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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

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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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
  • 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 4.8428574 based on 76 reviews
Wenatchee, WA


  • 4 of 5

Charming! Older houses have such charm, and DelMar cottage personifies this. We enjoyed a girlfriends retreat here and were so very busy, I wished I could have stayed another week just to look through all the beautiful books around the cottage!

The beds were VERY cozy, the towels fluffy, the cottage clean, all the amenities present. Walks on the beach we're relaxing and we even picked blackberries for breakfast along the route to the beach. They were amazing.

The jacuzzi was splendid, especially since the evenings were cool. We even had a fire in the fire pit one evening.

Would definitely stay here again, it was lovely.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and green

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this "cottage" it really had a very cozy cottage feel to it-which is somewhat negated by all the vintage blue-gray green, black and white decor but still retained a sense of charm. The couches and bedding were comfortable and the garden really is gorgeous, lots of messy greenery, puts me in mind of one of the British gardens in Agatha Christies books. Although the house has vintage styling all the appliances are very modern and up to date, including the smart home system. The hot tub may have been our favorite part of the house . Very, very enjoyable.

We also enjoyed walking by the beach just a short walk from the house, and sitting on the various porch pieces and porch swing, makes for great socializing time.

Overall a wonderful retreat!!!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Lovely week away from it all

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the cottage the first week of May. It was the perfect place to rest and relax. The cottage is equipped with everything that you could possibly need to feel like you are at home away from home. The grounds are private and well maintained and the house was clean and comfortable. I will definitely be returning!

Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Port Orchard, WA

Already recommended to friends!

  • 5 of 5

All of the comforts and more. Cozy and well-appointed. Even with neighbors very closeby, it feels private and quiet. Very safe location, too. Cold, rainy weather kept us mostly indoors, and we were delighted to have a "just right" place to relax. We enjoyed both the fireplace and the hot tub. Kitchen had everything we needed and more. Beds are comfy, but watch out for the corners on the king size bed. Great lighting throuout the cottage. Most lights are on dimmers and there are lamps in all the right places. Plenty of all we could have needed. Thanks for a great stay.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the peace and quiet that this house provided. The traditional architecture is beautiful, as is the garden and landscaping. The thoughtful touches that Warren included were a pleasant surprise, and much appreciated.

Thank you very much!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute cottage, beautiful setting, clean, friendly owner - all good

  • 5 of 5

Would stay again! Thanks!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $158
Additional Guest Fee $45 per person per night
Pet Fee $65
Damage Deposit $300

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