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Boatbuilders Cottage - Private Waterfront hideaway blocks to Victorian downtown

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Euro € 1,247 | GBP £ 1,059

Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Max Occupancy: 4 guests
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Type: Cottage
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Boatbuilders Cottage - Private Waterfront hideaway blocks to Victorian downtown

Alluring waterfront setting, perfect for couples or small families recess or vacations.
fireplace. Comfortable Italian leather furniture.
Let this vintage cottage of another worldliness takes to you back to 1936....
Covered year round porch lets you relax day or night where you have a close up view of what the tide is doing every moment with view of local smallcraft, sailboats and ocean crossing yachts, to accompany you as you sink into your novel. has wifi or just the opposite - space and beach combing at the doorstep to let the quietude settle in.
Pocket harbor and boat launch are across the driveway and nearby islands within view.
Easy beach access in two directions
The fireplace room has a view of Point Hudson Harbor and Mount Baker.
It's kitchen gives you the luxury of spa sink, full sized new refrigerator, full size cooktop and oven, a separate entrance from kitchen to waterside porch and no one to share it with.
The bath offers both tub and shower and is between the two bedrooms furnished with new Sterns and Fosters Queen mattress., viewing the hidden side of the cottage backed by a small meadow where deer, even otter frequent.
This private setting is anchored gently in a wave of pine and fir trees facing the saltwater
inlet. It's elegant backdrop is the historic bell tower, Victorian architecture, activity of Centrum concerts, Rose theater and fine dining.
Soft high quality cotton bedding, and barefoot interior blurs together to rock you back in time and
make you take a generous serving of recess for yourself.
Not your run of the web lodging. If this cottage could go barefoot it would show you how to step softer
and slower and turn up the hush.
If this house could stoke its' own fire, ribbons of flames would dance and forget about the chilly wind which can jingle the rigging in winter.
If ship lap siding could smile, these would pose a little crooked if you zoom into the details on your photo files.
If this space speak it would prompt you to decide on a lighthearted getaway with some days of recess to relax;
If a cottage could breathe it would pulse with the steady racing breezes that Admiralty Inlet is known for...
It's gentle rocking or surf pounding storms alike.
it may say, "remember to ask about square footage, comfy new beds, & firelight.
Peace and playful notes resonate through these bare oak floors with their firelit sheen.
New mattresses, lovely quilts, a few exquisite highlights
Make me yours for a spell and you won't regret it.

Minimum length of stay is 4 days
Change over day: FLEXIBLE
Minimum stay may vary by time of the year.
Smoking NOT allowed on premises.
Mobility: NONE
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Additional Rates:
Daily rate from: 195
Weekly rate from: 1365

Prices are quoted in USD
Monthly rate from: 6597 Dollar
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Postcode: 98368
City: Port Townsend
Region: Barbados
Area: Caribbean
Country: Barbados
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Sleeps/Guests up to: 4
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Reviews: (15)
Overall Rating: (4) rate

avatar Rating: (3) rate
We stayed in the Pilot's Cottage during September, 2014. This rustic cabin has a terrific location next to the marina in downtown Port Townsend. It is within a short walk (a couple of blocks) of restaurants, interesting shops, theaters, beaches, boating, and all of the character of old Port Townsend. Additionally, many of the PT festivals are centered in this neighborhood. The area immediately surrounding the cabin is comprised of boat building activities, all interesting to watch. The cabin itself appears to date from the 1930s when it was actually used as an office for the boat pilots. The owner has decorated the cabin with nautical items and antiques, some of which came from her own family and which she personally restored. It was enjoyable to hear her sailing stories, and having grown up here she is very knowledgeable about the area. The cabin has two bedrooms, one bathroom, a kitchen and living room, and the spaces are comfortably sized. The front porch has chairs and overlooks the marina. The kitchen has a good full-sized refrigerator and the electric stove works well. In the bathroom, the shower had plenty of hot water, the fan was better than most, and the toilet flushed well (wasn't expecting that!). The living room would seat five people comfortably. The wood burning fireplace works well, and we were able to buy wood at the hardware store. The bedrooms each have one double bed and a small closet; no real space for luggage. There is wi-fi and it worked decently well. There were a couple of space heaters that were definitely needed in the bathroom and living room. We moved them between rooms as needed. One plus is a convenient parking spot right in front of the cabin. We also really enjoyed and appreciated the fresh flowers! The cabin is fairly rustic and lacking in some amenities you might expect. Though there is a small, ancient TV, you probably won't bother with it, as your laptop screen will be larger and more functional. There were no side tables in either the living room or the bedrooms, so we were continually moving the three kitchen chairs around the house to serve this purpose. There is only one reading lamp in the living room and none in the second bedroom. Half of the toaster worked. There is no dishwasher or garbage disposal. The shower, though unappealing, works; the bathroom sink has separate hot and cold, but the hot barely works so you'll be washing with cold water. There are limited electrical outlets and some of them don't work. If you have a variety of devices to plug in and charge up, you'll want to bring a couple of power strips, extension cords and a couple of three-to-two-prong converters. All of the windows are broken and difficult to get open and shut; we gave up trying after a couple of attempts. Housekeeping is pretty casual. There is no washer and dryer, but the owner gave us a code for the laundry at the marina; it was clean and worked fine (bring a lot of quarters and some detergent). To sum up, if you are adaptable and don't mind roughing it a bit, you'll enjoy this charming cabin – especially the fantastic location. If you are a bit picky, prefer more modern amenities and like things super clean and convenient, then you might be more comfortable somewhere else.
Written by: (Oregon), Visit Date: 2014-09, Source: TripAdvisor

avatar Rating: (5) rate
I have been staying there for my whole life with my family,I love how it is so close to the water front,and all the historical value it has. It's always so crisp and clean whenever we visited Jana the owner was always so nice and open with is having our dog Luna.7 stars
Written by: , Visit Date: 2014-06, Source: TripAdvisor

avatar Rating: (3) rate
This is arguably the best location in Port Townsend. The building is very tired and dated. The furnishings are adequate but not user friendly. In fairness it did meet my basic requirements of lots of hot water, a reasonably comfortable bed and clean linens. When we visited the weather was unseasonably cold and Jana had the unit nice and warm using the gas central heater and an electric oil space heater in the bathroom. There is a large fully equipped kitchen with pretty much everything you need. The pipes are obviously not insulated as it took ages for the water to warm up when you wanted to do the dishes. Minor. The living room had some dated seating and no coffee or end tables so it was difficult to relax with drink or snacks. Unfortunately I am a bit of a TV baby so was disappointed that there was no TV except a tiny tabletop unit with a DVD player attached. There is very good wifi! On the positive side, you can walk everywhere that count in Port Townsend from here. Also due to the time of year and cold weather we couldn't really take advantage of the front porch and outlook.
Written by: (Nanaimo, Canada), Visit Date: 2014-11, Source: TripAdvisor

avatar Rating: (5) rate
Thank you for your graciousness. Letting us stay for one night with no notice. We were so fortunate to find a truly wonderful home. We had a fire in the evening and woke up to coffee and boats coming and going from the harbor. Wild dill and fennel growing everywhere. The smell amazing. Perfect cottage made me think of my family and all my summers spent on the water. I hope I will be lucky enough to come back.
Written by: (Camano Island, Washington), Visit Date: 2014-05, Source: TripAdvisor

avatar Rating: (1) rate
I made the mistake of having my mom and her husband stay here in February awhile back. They were so cold inside, and Mom ended up with some kind of rash on her stomach. My hopes for a pleasant stay for them never happened. It didn't cheap either. Live and learn.
Written by: (Port Townsend), Visit Date: 2006-02, Source: FlipKey

avatar Rating: (5) rate
We stayed here on a family vacation at the beginning of September and it was amazing!! The place is so cute and perfect for a get away in PT. The location is phenomenal; the stores and restaurants are all within walking distance, and it's beautiful to be able to walk out the front door and have all the boats there. Jana was great host. She made us feel very welcome and ensured that we all had a lovely time staying there!!
Written by: (Atlanta), Visit Date: 2013-09, Source: FlipKey

avatar Rating: (4) rate
We wanted an affordable and comfortable space with a homey feel. Pilots Cottage fit the bill. The location just off the water was so pretty in the morning. Conveniently located so we could easily get to every place we needed to in and around Port Townsend. Lots of quaint character that added to the charm. Our trip was truly enjoyable and we'd readily stay there again.
Written by: (OR), Visit Date: 2012-03, Source: FlipKey

avatar Rating: (5) rate
The Pilots Cottage has become my families favorite destination location. Each summer for the past few years we rent out the cabin for a few days. This year we rented it out for Christmas and it was simply perfect. Jana has always gone above and beyond in making us feel at home and welcome. Waking up in the morning to a small harbor of sailboats and falling asleep to the crackling fireplace its no wonder our family comes back to the Pilots Cottage year after year.
Written by: (Esperance NY), Visit Date: 2011-12, Source: FlipKey

avatar Rating: (5) rate
My husband and I stayed here for two nights in November, and were delighted with the cabin. It really is just right! It's close enough to town to walk everywhere, but far enough away to be quiet and restful. Jana was very responsive to our e-mails and phone calls to set up the rental, and booking the cabin was very easy. I loved having a kitchen to make coffee and have some staples and snacks around the house, but we ended up enjoying some of the fantastic brunch and dinner spots in town instead of cooking. I can tell you that on a cold winter night, I highly recommend mulling some wine with spices in the kitchen, starting a fire in the fireplace and curling up on the couch in this snug, cozy cottage. The cottage rules are very strict about no shoes - my husband brought some house slippers and additional slippers are provided if you forget your own (like I did). The cottage is perfect for reading and there are some interesting books on the bookshelf in the bedroom focused on sailing and local stories. There is also a small TV and DVD player in the main room. If you stay in Pilot's Cottage (and I definitely will again), I recommend breakfast at Salal Cafe, dinner at Khu Larb Thai and a nice pint at Sirens Pub - all a few blocks away from the cottage. We had a wonderful time walking through Port Townsend and thoroughly enjoyed coming home to Pilots Cottage each night.
Written by: (Seattle), Visit Date: 2011-11, Source: TripAdvisor

avatar Rating: (5) rate
We've stayed at the Pilots Cottage three times and have a reservation for Christmas. The Cottage is an extremely relaxing way to truly experience Port Townsend. It is walking distance to most of the town's amenities which is a huge plus. It is very clean and well maintained, decorated to not only make the guests feel at home but taking them back 70 or 80 years. Coffee on the front porch while watching the sunrise across the harbor is worth the trip alone. We highly recommend it.
Written by: (IN), Visit Date: 2009-07, Source: FlipKey

avatar Rating: (5) rate
We've always enjoyed our stays here and always look forward to returning. If you want a simple, comfortable spot with lots of Port Townsed history and a front-row seat to boats in the marina and boat activities---as well as steps to sand and water---you can't beat the secluded front porch! The cottage is cozy and warm in winter storms, too. It really is the authenic definition of Port Townsend, and Jana, the owner, is accomodating and helpful.
Written by: (Portland OR), Visit Date: 2011-08, Source: FlipKey

avatar Rating: (4) rate
As I write this, I am sitting on the front porch, looking across a small harbor that is filled with boats. Just a beautiful place to watch the sun come up in the morning. Today we walked in town, coming back by to drop off things we bought, since it is so close. Yes, this cottage does have a special charm to it. When we first arrived, I had some concerns. Things aren't in the best shape, nor the cleanest. Furniture and decror is kind of strange. If you like to watch TV at night, you will need to bring the means to do it from the internet. There is one reading lamp. The DVD player is hooked to an old 13 inch TV (we didn't use it). There are games you could play at the table in the kitchen. If you don't know what to expect, the evenings could be long. Would we stay again?.......yes! We were here for five nights. As time goes on, you start ignoring the shortcommings, and appreciating what is special. I love the layout of the cottage. The location is truly a one of a kind in Port Townsend. The water is about 50 feet from the porch...always cool there in the evenings. Constant activity at the marina. The host requests non-optional shoes inside (not that big a deal, just a little surprising). All in all, we had a great time.
Written by: (Lawson, Missouri), Visit Date: 2015-07, Source: TripAdvisor

avatar Rating: (3) rate
Our family rented this cabin for the 4th of July. The location is great but we found the house to be lacking in a lot of things we might expect for a rental. The rooms were okay but weren't very clean...we ran into lots of cob webs and broken windows/screens. We couldn't find garbage bags and there was no hand soap in the bathroom and only a few towels for our family of 4. Also, we weren't left with any instructions as to where to put our garbage, or when check out time was. It does have a nice view and a nice deck and a convenient place out front to park.
Written by: (Edgewood, Washington), Visit Date: 2015-07, Source: TripAdvisor

avatar Rating: (5) rate
My husband and I stayed in Pilot's Cottage for a week in June 2015 while we attended a sailing class offered by the Northwest Maritime Center. The cottage was a super home away from home and we really enjoyed our stay. The location is terrific—can't be beat—and we were able to walk back and forth to our classroom and our boat in 2 minutes or less. The deck out front is a perfect spot for a peaceful morning cuppa, with great views of the harbor, the bay, and the surrounding mountains. The front porch is a nice shady spot to sit and relax in the evenings and provides excellent people watching opportunities. The yard is full of fragrant bushes and flowers, like honeysuckle, morning glories, roses, and fennel, and sitting on the deck in the midst of all of that is an olfactory pleasure. The cottage has a full kitchen and is supplied with just about everything you could conceivably need to cook and eat all your meals in-house, which is what we did. The two bedrooms are nice and are well-supplied with comfortable beds and bedding. The bathroom also is well-supplied and is a lovely sunlit room. The shower is excellent. The living room has two big couches and another large overstuffed chair. We didn't use the fireplace or the Jotul stove because Port Townsend was experiencing a heat wave while we were there, but they would be nice to have in cooler weather. If you have a lot of electronics with you, it might make sense to bring a power strip and a few two-to-three-prong adapter plugs for the outlets, since three-prong outlets, while they do exist in the cottage in several places, are not necessarily where you want them to be. The cottage is old and shows its age in some ways but it has obviously been well-loved and well cared for. The owner was very responsive to our needs and has obviously given a lot of thought to what guests might need during their stay. We would very gladly stay at Pilot's Cottage again and, in fact, look forward to doing so.
Written by: (Alaska), Visit Date: 2015-06, Source: TripAdvisor

avatar Rating: (5) rate
We were so lucky to have snagged Pilot's Cottage many months in advance of Port Townsend's fantastic annual film festival. Having visited PT several times, we knew exactly what kind of property we wanted to stay at this time: A single-family home, smack dab in the heart of the action, but not so smack-dab that it was noisy, and not up over that darn hill, requiring a breathless trek down and back up every time you wanted to go into town. We wanted a place on the water where we could wake up to the sight, sounds, and smells of the beautiful port. We also wanted super easy walking distance to all restaurants and PTFF movie showings/events during the day. AND, we wanted to be within 100 steps of Soak on the Sounds, so each night could close with a glorious, salty soak! Oh, and there had to be two bedrooms with super comfy beds, a kitchen we could cook in, a lot of privacy, and a lot of character. Pilot's Cottage is this place. It was perfect for what we wanted, and Jana was the sweetest host ever. (One note: If you feel you will need to zone out in front of a TV at night, because you've toured and chatted all day, nonstop, with family; and now you're just plum tuckered out, but you still want to hang with family, but not have to think, then it is best to bring your own DVD's, as PT doesn't have any rentals. And if your DVD's are Blu-ray, bring your own player.)
Written by: (Vancouver, Washington), Visit Date: 2016-09, Source: TripAdvisor