GREAT VIEWS OF FOREST & SEA - COZY, SUNNY, WATERFRONT COTTAGE

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Bruce Woolverton

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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GREAT VIEWS OF FOREST & SEA - COZY, SUNNY, WATERFRONT COTTAGE

Vashon Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This is the perfect vacation spot whether you're traveling thousands of miles or simply doing a stay-cation in Western Washington. Located on rural Vashon Island--situated strategically in Puget Sound between the cities of Seattle & Tacoma, this beautiful waterfront cottage allows you to soak up the rhythms of the forest & the sea and yet be close to the urban attractions of the area. Observe the rich bird life on land and the salmon, seals, porpoises and occasional whales as they swim & play in the waters at your front door.

The cottage is totally private from its neighbors but open to the sea. It has a cirque of large Douglas fir & Madrona trees to the north & east and is open to the view of Puget Sound, the Point Defiance Preserve and Gig Harbor to the south and southwest. All of the day rooms and one of the bedrooms afford views of the sound and of the ferry, Chetzemoka, which makes the run between Vashon and Pt Defiance each hour during the day. The cottage is hidden from the street above and affords wonderful privacy. At low tide you can cruise the beach and reward yourself with awesome views of Mt Rainier. Meteorologists will tell you that this sunny southern location gets an average of 10 inches less rain per year than the northern part of the island.

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO GO TO THE COMMENTS SECTION BELOW AND READ WHAT PAST GUESTS HAVE SAID ABOUT THIS COTTAGE.

The 1200 sq ft cottage was completely renovated over the last several years and offers an array of outdoor living spaces, a beautiful bath and lovely bedrooms in addition to the charming kitchen, living & dining rooms. The side of the house has two sets of french doors which open onto view two decks (600 sf). There are numerous smaller viewing decks and a 500 sf patio at the water's edge. All these spaces feature comfortable, high quality outdoor furniture. You may never want to go indoors during your stay.

The stony beach is reached by descending a few steps from the property’s bulkhead. Fruit trees, grasses and landscaping have recently been added.

During the day you can observe the hummingbirds, tanagers, herons, eagles & other seabirds, along with the plentiful sealife. At night listen for the sounds of the animals drifting across the silence of Puget Sound from the Pt. Defiance Zoo. Beyond its natural beauty, Vashon Island also offers a thriving arts community and everyday amenities such as an excellent supermarket, bakeries and numerous restaurants. This is truly a splendid spot where you can relax on the shores of Puget Sound but be close to everything on island and from Olympia to Seattle.

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Keywords: cottage,waterfront,views, sunny

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Bruce Woolverton

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Speaks spanish, english, some french
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I've been living in Western Washington state for most of the last 30 years. In my family, we've always loved the feel of islands. In the summer, my siblings and I are all living surrounded by water in places as various as eastern Canada and the Big Island of Hawaii. For me there's no place better than Vashon.

Bruce Woolverton purchased this cottage in 1989

When I first set foot on the property a friend was living here. As I sat on the steps going down to the water, soaking up the sun, breathing in the sea air and taking in the view, I thought the spot an absolutely perfect getaway. I still do. And our guests always remind us about just how special it really is.

Lots of beautiful outdoor spaces--some of which are very private.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Great Views of Forest & Sea - Cozy, Sunny, Waterfront Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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Great Views of Forest & Sea - Cozy, Sunny, Waterfront Cottage
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(206) 499-5566 (Washington, USA)
Vashon Island Puget Sound
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5

So happy and comfortable it was hard to leave

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
We are so happy and comfortable in this cottage that I don't think we will be able to leave. We have stayed at a lot of rentals in the U.S. (including two pleasant rentals on Vashon) and in France, where our work has taken us. We have never been happier or more comfortable than we have been here. The house is so welcoming. Paris and the great forests of Provence have their charms, but this feels like home. We wake up early in the morning, cuddle up on the window seat and watch the light change on the water and the ferry glide back and forth.

Yesterday we saw two bald eagles playing their tricks. These two were quarreling over a fish, which they carried off over the house. The hummingbirds seldom leave; they are so close that we've been able to show our grandchildren the minute working of their throats as they get their tongues through their beaks into the feeder flowers, the difference in male and female markings and the territorial behaviors of the males. It's like being in a bird blind, except it's warm and cozy and we don't have to wear waders.

The owners have obviously made so many ingenious (and labor-intensive!) modifications to the house, without changing its wonderful historic cabin charm. We have everything we could possibly need and everything works well. Thanks so much for all of the hard work. We're having such a happy and relaxing time. This home has given us a wonderful holiday.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Great Views of Forest & Sea - Cozy, Sunny, Waterfront Cottage
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(206) 499-5566 (Washington, USA)
Vashon Island Puget Sound
Melbourne, Australia
5

beautiful spot

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
We loved staying in this cozy house. Great spot, great views, quality furnishings, friendly hosts. Even vacationing without a car is possible in this place with ferry and buses very handy.
Highly recommended
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Great Views of Forest & Sea - Cozy, Sunny, Waterfront Cottage
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(206) 499-5566 (Washington, USA)
Vashon Island Puget Sound
Oakland
5

Most relaxing vacation we've ever had

Most relaxing vacation we've ever had
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
My husband and I stayed with my mother in this cottage over the 4th of July week. It was the most relaxing vacation we've had in years. Not only is Vashon Island friendly and peppered with interesting local eateries, the farmer's market is fantastic. There are even local wineries that you can drive or bike to, and carry all of your new bottles home to the cottage.

We spent most of our days grilling and enjoying the sunsets on the deck. However, one day we rustled ourselves up from the comfy lounge chairs and went Kayaking. A friendly neighbor kayaking by said hello, and let us borrow a kayak! (this is how friendly people are here!). We spent the next two hours Kayaking around the island. It was quite beautiful.

The cottage also has a firepit near the water for those evenings you may want to spend watching the ferry go bye with a glass of wine.

One of the best parts about the cottage are the bedrooms. The beds are so comfortable! I'm very picky about mattresses and linens, and the cleanliness and quality of the beds and beddings is very nice. Rest assured, you will get a fabulous night's sleep in this place!

What I also love about the cottage and what the owners have done is that they give you beautiful nature of the waterfront without taking away any modern amenities. You'll still be able to access high speed wi-fi, and they have a good flatscreen with cable for movies. There's also an adorable fireplace in the living room for this winter months. Another place where the amenities are apparent and the upgrades in the bathrooom. You can take a soak in the bath and relax, knowing that you're surrounded by greenery and privacy.

I plan to return the cottage as often as I can. This island is one of those special places that you visit, you don't want to leave!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Great Views of Forest & Sea - Cozy, Sunny, Waterfront Cottage
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Vashon Island Puget Sound
Montana
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Guest

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
I spent 2 weeks at this lovely cottage on the water on Vashon Island. It's located close to the Tacoma Ferry which I found to be a really neat experience. Watching it come in during the day and nite was lovely. The house had everything I needed, and since I like to cook they had supplied so many things you would ordinarily not find to accomplish that. The bedrooms were comfy, I had friends and family over and they thoroughly enjoyed it also. As it was winter I wasn't able to enjoy the outdoors but if it had been summer it would also have been great. The owner was totally available to answer any questions if needed to make my visit truly easy. Would rent again in a heart beat. Thanks
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Great Views of Forest & Sea - Cozy, Sunny, Waterfront Cottage
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(206) 499-5566 (Washington, USA)
Vashon Island Puget Sound
Marshfield, WI
5

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
If you want to have an amazing treetop view of Puget Sound, this is the place for you! Whether lounging on one of two decks or window viewing from inside this cozy cottage, you will be drawn into the beauty and peace of this special place.

On the second day of our three week stay, we were thrilled to sight an orca...then two...then 4!!! surface. We were graced with this magnificent show while sitting on the deck! Needless to say, we were charmed!

If you want to experience owners who are welcoming, responsive and respectful of your stay, Bruce and Tom qualify!

We delight in our memories and are grateful for the experiences offered us during our stay on Vashon Island
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Map

Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Seattle-Tacoma
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
Tahlequah-Pt Defiance
Nearest Beach
Clam Cove
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Vashon Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.7 Miles
Anthony's at Pt Defiance (by ferry)
Car: recommended

Vashon Island is known for its arts & crafts and locavore (local food) movement. Characterized by a long New York Times article (March 30, 2012 Travel section) as a sort of 'Mayberry meets Burning Man' kind of place. Vashon never fails to surprise and delight in its cultural & lifestyle diversity!

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Availability & Rates

Vashon Island Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
June
May 31 2014 - Jun 30 2014
$200
$1,350
$3,400
4 nights
 
 
4th of July Holiday
Jul 1 2014 - Jul 5 2014
$250
$1,500
4 nights
 
 
Summer
Jul 6 2014 - Aug 29 2014
$225
$1,450
$4,250
4 nights
 
 
Labor Day Week
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 5 2014
$250
$1,550
4 nights
 
 
September
Sep 6 2014 - Sep 30 2014
$225
$1,450
$4,250
4 nights
 
 
October
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$225
$1,400
3 nights
 
 
Fall/Early Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
$200
$1,200
3 nights
 
 
The holidays
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 4 2015
$225
$1,450
4 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$200
$1,300
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350.00
Notes -The house has an absolute overnight capacity of four (4) people.
-Stays of four days or fewer will have a $90 cleaning fee added.
-For winter/spring pricing 2014, contact owner/manager
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Amenities

Vashon Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • arboretum
  • marina
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • whale watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
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