The Union Skyhouse Iconic Union Skyhouse with Hood Canal views

  • The Iconic Union Skyhouse
    The Iconic Union Skyhouse
  • The best views are undeniably found in the Skyroomm which features a leather chaise sofa, a reading corner, a record player, and some floor cushions for lounging about.
    The best views are undeniably found in the Skyroomm which features a leather chaise sofa, a reading corner, a record player, and some floor cushions for lounging about.
  • Mornings in the Skyroom are bliss.
    Mornings in the Skyroom are bliss.
  • The Skyroom has 8 foot sliding doors on three sides. Open them a little (or a lot) for an amazing treetop breeze.
    The Skyroom has 8 foot sliding doors on three sides. Open them a little (or a lot) for an amazing treetop breeze.
  • Views of the Hood Canal and Olympic Mountains to the north.
    Views of the Hood Canal and Olympic Mountains to the north.
  • A balcony wraps around all sides of the Skyroom.
    A balcony wraps around all sides of the Skyroom.
  • Pet friendly. Family friendly. Fun friendly. ;)
    Pet friendly. Family friendly. Fun friendly. ;)
  • This record player is in the Skyroom to set the mood for all the impossibly wonderful views.
    This record player is in the Skyroom to set the mood for all the impossibly wonderful views.
  • Bring your own vinyls or use ours.
    Bring your own vinyls or use ours.
  • Skyroom views at dusk.
    Skyroom views at dusk.
  • The powder room (half bath) in the Skytower.
    The powder room (half bath) in the Skytower.
  • The Skytower is home to the Skyroom (lounge) and a powder room. The rest of the house is on the main and lower levels.
    The Skytower is home to the Skyroom (lounge) and a powder room. The rest of the house is on the main and lower levels.
  • Stargazing at the Skyhouse
    Stargazing at the Skyhouse
  • A birdseye view of this unique property: easy to find, but surrounded by trees!
    A birdseye view of this unique property: easy to find, but surrounded by trees!
  • The Guest Suite
    The Guest Suite
  • The guest suite has a private entrance on the main level, a queen sized bed, a private 3/4 bathroom.
    The guest suite has a private entrance on the main level, a queen sized bed, a private 3/4 bathroom.
  • The Guest Suite Queen-sized bed
    The Guest Suite Queen-sized bed
  • The Guest Suite has a TV with streaming capability.
    The Guest Suite has a TV with streaming capability.
  • The private 3/4 bath in the Guest Suite has original yellow fixtures.
    The private 3/4 bath in the Guest Suite has original yellow fixtures.
  • The Guest Suite also has a "secret" outdoor patio nook just outside the sliders. Perfect for a morning cup of coffee or a nightcap.
    The Guest Suite also has a "secret" outdoor patio nook just outside the sliders. Perfect for a morning cup of coffee or a nightcap.
  • The Skyhouse deck has a large gathering space with two outdoor sofas and two lounge chairs around a propane fire table. There is even room to bring more outdoor furniture from the garage.
    The Skyhouse deck has a large gathering space with two outdoor sofas and two lounge chairs around a propane fire table. There is even room to bring more outdoor furniture from the garage.
  • BYOB, but we'll supply the bottle opener.
    BYOB, but we'll supply the bottle opener.
  • Large outdoor patio table can squeeze up to 12 people with additional seating (kept in the nearby garage) at the ends.
    Large outdoor patio table can squeeze up to 12 people with additional seating (kept in the nearby garage) at the ends.
  • Cozy up for an intimate conversation in this little nook by the front door.
    Cozy up for an intimate conversation in this little nook by the front door.
  • The Skyhouse kitchen is fully stocked with modern appliances.
    The Skyhouse kitchen is fully stocked with modern appliances.
  • Views of the kitchen sink.
    Views of the kitchen sink.
  • Tea & coffee provided! We supply a coffee maker, french press, pour over, milk frother, creamer, and sugars.
    Tea & coffee provided! We supply a coffee maker, french press, pour over, milk frother, creamer, and sugars.
  • Our coffee & tea bar is stocked with locally roasted beans (regular & decaf) and some of our favorite sachets of loose leaf tea.
    Our coffee & tea bar is stocked with locally roasted beans (regular & decaf) and some of our favorite sachets of loose leaf tea.
  • Regular or decaf: we've got you covered.
    Regular or decaf: we've got you covered.
  • Dishware & flatware for 12+ guests, including kid-friendly utensils and other kitchen tools.
    Dishware & flatware for 12+ guests, including kid-friendly utensils and other kitchen tools.
  • The dining area and kitchen are a shared space, perfect for groups that like to gather while food is being prepared.
    The dining area and kitchen are a shared space, perfect for groups that like to gather while food is being prepared.
  • The sliding doors in the kitchen lead to the grill (to the left) and the outdoor sofas (to the right).
    The sliding doors in the kitchen lead to the grill (to the left) and the outdoor sofas (to the right).
  • A gas grill is available for guest use. Propane provided, and conveniently located next to the kitchen and outdoor seating.
    A gas grill is available for guest use. Propane provided, and conveniently located next to the kitchen and outdoor seating.
  • Gather at our outdoor patio space with seating for 8+.
    Gather at our outdoor patio space with seating for 8+.
  • The perfect setting for s'mores! Our fire table has seating for 8 (and room to bring chairs for more). Propane and roasting sticks provided. BYO ingredients or ask about adding a s'mores kit!
    The perfect setting for s'mores! Our fire table has seating for 8 (and room to bring chairs for more). Propane and roasting sticks provided. BYO ingredients or ask about adding a s'mores kit!
  • The living room is the central hub of the main floor. Between the kitchen, the primary bedroom suite, and the stairwell, this room is an ideal gathering space.
    The living room is the central hub of the main floor. Between the kitchen, the primary bedroom suite, and the stairwell, this room is an ideal gathering space.
  • The chest of drawers under the TV is full of board games and party games for guest use. Peek under the chest to see a set of Magnetiles for the creative types in your group!
    The chest of drawers under the TV is full of board games and party games for guest use. Peek under the chest to see a set of Magnetiles for the creative types in your group!
  • Vaulted ceilings and snuggle-worthy furniture define this inviting living room.
    Vaulted ceilings and snuggle-worthy furniture define this inviting living room.
  • Get cozy with your favorite morning brew!
    Get cozy with your favorite morning brew!
  • The living room features a vintage Meridian wood stove and 50" RokuTV.
    The living room features a vintage Meridian wood stove and 50" RokuTV.
  • Bring your own book, or borrow one of ours. We keep some of our favorites at the Skyhouse for guests to use during their stay.
    Bring your own book, or borrow one of ours. We keep some of our favorites at the Skyhouse for guests to use during their stay.
  • Books, games, and puzzles are available for guest use.
    Books, games, and puzzles are available for guest use.
  • Cozy up by the vintage Meridian wood stove in the living room! We provide wood and other fire essentials with your stay.
    Cozy up by the vintage Meridian wood stove in the living room! We provide wood and other fire essentials with your stay.
  • The primary bedroom features vaulted ceilings with an original 1970s light fixture.
    The primary bedroom features vaulted ceilings with an original 1970s light fixture.
  • The primary bedroom has a king-sized platform bed, a walk-in closet with a dresser, and a queen-sized sleeper sofa. There is also a folding floor mattress available for guest use in the primary bedroom closet.
    The primary bedroom has a king-sized platform bed, a walk-in closet with a dresser, and a queen-sized sleeper sofa. There is also a folding floor mattress available for guest use in the primary bedroom closet.
  • Hosting a large group? Shown here is a sleeping arrangement with half of the sleeper sofa plus our full-sized folding floor mattress.
    Hosting a large group? Shown here is a sleeping arrangement with half of the sleeper sofa plus our full-sized folding floor mattress.
  • The Skyhouse is family-friendly! We have a pack-n-play (with basinet attachment, not pictured) for guest use. Just message us if you would like to use it.
    The Skyhouse is family-friendly! We have a pack-n-play (with basinet attachment, not pictured) for guest use. Just message us if you would like to use it.
  • The primary bathroom is the only bathroom on the main floor. It can be closed off to the shared spaces, as an en suite, or opened up for shared use.
    The primary bathroom is the only bathroom on the main floor. It can be closed off to the shared spaces, as an en suite, or opened up for shared use.
  • The primary bathroom has double sinks and a large mirror, perfect for multiple people getting ready at the same time.
    The primary bathroom has double sinks and a large mirror, perfect for multiple people getting ready at the same time.
  • The primary bathroom has a tiled step-in shower, double sinks, and original cabinetry.
    The primary bathroom has a tiled step-in shower, double sinks, and original cabinetry.
  • The Rec Room is on the lower level.
    The Rec Room is on the lower level.
  • The Rec Room has two sofas and a bar-height table with stools, perfect for card games, jigsaw puzzles, or laptop use.
    The Rec Room has two sofas and a bar-height table with stools, perfect for card games, jigsaw puzzles, or laptop use.
  • The sofa bed in the rec room is full-sized, and comes with plenty of extra blankets!
    The sofa bed in the rec room is full-sized, and comes with plenty of extra blankets!
  • Like the artwork shown in this photo, much of the art at the Skyhouse is vintage and original. The eclectic mix of art fits the unique personality of this iconic house!
    Like the artwork shown in this photo, much of the art at the Skyhouse is vintage and original. The eclectic mix of art fits the unique personality of this iconic house!
  • The large smart TV in the Rec Room has a DVD player and a Wii video game system.
    The large smart TV in the Rec Room has a DVD player and a Wii video game system.
  • Need to squeeze in some on-the-clock time during your Skyhouse getaway? No problem. We have reliable high speed wifi and several work surfaces, including this bar-height table in the rec room.
    Need to squeeze in some on-the-clock time during your Skyhouse getaway? No problem. We have reliable high speed wifi and several work surfaces, including this bar-height table in the rec room.
  • Bringing the whole family? We have books and toys to share to keep your kids of all ages entertained.
    Bringing the whole family? We have books and toys to share to keep your kids of all ages entertained.
  • The grey couch in the Rec Room is a full-sized sleeper sofa. The closet behind it also holds a fold-out single cot.
    The grey couch in the Rec Room is a full-sized sleeper sofa. The closet behind it also holds a fold-out single cot.
  • The large coffee table in the Rec Room is perfect for games and gathering.
    The large coffee table in the Rec Room is perfect for games and gathering.
  • Wall-to-wall windows in the downstairs bedroom. All bedrooms are equipped with blackout curtains.
    Wall-to-wall windows in the downstairs bedroom. All bedrooms are equipped with blackout curtains.
  • The downstairs bedroom has a closet, antique furniture, and plenty of windows.
    The downstairs bedroom has a closet, antique furniture, and plenty of windows.
  • Even though it is on the lower level, this small bedroom feels as if its in a treehouse with nature-filled views from both large windows.
    Even though it is on the lower level, this small bedroom feels as if its in a treehouse with nature-filled views from both large windows.
  • This calming & comfortable room is small, but boasts a king sized bed and full closet.
    This calming & comfortable room is small, but boasts a king sized bed and full closet.
  • The newly renovated spa room is now open for guest use!
    The newly renovated spa room is now open for guest use!
  • Before spa use, all guests are required to sign a use agreement and waiver. If you have any questions about spa policies, just ask!
    Before spa use, all guests are required to sign a use agreement and waiver. If you have any questions about spa policies, just ask!
  • Turkish towels for the spa, in a rainbow of colors to keep track of which belongs to who.
    Turkish towels for the spa, in a rainbow of colors to keep track of which belongs to who.
  • The mountain-inspired wood panelling is original to the house, designed by its architect David Harkness.
    The mountain-inspired wood panelling is original to the house, designed by its architect David Harkness.
  • The spa room was freshened up in 2022 , but we kept the original air-jet tub (suitable for up to 4 people at a time), the original tile flooring, and the original paneling.
    The spa room was freshened up in 2022 , but we kept the original air-jet tub (suitable for up to 4 people at a time), the original tile flooring, and the original paneling.
  • The spa room includes dimmable lights, a diffuser with select aromatherapy oils, and battery operated flickering candes for a fully relaxing spa experience.
    The spa room includes dimmable lights, a diffuser with select aromatherapy oils, and battery operated flickering candes for a fully relaxing spa experience.
  • The lower level bathroom is in the hallway between the spa room and the small bedroom. It is the only full bath in the Skyhouse.
    The lower level bathroom is in the hallway between the spa room and the small bedroom. It is the only full bath in the Skyhouse.
  • Original yellow bathroom sinks, toilets, and showers/tubs were preserved in two of the three full bathrooms.
    Original yellow bathroom sinks, toilets, and showers/tubs were preserved in two of the three full bathrooms.
  • Our laundry units are available for guest use.
    Our laundry units are available for guest use.
  • The Skyhouse against a background of fall foliage.
    The Skyhouse against a background of fall foliage.
  • Daytime views of the distant Olympic Mountains.
    Daytime views of the distant Olympic Mountains.
  • Evening views of the Hood Canal and Olympic Mountains.
    Evening views of the Hood Canal and Olympic Mountains.
  • The Skyhouse towers in the company of tall trees overlooking the Hood Canal.
    The Skyhouse towers in the company of tall trees overlooking the Hood Canal.
$300-885/night
3 Bedrooms • 4 Baths (3 full, 1 half) • Sleeps 1-11
Allows pets Internet Wood Stove Water View (more...)

Iconic, one-of-a-kind 1970's PNW home on Alderbrook Creek with Skyroom views of the Hood Canal and Olympic Mountains. Surround yourself in nature with two levels of wrap-around decks, or walk amongst the treetops on the Skyroom balcony. This one-of-a-kind home sleeps 11, with three bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Perfect for a group retreat, family getaway, or reunion!

Renovated with modern comforts and decor, this showstopping house retains many of the original 1970s fixtures and designs that have been preserved to keep this home as unique as when it was built. At over 2,400 square feet, the Skyhouse features several options for gathering indoors or out. All sleeping spaces have doors, and no bedrooms share walls, allowing for privacy even for large groups. 
The climb to the top of the tower is about 98 steps, depending on where you start your climb. At the top, the Skyroom features 8 foot sliders with views to the north, east, and west. Enjoy views from the Skyroom's wrap-around balcony. There is a half bath just below the Skyroom, so you can enjoy the views as long as you'd like!
There are two sleeping spaces on the main level, and two sleeping spaces on the lower level.
  • MAIN LEVEL
    • The primary bedroom has a king bed and full sized sofa bed. It is also equipped with a walk-in closet, dresser, TV with Amazon Firestick, and a gas fireplace.
    • The guest suite has a queen bed, private entrance, 3/4 bath en suite, TV with Amazon Firestick, and wet bar with a mini fridge and a Keurig.
    • The living room, primary bathroom, and kitchen/dining room are also on the main level. No need to use the stairs at all for guests with mobility issues!
  • LOWER LEVEL
    • The "rec room" has a full-sized sleeper sofa and single folding cot. This room has a door for privacy, a wet bar, and a smart TV.
    • The lower level bedroom is cozy with a king bed, dresser, and closet. 
  • SKYTOWER
    • The first landing in the Skytower has a utility closet and powder room. 
    • The Skyroom, at the top of the tower, is a lounge space equipped with seating, floor cushions, and a vinyl record player. 

Other spaces at the Skyhouse include the spa room, laundry facilities, a lower-level full bath (tub & shower), outdoor picnic table, outdoor lounge area with gas fire table, outdoor wood fire pit, and garage stocked with recreational gear. All are available for guest use!

Cancellation Policy: One hundred percent (100.00%) of the total booking charges will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 30 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. Fifty percent (50.00%) of the total booking charges will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 10 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. For cancellations made within 10 days prior to the arrival date, no refund will be issued.

We found this property on the market in Summer 2020. After a four month escrow, we started some basic rehab, including repairing the deck, replacing fixtures, scraping some popcorn ceilings, and adding new paint & flooring. Some of the elements were modernized, but most were kept in line or taken back to their original form. One day when cleaning out a closet before ripping out its carpet, we found a tube mailer with the house's blueprints inside. The original blueprints! That's when we found the name "Harkness Skyhouse" (named for its architecht, David Harkness), and we have called it the Skyhouse ever since.

Union, Washington

Property Type Tower
Accommodation Entire Home
Check-In A keypad is available 24 hours a day to provide entry for guests
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 11
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Limited accessibility
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 21
  • Pets welcome
Setting & View
  • Water View
General
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hot Water
  • Private Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Firewood Provided
  • Wifi
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Free Internet
  • Body Soap
  • Hair Conditioner
  • Shower Gel
  • Clothing Storage (closet or wardrobe)
  • Portable Fans
Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Pots & Pans
  • Dining Table
  • Baking Sheet
  • Barbeque/Grill Utensils
  • Coffee
  • Mini Fridge
  • Wine Glasses
Dining
  • Child's Highchair
  • Seating for 8 people
Bathrooms 4 Baths (3 full, 1 half)
  • Guest Suite Bathroom – Shower, Toilet
  • Downstairs Bathroom – Combination Tub/Shower, Toilet
  • Primary Bathroom – Shower, Toilet
  • Skytower Powder Room – Toilet
Sleeping Arrangements 3 Bedrooms, sleeps 1-11
  • Rec Room – 1 Sleeper Sofa/Futon, 1 Murphy Bed/Cot, 1 Floor Mattress
  • Guest Suite – 1 Queen bed
  • Small Bedroom – 1 King bed
  • Primary Bedroom – 1 King bed, 1 Sleeper Sofa/Futon
Entertainment
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Video Games
  • Music Library
  • Games/Board Games
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Smart TV
  • Record Player
Family
  • Baby Gate
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Pack N Play/Travel Crib
  • Room Darkening Shades
  • Children's Books & Toys
Outdoor
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck/Patio (uncovered)
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Private Yard
  • Fire Pit
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Outdoor Seating
Pool/Spa
  • Jacuzzi
Vehicles
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Free Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Free Parking On Premises
Theme
  • Adventure
  • Family
Safety
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Linens High Temp Wash
  • Cleaning Products
Expectations
  • Requires Stairs
  • Cameras/Surveillance