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Sleeps 8, Private Hot Tub , 2 Kayaks, 3 Acres And Private Beach Included

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

1 Queen, Queen Leather Sofa Bed, 4 Singles W/d, WiFi..Privacy..Views..Romance

This gorgeous property was owned by two UW Physicians with 3 children, all train aficionados. The doctors purchased the Sunny Jim Peanut Butter Company Caboose and moved it to Pirates Cove, train tracks and all! They rebuilt the caboose from the floorboards up, extending the width 2.5 times to allow room for a queen bed, 2 person shower, full kitchen, W/D, gas fireplace and expansive water views from the large Picture windows in every room. The leather sofa looking at the water converts into a very comfy, curved wood slat, queen sofa sleeper.

Their remodel makes the caboose infinitely more livable while maintaining the charm and nostalgia of the caboose, delighting adults and children alike.

The property and the views are simply unmatched.

More Details

Property Manager
Catharine Gallagher and Phil Freeman
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Spanish, Catharine speaks some spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2018

About Catharine Gallagher and Phil Freeman

Catharine merged her graphic design business with Phil's video production, editing, duplication business in Seattle in 1995.

In 1999 they purchased "A River Runs Through It Cabin" at Stevens Pass as their own personal getaway. Catharine's business involved creating websites for corporate clients such as Weyerhaueser and Paccar. She purchased Greatgetaways.com domain and launched the vacation cabin rental business. An immediate hit, the couple added cabins at Index and Puget sound that same year. In 2002 they added Copper Creek Inn, Cabins and Lodge Resort at Mt. Rainier to create the perfect triangle of Western Washington Mountains and Sound Cabins. Catharine and Phil purchased Copper Creek Inn, Cabins and Lodge property at Mt Rainier in 2002, opening their first remodeled cabins there in 2006. Our guests nominated and voted Greatgetaways.com and Copper Creek Inn #1 two years in a row in King5 TV's Evening Magazine competition. Catharine uses her artistic sensibility in every aspect, from website to furnishings and fixtures, landscaping for guest privacy, taking every effort to provide every amenity while maintaining a close relationship with the beautiful natural settings surrounding our properties.

Catharine Gallagher and Phil Freeman purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Catharine Gallagher and Phil Freeman chose Shelton

Unmatched Views. Private Beach. Kayaks. 3 forested waterfront acres. The caboose advertised for 5 years on our primary website, greatgetaways.com. When the owners, 2 doctors from the University of Washington, told us it was for sale, we thought only a moment before purchasing the beautiful property. The doctors 3 children, like their parents, are train aficionados. They purchased the Sunny Jim Company caboose, moved it, tracks and all, to Pirates Cove, remodeling the caboose from the ground up..expanding the width 2.5 times. The remodel included a queen bedroom complementing the 4 bunks, a 2 person shower, living room, full kitchen, fireplace, picture windows looking right at the water and a washer dryer. A very comfy vacation home with thrilling Puget Sound views. Our hearts still beat fast when we pull into the driveway and see the water.

What makes this cabin unique

Peace, Quiet, Private Beach, 2 kayaks, Washer Dryer, flat screen DVD system with HDMI inputs WiFi, Gas fireplace, 3 waterfront acres with forest, Everything you need is present. All you need to bring is your own good spirits, food and beverages. Quoting the guestbook, "We stayed 13 nights and it was not long enough."

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our 4th Christmas (I believe) at Hammersley inlet. Upon our arrival a really high tide..a bit cloudy & rainy but any weather is welcomed when you are here.

I saw a mama deer ..still for a long wile as I chatted to her trying to let her know I was cool..it was almost like a move..one by her slowly her babies emerged from the trees. They grazed as I watched..Finally, I just sat down in the field. The babies came quite close at one point. I cried..to be blsessed with that simple givt was something I will cherish forever...
Dec 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Shelton in Mason County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 2 person shower, very nice sink and mirror
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 4 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen Sofa Sleeper
  • Queen with water view. Night Stands, Trunk at foot of bed. Memory foam mattress with feather pillows and down comforters.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Nema 14-50 charge free to guests for Tesla and compatible EV's.


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Sleeps 8, Private Hot Tub , 2 Kayaks, 3 Acres And Private Beach Included
average rating of 4.0 based on 20 reviews

Great Rental, But Needs a Good Cleaning & Handiman

  • 3 of 5

We loved this VRBO because of its location and uniqueness of the unit. Also the unit had great WiFi service! Reading through the renters book we can see that the same complaints continue since 2014. The book is now full and doesn’t have room for more logs.

As stated, we loved the location and water views. The unit stayed nicely warm with the wall units and the propane stove.

The queen bed is too soft for our liking and sinks in the middle, pulling both sleepers together.

The smoke alarm is hanging down about 6 inches by two wires. I assume it works? The refrigerator makes very loud groaning noises and has been noted so in the book since 2014. There are cobwebs covering most surfaces so maybe you might need a new cleaning service. Two of the three lights on the bedroom wall don’t work. There are desk lamps throughout the unit that don’t work.

Tide charts and info in the unit’s book is outdated, although one book was correct. Instead of changing a page in the book to reflect correct unit info, someone used duct tape to stick a new page on top of the old one.

Also, we know that check our time is 11:00am, but it stated 11:00pm as checkout in at least 2 of the emails we received confirming our reservation.

This rental has great potential, but it will become run down quickly with much more neglect and quick cleans.

We’d love to come back and use the kayaks and hot tub, but hope that the unit has received some TLC.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed Pirates Cove Caboose. The views, location, beach, privacy, property, hot tub, fire pit, fireplace, full kitchen, 2 person shower and 2 kayaks make the Caboose an amazing experience for young and old alike.. We are dismayed you found a smoke alarm hanging down, cobwebs in the cabin and did not enjoy the bed. We immediately secured the smoke alarm. We pride ourselves on excellent housekeeping. We shared this with our housekeeping staff. The mattress at the Caboose is a memory foam that conforms nicely to each persons contours. Catharine and I have slept there many times. We will check this weekend and correct any issues that might contribute to any sagging. We ask our guests to call us on arrival if anything is not to their satisfaction so we may remedy any issues promptly. Thank you again for staying with us. We anticipate your next visit will be as close to perfect as we can make it. Thank you!
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Very beautiful

  • 5 of 5

It is a great place. Loved staying here. Very beautiful and romantic. Lots of things to do.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
79 Miles
Nearest Barpub
7.6 Miles
Spencer Lake Bar & Grill
Nearest Ferry
34 Miles
Pt Orchard, Bremerton
Nearest Golf
8.3 Miles
Bayshore Golf Cl
Nearest Train
39 Miles
Olympia, Tacoma
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Many restaurants in Shelton/Allyn/Belfair
Nearest Ski
Water ski out your front door
Nearest Beach
You are on it. Hammersley Inlet
Car: necessary

Home to year around festivals, great restaurants, parks, natural beauty of Puget Sound. 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".


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Shelton, Washington

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
25 May 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £216.63
cleaning fee £50.55 + Tax
extra person 25/person/n £36.1 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £42.6
Pet Fee £36.1 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.6%

Cancellations made between time reservation is made and 15 days prior to your arrival, we offer full credit toward another visit or a 75% refund. Cancellations 0 to 14 days prior to your reservation, we are unable to offer refunds or credits unless we are able to rebook the dates you reserved. If we are able to re book the dates, we offer full credit toward another date or a 75% refund.

The Caboose shares Pirates Cove with Pirates Cove Beach House to the west. Listing # 4005983. You may rent both and walk between them at low tide, meaning Pirates Cove is perfect for large family gatherings, reunions, Birthday parties and weddings up to 30 people. Perfect for couples and families. Both the beach house and caboose are pet friendly.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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