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Beautiful Waterfront home on a Private Island ....The perfect Getaway!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and sleeps 8

'Herron House' is located on a private island in the South Puget Sound area. Visiting the island includes a ten minute ride on the 'Charlie Wells' from the ferry dock at Lakebay, as the island is only accessable by private ferry. Although the peace and tranquility of the island may make you feel as if you are a million miles away from the rest of the world, in fact you are only a short distance. You can take day trips to Seattle as it is just over an hour away. The island is about a thirty minute drive from the town of Gig Harbor, Tacoma, and Port Orchard. It is a very small island and there is no store, so pack what you will need to relax and enjoy.

Experience the tranquility of island life. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views while you watch bald eagles soaring over head. 'HerronHouse sits atop a hundred foot bluff that gives you wonderful views that go on for miles. This newly constructed two thousand square foot home is the perfect island retreat.

More Details

Jim & Anne Davies
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 5, 2017

Why Jim & Anne Davies chose Puget Sound

We fell in love with the island during our first visit. We purchased this wonderful property on our second. The island is an enticing place and our south beach views are spectacular. There are many beautiful islands to visit in the area, but Herron Island is a unique gem.

What makes this house unique

The view is panoramic and seems to go on forever. We love sitting on our decks and watching eagles soaring by above, or hoping to get a glimpse of an orca below as they swim by.


Lakebay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
  • Bedrooms two and three have views and doors leading out to a large deck for viewing or relaxing.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Feed the deer, watch for bald eagles and orcas if you're really lucky!


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Beautiful Waterfront home on a Private Island ....The perfect Getaway!
average rating of 4.979592 based on 49 reviews

Amazing and view of the Sound and friendly tranquil setting

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of our stay at Heron Island. Jim and Ann were available, but not intrusive and accommodated all of our needs and/or questions. The island is not only beautiful, but friendly and peaceful. The house is amazing and we were able to escape the 100+ temperatures of Texas and enjoy the cool temperatures of the Sound. We want to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Slice of Island Heaven

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in home away rentals all over the world and this by far was one of our favorites. We spent most of our time on the back decks (both ground floor and 2nd floor) overlooking the amazing view. The house itself was spacious and clean, not to mention in the best location in Washington. Jim and Anne were so kind and allowed us to use their kayaks and paddle boards. We enjoyed the deer, finding oysters, and even catching a crab. If you want a slice of heaven, this is the place!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to Herron House and both times have been peaceful and relaxing. The views are beautiful and the home is very comfortable. We plan to come again soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Comfortable home with amazing view

  • 5 of 5

The Herron House was perfect for three couples to spend New Years Eve weekend. We enjoyed walking around the island, dining together & playing music (there's a guitar there as well as a stereo). The view out the dining & living room windows is amazing. We could watch eagles and other wildlife during the day and fireworks launched from various South Sound shorelines around midnight. It was clean, well equipped for cooking, all the beds were comfortable, and we felt at home. The hosts were responsive and accommodating. Please note that the ferry passes you'll receive are not tickets - you'll still need to pay $16 per car/driver and $3 per passenger to get on the island (leaving is free). Kayaking is an option from the north end of the island, but not directly from the Herron House.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Quiet and Serene...

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a quiet and serene spot to relax (at least when we were there in late September) do not hesitate to book this. Highly recommend kayaking around the Island, it is quite easy. Owners are wonderful and so very easy to work with !

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing

  • 5 of 5

The Davies house was more than expected. The view, the surroundings, the peace and quiet. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
59 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4.5 Miles
Home Port Bar & Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Herron Island Ferry
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Tacoma Wa
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
Hwy 16
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
South Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Deposit $250

Pricing per night is for a maximum of six guests. There is an additional $25 per night charge for additional guests. Access to the island is only available by ferry. The island is private so you must have a guest pass to board the ferry. We will send you passes after booking. There is a $16 fee per car and driver and a $3 additional fee for additional adult passengers. Very young children are free. This fee is for a round trip crossing...

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.