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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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

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:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • 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 -
  • tub/shower
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(117 traveler reviews)

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Charming Cottage in Stunning Waterfront Setting
average rating of 4.948718 based on 124 reviews

Wonderful Visit to Sequim

  • 5 of 5

This lovely cottage was more than we expected. The furnishings were of the best quality and very comfy and homey. Just what we were looking for. My sister was visiting from Massachusetts and the cottage provided a great little getaway. Debbie was so accommodating and helpful even providing special bedding. Our 8 year old “puppy” had as much if not more fun than us romping on the grounds with all the great smells. Thank you again for a wonderful stay in your lovely cottage. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private and scenic

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice cottage, well kept and has amazing views of the harbor. We plan on visiting again at some point. Sequim is a great out of the way place to visit and this place is a wonderful place to relax. Thanks again Debbie.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cottage, Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is wonderful; very nicely furnished and maintained. It's in a very quiet and secluded location with outstanding views across a lagoon with mountains in the distance. The bird activity at the feeders and in the lagoon provide constant entertainment. A short drive provides access to a beach. The owner couldn't be nicer. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The descriptions and photos of this cottage are truly amazing but even they can't fully capture the stunning beauty of this magical location. Seeing it in person, experiencing the ever changing variety of nature, is something we will always cherish.

My husband and I spent an entire month here, working remotely. Our sweet dog, Mandy, came along as well. She was in pig heaven! So many new smells and such a huge yard to romp in as well as daily walks on the nearby beach, what fun she had.

Our hosts were so very helpful and gracious throughout our stay, always available if we had questions or needed something.

The cottage itself was very clean and comfortable and had everything we needed for our long stay. Being at the end of the road made it a very private retreat. We immediately felt at home here.

One of our favorite pastimes was watching the wildlife all around us. A pair of eagles were nesting nearby and were daily visitors as were blue herons, giant flocks of seagulls, a variety of ducks and many other birds. A young deer and it's mother came by, as well as a sea otter. On our last day we spotted a coyote along the water's edge. All this nature just a stones throw away was simply mesmerizing, better than anything on TV!

Thank you to our hosts, Debbie and Mark, for sharing this treasure. We look forward to visiting again!

Tracy and Alan

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace and tranquility

  • 5 of 5

My best friend and I had "girls' weekend" here and stayed 3 nights. What a perfectly tranquil, peaceful spot. We loved watching all the birds and the changing weather over the water. The cottage itself was very well equipped and the beds and furniture were all very comfortable. Great place!!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect. Heavenly cottage and location

  • 5 of 5

Debbie gave us a warm welcome, offered use of their private access road to the beach, and after closing with "let me know if there's anything you need", left us to enjoy and explore the area.

The cottage was beautifully decorated and well provisioned. It felt like we were staying with dear friends who had thought of everything.

Read Blake P.'s well written review on June 16, 2017. I absolutely agree with everything he said. All other positive reviews provided accurate descriptions of this unique and remarkable cottage and location.

The cottage is the last residence on a no-outlet street, with no neighbors in sight. We look out of the many front windows at a 180 degree view of a shoreline wildlife refuge. It was like our own private Dungeness Spit Wildlife Refuge. There were uncountable sea birds and waterfowl, as well as many birds at the well-stocked sunflower seed, suet and hummingbird feeders in front of the sunroom windows. When we weren't out hiking the pristine beach, or dining in Sequim (excellent food and service), I was in the sunroom. I feel a deep sense of peace just thinking about it.

This is absolutely the most heavenly vacation rental we have ever stayed in. Anytime we return to the Olympic Peninsula, we'll definitely stay here. We just loved it.

Thank you, Debbie!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Pet Fee $60 + Tax
Cleaning fee $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.7%

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

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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