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Explore the Island Scene on Harstine

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Quiet forest setting with beach access, sleeps 4+ kids loft

Cross the bridge to Harstine Island and enjoy a beautiful and quiet retreat in the woods. Relax in the comfortably furnished cabin or enjoy exploring the 5 acre property with meandering trails through a lovely forest. Private beach access is a short walk away and is a great place to sit and watch the tides change or gather some clams and oysters. Surrounded by huckleberry bushes and nestled among giant Alaska Cedars and Big Leaf Maples, this cozy cabin shares the quiet woodland with the property owner’s home. The delightful 1 bedroom cabin (sleeps 4+) has a comfy queen bed, a double size futon in the living room, a kids sleeping loft, complete kitchenette, and covered front porch with gas bar-b-q.There are several state parks on the island and a marina, or plan an excursion to the wonders available in the South Puget Sound or the magnificent Olympic Peninsula.

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Ruth Nisco and Scott Lowry
Member since: 2013
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
17 September, 2018

About Ruth Nisco and Scott Lowry

Scott and Ruth met in 2015 thru an online dating site and have been together ever since. They discovered that they shared the dream of getting out of the rat race and settling somewhere out of the city. Scott and Ruth love getting creative in the outdoors; gardening, animals, photography, trail blazing, and the idea of creating a homestead are some of their passions.

Scott is a native Washingtonian and graduate of UW. He worked many years at Boeing in Washington and Arizona, he has also been a firefighter, a scuba diver, and the best barista ever! Scott is also one of the biggest Seahawks fans on the planet! Ruth was born in Hawaii and also lived in Washington D.C., but most of her life has been in the Seattle area. She does prefer the sunny life of Hawaii, but has become enchanted with the rainy forest of Harstine Island! Ruth recently graduated with a degree in graphic design and finds her new life on the island inspirational.

Ruth Nisco and Scott Lowry purchased this cabin in 2017

Why Ruth Nisco and Scott Lowry chose Shelton

The summer of 2016 Ruth & Scott started looking for some property to purchase away from the big city of Seattle. Their search lead them to the little known island called Harstine. They booked a weekend at the Huckleberry House, then owned by Jim and Wilma. It was love at first site and to their amazement, Jim and Wilma were looking to sell! They were hoping to find someone who loved and appreciated the property and who also would keep the VRBO cabin going.

After renting the main house and managing the cabin for them for the last six months, Ruth & Scott have been able to purchase the property and are now the proud owners of the Huckleberry Cabin and Trails.

Ruth and Scott enjoy sharing their beautiful piece of earth with others, and hope that everyone who visits the Huckleberry Cabin feels the magic too!

What makes this cabin unique

Peaceful, serene, lush, green, mystical maple trees, mossy fairy trails, quiet beach, campfires, best oysters and shellfish in the world, woodland wildlife, cozy homey cabin, relaxing hot tub in charming garden, signature zucchini+apple bread, Pet friendly

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the wonderful tidiness left in the cabin and the treehouse. It was delightful to hear that the girls enjoyed their sleeping quarters up near the birds.
May 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin around the Shelton around the Mason County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Full Bath: Shower/Bathtub /Sink /Toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Kid's loft sleeps 2 children
  • This delightful 1 bedroom cabin (sleeps 2+2) has a futon in the front room and a kids sleeping loft above the bedroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Picnic table and fire pit at cabin site and at the community beach which is walking distance. Two State Parks for hiking and boating with a marina on island. Kayak rental available in Allyn


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Explore the Island Scene on Harstine
average rating of 4.927273 based on 114 reviews

A cute clean hideaway in the woods with so much charm.

  • 5 of 5

The owners were just so sweet and wonderful.Everything you need was there.The charm was over the top.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Place!

  • 5 of 5

I took my girls (age 14 and 10) for a couple nights and we had a terrific time. This is a perfect cabin with wonderful decor and comforts. The forest area surrounding the cabin is absolutely beautiful. Many paths to walk, frogs to find, hammocks to relax (and play) in. Will definitely be coming back to see the forest during different seasons. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huckleberry House

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I loved out stay in the Huckleberry House. Ruth greeted us and provided great recommendations and information about the property and area. She & Scott were gracious hosts. Parking was easy, the cabin is very comfortable, the hot tub was amazing, the scenery unmatched, and the animals friendly. My wife fell in love with Timber. We drove into Shelton the first night for dinner, then explored Olympia the second day, before returning and visiting the beach on the island and the state parks. Of the places we have been, this rated #1. We hated to leave, but will definitely return. I would recommend the Huckleberry House to everyone interested in Washington state!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location and wonderful hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Ruth and Scott made our stay on this gorgeous island wonderful. Thank you so much!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cabin in the woods on Harstine Island

  • 5 of 5

Ruth and Scott's cozy cabin had everything I needed! I was greeted by Ruth and on the counter was a small loaf of zucchini and apple bread baked by Scott! It was such a welcoming touch! The cabin is adjacent to their house, but there was enough distance for me. The porch of the cabin has a couple of chairs to sit outside to read or have a cup of tea or coffee and it's fairly hidden by shrubs. The kitchen has a two burner stove top, small fridge, and microwave. The bedroom has a queen size bed which was very comfortable and the living area has a fold out futon couch that could sleep another person. The trails around their property take you down to the road and is just a short distance to a picnic area with fire pit, picnic table and two Adirondack chairs and a wonderful view of the water. The cabin is located on Harstine Island which is in southern Puget Sound and close to Olympia, WA. I cooked my meals, but if you wanted to dine out, Shelton and Allyn are off the island, but not far away. Since most of the shore line is private, I took advantage of Harstine Island State Park and Jarrell Cove State Park and spent the day hiking and sitting on the beach. Another day my dog and I discovered Fudge Point State Park which has no facilities but has a lovely stretch of beach. I appreciated finding a wonderful place that allowed a dog! Many thanks to Ruth and Scott and I hope to come again. They also have a hot tub at the main house, which guests can use. Would highly recommend their cabin! Beverly Wong

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most completely furnished, cozy,whimsical, super bed, paths through surrounding "woods" with gnomes.

  • 5 of 5

This Huckleberry House is perfect for romantic getaways, anniversary celebrations, even for families with planned accommodations for children in the sleeping loft. There is a tree house and hiking trails through the woods with resident gnome guardians.

Super clean and organized: practical/compact - with all amenities in the kitchen and full bath. solid construction, cozy and quaint with whimsy (mi casa/su casa). Even a linen storage closet-towels and flip flops specific for the hot tub, romantically set in a mini-arbor with atmosphere lights.

Nature decor throughout this super solid construction.

Super private and a lovely sun deck.

Oh! Can't forget the delightful, perfect, home-baked zucchini, carrot, coconut bread loaf, absolutely dee-lish!

Above and beyond, in all respects.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
SeaTac International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Spencer Lake Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Bremerton to Seattle
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Lacey, near Olympia
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
State Highway 3
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Spencer Lake Bar & Grill/Olympic Bakery & Deli
Nearest Ski
65 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Car: necessary

Activities within a short drive:

• bakery and restaurants, Alderbrook Inn and Restaurant on Hood Canal - 30 minutes drive

• salt water fishing and crabbing in South Puget Sound or Hood Canal (in season / wa license required).

• fresh water lake fishing nearby (wa license required).

• serene boating and kayaking (bring your own or rent one in neighbori


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £19.01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.