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Island Cabin Overlooking a Quiet Cove

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Keywords: Cabin

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

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 Shelton

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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Amenities

Shelton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • 2 Queen size Beds 1 queen bed in the bedroom and another comfortable quuen bed in the main room
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 12 garden chairs
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Island Cabin Overlooking a Quiet Cove
average rating of 4.9555554 based on 100 reviews
Portland, OR
5

Lovely, well appointed cabin

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Lots of places advertised that they have everything you will need, but Judy and Mike's cabin really does. It's cozy and comfortable. Judy and Mike are great hosts, giving us space but available when needed. We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Lois. I do try and keep the cabin well stocked. So glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Judy and Mike
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5

Peaceful and quiet, with beautiful views, and amazing hospitality

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for a quiet weekend getaway, and this place was perfect. The house is furnished in a vintage style, and is very cozy and comfortable. There are some views from the cottage, but the views from the main property are fabulous. Judy had left us some home baked cookies - they disappeared in a day! We had a great stay and would happily go back sometime

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Amazing getaway and gracious hosts. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing cabin

  • 5 of 5

Judy was kind and left my son and I treats and personal note the day we arrived. Although their house is close maybe too close they were rarely there and let's us roam their beautiful property. The views behind their house are amazing. Only bummer is I wish the cabin its self had some what of a view. Regardless my son and I enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sumner, WA
5

Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here and had an awesome time! Everything was fun, relaxing, amazing views, accommodations/stay were all as advertised and then some! My teenage daughters also loved it and all of us are looking forward to going back.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy, quiet and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our time on Harstene island! Mike and Judy were wonderful! It was a breath of fresh air to unplug from the busy day to day life and relax. The cabin was so cozy we felt right at home.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50
Tax Rate 10.4%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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