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Vashon Island, Luxuriously Furnished 4 Bedroom House Near Town, Sleeps 8

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,550 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Architect Designed Mid-Century Modern House, One Level, No Stairs, Walk to Town

NOTE! Ignore the rates quoted here. They are invariably too high! Please contact us through the Vashon Chamber of Commerce, or Owen's Antiques at Ruby Lane for correct rates. Also, we do not accept "on-line bookings" or payment through this website. We will respond to your request for information or reservation.

Sojourn House is a one-level, 1,550 square-foot house with a large private back garden with patio. It was Architect-designed in Mid-Century Modern style. Some of the original features are vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, ebonized Mahogany kitchen cupboards, and pocket doors. Special amenities include Oriental carpets and rugs throughout the house, two large comfy sofas in the living room, original art on the walls, some interesting antique furniture, luxurious 100% cotton bed linens, and down-filled comforters. The master bedroom has its own cable TV and en suite bathroom. The kitchen is fully equipped with microwave, full-sized stove/oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, and coffee grinder. The kitchen is stocked with all the dishes, glasses, cooking pots, and utensils you could need. You can walk 1/3 mile into Vashon town to restaurants or a movie, or catch a Metro bus into Seattle. Free Wireless Internet. Sojourn House is one-level and wheel-chair accessible, (with the only hitch being a 27 inch door width into the bathrooms).

We have been Island merchants since 1981, and can readily accept your credit card or PayPal. A 50% deposit reserves your dates.

Accessible only by ferry boat, the island is a step back in time from the hustle and bustle of the big cities nearby. Visit the lighthouse, or go beach- combing (the closest public beach is just two miles away). Enjoy kayaking (rentals are available), fishing, or diving. Enjoy biking on our hilly roads. Play golf. Or walk half a mile to a restaurant or movie in the village.

This is a great equestrian island, with lots of trails. Horse rentals are available.

Enjoy shopping for antiques, art, and local crafts.

As Sojourn House guests, you can use the Vashon Island Golf and Country Club for swimming, dining, tennis, and golf.

West Seattle is a 15 minute ferry ride away via the car ferries. During commuter hours there is a 30 minute passenger-only ferry service into downtown Seattle. You can catch a Metro Bus into Seattle if you'd like to leave your car at the house.

The excellent Point Defiance Zoo (in Tacoma) is within walking distance of the 'South End' ferry, and a 10 minute ferry ride. Our 4th ferry accessible destination is a 10 minute ride to Southworth on the Olympic Peninsula.

Day trips are possible to three ski areas: Crystal Mountain Ski Resort, Stevens Pass, and Snoqualmie Pass. Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helen's, the Olympic Mountains, Hurricane Ridge, and the Hoh Rainforest are all great day trips. Explore Seattle. Go to the opera or a sports event. Fabulous theater and music. One family even went to Victoria, British Columbia on Vancouver Island in one day; but that is a pretty long day!

More Details

Gay Jungemann
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, Our son speaks Mandarin & French.
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2018

About Gay Jungemann

My husband, Neil, is a retired Boeing engineer, and I'm an antiques dealer. I had 'Owen's Antiques', an antiques shop on Vashon Island for 24 years, but now sell exclusively on the internet through Ruby Lane. We golf, and play duplicate bridge. We are theater and concert enthusiasts, and enjoy traveling in Europe. Neil skis, and has climbed Mt. Rainier twice. We lived in Teheran & Isphahan, Iran for 2 years. I sing in the 80 voice Vashon Chorale. I enjoy decorating and choosing the furniture, art and accessories at Sojourn House. Neil is active in Vashon's Rotary Club, and is on the board of the island Food Bank. He also helps coach the High School Golf Team.

Gay Jungemann purchased this house in 1993

Why Gay Jungemann chose Vashon Island

We live on Maury Island, which is connected to Vashon Island. We live in a 2-story house on acreage. We bought Sojourn House to be our down-sizing retirement home. Sojourn House is all on one level, which is a big plus! It is very centrally located near the small town of Vashon, so we'll be able to walk to the stores, and flag down the bus just across the street. Although the lawn is big, it's flat and much smaller than our current property.

What makes this house unique

Because we plan to live at Sojourn House someday, we are constantly upgrading and maintaining this attractive and well-built "Mid-Century Modern" house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A wonderful weekend in the perfect place. We are 8 women with a passion for Mah Jong. The 2 tables you set up for us worked great! Good beds, comfortable and charming house.
Sep 2013
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Vashon Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Hair Dryer & Shampoo in each bathroom. Washer and dryer.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , bath en-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Three bedrooms have a reading chair and good reading lamp. Each bedroom has a mirror and a towel rack. Each bedroom has original art. One bedroom has shelves of books. The master bedroom has an 1850 chest of drawers. All bedrooms have hand-tied Oriental rugs. Three of the bedrooms have oak hardwood floors. Three of the bedrooms have double closets. One bedroom has an antique armoire. All bedrooms have 100% cotton linens and down comforters. All bedrooms have extra pillows and blankets.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
FREE Hi-Speed Wireless Internet!. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card and PayPal. Guest rates are the same for children and adults. Smokers are welcome, but must smoke outside.


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Vashon Island, Luxuriously Furnished 4 Bedroom House Near Town, Sleeps 8
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 45 reviews

What a great and central home for any stay on Vashon Island

  • 5 of 5

We had the house reserved to attend our son's wedding. We were pleasantly surprised when we drove into the driveway and entered the house.

It was spacy, great bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and ton of space for the people we had with us.

Central to the whole island (which we loved), close to the city (which we loved to have bkfast Sunday morning) and close to the wedding site (to the south of the house).

I am trying to come up with something that we did not like, but truly, everything was perfect !!!

Definitely would stay there again if we would be more than 2 people.

Stefan and Ana Maria

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA

Beautiful Mid-Century home conveniently located

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here for a wedding on the island and it couldn't have been better. The home is conveniently located near town so everything is a short walk/ drive though removed enough to feel very private. The house is a beautiful example of mid-century architecture, with warm and well appointed furnishings. All the beds and were comfortable and everything worked well. There is a large back yard with space for the kids to play. We look forward to staying here next time we're on the Island.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Celebration!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for a wonderful place to celebrate with family. This home is warm and comfortable and has everything you need to snuggle in. The fire place was a welcome home every night. We were in town for a 90th birthday party. After the party family came and joined us to relax and catch up. It was a perfect place to share our love of family.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient, clean, and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for the 8 of us (4 adults/4 kids). We particularly liked being able to walk into town for breakfast and shopping. It was one of the cleanest houses we have rented, which was great. Very nicely decorated but not fussy. One thing to keep in mind is that there is no public transportation on the island on Sundays (and no taxi/Uber service). Luckily, one of the of the many kind and friendly Vashon residents we met in town gave us a ride back to the ferry. Thanks for a great stay, Gay!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redmond WA

Lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

Sojourn House is a wonderful place to stay while visiting Vashon Island. Lots of space for a family to spread out and also has a very nice patio and back yard. The kitchen is very well stocked with lovely tableware and glassware. Location is very close to downtown. We've stayed there several times and always look forward to going back...almost like a second home!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lynden, WA - Washington

Home away from home!

  • 4 of 5

The Sojourn House worked well for our weekend. We were on Vashon to attend a wedding. There was plenty of room for the 4 of us & we found the house comfortable & well stocked.Everything we needed as far as kitchen cooking utensils, even an iron & ironing board & shampoo etc. in bathrooms. Location close to town was also a plus. The owners were very professional as far as check-in information, which was appreciated!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Red Bicycle or 'The Hardware Store'
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Faunleroy (West Seattle), Point Defiance (Tacoma)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Vashon Golf & Swim Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
'The Hardware Store',May Kitchen,Express Cuisine
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: recommended

Imagine a island the size of Manhattan, but with only 10,000 residents. Imagine 250 miles of paved road with only three 4-way stops, and no other traffic lights. Don't expect souvenir shops or glitz. Vashon Island is upscale rural with a large arts community. There is live music in several venues every week-end. We boast a challenging 9 hole golf course. Vashon has 4 excellent restaurants. No shopping malls. You can get here by ferry, private boat or small plane. But there are no taxis or car rentals. No hotels or motels. Ferrying to, and driving around the Island gives you great views of Puget Sound and Mount Rainier. Sojourn House is about 1/3 mile from the center of the village. The closest beach is about 2 miles away. Come and experience the unique character of Vashon Island!

Other Activities: Kayaking

Golf: Vashon Golf & Swim Club on the island, plus many good courses nearby but off the Island.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.6%

Longtime member of Vashon Chamber of Commerce, where Sojourn House contact information may be found. We accept all major credit cards and PayPal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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