Incredible Beachfront Glamping Cabin on Private Island near Olympia, WALakebay, Washington (United States) view map
Description of Glamping Units
This glamping Cabin and Annex rental are located on a tiny private island near Olympia, Washington, about 90 minutes from Seattle. The beachfront property features two separate buildings that can be rented either separately or together. They can accommodate parties of one to eight guests.
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 heat and a wood burning stove 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.
Groups of six or more can add the Annex. The Annex sleeps an additional four glampers in a separate building right across the yard. There's 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 DVD.
The Annex rents for an additional $30 per person, per night (two guest minimum). The Cabin and Annex combination are an excellent option for larger groups who want to be together yet still enjoy the privacy of separate buildings. Note that the Annex cannot be rented separately, it can only be rented as an extension of the Cabin for groups of five to eight guests.
There are vacation homes on either side of the cabin; however, guests will have plenty of privacy anywhere on the property. There are only about 100 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
- Board games
- Dining table
- DVD player
- Fire pit
- Kitchen equipment
- Linens provided
- Lounge/Living room
- Nice furniture
- Private bathroom
- Queen bed
- Radio/Stereo system
- Running water
- Safety box
- Single bed
- Tea kettle
- Towels provided
- Wood burning stove
Glampers will find two kayaks, two stand up paddle boards, a rowboat, and crab pots at their disposal in the cabin. On the back porch, 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, and paper products.
- BBQ grill
- Deck or balcony
- Fire pit
- Patio furniture
Round trip ferry toll is $16.00 for a car and driver, plus $3 for each additional passenger. The host will mail guests a ferry guest pass once booking is confirmed. Generally, the hosts can give guests an earlier check-in time, assuming the previous guest is not checking out the same day. Just 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.
Fires in the outdoor fire pit are okay, as long as no burn ban is in effect. Burn bans are common during the summer months and will be posted at the ferry dock. No bonfires. Please limit fires to three logs at a time. We supply wood for the indoor wood burning stove only. Please bring your own firewood for the outdoor fire pit.
No pets. Smoking is not permitted (including e-cigarettes and marijuana) anywhere in or on the property. No fireworks anywhere on the island. Read More
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 be accessed by a 10-minute voyage on a private ferry that the host organizes for guests. 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.
Enjoy unobstructed ocean, island, and mountain views. The sunsets are spectacular all year long. 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 to their own private beach. Read More
- If the guest cancels at least 15 days prior to check in: The guest will receive a 50% refund.
- Bird watching
- Paddle boarding
- Water sports
- Whale watching
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. If guests have their own boat, they can moor it at the public dock on North beach (during summer only, let the hosts know in advance).
The calm waters make for some of the best water skiing, tubing, kayaking and paddle boarding. 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 pickle ball courts, swings, and a play area, as well as a baseball field at the community center at the top of the island.