- 4 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- sleeps 11
Description from the owner
This beautifully designed custom-built home is situated on a quiet residential street. Flanked by a green belt on one side and a house set back from view on the other, this home offers a lot of privacy. Situated on a large high-bank waterfront lot, enjoy panoramic views of Mt. Baker, the Cascades, and miles of the open water of Puget Sound. This light, open floor plan features spectacular views from almost every room, vaulted ceilings and built-ins throughout.
Living room with 42" Flat screen TV with DVR, and gas fireplace. Living room opens to the solarium and deck. Master bedroom has king size bed, opens to deck, has large walk-i...Read more
Highbank Waterfront Home with Magnificent Views
Port Ludlow, Washington
Additional Location Information
Location Type Away from it all, Waterfront
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: December 03, 2013 ◀▶
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Date||Nightly Rate||Weekly Rate||Monthly Rate|
|Oct 01, 2013 - May 31, 2014 |
|2 night min stay | Any day check-in | $20 per person per night for more than 6 guests|
|Jun 01, 2014 - Sep 30, 2014 |
|2 night min stay | Any day check-in | $20 per person per night for more than 6 guests|
|All other dates ||$225||$1,500|
|2 night min stay | Any day check-in | $20 per person for more than 6 guests|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Damage deposit | $500
- addional guests over 6 | $20 per day
- Tax rate | 10.7% of rent
- Cleaning fee | $100 per stay
- Pet Deposit, Refundable | $100 per stay
- Pet | $10
Additional notes from owner
Inquire about short-term/long-term rates. $500 refundable security deposit. $100 cleaning fee. 10.7% state lodging tax
Payment terms depend on how far out you book. If you book within 30 days full payment is due. If 60 days out 2 payments are due. If 90 days out 3 payments are due. If more than 90 a deposit is due to hold reservation. Usually, the $500 security deposit and $100 cleaning fee.
- High Speed Internet
- Wireless Internet
- Gas Stove
- Washing Machine
- Dish Washer
- Oven [?]
- Clothes Dryer
- High Definition TV
- Cable TV
- Stereo System
- In-home Theater
- DVD Player
- Satellite TV
- Movie/Video Library
- Books [?]
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels [?]
- Golf Clubs
- Pet friendly - Yes
- Suitable for children - Yes
- Suitable for the elderly - Yes
- Wheelchair accessible - Ask
- Away from it all
- 2500 square feet
What Past Guests Are Saying
Everything I expected and more
The owners are great to work with. Great views from deck and kitchen, etc. Intend to go back. Great and relaxing time on the property.
Wonderful home and great location for our family celebration.
Great place and perfect location for our family graduation celebration. 7 adults and 5 small children were accomadated with ease. Scenery was beautiful. We saw 3 Bald Eagles the first morning. Great location for our day trips -- whale watching and touring Port Townsend. Fun listening to the waves down below and watching ships go by. Beautiful sun rises for those willing to get up at 5 a.m. Switch out air mattress bed for a real mattress for an Excellent rating on comfort. Amazing trip for us. Thanks for the use of your home.
San Diego, CA
Restful, peaceful, beautiful house on Puget sound.
My husband, his sister and I stayed at this lovely house in November, 2012. Every room in the house looks out on Puget Sound, and every morning, Bald Eagles fly by, sometimes stopping to roost in trees on the property. We are birders, and enjoyed the gardens on the property because they are designed to attract birds and provide seeds and nectar for many species. We regularly saw Red Crossbills, Stellar's Jays, Sapsuckers and Woodpeckers, Ruby and Golden-crowned Kinglets, Mountain and Chestnut-backed Chickadees, White-crowned and Golden-crowned sparrows, several species of loons and grebes, many gulls, finches, warblers, a pine grosbeak, and hundreds of pine siskins. Snowy Owls were reported nearby, though we weren't lucky enough to see one. Below the house, a family of sea otters played everyday in in the waters near shore. The owners have provided a scope and binoculars for viewing.
The best feature of the house is the sunroom. Though it was cold outside at times, the sunroom was a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the scenery. Every day we were there (three weeks), we arose early so we could enjoy sunrise at this very beautiful spot. Everything about this location is spectacular. This is truly a place to renew your spirit.
Everything you need is available in this house and the owners are very attentive if there is a problem.
One thing not mentioned in the house description is access to a garage for parking one's car. The neighborhood is wonderful. Every night, rain or not, we took a walk in the neighborhood.
Grocery stores are about twenty minutes away, and there are plenty of good restaurants nearby. We generally cooked at home, because why go out when one can have such a beautiful view by staying home?
This is one of the best places we have stayed on our Vrbo vacations. I imagine in the summer that it is even better, and we hope to come back someday to spend some summer days there on the Sound.
St.Lous suburb, Missouri
Our stay at Highbank House is a repeat rental for us. We had another wonderful stay and believe there must not be a better view on the Sound than from this house. The king bedroom is fantasic with a morning view of the sun or fog, the deck is perfect for viewing bald eagles, hummers, deer and even a racoon. Mount Baker can often be in full view and we even saw the leg of a gorgeous rainbow which turned the Sound waters an orange sherbert color. We'll look forward to our third visit to Highbank House!
Beautiful and comfortable house, amazing view!
The house is large and comfortably hosting 9 people.
The amazing view is available from almost all rooms in the house. we loved going to sleep with this amazing view and waking up to it.
The house is well managed, we found it clean and all needed amenities available and in good shap.
John and Mary
home away from home
We spent the month of July in the home of Joan and Jay. It truly was like "home away from home". It was a fully loaded home - from the kitchen and pantry to the extra towels and blankets. Nothing could be more relaxing than sitting on the deck viewing and listening to nature all around us. Port Ludlow was a perfect starting off point for all the various activities our extended family enjoyed - from the mountains to the seashore. The stay met all our of expectations and more.
Thank you, Joan and Jay.
We found the accomodations to be excellent and what a gorgeous v
It was a 'girls' weekend' for ten and we all agreed we couldn't have picked a better place. The kitchen was well stocked with pots/pans, dishes,glasses... everything that you could possibly need. The location was perfect... Port Townsend for shopping, golf for the golfers, Sequim for those who wanted to try their luck at gambling. A great sunroom for enjoying the view (the property was landscaped beautifully), reading or even watch the deer that meander through. Five stars all the way.
Beautiful Home and Spectacular Views
Our large family spent a wonderful 50th anniversary celebration week in this beautiful home with large chef's kitchen. Joan and Jay were great with the planning details and registration. The spectacular views from all the large windows and solarium provided us with sunrises, eagles,numerous varieties of small birds and critters, submarines, sub-tenders, Coast Guard boats, sailboats and so many commercial fishing craft. Facing the major Puget Sound shipping lanes, we watched and photographed huge container ships and gigantic car carriers. Wonderful vacation spot!
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
An Extraordinary Vacation Home
My extended family and myself had the great pleasure and privilege to spend 6 weeks at this fantastic waterfront vacation home in Port Ludlow. The view from practically every room was breathtakingly beautiful. At night, I lay in bed looking out over Puget Sound watching cruise ships and commercial barges sailing by. The solarium was a wondrous respite, a perfect place for a quiet meditation and relaxation. Joan and Jay are wondrous hosts - providing every amenity one could ask - even a well stocked pantry, laundry soap and a bottle of white and red wine to welcome us! I cannot recommend this home away from home more highly. Thank you Joan and Jay!
Roger & Mary
Enjoying God's Grandeur!
The home was the single most beautiful home my husband & I have ever rented/stayed at in 12+ years. It was beautifully laid out, and the views were obviously planned for by the architect(s). We have seen some exquisite views in our travels but this was unlike anything we had seen!!! The home is literally perched on a cliff overlooking the ocean. I was in awe at the planning that must have been done to build something so amenable and yet so sensitive to a the best possible view from any given place in the home. The time involved in getting to other places by ferry might burden some, but to us it was an adventure each time.
Anytime we did want to go out, we were able to find whatever we wanted or needed... from food to shopping to gym to quality health care...at a very reasonable distance.
How we sleep in a big deal for us. The bed & mattress were extremely luxurious, comfortable and the view upon awakening was breath-taking.
We both felt it was the loveliest place we ever stayed and worth every dollar in rent we paid to stay there!
Very Magical Place!
Our week-long stay could not have been more wonderful. Set in a quiet, peaceful spot, nestled in tall trees with flowers and gorgeous, scenic water views all around..fabulous in every respect! The owners included everything we needed to make our stay very comfortable and easy. The house is spacious and there was plenty of room for the 6 of us. Loved sitting in the solarium looking out at that sparkling view. Made me realize that one of the best things to do at this lovely place is just to sit and do nothing ! Many thanks for sharing your special home.
View is spectacular-especially from the bedroom and sun porch.
We had a lovely stay-only 2 days. Did a lot of reading, played golf, and took a nice walk. A relaxing weekent. I could spend a few more days there. The golf course is very nice.
Beautiful home and spectacular view!
What an incredible home!!! The open floor plan and spectacular views of Puget Sound cannot be captured by the web photos. Imagine cooking dinner as you watch the ships passing through Puget Sound or waking up to a it's vistas. We rented this home and the three bedroom condo for our family reunion. It's location makes it ideal to visit Port Townsend and Victoria via Port angeles. We went whale watching with the Puget Sound Express out of Port Townsend. The solarium was a favorite place to watch the ships as they passed through Puget Sound, watch deer and eagles or read a book. Thank you Joan and Jay for sharing your beautiful home.
Peggy and Bob
Federal Way, Washington
Nice Easy Getaway
Love the fact that it is so close to other scenic and interesting places to visit. For instance Port Townsend. Wonderful Sunporch to lay around and read while watching the view. Everything you need is either in the house or close and convenient.
Bill & Jani
Las Vegas, NV
The perfect summer retreat
We have been coming to the Port Ludlow area for 15 years and nothing we have ever seen captures the beauty of the this area as this home does. The entire Eastern side of the home views Pugent Sound with a deck running the entire length. We had several deer pass right next to the deck. Beautiful place to relax or watch ships coming and going into Seattle.
Amazing views out every window and from the cozy solarium!
Very private and comfortable stay with king size bed, which is not often offered in rental homes, plus double vanity sink in master bath, huge deck with grounds surrounded with flowers and fauna and eagles and deer and hummingbirds all made our vacation stay in Port Ludlow extra enjoyable.
The value of the rental cost is worth the location and comfort and the extraordinary views of Pudget Sound, the Cascade Mountain range and Mt. Baker in the distant. Wonderful sun risings and beautiful pink sky sunset colors to the west added to the enjoyment of our stay.
Beautiful and Peaceful!
Joan and Jay,
Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful house with us. My family and friends had such a lovely time. The house is spacious, comfortable and had everything we needed. The view is incredible! We had a hard time leaving to explore the area because we were so happy and relaxed in the house. We played games at the large dining room table, watched movies, ate, and lounged in the sunroom just taking in the view and watching the wildlife. I was pleasantly surprised by how well equiped the kitchen was, and appreciated not having to buy a bunch of condiments! We will definitely be back, and our friends plan on renting it as well.
Thank you for everything!
St. Joseph, MI
A wonderful place to relax and enjoy every moment!
My family has stayed at this Port Ludlow home two times because we enjoyed it so much! Sitting on the deck overlooking the water and watching cruise ships and subs sail by is a relaxing way to spend an afternoon! Oh, did I mention the beautiful mountains that shoot up past the horizon? And the glorious sun rises over those mountains! But beyond the natural beauty, the house itself is great, too. There is plenty of room to spread out; it is well-kept. If we had any questions, Joan and Jay were prompt to respond. All went great and we look forward to returning soon. J.N. Michigander in love w/ Port Ludlow
RELAX & ENJOY THE VIEW
Jay and Joan’s truly a destination for relaxing and enjoying the view. And not far away, if you get the urge, are many interesting spots and to visit such as Pt. Townsend, where you can stroll or shop at unique boutiques. There is no need to go anywhere, take on the relaxing view of the Sound. Catch the cruse boats on their way out to the straights or late at night as they return in the dark glowing with thousands of lights. When you get tired of relaxing golf is not far away. If that is not your thing a visit to the harbor and the hotel is good for communing with friendly folks. It is a good place just to do what you like and the pace you like.
A wonderful getaway a short distance away
I stayed with a small group of friends at Highbank Waterfront Home last Fall. We enjoyed beautiful clear weather which allowed views of the expansive waterfront vista. I enjoyed the outdoor sunroom where I could watch eagles and other birds as well as ships, or relax with my book. I also enjoyed short hikes in the tree-lined vicinity.
The sleeping and bath accomodations are very clean, comfortable and well furnished. The living room accomodations are also very comfortable and well furnished, although, I must say I didn't spend much time there. We brought our own food. Everything we needed to prepare and enjoy our meals was easily available and accessible in the kitchen and dining rooms. We had several cars, and had ample parking at the house. I also noticed restaurants and a small grocery store within an easy drive.
I would enjoy staying at this house again in the future.
We had an incredibly wonderful time while staying at your home. Thank you both so much for the attention you showed us during our recent stay in Port Ludlow. Your home is truly lovely and very well appointed. The setting is stunning to say the least. We sat in the enclosed porch with fresh coffee each morning and enjoyed watching the Bald Eagles soaring against the Mount Rainer backdrop.
Thank you soooo much for your hospitality and care.
John and Lauren
What a GREAT Time
We wanted to thank you for our great time at you wonderfull home. What a GREAT view. How can you not live there full time?
Everything was perfect. We can not think of one thing that we were lacking or that was not perfect (except maybe we need to learn how to work the DISH TV better) but then again we only thought of watching TV once all week. Why would you with that view to ennjoy.
We'll be back.
It's all about the view
The views from this Port Ludlow home are spectacular. You see the water (northern Puget Sound?) and the land across. It looks east and you can see great sunrises as well as see the sun setting on the scene. The house enjoys a high bank location in a very quiet neighborhood. I have been there before and in summer seen the cruise ships coming into and departing Seattle. Wow. You are an easy walk to the marina and hotel for amenities should you desire- but the house is fully equiped so you can sleep comfortably and eat well never leaving.
Dave & Patti
We had an absolutely wonderful time during our stay in Port Ludlow. The house is beautiful, comfortable, quiet, and is wonderfully situated to take full advantage of the stunning view of Puget Sound. Our entire experience, from booking the reservation to departure back to our day to day lives, was memorable in the most positive sense of the word. We absolutely plan to return in the future, and would whole-heartedly recommend a stay there to anyone planning to spend time in the area.
Dave and Patti, Los Angeles, CA
What a beautiful location - quiet with breath taken veiw. House was comfortible and spacious with all the amenities. We will do it again!
I love this place!
The house is spacious with a view of the strait that is inspiring. I saw eagles flying right over the sun room, sea otters in the cove below. Sitting in that sun room drinking my morning coffee looking out over the strait was so relaxing. I have been here a couple of times, once as a get away to relax for myself and once with friends, everybody loved this place! I will be back for clamming season!
Never tired of the breathtaking views!
We've stayed many places but this is the absolute best! The views are breathtaking from almost every room. The solarium was my favorite place during cooler weather. Cozy and comfortable with the a view of the yard and natural pond and unobstructed view of the water and mountains. We were lucky to see the nuclear sub heading out to sea with the accompanying helicopters and Coast Guard boats. The sub is HUGE! That made our day. Eagles are frequently flying right over the solarium and you can watch them fishing just below the house. Deer came to visit one evening and also a raccoon was on the deck right in front of the windows trying to get to the hummingbird feeder. It was a pleasure to get up in the morning just to sip coffee while watching the view and wildlife. Cooking was difficult because the fabulous view was so distracting. The house is contemporary and very well lit with lots of skylights and interesting angles. Waking up in the master bedroom to the sunrise was spectacular--and I am not a morning person. In the early mornings I watched the cruise ships returning to Seattle all lit up. Very beautiful. This is a place that has it all! We are returning again.
Tom and Claudia
Des Moines, Wa.
Best Vacation Rental Ever!
My wife and I, plus two other couples shared the Port Ludlow home for a wonderful week. Just perfect. We watched ship traffic, cooked in, enjoyed the Ajax Cafe down the road, and relaxed. Well furnished and equipted. We hope to visit again in 2010. Highly recommended!
Tom and Claudia
Great house with amazing views.
One of my favorite things to do is wake up early and
enjoy a fresh cup of coffee while sitting out on the
deck taking in the views of Puget Sound and nature.
This house has a lot of natural light and feels very
We enjoyed going for walks around the neighborhood
and if you like jogging there are a few really great
trail runs only a few miles away. We'll be back next
year for sure.