House, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps
About Margaret Warren
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. . I have always enjoyed reading, music, gardening, baking, learning, and teaching. I do volunteer work at a school helping with violin, and at our local library helping with weeding. I play violin in the orchestra for our church's holiday cantatas. I sometimes sing in the choir. My husband and I are retired and celebrated our 50 year anniversary in 2017.
Margaret Warren purchased this Mobile Home in 2006
Why Margaret Warren chose Manchester
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.
What makes this Mobile Home unique
Panoramic Puget Sound view Direct access to private beach on Puget Sound Little traffic
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Our time in Manchester was fantastic. We greatly enjoyed views of Mount Rainer, the Seattle skyline and sunrise over the sound. Margaret was great to work with and we enjoyed meeting her.
The accommodations are accurately described on the Home Away page and we were not disappointed with any aspect of our stay in Manchester. We hope this home is available next time we are in town to see family.
We had such a good time. The weather could have been a little better but we survived. My only complaint is the WiFi was horrible. Everything else was fantastic.
The location of this rental is amazing! Can't beat the view, being right on the soft, sandy beach and walking distance to the towns amenities. Great place to stay when exploring the western peninsula, nearby islands and Seattle as well! The owner was very kind and accommodating. Would recommend and stay again.
Inaccurate post, difficult to communicate with owner.
I was a guest for over two weeks:
-The view and sounds are incredible. There's nothing quite like having a beach in the backyard.
-It was surprisingly spacious for 2 people and a pet.
-It's pet friendly
-The unit itself has no internet connection. You connect to Peggy’s home WiFi, and it barely even connects. We had to buy a high gain WiFi adapter for us to do our work - before booking the house I made it clear to Peggy that internet was a must since we work from home and go to school online (we were long term guests). She assured me there would be no issues and this was highly misleading.
-Communication with Peggy is difficult. Internet went down for over 3 days during my stay and I would have to text her multiple times to get a response. When the internet was finally fixed, I got a text at 3pm saying that internet was fixed at 9am even though she knows I’ve been going to Starbucks and she could have saved me the trip. I had to contact HomeAway customer service at a point because I did not feel that the internet issue was being taken seriously.
-On Memorial Day I spoke with Peggy in person in the morning before going to Starbucks to do homework. I came back to people sitting around the firepit just outside the rental and I was thoroughly confused. She had opportunities both in person and through text/call to let me know she was having family come by and to not be shocked if there are people on the property.
-The post is misleading. In the post she pictures a washing machine in the kitchen, but upon arrival I found out it doesn't work - this was one of my selling points with the property. There is NO A/C. The microwave does not work. The library hours are inconvenient for anyone's schedule, and they should not be the go to if you have internet problems. The hood over the stove does not work.
-Every weekend there is really loud music playing until about 1am from the restaurant across the street.
When you rent our vacation home you expect to find a wonderful view and a Puget Sound and hopefully you will have a laid back vacation away from the hustle and bustle of the urban centers. We are are about an hour and a half away from Seattle and forty five minutes from Tacoma. The rental is clean and cozy, and allows a maximum of two small pets to accompany renters who are renting longer than two weeks. Non refundable deposit is required. We clean the rug when you leave. See pet contract.
I suggest that potential renters always check the list of amenities for any rental. If you do not see air conditioning or a washer or drier on the list, that means do not expect to find it at that rental. At the beach we often have a breeze (natural air conditioning) and you will find a fan housed in the bedroom closet or in the living room if the weather has been warm.
If an appliance is not working it will be replaced if necessary, but you must let us know about any issue. In doing housecleaning we replace lights, but do not check appliances.
The cell phone and home phone are listed on a magnet on the refrigerator. The wi-fi code is written down for you. When in my car, I answer my cell phone call through the car dashboard. My cell phone is muted while I am in meetings. If I am at home I may not hear the cell phone. If I am in the garden I may not hear the home phone, but you can probably come out and talk to me.
I am a senior and do not communicate very often by messaging. I do not get notifications when I am driving. I do not take messages or calls when I am in a meeting. I do not check messages nor internet throughout the day. Multiple messages do not help. I do not have control over the internet going down in the area for parts of four days on a holiday weekend. I cannot remember this ever happening before. I cannot promise anyone that there could not or will not be issues with the provider. I spent several hours over several days trying to resolve our internet issue while attending a two day series of meetings.
Manchester Grill and a Pub are about a block away. There is no window on the side of our rental that faces the pub. I have asked renters if the sound from the pub bothered them. They told me it didn't. What musical group is playing and open or closed windows might make a difference in the sound you hear.
I am happy family unexpectedly offered to bring dinner, sorry they did not know what area was off limits
Very peaceful, centrally located, and the view of Puget Sound is probably the best available anywhere. The owner was very accommodating. The unit was well stocked with essentials and very comfortable. I would return to this unit and reccomend to others. Thank you for a very pleasent and relaxing stay.
The gentle sound of the waves is relaxing. One of my favorite views is Mt. Rainier at sunrise. We are happy to have renters who love our fantastic view.
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 signal 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