Want your own modern house here during the summer or fall high season? Now is the time to book The Guest Nest, one of the few privately owned vacation homes on acreage you can rent in Port Townsend. We're just 3 miles from historic downtown Port Townsend, yet you'll feel like you're at a peaceful retreat each night when you come back from exploring the area. No parking issues or noise at night. Enjoy your own cabin in the woods in this perfectly private setting surrounded by lush forest, then zip into town. Ideal house for two couples to stay just 10 minutes from the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival or another event. Stay in comfort while visiting relatives or enjoy the house as a base during a getaway on the Olympic Peninsula. If you're coming to Port Townsend for wedding or festival, all the venues are just minutes away. Why risk your vacation on another rental property without much history? You won't leave anything to chance booking with us. Read 71 positive reviews, left by just some of our hundreds of satisfied visitors from online rentals since 2009. This is an owner-managed property, only used as a vacation home since it was built. Easy access and plenty of parking for your family or visitors to stop by for a summer BBQ. On our 5-acre property, you'll barely ever see the hosts unless you need us. Privacy and proximity are the best combination for a happy visit here. At the Guest Nest, you're both close to town and all of the roads to your side trips.
Once you unpack your bags, enjoy The Guest Nest's outdoor space: a private deck and BBQ with adjacent seating for meals and gatherings. Plenty of safe space for young children to play before heading into town. Walk through our private forest trails. Like to walk, run or bike some distance? 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.
Enjoy virtually unlimited parking for visitors, an RV, boat, bikes or kayaks. You can rent bikes 10 minutes away from Port Townsend's great non-profit bike shop. Make your own meals in the full kitchen, enjoy extras such as streaming TV, Netflix 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. Reliable, fast internet and strong cell phone signals here, if you need to work while you stay. The home is a clean and modern 900 sq. ft. property. Read at the picnic table, stream a movie or fire up the grill. Plenty of room for family nights in. Stocked with videos and board games.
Couples will enjoy relaxing in a peaceful environment minutes from downtown. You're also adjacent to both SR19 and SR20, the roads leading to all of the area's special attractions, and you don't have to drive through Port Townsend to start a side trip. Within a short drive, you can be on Highway 101 and be off exploring the jewels of the Olympic Peninsula. Just get up and go.
Inside the house, 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 sofa bed, great for little ones who like to sleep near the parents. The other bedroom has a full-size log bed. The living room has a 42” HDTV with Apple TV streaming apps and DVD player with 125 movies. There's a Bluetooth pill box speaker for playing music from your own device. The living room sofa has a very comfortable queen-size, high-end futon bed, a comfy place for the kids movie nights or for a third couple. There is a separate laundry room with washer, dryer and ironing board. 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.
The house is 5-10 minutes from Fort Worden, the beach, San Juan Islands whale watching and fishing tours, Chetzemoka Park, The Farmer's Market, the ferry to Whidbey Island, plus dozens of restaurants, shops, parks, galleries and two golf courses. The Safeway and QFC grocery stores, Eaglemount Cidery and the new Port Townsend Vineyards winery are minutes away. We're 6 miles away from the famous Finn River Farm & Cidery. The stunning Olympic National Park with the famous Hurricane Ridge is a bit more than 2 hours drive. The house is near 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, Centrum Arts Organization, Uptown, North Beach, the San Juan Islands and Whale Watching Excursions. Our town hosts dozens of popular arts and music 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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