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Romance And Sunsets, Right On The Beach.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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.

On the back porch of the Cabin you'll find a couple nice chaise lounges, Adirondack chairs and a Weber electric grill (works great!). You can enjoy your meals outside or just take in the unobstructed ocean, island and mountain view. The sunsets are spectacular all year long. There’s a good chance you’ll spot Orca or Gray Whales. 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 enjoy the amazing view or watch a movie on our comfy couch in front of our cozy wood burning stove. Enjoy a level of peace that is hard to match anywhere else.

A short walk down the stairs 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. We supply lifejackets but you'll need to bring your own for kids under 6. There is no lifeguard at the beach.

The water in Case Inlet is exceptionally calm and makes for some of the best paddling you’ll find anywhere. 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.

You will have the cabin, grounds and beach all to yourselves. There are neighbors' vacation homes on either side of the cabin but you'll have ample privacy anywhere on the property. 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 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. Whether you bundle up in the winter or put on your flip flops in the summer, a walk around the island on the beach is a fantastic way to experience the beauty of the Puget Sound. 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 hand fed.

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. Round trip ferry toll is $16.00 for a car and driver plus $3 for each additional passenger. Ferry lines can get long particularly on Fridays and weekends. Please help us keep our ferry lines short by arriving 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 very good in the vicinity of our cabin.

THERE ARE NO STORES, RESTAURANTS OR MEDICAL SERVICES ON THE ISLAND. YOU'LL NEED TO BRING ALL YOUR FOOD. We supply all towels, linen, foil, soap and paper products. The tap water is fine for drinking.

More Details

Owner
Donn Bennett
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 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 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.

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.

Amenities

Lakebay Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Annex Bathroom - toilet , shower , Annex is in a seperate building accross the yard from cabin.
  • We supply hand and bath soap.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upstairs Loft - 2 twin/ single , Loft is up ladder above Master bedroom. Open to main space.
    Annex Bedroom - 1 queen , Annex is in a seperate building accross the yard from cabin.
    Annex Lounge - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Annex is in a separate building across the yard from cabin.
    Open Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Bedroom is open to the rest of the cabin.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • marina
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • photography
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
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!

Reviews

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Romance And Sunsets, Right On The Beach.
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews
5

fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

We loved it! The owners and island helper were fantastic!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 4 of 5

The view is better than the pictures. We sat down at the water the whole day. Also kayaked around the island. The kids loved the deer and feeding them out of our hands.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Awesome getaway home!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy to find such a beautiful getaway so close! The views from the deck and the outdoor fire pit at night were amazing! The property was perfect for our family of 8! Luckily the weather cooperated with us so we could enjoy the kayaks and paddle boarding which all of the kids loved! We had such beautiful views of the water and the wildlife including seals, porpoises and other aquatic wildlife. The deer on the island would eat out of our hands! The Annex is beautifully crafted and very spacious! The additional beds and spaces helped us all to stay very comfortable and not crowded. We really felt at home and the owners are extremely friendly and accommodating! I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, quiet, and relaxing place to get away

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I took 2 nights to escape for some relaxation time, and we definitely found it here! We spent most of our time reading books, watching movies, cooking, and spending time on beach and in the kayaks on the water. We found some seals and many many deer, and although we didn't see any, we've heard there can be some whale sightings! The views were gorgeous, and the access to the boats and to the water was lovely. Cell service was very spotty - but that's not a bad thing in my opinion since it forced me to separate myself from technology for a while and enjoy the gorgeous surroundings. The owner and hostess had excellent communication and provided us with all the information we needed to have a peaceful and relaxing time.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Perfect!

  • 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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4

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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Map

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: necessary

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

YOU'LL NEED TO BRING ALL YOUR FOOD AND SUPPLIES.

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. 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.

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Rates & Availability

Lakebay Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$165
$1,040
$3,927
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$160
$1,008
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$160
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2017/NY 2018
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
$160
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Jan/Feb 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
$120
From
$125
Fri,Sat
$756
$2,856
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2018
May 25 2018 - Sep 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
$180
From
$185
Fri,Sat
$1,134
$4,284
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer 2018
Sep 4 2018 - Sep 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$165
From
$170
Fri,Sat
$1,039
$3,927
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 25 2018
2 night minimum stay
$160
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2018/ NY 2019
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 1 2019
2 night minimum stay
$165
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$135
From
$140
Fri,Sat
$850
$3,213
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $100

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

  • 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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