BUFFLEHEAD BEACH COTTAGE

Christina Nichols

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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BUFFLEHEAD BEACH COTTAGE

Vashon Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom Cottage Beachfront

Bufflehead Beach Cottage is located on Vashon Island—the heart of Puget Sound—where rural lifestyles and natural wonders coexist a short ferry ride from urban pleasures in Seattle and Tacoma. Our cottage is located on Shawnee Beach--one of Vashon’s most pleasant shores--and a traditional Native American harvesting and camping beach, rich in wildlife and views of the Sound and Mt. Rainier. County bus lines connect with downtown Seattle (foot or car ferries) and SeaTac Int’l. Airport.

Our beachfront home has an intimate contact with the water at high tide—hear the waves from the great room and feel the spray on the porch during winter storms; and low tide brings miles of beachcombing! The gently sloping shore is an invitation to swim, paddle, fly kites, send the kids out with pails and shovels…Kayaks can be rented at nearby Jensen Pt.; and fishing, clamming, and crabbing are possible in season.

Vashon Island hosts a vibrant arts & crafts community and over 15 restaurants and cafes. Our major stores (and restaurants) are 5 miles away (“uptown”), though we have an excellent espresso shop (NY Times 2012) and a old-timey grocery store within walking distance (quaint little town of Burton). Bicycling and walking on both roads and the Island’s extensive nature trails, bird-watching (Quartermaster Harbor is an Audubon hot spot), antique and second-hand stores, artist studios and galleries, cinema and local live theater, live music “uptown”, and abundant farmstands, --can fill your days when you tear yourself away from a comfy beach-front seat on our porch. Neighborhood walks on quiet back roads, or along the shorefront road to Burton, round out your vacation days.

Our freshly renovated cottage has three exterior porches, flower gardens, and a beautiful brick walk past heirloom apple trees. A cozy private bedroom with a hand-crafted queen-size bed and (the very best) sleeper sofa in the living room can sleep up to 4 persons. The kitchen is fully equipped for family dining. We have flatscreen cable tv, broadband wi-fi and a collection of movies on dvd. The library is stocked with nature guides, and a broad selection of literature and popular fiction. The light-drenched great room has a wood-stove and double French doors overlooking the beach—only 30 feet away.

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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Christina Nichols (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Christina Nichols

Long-time Islanders seizing the day...

Christina Nichols purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Christina Nichols chose Vashon Island

Love at first sight--childhood beach memories reborn.

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Bufflehead Beach Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
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Bufflehead Beach Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p431776vb
+1 206-920-9978
Vashon Island Puget Sound
5

Quintessential Beach Cottage Experience

  • 5 of 5
Perfect ! Although you do not control the weather, having a hot weekend at this location was fabulous. The cottage’s back porch and two double French doors face SE. The morning sun rises over Burton and hits the calm protected waterway between Maury Island and Vashon. We spent a couple hours in the warm breeze sipping coffee and bird watching as the tide went out. The osprey fish right in the tidal flats close to the cottage’s shore. No matter where the tide is you always have an outdoor yard that remains sunny until late and doesn’t get caught in the cliff’s shadow. Night time you can use the BBQ and dine al fresco, listen to the bird calls and the water lap, so very calming. Shell collectors can walk the flats and bring home a variety of clam, crab or mussel shells and there are thousands of sand dollars. If you bring a kayak or other water toys you can launch right off the beach. The cottage has a great feel , especially the high ceilinged kitchen, living area. It is very well stocked with soaps and towels, lounge chairs and games, books, binoculars and complimentary drinks : Pellegrino, soda, coffee, teas, etc. We highly recommend going into town and eating at May’s Thai restaurant, just look for the elephants on the roof-great food and drink. Thank you for sharing your wonderful beach cottage.
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bufflehead Beach Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p431776vb
+1 206-920-9978
Vashon Island Puget Sound
Madison, WI, USA
5

Quiet, peaceful, romantic getaway

  • 5 of 5
We were on the island for a weekend wedding, our first trip. Bufflehead more than met our needs. The cottage was extremely clean, beautifully decorated with Christina's artwork. The bed was comfortable, as was the hideabed in the living room. The kitchen was well equipped. The cottage was right on the beach, providing great views of the tide coming in and out, wildlife, etc. The listing description and pictures on line were very accurate, Christina was helpful when we talked with her and met her. We would have no hesitation recommending this property. Families with children would most likely find it too small. Be sure to eat at The Hardware Store and the Thai restaurant "May" in the town of Vashon.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Bufflehead Beach Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p431776vb
+1 206-920-9978
Vashon Island Puget Sound
NYC
5

Erik

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful, serene location great for winding down and enjoying the PNW Indian summers. The cottage was great with everything you need and a great bohemian aesthetic.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Bufflehead Beach Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p431776vb
+1 206-920-9978
Vashon Island Puget Sound
Issaquah, WA, USA
5

Lovely spot, comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5
Everything was wonderfully taken care of. The place is immaculately clean, kitchen is well stocked.
The location is just perfect, far enough from the road for quiet, close enough to the water for enjoying the view.
  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Bufflehead Beach Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p431776vb
+1 206-920-9978
Vashon Island Puget Sound
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5
Stunning location, beautifully decorated, relaxing. This was our second stay at Christina's cottage and we can't wait to go back again. Everything has been thought of and lovingly provided for guests. You can see and feel the care she takes, down to the fresh flowers and teas in the kitchen. It's a wonderful getaway, and a very special place!
  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Bufflehead Beach Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p431776vb
+1 206-920-9978
Vashon Island Puget Sound
5

Oh so relaxing...

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I needed a getaway that was near enough to us so that we didn't have a lot of travel time but far enough away to completely relax us. This was perfect. The kitchen was completely equipped so that we never had to leave after we got there. Everything we needed seemed to have been anticipated. The wood was dry and the woodstove was loaded and ready to go. Instructions were all together in the book and very clear. I can't say enough about how delighted we were! We had a lovely walk on the beach then came in and lit a fire for a cozy evening of relaxation. We anticipate returning as often as we can.
  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
23 Miles
SeaTac
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Tahlequah
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Tacoma
Nearest Motorway
Vashon Highway SW
Nearest Beach
front yard
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
May Thai
Nearest Ski
72 Miles
Snoqualmie Summit
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Vashon-Maury Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Hardware Store Restaurant
Car: not necessary

Vashon Island is within 2 hours of Mount Rainier, the Cascade & Olympic Mountain Ranges, National Parks,

and the Pacific Ocean. Skiing, hiking, climbing, offshore fishing; and if urban life beckons--Seattle & Tacoma offer museums, night-life, and shopping galore only a 20 minute ferry ride away.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Vashon Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak
May 1 2014 - Sep 29 2014
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
$900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.6%
Notes Base rate is double occupancy. $25 per extra person.
Possible 1 night stays for weekdays or last minute bookings.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Vashon Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Sleeps 2-4 persons Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1) (Best convertible sofa bed made!)
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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