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Beach Cabins at the Water's Edge

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

*Please note the change in rates and capacity during the off season: Nov.1st thru March 31- Rates, 150.00-200.00 max capacity two people. We close our bunk house in the winter, we will consider up to four people but that would mean renters bring an air mattress and sleep in the living room,this could work well for people with small children.* Fish from the deck at high tide! Two charming cabins at the water's edge in beautiful Tramp Harbor on Vashon Island. Beautiful south facing Sound and Mountain views . Main cabin has eat-in kitchen, living room, bedroom that sleeps two and bathroom with shower. Secondary cabin is a bunk room that sleeps 4 to 6 with a half bath. Large deck area with jacuzzi, fire pit and built in picnic table.

Lanette McDonnell
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2017

About Lanette McDonnell

A little bit about us..... These cabins have been in our family close to 100 years. They are the only buildings that remain from a logging operation that was on the island. Crazy story, but our great-great grandfather actually won them in a poker game! We are going on five generations that have enjoyed them. Many memories have been made here and due to busy lives we find we can't enjoy them as much as we use to(though we go over there whenever we can!). Therefore, rather than let them sit empty on beautiful summer days we decided to open them up for rent so others can enjoy them and create memories of their own.......


Vashon Island Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (3), Bunk Beds (1) Off season the property only sleeps two in one bedroom as we winterize the bunk house.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Beach Cabins at the Water's Edge
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews

Perfect Getaway Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is charming, secluded and right on the beach. Even in the gloomy surroundings of PNW winter, the hot tub and wood stove kept us cozy the entire time. Awesome spot year round - will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This cottage on the water is so pleasant. My boyfriend and I took our 3 tiny dogs there a few weeks back and we truly enjoyed our stay! It was clean, and very comfortable. We spent much of our time playing cards, listing to music while watching the waves, and reading. All activities we NEVER do in the city, as we GO, GO, GO. We relaxed and it was great!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! It was really important for us to be on Vashon over Thanksgiving and Lynette was so so accomodating, getting us the dates that we needed.

The cabin is lovely and comfortable. It had everything we needed. The kids were happy, the dog was thrilled.

We want to return !!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect beach weekend on Vashon!

  • 5 of 5

Had a fabulous time at the cabin. Very rustic and cozy. Our favorite part of the experience was the high tides coming right up to the cabin and relaxing in the hot tub each night. Everything we needed was right there from bbq to a fully stocked kitchen with new frying pan set. Total package! I would suggest a new mattress or maybe a pillow topper just to give a bit more support but that is it. Such a fun visit! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A rustic and magical, Pacific Northwest gem!

  • 4 of 5

We just stayed 3 nights at Lanette's wonderful cabin on a bulkhead on the beach. This is our second stay. Last time we had a wonderful, quiet sunny new years stay with just the two of us and our dog. We spent most of that time on the deck, under blankets, reading in the sun. Or in front of the fire in the living room. This time we were two couples, two kids (12 and 14) and two dogs. And, once again, the sun was shining on us (Yeah, that's much more likely in late July than early January in the PNW). The kids played with dogs, hung out with the adults or in the hot tub. We cooked, crabbed, walked the beaches, rode our scooter around the island, shopped in the local shops, hung out on the deck talking and drinking and finally collected around the fire ring every night (bring plenty of firewood). Every one of us had a wonderful time. No one wanted to leave on Sunday.

The cabin is "rustic", in a particularly wonderful northwest sort of way. While that may not be for everyone, it is PERFECT for us! Look closely at the pictures. The are reasonably recent and accurately represent the place. The couple with kids took the bunkhouse while we without took the main bedroom, and everyone slept the sleep of the just! While we caught enough Dungeness to provide large appetizers, we didn't catch enough this time to make a meal or carry home to friends. We did catch a lot of Rock Crab, but only kept a couple with enormous claws. But, in my experience mixed results are possible on any day crabbing and often change from day to day.

Lanette doesn't live on the internet, waiting for your request to come in. She's a busy woman and it may take a few days for her to get back to you. However, she is wonderful to work with, very thoughtful and it is very important to her that you fully understand that this is a 100 year old cabin. Don't expect granite counters, high end cookware and 600 thread count linen! This place is way better than that! This is the sort of place that money can't buy. It has character that only comes through being battered by the sea and lived in and fished from for a 100 years. It is a very special place (and I came very close to not reviewing it so as to not reveal what a gem it is...but I really respect Lanette, she's been very kind to me and that would not have been fair to her.) So, enjoy your stay and know that I will be jealous. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, truly waterfront

  • 5 of 5

Quaint and comfy. I appreciated the owner's personal connection in communicating details. Very accessible. Lovely in so many ways. Versatile, casual---JUST Right for our needs. Memorable stay. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Vashon Island Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
winter 2016-17
Nov 16 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

xtra cleaning fee for 4+ $25
non-refundable cleaning $50
Guests 4+ per night $25

Off season rental rates are only for the main cabin, we close up the bunk house for the winter. The main cabin has one queen bed so two guests max...we also do not rent during really high winter tides.

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