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Beach cottage on West Puget Sound

Port Orchard, WA, USA
  • Cottage1000 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

A unique and atmospheric cottage on private surroundings right on the water. You have it all and all to yourselves. Not just a "view" or shared/public beach "access". No noisy road between you and the beach. No other residents or vacationers on the property. The low bank private beach is all yours, just a few steps away for lounging, exploring tide pools, launching your kayak or, for the intrepid, even swimming/snorkeling. You immerse yourself in original pine paneling woodwork, nautical decor, nothing like many rentals which are commonly just normal buildings and interiors transported to the waterfront. This is post card material. Cozy, remote but still close to Seattle. Back-road cycling and leisurely walks are right out the back door. Mt. Rainier looms as you sip a glass of wine on the deck, on a wind-protected alcove or from the living room through large view windows. Or take a break in the sun and hide out on the calm side patio. Near a forest preserve that not only makes the drive in akin to something seen on the Olympic Peninsula but is also available for short hikes as if you were miles and hours away. More than 180 degree water view of all manner of boats and sea life. Fully equipped kitchen. Shower/tub. Sleeps 4 in two bedrooms with two twins and a queen (5 max. with sofa) About 1000 sq. ft. with large, open living area and view windows, dining space, kitchen, bathroom and 2 bedrooms.

"Far exceeded expectations" inside, outside and overall experience".

- Steve T., GA

"The view and the sound of the waves was fantastic....Wonderful linens....Lovely landscaping."

- Diane K., WA

"Fanstastic! ..... Amazingly soft towels.."

- Christin B., NJ

".....reminded me of the cabin in the film On Golden Pond......couldn't have enjoyed it more."

- Ann F., TX

".... the perfect getaway.....the view of Mt. Rainier is breathtaking.....extremely pleased with everything."

- Donna C., CO


Gordon Gunderson

Member Since 2016
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • A 5th person MAY find it suitable to sleep on the living room sofa, a 3-piece sectional which does not pull out. Check with owner to make sure it will meet your expectations.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower

        Location Type

          • Beach View
          • Beachfront
          • Rural
          • Water View
          • Waterfront


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        Accessible on request
                      • Garage
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Central forced-air electric furnace. Auxiliary space heaters, one in each bedroom; often preferred overnight.
                      • Internet
                        WiFi or wired
                      • Fitness Room / Equipment
                        TRX Suspension trainer available on loan, on request.
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                        Sofa and side chair, plus reading/lounge chair Total physical seating for 5 plus two hassocks plus nearby dining chairs (4)
                      • Parking
                        Carport. 2 mid-size cars. One additional off-street space on the property. Neighbors, local-only traffic very tolerant of short-term parking on the road.
                      • Telephone
                        All major cell phone carriers consider this location in their coverage area. No landline available.
                      • Towels Provided
                        Bath towels and beach towels provided. (Beach towels should be left on hooks outside main door in main entry area. Sand and salt not good inside!)
                      • Washing Machine
                        Accessible on request


                          • Coffee Maker
                            And electric teapot. At least a starter quantity of coffee and tea is above the pots, enough at least for that first cup when relaxing on arrival and before any grocery shopping.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            All utensils, dishes, pots, pans, et al. for a normal weekend or extended stay. If you arrive and something standard is missing, just call.
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            See photos. Pass-thru kitchen, convenient to outside door and grocery loading from carport. View window onto patio.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                            Full size.
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                See photos. Separate dining area plus two "bar stool" locations . In good weather, renters can dine on the front deck or a brick-surfaced, protected patio just outside the kitchen.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • Books
                                    A number of books suitable to vacationers -- classics, novels, local recreation.
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Cable for TV and Internet. WiFi available.
                                  • Television
                                    HD Smart TV with standard local (Wave Broadband) cable offering
                                  • Video Library
                                    Small collection of classic DVDs (e.g. Gladiator, American Beauty, Bourne Ultimatum)


                                      • Balcony
                                      • Bicycles
                                        On request. Local neighbor has indicated willingness to rent two 3-speed bicycles.
                                      • Boat
                                        Rentals available locally. See Port Orchard marina office. Pleasure boats COULD be moored in front offshore.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Golf
                                        Several local-enough golf courses. In order of proximity: McCormick Woods, Gold Mountain, Horseshoe Lake as well as Port Orchard Municipal
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        Scenic shoreline kayaking location. Boats are not provided. Area rentals include. www.blackballboats.com (Port Orchard);Gig Harbor.; and seasonally at nearby Manchester State Park.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Small. Charcoal. Must be used only on gravelled surfaces. Guests brings own charcoal. Self-lighting preferred. Coals must be disposed of, when cold, by bagging and into garbage can.
                                      • Tennis
                                        Available at high school (7 miles) or city park (9 miles)


                                          • not suitable for children
                                            Not suitable for YOUNG children. Children should be 10 or older. Beach bank is not fenced. Steps to beach are not gated off and are firm but "crude". Fine for older kids but definitely not small ones.


                                              • botanical garden
                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • festivals
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • marina
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • boating
                                                  • gambling casinos
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • photography
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • basketball court
                                                          • equestrian events
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • roller blading
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling/diving
                                                          • sound/bay fishing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • water tubing

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                            16 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Fantastic View

                                                            Dixie B.

                                                            The beach cottage was quite quaint and offered a wonderful place to stay.

                                                            Gordon was great to deal with and was available for anything we may have wanted.

                                                            The view off the deck couldn't have been better.

                                                            If you are searching for a place that is off the beaten path and super quiet this is it.

                                                            Oct 2017

                                                            Gary E.

                                                            nice place with a very quiet and relaxed setting, great coastal views, very friendly owner

                                                            Cozy, beautiful views, and relaxing.

                                                            Elizabeth S.

                                                            Relaxing to watch the ferry traffic from livingroom and deck with perfect views. We enjoyed the sea lions and combing the small private beach. Though there are neighbors it feels very private. Cottage is cozy and comfortable and has everything you need. We will be back!

                                                            Enjoy the calm serenity of beach life.

                                                            Melissa L.Port Orchard, WA

                                                            We enjoyed staying in the unique home on the beach, it seemed secluded, yet we were minutes from town. Lucky for us a pod of Orcas visited while we were staying there. All amenities required were there, the owner would periodically ask if there was anything else we needed.

                                                            Relaxation at it's best!

                                                            Draperfam D.

                                                            If you are looking for a calm, quiet and relaxing this is the place for you! This cottage is a clean, inviting, quaint little piece of paradise right on the water. Seattle is accessible by ferry or drive via Tacoma. You should plan on a 90 minute trip either way which was fine by us as the noisy city was just far enough away. There were four of us on this trip and there was plenty of room for the four of us. Everything that you need is there. Gordon was available for anything that we needed and was a very gracious host. We will definitely be back!

                                                            Awesome view property

                                                            Cindy F.

                                                            We loved our stay at this property. The weather was awesome which made it even more special. The house was very clean and well stocked with everything needed. You can't beat the views, we would definitely book a stay here again. Thank you Gordon!!


                                                            Port Orchard, WA, USA

                                                            Rates & Availability

                                                            Additional information about rental rates

                                                            Cleaning Fee
                                                            Damage Deposit
                                                            Tax Rate

                                                            50% payment with reservation not refundable. Check-out no later than 11 a.m. Check-in no earlier than 3 p.m. For special circumstances, just ask. Check-in/check-out can be adjusted if no conflicts or overlap exists.

                                                            16 Reviews
                                                            Wonderful 4.9/5
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