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Port Ludlow, Highbank Waterfront Home with Magnificent Mountain and Water Views

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House 4 Bedrooms , 2.5 Baths, ( sleeps 10)

See owner's website for last minute specials.

The incredible views from this lovely custom built, waterfront home will take your breath away. The house offers a secluded setting with a green belt on one side and a house set back from view on the other. No need for window coverings to block the view--it is totally private. We provide sleep masks for those who need a dark room to sleep. We enjoy being awakened by a gorgeous sunrise. Sit in the solarium and watch the eagles fly right overhead or fish in the water below you.

Enjoy unobstructed views of Puget Sound, the Cascade mountains and Mt. Baker from virtually every room in the house. Watch the ever changing activity of cruise ships, sailboats, tankers or a nuclear submarine, from the large deck or our cozy solarium. The professionally landscaped yard is designed for privacy and easy maintenance and features a tranquil pond and natural woodland setting. Watch the deer and raccoons drink from the pond and wander through the yard any given day.

The fully equipped kitchen has a 5 burner Decor gas cooktop, double ovens and Subzero refrigerator, beautiful granite slab countertops, and a view that makes cooking a real pleasure. Or you can pull up a bar stool to the eating counter and grab a quick snack. Fine dining is minutes away if you aren't in the mood for cooking.

The living room has a stone wall with a gas fireplace. Snuggle up on the comfy sofas in front of the fireplace and enjoy great conversation, a good book or a glass of wine. Or, simply admire the beauty of the view.

The master bedroom has a large walk-in closet, a king sized bed and 12' sliding glass doors that open to the deck. Lie in bed and enjoy the fireplace in the evening and see the cruise ships heading back to port and watch the sun rise over the Cascade Mts. Master bath has double sink with granite slab vanity, large spa like shower with double shower heads, and like almost everywhere in this home, incredible water and mt. view!

Bedroom 2 has queen sized bed and a garden view.

Bedroom 3 is very large with queen bed (and available space for our queen, double high air bed available for those groups looking for a couple more sleeping spots). Glass doors open to the deck. Relax with a cup of coffee at the bistro table with four chairs and view the marvelous water and mountain views or enjoy the fireplace for added .enjoyment .

Bedroom 4 is in our loft bonus room along with our office. It has a queen bed as well as an oversize twin convertible sofa bed. Spectacular views from the office.

The house is beautifully furnished and tastefully decorated to make your stay feel extra special and comfortable.

The soft breezes from the water below make grilling and dining, on the table for six comfortable, even on a hot day, a real treat.

Several comfortable lounge chairs are also provided. Try to spot the seals on the rocks below with the telescopes and binoculars provided or just marvel at the incredible view. There is another patio with two lounge chairs at the south end of the yard. Our favorite place for ending the day, sipping the drink and watching the sunset light up the Cascade mountains and Puget Sound.


From Port Ludlow you can hop a ferry to Seattle and tour the waterfront and famous Pike Place Market or drive about an hour to Port Angeles and take the ferry to Victoria and spend the day in this charming city with a visit to the world famous Butchart Gardens. Also Whidbey Island, Hurricane Ridge, the rain forest, Poulsbo, Sequim and the lavendar festival and Port Gamble are great trips.

Historic Port Townsend is about 20 minutes away with antique shops, many talented artists offering their wares and lots of charming shops. Farmer's Markets are held every Saturday during the spring and summer. Visit Bremerton and tour the naval shipyards or the Undersea Naval Museum in Keyport.

There are many options if you are adventurous. Or, you may want to stay close by and hike the local trails. It is a short walk to the marina to look at the boats, rental a kayak, fishing boat, or charter a sail boat. If you want a bit more exercise, we provide two sets of golf clubs, two tennis rackets and 4 pickle ball rackets and balls.

Another option is to stop by the Inn at the Marina and have a glass of wine or dinner. There is a bar and a large covered porch overlooking the marina.

This lovely home is a perfect place for a romantic get-away, retreat, honeymoon or family gathering. Thinking about moving to the area? Short- or long-term rentals available. Just give us a call.

Pets may be permitted under certain circumstances. A $25 fee per pet plus a $100 refundable deposit is required.

Pricing and other Notes:

Our list pricing is based on 6 guests.

A charge of $10 per person / 6 is assessed for additional guests. Children over 5 are considered additional guests.

Holidays: Three night minimum .New Year, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas

Pet fee per pet per stay $25 plus a $100 refundable pet deposit

$125 cleaning fee

$500 refundable security deposit

11% state lodging tax

Keywords: Port Ludlow,Waterfront Home, private home, home, custom-built home,vacation home, Olympic National Park, Port Townsend, Port Gamble, Puget Sound,

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Joan

I am a retired legal assistant and my husband is a retired real estate project manager.

Joan purchased this house in 2006

Why Joan chose Port Ludlow

Our family owns a condo (which we now rent out) at the resort a short distance away so the area was familiar to us. A dear friend previously had thise custom home designed for her. We were thrilled when it came on the market and snatched it right up. Living in the Seattle area makes for a quick weekend get-away or a long-term vacation spot. We love it here!

What makes this house unique

The first time we walked into the house we were captivated by the incredible views. We have complete privacy and no need for curtains or blinds to block the view. Bald Eagles nest in trees close by the house so they are constantly flying overhead or fishing in the water below. Deer wander through the yard daily and there is abundant bird life.


Port Ludlow House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , double vanity; Jack and Jill bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , toilet and sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master - 1 king , Fabulous view from bed
    Garden View - 1 queen
    Loft Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 double , Queen bed; sofa converts to double bed
    Green (middle) Bedroom - 2 queen , Largest bedroom with incredible view
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom, Queen size Beds (3) One is in the bonus room, Convertible sofa bed makes into a double (in bonus room); queen air bed fits in large middle bedroom if needed
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Double Ovens, Subzero Refrigerator, Telescope and binoculars for indoor/outdoor viewing, Table and chairs for six on deck, two fold-up lounge chairs for deck or yard, small patio at south end of garden with two very comfortable lounge chairs. Marina and boat rentals at the Inn at Port Ludlow (about a half mile away) as well as an excellent restaurant called the Fireside and a comfortable bar and a porch overlooking the water and the marina. The marina has a small, well stocked store.


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Port Ludlow, Highbank Waterfront Home with Magnificent Mountain and Water Views
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Beautiful home! Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this beautiful home. We are a group of 9 women on a ladies retreat. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. Plenty of room for all of us. We enjoyed shopping in Poulsbo and Port Townsend. The view from the home was beautiful, especially the gorgeous sunrises. We definitely would recommend this location to others.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your time at the house. Port Townsend is always a favourite with people and Poulsbo is it fun community. We would love you to come back and visit us again.
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Port Townsend, WA

Wonderful Home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed over New Years, 4 couples. It was a very comfortable place, quite spacious, and the views were fantastic. Since it was winter we did not use the decks much, in fact the home was so comfy we found it hard to leave at all. All four beds were comfortable! A rare thing in a 4 bedroom vacation rental. The kitchen was fabulous to cook in. Easy to check in and easy to check out. Highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope you can return soon.
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Amazing Home !!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful trip in the great Northwest !! Beautiful Fall colors and exceptional views from this terrific home. Highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great place to stay and relax.

We hope to be back soon !!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed our home. You were indeed lucky to have such marvelous weather to enjoy the fall colors and just relaxing and enjoying the spectacular views. We hope you will be able to come back for another visit.
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Great friends, great house!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this house for two weeks with another couple, and in the second week were joined by two more couples. The house had plenty of room for all of us. We found all the kitchen appliances that we needed to make some great dinners, when we didn't eat too much while wandering around during the days. The house was a great location for all the places we wanted to visit.

There was one minor problem, which was addressed quickly and fixed perfectly. We are already planning our trip for next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review. There is so much to do and places to see in the area and great biking and walking trails if you want to just relax. We are so happy that the house suited you so well and hope you will return for another visit.
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Beautiful Views from every room.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time relaxing in the sun on the deck, preparing dinner together in a very nice kitchen overlooking the shipping lanes and Puget Sound. Hope to do this again.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. We love sitting in the sunroom and watching the ever changing vistas. Hope you come back for another visit.
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Remarkable Home

  • 5 of 5

Several times when we have rented a vacation home, the home doesn't live up to the photos. Not so this time; if anything the photos don't do the home justice. First thing walking into the home we were greeted with a wonderful view of the water and mountains across the way. This home is supplied with all you will need to enjoy a quiet and relaxing stay. A very well stocked kitchen, with a laundry room next to it. The bed was very comfortable, and plenty of linens and soaps were available. We would get up every morning before dawn and sit on the deck and watch the beautiful sunrise. What a sight. In the evening we would sit and watch the sunset color the mountain peaks in the distance. There were large freighters plying back and forth; interesting to get ship names and find out where they were from. We didn't see any deer around the house, but plenty of squirrels and birds of several varieties would visit the feeders. We took several walks around the neighborhood with our dog and met some very friendly people; it was fun to stop and chat. A small store in Port Ludlow has most basic supplies, and a short drive to Port Hadlock which has a supermarket. We drove to Port Townsend to sample some coffee shops and a couple of restaurants. There was no shortage of either. Downtown can get very busy during the day. Fort Worden is a must see, a very interesting place. But most of our time was spent at the nice home enjoying the beautiful scenery. This home just begs you to sit and relax and watch the boats, birds, water, or do nothing but chill out. Can't go wrong with that. I can recommend this home with the utmost confidence you will enjoy your time there. Joan was very responsive to a minor snag in our reservation; and it was all worked out with no fuss. Go, you won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay in our home. When we are there we spend most of our time in the sun room just enjoying the beauty of the area. We usually see deer wondering through the yard and drinking out of the pond. In fact one time a mama deer came with her twin fauns. That was great fun watching them romp around and drink from the pond. Thank you for a very nice review and hope you can return.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Inn at Port Ludlow
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Fireside Restaurant in Resort
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: necessary

Clamming, Crabbing, Farmers Market, hiking trails, biking, beach combing, kayaking, sailing, antique shopping in historic Pt. Townsend




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Resort Use Fee $25 + Tax
Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%


Pets $25 per stay plus $100 refundable deposit
Holidays - 3 night minimum; New Year, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving. Easter Week and Christmas.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.