|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Located near the Port Ludlow resort with golf, boating, kayaking and other amenities; Spectacular views of Hood Canal, Mt. Rainier and Cascades; near Port Townsend & Port Gamble for shopping and sight-seeing and the Olympic Mountains for fantastic hiking; newly remodeled home with deck, gas fire pit, hot tub and sandy beach with beach chairs; whole-house sound system, including deck speakers; large-screen TVs in living room and master bedroom; DVD library; large master bath with spa shower, bathrobes and slippers, and bath products; new Tempur-pedic Cloud king bed in Master; new, completely equipped kitchen; whole house WiFi; full laundry; perennial gardens; ample driveway parking.
Keywords: house, Hood Canal, waterfront, kayak, garden
The view from the master suite was so beautiful and wonderful to wake up to, it was hard to get up and about. We enjoyed the house so much and every aspect of our stay. A great kitchen to cook in, the hot tub, and the best places to read and relax. We look forward to coming again.
This was the nicest VRBO property we've ever stayed in. The home is perfectly clean, well-stocked, and has an amazing view. The photos don't do it justice.
We enjoyed the hot tub and the gas fire on the deck. If the kids were just a bit older, we might have enjoyed the bikes and kayaks, too, but we saved those for next time.
Though Port Ludlow itself is tiny, it's a great base for day trips to Port Townsend and surrounding parks. We also spent a few afternoons on the beach down the steps from the house, where the kids went wild over giant shells.
Thanks for a wonderful vacation!
Very nice, small house overlooking the sound. The house is in very good condition with everything you need in the kitchen. Good for relaxing with a small group--not great for large groups. We saw 3 bald eagles from bed in the morning.
We had a great time! We brought our 2 kids age 3 and 6 and we all enjoyed the hot tub multiple times and went down to the beach to explore 2 of the days. The kids thought it was so fun to lift the beach rocks and see all the tiny crabs :) It was so peaceful too, we were the only ones on the beach! We made use of the BBQ for dinners and sat on the deck on the last day with our coffee; it was a beautiful day and we saw 2 bald eagles!! Our son wanted to count the steps down to the beach (we counted close to 100!) great workout going back up those stairs ;) We enjoyed how nice everything was in the house, the heated floors were wonderful too! We will most certainly be back and will recommend the Garden Cottage to others too! Thank you!!!
Overall this provided a very enjoyable getaway with a few drawbacks. On the plus side, the house itself is very nice, well kept up, and has stunning views of Hood Canal. Since we were there in January and it was very cold, we didn't get to go outside much, however we did take advantage of the hot tub situated on the porch. Wonderful experience to sit out there at night looking at the stars and the lights on the other side of the canal.
The property owners provide very detailed information about the house and property and provide a wide range of activities including games, movies, bikes, kayaks and so forth. Owners are also very prompt in answering questions and concerns and get very high marks for that.
Couple of drawbacks to be aware of, especially if you don't like to get up early and/or dislike having other houses nearby. While the master bedroom is very nice (especially the bathroom) there are large windows to take advantage of the view. Unfortunately, the windows either have no blinds at all or blinds that aren't particularly good at blocking out light. That wasn't a problem so much this time of the year when the sun comes up at 8 AM, but I can't imagine trying to sleep here during the summer when it gets light at 4:45 AM. I know I couldn't do it.
Also, there are other houses quite close by and any outside noise is quite audible from this house. One morning we heard construction sounds and music coming from next door. Fortunately, the workman was very considerate about turning down the music. However, if there was a family with children around it could get frustrating for anyone who wants peace and quiet.
Finally, while the bed in the master suite was quite comfortable, the couple who had to sleep in the second bedroom wasn't thrilled with the double beds that are combined into one as they felt it wasn't very comfortable.
Otherwise, everything else about the Garden Cottage was terrific and if the light isn't an issue for you, I'd highly recommend it.
Such a relaxing weekend! We utilized the kayaks, hot tub and wonderful amenities like stocked pantry, surround sound, movie collection and beach access. Thanks for the bottle of wine upon check in. So thoughtful. We bought groceries on the way to the cabin and didn't leave the property, except for kayaking the coast, once.
Our family really enjoyed this beautiful cottage located at a very nice beach. We had a great time relaxing; walking the beach, clamming, using the hottub, kayaking, watching wildlife like porpoise, otters, eagles, just enjoying the beautiful garden, the view, and the lovely house. Everything you might need is available from breakfast to get started the first day, lots of movies if you like to watch them, books, binoculars, fireplace, books, ....the cottage is in perfect condition very clean and cosy.
Thank you for making our vacation a great experience!
Outdoor games including croquet, bocce ball, kites, frisbees, kayaks with all equipment, mooring ball for boaters (with permission), indoor games and books, guide books to Olympic Peninsula and Puget Sound area
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 22 2015 - Sep 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee||$150 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
Please note that check-in is at 4:00 pm and check-out is at 10:00 am, unless prior arrangements have been made with Owner.
By reserving The Garden Cottage, you agree to comply with the terms and conditions of the provided rental agreement.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.