WHY IT MAKES SENSE TO BUY NOW

Timing is everything. Markets have been chaotic, leading to historically low-interest rates, which can offer homebuyers significant benefits and opportunities. Identifying the best path forward as you plan for the future can be difficult. Here are some of our insights to help.

 

At Alderbrook Properties, we welcome real estate agents and look forward to working with you. We would love to help you find your client’s dream home.
Read on to learn more about how we make this a win-win situation for everyone! It all starts with the three Cs: cooperation, collaboration, and communication.

 

View our “listings” page here.  Also, visit our Zillow Builder profile, the Alderbrook Golf Club.

Why We Love to Call Alderbrook Home

The pandemic is challenging for all of us. As we slow down, we now have more time to think about our lives. Our focus right now needs to be on the “new normal.” But, it’s also a chance to think about how we would like to live in the future. 

Many of us have a new appreciation for being out of doors and experiencing nature. Nowhere else can you find a sense of the serene when surrounded by the beauty of greenery, trees, and the sounds of birds and other woodland creatures. 

We’re also learning that location doesn’t need to define where you work. And this opens up new opportunities. Why not live in a spot that feels like you’re on vacation? And if you’re starting to think about what retirement or partial retirement in the future might look like, this is a great way to transition into this next phase.

If you’re living in the city, you may be reflecting on the pace of life and thinking that you want to live differently. But while you may want to feel like you are living in a remote area, you don’t want to be removed. You still want access to urban amenities. 

At Alderbrook, you can have it all. 

We’re just 30 minutes away from beautiful, pristine trails in the Olympic National Forest. If you love the sound of crashing waves, it’s only 90 minutes to the Pacific Ocean Beaches. It’s also pretty darn easy to get to Seattle, Tacoma, and other nearby cities if you need to. We’re just a relaxing 45-minute drive and a one-hour ferry ride to Seattle. Or, if you want to drive, it takes about the same amount of time if you just go through Tacoma and head up I-5.

These reasons and a few more are why we love the Alderbrook community: 

Natural Beauty of Hood Canal and the Olympic Peninsula

You have hiking trails right outside your door. Imagine living in the middle of more than five miles of walking and hiking trails. Majestic mountains and shimmering water make this a timeless and magical place. Kayaking, boating, paddle boarding, crabbing, clamming, and fishing are just a few of the water activities to enjoy. Our community is also an official “dark sky” community, so when you go outside to stargaze at night, you will see a multitude of stars.

Award-Winning Golf at the Alderbrook Golf & Yacht Club

The award-winning Alderbrook Golf Course is beautiful and has some interesting holes to challenge golfers. When you live in the Alderbrook community, HOA dues include golf for two, and this is a great bargain. Plus, you have reciprocal memberships in ten other golf clubs. The Alderbrook Clubhouse features a restaurant and a well-stocked pro-shop. Fun activities like Taco Tuesday are a chance to bring residents together and connect (when we can do that again.)

Alderbrook Is a Great Place to Live

The Alderbrook community is a friendly place. Residents are welcome to be as involved—or uninvolved—in activities as they like. It’s the perfect place to vacation and then make it your retirement destination. We have high-speed internet service, making it possible to work remotely. The world-class Alderbrook Resort & Spa is located nearby, just down the hill from our community. The Resort’s restaurants, spa, and other activities such as year round s’mores at the fire pit next to the water make it a delightful destination. As a Mason County resident, you’ll receive discounts on dining and some of the spa services but always check with the Resort to confirm. Fun activities related to artisanal food or our outdoor cinema during the summer make this a great place to live and vacation.

Surrounded by majestic mountains, a sense of timeless peace comes over you. This spell may be interrupted by birds, deer, and the occasional sound of a golf ball, and that makes it a pretty perfect place to call home.

If you’re ready to start exploring your options, give us a call. We’d be happy to share more about this beautiful place we call home. We’d love to help you find your Alderbrook Properties dream home.

So Many Reasons!

There are so many reasons why we love the Alderbrook community! The scenery is breathtaking. From the beautiful Hood Canal to the majestic Olympic National Forest, there’s something for everyone.

This area is also home to our neighbor and world-class, luxury getaway: Alderbrook Resort & Spa! Situated on Hood Canal, the Resort provides stunning views of the water and also has a network of hiking trails where you can enjoy nature firsthand.

“Our beautiful resort is a wonderful place to vacation and can offer so much for those who are local as well,” points out General Manager, Shaun Tucker. “It’s the perfect place for visiting family and friends to stay. Our dining options are stellar with activities, including spa services, for both visitors and locals.”

Did You Know…

Many of the activities at Alderbrook Resort & Spa are available to residents? Also, the Mason County Locals Program for residents entitles you to a 20% discount at the Restaurant, Lounge, Patio, Waterfront Center, and Spa Services. Just make sure you check with the resort to get the latest details on availability.

You can learn more about the fun activities offered by the Alderbrook Resort & Spa on their website. Many are available for non-hotel guests, and you can often register and pay directly on the resort’s site.

Here’s a quick sample:
Full Moon, Aqua and All Levels Yoga
Happy Hour Monday through Friday at The Lounge with live music every Friday evening and of course, delicious dining any time!
• Cruises — don’t miss the Santa Cocoa Cruise on Saturday and Sundays December 8-22!
Spa Services

Union City Market

Alderbrook Resort & Spa recently renovated the Union City Market, a historic shopping and event venue inside a working marina. Located two miles from the resort, by water or road, visitors can purchase local art, gifts, and Hood Canal merch. The public dining venue, Hook & Fork, offers a rotating menu featuring seasonally available ingredients on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday throughout the year. On the third Thursday of each month, limited tickets are available for a Canal Cookout dining experience.

But wait…there’s S’more!

Year-round, you can purchase a S’mores kit and roast marshmallows in one of the fire pits. Right now, there’s nothing like drinking in a beautiful water view while enjoying the crisp fall air in front of a fire. Remember to stay focused and make sure you hang on to that marshmallow!

But don’t just take our word for it. Head over to Alderbrook Resort & Spa and experience the beauty and luxurious comfort of this local gem!

Alderbrook Properties has updated hours! We are now open Friday through Monday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. On Wednesday and Thursday, sales tours are available, but by appointment only.  Please see our “Contact Us” page for additional information.

Filled with wonderful things to see and do, the Alderbrook community could be the location of your new dream home!

Residents (and Alderbrook Properties homeowners) Tom Druckenmiller and Nancy Pacelli love it here! “Our Alderbrook home is the perfect retirement home built with quality materials, attention to detail and excellent utilization of space and design. Place all that in the beautiful wooded, friendly golf course community of Alderbrook and you have a winning combination. Our first impression brought tears to our eyes at the overwhelming beauty of the Hood Canal, the forest and breathtaking views of the Olympic mountains, all within a two-minute walk of our house. We knew we were home!”

We appreciate Tom and Nancy sharing their experience and want to provide you with a quick look so you can see what you’re missing!

Check out our video!

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Life on the Water

 

Whether you prefer fresh water or salt water, there are convenient options available right here in Mason County.  Boating, fishing, kayaking, water skiing, shell fishing, swimming, jet skiing, wake boarding, canoeing & leisurely floating are just moments away, so look no further.

 

The ever beautiful Hood Canal is the closest and most convenient option.  Hood Canal is a fjord forming the western lobe of the Puget Sound.  The entire length of the canal is approximately 65 miles with an average width of 1.5 miles.  The shape, size and location of the canal give it unique geography and topography ensuring beautiful views no matter how much or little you travel it.  There is water access and/or public boat/water-craft launches at the Hood Canal Marina, The Alderbrook Resort & Spa or Twanoh State Park.  Enjoy any of the multitudes of water activities right on the Canal.

 

For fresh water enthusiasts there are a number of accessible lakes and rivers.  Spencer Lake encompasses about 230 acres of clean fresh water and is a full sports lake.  Spencer Lake also provides some of the best fishing around for Rainbow Trout, Largemouth Bass and Perch.  Mason Lake is approximately 1,000 acres in size, with 10.9 miles of shoreline. The lake is perfect for jet skis, boats, kayaks and canoes.  Occasionally the water is calm enough for water skiing too.

 

For a river fishing experience, visit the nearby Skokomish River.  From beginning to end the river is approximately 49 miles in length.  A portion of the river enters Hood Canal at Anna’s Bay and creates the Skokomish Flats.  The river is good for a variety Salmon fishing and a project is underway to bring Sockeye Salmon back to the river.  There are few other local rivers to visit too which offer a variety of activities including fishing & camping; the Hamma Hamma River, the Duckabush River, the Dosewallips River and the Big Quilcene River.