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

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome


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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 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
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
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.


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Family Home Near Mountains, Ocean, And Ferry Rides To Seattle.
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 19 reviews

Andy's Place

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay at Andy's. He was very accommodating. Great place to stay. Even decided to stay an extra day.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oregon Outback

So Relaxing!

  • 4 of 5

Our stay was warm and relaxing, just what we were looking for. The house was well equipped, clean and comfy, very homey. Being up on a hillside made the views delightful and raised us above traffic noise on the street below. Check-in was easy and the house was everything the pictures showed, and more. Thanks for a great visit, we appreciate the hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

It was a great get away

  • Review Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Topeka, Kansas

Quaint Home Near Bremerton Ferry

  • 4 of 5

This home was the perfect size for our 3 person group. It's a great location outside of Seattle with an hour ferry ride to the city. We would stay again at this location, however it was hot the day we got there and the house was very hot because all the windows were closed all day - lots of windows on this house means the hot sun is beating in all day. It would have been nice if the house would have been aired out before we got there, but Andy was QUICK to respond to my inquiry about air conditioning, and explained the windows needed to be opened.

We opened the windows - many didn't have screens in them so keep that in mind when you stay here because it is a ground level home with large open windows. We had to put some of the screens in ourselves. 1 of the blinds didn't work in the bedroom so the lights from the base were a bit bright all night. And the blind in the dining area broke when we tried to open it to open the window.

There was a note on the table when we got there indicating the towels were in the dryer. There was a note above the dishwasher explaining it wasn't working either.

We mopped and vacuumed the 2nd day our stay - as well as cleaned out the microwave from a previous tenant's spaghetti dinner.

I would stay here again- but if you are looking for a place that is pristine this one needs some TLC.

Great house and wonderful owner overall.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect little house

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed staying in this home. It was absolutely perfect for us. I highly recommend it, and Andy was a pleasure to work with in coordinating our stay. We will be back!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Get away from it all and enjoy the view

  • 4 of 5

This property was a short walk from downtown Port Orchard, the foot ferry, and playground. It met our needs and provided us with a quiet, relaxing place to stay after our busy days in the area. While there is a dog run, there is also a side and upper yard for the kids to play in. We enjoyed the view of the Bremerton ship yard. This home is comfortable and well equipped.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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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
Early Summer 2017
12 May 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
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 £32
Pet Fee £16
Refundable Damage Deposit £240

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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