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Pt Townsend #1 Rated House Newer 2BR Peaceful Convenient and Complete Privacy

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2BR +2 Futons Laundry Room Wifi Streaming TV Netflix Hulu BBQ Deck Extra Parking

Take advantage of our mild winter weather and low rates at this time of year. Great place to stay visiting relatives or to enjoy a getaway on the Olympic Peninsula. Get your 7th night free if you stay for a week. Go visit the snow to ski, board or sled while enjoying dramatic mountain views at Hurricane Ridge. Great snow already up there this year! Then enjoy days in the 40s/50s here by the water. You won't leave anything to chance booking The Guest Nest. This is an owner-managed house offering great attention to detail and personal service with a long history of happy guests. Perfect property for a wedding, family reunion, getaway or private weekend stay. No crowds, noisy nights or parking problems. Read 66 positive reviews left by just a few of our hundreds of satisfied visitors since 2009. Treat yourself to the luxury of your own house in a quiet forest setting minutes from all attractions in Port Townsend. The Guest Nest is one of only 2 homes on a spacious 5-acre property. Privacy and proximity are the best combination for a happy visit here. At this house, you're both close to town and all of the roads to your side trips. The hosts respect privacy completely but are on site and attentive to your needs. Text and ye shall receive. Make your own meals in the full kitchen, enjoy the outdoor space and amenities such as streaming TV, ample parking for visitors and a separate laundry room. Park right next to the single-level house, which is safe and easy with only 3 porch steps and a walk-in shower. No dangerous stairs up to a cramped second-story VRBO in an attic or over someone's garage; no staying in someone's damp basement; and no hassling with an unresponsive management company. It all just works here. This is a newer house built in 2009, only ever used as a vacation home. Reliable internet if you need to work while you stay. Couples will enjoy relaxing in a peaceful environment less than 4 miles from historic downtown Port Townsend. Families will love our private outdoor area for meals and gatherings, a safe place for children to run and play, plus virtually unlimited parking for visitors, an RV, large boats, bikes or kayaks. The home is a clean and modern 900 sq. ft. property. Read at the picnic table, walk the forest trails, watch Netflix or fire up the grill. Have a restful night's sleep and plenty of room for family nights in. Stocked with videos and board games. When you take in the pleasures of our Victorian town, you can get anywhere in 10 minutes by car. Like to walk, run or bike? Go to the safe, tree-lined Larry Scott Trail right from the house. Reach the waterfront in 2 miles and ride along the harbor into downtown or follow the trail south from the house 7 miles through farm country to Discovery Bay. You're also adjacent to all the roads leading to the area's special attractions and don't have to drive through Port Townsend to start a side trip. Just get up and go.

Inside the Guest Nest you will find conveniences such as a full-size kitchen with dishwasher, refrigerator with ice maker, large microwave, coffee maker, tea kettle, toaster, stove/oven, crock pot and plenty of dishes, pots, pans and silverware to entertain family and friends. Two cozy bedrooms with forest views will welcome you at the end of a long day of recreation. One has a queen-size bed and convertible single futon sofabed; the other has a full-size log bed. The living room has a 42” HDTV with Apple TV streaming apps, Netflix, Hulu, DVD player with 125 movies, plus books and board games. The living room sofa is also a very comfortable queen-size, high-end futon bed, great for the kids or a third couple. The bathroom includes a large, safe walk-in shower with bench, a blow dryer and soft towels. There is a separate laundry room with washer, dryer and ironing board. The house is also equipped for those working or entertaining at the house, with high-speed internet and strong cell phone coverage. You have a private deck and lawn area with guest table seating for up to 14 outside, plus another 4-6 inside. The layout allows families to be close together, while still having their own space. Bring your toys. There is room to park your boat, your jet skis, paddle boards or park your large RV. You can bring bikes or rent them 10 minutes away from Port Townsend's great non-profit bike shop.

The house is 5-10 minutes from Ft. Worden, the beach, San Juan Islands whale watching and fishing tours, restaurants, shops, parks, galleries, golf, wineries, The Farmer's Market and the ferry to Whidbey Island. Two grocery stores and the new Port Townsend Vineyards winery are just minutes away. The stunning Olympic National Park and the famous Hurricane Ridge is a bit more than 2 hours away. The house is adjacent to the road to Sequim, Port Angeles, Lake Crescent, Forks, Neah Bay, The Rain Forest and Washington's wild West Coast. Port Townsend is a great starting point to explore the entire Olympic Peninsula loop via Highway 101.

Key local attractions include the historic waterfront district, Fort Worden, Centrum Arts Organization, Uptown, Chetzemoka Park, North Beach, the San Juan Islands and Whale Watching Excursions. Our town hosts dozens of popular festivals throughout the year and offers a variety of recreational fun such as boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, horseback riding, biking, sailing, fishing and crabbing. Book early if you're coming for a holiday, wedding or something like The Lavender Festival, The Wooden Boat Festival, The Film Festival or PT's quirky Kinetic Skulpture Race or Strange Brewfest events.

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More Details

Bill & Lisa
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Bill & Lisa

The hosts, Bill & Lisa, have worked in the hospitality business for 20 years. They are attentive, experienced hosts who respect the privacy of guests but respond to their needs. That has helped the Guest Nest, first listed here in 2009, become Port Townsend's highest-rated vacation home.

Bill & Lisa purchased this house in 2009

Why Bill & Lisa chose Port Townsend

There is so much to do in Port Townsend and The Olympic National Park, including hiking, beach combing, festivals, golf, wineries, art galleries, antique shops and craft beer pubs. Port Townsend hosts the famous Wooden Boat Festival, The Jazz Festival and the quirky Kinetic Festival. Our town is a great place for relaxing, enjoying fine restaurants or beach walking. The house is 10-15 minutes away from Fort Worden, which is popular with visitors because of the beach. Port Townsend is part of the Olympic Rain Shadow/Banana Belt. Cities inside this area enjoy more sunshine and less rain than the rest of the Northwest. And Port Townsend is the perfect home base to enjoy day trips to the San Juan Islands, Sequin, Olympic National Park, the Hoh Rain Forest and Forks.

What makes this house unique

Complete privacy. Convenience. Beautiful wooded setting. Quiet nights. Ideal for families, friends, couples, girls getaways or reunion gatherings. Room for family meals. Great outdoor space for summer stays. Meal seating for 14 outdoors plus another 6-8 indoors. Plentiful parking for visitors. Room to bring your motor home, bike trailer or boat. BBQ, deck and private yard. Streaming TV, reliable wifi and Netflix. Separate laundry room. Two bedrooms plus a third comfy queen-size premium futon bed in living room.


Port Townsend House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Shoes off house. Bring slippers.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full-size, walk-in shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen Size Bed (1), Double Bed (1), Queen Futon (1) Single Futon (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Pt Townsend #1 Rated House Newer 2BR Peaceful Convenient and Complete Privacy
average rating of 4.878788 based on 66 reviews

Beautiful property, lovely hosts

  • 4 of 5

This is a very clean, well appointed house in a nice forested area. The hosts were very helpful and gracious, even offering to lend us art supplies for our craft project if we needed them! Port Townsend is only minutes away and it is full of fun things to do and great restaurants. The home itself is very near to extensive walking trails in the woods. The only downside is that there is a practice shooting range within earshot. The sound cannot be heard inside the home. I mention it only because this might be an issue for some people. Other than this item, this is a very nice rental in a beautiful area.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully quiet weekend

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful and had all the essentials. It was extremely nice and far enough away from the road that it was very quiet. Yet close enough to town to give us lots of time to enjoy the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute, Quiet, and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Bill and Lisa's cabin. The location was nestled in the woods so was very quiet and peaceful. The home was decorated very nicely and well stocked. The outdoor area would easily hold a group of people over for a BBQ comfortably. Check in and check out was a breeze and I would absolutely recommend to anyone staying in Port Townsend!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved our stay.

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely setting. The house was charming and in a quiet wooded area. Convenient to Port Townsend and other surrounding areas. We had a great time and took advantage of all there was to offer. It was great to come back to a beautiful and warm home. The hosts made sure everything was wonderful. So happy we found this place and will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place for a weekend stay!

  • 4 of 5

We went for the Wooden Boat Festival and it was only a few minutes from down town. Very nice place and we had a great time.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely quaint house!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the guest nest. It was clean, comfortable, welcoming and just a great place to stay. It was a breeze to check in and check out. We will definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Whale Watching, San Juan Islands, Port Townsend Festivals, Olympic National Park, Discovery Bay Golf Course, Fort Worden, Port Townsend Golf Course, Fairwinds Winery, Finn River Cidery, The Pourhouse, Port Townsend Brewing Co, Seasonal Farmers Market, Art Galleries, Restaurants, Wedding Location


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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