Camp Blackbeary Forest Cabin Escape(7 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Designated Bedroom sleeping area in open floorplan, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
A true vacation getaway located on the South Puget Sound on a ten acre estate of beautiful northwest woods. Has access to the beach for strolling, beach combing, kayaking, or taking in wonderful views of Mt. Rainier. Boat launch and beach access is available 1/2 block north on 72nd St.
The sleeping area has three single beds, or one single and one queen size bed , a day bed with trundle for up to 5 guests (airbeds for more people upon request). Blankets, bed linens and towels for up to 5 people are provided.
We welcome your well behaved pets, one dog or one cat preferred, all must be approved prior to stay by owner. Dogs must be leashed, no roaming freely or allowed on furniture. Pets need to be free of fleas and shot records must show they are current especially with regards to rabies. We are very pet friendly here.
The kitchen area is equipped for basic cooking. It includes a gas range with oven and broiler drawer. There is a farm sink, coffee maker, toaster oven, and microwave. We have a small under the counter refrigerator and a beverage refrigerator. Dishes, pots and pans and most all basic kitchen utensils. More may be provided upon request. Some basic pantry items include a few spices, salt and pepper, flour, sugar, crackers, bread crumbs, pancake mix and syrup, homemade jam, coffee, tea bags, oil and vinegar, rice, mixed pastas, marshmallows and graham crackers for smore's. We supply paper towels and toilet paper. Hand soap and dish washing liquid, sponges, dish cloths and towels. There is a dish dry pad and drainer rack, no dishwasher.
The large upper deck has a table and chairs for dining, and chairs for relaxing as well. A gas BBQ is provided for grilling outdoors, we supply grilling utensils, grill wipes and non stick grill spray and small gas bottles for guests use.
You feel as if you are up in a wonderful tree house cabin. Though the cabin itself is not at the waters edge, you can view sail boats and the water through the trees from the deck. Also bald eagles, great blue herons, king fishers, wood peckers, ravens and many other birds. Watch the stars, listen to owls and fall asleep listening to frogs and coyotes in the distance.
The cabin is in a great location for access to Gig Harbor (25 minute drive) and a grocery store at Key Center. There are many day trips to enjoy to Olympia, Tacoma, Olympic National Park, Hood Canal, and other great points of interest around the Olympic, Key and Kitsap Peninsulas and South Puget Sound. Penrose and Joemma State Parks are short minutes away and great for additional hikes, beaches and picnicking with drop dead sunset views of the mountains and water. A 2 hr drive can get you to the Pacific beach at Ocean Shores, Greys Harbor region via Shelton . North is Bremerton, Port Townsend, Sequim and Port Angeles on Rt 101. Seattle is 1 1/2 hrs via rt 16 and I-5. Mt. Rainier NP is to the east about a 2hr. drive from cabin. We get to see the mountain (Mt. Rainier) from here everyday the weather allows.
We hope you find this comfortable cabin provides a relaxing escape! A true western WA experience in the beautiful Pacific NW woods.
Directions from Seattle:
Option 1) 1 hour 45 minute drive south on I-5 through Tacoma, across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge (tolled eastbound only), and down the Key Peninsula from Gig Harbor, take the Purdy exit.
Option 2) 1 hour ferry ride from Seattle to Bremerton, and 45 minute drive through Port Orchard to the Key Peninsula via rt 16 take Purdy exit S and stay on Key Pen HWY to Longbranch near bottom of Peninsula past the Longbranch Improvement Club and Wharf.
Member since: 2014
- 1080 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6
- 5 single beds in open floor plan sleeping in designated areas.
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
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Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Hair Dryer
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- extra adults 4 plus/ ea $25 + tax
- Pet Fee $15
- cleaning $25
- Tax Rate 8.6%
2 Cats OK. Dogs considered but must be leashed. Both Dogs and Cats must be pre approved.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Gig Harbor has churches, banking, shopping, movies, nice restaurants, a world class St. Anthony's Hospital and medical centers. Costco and a new YMCA.
Uptown Gig Harbor with it's new malls has more restaurants and shops and Galaxy movie theater.
The historic downtown Gig Harbor on the waterfront has specialty shops and festivals, with weekly summer events in Skanskie Park along the harbor. Several galleries, museums, and wonderful restaurants like Tides, Anthony's, The Green Turtle, Brix 25, Kelly's and El Publito. There are kayaking and boat rentals to tour the harbor.
This historic fishing villiage offers many wonderful ammenities and is a very picturesque place. It has one of the best photo views of Mt. Rainier and the Harbor.
The Longbranch Wharf is the very best photo view of Mt. Rainier and the Sound just a few minutes walk from our Cabin on Filucy Bay.
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: I am retired from stage and television as an actress and worked for over 20 yrs as an interior designer. I have lived in many parts of US. I have lived here on the Key Peninsula since 2003. The barn and guest cabin living quarters was built in 2008. We wanted family and friends to have a special place to stay right here.
Why the Owner Chose Longbranch, WA, USA:
We moved from a beautiful waterfront home located on the Lynnhaven River and Chesapeake Bay in Virginia. We wanted to be on water again with views of the mountains and Puget Sound. This property had all we were hoping to get with wonderful NW woods as well. Close enough to three cities, Seattle, Olympia and Tacoma, yet out of the crowd for peace and relaxation. Gig Harbor is a beautiful town and has all we need just 20 minutes away. Key Center has enough to fill in the basics only 11 minutes away.We still have easy access to three cities by car or ferry and the Sea/Tac airport for any longer distance travel.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The world is a hectic and stressful place for many people much of the time. We have a spot that offers a real get away to no stress for total relaxation in a beautiful natural setting. Just relax and take in nature at it's best here in Western WA. The true Pacific NW of old growth forests, water and mountain views. Magnificent sunrises and golden sunsets. There are many ways to enjoy the life here on the South Sound. There are long stretches of beaches to explore and National and State Parks to enjoy. You can do many activities outdoors and explore small towns around the Sound, take a ferry to several different Islands and Canada. Within a two hr. drive you can be at the Pacific beaches. Visit Mt. Rainier NP or Olympic NP, Hoh Rain Forest, Crescent Lake, the San Juan Islands or Cape Flattery. We are very close to Hood Canal, Harstene Is. and several local wineries. The Glass Museum in Tacoma with the Dale Chihully bridge is special, a must do where you can actually watch works of glass art being made. Point Defiance offers a wonderful Zoo and dining at Anthony's. Gig Harbor is our little gem of a town. If not day tripping, the very best is to stay put right here and enjoy all the relaxation and beautiful location, maybe go kayaking, or for a walk or bike ride. After a lovely day fall asleep to the sounds of nature.
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Barn with Camp Blackbeary Guest Cabin living quarters on second floor
Seating Area in main room
Our entrance and woods
Anderson Is, Mt Rainier and Tugs
meander through our forest
Sunrise view of Sound and Mt. Rainier
We have transient Orca's visiting in Drayton Passage
Mt. Rainier and Fox Is.
The Narrows Bridge Rt 16 from I- 5 from Seattle, Tacoma or Olympia
go beach combing
Sleeping area with beds and spacious open main living area for relaxation.
wood stove in main room
Bathroom has Sink & Shower, vanity table with makeup mirror and lamp
the cabin deck at tree level
Our View of Mt Rainier and Drayton Passage on a beautiful day
Longbranch Wharf & Mt. Rainier View (a short drive or walk away) on Filucy Bay
Welcome to Camp
Mt Rainier at sunrise can be quite spectacular!
The seals love to relax in the sun
Gig Harbor is a short drive up the Key Peninsula
Stroll the shoreline
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, March 09, 2017
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