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Waterfront Cottage on Puget Sound

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1BR/1BA cabin, full kitchen and living/dining area.

This can be a romantic retreat for 2 or bring the friends and family for some fun on the shores of Puget Sound. This charming one bedroom waterfront cottage is set on a private acre. The sleeper sofa makes room for 2 additional guests. Bring your kayaks, binoculars for bird watching, shoes for hiking or simply relax and enjoy this one-of-kind waterfront retreat. Located just outside of Port Orchard, near the Southworth ferry landing, Candle Shore Cottage is only 40 minutes by ferry from Seattle or 35 just minutes from Tacoma via the Narrows Bridge. Only minutes away yet you will feel years away as you enjoy your peace at this wonderful waterfront retreat.

Carol Binder
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 July, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Port Orchard in Kitsap County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Sleeping Loft - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , (Hide-a-bed)
  • There is a queen bed in the single bedroom. There are additional sleeping accommodations on the hide-a-bed in the living room and/or on a futon in the loft.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • wind-surfing
Full kitchen, bed linens and towels, Weber BBQ, TV, DVD tape player, outdoor fire pit, picnic tables and outdoor chairs.


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(13 traveller reviews)

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Waterfront Cottage on Puget Sound
average rating of 4.3076925 based on 13 reviews
Harrisburg, PA

Candle Shore Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was everything I had hoped it would be. What a wonderful respite, up close and personal with Puget Sound wildlife and neighborhood canine visitors during their daily beachcombing routine. The owner is a very gracious host and extremely accommodating, even providing freshly ground Starbucks coffee for breakfast! Perfect for one or two people. Short distance from the Southworth Ferry, so very accessible. Cozy and warm. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Great central location to venture out to see other Washington sites. Can't say enough and can't wait to go back! Thanks, Chuck!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2006
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute, charming, relaxing and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Cottage is nestled in the trees off the road and directly on the water. Large dock, chairs and fire pit to enjoy outside and large picture window to enjoy the view from inside!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairytale Retreat

  • 5 of 5

What a Peaceful Place! Highly recommend! The Bed is SUPER comfy & we got an amazing nights rest. The kitchen has all you need. The view is beautiful. The high tide drifting against the side of the rocks are hypnotizing. Port Orchard is just 10 minutes away and has many restaurants and grocery stores to stock up for the week or weekend. Seattle is a Ferry ride away. We would for sure come back again! My only recommendation is a 'Candle Cottage' sign at the trail that leads you down to the cottage, at first you get to the end of the road and it feels like you've missed something. Then you find this sweet little rock lined trail that takes you to your getaway. Also, maybe an upgrade on the life jackets... the little boat was so much fun to take out. Great Sunset View!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City

Unique, clean, and everything worked

  • 4 of 5

First off, if you are the type that looks for St Regis or Ritz Carlton accommodations, don't stay here. This cottage is uniquely situated right on the seawall of the bay it overlooks and is as small as it is old. On the bright side, it was a beautiful, peaceful, romantic, and enjoyable stay. The cottage was clean and everything worked during our stay. I recommend it for all who like a little peaceful adventure in their travels, isn't much over 6 ft tall, and enjoys feeling like you are away from everything when you are really a 20 minute ferry ride to downtown Seattle. Enjoy the high tide lapping at the side of the cottage, the sunset, walking the shore at low tide, and a peaceful evening fire. It was a positively memorable stay and I am glad I found this little gem. The owner was easy to work with and pleasant. The pictures and descriptions on the website are accurate, although they may not fully capture the coziness of the cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Like something out of a fairy tale!

  • 5 of 5

Adorable little get away! The second we walked through the door we were sad we only had this place for the weekend, we were looking for a quiet romantic weekend away from our busy lives and this was all that and more. Very cozy, gorgeous views from all windows...very unique! Sat out on the dock and watched the seals and fed the birds, beach combed when the tide was out, shared some wine, and cozied up when the rain storms hit. Coffee shop on the other side of the bay was a treat! Thank you for sharing your cottage with us, we will return for sure!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Southworth Cabin

  • 2 of 5

If you are looking for an idyllic, PNW beach cabin experience, in the summer, this is the absolute, ideal setting. Beautiful view, salt air, quiet, beachcombing and bird watching opportunities, solitude. However, the cabin is in much need of attention, if to be rented to paying guests: poor maintenance related to the plumbing/septic and operations of the shower, flushing of the toilet, kitchen sink; lack of cleanliness in the refrigerator and kitchen cupboards; significant, lack of cleanliness (and comfort) with the mattress and bedding, all of which needs replacement due to stains, dust, and age; several bath towels which had been used for dog washing, confirmed by smell; lack of repair and consequent safety, as related to a broken picnic table, and severely broken bench on the dock, a dock which sits 15’ above the rocks below, during a low tide. Further, this is not a dock for children, as it has no railing. It is disheartening to write such a review for a person’s business, but we felt compelled to share this honest and clear review of our experience at this cabin. May these factors and difficulties be corrected for the cabin’s future visitors.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: All maintenance issues described by "renter" have been fixed. Unfortunately we were unaware of these issues prior to July. And interestingly, we did not rent to a Home Away client during the time noted on this review.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
On the beach
Car: necessary

Just far enough to get away... Candle Shore Cottage is less than 60 miles from SeaTac airport. It is only a 40 minute ferry ride from West Seattle . The cottage is less than 1 mile from the Southworth ferry landing and is also accessible via the Tacoma Narrows bridge.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Port Orchard, Washington

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £38.39

Renters pay owner directly, deposit required with rental agreement, balance due 2 weeks prior to stay


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