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Waterfront Island Get-Away

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 968 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

The Island Belle House LLC, is located at 800 East Eckert Road, Grapeview WA 98546 on 1.25 acres of South Puget Sound waterfront refuge of tranquility and beauty. A 968 sq. ft. 2-bedroom 1 bath, vacation cottage rental located on Stretch Island, Grapeview, WA, on Case Inlet. Located adjacent to Stretch Point Marine State Park with easy beach access, and a kayaker’s dream. Large outdoor front deck with gas BBQ, secluded outdoor back patio, with ample parking on site.

2 queen bedrooms.

1 bath with walk in shower.

Full kitchen includes: dishwasher, coffee maker and grinder, blender, microwave, toaster, toaster oven, remodeled in 1985 by our Gramma Pat in her taste and style.

Outdoor deck (front) w/table/umbrella set, gas BBQ grill, 2 reclining loungers, mountain view plus wonderful star gazing.

Outdoor secluded patio (back) w/table/umbrella set for 4.

Hi-speed WiFi equipped with smart Blu-Ray player for streaming (Netflix etc.) and 32" TV monitor (local TV air channels only - 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 - no cable channels).

Window vented air conditioners (3) installed in each bedroom and the common area.

Stretch Island is a wonderful area for these activities: Kayaking, beachcombing, swimming, boating, waterskiing, bicycling, walking, jogging, star-gazing and relaxing. Easy beach access and Puget Sound/Olympic Mountain views complete the unique charm of The Island Belle House.

More Details

Property Manager
Kathy Eacrett
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Kathy Eacrett

The Hillman family purchased and cleared land here in 1919 to begin planting vineyards for grape juice production. They formed The Island Belle Grape Juice company which thrived for 30 years. Now the 5th generation of our family proudly care for and enjoys this waterfront location.

Kathy Eacrett purchased this house in 1952

Why Kathy Eacrett chose Allyn-Grapeview

Our home offers a unique combination of local history, recreation, tranquility and beauty. Part of the original family estate was acquired by The State Of Washington in 1969, in order to establish what is now the Stretch Point Marine State Park.

What makes this house unique

Kayaking, beachcombing, swimming, boating, waterskiing, bicycling, walking, jogging, star-gazing and relaxing. Easy beach access and Puget Sound/Olympic Mountain views complete the unique charm of The Island Belle House.

Amenities

Allyn-Grapeview House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 1 bathroom, with large walk-in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • The Vineyard Room 1 - 1 queen
    The Beach Room 2 - 1 queen
  • 2 Queen bedrooms, each with window mounted AC units
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Stretch Island is a wonderful area for these activities: Kayaking, beachcombing, swimming, boating, waterskiing, bicycling, walking, jogging, star-gazing and relaxing. Easy beach access and Puget Sound/Olympic Mountain views complete the unique charm of The Island Belle House.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews
5

Everything you need and more

  • 5 of 5

Great location. All the conveniences modern world in a natural setting.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Quiet and Peaceful with Amazing View

  • 4 of 5

First time for us to go Home Away. Kathy was great and promptly returned my emails. Her daughter greeted us when we arrived. Our son and his wife enjoyed staying with us too plus our daughter and family stopped by to visit for a few hours. A friend found the house in the area for us as her son was getting married in the area. It was a clean, cute house with an amazing view. The beds were comfortable and house had everything you need. Our only complaint that with the view more comfortable furniture inside and out would be nice.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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5

Idyllic

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful place with plenty of waterfront to explore by kayak. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland
5

Wonderful week of kayaking, swimming and beach time!

  • 5 of 5

Yes, a wonderful stay on Stretch Island. We were two couples, 4 kayaks, lots of food, a very hard jigsaw puzzle, a bike... and hot hot weather and smoke from BC fires. But, the clear water and easy access for our kayaks and lovely beach kept us cool while temps soared into the high 90's.

The view is stunning - the Olympic mountains are right out the windows, Mt Rainier pops up after a short paddle to the east. It's in a nice quiet area, the house small but comfy. The kitchen and pantry equipment made cooking easy and great. Well stocked pots and pans and all you need. The beds are very nice. Both bedrooms and bathroom are close together, so sound does carry. A sliding door on one bedroom makes a rumble that might awaken partner or friends in other room. But, because we had the AC or fans on, we did muffle things somewhat.

The large yard is pretty with huge madrone trees and firs and nice mature landscaping. A back patio is shady on hot evenings and is a sweet spot for meals. The boat-in State Park adjacent to the property is a gorgeous piece of land and lagoon. The boaters there were quiet and considerate.

As avid kayakers we went out on two or more trips a day. Each direction brought new inlets, islands or channels to explore. Easy to go miles and miles. The water was calm and glassy the whole week - but that may be because of the hot hot weather. Not a ton of sea life or intertidal zone life - lower Puget Sound is facing serious issues with fertilizer runoff that is affecting fish, eagles, osprey, etc. We did see seals, otters, kingfishers. We just missed, by a couple of days, seeing Gray Whales about a mile from the house! But compared to when I grew up near Tacoma in the 60's the sea is pretty empty. I hope Washington State can bring it back. That said, the water is clear and was perfect for swimming and simply lovely.

The house was super clean and the manager Kathy delightful. We'd love to be there still - and hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your detailed, enthusiastic review Diane. I'd really hoped that you'd find the kayaking in our area to be superb. We love it for that. I hope we can welcome you for another stay. Best, Michael Benson (owner)
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5

Peaceful Bliss

  • 5 of 5

The view was amazing from sunrise to sunset and the peace and quiet was beyond our fondest dreams. The history of the Island Belle home and the island are fascinating. We found more here than a comfortable bed and the basic necessities. We found cleanliness and care in every corner and so many extras that weren't included in the bio. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your kind review is so appreciated Pam! We look forward to welcoming you back. October is lovely here when the grapes ripen. All the best, Michael
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Portland, OR
5

All the comforts of home, but on an island !

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to this vacation property. Obviously, we would not have returned if we weren't completely happy with our first stay. Lovely views, a well equipped kitchen, and access on the property to launch your kayak or canoe. Everything as promised!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Sea-Tac International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Allyn
Nearest Ferry
28 Miles
Bremerton
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Allyn
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Tacoma
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Hwy 16
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Allyn
Nearest Beach
35 Metres
Stretch Point

Situated on a small, rural island connected by a country bridge, this hideaway features fields, wetlands, and some active vineyards to set the scene for this romantic get away spot, with easy salt-water beach access to a State Marine Park.

Kayak accessibility to the beach is easy, and paddling in Case Inlet is a dream. (Kayaks not provided)

Views of the water and Olympic Mountains are gorgeous...tranquility and beauty is in abundance.

Walking/biking is tranquil on local country roads. (bikes not provided)

Three nearby golfing options are 10- 30 minutes away - Lakeland Village (10 minutes) Gold Mountain, and Trophy Lake.

For boating, Fair Harbor Marina is just 1.2 miles away (visible from our deck) with a boat launch ramp, fuel and store. Your boat can be moored using one of the State Marine Park mooring buoys just below the house. Shore access from a boat must be with dinghy only - there is no dock - but be mindful of the changing tides.

Local vineyards and grape juice/wine history complete this quintessential South Puget Sound spot.

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $100

ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE TIMES: Your arrival time must be pre-arranged with property manager. Late arrivals of 1 hour or more cannot be guaranteed entry. Departure time is 12:00 noon. Late departures must be pre-arranged with property manager, otherwise, a partial forfeiture of damage deposit will occur.

$200 deposit to guarantee booking. Visa, check or cash accepted. Full deposit refunded on cancellations 30 days or more. 4 days cancellation in winter. During high season May through September to get your deposit back you MUST cancel at least 30 days prior to check in.

Our property manager lives 3 doors away, and will assist with check-in and help with any issues or questions during your stay. Your ARRIVAL TIME MUST be pre-arranged with property manager.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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