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Romance And Sunsets, Right On The Beach.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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About the property

Waterfront Cabin On The Beach Of A Tiny Private Island.

Our beachfront cabin features an open floor plan, ideal for a romantic getaway or for a small family. Walk or drive onto our private ferry, the S.S Charlie Wells for a short 10 minute voyage to the island (we'll send you guest passes by mail). Once you get to the cabin there's not much need for a car. There are no stores or restaurants on the island allowing you to experience a level of peace that you cannot find anywhere else. You'll have free access to our 2 kayaks, 2 stand up paddle boards and rowboat.

There are neighbors homes on either side of the cabin but you'll have ample privacy both in the cabin and on the property.

The downstairs open bedroom sleeps 2 adults in the queen size bed. There are two single beds in the upstairs open loft. Loft is accessible by ladder. Please watch young children. 1 full bathroom. The entire cabin just remodeled in fall of 2014. Almost everything is new. Fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, flat screen TV, Blue Ray DVD player, central heat and wood burning stove.

There are 2 covered porches. On the back porch you can enjoy your meals outside or just settle down and enjoy the unobstructed ocean, island and mountain view. Watch the deer, eagles, seals and porpoises right from the porch. Keep an eye out for whales. We've been seeing a lot of them lately. Check out the video of Orcas playing on our beach below in the photo section.

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Donn Bennett
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Donn Bennett

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.

Donn Bennett purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Donn Bennett chose Puget Sound South

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 3 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.

What makes this cabin unique

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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Romance And Sunsets, Right On The Beach.
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This home was amazing. We were there about ten minutes and we wanted to live there. The island is quiet, peaceful, and beautiful. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint cottage with beautiful sound and shoreline views

  • 4 of 5

This was our first visit to the NW coast and we were very impressed. We were looking for a writer 's retreat and we found it. The pebbled beach, tree clad shorelines and mysterious driftwood fort on the west end of the island proved to be just what we were looking for: relaxation, adventure and a sense of wonder. Donn and the friendly residents of Herron Island were most helpful and welcoming, along with the 64 deer we spotted one evening. We will and have already recommended this cottage to our friends and family. One recommendation: kitchen, bathroom update of appliances, shower. Otherwise, fabulous!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dawn, We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. It sounds like you got to experience so much of what makes Herron Island the truly amazing place that it is. Thank you for recommending us to your friends. That is the greatest endorsement any host could hope for. Expect to see an updated kitchen and bathroom plus an extended deck on the water side by the end of the year. We've been booked pretty much solid since May. We should have enough down time to get all of this done in the next few months. We look forward to your next visit. Thanx!!!! Donn
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Comfortable and cozy

  • 5 of 5

I was beyond excited to share the magic of Herron Island with my boys. It had been over 20 years since I had been, but it was still the laid back island I had experienced as a child and I couldn't have picked a better cabin to stay in. Donn's cabin was adorable and clean with all the amenities needed including kayaks and paddle boards which we loved. Donn was so flexible and understanding with last minute changes and our on island hostess, Sharon, was helpful and friendly. Thank you, Donn, for letting us experience Herron Island again! I can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unforgettable Experience

  • 5 of 5

The property is as advertised; we had everything we needed and nothing we didn't. The cabin is cozy and perfect for a family of four. The view of Case Inlet and the Olympic Mountains is wondrous, and so are the sunsets. The water is easy to access and the kayaks are great. I especially liked the quiet of the island, and the minimal car traffic made for peaceful morning walks down the middle of the gravel roads. My family and I spent five wonderful days here, and we will never forget them.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible stay, everything just as we hoped!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this wonderful cabin for 3 nights and enjoyed every moment! We walked around the island at low tide (took about 2 hours) and enjoyed looking for shells and crabs. Ferry was a beautiful ride and we enjoyed watching otter and a sea lion play in the waves! Peaceful and quiet island, with a clean adorable cabin. Perfection!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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All expectations were achieved!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little cabin with an all star view and plenty of wildlife to keep us intrigued. Did a bit of crabbing in the Case Inlet scoring 8 red rocks measuring at least 7 inches. The island dock for members and guests provided a gorgeous sunset, a bit of fishing, and good conversation with experienced islanders Kim, Tony, and DIck (he's an expert squidder). Kayaking from the cabin was delightful and I as an inexperienced kayaker was able to kayak around the entire beautiful isle, I even found a rope with a crab pot at the end which I left at the cabin. We encountered several friendly deer, a raccoon, diving birds, seals, a pod of porpoises heading north up the inlet, squid, crab, squid egg sacs on the abandoned crab pot, squirrels, and sunsets that left us in awe🌄󑀠Thank you Donn for the delightful stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Seattle Tacoma
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Lulu's Homeport
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Herron Island, Charlie Wells
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Key Peninsula Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Lulu's Homeport
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. There are no stores or restaurants on the island. 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.


Rates & Availability

Lakebay Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2017
Sep 24 2017 - Nov 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Early Winter 2017
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2017/NY 2018
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning $95

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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Lakebay Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • 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 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • We supply hand and bath soap.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Upstairs Loft - 2 twin/ single , Loft is up ladder above Master bedroom. Open to main space.
    Open Master Bedroom - 1 queen
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • photography
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
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. Leave the chaos of the city behind and head for the island!

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