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Breathtaking Discovery Bay Olympic Mountain Views Near Scenic Port Townsend

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms With Spectacular Discovery Bay And Olympic Mountain Views

Luxury home on 5 wooded acres overlooking Discovery Bay with fenced yard, large lawn, rose garden, flower gardens, vegetable and herb gardens, fruit trees and berry bushes, landscaped pathways with meditation areas. New gazebo just added to the yard! Watch eagles soar by daily. Magnificent bay and mountain views! Large living room with cathedral ceiling , floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, full dining room seats 8, fully equipped modern kitchen. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, handicap access and ramp, surrounding deck with entrances to all rooms, large patio and barbecue. Beautiful 18-hole golf course less than one mile away.

Bruce Tapper
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2018

About Bruce Tapper

Dr. Bruce Tapper is a Clinical Psychologist who has lived on the property since 1995. He lives and practices in a separate office building on the same property. After growing up and graduating from college in New York, he lived in Southern California for 25 years until moving to Port Townsend. He currently lives with four little Maltese dogs and a friendly tuxedo cat, plays golf at the local course only a half mile away, and never misses the Port Townsend Jazz Festival every July.

Bruce Tapper purchased this house in 1995

Why Bruce Tapper chose Port Townsend

One look at the property and I never wanted to live anywhere else.


Port Townsend House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Master bathroom has tile shower and full size built in vanity with seating, vessel sink. Master bedroom has additional sink adjacent to bathroom entry. Also has entry from second bedroom that can be locked. Second bathroom has tub-shower combo, sink, toilet, and washer and dryer available for guest use.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master bedroom has queen Tempur-Pedic mattress with remote controlled lift. Full size dresser, walk-in closet, direct access to master bathroom, private patio door entrance to deck and yard, mountain and bay view. 50-inch Smart TV with Blu-ray player, sound bar will play music from guests' electronic devices. Separate stereo and CD player. Second bedroom has queen bed, walk-in closet, dresser, entry to master bathroom, bay and mountain view, antique secretary desk suitable for laptop computer, Smart TV with Blu-ray DVD player, direct access to outside deck. Third bedroom has queen bed, TV with Blu-Ray player. Living room has sleeper sofa, with extraordinary panoramic view of bay and mountains. Third bedroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis


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Breathtaking Discovery Bay Olympic Mountain Views Near Scenic Port Townsend
average rating of 4.894737 based on 57 reviews
Vancouver Washington

Fantastic home with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

We came to stay at the Heart of Discovery to explore Port Townsend. Bruce was an amazing host! He was available for questions and very attentive to anything we needed. This home is spectacular. The views of the Bay and mountains was breath-taking. Bruce has thought of everything from toiletries to tea to dishes of candies to fresh flowers in the home. The wood burning stove was cozy and easy to operate and the kitchen was completely stocked! We will definitely stay here again and we wholeheartedly recommend the Heart of Discovery to anyone seeking an amazing home on Discovery Bay!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful getaway on Discovery Bay

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home nestled in the quiet area of Discovery Bay. The loudest sounds are the birds in the morning (very peaceful). The home sleeps 3 couples very comfortably, and is so welcoming it's hard the leave. The views are spectacular. You're in for a treat!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous view, fully stocked kitchen!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time at this great home. The kitchen had everything you’d need and more (foreman grill! Espresso maker!) and the beds were super comfy! We enjoyed day trips to Fort Warden, Port Townsend, and Olympic Game Farm and even got to enjoy some snow on our last night! One thing I will say if you are traveling with kids is that the house is filled with treasures that are not great for toddlers- we spent lots of time moving things to higher levels so the kids couldn’t get them! Brice was very helpful with meeting us for check in, leaving chocolates (yum!) and shoveling the snowy driveway!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had three couples stay at Heart of Discovery and it was absolutely wonderful. The house has a beautiful view and a perfect layout for a group to cook, eat, chat, and wander together or separately. Each couple had an ample bedroom with very comfortable beds. The kitchen was better stocked than any other VRBO or AirBNB than any of us had ever experienced, enabling us to easily cook meals for our group.

Bruce thoughtfully left a variety of drinks and a container of biscotti for us. He also had beautiful fresh flowers in vases around the house. He really thought of everything to make our stay perfect.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place, amazing home, amazing views, amazing amenities!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The four of us are picky travelers! Not to brag, but when we travel it is usually first class and the like.

This place knocked our socks off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The place comes with everything!!!!!! Our kitchens don't come as well equipped as this chef's kitchen is!!!!!! The bedding!!! OH MY!!!! There was even real china in the china cabinet...didn't use it, but my goodness!!!!! Wonderful music collection. Imagine having fondue over New Years listening to Big Band music. Heaven!!!! They even provide robes WITH SLIPPERS. Simply put, you won't be disappointed. It's like a 5 star hotel.

Okay, there is one thing. There was no TV in the living room. But, it was easy to move one from one of the THREE in the bedrooms into the living room and it was fixed! VIOLA!!!!!

Finally, when and if we go back to Port Townsend we won't stay anywhere else!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house in an incredible location

  • 5 of 5

As beautiful as the house looked in the listing, the photos did not do it justice. I spent a long weekend with my family and our new little baby niece, and this house was absolutely perfect. Bruce was incredibly accommodating , and this house had everything we could potentially need for a weekend trip plus some. The kitchen was equipped with anything you could want to bake or cook a great meal, the peaceful setting and fantastic yard was ideal for relaxing and the living room was ideal for hanging by the fire on a cold night. Could not have asked for anything more in a vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Jefferson County International Airport
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Port Townsend
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Discovery Bay Golf Course
Nearest Train
75 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Fiesta Jalisco
Nearest Ski
55 Miles
Hurricane Ridge
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15
Damage Deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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