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.
Quiet forest setting with beach access, hot tub, trails, sleeps 4+ kids loft
Ruth Nisco and Scott Lowry
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 18, 2019
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
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Private, secluded, and unique.
This place had everything we needed. It was a great layout. The hot tub was great and the trails around the property were well done, offering a number of places to relax. The island is a good home base for hikers. Access to the Olympic Peninsula and less visited waterfront parks and trails are close by. I definitely would stay again.
Relaxing, beautiful, tucked into nature
This place was a perfect escape from Seattle for the weekend, far enough away to feel like an excursion, close enough to not be a hassle to get to :) Though the cabin is very much on shared property, there is plenty of privacy to keep to yourself if you'd like. If you're feeling friendly, however, there is plenty of company in the animals around! We didn't get the opportunity to meet Scott but Ruth is a real gem, and has decorated the entire property with her wonderful artwork. It is definitely special in that there is a true touch of home. Thank you to our hosts!
Fabulous, relaxing, lush greenery, the perfect getaway
We enjoyed 2 wonderful nights in this great cabin. It offers a pretty full kitchen, Netflix and other must haves for a night or multiple nights of just relaxing!! We would highly recommend this place to anyone looking to detach from the city and just get away from it all! Unfortunately we had plans in and out of the city during our two nights here, so we did not have much time to explore their property, but it looked wonderful. We wish we had more time to stay and really enjoyed our time. It is a good distance from Seattle, and we had made plans for the Sounders game. Olympia is closer and honestly, the drive to and from was very picturesque as we maneuvered our way on and off the island. Totally worth it. The place was completely spotless and clean. The hosts provided baked goods and a wonderful guide with options for eating out. Really enjoyed this place and would definitely return.
We love coming to the cabin, being able to relax in the quiet woods. All the necessary amenities, plus the luxury of the hot tub - it combines to create an absolutely perfect getaway.
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My favorite VRBO!
My family and I have visited the huckleberry house many times and we enjoy ourselves so much. We just love the area. Ruth and Scott are such wonderful hosts. Each time we return there are lovely little updates that make our trip that much more special than the last. I just can’t say enough good things, you should check it out for yourselves. Take a walk around the property and you will be hooked too. I always sleep so well on our visits. You can’t help but feel relaxed and rejuvenated with the peace and quiet of the forest around you. Can’t wait to book our next adventure. Thanks again for an awesome weekend.
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