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2400 sq ft Luxury Hartstene Pointe Retreat with Pool, Beach & Hi Speed Internet

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2.5 heated tiled floor bathrooms. Sleeps 8, 1 King,3 Queen, 2 twins

Relaxation and beauty await you at Hartstene Pointe, a gated community on Hartstene Island. Our spacious custom built home completed May 2008 offers 2400 sq feet of comfort. Whether you want a large family vacation or a quick getaway for 2, our cabin at the Pointe will become a destination you want to return to every year. Situated in a beachfront vacation community with club house, pool, hot tub, tennis courts, gazebo's on the beach and more.There is something for every one to do. The cabin is equipped with 8 mountain bicycles, games , movies and lots of room to relax. The entertainment room is 22 feet by 27 feet and is isolated from the living room to offer peace and quiet while the kids enjoy themselves.

Peace and Quiet at the tip of the Island: Hartstene Pointe is close to Metropolitan areas yet as far away from it all as you can go. The road stops here and so does the noise and hussel bussel of city living. Among the trees deer and other wildlife wonder about without concern for their safety, The posted 15 mph speed limit is patrolled to keep the area safe for hikers and bicyclists young and old.

The cabin is in tune with its surroundings.: The cabin offers a spacious place to kick back and relax. Surrounded by forest of tall Douglas Fir, Cedar and Hemlock the structure views into native Huckelberry and other plantings like, Apple, Plum, Blueberry,

Rhodendrons and more. Get in touch with nature while sitting on the front porch (10x12 feet ) or the rear deck (12x20 )feet or look out any window. Regardless of the season this is all about relaxing be it outdoors or snuggled in front of the gas fireplace.

Hartstene Pointe has a lot to offer.: The Pointe has 3.5 miles of private beach, sheltered picnic areas, tennis courts, basketball, club house, pool and jacuzzi. There are numerous trails to hike or just stroll along the beach.

More Details

Harry & Sue Barmon
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2018

About Harry & Sue Barmon

The Barmons enjoyed the serenity of the Harstine Pointe environment for years and hope you will too. In fact, Harry loves Harstine Island so much that he was on the Board of Directors and head of the Architectural Control Committee of the Hartstene Pointe community at its beginning. He also personally poured the concrete on the original fire station, supervised volunteers and framed the structure which was later converted into the fitness gym.

Harry & Sue Barmon purchased this house in 2008

Why Harry & Sue Barmon chose Shelton

Harry designed and built Barmon's Vacation Home what it is today. Harry and a small crew had worked tirelessly weekend after weekend to construct the foundation, framing, siding, stone work and finish on the house. The hardwood moldings were made and finished on site. Harry paid close attention to detail when designing this house for form and function. You are safe from snow or tree falling while in Barmon's vacation home as the engineered structure was designed for shear and wind resistance to withstand such a blow.

Much of what you see inside the house is attributed to Sue's gifted talent of interior decorating. The interior design is an expression of Sue's endeavor to create a relaxing and inviting setting to blend the interior with the forest surroundings. Sue's careful eye and design skills can be seen through out the house right down to the door bell bear paw. Whether they were on vacation or out shopping, Sue's amazing ability to think of everything tied all of the decorating elements together before the house was finish being built. Her incredible attention to detail makes this home show room ready and worthy of a magazine spread.

As you walk around the house, you'll notice the stylish, professionally framed art, black and white photography. Talent runs in the Barmon's family, as these photos were taken by their 14 year old daughter, Lauren. Also, in the bathrooms, the high end custom tile work was done by the Barmon's talented nephew, Travis. Landscaping of native plants was also professionally done by David Barmon's landscape and design company which specializes in native plants.

As you can see, the Barmons are dedicated in making this wonderful vacation home as though you would want your home to be. The Barmons have enjoyed this home for years and want to share it with you.

What makes this house unique

Our home is equipped to provide all of the comforts that you might expect from the finest of vacation rentals. Set in tall native Douglas Fir, Cedar and Hemlock the home was designed to keep touch with its surroundings. Whether sitting in front of the fireplace looking out through the expansive wall of windows enjoying a passing storm or kicked back at the community pool or at the beach on a sunny day this is the place to relax regardless of the weather. We strive to make your vacation a memorable experience where you can relax with friends and family or share a private getaway for two.

Guestbook comments from the owner

, December 3, 2013

I came here with my out of town family and we had a great time! The house was beautiful, comfortable, and well stocked with supplies. We had a great time combing the beach, biking around the island (they have bikes there), and sight seeing off the Island. We could all fit around the table and we ate like it was Thanksgiving and played games and laughing until the moon came up! It was charming, the family was a delight to rent from, everything was so easy! There were even two living rooms so we could play games while the grandparents watched movies and napped on the down stairs couch :) I DEFINITELY recommend the Barmon's Vacation home for any occasion and especially the holidays or family visits. My family came from NY and they loved everything about our vacation and staying at the Barmon's was the highlight! Knowing the weather can be less than predictable in the great NW, I wanted to add that even in the rain storm, we were cozy inside with plenty to do, we went to the beach and watched the storm roll in, then dried off in front of the fireplace and had hot cocoa and tea!
Nov 2012
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Shelton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Tile surround and heated tile floors
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 60 inch shower with heated tile floors
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Bathrooms have heated tile floors and top of line fixtures with custom made bamboo cabinets and super quiet fans. Towels and hair dryers are provided in each bath room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Queen Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bunk Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Bunk Beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Electric Inflatable pillow top air mattress
  • There are comfortable accommodations in 3 bedrooms plus an extra Queen mattress in the bunk room and a Queen electric pump pillow top inflatable air mattress located in the master walk-in closet, that can be situated in the bonus/entertainment room. All bedding is new as is the structure its self being completed just before the rental season starting Memorial day 2008.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Between the cabin and the Pointe amenities, there are activities for everyone of all ages. Just bring your clothes and food and kick back and relax. About Harstine Island There’s a little place called paradise that we all like to go when we want to get away from it all. Many people have different ideas and names for it. We call it Harstine Island. Harstine Island offers peace, quiet and tranquility with breathtaking views, abundant wildlife and great fun for the whole family. This island is heavily forested with Douglas Fir, Hemlock and Cedar trees. There are much wild life from deer and wild birds to ocean beach sea life such as sea lions, seals, and otters. Yet civilization is but a short 20 minutes drive to the small town of Shelton, Washington. The big cities are only minutes away yet this (18.651 sq mi) island is tucked away in the Pudget Sound as a secret hide away. On this island is a private gated community known as Hartstene Pointe minutes drive from Shelton, WA.


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2400 sq ft Luxury Hartstene Pointe Retreat with Pool, Beach & Hi Speed Internet
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 26 reviews
Bonnie Lake, WA

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  • 5 of 5

David P

I wish there were more stars than 5. I also wish we had more time to stay. This is by far the best kept, best stocked home. The pictures don't do it justice. The communities/ammenities were great. There were over4 different beach areas to choose from, all very well maintained. This doesnt feel like a rental, it feels like you are staying at a friends house. When we drove through the gate it felt as if we were in a different state all together. The houses are built around the forest and island. Nature is all around you. We saw deer, racoons, squirells and every kind of bird imaginable. The house is beautiful, all the needed amenities, and plenty of space. We had 4 adults and 6 kids and had more than enough room. Harry really went all out on this "Home". Thank you Harry so very much for this great expericence, we will see you again in the summer!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2009
  • Stayed: March 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful home in a great community! Perfect for families and couple getaways

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home will not disappoint. It is beautifully decorated and has plenty of space. The community was beautiful and people were kind and welcoming. Plenty of activities for everyone. The scenery is beautiful too. We enjoyed our stay and wouldn't hesitate to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. We are always happy to hear when our guests have an enjoyable stay
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Extremely nice home. Everything we needed for our long stay.

  • 5 of 5

My family really enjoyed staying in this lovely home. It had plenty of room for all of us. We did a lot of exploring around Seattle and Portland.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We hope that you will visit us again in the future. Harry & Sue Barmon
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We have been going to Hartstene Pointe for years and we have stayed at many lovely properties in the community. But this house is the BEST of all of them. The large open spaces and many sleeping configurations was perfect for our family with two small children. The home is very well-appointed and has everything you might need - including a large collection of books in case you finish the one you brought with you (as we did) and a huge fleet of bikes of all sizes in the garage. The proximity to the pool and marina can't be beat. We loved spending a day at the spit, at "sandy beach" with the rope swing, learning to fish off the dock at the marina, swimming, painting and hiding rocks on the trails, riding bikes, and participating in the 4th of July parade and festivities. This is what summer should be. We hope to stay much longer next time. Thank you so much to our hosts! We left you a painted Nemo rock on the porch. :)

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We are always happy to hear that our guests had a good time while staying at our home. Harry & Sue Barmon
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Great hose --terrific location

  • 4 of 5

A group of friends (3 couples) spent a long and delightful weekend together at this house. It is a great place. There is plenty of space to relax and it is very comfortable. The island itself is beautiful and we took some great walks.

One comment is the Master bedroom is far superior to the other 2 bedrooms -- so be prepared to draw straws if you are friends instead of family (where kids would take the smaller room).

thanks Harry for your house!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are always glad to hear that you had a great stay. Harry & Sue Barmon
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  • 5 of 5

The extra living space was great for our family. The kids could sleep downstairs while the adults played games upstairs. The short walk to the beach was great for shell collecting and strolls. Thanks for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Space Needle
Seattle Center (General)
Washington State Ferry
A picturesque ride through the waters of Puget Sound departs Bremerton , WA and arrives at t...
Tacoma Dome
Bremerton Ferry Terminal
Children's Museum
Harstine Island
There's a little place called paradise that we all like to go when we want to get away from ...
Little Creek Casino Resort
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
SeaTac International 90 min
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Spencer Lake Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Bremerton / Seattle 45 min
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Bayshore Golf 13 miles
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Highway 3 at Pickering Road
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
* Olympic Bakery
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
One block
Car: necessary

Located in the Southern reaches of Puget Sound between Case inlet and Pickering Passage Hartstene Pointe is at the Northern most tip of Hartstene Island approximately 15 miles Harsttene Pointe is located North and East of Shelton Washington, In Shelton there are major supermarkets - Safeway, Red Apple, Fred Meyer and WalMart. The region has several lakes within a few miles of the Pointe. Harstine Island is a great place for clam digging with many species available as well as oysters. There is great fishing in the salt waters of the Sound. The views of the heavily forested islands and snow capped mountains are spectacular. Hartstene Pointe, a gated community has 3.5 miles of private beach, Recreation Center with pool and jacuzzi, tennis courts, basketball, ping pong , club house and more.Nearby are Jarells Cove State Park as well as Harstine Island state Park. Within a short drive is Hoods Canal and the Olympic National Forrest. Catch the ferry in Bremerton for a secnic ride to Seattle

Other Activities: kayaking, boating, wildlife viewing, basketball, tennis, bike riding, hiking, clam digging, viewing wildlife like seals, whales, Bald eagles, deer, foxes, raccoons

Golf: Bayshore Golf is only a short distance off island and offers 18 holes next to Puget Sound. There are more golf cources within a short drive,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.2%

Maximum Occupancy is Eight.
4 pm check in to 11am checkout.
This is a non smoking pet free environment. Violation of this rule will result in a minimum penalty of $ 500.00.charged to your credit card.
All furniture shall be returned to its original location before leaving. If done by housekeeping additional fees will be assessed.
Laundry- Renter shall place one load in washing machine and run it upon leaving.
Dishes - Renter shall load dishwasher and run it upon leaving.
Excessive cleaning shall be assessed additional cleaning fee from security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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