We recently made a great B&B find during our first Olympic Peninsula vacation. We wanted to be on the water or at least have a view and discovered that wasn't going to be easy until we found the Commander's Beach House. It is the only B&B in the area located directly on the beach looking out at the shipping lane.
Our room, the B&B's porch and back yard had an unobstructed view across the water of Mt. Baker and Whidbey, Island. We sat in a swing in the B&B's back yard and watched the ships come in from the Pacific ocean on their way to Bremerton and Seattle. The ferry boat came into view every hour. At night you can see the light on the Point Wilson lighthouse at Fort Worden. You can even hear waves.
Our room was extremely comfortable as was the entire house. Breakfast was great. We learned that they use fresh, locally grown ingedients for the meal.
The beach was a real surprize as it was sandy and easily accessable from the B&B back yard--maybe a hundred feet or so- with no steps to worry about. Some of the other guests hiked the beach to Ft. Worden.
We barely used our rental car because Waterstreet, the center of town, is easy walking distance with several great restaurants.
The owners were very friendly and helpful and seemed to know everyone in town and the best restaurants. We had no idea we should have ferry reservations to get to Whidbey Island until they told us. They saved us that day for sure.
We definitely plan on coming back on our next trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Commander's Beach House is the only bed and breakfast that is located right on the water in downtown Port Townsend. You can walk on the beach to Fort Worden or easily stroll three blocks along the water front to all of the downtown shops and restaurants. Three of our rooms face the water and have private baths. Our fourth room faces the garden and has a shared bath located inside of the room. You can enjoy views of Admiralty Inlet, Mt. Baker, Whidbey Island, all of the boats and ships that go into Seattle, as well as vintage wooden schooners and yawls. Eagles, herons, otters and seals are frequently seen by our guests. A full sit down gourmet breakfast is served at individual tables or on our veranda, weather permitting. Come fall asleep lulled by the sounds of the sea and "relax and solve nothing"! ... more less