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Diamond Retreat: Haven of Peace and Quiet - great location on the peninsula!

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Diamond Retreat: Haven of Peace and Quiet - great location on the peninsula!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Sequim House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom + 2 Bath House, Sleeps 4-6 with Convertible bed

Nestled on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, on the northwest corner of Discovery Bay in Diamond Point, on the Olympic Peninsula; Diamond Retreat is a fully furnished home, decorated with original art by Northwest artists. It has a huge front porch with comfortable furniture, a beautiful front garden, and a back yard that borders Miller State Park.

Situated in a quiet area, with easy access to Sequim, Port Townsend, Olympic National Park (many access points), Olympic Music festival, Quilcene, Dungeness Spit, and many more areas – this is a great place to spend many days. Located only 37 miles from the Edmonds-Kingston ferry.

House was built in late ‘90s and has a very efficient heating-cooling system, modern kitchen (lots of accessories); two large bedrooms; and comfortable, well lit living space with vaulted ceiling and wood stove.

Beautiful east facing covered porch with view to Strait of Juan de Fuca, overlooking the front garden, and undeveloped lot across, full of cedars and singing birds. Beyond the back fence is over 2000 acres of undeveloped land, trails, and beach access.

The focal viewpoint is Protection Island, a magnificent rocky outcrop that is a Federally protected National Wildlife Refuge. Protection Island is known for its breeding colony of Tufted Puffin, rhinoceros auklets, and gulls. It is on the flyway for many migrating birds. Seals, sea lions, orcas, and other cetaceans are often seen nearby. Beyond Protection Island, are views to the San Juan Islands, Mt. Baker, and Vancouver Island.

You can hop on your bike and explore the endless trails of the adjacent Miller Peninsula State Park, take a walk on the meandering quiet streets of the neighborhood. A ten-minute walk will bring you to a private beach that goes on for miles in either direction, at the bottom of the cliff.

Keywords: Olympic peninsula view relaxing quiet birds refuge home artistic art nature garden peace comfortable cozy safe

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
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About The Owner

Jay is an architect with his own practice and is also an artist; painting in encaustic (with beeswax), printmaking, and log carving. I am passionate about hiking, bicycling, skiing, camping and sea kayaking.

The Owner purchased this house in 2012

Why The Owner chose Sequim

Over the years, I have rented cabins near Sequim several times and have grown very fond of this area because there is so much to explore along with quiet relaxation. The mountains are nearby, yet the distance between mountains and shore is vast and offers much opportunities for walks and hikes. Some of my favorite places are the Miller Peninsula state park, located adjacent to the property; the Discovery trail (35+ mile bike route); and many hikes in the Olympic National Park and Buckhorn Wilderness.

Port Townsend is 25 minutes away, with weekend events all through the summer and fall.

The Sequim area has a low amount of rainfall, located in a rain-shadow, with more sun than other places in the region, making this a great place for outdoor recreation.

What makes this house unique

I remember stepping onto the huge porch when I first visited the property, experiencing the silence and a deep feeling of peace; viewing the garden, Strait of Juan de Fuca, and mountains and islands beyond. It is always a wonderful experience, full of so much to see and explore.

The property is adjacent to over 2000 acres of undeveloped land, full of trails and mature trees. As well there are no neighbors to two other sides.

Within a month, I became the owner and with every visit since then, that sense of calm and space has grown. It is always so wonderful to be on the front east-facing porch, or in the backyard paying attention to the birds' songs.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We enjoyed a clear day at Hurricane Ridge followed by a pint of beer at the local Port Angeles "Barhop". The bookstore clerk advised searching for sea glass on Ediz Hook. We found high tide coming in and the waves crashing to the shore. We stacked beach stone pyramids and wobbly towers, great memories. At 4 am the stars are brilliant, no street lights, just bright clear skies...
Sep 2013
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

2 traveler reviews

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Diamond Retreat: Haven of Peace and Quiet - great location on the peninsula!
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
United States
5

Thank you- we had a wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

This is a peaceful place with all the amenities. We had a great dinner cooked up in the well-appointed kitchen, walked the area at all times of day and watched the amazing celestial show at night. Easy access for exploring both Sequim and Port Townsend. We'll be back!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Seattle
5

Diamonds are forever!

  • 5 of 5

If you want serenity, lush forest walks, awesome water views and beach walks, and know you're coming home to a clean , art-inspired house, this is the place for you! Stay on the porch, drink a beer -- relax, that's the name of the game! Gretchn

  • Submitted: May 26, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Ferry
37 Miles
Edmonds-Kingston
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
101
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Diamond Point
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

From $170 Per night

Sequim House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
May 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$190
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$170
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Booking fee $5.95
Cleaning Fee $80 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.4%
Notes High Season Nightly Rent (May 1st - Sept. 30th) $190/night for up to 2 people.
$15/night each additional person
Standard Rate (Oct. 1st - April 30th) $170/night for up to 2 people. 4 Night Minimum during this time.
$15/night each additional person
$80 non-refundable cleaning fee
10.4% tax + $5.95 booking fee.
No Smoking
No Pets allowed.
Deposit required of 1st night's rent + booking fee ($5.95), balance due upon check in.
Payment by personal check, Visa or Mastercard.
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Amenities

Sequim House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Kitchen is stocked: food processor, corn popper, coffee machine, french press, salad spinner, blender, bread machine, steamer, baking trays.

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