|Per night:||$170 - $215|
|Per week:||$1,100 - $1,300|
Description of the Harstine Island vacation home rental
About Harstine Island
There’s a little place called paradise that we all like to go when we want to get away from it all. Many people have different ideas and names for it. We call it Harstine Island. Harstine Island offers peace, quiet and tranquility with breathtaking views, abundant wildlife and great fun for the whole family. This island is heavily forested with Douglas Fir, Hemlock and Cedar trees. There are much wild life from deer and wild birds to ocean beach sea life such as sea lions, seals, and otters. Yet civilization is but a short 10 minutes drive to the small town of Shelton, Washington. The big cities are only minutes away yet this 48.305 km2 (18.651 sq mi) island is tucked away in the Pudget Sound as a secret hide away.
On this island is a private gated community known as Hartstene Pointe minutes drive from the only bridge to the island. Hartstene Pointe is a gated, 215 acre community encompassing the northern tip of the island. Guests there enjoy a secluded, wooded setting with bountiful wildlife surrounded by 3.5 miles of private beaches, breathtaking views of the Puget Sound, Olympic Mountains, and Mount Rainier.
Enjoy the wild life that this region of Puget Sound has to offer. The abundance of sea life includes otter, sea lions, seals, at least five species of colorful sea stars, Red Box crab, and two types of jellyfish. There are moon snail, several varieties of clams that range from smaller than a dime to more than 8 inches across as well as oysters. On the beaches you will find lots of shells as well as areas where live sand dollars grow. Bald eagles nest and are seen during the early Spring. Seagulls, herons, ducks, cormorants, and other birds are common sights year round. Also, deer and raccoons are common sightings and occasionally red foxes, too.
There are so many activities to choose from the clubhouse, marina, boat launches, lagoon, playgrounds, nature trails, covered picnic areas, and pristine sand and pebble beaches. This includes boating, fishing, and crabbing, digging clams, beach-combing. Off the water there are nature trails, four tennis courts, a heated outdoor pool and hot tub, covered picnic areas with stoves and fire pits, quiet paved roads for walks, bicycles, or skates. The clubhouse provides a lending library where you can borrow videos, books, puzzles, and games, comfy sofas and chairs near a fireplace, a pool table and ping pong table. Spend a fun evening on the beach making S’mores at one of the Harstine Pointes gazeboes.
For more things to do, visit Shelton, Washington and explore the surrounding areas.
|Oct 01 2013||May 30 2014||$170||$170||$1,100||-||2 Nights|
|Jun 01 2014||Sep 30 2014||$215||-||$1,300||-||5 Nights|
|Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: 10%|
|Deposits: $ 200 reservation fee to confirm reservation. This is a Non-Smoking Pet Free Environment. Violations will result in a minimum $500.00 fee assessed. A credit card charge may be assessed for damages to the premises or for items missing during rental period.|
|Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, Personal Check, Visa|
|Other Fees: $ 100 cleaning The nightly rate for a Holiday stay is $ 215.00 per night with a minimum stay of 3 nights.|
- 1 King Bed
- 3 Queen Beds
- 2 Twin Beds
- Air Conditioning
- Ping Pong Table
- Beach Chairs
- Full Kitchen
- High Speed Internet
- Pool Table
- Beach Towels
- Game Room
- Hot Tub
- Linens Provided
- Private Pool
- Hardwood Floors
- Parking Included
- Alarm Clock
- Gas Grill
- CD Player
- Hair Dryer
- Coffee Maker
- Ice Maker
- Refrigerator (Full)
- DVD Player
- Basketball Court
- Gym/Fitness Center
- Scuba Diving
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Movie Theater
- Shopping Area
- Children's Pool
- Grocery Store
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Things to Do on Harstine Island
There are so many activities to choose from the clubhouse, marina, boat launches, lagoon, playgrounds, nature trails, covered picnic areas, and pristine sand and pebble beaches. This includes boating, fishing, and crabbing, digging clams, beach-combing. Off the water there are nature trails, four tennis courts, a heated outdoor pool and hot tub, covered picnic areas with stoves and fire pits, quiet paved roads for walks, bicycles, or skates.
If you have the time, visit the local nuances. Two wonderful websites that offer and extensive review and suggestions of the area are:
Explore Hood Canal
Also, below is a list of places worthy of note. Harstine Island has something for everyone, any age and interests. Leave the city life behind and enjoy the finer things in life, our little piece of heaven on Barmon's Harstine Island vacation home.
Harstine Island State Park Trail - Hike down into a lush ravine to a deserted beach on an island that has resisted time. Quiet Harstine Island State Park may very well be the best-kept secret in Puget Sound.
Jarrell Cove State Park - Jarrell Cove State Park is a 43 acre marine camping park with 3,500 feet of saltwater shoreline on the northwest end of Harstine Island in south Puget Sound. The forested island park is accessible by road and bridge and is off the beaten path.
McMicken Island State Park - McMicken is joined to Hartstene at low tide by a sandy bar or “tombolo,” about 30 feet wide. The first 100 yards west of the park are state park property, the rest of the bar is private. Walking the beach all around the island at low tide is intriguing because of all the sea life, plus there’s good bird and seal watching. Several trails criss-cross the island through the woods. Trails are narrow and twisting with tree roots in the paths making the walk a challenge. The tidelands are rich with seabirds, marine mammals, and shellfish including mussels, geoduck, horse, manila, and butter and littleneck clams.
Olympic National Park & Forest - World-class hiking trails lace the Olympic Mountain wilderness, leading from mountain streambeds through old growth forest to high-altitude ridgelines with breathtaking views of Hood Canal and beyond.
Olympic Staircase - A Legacy of Fire: The eastern Olympics experience large scale natural fires every 300 years. See how nature has healed herself to towering giants of Douglas fir and natural plants.
Native Americans - Guided Tours
Squaxin Island Tribe - are descendants of the maritime people who lived and prospered along the southernmost shores of the inland Salish Sea for untold centuries. Because of our strong cultural connection with the water, we are also known as the “People of the Water.”
Grove Street Brewhouse - Owned by local couple Jeff and Tessie
Featured pub brewery in downtown Shelton features, much of the building are original timber, frame, and woodwork. The bar serves 7 house-made beers, local wines and ciders, house-made sodas, an impressive variety of specialty teas, and a full kitchen serving house baked goods and homemade pub fare.
Walter Dacon Wines - specializes in unique, handcrafted Rhone and Mediterranean style blends aged in French and American oak barrels. Grapes are sourced from select vineyards in the Yakima and Columbia Valleys. Located near Skookum Inlet in Shelton, the winery offers tours and tasting of its award-winning wines several days a week.
Mosquito Fleet Winery - is one of the newest Washington state wineries with its roots in the shadow of the state’s first bonded winery, The St. Charles Winery of Stretch Island. Located at the tip of Hood Canal in Belfair, Washington, Mosquito Fleet is a small winery that prides itself in developing Bordeaux-styled wines aged for 12 to 18 months in French oak barrels.
Nanstad Winery's - core values include low tech, labor intensive, small batches, meticulous attention to detail, premium grapes and minimum use of chemicals. A surprising value for a distinct hand built wine. Look for their varietals including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc.
Golf - Bayshore Golf course is located within minutes from Harstine Island
Little Creek Casino - Little Creek Casino Resort features state of the art slot machines, blackjack, poker, roulette, craps, keno, and many others.
Lucky Dog Casino - To ensure the most exciting gaming entertainment for you, Lucky Dog Casino has some of the newest games available.
Reviews for this vacation home rental in Harstine Island, Washington
AWESOME HOME and location!!
December 3, 2013
I came here with my out of town family and we had a great time! The house was beautiful, comfortable, and well stocked with supplies. We had a great time combing the beach, biking around the island (they have bikes there), and sight seeing off the Island. We could all fit around the table and we ate like it was Thanksgiving and played games and laughing until the moon came up! It was charming, the family was a delight to rent from, everything was so easy! There were even two living rooms so we could play games while the grandparents watched movies and napped on the down stairs couch :) I DEFINITELY recommend the Barmon's Vacation home for any occasion and especially the holidays or family visits. My family came from NY and they loved everything about our vacation and staying at the Barmon's was the highlight! Knowing the weather can be less than predictable in the great NW, I wanted to add that even in the rain storm, we were cozy inside with plenty to do, we went to the beach and watched the storm roll in, then dried off in front of the fireplace and had hot cocoa and tea!
Ellensburg, WA USA
September 5, 2013
The pictures on the website do not do this property justice. This cabin truly looks like it was decorated to be included in the pages of a pottery barn catalogue. It was spacious, well appointed, clean and more than well considered. The kids in our group fully enjoyed the three televisions, electronic keyboard and movie library. Although with beaches to comb, nature trails to walk, ping pong to play, bikes to ride and swimming to be had, the indoor activities were merely an afterthought. If you want your kids to unplug, there isn't a better location. The adults enjoyed the quiet surroundings, which occasionally included a visit from the local wildlife, and the well appointed book library. What a treat. We will be back.
Diane Erickson Young
Harstine Island R&R
August 18, 2013
We spent a week at Barmon's beautiful home in early August and could not have been more pleased with our stay. The home is beautiful and filled with everything needed to make your stay comfortable and interesting. We enjoyed the bikes, the flashlights, the field glasses and want to use of the raft next time we visit. We started our mornings by the living room fire reading our books and looking out the picture windows at the forest, spent our afternoons on the beach at the Pointe and our nights watching the meteorite showers, the Milky Way and the bioluminescence in the water. We have been coming to Harstine Island with our family for vacation for twenty-four years and feel we have found our favorite place to stay. Every year we go to the Saturday Farmers Market at the community hall for pies, sweet rolls and produce all from the island and visit our favorite island pottery artist on Sunday afternoon. This home was exceptionally hospitable and we will definitely be back.
July 9, 2012
We had a wonderful time. The home is completely furnished. All you need to bring with you is your own personal items, food and a willingness to leave stress behind (we put ours in the car trunk as soon as we arrived.).
Quiet and relaxing
April 12, 2011
We had a wonderful time at our rental home. We had no problems whatsoever. Everything was clean and directions made it easy to find. Very private and nice family room, we played cards while the kids watched movies on the big screen. We will definitely plan another trip there.
Owner Supplied Testimonials
Submitted: October 3, 2013 Stayed: July 2013
" Camping at the Hilton"
We normally do a family camp out every summer. This year was a little different, we couldn't find a campground, motel or cabin in the area we wanted to go. I was really lucky to find this home at a really late notice. Everyone was satisfied. It was in the woods with lots of nature all around us. We had deer looking in those big windows every morning. The kids were busy all week with bike riding, swimming, tennis, ping pong and lots of games and movies. The house was roomy, clean and very well stocked. I just hope we can go again, sure beats sleeping in a tent.
Lovely, homey, well kept home and grounds
3 of 5 Submitted: Sep 30, 2013 Stayed: Sep 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed the setting and coziness of the home and surrounding area. However we think it was not a great fit for a family with very little children. (1-3) We also had two other grandkids for two days (3-6). We also did not fully understand the distance from the island to outside activities or shopping. It is a place we may truly want to try when we want a getaway alone or with family when the children are much older. Thank yo so much for sharing your amazing home.
Owner's Response: We strive to represent our vacation home accurately without misrepresentations. Our home is located on the northern tip of an island in South Puget Sound and not in the City of Shelton or Seattle. Harstene Island does not have cities like Friday Harbor but then it does have the peace and serenity of getting away from the congestion associated with larger populated areas. My grandchildren who are now 5, 11 and 16 years old have visited the Pointe since being in infants. They have enjoyed playing on the beach picking up shells, throwing rocks in the water, playing in the kids waiting pool and having s'mores down at the gazebos on the beach.
Great place for our family!
4 of 5 Submitted: Sep 23, 2013 Stayed: Jul 2013
The home was large enough to accomodate our family. We were in the area for a family wedding in Shelton. We were able to walk down to the beach/water, enjoy the pool at the clubhouse with our kids, bbq food on the deck. Very clean, everything we needed to enjoy our stay. The owners were available to answer any questions. Harry was very good at answering or retuning phone calls or emails during the renting process and during our stay if needed. The island location is beautiful.
The only reason I did not give 5 stars is for 3 small reasons and 2 of them are not the owners fault. 1; there is a low profile electrical box that is located at the end of the driveway...I hit it with the fender of my rental car...not the ideal spot for such a utility; again Harry was very understanding and helpful. 2; The contact lady for the HOA or POA of the island just was not very friendly (not sure of the right word) with us...just seemed kind of annoyed with having renters on the island. We only had to deal with her for a total 5-10 minutes for the trip. 3; Initially getting into the community could be a little easier, if security or contact lady is not readily available you are sitting and waiting for the code to get in through the gate and possibly in the way of others getting into the community.
We do recommend this property, great house! Really nice owners!
Thanks for loaning us your beautiful home for the week! It was the perfect place for our family to spend some time together. We went on walks, bike rides, and down to the beach daily. :)
Like Â· Â· July 29 at 9:49pm Â·
Just spent a terrific weekend 4/4 - 4/6 at this wonderful place. Unfortunately a weekend just wasn't enough! We actually lucked out, considering the time of year, and had beautiful weather. The setting of this intimate community is gorgeous, and has plenty to offer. Beach, forest, trails & wildlife. The house and all it's amenites, was fantastic! Hope to return sometime this summer for a full week! Much thanks to the Barman's for sharing this wonderful place.
Posted by: Kimberly Boone
I wish there were more stars than 5. I also wish we had more time to stay. This is by far the best kept, best stocked home. The pictures don't do it justice. The communities/ammenities were great. There were over4 different beach areas to choose from, all very well maintained. This doesnt feel like a rental, it feels like you are staying at a friends house. When we drove through the gate it felt as if we were in a different state all together. The houses are built around the forest and island. Nature is all around you. We saw deer, racoons, squirells and every kind of bird imaginable. The house is beautiful, all the needed amenities, and plenty of space. We had 4 adults and 6 kids and had more than enough room. Harry really went all out on this "Home". Thank you Harry so very much for this great expericence, we will see you again in the summer!
Posted by: David Perez
My family has made an annual summer trip for 18 years and this trip was by far and away the best yet. The home was wonderful and very comfortable. The absence of a TV signal was a blessing. The entire stay was extremely relaxing and I highly recommend this home to anyone wanting to just get away for refreshing vacation. Everyone we met in the community was very friendly and made us feel at home. My only regret is that one week was not long enough. I will try and rectify that shortfall next year. Thanks again Harry. Ron
Posted by: Ron Tesch
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