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Peaceful Waterfront Island Home
Peaceful Waterfront Island Home
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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Peaceful, quiet, unspoiled forested 2 1/2 acres, right on the water with over 350 feet of private no-bank Puget Sound beachfront. Drive over the bridge to this 2 bedroom, 1,000 square foot detached home on Harstine Island. Two queen beds, one in bedroom, one in loft. Sofa bed for children on main level.
This is the guest house and located next to our home, particularly good for those wanting a getaway, kayakers, beachcombers, or boaters. People of all nationalities and backgrounds are welcome

The space

Relax on the front deck, gaze at the beautiful view of the water and uninhabited forested island beyond. Watch the world go by, feed the ducks, listen to the wind in the tall native evergreen forest and the sounds of nature. This is an unspoiled, natural setting for you to enjoy, a very quiet retreat atmosphere. There are no stoplights, street lights, or noise.
We have a fire pit, foosball, kids toys and bikes with a paved safe bike riding area. The seasonal swimming pool is solar heated and warm when the sun shines. The county boat launch is 1 mile away and we have plenty of parking for your trailerable boat.

Guest access

You will have access to all of our wooded 2 1/2 acre site including trails, 350' of beach, paved driveways, and woods. Our art studio, Harstine Island Design, is a few steps away, and you are welcome to visit when we are open.

Interaction with guests

Our home is next door, so we are available should you need assistance.

Other things to note

For children, we have a Pack-and Play, and age appropriate toys for young ones. There is a hide-a-bed on the main level so kids can sleep near the adults. Don't forget to stop for groceries on the way!

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.
Family/Kid Friendly
Wireless Internet
Extra people £27 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee £58
Security Deposit £193
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 8PM
Check out by 11AM

- 4 guests maximum including infants.
- All guests, including daytime guests, must be registered through Airbnb
- Loft access ladder not suitable for children under 7 years.
- Quiet hours 9PM to 8AM.
- No shoes in house please.
- Please check with us when checking in and out.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
The minimum night stay for this listing varies.

48 Reviews

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Bethany User Profile
November 2017
What a lovely, peaceful space! The home was beautifully designed and every detail blended together to create such a restful atmosphere. Jann and Bob were so welcoming and kind. I'd gladly return again and would recommend this location to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway.

Ryan/Kathryn User Profile
October 2017
Cozy place, great for oyster picking and clamming. Jann and Bob were super friendly and helpful. We highly recommend!

Cory User Profile
October 2017
Amazing time. So peaceful for our honeymoon!

Rachel User Profile
October 2017
This place is amazing! The pictures are a fair representation, it's cozy, within a moments walk to the water, the outside chairs are perfect for your morning coffee or evening wine. Purpose: My best friend of 20+ years and I try to get together once a year for a weekend to catch up and hang out without our husband/kids/dogs. This year we stayed at Jann & Bob's place. Outside: There is a pool but I can't speak to it as it was closed for the season. There is plenty of parking for the cars (my guest and I parked side by side), the front deck hand an umbrella which came in handy, the back deck had a BBQ (we didn't try to use it), chairs and coffee tables which we did use. You can see the beach through the trees and walking down is a brief minute (maybe two) on a well groomed path. The beach is a WA beach full of mud and sharp shells but Jann and Bob have set out loaner boots on the porch so you don't have to get your own shoes gross. We brought kayaks were able to carry them with ease from the car to the beach and back. Inside: There is a couch and two chairs which made it easy to talk for hours and to watch TV and color. The kitchen table seats 4 which gave us plenty of space to store our snacks within arms reach. The kitchen had all of the amenities you'd hope for including a Kureig and a normal coffee pot. The downstairs room seemed spacious (I slept upstairs). The bathroom is compact but has a great use of space, there is room for your toiletries, a large shower (the kind with tile and it's so big no door is necessary). The toilet is next to a large window facing the trees/beach which is a bit alarming at first but as there is no foot traffic and it's sooo pretty, you really begin to look forward to going in there. The upstairs bedroom (loft) was amazing, I would live there if I thought future guests wouldn't mind! The bed is comfortable and near outlets (useful for phone charging or in my case, a cpap). There is a table that could be used for puzzles or games or whatever, I used it to get some work done and again, the view! Beyond the table were a few chairs and a telescope. I didn't try to use the telescope, it had a remote and I decided that I was plenty happy with the view available from the chairs/table/bed. I know I've said this a lot but the views of the trees / beach / water are amazing. I grew up in Seattle, I'm no stranger to the trees but I never cease to fall in love with cozy places that allow me to stare at them for hours on end. The only thing I would caution a prospective visitor...

Lisa User Profile
September 2017
The house is not as secluded as one might think from the photos, but one is able to maintain enough privacy. The setting is extremely lovely and serene.

Eric User Profile
September 2017
We had an amazing time in the peaceful waterfront Island home. Definitely much needed vacation. The drive seemed like a distance, but once you arrive to the waterfront home, it was always breathtaking with an amassing beachfront view and sound of the birds and water! Jann & Bob greeted us with a smile and a gift basket with goodies, as if we were family, visiting. They are extremely pleasant and genuine. They gave us all the privacy in the world. If you are looking for a gateway vacation where you can disconnect and relax, this is your vacation home. We absolutely recommend this place to everyone, as you won't be disappointed! Thank you, Eric & Ty

Pamela User Profile
September 2017
We had an amazing stay at Jann and Bob's guest house. It was one of the nicest and most well appointed airbnbs that we've stayed at. The guest house was stylish, comfortable, and very clean. The beach was tranquil and quiet with lots of opportunities for wildlife spotting and oyster picking. The gardens and the rest of the property were meticulously designed and lovely. Harstine island is a really special, one of a kind destination--it's remote and quiet without being hard to get to or far away. We spent our days enjoying fresh seafood, beach combing, and hiking. Jann and Bob are passionate airbnb hosts who excel at making their guests feel welcome, comfortable, and pampered. We had a toddler with us and we were delighted to find the house very safe, baby proofed, and baby friendly. The homemade cinnamon rolls were a wonderful welcome treat. If you have the chance to stay here, you must! It's a gem of an airbnb. We can't wait to share it with all of our friends.

Shelton, Washington, United StatesJoined in November 2016
Jann & Bob User Profile

We are retired. Jann, Public School Superintendent; Bob, Architect. Our artist studio, Harstine Island Design, is nearby where Jann sews fiber art and Bob builds furniture. We love to travel and meet new people. We love children and we welcome children here.

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