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Spectacular No-Bank Waterfront Remodeled Home!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Private 2600sqft home on over an acre of land. Over 100ft. no-bank waterfront

Our home, located on South Puget Sound, has complete privacy on all sides and full waterfront views from literally every room. Because this has been our 'home away from home' for so many years, we have gone out of our way to make it comfortable and a 'second' home for all of our guests. Our beach home is 3 levels, totaling 2600 square feet. We have two bedrooms on the main level, one with a queen bed and the other with two sets of bunk beds. Linens, sheets and bedding are all new and we have down comforters on most of the beds. The kitchen and main bathroom are also on the main level. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need- a garbage disposal, coffee maker, toaster, blender, mixer etc... We provide napkins, paper towels, spices, coffee, tea, lemonade, syrup, oils, ziploc bags, foil etc... Kitchen/dining area can seat up to 12. There is a deck off the kitchen/dining area, complete with a new gas barbecue. The master bedroom is located upstairs and has vaulted ceilings, all new Pottery Barn bedding, a flat screen TV and a private deck and bathroom. We also have an air conditioning unit in the master bedroom as well as on the main level living room so it stays cool on those hot summer nights! Downstairs is another great family gathering space! There is a large leather sectional couch, brand new large flat screen TV, foosball and games for all to enjoy! A full-sized washer/dryer and bathroom are also downstairs.

Property Manager
Darci Russell
Member since: 2013
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Darci Russell

We are natives to the Northwest and live in Bellevue, Wa. Many of our great family memories and experiences have been with our two boys on Harstine Island. As our boys got older, our lives became busier. We decided to rent our vacation home and share our love of the area with others. It's a wonderful place all year long, whether you're enjoying the long hot summer days and roasting marshmallows by the fire or cuddling up inside watching the rain hit the water.

Darci Russell purchased this house in 1987

Why Darci Russell chose Shelton

We fell in love with Harstine Island for so many reasons. First and foremost, we love the peace, quietness and beauty of the South Sound. We truly enjoy the no bank beach, something that is fairly rare on the island. It's a relatively short drive from Seattle and we don't have to worry about ferry schedules! We are somewhat secluded and have views of Indian Island right across from us. We love looking out at water and trees instead of other homes- this is a very tranquil setting.

What makes this house unique



Shelton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom is on the main level of the house.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Located on the 3rd floor off the master bedroom.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Located in the basement off the game/TV room.
  • We have three bathrooms in total.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 bunk bed , This bedroom has two sets of bunk beds, one with a full bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Located on the main floor.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Located on the 3rd floor, water view, balcony and bathroom.
  • The bedrooms are very spacious and all have large closets. Everything new from bedding to carpet to paint. Come enjoy!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

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Spectacular No-Bank Waterfront Remodeled Home!
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 35 reviews

so restful and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Lots of room inside and out for adults to relax, and kids to play games. Kayaks and beachcombing are our favorite. Non stop views.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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peaceful, tranquil retreat

  • 5 of 5

This property is neat, clean, and well maintained. The setting is peaceful and quiet. The home is well-equipped with games, kayaks, and audio-visual entertainment options, all of which were in good working order, and having entertainment options spread out over three floors means children and parents can have a little separation if need be. The furniture, including the beds, is quite comfortable. All of the appliances work and work well. The washer and dryer are newer and better than what we have at home. The back decks are wonderful and in excellent condition - -no concern about picking up splinters in bare feet.

Finally, the owners and their friend who manages the rentals for them all seem to be invested in the idea of their guests enjoying their time at the home. They are very attentive and responsive. They helped us out after our daughter left her eye glasses behind by sending them back to our home immediately after we discovered they were missing. Sure, you are renting the property, but it is clear they love it and want you to love it as much as they do.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place is amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 5 nights in June and loved every minute of it! It is so peaceful and beautiful. We had 5 people staying here- My husband and I and our 3 kids ages 14-22. Plenty of room for more people!

The house has everything you would need to cook and relax. We loved the 2 kayaks and used them every day. We loved walking on the rocky beach and watching the changing tide. We spent a lot of our time outdoors on the beach, on the deck, fishing or on the kayaks. We had smores one night in the fire pit. The beds were very comfortable! There were plenty of towels. We thought we would be watching TV and movies a lot but we hardly did that at all. There was so much daylight, that we found ourselves just being part of nature until it got dark around 9:30.

This island is breathtaking! I took so many pictures. We visited both state parks on the island - Jarrell Cove and Harstine Island. (Need a Discovery Pass) We found lots of sand dollars on Harstine Island State Park on the beach at the end of the beautiful trail. We also visited the wild cat sanctuary on the island. ( We saw all of the cats and the beautiful gardens that they live in. We were very impressed with this place.

We also took a ferry from Bremerton to Seattle and walked to Pike Place Fish Market, Pike Place Chowder, Space Needle and Chihuly Garden & Glass. One other day, we drove to Olympic National Park and hiked Hurricane Hill and Sol Duc Falls. Both with gorgeous views! Just be prepared for a ton of driving!!!

This place was perfect and we all wished we could stay here a lot longer than 5 nights! Darcy was quick to respond to my texts. We are hoping to come back in a couple years!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home, great beach access, plenty to do without ever leaving the home!

  • 5 of 5

I definitely recommend this home. It is very comfortable and well maintained. My only minor complaint, that wasn't enough to reduce my rating to 4 stars, was that I think the sprinkler system was malfunctioning? It came on about every hour and made the yard so soggy it was unusable. It also drenched our s'mores session as they came on and soaked the fire pit area. Everything else was top notch! Lots to do in the house with Netflix, Roku, and Xbox. The foosball table was great! The views from all 3 decks were beautiful! The fact that they provide kyaks and life vests at no extra charge was a huge selling point for me, and the kyaking was a highlight for us, even though the weather didn't exactly cooperate. The amount of things that come furnished with this house is really second to none compared to other homes I've rented. If you are looking for a nice quiet retreat to recharge the batteries, this is the place. We were barely there for a day an a half, but it felt like much longer. I would be surprised if we didn't stay here again within the next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family House

  • 5 of 5

The house was great for our family. The kids loved the air hockey table, croquet set, and the buckets and shovels for playing down at the beach. Our stay had us away from the home most of the day, but the home had us wishing we could come back and just relax by the water and watch the otters play.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to relax and unwind

  • 5 of 5

This is the third year in a row we have stayed at the house. It is a beautiful home in a quiet setting. It is fun beachcombing at low tide, paddling the kayaks, and watching wildlife such as seals and eagles. Our kids love playing foosball downstairs and playing croquet on the lawn. The view is stunning. You can enjoy it while you eat at the table upstairs or on the deck. The owner is fantastic and very responsive. We highly recommend this place!

Be sure to stop at Olympic Bakery Cafe on the way in. They have great food and generous portions. The people who run the place are very friendly. We didn’t stop there until this year and were pleasantly surprised!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
76 Miles
Sea Tac Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Spencer Lake Resort
Nearest Ferry
34 Miles
Bremerton, WA Ferry
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Lake Limerick Golf Course
Nearest Train
38 Miles
Amtrak, Lacey, WA
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Spencer Lake Restaurant or Olympic Bakery/Deli
Nearest Ski
123 Miles
Summit at Snoqualmie
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Visa/Mastercard and checks are accepted. We ask for the first night's rental fee and the damage deposit to confirm the reservation. 30 days prior to check-in, we collect the remaining balance. Damage deposits are returned within 10 days.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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