B & B Style Country Island Retreat, Quiet, 5 acres
Welcome to our charming home in the woods in the Pacific Northwest! We invite you to settle in, get comfortable and make yourself at home. It is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the area. Stargaze on a clear night as there is no light pollution. My property is a very safe place and there are few neighbors in the area and lots of places to explore.
We rent a good sized spare guest bedroom (200 sq ft) in this 3 bed 2,000 sq ft home. You have your own private large full bath. The bedroom has a desk, chairs, a very comfortable queen sized bed and cozy linens, dressers, closet, a DVD/CD playing TV with Apple TV (HBO, Netflix, etc.) and a view of the trees in the forest with a private back door to the deck with sitting area and hammock. You set the level of privacy you'd like. My home and property are very clean with lots of light and is comfortably furnished. I also rent my home when I am away on vacation.
Breakfast is on your own terms and I always have fruit, breakfast breads, cereal, milk and juice. I love to cook and vegetarian friendly. The house is very clean, has a full gourmet kitchen, French press, drip, Bialetti and Keurig coffee makers. You are welcome to bring your own food and use the pantry and refrigerator. You have full kitchen privileges. There are lots of spices and condiments to use.
I do have a very well-behaved and loving standard poodle who will steal your heart. If you're not a dog person, I will keep him contained. Please know that my home does not smell like a dog and he is hypo-allergenic, meaning he does not shed and you shouldn't have an allergic reaction to his presence. If you are renting while I am away and if a caretaker is not going to stop by, I might ask that you help with feeding and watering the chickens. if you wanted to pet sit with the dog, I reduce the rental price.
Harstine Island has a bridge and is less than an hour from Olympia, 1.5 hrs to SEATAC airport and 1.75 hrs to Seattle, less than 1 hr to the Bremerton ferry and about 2+ hrs to the west coast beaches or Portland.
The house is close to the Olympic mountains for hiking, Lake Cushman for kayaking or to go boating or sailing in the Puget Sound. There are several nice golf courses. You can rent my clubs if you'd like. The air is clean and crisp, there are lots of birds, we're close to the state park and cove The property has a summer vegetable garden, apples and blackberries in the fall, a winter creek in my private park, chickens for fresh eggs (no noisy roosters), two decks (one with a hammock and the other with a patio table and umbrella). There is a fire ring to sit around at during the evenings while you watch the sun set into the trees.
The town of Shelton is about 20 mins. away and has some fun festivals throughout the year. There are some things to do on the island and there is a farmer's market on Saturdays from May to early Oct. There is a great supermarket, quaint restaurants, shopping and antique stores in downtown. About 10 mins. away is a wonderful convenience market with organic groceries, gourmet deli/restaurant and bakery. The closest restaurant is casual has a great lake view, bar and pool tables.
Service dogs are welcome by law, but at your own risk since I have a dog that shares the house. My place is NOT handicap accessible and it is not childproof. Only two guests at a time, perfect for couples. I have a sleeping mat that can be used in your room if you do not sleep in the same bed. No weddings or events, please. We are very LGBT friendly. This is a 420 legal state, but cigarette smoking is not allowed on the property.
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B & B Style Country Island Retreat, Quiet, 5 acres Shelton, Washington
Additional Location Information
Harstine Island is close to Olympia, about an hour from Bremmerton ferry and two hours from Seattle. Harstine is about half the size of Manhattan, but very sparsely populated. There are lots of activities to do in the area. Get a fishing or shellfish permit, go hiking, biking, kayaking, camping or just breathe in the clean air and relax. Lots of parking on the property, room for an RV or camper.
More About This Location
Nearest train station: Olympia Amtrak, 42 miles Nearest ferry port: Bremmerton, 36 miles Nearest airport: SeaTac, 71 miles Car is essential
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