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Rare Beauty - Idyllic Beachfront Island Home - 5 Star Architectural Gem

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Iconic architect-designed Northwest Contemporary house in beautiful island setting amidst the warm colors of native landscaping. Very private and quiet. 450 ft. of waterfront. 7 acres in meadow, orchard and timber. Fully and tastefully furnished with all the amenities, including WIFi and DVD player (but no TV reception). View from every room. Kitchen completely equipped. New bathrooms. New queen and full beds. Expansive west-facing deck, morning terrace, firepit.

Watch eagles soar over the historic boathouse. See the sea otter and harbor seals play off shore. Swim, dig clams, pick oysters, crab, beach walk, canoe, bicycle. Get acquainted with the abundant marine life. Visit the deer in the meadow. Pick blackberries and apples in season.

In summer eat dinner on the deck in the glow of the sunset. Roast s'mores over an open fire. In other seasons stay warm by the fireplace, curled up with a good book . Watch the weather move across the water in ever changing patterns and colors. Watch the sun rise over the dew studded meadow, Bask in the light of the moon reflected in the bay before it sets behind Indian Island.

Enjoy a morning latte at the Nordland Store, where islanders gather to get the news. There you can provision with local produce and eggs, island-made cheese, speciality smoked salmon, plus select a premium bottle of wine or artisan beer and choose from an interesting selection of movies for the DVD.

Premier destination Ft. Flagler State Park ,an historic and natural resource treasure at the north end of island, invites your exploration . So do the two county parks on the island. All have wonderful, distinct Puget Sound beaches, splendid views of mountains to east and west, and hiking trails. Easily accessible by bicycle.

This island living is only 20 minutes away from the delights of historic Pt. Townsend: restaurants, breweries, shops, museums, concerts, Ft. Warden State Park, the Wooden Boat Festival, the Jazz Festival and other seasonal events. Chimacum is close by, the center of a growing sustainable agriculture movement. Visit the many farms to buy what is in season. Weekend farmer's market.

Keywords: northwest contemporary waterfront home, western exposure, lowbank, saltwater, protected bay, island, acreage

More Details

Pat Lantz
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Pat Lantz

Our home on Kilisut Harbor was built by our parents in 1969, in fulfillment of their retirement dream.. Now the extended family...children, grandchildren and great grandchild... are fortunate to be able to continue to enjoy this very special place in all seasons.

A small scale house by design, it incorporates the beauty of the site at every angle and promotes indoor/outdoor living. It is quintessential Pacific Northwest. No wonder we love it so. We are 6 generations of Washingtonians.

Its a getaway place in winter and a festival of activities in the summer: baseball in the meadow, an impromptu golf course, good moorage for a boat, fun on the beach, crab boils, songs round the campfire. In any season a beachwalk on driftwood-strewn Marrowstone Point is a must where we search for the latest treasures high tide has brought. You will find us outdoors, year 'round, and always outfitted in the uniform of Puget Sound country: fleece, goretex and and waterproof boots.

We know this place to be rare and priceless, we are pleased to share it with others who will treasure it as we do.

Why Pat Lantz chose Nordland

Island ambiance, Ft. Flagler, protected water, access to cruising waters north and south, gateway to the Olympic Peninsula, Olympic National Park and the ferry to Victoria. Lively cultural scene in Pt. Townsend. Sense of history. Seattle within reasonable distance by ferry.

What makes this house unique

Read the reviews and learn what our guests have said about the unique attributes of this very special place.


Nordland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1) New mattress set, Double Beds (1) new mattress set, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) New sofa bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Firepit overlooking water, anchorage available with permission, canoe and two kayaks, two adult life jackets and assorted children's life jackets, three functional but not fancy bicycles, Bicycling opportunities abound, worth bringing your own.


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Rare Beauty - Idyllic Beachfront Island Home - 5 Star Architectural Gem
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews

Honestly did NOT want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful property and house. We felt so at home. The place is pure peace. We abandoned all plans other than local hikes, and had all our meals outside on the deck, spent our evenings by the fire pit staring at the reflection of the moon on the water and waiting for the stars to come out. The one day it rained we lit a fire in the fireplace and happily snuggled on the couch and read all afternoon.

The water is mesmerizing and there are views of the harbour from every room and bed as well. On a beautiful day ( meaning not pouring rain) you will not want to leave the deck, but do check out Fort Flagler and Indian Island parks. The comfortable home, the beauty and wildlife around us, we were incredibly sad to leave, and are already looking forward to returning next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A place of rare beauty

  • 5 of 5

If you like gorgeous sunsets over the water, and easy walks, cozy beds, full featured kitchen, you will love this place!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is truly the most amazing VRBO rental we have ever had. The property is beautiful, Kilisut Harbor is so clear, empty and peaceful, water access with the kayaks is easy, and the home is well located between Seattle and Olympic National Park/Forest. But the best thing about this rental home is that it is an historical gem - from the old church pump organ, a library of books dating back to the 1880's, and the old boat house FULL of nautical treasures - the Taylor family is sharing their family home and history with you. My teenagers were mesmerized - and even put their cell phones down! We spent one family dinner reading aloud from a very old book of "Neighborly Poems" - what kind of poem would you write to a farmer during a drought?! Well, they've got one! The back deck of this home is magnificent - full of potted plants, hummingbirds, lots of seating and a fire pit. The rental was very well stocked and the owner was easy to communicate with. We will forever remember Kilisut Harbor - and my daughter cranking out Heart and Soul on that old pump organ! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Kilisut Harbor is an absolutely lovely place. My research collaborator, my husband and I, all professors, spent a week there and it more than fulfilled all our dreams---a quiet, tranquil setting for thinking and writing; a welcoming, fully stocked house with great books and views from every window; a deck to sip wine and watch the tide, the moon, and stars from; eagles, deer, heron and seals for company. Lots more besides for nature lovers or just folks wanting to chill. Pat Lantz was warm, friendly and genuinely glad to share this wonderous family inheritance. Treat yourselves to it! We hope to do so again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting, lovely home with everything you could possibly need to make your stay effortless.

  • 5 of 5

2nd time staying at this home, we will be back and add on a few days of quiet time to enjoy the tranquil setting and just chill.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent property for a relaxing, but adventurous vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The property (house, grounds, etc) were amazing. Our family of four loved exploring the boathouse, the beach at low tide, the water via the kayaks/canoe, and the large yard area in front of the house. On top of that it proved to be an excellent location to venture out to the Olympic National Park, Port Townsend, and the Hood Canal area. If you like quiet, tranquil mornings and peaceful sunsets, this is the place.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Nordland Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Fort Flager State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Mystery Bay State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Jefferson County Parks
Car: necessary

In season pick berries and apples, two public boat launches on the island, birdwatching (Audubon schedules seasonal birding tours to island,) amazing stargazing in night sky unmarred by artificial lights. Ft. Flagler, a destination state park on island along with two waterfront county parks.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
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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