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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.

More Details

Kathy Case
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

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 Olympic Peninsula & Pacific Coast

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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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 4.878049 based on 86 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: Jul 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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  • 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: Sep 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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Bellingham, WA

Great little cottage getaway

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. Accommodations and location were ideal, and our host was very gracious when we needed to borrow a few kitchen supplies. I would stay here again--it's a perfect quiet getaway spot, and still affords opportunities to explore the town of Port Townsend and nearby state parks, within driving distance.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mukilteo, WA

Cozy little bayside place

  • 4 of 5

The deck out on the water was our favorite hangout Labor Day weekend! Inside is small but you'll want to spend your time outside. Bed is comfortable. Love listening to the waves while falling asleep. Great water pressure in the shower. Very close to shops and services. We will definitely consider this charming place again.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi you two, So glad you enjoyed your visit, and considered the place charming! The over-the-water deck seems to be a favorite, so I'm particularly pleased that you thought so too. Thanks for the stay, and hope to see you next time.
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Water Views and Lovely Gardens Icing on the Cake!

  • 5 of 5

Loved it! This sweet cottage was comfortable despite its tiny footprint, and the view from the private dock was spectacular. My friend and I, both serious gardeners, thought the gardens were beautiful (nothing worse than staying somewhere with unkempt, weedy beds!), and Kathy's barnacled beach treasures and rustic antiques placed around the property proved that pretty doesn't always have to be perfect!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed the view and the gardens! It has been very dry here, and the plants have been looking unhappy, so I will accept any garden compliments that come my way! Anyway, thank you so much for your lovely review. Again, I am so happy you enjoyed your visit here.
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Washington State

Cute little place right on the water!

  • 4 of 5

Very cute and clean! Very rustic from the outside, inside has been updated. Older structure that is not quite level. No kitchen, so we brought along an electric frying pan which worked great for us. We cooked breakfast every morning, went sight seeing during the day, came home for happy hour and dinner every evening. Cathy lives right next door. She was on sight when we arrived and gave us all the privacy we needed during our stay. It was perfect for us!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review! So glad you enjoyed your stay. And now I know why the cottage had such a long lasting food smell! If I had a kitchen, there would have been a vent to release the odors from your frying pan cooking.
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Snug Harbor Restaurant
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.