About the property
- Cottage1000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay29 nights
2 Bedrooms + Bunk & Convertible bed - 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)
3 Structures surrounded by decks and landscaping
Designed around families and flexibility, the modern structures are ideal for sharing time with the kids in the yard or enjoying food with friends around the large table on the deck.
It is located next to an farm in the geographical center of Port Townsend. (Up at the top of the hill from the golf course). There is a great green belt to the north that has lots of trails. A 5 min drive and you are either in Victorian downtown Port Townsend or at the nearby Worden St Park which has great beaches and an old light house. You can read about lots of the great restaurants there and the French bakery (Pane D'Amore).
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 31, 2018
About Ryan Smith
My wife and I started a company called Modern-Shed. We are based in Seattle and use this location as a way to show the possibilities of living efficiently and with a smaller square footage. This project was a way to build a large prototype of the prefab structures we do and to show how great the spaces can feel.
Ryan Smith purchased this Cottage in 2008
Why Ryan Smith chose Port Townsend
I was born in Washington State and my family's history dates back a long time here, with my great grandfather who was the City Clerk in Port Townsend for 10 years. The town is a great place to visit and being so close to everything made the site a very attractive location to showcase a Modern-Shed project.
What makes this Cottage unique
The decks and yard are great. With a sunken fire pit to roast hot-dogs on, or a BBQ to enjoy a great dinner on the outdoor dinning table, the outdoors are almost as important as the indoors. Being at the dead end of the street, the kids can run freely through the yard and you feel very safe that everyone can enjoy a good time.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
The perfect oasis to discover Port Townsend.
I stayed at the Modern Shed Compound for 2 months, January and February, to experience Modern Shed living and this lovely town of Port Townsend. The Sheds were uniquely and comfortably designed along with the large deck which connected them all. The location turned out to be perfect, just under 2 miles from Water Street in town and also under 2 miles from Fort Worden; easy for a great walk or a very short drive. The neighborhood is so very quiet with minimum lighting in the neighborhood making it perfect for star gazing from the deck. I would recommend this place for singles, couples, or a large family.
Clean, Quiet, beautiful. Thank you!
Great compound. Quiet and private.
Quiet neighborhood with great neighbors. Landscaping blocks view of neughbors’ homes and gives a great sense of seclusion.
The "Sheds" are beautiful. The setting is so peaceful and relaxing. We loved it. We even met a couple of the neighbors who were very nice! We even had a deer come and eat some leave off a tree in the yard, it was so graceful and pretty. The drive up to the sheds is shaded by large trees which adds to the serenity of the place. You actually get 3 sheds. The first has a queen bed, and two bunks, plus the couch pulls out, the 2nd also has a queen or full bed and two bunks, the third is just a bunk house. The first two had bathrooms and kitchen areas.
Our 15 year old was excited to have his own shed! Port Townsend is such a cool place to go in the summer, we didn't want to come back to the heat of New Mexico. The town is charming.
Modern Cottage Compound in the Spring
We enjoyed our stay and the Cottage was perfect. The location and design of the compound worked just right for us.
Great cottage in Port Townsend
My wife and I spent the month of August in the modern cottage and found it well equiped and comfortable. It also offered enough room to share time with family and friends who joined us at different times during the month. It is beautifully landscaped and private. The deck with southern exposure is spacious, sunny and comfortable with a large table and plenty of chairs. A fire pit is available for s-mores and warmth on cool evening if no burn ban is declared. It is a short ride to town or Fort Warden. The only down side for us was the periodic construction noise from the two nearby homes that were being built. Another inconvenience was the lack of reading lamps in the bedroom with only overhead lights that were poorly positioned for reading. The refrigerator was apartment size so seemed small. I would gladly stay there again and feel it was fairly priced for the amenities it provided.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Please call to confirm rate for the time of the season. Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.