$281 / night
Total guests, Nights

Boatbuilders Cottage - Private Waterfront hideaway blocks to Victorian downtown – Home 3730329 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 4 nights min stay

Boatbuilders Cottage - Private Waterfront hideaway blocks to Victorian downtown – Home 3730329

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child Friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Alluring waterfront setting, perfect for couples or small families recess or vacations.

fireplace. Comfortable Italian leather furniture.

Let this vintage cottage of another worldliness takes to you back to 1936....

Covered year round porch lets you relax day or night where you have a close up view of what the tide is doing every moment with view of local smallcraft, sailboats and ocean crossing yachts, to accompany you as you sink into your novel. has wifi or just the opposite - space and beach combing at the doorstep to let the quietude settle in.

Pocket harbor and boat launch are across the driveway and nearby islands within view.

Easy beach access in two directions

The fireplace room has a view of Point Hudson Harbor and Mount Baker.

It's kitchen gives you the luxury of spa sink, full sized new refrigerator, full size cooktop and oven, a separate entrance from kitchen to waterside porch and no one to share it with.

The bath offers both tub and shower and is between the two bedrooms furnished with new Sterns and Fosters Queen mattress., viewing the hidden side of the cottage backed by a small meadow where deer, even otter frequent.

This private setting is anchored gently in a wave of pine and fir trees facing the saltwater

inlet. It's elegant backdrop is the historic bell tower, Victorian architecture, activity of Centrum concerts, Rose theater and fine dining.

Soft high quality cotton bedding, and barefoot interior blurs together to rock you back in time and

make you take a generous serving of recess for yourself.

Not your run of the web lodging. If this cottage could go barefoot it would show you how to step softer

and slower and turn up the hush.

If this house could stoke its' own fire, ribbons of flames would dance and forget about the chilly wind which can jingle the rigging in winter.

If ship lap siding could smile, these would pose a little crooked if you zoom into the details on your photo files.

If this space speak it would prompt you to decide on a lighthearted getaway with some days of recess to relax;

If a cottage could breathe it would pulse with the steady racing breezes that Admiralty Inlet is known for...

It's gentle rocking or surf pounding storms alike.

it may say, "remember to ask about square footage, comfy new beds, & firelight.

Peace and playful notes resonate through these bare oak floors with their firelit sheen.

New mattresses, lovely quilts, a few exquisite highlights

Make me yours for a spell and you won't regret it.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Full bed
  • 1 Full bath


  • Wireless Internet
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Waterfront
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

We have two State Parks nearby and a third across the inlet to Whidbey Island, Fort Warden, a quick drive or beach hike away. Fort Townsend, just outside the city limits is Port Townsends' own 200 year old growth forest. Visit Fort Casey on Whidbey Island via ferryboat and find the flatest, most scenic bike riding in Washington, famlands, wineries, shorelines, lighthouse.

Interaction with guest

We do not live on the property. You do have your privacy once settled in. Greeting in person is necessary to give a brief tour and opportunity to answer questions pertaining to enjoyment of the cottage or attractions of our area. I am available if you need help, however our attentions are not room service, such as ice. It is YOUR vacation, not ours so after this short introduction, you may not see us except in passing. We absolutely must water or tend to yard in Summer but it is pretty close to your summer place if you wish to invite friends for short term entertainment.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $500.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Bon fires and beach fires are banned.
Driving over 10 mph on private road is not possible.
Interior is shoeless.
Extra guests must be registered.
Parking must be on gravel only, not in yard, on neighbors property, not along side cabin or trailer or anyplace other than designated, which is very easy.
Food may not be left in cabin or trailer upon check out.
Trash must be disposed of as signage indicates. Recycling is mandatory.


About the owner

Jana A.

Tourist License

Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 Apr 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





Very Good
15 reviews

Very Good

“Location, Location, Location!”

Reviewed 2 Oct 2016

We were so lucky to have snagged Pilot's Cottage many months in advance of Port Townsend's fantastic annual film festival. Having visited PT several times, we knew exactly what kind of prop… More

“Cottage at the Marina”

Reviewed 21 Jul 2015

As I write this, I am sitting on the front porch, looking across a small harbor that is filled with boats. Just a beautiful place to watch the sun come up in the morning. Today we walked in town, comi… More

“Good location but primitive for the cost”

Reviewed 5 Jul 2015

Our family rented this cabin for the 4th of July. The location is great but we found the house to be lacking in a lot of things we might expect for a rental. The rooms were okay but weren't very … More

Response from the owner We adore most of our guests!~ This took some imagination to write. Our expectations are gentle. I personally showed them the firecracker red recycle bin, found it empty when they left with a bag of mixed diapers & McDonalds recyclables. Our cute Disney soaps for the kids were unwrapped and few of the ten towels supplied for number in party, whom we expected, still folded in view. We left the 24/7 # to call. Radio silence! No Broken windows or screens. Yes, we do sans shoes on our shiny wood floors. Saw no sign of cooking..the low rating on utensils was perhaps a mistake. Also no score on new mattresses..Curious Fun to see kids dug into our big supply of toys and books!

“A magical place”

Reviewed 30 Jun 2015

My husband and I stayed in Pilot's Cottage for a week in June 2015 while we attended a sailing class offered by the Northwest Maritime Center. The cottage was a super home away from home and we r… More

“Rustic cabin in great location”

Reviewed 19 Dec 2014

We stayed in the Pilot's Cottage during September, 2014. This rustic cabin has a terrific location next to the marina in downtown Port Townsend. It is within a short walk (a couple of blocks) o… More


Reviewed 27 Nov 2014

I have been staying there for my whole life with my family,I love how it is so close to the water front,and all the historical value it has. It's always so crisp and clean whenever we visited Jan… More

“The Pilots Cottage could be so much more”

Reviewed 22 Nov 2014

This is arguably the best location in Port Townsend. The building is very tired and dated. The furnishings are adequate but not user friendly. In fairness it did meet my basic requirements of lots … More

Response from the owner So appreciative of your headline. I make careful efforts to make it less cluttered and not impacted by future. Pilots Cottage is a vintage experience, my advertising line "weathered by a simpler time" is truth in menu... The soft Italian leather sofa was purchased new at Macy's in Summer 2013. We provide quilts for snuggle gear and extra padding. The pipes are insulated and when we clocked the hot water, it took about and minute and 20 seconds the longest...time. Yes, I imagine that is a wait for those who have on demand hot water at home. If we supplied more than the three casual or comfort may be out of reach when four guests are enjoying the room. We have a real wood burning fireplace and do not have advance notice when it is lit. Smokey says furniture placement should be well buffered from the lovely brick. We were definitely overlooked when the pavement was completely removed in the name of fiber optic improvements. We do have a flatscreen now. The cute little model occupied a table. Hope you can return in peak season when you can take advantage of the full length porch and incredible water view!

“The Real Deal”

Reviewed 5 May 2014

Thank you for your graciousness. Letting us stay for one night with no notice. We were so fortunate to find a truly wonderful home. We had a fire in the evening and woke up to coffee and boats comi… More

“The Pilot House cottage is very cold in February.”

Reviewed 10 Nov 2013

I made the mistake of having my mom and her husband stay here in February awhile back. They were so cold inside, and Mom ended up with some kind of rash on her stomach. My hopes for a pleasant stay fo… More

Response from the owner I am stunned to hear of this nearly eight years later. I wish something was expressed at the time by the couple who actually stayed, as we did not hear a peep from them. As far back as 2006 we had high end Hudson Bay wool blankets and have years since switched to down. The cottage is supplied with two sources of heat and a real fireplace, all settings are determined by the guest. We do not serve food so I can only imagine the source. Our rates are printed online and again prior to securing via deposit. Not complaints I have ever heard.

“Best place in Port Townsend”

Reviewed 15 Sep 2013

We stayed here on a family vacation at the beginning of September and it was amazing!! The place is so cute and perfect for a get away in PT. The location is phenomenal; the stores and restaurants are… More

Response from the owner Dear Chelsea & Nick, Thanks so very much for spiking my listing with this shining review. I so appreciate your lively content and enthusiasm in person. You truly were fun to meet and a pleasure to see the way you immensed yourselves in our town and the Pilots setting! Jana

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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If Jana (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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