Camp Blackbeary Forest Cabin Escape

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Barn with Camp Blackbeary Guest Cabin living quarters on second floor


Last updated: 10/07/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

1080 sq. ft. of open floor plan on second floor of cabin/barn. It is an Adirondack style cabin in all decor and comfort. Including bear skins, antlers and rustic furnishings.

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 cabin has a single bath with a shower, no tub.
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.

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1080 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Persons renting must be 18 yrs or older...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    must be approved by owner at time of reservation, owners discretion. must be well behaved....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    living area is on 2nd floor up stairs not wheelchair accessible ...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

  • Bedroom 1


  • 5 single beds in open floor plan sleeping in designated areas.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Books:

    a well stocked paperback library...moreless

  • Game Room:

    Board games and card games backgammon, checkers and chess...moreless

  • Games:

    Many board and card games, some outdoor games available...moreless

  • Music Library:

    some cd's...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View:

    Mount Rainier can be seen from this property and Olympic mountains from west side of Key Peninsula just minutes from Cabin or when out on water. ...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    2 hr. drive to Pacific Beaches at Gray's Harbor area. Ocean Shores, Hoquiam....moreless

  • Rural:

    We are very rural out in the country, guests will need a car to drive to other activities within 100 mile area. The Pacific NW at it's best!...moreless

  • Water View:

    Peeking through trees you can see a bit of the Drayton Passage and Anderson Is. from the Cabin deck. The cabin is set back in wooded area of property from waters edge....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Access to waterfront from 72 ST. Boat ramp. within walking from Cabin. Boat launch for water sports here....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Outdoor table for dining in addition to indoor table...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Fireplace:

    Woodburning stove, only when fires allowed not during summer burn bans...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    electric base board...moreless

  • Internet:

    None guest must bring a jet pack if WiFi is required...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    for five guests, more upon request...moreless

  • Living Room:

    1080 sq. et. open concept living area...moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample parking for guests and friends...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    for to 5 guests, more upon request...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Some firewood may be provided upon request when fires are allowed. Fall /winter only...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Small coffee maker and stove top coffee pot. Tea kettle, cups and mugs.Coffee grinder and tea bags....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All basic dishes for eight and flatware, cooking utensils, hand mixer, bowls, Baking dishes, cookie sheets, cake pans, pots and pans, wine glasses and glassware....moreless

  • Dishwasher:


  • Kitchen:

    Farm sink with straight formica counter top on either side.Cabinets below with storage and drawers for dishes, utensils and pantry items....moreless

  • Microwave:

    small microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    One oven with lower drawer broiler. PropaneGas Gas BBQ grill on outside deck provided...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, pepper, some spices, sugar, flour. coffee and tea. Basic paper products, towels and toilet tissue, we ask that guests replace what they use....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Below the counter small size vintage looking ice box style, also a professional beverage refrigerator....moreless

  • Stove:

    Propane gas 4 burner free standing stove with oven and broiler....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Cuisenart toaster oven, bakes and broils....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    upstairs deck off entrance to Cabin a ground level gravel seating area with fire ring and Adirondack chairs, great to sit fireside, tell stories and roast marshmellow's for smore's...moreless



Write a review 4.6
from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall /winter
Sep 5 - Nov 27, 2016
2 night min stay
$699 $1,950
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 23 - Nov 26, 2016
4 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you 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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Last updated: 10/07/2016
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54 Miles
Nearest Airport
Seattle/Tacoma International
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
40 Miles
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Nearest Golf
45 Miles
Nearest Train
29 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 16 and I- 5
11 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Miles
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

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.


Owner info

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

    Barn with Camp Blackbeary Guest Cabin living quarters on second floor

  • Seating Area in main room

    Seating Area in main room

  • Kitchen


  • Outdoor deck

    Outdoor deck

  • Our entrance and woods

    Our entrance and woods

  • Anderson Is, Mt Rainier and Tugs

    Anderson Is, Mt Rainier and Tugs

  •  meander through our forest

    meander through our forest

  • Sunrise view of Sound and Mt. Rainier

    Sunrise view of Sound and Mt. Rainier

  • We have transient Orca's visiting  in Drayton Passage

    We have transient Orca's visiting in Drayton Passage

  • Mt. Rainier and Fox Is.

    Mt. Rainier and Fox Is.

  • The Narrows Bridge Rt 16 from I- 5 from Seattle, Tacoma or Olympia

    The Narrows Bridge Rt 16 from I- 5 from Seattle, Tacoma or Olympia

  • go beach combing

    go beach combing

  •  Sleeping area with beds and spacious open main living area for relaxation.

    Sleeping area with beds and spacious open main living area for relaxation.

  • wood stove in main room

    wood stove in main room

  • Bathroom has Sink & Shower, vanity table with makeup mirror and lamp

    Bathroom has Sink & Shower, vanity table with makeup mirror and lamp

  • the cabin deck at tree level

    the cabin deck at tree level

  • Our View of Mt Rainier and Drayton Passage on a beautiful day

    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

    Longbranch Wharf & Mt. Rainier View (a short drive or walk away) on Filucy Bay

  • Welcome to Camp

    Welcome to Camp

  • Mt Rainier at sunrise can be quite spectacular!

    Mt Rainier at sunrise can be quite spectacular!

  • The seals love to relax in the sun

    The seals love to relax in the sun

  • Gig Harbor is a short drive up the Key Peninsula

    Gig Harbor is a short drive up the Key Peninsula

  • Golden sunsets

    Golden sunsets

  • Stroll the shoreline

    Stroll the shoreline

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, October 09, 2016

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