BEAUTIFUL WATERFRONT HOME ON A PRIVATE ISLAND ....THE PERFECT GETAWAY!

Jim & Anne Davies

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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BEAUTIFUL WATERFRONT HOME ON A PRIVATE ISLAND ....THE PERFECT GETAWAY!

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3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and sleeps 8

'Herron House' is located on a private island in the South Puget Sound area. Visiting the island includes a ten minute ride on the 'Charlie Wells' from the ferry dock at Lakebay, as the island is only accessable by private ferry. Although the peace and tranquility of the island may make you feel as if you are a million miles away from the rest of the world, in fact you are only a short distance. You can take day trips to Seattle as it is just over an hour away. The island is about a thirty minute drive from the town of Gig Harbor, Tacoma, and Port Orchard. It is a very small island and there is no store, so pack what you will need to relax and enjoy.

Experience the tranquility of island life. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views while you watch bald eagles soaring over head. 'HerronHouse sits atop a hundred foot bluff that gives you wonderful views that go on for miles. This newly constructed two thousand square foot home is the perfect island retreat.

Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jim & Anne Davies

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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4.9
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Beautiful Waterfront home on a Private Island ....The perfect Getaway!
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Beautiful Waterfront home on a Private Island ....The perfect Getaway!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p987713
+1 9162011970
Lakebay Puget Sound
Charleston, SC
5

THE PERFECT GET-A-WAY!

  • 5 of 5
I rented the Herron Island home for 2 nights during our wedding celebration. The first night there were 8 of us (seven of my bridesmaids and myself) We each had a comfortable place to sleep and there was plenty of room for everyone. The view from the home is breathtaking. I just wanted to sit on the deck and stare at the view all day, but I couldn't because I had a wedding to attend. The ferry schedule was very easy work around. We made it the wedding, so hassle at all. My husband and I wanted to stay at the home the night of our wedding, but because the last ferry ran at 9PM we didn't think we could make it back in time. Anne and Jim kindly offered to pick us up in there new boat and that's exactly what we did! We left our wedding and went straight to the Lakebay ferry landing, where Jim was patiently waiting off shore for us in his new boat. It was a great way to end a great wedding celebration. It was about 11PM before we got out on the water, but the ride was so perfect. We arrived at the North Beach on the island where a local resident, Leslie, was waiting with champagne and flowers! It was so neat and extremely thoughtful! Jim was super nice and available if we needed anything. The dear on the island were a great plus too. They are very domesticated, so bring treats. They are all over the island. We also saw raccoons roaming around during the day. According to the locals, they are no longer nocturnal on the island. The Herron Island house was a perfect get-a-away. I also should mention that the home was decorated very tastefully, the couches were extremely comfortable, the beds too. The house had everything we needed and then some. I can't wait for our return visit. Thanks Anne & Jim for a great celebration.
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Waterfront home on a Private Island ....The perfect Getaway!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p987713
+1 9162011970
Lakebay Puget Sound
5

EXACTLY WHAT WE HOPED FOR

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I were looking for a place to stay that was quiet and had close access to the beach so we could perform our wedding ceremony on the beach with just the 2 of us and our 5 adult kids. When we saw this home and the photos, I immediately emailed the owners about their thoughts as to whether or not the beach would work for a wedding ceremony. The owner described to me the home and walk down to the beach in more detail and we decided to go for it. We had never heard of Herron Island, but wanted somewhere quiet, by the water and with not a lot of people around. This was the perfect spot. The house was gorgeous and decorated beautifully. The view of the sound out the front windows was amazing. We didn't want to leave. And our ceremony was unforgettable. You won't be disappointed staying here.
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Waterfront home on a Private Island ....The perfect Getaway!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p987713
+1 9162011970
Lakebay Puget Sound
Columbia, Missouri
5

MEMORIES THAT WILL LAST...

  • 5 of 5
The home was everything it was described to be and more. Positioned on a high cliff overlooking the south side of the island, it has one of the best, unobstructed views on the island. The inside of the home was very clean, comfortable, tastefully decorated and stocked with everything that we needed and wanted. Jim & Anne communicated with us so well throughout the process, greeted us warmly when we arrived and made us feel well cared for. Everyone on the island, from the ferry operators to the neighbors, to those just enjoying the beach were so kind, friendly and helpful to us.
Our family of four boys, 13, 11, 7 & 6 and their grandparents found activities enjoyable for everyone. The younger boys loved feeding the 7-8 deer that would eat out of their hands in the morning, the older boys enjoyed catching crab, and starfish at low tide with a bucket and a shovel, and everyone enjoyed kayaking around the island.
If you are looking for relaxation... this is the place. If you are looking for a fun, family vacation...this is the place. You won't be disappointed.
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you and your family enjoyed the island. We hope to see you back again some day!
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Beautiful Waterfront home on a Private Island ....The perfect Getaway!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p987713
+1 9162011970
Lakebay Puget Sound
5

LOVED IT!

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful! Secluded! And Fabulous!

The ferry is very manageable, and the natural loveliness of the place makes it more that worth it.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Waterfront home on a Private Island ....The perfect Getaway!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p987713
+1 9162011970
Lakebay Puget Sound
5

GREAT FAMILY GETAWAY!!

  • 5 of 5
Over Labor Day weekend, my family (6 adults and 2 preschoolers) spent some quality time together at the Herron House. We simply adored the privacy of the island and the house itself. The house was clean, tidy, gorgeous, and well equiped for just about anyone we wanted to do or might need. The decor was beautiful, and the amenities were more than we could have hoped for. We managed to kayak, go clamming, and barbeque all while my little ones enjoyed running around outside, collecting rocks, and having fun with the more than friendly local deer. The people we met on the island were equally friendly and really down to earth. Still, one of the most impressive features of the Herron House was the spectacular views (something we all keep talking about weeks afterwards). 
The owners were also delightful as we saw them around the island several times dying our stay. 
When the end of our vacation came around, we were all wishing we could stay again soon, but none more so than my preschoolers who cried as we left. We will definitely be returning in the near future to the Herron House for a relaxing family getaway!
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Waterfront home on a Private Island ....The perfect Getaway!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p987713
+1 9162011970
Lakebay Puget Sound
5

A LITTLE SLICE OF HEAVEN.

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spend our 27th wedding anniversary at the Davies vacation home on Herron Island. It was the perfect setting for a romantic week for the two of us. The home is beautiful, comfortable and completely supplied with everything you need. We spent our days on the deck overlooking the Puget Sound. We watched the seals play in the water below and were entertained by the visiting deer and raccoons daily. The deer will actually eat right out of your hands. We kayaked around the island, walked on the beach and simply enjoyed the serenity the setting offered. While there are no stores on the island, stores and restaurants are just a short ferry ride away.
We have spent many years vacationing at seaside rentals along the California coast, but this was by far the most relaxing and enjoyable vacation yet. We look forward to going back again next year.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
59 Miles
Sea-Tac
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Herron Island Ferry
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Tacoma Wa
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
Hwy 16
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
South Beach
Nearest Barpub
4.5 Miles
Home Port Bar & Restaurant
Car: necessary
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Availability & Rates

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Lakebay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Peak
May 15 2014 - Sep 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 9.9%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Lakebay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Rural
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Alarm Clock
  • Water Cooler
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Mini Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
  • Bedrooms two and three have views and doors leading out to a large deck for viewing or relaxing.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Bicycles
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
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