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Secluded Beachside Home on Harstine Island

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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:

http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/beaches/280820/

More Details

Owner
Steven Johnson
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2017

Amenities

Shelton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , bunkbed
  • Living room contains a queen sleeper sofa.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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/

Reviews

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Secluded Beachside Home on Harstine Island
average rating of 4.977778 based on 45 reviews
Vancouver, BC
5

Hope To Be Back!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Seattle, WA
5

Delightful and Cozy Waterfront Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Our family had such a wonderful stay. Comfy beds, kitchen with everything, Beach walks, Fire pit, S'mores. Quiet and Secluded location. Great in winter and looking forward to returning in the summer.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful through and through

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin - fully stocked. Quiet and secluded. We had a wonderful weekend recharging at Steve's cabin. Would not hesitate to rent again!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brighton, Mi
5

What a great place!

  • 5 of 5

Me and my family spent a wonderful week here. The cabin was clean, lots of helpful landlord notes/guides around and very well stocked with all you need. Good internet to boot! Wonderful location for views and enjoying what the tide changes bring. Taking a kayak trip was very relaxing and nice to have those on-site.

We traveled to various national parks and bare in mind the remoteness of this location will add to your time to get to any place but well worth it. We had this side of the shore to ourselves (Sept during the week) and really added to our enjoyment.

We have stayed in a lot of VRBO places over the years and we can say this is one of those gems!

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

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is truly a magical place. The home is beautiful, equipped with everything you need. You can tell it was created with love. We had a great time on the beach and especially LOVED access to all the different water toys like kayaks and canoes. The island is beautiful and secluded, just what we wanted. I can't wait to come again for an anniversary!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Oswego, OR
4

Beautiful setting!

  • 4 of 5

The cabin is very inviting, the owners have thought of everything you may need to make your stay relaxing. Even fresh marshmallows, chocolate bars and graham crackers! The kayaks are great and there are plenty of board games for your entertainment. The kitchen is very well appointed. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fred Meyer
"Good grocery store for your food needs. They have everything that a typical large grocery st..."
Olympic Bakery & Deli
"Great bakery with good food, coffee and wine for sale."
Spencer Lake Bar & Grill
"Good food for breakfast, lunch and dinner."
Nearest Airport
80 Miles
SeaTac (SEA)
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Bremerton
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Peale Passage
Car: necessary

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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 10.5%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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