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Charming 1920's English Cottage w/Water Views •A Del Mar Vacation Property

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

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

Not available for weddings, large events or one-night bookings.

This house does have air conditioning to cool off on those hot days.

Because of the tight knit neighborhood, a maximum of six (6) people are allowed at this property at any given time, this includes overnight and daytime guests/visitors.

The Cottage:

Del Mar Cottage is the charming 1920's Air Conditioned 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

More Details

Warren Knapp (Del Mar Cottage)
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

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 Port Orchard

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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Port Orchard House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • 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
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • 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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Charming 1920's English Cottage w/Water Views •A Del Mar Vacation Property
average rating of 4.839506 based on 87 reviews
Olympia, WA 98513

Charming Little Cottage

  • 5 of 5

What a charming little cottage. Everything we needed for a relaxing get away was provided for - even a welcoming bottle of wine! Wouldn't change a thing. Had a delightful time reading, cooking, and doing puzzles. The hot tub in the evening, provided a wonderfully relaxing bonus. Nearby Port Orchard has some quaint antique shops to browse through for those who like to treasure hunt. All in all, we had a wonderful time and can't wait to book again. Thank you Warren.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The small touches made all the difference!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment my husband & I walked in we felt so very welcome! The home was perfectly lit, a note was there for us, there was clear and concise information on the table along with a delicious bottle of wine for us! Our 17 yr. old son even stated that this place was "sick" anyone who has teenagers know that this means something good! :) The beds were SO comfortable! The house was clean with lots of the comforts of staying in your own "home away from home"

The weekend was extremely relaxing and we would love to stay here again someday!

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely cottage with us!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxed Thanksgiving

  • 4 of 5

My daughter, grandson, our pup and I spent a long Thanksgiving weekend at the lovely cottage. This a a nice place to just kick back and relax. The beds were very comfy and it is nicely decorated. There is a trail out front to walk along beach and plenty of space to stretch your dogs legs. Great hot tub but beware the deck was slippery when wet. Overall great time!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Nice getaway from our home in Seattle. Well stocked with everything we needed. Instructions for network and other amenities were easy to find and understand. The bottle of wine waiting for us was a nice touch. Warm and cozy weekend!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Charming little cottage with every amenity you could ask for. Quiet and peaceful. The hot tub and the deer in the backyard were an added bonus.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!!!

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our time in Port Orchard and Seattle!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $158
Pet Fee $65 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

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
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmExpress, Check

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund