Gorgeous House, 4 Bedrooms and Loft, 3.25 Baths, Sleeps 14!
About Matt Kelley
My mother purchased Kingston House in 2003. I purchased the adjacent properties in 2014. Today, we are creating a public garden and event venue and look forward to sharing it with you.
Matt Kelley purchased this Estate in 2003
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Our stay at the Kingston House was satisfying in every way. We came as a group of twelve that ranged in age from 6 months to 75 years. We spoke English and Japanese; some of us both and most of us one or the other. Some of us had never met before. Yet in spite of our differences we found that the house and the grounds helped make us comfortable in each other’s company. All the thoughtful provisioning in the kitchen and pantry made food preparation easier and pleasant. The sheltered outlooks, the terraces, and views, the banks of windows, the long corridor under a high ceiling hung with drying lavender provided sensory delight. The sunken living room with the huge river rock fireplace made the space intimate. All the art--the paintings, the vases, the masks-- gave visual pleasure. The two generous settings for dining and the music room provided us variety and comfortable options. The garden suite allowed the parents of the baby some luxury and the rest of us some separation from her stirrings. The loft was excellent for the gentlemen. The grounds and the house itself provided a challenging site for an Easter egg scavenger hunt with clues like under the glass dome, by the stupa, on the crab bench, and in the loft chest decorated with fish. Even under gray skies, our stay at the Kingston House was a bit of paradise.
A unique and amazing spot for families!
Thank you for a perfect weekend getaway for our family.
The absolute retreat property
Our extended family had an epic retreat on this amazing property. The house is amazing with 4 full bedrooms plus s loft sleeping. We spent hours around the big fireplace playing games and music. The trails around the property were great for our dogs, we even took the canoe out on the pond. Matt was terrific,very responsive. He checked in to ensure all was going well.
My only recommendation is a few good cooking pots with matching lids. The gas range is top notch, it would beneficial to have great cookware.
The dining room is the perfect gathering spot. The master suite is a dream!
We loved every minute!
Thank you so much for your kind words! You and your family were the perfect guests - friendly, easy to communicate with, and you took wonderful care of the house and grounds. We are so glad that Kingston House was a great fit for your family to close out 2018 and to welcome in the New Year. Best to all of you in 2019! We hope to see you again.
July 4th weekend stay
My family and I had stayed at the Kingston House over July 4th weekend and had a wonderful time. The house is beyond stunning and the property breathtaking. My daughter and her friend, and our Aussie, had a fabulous time exploring the grounds and spent hours outside the lush, well-maintained, and vast property playing frisbee, catch, and other games. The house had all one would want for a stress free family vacation. It was clean, beautifully decorated, completely stocked, had luxurious amenities, and was quiet and serene. We explored nearby Kingston Waterfront park for the farmers market and July 4th parade. We also drove to nearby downtown Poulsbo which is a very charming town with nice galleries and restaurants. We bought a painting and had a nice dinner. We were also excited to return to the home and relax as it was so peaceful. We built a fire and sat around the fire late into the evening.
The owner/manager is extremely nice and accommodating. She offered ideas and suggestions for things to do and was very accessible for anything we needed. Communication was great and instructions were easy to follow and understand. We have previously stayed at another of the owner's property on Bainbridge Island and were just as satisfied and pleased. I would not hesitate to stay at her properties again in the future and will likely do so!!!!
Thank you for your kind words! :) It was so nice having you stay at Kingston House this year! As always, it's wonderful to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay at one of our vacation rentals. We hope to see you and your family again next year!
Beautiful property, perfect for relaxation
Arrived here in the first week of January for a much needed relaxing weekend. Stayed with a group of girlfriends, 7 to be exact. There is tons of room here. The yard is gigantic. Great for a get-away of playing cards, drinking wine, reading and talking. Highly recommended, you won't regret it!
Thank you so much, Sonja. We are glad you and your friends enjoyed Kingston House and were able to get some rest and relaxation here. We look forward to seeing you again!
FANTASTIC PRIVATE RETREAT!
Previously I stayed at another property belonging to the owner and since I had a wonderful time in the fall. I decided to try this rental property for a change of scenery. Sycamore Hills exceeded my expectations! From the lush landscape to the spacious home, I truly wished this was my home all year! If you are looking for a great place to have a family vacation or retreat, I highly recommend it!
There is a pond on the property and walking trail, I spent morning coffee on the wraparound deck. It was a much needed relaxing vacation. Also, if you are bringing a large family or group, there are plenty of bedrooms...which can be hard to find with some rental properties.
This property is also tucked away from the main road which has great access to shopping, dining and the ferry.
Thanks again Kinam!
Thank you so much for your kind review! It was wonderful to have you staying again at one of our properties. We hope you have a wonderful 2013 and hope to see you again!