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.
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.
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.
-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.
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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.