|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Our large, comfortable beach house on Seattle’s tranquil Vashon Island is just the place for a group or family to relax, unwind, and enjoy each others’ company. It sits on Quartermaster Harbor, on the quiet inside of the island, literally on the water at high tide and on the long sand and pebble beach at low tide. Enjoy the view, swim, or explore the harbor by kayak (two single and one double) or rowing/sailing dinghy. Alongside the house are two pleasant sleeping cabins, one with a queen bed, the other with a double bed, both with water views.
Outside stairs lead from the parking area to the garden and from the garden to the main house. The recently remodeled top floor is open with a modern, fully stocked kitchen, fireplace, roomy living area and dining table that seats up to 12. A smaller adjoining room has comfy couches and a large flat screen TV (cable). There is also a full bath. The bottom floor (outside stairs) has a spacious bedroom with a king size bed, a smaller bedroom with a double and two twin beds, a bath with shower and a washer and dryer.
Both floors have decks facing the water and sunsets. There is also a hot tub on the water.
If you want to use one of the boats we have plenty of life jackets for children and adults.
If you enjoy our vacation home even half as much as we do you’ll have a wonderful time.
Keywords: beach house, vacation get away, waterfront,
I am a retired high school teacher and my husband is a retired physician. We are avid travelers and enjoy our children and grand children. I grew up in Washington and we have lived in Seattle for more than forty years.
Linda Straley purchased this house in 2004
We bought our beach house as a family retreat. The location is perfect for us because it is close to Seattle where we and our family live. The grand children especially love the beach and the water. On the Island we enjoy biking, hiking several trails, long walks on the beach at low tide and the friendly town of Vashon.
There is kayaking and beach combing, walking and biking. August is blackberry season with great picking all around. Then we make pies and ice cream and jam. In winter we light a fire in the stone fireplace, curl up with a book and watch the storms roll in over the water.
Great property and location. Right on the water and very relaxing.
This property is perfect for an extended family getaway. We loved the layout with the sleeping quarters entirely separate from the spacious entertaining area, and the sleeping cabins are magical. We did a lot of cooking, and the kitchen is large enough to accommodate lots of cooks! The decor is very nice, and the furniture is comfy. It was too cold for us to enjoy, but the covered deck off the living room is lovely, and the house feels like it's literally on the water. I can't fault this place, it really is wonderful and we are looking forward to staying here again!
This was a perfect house and a perfect location for a weekend getaway. Our book club has begun holding an annual weekend retreat in October and this is the best place we've stayed yet. We will definitely try and book this house again in the future. The house itself had plenty of room for eight adults to sleep and for those who needed privacy (or who snored), to find a place of their own. The main floor of the house has a large open living room with windows on two sides looking out to the bay, connected to an open kitchen, and with a large dining table that could easily seat 10-12. A small media room (with very comfy furniture) and a connected full bathroom are also on the main floor. Although we didn't bring our kids along, I imagine this place would be great for a multi-generational getaway, there was even a kid size table and chairs tucked away. One of the quirks of the house is that in order to reach the sleeping areas of the house, you have to go outside. The bottom floor of the house had a couple of bedrooms, a sleeping alcove, full bathroom, and laundry. In addition to the main house, there are two sleeping cabins, comfortable but not spacious, both with views of the water out the window. No bathrooms in these, so you had to come into the main house to use the bathroom and shower. Both the top floor and the bottom had porches that stretched the width of the house with comfortable furniture. We spent both evenings on the porch watching the sun go down over the other side of the bay. The hot tub is on the bottom level, outside, under a roof so you can use it rain or shine. While the layout was a bit quirky, it actually had a couple of advantages: plenty of private and/or quiet spaces, and views of the water from EVERY room.
We didn't have a chance to take out the kayaks, but we did go for a couple of nice walks on the beach at low tide-at high tide the water comes right up to the house. On Saturday we visited the farmer's market and a few shops in town, followed by visits to Seattle Distillery, Nashi Orchards, & Palouse Winery for tastings. We cooked all of our own meals at the house in the amazingly well stocked kitchen. I usually bring specialty items from my kitchen along, but I could have done without. They have 2 waffle irons!
Thanks so much for the great stay at your beautiful vacation home. The listing does a great job of describing the house and the amenities, even so, it exceeded our expectations. We hope to return.
Rented this house for a late-summer weekend to celebrate my 30th birthday with friends.
The house has a ton of character; no bedrooms on the main floor. The bedrooms are split between several casitas, and the lower-level of the main floor. Linda was a gracious host, the house was well equipped for a large group.
We used the kayaks, plucked ripe tomatoes from the various tomato plants on the property, and enjoyed the hot tub and fire pit.
The Thai restaurant in town (May Thai) was excellent and we had a great experience eating there - highly recommend it.
Overall the house was perfect for a group of friends, and we would definitely go back again. Thank you Linda!
Great home with beautiful views and all amenities provided. Perfect for families. Only wish outside bedroom had a bath so would not have to go to main house.
I rented this house for the weekend of my son's wedding on the island, and it was perfect for extended family to stay. Every sleeping area looks out over the water, including the two sleeping cabins that provide additional privacy. We used the kayaks and the hot tub and the media room and the kitchen--all well-equipped and in great condition. The house is at the top of Quartermaster Bay, so although it feels remote, it's less than a five-minute drive to Vashon Highway. We enjoyed Snapdragon Cafe: they provided a rehearsal dinner to go that we enjoyed in the spacious main floor of the house. (I want to have a lazy week here next summer!)
Vashon Island… “Heart of the Sound”
Right in the middle of Puget Sound lies an almost secret destination filled with beautiful beaches, lovely accommodations, eclectic restaurants, art, quaint shops AND plenty of fun! Just a short ferry ride from Seattle, Kitsap County or Tacoma drops you into a little piece of paradise. Plan your next long weekend or full-fledged vacation closer to home and spend more time enjoying the calm beauty and fun-loving personality we call home. Visit Point Robinson Light House, KVI Beach, several galleries and stores in Vashon Center, the Blue Heron, and Giraffe and eat at May's Kitchen, one of the 10 best Thai restaurants in the US and the Hardware Store, good American cuisine.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 21 2016 - Sep 11 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|