The Dawnview Retreat is about 17 miles north of Olympia and 7 miles from Shelton, in the Arcadia Point area.
This home is perfect for a family weekend, girlfriend getaway, or a couples' vacation. It comfortably sleeps 6 adults in beds and will accommodate a child or two in the portable crib and/or on the sectional sofa. The huge second-floor master bedroom suite has a king bed, sitting area, 40" TV, and an en suite master bath with jetted tub. On the main floor are two bedrooms, one with a lovely four-poster queen bed and the other bedroom with two twins that can be made up into a king bed upon request.
Located in a lovely area on 3.5 acres of woodland, there are trails to explore when you're not unwinding in this beautiful, peaceful setting with a gorgeous view of the Puget Sound. (Note, the home has a great water view, but it is not water front. The Arcadia Point boat ramp/beach access area is only about .4 mile from the back side of the property.)
The huge living room is designed for relaxing, putting your feet up and chatting with good friends. The spacious TV loft not only also has a great view of the water, but it also has a pool table and a large sectional sofa for watching satellite TV, movies (DVD collection provided), or playing games. WiFi is provided, of course. The new heating/AC system ensures that you will be comfortable in any season.
The large kitchen, with its beautiful hardwood floor, is set up nicely for cooking, with a refrigerator with ice maker, microwave, range, dishwasher, toaster oven, coffee maker, blender, mixer, electric teapot, crock pot, and brand new cookware, as well as a new propane grill on the deck just outside the dining area. Speaking of which, the dining table seats 8, along with 4 additional seats on bar stools at the kitchen counter. There are plenty of dishes (three sets, each service for 12+ -- yes, the owners are pretty much foodies!), silverware, glasses, and serving pieces.
Near the kitchen, the laundry room has a large sink, washer, dryer, drying rack, and is stoked with laundry soap and fabric softener. A single-bay attached garage and covered carport are available, along with plenty of parking space.
Peaceful is the best word to describe Dawnview. Its setting in a quiet rural neighborhood is the perfect place to get some rest and relaxation and to base your exploration of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. In five minutes, you can be beachcombing on the Puget Sound, with kayak and boat rentals as close as Shelton (seven miles away). In 10 minutes or so, you can be touring the Walter Dacon winery or Taylor Shellfish or golfing. In about half an hour you can be in the Olympic National Park or the Capitol State Forest (with loads of hiking and riding trails) or exploring downtown Olympia.
There is an almost tangible feeling of serenity when you turn onto the long, beautiful private driveway to Dawnview (please slow down and enjoy the scenery and abide by the 10 mph posted speed limit). The canopy of maples and evergreen, flanked by a small fern-lined stream, feels like you are entering paradise. Not only is Dawnview a great home base for seeing the Puget Sound area, but it is also the perfect place to relax and unwind.