"We happily called this home for the last two weeks of September, 2014. Although we’ve stayed in Sequim before, this was our first time in the Gardner community. The house is set high on a bluff overlooking Discovery Bay and each day began with us peering out to see what it and the sky offered. This is how a day should begin. In fact, the living room, family room, eating area and one of the bedrooms all look out over the Bay.
One of the unexpected features are the peacocks which visit every day. There were adult females, one male and several chicks. Apparently, they “belong” to a nearby house but hung out here so often, it felt as if they were part of this place. They were our more than welcome wildlife and came up quite close seeming as curious about us as we were about them.
The house is built for comfort. There are two main living room areas so it’s easy to find a place to suit your mood. The living room is a bit more formal and includes a desk and radio/CD player. Reception isn’t that great but we got a clear FM station from British Columbia we enjoyed.
The other room is more casual and includes a large TV, games, books, DVDs. There were other things, too, (golf clubs perhaps), but we had no interest so didn’t use them. They are there, though.
You can take lovely walks from the house through this neighborhood and get closer to the water level. Gardner has its beach nearby, too. You’ll discover the troll house, if you wander about a bit.
There was one neighbor on one side but we never heard them, and barely saw them. On the other side, a new home was being constructed but there was never a noise problem, and it was relatively secluded so we hardly noticed it at all.
People are friendly and will wave as you go by. This time of year, apples were weighing down some of the trees, sorely tempting us, but we remained good neighbors and didn’t give into temptation.
This home is built for comfort, peace and quiet and lovely views. We’d go back to it in a flash."
Date of Stay: September 2014
Review Submitted: October 14, 2014