DAY ISLAND SEASIDE COTTAGE!!

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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DAY ISLAND SEASIDE COTTAGE!!

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House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The Day Island Cottage is located in University Place WA, on Day Island. This relaxing seaside get away is the perfect place to stay for a great vacation.

Less than an hour drive from Seattle! When you cross the Day Island bridge you will feel transported to an oasis! Close to many activities yet seemingly removed from the fast paced world!

The view and the water are the highlights of the property. The Olympic Mountains are spectacular to view from the cottage. When sitting out by the water you can see the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and watch boats and sea life float by. The scenery seems to be always changing! You may even catch a glimpse of a seal, killer whale or a bald eagle!

The sunsets are unbelievable!

The fall and winter months are also beautiful here in the Puget Sound! Grab an umbrella and raincoat and take a stroll around the island and see if you can see the resident bald eagle in his nearby nest! Or, make a cup of tea and hunker down on the comfy couch and watch the storms come across the water from the huge picture window.

There are great places to drive to see the amazing fall colors and the ski slopes are only about 2 hours away!

Day Island Cottage is very close to several universities! The cottage is a great place to stay while visiting your college student! A short ten minute drive to the University of Puget Sound, about 15 minutes to the University of Washington - Tacoma Campus and about 20 minutes to Pacific Lutheran University. As parents of two 'out of area' college students, we know how important it is to have a great place to really relax and 'reconnect' as a family! Make a 'home cooked' meal and catch up at the dinner table while enjoying the views and the coziness of a home!

Keywords: Waterfront Beach House, Close to Chambers Bay Golf Course, Charming Cottage

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
Owner
Advertiser since 2011
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Speaks english

About The Owner

Hi My name is Walt. I have lived in the Puget Sound region since I was a kid. My family and I enjoy all that the Puget Sound has to offer.

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why The Owner chose Tacoma

I chose to buy this house because the view is ever changing with shipping activities, wildlife, and pleasure crafts: sailboats, ski boats, kayaks, speedboats, and jet skis. This rental has views of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, Olympic Mt. Range and the Puget Sound.

What makes this house unique

Some unique benefits you will enjoy while staying here are seeing the occasional bald eagle and pods of whales. It is minutes away from the world renown Chamber Bay Golf Course; Home to the 2010 US Open.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Day Island Seaside Cottage!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
business
Day Island Seaside Cottage!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p234997vb
+1 253-566-0635
Tacoma Puget Sound
5

Amazing view. Weather sunny all weekend!

  • 5 of 5
Great location. Very clean. Amazing view right on the water. Saw spotted sea lion and dolphins.
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was a beautiful weekend! I'm so glad that the dolphins made an appearance during your stay! That never gets old!!!! The Orca whales came through yesterday! It is such a thrill to see the ever changing scenery!
So glad you enjoyed your stay! It was a pleasure to meet you!
business
Day Island Seaside Cottage!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p234997vb
+1 253-566-0635
Tacoma Puget Sound
5

Great Place and Awesome Owner

  • 5 of 5
Stay here for a week with our family. Great place, peaceful and relaxing. Dan D
  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at Day Island Cottage!!!
business
Day Island Seaside Cottage!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p234997vb
+1 253-566-0635
Tacoma Puget Sound
5

Day Island Cottage

  • 5 of 5
Sandy met us at the cottage to provide us with the keys. She welcomed us with warmth and hospitality and left us a plate of home-made chocolate chip cookies.
The location was perfect for my family. My son and daughter-in-law live in Oklahoma. My daughter-in-law has only seen the ocean one other time, so she and the kids were outside as often as they could. They loved watching the boats go by, and seeing the occasional sea lion diving for food.
The property was very clean and well maintained, but I would suggest purchasing a second garbage bin. We had a family of seven staying at the cottage over Christmas holiday and filled the big bin quickly. Overall, the location was far enough away to feel like a vacation spot, but close enough to stores that items forgotten or needed, was not a problem. There is an active train depot close to the cottage, but that was not a problem for our family. We enjoyed hearing the train whistles and after a day, forgot they were there.
We did have to call the owners on Christmas morning for a minor problem. Walt was very polite and didn't seem to mind being woken up at 8 am to talk us through the solution.
We spent most of our time visiting with family so I can't comment on restaurants, or activities. We did go into Seattle for a day. It was an easy drive to the Public Market and Space Needle.
I would definitely recommend this vacation property to friends and family. I did forward the information to a family member and told her she needed to stay here on one condition: she was not allowed to request the same dates as I am. I would stay here again. Maybe sometime over the summer, so the kids can get more outside time.
Thank you, Sandy and Walt for letting us share your wonderful home.
Elise and Edward O'Loughlin
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Elise! It was a pleasure meeting you and your son and daughter-in-law (to be at the time...congratulations to the newlyweds!) Hopefully we will get to meet the rest of the family when you return! :-) We are so glad that you enjoyed your Christmas family gathering at Day Island Cottage and do hope that you can return in the summer when the flowers are in bloom and you can enjoy the yard, beach and patio dining area! We wish you a very Happy New Year!
business
Day Island Seaside Cottage!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p234997vb
+1 253-566-0635
Tacoma Puget Sound
Baltimore, MD
5

Best Property, Accomodations and Views

  • 5 of 5
Don't even think about looking at accomodations from one of those chain hotels. You will not be dissapointed with all that Day Cottage has to offer. The owners didn't miss a beat when they put their hearts and time into this property. You could not ask for a more perfect home to stay. The distance between the larger cities is not a big deal. And you can access the ferry system fairly quickly too.
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! It was such a pleasure to meet you and your family! We're so blessed to be able to meet such amazing families...it's the best part of my job! So glad you enjoyed your stay in our home!
We'd love to have you back anytime!
business
Day Island Seaside Cottage!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p234997vb
+1 253-566-0635
Tacoma Puget Sound
Golden BC, Canada
5

Wonderful stay on Day Island

  • 5 of 5
We truly enjoyed our stay at Day Island Cottage. Out hosts Sandy & Walt were very helpful with suggestions of things to see & do. They included a folder of information answering all inquires we had emailed ahead of time. Fresh cut flowers in every room & fresh baked cookies greeted us.The cottage was beautiful and was everything you would imagine a seaside cottage should be. The view was amazing! We spent our evenings enjoying it, the sunshine, seals bobbing & the gorgeous sunsets. Our kids loved the loft which gave them their own room as well as there own tv room away from the parents. While the beach was rocky, we spent hours combing it for sea glass & shells coming home with lots of treasures. The neighborhood is very charming & we enjoyed strolling the island after dinner. It was a nice base to come home to after enjoying local activities such as glass blowing at the Tacoma Glass Studio, the Point Defiance Zoo/Aquarium & park and the many sights in the Seattle area. We would definitely recommend this property for families.
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Day Island Seaside Cottage!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p234997vb
+1 253-566-0635
Tacoma Puget Sound
5

Wonderful getaway

  • 5 of 5
This was the perfect place for our family to get together, relax and enjoy this beautiful and well equipped home with the most fantastic view. A great place for children which makes it a real vacation for parents (and grandma). We hope to make this an annual family event. Thank you Sandy and Walt!
  • Submitted: May 21, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We are so glad that you and your family were able to relax and enjoy your time at Day Island Cottage! We are very blessed to be able to share it with other families who enjoy it as much as our family has! The best part of it is that we get to meet the many amazing families that come to stay! We look forward to seeing you again in the near future!!

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Other Activities: boating, health/beauty spa, miniature golf, shopping, kayaking, basketball court, shelling, wildlife viewing

Golf: Chambers Bay Golf course is just about 10 minutes away. Home to the 2015 U.S. Open.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Tacoma House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $195-$250/nt
  • US Dollars
  • $195.00-$250.00 * per night w/ 2 night min.$250 a night during holidays.(6 people)
  • There is a $10 charge per extra person per night, eight people total.
  • There is a $100.00 cleaning fee.
  • We require a $200 damage deposit to secure your reservation.
  • Weekly rate is $1300/$1700.00 plus tax (up to six people)
  • Monthly rate is $4000/$4950 plus tax (up to six people)
  • An extra cleaning fee will be charged for monthly rental.
  • *Off season Sept.1-April 30 High season May 1 - Aug. 31

Amenities

Amenities

Tacoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Mountain View
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Free Long Distance
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Books
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Patio
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • zoo
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • shelling
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • golf
  • cycling
  • basketball court
  • parasailing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling
  • kayaking