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Island Cabin Overlooking a Quiet Cove

83 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Shelton Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4 Adults)

Harstine Island is located 16 miles from Shelton, a peaceful little town located between Highways 101 and 3 on the Olympic Peninsula. Harstine Island is the third largest island in the South Sound (after Vashon and Bainbridge) consisting of 40 square miles with 30 miles of shoreline. The island is non-commercial and rural with dense forestation and abundant wildlife.

Located on a quiet cove, our cabin is a place to let your cares slip away. You will love the old fashioned romance of the antique filled cabin on 5 beautiful acres. Two sets of French doors open to a covered porch. From the porch rockers or the porch table and chairs you can watch the tides rise, blue herons take wing and otters pop their heads up to peer at you. Your own private deck with a gas bar-b-que and table and chairs overlooking the saltwater cove.

Peaceful accommodations with spectacular views. Rest awhile on a garden bench or on one of 3 large decks overlooking the Puget Sound and the snow capped Olympic Mountains.

Complimentary treats frequently appear-scones with homemade jams, hot cookies, muffins, cheese and crackers--whatever the weather or season inspires.

Leave the hustle and bustle of city life behind and reserve your special moment in time.

Wabi Sabi 'NO'--Crowded Resorts Wabi Sabi 'YES'--Cozy Cabin

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  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016
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About The Owner

Mike grew up in the Tacoma area. Went to Northern Az. University and taught school for 30 years in Yuma, Az. I grew up in Southern Illinois, moved to Yuma in 1968. Mike and I have 6 grown children and 2 very spoiled island dogs.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 1997

Why The Owner chose Puget Sound

We came to Lacey Wa. for vacations every summer from Yuma, Az. July 3rd, 1988 a cousin brought us to Harstine Island to dig clams. As soon as we crossed the bridge I knew this is where I wanted to live. When we both retired in 1995 we began to fill our dream.

What makes this cabin unique

If you are looking for a quiet restful cabin surrounded by evergreens and the sounds of nature this is for you! Spend the day digging clams and getting oysters right off the beach. Everything is provided. Spend the evening around your own outdoor firepit. Firewood and marshmallows provided. Enjoy the well stocked games, puzzles and movies.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for sharing your piece of heaven with us! We had a great and relaxing time and hope to come back very soon! We may have to exercise for 6 months or so for all the great treats - but it's worth it!
Jul 2009
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based on 83 traveler reviews

Island Cabin Overlooking a Quiet Cove
average rating of 4.951807 based on 93 reviews
Rosburg WA. and Tacoma, WA


  • 4 of 5

Myself and two of my favorite girlfriends spent last weekend at Mike and Judy's beautiful cabin on Hartstene Island. Judy's attention to detail was outstanding! Their gardens are fabulous and the views of Pickering Passage are breathtaking. Mike and Judy are a fun couple who even tho' are "on site" they never intruded on our fun. The warm scones, fresh squeezed oj and homemade jam on Sunday morning were a wonderful treat .Rez the dog came to wish us good morning and then kept an eye on us in case we needed to pet him. This is a place we will return to over and over.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and beautiful cabin in the woods.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful, peaceful cabin in the woods! This is a beautiful place to stay! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

A friend and I spent a few days here and it was absolutely wonderful! Mike and Judy are very accommodating and make it easy to have a relaxing, comfortable time away. Our dogs had a great time, too! It's a quick trip from Tacoma, the drive is beautiful. We will definitely be going back!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My family spent the weekend at this amazing cabin and had such a wonderful time! When we arrived there were amazing cookies waiting for us with a hand written note, something you do not get at most places. The gorgeous view of the water and access to the beach were an added bonus that my family loved! We had a great time walking along the water and relaxing we even saw some bald eagels! I can say this is a place for people of all ages!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shelton, Washington

Beautiful quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a couple nights at the cabin this past weekend to just kick on the slippers and relax. There is nothing that the cabin doesn't have that you would need for a stay. Beautiful view from the cabin and amazing comfort. We just watched movies and completed a puzzle. Well my wife did most of the puzzle, hahaha. Judy and Mike a amazing people. There were homemade cookies the night we arrived which I ate all of. The next morning Judy made an amazing champagne brunch for us. Everything was homemade, you couldn't get what she made at a 5* resort. The grounds and views are to die for. This was our first stay and for sure will not be our last. I have already told many people about this small piece of paradise that they offer. Judy and Mike, thanks for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely fall getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a lovely week here with our two dogs. The cabin is well appointed, cozy, and located in a quiet area at the end of a gravel road. We spotted otters playing in the cove and enjoyed many walks in the area. Harstine Island is remote yet easily accessible and provides a good launching off point for exploring the southern end of the Puget Sound.

The owner's attention to detail includes rustic cabin decor, comfortable bedding, and plenty of basics in the kitchen. And the home-baked goodies are a real treat! Even our dogs received a special welcome, complete with their names on it.

We hope to get back someday and explore more of the area. Thank you for a wonderful week!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Spencer Lake Bar and Grill
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Olympic Bakery 6.5 miles Fresh Start Deli

You can dig clams to steam and pick oysters to throw on the bar-b-que just steps from the cabin porch. Clam digging classes are free on the spot. We have a huge selection of rubber boots and the clam digging tools for your use.


Rates & Availability

Shelton Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct-May 31 2017
Oct 22 2016 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun-Sep 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Shelton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • 2 Queen size Beds 1 queen bed in the bedroom and another comfortable quuen bed in the main room
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
Private outdoor large firepit. Roast marshmallows, hotdogs or just sit around it and enjoy. Fresh eggs,fresh honey from our own hives,during summer fresh raspberries and produce from the garden.

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