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Rural and cozy nature spot right on the water!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 195 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Studio cottage with queen bed, bath w/shower, sitting area, and partial kitchen

Rustic and rural on the outside, comfortable and lovely on the inside, this studio cottage includes a comfy queen bed, a bath with shower, a partial kitchen alcove, and an enclosed porch to enjoy the water view and wildlife..... even on a stormy day!

An over-the-water deck invites you to sit and relax, surrounded by the water's lapping waves. Or walk down the steps to the private beach and search for a variety of fun seashore finds!

Set in a park-like atmosphere, enjoy strolling through the property's acre-plus of gardens. The landscape is backed by forest on one side, and Discovery Bay on the other. Nature at its best!

Mini fridge, microwave, coffee and coffee pot are included. There is no cooking stove. Owner, who lives on the property, will be happy to share her kitchen at no extra charge if you would like to cook a meal (you get to help clean up, tho!).

Features also include Wi-Fi, DVD movies (no TV), maps and recreation brochures, and dining-out suggestions.

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Port Townsend Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 195 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • sink with mirror, toilet, shower, window.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • studio room, 10 x14 feet. Comfy queen bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Rural and cozy nature spot right on the water!
average rating of 4.872093 based on 90 reviews
Ann Arbor, MI

Cute cottage, beautiful grounds!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two nights and absolutely loved our time here. We walked the rocky beach both days and found all sorts of goodies! The grounds are absolutely beautiful, Kathy has spent a lot of time tending the flowers and gardens, and it definitely shows! We loved walking the grounds and beach with our morning coffee. Short drive to Port Townsend and we also drove to ONP while we were there. There's plenty of other places to stay, but this cannot be passed up if you're looking for peace, tranquility or beauty! (And the bed is comfy too!!!!) Thanks Kathy for the great place to stay and for the coffee too! If we ever come back to the area, we would definitely stay again!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You two are a great couple, and it is a pleasure to know how much you enjoyed seeing the beauty that the Olympic Peninsula has to offer! Maybe some day I will tour "your side" of the states. I hear it is beautiful also. Thanks so much for the compliments! It's always good to know that my efforts helped make your trip a good one.
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Quaint and Serene Location

  • 5 of 5

This place was very peaceful and cozy. It is perfect for relaxing, but it is only 15 minutes, or so, away from Port Townsend which is perfect. It has all the amenities you need.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay here! Sorry I wasn't here to meet you. Perhaps next time!
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Elbert, CO

Second visit, perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My second stay, husband’s first. Perfect!!!! The cottage is cozy and Kathy is a dream hostess. As a writer I find the view inspiring and it’s central location between towns is great for dining out and exploring. I would recommend this over a hotel any day!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to have you here again, this time with hubby. You probably enjoyed showing him all the sites around this beautiful area! I loved your book, and am waiting to hear of the new one's release. Good luck...I am sure it will be worth the read. Thanks again for the 2nd stay. Hope to see you again some time, Kathy
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eggsactly what we were hoping for

  • 5 of 5

It's the first little holiday we've had without family ever.

Kathy was the sweetest. She keeps this place perfectly clean and orderly. Everything so well done.

Mostly the proximity to the water, it really was all we wanted. The building is a heritage piece. Trees are just in the right places. Landscaping just fantastic.

State parks close at dusk we know that now...

We're coming back next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the fantastic review! I'm happy you liked the cottage, and were able to see some of the Olympic Peninsula. And I hope you both will come back so I can meet you. Our email correspondence tells me you are both great people! Thanks again, Kathy
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Cozy place in a lovely--and strategic--location.

  • 4 of 5

Strategic location for tourist & nature-seeking forays into Ports Townsend, Ludlow, etc, as well as south along Dabob Bay and Hood Canal, and especially West to Sequim, Port Angeles, & a bit beyond. The room is small, but nicely designed to support a comfortable stay. Kathy is attentive, never intrusive, and fun to talk with.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi you two, It was very nice of you to write a review...thank you so much! I'm happy you were able to accomplish all you came for. Your energy and love for the outdoors is highly noticed and respected by me. I know you will enjoy being retired! Hope to see both of you again some time.
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  • 5 of 5

Kathy has created a magical, cozy space and environment for her guests. I needed a quiet spot for some rest and relaxation and this was perfect! Super comfy bed, clean as a whistle and the perfect setting right on Discovery bay! Small comforts provided like extra pillows, blanket, towels and fans (much appreciated) - even binoculars. Description is 100% accurate. It's small so best for 1 person or a couple. I brought all my own food, used the mini fridge and made tea every day (provided) but splurged on a seafood dinner in Port Townsend (many great restaurants to choose from). Kathy was quick to respond to my request. All transactions and communication was rapid and easy. Don't miss the photo album with fun pics of all the critters that have visited the cottage and her yard - so sweet! The only challenge visitors will have is whether to stay all day, lounging on the deck and gazing out onto beautiful Discovery Bay or exploring Olympic Peninsula and the quaint Port Townsend. I chose a bit of both! Either way you won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the wonderful review. It is always gratifying to know that my place provided the relaxation and comfort you were looking for! Sounds like you also had a grand time exploring the fun places in Port Townsend, and the beautiful Olympic Peninsula. Thank you again!!!
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Kathy Case
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Kathy Case

I'm an avid gardener.....a gardening 'Geek', I believe it's called! I lived in Seattle until age 15, then moved with my family to Port Townsend. After graduating in 1967, I moved back to the city. As I got older, I dreamed of moving back to this area, longing for a slower, and more beautiful, environment. Fortunately, it happened, and I now enjoy having my family, who have grown up in this area, come for holidays and/or play times on the beach. Each Easter since the year 2000, we have an egg hunt on the large grounds, and have been lucky enough to dodge the rain every year but one. This area has only 18 inches average of rainfall per year.....much less than the city!

Kathy Case purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Kathy Case chose Port Townsend

This property was passed down to me, and I truly appreciate living here. As well as living right here in the middle of nature between Port Townsend and Sequim, it is easy to enjoy the many holiday and festival celebrations these towns celebrate every year. I especially love the holiday teas at Port Townsend's Victorian mansions. Hood Canal is also close by, and I especially like to visit Mt. actually has a view of Seattle!

What makes this cottage unique

My home, and the vacation studio, is located less than 10 feet from the water's edge. Facing west, there are beautiful sunsets as well as stormy scenes, a wide variety of cloud formations, fog, rainbows, moon and stars, and yes, sometimes just a moody gray atmosphere.......but even that is romantic! And never boring.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely time and really enjoyed your seaside cabin. You do a really good job. Thanks for the offer to hang out longer on Sunday. We went to the Dungeness Spit and had a beautiful exhilarating walk with a rainbow that lasted the entire time!
Mar 2016
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
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Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Port Townsend-Whidbey Island
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Discovery Bay Golf
Nearest Train
28 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 20, 0r Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Snug Harbor Restaurant
Nearest Beach
You are on one, less than 10 feet from your cabin!
Car: necessary

Located between Port Townsend and Sequim at the south end of Discovery Bay. A perfect 'home base' to explore the many wonders of the Olympic Peninsula. Recreation maps are available to assist you on your adventures!

If relaxation is your desire, you can sit in the many seating areas and just enjoy all that nature has to offer.




Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates do not change for special events or by season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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