About this listing
A rural retreat, on high bank waterfront, with a view of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. A first floor apartment sleeping up to four adults with a kitchen. Opens onto a patio sheltered from the elements. Quiet. We may allow a dog, just ask.
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, convection oven, and all the cookware you could need), dining and living space (with a queen sleeper sofa), 250-channel HDTV, and high speed internet. Also in the living area is a video tape player with library of classic tv and movies. The separate bedroom with a queen bed has a huge walk-in closet and views of the water and the gardens. 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."
There is a washer, but no dryer. We do provide a rack for drying wet clothes.
During your stay:
1. Due to our location, cell phone service is not the best. Also, we advise setting your mobile devices to "do not download data while roaming." Often your device will connect to service through a Canadian cell tower and as a result you might incur international roaming charges.
2. Run kitchen fan when cooking on stove top.
3. Park in front of "Guest Parking" sign, not in front of garage doors.
4. Please let us know if you are too warm or too cold.
At the end of your stay:
1. Place all used linens (sheets, robes, towels) on the floor.
2. Wash, dry, and store all dishes and kitchen implements.
3. Hang key by the exit door.
4. Turn off the lights.
The location is beautiful! Linda and David were lovely and we really appreciated the amenities (fluffy robes and little extras) and treats like muffins and whole bean coffee.
Our experience was just as advertised! Very restful get away location and beautiful views even in the cloudy Washington weather. Linda was a great hostess. We would highly recommend visiting!
Our host was welcoming and warm. She offered us snacks and wine upon our arrival. The view from our apartment was wonderful. (We loved the morning fog). We were very comfortable and wish we had stayed longer.
Definitely one of the best places we stayed at! Linda is indeed a superhost, and with her delicious welcoming snacks, friendly personality, and beautiful place, we couldn't feel more welcome. The view is certainly a beauty, a very wide vista of the straight, and the air is very refreshing at that spot.
The house itself is very cozy and welcoming. Linda thought of everything we could need for our visit, and you immediately feel at home. I recommend this to anyone looking for a beautiful and quiet spot on the ocean with super friendly hosts!
Linda and David was gone when we arrived. We were running late, but they left us all the info we needed to get settled. And oh, what a charming place and what charming hosts! Fresh baked muffins were on a plate near the kitchen---everything was in apple-pie order. There being four of us, it might have become a difficult stay to navigate but no problem for our host.
The setting was spectacular - views over Discovery Bay and the Straits of Juan de Fuca from a beautiful garden with lots of vantage points and comfortable seating. The accomodations are in the lower floor of the house and are very comfortable - great, well-equipped kitchen, lots of books and games, super comfortable bed. Crowning touch though is best home-made blueberry muffins ever with plum jam, and then chips and homemade tomatillo sauce the next day. above and beyond the usual airbnb experience. thank you Linda!
Linda and David did everything in their power to help us feel welcome and comfortable during our stay. Linda greeted us, gave us the tour of the more than spacious accommodations, and she even made us snacks and scones. She went "above and beyond" by giving us toys for our 2 year old son to play with. We had more than enough room - the place was more like an apartment than a 1BR. It was cozy, clean, and comfortable. the place felt truly like a retreat. The views over the water were SPECTACULAR and some of our best views we've ever seen in the PAC NW. Five stars!
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.