RUSTIC WATERFRONT COTTAGE ON VASHON ISLAND

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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RUSTIC WATERFRONT COTTAGE ON VASHON ISLAND

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3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 6

This 1,125 SF west-side waterfront cottage is the quintessential rustic beach retreat! It is located just 2 miles from the north-end ferry terminal in beautiful Fern Cove, the jewel of Vashon Island. The setting is truly breathtaking, with tall cedar trees and unobstructed, panoramic views of Puget Sound. The house contains a main-level master bedroom with a queen bed and large bay window with amazing water views. The upstairs sleeping loft has two full beds. The vintage bathroom contains a pedestal sink and claw-foot tub & shower. There is a beautiful, updated kitchen which is a chef's delight. The main living room hosts an enormous river-rock fireplace, as well as a wall of French doors that open to an expansive waterfront deck. In addition, there is a cozy, detached guest cabin next to the house with another queen bed and more stunning views. The home is accessed via a short, yet steep, well maintained trail and stairway off of the main road. Come watch the eagles soar!

ACCESS TO HOME: The home is accessed via a well-maintained gravel trail and stairway off of the parking area next to the main road. Parts of the access are steep. There is one gently sloping switchback at the top, then a steep 70 step stairway, and then two short gently sloping switchbacks at the bottom of the trail. Total elevation drop from the top of the trail to the home is approx. 100-200 ft. Descending the trail takes approx. 5 minutes and is mildly taxing. Walking up may require substantial effort depending upon one's physical fitness, and is not for the faint of heart. However, the natural beauty and secluded waterfront setting make the home's unique access well worth the effort.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Dan

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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4.8
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Rustic Waterfront Cottage on Vashon Island
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
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Rustic Waterfront Cottage on Vashon Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p172465
+1 2063343725
Vashon Island Puget Sound
Mercer Island, WA
5

Tranquil, secluded, and thought-through getaway.

  • 5 of 5
Dan's cottage near Vashon Island's Fern Cove estuary is a perfect place to drop totally (or just partially) off the grid, while traveling less than 10 miles from Seattle's city center. The steep, lengthy path from the road to the house sets the tone - it's an effort to get here, so why not stay for while - but once you take in the view of Colvos Passage during a summer sunset, you'll quit your whining and start unwinding.

The house was in perfect order when I arrived and pre-trip communication with Dan was very thorough and speedy. All of the little things - cleaning supplies, bath towels, extra stocks of paper towels, toilet paper, and even a coffee French press - were well thought through and I didn't want for anything while there. He's also recently installed a cable modem, so you've got ridiculously fast wireless internet – if you want it. I didn't use the loft upstairs but it's a fun, cozy space and the master bed is super-comfortable. Even on the hottest summer days, the place cools off almost instantly once the sun is down - just crack a window or two.

When the tide is out, walking the shore is a popular activity here, and if you bring a paddleboard or small water craft, the cove's waters are typically very calm.

Lots of flowering plants. During my week stay, I had several regular hummingbird visitors hanging out on the guardrail wires on the deck. Herons, hawks, and a bald eagle or two completed the air show.

I'd recommend without hesitation to anyone looking for an incredibly convenient escape from the city and who wants to explore the far out mystery that is Vashon Island from a sturdy, welcoming base.
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Rustic Waterfront Cottage on Vashon Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p172465
+1 2063343725
Vashon Island Puget Sound
Seattle
5

Adorable craftsman and very well cared for...

  • 5 of 5
So many rental houses feel like they are outfitted from garage sales but this was an exception. It kinda felt like you were in a J. Crew catalog...somewhere on the east coast. Very clean, very well designed and nice simple decor......and we actually loved the short hike down because it just made it all that much more quiet and peaceful. You may be a short ferry ride from Seattle but it felt like another world. Owner was very helpful and quick to communicate. Not much more one could ask for in a vacation rental. We will be back.
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Rustic Waterfront Cottage on Vashon Island
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Vashon Island Puget Sound
Arlington, VA
4

Wonderful Retreat

  • 4 of 5
We came from Virginia to visit our two grown "kids" and one friend, living in Seattle. We found this house on the internet, for a two night retreat for all of us. It was wonderful! Old mom here, had a time going up and down the hill from parking to house.

Found a whole Coho at the Thriftway for $3.99/lb and grilled it with lemons and onions, the only thing we could find to tie it up with, was some mint dental floss. Delicious with the fruit salads the "kids" came up with.

High tide in the afternoon, splash with Arnie and Susie jumping in and swimming in Puget Sounds cold waters. Picked some blackberries off the front porch, they where delicious!

A tremendous get away, loved it, except for the climb up and down the hill and packing all of our gear and food.

Shirley
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Rustic Waterfront Cottage on Vashon Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p172465
+1 2063343725
Vashon Island Puget Sound
Covington, WA
5

Fantastic rental!

  • 5 of 5
I was looking for someplace close for a four day getaway for our family before our son leaves for his first year at college. I found it here and more,it was the perfect vacation rental. It's a fifteen minute ferry ride from Pt. Defiance and the house sits right on the water in a quiet yet desirable part of the Island. The large french doors open onto an expansive 2 tiered deck overlooking the Sound.
The only downside is it is quite a steep slope down to the house from the parking area, but it really makes you feel away from the real world. Our kids are 18 and 17 and they each brought a friend and we all agreed we would stay here again in a heartbeat.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Sea-Tac International Airport
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Vashon-Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Downtown Seattle
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I-5 Seattle
Nearest Beach
Fern Cove
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Downtown Vashon
Car: necessary
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Vashon Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2014
Jun 27 2014 - Aug 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$245
$1,695
 
 
September 2014
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
Fall 2014 to Early Spring 2015
Oct 1 2014 - May 20 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
$995
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend 2015
May 21 2015 - May 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
$245
 
 
Late Spring 2015
May 27 2015 - Jun 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$195
$995
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 22 2015 - Sep 8 2015
3 night minimum stay
$245
$1,495
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.6%
Notes If reservation is cancelled less than 60 days prior to check-in date, no refund will be provided. If reservation is cancelled 60 or more days prior to check-in date, a full refund will be provided, less a $100 cancellation fee.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Vashon Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1125 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Beach Chairs
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • hiking
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