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Magnificent Retreat /Not Far From Seattle on Puget Sound

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights


About the property

3 bedroom/2 bath, home in recreational setting. Well-behaved kids & dogs welcome

The homes in the neighborhood are well maintained and built around the award-winning McCormick Woods Golf Course with beautiful walking trails meandering throughout the golf course and surrounding forest. We provided relatively inexpensive, yet luxurious home base in a beautiful, peaceful setting. Length of stay flexible and the cost is very reasonable.

The open space kitchen/family/great room with a breakfast nook provides comfy seating for six, skylights, a fireplace and 60' HDTV. The fully equipped kitchen has quality appliances, dishes, and cookware. The laundry room with washer and dryer is just off the kitchen. From the kitchen, you have easy access to a covered deck with barbeque and picnic table against a forested backdrop and waterfall.

The master bedroom suite has excellent separation and privacy; a super comfortable king size bed; a substantial tile shower; a jetted tub under a skylight; and two walk-in closets. The second and third bedrooms, located on the opposite side of the house, have comfortable queen size beds and share a second bathroom. The beds are freshly made; towels and hair dryer are available for your convenience.

The formal dining room will seat eight people. China and stemware are provided. Arched windows, high ceilings, skylights, two fireplaces, indirect lighting, and views of waterfall and forest create a unique, tranquil feeling throughout the house.

A covered deck, flower gardens, slate patio, and pathways enhance the exterior living. Deer, rabbits, and squirrels are frequent visitors adding to the enjoyment of the natural setting. As a bonus, there are dolls, and toys in the closet for children and two bikes in the garage.

While immersing yourself in the beauty of nature, you can still be close to the amenities of suburban living. Enjoy a meal, entertainment, or wedding reception at the McCormick Woods Clubhouse Restaurant and Bar. Or, drive down the Port Orchard waterfront for dinner at Amy's on the Bay. Live theater at the Western Center for Fine Arts, located near the Marina is fun, as well as browsing antique stores and the Log Cabin Museum. Beauty salons, gyms, movie theaters, health care, and even the Kitsap County Court House and Administrative Offices are near-by, so you don't have to go far for anything you might want.

Nearby Bremerton offers a beautiful downtown Harborside area which includes fine dining, coffee shops and the Marina with many permanent ships as well as visiting boaters. Enjoy a stroll through the Arts District and visit the Naval Museum, Fountain Park, and the Memorial Plaza, all near the Bremerton Ferry Terminal.

According to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the best shrimping and crabbing in the area is along the Hood Canal. Gear anglers trolling out of boats will find good Coho, pink and Chinook salmon fishing throughout the sound. Cutthroat salmon travel along the beaches. To discover the many hidden treasures, not to mention shipwrecks, visit a local dive shop or sign up for an underwater dive tour guide to orient yourself. Favorite spots for local scuba divers include Harper's Pier in Port Orchard and Manchester.

Visitors and newcomers to the Pacific Northwest are increasingly choosing Kitsap Peninsula as the preferred alternative to pricier markets. They are leaving the bumper to bumper traffic and congestion behind. When there is a need/desire to connect with the big city life, Seattle is a short, scenic ferry ride away. Catch a ferry to Seattle for a day of shopping, Pike's Market, and ride the monorail, to check out the view of Puget Sound from the Space Needle. The WA State Ferry Systems can also take you on scenic journeys to Victoria, or to one of the many islands in the Puget Sound Area.

We invite you to come stay at our home in McCormick Woods for a while to relax and explore the great northwest. There is plenty to do whether you are into hiking, bicycling, boating, fishing, scuba diving, golfing, playing tennis or checking out the playground with your kids.

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Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

About Lorraine

After teaching for thirty four years, and repairing cars, and airplanes and investing in properties for even longer, we have retired to a life of 'snow birds', creating home(s) along the west coast. Our home on the McCormick Woods Golf Course is one of our favorites. When we are not playing with the house/ yard, or working on the computer, we are exploring the North West, reading, visiting with friends and family, going for long walks through the Mc Cormick Woods neighborhood, 'workng out' at the YMCA, or driving off for another adventure in our RV.

Lorraine purchased this house in 2008

Why Lorraine chose Port Orchard

We love the ambience, especially the fresh air, forests, clear skies and the natural beauty of the Puget Sound area. It is a great place to take a deep breath, relax,enjoy nature, and explore the wealth of outdoor activities. Being removed from the huslte and bustle of major cities, yet still having easy access to Seattle and other favorites like Gig Harbor, Silverspring, Tacoma, and British Columbia has been an important consideration for us.

What makes this house unique

One chief advantage of staying here is the price: Housing in this area is very inexpensive for what you get. The neighborhood is exceptionally well maintained, and the semi-forested setting feels very peaceful.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We drove up and couldn’t even believe that we were in the right place. When we entered, we were astonished: Immaculately clean, full huge working kitchen, gorgeous master, spacious guest bedrooms, nice flat screen TVs, working fireplaces, a ​beautiful waterfall in the backyard, jetted tub in the master, double shower head walk in shower, 2 walk-in closets in the master. And Lorraine was very responsive when we had a minor issue and we were able to resolve it quickly. This house is worth a great deal more than the price. It’s not in thick of the site-seeing action, but more in a rural setting. For us, it didn’t matter at all because the house was so clean, so nice, and so spacious. A little extra driving was worth the comfort.‬
Feb 2018
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Port Orchard, Washington

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , bidet , Sky light, plus large block glass window & jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located between Bdrms 2 and 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Jetted tub, tile shower, skylight, walk-in-closet, view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Very comfortable matress., corner window with view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Comfortable matress. Full bathroom between bedroom 2 & 3
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2) Twin (1) Extra foldable sleeping mat provided to use on floor if needed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 2 bicycles
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
Located in the McCorrmick Woods Golf Course community, about an hour from Seattle by freeway or ferry, in the Puget Sound area. The homes in the neighborhood are well maintained and built around the award winning McCormick Woods Golf Course with beautiful walking trails meandering throughout the golf course and surrounding forest. We provided relatively inexpensive, yet luxurious home base in a beautiful, peaceful setting. Length of stay flexible, and cost is very reasonable.


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Magnificent Retreat /Not Far From Seattle on Puget Sound
average rating of 4.8444443 based on 51 reviews
Key West, Florida

Beautiful, peaceful, and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

First and foremost I want to thank Lorraine for letting us stay in her home. 5 stars!!! This house is beautiful and clean. With a beautiful garden. Lots a deer walking by and little squirrels enjoying pine cones. Wonderfully stocked kitchen although you do have to purchase food but that is a given. If I ever visit PNW this is where I will be staying. Only 2 hours from Mt Rainier and Olymic National park.

  • Submitted: 25-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: For cost, location, design and comfort, I don't think this house can be beat. It's my all time favorite and I feel very fortunate to have found it.
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Excellent value

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed your home. Everything was in perfect order and plenty of things that we needed for our stay were available. Very quiet neighborhood in a great location, lots of space. Will certainly consider going back there again.

  • Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of the best homes we've rented

  • 5 of 5

A family funeral necessitated last minute accommodations for my sister's family, and this property stood out as meeting their needs. It was immaculate, well stocked, and delivered to us with precise e-mail instructions. We've rented other vacation homes before and this one was one of the best.

The neighborhood was welcoming and friendly. I even ran into a coworker of 17 years ago who lived in a home two houses down!

  • Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house and very comfortable for visiting family

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic setting for visiting family. We did not need all the bedrooms but the space for sitting around and talking with family members who are local was excellent- Highly recommend. Close to everything in Port Orchard. Would be ideal for visiting your military son or daughter stationed in the Bremerton area

  • Submitted: 2-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This home is in a quiet and lovely neighborhood. We enjoyed the peace and quiet. Easy to find, close to everything and the owners are very gracious.

  • Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in the golf neighborhood of McCormick Woods.....this was a well maintained and very comfortable rental with all the accommodations needed to feel right at home!

  • Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
McCormick Woods Bar, Grill and Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Southworth Ferry or Bremerton/Seattle
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
McCormick Woods Club HOuse
Nearest Train
29 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Freeway 16
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Amy;s on the Bay and the Lighthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
McCormick Woods Golf Course Neighborhood
Nearest Point of Interest
Port Orchard Water Front
Nearest Point of Interest
Ferry Terminal at Bremerton
Nearest Point of Interest
Puget Sound Naval Ship Yard
Nearest Point of Interest
SEATAC Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
WA Ferry System at Seattle
Nearest Point of Interest
Space Needle

Located on McCormick Woods Golf Course community in Port Orchard. Slightly over an hour to Seattle by ferry or freeway. Great WA State Ferry System service throughout Puget Sound!

For the avid golfer and his family, this location is heaven. All of the homes, built around the award winning McCormick Woods Golf Course, are well maintained, and the neighborhood has walking and bike trails meandering throughout. In addition to the golf course, the local community has a playground for children, basketball hoops, volley ball courts and a baseball diamond within walking distance. Trophy Lake Golf and Casting Club is about three miles from the house, and the Gold Mountain Golf Course is within six miles.

Grocery stores, solons, gyms, restaurants, movie theaters and even a 24 hour Urgent Care are located with 4 miles of the house do you don’t have to go far for anything you might need.

Enjoy a meal, entertainment, or wedding reception at the McCormick Woods Clubhouse Restaurant and Bar, or drive down the Port Orchard waterfront for dinner at the Light House or Amy’s on the Bay. Live theater at the Western Center for Fine Arts, located near the Marina is fun, as well as the local Farmer’s Market and Antique stores. Be sure to take a scenic ferry ride to Seattle for a day of shopping, Pike’s Market, and/or ride the mono-rail, to check out the view of Puget Sound from the Space Needle. Additional day trip destinations include the Olympic Rain Forest, Ocean Shores and/or Mt. Rainier or Mt St. Helen’s. The Kitsap Transit and the WA State Ferry System can take you on scenic journey to The San Jaun Islands, and British Columbia.

The North West is beautiful; there is much to explore. You can immerse yourself in the beauty of nature, yet be close to the amenities of larger cities.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Port Orchard, Washington

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 24 2018 - Dec 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Fall/Winter Special
Sep 27 2019 - Nov 27 2019
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

House Keeping C$132.04 + Tax
Property Damage Protection C$104.31
Pet Fee C$66.02 + Tax

To secure a reservation a $350 initial payment is required (credit cards accepted). E-checks are preferred for the balance due. (An efficient bank to bank transfer in a secure environment with no processing fee!) In case of necessity, a one time adjustment in Check In/Check Out dates may be possible. The initial payment will be forfeited if the reservation is canceled after both parties have accepted.

Guests shall be responsible for the immediate cleanup and removal of all fecal matter dposited by their dogs anywhere in McCormick Woods. When outside, the dog must be kept on a leash and accompanied by a reponsible person that has control at all times.

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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