SECLUDED CABIN IN FUN BEACH COMMUNITY, HARTSTENE POINTE

Jan Avery

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
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SECLUDED CABIN IN FUN BEACH COMMUNITY, HARTSTENE POINTE

Harstine Island Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Some guests who visit Barbary House say it feels very secluded, quiet and relaxing. Others say that they never run out of things to do. Barbary House has the advantage of a secluded setting, but is located in a community with a lot of activities available.

There are trees all around the house which offer privacy and shade, although there's ample filtered sun most of the day. There's a nice, big deck for barbecuing and entertaining, or just for reading in the sun. Indoors you'll find a comfy couch and love seat in front of the fire. The big dining room table will accommodate a feast, and offers enough room for a leisurely puzzle and a long game of Risk--at the same time even. The kitchen is fully equipped for preparing your own meals, and a charcoal grill is available for whatever seafood you picked up in Belfair or Shelton. Or if you don't want to cook there are restaurants as close as Spencer Lake or Allyn. There are two bedrooms, one with bunk beds and the other with a queen. In addition, there's a divided loft, one side having a queen bed and the other a trundle bed (which offers two twin mattresses.)

Hartstine Island is a very scenic island featuring miles of nice beaches and jagged scenic coves. There are two state parks on the island for your exploration, and on the mainland there are additional boat launches and parks. The island is located at the south end of Puget Sound, a salt water network of fjord-like passages and bays. There is abundant beach life, such as crabs, mussels and sand dollars, especially at low tide. Sea gulls and herons are common, and sometimes you can hear or see harbor seals in the water. There have been whale sightings as far south as Hartstine Island but they are rare. Bring your kayak, canoe or power boat. You can fish and dig shellfish on Puget Sound, within guidelines, and there are several lakes nearby for fresh water fishing. There are a couple of golf courses on the mainland, as well.

The neighborhood of Hartstene Pointe is located at the north end of Harstine Island. (I know, the spellings are oddly inconsistent.) Being a point, there are beaches on 3 sides of the neighborhood, which amount to more than 2 miles of nice walkable beach. There is a lagoon near the tip of the point, which has a boat launch, and is an ideal place to put in your canoe or kayak. There's a spit that protects the lagoon, which is driveable and has fire pits and benches. There are several picnic areas in the neighborhood, as well as miles of scenic walking trails.

Near the main gate is a club house available to guests. There's a pool with a hot tub (which is open Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day.) In the club house there's a pool table, ping pong, video/book library, reading area and free Wi-Fi access. Across the street is a health and fitness facility. The neighborhood is gated, and has paved roads, which are great for biking or roller blading. (No motorized vehicles other than cars are allowed however--unless it's an electric golf cart.)

So come to Hartstine Pointe and stay at Barbary House, whether you want utter relaxation and bliss, or whether you want to bring the boat and bikes and just keep active. You can have it your way here.

Hartstine Island is about 2 hours from Seattle, and 1 hour from Olympia. You can take the ferry from Seattle to the Olympic Peninsula and then drive onto Hartstine Island. Or you can drive the entire way, either through Olympia or across the Tacoma Narrows bridge.

Keywords: house, loft, bungalow, cabin

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Jan Avery

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
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I've always loved Puget sound, either on the beach or in a small sailboat. Hartstine Pointe is a very beautiful spot on Puget Sound, with views of Mount Rainier and of the Olympic Mountains.

The beaches are mostly gravel but sandy in places, and feature a lot of sea life. There's a sand dollar nesting area not far from the house on the closest beach. I never knew that sand dollars are purple when they are young. Walking on the beach, or sailing a small craft is where I feel the closest to nature.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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4
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Secluded Cabin in Fun Beach Community, Hartstene Pointe
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Harstine Island Puget Sound
Columbus, GA
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HARSTINE ISLAND IS A NICE GETAWAY, BUT DON'T STAY HERE

Harstine Island is a nice getaway, but don't stay here
  • 2 of 5
Harstine Island is a nice getaway, but we wish we had stayed somewhere else.

First, the good:

The house/cabin is decent. There are two full bedrooms. The first bedroom has a queen size bed with a private bath. The second bedroom has a bunk bed and is near the hallway bath. The kitchen is adequate. The dining room has a nice table and lots of seating. The living room is cozy. There are two lofts for the kiddies which we didn't really investigate. There is a deck that surrounds almost the entire cabin. The house is in a very nice gated community.

Now the bad:

The owner/manager Jan is a headache to deal with. She does not know how (or refuses?) to return calls and emails. A week before our arrival, I called and emailed several times in order to get directions to the house. I could never reach her and she never returned my voicemails or emails. We literally did not know where we were going until we arrived that afternoon and she finally answered her phone. That was not a good feeling when we traveled cross country to get there.

When we finally got directions and got to the house, we discovered a full load of dishes in the dishwasher that had not been put away. We also discovered a load of towels in the dryer that had not been put away. Furthermore, the beds had no sheets on them and had to be made. The last thing we wanted to do after travelling cross country and are tired is a bunch of housework. I've been in many VRBO houses and never had a house unprepared before.

Our stay was uneventful for the most part. Except that Jan had not given instructions or made arrangements to pick up our security deposit and payment for balance due. So she left a voicemail with instructions to leave the checks on the counter. Not a big deal, except that I *specifically* requested that she MAIL my uncashed security deposit check back to me, assuming she was satisfied we did no damage. Well, it has been over a month since we have stayed there. She hasn't cashed the check and she hasn't mailed it back to me. I can only hope that she is not holding it over me in hopes of not getting a bad review.

Other notes:

As I'm sure the ad describes, the house has no wifi. Also no TV in the living room. No cable/satellite. Cell phone reception at the house is terrible at best.

Last note is a word of caution. It rains a lot there obviously, and the deck was super slippery.

Save yourself a headache. Stay somewhere else.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Harstine Island Puget Sound
Honolulu, HI
5

GREAT 20TH ANNIVERSARY GETAWAY!

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our 4 nights at Barbary House. Took long, cool walks/hikes along the shoreline and down to the Spit and the Marina. Caught up on the "InterWeb" while checking out movies and books at the Clubhouse. Oggled the deer, raccoons and blue heron up close and personal -- we don't have 'em back home. Sat out on the deck and relaxed under the golden leaves. Felt all the stress of raising teens melt off after the first 24 hours, and even started to miss them. Maybe we'll invite them along next time -- or maybe just invite a dog or two instead -- but we'll be back!
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Harstine Island Puget Sound
Seattle, WA
5

A PLACE FOR REST AND RECONNECTION

  • 5 of 5
A couple girlfriends and I were looking for a place to truly get away, and this cabin was perfect. A block from the rocky Washington beach and filled with hiking trails, Hartstene Point was the opposite of our regular noisy, busy city lives. We felt completely safe knowing that we were in a gated community. The cabin had a fireplace, which we used for one long rainy afternoon as we read. A perfect place for a big family, and great for couples or small groups too. My friends and I are still talking about when we might make it back there.
  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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Barbary House is located in the gated community called Hartstene Pointe. This means you'll have access to over 2 miles of shared Puget Sound beach, rich with marine life, plus two boat launches, picnic shelters, fire pits, a club house, swimming pool and fitness center. Hartstene Pointe neighbors pride themselves on keeping the neighborhood natural-looking, so everywhere you go there are trees and underbrush, including wild huckleberries. It does not have the overdeveloped feel of a lot of waterfront communities. There is a network of nature trails that take you into the trees, down into ravines or along breathtaking waterfront bluffs.

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Harstine Island Cabin Rental Rates

Notes

  • $110/nt
  • US Dollars
  • Rate: $110/Night
  • 7th night free
  • plus &75 cleaning fee and $200 refundable damage deposit

Amenities

Harstine Island Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Stove
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Master bath - toilet , shower , Off master bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
    Loft - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Divided loft w/Queen on one side / 2 twins on other
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • VCR
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • library
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • basketball court
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • water skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
Shared Beach on Puget Sound

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