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Charming Cottage in Stunning Waterfront Setting

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

The Cottage at Washington Harbor is on a natural saltwater lagoon adjoining the Straits of Juan De Fuca about 2.5 miles east of Sequim. Located on a 190 acre private wildlife refuge, a paradise for bird watchers, kayakers and nature lover's. Last house on a dead end road means a quiet and peaceful stay. Minutes from shopping in Sequim and unlimited outdoor activities in Olympic National Park and the Olympic Discovery Trail. The Cottage looks out over the lagoon, the Straits, Protection Island and Mount Baker. Two active Bald Eagle nests are located on the north and south shores of the lagoon where eagles live year round. Seals, otter, Great Blue Herons and more all outside your front door. One of the most unique settings on the Olympic Peninsula.

Both queen size beds are new and have luxurious feather mattresses and down comforters for a great night's sleep...

Peaceful and Beautiful

Keywords: waterfront cottage, bungalow, house, view

More Details

Deborah Burrowes
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Deborah Burrowes

Descended from a pioneer family that homesteaded in Sequim, Mark and Debbie are the fourth generation to call Sequim home. Living in Sequim is perfect for the outdoor lifestyle we love. Camping, hiking, horseback riding and beach combing are all right here. Mark is a broker with John L Scott specializing in retirement properties and Debbie manages rentals.

Deborah Burrowes purchased this house in 1948

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for your exceptional hospitality! And for sharing this wonderful wildlife preserve and lagoon with us.

It's been truly memorable.
Aug 2012
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Sequim House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (2) Luxurious feather mattresses and down comforters. Alternative comforters available on request. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.945055 based on 98 reviews
Dallas, TX

Quiet, Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 7-year-old daughter, and I stayed in this adorable cottage in July, and it was one of the most comfortable, quiet, and beautiful settings we've ever experienced on vacation. We chose Sequim due to its proximity to Olympic National Park sights and its convenient location close to good restaurants, the ferry, etc. It was the perfect location for us, but the cottage itself made our stay even more fantastic. Deborah lives close by and stopped by when we arrived to say hello and tell us a bit about the house. She was friendly and welcoming and then left us alone the rest of our stay to enjoy the cottage, which felt like home almost immediately. The interior of the home is very cozy with two comfortable bedrooms, a fully stocked kitchen, a serene living area with cable tv, a well-equipped functional bathroom, and laundry facilities, but our favorite part of the stay was the outdoor spaces. Set on the water with very few visible neighbors, this spot felt so peaceful and isolated, like we were far from the rest of the world. There is a sitting room in the front with beautiful views of the sunset and Mt. Baker in the distance. We saw so many birds, and the owners equipped the room with bird-watching information and binoculars. With all the bird feeders around the house, we were almost always guaranteed to have winged visitors. We enjoyed watching the ducks in the evenings and listening to the frogs too. I would stay here again in a heartbeat, and we are already looking forward to our return to the Olympic Peninsula!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at The Cottage and will likely come back again in the future. The house had everything we needed. You cannot beat the views and we enjoyed the large yard, wildlife, bird watching, kayaks and paddle board in the lagoon and crabbing! Overall, a wonderful property I would recommend to anyone wanting to stay in the Great Northwest.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved the birds and the view.

  • 5 of 5

This is a quiet retreat that is a feast for the eyes. Close to the town of Sequim.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location and Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

We (2 adults, one child) just spent 4 nights in the Cottage. We chose Sequim as a base for exploring Olympic National Park as well as the coastal towns nearby. It was a perfect location to access everything we had on our bucket list (hiking, whale watching tour, RELAXING, etc...). The cottage is just a few minutes drive from a full grocery store in Sequim, and another few minutes from a charming downtown area with shops and eateries.

Debbie was an amazing hostess: providing us a warm welcome as well as many tips for the area. The cottage has been equipped in a way that I can best describe as being ulitmately thoughtful....not a single detail has been overlooked. There are guidebooks for birds and hiking the area, binoculars for the spectacular view, and beautiful gardening to attract a wide variety of birds.

The house is well equipped for your stay: washer/dryer, FULL kitchen with every possible pan, bowl, knife, or gadget you could possibly need to cook full meals (which we did breakfast and dinners on some days). There are plenty of supplies as well: spices, flour, oils, condiments (all fresh), foil, baggies, quality bathroom products and laundry detergents. I even discovered a first aid kit and a still-in-package razor and shaving cream (just in case you forgot yours and felt the need to shave :). Debbie has thought of everything to ensure her guests are well cared for.

The cottage itself feels just like you're staying at a friend's home. The furnishings are comfortable and cozy, with homelike touches scattered throughout (throw blankets, local art, and fully loaded bird feeders).

The sunroom in particular was the spot we landed each morning to drink coffee and watch the waterbirds cruise the lagoon, and again every evening with a glass of wine for the sunset and to watch our son frolick in the grassy yard.

Without a doubt, you will not be disappointed in this property. We are already discussing our next trip back to the peninsula - and we wouldn't consider staying anywhere else.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Natural serenity and peacefulness

  • 5 of 5

Our 3rd stay. We still add to our list of wildlife views and are saddened when our stay ends!


  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful three night stay in this lovely cottage. Everything one would need is provided. It is beautiful and very private. Loved the deck with the grill and our dog loved chasing the ball on the lawn. Over our three days I saw tons of eagles, a small fox and many other birds. Can't wait to come back with friends and family! Only regret is that we didn't stay longer...

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Port Angeles
Nearest Ferry
17 Miles
Coho ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria, B.C.
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
HWY 101
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
across the lagoon
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Sequim House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 15 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Oct 1 2017 - May 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $60 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 10.4%

If preferred, a personal check may be used for damage deposit. Please contact owner. Or, damage protection may be purchased through VRBO for $49.00

No Charge for children under 3 years old.

Holidays and Lavender Festival require a 3 night minimum stay.

No refunds within 30 days of check-in. 50% of total rentals fees refundable 31 to 60 days prior to check-in.

Utilities are included in the monthly fee also.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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