Sublime Port Townsend Retreat
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
The world drops away as you drive up our .2 mile driveway and catch a glimpse of the striking modernist home through the trees. The house sits amid towering firs and dramatic madronas atop a low hogsback running through the 6 acre property. The only other building in sight is our barn about 200ft to the east, which is not part of the rental. Walking past the door to the house on the wraparound 600sqft deck, you’ll look down on our private meadow, perfect for frizbee, badminton, or just sitting by the fire pit with a guitar, your friends and family.
There are essentially two bedrooms, the master is conventionally configured with a queen bed, but the second bedroom has a sliding wooden wall, a full size futon on the first floor, and a sleeping loft with a full size bed, and adjacent rooftop atrium. Then there is what we call the 'Kid Ship'... This is a loft space built above the kitchen, with a full size futon- a huge favorite of our kids, and any adult willing to climb a ladder. It isn't suitable for kids under 7. My bedroom of choice is the sunken living room, which has curtains closing it off from the rest of the house, a large stone fireplace, 46' LED TV, 14' ceilings, tons of windows, and a queen size hide-a-bed couch.
If there are members of your party with mobility issues, the main floor, driveway and deck are all in the same plane, and there is a gently sloped road down to the meadow, which can be easily navigated in either a wheelchair or a vehicle. There are deer, colonies of Thatcher ants, Pacific tree frogs, coyotes, herons , ravens, owls, and woodpeckers making frequent appearances when you make a little time for them.
Member since: 2012
- 1600 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
Our home is an ideal environment for children. Exploration opportunities abound right on the property, which has, among other attributes, several colonies of Thatcher ants, the largest mound being waist high, which build networks of highways under the grass, and harvest food from the treetops. Nearby Fort Warden offers innumerable activities guaranteed to generate early bedtimes....moreless
- Non Smoking Only
We allow dogs with the caveat that they are trained to a crate and 110% not house defilers, and are not allowed on the furniture (in your home) or left on the property unattended. Please do not imagine you'll train your dog off furniture once you arrive, if there is fur on the furniture, you will forfeit part your deposit. Any other evidence of dogs will be treated in a similar manner. We have a dog, and wish to accommodate our fellow dog lovers, but we have trained our dog to leave furniture strictly to the humans, and ask that you have too. ...moreless
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 6-9
- The master bedroom features a queen bed, vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace, and private covered deck. It is immediately adjacent to the bathroom, and has it's own door The crew's quarters consist of a first floor room which can be closed off from the house with a sliding wall, have a loft with a full size bed, and an atrium. The kidship sleeps two on a futon in a cozy loft over the kitchen. The luxurious living room can be closed off from the rest of the house with curtains, and has a queen size hide a bed. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- Game Room:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer:
One freestanding gas stove warms the master bedroom, while another creates a convivial atmosphere in the dining room. The living room has a large stone fireplace sporting a bay window gas insert...moreless
- Linens Provided:
Large curtains can partition the living room off from the rest of the house. There is a 46' LED TV, period Marantz hi-fi stereo, Apple TV, french doors to the main deck, gas fireplace, an absolute joy...moreless
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
A cuisinart, popcorn maker and a smoothie maker constitute our small appliance collection. We supply a five gallon water tank by the dining table. There might be some spices and such, but no promises...moreless
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 9 - Sep 18, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Housekeeping $100
- Tax Rate 11%
Monthly housekeeping is required
Reservation deposit of half the rental amount due via PayPal when reservation is made.
Remainder, 500 damage deposit, and cleaning fee due via PayPal no later than 30 days prior to first day of rental.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Our House is an easy five mile drive to the myriad restaurants, shops, and the Maritime Center of downtown Port Townsend. Fort Warden State Park is our perennial favorite, with a sandy swimming beach, Marine Science Center, a derelict clifftop gun battery, miles of beach and hiking trails to explore, and Centrum's strong program of performing arts in the Blimp Hangar. The Larry Scott Memorial trail is a wide biking/ horse riding corridor with a trailhead 1.5 miles from our house which takes a senic route through tunnels, the forest, and along the shore directly to the edge of the commercial district.
Year Purchased: 1998
About the owner: Kim grew up in the Port Townsend area, and I met her by chance while I was working at the Hamma Hamma oyster farm. Immediately smitten, I talked a blue streak until she had to go, and when we met again months later in Olympia (1988!) it was clear my sophisticated Washington D.C. yakking had done the trick! We bought the house in PT as Port Townsend is colloquially known, in '98 when Kim got a job in the area. We lived there for three years, and when her employment dried up, couldn't bear to sell. We live in Portland now, where Kim works in the field of her training and passion as an art teacher, and I'm the primary kid wrangler with a little remodeling on the side. We seriously love our place in PT, and look forward to retiring there someday, and living full time in our very special home.
Why the Owner Chose Port Townsend, WA, USA:
In a town best known for it's Victorian era architechture, our house stands out by representing a more recent wave of settlers to the area: Young creatives looking for an inexpensive, picturesque and bountiful setting to build their future in the sixties and seventies. From the winding driveway to the 600 sq ft deck, three gas fireplaces, delightful details abound throughout the property, which is largely undisturbed forest with a plethora of birdlife, deer, coyote, mushrooms, wild rhododendron,and once even a bobcat! In the meadow below the house, we've built a fire pit perfect for warming up any gathering of friends or family as night falls. Looking up into the 'bowl of stars' you'll understand why we couldn't bear to sell when we moved away to Portland in the early '00's.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
We've just outfitted the house for our vacation home after 10 years of renting monthly, so the beds are new, the paint is fresh, and the decor is irreverent cross section of the last century's creative threads. In particular we love the almost 50 windows framing lush green portraits of the forest in every room, and the feeling of being much farther from civilization than you actually are. Our well water is similarly 'part of the cure'! High in minerals, and with a distinct odor, you won't ever mistake it for overchlorinated city water.
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Enjoy outdoor activities from toasting marshmallows to volleyball in the meadow
Space to find the artist within.
Forest dwelling as it ought to be!
First floor of the second bedroom, and the new queen futon set up as a couch.
The new full size bed in the second bedroom loft feels like a treehouse
'Kidship' loft above kitchen
Waiting for lunch in the kidship...
View accross the bar from the very sociable kitchen
Dishwashing has it's perks...
The built in Koi pond beats TV every time!
Relax on the back deck
Looking back up to the house from the meadow below
The living room is spacious, but still cozy in front of the fire
You won't want to leave the house, let alone the comfy new master bed
Loft stairs and sliding wall in the second bedroom.
Ping pong in the atrium? Why not!
Survey your domain from the kidship!
Let your creative juices flow in the intuitive, functional kitchen.
User friendly and well outfitted, the kitchen is a pleasure to use
Enjoy artistic touches in the kitchen and throughout the house!
You'll love the view from the tub, especially when the Madrona is lit at night.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Monday, October 24, 2016
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