|Minimum Stay||1 - 4 nights|
Welcome to Shep's Castle, your perfect vacation cabin on Hood Canal!
Enjoy the sunset while relaxing on the deck of this cozy and charming, remodeled 1930's cabin. What a perfect ending to a day of swimming, diving, fishing or just hanging around on a lovely, private cove populated by a few lovely cabins.
This two bedroom cabin is perfect for a small family or just a couple wanting to enjoy the solitude of our lovely home. The master has a queen bed and beautiful maple floors and a gorgeous cedar cathedral ceiling. The 2nd bedroom has a double bed and there is a foldout futon in the living room. It is an open floor plan, perfect for a romantic getaway or small family. My cabin is just 25 steps from the water, over a nice grassy lawn that is owned by the county. One night & Two night rates are available, please inquire :)
Dogs are allowed, there is a $20/night pet fee.
Please note: due to the size of the accomodations, Shep's Castle may not accommodate all sizes of guests. It is not tiny by any means, but a cozy little cabin. It has been brought to my attention that the approx 3' by 3' shower is too small for some of the larger guests who have stayed.
We are located just minutes away from Hoodsport, just one cove North of the famous dive spot, Octopus Hole. And just a short drive from Mason Lake and the Olympic National Park.
Keywords: cabin, waterfront, shrimping, crab, charming, diving, swimming, buoy, peaceful, quiet, fish,clam, fireplace, no bank, beach, cove, comfortable, cozy, oysters, clams
I love to hike, fish, swim and play near the water. Having grown up in a small town, living in the city can be quite a challenge for me. Spending time at the cabin is a great way for me to relax and unwind with my daughter and my two little pups.
Cynthia Reid purchased this cabin in 1999
We purchased our vacation home in 1999 and have loved every minute we have spent there. It is one of the rare canal homes that is located off the main highway so it is quiet and peaceful. Now that our daughter is a teenager, we are finding it hard to spend as much time as we'd like there. So we are taking this opportunity to share the beauty and charm of our little cabin with others.
Shep's Castle is a rare find on the canal. Located off Highway 101, it's a peaceful and quiet setting to relax, unwind, walk the dogs or play like crazy while crabbing, shrimping, fishing, swimming, etc. This place has it ALL!!
So a group of us Millennial's (6) went to Shep's Castle to celebrate birthdays. This place had everything we needed for a weekend getaway and although some reviews said it was small, we found it had ample space for our needs. Cabin was nicely furnished, including wood for the fireplace which we really appreciated this as it was raining when we arrived and the fire took the edge off. We walked the beach when the rain subsided as the natural beauty found here was replenishing. We found ourselves playing board games and listening to the rain. Some of us were able to get a wifi signal but honestly most of us are of the age that had all of us been able to connect, we probably wouldn't have 'connected', so it was perfect. This was a chunk of change for us as we (the friends who paid) don't make a ton of money, but it was SO worth it!! We had a great time cooking, laughing, eating and chilling and actually talking to one another. Would highly recommend this place.
Very relaxing weekend. We were staying at Shep's Castle the weekend of the predicted big windstorm. We arrived early Friday afternoon and the power was already out. Fortunately we were prepared with firewood, lanterns and other foul weather equipment. We unloaded the car and then built a fire in the outdoor fire pit. Shep's Castle is located in a cove so we were pretty protected from the weather and lucky for us the rain hadn't started yet. We enjoyed a couple of hours outside enjoying the fire and the peace and quite. Fortunately the electricity came back on and we moved to the house and continued relaxing and immediately the rain started and continued most of the weekend. (The crews from Mason County PUD are amazing!!! Thanks everyone!!) The house stayed dry and warm and we were very comfortable. The beds were comfortable linens appeared clean. The bathroom is cozy, and the shower isn't really that small!
Considering this place is a rental the cleaning crew could do a better job cleaning and maintaining the house but we certainly didn't feel like our health was at risk... we just felt more at home with a little dust etc. :>) We anticipate visiting again... we live about 30 minutes away and we just like to get away and relax.
We loved our stay here. I especially appreciated the kind and efficient communication with the owner! We liked the location a lot because it isn't too far from Seattle and it is right on the beach. It is also close to Lake Cushman activities and Hoodsport (grocery story and ICE CREAM parlors). The cabin is definitely rustic, but clean with all the modern things you need like a bathroom, shower with good water pressure, running water, tv with dvd only... :) My absolute favorite thing about this property was the deck with a big round picnic table on it. The view was great and it was so nice to sit out there in the morning and read with my coffee and later in the day we played cards and could even eat around the table, which fits 6 adults nicely (we had 5 adults + 2 little kids around it).
What I think is important to know is that since you need to stay off the neighbor's property, the beach access you do have is steep, so was difficult to impossible for our older family members to navigate.
Another thing to note is that none of the bedrooms have doors on them. We made it work and everything else was so great that this wasn't a major problem, but we were surprised at first and I think it is good to know what to expect. You can still change clothes in the bathroom or in privacy if no one walks in the room.
Lastly, there aren't curtains on the bedroom windows, except for one in the master, but it is sheer. As an adult, this wouldn't be a problem for going to sleep (it gets dark around 9pm during the summer), but it made for a bit of a challenge to get our little ones to sleep (no door + lots of light).
Don't get me wrong, this place is so great, which is why I give it 5 stars, and we will be back, but I think it's good to know ahead of time about some of the quirks so that you are totally pleased with your stay!
Thank you Cynthia for a great time!
Awesome customer service and we felt right at home! Thank you for sharing Shep's Castle with us! We will be back!
We spent a few nights here in early April. The home had everything we needed and more. We hope to return. Thank you!
We absolutely loved our stay! The perfect little place right on the water.. with seals right out front as well. The scenery in beautiful and the cabin has all the amenities you would ever need. It was great overall!! Thank you!
|Refundable damage deposit||$350|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.