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Bufflehead Beach Cottage

Christina Nichols

Member since: 2012
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Christina Nichols

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 1, 2015
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Bufflehead Beach Cottage

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Christina Nichols (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 1, 2015

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
based on 24 traveler reviews

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Bufflehead Beach Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
Seattle,WA
5

All the creature comforts for a weekend away...and so close to Seattle

  • 5 of 5

This is our third stay at Bufflehead Beach Cottage and we love everything about it. Just a 30 minute ferry ride from west Seattle lands you in another culture. Great restaurants nearby as well as groceries for eating in. The cottage is ON the beach with a variety of wildlife and perfect for beach combing. Sand dollars are everywhere! Always clean, stocked with coffee, and quiet, comfortable and peaceful. WiFi is a bonus as well as TV for that video snuggle time. The owner is an artist with an eclectic touch on the design of this rustic weekend getaway. Twice a deer has jogged by on the beach at sunrise.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Michelle M.

  • 5 of 5

This place was great. Spent a few days with my mom and 5yo niece. The beach is right out front and perfect for beach combing. If you want to getaway this is the place to do it. Very clean and it has everything you need.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great getaway for Seattleites

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was the perfect getaway for me, my wife and our toddler. You have the feeling of isolation without actually being isolated. At high tide, you can have drinks on the front porch and listen to the water. Low tide allows for miles of beach combing and exploring. The cottage has two sets of french doors facing the water and our wee one just loved looking at the water (so did we). The bed was comfortable, kitchen was stocked and there was dry firewood for the small stove. The electric heaters work well and make the place feel warm and cozy when temps drop. The cottage exceeded our expectations and I would certainly consider coming back for another stay :) Again, this was a great getaway considering you don't have to drive hours from Seattle to get there.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
New Jersey
5

Excellent a #10

  • 5 of 5

Bufflehead is a favorite for my sisters and I. This is our third visit coming from our various states. Christina is a wonderful host & an incredible artist with her art hung in a delightfully designed cottage. We identified 4 types of diving ducks, saw an eagle, & heron on the dock. Last summer seals were there! The sofa bed is truly a great sleeper & a wonderful place to wake up with the sunrise on the water & a view of Mt. Rainier! We love hiking in the Vashon Center Forest & the Burton Woods!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Ellensburg, WA
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

My family has a long history on the island but does not currently own property there. This cottage was perfect; it had everything one could want. It was spotless, well equipped, and, best of all, smack dab on the beach. One morning I watched a deer forage at the edge of the water while the tide was high. Views are outstanding. I will be returning!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Florence, OR
5

Best Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

This is an extraordinary property. Our only complaint about Bufflehead Beach Cottage was our five day stay was much too short. We did not want to leave. The view of the bay, Maury Island, and the tip of Mr. Rainier was beautiful. The house could not have been nicer. High quality furnishings and fine art work create a relaxing environment. The kitchen was well equipped. The house felt quiet and private, despite being close to neighbors and the road. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a quiet getaway. Leave the kids at home, and enjoy peace and solitude. We look forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
23 Miles
SeaTac
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
May Thai
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Tahlequah
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Vashon-Maury Country Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Tacoma
Nearest Motorway
Vashon Highway SW
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Hardware Store Restaurant
Nearest Ski
72 Miles
Snoqualmie Summit
Nearest Beach
front yard
Car: recommended

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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Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Vashon Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak season
May 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$185
$1,200
 
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

Vashon Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
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:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • 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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