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Mt. Rainier views from every room! Look left to see the Olympics!

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.75
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This charming vacation property is located just to the west of Olympia, on the tip of Johnson Point, where you'll view an abundance of wildlife, and sip your favorite morning brew while watching the constant flow of tugs, trawlers, and sailors rounding the Point on their Puget Sound journeys. To the east is a breathtaking view of Mt. Rainier and the Cascade Mountains, and to the west is a magnificent view of the majestic Olympics.

The township of Lacey, and Sate Capitol of Olympia are just a short driving distance away (15 minutes or so), with ample entertainment, including; shopping, restaurants, theaters, etc. The larger city of Tacoma lies 30 minutes to the North, with additional sites of interest, including the Museum of Glass, WA History Museum and the LeMay Car Museum.

If trips to the city aren't your thing, use our Johnson Point Beach Retreat as your home base for travels westward to the Olympic National Park, or Washington Coastline. To the east is the Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, and Mount Rainier National Park, while to the south is the Visitors Center at Mt St. Helen's (one Visitor's 'highlight' was a ride on the 'Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad' traveling through the forests between the Mt. Rainier National Park and the Mt. St. Helen's National Monument.

Upon arrival at our home, you'll park on the upper tier of the property where ample parking is available. You'll then take a short journey to the beach along a meandering hill-side path, while your luggage and other vacation supplies are shuttled to the beachfront home aboard an old-fashioned trolley car. At the bottom of the staired path, you'll be only a few short steps across a cobblestone path from your vacation home.

The home is located on the lower tier of the property, at the water's edge, where the sandy beach lies just beyond the protective bulkhead - less than ten feet from the front of the home! Tidal variations are rather extreme in the Puget Sound, fluctuating by as much as 20 feet vertically from the highest of highs, to the lowest of lows. When the tide is up, you'll feel as though you're floating in a houseboat. When the tide is out, you'll enjoy one of the finest sandy shores on the Sound. Grab a shovel and dig for clams, or kayak to the local Marina for candy or ice-cream treats. A mooring buoy is located just off-shore for those wishing to bring along a pleasure boat.

With approximately 1,400 square feet of total living space, the home may not be large, but it has a very efficient design. The first floor is open and includes the kitchen, dining, and living space, plus a half-bath with a nook for the washer/dryer. The upper floor has two large bedrooms with king beds, a kids room with twin bed, and a full bath with double sinks. A cozy bungalow room is detached from the main home and can accommodate an additional overnight guest on a queen sleeper sofa, or just provide a place for the kids to get away and watch TV or play games.

While you may prefer to detach from the real world during your stay, there is no need to feel disconnected. The home has a wireless, high-speed Xfinity Comcast connection, HD TV's, and free nationwide long distance service.

There is a Hot Tub as well, but you'll have to venture back up to an intermediate tier of the property to warm your bones. The short hike is worth it though, as you'll have a stunning view by day, or be blanketed by the moon and stars at night.

Of course, no evening at the beach is complete without the warmth and crackle of an open fire. So uncork your favorite bottle of wine, or grab a few cold ones, and close out the evening in style with family and friends gathered around the large stone fire pit.

Whether you're seeking a 'Home-Away' for visiting family & friends, searching for a romantic get-a-way location, or just wanting a place to relax & unwind, there is no better location! The Johnson Point Beach Retreat is also the perfect family destination for the entire family, where the kids can swim, play, and hunt for crabs and clams, while the older generation can stroll the shores, go for a paddle, or simply relax and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Anchored approximately 100 feet offshore is a large Swim Float. The waters of the Puget Sound are a bit frigid though, so bring a wet-suit if you have one. Life-jackets are available and can be provided with advance notice. Just be prepared to supervise your children adequately as the chilly waters and strong tides and currents must be respected!

If you are a fisherman (or your kids are), bring a rod, drop a line off the raft, and try your luck. There is a variety to be caught, including bullheads, flounder, dogfish, and even the occasional scavenging shark (of the non threatening variety)! If your timing is right (typically August and September), you may get lucky and haul in a King, Steelhead or Silver salmon. If you need some gear, stop by the Cabela's store, just 10 minutes away, for all your fishing needs!

Zittle's Marina, with a protected boat-launch, and hourly/daily power-boat rentals is less than a mile down the road. The quaint seaside neighborhood of Boston Harbor is also nearby, with a launch, hourly and daily kayak rentals, and a large patio with tables and chairs for relaxing.

If you have any water toys, bring them along! If not, we have an assortment of Adult, Junior, and Kid kayaks available for modest fee's as listed below.
The nearby Zittle's Marina is within easy reach by kayak, even for the kids, and the venture is rewarded by a candy or ice cream from the small Bait & Tackle store.

All in all, this is one amazing rental property! Please consider the 'Johnson Point Beach Retreat' for your next Home-Away or Vacation Rental need!

Kayak Rental Prices: (see photos #22 for kayak sizes) Listed prices are for the duration of your visit.

Adult kayak: $40 for 1 Adult kayak
(sit-in style, very stable) $35 each for 2 Adult kayaks
$30 each for 3 Adult kayaks
$25 each for 4 Adult kayaks

Junior (sit-in style) kayak: $25 each (2available)
* for ages 5-10

Kid (sit-on-top) kayak: $15 each (2 available)
* for ages 3-6

(Owner's Dinghy is not available for Guest use)

IMPORTANT NOTES:

(1) Please be advised that this home is best suited for Guests in reasonable physical condition. The home is located at beach level; however, parking is located on an upper tier of the property. A well-kept, meandering hillside path and stairway with railing (roughly equivalent to 3 or 4 flights of stairs) provides Guests with access to the home. An easy to operate, old-fashioned ''supply trolley'' transports luggage, groceries, and other supplies up and down the hill. Our family members walk the path routinely, but the home would not be suitable for those who are severely out of shape, have a physical disability, or those who deplore a bit of physical exercise. A short video of the path is available for viewing under the LINKS & VIDEO Tab above.

(2) This home is situated in a quiet, peaceful neighborhood with many retired residents. It is best suited for families or couples looking for a peaceful, relaxing get-a-way. It is not suitable for large, loud parties such as wedding receptions, bachelor parties, etc.

(3) No pets, and no smoking allowed!

(4) Minimum age limit is 25

(5) Occupancy is limited to 4 adults and 2 children.

(6) A 7.9% tax rate, $100 Cleaning Fee, and $49 Damage Deposit applies to all rentals.

(7) A 50% Booking Deposit secures your Reservation. Full payment is due 30 days prior to the Rental Period.

(8) Cancellations prior to 30 days will receive a 50% refund.
Cancellations with less than 30 days notice will not receive the 50% refund unless the home becomes rented for the planned Rental Period.

(9) Rates are independent of the availability of the Hot Tub, Swim Float, and Hillside Trolley. An additional $50 fee applies for Hot Tub use in the Off-Season (may not be available in colder winter months with freezing temperatures). Swim Float not available from Labor Day through Memorial Day.

(10) Prior to booking, please consider that this is a hillside, waterfront property that is not appropriate for individuals of unsure balance, or of unstable footing. Likewise, children must be properly supervised at all times to avoid any potential for injury. Numerous areas of the property could be considered hazardous, including but not limited to: the trolley car and landings, the meandering hillside path, the hot tub and deck, and the waterfront bulkhead. With this in mind, the property is perfectly suitable for individuals of average athleticism, and for children recieving proper parental supervision - just keep the horsing around for on the beach. For these reasons, Guests must sign a Hold Harmless Agreement at the time of booking. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the suitability of the property for your party, please call us so we can discuss this in person.

11. Peak Season rentals that span a weekend must be for a 7 day rental period, or longer. 4 day stay minimum for Peak Season midweek rentals. More flexibility is allowed for Off-Season visits.

For more info contact: Tracey 253-691-2021 or 253-445-5787
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Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/08/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : Hillside Supply Trolley

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Our two young boys have enjoyed the home, beach and ammenities. We are sure your kids will, as well, with adult supervision, of course....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen sleeper...moreless

  • Bedroom #4 is a small detached room, not intended for full time occupancy, but is suitable for an occasional overnight guest on the sleeper sofa....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 2 Half Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Comcast Xfinity high-speed internet with wireless connection...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Each room equiped with a TV and Comcast digital TV....moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Wide variety of movies - popular current movies and a wide assortment for young children, with many Disney classics and more....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Rain Forests
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Volcano
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beachfront:

    There's no better beach around for beachcombing, observing wild life, fishing, crabbing, clam digging, building a sand castle or just plain ol' taking a nap! Sink your toes into the sand on this fantastic beach....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Enjoy magestic views of MT RAINIER and the OLYMPIC mountains....moreless

  • Oceanfront
  • Rural:

    A rural, waterfront setting, and only 15 minutes from town....moreless

  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Expandable dining table can seat from 4 to 8. Strap-On Child's seat is available on request....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator:

    Hillside Supply Trolley...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Fluffy white towels, bed linens, blankets and comfy throws for the couch....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Note - Please inquire for details about size limitations due to curved driveway. Boat trailer parking is also available at the local marina. ...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Stacking washer and dryer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Local Public Course within reasonable drive....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Please inquire (additional fee)...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Best view on Puget Sound - sits perched on the overlooking hill with a 180 degree view of the Sound....moreless

  • Outdoor Hot Tub
 

Reviews

4.9
from 21 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season: Summer / Fall / H
Jun 16 - Sep 11, 2017
5 night min stay
$275 $300
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,800 $6,000

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 17 - Nov 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,800
Winter holidays
Dec 15 - Jan 2, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,800 $4,200
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$210 $235
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,350 $3,990

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • 4 Kayaks $100 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 7.9%

Notes:

See Kayak Rental Fees, and other applicable Notes under the "Property Description" Tab.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

Car: Necessary

Located on one of the most pristine beaches of Puget Sound, on the charming and quaint tip of Johnson Point. Enjoy the peace and solitude of having a nearly private beach all to yourself for beach-combing, sealife watching and water sport recreation. At high tide the home feels like a house boat, given that it is on a concrete bulk head. At low tide, gain acres of sandy beach for exploration.

Just down the beach is Zittle's Marina, a charming marina with a convenience store, moorage and boat ramp. You'll be entertained watching boat activity galore, as all boats traveling between Tacoma and Olympia pass through Dana Passage in front of our home.

Toss your line in the water and try to catch dinner for the BBQ. Or, dig down to some clams or toss out a crab pot for famous Puget Sound Dungenous, just down the beach.

Enjoy wild life? Check out sea lions, otters and seals as they bask on Zittle's pilings, swim past our home or sun themselves on our float. Our point is home to a resident herring, Harold, our numerous hummingbirds and graceful eagles, in addition to countless others.

Like to walk? Take a picturesque stroll around our loop for great excercise while enjoying pastoral setting with cows, horses and goats. And, odds are you'll spot deer, red fox and raccoons.

Want to experience city life and the state capitol? We are about 10 minutes away from downtown shopping, restaurants, nightlife and sight seeing. Take a stroll down Percival landing on the water front to visit marinas, restaurants and quaint shops.

Planning a visit to the big city of Seattle? We are within driving distance to the most populated city in Washington. Check out the Space Needle, famed Pike Place Market, Seattle Mariners or Seahawks. Water travel via ferry or excursion boat are a fantastic way to get a real feel for this great lifestyle that is truly Northwest treasure.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: Tracey and Jeff Wittenfeld Johnson Point Beach Retreat Owners

Why the Owner Chose Olympia, WA, USA:
We chose this home after 6 years of shopping for Northwest waterfront. It is extremely rare to find such a private and peaceful setting on a sandy beach with views of both Mt Rainier and the Olympic Mountains, yet so close to the modern world - with shopping, restaurants, and city life only 15 minutes away. The charming trolley is a nice way to transport supplies to the home and the boat house / ramp are highly coveted toys on the sound for any boater. The community is truly lovely with a most enjoyable walk around the 'Loop' to get exercise while passing by resident cows, goats, horses and an occasional red tail fox. The combination of natural treasures is very rare.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Views, views, and more views! Wake up and watch the seals feeding. Socialize, play, or just relax all day. Unwind in the hillside hot tub, or around the warmth and crackle of the fire. It doesn't get any better than this! Holiday charm: Visiting during the holidays? You will delight in the charm and warm décor during the holiday season.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/08/2017

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Photos

  • Mt. Rainier views from every room!  Look left to see the Olympics!

    Mt. Rainier views from every room! Look left to see the Olympics!

  • Don't forget the kayaks… or rent ours for a modest fee!

    Don't forget the kayaks… or rent ours for a modest fee!

  • Ahh… the warmth & crackle of an evening fire.  Don't forget the marshmallows!

    Ahh… the warmth & crackle of an evening fire. Don't forget the marshmallows!

  • Perfect for a romantic get-away...

    Perfect for a romantic get-away...

  • By land or by sea...

    By land or by sea...

  • Is anyone having fun?!?

    Is anyone having fun?!?

  • A satellite view.  Check out the last photos to see the house on the Point.

    A satellite view. Check out the last photos to see the house on the Point.

  • The Living area is not huge, but it's  plenty big enough, and very comfortable!

    The Living area is not huge, but it's plenty big enough, and very comfortable!

  • Stairway railing leads to the upper floor.

    Stairway railing leads to the upper floor.

  • Bedroom #2 also has a king bed, and slider to the balcony.

    Bedroom #2 also has a king bed, and slider to the balcony.

  • Zack says, 'Don't forget the popsicles and ice cream'!

    Zack says, 'Don't forget the popsicles and ice cream'!

  • Marvel at the neighbor's house on the tip of the Point, just two doors down!

    Marvel at the neighbor's house on the tip of the Point, just two doors down!

  • Relax & unwind in our charming, well-kept 'Home-Away' on the water's edge.

    Relax & unwind in our charming, well-kept 'Home-Away' on the water's edge.

  • You'll feel as though you're living on a Houseboat at high tide!

    You'll feel as though you're living on a Houseboat at high tide!

  • A morning fog lifts beyond reach of the quiet, secluded beach.

    A morning fog lifts beyond reach of the quiet, secluded beach.

  • Let the old-fashioned Trolley Car carry supplies.

    Let the old-fashioned Trolley Car carry supplies.

  • The sunsets are amazing from the tip of Johnson Point!

    The sunsets are amazing from the tip of Johnson Point!

  • Is that Nessy of LochNess?!?  No, just a humpback whale frolicking off the Point

    Is that Nessy of LochNess?!? No, just a humpback whale frolicking off the Point

  • Cook, dine, and entertain with the most amazing views!

    Cook, dine, and entertain with the most amazing views!

  • An opposing Living area view.

    An opposing Living area view.

  • A spacious Master bedroom, with a king bed, and slider to the balcony.

    A spacious Master bedroom, with a king bed, and slider to the balcony.

  • A separate bunk room for the kids. Upper bunk soon to be added.

    A separate bunk room for the kids. Upper bunk soon to be added.

  • Now that's a Master Bath!  And it can be yours for only 3.7 MIL !!

    Now that's a Master Bath! And it can be yours for only 3.7 MIL !!

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 21, 2017

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