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US423050

Port Townsend, USA

entry gate

entry gate

Studio-Wall Bed-Queen

Studio-Wall Bed-Queen

Studio -Wall Bed

Studio -Wall Bed

Master Bed Room-Queen

Master Bed Room-Queen

entry gate Studio-Wall Bed-Queen Studio -Wall Bed Master Bed Room-Queen
Silver

Member since

2013


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
August 01, 2020 - September 30, 2020 4 weeks

Could go for longer period

1 story house in Port Townsend, USA

This house was designed and built by the owners of a Northwest design-build company noted for fine woodworking. It shares some features with a traditional Japanese county house. Two single story buildings connected by a covered walkway enclose a tranquil courtyard garden visible from each room in the house. A separate entry room welcomes visitors to the house. The largest building, (1,450 sq. ft.) includes a comfortable, spacious sitting area, a dining area and a well-appointed kitchen.The master bedroom suite and a contemporary Japanese bathroom are located at the East end of this building. The kitchen-dining room is on the West end of the house and includes a separate storage room, washer and dryer. The guest house at (520 sq. ft.) shares two comfortable sleeping spaces, a queen wall bed and a double futon sofa bed, a three quarter bath and a small private office. The timber structure, natural stone and warm earthy colors work together to create a comfortable, peaceful environment. Hand crafted Japanese furniture and the owner’s art collection add a pleasant understated elegance.
 
Although the house is within the city limits of Port Townsend, Washington, it is surrounded by native woodlands and miles of walking and biking trails. Corona Farm, an eight acre organic vegetable garden, is about seventy five yards from the back door.  Port Townsend, an historic seaport with a thriving maritime industry is located where the Straits of Juan de Fuca open into Puget Sound. The town is a well-known mecca for wooden boats builders and lovers of wooden boats. The annual Wooden Boat Festival occurs in early September go to www.woodenboat.org/festival/ and scroll down on the website to watch a lively You Tube video of the festival.
 
Port Townsend also has a flourishing contemporary arts culture. Cultural events are scheduled year round and the number of fine art galleries in town testifies to the interests of this community. Centrum, Port Townsend’s forty year old arts community, hosts conferences year round for writers, musicians and visual artists. They also sponsor dance, music and theatrical events throughout the year www.centrum.org. The Port Townsend Film Festival is an annual event www.ptfilmfest.com.  If you are visiting Port Townsend during the summer months you will not want to miss the weekly chamber music concerts in the barn www.olympicmusicfestival.org. You can find lots more ideas for things to do and places to go at www.enjoypt.com.
 
The Uptown Saturday Market is always a happening place, a treat for the eyes and the appetite. You will find delicious baked goods, locally made cheeses, local organic fruits and vegetables, fresh salmon, oysters, free range eggs and poultry. Other Farmers Markets are close by, find them at www.jcfmarkets.org. There are a variety of excellent restaurants in Port Townsend. However, if you find yourself longing for the sights and sounds of a big city, Seattle is just across Puget Sound, one hour by car or bus to the ferry and a beautiful half hour ferry ride to the city.
 
If you want to experience the Northwest wilderness, you will find the entrance to the Olympic National Park an hour north of Port Townsend. In a single day, you can travel across snow covered mountains, pass lowland rivers and lakes, walk through the Pacific rainforest where even the air seems green, and end up at the Pacific Coast on a wild, rocky beach. If you spend several days in this gigantic national park, you can visit Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic Mountains, canoe on Lake Crescent or Quinault, hike in the high mountain meadows and soak in the hot springs at Sol Duc. If you’re interested in Native American culture, spend the night in an ocean front cabin on Quileute tribal land, then take the coastal road to Neah Bay and visit the Makah Heritage museum. You will find information about the Olympic National Park at www.nps.gov/olym/index.htm. Google: “Images for Tribes of the Olympic Peninsula” to see an array of photos of Northwest Native arts and culture.  No matter how you choose to spend your holiday in and around Port Townsend Washington, you’re sure to enjoy your visit.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 3 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Retired
  • Retired

Our Home

  • House Type: Single storey home
  • Floor: 1
  • Environment: In a small town
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6

References

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Not allowed

Exchange Types

  • Long-term exchange wanted
  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Park / playground
  • Bicycles: 2

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Spain
  • France
  • Italy
  • Greece
  • Portugal
  • Scotland, UK
  • New Zealand

Spoken Languages

  • English

Our Neighbourhood

Occupation

  • Retired
  • Retired

Children

  • We do not have children.

Pets

  • Pets are NOT welcome in our home

References

This member has completed 3 successful exchanges. Here are some members that he exchanged with in the past: