Case Study: Waterfront vacation rental

November 25, 2013

Maddux customer pictureWith help from Estes Builders, this couple was able to build a popular vacation rental in Sequim, Washington. Joe and Janet’s goal was to build a custom home on the Olympic Peninsula that they could use as an escape for themselves as well as a vacation rental. And they wanted to build the home on a budget with as few surprises as possible, something most everyone can relate to. But they knew the location and size of the lot would pose some challenges for the design of the home.

Maddux912_ 008The problem

Several hurdles were created by the size of the lot, which was quite small. Their hope was to design a home that would make the most of the limited space while adhering to all the requirements of building on a waterfront property. This would take careful planning, creativity, and experience to accomplish. There were also several challenges related to the location of the property, which was just 50 feet from the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Waterfront construction carries with it extra concerns and permit requirements that can slow the design and build process, if not addressed proactively. In other words, Joe and Janet needed to find a home builder that had experience building on a waterfront property and that knew how to maximize the potential of their lot.

Maddux912_ 006The solution

It didn’t take long for the couple to settle on Estes Builders as their home builder. Estes was their first choice because they had seen other homes built by them in the area and knew they had a great reputation for building beautiful custom homes on time and on budget. Estes Builders helped the couple acquire all the permits required to build on the lot, and they were able to design a home that met the couple’s needs and took advantage of the sweeping waterfront views of the strait.

Maddux rear elevationThe result

Joe and Janet could not be happier with their new custom home and neither could their guests. The home, which is listed on the vacation rental website HomeAway, has been getting rave reviews. “The kitchen, deck and the front outline of the house are just beautiful,” said Joe, who is very proud of his custom home. “I feel I have the best design and color of the neighborhood.” [action] Estes Builders is an award-winning design build firm that specializes in custom homes in Western Washington. We have earned more than 130 customer testimonials and a reputation as Western Washington’s most trusted custom home builder. We build custom homes in Sequim, Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Port Ludlow, Bainbridge Island, Kingston, Silverdale, Port Orchard and surrounding areas. Contact us for a FREE Project Analysis to discuss your project.]]>

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