Anderson Island Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description
3 Level House, 5 Bedrooms+3 Baths, Sleeps 14 (1br unit+4br unit) or ea unit
Popular Unique Island Vacation Rental. 40 miles from the Steilacoom Ferry Dock to Sea Tac and 136 miles to Portland International Airport. Kick back and enjoy the amenities of beautiful Anderson Island or use our home as a base camp to explore the vast array of day trip activities. Ferry dock is 40 miles from Sea-Tac airport and 136 miles from Portland International. Our home is used for quiet romantic getaways, reunions with old friends, business retreats, church retreats, wedding parties, seminars and great times with extended family. We set out to design a purpose built vacation home to accommodate large or small groups so our kids could bring friends. We could invite a couple of other families or have room for extended family. The property is managed by Barbara Lake, owner of the Island General Store.
The interior layout and design was inspired by the feel of a great north woods lodge decorated in an Eddie Bauer style. We used exposed beams with warm natural finish accented by knotty pine throughout the interior. The tri level accommodations feature a two story vaulted great room located on the second floor which is bathed in sunlight transmitted through a wall of glass which provides a tree house like view out over the bluff into the forest providing a filtered view of Lake Josephine. The great room flows directly onto the deck where views open up even more. The full kitchen includes cookware, large sets of dishes, utensils, and appliances.
There are five bedrooms with three full baths. Three bedrooms have queen beds and two bedrooms are family rooms each with a queen bed and twin size bunk beds. A second living room with Satellite TV w/ HBO, DVD & VCR, mini kitchenette, sofa, game table, provides a perfect place for kids to play or meeting space for business retreats. An office area with desk is set up on the third level landing perfect for a remote office.
The tri-level home can be divided into two separate rental spaces each with private entry or rented as the “Entire House”. The ground level space “The Huckleberry Suite” provides one queen bedroom, full bath, living room with sofa, Satellite TV w/ HBO, DVD, table & chairs, kitchenette w/ microwave, small refrigerator, and basic utensils. The top two levels “The Chalet” provides four queen bedrooms two of which also have twin size bunk beds. A full bath is located on each level. The main great room, large deck and kitchen are located on the second level with two bedrooms and office space on the third level landing.
The Island offers lots of outdoor activities such as 2 freshwater lakes ideal for swimming, hiking trails, beach combing, fishing, crabbing, clamming, bird watching, abundant wildlife, visit old growth forest, tidal lagoons, saltwater marsh, kayak rental, wind surfing, sailing, and boating. Bicycle groups love the miles of rural roads with very low pressure from cars.
Visit the maritime history of Oro Bay, Vega Bay and Amsterdam Bay where early pioneers settled and began boat building and harvesting the abundant seafood of the area. The Old Johnson farm is authentically preserved by the Historical Society as a turn of the century farm with out buildings, implements and local crafts store.
Andy’s Marine Park, a 20 minute hike provides access to pristine old growth forest still intact right down to the beach where tidal lagoons provide unique opportunities for wildlife viewing, beach combing and picnicking and Saltwater Park
Great golf vacation location. As our guest you have privileges to use the Riviera Golf Course located on the island which is a fun 9 hole executive course with challenging topography and well manicured grounds.
Nationally recognized Chambers Creek link style golf course is located just 15 minutes from the ferry landing. Chambers Creek is scheduled to host the 115th U.S. Open, June 18-21, 2015. Chambers Bay is Washington State’s golf masterpiece, the 18 hole course was designed by Robert Trent Jones II as a unique tribute to the historic links of Scotland and Ireland. With Puget Sound providing a serene backdrop to Chambers Bay, this breathtaking layout winds through a stunning coastal setting, among windswept dunes, native fescue grasses with breathtaking views of the snow-capped Olympic Mountains.
Fort Lewis Golf Course is also a must experience 27 hole course located just 15 minutes from the ferry dock. Fort Lewis is open to the public and very well manicured with challenging terrain. The greens are truly like two inch pile carpet. Green fees and carts are provided at a value.
Off island day trips can include: Mt Rainier and Olympic National Parks, Crystal Mountain, Snoqualami, and White Pass Ski Areas, Mt St. Helens Volcanic Monument, Seattle shopping, dining, theater and culture, Olympia State Capitol, Wild Waves Water Park, Several Large Casino’s, Experience Music Project, Dale Chahuly’s Museum of Glass, LeMay Car Museum, Olympia’s Percival Landing Farmer’s Market, restaurants and shops, Seattle Art Museum, Historic Gig Harbor, Boeing Museum of Flight, Wooden Boat Center, US Naval Destroyer Turner Joy, Point Defiance Park and Zoo, Fort Steilacoom, Olympic Rainforest, and Pacific Beaches.
Optional catering and provisioning available through the manager.
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- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Paddi George
Paddi and I had Madrona Point built in 1996 using a local custom builder. I am a Landscape Architect, and Paddi managed our Architectural Design Firm. Designing and supervising the construction of the home was an absolute delight. I put a lot of effort into siting the house to maximize the view and preserving trees and native vegetation. Every tree was mapped and considered in the plan. The landscape is 100% natural vegetation with only gravel parking. The deck railing consists of high tension aircraft cable which allows a full view out while seated in the great room.
The inspiration for the interior is an Eddie Bauer style lodge in the north woods. The interior is finished with exposed beams, natural knotty pine molding, classic wood furnishings, log furniture in the master, and lot of windows which allow light to flood in. The home is build on three floors which provides stunning tree house views from the great room and third floor landing.
The attention to sustainable design has rewarded us in many ways; we always see deer in the yard, raccons, numerous bird species off the deck. The prow of the house is almost entirely glass and oriented sout and is bathed in sun all day.
Boating is our absolut passion in life and we keep our 42' boat on the island. We are on the boat most of the spring, summer and fall and use the house primarrily in the winter.
Paddi George purchased this chateau / country house in 1996
Why Paddi George chose Anderson Island
We looked at several locations to build around the Pacific Northwest, and the minute we stepped off the ferry we knew the Island was for us. It was like stepping back in time to a place where kids play in the park, and families have fun together.
We wanted a vacation home to share with our two girls, invite friends and extended family. We wanted to have numerous activities close by. Our house is just two blocks from the private tennis courts, play ground, boat launch, swimming, and family fun. We are only 5 minutes to the Riveria Club House with restaurant, pub, golf, paddle boats, and social events. There is plenty of grass 2 lakes,and recreation space at Interlachen Park two blocks away. There are plenty of oportunities to join in on a pick up softball game at the school, beach volley ball, and boating.
What makes this chateau / country house unique
Our vacation home has been used for reunions of friends and families, wedding accommodations, and church retreats. We are uniquely located for great golf vacations. Riviera Community Club has a great little 9 hole executive to warm up on. Then you can easily take in 18 holes at the nationally recognized Chambers Creek golf course only 15 minutes from the ferry dock. Third, my personal favorite is to take in 27 holes at Fort Lewis Golf Course. With greens like 2' pile carpet, Fort Lewis is actually open to the public at a very low price. This is a well kept secret.
Use our home as a base camp for many regional day trip activities which include: Mt. Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park, Olympic Mountain Range, Ho Rainforest, Pudget Sound, Seattle Shopping and Culture, Jimi Hendrix Musem, Center for Wooden Boats, Dale Chahuly Glass Museum,, LeMay, Car Musem, Tacoma Dome Events, Seattle Seahawks & Mariners, Wild Waves Water Park, Great Wolf Indoor Water Park, Wineries, Fine Dining, Olympia Percival Landing Waterfront, Alaska Way Seattle, Chandlers Cove, Seattle Waterfront, take an all day drive to Ocean Shores on the Pacific Ocean, Several very large Casinos are located within an hour drive, We enjoy great crabbing, clamming and salmon fishing right off the island. There are three great ski areas, Crystal Mountain, White Pass, and Snoqualami Pass, located about two hours away. White Pass runs their lift year round where you, the kids and the dog can ride up, enjoy the view and hike down in the summer.
Guestbook comments from the manager
Awesome New Years weekend? Thanks! Good food, drinks, games, search and rescue. Great way to ring in 2013.