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Sublime Port Townsend Retreat

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Last updated: 05/14/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cozy, modern 2-3 bedroom cabin tucked away on 6.6 wooded acres

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.

Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 30%
Calendar last updated: 05/14/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 9
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    This is not an appropriate venue for rowdy parties. We value our relationship with our quiet, respectful neighbors, and ask that you help continue our history of local equanimity....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    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
  • Pets Considered:

    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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 6-9

  • Crew's Quarters: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    First floor:queen futon, second: full size bed (new)...moreless

  • Captain's stateroom: 1 queen

    The mattress and box spring in this room are new!...moreless

  • Kidship!: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    full size futon in this kitchen loft, ladder access only!...moreless

  • Living room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen size hide-a-bed in this large, fabulous room!...moreless

  • 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

  • Madrona: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Floodlit tree outside the window gives this room it's name....moreless

  • Kitchen: toilet

    Just off the kitchen, under the Kidship....moreless

  • The tub in the Madrona bathroom is truly one of the highlights of the house. The tree outside the huge plate glass window is particularly spectacular on a rainy night. The kitchen bath at the opposite end of the house is more utilitarian, featuring a toilet and sink under the Kidship....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Our place is at once rustic and elegant, intimate and expansive, an ideal getaway for groups with mixed interests: dining, shopping, lavender farms, wineries, day hikes/bikes/sails/trails and whale watching excursions all are within easy reach. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We have a cross section of literature ranging from sailing manuals to Dr Seuss, cookbooks to collections of short stories and novels....moreless

  • Game Room:

    Table tennis in the second story atrium!...moreless

  • Games:

    Settlers of Catan, Backgammon, Chess, and a few other familiar games....moreless

  • Stereo:

    An old but powerful amplifier in the living room drives Klipch KG4's. Plug in your Ipod with the headphone jack or check out KPTZ 91.9(recommended!)...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    2/10 mi. down a private drive, our heavily wooded, secluded 6.7 acres is a delightful natural setting from which to explore Port Townsend and the Olympic Peninsula....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    The dining table only seats six, but there is also a two seat bar and a couch in the dining room. A leaf is in the works, ask if we've got it yet....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    A stacked full size washer dryer in the kitchen entryway....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The three gas fireplaces keep the house cozy, with baseboard heat as backup throughout the house. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Broadband...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    All linens are provided. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    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

  • Parking:

    There is plenty of parking! perhaps four or five vehicles on the drive by the main house, and more in the former riding arena a short walk down the drive....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All house towels are provided. Please bring your own towels for beach/pool use....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    A stacked full size washer dryer in the kitchen entryway....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip, french press or (stovetop)esspresso? ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    There is an ecclectic variety of dishware, plenty for all, but perhaps not all the same. We are both fond of cooking and so are well equipped to handle most standard recipies. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New two years ago, this dishwasher is huge, and the quietest I've ever heard....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The Kitchen is thoughtfully laid out, with a separate oven and cooktop, sink with a view, two seat bar, and delightfully quiet dishwasher....moreless

  • Microwave:

    There is a smaller countertop unit above the fridge....moreless

  • Oven:

    A full size electric oven, also original to the house has it's own space, great when there are too many cooks......moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    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

  • Refrigerator:

    This is a regular fridge, in good working order...moreless

  • Stove:

    A four burner gas cooktop with a small grill, it is original to the house, and is a pleasure to use....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Modern two slot toaster...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    The master bedroom has a private covered balcony overlooking the forest....moreless

  • Boat:

    A cornucopia of boating experiences are available in and around PT, from dingy rentals to yacht charters of every stripe....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Our 600sq ft deck wraps around the Kitchen/dining room past the built in pond to the french doors in the living room, and the stairway leading to the field....moreless

  • Golf:

    Discovery Bay golf club is 3.5 mi in a gorgeous wooded valley, Port Townsend Golf Club is in Port Townsend proper, about 4 mi....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rent a sea Kyak right downtown!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The property consists of 6 acres, primarily wooded, criss-crossed by deer trails, with an approximately 1 acre meadow surrounded by towering fir trees with a fire pit in the middle....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A large, newer, 6 burner +side burner propane grill let's you put uncle buzzy's cranberry chipotle salmon recipie to the test!...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The homespun Port Townsend public pool is 4.5 miles away, while the decidedly more sophisticated Sequim aquatic center is 30 miles west....moreless

  • Sauna:

    Port Townsend pool has a small sauna...moreless

 

Reviews

4.8
from 13 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 9 - Sep 18, 2017
3 night min stay
$200 $240
Fri, Sat
$1,330 $4,800
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$150
$920 $2,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Housekeeping $100
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

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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Location

  • Fort Worden

    "Our family never gets tired of exploring Fort Worden! Bring your flashlights and explore the..."

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  • Point Hudson

    "This is the place to see some of the magnificent wooden boats that call Port Townsend home u..."

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  • Galatea Cafe & Tapas Bar

    "For a really special meal in Port Townsend, Galatea can't be beat. The food is always exquis..."

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  • Sea J's Cafe

    "Don't go to this place if you're inclined to judge a book by it's cover, you'll never make i..."

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  • Sirens Pub

    "Summer evenings on Sirens deck range from rowdy to relaxing, but are always a premier spot t..."

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  • Joy Luck Restaurant

    "Chinese standards shine in this tiny take out joint in Hadlock. The lunch special can't be b..."

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  • Khu Larb Thai

    "Khu Larb is not just the best Thai food on the Olympic penninsula, it holds it's own with th..."

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  • Port Townsend Boat Haven

    "Although I will undoubtedly be wearing out my welcome by admitting it, let alone telling you..."

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  • Larry Scott Trail

    "The Larry Scott trail has a trailhead about a mile from our house, and from there it's a ple..."

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5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Jefferson County International Airport
3.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Hilltop Tavern
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Port Townsend-Whidbey Island ferry
3.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Discovery Bay Golf Club
12 Miles
Nearest Train
Discovery Bay 'Railroad Park'
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
SR 20
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Cup
70 Miles
Nearest Ski
Hurricane Ridge
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
North Beach

Car: Recommended

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.

 

Owner info

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:
Our property is very private, and we often hear that plans get scuttled in favor of just hanging around the property. 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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 30%
Calendar last updated: 05/14/2017

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Photos

  • Welcome home!

    Welcome home!

  • Enjoy outdoor activities from toasting marshmallows to volleyball in the meadow

    Enjoy outdoor activities from toasting marshmallows to volleyball in the meadow

  • Space to find the artist within.

    Space to find the artist within.

  • Forest dwelling as it ought to be!

    Forest dwelling as it ought to be!

  • First floor of the second bedroom, and the new queen futon set up as a couch.

    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

    The new full size bed in the second bedroom loft feels like a treehouse

  • 'Kidship' loft above kitchen

    'Kidship' loft above kitchen

  • Waiting for lunch in the kidship...

    Waiting for lunch in the kidship...

  • View accross the bar from the very sociable kitchen

    View accross the bar from the very sociable kitchen

  • Dishwashing has it's perks...

    Dishwashing has it's perks...

  • The built in Koi pond beats TV every time!

    The built in Koi pond beats TV every time!

  • Relax on the back deck

    Relax on the back deck

  • Looking back up to the house from the meadow below

    Looking back up to the house from the meadow below

  • The living room is spacious, but still cozy in front of the fire

    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

    You won't want to leave the house, let alone the comfy new master bed

  • Loft stairs and sliding wall in the second bedroom.

    Loft stairs and sliding wall in the second bedroom.

  • Ping pong in the atrium? Why not!

    Ping pong in the atrium? Why not!

  • Survey your domain from the kidship!

    Survey your domain from the kidship!

  • Let your creative juices flow in the intuitive, functional kitchen.

    Let your creative juices flow in the intuitive, functional kitchen.

  • User friendly and well outfitted, the kitchen is a pleasure to use

    User friendly and well outfitted, the kitchen is a pleasure to use

  • Enjoy artistic touches in the kitchen and throughout the house!

    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.

    You'll love the view from the tub, especially when the Madrona is lit at night.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, May 19, 2017

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