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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(88 traveler reviews)

Charming Cottage in Stunning Waterfront Setting
average rating of 4.943182 based on 95 reviews

Perfect Location and Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

We (2 adults, one child) just spent 4 nights in the Cottage. We chose Sequim as a base for exploring Olympic National Park as well as the coastal towns nearby. It was a perfect location to access everything we had on our bucket list (hiking, whale watching tour, RELAXING, etc...). The cottage is just a few minutes drive from a full grocery store in Sequim, and another few minutes from a charming downtown area with shops and eateries.

Debbie was an amazing hostess: providing us a warm welcome as well as many tips for the area. The cottage has been equipped in a way that I can best describe as being ulitmately thoughtful....not a single detail has been overlooked. There are guidebooks for birds and hiking the area, binoculars for the spectacular view, and beautiful gardening to attract a wide variety of birds.

The house is well equipped for your stay: washer/dryer, FULL kitchen with every possible pan, bowl, knife, or gadget you could possibly need to cook full meals (which we did breakfast and dinners on some days). There are plenty of supplies as well: spices, flour, oils, condiments (all fresh), foil, baggies, quality bathroom products and laundry detergents. I even discovered a first aid kit and a still-in-package razor and shaving cream (just in case you forgot yours and felt the need to shave :). Debbie has thought of everything to ensure her guests are well cared for.

The cottage itself feels just like you're staying at a friend's home. The furnishings are comfortable and cozy, with homelike touches scattered throughout (throw blankets, local art, and fully loaded bird feeders).

The sunroom in particular was the spot we landed each morning to drink coffee and watch the waterbirds cruise the lagoon, and again every evening with a glass of wine for the sunset and to watch our son frolick in the grassy yard.

Without a doubt, you will not be disappointed in this property. We are already discussing our next trip back to the peninsula - and we wouldn't consider staying anywhere else.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Natural serenity and peacefulness

  • 5 of 5

Our 3rd stay. We still add to our list of wildlife views and are saddened when our stay ends!


  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful three night stay in this lovely cottage. Everything one would need is provided. It is beautiful and very private. Loved the deck with the grill and our dog loved chasing the ball on the lawn. Over our three days I saw tons of eagles, a small fox and many other birds. Can't wait to come back with friends and family! Only regret is that we didn't stay longer...

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful spot, clean, updated, older cottage.

  • 5 of 5

With plenty of birds, nice beach walk with view of Mt. Baker, cows in pasture, marshy pond, frequent eagles and cozy sunroom, this is a cottage we will return to and definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquility at its best

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I as well as our two dogs enjoyed a peaceful few days in this idyllic setting. The cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed.....very nicely appointed. Debbie, our hostess, was wonderful in ensuring that all of our questions were answered regarding the area. Would highly recommend if you are looking for a great place to relax and enjoy nature.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bend, OR

Amazing location

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage at Washington Harbor is a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily schedules, yet the perfect vantage point for viewing the daily activity of wildlife. We enjoyed watching the bald eagles, heron, many other birds, a coyote, deer and raccoons.

Owners, Debbie and Mark, have not only thought of everything in furnishing the cottage, but are close by and responded quickly to any requests.

We just returned a second year for an extended stay to once again enjoy the tranquility of The Cottage.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 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

Sequim House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 15 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Oct 1 2017 - May 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $60 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 10.4%

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.
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