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Secluded Beachside Home on Harstine Island

Shelton, WA, USA
  • House1100 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Beach house, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6, just a few steps from the beach

You'll love our beach house on Harstine Island's southern tip. Take in stunning views of the Olympic Mountains, Squaxin Island and Peale Passage from the huge deck and the rock, gravel and sand beach. Wander and explore the expansive tidelands. Comb the endless beach for sand dollars, sea shells, driftwood and other treasures while enjoying the solitude of one of Puget Sound's undiscovered gems. Bring your boat or use ours. Larger boats can be moored on our buoy. Swim, fish and crab in the clean waters of Puget Sound.

Most of the beaches on Harstine Island are privately owned, including all of the beaches you can access by walking from the house. All of the owners allow people to walk along their beaches, but gathering shellfish (clams, oysters and geoduck) by our guests is prohibited on these private beaches. Property owners are very concerned about people taking shellfish from their beaches, so I ask that you please respect their property.

The beach in front of my property has been over-harvested of its shellfish, so to allow nature to recover we are asking guests to only gather shellfish on the public beaches on the island. There is more information below on the public beaches and in the guidebooks at the house.

My bulkhead, made of large concrete blocks, is 100 feet long, and covers the width of my property. My beach goes all the way out to the lowest low tide point. You are free to walk on any part of my beach and neighboring beaches, north or south, but please DO NOT gather shellfish from the beach directly in front of the house or from neighboring beaches.

If you are planning to gather shellfish, you can drive to several public beaches on the island. One is Harstine Island State Park, which requires a short hike to the beach (DNR-24 beach) and is open to the public for clams and oysters all year. You can walk south on this beach for about a mile and you'll reach McMicken Island State Park, where there is also great shell fishing. Plan to be there at low tide for the best shell fishing. Here is the web address for more information about these beaches:



Steven Johnson

Member Since 2009
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, 2 twin/ single, bunkbed
      • Living room contains a queen sleeper sofa.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower

        Location Type

          • Beach
          • Beachfront
          • Waterfront


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                        propane stove
                      • Firewood
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Electric baseboard and propane stove
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Living Room
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                      • Shampoo
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Telephone
                        local calls only
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Kitchen
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Drip and espresso
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Blender
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Cooking and baking staples
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Games for Kids
                                  • Books
                                  • Books for Kids
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Books for Adults
                                  • Radio
                                  • Stereo
                                    Home theater system
                                  • Television
                                    Netflix available
                                  • Toys
                                  • VCR
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Barbecue
                                      • Binoculars
                                      • Boat
                                        Aluminum rowboat
                                      • Boat with Paddles
                                      • Canoe
                                      • Beach Towels
                                      • Inflatable Boat
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        3 single kayaks; one double kayak; one canoe
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Walkway to Water
                                      • Wood Deck


                                          • bay/sound
                                          • forests
                                          • marina

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • beachcombing
                                              • bird watching
                                              • photography
                                              • scenic drives
                                              • walking

                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                  • cycling
                                                  • fishing
                                                  • golf
                                                  • hiking
                                                  • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                  • sound/bay fishing


                                                      • The house features two bedrooms (one with queen log bed and one with a full bed plus a bunk bed), full bath, laundry area, living room with sky lights and a propane fireplace, well-equipped kitchen and large open eating area. Expansive views from the living room, kitchen and eating area. The large wrap-around deck is perfect for relaxing, enjoying a barbecue or simply soaking in the natural beauty of the island. All rooms are on the main floor with equipment storage below. TV with DVD, VCR, wireless home theater system (no cable). Free wireless internet. For information about things to do in the area you may find these websites useful: http://www.sheltonguide.com/ http://www.explorehoodcanal.com/

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                        Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                        50 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        Cozy paradise on the water!

                                                        Katie T.

                                                        We loved our stay at Steve's place so much we booked another stay later this year before we even left! We enjoyed the quiet setting, the proximity to the water, watching the tides and the sunset, and the thoughtful amenities that Steve provides! The house was clean and the instructions for arrival/check-in/check-out and information about the property were super clear! Thanks for making our stay so wonderful, Steve! We can't wait to come back. :)

                                                        Beautiful location, very quiet, well stocked cabin!

                                                        Andrew G.

                                                        We loved this location. Great views of the water and the Olympic mountains as a backdrop. We saw two bald eagles, a blue heron, sand dollars and fish jumping. The place has everything you need to be comfortable. Binoculars, headlamps, flashlights, grill, fireplace, fire pit with wood and kindling, you name it they had it. Steve was very accommodating and responsive. We will be back!

                                                        Perfect Peaceful Getaway

                                                        Heleln W.

                                                        It was a great place, clean, quiet, comfortable beds, lots of towels, a view that cannot be beat! Being it was the middle of February, the weather was constantly changing. We had beautiful sun, but icy cold, followed by snow, then high winds. Watching the water was perfect, somehow we timed it to watch a sail boat race! Would definitely stay here again. Very nice nautical decorations, full deck and a well equipped kitchen. Thank you Steve for sharing your house with us.


                                                        Chris S.

                                                        Wouldn't change a thing. Lovely!

                                                        Relaxing weekend away!

                                                        We enjoyed Steve’s cabin over

                                                        Christmas 2017. It was the perfect weekend getaway. Well-stocked and had everything we needed. Looking forward to returning during the summer, so we can take advantage of all the island has to offer!

                                                        Hope To Be Back!

                                                        Chris P.Vancouver, BC

                                                        Awesome location and accommodation... beautiful, quiet, clean and well-equipped... exceeded our expectations for a perfect mini vacation.


                                                        Shelton, WA, USA

                                                        Activities and attractions on the island include Jarrell Cove State Park and marina, McMicken Island State Park, Harstine Island State Park, fishing, boating, swimming (Puget Sound) and beach combing. Activities and attractions in the area include Lake Cushman (1 hr. 30 min.), Mt. Ellinor (2 hrs.), Twanoh State Park on Hood Canal (1 hr.), Alderbrook Resort and Golf Course (1 hr.), historic Olympia (1 hr. 20 min.) and extensive boating, fishing and hiking opportunities. Other Activities: Boating, relaxing, watching the sunset

                                                        Rates & Availability

                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                        Cleaning Fee
                                                        Pet Fee
                                                        Damage Deposit
                                                        Tax Rate

                                                        Two night minimum. Deposits required to secure rental dates. Security deposit ($200) and Pet deposit ($100) are both refundable with no damage.

                                                        50 Reviews
                                                        Exceptional 5/5
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