House, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps
Step into the living room of The Beachside Retreat. Relax and feast your eyes on the panoramic view of Puget Sound, the Seattle skyline, and the Cascade Mountains. Binoculars are by the window. Look past the porch of our neighboring 1900s home and you might see Mount Rainier in all its glory. You have a good view of the fishing pier, the boat launch, and the picnic tables at the park.
In the living room you can either sit or stretch out on the hide-a-bed. Also in the living room are a large and a small over-stuffed chair. You might watch television or read. The coffee table by the couch is one that raises. This table gives you a convenient place for playing board games, card games,or putting a puzzle together. A puzzle, cards and some games are stored under the table More board games are available from the manager. Coasters are there for your beverages.Two of the six kitchen chairs are usually used in the living room. You will find lamps, end tables, a desk and office chair. Look in the desk for a map and a tour book. A few office tools like stapler, staple remover, scissors, and pens are available in the desk.
By the entrance you will also see umbrellas in an umbrella stand, a step stool, and a trash container. The garbage can and recycle container are located by the driveway. Early Thursday the garbage truck empties the garbage can. The recycle truck comes every other week. If you would enjoy reading the paper the manager will recycle The Kitsap Sun and the Seattle Times to your porch. The library also has a copy of the papers. Most days the library opens at 1 p.m. There are also some activities in the community room of the library at different times on different days.
You'll find a fully equipped kitchen with oven and range and pans for baking, roasting, or broiling. Use the grinder, the coffeemaker or the waffle iron. Blend up a smoothie in the blender. Use the popcorn maker. If you don't feel like cooking, walk over to the Manchester Grill and let someone else cook and clean up for you. Under the sink are the dish soap, rack, scrubbers, sponges, brushes. The pans are in the next cupboard. Broiler pan is below the oven. Many small tools, silverware, and kitchen items are in the drawers. Cutting boards ,knife holder, banana hook, paper towel holder, and toaster are on the counter. Dishes, serving bowls, mugs, pitchers, cream and sugar, napkin holder, spoon holder and more are found in the cupboards.
A glass-top picnic table seats four. If you want to use the table umbrella, request it. In the summer some fruit or vegetable may be growing in the garden.
Dress up the dining table with placemats and use the vase for flowers. Two extra table leaves are stored in a space near the microwave, so the table can seat up to six with the addition of two more wooden chairs. Ask the manager if a booster seat or children's toys or games would be helpful. Let the manager know if you plan to invite others to the rental. We keep track of both parking and cars using the private lane.. Overnight guests must be approved ahead of time.
In the bathroom shower you may notice having the extra space a curved hotel style rod provides. Take a bath if you prefer. Reach under the counter and you'll find the hair dryer.There is cabinet space below the sink. You'll also find extra paper towels and toilet paper stored here.The mini sewing kit is just behind the mirrored mini sliding door. Cleaning supplies, and both beach towels and bath towels, hand towels, and wash clothes are found in the tall bathroom cabinet. A toilet higher than standard height is easier to use, especially for senior citizens. We hope that little conveniences like night lights, room deodorizer, shampoo and soap will make you feel at home.
Check the linen closet in the hall for dish towels, dish rags, placemats, light bulbs and a second set of sheets and pillow cases.. It is next to the thermostat. Turn the thermostat to the temperature you like. The furnace is electric.
The bedroom wall is completely used up by the double bed and night stands on each side of the bed, A large chest of drawers is opposite the bed and on it is an extra television that is used for watching videos. The closet spans the west side of the room. It has plenty of clothes hangers as well as the broom, dustpan, vacuum cleaner, ironing board, fan and an extra pillow. A foam topper that can be placed on the hide-a-bed is also stored here. Extra blankets revolve from linen closet, bedroom closet, and under-bed storage, depending on the time of year.
Beauty inside and out is important. With this in mind, pictures decorate each room and the hall. Two silk flower arrangements are located between the living room and kitchen and dining room. The shrub growing under the large window in the living room is a rhododendron, our state flower.
A Port Orchard Gem
Most of the time our area is quiet and peaceful, with the gentle sound of the waves, but you might hear seals, gulls, crows, geese, sandpipers and other birds. The boat launch area may bring the motors of small boats carrying crabbers or fishermen.
On a sunny day are the sounds of families, picnics, dogs at the nearby park. Summer evenings you may hear conversations or live music coming from the pub, or cars or motorcycles coming and going.
We love our view and the quiet lifestyle of our village, too.
About the Owner
Every day I wake up and check what is happening on the beach. Every night I see the lights of downtown Seattle. I watch the ducks and geese swim, hear the sandpipers calling, the crows and gulls flying and landing in the nearby trees. A herron might be perching on one leg. The flowers bloom and fade, and the garden could always use more care. I have always enjoyed reading, music, gardening, baking, learning, and teaching. I worked in college as a secretary and receptionist. I taught public school. I raised a family. I did volunteer work. I worked as a bookkeeper and customer service representative at a violin shop. I play violin. I play in the orchestra for our church's holiday cantatas. I sometimes sing in the choir. Both my husband and I are retired. We have enjoyed traveling in the USA and to foreign countries, We enjoyed one cruise to Alaska on NCL, and a cruise up the Atlantic into Canada with family. I enjoy reading and belong to a garden club that helps keep up the library garden.
Guestbook comments from the manager
5 based on 3 traveler reviews
A Port Orchard Gem
This little treasure is located in one of the most scenic locations on the Puget Sound. Unobstructed waterfront views are rare with any hotel or b&b arrangement, not so here. City lights of Seattle at night, and panoramic glory in the daytime, gives this unit a draw that's unique. This single wide vintage mobile home presents a private, homey feel. All of the amenities, full kitchen, cozy and quiet bedroom/bath, and a living room with picture window looking out to the water. Next door was my gracious hostess, who was there and available to assist if anything came up, but not doting. I was up on my own from CA visiting family in the area, and I could not have stayed at a more delightful spot. Clean, well-appointed, warm, and peaceful. Five stars, well-deserved!
A view and a beach!
Wow! In case you're seeing this as just a house trailer, you'll want to take another look. We would have happily stayed in a tent to get the incredible view and beach that this rental offers, but we didn't need to. This place is very tidy and efficient and had everything we needed and more, besides boasting a very gracious hostess. We loved that the beach was just below us, that Yukon Harbor filled the picture window day and night, and that we could see Seattle across the way any time. Great: The rental price is comparable to local motels but with the benefit of kitchen and indoor/outdoor living. Since we have family in the area, we hope to rent this place again.
A fantastic two weeks
My wife and i wanted to stay near our grandchildren for a couple of weeks. I found this rental on line. I booked it sight unseen. What a wonderful place! Great views of Seattle and Mt. Rainier across the sound. Just a block from a store, resteraunt, post office, and bar. Not to mention the beach and boat docks.
The trailer, although not big, was perfect for our stay. Covered patio/car port, nice kitchen, comfortable living room and large bathroom. The bed was small but as big as you could get in the room.
I had the most relaxing vacation I've had in many years.
I'd like to thank owner Peggy Warren for her hospitality during our stay.
From the Owner
“1. The view is panoramic 2. The mobile home is completely furnished 3. Restaurant and post office are nearby 4. Rates are reasonable 5. Located on a private driveway 6. Has free covered parking 7. Is located next to a sandy beach 8. Monthly rentals are encouraged. 9. This is an all-season rental. 10. A writer or artist could use enjoy the rental 11. Grandmas and Grandpas may retreat to "home" while visiting their sons or daughters 12. Traffic is nothing like Seattle traffic - When three cars arrive at the same intersection at Manchester, it is probably rush hour. 8. If you own a boat or kayak, it is easy to get it into the water 9. The mobile home was set in place for a dear relative and her husband. They lived there for quite a while. Another relative also used the home. They took good care of it. I am sentimentally attached to the family home and have fond memories of visiting the people here.”
Activity and Interests
Relax and listen to the waves. Make a sandcastle. Identify shells. Wade in the water. The beach is just a walk down the steps or a stroll down a no-steps path by our home next door.
Wi-Fi is available for your computer. Grill. Watch videos. Listen to music. Take photos. Play croquet. Enjoy the view Read. Walk two blocks to the Manchester Library to buy books and to use their computer. The post office, hair salon, restaurant, pub, an investment firm, and a real estate office are within a block of each other. A tour guide and a map is in the desk, for your travel planning.
Walk or drive two miles to Manchester State Park.
The drive to Pt. Orchard is about 15 minutes. Turn off of Mile Hill by the QFC to follow Village Lane and circle to the right for Village Green Golf Course. A left turn on Long Lake, brings you to Howe Farm, which is popular with dog owners. A fitness center is open all but two days a year. South Sound Regal Theater, and the Hi-Joy Bowling Alley can be seen from Mile Hill. Tuesday is $5 movie day. Swimmers might check out the pool at South Kitsap High School. Access is across from the A&W. The Kitsap County Park with batting cages, skateboarding area, playground, and lots of trails can be accessed by turning left onto Jackson from Mile Hill.
Downtown Port Orchard has a playground at the park, , a library, a museum, a venue for plays, restaurants, a passenger ferry and a marina..
Restaurants within a 10 mile radius include Sports bars, Shari's, Chinese, Mexican, Italian,, Thai, seafood, pancakes, pizza, tacos and frozen yogurt. Fast food includes, KFC, Burger King, McDonalds, Wendys, Subway, Dairy Queen.
For shopping, go to QFC, Albertsons, McLendon's Ace Hardware, Big Five, Wal-Mart, Fred Meyer, summer Saturday Market, consignment shops, Good Will, St. Vincent, Antique malls, Family Dollar Store, JoAnn's, Lowe's and more.
For a ferry ride, you have several choices. Southworth is about six miles and fifteen minutes away. Only a few runs do not stop at Vashon Island. The Fauntleroy dock, is in West Seattle near Lincoln Park. The Bremerton ferry lands at Coleman Dock on the Seattle Waterfront. The ride is about an hour. A small passenger ferry crosses the bay from Port Orchard to Bremerton.
Many chiropractors have offices near Pt.Orchard. A dental office is located on Mile Hill near Woods Rd. An urgent care clinic is located not far from the Tremont exit off Highway 16. St. Anthony's Hospital is located in Gig Harbor. Harrison is near Bremerton.
Manchester Community Church is the closest church, about a half mile, 4 or 5 minute drive up the hill. has services at 10:25 am and at 6 pm.. Elim Lutheran and Nebraska Street Baptist are about a mile or two away.. Nearer to Port Orchard are Catholic, Methodist, Presbyterian,and Episcopal Churches.
Go north to check out Poulsbo, ,Bremerton or other places around the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas. Go south for Gig Harbor, Tacoma, and .I-5
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional information about rental rates
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
High Season: May through August $600 per week. Half week $300 Off Season: $500 per week. Half week $250. We rent monthly or by the week or half week only. Monthly renters may request a pet agreement.
Reservations are taken with rental agreement for up to 1 year ahead. The 25% is not refundable if reservation is cancelled.
One half of the rental fee is due 60 days before you are scheduled to arrive or immediately if yours is a reservation less than 60 days before. The other half is due two weeks prior to arrival.
The property is not fenced. Small indoor pets are allowed only on monthly rentals with prior permission and pet deposit.
Manager's Cancellation Policy
- 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
- 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
From the Owner
“Panoramic Puget Sound view Direct access to private beach on Puget Sound Little traffic”
- mobile home
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided ...
- Living Room
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided ...
- Coffee Maker ...
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Kitchen ...
- Microwave ...
- Oven ...
- Pantry Items ...
- Refrigerator ...
- Stove ...
- Toaster ...
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Video Library
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only ...
- pets considered ...
- wheelchair inaccessible ...
- Beach View
- Mountain View
- Water View
- coin laundry
- live theater
- bird watching
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- pier fishing
- sound/bay fishing
- Bathroom 1
- The bathroom has an easy to use high toilet. Take your pick of a long soak in the tub and or take a shower. The curved rod is the same type you'll find at some luxurious hotels. The mirror over the sink is large. Storage is available, too. You'll find a sewing kit and a few personal items by the mirror. Under the counter is paper towels, extra toilet paper, and a hairdryer. There is still lots of room for your items, too. The closet holds cleaning supplies and rags, towels, hand towels, wash cloths, beach towels and a beach bag.
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- Double bed sleeps two, each side has end table with drawer. Chest of A lamp is on an end table. Drawers takes up the wall opposite the bed. Closet spans the length of the room. Broom, vacuum, mop, ironing board and extra pillow and a foam mat for the hide-a-bed are stored in the closet. Extra sheets and pillow cases are stored in the hall linen closet.
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Guests provide their own meals