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House with covered front porch and front garden

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Last updated: 08/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Hall Bathroom : toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • M. Bathroom : toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Hall bathroom has step-in shower, providing easy access for less-abled people....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Kitchen is stocked: food processor, corn popper, coffee machine, french press, salad spinner, blender, bread machine, steamer, baking trays, etc....moreless

Entertainment

  • Games:

    A number of board games are available for use....moreless

  • Stereo:

    with cable-adaptor for smart phone...moreless

  • Television:

    TV Antenna picks up 20+ stations, some Canadian, includes sports, movies, news. Netflix and HULU are available for use for movies and TV programming. ...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    View to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and Protection Island, a wildlife preserve...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

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:

    Bring your own wood bundle...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    numerous utensils available...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    plentiful & colorful...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    dual electric convection, below gas cooktop...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered (large) front porch with view to the water & (smaller) back porch...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill located under cover, on the back porch....moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 9 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off-Season
Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$170
$1,000 $3,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$180
$1,100 $3,400

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $90
  • Pet Fee $40
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Tax Rate 10.4%

Notes:

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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Last updated: 08/24/2016
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Location

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

Car: Necessary

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2012

About: 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.

Why Diamond Point, Sequim, WA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.


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Photos

  • House with covered front porch and front garden

    House with covered front porch and front garden

  • Wonderful covered front porch with views to the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

    Wonderful covered front porch with views to the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

  • Living Room with comfortable sleeper sofa

    Living Room with comfortable sleeper sofa

  • Dining room with nice views to the back yard

    Dining room with nice views to the back yard

  • Master Bathroom - attached to bedroom,  with tub/shower

    Master Bathroom - attached to bedroom, with tub/shower

  • Queen Bedroom with desk, and views to the water & front garden

    Queen Bedroom with desk, and views to the water & front garden

  • Peacock visting garden

    Peacock visting garden

  • Rear yard with garden and art studio.

    Rear yard with garden and art studio.

  • view to Strait of Juan de Fuca from road

    view to Strait of Juan de Fuca from road

  • Close to house ...looking down to the Strait and Quimper Peninsula.

    Close to house ...looking down to the Strait and Quimper Peninsula.

  • Hurricane Ridge is not far and the skiing can be as  wonderful as the views.

    Hurricane Ridge is not far and the skiing can be as wonderful as the views.

  • View of Strait of Juan de Fuca with Protection Island & San Juan Islands beyond

    View of Strait of Juan de Fuca with Protection Island & San Juan Islands beyond

  • A spacious living room: a user friendly wood stove, TV, and comfortable chairs

    A spacious living room: a user friendly wood stove, TV, and comfortable chairs

  • Enjoy the open kitchen:  with many convenient appliances and multi-use island.

    Enjoy the open kitchen: with many convenient appliances and multi-use island.

  • Master bedroom with King Bed, desk, dresser, large closet, and private bathroom

    Master bedroom with King Bed, desk, dresser, large closet, and private bathroom

  • Queen bedroom

    Queen bedroom

  • A back yard full of nooks and crannies to discover

    A back yard full of nooks and crannies to discover

  • A variety of sitting areas to match the sun and your desires

    A variety of sitting areas to match the sun and your desires

  • view from bluff after winter storm

    view from bluff after winter storm

  • Exploring Miller Park's endless trails, Protection Island in the background

    Exploring Miller Park's endless trails, Protection Island in the background

  • View to Miller Peninsula, Discovery Bay, and Protection Island from hills south.

    View to Miller Peninsula, Discovery Bay, and Protection Island from hills south.

VRBO #414957

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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