Cabin 2 BR 1 BA sleeps 6 1000 sq ft close to pool and beaches
About Diane Jepsky
Hi, we are Diane and Dave Jepsky. We are originally from New England and relocated to the NW compliments of Boeing. Dave is an engineer. We love everything outdoors. We actually met skiing at Killington VT. We live close to Snoqualmie Pass and and enjoy the Cascades as much as possible with hiking, skiing and snowshoeing. We love Hartstene Pointe as it has all the stuff that makes us happy (except the snow!) We have been enjoying our place for 20 years. We hope you enjoy it too!
Diane Jepsky purchased this House in 1999
Why Diane Jepsky chose Shelton
We actually found Harstine Island when we got lost coming back from the ocean beaches. We saw the bridge and said.."well what do we have here?" We explored the island and thought it was amazing, so lush and relaxing. The next week we called a realtor to look at available cabins. We fell in love with the very first one we saw which is the cabin we have now! The fact that it was a community with private beaches, a pool and spa, hiking trails, etc just sealed the deal.
What makes this House unique
We love the combination of the forest and the beaches here. We love our cabin as it includes the elements of the NW with wood and skylights. The huge covered deck allows us to be outside in all kinds of weather and our wall of windows lets the outside in. It’s incredible that we can walk around the entire Pointe and get views of the Olympics, Pickering Passage, Case Inlet and of course, beautiful Mt Rainier. Also, the wildlife here is protected so the deer roam free. There is an abundant bird population that include Great Blue Herons, Eagles, Cormorants and many shore birds. Seals can be seen from any beach. Starfish are prominent on the dock pilings at the marina, you just have to look for them.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
No Smoking allowed in the house or on the porch.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The owner was exceptionally attentive to responding to all of my questions. home was very comfortab
Great communication, comfortable home furnished with all the necessities. We appreciated the fan and large covered deck.
I already knew from decades of staying at the Poine that it would be great fun. Staying at “sweet retreat” made it that much more enjoyable. I think that if we had been driving a car, rather than a full size pickup, that it would have been easier to navigate the driveway.
Thanks Mary! I'm glad you had a great time at the Pointe and that you enjoyed our cabin. Have a great rest of the summer!
Relaxing stay at "sweet retreat"
2 nights was definitely not enough time for us to really take advantage of what the area has to offer.
The home was minimalist and clean.
Extras like coffee and welcome basket were a plus.
Accommodated our family of 4 nicely.
Thanks Emily! Glad you and your family had a great stay at our cabin . I'm glad that the deer came to pay a visit!
Great getaway spot!
Cute little cabin in an excellent little vacation community with great amenities!
On your way to the island a must stop is the Olympic Bakery for great coffee, excellent pastries and tasty lunches. (On 519 E Pickering Rd, a few miles before the bridge to the island.) http://olympicbakery.com/
Jarrell Cove State Park and Jarrell Cove Marina are located on the island and are great places to visit. The marina has a little seasonal store that's great for a quick ice cream treat. Walk around the docks, check out the boats and talk with the boat owners. The State Park has docks for marine campers and beautiful views of the cove marina.
There are 5 and a half miles of hiking/walking trails within Hartstene Pointe that provide great views of the Olympic Mountains, Pickering Passage, Case Inlet and Mt Rainier
Harstine Island Community Center has a seasonal Farmer’s market on Sat with great produce, baked goods, fresh bread, local honey and crafts.
Also of interest is the Wild Felid Advocacy Center on the Island http://www.wildfelids.org/index.html See rare, threatened and endangered species up close. Check their website for information on visits.
There are many fun festivals in the general area.
See the Points website for further recommendations http://www.hpma.org/info.php?pnum=32