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One-of-a-Kind Waterfront Home on Harstine Island!

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Balcony looks down on living room that sweeps west-facing high bank waterfront

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Last updated: 07/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Harstine Island house description

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Enjoy a pampered restorative island getaway without spending your weekend waiting in ferry lines! Whether a winter retreat (Scrabble and reading, making cozy dinners) or summer cookouts and late nights looking at stars on the deck, this place has it all! Less than 2 hours from Seattle, this new home on drive-on Harstene Island will feel like you've 'left it all behind.'

Our nickname for this custom-built private retreat is “the Treehouse,” because in addition to panoramic views of sparkling Peale Passage and uninhabited Squaxin Island, mature Douglas Firs, Madronas and Alders surround the home with lush greenery. Abundant fir-trimmed windows flood the rooms with natural light and provide views of Puget Sound and forest from every room. A large wrap-around deck and hammock close to the water are great outdoor spaces for listening to birds, gathering together, or enjoying solitude. For those who enjoy wildlife, you may be treated to deer, seals, bald eagles, osprey, great blue herons, and a large variety of water and shore birds.

Other features of this stunning home and surrounding 1+ acre land include:
• Unobstructed west-facing views of sunsets; at night, moonlight on the water and a sky full of stars
• Gourmet kitchen with new stainless steel appliances
• 4 + bedrooms and 2 ¼ baths
• A Jotul cast iron gas stove in the living room for warmth and ambiance
• A “playroom” upstairs
• Oak floors throughout
• Stocked with classic board games and enjoyable reads for children and adults alike (High chair and Pack-n-Play also available in basement storage)

The house was designed to be a romantic getaway as well as a place for family or two-couple gatherings. The layout is as follows:

Main floor:
Open floor plan includes kitchen, dining room, and living room (with cathedral ceiling) and two bedrooms (1 Queen bed with attached ¾ bath and 2 twin beds with adjacent full bathroom). Both bedrooms have water views and French doors opening up to the deck.

Upstairs:
Walk into a light-filled reading loft with comfortable down-filled sofa (and views of the sound!), & flexible bedroom options (1 King bed in an ample room featuring a skylight), 1 large TV room with queen air mattress option & powder room) and 1 kid-sized playroom with 1 twin bed and 1 mattress on floor).



Amenities close by include:

• Two State Parks with walking trails to the beach (one features old growth forest and a beach full of live sand dollars and shellfish; the other a marina and picnic areas)
• Harstine Island farmer’s market on Saturdays from 10-12 (Memorial day through September)
• Olympic Bakery and Deli (a must-stop treat on your way to or from the island, featuring NW wines and wine tasting, fresh pies, and the best ice cream we’ve ever had)
• Nearby towns of Allyn and Shelton offer restaurants, grocery shopping, bookstores, and many other amenities (including kayak rental and Kenny’s Chainsaw School of Carving for those up to exploring a new talent)


Keywords: Waterfront Retreat, Puget Sound views

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Wood Stove
          • Living Room
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Gas Fireplace
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided

          Entertainment

          • Television
          • Stereo
          • DVD Player
          • Video Games
          • Games
          • Books
          • Toys

          Communications

              • Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio

              Location & View

              • Water View:

                Overlooking Peale Passage--Puget Sound...moreless

              • Waterfront:

                Short trail walk to the beach....moreless

              Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Cycling
              • Kayaking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Sailing
              • Hiking
              • Fishing
              • Rafting
              • Groceries
              • Shelling
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Bird Watching
              • Mountain Biking
              • Water Skiing
               

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              Summer Rate
              May 1 - Oct 1, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $300

              Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $250

              Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Cleaning Fee $150
              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              Major holidays are subject to special rates and minimum stays. Please email owner for an exact quote.

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              Calendar

              Last updated: 07/09/2014
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              Birdwatching, gathering Oysters and digging for clams.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2007

              About the owner: The owners are two Seattle families.

              Why the Owner Chose Harstine Island:
              Our dream was to build a nearby waterfront island getaway that provided easy access (waiting in ferry lines is not fun with a toddler!). Hartstine Island is all that we had hoped for and more.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Amenities close by include: • Two State Parks with walking trails to the water (one features old growth forest and a beach full of live sand dollars and shellfish; the other a marina and picnic areas) • Harstene Island farmer’s market on Saturdays from 10-12 (Memorial day through September) • Olympic Bakery and Deli (a must-stop treat on your way to or from the island, featuring NW wines and wine tasting, fresh pies, and the best ice cream we’ve ever had) • Nearby towns of Allyn and Shelton offer restaurants, grocery shopping, bookstores, and many other amenities (including kayak rental and Kenny’s Chainsaw School of Carving for those up to exploring a new talent).


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              Photos

              • Balcony looks down on living room that sweeps west-facing high bank waterfront

                Balcony looks down on living room that sweeps west-facing high bank waterfront

              • ...Such as this one! Sunset over undeveloped, pristine Squaxin Island

                ...Such as this one! Sunset over undeveloped, pristine Squaxin Island

              • Gas fire place and heaters in every room make this room cozy in colder seasons

                Gas fire place and heaters in every room make this room cozy in colder seasons

              • Relax in the hammock overlooking the water!

                Relax in the hammock overlooking the water!

              • Lush forest around house

                Lush forest around house

              • Main-floor bedrooms on both sides of living room have French doors to deck

                Main-floor bedrooms on both sides of living room have French doors to deck

              • Light-filled room with inspiring views of trees and water

                Light-filled room with inspiring views of trees and water

              • Most comfortable couch in the world on the balcony overlooking trees and water

                Most comfortable couch in the world on the balcony overlooking trees and water

              • The water-front facing deck is also a perfect place to enjoy the sunset

                The water-front facing deck is also a perfect place to enjoy the sunset

              • Upscale kitchen and dining area are perfect for entertaining

                Upscale kitchen and dining area are perfect for entertaining

              • Light filled living room with a wrap around deck

                Light filled living room with a wrap around deck

              • View from adirondack chairs

                View from adirondack chairs

              • Upstairs bedroom with a king-sized bed and skylight

                Upstairs bedroom with a king-sized bed and skylight

              • Enjoy a DVD (or make the kiddos happy and get a break!)

                Enjoy a DVD (or make the kiddos happy and get a break!)

              • Upstairs kid bedroom! (Unseen is twin bed on frame)

                Upstairs kid bedroom! (Unseen is twin bed on frame)

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              This listing was first published here in 2010.

              Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

              $250 - $300 per night (USD)
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              4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

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              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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