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Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Diamond Retreat: Haven of Peace and Quiet - great location on the peninsula!

7 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Washington House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom + 2 Bath House, Sleeps 4 (6 with Convertible sofa bed)

Diamond Retreat is nestled on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, on the northwest corner of Discovery Bay in Diamond Point, on the Olympic Peninsula; Diamond Retreat is a fully furnished home, decorated with original art by Northwest artists. It has a huge covered front porch with comfortable furniture and view to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, a beautiful front garden, and a back yard that borders Miller State Park.

Situated in a quiet area, with access to Sequim, Port Townsend, Olympic National Park (many access points), Olympic Music festival, Quilcene, Dungeness Spit, and many more areas – this is a great place to spend many days. Located only 37 miles from the Edmonds-Kingston ferry.

House was built in late ‘90s and has a very efficient heating-cooling system, modern kitchen (with lots of accessories); two large bedrooms; and comfortable, well lit living space with vaulted ceiling and wood stove.

LIVING RM has comfortable seating for 6, convertible sofa bed, TV (netflix, hulu, & CBS avail), games, puzzles, music system, Wifi access throughout house.

MASTER BEDRM has king bed, large closet, desk, dresser, and private Bathroom with tub/shower.

2nd BEDRM has Queen bed, desk, dresser, closet.

HALL BATHRM has walk-in shower.

ACCESS: There are two steps to front porch, and all living spaces are on one level. The hallway is extra wide, and bedroom and bathroom doors are all wide. Rear deck has space for seating, and five steps down to backyard.

Beautiful east facing covered porch with view to Strait of Juan de Fuca, overlooking the front garden, and undeveloped lot across, full of cedars and singing birds. Beyond the back fence is over 2000 acres of undeveloped land, trails, and beach access.

The focal viewpoint is Protection Island in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, to the north. This is a magnificent rocky outcrop that is a Federally protected National Wildlife Refuge. Protection Island is known for its breeding colony of Tufted Puffin, rhinoceros auklets, and gulls. It is on the flyway for many migrating birds. Seals, sea lions, orcas, and other cetaceans are often seen nearby. Beyond Protection Island, are views to the San Juan Islands, Mt. Baker, and Vancouver Island.

You can hop on your bike and explore the endless trails of the adjacent Miller Peninsula State Park, take a walk on the meandering quiet streets of the neighborhood. A ten-minute walk will bring you to a private beach that goes on for miles in either direction, at the bottom of the cliff.

WALKING & HIKING: Many hiking trails within 30-60 min. including Dungeness Spit, upper Dungeness area, Deer Park, Hurricane Ridge, Quilcene, Dosewallips, etc.

BICYCLING: Close access to the Discovery Bike trail, a mostly separated and paved bicycle, walking route, starting at Sequim Bay on the east end and Port Angeles, on the west. Also other great road riding and mountain biking nearby.

I am not interested in long-term rentals; one-month max.

Keywords: Olympic peninsula view relaxing quiet birds refuge home artistic art nature garden peace comfortable cozy safe

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About The Owner

Jay is an architect with his own practice and is also an artist; painting in encaustic (with beeswax), printmaking, and log carving. I am passionate about hiking, bicycling, skiing, camping and sea kayaking.

The Owner purchased this house in 2012

Why The Owner chose Washington

Over the years, I have rented cabins near Sequim several times and have grown very fond of this area because there is so much to explore along with quiet relaxation. The mountains are nearby, yet the distance between mountains and shore is vast and offers much opportunities for walks and hikes. Some of my favorite places are the Miller Peninsula state park, located adjacent to the property; the Discovery trail (35+ mile bike route); and many hikes in the Olympic National Park and Buckhorn Wilderness.

Port Townsend is 25 minutes away, with weekend events all through the summer and fall.

The Sequim area has a low amount of rainfall, located in a rain-shadow, with more sun than other places in the region, making this a great place for outdoor recreation.

What makes this house unique

I remember stepping onto the huge porch when I first visited the property, experiencing the silence and a deep feeling of peace; viewing the garden, Strait of Juan de Fuca, and mountains and islands beyond. It is always a wonderful experience, full of so much to see and explore.

The property is adjacent to over 2000 acres of undeveloped land, full of trails and mature trees. As well there are no neighbors to two other sides.

Within a month, I became the owner and with every visit since then, that sense of calm and space has grown. It is always so wonderful to be on the front east-facing porch, or in the backyard paying attention to the birds' songs.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We enjoyed a clear day at Hurricane Ridge followed by a pint of beer at the local Port Angeles "Barhop". The bookstore clerk advised searching for sea glass on Ediz Hook. We found high tide coming in and the waves crashing to the shore. We stacked beach stone pyramids and wobbly towers, great memories. At 4 am the stars are brilliant, no street lights, just bright clear skies...
Sep 2013
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Reviews

4.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

Diamond Retreat: Haven of Peace and Quiet - great location on the peninsula!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
4

Lovely house. Lived up to expectations

  • 4 of 5

Very nice house. Great furniture.

Yardwork lagging considerably.

Overall, loved it and would definitely recommend to a friend.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Terrific find with easy access from Seattle and to destinations on the Olympic Peninsula

  • 5 of 5

Three of us flew in from the Bay Area and Denver to enjoy a relaxing 4th of July weekend at the Diamond Retreat (perfect for us since one of us is named Diamond!). All the logistics were very straightforward, the house was tastefully decorated by the artist/architect owner and the owner was extremely responsive via email. We loved using the well-appointed kitchen and wandering in the garden. It was a little cool and we were challenged in getting the heat going to take the chill off, but were comfortable. An altogether lovely experience.

We would recommend lunch at the Pacific Pantry and dinner at Blondie's Plate in Sequim, and the easy 2 mile round trip walk to Sol Duc Falls. The abundance of lavender and visits to the nearby lavender farms were a surprise and delight.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento, Ca
5

3 Cs of a The Diamond Retreat, calm, comfort and convenient.

  • 5 of 5

My husband, the girls (Queensland and Coonhound) and I found this retreat to provided all of what we needed. Clean and up to date furnishing and decor. The location is in a quiet neighborhood and a short drive to Sequim. We will definitely come back. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A-one. The best.

  • 5 of 5

This is the best vacation home I have ever stayed at. It is the most well stocked for cooking it could be. I suspect the owner spends time here which may account for that. The home was clean and the decor first rate. Loved the many art works.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baker City, OR
5

Loved this little hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this beautiful little home that is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood outside the town of Sequim. The home is cozy, comfortable and well appointed with everything needed for cooking. My elderly mother really appreciated the safe and easy walk-in shower and the beds were very comfortable. We enjoyed the fun, tasteful and eclectic artwork in the home. Truly a place of peace and relaxation.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States
5

Thank you- we had a wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

This is a peaceful place with all the amenities. We had a great dinner cooked up in the well-appointed kitchen, walked the area at all times of day and watched the amazing celestial show at night. Easy access for exploring both Sequim and Port Townsend. We'll be back!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Ferry
37 Miles
Edmonds-Kingston
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Diamond Point
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Sequim House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off-Season
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$170
$950
$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$180
$1,100
$3,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Pet Fee $40
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 10.4%

Standard Rate $180/night for up to 4 people. 2 Night Minimum, 3 Night Minimum on all Holiday Stays.
$10/night each additional person
Weekly Rate (7 nights) $1100 for up to 4 guests, each additional guest $10/night
$80 non-refundable cleaning fee
10.4% tax + $5.95 booking fee.
No Smoking inside of home.
No Pets allowed.
Locations of the homes will not be provided beforehand due to our ongoing security and privacy policy.
All keys are to returned to the key box upon departing our area at the end of your visit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Washington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Hall Bathroom - toilet , shower
    M. Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Hall bathroom has step-in shower, providing easy access for less-abled people.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleeper Sofa for two people (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • tennis
Notes:
Kitchen is stocked: food processor, corn popper, coffee machine, french press, salad spinner, blender, bread machine, steamer, baking trays, etc.

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