A great location for access to the wonders of Puget Sound and the Olympic Peninsula. Our guest quarters is fully furnished, with a king-size bed, armoire, 2 comfy chairs, small dining table, washer & dryer. Bed linens, towels, etc. included. Kitchenette includes fridge, microwave, toaster/convection oven, 2-burner hot plate & all dishware, glassware, pots & pans, utensils, etc. Television via DirecTV; ethernet & wireless internet connection. There is a small patio with a cast-iron table and chairs, a chiminea and a Weber kettle grill for you to enjoy cooking that fresh salmon you caught (or bought from one of the seafood vendors at historic Pike Place Market in Seattle!) while enjoying the quiet of the wooded property all around you.
Port Orchard is a small town on the Kitsap Peninsula, and our property is just minutes away from the Southworth Ferry, which can take you to Vashon Island or to the Fauntleroy Ferry dock in West Seattle for an easy commute to downtown Seattle. We are also close to Highway 16, which takes you across Hood Canal to the Olympic Peninsula, for great day-trips to this spectacular part of the state. A half-hour south of us via Highway 16 is Tacoma, with its own northwest vibe. We are also very close to Banner Forest Heritage Park, a 636-acre wildlife preserve which included miles of biking and walking trails (and bears, per a recent glance at the park's web site!)
We list the minimum stay as 14 nights but may make an exception for a minimum of 7 nights if we can accommodate the timing of the request with our schedule.
Please note that we accept reservations by NON-SMOKERS only. We do not permit smoking on the property nor will we rent to a smoker who says they will smoke outside only. This little unit is our own guest quarters, which we are choosing to rent out when we don't need it for our own guests, so please do not put us in the position of having to refuse your stay when you arrive if you are not a non-smoker!
We have set the place up to be a comfortable little home-away-from-home for a medium-length stay. Our "target market" is someone wanting to visit this area for a month or longer, up to maybe 3 or 4 months. We are trying to keep the price affordable while still providing as many amenities as we can for our guests. There are many properties in this area with beautiful water and/or mountain views but they rent for considerably more per night than we do. Our place is more about cozy comfort and we hope that our guests will enjoy the natural area around them.