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Charming two story Cozy Cottage with art studio, walk to Fort Worden or uptown

Bedrooms 1
Space 684 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 29 nights


About the property

Cottage sleeps 2 upstairs in queen bed. Full kitchen, plus art studio. Dogs OK.

Awaken to chirping birds and create your dreams at the two story Olympic Cottage. This is a charming, lovely, snug cottage in a true Port Townsend neighborhood among blossoming arbors and winding roads. Neighborhood nooks are a Port Townsend treasure; you are hidden on a tiny, quiet street past Uptown before Fort Worden.

Enter under an arbor at the wooden gate, walk down the brick pathway.

Choose to sleep in the new queen poster bed or relax on the loveseat hide-a-bed in the upstairs bedroom. The Art Studio next door is included, with a luxury futon couch, writing desk and sink.

Step out for a short nature hike to Fort Worden, stroll nearby beaches, or shop in Uptown about a half hour away via trails alongside Farmer John's Fields and Market. Cherry Street points you directly to Uptown. You can meander through green and hidden forested trails started by deer who still roam the neighborhood, trails offering solitude for adventurous explorers, connecting the bike pathway, beach, and State Park.

At the end of your adventure, return to relax on the comfortable couch convenient to the compact full kitchen.

Climb the spiral stairs, gaze at lush greenery through the upstairs window, write at a Colonial desk in the Master Bedroom.

Ecologically-sound all wood construction, allergen free materials, fluffy towels, cotton quilts and cozy comforters welcome and comfort you.

Broadband WiFi and Apple TV offer excellent connectivity sufficient for business communications.

Everything you need is artistically delightful and cozy~ teak hard wood floors, maple cupboards, Colonial banisters, antique oak table, claw foot tub, cherry doors. The new bed is Eco wool and cotton over lumbar enhanced coil springs for exceptional support and comfort with a wool luxury topper. The kitchen is well appointed with everything in utensils, appliances and cutlery. Enchanting Maritime and classic artwork and antique maps grace the walls. The feeling and experience is unique and artistic because this special getaway was envisioned, designed and created by artists.

You may find your way downtown via San Juan Avenue, and the bus stop is on the corner of Cedar Street. Walk to North Beach to watch herons fishing at Chinese Gardens, entering the Fair Grounds 5 blocks away. One block away is famous Froggy Bottoms Marsh. Find hidden resting logs, sit, gaze and escape, hear ducks splashing, and see dragonflies fly, just around the corner. Redwing Blackbirds are a delight all summer long. Yes, you can hear the frogs singing in frog season beside Witch Hazel bushes among birch trees and sedges.

A private neighborhood rental for those who seek calm, the plantings encourage wildlife and you can listen to many birds: Chickadees, Flickers, hummingbirds, and stellar jays.

The yard is fenced and safe for canine companions. Few cars pass on a short street off the main road. Proud pet owners have been scrupulous in maintaining the idyllic surroundings. We look forward to meeting your exceedingly polite dogs of which you may bring as many as you wish. However, the owner is presently traveling to rural clinics in Alaska and the caretaker nearby is the quiet artist type. Our many independent and meticulous guests have taken wonderful care of this gem of a location.

This special property is rented to one family per month only. Retirees have found many a new home! Writers and artists have flourished here as manuscripts were completed and art galleries filled.

We welcome you!

More Details

Elaine Phillips
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Elaine Phillips

As I gaze out the window to snowy horizons, I delight in reports from Brittney that all is well in Port Townsend. My clinics call me to fly to 20 rural villages to teach community health practitioners. The cottage is a refuge for my peaceful thoughts, knowing it is well cared for and welcoming travelers from all over to the beautiful Victorian seaport Arts community. I also teach watercolor, acrylics, drawing, calligraphy and silk ribbon embroidery of Alaska Wildflowers wherever I travel. The Cottage and Art studio share our vision of art, peace, and being one step away from as much nature as possible. Enjoy!

Elaine Phillips purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Elaine Phillips chose Port Townsend

The quiet location and gardens make staying here very desirable. The true Port Townsend experience is in the winding neighborhood ambience with parks and pleasant surprises at every trail bend and unique corner.

What makes this cottage unique

This cottage is designed to match the style of the 1920's cottage next door but is new, warm, easy to keep clean and modern. Constructed with undyed fiberglass, all wood construction and a cedar lapstrake exterior.

The neighborhood is what makes this a wonderful place, a quiet corner of unique Port Townsend charm.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much for a wonderful stay, we loved your place! Clean and comfortable, quiet and quaint. We will come again next summer.
Aug 2009
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Port Townsend Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 684 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Antique clawfoot tub with shower.
  • The bathroom has charming matching antique style fixtures and details.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen bed facing the view of a large lovely tree out the window.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The Cottage is designed after the original 1928 Cottage next door, with unusual details all created or coordinated by an artist.


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Charming two story Cozy Cottage with art studio, walk to Fort Worden or uptown
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 13 reviews

Everything you need in this Cozy Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed for 2 weeks and did not want to leave. The cottage is thoroughly clean, fresh linens and towels, everything you need in kitchen, comfortable, has alot of character, neighborhood with equally lovely homes and yards, Chetzemoka park nearby is on the water and just gorgeous, as well you could walk to Fort Warden, this cottage will not disappoint and is really perfect atmosphere to enjoy all Port Townsend has to offer

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It was wonderful to have you as our guest.
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great location and very nice place with lots of character

  • 4 of 5

This location, for us, in a mixed neighborhood, was great. Many very nice walks around Fort Worden park, Uptown, the fairgrounds, and downtown; let alone just walking around looking at all the great homes. The place is very much as advertised. Small but very functional, a great bed, claws foot tub, and plenty of charm.

It isn't the greatest place if you want to stay connected. The satellite TV is very limited and we lost the Netflix/dvd option mid-trip. The WiFi also is marginal with a lot of difficulty uses more then one device at a time.

Overall, we would highly recommend this place and would easily return to enjoy again.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our technician is scheduled to correct and maximize resumption of all the highest speed options available for Internet and WiFi, highly praised in the past. I’m disappointed our guests did not report problems until 2 days before departure, then declined assistance. We fix all known problems asap and strive for excellence! Rest assured the best connectivity will be available.
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  • 5 of 5

This is an adorable house in a beautiful spot in Port Townsend. The owner, Elaine, is as friendly and helpful as you could ever hope for! If I ever come back to PT, I would love to stay here again, and I highly recommend it for anyone looking for accommodations here. It is absolutely perfect! Thank you so much Elaine, and Happy Holidays to you!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle USA

cozy, well appointed, comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as depicted on vrbo. The owners were friendly and responsive, neighborhood was convenient and quiet. Many lovely walks to the fort, into town, to the coop, through community trails that connect one neighborhood to another. Kitchen equipped with everything I needed. Washer/dryer efficient and convenient. Will return!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very charming. Well equipped and conveniently located to walk to many PT attractions

  • 5 of 5

PT is a great little town and this cottage allows you to

Explore most of it on foot! Quiet friendly neighborhood. Bedroom was very quiet very dark and very comfy! Thanks for a great stay

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Falmouth MA

Small but complete

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for the month of March and we were warm and cozy as we watched spring arrive in this lovely town. The location is good as it is near Fort Worden where one can walk for miles in the woods or on the beach- loved it. Town is a bit longer walk but fun to explore all the streets. The Apple TV did not work and that was a disappointment

but internet is excellent.

I had to move a lot of the clutter out to the 'studio' for some room and think more needs to be removed. Also it would be good if there was some kind of 'welcome' book with maps, info on recycling etc. Host was away so we never met anyone connected to house but all requests answered promptly by email.

If here in summer may need outdoor seating - small is beautiful and this little cottage offers a great deal in this lovely town. We would return for sure!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Processing $10
Tax Rate 9.0%

$100 fee per pet, per month.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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