House's solarium, partial sunporch, and croquet lawn.Dining table and kitchen in natural light.
House&Acreage min. to town&beaches.
10 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
1.5 baths
10 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
1.5 baths
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Custom 3-bedroom house on 5 acres edging Port Townsend. Open, sunny design, wood stove, exposed beams, wood floors. Well equipped kitchen. Tub for 2. Sundeck. Lawn for games,($ dog fee).Restful garden seat w/ wood stove. Private, convenient, fun.

The space

A very private, artisan built cottage. Simple comfort, not overly decorated. Bathed in natural light. Quiet beauty privately enjoyed. Sun porch can be shared with six. Breakfast on the solarium balcony watching deer step out of the forest. Five acres centered in a "hundred acre wood". Just four pasture-road miles from historical and culturally rich Port Townsend.Small but well supplied gourmet kitchen with 6 burner stove. Select coffees roasted daily, burr ground, Dutch dripped. Universal juicer. Use our refrigerator, but bring your own food. Limitless fresh, local produce in town. Huge 2 person bathtub with radiant heating in slate floors. Japanese toilets. New water heater and premier water treatment system for whole house. Queen beds in two bedrooms, and new, queen Lazyboy pullout (custom 4 inch mattress) in living room. Additional queen mattress in upstairs loft space for additional guest. Two twin beds in solarium-basement bedroom (kids' bedroom). Parking for multiple cars. New washer/dryer. Strong wifi. Croquet set. Organic garden salad- veggies in season.

Guest access

The whole house is yours to enjoy privately, as is the lawn.

Interaction with guests

A host family member will usually be discreetly on and off the acreage, parking away from you. There is an artist's studio on the five acres where your host will stay when on site. Your host will usually greet you, then leave you to enjoy the privacy and sweetness of the house, lawn, woods, and the surrounding Port Townsend area. Offering you guidance to the area is our pleasure.

Other things to note

The area is a springboard to boating in Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands, and to hiking, camping, and fishing in the Olympic National Forest. The ferry to Victoria, BC is just an hour away by car.


Amenities

Prices
Extra people $32 CAD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $127 CAD
Security Deposit $380 CAD
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $221 CAD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

-No smoking in the house, please. No parties! Only paying guests are allowed in the house unless you have made prior arrangements with me. We love dogs and allow up to two, well trained dogs that will stay off the furniture and beds. We charge 25 dollars per dog per night up to 50 dollars per dog. Twenty five dollars of your deposit will be kept if there is evidence that your dogs were on the beds or furniture. Ask in advance re: pets.
-This is a strictly shoes off house, but we offer indoor slippers. Much more comfortable.
-Clean up any dishes or cooking utensils you use, then leave in dish drainer or re-shelve.
-Wipe counters, please.
-Remove or trash all your leftover food items.
-Clear hair from shower drain screen
-When house trash bins fill, place bag in large, garage bins and add new plastic bag to house bin.
-Place used towels and bedding, including duvets but excluding quilted mattress covers, in laundry basket before check out. Do not remove zippered mattress covers.
-No need to launder towels and bedding unless you are using them again.
-Close all windows and doors upon checking out. Do not lock.
-Turn oven off.
-Turn water heater to low.
-Take from the garden only what you will use on-site. (No take out, please.)
-Drive slowly on forest road. Deer sometimes appear, as might your host's car.

You must also acknowledge
Some pet(s) live in the house

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

106 Reviews

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Rachel User Profile
August 2017
Wonderfully secluded and comfortable home. So close to everything but also felt remote and peaceful. We would have liked an earlier check in and later check out but Andrew was clear and communicated that they had other guests so we took it anyway because we just loved the home. He checked in on us which was nice and the overall stay was fantastic.highly recommend!!

Sayaka User Profile
August 2017
We had a nice time at Andrew's place. The property is beautiful, tucked into a big forest, and feels pretty private. The house was much bigger than we expected, which was nice. The spiral staircase, the balcony in the sun room, the hammock downstairs, plus other small touches really impressed us. There was comfortable patio furniture on the porch and a cute cat (and dog, in the night) wandering outside. The distance from Port Townsend was perfect - just far enough to feel like you're 'out there', and yet close enough to town that it wasn't a trek to grab a cup of coffee in the morning. Andrew was friendly on the phone and seemed more than willing to help us out if we had questions or concerns. Awesome toilets!

Divna User Profile
August 2017
We had a fantastic stay at this airbnb. On our last night there we realized we locked the keys in the house, a foolish mistake. Our host was gracious enough to wake up in the middle of the night and help us back into the house. The hospitality we received was great, and would recommend this house to anyone!

Molly User Profile
June 2017
As soon as you turn down the road you know you are headed to something magical. The house gives you a great secluded feel even though you are only minutes from everything. If sitting outside in the yard, waking up to deer, and reading in a hammock with the sun beaming on you is your thing then this is your place. It was great for a groups little retreat!

Britany User Profile
May 2017
Very private and peaceful. Quick drive to town. Kitchen is well equipped for preparing meals. James provides straightforward directions for everything. Great stay.

Ross User Profile
April 2017
This place is just as beautiful as the pictures! My friends and I had travelled to town for a wedding over the weekend. Other guests of the wedding had mentioned they had trouble finding a place with similar accommodations. We felt very lucky to find this amazing place!

Erin User ProfileErin is a superhost.
March 2017
Andrew's place is located down a lovely forested road, yet still only 10 minutes away from town, making it feel both remote and convenient. The upstairs bedrooms are lovely and the beds are very comfortable. We slept well! There are a few quirks, however, that particular travelers should be aware of (especially older or less physically flexible guests): the shower/tub is a bit difficult to step into; the ironwork staircase is GORGEOUS, but quite uncomfortable on the feet, even in slippers. Also, given the tub accessibility issue, it was also difficult to have the hot water adjustment in the next room (you cannot adjust it from the actual tub faucet - it just comes out one temperature). My traveling companions suggest the place would be better described as a 'cabin' instead of a 'house' to evoke a more accurate vibe. This may especially pertain to urban travelers and their expectations :)
Andrew User Profile
Response from Andrew:
One 65 year old in the family is also so tender of foot that she needs slippers on the stairs. The rest of us just run up and down barefoot. With slippers, we are 100% happy. My guest Erin, a very nice person who I hope will come again, is not correct when she states that the shower water temperature cannot be adjusted from the shower. There is a 5 second delay after turning the handle to adjust, which must have confused her efforts.
March 2017

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Port Townsend, Washington, United StatesJoined in April 2014
Andrew User Profile

About myself.
My profession is educator, mostly high school English or Language Arts. My passion since childhood has been surfing, which has taken me around the world. I play at a few other sports, i.e. swimming and sculling. I also get a lot of joy from long walks...alone or with a friend, life feels just about right while walking.
My wife is a nurse who might have been an artist or designer. She is very receptive to beauty, and that has been a blessing to all in our family. We start every day sharing the time it takes to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. This is a really good thing.
I am a life long reader. Some favorite novels are "The French Lieutenant's Woman" "Huckleberry Finn", "The Two Husbands of Dona Flor", and "Night Train to Lisbon". A lot of non-fiction lately.


Languages: English, 日本語
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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