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Charming Cottage in Stunning Waterfront Setting

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

The Cottage at Washington Harbor is on a natural saltwater lagoon adjoining the Straits of Juan De Fuca about 2.5 miles east of Sequim. Located on a 190 acre private wildlife refuge, a paradise for bird watchers, kayakers and nature lover's. Last house on a dead end road means a quiet and peaceful stay. Minutes from shopping in Sequim and unlimited outdoor activities in Olympic National Park and the Olympic Discovery Trail. The Cottage looks out over the lagoon, the Straits, Protection Island and Mount Baker. Two active Bald Eagle nests are located on the north and south shores of the lagoon where eagles live year round. Seals, otter, Great Blue Herons and more all outside your front door. One of the most unique settings on the Olympic Peninsula.

Both queen size beds are new and have luxurious feather mattresses and down comforters for a great night's sleep...

Peaceful and Beautiful

Keywords: waterfront cottage, bungalow, house, view

More Details

Deborah Burrowes
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Deborah Burrowes

Descended from a pioneer family that homesteaded in Sequim, Mark and Debbie are the fourth generation to call Sequim home. Living in Sequim is perfect for the outdoor lifestyle we love. Camping, hiking, horseback riding and beach combing are all right here. Mark is a broker with John L Scott specializing in retirement properties and Debbie manages rentals.

Deborah Burrowes purchased this house in 1948

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for your exceptional hospitality! And for sharing this wonderful wildlife preserve and lagoon with us.

It's been truly memorable.
Aug 2012
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Sequim House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (2) Luxurious feather mattresses and down comforters. Alternative comforters available on request. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Charming Cottage in Stunning Waterfront Setting
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 102 reviews

Better than expected

  • 5 of 5

Awesome cottage in a great setting. Fully modernized and comfortable with plenty of room outside for dogs to run. Beautiful trees and landscaping. Owners were very attentive and made sure our stay was good. Will stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Without a doubt this cottage and property is one of the best in Washington! 😀

We have stayed at a lot of VRBO properties and this one just went to the top of our list. The house is literally spotless, everything you can think of that you might need for your stay has been provided. Nothing will detract from your stay here in this private paradise.

The owner Debbie is so thoughtful and kind and willing to help make your stay even better...not sure that's even possible...since it was perfect!!

Just wait until you see the amazing view from this property...the pics are accurate but until you see it yourself its just hard to put into words how peaceful and gorgeous it is.

We saw geese, otters, dozens of blue herons, a family of raccoons, huge variety of birds, and deer.

You will not be disappointed...I'm hopeful there will still be availability for us to stay once this secret hideaway is no longer a secret...💞.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great rental cottage in Sequim

  • 5 of 5

The house was spotless. All the appliances and fixtures worked well. The beds were very comfy, and the seating areas were welcoming. The TV and internet worked great. Cell phone reception was a bit iffy, but we found if we stood out on the deck we had adequate reception with Verizon.

The location was very convenient to Route 101 and to downtown Sequim, yet it was also very private. It felt like we were in our own little world.

And the views from the deck and the sunroom were lovely. We spent hours watching a large variety of birds and eagles soaring above the lagoon. It was fun to watch the birds swoop around the several bird feeders set up around the house and near the deck.

Debbie was very personable, and she was available if we needed anything (which we didn't).

This was by far the best vacation rental we have ever stayed in, and we look forward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Abbotsford, British Columbia

Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is in a very beautiful and peaceful location ... close to town but far enough away for a quiet retreat. It was clean, well appointed, and everything we had hoped for. We were in Sequim to see the lavender farms and enjoyed returning to the cottage at the end of the day. We definitely recommend it and plan to return again.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

Quiet, Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 7-year-old daughter, and I stayed in this adorable cottage in July, and it was one of the most comfortable, quiet, and beautiful settings we've ever experienced on vacation. We chose Sequim due to its proximity to Olympic National Park sights and its convenient location close to good restaurants, the ferry, etc. It was the perfect location for us, but the cottage itself made our stay even more fantastic. Deborah lives close by and stopped by when we arrived to say hello and tell us a bit about the house. She was friendly and welcoming and then left us alone the rest of our stay to enjoy the cottage, which felt like home almost immediately. The interior of the home is very cozy with two comfortable bedrooms, a fully stocked kitchen, a serene living area with cable tv, a well-equipped functional bathroom, and laundry facilities, but our favorite part of the stay was the outdoor spaces. Set on the water with very few visible neighbors, this spot felt so peaceful and isolated, like we were far from the rest of the world. There is a sitting room in the front with beautiful views of the sunset and Mt. Baker in the distance. We saw so many birds, and the owners equipped the room with bird-watching information and binoculars. With all the bird feeders around the house, we were almost always guaranteed to have winged visitors. We enjoyed watching the ducks in the evenings and listening to the frogs too. I would stay here again in a heartbeat, and we are already looking forward to our return to the Olympic Peninsula!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at The Cottage and will likely come back again in the future. The house had everything we needed. You cannot beat the views and we enjoyed the large yard, wildlife, bird watching, kayaks and paddle board in the lagoon and crabbing! Overall, a wonderful property I would recommend to anyone wanting to stay in the Great Northwest.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Port Angeles
Nearest Ferry
17 Miles
Coho ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria, B.C.
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
HWY 101
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
across the lagoon
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Pet Fee $60
Damage Deposit $400

If preferred, a personal check may be used for damage deposit. Please contact owner. Or, damage protection may be purchased through VRBO for $49.00

No Charge for children under 3 years old.

Holidays and Lavender Festival require a 3 night minimum stay.

No refunds within 30 days of check-in. 50% of total rentals fees refundable 31 to 60 days prior to check-in.

Utilities are included in the monthly fee also.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.