3 Bedroom Charming 1920's English Cottage with Puget Sound Views in Port Orchard/North of Gig Harbor.
Location: Port Orchard, 15 minutes north of Gig Harbor, Puget Sound, Washington State, USA (4 minutes from Southworth Ferry Dock, Seattle connection.)
Accommodations: House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 6-7)
The Cottage: Del Mar Cottage is the charming 1920's little white cottage by the sea, you've been dreaming about. The character of this cottage, with traditional architectural details like crystal door knobs, elegant crown molding and antique glass windows that swing out to let the cool sea breeze in, make this get a way a "must stay".
The Garden: Relax on the garden's porch swing while reading and sipping your favorite lemon aid. Later enjoy some stargazing from your luxurious outdoor spa while planning the next days ferry ride, antiquing or golf game.
The Neighborhood: Just 15 minutes north of Gig harbor is Del Mar Cottage's tiny neighborhood of South Colby, nestled between Port Orchard, just 5 minutes to the West, or the Southworth ferry dock to Seattle, just 4 minutes the East. This charming cottage seems to have guarded the bay for many, many decades. Make Del Mar Cottage part of your next get away. You'll want to come back every year!
Walks & Dog Lovers: There are several wonderful walks to take your dog on for an adventure. Del Mar Cottage is one house back from the beach, but there is a quiet, single lane frontage road that is directly on the beach, great for walks and viewing all that the beach has to offer. The frontage road (SE Cornell) is just west of the Del Mar Cottage gate.
Then, just 1/8 of a mile east from the cottage is Harper Pier, over looking Puget Sound. Continue your walk another 1/8 of a mile to the park just past SE Scatterwood Lane; great for letting the dog run in the fenced little league base ball area.
Across from the park is a natural boat and kayak launch, great for letting the dog play in the water!
The house, the area, and the host are amazing. Great bed, especially for me, having multiple back surgeries. When the wind got bad the owner sent a text advising us for potential power outages. He was very accommodating to our schedule changes. This was worth the money spent, great experience. Thank you!
Arrived on last ferry from Seattle to find lights on, music softly playing and a bottle of wine on the table. Traveled from Scarborough Maine to visit our 2 adult children. A wonderful space/place to kick back relax and visit. Played some mean games of banana gram.
My four best friends and I enjoyed a lovely weekend stay at this Port Orchard cottage. We arrived to a clean, cozy home, with jazz music playing in the background and a bottle of wine waiting for us on the table. We barely left the house all weekend - we enjoyed cooking in the gorgeous kitchen, sharing meals in the dining room or on the porch, lounging on the large couch in the living room, and taking in the gorgeous views of the Sound from the comfort of the hot tub on the deck. It was a perfect stay and we would love to return! Thanks to Warren for arranging a perfect stay.
We had a wonderful time at this lovely cottage. We regularly visit relatives in the area and it was so nice to stay in a larger space--just ideal for our young family. The cottage was very clean, comfortable and charming. Our host was prompt and responsive in arranging our stay and we did not need to contact him for anything during our visit as all was to our liking. We will definitely be back.
The Del Mar Cottage in Port Orchard was fantastic! We arrived to a lit, clean space, with a bottle of wine, and music playing throughout the house. Four of us stayed there quite comfortably, and took full advantage of all the wonderful amenities - hot tub, grill, patio, desktop computer with internet and wifi, apple tv, netflix, full kitchen and utensils, keurig coffeemaker, washer dryer, fantastic shower, amazingly comfy beds, and more. We could see Puget Sound from the back porch and were visited daily by hummingbirds and deer. It was an easy walk to the Fauntleroy Ferry, and close to markets, restaurants, and banks. We stayed five days and four nights; we only had a couple questions come up and Warren was available, responsive, courteous, and helpful. We initially had planned a ferry heavy trip - as we were going to go into Seattle each day... however, the cottage was so fabulous that we opted to stay there in Port Orchard for the majority of our trip!! The small details also did not go unnoticed: toiletries in the bathroom, plush robes in the linen closet, scrabble, books, magazines, and the lovely decor. We were quite sad to leave as we very much felt at home in the Del Mar Cottage. Each of us would recommend staying here if you plan to visit Seattle. Warren was beyond accommodating and helpful. Five stars across the boards!!
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