Relax and make yourself at home. Enjoy this view from anywhere in the house. Here's a large pod of Orcas that visited our shore in June 2015. We've seen more Orcas this year than ever before.


Logement entier

8 voyageurs

3 chambres

6 lits

Logement entier

8 voyageurs

3 chambres

6 lits

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Right on the beach. Just 90 minutes from Seattle to our waterfront house on Herron Island, a tiny, private island in south Puget Sound. Sleeps 8. Majestic view. Deck, moorage, kayaks, paddle boards. Deer, seal, eagles and whales. Amazing sunrises!


Le logement
Le logement
Salles de bain : 1
Chambres : 3
Lits : 6
Arrivée : À partir de 16:00
Départ : 11:00
Type de logement : Logement entier

Équipements
Équipements

Prix
Prix
Voyageur supplémentaire : 5€ / nuit après 4 voyageurs
Frais de ménage : 121€
Caution : 97€
Réduction à la semaine : 10%
Conditions d'annulation : Strictes

Description
Description

Right on the beach. Just 90 minutes from Seattle to our waterfront house on Herron Island, a tiny, private island in south Puget Sound. Sleeps 8. Majestic view. Deck, moorage, kayaks, paddle boards. Deer, seal, eagles and whales. Amazing sunrises!

ATTENTION: OUR FERRY WILL BE OUT OF SERVICE FOR SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE FROM 10/17/16 UNTIL APPROXIMATELY 11/06/17 . PLEASE CONTACT ME BEFORE BOOKING DURING THESE DATES.

Herron Island is a small and secluded private Island in southern Puget Sound. A short 10 minute ferry ride separates you from all the stress and distractions of the mainland. You can only access the island by our 10 car ferry (we'll send you a ferry pass in the mail) or by your own boat. There are no stores or restaurants on the island so you'll experience a level of peace and quiet that is hard to match anywhere else.
There are 2 bedrooms plus a large sleeping loft. The master bedroom has a cozy queen size bed and a stunning view of the water. The second bedroom has a comfortable queen bed. There is a sleeping loft with 4 single beds. There's plenty of room for 2 families with 2 kids each to relax and be comfortable. The open living/dining/kitchen area is a great place to congregate, prepare meals and enjoy time together. The spacious kitchen is fully equipped. The kitchen bar sits 4 and the dining room table sits 4 more.
There are 2 decks with spectacular views of the Puget Sound year round. Sunrises are nothing short of spectacular. Watching the moonlight reflect off of the water at night is one of the most beautiful sights you will ever see. Take in view from the deck or just stay in bed and enjoy from the bedroom window.
A large gas grill, Adirondack chairs and a propane fire table on the upper deck are are available year round. During summer and spring there is a complete set of upholstered patio furniture (table, chairs and umbrella). The lower deck is a great place to slip off to for a little seclusion. Any meal enjoyed on the deck will be one you will remember forever.
There is no cable TV or internet but most people can get sporadic cell coverage and internet via their mobile phones. If needed there are several areas on the island where cell signals are strong. There is a TV, VHS player and a library of VHS tapes.

A short walk down the stairs brings you to your own beach. You’ll find 2 kayaks, 2 stand up paddle boards and life jackets at your disposal at no additional cost. The water in Case Inlet is exceptionally calm. Most mornings the water is like glass. An early morning paddle is a fantastic way to start your day. Whether you bundle up in the winter or put on your flip flops in the summer, a walk around the island on the beach is a fantastic way to experience the beauty of the Puget Sound. You can circle the island in under 2 hours at a leisurely pace. Expect to encounter a variety of Northwest wildlife including seals, otter, eagles, heron, deer and porpoise. If you're lucky you'll see the Orca and Humpback whales that have been visiting the island in ever increasing numbers. The west shore is the best place find whales although they've been seen all around the island. Listen for them spouting. Watch for them fairly close to shore. The water is fairly warm in the summer and excellent for swimming and floating. If you have your own boat you can moor at the public dock on North beach (summer only, 24 hour limit) or hook up to the buoy on our beach (check with us first). The calm waters make for some of the best paddle sports, water skiing and tubing you’ll find anywhere. After you play at the beach you can rinse away the salt and sand with a fresh water rinse at our beach shed.

You will have the house, grounds, beach, kayaks, and paddle boards all to yourselves. Our hostess, who lives on the island, will stop by shortly after you arrive to make sure you get in OK. She'll be available most of the time if you need anything while you’re on the island.

Herron Island is a very unique place. The atmosphere on island is very relaxed. The island is just over a mile long. You can walk all the way around the island on the beach in about 2 hours. Most of the homes on the island are vacation homes although there are about 90 permanent residents. There is an outdoor basketball and pickle ball court, swings, play area and baseball field at the community center at the top of the island.
The island is home to a wide variety of friendly animals. You'll see bald eagles, porpoise, seals, deer and the occasional pod of Orca and humpback whales. Orcas have been visiting the island this year far more than ever before. The West shore is the best place to find them, however they have been spotted all around the island (We are on the East shore). Our abundant and friendly deer will undoubtedly pay you a visit. They love to be fed. One apple or bread crust will win you a friend for life! You won't find Herron Island's sort of peace and relaxation anywhere else. Leave the chaos of the city behind and head for the island!

Drive your car onto the ferry. Not much need for a car once you're on island. Please help us keep our ferry lines short by arriving in as few cars as possible. You can park in our driveway which holds three cars end to end. The whole island is a little over a mile long. We'll send you a ferry schedule and a guest pass by mail once you make your reservation. Round trip ferry toll is $16.00 for a car and driver. $3 per additional passenger.

You are welcome to use our kayaks and paddle boards. We have plenty of life jackets in a wide array of sizes. Our insurance requires all guests who use our kayaks and paddle boards to sign a waiver in advance. We will send it to you.
Cell/internet service is sporadic on the island but generally OK in the vicinity of our cabin. If needed there are several areas on the island where cell signals are strong. THERE ARE NO STORES OR RESTAURANTS , ON THE ISLAND. YOU MUST BRING ALL FOOD AND OTHER SUPPLIES WITH YOU TO THE ISLAND. The tap water is fine for drinking. We supply all towels, linen and paper products. Kitchen is fully equipped. We supply propane for the grill and fire table. There is a house manual with complete information in the house.


Règlement intérieur
Règlement intérieur
Non fumeur
Ne convient pas aux animaux
Pas de fête ni de soirée
L'entrée dans les lieux se fait après 16:00

-Relax, enjoy yourself and have a wonderful time.
-Park only on the paved driveway. Do not park on the grass.
-No parties.
-Be respectful of our neighbor's privacy and peace.
-No loud music after dark.
-No candles (electric candles are available that you are welcome to use). -No pets.
-No smoking including marijuana anywhere in or on the property.
-Fires only in gas fire pit on deck. No wood fires.
-Fireworks are not allowed on the island except on July 4th from 7:00-10:00 PM at the North beach public area.
-NO FIREARMS on island.
-Use beach shower and hose to rinse off at the beach. Do not rinse off sand and salt in bathroom shower.


Dispositif de sécurité
Dispositif de sécurité
Détecteur de fumée
Détecteur de monoxyde de carbone
Kit de premiers secours
Fiche de sécurité
Extincteur

Disponibilité
Disponibilité
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Hôte : Donn

Seattle, Washington, États-Unis · Membre depuis août 2013
Donn

My wife and I have lived in the Pacific Northwest most of our lives and raised our kids here as well. My wife loves to cook, is an avid reader, professional communicator and political "junky". I'm a musician and can bore you to tears rambling on about the completely irrelevant intricacies of my favorite music. We have loved traveling the world but find that as in The Wizard of Oz, there is truly no place like home! We discovered Herron Island in southern Puget Sound about 3 years ago and immediately fell in love with it. We were both amazed that such a beautiful place could exist so close to us without ever even knowing it was in our own backyard. We enjoy sharing our "secret" island with others. We have 2 homes there. We have a friend living there full time who is available to check in with you and assist with troubleshooting if needed.
We hope you will love Herron Island as much as we do- ENJOY!

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