FERRY GLEN COTTAGE, VASHON GET-A-WAY W/BEACH ACCESS

Cathy Sutherland or Ron Bailey

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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FERRY GLEN COTTAGE, VASHON GET-A-WAY W/BEACH ACCESS

Vashon Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom/1 Bath Cottage By The Ferry, Gorgeous water View, Sleeps Eight!

Ferry Glen Cottage is a cozy and relaxing Vashon Island get-a-way, perfect for reading, writing, biking, walking the beach or exploring the wonders of an unspoiled little island just fifteen minutes from the heart of Seattle. The front yard is situated just above the ferry dock so you can enjoy watching the ferries come and go. There are expansive views of Blake Island and Puget Sound right out the front window.

A comfortable living area with fold out couch converts into a cozy seating area and double bed for watching movies or gazing at the inspiring view. The fully equipped kitchen and dining area open out into the living room so families and friends can be together while making meals. The front yard features a private garden with a large deck featuring views of the Puget Sound and the Ferry Dock.The Master bedroom has a full sized-bed, two closets and opens onto an intimate back deck. The loft bedroom has a queen futon bed and a single bed on one side, and a single bed in the second side. With all sleeping areas utilized the house can sleep eight people. The private back deck has a small table and chairs perfect for a quiet breakfast, and a hammock for afternoon naps.

     

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Cathy Sutherland or Ron Bailey

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Ron Bailey and Cathy Sutherland are long-time residents of the rainy city of Seattle. Cathy is the founding member and choreographer of several aerial trapeze acts and has taught gymnastics for many years. Ron is a master builder, craftsman, musician, band-leader, and along with Cathy, the force behind Seattle's Moisture Festival, a annual month long celebration of Variety Arts featuring acts from all over the world. Cathy and Ron have been entertaining audiences for years in Europe and the Northwest.

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Cathy Sutherland or Ron Bailey purchased this cottage in 2004

We have close family and friends living on Vashon Island and we love going there to visit them. When this 1920's cabin came up for sale, with its ideal location, we could see the potential and just had to buy it. It needed a lot of love and care and a lot of ivy removed. As the work advanced we knew we had a real Vashon Island treasure.

The peaceful location combined with watching the variety of boats passing by relaxed us in a way we hadn't felt in a long time. Immediately we felt that we were on vacation You are surrounded by the beauty of the Puget Sound just sitting in the living room or making a meal. My husband fell in love with the little house and brought me to see it. He fixed it up with the love he brings to all the houses he works on making it a special place to be.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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4.8
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Ferry Glen Cottage, Vashon Get-a-Way w/beach access
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
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Ferry Glen Cottage, Vashon Get-a-Way w/beach access
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p461638vb
206-9381513
Vashon Island Puget Sound
Hesston, Kansas USA
4

SUMMER ON VASHON ISLAND

  • 4 of 5
The four of us thoroughly enjoyed our time in the cottage and on the laid back Vashon Island. Sitting in the yard reading and watching the ferries come and go was interesting. Some may worry about the noise of the ferry, but we really didn't notice much noise. The upstairs beds are probably most appropriate for younger folks - the treks of 60+ year-olds down to the bathroom in the middle of the night were a bit challenging. The toilet plugged up the last day of our stay - it would have been more of an issue if it had happened the first day. We made a trek down to the ferry bathrooms. Ron came by to investigate after we called. The cottage is cozy and homey - a good home away from home. Vashon Island is not a flashy island but is great if one wants a calm quiet time. We spent two days exploring the island and took the ferry and C Bus to explore downtown Seattle one day.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing
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Ferry Glen Cottage, Vashon Get-a-Way w/beach access
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p461638vb
206-9381513
Vashon Island Puget Sound
Seattle
5

LOCAL VISITORS!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I try to escape at least every few months to Vashon and Ferry Glen. The cottage is cozy, with amazing vistas. Its a short drive to the center of the island for all the conveniences. We bring our bikes and tool around to all the beaches and collect shells and sand dollars to bring home to the city. Cathy and Ron are wonderful people to deal with. They've taken great care to make the cottage a little home away from home, with many little touches and a flair for design. Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We always love having you visit us and look forward to your stay. I think of you sitting in the front yard, by the fire, looking out at the view and it makes me so happy.
Thanks again, Ron and Cathy
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Ferry Glen Cottage, Vashon Get-a-Way w/beach access
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p461638vb
206-9381513
Vashon Island Puget Sound
Scotland
5

A HOME AWAY FROM HOME WITH OUT THE HASSLE

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the cottage for 2 nights in late March, and the sun was shining (how lucky were we !), The views were breath taking. The cottage had everything we needed and more. Well equipped for adults,children, and people travelling light who just want peace and quiet to soak up the surrounding area. The cottage was very cosy and quaint. The location of the ferry port was ideal, as we were on holiday from Scotland, and did not hire a car. It was so easy to walk on to the ferry, and you can get a bus at the ferry port to take you into the heart of Seattle. I would love to return to Vashon Island and would most definitely return to the cottage.
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Ferry Glen Cottage, Vashon Get-a-Way w/beach access
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p461638vb
206-9381513
Vashon Island Puget Sound
Prosser, WA
5

CHARMING ESCAPE WITH AN AMAZING VIEW.

  • 5 of 5
I was immediately charmed by this cottage. Firstly, the view is amazing! The home is less than a block from the Fauntleroy ferry. Regardless of the close proximity, I had no trouble sleeping in on the weekdays we stayed even with the morning commuters making their way past the house from the ferry parking lot which is situated just up the hill- it was surprisingly quiet. The cozy home's large picture window and the living room sofa are positioned perfectly for gazing at the surrounding islands, the lights of the city and the comings and goings of the ferrys. It was truly a gorgeous view. Bonus, as the ferry is within walking distance, you could skip the high price of bringing a car on the ferry.
Although the home is small, I'd rather call it cozy and comfortable. I'm not sure the photos do the house justice actually. There are beautiful craftsman details everywhere- the second bedroom, my children were completely taken with. At 8 and 12, they loved the lofts and I found the beds quite comfortable myself. Two of the loft beds are tucked into a wide space with low clearance that requires a bit of crawling, accessible by some rather lovely crafty stairs. I'm in my forties and I found this not to be a problem and again, the kids loved it. Then there's another loft bed that requires the use of a ladder but it's a very open space, easy to access if the ladder is doable for you. The master bed is very comfortable as well, the wood work in the room is gorgeous. The bedding is quite nice too.
The day we arrived it was rather chilly and wet outside but the heat kicks on right away and the home warmed up quickly. (I'm always cold so I was really happy about this.)
The kitchen is stocked with everything we needed and the all the appliances are clean and in working order. The bathroom has a nice, clean shower, fluffy towels, etc. Although I hate to mention it, my son appreciated the television with channels he actually wanted to watch and a DVD player and there's games and books for those who choose relaxation or family time. Downtown Vashon has many restaurants & shops and is less than 10 minutes by car. We ate at The Hardware Store restaurant which had lots of gluten free choices for my son.
We stayed two nights, both a bit drizzly, but I'm looking forward to a return visit when I can make better use of the deck surrounding the home and the comfortable looking outside seating. This quaint little house really felt more like a home than a rental and I like that.
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Seattle Intl.
Nearest Ferry
50 feet from the cottage
Nearest Train
16 Miles
South Jackson Street, Seattle, WA
Nearest Motorway
Right out the front door
Nearest Beach
50 feet from the cottage
Nearest Barpub
Across the street
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Car: recommended

Vashon has no bridge connecting it to the mainland which many people consider a crucial part of it's  unspoiled character. My favorite description is 'Mayberry meets burning man' due to its small town atmosphere, friendly and arts minded people and eclectic shops. Although it is in a major metropolitan area it retains it's rural character with over 85% of the island  still forested.

Vashon is perfect for Motorcyclists and cyclists as the scenery is stunning and the roads are not busy.Once you venture off the Vashon Highway the traffic is minimal. Take any one of the drives along the water and you won't be disappointed. Watch for deer.

The Vashon Highway runs North and South the entire length of the 13  mile long island.  The southern terminus of the highway is the Tahlequah Ferry Terminal, connected to the Point Defiance neighborhood of Tacoma.

 The center of Vashon, just 5 miles south of the North end ferry dock  is a fun collection of shops, restaurants, 2nd hand stores, antique and art galleries.

The  Vashon Theatre is  a cool little  movie theatre showing current films and is centrally located.

The Hardware Store, in the heart of Vashon is a restaurant, housed in an historic  121 year old building which indeed used to be Vashons hardware store. It has great food and a nice collection of wines plus an art gallery in the back. Our new favorite restaurant, suggested by the locals is a Thai restaurant called  'May Thai'. Great food with dark teak decor and original cocktails.  Look around and you will find excellent restaurants of just about any kind of food you might want to eat. 

 It is also home to the Vashon Island Roasterie  which roasts its own coffee and has a great atmosphere as well and  shares a space with the eclectic Minglement Market Place. Closed Sundays.

     The Island  is full of parks, harbors  and miles of shoreline making it a popular destination for hikers, bicyclists, beachcombers and sea kayakers. At any time you might  see horse back riders on your adventures as the parks accommodate equestrians as well. Check out  Westside Stables to go horse back riding.  Though they specialize in lessons, they do offer trail rides. Island Center Forest and  Dockton Forest, to name a few, have over  70 species of birds for bird watchers and photographers and are great for hiking and mountain biking.

The Vashon Park District  rents kayaks from Jensen Point. Quartermaster Harbor is especially nice for kayakers as the  harbor offers a bit of protection. The harbor is in the village of Burton so while visiting stop at the friendly Burton Coffee Stand. It closes daily at 3:00 pm so go early.

 Vashon Island bicycles, 9925 S.W. St.,  rents cruisers and is a fun way to explore Vashon. 

Point Robinson Lighthouse featured in the children's Christmas story 'The Red Ranger Came Calling' gives tours. Call them for times.

Golfers and check out the private Vashon Golf and Country Club as well as Vashon Golf and Swim club which offers golf and swim camps and lessons, tennis lessons and more.

 Believe it or not- Vashon is   home to one of the few

Russian Orthodox Monasteries in America. Visitors are welcome but they ask that you call first and there is a dress code. They make their own coffee called Monastery Blend Coffee.

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Vashon Island Cottage Rental Rates

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Base Rate
2 night minimum stay
$165
From
$165
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,050
$2,550
 
 
Fall and Winter
Oct 1 - Apr 1
4 night minimum stay
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes April-May $135 /night ( 2 night minimum)

June-Sept - $165/night ( 3 night minimum)

Oct-Mar - $115/night ( Christmas & Thanksgiving week $215/night)

Additional guests over six in number - $100/week or $25/night. Kids under three are free.

Cleaning fee-$100.00
Full payment upon booking
Notes Cancellations – If cancellation notice is given one month or more prior to your arrival date, your deposit will be refunded. If notice is given less than 30 days prior to arrival, your deposit will not be refunded. If you cancel within one week of your arrival date, you will lose your deposit and be charged for the entire stay. Early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit.
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Amenities

Vashon Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , queen size futon/ all beds in lofts
    Living Room sofa/bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sofa in living room converts to queen size bed
  • The master bedroom and loft bedroom each have an exterior door that opens to a secluded back patio.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Games
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • sound/bay fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
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