We had given up hope of finding accommodation in Port Townsend and were heading for home when we spotted this place, on State Route 20 about 15 minutes outside town (it’s hard not to notice the quirky roadside sign and eccentric creations at the entry to the property). Accommodation consists of four cottages built as naval housing sometime between the first and second world wars and moved to the current site when they became surplus. They have been updated and improved considerably since their naval days. Our cottage, C, was spacious, bright and immaculately clean. It had a bed-sitting area with queen bed and sofa, a bathroom with shower (no tub) and a kitchen with full-sized fridge, small microwave, crockery, cutlery, utensils, etc., and nice touches like ground coffee, a selection of teas and a vase of fragrant roses fresh-cut from the garden.
There’s a DVD player in the room and a selection of DVDs, including recent releases. Unfortunately, despite following the instructions provided, we couldn’t get the DVD player to work properly; 20 minutes into the movie, it switched back to TV mode and stayed there, and it was too late to ask for help. So if you think you might watch a DVD, be sure to ask the very pleasant owners to demonstrate how the equipment runs. And take a few moments to walk around the property and check out the assorted sculptures and other installations. They’re a little odd, but they’re fun, and it’s clear that a lot of care and effort went into making and restoring them.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pristine cottages with water view for nightly and weekly rentals. Located on 3½ acres. A great place to spend some time. ... more less