About This Listing
A rural retreat, on high bank waterfront, with a magnificent view of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. This is a first floor apartment sleeping up to four adults with kitchen facilities. Unit opens onto a stone patio sheltered from the elements. Quiet.
Just five miles from historic Port Townsend, on a private road, and adjacent to several acres of old fir and cedars, an area we call the "magic forest", we live in a two-story Lindal Cedar home on high bank waterfront (no beach access) overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Our view includes Protection Island (a national nature preserve for nesting sea birds), the San Juan Islands, the lights of Victoria on Vancouver Island, and the Olympic Mountains.
You'll have a private entrance to the entire 1350 sq. feet of the first floor which will be your private get away. You’ll have a great room (well stocked kitchen--refrigerator, stove top, microwave, coffee pot, toaster oven, and all the cookware you could need), dining and living space (with a queen sleeper sofa), 250-channel HDTV, and high speed internet. The separate bedroom with a queen bed has a huge walk-in closet and views of the water and the gardens. Also in the bedroom is a video tape player with library of classic tv and movies. The large bathroom has a shower, two sinks, and a washing machine (no dryer but plenty of space for air-drying your clothes). The great room opens onto a flagstone patio, sheltered from any rain, that houses a double swing, wicker furniture, and a gas grill for your use.
Eat outside (meals that you've prepared yourself!) on this patio, or on the patios closer to the bluff. One patio has a small fire pit if you want to enjoy a campfire in the evening. Expect to be greeted with appetizers, and a welcome breakfast bread with home-made jam, jelly or fruit butter. We also provide locally roasted coffee beans and an assortment of teas, but no breakfast service. You will meet our dog Elmo, who is friendly and lovable, and who will greet you as the welcomed guest you are.
Note: We're donating 2% of our earnings from Airbnb to Heifer International.
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Interaction with Guests
We usually greet our guests, depending on the time of their arrival, with the offer of appetizers made fresh by Linda and a glass of wine or a beer. During our guests stay, we are always available to offer advice on things to see and do in the region.
We love the privacy of our location. Our neighborhood is semi-rural, five miles from Port Townsend, heavily wooded, and very quiet.
Guest at Protection Bluff will need a car to get around. There is no public transportation available nearby.
Other Things to Note
Fodor's Travel has just named Port Townsend one of "America's Best Small Towns."
We have been known to make exceptions for pets. Check with us.
There is a washer, but no dryer. We do provide a rack for drying wet clothes.
Beautiful view, comfortable bed. Linda was so kind to bake us some welcome goodies and offer wine when we arrived. She also provided a pack and play, baby blankets and the makings of a little outdoor bonfire. Prospective guests should know that this is NOT a two-bedroom apartment, but a one-bedroom apartment with a pull-out sofa in the living room. The bedroom can also be very cold, and the space heater provided makes a lot of noise.
Linda & David have a lovely, comfortable place and are wonderful hosts. We stayed 3 nights and wished we had stayed longer. The views are great, the apartment is well set-up, and area was perfect for what we wanted. The house is a few miles from Port Townsend, but the access to town is easy. Linda & David were very helpful, recommending places to go and ways to get there, but also gave us lots of space and privacy. I loved the quiet beauty of the place and the thoughtful and useful extras that Linda provided.
Linda and David were gracious hosts. We arrived late in the evening, but they were happy to welcome us into their very comfortable apartment with beverages and fresh appetizers, along with homemade scones for the morning.
We were so comfortable. The pictures are accurate, the rooms were spacious, and the views were phenomenal.
Thank you for such a lovely home away from home.
Thank you, Susan. Over the weekend when we were cleaning the apartment for our next guests, we found that a blanket had been cushioned between the headboard and the mattress. The mattress without it made all kinds of noise, and we have remedied the problem. Sorry about this inconvenience. Linda
Everything was lovely about our stay here. It is a beautiful setting and the hosts were lovely and welcoming.
David and Linda were wonderful hosts. Linda baked muffins and jam for our arrival. They were warm and gracious and we felt very comfortable in their apartment. The apartment was quaint and charming - everything you would need. The mattress was a bit hard for my taste, but that is a completely personal preference and not a reflection on the hosts in any way. The views from their yard are absolutely stunning - I would love to come during whale season. We loved every moment of our stay and would gladly stay at their home again. David's suggestions for places to eat locally were spot on - thank you!
What a wonderful place and gorgeous views! David was very helpful, sharing history and area attractions. The appetizers and wine were a delightful treat. The apartment is very clean and spacious and Linda covered every detail including bathrobes. A must place to stay!!!!
About the Host, Linda
We moved to Port Townsend 12 years ago and are still amazed that we found paradise. We both spend countless hours working in the garden and on our home. We read incessantly, love movies, play bridge, and volunteer. David, my husband, is a big sports fan and avid cyclist. I walk Elmo, our dog, sew, knit, can delicious chutneys, jellies and jams (which you might wish to enjoy) and belong to a women's reader-writer group. I come from a large Kentucky family and inherited my mother's gifts as a hostess.
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