FAMILY TIME, GROUP RETREATS, DATE NIGHTS, LADIES GETAWAYS- ENJOY THE BEACH!

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Elisa Davidson

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Sleeps13
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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FAMILY TIME, GROUP RETREATS, DATE NIGHTS, LADIES GETAWAYS- ENJOY THE BEACH!

Harstine Island House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 9 plus fold outs sleep 4 in living room

We have a full wrap around deck so close to the water it feels like you are floating. We are in a rural area, so it's relaxing and quiet. There are plenty of DVDs, and lots of games. The Puget Sound is located in Washington State. It is cold ocean water, with low and high tides, but no crashing surf. Our beach is wide and open with lots of sand, and plenty of pretty treasures for beach combing. We are close to several towns if someone wants to do shopping, antiquing, go out to eat or to a movie. There are several state parks nearby to hike or pic-nick. Seattle and Olympia are close enough to do a day trip. PLEASE NOTE: we are NOT handicapped accessible.

Wild Life: This section of the Puget Sound has abundant sea life including otter, sea lions, frequent sightings of seals, at least five species of colorful sea stars, Red Box crab, and two types of jellyfish. There are moon snail, several varieties of clams that range from smaller than a dime to more than 8 inches across, and whelks. You will find lots of shells. We also have a nearby area that live sand dollars grow. A bald eagle often flies in front of the cabin; gulls, herons, ducks, cormorants, and other birds are common sights. We occasionally hear sea lions at night and seals are a common sight. We had multiple sightings a pod of three Orcas last year.

Parking and Accessibility: We have a large parking space that can hold at least 5 cars, or several RV's. We do NOT have electrical hookup or a dump station. This house is NOT handicapped accessible because the parking lot is at the top of the hill, and there are TWO long flights of stairs connected by concrete pathway to get down to the house on the beach. We have tried to include many of your necessities to enable you to pack light.

Electronics and Entertainment: Our beach house has a DVD player in the living room and in the master bedroom. We keep a large collection of DVDs but there is NO Internet service.There is no TV service, or cable either. Imagine being able to concentrate on interacting with each other instead of faces buried in electronic devices! Cell phone service (both phone and data) are subject to the whims of the cell phone gods... sometimes we get AT&T, sometimes Verizon, and usually Cricket. I'm not sure of the others. We have some games, cards and puzzles, and the lending book library is on the small size for now but growing.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm

Elisa Davidson

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Although we live in Portland, we think ti is worth the 3 hour drive to come to the Puget Sound. When my parents were looking for land to build on, they asked around and this development was recommended. The beach is sand and pebbles instead of the more usual large rocks and barnacles. We are blessed with fewer rainy days. The water is so clear and blue with lots of sea life. We tried hard to design our home to have the least impact on the large trees around us, so we have the best of both worlds- a beach home and a forest retreat. Because the island is accessed by bridge, it allows guests to come without worrying about the ferry schedule. We like to come late Friday evening and wake up to the beautiful sunrise.

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Family Time, Group Retreats, Date Nights, Ladies Getaways- Enjoy the Beach!
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews
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Harstine Island Puget Sound
Taylorsville
5

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING VIEW and COMFORTABLE STAY

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
The description of the place is on point. However the photos does not justify the BEAUTY of this place. You will need to experience it yourself to appreciate natures beauty and the comfort of this place. The water is pristine and cold but that did not stop our children from dipping in it and playing on shore. The property was clean and well maintained. The owner gave exceptional customer service with descriptions, instructions, directions and information on activities to do while there. I've already recommend this place to friends and families. The drive into the place is like a movie scenery, beautiful and breathtaking. We felt like we were in our own private island. We are looking forward to our next stay here.
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Harstine Island Puget Sound
5

Relaxation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Great view, quiet, relaxing stay. The house has everything needed to be comfortable away from home.
Owner's Response: Katie, I'm glad you liked our beach house. We try hard to make it feel like a home away from home.

We would love to have you return. Thank you for your review.
Elisa and Doug
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Harstine Island stay

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
Thanks very much! The home was great. Minor glitch in the cleaning that was fixed in a timely fashion, and the owners were very responsive. We loved the walk out basement that is right on the beach! The home was exactly as described and we'd recommend this as a very secluded private home with a tremendous view. It is a place to get away from our very fast paced lives!
Helpful votes: 3/3
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5

Great Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
My family, my sisters family and my parents had the opportunity to stay here for 5 days. We spent most of the time on the deck, talking, watching the water and relaxing. The kids (ages 8-1) had a wonderful time playing on the beach in the sandy part and also in the rockier parts looking for little crabs and other little creatures. The kids were never board or short on fun stuff to do at the cabin. There was plenty of room for everyone. During meal times we managed to get everyone at the table which was a tight squeeze but possible. We saw a seal that would bob its head up everyday, he was fun to watch out for. We saw bald eagles and saw one swoop up a fish! There was lots of creatures at low tide, and lots of books at the cabin to try to figure out what you saw.
The listing description of the cabin is pretty accurate so make sure to know the details. The stairs are steep just as described bringing your stuff up and down is a workout! We also had NO cell service down at the house but up by the cars we could make calls. The area is remote so don't plan on doing much else unless you want to drive 10-20 miles, which was perfect for us.

Elisa was great to work with and very gave very detailed information which was very helpful. I would defiantly recommend this property to others.
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Great Family reunion

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
Our whole family enjoyed the beautiful beach and the comfortable beds. The stairs to get to the cabin were a challenge for the older members of the family, however the younger ones were happy to tote everything down and back up again. I would recommend this house to anyone who wants a quite, comfortable beach experience.
Vonnie Burrell, Yakima, Wa.
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Sea-Tac Airport (2 hrs or more)
Nearest Ferry
41 Miles
Seattle to Bremerton 1 hr 10 min plus ferry time
Nearest Train
47 Miles
Olympia-Lacey Centennial Station (1hr 15 min)
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
State Hwy 3 at Pickering Rd (23 Min)
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Harstine Island
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Spencer Lake Bar and Grill (20 minutes)
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Shelton Bayshore Golf (reserve tee time online)
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Spencer Lake Bar and Grill (20 minutes)
Car: necessary

We are located on rural Harstine Island, not far from Shelton, WA. Our house is on the beach, with smooth sand, plentiful shells, beautiful beach pebbles, colorful sea stars, and lots of wildlife. To take advantage of the great views, our living room/dining room 'great room' has a wall of windows looking east with a large deck wrapping around three sides of the house. Bring your fishing pole, or take a nap. Have a sand castle-building contest. Bring your bikes, or hike in one of the nearby state parks. Visit the Wild Felid Advocacy Center of Washington (call ahead for reservations). This is a Wild Cat Sanctuary with 40 cats including Lynx, Bobcats, Serval, a Cougar, and a Leopard. It's only a few minutes drive from our house. Call (360) 427-4466 to make arrangements to tour. Poke around a local plant nursery, or visit our area's resident pottery artist. Enjoy antiquing in Shelton, or going to the movies at the modern cinema or the drive-in movie screen. There is plenty to keep busy, or just relax and let your cares dissolve at our peaceful island retreat.

Other Activities: Kayaking (bring your own)

Golf: We are North of Shelton, and Shelton Bayshore course is closest at 17 miles, and has a good rating. Here is their website:

http://www.sheltonbayshoregolf.com/

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Availability & Rates

Harstine Island House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Off Season
Dec 15 2013 - May 19 2014
$129
$675
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
$189
$195
Fri,Sat
$900
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $75.00
Cleaning $120.00
Notes We have sleeping accommodations for up to 13 guests; there will be a charge added per person for groups larger than 10 guests.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discovery Cards and eChecks.
Inquire about special rates for last minute bookings.
Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome. Large dogs considered.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Harstine Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine
  • Living Area
  • Wood Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , in master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , across from bunk room
  • Bathroom 1 is in Bedroom 1. Bathroom 2 is across from Bedroom 3
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , brand new mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Largest room. Firm mattress with memory foam top
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This room has 2 sets of bunk beds
  • Bedroom 1 has a brand new mattress, and a bathroom with shower. It has a private balcony. Bedroom 2 has lots of extra room, and a private balcony. Bedroom 3 is set up as a dorm room: 1 bunk with 2 twins, 1 bunk with twin over full futon. Living room has fold out futon (full), and 2 fold out chairs (singles).
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sand Box
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
Beware, we are located on the beach, access to the house is down SEVERAL flights of stairs from the parking lot. There are also small flights of stairs in the house from one level to another. Please consider this before you rent! I suggest you pack light, to minimize trips to and from the car. Cell phone service is patchy and unpredictable (now you see it-now you don't!) Jen-Air cook top has SIX electric burners! There is electric grill and/or a griddle replacement for two pairs of burners. Allergen info: We allow dogs. We use low-VOC, fragrance free products wherever possible. We strive to use only environmentally safe cleaning products. Common plants are: madrone and fir trees, salal, evergreen huckleberries (the blue kind), some alder trees, a large laurel bush, and poison oak-but only if you go through the brush.
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