PORT LUDLOW — Nestled on the shores of Puget Sound, the master-planned resort community Port Ludlow features a boutique waterfront inn, a 300-slip marina, a championship 18-hole golf course and beautiful residential neighborhoods.

Award-winning builder Westharbor Homes has developed two neighborhoods at Port Ludlow: Olympic Terrace II and Ludlow Cove Cottages. Both feature open floor plans with master-on-main designs and utilize energy-efficient building practices.

Olympic Terrace II offers Craftsman floor plans that range in size from 1,500 to 2,500 square feet. Situated on large sites, the homes offer picturesque landscape and mountain views.

Open 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Fridays–Mondays at 490 Mt. Constance Way, Port Ludlow. Prices from the $490,000s. Information at 360-620-9351 or westharborhomes.com.

Ludlow Cove Cottages is a waterfront neighborhood of 42 cottage-style homes, placed on their lots to offer the best possible views and vistas. Residents can cart their kayaks down the street to launch into protected Ludlow Bay.

Westharbor Homes is currently offering a buyer bonus for upgrades of up to $20,000 on two move-in-ready homes: 39 Pelton Court in Olympic Terrace II, and 76 Anchor Lane in Ludlow Cove Cottages. Sales must close before Dec. 31. Buyers can use the bonus on upgrades of their choosing, such as landscaping, flooring, painting, cabinetry and countertops.

“We left the hustle and bustle behind for the peaceful green spaces, woodlands and waterfront of [Ludlow] Cove Cottages,” says one homeowner. “Our house, from its building to now, has been a wonderful adventure into our next chapter of life. We can walk out the door and be on the trails, hit the golf course, go kayaking or simply enjoy the sunset on our porch.  We are part of a welcoming, interesting, active, living life to the fullest group of people.”

Situated at the gateway to the Olympic Peninsula, Port Ludlow offers those wanting to decompress from city life an active community with more than 100 social groups, fitness facilities at the community clubhouse, and 30-plus miles of maintained hiking and biking trails.

Its location within what is known as the Olympic Peninsula Rain Shadow means a temperate climate at Port Ludlow, with an average rainfall of 27 inches per year (compared to 40 inches or more in other Puget Sound communities).