A COUPLES RETREAT - ART GARDEN GUEST HOUSE

Dean Hanmer

Speaks english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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A COUPLES RETREAT - ART GARDEN GUEST HOUSE

Vashon Island House Rental Photos and Description

Luxury 1 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom - Weekend Get-a-way or Stay for a Week.

This is a modern and spacious, NW Craftsman Style, luxury home perched on a hill, overlooking beautiful Quartermaster Harbor and the Cascade Mountains.

High ceilings and big windows give you a feeling of being outdoors. The house opens to large decks, and views of forest, mountains, and water. Birds at the feeder provide entertainment.

When inside, a great feature is the natural stone gas fireplace, which is activated with the push of a button.

The kitchen is clean, large and modern. You will find everything you need to create great meals here. There is also a top-of-the-line gas barbecue just outside the kitchen door.

The living room two large sofas for excellent lounging, and television screen for video play. We have netflix on demand, so you have a full assortment of movies available, but do not own a standard TV.

Cell phone reception is excellent. An Apple desktop computer is in the office, as well as, a printer, and wi-fi router.

The queen sized bed is of the highest quality, as are the bedding, towels, and for that matter, everything in the house. We are travelers ourselves, so work hard to make sure everything about your stay is just how you would like it.

Email me for more information. It's my pleasure to serve you!

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dean Hanmer (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
Speaks english

About Dean Hanmer

Watching wildlife, growing food, and taking long walks are just some of the joys of living on Vashon Island. We feel inspired, here, and look forward to welcoming you to our island paradise.

Dean Hanmer purchased this house in 2008

Why Dean Hanmer chose Vashon Island

A luxurious, modern home, situated on a hill overlooking forests, harbor, and mountains. . . that's easy enough to say, 'yes' to, and we did.

This house has class, character, and charm. We've made it even better over the past years, and it is with great pleasure that we offer it to you.

What makes this house unique

Most agree, this is a truly great vacation home!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay 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.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 8 traveler reviews

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A Couples Retreat - Art Garden Guest House
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
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A Couples Retreat - Art Garden Guest House
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Vashon Island Puget Sound
Scottsdale, AZ/USA
5

Charming summer vacation

  • 5 of 5
My daughter and I enjoyed staying at this house. It's nicely appointed without being fussy. The artwork in the house and garden is unique and memorable. There is plenty of room and a wonderfully equipped kitchen and state-of-the-art grill. The view to Quartermaster Harbor was beautiful, and the sunrises were spectacular. I would definitely return.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and so glad you enjoyed your stay. One thing that you said, that I could have said in our property description; we do our best to keep this house clutter-free. We hope that there is everything that you need without being buried in stuff. Feng shui is an important design component of our home and landscape, and people feel it. We often hear, why does it feel so good? Being clutter-free is a big part of it.
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A Couples Retreat - Art Garden Guest House
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Vashon Island Puget Sound
Mystic, CT (US)
5

Incredible Spot

  • 5 of 5
This was one unique location and home with fantastic water views! The owners have adorned this modern and beautiful home with well kept gardens and fabulous art pieces - created by the owners themselves. Very clean, comfortable and easy! The owners were incredibly kind and generous. This has been our favorite place to stay and plan on returning!!
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and being such a wonderful guest. Certainly, we will look forward to your next visit!
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Vashon Island Puget Sound
Phoenix, AZ
5

Excellent Place for a Restful Vacation!

  • 5 of 5
This is a really delightful place to spend a restful vacation! It's a well-built and well-appointed contemporary-Craftsman-style home sited on a steep hill, surrounded by tall trees on three sides. The fourth side overlooks (via three outdoor decks) the owners' extensive flower/vegetable/sculpture garden and, in the distance, Quartermaster Harbor and Maury Island beyond. Quite the view! The generous flowing floor plan, tall ceilings, ample windows, light-colored finishes and outdoor decks give the house a very airy and spacious feel. We enjoyed having it also be literally airy: July nights were cool (and quiet) enough to sleep with windows open, a rare treat for those of us from hotter climes. The surroundings provided plenty of built-in 'visual entertainment': owner's original sculptures which are sprinkled throughout the grounds, lots of flowers, lots of birds (including aerobatic hummers), boat traffic on the Harbor, deer wandering through, etc. Rarely a dull moment! For those who enjoy cooking, the kitchen is large and very well-equipped (Need a tagine? Got it! and a Morroccan cookbook? Yep!). There's also a nice Weber gas grill on the deck, and lovely dining tables, both indoor and out, from which to enjoy the view. We had a thoroughly enjoyable time here, and hope to return in the future. This place is a delight!
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karen. Vashon Island certainly is a great place to beat the Arizona heat. Since you've left, I've added another sculpture to the garden, which I think would amuse you. Thank you too, for reminding me to use the tangine! I enjoyed our conversations and look forward to your next stay. Best regards, Dean
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Vashon Island Puget Sound
Olympia, WA
5

A Follow-up to My Previous Review

  • 5 of 5
If I could, I would offer 6 Stars. Hit 4 by mistake on my review of a few minutes ago. Hope I didn't give the impression of any dissatisfaction. Thank you Dean and Vashon Island for a great stay.
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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Vashon Island Puget Sound
Olympia, WA
4

Great Stay at a Beautiful Home

  • 4 of 5
My wife and stayed here based on a recommendation from a friend. This is a beautiful home; a home I would like to live in full-time! High ceilings, big windows, and views of mountains, trees, and harbor.

We were here for four nights and in particular enjoyed the quality of the kitchen and sitting in front of the gas fireplace each evening. We did sightsee during the day, but were quite content at home during the evening.

The master suite is upstairs and overlooks the gardens. Even the view from the shower was fantastic. Slept great; it is very quiet here, and the bed and bedding were excellent. I am definitely pleased to recommend this home for anyone thinking of a stay on Vashon Island, which is an amazing place.
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Tim, for your kind words. It was our pleasure to meet you and we look forward to your next stay.
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Vashon Island Puget Sound
Seattle, WA
5

Excellent in Every Way

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful home, great views and location. Clean, comfortable, and quiet. Super-friendly inn-keepers. Loved the deck and gardens, and especially harvesting potatoes with the owner. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the help in the garden! We really enjoy sharing our rural paradise with visitors from the big city. Look forward to seeing you next year!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Car: recommended

Sure, there is more to do than just watch the birds and go for a walk, but a slower pace does prevail here.

Going out for coffee, a fine meal, or live music are great ideas, too.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Vashon Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
$195
$1,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.6%
Notes There is not a cleaning fee - Wash your dishes and leave your sheets and towels in the laundry room before leaving, and no cleaning fee will be required.

Note: an 8.6 % sales tax is applied to rental rates.
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Amenities

Amenities

Vashon Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - Downstairs, close to kitchen and living room.
    Bathroom 1 - Master Bath has Everything you might desire.
    Bathroom 3 - Includes a great tub for soaking.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • From bed, look out to the Puget Sound and Cascade Mountains. Very quiet and comfortable.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
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