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Quiet House on 5 Acres Forest Retreat Minutes from Everything in Port Townsend

48 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible beds, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-6), Private Deck, Forest

Don't miss Port Townsend's upcoming quirky Kinetic Skulpture Race 2016. Book now arriving Sept. 30 to be minutes away from all the events on Oct. 1-2. A weekend away that will seem like a world apart. Learn more about this event by checking out our photos here or by searching Facebook for The Great Port Townsend Bay Kinetic Skulpture Race. A popular PT attraction since 1983.

Treat yourself to the luxury of a staying in a stand-alone house situated in a private forest, while being minutes from everything in Port Townsend. Privacy and proximity are the best combination for a happy visit here. Relax in a quiet, safe environment in a modern house in a retreat-like setting less than 4 miles from historic downtown Port Townsend. This newer home is a clean and modern, single-level 900 sq. ft. property equipped with many amenities and plenty of outdoor space to give you comfort and convenience. The Guest Nest rests peacefully on 5 acres. Private outdoor area for meals, a safe place for children to play, easy visitor parking and a perfect spot for family gatherings. Read on the deck, walk the forest trails, take the kids to the dedicated play area, watch streaming TV or fire up the grill. Have a quiet night's sleep. Be in town in minutes by car or bike in to the waterfront in less than 2 miles on the nearby Larry Scott Trail. Everything you need is 5-10 minutes away, including the beach, grocery stores, restaurants, shops, parks, galleries, golf, local wineries, the ferry to the San Juan islands and The Farmer's Market. During festival weeks, you're close to the action but you can escape to the quiet of the nest at night.

The Guest Nest has high-speed internet and strong cell phone coverage, plus amenities that include a private deck and lawn area with propane BBQ. Table seating for up to 14 outside is available for gatherings, plus another 4-6 inside. The children's play area and private forest trails are just steps away. There is room to park your boat; bring your jet skis or paddle boards; park your large RV while you stay in the house; and you can bring bikes or rent them in town. You can bike or run safely right from the Guest Nest on the Larry Scott Trail for up to 10 miles. It's less than 2 miles to the waterfront; 4 miles to Hudson Point or Chetzemoka Park; or you can go south of Port Townsend all the way on the trail down to the beach at Discovery Bay.

Inside the Guest Nest you will find conveniences such as a full-size kitchen with dishwasher, refrigerator with ice maker, coffee maker, tea kettle, toaster, stove/oven, microwave, crock pot and plenty of dishes, pots, pans and silverware to entertain family and friends. Two cozy bedrooms with forest views will welcome you at the end of a long day of recreation. One has a Queen-Size bed and convertible single futon sofabed; the other has a Full-Size log bed. The living room has a 42” HDTV with Apple TV apps, Netflix, Hulu, DVD player with 125 movies, plus books and board games. The living room sofa is also a very comfortable Queen-Size high-end futon bed. The bathroom includes a large, safe walk-in shower with bench, a blow dryer and soft towels. There is a separate laundry room with washer, dryer and ironing board.

Key attractions nearby include the historic waterfront district, Fort Worden, Centrum Arts Organization, Uptown, Chetzemoka Park, North Beach, the San Juan Islands and Whale Watching Excursions. The house is adjacent to the road to Sequim, Port Angeles, Lake Crescent, Forks, Olympic National Park, Neah Bay, The Rain Forest and Washington's wild West Coast. Port Townsend is a great starting point to explore the entire Olympic Peninsula loop via Highway 101.

Our town hosts dozens of popular festivals throughout the year and offers a variety of recreational fun such as boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, horseback riding, biking, sailing, fishing and crabbing. Book early if you're coming for a holiday, wedding or something like the Wooden Boat Festival, The Film Festival or PT's quirky Kinetic Skulpture Race or Strange Brewfest weekends.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About The Owner

The hosts, Bill & Lisa, have worked in the hospitality business for 15 years.

The Owner purchased this house in 2009

Why The Owner chose Olympic Peninsula

There is so much to do in Port Townsend and The Olympic National Park, including hiking, beach combing, festivals, golf, wineries, art galleries, antique shops and craft beer pubs. Port Townsend hosts the famous Wooden Boat Festival, The Jazz Festival and the quirky Kinetic Festival. Our town is a great place for relaxing, enjoying fine restaurants or beach walking. The house is 15 minutes away from Fort Worden, which is popular with visitors because of the beach. Port Townsend is part of the Olympic Rain Shadow/Banana Belt. Cities inside this area enjoy more sunshine and less rain than the rest of the Northwest. And Port Townsend is the perfect home base to enjoy day trips to the San Juan Islands, Sequin, Olympic National Park, the Hoh Rain Forest and Forks.

What makes this house unique

Privacy. Beautiful wooded setting. Quiet nights. Ideal for families, couples, girls getaways or family gatherings. Safe dedicated children's play area. Room for family meals. Extensive outdoor space including meal seating for up to 20 outdoors plus another 4 indoors. Easy visitor parking. Room to bring your motor home or boat. Experienced hosts managing one of Port Townsend's highest-rated Homeaway properties listed on VRBO/Homeaway since 2009.


based on 48 traveler reviews

Quiet House on 5 Acres Forest Retreat Minutes from Everything in Port Townsend
average rating of 4.875 based on 48 reviews

Wonderful Cute House

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect size house for my family of 4. The location was great. It is close to Port Townsend and very private. It had all the amenities to make our stay very enjoyable. We loved the generous snacks the owners left in the kitchen for us.

Bonnie and Chris

Flower Mound, TX

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Fantastic Guest Nest

  • 5 of 5

The Guest Nest near Port Townsend, WA is a great place. It is spacious - a home away from home. Just five minutes from town. Clean, well equipped, well organized etc. If we return to Port Townsend we will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Was just as described and exactly what we wanted

  • 5 of 5

A friend and I stayed there to celebrate our retirements. We wanted a location that was very quiet and private but also very close to town with amenities like restaurants, shopping and theaters. Guest Nest was this and more. The cottage was exceptionally well maintained and clean. The kitchen was more than fully equipped and the little extras like coffee and a basket of granola bars and trail mix were especially nice. We didn't use the Apple TV very much but it had a good selection of choices if we had wanted to watch it. Both beds were very comfortable and the walk-in shower was just what we wanted. We are definitely planning on staying at the Guest Nest again the next time we are in Port Townsend.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, great location

  • 5 of 5

If you want to be in Pt Townsend, but not Downtown this is perfect. Close but in the woods. Very comfortable and well appointed.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Just Right

  • 5 of 5

Cozy Nest was just the right size and very quiet. The kitchen was roomy and the island added significant workspace. We will definately book again next trip to Port Townsend. Bill and Lisa were excellent hosts.

Mike and Nancy Eichten

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

The Guest Nest is a wonderful place to stay. We were very comfortable. The setting in the woods was lovely. The hosts were great. Went above and beyond for us. Would

Definately stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Car: recommended

Whale Watching, San Juan Islands, Port Townsend Festivals, Olympic National Park, Discovery Bay Golf Course, Fort Worden, Port Townsend Golf Course, Fairwinds Winery, Finn River Cidery, The Pourhouse, Port Townsend Brewing Co, Seasonal Farmers Market, Art Galleries, Restaurants, Wedding Location


Rates & Availability

Port Townsend House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Kinetic Skulpture Race Weekend
Sep 30 2016 - Oct 2 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving Weekend
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Years
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
May 12 2017 - Sep 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

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Port Townsend House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full-size, walk-in shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen Size Bed (1), Double Bed (1), Queen Futon (1) Single Futon (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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