Friendly, quaint, peaceful yet refined
About DAWN WINSLOW
I have been a nurse for 37 years. Currently a critical care nurse working in heart and vascular at our local Medical Center. My husband is a mason with our boys being third generation. We love to travel, camp and play with our grandkids. Life is good especially in Port Orchard
DAWN WINSLOW purchased this Apartment in 2015
Why DAWN WINSLOW chose Port Orchard
We bought our lovely house from a relative. It has been a lifelong goal to live in a house that had a view of the water when we retired. We are almost there.
What makes this Apartment unique
We fell in love with the view of Seattle and the beautiful Puget Sound. The neighborhood is safe and friendly. People know their neighbors and help them out when needed. It is a great place to walk your dog or just hang out on the deck with an adult beverage sitting by the fire while taking in the view of Washington State ferries passing by as the sun casts it's glow like diamonds on the Emerald City skyline.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Wonderful home with a great view!
My wife and I absolutely loved our five night stay at the Hemlock Hideaway. The owners were gracious with information and the location is a great hopping off point for tons of things to do on the peninsula. The apartment in this house is well kept, stocked with candy, coffee and all of the toiletries you may forget on a trip. And the view...my goodness....best view of Seattle ever! We would definitely stay again.
Great place with a fantastic view.
We really enjoyed the Hemlock Hideaway. The apartment had everything you could ask for. We couldn't have loved it more.
Thank you for your kind words. We enjoyed having you!
Clean, comfortable, and convenient.
This rental was very clean and comfortable with a great view of Seattle. It was close to everything we wanted to do, and in a very safe neighborhood. We totally enjoyed our stay.
Susan you were model travelers. Thank you so much for your cleanliness and writing in our guest book. It was much appreciated.
Clean, comfortable, convenient, and well-provisioned apartment in Manchester ...
My daughter and I stayed at this property for three nights. It was easily located using Google Maps, and the covered parking was quite convenient when it rained. We found it to be very clean and comfortable. It did not seem to be a "rental property" but a well-provisioned apartment. The view of Seattle across the sound was really nice, especially at dusk.
Thank you for your review and yes Terri dusk is my favorite time of the day here because of the view of Seattle. I call it the "golden hour."
A model for all VRBO!
Everything you need here and more! Easy access, close to town, amazing view of Seattle, and very quiet neighborhood. Dawn is very welcoming and a great person to rent from, she even made an amazing rhubarb cobbler one morning and left us some :) Highly recommended.
Thanks for spending time at our Hemlock Hideaway Bill. It was so nice to meet your little one!
Beautiful view and amazing host
Dawn was so very understanding and helpful. We were going to a friend's wedding in the area and our stay at her place made it possible. Thank you so much for working with us and understanding!!
It was a pleasure having you. I am open if possible to work with my travelers. Thank you for your lovely words. I hope the wedding was a memorable experience.
Enjoy a lovely neighborhood with a gorgeous view of Seattle. Take a 5 minute walk to the beach of Manchester and grab a bite to eat at the local pub/restaurant. Ride your bike along scenic Beach Drive or mountain bike at Banner Forest. This peninsula offers both breathtaking views of the Olympic Mountains and the Cascades. Hiking, hunting, fishing, rafting, skiing and many other adventures are calling your name from the Pacific Northwest. Come and visit then you will understand why this is one of the greatest places on earth to feel alive and one with nature.
More city folk? Enjoy antiquing year round and weekly "Concerts on the Bay" and local Farmer's Market in the summer. There is beautiful artwork in our fair city as well to remember the sophistication and beauty of our location. Local Indian culture shares its heritage as well as provides fun casino's to try your luck at. A must do is to hop a ferry to the big city of Seattle to explore the many sites. This can take days or just hit the highlights!
If you want to experience our military presence then relish in the long standing pride and history of our country's Navy with tours in Bremerton on the USS Turner Joy and Naval Museum. Enjoy amazing food all along the our water's shoreline at several delicious eateries and fine dining establishments. One can enjoy the quaint surroundings while appreciating the refinement we have to offer. Books have been written with a setting based in our lovely town- just ask Debbie Macomber in her "Cottage Cove" series!
Launch your jet ski or boat and enjoy Long Lake fresh water playtime or fishing.One can experience the serenity of kayaking along our beautiful shorelines while taking in a stunning view of Mt Rainier as well as Blake and Vashon Islands and Washington State Ferries. If you can't get enough of the water then haul some crab into your boat right from the Puget Sound in front of you! Don't forget clam digging at low tide! (Seasonal and license required for crab, clamming and fishing).
Spend the day in the shopping and eating quaint Norwegian town of Poulsbo. There are so many small towns with personalities of their own surrounding our beautiful Manchester/Port Orchard area. You won't want to miss many of the natural sites to visit within a-2 hour drive like Mt Rainier, Mt. St. Helen's, the Pacific Ocean or simply put the top down and let your hair blow in the wind while you spend the day driving the breathtaking Hwy 101 loop with it's own rain forest and hot springs!
Our location is a pet friendly place to walk your fur babies or take them to the local dog park to make other 4 legged friends so spend some time and get lost at the Hemlock Hideaway! We hope you will come and enjoy our little piece of heaven that will give you privacy, perfect placement and personal peace ;-)