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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

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 Puget Sound South

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
  • 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 ...
  • 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


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(23 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Just Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful family trip to this beautiful vacation home. It has everything you need. Safeway is not too far, about a 20 min drive and the kyaks were so much fun! The beds are comfortable and the rooms are cozy. Darci was quick to answer any questions we had. The only thing I think the home could benefit from are ceiling fans as it does get a little stuffy in the house, but we were there during a massive heat wave. Be sure to bring good water shoes as the "beach" is a shell beach, the driveway is a bit steep and no cable just internet tv, Roku tv and Netflix, but those were not issues at all, just some things to be mindful of. We have stayed in many VBRO homes over the years and this one was up there with the best of them! Very private, quiet and beautiful! We plan to return for our next family get together.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin TX

Harstine Island is a beautiful spot. The views are amazing. We saw lots of sea life.

  • 5 of 5

The house is gorgeous and well equipped, plenty of towels, blankets etc. The kitchen had everything except refrigerated condiments.

We loved fishing and hunting for shells. Be sure to bring water shoes because the beach is small stones and crushed shells. We used the kayaks often.

Darci was very prompt to answer our few questions.

This is a wonderful spot for families!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kitkland, WA

Couldn't have been happier!

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for our family. The location is great. Right on the water. Huge lawn for the kids to play on. The house itself was really nice and had everything that we needed. Can't say enough good things about the home! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Never disappoints!

  • 5 of 5

Our 2 families spent the 3rd year in a row at the "beach house" over 4th of July holiday. It was a spectacular week full of sun, boating, kayaking, beach combing, crabbing, lawn games, and smores over the fire. The house was well equipped as usual and had some nice upgrades to the kids bunks. The kids loved the new comfortable beds and there was no fighting on who would sleep where!

We have enjoyed this home so much and continue to come back year after year. Always such a delight and THE perfect setting for a relaxing vacation. More than enough room for 4 adults and 4 children!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you for the great review. We thought those bunks would be a nice improvement. Our boys used them for years at our house and Rebecca reconditioned them to get the teeth marks and graffiti off. No more fighting over beds. Works for us too! Thanks. Bill & Rebecca
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Great view, beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We love this house! It has a great view, beach access, and a layout that is perfect for us. Our two families (4 adults, 5 kids) easily fit into this house. The kids slept in the same room, which was a lot of fun for them. The kids were able to spend time downstairs away from the adults, playing foosball or watching a movie. Our favorite things to do outside were beachcombing and taking out the kayaks that come with the house. We easily found life jackets at the house for adults and the kids. The house is really peaceful and quiet. The owner is fantastic and made sure our needs were met. We can't wait to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Perfect 16th Birthday Getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

This house was just perfect in so many ways! My daughter wanted to do a small getaway with a few friends for her 16th Birthday instead of big party and when I found this house I knew it was exactly what we wanted. Working with Darci was so amazing! She answered my questions quickly and I had a lot of them..

We arrived early on Friday and the girls immediately settled into the bunkroom (that means throwing everything down, fishing out the swimsuits and start exploring). I brought another mom along, so I would have help, and she loved having her own room and I really loved the upstairs bedroom with it's own bath. Loved firing up the bbq on the deck and serving burgers and dogs to the girls. The downstairs was great for the girls to throw on a movie at night and have a space to laugh and be loud while we hung out upstairs on the deck or watching tv. The girls loved the canoes and we had great weather so they were on the water much of the day. Even had a water fight on the large backyard. We walked the beach and enjoyed being the only ones out there. When the sun went down we gathered around the fire pit to roast marshmallows and make s'mores. This house is amazing and a super easy drive from the Seattle area. Will definitely come back here.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from 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

Shelton House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
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.

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