Vacation rental websites such as Airbnb and VRBO have changed the way vacationers travel. Vacation rental properties have become a popular alternative to tourists looking for temporary lodging while on vacation. In fact, more and more guests are choosing to rent private homes rather than booking hotels. Due to the increase in popularity of these rentals, many people have become interested in buying a vacation property as an investment.

What makes a vacation rental successful?

It is important to buy a vacation rental property in an area that is a popular vacation destination so the property will be rented frequently. In Washington State, the most successful rental locations are usually near tourist visited destinations such as beaches, mountains, lakes, national parks, etc. Choose a place in a tourist area that not only has nearby attractions that are easy to get to but also has upside investment potential.

Hood Canal: Puget Sound's Crown Jewel

Hood Canal is an extremely popular place for Pacific Northwest vacationers of all ages to explore. A place filled with world-class activities, lively events, and plenty of places to hide away from it all when you just want to connect with nature, it is a popular place for visitors and has proven very successful for vacation rental properties.

Right now, a once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of Kitsap County’s most successful vacation rental properties is available along the northern shores of Hood Canal.


This stunning custom home is nestled on the pristine shores of the natural fjord known as Hood Canal with 150 feet of private, no bank sand beach waterfront and fresh water estuary. The perfect place for family reunions, birthdays, anniversaries and club gatherings, this grand cottage allows guests to indulge in the best watercraft, angling, and shellfish opportunities in the entire Puget sound area while experiencing breathtaking sunsets and panoramic views of the Olympic Mountains and Mount Baker.

This property produces over $150,000 in income per year with even more potential upside and a 5+ year rental and income history. This home can come fully furnished and the successful business sold with the property.

To read reviews from guests who previously stayed at the estate, visit the old booking website HERE.

Property Details:

  • 4 bedrooms, 4.25 bathrooms

  • 4,624 square foot main residence on a 5-acre lot

  • 150 feet of private, no bank sand beach waterfront

  • Beautiful water, mountain, and territorial views

  • Custom accent lighting

  • Floor to ceiling windows with adjustable upper and lower louvers on the water side

  • Eight thermostat controlled gas fireplaces; one for each special living space… creating zone heating options for each particular room

  • Gourmet chefs kitchen with custom cabinetry, slab granite countertops, stainless steel appliances including a Wolf dual fuel stove with double ovens

  • Beverage bar

  • Master suite with french door entry

  • Beautifully appointed spa-styled bathroom with jetted, heated soaking tub, dual fixtured walk-in shower, and heated tile floors

  • Entertainment-media gathering room with 7.1 surround sound theater system, granite kitchen counter and refrigeration, custom cabinetry, and Double French door access to the entertainment deck

For more information on this property, please visit HoodCanalGrandCottage.com