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Pet Friendly Mutiny Bay Cottage - beach access!Enjoy time at this cozy dog friendly Whidbey cottage just steps from the beach on beautiful Mutiny Bay. Knotty pine wood throughout, gas fireplace and all the amenities of home make this a great spot for all season fun! Enjoy time on the deck for BBQ or the hot tub (fits three). The cottage is less than a mile from the town of Freeland for all amenities, and close to the picturesque towns of Langley and Coupeville. The cottage sleeps five, so bring the whole family for some Whidbey fun!
Beach Garden Cottage with panoramic viewsSteps away from a private beach, and surrounded by lush gardens, your escape to the countryside begins at Beach Garden Cottage. Enjoy sunrises, bird migration, and marine traffic from the comfort of the queen bed or cozy loveseat in this tastefully decorated studio that features a full kitchen and bath. Start your mornings with coffee on the patio and end your evenings on the beach with a glass of wine. Beach Garden Cottage is a hidden retreat just 10 minutes from downtown Sequim.
Hilltop Hideaway on 8.5 acres ~ no cleaning feePrivate apartment that sleeps up to 3 includes: bedroom (queen bed), cot with mattress available upon request, living room, bathroom, dining room and fully equipped kitchen, private patio and lovely pasture view in timber frame home on an 8.5 acre hilltop near bike trail and a 12 min drive from downtown Port Townsend. Easy self check-in and following Airbnb cleaning guidelines. Toddlers welcome. Please read our entire listing including house rules to be certain we are a good fit for your stay.
Port Townsend is a charming historic village that sits on the northeastern tip of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, one of the most stunning parts of the state. There are numerous opportunities to explore the natural beauty of this area, including paddling along Point Wilson — and possibly lucking into a whale viewing, as orcas and gray whales migrate through the nearby Strait of Juan de Fuca. You can also hike or bike Fort Worden’s trails, skirting WWI and WWII defenses. In town, Victorian architecture abounds, thanks to Port Townsend’s origins as an international seaport. The town still harbors vessels at Boat Haven — the state’s only shipyard open to the public — and celebrates its maritime heritage at the Marine Science Center. Port Townsend is also a cultural hub. Many of the bars and restaurants here feature local beer, wine, spirits, cider, and even mead. You’ll find theater, live music, and art galleries in town too, including an art walk on the first Saturday of every month.
Most air passengers arrive via Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). Note that driving from Seattle requires a 111-mile loop around south Puget Sound or a 56-mile shortcut involving the Seattle-Bainbridge Island ferry. Going car-free? Catch a Dungeness Line shuttle from the terminals or downtown Seattle to Port Townsend. Once you’ve arrived, Jefferson Transit buses cover the area, along with taxis. Visitors arriving from Olympia and locales south of Washington’s capital city can take the scenic Highway 101 to Port Townsend. If you’re arriving from the north, you can catch the Coupeville (Whidbey Island)-Port Townsend ferry.
Visit between mid-July and late August for the most reliably dry, warm and sunny weather. By October, the temperature starts to cool. Expect more of the area’s 180 annual rainy days between then and the beginning of May.
Port Townsend salutes its rich beer scene with Strange Brewfest in early February and honors its seaport roots with the Victorian Heritage Festival in March. May brings celebrations of wearable art and also the Brinnon ShrimpFest nearby on the Hood Canal, 45 minutes south. In summertime, catch free dock concerts at Pope Marine Plaza and Jazz Port Townsend. In autumn you can catch the West Coast’s biggest wooden boat festival and October’s quirky Kinetic Sculpture Race, where human-powered vehicles tackle traversing sand, mud, and hills, and water.
One of the planet’s longest sand spits sprawls 38 miles west of Port Townsend. To reach it, switchback down a forested bluff, then stretch your legs on the flat five-mile trek to an 1857 lighthouse. The refuge and nearby town of Sequim (“Sqwim”) — known for its lavender farms — make for excellent afternoon excursions from Port Townsend.
The Chemakum people first harvested the abundant clams in this scenic spot 17 miles southeast of town. Today the sanctuary — on the western edge of Marrowstone Island — still delights visitors seeking shellfish and crabs (make sure to buy a license from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife). Divers and paddlers will also appreciate this off-the-radar destination, which has six picnic tables with stunning vistas of the Olympic Mountains.
Fort Worden State Park harbors this museum and aquarium, along with two miles of coastline — a mix of sand, cobblestones, and dramatic glacial bluffs. The educational nonprofit showcases one of the few full orca skeletons on display in the country, along with exhibits about the Salish Sea ecosystem. In summertime, the center hosts naturalist-led beach walks and wildlife-viewing cruises, including jaunts to see tufted puffins.