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Family Home Near Mountains, Ocean, And Ferry Rides To Seattle.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Enjoy the views while relaxing at the bar, dining room table, or kitchen nook. Open floor plan from kitchen to living room where there is plenty of comfortable seating, large screen TV, and picture window over the water. Large grass yard with room to play or visit. Across the street a paved pedestrian trail follows the waterfront into town. The house is pet friendly and includes a dog run out the back door, a spacious laundry next to the kitchen, and off street parking for three cars.

Andy Garrett
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2017

About Andy Garrett

Originally from rural South Dakota, I've been a resident of the Puget Sound area since 1977 where I've owned and operated an industrial business for 20 years. My home is in nearby Steilacoom.

Andy Garrett purchased this house in 2006

Why Andy Garrett chose Puget Sound

I love the location of this home, with the daily cycle of foot ferry running from Port Orchard to the Bremerton terminal and the big ferry going to and from Seattle. Open the window or step outside and you'll hear the gulls and see the flocks of ducks on the water. You will often hear sea lions from across the bay and always the scent of salt water.

What makes this house unique

I enjoy bicycling and this house sits right on one of my favorite routes. Indeed, it is a popular year-round biking destination because of local waterfront and rural paved roads. The location makes the house a great hub for day trips. The local foot ferry is about a mile and a half away and it travels all day Monday through Saturday to the Bremerton ferry terminal. There's live music on weekends just a couple blocks away at the Blue Goose and good restaurants within walking distance.

Guestbook comments from the owner

You and your family are great! I look forward to your next visit.
Oct 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Port Orchard in Kitsap County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • The front bedroom has a pair of corner windows. Both bedrooms have queen beds with sleighbed head and foot boards which were chosen for the comfort they offer to those who like to sit up in bed and read or receive breakfast. The rear bedroom is very quiet. Both closets have wood lined walls. Very unique.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
Great hub for day trips to Seattle via ferry or car, to fantastic waterfront biking roads (the owner is a bicycler), a couple hours from mountain hikes, Hurricane Ridge, excellent golf courses, kayak surfing and rock gardening (owner is also a kayaker). A paved walking trail to downtown Port Orchard starts right across the street.


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(29 traveller reviews)

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Family Home Near Mountains, Ocean, And Ferry Rides To Seattle.
average rating of 4.275862 based on 30 reviews
Moses Lake, WA.

Nice place and nice location, with a couple of things to beware of.

  • 3 of 5

We had a good time staying here while spending time with family during our granddaughters wedding festivities. Took the ferry into Seattle to meet our niece at Pike place Market, for lunch.

The accommodations were clean and tidy and had all the amenities we expected.

We were there July 5th - 12th and 5 out of the 7 days it was over 80 degrees in the house (no air conditioning). Andy was nice enough to bring over additional fans, which helped a bit with the heat, but made it difficult for conversation or TV.

Something that should be mentioned is the fact that the climb from street level to the house is a bit difficult for seniors. Winding and irregular height steps make navigating a bit of a challenge. Do to this we will not be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family get away

  • 5 of 5

Great location to relax and enjoy comfortable weather. Had a great time! The view is pretty sweet!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester, MA

Perfect size and location

  • 5 of 5

We chose this home due to the size, laundry facilities and proximity to the Navy base. We were visiting my son who is in the Navy. We originally had booked for later in the year but needed to reschedule due to the Navy's schedule. The owner was super understanding and we were able to change our plans. The house is exactly as pictured. The size was perfect for our family of 4. There were plenty of linens, pots, pans and other kitchen necessities. The house was close enough to foot ferries to Bremerton to catch the ferry to Seattle. There is a Walmart and Albertsons nearby for shopping. I love outdoor space, which was limited, but we just brought out the kitchen chairs to the porch and had our morning coffee and evening wine. There was also enough off street parking for our rental and my son's truck. I would definitely stay here again while visiting my son.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet vintage home with stunning views!

  • 4 of 5

Andy was absolutely wonderful and his Bay View home is so sweet....However, the reason we can't give it 5 stars is that the beds were hard as ROCKS! AND they rustled like straw ticks! Investing in more comfortable mattresses would go a long way in whether we'd return. The rest of the home is sweet and pleasant. The steps getting UP to the house are stone and uneven, so keep that in mind when planning! My husband has a bad knee and found them a bit difficult. Other than that, Andy was very available and the view is fascinating!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Pawleys island, sc

Great location, beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

This is a charming, older house and it was perfect for my family. There was plenty of room for the four of us, the living room was quite cozy and the kitchen was stocked with all necessary utensils for cooking. The house is also walking distance from downtown with an amazing view of puget sound. My twin 6 year old girls really enjoyed exploring the small yard as well. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Okay but maybe not what I expected

  • 3 of 5

Andy's house is in an okay location, the views are amazing but feels a little sketchy for leaving your car on the road. The house itself is okay but old and creaky. If you are looking for an older home on the bay with pretty minimal amenities then this should work for you. A little over priced compared to most I have stayed at in relation to what you get for the money. As far as cleanliness most of the house was good the bathroom not so much with hair still on the shower walls. 😕

I probably would stay away from this one if I go back.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Blue Goose Tavern
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Port Orchard Foot Ferry, Bremerton to Seattle
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
McCormic Woods
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Tacoma Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Washington Highway 16
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bay Street Bistro
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Snoqualmie Pass
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Across the street
Car: necessary

Exceptional area for waterfront biking. Just 40 minutes by bike to Manchester Park with stunning views all the way. The local foot ferry delivers you to the Bremerton/Seattle ferry (drive on or walk aboard), which travels to downtown Seattle just two blocks from Pike Street Market, downtown shopping, Seattle Art Museum, Benaroya Hall, theater. If you kayak or surf try Crescent Beach just a couple hours away on the Hood Canal. For stunning mountain views drive 90 minutes to Hurrican Ridge and relax at the visitor center or do an easy hike.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Port Orchard, Washington

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2017
16 Jun 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
3 Sep 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £30.78
Pet Fee £15.39
Refundable Damage Deposit £230.82

Property damage protection may be waived for shorter stays and replaced with a higher refundable deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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