2 story, 2000 sq. ft. quintessential beach house with 2 large king bedrooms upstairs, a third king off the living room. Bedrooms have incredible views of Hammersley Inlet. It is as if you are on a boat in the water. A full bathroom with shower serves guests on the second floor. The Downstairs bathroom has a claw foot slipper tub with shower attachment. The full kitchen, with window to the water, includes a large side by side refrigerator, a gas range, dishwasher, microwave, mixer, toaster, coffee maker, french roast whole beans, grinder. A wine cooler compliments the kitchen amenities.. The dining area in the great room has a large table to seat 8-10. The open floor plan of the living room has spectacular water views, two seating areas and the dining area. There is a flat screen TV/DVD with HDMI input, (no TV reception) a computer table, free WiFi, and a gas thermostat controlled fireplace. A washer and dryer are behind the kitchen. An antique pinball machine decorates the room. The 8 person Marquis Epic hot tub in a Covana gazebo, a big front deck/chairs, BBQ and fire pit all face the water. 4 kayaks are included for your use. It is hard to imagine this 11 acre property. As you come down the long drive, Pirates Creek is to your left, flowing into Pirates Cove which flows into Hammersley Inlet. To your right, a terraced meadow with apple orchard takes you to the beach. Puget Sound is visible the moment you enter the property. Unparalleled privacy.
- House2000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
3 King Beds 2 Bathrooms..Privacy..11 Acres 750' Private Beach Air Conditioned
Catharine Gallagher & Phil Freeman
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 4, 2018
About Catharine Gallagher & Phil Freeman
Catharine Gallagher and Phil Freeman purchased Pirates Cove Beach House in 2014. Catharine operated "Old Mill Bed and Breakfast" in Eatonville Washington before she and Phil purchased the Copper Creek Lodge property at Mt Rainier..voted #1 by our guests in King5 TV's Evening Magazine competition 2 years in a row.
Catharine Gallagher & Phil Freeman purchased this House in 2014
Why Catharine Gallagher & Phil Freeman chose Shelton
In 2010, Phil and Catharine purchased Pirates Cove Caboose on Hammersley Inlet, a heart thumpingly beautiful property advertised on Greatgetaways.com since 2003. An offer prompted Catharine and Phil to considerer where they might move if they sold their home 3 miles from Mt. Rainier National Park. Puget Sound was calling. After viewing every waterfront property they could find between Belfair and Shelton, Catharine remembered the Beach House across Pirates Cove from the Caboose being for sale. While both are very private, forested beachfront, they are separate properties. You may walk between them at low tide. This was it. There was absolutely nothing like it available anywhere. 11 acres of beachfront property surrounded by forest with apple orchard and a 2000 sq ft., 2 story quintessential beach house.
What makes this House unique
Peace, Quiet, Privacy, 3 king beds, 2 full baths, Private Beach, 4 kayaks, Samsung Washer Dryer, 50" flat screen DVD system with HDMI inputs WiFi, Gas fireplace, Air Conditioning, 11 acres with forest, meadows, terrace, apple orchard and a family of deer who make their way from the beach to feed on the apples in the orchard and are non plussed by the people present. Everything you need is present. All you need to bring is your own good spirits, food and beverages.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beautiful, Secluded and Memorable
We had a family reunion in Pirate's Beach House and we all love this place! We were pleasantly surprised that the house was complete with amenities plus more! It is exceeded our expectations. They had olive oil, sugar, salt, pepper, trash bags, paper towels, napkins, and more. Bed sheets, towels, beds were so comfortable. It was like sleeping in a 5 star hotel. The layout of the house was great where all the kids stayed on the main floor and woke up together and played and the adults, had time to rest and have alone time while kids played. The beach was wonderful!!! We spent time fishing and clam digging. They have complete amenities with kayak, paddles, and vests, even children's vests. This was truly a great location and a great place. We had so much fun we didn't to use the hot tub. But we did get to roast marshmallows and eat scores. We will go back again. My 3 year old is still talking about this place and wants to have her birthday here. On the way home, she was literally asking us to turn around and stay at the beach house again.
Thank you for your kind words. We are very happy you love Pirates Cove Beach House as we do! Phil and Catharine
My family of four adults spent three nights in this wonderful home in September. The two upstairs masters suites are huge and have great views of the water. They share a small upstairs bath which has a shower. There's a queen bed off the family room on the 1st floor, and another bath with a tub/shower combo on the first floor. The kitchen is well-equipped and also has a great view. The back deck is the perfect place to watch the sunset. Grill and picnic table for outdoor cooking and eating. Just down a flight of stairs is a private beach area. Rocky, as expected. We carried chairs down to the beach area so we could watch our dog play and swim. There are kayaks by the house that can be raised and lowered to the beach using a pulley attachment, which wasn't the easiest thing to do, but worked. Kayaking in the cove was wonderful. Neighbors could be heard but not seen. You might be wondering about your choice on the drive in on the dirt roads - a few sketchy mobile homes, but once you're on the property it feels very private and secure. The jacuzzi is amazing and easy to use with a cover that raises and lowers with the flip of a switch. Sitting in the bubbling water while looking out at the water - can't be beat. Hope to return next year.
Family holiday at Pirate's Cove Beach House
Our family (10), grandparents, parents, and grandchildren, spent a family vacation at this property in July . The cabin has a very nice view overlooking the Hammersley inlet, with access to the beach. We had fun on the beach wading,clamming, and kayaking. The large grassey area was great for the kids and the hot tub got good use.
The cabin has 2 nice big bedrooms upstairs with lots of sleeping room. The one small bathroom upstairs has a shower, and it needs an update. The shower had mold and water pressure was weak.
Downstairs is nice and open with big windows facing the inlet. The queen bed on this level has no privacy. Whoever uses it must be last to bed and first up in the morning.
There were a few things that had not been properly prepared or repaired before the arrival of a cabin full of guests:
An air conditioner upstairs leaked and could not be used.
Remote controls needed new batteries
TV/DVD did not work, required repairman in mid- week
Propane tank ran out after first use
Outdoor garbage cans were small and old, had to be emptied mid-week
Cleanliness of cabin rated on 1-5 would be 3
For these reasons we cannot rate this property above average
Amazing. Spectacular views with direct beach access.
Gorgeous, peaceful and nicely appointed. Kayaks are a plus. Our phone service was spotty due to remoteness, therefore wifi on property was a godsend. We would gladly return.
Pros: Beautiful site and views, very attractive and current decor, 3 lovely King size beds. Coffee beans and grinder, well appointed kitchen. Drawer of charger cables. Gracious, patient owners.
Cons: Hard to find - even with directions, and do NOT rely on Google maps. Downstairs only has bathtub with handspray which would be great for kids but does not work for elderly. One more bathroom would have been great. Cleaning crew missed some spots like refrigerator interior drawers, top of wine cooler, top of fridge and other high places. First Aid Kit sorely depleted.
Very secluded, quiet, and peaceful. Comfortable accommodation. The original art is a highlight.
We enjoyed our stay on the water. Perfect retreat.
Perfect peaceful getaway
We needed to get away without taking a plane ride--this was perfect. We felt instantly at home. The beds were great (I'm a mattress snob) and the hot tub was a great place to end each evening.
Perfect location for touring..Hwy 3 destinations..Hood Canal, Allyn, Belfair, Alderbrook, Port Orchard, Silverdale, Bremerton, Paulsbo, Port Townsend, Olympic National Park Hurricane Ridge, Port Angeles, Seattle, Washington Coast, all within an hour and one half from Pirates Cove Beach House. Quote from our guestbooks.."We stayed 13 days and it wasn't long enough".
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