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Lanette McDonnell

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Beach Cabins at the Water's Edge

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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*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.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Lanette McDonnell (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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.......


based on 18 traveler reviews

Beach Cabins at the Water's Edge
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

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
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  • 5 of 5

This was the best time. Since last year, it is updated with a new barbecue which was not necessary but handy. It is a comfy, nicely decorated place and the proximity to the water makes it a real beach experience. The kids fished off the deck! The weather is a bit unsettled in June but nice enough to enjoy the whole place. Super fun. We attended the Sheepdog Trials, an event that has become an annual one for us.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great waterfront getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Beach Cabin is small and homey. It was a perfect three day getaway that had everything you could need. Clean, well stocked and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome location on the water

  • 4 of 5

The owner was awesome to work with

The vacation rental was not luxury, but affordable and convenient.

The rental had new appliances, and was remodeled and updated. It was amazingly and slightly unnerving to have the tide literally sloshing on the sides of the house, and under it as well. Having the waves wake you in the middle of the night was really something, but not a nuisance. Just crazy! ha ha. We explored all around the island, rescued a baby octopus that was stranded at low tide. Lots of sealife, and watching the natives fish for squid by generator light on the pier was an experience.

The hot tub on the deck as well as the firepit was a definite highlight, and well used. Ad shows old tv. That is actually in bunkhouse. Were pleased to find nice big flat screen in living room. Bed comfy. Lighting in the kitchen was difficult for me, of course we were there in late October, so it got dark early. Probably rarely an issue in other seasons. The kitchen table looking over the water was amazing to eat and just sit at.

Cute decor, plenty of towels and all in all a great time was had by all! Snapdragon pastries, and the thai restaurant were two must dos. Tasted great cider, beach combed, live music at night.

House could be better equipped with family games, and a dvd player would be nice, for future reference. We went to granny,s attic, a must go to thrift store, and bought some games, but took them home with us.

Five of us were comfortable there, and there was an extra set of bunks we did not even use!

Thank you for a cute home and an awesome experience

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My Second Visit

  • 5 of 5

My second visit to this wonderful, relaxing place. My only complaint is that I could only stay 2 days this time. Looking forward to my next visit. Thank you Lanette, Linda L

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very nice base for a trip back to Vasho

  • 5 of 5

I grew up on the Island, finished

Hi school there

In 1950. Visits


very nostalgic. This

Beach Cabin just

stes from the Ellisport

store owned by a classmate.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Rates & Availability

Vashon Island Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

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...

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Puget Sound 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 6
  • 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

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