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The Loft' Guest Home on Pickering Passage

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Fourth year as VRBO property owners. The Loft is conveniently located to enjoy and discover the Olympic Peninsula and beautiful South Sound. New construction - a warm and inviting getaway, just over an hour and a half from Seattle and forty minutes from Olympia. A bit off the beaten path but a quiet and relaxing setting. Queen size Murphy bed in main room and two twin mattresses in the loft. Kitchenette with two-burner stove, microwave/convection oven, under counter refrigerator, small dishwasher, dishes, utensils, cookware, coffee maker and toaster. Paper towels, TP and napkins along with plastic wrap, foil and a small assortment of spices provided. Flat-screen TV with DVD selections, patio with BBQ, table and chairs, Bathroom with full-size shower. Wi-Fi and cable. Access to the beach from owner's yard. Security gate. A quick drive to activities in Olympic National Park, 40 minutes to Olympia's Farmer's Market and restaurants, short drive to Hood Canal, Gig Harbor, Bremerton, golf courses and other destinations on the peninsula. Wineries and breweries are within an hours drive. Owners live on site and are available to provide directions and information about the area.

Walk the beach, sip some wine, read a book or go off and explore the area for the day. Public boat launch is 1.5 miles away or bring your kayaks and launch on the owners beach. Enjoy our neighboring deer, the curious seals and otters, heron and an abundance of birds. Eagles above and an occasional visit from Orca whales.

Linens and towels are provided. There is ample hiking nearby and fishing and crabbing in the area if you bring your own boat.

More Details

Christy Rowe
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Christy Rowe

We are excited to offer our Loft House to vacationers to enjoy our 'little peace of heaven' that we are enjoying in our semi-retirement. Our family has had vacation property in Mason County since the 60's so we are very familiar with the area. We have had lake property and then moved to saltwater property on Pickering Passage as a family in 1989. We originally lived and grew up in West Seattle but after the kids leaving home and semi-retirement we decided to build a home in Mason County moving here permanently in 2013. We are loving the community and the people we've met. The setting is serene, quite and peaceful. We look forward to having others enjoy this special spot exploring the South South and the Olympic Peninsula.

Christy Rowe purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Christy Rowe chose Shelton

Many people don't know much about South Sound. Once they visit by boat or car people are amazed how quiet and beautiful this area is and by how close to hiking and exploring they are. We talked about moving out of Seattle for several years and finally made the move permanently April 2013 and we LOVE it here!

What makes this cottage unique

Benefits? Close to hiking, the Olympic National Forest, the salt water, Hood Canal. Birds, deer, otters and eagles galore. Unique get-away in an area of the Northwest that many people don't even know exist - South Sound.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Written review and responses between Homeowners and Guest:

Homeowner: "What did you especially enjoy about your stay?"

Guest: "Really enjoyed the quietness. Beautiful spot. I was there for golf and it met my needs perfectly."

Homeowner: "Is there anything we could have done to make your stay more enjoyable?"

Guest: "No, everything was very nice."

Homeowner: "Do you have suggestions we might consider adding or changing - either in The Loft unit itself or to the outdoor spaces?"

Guest: "It was perfect for me and more than I expected. I don't think you should change anything."

Thank-you Devin ~ we are glad your eight nights here were enjoyable.
Jun 2015
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Shelton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full size walk in shower, sink and toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Murphy bed in the main room. Ship style ladders (2) leading up to the loft area where there are two twin size mattresses, reading lights and a great view out the clerestory windows.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking


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The Loft' Guest Home on Pickering Passage
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 18 reviews

The perfect place to relax and chill!

  • 5 of 5

What a sweet and cozy place to stay. Pickering Passage is the perfect getaway spot. We had plenty of privacy, a well stocked kitchen with amenities and were surrounded by nature. It was exactly what we needed. Thanks Christy & Dave!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kari for your kind words. Glad the peace and quiet was what you were looking for. We hope to see you again in the future!
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Beautiful and peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

Dave and Christy were excellent hosts who take great care of their loft house. Accommodations were clean and well maintained. While the loft house does not have a view of the water, the owners make waterfront access available to sun, relax, kayak, and enjoy the beauty of their waterfront property. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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clean and comfortable.Pleasant and helpful hosts & beautiful gardens.

  • 4 of 5

As above.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It was a pleasure having you as a guest and we look forward to seeing you again!
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Absolutely beautiful property and guest cabin.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. The guest cabin is fantastic. We are a family of 4 and our teens loved the loft and it's semi-privacy. We would love to go back when we have a chance.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank- you for visiting and we are glad your family had an enjoyable stay. Sounded like you also enjoyed exploring the Olympic Peninsula and the weather was perfect! We look forward to your return visit.
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Stunning home, guest house and grounds!

  • 5 of 5

Spent two nights at The Loft and enjoyed the peaceful setting! Owners very accommodating, guest house immaculate and well appointed. Hope to stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway not too far from home.

  • 5 of 5

I spent a wonderful long weekend at the Loft with my husband, daughter and mother. This place is a dream. We wish we could have stayed for a week and are already talking about returning. Christy and her husband Dave have a beautiful place that is very welcoming. It felt like vacation as soon as we drove onto their property. The Loft is very clean, cute and comfortable. We had everything we needed and felt at home right away. Thank you for having us. It was a pleasure meeting you.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for your kind review. We always know we have had great guests when we are sad to see them leave. It was so nice to meet you all and hope to see you again in the future. Our goal is do our best to be helpful but also allow our guests to have their privacy. It is so nice to be able to share this beautiful area on Pickering Passage with people. Safe travels to your mom and enjoy the rest of your summer.
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Spencer Lake Tavern
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 3
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Spencer Lake Bar & Grill, Olympia Bakery
Car: necessary

Walk the beach, enjoy the quiet or use this as your base camp to explore the Olympia National Forest with hiking trails or explore the peninsula with drives to places like Port Townsend for the day. Many options and we can help you with information and directions.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

The owners live on site and access to the beach is provided via the owner's property.
Rates are subject to change.
No pets allowed and no children under the age of 10 years old.
No smoking policy in effect.
Quiet hours after 11 p.m. and before 8 a.m.
Check in after 3 p.m., Check out at 11 a.m.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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