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English Style Cottage on Private Sandy Salt Waterfront Lot

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Hot tub is under pergola, sitting on one of 5 decks guests can enjoy

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Holmes Harbor cottage description

The custom built and completely remodeled cedar clad cottage, sits on a low bank lot overlooking Holmes Harbor, with a westerly exposure. Extremely quiet and private. The properties on either side are vacant. Brand new Six person hot tub just steps from the French doors, on one of 6 private decks, comprising 2500 square feet. Teak main deck has spectacular view of the water. Quality teak and aluminum deck furnishings, including two stainless steel barbecue grills, and outdoor fireplaces on three of the decks. The beach is predominantly sand, with some rocky areas, depending on the season.

The cottage is furnished with good quality English antiques. It has dozens of hand made, stained glass lamps and panels. All rooms are paneled in knotty pine or clear cedar. Oak or teak plank flooring in lower level. Quality Wool oriental rugs on both levels. Appliances include dishwasher, compactor, dual zone wine chiller,new glass top range. All rooms except one have superior water views. Stone fire place has been converted to propane logs.

Owner had Labrador retriever, so entire property is fenced for pet protection. Steps lead directly to privately owned beach. There is a 50 X 15 foot deck at waters edge, that has separate sleeping quarters for kids in a tastefully decorated 12 X 10 feet room, with king-sized sleeping loft. A small kitchen and a glass covered eating area, as well as a stainless barbecue and and refrigerator and a outdoor shower are on this deck, as is the boat launch with electric winch. Two fiberglass row boats are for the use of guests, as well as two stainless crab pots,a crab cooker and clam digging gear. A mooring bouy is available for your boat, that can be moored directly in front of the property.

Clams, Mussels and Dungeness and red rock crab are available in Julu until Labor day, and in the winter, if regulations permit. Salmon fishing can be good when the season is open. Your animal neighbors include gray whales in the spring, along with California sea lions, sea otters, harbor seals and bald eagles, king fishers and great blue heron.

This truly is living in paradise,on a perfect private crescent beach. No noise, no crowds. Enjoy sunsets as spectacular as exist anywhere in the world, framed by the Olympic mountains and reflected by the beautiful harbor.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Owner is allergic to cats, but well mannered dogs are welcome...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

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  • Detached Unit

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  • Double Beds (2) Master bedroom bed is 100 year old antique brass bed with new memory foam mattress, Twin or Single Beds (2) twin brass bed in sleeping loft, as well as a beautiful walnut antique bed with new memory foam mattress in downstairs bedroom, Baby Cribs (1) This is a play and pack unit that can be used for a small child. It sets up easily., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) futon has memory foam mattress pad, and is very comfortable...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Air Conditioning in the Upstairs and master Bedrooms, 42 Inch High Definition Sharp 1080P lcd tv, Sony Home Theater, Flat Panel TV in Each Bedroom,including new Sharp hi def 1080P lcd in master bedroom; TV and DVD in Separate Guest House at Water's Edge, Computer with Flat Panel Monitor, Small Library, Gas Fireplace in Master Bedroom, Ship's Porthole Built Into Wall of Master Bath, Outdoor Speakers, Telescope, Partially Enclosed Glass Outdoor Sitting Area, Large Skylights Upstairs, Aromatic Cedar Lined Closets, Hand Carved Eagle, and Dozens of Handmade stained glass Pieces, Both Indoors and Out, Beautiful Outdoor Lighting and Lots of Flowers Growing in Containers During the Spring, Summer and Fall, Parking for Three Cars. New stainless steel range and dishwasher; dual zone wine cooler; filtered water; granite counter tops in kitchen; new low e thermopane windows throughout; portable infant/toddler crib; boat launch;small boat mooring; 2 fiberglass boats...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    High def 1080I big screen in living room, equipped with Sony amp and a bluray dvd player. Master has a second high def 1080I lcd t.v.; all bedrooms have smaller flat screen t.v....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beachfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Window units in master and upstairs bedrooms...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available:

    printer available as well....moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace:

    Propane fireplace is set in beautiful stone fireplace...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    vonage system, permitting nationwide toll free calls, as well as many European toll free calls. Phones are in two of the bedrooms, as well as the living room....moreless

  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    new stacking L.G. high efficiency washer and dryer in master bath...moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    There is a pop corn popper,waffle maker, toaster, toaster oven, hand mixer,blender, coffee maker, coffee grinder, microwave oven,most every spice,and dual zone wine chiller....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    remodeled with new oak cabinets and granite counter top and new smooth top range and new stainless dishwasher....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    french door type with filtered water and ice maker...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Deck / Patio:

    cottage has over 2500 square feet of multilevel decks, including a teak tile deck. The 50 by 14 foot deck above the bulkhead has a boat launch with electric winch, and a kitchen....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    lowest deck has a glass roofed gazebo and a beach shower with running hot water. It is next to a small kitchen with fridge, running potable water and a microwave oven....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    new slate tile on glass enclosed area that features teak furniture, and allows guests to sit outside when it rains....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    twin pump 8 person 54 jet hot tub under hardwood pergola is screened for privacy, and has a wonderful view of the water. Has a custom made lightweight cover...moreless

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sept16-June 14
Jan 3 - Jun 14, 2015
2 night min stay
$160 $200
Fri, Sat
$1,200

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

June 15-Sept 15
Jun 15 - Sep 15, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,500

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 10.7%

Notes:

Sept. 16 - June 14 is a 2 nite min. for $350.

The $200 damage deposit is a cleaning/damage deposit combination.

Off season holidays are $200.

!0% discount for each full stay beyond the first week.


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Location

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    north point View on map

    This was is an Indian burial ground more than a century ago. It is now one of two community beaches available exclusively for the use of owners and guests of Beverly Beach property owners. Clam digging is outstanding off this point when the tide is out

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    south point View on map

    A one lane road leads to this point, which is a level, sandy waterfront area for the exclusive use of Beverly Beach property owners, and their guests. Boats that can be carried or kayaks can be launched here. This road provides access to the elderly to the beach, since no steps need be traversed to reach it.

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    mooring buoy View on map

    We have a 24 inch mooring buoy set out directly in front of our privately owned beach. It is a 24 inch white globe, anchored in a sandy/muddy water by 200 lbs. of galvanized heavy steel grates, attached to 35 feet of heavy chain. It will moor your boat of 26 feet or under or a jet ski or sea plane.

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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Seattle/Tacoma International
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
14 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Mukeltio/Columbia Beach
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
52 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
70 Miles
Nearest Ski

Car: Necessary

Private Community Beach Includes an Ancient Indian Burial Ground at the North Point, Beach Hiking Extends for Miles at Low Tide, Hunt for Sand Dollars and Golf Balls That a Neighbor Drives Out Into the Water, and Travel to Nearby Langley and Enjoy the Arts, Crafts and Restaurants of the Village By the Sea, Go See the Mariners Lose Another Game at Safeco Field, It is Only an Hours Drive and a 12 Minute Ferry Boat Ride to Seattle, the Most Beautiful City in North America, Lounge in Deck Chairs and Watch the Ever Changing Water and the Incredible Sunsets. The covered 64 jet hot tub has privacy screens, and enjoys a great view of the water. There is good fishing for Dungeness crab during open season, and two pots are available to guests to use after the season opens on July 1. Guests can use the older outboard motor available upon payment of a $350 deposit, or can row the two boats that are left on the 50 by 14 foot deck that is built on top of a bulkhead at the edge of Puget Sound.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1971

About the owner: Owners are a retired professional couple, married for 45 years. We have spent most of our adult lifetime rebuilding and furnishing this cottage as a sanctuary from living and working in a major metropolitan area. We have equipped it with amenities that should satisfy anyone, whether a gourmet cook or avid boater and fisherman or nature loving beach bum. We love to fish, and have personally caught a few thousand fish, primarily blackmouth salmon, in the harbor in front of our home. We have also caught hundreds of Dungeness crab in the bay in front of our home. We have left all of the antiques and art works for our guests to enjoy, taking with us only our family pictures and our memories. Please make some of your own.

Why the Owner Chose Holmes Harbor:
We bought this home 40 years ago from a beloved family member. I have come to this beautiful place for almost 68 years, and it has been our haven since we were first married. It has a sandy beach (sometimes)and a westerly exposure, and is only an hour away from Seattle. Not much rain here, since it is close to the 'rain shadow' of the Olympic mountains, and it provides a perfect place to relax and enjoy life with ones family. I can go out my french doors to a boat in 2 minutes, and drop a crab pot in the water in 10 minutes. We have completely rebuilt and expanded the indoors and outdoors living areas over the years. It is functionally like a new home, yet has the charm of an English cottage. The last of the 2,500 square feet of wooden decks and walkways was completed in the spring of 2010. We now can enjoy the wonderful property from 7 different levels, from the waters edge to our parking area off Beach Drive, the road that leads to our home.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Guests will enjoy complete privacy at our home. You will see bald eagles every day of your stay. In March, gray whales migrate up to their northern homes, stopping by to feed on sand shrimp that live in the sands of our beach. I have seen them hundreds of times. Once, 15 years ago, one passed away on our beach. Forty tons of dead whale gave us our 15 minutes of fame, since the sad event had never occurred before inside Puget Sound, and the media went wild. The view of the water is wonderful from all of the decks. Have a glass of wine while relaxing in our hot tub and watch the spectacular sunsets. If you not sure what heaven is like you will have a better understanding once you stay on Beverly Beach for a few days.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Hot tub is under pergola, sitting on one of 5 decks guests can enjoy

    Hot tub is under pergola, sitting on one of 5 decks guests can enjoy

  • Kitchen has new stainless appliances filtered water new granite counters

    Kitchen has new stainless appliances filtered water new granite counters

  • Original work of art on bath shower stall compliments the jetted tub

    Original work of art on bath shower stall compliments the jetted tub

  • half of the master bedroom, which is 'L' shaped. Other 1/2 has lg. skylight

    half of the master bedroom, which is 'L' shaped. Other 1/2 has lg. skylight

  • Kids quarters and kitchen area built four feet from puget sound

    Kids quarters and kitchen area built four feet from puget sound

  • overview of the structures built on the 50 by 14 deck next to the saltwater

    overview of the structures built on the 50 by 14 deck next to the saltwater

  • Living room with Sony stereo/ blue ray disc player and 1880 p high def TV

    Living room with Sony stereo/ blue ray disc player and 1880 p high def TV

  • Exotic wood cover added to 6 person hot tub, with roll down screening

    Exotic wood cover added to 6 person hot tub, with roll down screening

  • view from our hot tub on our third highest level deck

    view from our hot tub on our third highest level deck

  • Antique porthole  has stained glass boat. new L.G. washer & dryer in bath

    Antique porthole has stained glass boat. new L.G. washer & dryer in bath

  • Sunset over harbor, shot taken from teak main deck of our cottage

    Sunset over harbor, shot taken from teak main deck of our cottage

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
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  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 03/12/2015
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