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Secluded Beachside Home on Harstine Island

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Beach house, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6, just a few steps from the beach

You'll love our beach house on Harstine Island's southern tip. Take in stunning views of the Olympic Mountains, Squaxin Island and Peale Passage from the huge deck and the rock, gravel and sand beach. Wander and explore the expansive tidelands. Comb the endless beach for sand dollars, sea shells, driftwood and other treasures while enjoying the solitude of one of Puget Sound's undiscovered gems. Bring your boat or use ours. Larger boats can be moored on our buoy. Swim, fish and crab in the clean waters of Puget Sound.

Most of the beaches on Harstine Island are privately owned, including all of the beaches you can access by walking from the house. All of the owners allow people to walk along their beaches, but gathering shellfish (clams, oysters and geoduck) by our guests is prohibited on these private beaches. Property owners are very concerned about people taking shellfish from their beaches, so I ask that you please respect their property.

The beach in front of my property has been over-harvested of its shellfish, so to allow nature to recover we are asking guests to only gather shellfish on the public beaches on the island. There is more information below on the public beaches and in the guidebooks at the house.

My bulkhead, made of large concrete blocks, is 100 feet long, and covers the width of my property. My beach goes all the way out to the lowest low tide point. You are free to walk on any part of my beach and neighboring beaches, north or south, but please DO NOT gather shellfish from the beach directly in front of the house or from neighboring beaches.

If you are planning to gather shellfish, you can drive to several public beaches on the island. One is Harstine Island State Park, which requires a short hike to the beach (DNR-24 beach) and is open to the public for clams and oysters all year. You can walk south on this beach for about a mile and you'll reach McMicken Island State Park, where there is also great shell fishing. Plan to be there at low tide for the best shell fishing. Here is the web address for more information about these beaches:

http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/beaches/280820/

More Details

Owner
Steven Johnson
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
23 August, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Shelton in Mason County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , bunkbed
  • Living room contains a queen sleeper sofa.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Terrace
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
Attractions:
  • bay
  • forests
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • diving
  • bay fishing
Notes:
The house features two bedrooms (one with queen log bed and one with a full bed plus a bunk bed), full bath, laundry area, living room with sky lights and a propane fireplace, well-equipped kitchen and large open eating area. Expansive views from the living room, kitchen and eating area. The large wrap-around deck is perfect for relaxing, enjoying a barbecue or simply soaking in the natural beauty of the island. All rooms are on the main floor with equipment storage below. TV with DVD, VCR, wireless home theater system (no cable). Free wireless internet. For information about things to do in the area you may find these websites useful: http://www.sheltonguide.com/ http://www.explorehoodcanal.com/

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveller reviews)

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Secluded Beachside Home on Harstine Island
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews
Portland, OR
5

Magical

  • 5 of 5

Second time here - as wonderful as the first. Extremely quite and enjoyable. Kids (3,1) loved the tide beach walking. Kitchen fully provisioned - best we've ever rented. Furnishing and provisions fantastic. Kayak's and canoe wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing location and perfectly lovely home

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect vacation for our family of five plus our dog. The location couldn't be more perfect......literally right on the beach. We spent hours on the water in the kayaks which was quite a treat. Our three kids and dog swam in the sound and explored the marine life. The house is well equipped and comfortable for all of us. The kitchen is incredibly clean and organized with everything needed for great meals. We left the house just once to visit the Harstine Island Farmer's Market and indulged in an apple pie bread that was insane. Owner was quite easy to work with and check in/out was easy. Our family visits a Puget Sound house every year and this is one we will definitely return to!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful private home with stunning sunsets

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time relaxing at this wonderful home that we didn't even come close to doing all that could be done. Next time we will stay an entire week.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Battle Ground Wa.
5

Idyllic

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home. Beautiful setting

Very equipped kitchen. Saw eagles, many marine birds and harbor seals. This was our second time. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time on Harstine Island at this cozy, quaint home! The house was very clean and everything was very comfortable; everything we needed was there. We loved the location, the views were amazing, and it was so great to be able to walk right out on the beach. It was just gorgeous, very relaxing, and so much fun for our kids. We enjoyed beachcombing and using the kayaks and canoe. Overall, we were very happy with the house and property, the owner has thought of everything. Thank you for a great getaway, we would highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Waterfront Home

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect vacation home! Everything about it, from the location to the amenities, are spot on. We enjoyed so so so many things about the place and the space; the views - the sound (and vision) of the ocean; the great wrap-around deck with adirondack chairs; the hammock; the well-appointed kitchen. A special note about kitchen - it has everything you need and the quality is high. Especially exciting to us were the stove-top espresso makers, which we used daily (espresso, wheeeeeeee!). The knives were all sharp, plenty of cutting boards, and a great deep sink for dishes (and dishwasher). Being able to kayak and canoe was a very special perk - part of the reason we chose this home in the first place. This is a place we want to return to again and again.

*Tips*

Definitely plan on bringing everything you need and staying; there are only a few options for groceries and eating out, and you won't want to leave the home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
SeaTac (SEA)
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Bremerton
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Peale Passage
Car: necessary

Activities and attractions on the island include Jarrell Cove State Park and marina, McMicken Island State Park, Harstine Island State Park, fishing, boating, swimming (Puget Sound) and beach combing.

Activities and attractions in the area include Lake Cushman (1 hr. 30 min.), Mt. Ellinor (2 hrs.), Twanoh State Park on Hood Canal (1 hr.), Alderbrook Resort and Golf Course (1 hr.), historic Olympia (1 hr. 20 min.) and extensive boating, fishing and hiking opportunities.

Other Activities: Boating, relaxing, watching the sunset

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Shelton, Washington

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Peak Season 2017
26 May 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£509
for 2 nights
From
£215
£1,435
£5,895
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£380
for 2 nights
From
£151
£1,026
£3,870
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £77.99
Pet Fee £77.99
Damage Deposit £155.98

Two night minimum.
Deposits required to secure rental dates.
Security deposit ($200) and Pet deposit ($100) are both refundable with no damage.

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.
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