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

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 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.

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Jim & Anne Davies
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 20, 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Waterfront home on a Private Island ....The perfect Getaway!
average rating of 4.9787235 based on 47 reviews


  • 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
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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
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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
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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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Amazing! Beautiful! You Won't Want to Leave This Home Away From Home!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at Jim and Anne's house on a Herron Island. The house is very large and well appointed. The furnishings are top notch and there wasn't a detail missing. The house is perfection and you will not be disappointed.

Bikes and kayaks will have you cruising the island and exploring all there is to offer on this majestic island!

Anything you need has been thought of, so bring your sense of adventure and enjoy a wonderful island adventure with two gracious and caring hosts!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Beautiful home - great weekend get-away!

  • 5 of 5
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Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us! It was perfectly stocked for lots of cooking and is so well-kept and pretty!

We loved the views, the deer and the crabs! Thank you also for the use of your kayaks!!

We hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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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

Lakebay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Peak
May 30 2017 - Jul 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
High Peak 2
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas2017...NY 2018
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
February Holiday
Feb 9 2018 - Feb 19 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $125

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.
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Lakebay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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