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Romance and Sunsets, Right on the Beach.

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Beachfront Cabin and Annex. Ocean and mountian view. On the beach. Sleeps 1-8.

A short 10 minute voyage on our private ferry (we'll send you a guest pass) brings you to our Beachfront Cabin and Annex that are available either individually or together.

You'll be perched on the western shore of Herron Island, a tiny private island in south Puget Sound, about 90 minutes from Seattle. Enjoy the view, deer, seals, porpoises, eagles, whales and all the beauty the Puget Sound has to offer. Kayak, paddle board, beach comb and experience some of the most amazing sunsets you'll ever see.

The property features 2 individual buildings, The Cabin and The Annex, available separately or together, that accommodate parties of 1 to 8 guests.

The Beachfront Cabin sleeps up to 4 guests. Parties of 6 to 8 guests can add the Annex for an additional $30 per person, per night (2 guest minimum). The Annex is in a separate building, just across the yard.

In the Beachfront Cabin you'll find a queen size bed in the downstairs open bedroom and 2 single beds in the upstairs open loft. (The loft is accessible by ladder, please watch young children). The Cabin has a bathroom with shower, washer/dryer, TV/DVD and a fully equipped kitchen plus an electric outdoor grill (you'll probably do your main cooking at the Cabin).

If you add the Annex you'll find a queen size bed in the upstairs bedroom and a sleeper sofa downstairs. The Annex has it's own bathroom with shower, washer/dryer, TV/DVD and a fully equipped kitchenette. The kitchenette has refrigerator, induction hotplate and large microwave (no stove) ideal for smaller meals.

The Cabin and Annex combination are an excellent option for larger groups who want to be together yet still enjoy the privacy of separate buildings.

From the back porch of the Cabin you can enjoy your meals outside or just take in the unobstructed ocean, island and mountain view. The sunsets are spectacular all year long. Watch for our resident deer, heron, seal, porpoise and eagles. There’s a good chance you’ll spot Orca or Gray Whales. We’ve been seeing a lot of them lately. Our location on the west shore is one of the best whale sighting spots on the island. Picture your group sitting around the outdoor fire pit, scanning the the water for Orcas and watching the changing colors of the sky as the sun sets behind the Olympic mountains.
If you prefer to stay inside you can still enjoy the amazing view or watch a movie on our comfy couch in front of our cozy wood burning stove.

With no stores or restaurants on the island you can enjoy a level of peace that is hard to match anywhere else. There are neighbors' vacation homes on either side of the cabin but you'll have ample privacy anywhere on the property.

A short walk down the stairs (46 to be exact) brings you to your own private beach, one of the nicest on the island. You’ll find 2 kayaks, 2 stand up paddle boards, a rowboat and crab pots at at your disposal at no additional charge. On the back porch you'll find a couple nice chaise lounges, Adirondack chairs and a Weber electric grill (works great and you never have to worry about running out of fuel).
The water in Case Inlet is exceptionally calm. An early morning paddle is a fantastic way to start your day. The water is fairly warm in the summer and excellent for swimming and floating. If you have your own boat you can moor at the public dock on North beach (summer only, contact me in advance). The calm waters make for some of the best water skiing, tubing and boarding you’ll find anywhere.

You will have the cabin, grounds and beach all to yourselves. Our hostess, who lives on the island, will stop by shortly after you arrive to make sure you get in OK. She'll be available most of the time by phone if you have questions while you’re on the island.

Herron Island is a truly unique place. The atmosphere on island is very relaxed. The island is just over a mile long. You can walk all the way around the island on the beach in about 2 hours. Most of the homes on the island are vacation homes although there are about 100 permanent residents. There is an outdoor basketball and pickle ball court, swings, play area and baseball field at the community center at the top of the island.

The island is home to a wide variety of friendly animals. You'll see bald eagles, porpoise, seals, deer and the occasional pod of Orca and humpback whales. Orcas have been visiting the island far more than ever before. The West shore, where you'll be staying, is the best place to find them. Our abundant and friendly deer will undoubtedly pay you a visit. They love to be fed. One apple or bread crust will win you a friend for life!

You won't find Herron Island's sort of peace and relaxation anywhere else. Leave the chaos of the city behind and head for the island!

Herron Island is only accessible via our private ferry. Drive your car on the ferry. We'll send you a ferry guest pass by mail once you make your reservation. Round trip ferry toll is $16.00 for a car and driver plus $3 for each additional passenger. Please help us keep our ferry lines short. Try to arrive in as few vehicles as possible. Once you arrive on the island there's not much need for a car. You can walk anywhere you want to go. There is no public transportation that can bring you to Herron Island. If you're flying in from out of town plan on renting a car at the airport.

PLEASE NOTE: Cell/internet service is sporadic on the island but generally pretty good in the vicinity of our cabin.
THERE ARE NO STORES OR RESTAURANTS ON THE ISLAND. YOU'LL NEED TO BRING ALL YOUR FOOD. The tap water is fine for drinking. We supply all towels, linen, foil and paper products.

Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/08/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1300 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be at least 21 years of age. Minors are fine with adult....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Kids love it here. Kids sleep in the loft. There is a short ladder which should be easy for any kid to climb. Young kids may need help getting up and down ladder. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking, including e-cigarettes in the cabin or on premises....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Upstairs Loft: 2 twin/ single

    Loft is up ladder above Master bedroom. Open to main space....moreless

  • Open Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Annex Bedroom: 1 queen

    Annex is in a seperate building accross the yard from cabin....moreless

  • Annex Lounge : 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Annex is in a separate building across the yard from cabin....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Annex Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Annex is in a seperate building accross the yard from cabin....moreless

  • We supply hand and bath soap.

Other Amenities

  • Herron Island is truly a unique place. A short 10 minute voyage on our private ferry delivers you to our beautiful little island. With no stores or restaurants you won't find this sort of peace and relaxation anywhere else. YOU'LL NEED TO BRING ALL YOUR FOOD. The tap water is fine for drinking. We supply all towels, linen, foil and paper products. Leave the chaos of the city behind and head for the island!...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player:

    Sony Blue Ray DVD player. Bring whatever you want to watch. I have a small but versatile collection of DVDs....moreless

  • Games:

    Chess, checkers, board games and playing cards. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    We have a few videos on DVD and are getting more all the time. ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Marina
  • Playground

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    The ocean, island and mountain view is spectacular year round. Unbelievably beautiful sunsets! See Eagles, seals and whales from dining room table. One of the best whale spotting sites on the island....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    You have access to our private beach, kayak, SUP, rowboat and crab pots just 46 stairs from back porch. Water is fairly warm in summer and generally very calm. There are 2 additional public beaches....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The Olympic mountains can be seen year round. The sunsets are absolutely breathtaking....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    You're just a few steps from the beach. ...moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Our dining table for 4 has the best view in the Cabin. In the Annex there's a nice bar with 4 bar stools. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Both Cabin and Annex have washer and dryer. We also have an outdoor clothes rack if you prefer to air dry. ...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    There is an open fire pit outside. We do not supply firewood. There is generally firewood available to purchase on island....moreless

  • Heating:

    Electric baseboard heat....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    There's a comfy couch with an extended lounge section. Wood stove, 40" flat screen TV and DVD player....moreless

  • Parking:

    Park right next to the house, just a few steps from the front door. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    No landline. Cell coverage is spotty on island but generally very strong in the vicinity of the cabin....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All bath and kitchen towels provided. Please bring your own beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Both Cabin and Annex have washer and dryer. We supply laundry soap. ...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    The cabin has electric heat. If you prefer using the wood stove in the living area it's very cozy. We supply firewood, kindling, fire starters and a lighter. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    We also have a coffee grinder and filters. Be sure to bring your own coffee, cream and sugar....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Complete dishes, glassware and cutlery for 8. All cooking utensils and knives And yes, we have a corkscrew and bottle opener. If you move dishes from Annex to Cabin please return them. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    We supply dish soap....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen in Beachfront Cabin. The Annex has a kitchenette with sink, dishwasher, refrigerator, counter top convection hotplate, microwave and convection oven. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    We supply salt, pepper and some very basic spices. Tap water is fine for drinking. All paper products and foil are supplied....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    The cabin has a Jenn-Air stove so you can grill inside. ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    2 covered porches. 2 nice chaise lounges, 2 Adirondack chairs and a picnic bench on the waterside porch....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    You are welcome to use our kayaks, stand up paddle boards, rowboat and life jackets. Our insurance requires all guests sign a boat use waiver before using boats. We will email it to you....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber electric BBQ. Works great and you never have to worry about running out of fuel...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    You are welcome to use our kayak, stand up paddle board, rowboat and life jackets. Our insurance requires all guests sign a boat use waiver before using. We also have a crab pot available in season. ...moreless

 

Reviews

4.9
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 26 - Sep 3, 2017
2 night min stay
$165
$1,040 $3,927

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Late Summer 2017
Sep 4 - Sep 23, 2017
2 night min stay
$160
$1,008

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 - Nov 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$155

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Christmas 2017/NY 2018
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2018
2 night min stay
$155

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$135
$851 $3,213

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100

Notes:

The island is only accessible by our private ferry. We will send you ferry passes by mail once you have made your reservation. Ferry toll is $16.00 round trip for a car and driver. $3 per additional passenger.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

58 Miles
Nearest Airport
Seattle Tacoma
2.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Lulu's Homeport
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Herron Island, Charlie Wells
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Key Peninsula Highway
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Lulu's Homeport
Lakebay, WA, USA
Nearest Beach
Your own private beach, about 50 steps from door.

Car: Not Necessary

Herron Island is a small, private island in southern Puget Sound. A short 10 minute voyage on our private ferry (we’ll send you a guest pass) brings you to our beachfront cabin on the west shore of the island. PLEASE REMEMBER THERE ARE NO STORES OR RESTAURANTS ON THE ISLAND.

YOU'LL NEED TO BRING ALL YOUR FOOD. The tap water is fine for drinking. We supply all towels, linen, foil and paper products.

You'll experience a level of peace and quiet that is hard to match anywhere else. You'll have full use of our kayaks, stand up paddle board, rowboat and crab pots. The water is fairly warm in the summer and generally very calm making for some of the smoothest water sports you'll find anywhere. An early morning kayak paddle is a great way to start your day. If you have your own boat you can moor at the marina or on our buoy in front of the cabin. The island is just a little over a mile long. You can walk around the entire island on the beach in under 2 hours. Watch for our resident deer, eagles, seals and porpoises. Keep an eye (and ear) on the water. You may see some Orca or Gray whales. The west shore is one of the best whale spotting places on the island.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: My wife and I have lived in the Seattle area all of our lives. We enjoy raising our kids and all the excitement that comes with it. Betty is a great cook and loves to read and is constantly discovering new books. I'm a musician and can bore you to tears rambling on about the completely irrelevant intricacies of my favorite music.

Why the Owner Chose Lakebay, WA, USA:
We have loved traveling all over the world but are finding we really enjoy spending time closer to home. We discovered Herron Island in southern Puget Sound about 4 years ago and immediately fell in love with it. In less than 90 minutes from our Seattle home we can be on our beautiful little island and feel like were a million miles away. We were amazed that such a beautiful place could be so close without us ever even knowing it was here.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The view of the Puget Sound, the islands and Olympic mountains will change your life. They certainly changed ours. One sunset and you'll never look at a mountain the same way ever again. You can see the view from almost everywhere in the cabin. We love being right on the beach.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/08/2017

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Photos

  • Forget the rest of the world even exists. Photo taken February 2016.

    Forget the rest of the world even exists. Photo taken February 2016.

  • Orca whales off of our beach. We've seen more whales this year than ever before.

    Orca whales off of our beach. We've seen more whales this year than ever before.

  • Relax. Make yourself at home. Enjoy a fire or watch a movie.

    Relax. Make yourself at home. Enjoy a fire or watch a movie.

  • Queen size bed in the open master bedroom.

    Queen size bed in the open master bedroom.

  • Outdoor fire pit. Check out those mountains!

    Outdoor fire pit. Check out those mountains!

  • Fully equipped kitchen plus   washer/dryer

    Fully equipped kitchen plus washer/dryer

  • Back porch at dusk.

    Back porch at dusk.

  • Our cabin sits on the west shore of Herron island.

    Our cabin sits on the west shore of Herron island.

  • The back porch. You'll want to spend a lot of time here.

    The back porch. You'll want to spend a lot of time here.

  • Sunset view from the back porch.

    Sunset view from the back porch.

  • Annex lounge with comfy couch, electric fireplace and TV.

    Annex lounge with comfy couch, electric fireplace and TV.

  • Annex bathroom with shower.

    Annex bathroom with shower.

  • Wrap around view from the dining area.

    Wrap around view from the dining area.

  • 46 steps and your on the beach! It's February and the water is like glass.

    46 steps and your on the beach! It's February and the water is like glass.

  • Your escape begins with a short voyage on the Charlie Wells, our private ferry.

    Your escape begins with a short voyage on the Charlie Wells, our private ferry.

  • Upstairs loft with 2 single beds and a view. Our kids love it up here.

    Upstairs loft with 2 single beds and a view. Our kids love it up here.

  • Enjoy the Olympic Mountains, Harstein island and Case Inlet on the Puget Sound.

    Enjoy the Olympic Mountains, Harstein island and Case Inlet on the Puget Sound.

  • Full bathroom with shower and tub.

    Full bathroom with shower and tub.

  • One of our many friendly island deer. One bread crust gets you a buddy for life.

    One of our many friendly island deer. One bread crust gets you a buddy for life.

  • Even on a gloomy day it's absolutely beautiful.

    Even on a gloomy day it's absolutely beautiful.

  • the front porch. Welcome! Come on in.

    the front porch. Welcome! Come on in.

  • Annex kitchenette and bar.

    Annex kitchenette and bar.

  • Annex master bedroom with queen size bed.

    Annex master bedroom with queen size bed.

  • One of our friendly island deer. They love to be fed.

    One of our friendly island deer. They love to be fed.

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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