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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

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 Puget Sound South

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 ...
  • 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
  • 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 4.818182 based on 12 reviews

We love this place

  • 5 of 5

We are repeat renters of the Loft and love it as a great place to escape and relax with our son on weekends we spend at Ridge Motorsports Park for motorcycling racing. As avid DIYers we appreciate the quality of the construction and design of the place. It has everything you need in a small, but open feeling, footprint. My only complaint is that we never get to spend enough time there!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your family is the best and we love having you here. Never have to worry about a thing! Look forward to your next race and visit. Thank you.
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Beautiful place with beautiful owners. You can't go wrong staying here.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place with beautiful owners. You can't go wrong staying here.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a wonderful space to stay in for any kind of break. There is no detail left unconsidered .

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful space in a beautiful location -- nature all around. The loft is very well designed and visually unique and cozy, with its own outdoor space amidst lovely gardens. Right next to the water on amazing Pickering Passage. Christy and Dave are great hosts. We headquartered there and explored the Hood Canal area.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. We are always happy to hear that our guests had a good experience. Hope we see you again in the future.
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend staying VRBO #588194. We had a wonderful time! The cottage was modern, attractive and comfortable. Had everything we needed for a great get away! Quiet, peaceful-water gazing and cool breezes so relaxing. Fantastic stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ladies! It was a pleasure having you here and so glad you enjoyed your stay! Hope to see you again in the future.
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Seattle, WA,

Great weekend getaway close to Seattle.

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 had a great mini vacation at the Loft! It is a beautiful location and a very well maintained property with amazing gardens and landscaping. The Loft is well equipped, clean and super comfortable. We enjoyed walking on the beach and exploring nearby Shelton and Lake Cushman. The owners are on site and very friendly, but left us to ourselves unless we needed something. We will definitely recommend the Loft to our friends and hope to return again. Davis Family, Seattle, WA.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Colleen and family, Sorry for late response but we thank-you for your kind words and glad you had a pleasant stay. Always appreciate hearing what people liked about The Loft and why they liked their stay. Have a great rest of the summer and maybe we'll see you again in the future!
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Cozy, Modern, Lovely and Welcoming

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. A perfect place to easily launch kayaks with kids. The home had everything we needed to make delicious meals. The grounds surrounding were fun to explore--you never need to leave. Hugh front yard for the kids to run around. A perfect place for a romantic get away. The hosts are incredibly kind and thoughtful and helpful.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you Kelly. We loved having you all here and you'll need to come back again! We try our best to provide our guests with everything they need to have a wonderful time away from home and relax. This has been our third year as a VRBO and we learn something from every guest and enjoy all the wonderful people we have met. Always try to accommodate and love the positive comments.
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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
Damage Deposit $200

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.

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