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Two Herons Cottage
Puget Sound vacation rental
Two Herons Living Room
Living room - large flat screen TV
Living room - large flat screen TV (no TV reception)
Reading area in living room
Reading area in living room

Two Herons Cottage is a Puget Sound Vacation Rental. It is a great home base for easy day trips to Seattle, Mt St Helens, the Olympic Peninsula, and the Pacific Ocean beaches.

Located two hours from Mt Rainier National Park, between Shelton and Olympia.

Puget Sound, a fjord of the Pacific Ocean and part of the Salish Sea extends from Neah Bay to Olympia. Two Herons Cottage is on a southern finger of the Sound called Little Skookum. The photos on this page are taken from the property where Two Herons Cottage is located. The beauty is unsurpassed!  

Quiet, serene, calm, romantic, soothing

Fresh coffee in hand while you watch the fog lift off the water … Seals splashing in the distance … An afghan thrown over your legs … A heron standing guard on the shore … The tide going out to starfish, spitting clams, and shells. . . Two kayakers drifting with the current … It’s the quiet you remember most.  A year ‘round getaway. A refuge from the everyday.

Two Herons Cottage is a charming, quintessential beach cottage located only 22 minutes from West Olympia on a beautiful Puget Sound property near Kamilche Point . . . . It is a great spot to stay while on a business trip, a family getaway, or one for romance, privacy and relaxation. Enjoy the large grassy lawn, sitting areas near the water, and a big deck right off Two Herons Cottage.  There is also an upper deck off the master bedroom. It is the spot to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning.

The location is perfect for a long stay with day trips to Washington beaches, Olympia, a ferry ride to Seattle, a drive up Puget Sound stopping in small fishing villages along the way to Port Townsend, or Lake Quinalt where you can swim or rent a boat, Olympic National Park with Hurricane Ridge and Hoh Rain Forest.

Many guests just enjoy the property, relax, and take in the views. Little Creek Casino is 4 miles away, and plenty of great shops, restaurants, Olympia’s historic district, Washington’s State Capital, galleries, and museums are just over 20 minutes away.

You can cook some meals at home in the lovely Puget Sound Vacation Rental. The kitchen is well equipped. Taylor Shellfish retail outlet is a few mile away where you can pick up fresh clams, mussels and oysters for your meal. There are also clams and oysters right on your beach.

You’ll be planning your next trip to Two Herons Cottage before you leave!

Sleeps 2 to 7:

  • 1 King bedroom upstairs
  • 1 twin and a trundle bed are around the corner from the king
  • 1 Full bed off living room
  • See floorplans below

Full Kitchen

  •  Electric range 
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen Aid mixer
  • Blender
  • Coffee maker, grinder and fresh whole bean French roast coffee
  • Dishes, silverware, cooking utensils, pots and pans
  • Dining table and chairs in a sunroom with water views

Living room

  • Two sitting areas, one with a big comfy sofa, a flat screen TV for movies  (no television reception)
  • A second area with a rocker and a stuffed chair is perfect to enjoy a book.
  • Both are close to the gas thermostat controlled fireplace


  • Half bath downstairs
  • Full bath upstairs with both shower and claw foot tub

Washer | Dryer

Air Conditioning


Gas fireplace

Electric heat


  • 2 Tandem complimentary kayaks to use during your entire stay
  • Life jackets | Paddles
  • The kayaks are designed for solo or 2 person kayak paddling
  • There is a rocky spot to launch the kayaks. They are stored down near the waters edge.

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Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or a family vacation you’ll find the Puget Sound vacation rental perfect. It has beds for up to 7, though there is minimal privace from bed to be. A full bed in the living room, a twin around the corner from the king bed and a trundle between the two makes this a great family getaway (ee the floor plan below). . . and even better yet, a couples romance retreat. Use it as a base camp for exploring Western Washington.

Full size bed off living room
Sitting area in king bedroom
Sitting area in king bedroom
Twin Bed
Twin Bed


  • Take in spectacular views of Puget Sound, watch waterfowl, eagle, and herons from the point surrounded by water on three sides.
  • Deer frequent the property
  • The upper deck off the master bedroom has water views
  • Take the kayaks out for a gentle paddle around Puget Sound’s Little Skookum Inlet, and venture further to Hope Island State Park
  • Beaches are muddy, though it is possible to collect oysters and clams for your meal right off the beach
  • Gather outside on the huge deck attached to the cottage, or find a spot for quiet and solitude in one of the other seating areas scattered throughout the property. Enjoy a fire place (bring your own wood) a Gas BBQ grill, several picnic tables for a change of scenery.

Call this stunning Washington waterfront vacation rental your own for a few days of rest, exploration, and relaxation … Just 20 minutes from west Olympia.

Spacious living room
Spacious living room
Dining in the sun porch
Dining in the sun porch
Kitchen with electric stove, dishwasher, large refrigerator
Two Herons Kitchen
King Bedroom
King Bedroom
Sitting area in king bedroom
Sitting area in king bedroom
Trundle bed around the corner from the king
Trundle bed around the corner from the king


  • Dig clams and collect oysters in season
  • Read by the water’s edge
  • Watch the tide go in and out
  • Observe the wildlife
  • Take a short kayak trip
  • Fish
  • Build a fire, roast marshmallows
  • Rest and relax
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