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Rural and cozy nature spot right on the water!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 195 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Studio cottage with queen bed, bath w/shower, sitting area, and partial kitchen

Rustic and rural on the outside, comfortable and lovely on the inside, this studio cottage includes a comfy queen bed, a bath with shower, a partial kitchen alcove, and an enclosed porch to enjoy the water view and wildlife..... even on a stormy day!

An over-the-water deck invites you to sit and relax, surrounded by the water's lapping waves. Or walk down the steps to the private beach and search for a variety of fun seashore finds!

Set in a park-like atmosphere, enjoy strolling through the property's acre-plus of gardens. The landscape is backed by forest on one side, and Discovery Bay on the other. Nature at its best!

Mini fridge, microwave, coffee and coffee pot are included. There is no cooking stove. Owner, who lives on the property, will be happy to share her kitchen at no extra charge if you would like to cook a meal (you get to help clean up, tho!).

Features also include Wi-Fi, DVD movies (no TV), maps and recreation brochures, and dining-out suggestions.

More Details

Kathy Case
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2017

About Kathy Case

I'm an avid gardener.....a gardening 'Geek', I believe it's called! I lived in Seattle until age 15, then moved with my family to Port Townsend. After graduating in 1967, I moved back to the city. As I got older, I dreamed of moving back to this area, longing for a slower, and more beautiful, environment. Fortunately, it happened, and I now enjoy having my family, who have grown up in this area, come for holidays and/or play times on the beach. Each Easter since the year 2000, we have an egg hunt on the large grounds, and have been lucky enough to dodge the rain every year but one. This area has only 18 inches average of rainfall per year.....much less than the city!

Kathy Case purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Kathy Case chose Olympic Peninsula

This property was passed down to me, and I truly appreciate living here. As well as living right here in the middle of nature between Port Townsend and Sequim, it is easy to enjoy the many holiday and festival celebrations these towns celebrate every year. I especially love the holiday teas at Port Townsend's Victorian mansions. Hood Canal is also close by, and I especially like to visit Mt. Walker......it actually has a view of Seattle!

What makes this cottage unique

My home, and the vacation studio, is located less than 10 feet from the water's edge. Facing west, there are beautiful sunsets as well as stormy scenes, a wide variety of cloud formations, fog, rainbows, moon and stars, and yes, sometimes just a moody gray atmosphere.......but even that is romantic! And never boring.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely time and really enjoyed your seaside cabin. You do a really good job. Thanks for the offer to hang out longer on Sunday. We went to the Dungeness Spit and had a beautiful exhilarating walk with a rainbow that lasted the entire time!
Mar 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage on the Port Townsend on the Jefferson County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 195 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • sink with mirror, toilet, shower, window.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • studio room, 10 x14 feet. Comfy queen bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Rural and cozy nature spot right on the water!
average rating of 4.9078946 based on 80 reviews
Ann Arbor, MI

Cute cottage, beautiful grounds!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two nights and absolutely loved our time here. We walked the rocky beach both days and found all sorts of goodies! The grounds are absolutely beautiful, Kathy has spent a lot of time tending the flowers and gardens, and it definitely shows! We loved walking the grounds and beach with our morning coffee. Short drive to Port Townsend and we also drove to ONP while we were there. There's plenty of other places to stay, but this cannot be passed up if you're looking for peace, tranquility or beauty! (And the bed is comfy too!!!!) Thanks Kathy for the great place to stay and for the coffee too! If we ever come back to the area, we would definitely stay again!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You two are a great couple, and it is a pleasure to know how much you enjoyed seeing the beauty that the Olympic Peninsula has to offer! Maybe some day I will tour "your side" of the states. I hear it is beautiful also. Thanks so much for the compliments! It's always good to know that my efforts helped make your trip a good one.
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Clean, cozy and close to nature!

  • 5 of 5

Kathy's place was very clean and charming. It's wonderful being right on the water, we enjoyed every minute if our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I could tell you loved this area! I'm happy you enjoyed your stay. Maybe someday you will become a "snowbird" like quite a few other people in this area. Just a thought....and thanks for the great compliments! Kathy
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The best of both worlds

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Kathy's Place. The cottage was small but comfy, and the location was wonderful. We could quickly get into town to take advantage of all Port Townsend has to offer, but we also enjoyed the peacefulness of our own private deck on the water and getting away from it all.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review. I'm so glad you had a lovely time here at Discovery Bay and in Port Townsend! And I ate the goody you left behind....thanks! Kathy
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Beautiful property with a cute cottage that sits steps from the bay.

  • 5 of 5

Kathy's place was perfect for our 3 days at Discovery Bay. The view is so serene and peaceful. We enjoyed our mornings and evenings on the deck. It was the perfect place for breakfast or for a nightcap. The cottage doesn't have a kitchen, but it has a mini fridge and microwave so it's handy for breakfast and making picnic lunches. Port Townsend is 15 minutes away and has lots of yummy food and great shops. We came to explore the Olympic National Forest and it did not dissapoint! We certainly enjoyed our stay! Thanks Kathy!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful response from your stay here! So happy that you appreciated the emenities at the cottage, and saw the beauty of the Oplympic National Forest. And Port Townsend is a really cool town, isn't it? Anyway, thanks again! Kathy
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We loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely vacation we had! The setting is gorgeous. We loved sitting on the deck, over the water at high tide. We began every day with coffee and breakfast on the deck. One morning, a friendly deer trotted down the beach to say hello. After our days spent hiking or kayaking or biking, we spent every late aftenoon and evening on the deck, enjoying the beauty. The cottage is charming, newly refinished on the inside, beautifully decorated, very comfortable, and spotless. It is tiny, but the view from the bed takes in the whole bay. We also enjoyed the delightful gardens that surround the cottage. Kathy is a perfect host-- helpful, welcoming, and also not intrusive. She provided so many extra touches in the cabin that made our stay so comfortable, even including real cream for the coffee.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review! I'm happy you had such a wondeful vacation, and I'm especially happy that your stay here was a part of making it so. The Olympic Peninsula is not only beautiful, but has a lot of activities to engage in. You took positive advantage of both! I'm very impressed with you two.....It was a pleasure to meet you! Kathy
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  • 5 of 5

3rd year and coming back in 2018

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you two! You and your whole family are wonderful...... can't wait to see you again next year! Sincerely, Kathy
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
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Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Port Townsend-Whidbey Island
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Discovery Bay Golf
Nearest Train
28 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 20, 0r Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Snug Harbor Restaurant
Nearest Beach
You are on one, less than 10 feet from your cabin!
Car: necessary

Located between Port Townsend and Sequim at the south end of Discovery Bay. A perfect 'home base' to explore the many wonders of the Olympic Peninsula. Recreation maps are available to assist you on your adventures!

If relaxation is your desire, you can sit in the many seating areas and just enjoy all that nature has to offer.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage on the Port Townsend, Washington

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Rates do not change for special events or by season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.