Waterfront Octagon House, Exceptional Views, South Puget Sound(2 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-4 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
House, 2 Bedrooms + Study, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)
COMMENTS FROM GUESTS:
'This is a first for us! Within 5 minutes - almost immediately, we felt at home here and settled in for a perfect 3-day getaway. There's a serenity to the space. Thank you for making it available to us! We hope to return.'
'Thank you so very much for allowing us the use of your home. The website does not do this house justice. We were pleasantly surprised at how beautiful this place is. The unique design and setting were ideal for a relaxing getaway. Nothing compares to the view of the Olympics off of your fabulous deck. We enjoyed having the piano, conversation pit, study, well-stocked kitchen and all of the other items you have so graciously shared. We will look forward to returning one day.'
'Thank you for sharing your extraordinary home with our family. Everything about your place seemed welcoming and peaceful. I sense it was built with a great deal of love and a huge amount of generosity! We have been staying on this island for 30 years, and this was by far our family's favorite. ... This was a special healing time for us.'
Our unique 'Octagon' House with a large deck and sunken Fireplace and Conversation Pit is ideal for enjoying the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Set in the Northwest Forest, the house overlooks the south Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains to the west, with gorgeous sunsets and views of the activity on the Puget Sound.
Our home is located on Harstine Island, in the Hartstene Pointe community on the north end of the island. Harstine Island is a large, forested island near Shelton, Washington, accessible from Route 3 between Bremerton and Shelton. The island is very non-commercial, rural in nature, with abundant wildlife.
The Hartstene Pointe community is the largest on the island (about 400 homes), and offers a number of amenities available to all residents and guests. Harstene Pointe offers friendliness, security, and many amenities: beaches, picnic facilities, tennis courts, exercise area, heated spa and pool (summer only), trails, clubhouse with ping-pong, billiards, games, and a library. If you have a boat, there is a marina nearby and public launch facilities. Each home has its own secluded setting where you will feel very close to nature. Feel free to participate in the community and enjoy its amenities, or simply enjoy the solitude of our home and its setting. From the large covered deck you will see deer, raccoons, an occasional coyote, birds, and other wildlife up close, and the beautiful Olympic Mountains across the water.
Just inside is a large, open living and dining area with a conversation pit and massive stone gas fireplace: very cozy in the cooler weather. A grand piano is available, and the dining area can seat up to eight people. The Kitchen is fully stocked, not only with cookware and utensils, but also with a full range of staples that you are welcome to use. A gas stove, electric grill, microwave, toaster, and toaster oven provide a variety of cooking options.
Two bedrooms with individual baths are fully stocked with linens, pillows, and towels. The 'King Room' has a king bed, and the 'Queen Room' has - you guessed it - a Queen bed. The study looks out into the forest and over the water. It contains a desk with a wireless internet connection, Television, Audio/Video center with DVD, VCR, Radio, Cassette, and Roku, plus a comfortable reading area. There is a single mattress and frame in the closet that can be used for sleeping a fifth person.
Our home is ideal as a base from which you can explore the Olympic Peninsula, the old logging town of Shelton, picturesque Hood Canal, Fort Townsend, Olympia, Bremerton, and Tacoma. Seattle is accessible by ferry. Many people enjoy collecting clams, oysters, crabs, salmon, and other sea creatures, while others like to explore the mountains, trails, and 'rainforest' of the Olympic Peninsula. For the occasional nice meal out, we can recommend several excellent local restaurants.
Whether you are looking for a forest retreat, a base camp, or a variety of nearby activities, our home is an ideal choice.
Pet Owners: no pets, please
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Member since: 2003
- Max. occupancy 5
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Away From It All
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $75
- OfflineRDD $250
- Taxes Not included
Reservations during June, July and August for fewer than 4 nights will be accepted if space is available, but only when booked within 45 days of your desired check-in date. Please inquire, as we will do our best to accommodate you.
Manager's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 2002
About: We love this house, and particularly the setting in the forest with the view. We enjoy sharing it with others, and have found that almost all of our renters over the years have been very respectful of the place, and leave very positive comments for us.
- Primary: +1 5039975788
- Secondary: +1 3604275678
Links to more information:
Octagon House overlooking Puget Sound
Conversation Pit with Fireplace
Deck overlooking Puget Sound
Queen Bedroom Closet to the left; bath just outside
Kitchen, with island bottom right, stove & refrigerator to the left.
View from the Deck at Sunset - Olympic Mountains in the distance
Conversation Area & Piano. Kitchen to the left.
King Bedroom Bath opens from left side of room
Kitchen, looking into the entryway. Stove and refrigerator to the left.
Study, with TV, Stereo, books, games. Can act as 3rdbedroom with mattress or airbed on floor.
This listing was first published here in 2003.
Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017
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