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Secluded Cabin in Fun Beach Community, Hartstene Pointe

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Barbary House is a cozy, secluded bungalow in a prime beach community

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Last updated: 12/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Harstine Island cabin description

Some guests who visit Barbary House say it feels very secluded, quiet and relaxing. Others say that they never run out of things to do. Barbary House has the advantage of a secluded setting, but is located in a community with a lot of activities available.

There are trees all around the house which offer privacy and shade, although there's ample filtered sun most of the day. There's a nice, big deck for barbecuing and entertaining, or just for reading in the sun. Indoors you'll find a comfy couch and love seat in front of the fire. The big dining room table will accommodate a feast, and offers enough room for a leisurely puzzle and a long game of Risk--at the same time even. The kitchen is fully equipped for preparing your own meals, and a charcoal grill is available for whatever seafood you picked up in Belfair or Shelton. Or if you don't want to cook there are restaurants as close as Spencer Lake or Allyn. There are two bedrooms, one with bunk beds and the other with a queen. In addition, there's a divided loft, one side having a queen bed and the other a trundle bed (which offers two twin mattresses.)

Hartstine Island is a very scenic island featuring miles of nice beaches and jagged scenic coves. There are two state parks on the island for your exploration, and on the mainland there are additional boat launches and parks. The island is located at the south end of Puget Sound, a salt water network of fjord-like passages and bays. There is abundant beach life, such as crabs, mussels and sand dollars, especially at low tide. Sea gulls and herons are common, and sometimes you can hear or see harbor seals in the water. There have been whale sightings as far south as Hartstine Island but they are rare. Bring your kayak, canoe or power boat. You can fish and dig shellfish on Puget Sound, within guidelines, and there are several lakes nearby for fresh water fishing. There are a couple of golf courses on the mainland, as well.

The neighborhood of Hartstene Pointe is located at the north end of Harstine Island. (I know, the spellings are oddly inconsistent.) Being a point, there are beaches on 3 sides of the neighborhood, which amount to more than 2 miles of nice walkable beach. There is a lagoon near the tip of the point, which has a boat launch, and is an ideal place to put in your canoe or kayak. There's a spit that protects the lagoon, which is driveable and has fire pits and benches. There are several picnic areas in the neighborhood, as well as miles of scenic walking trails.

Near the main gate is a club house available to guests. There's a pool with a hot tub (which is open Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day.) In the club house there's a pool table, ping pong, video/book library, reading area and free Wi-Fi access. Across the street is a health and fitness facility. The neighborhood is gated, and has paved roads, which are great for biking or roller blading. (No motorized vehicles other than cars are allowed however--unless it's an electric golf cart.)

So come to Hartstine Pointe and stay at Barbary House, whether you want utter relaxation and bliss, or whether you want to bring the boat and bikes and just keep active. You can have it your way here.

Hartstine Island is about 2 hours from Seattle, and 1 hour from Olympia. You can take the ferry from Seattle to the Olympic Peninsula and then drive onto Hartstine Island. Or you can drive the entire way, either through Olympia or across the Tacoma Narrows bridge.


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Property Type

      • Cabin

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Master: 1 queen

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 bunk bed

                ...moreless

              • Loft: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

                Divided loft w/Queen on one side / 2 twins on other...moreless

              • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Shared Beach on Puget Sound

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player
                  • Ping Pong Table
                  • Pool Table
                  • Stereo
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                      • Fitness Center

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Beachcombing
                      • Boating
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Photography
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Shelling
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Basketball Court
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Kayaking
                      • Sailing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Water Skiing

                      Dining

                      • Dining
                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 8 people

                      General

                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Telephone
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wood Fireplace
                      • Wood Stove

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove

                      Outside

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Communal Pool
                      • Shared Hot Tub
                       

                      Reviews

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                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning Fee $75
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      In addition to being our rental manager, Jan Avery is employed at our neighborhood association and is unable to take phone calls during the day. As a result, please allow her a day or two to respond to calls and emails. Thanks...

                      Contact our manager Jan Avery to book your stay and to arrange payment. Typically one night's rate plus the cleaning fee is sufficient to confirm your reservation, payable by bank check to our manager, with the balance due at check-in.


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                      Last updated: 12/18/2014
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                      Location

                      75 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Seattle-Tacoma
                      38 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Bremerton Ferry
                      16 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Lake Limerick Country Club
                      12 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Washington Highway 3
                      8 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Spencer Lake Bar & Grill
                      200 Metres
                      Nearest Beach
                      East Beach

                      Car: Necessary

                      Barbary House is located in the gated community called Hartstene Pointe. This means you'll have access to over 2 miles of shared Puget Sound beach, rich with marine life, plus two boat launches, picnic shelters, fire pits, a club house, swimming pool and fitness center. Hartstene Pointe neighbors pride themselves on keeping the neighborhood natural-looking, so everywhere you go there are trees and underbrush, including wild huckleberries. It does not have the overdeveloped feel of a lot of waterfront communities. There is a network of nature trails that take you into the trees, down into ravines or along breathtaking waterfront bluffs.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2006

                      Why the Owner Chose Harstine Island:
                      I've always loved Puget sound, either on the beach or in a small sailboat. Hartstene Pointe is a very beautiful spot on Puget Sound, with views of Mount Rainier and of the Olympic Mountains.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                      The beaches are mostly gravel but sandy in places, and feature a lot of sea life. There's a sand dollar nesting area not far from the house on the closest beach. I never knew that sand dollars are purple when they are young. Walking on the beach, or sailing a small craft is where I feel the closest to nature.


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                      • Barbary House is a cozy, secluded bungalow in a prime beach community

                        Barbary House is a cozy, secluded bungalow in a prime beach community

                      • There's a nice big deck in the front

                        There's a nice big deck in the front

                      • The living room has a couch, loveseat, fireplace, and big windows into the trees

                        The living room has a couch, loveseat, fireplace, and big windows into the trees

                      • The kitchen is well equipped and is open to the rest of the house.

                        The kitchen is well equipped and is open to the rest of the house.

                      • The second bedroom has a nice bunk bed as well as a TV and desk

                        The second bedroom has a nice bunk bed as well as a TV and desk

                      • The other side of the loft has a queen bed

                        The other side of the loft has a queen bed

                      • The lagoon is an excellent place for launching kayaks and other small craft

                        The lagoon is an excellent place for launching kayaks and other small craft

                      • East beach is the closest to Barbary House

                        East beach is the closest to Barbary House

                      • The neighborhood club house has a game room, library, swimming pool and more

                        The neighborhood club house has a game room, library, swimming pool and more

                      • On a sunny day you can see Mount Rainier from the beach.

                        On a sunny day you can see Mount Rainier from the beach.

                      • From West Beach you can see the Olympic Mountains (weather permitting)

                        From West Beach you can see the Olympic Mountains (weather permitting)

                      • And of course dogs love the beaches

                        And of course dogs love the beaches

                      • The house has trees on all sides

                        The house has trees on all sides

                      • Even on the deck, you have privacy because the house is set back from the road

                        Even on the deck, you have privacy because the house is set back from the road

                      • The sunny dining area has a large table for big meals and epic games

                        The sunny dining area has a large table for big meals and epic games

                      • The master bedroom has a 3/4 bath, and a queen bed

                        The master bedroom has a 3/4 bath, and a queen bed

                      • One half of the loft has a trundle-bed

                        One half of the loft has a trundle-bed

                      • East beach -- a short walk from Barbary house!

                        East beach -- a short walk from Barbary house!

                      • There's trail on the bluff that overlooks East Beach

                        There's trail on the bluff that overlooks East Beach

                      • The lagoon is an excellent place for launching kayaks and other small craft

                        The lagoon is an excellent place for launching kayaks and other small craft

                      • One of several picnic areas on the water

                        One of several picnic areas on the water

                      • The West Bluff trail is nicely shaded by trees

                        The West Bluff trail is nicely shaded by trees

                      • Another photo of Mount Rainier from the beach near Barbary House

                        Another photo of Mount Rainier from the beach near Barbary House

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                      Date last modified - Saturday, January 24, 2015

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