not covered with snow and we took great photographs of
the wild flower along the trail especially the white trillium. Walking on the Olympic Peninsula watching and listening to the
waves while listening to Puccini's Operas on the iPod was a great experience. We look forward to returning to this relaxing
-Cape Coral, FL
We truly enjoyed our stay here the peacefulness of this home is amazing. We hiked all 10 miles out and back to the light house....
what a long journey that is. We saw tons of birds, seals, and wildlife, it was worth the pain. We enjoyed going to
the beach front and looking for clams. We went to the Olympic Game Farm and had a bear perform for us it was great.
The best part was sitting on the deck and enjoying the sound of the waves and birds and watching the sunset. What an
amazing getaway!! Thank you for giving the beautiful space for everyone to enjoy.
We love this place! Watching ships go by was wonderful. Big wind and waves last night it was
a great show. We hope to come back again this spot is heavenly.
We just wanted to say thank you for letting us use your cabin snuggled in the woods. We just
don't want to leave it is so peaceful here with the wildlife and shorefront scenery. We love
Happy New Year! We had a visit by the neighborhood deer and local bald eagles. Splendid views here. We enjoyed
our time here relaxing and didn't leave except for shopping. This cozy cabin is a retreat for the soul. Thanks
for letting us use it.
Peace and joy to those who stay here. This place is blissful and soothing. It doesn't get
better than this - views, crashing waves (thunderous at sunset!), wildlife, and seclusion. -Boulder, CO
Had a nice time with multiple generations of family here. It was great to have a high chair
and crib awaiting at our destination! We went on a beautiful, easy hike to Olympic Hot Springs
in the Elwha river valley, and enjoyed tasty seafood at 3 Crabs Restaurant. Best wishes for a
wonderful stay for all. Happy Thanksgiving!
Our second year here at 10,000 Waves. We know we will make it a tradition for our families.
Thank you again!
The first day we went on a hike. I saw a dead seal and we made a fort out of beach wood. I also found a
turtle made out of drift wood. When it was high tide we left from the ocean. Back here we watched some
TV and played some games. Today we are going back home.
Happy Halloween! Not many trick-or-treaters out here. Quite secluded we enjoyed our week here and will
come back again and again. 10,000 Waves is our secret spot for rejuvenating getaways. Thanks for
making your house available to us! -Heppner, OR
Beautiful Sequim, beautiful weather, beautiful rain forest. Wonderful! -Walla Walla, WA; Kennewick, WA
We had a great time. Great beach and perfect skipping rocks everywhere!
We had a great stay here at 10,000 Waves! We loved going out to the Spit and seeing
the local sights! We hope to come back and see more of the Olympic Peninsula. The
house was very comfortable. -New York, NY
We had a great time! Spent our days at Crescent Beach and the Dungeness Spit. A
perfect place for kids. Thank you! -Seattle, WA
We had a great time - beach, Olympic National Park, Hurricane Ridge, crab/oyster
feast. Thank you! -Albany, OR
A mountain hike with panoramic views of volcanoes and jagged peaks, followed by wine
tasting at the Olympic Winery was the start of an unforgettable trip. Throw in a jaunt
to San Juan Island stopping to see Orca Whales along the way and watching the sunset
on the Dungeness Spit (which apparently is a federal offense), and you get pure
perfection. Thanks for the perfect gathering place. -Seattle, WA; Newport, RI; New
York, NY; Chicago, IL
Great location. Quiet! Private! We enjoyed our August vacation. We hiked out to the lighthouse - it took us 2 hours and 10 minutes
to go out; we ate lunch and toured the lighthouse; then just under 3 hours to walk back. We stopped
to watch some harbor seals playing in the water. Beautiful sunsets, picking raspberries and blueberries,
and a scenic drive around the area completed our stay. We enjoyed staying at 10,000 Waves. Comfortable
beds, well stocked kitchen, great views, and clean facility. A very good visit and loved listening to
the 10,000 waves during the night! -Western CO
We are a family of 7 who needed a place to spread out and enjoy privacy both indoors
and outdoors. 10,000 Waves gave us that and the domestic details to stay put if we chose.
We really made use of everything and found it fun to be at home in a different home. Thank
you to all of those involved on the business end and on the guest end who provide, use, replace,
and respect a complete home so that others such as ourselves have a choice like this to take
advantage of. God's Blessings! -Fond du Lac, WI
This place is a fantastic find. Yesterday was warm, clear and calm. After checking at Hurricane
Ridge and then watching bald eagles in the wildlife refuge, we had steamed clams and mussels
and wood planked salmon BBQd on the deck. Holidays don't get better than this. We'd recommend
this place to everyone. It is very thoughtfully appointed, right down to the well stocked
kitchen and deer wandering through the property. Thanks. -Sydney, Australia
What a glorious view! Shiny sky scrapers across the Strait by day and beautiful lights of Victoria, BC
by night. Cruise ships, cargo ships and large ferries passing by - lit and lovely at night too. Toss in
a resident raccoon or two, and eagle being chased by two crows in hot pursuit as we stood on the deck....
Add a quaint village and rambling deer along with good mattresses and you have our 4 days at 10,000
Waves! We are a large family of 8 girls and 2 boys from Toppenish, WA. This year marks our 24th year of
going away each spring together along with one sister-in-law and one adapted sister (like we needed
another girl!). God's blessings on this Cabin on the Strait.
We all loved the place! The clamming here is unbelievable!! We found manila, butter, and cockle clams,
mussels and even a few oysters. We had a feast. What a perfect place for families to get together.
Had a wonderful visit with family. Enjoyed 10,000 Waves. Visited the Spit, the mountains,
Hurricane Ridge. Enjoyed local dining at the Highway 101 Diner, visiting Port Angeles, etc.
We came from Wisconsin for our first trip to Washington. We found the view, the kid friendly
atmosphere, and the washer and dryer a big plus. With four children under 5 years old we didn't
feel the least bit crowded and felt like home. We would recommend it to all our friends and family.
We are a group of pharmacy students who came from Oregon for a spring break. We
had such a good time in this beautiful place. The view is spectacular, it's so
peaceful, and full of light and nature. Thank you for everything!
What a beautiful place you have by the ocean it was such a nice time to meet my
daughters and granddaughters from Colorado and bring my sister, granddaughter
and great grand baby together for such a wonderful reunion again. It was a very
special time for me to be with my daughters and their daughters and great grand
baby. Thank you again for such a special four days. It felt like a piece of
- Vancouver BC, Canada
This is one of the nicest places. It is so beautiful. I am from North Vancouver.
I hope to come back here with my family. I'd love to just stay here. Beautiful
What a perfect place to meet my new granddaughter, see my aunti and mother,
beautiful daughter, to spend quality time with my sister and niece. All of this
and the beautiful scenery who could ask for more? God granted me this special
time with my family together with the sound of waves crashing, birds singing,
and rain hitting the windows. Is this not the best sounds in the world? The trees,
the open sea and my wonderful family. I could not have been blessed more in my
life! This time has been the best ever! Thanks to the wonderful view and perfect
place! Beautiful! A piece of heaven!!! - Pueblo, CO
We could have not picked a better place to spend a romantic weekend. The house
was terrific, the view beautiful, and the fire place a plus! Your bed was very
comfy! Thank you so very much!
What a wonderful little spot. Cozy and warm; this was the perfect place to be
with three generations of family. We got away from distractions and watched
deer and eagles fly. - Pennsylvania and Tacoma.
Happy New Year at 10,000 Waves!
We had a great time with family and friends to celebrate the new year and my birthday.
From Minnesota, Tacoma, Portland, and Port Angeles we all came here!
The view was lovely, the house was warm, and the beds were dreamy!
We hope all who come this year have laughter, love, and good times. We tried to start the year
with an abundance of each!
We are two families friends for 25 years - each of us with a developmentally disabled young
person. Your house was wonderfully convenient and cozy. We enjoyed every minute. The views are
wonderful, the beds comfy and the whole environment gave us a safe haven whenever we returned
from being astounded by the breathtaking scenery. Thank you for a memorable 70th birthday
celebration. -Littleton, CO.
We had many bizarre dreams here. It was a comfy abode. But where is the recycle? Julie
was extra comfy.
Man-sized cabin. We are a group of lumberjacks. We wanted to take our vacation away and work
on teaching younger lumberjacks about their heritage.
Thanks for opening your home to join family and friends for a peaceful visit. -MN & WA.
Many thanks for the wonderful stay. Your home is so inviting, warm, and child friendly. We all had a great time. We saw
a deer, a sea lion, an eagle, and constant company from the native squirrels. We will be back again. Redmond, WA & Washington DC.
We loved your home. Perfect location. We saw alot of deer. Enough toys for the kids. They liked the trail very much. We had
a wonderful stay. Thanks alot.
Thanks for sharing your home. We had a great time exploring the Spit and watching the sunsets. Your home is very child
friendly. We love the location and all the amenities. -Rockaway, NY.
Great spot - loved the opportunity to use the cabin / deck space and easy trail down to the wonderful shore. Also a great
location for outings - we went to Olympic National Forest (Hurrican Ridge - beautiful views of mountains, trees, water)
and spent some time in Sequim, Port Angeles, and stops along the way.
The kids loved it. The cabin is very family friendly (toys, games, videos, trail) and the nearby outings were fun (driving
tour wildlife park, shoreline, sand sculptures displayed in Port Angeles). Also enjoyed frequent deer sightings and a
We enjoyed our stay at our "Cabin in the woods." Beautiful views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Dungeness Spit and
Dungeness Harbor. During our stay we visited Victoria BC, Hurricane Ridge on a foggy day, Seattle, Forks & Pacific Coast
in the Olympic National Park. We will be taking home many wonderful memories. Many thanks to our son and daughter who were
with us. They gave us this trip for our 50th anniversary.
Loved your home. Very comfortable and the location was perfect. Especially enjoyed the young family of quail living along
Great little cabin. Nice birds, great for our kids, great stove, nice trees. Seattle, WA.
Thank you for opening your home. We truely had a wonderful stay.
What a perfect spot! We really enjoyed our too short stay and a chance to play with our friend before she starts
her latest adventure as a naturalist for Cruise West out of Seattle. The private salt marsh / mud flat / beach was a great
birding spot - bald eagles, yellow legs, barrow's golden eye, buffalo heads, belted kingfisher, caspian turn, common loon.
An orange-crowned warbler was trilling around the cabin all day. only one day to explore beyond the sanctuary of 10,000
Waves was not enough so we hope to return.
We walked out to the lighthouse yesterday. At a brisk pace it took us 1.5 hours out and about 1.75 hours back. We do
have some sore muscles today, but we are so glad we made the trip. We highly recommend it. The sound of the waves
crashing is mesmerizing and makes the time go by more quickly. We have enjoyed our stay.
What a great weekend! It rained a little Saturday morning then sunny the rest of the day. We walked out to the lighthouse
and had a tour up to the top of the light - magnificent view! We had to soak our feet when we got back. We grilled
some dead cow and had a splendid dinner for the two of us. We saw several eagles and blue herons. We hate to leave
this place. Thanks for letting us stay at your wonderful cabin.
Happy New Year!! You have to visit Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park. Drive to Port Angeles and follow the brown
national park signs. They have downhill skiing and rent show shoes for a beautiful days trek. Take along sunflower seeds
to feed the birds that will sit on your hand if you remain still. We are coming back this summer to do the same
The high speed wireless was a pleasant surprise. I was able to sit at the picnic table and catch up on my surfing and
email while enjoying the deck and wonderful waves and birds and passing ships. The Dungeness Spit park was full of
visitors and we could occasionally hear the kids playing down there until the tide came in and the waves got too loud.
The week went by too fast and we wish we could stay longer. Thank you.
We had a great time. Wonderful to see all the toys, especially for 2 sets of 3-year-old twins. Thank
you for making your cabin available to us.
It would be impossible to dream this beauty. 8:30 pm August 29, 2006. The light is dying and the
night takes us into the ocean like an enormous mother boat. The kids are ready to go to bed after
their bath. They smell like soap and future.
Our feet are tired. We do the dishes. We laugh. We have eaten too much today and we still have
brownies and vanilla ice cream.
The light is dying. It would be impossible to dream this beauty, in this moment. Now. We want to
believe that the world breathes at peace. The world breathes at peace over Ten Thousand Waves.
Santa Monica, CA.
The house was great! We enjoyed watching the deer! The wildlife park was also a good time. We also
enjoyed walking along the Dungeness Spit. We wanted to tell you to check out Hurricane Ridge in
Olympic National Park it had an awesome view. If you stand with bread in your hand the birds will
sit on your hand and eat. Spokane, WA.
Loved the spit, had a great time canoeing! Views were great. We loved 10,000 Waves! Lots of deer!
We suggest Hurricane Ridge. We also went to the Hoh Rain Forest. Hope your stay is as good as ours!!!
Four adults - two kids had a great time at the 10,000 Waves Cabin in the woods, above the ocean,
bathed in the sun, cooled by the sea breezes. Squirrels chased around the trees, deer grazed the
meadows, and an eagle glided along the shoreline. Thanks for a home away from home to explore the
Olympic Park and pick/eat strawberries and raspberries until we could eat no more. Thanks for toys,
books, full kitchen, etc., etc., etc.
We experienced all kinds of weather. There are two sets of twin fawns in the neighborhood. One set
played chase in the woods to wish us goodbye tonight. We recommend skipping the satellite TV and
going for the sunset entertainment center. We live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and found this a welcome
quiet retreat. A former teaching friend from Tifton, Georgia was here for part of our visit. She
loved the area as well.
Perfect weather there wasn't a cloud in the sky all week. We rented kayaks
and paddled out to the Dungeness Lighthouse. We dug clams during low tides,
stacked rocks, and build forts from driftwood on the Spit. 10,000 Waves is
wonderful. This is going to be our secret summer vacation spot. We will be
back again. Oh yeah, thanks for the mud boots - they are needed down on the tidelands.
We had a great stay here. We, too, wish we could wake up here
everyday. Loved the beach and Spit. Hope to come back here
again soon. Peoria, AZ
This was a great experience. The ocean is so beautiful and the trees so
tall. I love it here, it brought some great family memories.
The Spit beach is really cool to make rock sculptures by stacking rocks
on top of each other. Andy you can build huts out of random pieces
of drift wood. I wish I could wake up to this every day.
Seattle and Salt Lake City
ladies are celebrating the retirement of our friend. What a
wonderful place this is. Three of us brought our air mattresses
and sleeping bags and slept on the deck - stars, waves, shooting
stars. What a fun time. I'm so glad I found this vacation
home online. I've always loved Sequim. We enjoyed our walks
and enjoyed the neighborhood deer families! The house is very
comfortable for us gals! The master bed is heaven to sleep
on. Everything has been so cozy. I thank you so much.
place was wonderful – a great place to get away from the hectic busy
. The house was cute and
clean – great view of sunset and the spit.
Too bad we only stayed for such a short time.
The weather only permitted us to hike hurricane ridge, crab
digging, Marymere Falls, and hanging out with the family in this cozy
house. Saw deer and other
cute little creatures. The
house is nicely furnished. Thanks
for a great stay, hope everyone else to come and enjoy.
a Memorial Day treat - bald eagles perched in the Douglas Fir trees out
front! God Bless America. The
first thing we noticed when we stepped out of our car was the fresh sea
air and the thunderous crashing waves. This seaside place is
magical! We hope to come back again next fall, after school
starts. Boise, ID
was a great place to spend Mother's Day with our families - we met our
good friends from Spokane and had a marvelous time. We did some
shopping and visited Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park - a must
do. We cooked all our meals here and everything tasted better than
usual. Thanks for the well stocked kitchen it had everything we
needed! I feel rejuvenated - thanks for letting us use your
wonderful, cozy cabin! We plan on this being our first annual
family get together at 10,000 Waves. Marysville and Spokane, WA
We are from
, and this is our second stay at 10,000 Waves. My grandchildren love
playing on the beach and making forts with driftwood.
The town of
has really changed since we first came here.
All the new stores. They
could really use some good antique malls though!
Well guess that’s about all for now.
Hope you all enjoy the cabin like we do.
place rules! I hope I can
come back again.
New Year from Sequim!! We spent the first day of this year walking
and playing on the Dungeness Spit. Lots of visitors there today.
We are definitely coming back to 10,000 Waves again.
We love Sequim and may have to
eventually retire here.
Greetings, and all that. We relaxed and did next to nothing other
than walk the Spit and enjoy warm fires in the woodstove at night.
Ate lots of Christmas prime rib perfectly seasoned and grilled on the
Weber Genesis. One night we saw the famous Mrs. Raccoon and her
sons Timmy and Jimmy (I know their names since their pictures are in the
10,000 Waves User's Manual). We returned home from dinner at Khu
Larb Thai restaurant and they stared at us for quite awhile before they
ran into the woods. We also enjoyed lots of bald eagles perched on
the trees out front, especially in the mornings - seems like we took
thousands of pictures of the eagles. We saw lots of seals and/or
sea lions on the outer side of the Spit during our daily hikes.
Several people we met on the Spit said there is also a huge elephant
seal living on the Spit beach out near the Dungeness Lighthouse, but we
did not make the hike out that far (5 miles one-way!). It hurts to
leave here and have to return home. Thanks for sharing this cozy
house and unique location with us.
days of beautiful weather over the Thanksgiving holiday. We met
our friends from Vasteras, Sweden here and enjoyed their company and
cheer. Everyone enjoyed the beach walk on Dungeness Spit, the
soaring bald eagle shows, and the great wave sounds from the deck.
We especially appreciated the kitchen that had everything we needed to
prepare the turkey and all the peripherals. Best tasting turkey
ever, outstanding! I must say food just tastes better here.
This is one of those unique, neat places that you get lucky and find
every so often. We have already made reservations to return this
spring. Vasteras, Sweden, and Kennewick, WA
wanted to get out and unwind before the busy holiday season sets
in. And this was the perfect place to get away from it all.
The kitchen was so well equipped beyond our expectations. My
husband enjoyed watching the ships. Weather was so nice we dined
out on the deck picnic table! We will return here again.
Lake Oswego, OR
my folks wanted to go to 3 Crabs restaurant for their 49th anniversary
and invited us along. It was
raining in Black Diamond and pouring down in Tacoma
, but as we crossed the
Narrows Bridge, the skies began to clear. Onward
and upward across
with a side stop at Lower Oak Bay campground (our favorite haunt) to
cool our axels. Past
Gardiner with a look at Troll Haven and into Sequim.
An early dinner at the 3 Crabs restaurant with bits of crab shell
flying. After dinner, we
drove around a bit, thinking to find an overnight stay (we never plan
anything) and found a B&B that advertised cabins.
One credit card swipe later we found ourselves driving down Anderson
and “Here we are!!” This
has been one of our most relaxing weekends in a very long time.
My folks who are less mobile, read, napped, and gazed while my
wife and I explored the Spit. A
curious sea lion watched us and we watched a pair of Orcas.
And the semi-tame deer across the road.
as is always the case, it is now time to pack up, clean up and head
home. We will remember this
weekend for a very long time and will even try to return some day.
And in all things, give thanks. Black Diamond, WA
wonderful week of sun and fog, ocean
and deer and 10,000 Waves as a lovely base of operations as we explored
the Olympic peninsula. The
slower pace of life, the friendly folks in town, the good company of
fellow hiker and others out to enjoy the local beauty.
We enjoyed a splendid day in
too, topped off by a really lovely meal at Bella Italia in
Port Angeles. Lots of good scrabble in
the evenings after a beautiful sunset every night.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful home! Silver Spring,
two years ago when the back door
(a Dutch door) was the front door and this cabin ended at the living
room wall, I first stayed here for a few nights.
It was owned then by the original builders, patrons of the arts
in Seattle. The slate wall behind the
wood stove and the little hall way to the 2 bedrooms were inhabited by
Eskimo carvings and one fabulous mask of the sort we only see now in
museums. There was
no deck, the trees were short enough that the Spit was fully
visible, and I lay on the grass and listened to the sound of the
seagull’s wings beating as they occasionally flew by on important
was not a happy summer for me, rather I sought refuge from turmoil here,
and found it. My father
brought me out, knowing the restorative qualities of the place.
He took me out to dinner at the 3 Crabs and ate raw oysters, a
nasty habit he had whenever given the opportunity.
I know he left me here alone at my request afterward, and that is
slept in the living room so I
could wake to the sight and sound of the water breaking on the Spit.
can’t remember how I got back to Seattle, but only remember the feelings of being exquisitely cared for by him
and by this place.
returned at least twice with the man who is now my husband, and then the
owner became ill and died and we had no more access to this magical
place after 1980. A month or
two ago my husband was searching online for a place for a short
restorative for us and called me to come look at the photo of 10,000
Waves. We booked it on the
spot, not knowing whether it really was our former haven.
Now, four hours after walking in, we know it is and the old magic
is settling in.
people will do, I wander around in the small spaces, looking for
remnants of those earlier visits, confirmation of memory, but all that
is left, other than the Dutch door, the slate wall and cast iron stove,
and the peace, is a well worn copy of the The Family of Man and several
volumes of Art in America dating back into the 60s.
It’s enough, though; I water the flowers and make another cup
of tea. It’s good to be
two hunting march hawks – white rump patch is conspicuous.
Was mobbed by mosquitoes down on the tide flats at the end of the
path. Found a tiny green toad with black spots on white stripes.
It was visiting in the ivy planter by the picnic table. Los Angeles,
was a beautiful house, thanks for letting us rent it! We had a
great week and many fun day trips to Victoria, Lake Cresent, and Rialto
Beach. Hope to come back again. Arlington, TX.
family was so fortunate to have the "Sunny Sequim"
weather. That, along with the beautiful vistas at every corner
gave us a opportunity to relax and become closer with each other.
We hiked the Hoh Rainforest, Hurricane Ridge, and Point Flattery - all
beautiful. Our family also enjoyed shopping in Port Townsend - a
cute port downtown. The country club is good to have a cocktail,
but go to Dupuis for dinner. Ma Ma's in Port Angeles is good for
brunch or a quick sandwich. We're off to Victoria!!! Thank
you for letting our family relax in this wonderful town! Boxley
Valley and Conway, AR.
weather, an enchanting carriage ride in Victoria, a breathtaking hike up
Hurricane trail, getting lost in the National Wild Life Refuge made our
family reunion a memorable week.
recommend the Mexican restaurant El Cazador and sea kayaking for adults
and lake kayaking for the children and older adults.
million deer were spotted and fifty eagle sightings. Beautiful
sunsets were added to this spectacular scenic experience. Boston,
Chicago, and Everett.
a great, relaxing spot for our annual girls "camping"
trip. We enjoyed the lavender festival - though we all concur,
when you've see one lavender farm, you've seen them all. The
weather Friday was cool, Saturday too - though the sun came out Saturday
afternoon and stayed til Sunday.
the sound of the ocean waves and the beautiful views. The Olympic
Peninsula is a special place.
place! Loved all the lavender and Dungeness Spit. The mud
was full of tiny crabs, It was amazing. Our parents even let us
drive around. Ha, ha - just kidding. Well anyways, we're
about to bounce out the door. Great place to chill and love the
name. Thanks. Durango, CO; Seattle, WA.
saw an elephant seal at the end of Dungeness Spit!!! We
enjoyed kayaking out to the New Dungeness Lighthouse with Don Rice of
Dungeness Kayaking - really recommend him as a guide. We saw lots
of sea lions, harbor seals, birds, and especially bald eagles all over
the Dungeness Spit. The tour and climb to the top of the
lighthouse was very fun and exciting. Cozy house with great
views. Great fireworks at Port Angeles on July 4th. Thanks
for leaving us use this great place!
you for a beautiful time in a beautiful place! A nice change from
out little trailer down on Jim Lotsgozelle Road - next to the Game
Farm. Thanks again!
found 3 clam shells and lots of dead crabs. I also saw a big deer,
I took pictures. Oh, yeah! When we went to find clams and
crabs, we couldn't get across the lake.
idea was to make a boat out of wood. There was lots of wood.
But we didn't do it. Then I played Yahtzee for the first
time. Guess what, I won! Now we will go to bed. The
next morning I woke up before my big brother, I always do. I
brushed my teeth, got in my clothes, and had breakfast. We're
going on a ferry boat then look around and come back.
the warm comfort of the house, the company of the deer family, the
reassuring sounds of the waves and the fleeting view of the bald
eagle. Thank you! Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Phoenix, AZ;
all originally from Sri Lanka.
the poem below says, this place is a sanctuary for Humans. Great
attention to detail in this secluded beachfront getaway. This is
one of the most beautiful corners of the world. Thanks for letting
us experience it! Medford, OR.
wonderful, relaxing place. Los Angeles, CA.
family of four had a great time here.
We watched ships and deer. We
relaxed and watched some movies. We
also went on a hike at Dungeness Spit.
We looked at real estate with Simone.
We really enjoyed the wildlife and especially the bald eagles and
squirrels and quail. This
is a great place, and we want to come back here again. Richland,
sound it lures…
catch nature’s surrounds,
make it yours.
winding path leads the way – for anticipation of your stay,
evangelinelike trees assure you that what is ahead – will put you at
fly by and roost up high –
sunsets paint the expanse of sky.
deer, they silently creep, but, not off the cliff so steep!
path, it leads a strenuous way –
bring you down to the beautiful bay.
spit that is world renown, the longest natural sand spit around –
lighthouse lighting the way – so ships in the strait of Juan de Fuca
will not go astray.
beach and tide flats – give marine wildlife a natural habitat.
them – a place to rest, protection from wind and pounding surf, but to
those who stay here – a harbor from problems pounding us on earth.
we not also need this critical feeding, resting and nesting time?
refuge habitat in which to unwind?
the nurture of nature soothes us within –
all this takes place in a cabin in Sequim…
you for sharing your sanctuary with us.
It was peaceful and restoring!
Every attention to detail in the furnishings, kitchen equipment
and throughout the cabin added to our comfort and relaxation for our
beauty of the northwest is enhanced by this haven among the trees with
an ocean view. This homey
place with a view of ocean expanse allowed me the time to forget the
troubles of an urban life. I
met friendly residents of the area and watched deer graze in open
pastures. Travels to Vancouver with elegant food and a trip to the maritime museum helps
appreciate a life that many endured to settle this beautiful land.
The Port Angeles “Corps Shop” brought back memories of my
youth and part of my life’s foundation.
This short time at 10,000 Waves will be a great chapter in life I
will not forget. Fresno, CA.
are nine ladies on a retreat. So relaxing here and we were visited by two deer and a bald
eagle too! Sunny on Friday and
Saturday and a refreshing rain on Sunday.
ships, calm seas, peaceful wildlife, warm building, good food, and
friendship throughout our weekend. Thanks for allowing us this opportunity. Tacoma, WA.
Year! What a great place to start the new year. Awesome
views, lots of passing ships. Walking the beach on the Spit and a
visit to Hurricane Ridge (Olympic Natl Park) is a must do. We will
surely be back for another stay - highly recommended. Thanks!
Our family will
forever have great Christmas memories of 10,000 Waves. We enjoyed
the local shopping and pleasantness of the Sequim-ites. Views of
the Dungeness Spit are tremendous. We saw lots of visitors down on
the spit on Christmas day. It was fun enjoying the deck and
passing ships while drinking hot buttered rums. A great time was
had by all. This place is the best. Thank you for letting us
Thanks for the
Our family had
a great time here at 10,000 Waves. Thanks for such a well equipped
kitchen and fabulous views. This will continue to be our secret
beautiful location. We will be back. Boo!
Beautiful! Thank you
was a big group of us here from several locations – Salt Lake City,
UT, Kaysville, UT, Colorado Springs, CO, and Phoenix, AZ.
Our niece / granddaughter was getting married.
We couldn’t have had a better location to retreat to.
Its beautiful, peaceful, cozy, and I would love to bring the rest
of my family back again soon!
will miss the sound of crashing waves and the beautiful views of water,
sand, pines, and setting sun. No
matter what the weather, this area is great for hiking – in the
mountains, the rain forest, or the beach.
West Chester, OH.
beautiful, peaceful, restful spot this is.
Easy access to the beach, sound of wind, waves, birds and various
critters, and numerous drives, hikes, spas, shops and activities at
hand. We all found sleep
sound and restful spaces. The
kitchen was very well equipped and our best eating happened here.
The equipment – toys, high chair, and crib, allowed our Dutch
friends to take car of their one year old with ease.
Thank you. Seattle,
group of eight kayakers arrived and were delighted with 10,000 Waves.
It was a perfect place for us to gather.
We kayaked out to the lighthouse and encountered a group of
harbor seals who looked as if they were conspiring to attack.
They circled us and watched as if they were trying to figure out
how they could take us down. While
on the kayak trip the rain began pelting us.
The seas go so rough that we abandoned one kayak and doubled up
in another. We arrived safe
and drenched but better for the experience.
On Saturday my brother prepared an incredibly fantabulous seafood
boil which the entire group loved!
We walked the beach and found a couple of mementos.
Enjoyed the trip and stay. Tacoma,
We came from
Atlanta, GA, Tucson, AZ, and Dobbs Ferry, NY to
spend two weeks in this beautiful spot.
We loved the deer in the yard, the cool weather, the berry
picking at Grays Marsh Farm (we went four times!) and we especially
loved the view of the ocean and the large ships.
Thank you for having binoculars on the shelf four our use.
We will think of 10,000 Waves often!
My husband and
I stayed here with friends (opposite page) and had a very relaxing time.
I think our favorite moments were spent outside on the deck at sunset
listening to the Waves. Omaha, NE.
In 18 years my
husband has been trying to get me to the Pacific Northwest. The
east coast girl in me has resisted but he finally wore me down.
Now that I've seen it, especially the view from 10,000 Waves and
Hurricane Ridge I cannot believe I was so stubborn. This is truly
"God's Country"! I'm ready to move here permanently. We loved our visit, as did our
friends who traveled with us! We'll all be back with the kids next
year!! USN retired, Omaha, NE.
from Boston! This place is so fun!! When we arrived we went for a
walk down by the beach. At first there was a lot of mud. My sister and I
got our shoes really muddy.
Tonight is our
last night here. Our stay was so much fun! We went horse back riding at
Sequim Stables. We walked along the beach and also went to
Crescent Beach; which was awesome. The
house was also awesome. It had a great view and walk-able beach
access. We loved the view and eating and sitting outside. I
hope we come back soon!
The kids had
fun building driftwood forts on Dungeness Spit. We hiked the
trails at the spit park and enjoyed digging clams and playing in the
tide pools. Cooked some great prime rib steaks on the grill and
had great meals everyday. Best part was kayaking out to the
Dungeness Lighthouse July 4th. Dungeness Kayaking Guide Service
(360-681-4190) was great!! We will certainly be coming back to 10,000 Waves and
can't wait until next summer. This is a gem of a location!
Had an awesome
time! Caught baby crabs on the shore with the kids and big ones in
the bay! Yum! Sea kayaking to the lighthouse was a highlight
of the trip. Saw eagles and seals! Dug lots of clams and
Geoduck clams by John Wayne Marina. Went hiking in the majestic
Olympic Mountains on Hurricane Ridge. The weather was beautiful
the whole time! Loved the house. Beautiful view from the
deck. Watched eagles, dear, and big ships pass by. - Cub
Scout Pack 258, Richland, WA.
This is so cool
up here. I love the sea. I'm having so much fun. I'm
12 in three days. But I miss home and my friends!!
Came up for a
marathon. Great place to relax and rest! Awesome view - see
you next year.
Had a wonderful
visit! It is so beautiful here, we don't want to go back to
Phoenix. We loved relaxing here and enjoyed the view from the
deck. Can't wait to
from Phoenix, AZ, and enjoyed the beautiful scenery from this
house. What a great area.
children reserved this beautiful place as a birthday present for me.
Along with 4 grandchildren, we were able to relax and spend time
together. I wish it could
have been a much longer visit.
was here from Door County, WI. Sam
and Katie were also here from Richland, WA.
We are having a good time at our sleep over.
Sam keeps picking on me (grandma).
We are having such a good time we don’t want to go back.
We’ll all be back next year.
Thank you for a
wonderful few days. We
drove to the Olympic overlook at Hurricane Ridge and played in the snow.
We also drove by Crescent Lake.
It was beautiful. We
also enjoyed Port Angeles and listening to the ship communications with
our marine radio.
What a great
place to spend a weekend in February.
We came to take a NW carving class.
Friends came up to walk the spit, and hang out and talk and read
and cook and play some games. The long driveway is a great entrance for this great
“cabin” with incredible views.
Very relaxing. I
hope we make it back. Is
this for sale?
ever! Great weather for two
weeks – only rained one day. Saw
lots of eagles, deer, and raccoons.
Spent lots of time at Dungeness Spit National Wildlife Refuge
walking, building forts, and stacking rocks.
Saw several seals and lots of ducks.
Took kids bowling in Port Angeles and toured the Dungeness River
Audubon Society wild life museum. Saw several Navy submarines pass by. We walked down the trail several times to dig clams.
We especially enjoyed eating at the El Cazador Mexican restaurant
in Sequim (across from Safeway) and it was excellent.
Had several friends from Poulsbo and Silverdale stop by for New
Years Eve. Good times can't
wait to come back. Thanks
10,000 waves you are a special place.
We will forever remember this vacation.
VIEWS!! This is one of the most unique properties/locations we
have ever seen. Places like this are usually national parks.
At times watching the ships is a busy activity - even saw several
submarines. The waves crashing on the spit is a million dollar
sound. Could this be where they record those nature sounds for
meditation CDs? We bought snow sleds for the kids (at Swains -
they have everything!) and drove up to Hurricane Ridge in Olympic
National Park. The snow doesn't start until about half way up the
mountain. On our way we stopped at the visitor's center and it was a
good thing we did - there was so many skiers and sledders that we had to
wait to drive up until somebody first came down - rangers said the
parking lot was full. We had a great time and spent the
whole afternoon getting totally wore out sledding, and I never slept so
well as that night. It was only the second time our kids saw real
snow. We saw lots of bald eagles, seals, and tame deer. We
usually try to vacation somewhere different every year, however we shall
return here again and again. Thanks for sharing this wonderful
view of the spit, great privacy, and we really appreciated how well
equipped the kitchen was! Played in powdery snow on Hurricane Ridge and
walked the spit. Hope to be back!
WAS GREAT! Queensland, Australia.
a very nice stay at 10,000 Waves. The view was outstanding and we hate
to return back to reality!
are two families. One family is from Seattle and the other is from
Bainbridge. We enjoyed the view and the fresh air. We were
impressed with the very well equipped kitchen and linen closet.
a full week here. Nice mix of Sequim sunshine, showers, and
windstorm. The continuous
sound of waves on the spit was very relaxing. Toured all the local
sites and especially liked the Olympic drive through animal park.
Found great food at the High-Way 101 Dinner! We appreciated the
books here as the quiet makes good reading atmosphere.
may return someday.
Waves is truly a wonderful place to vacation. We enjoyed the house, the
view , the spit…and found the people of Sequim to be terrific
neighbors-We hope to come back someday.
waves was a great house for the two families . It had a great view and though
it was small it had enough room. I had a great time at the
house of 10,000 waves.
had a wonderful time both exploring Olympic Peninsula-Park and staying
at 10,000 Waves. Never saw
the eagle, but did see plenty of grouse and deer walking along the beach
(bottom of path from 10,000 waves.)
Watching the harbor seals along the spit was also a real treat.
Fantastic view and location! Great weather for the most of the
week. Despite the blackout in NY putting a crimp into our travel
plans back. All said this was a perfect vacation in a perfect
had a great time! What a
wonderful place to visit. We saw Sol Duc Falls, Hurricane Ridge
and hiked the Dungeness Spit. Did not quite make it to the
lighthouse. We will save that for next visit .
THE VIEW WAS SPECTACULAR! Thank
you for a wonderful experience. We were very comfortable and had
everything we needed. Thank You.
really enjoyed our stay. We
loved the Marine Center.
We loved the view of the beach. We went hiking as well.
We loved 10,000 Waves great waves. We will come back some day.
all had a very wonderful time at the Ten Thousand Waves Cabin!!
It was so relaxing. Having
access to the Spit was great for walking and sight seeing.
The cabin was so nice to come back to after a long day of hiking. We enjoyed our stay very much!!
weather this whole week. Kids
had a great time on the beach and Spit during the morning low tides.
We dug clams every morning on the beach.
Saw lots of passing ships. Kids
built forts from driftwood out on the Spit.
Just plain had a great time and great weather in the Sequim Rain
Shadow. Family spent every
night eating dinner out on the deck listening to the waves crash on the
Spit – how loud and thunderous the waves are on returning tide.
Saw the aforementioned deer and her bambi and the birds nesting
in bird houses. We enjoyed
the 4th of July fireworks in Port Angeles – great show. We even found some great antiques and treasures at
neighborhood yard sales this weekend.
10,000 Waves is great! Great
views, great crashing waves sounds, bald eagles – cant be beat
anywhere! Can’t wait to return again.
Thanks for the great memories.
very early in the morn and I cant sleep – neither can I see very well
to write or read, but I’m attempting both
- forgot my reading glasses.
We came together to celebrate the summer solstice – seven women
with disparate visions, missions, and goals in life – yet they all
merge on the road of common understandings.
We are seeking – dreaming – yearning – for better selves
– friendship – companionship – support – comfort - laughter –
acceptance – happiness. We’ve
come to 10,000 Waves hoping to start a tradition of renewal for our
goals and dreams – we’ll all check in next year – same bat time,
same bat channel to see if we’ve succeeded.
I hope so – its been a grand beginning and I look forward to
more of it!
lieu of a description of our time here, which could never live up to the
ever there were a spring day so perfect, so uplifted by a warm
intermittent breeze that it made you want to throw open all the windows
in the house and unlatch the door to the canary’s cage, indeed, rip
the little door from its jamb, a day when the cool brick paths and the
garden bursting with peonies seemed so etched in sunlight that you felt
like taking a hammer to the glass paperweight on the living room end
table, releasing the inhabitants from their snow-covered cottage so they
could walk out, holding hands and squinting into this larger dome of
blue and white well, today is just that kind of day.
We love the solitude and huge windows and deck to enjoy it all.
Dug clams, walked the beach, sat on the deck.
There are chickadees nesting in the green birdhouse by the shed.
Lots of deer – a doe with just born twins, young buck in
velvet. They aren’t shy
and enjoy fine dining in all these gardens.
They use the stairs to the beach.
The quail have a huge covey of babies, so they scold us loudly
when we walk the driveway. We
enjoyed the variety of ships passing by.
Saw an eagle capture lunch in the water. This is a very
nice retreat – and so well set up – Thank you!
came up to get away from the hustle and bustle of Seattle, exchanging
the rat race for a mother seal and her yelping pups.
We also hoped to catch some sun in the famed “Banana Belt” of
western Washington. Well,
the shorts stayed in our bags, the sun decided not to play, replaced by
the frolicking birds and the gang of rowdy seals.
Socked in with clouds we decided to forego a drive up to
Hurricane Ridge and instead discovered the Lost Mountain Winery.
What a treat! We
added some troll king salmon, some fresh asparagus and had ourselves a
memorable BBQ. Later, a pot
of coffee, a dab of bittersweet chocolate and a warm fire allowed us to
settle in and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of 10,000 Waves.
We’ll certainly be back!
was a long way to come (from England) but well worth it.
Not sure what happened to the Sequim shadow, but until later it
also seemed to have gone on holiday.
Still we enjoyed the area and any wet weather failed to impeded
our progress (bit like home!). scenery
magnificent, food highly edible and generous, welcome very friendly.
Hope we can return one day.
P.S. - in such a relaxing place, we have left the tea pot so that
real English Tea can add a finishing touch.
a wonderful time walking along the Spit to the light house.
The closer we came to the light house, the more seals and eagles
we saw. The lighthouse
keepers were super friendly and gave us a nice tour.
The weather was great, but unfortunately the mountains were
hidden by clouds. The cabin
has been cozy and nice to relax in.
far 3 good days of weather. Today – St Patrick’s Day was incredible.
The eagle kept to his schedule and did his fly by at 7:30 buy
today he landed with his breakfast just to the west of the house (look
at the large tree between the two tree with bird feeders – the smaller
group of trees behind that is where he was sitting and has since
returned) while standing at the grill.
two submarines go by with numerous ships.
Wile taking my first walk of the day at the spit groups of seals
– some with pups - watched us and played in the surf.
To make it a perfect walk just after I put my camera away and was
starting the uphill trudge back to the car a 20-foot whale (Minke?)
breached twice just about 20 yards off shore.
This area is magic.
awesome! Beautiful perfect
view – quiet secluded private – a wonderful birthday getaway for my
husband! We’ll be back in may to enjoy this for my birthday.
We really enjoyed the view – even if it was raining most of the
for sharing your property with us – a getaway from stress - a 5 star
facility! Bless you.
a great time at hurricane ridge at Olympic park.
Also did some serious antique shopping in Sequim and Port
Angeles. Kids found shells
on the beach. Had a great
time in Sequim and 10,000 waves. Too
bad we couldn’t stay longer. We really don't want to leave!
a fun time we had here - good friends - good wine and great laughs!
Why do horses have guns? Michael Jackson is the answer to almost
anything in the game of "who is in the bag". Party bus
touring the wineries - "Now lets get something straight!"
Debbie and her bottle with the party bus seat belts. The hard-core
puzzle group who put in many hours and finished one of the hardest
puzzles ever, the easy chair that bucked us out "Are you happy to
see me?" Little Mermaid sheets on the bund bed, "Oh!
Little Tarts!!" What a great weekend! Wish we could
MLK weekend the six of us find somewhere wonderful to go. We eat,
nap, eat, walk, eat, play games, eat, be silly (oh, did I mention that
we eat?) This was a great place for us, great view, fine weather
and the chance to play. The kitchen is perfectly stocked.
Plenty of dishes, pans, and extras that help the weekend (wine opener,
etc.). Do walk down to the beach it's worth the sweat! Don't
use the railings or you will probably fall on your bottom. GREAT
times at 10,000 Waves! The December high tides completely flooded
over the spit at several locations and caused wash outs. The waves
crashing on the spit below is thunderous during a returning tide!!
The young bald eagle was on his tree top perch (directly out front about
deck level) almost every morning. Watching the passing ships is
almost an activity in itself. We kept the kids entertained with
nature walks, digging clams, and building drift wood forts and rock
piles on the spit.
Ho Hi Ho it's off to Sequim we go.... Had a wonderful and relaxing time
here. Thoroughly enjoyed the sound of the lapping waves, the sunny
and foggy days, and the walk along the spit. Locked ourselves out
after unloading suitcases and food on Thanksgiving Day. Back into
town and a few cell calls later - another set of keys. Ate at 7
Cedars Casino - a decent buffet. On Friday we ventured into Sequim
and had a delightful time visiting quaint shops and buying lots of
unique gifts and goodies. Saturday we went to Port Angeles and
found shops in Sequim far more interesting. Lavender Haze,
Foxglove and Smith, and Over the Fence are most delightful.
this beautiful place and the sound of the waves, but most of all we
enjoyed our family and friends. Kaneohe
Grandson played his guitar for us and made great music to hear. He was
part of a craft show at the Dungeness School. What a talented Grandson.
BIRTHDAY to you!” 51
years old today. We had a
wonderful dinner to celebrate. He received a great art kit for a gift…
relaxed and had some creative time with the new kit.
Oops, forgot the candles but the squashed cheesecake was still a
great treat. Sherrie the
master chef cooked our meals. We thought we were at the Ritz. Roast
pork, chicken adobo, baked potatoes, salads galore, macaroni,
cranberries, fruit plates and more.
adventures have been photographed and saved for posterity by our own
professional photographer. ALOHA
Thank you for
the use of your lovely vacation home.
We mother and daughter retreat once a year to different locations
and this has become a favorite. We
especially enjoyed the
rain Forest yesterday.
We had only
one problem that was quickly solved - the coffee filters left here were
the wrong ones and caused a spillover. We purchased the correct ones and
are leaving them for the next visitors.
wonderful time here this weekend. Me
my husband and two children, and a friend and her husband and child.
Just had a relaxing time, we went to Olympic Game Farm Park on
Saturday. It is a steep and
narrow path. But it is very
serene down there. We would
definitely come again.
arrived to unmade beds (oops) the situation was soon remedied and the
remainder of our stay was idyllic.
We looked for eagles everyday from the deck but none came to
visit. Saw plenty of deer
on our travels. This is a
very restive place you have here. We
can now go back to the land of no water ready to face the winter!
Thanks So Much! Boulder,
Beautiful days must enrich all my life.
They do not exist as mere pictures – maps hung upon the walls
of memory…. But they saturate themselves into every part of my body
and live always.”
- John Muir
This was our
first trip to the northwest. Our
time here was magical! Too
short to do everything we wanted to, but we leave feeling inspired and
changed by all we have seen. We
highly recommend taking the long (long) drive out to the Cape Flattery.
The hike to the point is wonderful, and standing at the end is
indescribably awesome. Due
to all the driving we did not spend as much time at the cottage as we
would have liked, but the time here was beautiful.
Great breakfast views and we swear we saw the Northern Lights!
(Is that possible?) Thank You!
saw 9 deer in two days. We love it here. We hope to come back soon!
gathered here for a wonderful week of fun! We feel very fortunate to
have found such a beautiful spot in the Pacific Northwest. We loved the
views of the mountains. Hearing the waves in the distance was very
soothing. We spent a lot of time hanging out on the deck reading and
soaking in the sun. Thanks for the use of games and toys and videos. A
kid friendly place which was great! The kids felt at home here and
enjoyed the comfy Lazy Boy chair (having two would have helped avoid
some feuds). One suggestion
- putting a screen on the door going out to the deck.
We wanted to keep the door open at night but then the bugs were
attacking us. A screen
would help keep the cool air moving without any unwanted visitors.
opening your house to our family. We live across the U.S.A. and having
the opportunity to all get together is special. This 10,000 Waves Cabin
was a great meeting spot! We have taken with amazing memories. Detroit,
Minneapolis, Portland, Seattle.
The week we
spent here is etched into my memory and the soles of my feet. The
21’st was pretty uneventful because of the time zone changes, and the
people were sleepy. The 22nd we slept in and then trekked
across the muddy area down the trail to the spit. We only walked about
¾ of a mile down it before coming back. On the 23rd we drove
up to Hurricane Ridge and then went to Port Angeles (Is that how you
spell it?) Before returning to the cabin, we went to town to do some
shopping, had a few very emotional discussions, and rounded out the 24th
by doing some sibling bonding. The 25th was spent two ways:
Dad and Chris went to the rain forest park and the rest of us took
Amanda up to Seattle. Not a very enjoyable trip for the most part.
Finally, on the 26th Dad, Chris, Sean, and I went back to the
spit, but only Sean and I made it to the lighthouse. I’ll be sore
forever…Nah, just for a few days.
Thanks. We are
from all over: Japan, California, Seattle, and North Carolina.
We arrived at
around 3:00 or so. The weather was very nice and warm! This place is
beautiful! Three of the ladies went to the store, while two of us stayed
behind and read. We got back and we all pitched in and made dinner. It
was great! Afterwards we sat back and visited.
We are all
taking turns writing and I will probably take more than my turn! It is a
beautiful evening, finally cooling down. We had a bit of a problem with
yellow jackets and wonder if there is a nest nearby or if we are just
not used to wooded area.
We spent a lot of time setting on the deck listening to the waves and
relaxing. The theme of our retreat is "recognizing your learning
and how to apply them in every day life," but I have to admit this retreat
has already proven to be friends enjoying each other. Until later.
Several of us
enjoyed a peaceful gorgeous colorful sunset on the deck. We
rounded out the evening by baking brownies (we highly recommend Betty
Crocker peanut supreme) having drinks and playing board games (we did
not expect there to be any, so we brought our own). We simultaneously decided to call it an evening hoping for
restful fresh air induced sleep.
Just a short entry this morning.
The night was peaceful for me, but we have discovered that
snores like a man! We woke
early but I was determined to sleep in so I stayed in bed with my eyes
closed until 7am. Because anything before that is inhuman! Thank God for
heading out today. Yesterday
flew by and I never got another chance to write.
After breakfast we dropped several off at the casino and I decided to hit the shops. We met
back at the casino and had lunch.
I left with $20 more than I came with.
Not bad. We headed back to the house and all of us napped.
We did get a little work done before dinner (they are paying for
us to be here after all).