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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Cozy Garden Bungalow in Historic Downtown Setting

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Puget Sound Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

Bungalow, 1 Bedroom Great Room, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Welcome....we are nestled into a wonderful garden on a Historical property in Downtown Shelton. A creek runs through the property as do the three ponds .. so relax and sit awhile

Private catering by Wild and Woodsy Chefs is available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and picnic boxes.Small party or wedding catering available..

It's a short walk to Xihn's Clam & Oyster House, The Strip Steak House or Stevens Fine Dining. . On a hot day, relax in the pond..Whether you are on your way to somewhere else or just here to enjoy the day, come see us..

Keywords: Cottage, Guesthouse

  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About The Owner

After 42 years in San Francisco, I came back to my hometown. I never forgot the beauty of the Olympics or Hood Canal and the friendly people who reside in Mason County.

The Owner purchased this bungalow in 2006


based on 6 traveler reviews

Cozy Garden Bungalow in Historic Downtown Setting
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Excellent setting

  • 4 of 5

The Bungalow is a great spot for 2 people! We stayed on 4th of July weekend, and were very satisfied with the accommodations. The grounds outside are truly special as there is a water feature you can float in, horseshoes, a garden, etc. Everything is maintained perfectly. The surrounding areas aren't the most picturesque, but you are so removed inside these private grounds that you don't even notice. The only caveat is that in the summer months it can get a little warm. Adding some screen doors to get the air circulating inside would be my only suggestion. Other than that, I would highly recommend Gerry and the Bungalow!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect get a way spot for two people. The Bungalow is very tastefully decorated to put you at ease the moment you walk into the door. The grounds are perfectly manicured with shade trees, flowering shrubs, a pond with a running waterfall, yard chairs and even a horse shoe pit if that is your desire.

Inside the Bungalow you will find a soft white light during the day that comes from solar collectors through the ceiling. The kitchen is perfectly laid out and very well stocked with pots, pans and cooking utensils. For entertainment there is a TV with dvd player and cable with all of the channels you can hope for. The king sized bed is very comfortable. The back door from the Bungalow opens to the yard and the pond area. Very pretty, very serene.

Privacy in the Bungalow is from a unique set of rolling doors across the inside doors as well as the bathroom. The bathroom has a large shower with a sizeable shower head that delivers adequate water to make for a nice shower. The sink is a beautiful hammered steel bowl that sits on top of an old wicker vanity with a nice clean chrome faucet that balances everything out.

There is a large floor fan tucked away in a closet for use when the weather warms up.

The Bungalow is so nicely decorated and the yard so beautifully done that you can find the peace and quiet you need just by relaxing there.

Emails are answered promptly and the owner is very polite and concerned for your comfort.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We came into town for a wedding and the Bungalow was the perfect place to come to and relax each evening. Fully equipped with washer and dryer, full kitchen, plenty of towels, hair dryer, wi-fi and anything else one may need. Beautifully decorated, the pictures on the web page don't do it justice!

Amazing landscaping with plenty of privacy. We will definetly come back to the Bungalow on our next trip to Shelton!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace and Serentity

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure of staying at the Bungalow this past August (2011). It was clean and well equipped. It had all the feel of a higher-end hotel, but was away from all of the hustle and bustle. The decor is wonderful, especially the bathroom! The gardens were peaceful and tranquil - listening to the sound of the small waterfall in the pond (which you can comfortably take a dip in) while reading in the yard was the highlight of my stay. I felt all alone, while only 2 blocks from the center of Shelton and 25-ish minutes from Olympia and 2 hours-ish from Portland, OR. Furthermore, I was able to take a quick drive (30-45 minutes) up north on the 101 and was in the Lake Cushman region of Olympic National Park where you can sit by the lake and take an amazing hike by accessing the staircase trail area. Gerry was an excellent host - very attentive to my needs yet wholly invisible so I could enjoy my escape. I highly recommend this little treasure to anyone. I have already sent the link to all of my friends in the area. As a city dweller I have come to enjoy the modern conveniences of the city while needing the escape into nature - this bungalow is the perfect balance of that.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Renewal time...

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful spot. The waterfalls, ponds, lush green gardens are only the beginning. The bungalow is a dream come true. The furnishings are exquisite. The grounds are nestled next to two historic mansions and a short drive from the beauty of Mason County with it's Hood Canal, Alderbrook, and the Olympics. Check out the Airstream, inside is a wonder. The Chef, from San Francisco, is sure to please any pallette. The is truly for Arch Digest. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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“The Bungalow” Shangri-la: Of Great Beauty and Peacefulness, Shelton, WA

  • 5 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Bungalow. So much I wrote a lengthy review of it on my travel blog complete with pictures. It's truly a delightful vacation rental. Highly recommend. Here is the link to my review: (copy and paste)

or go to: click on "BLOG"

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
74.8 Miles
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Nearest Ferry
36 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Alderbrook, Union, Wa
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Hood Canal
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Shelton Bungalow Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

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Cleaning Fee $60

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Puget Sound Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 625 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Great Room Studio Bedroom - 1 king
  • King size beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Beautiful gardens on 1/2 city block with ponds and waterfall. Horseshoes and temporary RV hookup for 30' or less. Easy walk to local restaurants and Sage Bookstore. Historical property.

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