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
"One of the Best so Far. We rent in the Shelton area often because we have family there and this is by far one of the nicest. The views from the Deck are second to none. The house is beautiful, spacious and well appointed. Everything you need to enjoy your stay and more. Wall to wall windows in the living room and Dining room provide you with an awesome view of the inlet and the beautiful garden. The garden was my favorite part. Tastefully done with surprises around every corner. We enjoyed walking it each morning as we enjoyed our coffee on the lower deck. the kitchen was well stocked with everything you need. We were 4 of us Renting and we had our niece and nephew stay a few nights and the rest of the family came and went. They all commented on how this was one of the best properties we had rented so far. Our stay was so relaxing that leaving was hard. We will come back to Agate beach during our next visit and we will recommend it to our friends. Lastly Debra the manger was very friendly and accommodating. A true professional Thank you Debra for allowing us the pleasure of staying at Agate Beach."