I love going to Sequim. Any road trip on or around the Olympic Peninsula should definitely include a visit to Sequim. This small city is famous for its sunny weather, Dungeness Spit, lavender farms, easy access to the Olympic Mountains, and of course the Olympic Game Farm.
In need of a place to stay, and wanting to do something other than a hotel, I checked for some sort of vacation home that might be close to the water. One of the first options I stumbled upon was the 3 Crabs Beach House. I didn’t have high expectations, seeing as it was the first place I’d come across, but the more I checked it out the more I thought it would be pretty close to what I was looking for.
It was extremely economical, especially considering I quickly found out it was actually right on the water. It also looked like it had some great views. I booked our stay for two nights and got ready to enjoy some time in Sequim.
This was a very simple house, which was perfect, with some very cool features. First, there’s a hot tub on the deck which allows for viewing of the tankers and cruise ships that pass by all day and all night. The interior was very clean and had everything necessary to make for a pleasant stay. The best part of the whole thing though was outside. A short walk of 15-20 feet takes you from the deck to the sandy shore. We then had a pretty long stretch of open shore we could explore, hunting for shells and whatever other treasures had washed up.
To be honest, the house was so cool that we ended up spending more time there, because of the hot tub, deck, and waterfront, than we did scouring the local area for attractions. We still made it out to some of the biggies, but definitely left some to come back and check out later.
Our time at the 3 Crabs Beach House was a definite plus for our road trip.