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Diamond Retreat: a Haven of Peace and Quiet

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Nestled between a state park, the strait of Juan de Fuca, and open spaces.

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Last updated: 12/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Sequim house description

Choose from many wonderful possibilities or you can just do it all: Take in the first sunrays with a cup of coffee on the East facing porch. Imagine waking up away from your life’s distractions in a cozy retreat with two large bedrooms, an inviting dining room, a modern kitchen, a comfortable living room with wood burning stove, two covered porches — facing East and West respectively, a wonderful garden, and an infinity of singing birds. Imagine a place with high ceilings; a look-out to sea from an armchair on the front porch or a ten minute walk to the beach where the islands of Puget Sound rise out of the ocean in the distance. The focal point is Protection Island, a magnificent rocky outcrop that is a Federally protected National Wildlife Refuge. Protection Island is known for its breeding colony of Tufted Puffin, rhinoceros auklets, and gulls. It is on the flyway for many migrating birds. Seals, sea lions, orcas, and other cetaceans are often seen nearby.

Nestled in the arms of Discovery Bay in the Olympic Peninsula, Diamond Retreat is a fully furnished home, decorated with original art by Northwest artists. It has a huge front porch with comfortable furniture, a nice front yard, and a back yard that borders Miller State Park.

If you feel ambitious, you can hop on your bike and explore the endless trails of the nearby Park, or simply take a walk on the meandering streets of the neighborhood and probably never see a car. A ten-minute walk will bring you to a private beach that goes on for miles in either directions, at the bottom of the cliff.



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Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • food processor, corn popper, coffee machine, french press, salad spinner, blender, bread machine, steamer, baking trays...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo:

                    with cable-adaptor for smart phone...moreless

                  • Video Library

                  Attractions

                      • Festivals

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Boating
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Location Type

                          • Water View:

                            View to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and Protection Island, a wildlife preserve...moreless

                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                          • Cycling
                          • Hiking
                          • Kayaking
                          • Mountain Biking

                          Dining

                          • Dining Area
                          • Seating for 6 people

                          General

                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Heating
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Wood Stove

                          Kitchen

                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils:

                            plentiful & colorful...moreless

                          • Dishwasher
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven:

                            dual electric convection ...moreless

                          • Pantry Items:

                            blender, rice cooker, popcorn maker...moreless

                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove:

                            gas cooktop...moreless

                          • Toaster

                          Outside

                          • Deck / Patio
                          • Outdoor Grill

                          Payment Type

                              • Visa
                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              High Season
                              May 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              $190

                              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                              My Standard Rate
                              4 night min stay
                              $170

                              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest


                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Cleaning Fee $80 + tax
                              • Booking fee $6
                              • Tax Rate 10.4%

                              Notes:

                              High Season Nightly Rent (May 1st - Sept. 30th) $190/night for up to 2 people.

                              $15/night each additional person

                              Standard Rate (Oct. 1st - April 30th) $170/night for up to 2 people. 4 Night Minimum during this time.

                              $15/night each additional person

                              $80 non-refundable cleaning fee

                              10.4% tax + $5.95 booking fee.

                              No Smoking

                              No Pets allowed.

                              Deposit required of 1st night's rent + booking fee ($5.95), balance due upon check in.

                              Payment by personal check, Visa or Mastercard.

                              No Pets


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                              Calendar

                              Last updated: 12/16/2014
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                              21 Unavailable
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                              Location

                              4 Miles
                              Nearest Motorway
                              101

                              Car: Necessary

                               

                              Manager info

                              Year Purchased: 2012

                              About: Jay is also an architect with his own practice and is also an artist, painting in encaustic (with beeswax). I am passionate about hiking, skiing, camping and sea kayaking.

                              Why Sequim:
                              Over the years, I have rented cabins near Sequim several times and have grown very fond of this area because there is sense of space. The mountains are nearby, yet the distance between mountains and shore is vast and offers much opportunities for walks and hikes. One of my favorite places is the Miller Peninsula state park, located adjacent to the house, and also the Dungeness Spit.

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              When I first visited the property, I remember stepping onto the huge porch and felt 'enrobed' by the silence (it was December 26 so there were no birds then!), and a deep feeling of peace. It was a wonderful experience. Within a month, I became the owner and with every visit since then, that sense of calm and space has grown. It is always so wonderful to be on the front east-facing porch, paying attention to the birds' songs, trying to see if there are different from previous visits.


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                              • Nestled between a state park, the strait of Juan de Fuca, and open spaces.

                                Nestled between a state park, the strait of Juan de Fuca, and open spaces.

                              • A magnificent porch with comfortable furniture

                                A magnificent porch with comfortable furniture

                              • It's your time to relax --- maybe read that book you have been wanting to

                                It's your time to relax --- maybe read that book you have been wanting to

                              • A dining room with nice views on the back yard

                                A dining room with nice views on the back yard

                              • The king size bedroom has an attached bathroom with tub

                                The king size bedroom has an attached bathroom with tub

                              • Guest bathroom

                                Guest bathroom

                              • A variety of sitting areas to match the sun and your desires

                                A variety of sitting areas to match the sun and your desires

                              • Exploring Miller Park's endless trails, Protection Island in the background

                                Exploring Miller Park's endless trails, Protection Island in the background

                              • Instant escape from the city

                                Instant escape from the city

                              • A spacious living room: a user friendly wood fire stove and comfortable chairs

                                A spacious living room: a user friendly wood fire stove and comfortable chairs

                              • Enjoy the modern kitchen: it is outfitted with many convenient appliances

                                Enjoy the modern kitchen: it is outfitted with many convenient appliances

                              • Queen size bedroom off of the front porch

                                Queen size bedroom off of the front porch

                              • A back yard full of nooks and crannies to discover

                                A back yard full of nooks and crannies to discover

                              • Hurricane Ridge is not far and the skiing is good

                                Hurricane Ridge is not far and the skiing is good

                              • Just a few minutes from the house ...

                                Just a few minutes from the house ...

                              VRBO #414957

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                              This listing was first published here in 2012.

                              Date last modified - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

                              $170 - $190 per night (USD)
                              2

                              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 6

                              View calendar: Updated 12/16/14
                              Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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                              Member since: 2012
                              Speaks: english
                              • Calendar last updated: 12/16/2014
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