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Fir Haven Retreat: A beautiful cottage on 40 acres

Entire cottage hosted by Kristin
5 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
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House rules
This place isn’t suitable for children under 12 and the host doesn’t allow pets, parties, or smoking.
Fir Haven Retreat, located 15 minutes from town, is on 40 private acres that has been in the family for generations. The cottage looks out over a large field surrounded by forest, orchards, trails, canyons, and Siebert Creek.
Three caretakers live separately on the property, available if needed, but we will give the cottage a wide berth for you to enjoy the beauty of the Olympic Peninsula.
We work to ensure our cleaning and disinfecting processes comply with all Airbnb recommendations.

The space
*Unfortunately, due to safety concerns, we do not allow children under the age of 12. Please read house rules before requesting to book, thank you!*

This cottage was built in 2011 for the family's use when visiting the Peninsula. It has been the much-loved residence of two caretakers for the past 6 years, and is now a space for guests to come enjoy the beauty of this special place.
The cottage interior is eclectic, creatively designed and decorated with the help of friends, Feng Shui, and hundreds of hours building many of the unique furnishings.

Master bedroom has a full closet and small dresser, with a memory foam queen mattress. Small bedroom has full size dresser, as well as space to hang clothes and a double bed. The third sleeping option is a single daybed in the living room.

The living room (as well as both bedrooms) has complete window coverings for privacy.
The bookcase is stocked with novels and informational books about the Pacific Northwest, as well as literary classics and some of the family's favorites.

There is a heater in each room, as well as a heat pump with air conditioner in the main room and a wood burning stove. We will provide firewood, kindling, and all other fire necessities.
We also have an outdoor fire pit with outdoor seating, which is in the cottage’s front yard. Burning there is subject to local burn restrictions; we will notify you of the status upon your arrival.

The kitchen has fridge, freezer, oven, microwave, coffee pot, tea kettle, dishwasher, and plenty of cooking and serving utensils. We stock basic spices as well as coffee and tea.
This house is a wonderful vacation home for couples and can handle up to 5 people.
A stacked washer and dryer are located by the back door, and are available for your use.

The front porch looks out over the lower orchard, field, and forest, and has comfortable chairs to relax on.

Security systems: We have a security camera at the front gate and entry drive, but no recording devices near the cottage.

We do not allow children under 12 to stay on the property due to hazards that come with a rural space such as this. The Retreat is situated on a peninsula of land that drops off on three sides – between 60 and 150 feet down – into Siebert Creek and its tributaries. There are two fenced-off areas that discourage access to a dangerous undercut bluff, but all visitors must act with due diligence to keep themselves safe. The cottage itself is not child proofed, though all standard safety equipment is installed.

We live outside city limits, and therefore shooting guns is legal. We do not permit firearms at Fir Haven Retreat (due to our role in wildlife conservation and protecting the peaceful ambiance of the environment), but you might occasionally hear neighbors target practicing. We are surrounded by protective dense forest, but the canyon itself amplifies sound so we want to give people a heads up in case this might occur.

The cottage is not wheelchair accessible, unfortunately.

Guest access
Guests who sign a liability waiver upon arrival will have access to marked trails which are shown on a map at the cottage. Guests will need to avoid outbuildings and any areas marked by caution signs/tape and private areas marked by chains.
Private land generally consists of the 5 acres in the southeast corner, including the main house, shop, upper orchard, and garden. A map at the cabin indicates what areas of the property are private, and there will be blue chains up to indicate those borders.
Please do not attempt to enter the barn, pump house, or stables, as the floor boards and roofs are not safe.

Other things to note
A liability waiver must be signed on arrival in order to have access to grounds. We can send a copy of it to you prior to your arrival.
Fir Haven Retreat, located 15 minutes from town, is on 40 private acres that has been in the family for generations. The cottage looks out over a large field surrounded by forest, orchards, trails, canyons, and Siebert Creek.
Three caretakers live separately on the property, available if needed, but we will give the cottage a wide berth for you to enjoy the beauty of the Olympic Peninsula.
We work to ens…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 single bed

Amenities

40" HDTV with Netflix, Roku, Apple TV
Wifi – 25 Mbps
Air conditioning
Kitchen
Free driveway parking on premises – 4 spaces
Free street parking
Indoor fireplace
Central heating
Washer – In unit
Security cameras on property

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Port Angeles, Washington, United States

Whether you’re on the Peninsula to get away from the big city, attend a festival, or before heading to the coast for a visit, this property is perfect. We are located exactly halfway between Port Angeles and Sequim, both a 15-minute drive away. The Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Dungeness Spit can be accessed in less than 15 minutes.
There is a convenience store at the base of the hill called R Corner, which has a great selection of craft and local beer, as well as necessities. (4-minute drive)
Dupuis Restaurant is a local favorite, a 5-minute drive, and there are several restaurants in town that your hosts would recommend.

Other adventures are within a short drive:
Olympic Discovery Trail access: 7 minutes
Olympic National Park: 20 minutes
Top of Hurricane Ridge: 50 minutes
Ferry to Victoria, BC: 19 minutes to the terminal
Hoh Rainforest: 2 hours
La Push/ Rialto Beach/ Lake Ozette: 90 minutes
Lake Crescent: 43 minutes
Whether you’re on the Peninsula to get away from the big city, attend a festival, or before heading to the coast for a visit, this property is perfect. We are located exactly halfway between Port Angeles and Se…

Hosted by Kristin

Joined in April 2019
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Hello! I'm a Denver native and moved to WA in 2013. I fell in love with the Olympic Peninsula, and have since lived at Fir Haven with my partner Scott, working locally as a paramedic.
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  • Karen
  • Scott
During your stay
We live in the house on the property, visually separated from the cottage by forest. Since Fir Haven is our home and the property takes lots of work (especially during harvest time!) you'll see us on the grounds but will give you and the cottage privacy unless you need anything!
If you have any questions during your stay, we would be happy to answer them. We have done our best to mark out safe areas to explore, but please ask if you are unsure. There should always be someone around if assistance is needed, but you will be given the contact info for all caretakers in case we are off property.
We live in the house on the property, visually separated from the cottage by forest. Since Fir Haven is our home and the property takes lots of work (especially during harvest time…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Security camera/recording device Learn more
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection
Cancellation policy

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