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Incredible Beachfront Glamping Cabin on Private Island near Olympia, WALakebay, Washington (United States)
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This glamping property is located on a tiny private island near Olympia, Washington, about 90 minutes from Seattle. The beachfront property can accommodate parties of one to four glampers.
The cabin has an open floor plan with a downstairs open bedroom and an upstairs open loft. Some of the guests prefer more privacy and can add the annex for an additional $75 per night plus tax and service fee (roughly $90 total). The annex is in a separate building, just across the yard. This is an excellent option for two couples or a family with grown children. To add the annex simply let the hosts know once the reservation has been made and the hosts will update the rate.
The main cabin sleeps up to four glampers in two bedrooms. The downstairs open bedroom has a queen-size bed and the upstairs has two single beds in the open loft. There is one full bathroom with a shower and laundry facilities are available. Electric heating and a wood-burning stove are provided to keep guests comfortable. The dining and lounge spaces are perfect for socializing indoors, and the garden and deck areas have plenty of outdoor furniture for relaxing, meals outside, and enjoying the view.
The annex has a queen-size bed in the upstairs master bedroom and a comfy sleeper sofa downstairs. The annex has a fully-equipped kitchenette with an induction hotplate and a large microwave (no stove). In addition, there is a bathroom with shower and laundry facilities. The lounge has an electric fireplace with a TV and a DVD player.
Guests should note that the annex cannot be rented individually; it can only be rented as an extension of the cabin.
There are vacation properties on either side of the cabin; however, guests will have plenty of privacy anywhere on the property. There are only about 150 permanent residents on the island. Generally, guests will see more deer than people.
Glampers should note that there are no shops or dining options on the island, so they must bring their own food. Tap water is fine for drinking. Read More
- Running water
- Safe box
- Queen-size bed
- Private Lounge/Living room
- BR/DVD player
- Sound system
- Dining table
- Kitchen equipment
- Outdoor furniture
- Tea kettle
- Fire pit
- Twin/Single bed
- Shared Barbecue
Glampers will find two kayaks, two stand up paddle boards, a rowboat, and crab pots at their disposal in the cabin. On the back deck, there are a couple of nice chaise lounges, Adirondack chairs, and a Weber electric grill that is the perfect setting for an evening under the stars. The host supplies all towels, linens, soap and paper products.
Guests should keep in mind that there are no stores, restaurants, or medical services on the island.
Location + Surroundings
This amazing beachfront cabin and annex are secluded on the west shore of Herron Island, a tiny private island in South Puget Sound, situated about 90 minutes from Seattle. It can only be accessed by a 10-minute voyage on a private ferry. The island is truly tranquil—there are no shops or restaurants—meaning guests will experience a level of peace and quiet that is hard to match anywhere else. Glampers can enjoy all that Herron Island has to offer and should respect the neighbor's rights to do the same. Guests should be respectful of the neighbor's peace, privacy, and property.
Glampers will enjoy unobstructed ocean, island, and mountain views. The sunsets are spectacular all year long and guests can watch for resident deer, eagles, herons, seals, and porpoises. The location on the west shore is one of the best Orca sighting spots on the island. A short walk down the stairs will bring guests right to their own beach. Read More
- Water sports
- Stand-up paddleboarding
This island is a great place to spend a glamping holiday. It is private and secluded, making it a great place to relax and feel away from it all. The water is very calm and an early morning paddle is a fantastic way to start the day. The water is fairly warm in the summer and excellent for swimming and floating.
The calm waters make for some of the best kayaking and paddle boarding guests will find anywhere. A leisurely walk along the sand or inland on the island is a great way to enjoy the lovely surroundings. There are outdoor basketball and pickleball courts, swings, and a play area, as well as a baseball field at the community center at the top of the island.
- Infants allowed Under 2 years old
- Children allowed 2-12 years old
- No smoking
- Some spaces are shared
- You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 15 days prior to check-in.
The only way to access the island is by the host's private ferry. The round trip ferry toll is $20.00 for a car and driver, plus $3 for each additional passenger. The host will mail guests a ferry guest pass once booking is confirmed. Sometimes the hosts can give guests an earlier check-in time, assuming the previous guest is not checking out the same day; guests must simply ask a few days in advance of arrival.
There is a security deposit of $100. Cell/internet service is sporadic on the island but is generally pretty good in the vicinity of the cabin. Please note: there are no stores or restaurants on the island, and guests must bring their own food. The tap water is fine for drinking.
The hosts supply propane for the outdoor fire pit and wood for the indoor wood burning stove. No outdoor wood fires are allowed.
No pets are allowed.
Smoking is not permitted (including e-cigarettes and marijuana) anywhere in or on the property. No fireworks or firearms are permitted anywhere on the island.
Guests can enjoy all that Herron Island has to offer and should respect the neighbor's rights to do the same. Guests should be respectful of the neighbor's peace, privacy, and property. Read More