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Modern Cottage Compound With Decks And Outdoor Fire Pit

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 29 nights


About the property

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).

More Details

Ryan Smith
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2017

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 Olympic Peninsula

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.


Port Townsend Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    Living Room Sofa bed - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
  • The master bedroom has (1) Queen size bed with a bunk bed behind a shared partition so a family of 4 works in this room. The quest structure has (1) Queen size bed with the bunk beds in a separate area so it too can sleep another family of 4. Living room fas (1) couches that folds out into an Ikea style bed. There is lots of foam in them and lays very flat, so you feel as though it is a real bed when it's open and not a lumpy sleeper. (See images for picture of the bed.)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 14 garden chairs
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
Famers Market on Saturdays. The Wooden Boat Annual Festival and new Museum. Beach walks and tide pools. Outdoor hikes in the Olympic Mountains. Centrum Music Festivals include: jazz, blues, American fiddle tunes, and chamber music.


4.8/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Modern Cottage Compound With Decks And Outdoor Fire Pit
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
St. Louis, MO

Great cottage in Port Townsend

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed staying in the beautiful Modern Shed Compound! The landscaping is lovely and pours in through the generous windows and doors around the buildings. The firepit is perfect for smores and family gatherings! Thank you for a lovely stay!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Port Townsend, WA

Exceptional Property in Port Townsend

  • 5 of 5

Exceptional property in Port Townsend with equally exceptional owners.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle area

Great Port Townsend experience

  • 5 of 5

This property is like no other! We stayed last summer. Perfect setting... Late afternoon cocktails on the sprawling deck, card games in the main house or lazy mornings in bed. Short distance to quaint downtown farmers market, shops and waterfront. We would definitely come again.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
104 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Downtown Port Townsend
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Port Townsend Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Port Townsend Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 20
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Down Town Port Townsend
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Ft Worden Park
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Port Townsend Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Rates
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
29 night minimum stay
Summer Rates
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
29 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
29 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $195

Please call to confirm rate for the time of the season.
Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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