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Warren Knapp (Del Mar Cottage)

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Charming 1920's English Cottage w/Water View.3 Beds•A Del Mar Vacation Property

56 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Port Orchard House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom with queen bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-7)

To see our other homes, visit: www.DelMarVacation.com

The Cottage:

Del Mar Cottage is the charming 1920's little cottage by the sea you've been dreaming about. The character of this cottage, from traditional architectural details like crystal door knobs and elegant crown molding with beautiful easy open windows to let the cool sea breeze in, make this get a way a 'must stay'.

The Garden:

Relax on the garden's porch swing while reading and sipping your favorite lemonaid. Later enjoy some stargazing from your luxurious outdoor spa while planning the next day's ferry ride, antiquing or golf game.

The Neighborhood:

Just 15 minutes north of Gig harbor is Del Mar Cottage's tiny neighborhood of South Colby, nestled between Port Orchard, just 5 minutes to the West, or the Southworth ferry dock to Seattle, just 4 minutes the East. This charming cottage seems to have guarded the bay for many, many decades. Make Del Mar Cottage part of your next get away. You'll want to come back every year!

Walks & Dog Lovers: There are several wonderful walks to take your dog on for an adventure. Del Mar Cottage is one house back from the beach, but there is a quiet, single lane frontage road that is directly on the beach, great for walks and viewing all that the beach has to offer. The frontage road (SE Cornell) is just west of the Del Mar Cottage gate.

Then, just 1/8 of a mile east from the cottage is Harper Pier, overlooking Puget Sound. Continue your walk another 1/8 of a mile to the park just past SE Scatterwood Lane; great for letting the dog run in the fenced little league base ball area.

Across from the park is a natural boat and kayak launch, great for letting the dog play in the water!

Keywords: Cottage, Bungalow, Cozy, Charming

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Warren Knapp (Del Mar Cottage) (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Warren Knapp (Del Mar Cottage)

We were lucky enough to find Del Mar Cottage years ago. The home has been beautifully maintained since the 1920’s and we thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to share its beauty with travelers worldwide.

Warren Knapp (Del Mar Cottage) purchased this house in 2007

Why Warren Knapp (Del Mar Cottage) chose Puget Sound

We have enjoyed this location because of the water views and the short 40-minute trip into Seattle via the nearby Southworth Ferry.

What makes this house unique

Listening to the waves against the shore in the evening, and waking up to the sounds of the morning brings a peaceful start to your day at Del Mar Cottage. Save some time for beach combing or strolling to nearby Harper’s Pier.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I can not say enough how wonderful Del Mar Cottage was. It was so perfect for our graduation celebration and then just to relax for some vacation time. We enjoyed cooking in the kitchen and out on the BBQ grill. I want your cookbooks! We so enjoyed having the hot tub! My dogs thought the yard was fantastic. We had almost made friends with Coco by the time we left. My little old dog was our vacation diva! She had a blast and surprised us all at how fiesty vacation made her :) Your art work was beautiful! We love Port Orchard and the surrounding area and hope we can come back soon! Thank you again for sharing your wonderful vacation home.
Jun 2011
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4.9
based on 56 traveler reviews

Charming 1920's English Cottage w/Water View.3 Beds•A Del Mar Vacation Property
average rating of 4.875 based on 62 reviews
5

Relaxing and peaceful, the perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend the Del Mar Cottage in Port Orchard! Very welcoming from the moment we arrived and so relaxing. One of our teenagers fell in love with the swing on the back deck while the other sat comfortably in the living room. Fully equipped kitchen with everything one would need to cook in, including condiments in the refrigerator and spices/herbs. Only suggestion would be a french press or standard drip coffee maker - not a fan of Keurig coffee. The gas grill out back was perfect and we spent many nights grilling chicken and vegetables. After a full day of adventure in Seattle and surrounding towns, our family of four was anxious to get back to the Del Mar cottage to relax. We'd like to check out the owners other rentals, the next time our travels take us back to the Pacific Northwest.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful experience in Del mar cottage

  • 5 of 5

Five of us (4 adults and one 7 yrs) stayed in Warren's English cottage for three night this early August. It was a wonderful experience and the high light of our Oregon/Washington area trip.

After a long day of hiking/travel from Mt. Rainier, the expectation is running high as we exit from high way and approach to the sea. Our expectation is fully fulfilled as we parked our car along the blossoming hydrangea in the front garden and the captivating living room and kitchen as we walked in.

A mom with two teens coming from Vancouver joined us for the dinner party. While Ladies are busy and happy in the fully equipped kitchen to prepare , we barbecued food from the gas grill on the patio with beer in hand facing sunset ocean.

The beautiful dinner table, the lighting and decoration helped to made our party very mesmerizing !

At night, the three quiet bed rooms ,clean and comfortable beddings helped us to rejuvenate from a long and exciting day.

In the morning , we strolled along the beautiful road by the sea , get to the pier watching old man crab fishing ....

It was a great experience here. Thanks Warren !

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great view

  • 4 of 5

The house was very well stocked with everything we needed. The jacuzzi was very nice. The outside fire pit was great along with the view of the bay. My only complaint was the bbq was out of propane. I would definately recommend this place.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful quaint property

  • 5 of 5

I Was very comfortable and pleased with my stay here. The view is amazing and felt like home!

Would highly reccomend this property for vacation, short or long stays!

Thanks Warren!!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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5

Classic Cottage

  • 5 of 5

So comfortable! Our week's stay was a pleasure, the cottage is well kept, richly decorated and oh so easy to settle into. The owners are excellent to communicate with and on top of every detail. The gardens must be so colorful in-season. Do take advantage of the hot tub off the rear porch/deck, its sparkling clean. The partial water views were a nice perk, and the Fauntleroy/Southworth ferry is literally just a couple minutes drive away. Trust the interior photo's for this property, the place is decorated with an artists flair. The exterior has a classic cottage style as you approach, we found the entryway warm and inviting, well lit at night, this place is a pleasure to come back to after a day out adventuring. The beds were more than comfy, and the leather living room couch you could easily settle into for a long afternoon nap. We found the kitchen well equipped and modern, and the spiffy new washer & dryer combo served us well. Mostly it was just the two of us, we were joined for a while by our daughter & son-in-law, the floor plan works very well for two lovebird couples, were a third couple to join in the additional bedroom access, passing through bedroom 2, might give some pause, if you're one large group where there's a will there's a way. As visitors from the East Coast we were happy to wander by car to Port Orchard proper and Bremerton, also it's an easy jaunt to Gig Harbor, we visited them all. As a side note, the local supermarket (maybe 10-minutes away) is clean, well stocked and staffed by the friendliest of folks, and the few times we ate out we found good restaurants with no difficulty. Having booked two different properties for succeeding weeks from this owner we're happy to comment that we thoroughly enjoyed our experience in both. We would definitely stay at a Del Mar rental if visiting the area in the future. Cheers y'all...!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 just stayed at the Del Mar cottage for Thanksgiving break, and it was perfect in every way. We especially appreciated the well-stocked kitchen (complete with All Clad pans) for cooking meals on the nights we returned home early from siteseeing. We enjoyed taking the ferry across to Seattle each day, and loved the view of the bay from the living room. The wood burning fireplace/stove in the living room was also a bonus on chilly evenings. This is one of the nicest VRBO properties we have rented, and highly recommend it to anyone visiting Seattle.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Rates & Availability

Port Orchard House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
$185
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2016 - Nov 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Nov 29 2016 - Dec 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
$185
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$185
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Apr 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$210
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
 
4th of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$225
$5,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $45 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $148
Tax Rate 10.7%

Holiday Bookings require a three night minimum stay.
Rates listed are for four (4) people, see above for extra costs.
No tax on monthly rentals, No smoking, Pets OK
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Port Orchard House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Tempurpedic, Queen size Beds (2) 1 is Tempurpedic, 1 is Sealy Posturpedic pillowtop mattress, Baby Cribs (1) JPMA Certified. Please request crib when booking.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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