About This Listing
Our lovely beach house is the perfect getaway! Wonderful views, miles of beach, excellent amenities, and a warm light filled home will make your stay a great one.
Gorgeous custom beach house on scenic Harstine Island with views of the Sound and Mt. Rainier. Awesome place for a weekend getaway from the city (with or without the kids). Walk the private beach for miles, or stop by at the local bakery for a wine tasting! Grab oysters from the local vendors and have a beach picnic. Gated community offers a private beach, clubhouse with library and ping pong, seasonal pool and hot tub (open Memorial Day to Labor Day), gym, tennis and basketball courts, marina, miles of nature trails, picnic areas, and beach bonfire spots. Harstine Island hosts weekly summertime Farmers Markets and many community events. Olympic National Park and awesome hiking is nearby. Two hour drive (or ferry & drive) from Seattle. Shelton offers great dining and city services 16 miles away.
This is a spot you will want to come back to, any time of the year.
Great getaway from Seattle, easy drive from Portland too!
You will have access to all the home and neighborhood amenities mentioned above and in the listing details.
I will communicate with you before your arrival, and you will be welcomed by us or our wonderful caretaker upon arrival. After that we will be a phone call away if needed.
By design we have no TV, but a great view, library, and a piano instead! There is wi-fi for those who will not completely unplug.
All the house and neighborhood amenities, and lots of beach!
Interaction with Guests
You will be greeted upon arrival by myself or our caretaker.
Other Things to Note
Please note that we charge a higher cleaning fee for longer stays unless otherwise agreed. The cleaning fee is $80 per week.
I will email you a complete info package within a week of your arrival that will provide details to the house, area, and access! Please read through this document and print a copy for your stay.
We are not a hotel, B&B, or a commercial outfit. This is our home, so please treat it accordingly. Please observe all house rules. Thank You! We reserve the right to deduct any additional cleaning from the security deposit.
Hartstene Pointe is a gated community with its own set of rules - please obey these as well! Thank you!
Laura provided a beautiful, well appointed, spacious and well kept space for our family getaway. We had such an amazing time and enjoyed staying so much we'll be back - soon!! Huge thanks to Laura for thinking of everything.
We had a great stay at Laura's home! The home is spacious and wildlife is all around. She was very quick to reply and provided lots of great details - and a bottle of wine! The walk to the nearest beach does include some stairs which is a good thing to know up-front. Everyone we encountered on the island (outside of the gated community) were so friendly and the folks at the nearby Jarrell Cove State Park were unbelievably nice. The Harstine Island State Park is also a great place to visit, lots of hiking and waterfront.
LOVED it! The house was clean, spacious, very comfortable and well-appointed with wonderful windows and views. And the great hiking/walking trails, beach, and clubhouse - made it the perfect place for our family gathering! Everything we had hoped for - and then some! Thank you so much for making it available! Laura (& Anne) were both very helpful and informative and the whole process went very smoothly. We would love to return and would highly recommend it to others!
Laura was a very responsive and informative host. Her house was lovely and had a beautiful view of the water.
We had a great relax weekend. Hastine Island is a pretty sleepy island, so it is perfect if you truly want to escape the city and be surrounded by nature. From the living room you get awesome views of Rainier in a clear day. The house is really nice, clean and has everything you need for cooking. I would recommend you bring your food!
This wonderful home was perfect way to get a way from it all in a beautiful setting! Laura was very responsive and accommodating, the house was as described, and very clean and well equipped.
Once you arrive, you won't want to leave, so as another reviewer said plan to bring all the food and supplies you'll need for your stay.
About the Host, Laura
My globetrotting life is your win, because I love to share my favorite places in the world with like-minded folks! Our family's time is split between the Puget Sound, Alaska, and my original home country of Finland. Ask me about the great outdoors, the Northern Latitudes, or flying, and chances are I won't shut up.
I look forward to hosting you and those loved by you, and will do my best to help you enjoy the life out there (or here) to its fullest!
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