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Diamond Retreat: Haven of Peace and Quiet - great location on the peninsula!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom + 2 Bath House, Sleeps 4 (6 with Convertible sofa bed)

Diamond Retreat is nestled on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, on the northwest corner of Discovery Bay in Diamond Point, on the Olympic Peninsula; Diamond Retreat is a fully furnished home, decorated with original art by Northwest artists. It has a huge covered front porch with comfortable furniture and view to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, a beautiful front garden, and a back yard that borders Miller State Park.

Situated in a quiet area, with access to Sequim, Port Townsend, Olympic National Park (many access points), Olympic Music festival, Quilcene, Dungeness Spit, and many more areas – this is a great place to spend many days. Located only 37 miles from the Edmonds-Kingston ferry.

House was built in 1997 and has a very efficient heating-cooling system, modern kitchen (with lots of accessories); two large bedrooms; and comfortable, well lit living space with vaulted ceiling and wood stove.

LIVING RM has comfortable seating for 6, convertible sofa bed, TV (netflix, hulu, & CBS avail), games, puzzles, music system, Wifi access throughout house.

MASTER BEDRM has king bed, large closet, desk, dresser, and private Bathroom with tub/shower.

2nd BEDRM has Queen bed, desk, dresser, closet.

HALL BATHRM has walk-in shower.

ACCESS: There are two steps to front porch, and all living spaces are on one level. The hallway is extra wide, and bedroom and bathroom doors are all wide. Rear deck has space for seating, and five steps down to backyard.

Beautiful east facing covered porch with view to Strait of Juan de Fuca, overlooking the front garden, and undeveloped lot across, full of cedars and singing birds. Beyond the back fence is over 2000 acres of undeveloped land, trails, and beach access.

The focal viewpoint is Protection Island in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, to the north. This is a magnificent rocky outcrop that is a Federally protected National Wildlife Refuge. Protection Island is known for its breeding colony of Tufted Puffin, rhinoceros auklets, and gulls. It is on the flyway for many migrating birds. Seals, sea lions, orcas, and other cetaceans are often seen nearby. Beyond Protection Island, are views to the San Juan Islands, Mt. Baker, and Vancouver Island.

You can hop on your bike and explore the endless trails of the adjacent Miller Peninsula State Park, take a walk on the meandering quiet streets of the neighborhood. A ten-minute walk will bring you to a private beach that goes on for miles in either direction, at the bottom of the cliff.

WALKING & HIKING: Many hiking trails within 30-60 min. including Dungeness Spit, upper Dungeness area, Deer Park, Hurricane Ridge, Quilcene, Dosewallips, etc.

BICYCLING: Close access to the Discovery Bike trail, a mostly separated and paved bicycle, walking route, starting at Sequim Bay on the east end and Port Angeles, on the west. Also other great road riding and mountain biking nearby.

I am not interested in long-term rentals; one-month max.

SHARE with Owner during Off-Season: If interested in using one bedroom for a longer period, and possibly using Art Studio is of interest for a discounted rate, please Inquire.

Keywords: Olympic peninsula view relaxing quiet birds refuge home artistic art nature garden peace comfortable cozy safe

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About The Owner

Jay is an architect with his own practice and is also an artist; painting in encaustic (with beeswax), printmaking, and log carving. I am passionate about hiking, bicycling, skiing, camping and sea kayaking.

The Owner purchased this house in 2012

Why The Owner chose Sequim

Over the years, I have rented cabins near Sequim several times and have grown very fond of this area because there is so much to explore along with quiet relaxation. The mountains are nearby, yet the distance between mountains and shore is vast and offers much opportunities for walks and hikes. Some of my favorite places are the Miller Peninsula state park, located adjacent to the property; the Discovery trail (35+ mile bike route); and many hikes in the Olympic National Park and Buckhorn Wilderness.

Port Townsend is 25 minutes away, with weekend events all through the summer and fall.

The Sequim area has a low amount of rainfall, located in a rain-shadow, with more sun than other places in the region, making this a great place for outdoor recreation.

What makes this house unique

I remember stepping onto the huge porch when I first visited the property, experiencing the silence and a deep feeling of peace; viewing the garden, Strait of Juan de Fuca, and mountains and islands beyond. It is always a wonderful experience, full of so much to see and explore.

The property is adjacent to over 2000 acres of undeveloped land, full of trails and mature trees. As well there are no neighbors to two other sides.

Within a month, I became the owner and with every visit since then, that sense of calm and space has grown. It is always so wonderful to be on the front east-facing porch, or in the backyard paying attention to the birds' songs.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We enjoyed a clear day at Hurricane Ridge followed by a pint of beer at the local Port Angeles "Barhop". The bookstore clerk advised searching for sea glass on Ediz Hook. We found high tide coming in and the waves crashing to the shore. We stacked beach stone pyramids and wobbly towers, great memories. At 4 am the stars are brilliant, no street lights, just bright clear skies...
Sep 2013
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Map

Nearest Ferry
37 Miles
Edmonds-Kingston
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Diamond Point
Car: necessary

Amenities

Diamond Point House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Hall Bathroom - toilet , shower
    M. Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Hall bathroom has step-in shower, providing easy access for less-abled people.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleeper Sofa for two people (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • tennis
Notes:
Kitchen is stocked: food processor, corn popper, coffee machine, french press, salad spinner, blender, bread machine, steamer, baking trays, etc.

Reviews

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Diamond Retreat: Haven of Peace and Quiet - great location on the peninsula!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 21 reviews
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Delightful!!!

  • 5 of 5

Came to relax with dear friends after a cruise. The home was just as pictured. Lovely large bedrooms, one with an attached bathroom. We loved walking to Mussel Beach. Nice drive to the Pacific coast and another lovely day exploring Sequim and the lavender farms.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful place in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. The house was clean and well looked after, and Jay, the owner was very responsive to the few questions we had.

Overall our stay was peaceful and relaxing. It's in an excellent location, being relatively close to Sequim, Port Townsend and Port Angeles.

Geoff and Emily.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is well presented, clean and all facilities we needed

  • 4 of 5

We would be happy to rebook this house if we were to vacation in this area again.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Little House

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful house. The kitchen was really well equipped and was a joy to cook in. Love that the back of the property was all wooded. Could see deer nearby from the veranda and also had a view of the water. The weather was great and it was a really nice getaway for the holiday weekend.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with a verity of interesting art. All you could need in cooking supplies.

  • 3 of 5

Beautiful home, wonderful art work, The only concern was the unkept yard. If the owner is not in the area this may being overlooked.

Wonderful location to see the surrounding towns and parks/wildernesses areas.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Clean and Inviting Home

  • 5 of 5

My family of four really enjoyed our stay at the Diamond Retreat! Tucked back in a quiet neighborhood, we really enjoyed this lovely home and surrounding landscape. My boys had fun exploring the yard, and my husband and I both appreciated the lovely art throughout the house. The house was about 15-20 minutes drive from downtown Sequim. We had a ton of fun using the house as a base to hike, bike and explore the area. We were surprised to find that there was a beach within walking distance! The house also provided the perfect place to wind down after busy days out-- we took advantage of Netflix and watched a couple of movies. Many thanks for sharing your lovely and relaxing home!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Pet Fee $40
Damage Deposit $150

Standard Rate $180/night for up to 4 people. 2 Night Minimum, 3 Night Minimum on all Holiday Stays.
$10/night each additional person
Weekly Rate (7 nights) $1100 for up to 4 guests, each additional guest $10/night
$90 non-refundable cleaning fee
10.4% tax
No Smoking inside of home.
All keys are to returned to the key box upon departing our area at the end of your visit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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