For those seeking a peaceful nature retreat with stunning year-round water views, Agate Beach House is the perfect place to relax in solitude or gather with friends and family.
Privately nestled amidst towering fir trees, Agate Beach House offers wide-ranging views of Hammersely Inlet, 8-miles of winding saltwater connecting Oakland Bay with Puget Sound. Watch the playful seals, fish from the beach, dig clams for dinner, and (on rare but fortuitous occasions) witness pods of splashing Orcas from the home's wraparound deck.
The beach house consists of almost 2300 square feet, sleeping up to eight guests. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs, with an open sleeping/entertainment room and additional bedroom and bathroom downstairs.
The spacious main level living room features a cathedral ceiling and an entire wall of windows framing sweeping water views, which is equally mesmerizing in misty fog as when illuminated by bright sunshine. This room is comfortably and tastefully furnished with leather sofas, fireplace, 40” flat screen TV, DVD player, basic cable, a selection of books, as well as wireless internet (available throughout the house).
The open kitchen is fully equipped to prepare a gourmet feast, and includes an espresso machine, blender/food processor, commercial grade waffle maker and cookbooks.
Through the sliding glass doors of the adjoining dining room (seating 6 to 8), the large deck includes a gas grill and outdoor table and chairs overlooking the water. During most weeks of the year, fresh herbs for cooking are available in the garden, which is tastefully landscaped with mostly native shrubs and trees.
Still on the main level, the master bedroom offers a queen bed with water views, cable TV, and an en-suite bathroom with jetted tub. The guest bedroom next door faces the fir trees lining the private driveway. Furnished with a queen size bed, it is situated a few steps from the main level bathroom, which includes a tub and shower.
The downstairs living area offers limited views of the water, a cozy wood stove, and a sliding glass door to the lower garden. This spacious room with a door for privacy is furnished with a twin bunk bed, convertible full size futon, and offers cable TV, videos, and board games. It is an ideal space to entertain children. There is also a third bedroom with queen sized bed and third bathroom with a shower on the lower level.
Enjoy long strolls along the beach in either direction during low tide. Rent a kayak and have it delivered from the nearby town of Allyn (please note that the current strength varies throughout the day; consult tide schedule and kayak rental professionals regarding skill level requirements).
Less than two hours' drive from Seattle, Agate Beach House offers nearby conveniences and recreation including hiking, fishing, kayaking, wine tasting and fresh local seafood.
Fresh local oysters, Dungeness crab, and fresh and smoked clams can be purchased to bring home, from Taylor Shellfish's Retail Store on the southern edge of Shelton. One and a half miles from Taylor Shellfish, visit the friendly staff at Walter Dacon Winery's tasting room and sample their award-winning Washington wines.
In the opposite direction, seven miles north of Agate Beach House, on the way to Harstine Island State Park (which has been described as “the best kept secret in Puget Sound” for its pristine shorelines and protected forests accessible by hiking trails), the Olympic Bakery & Deli offers daily fresh baked goods, quick and healthy casual meals, and wine & cheese tastings.
Take a daytrip to the magical Olympic National Park, North America's only temperate rainforest, with its breathtaking views and abundant wildlife.
Take the scenic ferry ride from Bremerton to downtown Seattle, where the ferry stops only a few blocks from Seattle's famous Pike Place Market. Explore downtown Seattle by foot, avoiding the stress of navigating traffic and parking.
Less than 45 minutes' drive from Shelton, scuba enthusiasts can dive with the giant Pacific octopus, wolf eels, rockfish, and anemones that reside in the clear waters of the Hood Canal.
WELCOME TO YOUR WATER FRONT RETREAT
The setting is so private and the view so amazing, you won't want to leave Agate Beach House once you arrive.
Agate Beach House is managed by Picture Properties Vacation Rental Management, where prompt and courteous guest service is our priority.
Off Street Parking
Jetted Tub in Bath
Cooking Utensils Provided
Gas/Electric BBQ Grill
Not Lake/Oceanfront. Ask for details
WiFi (Wireless Internet)
No Pets Allowed
Minimum Age Limit for Renters 25
Smoking Not Allow
"You may be their next sponsor for this house remodeling. We have rented many rental houses before but very unfortunate to say that this is the WORST experience that we had among all. The reviews from various guests were also quite positive which explains the reason why we decided to stay here. However, we were overly disappointed at what we experienced here. When we entered the house, we were excited as everything looked fine at first glance. Then we were welcomed by dirty, un-cleaned BBQ grill. When we informed this to management(emailed them that dirty pic), we got a polite reply saying "previous residents didn't clean it”. Not a big deal. But next day night, around 9-10 PM we realized that water stopped coming. When we again informed this to management, we got a response that they can't do anything at that time other than sending a message to owner. We had to travel 10-12 miles couple of times during mid-night to use restrooms. Not a big deal again because we understand that things could go wrong with anyone. And during the late night we realized that downstairs carpet was getting wet and master restroom flush tank was overflowing. We immediately informed this to management, similar response again this time as well. In the morning, their contractor visited the house to check water leaks but no message was conveyed to us (about from where the water was leaking in downstairs). In the evening, we got a response saying that owner agreed to wave off one night rent for the inconvenience. We thanked them. Before leaving the house, we removed the thrash and completed all required formalities etc. Now the story started after two days when we follow up for our deposit and promised one night rent. We got an unexpected response from the management saying the we treated the house disrespectfully. They say that the water leak downstairs was from the water bed frame and one in rest room was because of the bath tub overflow. Notice that, this response is after we left the house and they claim that, this was reported from the same Contractor who visited the house when we were there and conveyed nothing then. If it was really that bed frame, how we were able to sleep two nights after that and where did that water went after that night?. They also claim that, there was also damage to tables and the screen downstairs (trust me, we just used the downstairs for 2people sleeping that's it).When we explained the same to the management, ... MORE TO SAY but no space, see my next review.."