Jim and Gayle are endearing hosts as they truly enjoy what they are doing to please the public. They are both congenial and sincere. The location again is interesting in that you have this glorious view of the water and water traffic but the RV Park next to it seems out of place as well as the adjacent lot which houses a port o' potty and tables and people in trailers. The house is quaint with it's own history and charm. I love a home which welcomes you with fresh scents, such as clean air and cookies baking in the kitchen. Sadly this was not what we got when we walked in the front door. The home has huge overtones of potpouri and wick sticks everywhere, making the old home smell not better but offensive. I know the house is clean on a regular basis but getting rid of the wreaths, dry bouquets and much of the unorganized clutter would make it so much more comfortable. It could just be a personal preference but would help perk up it's age. The breakfast was satisfactory but other comments sounded like we would be eating gourmet foods. We had a very small portion of 1 sliced strawberry and 3 small slices of watermelon for starters with yogurt. Our main meal was 6 slices of turkey sausage, a 3" ramekin of egg soufle' with a costco bought sauce and a cherry scone. Coffee and end of meal. There were very nice patrons to visit with and a long chat with Jim, who made the time to make us feel like we were not paying guests but friends in his home. Thanks Jim and Gayle we unwound just like we needed. BTY Cutter is truly a well behaved member of the family.
- 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