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Bufflehead Beach Cottage

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wireless Internet

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom Cottage Beachfront

Bufflehead Beach Cottage is located on Vashon Island—the heart of Puget Sound—where rural lifestyles and natural wonders coexist a short ferry ride from urban pleasures in Seattle and Tacoma. Our cottage is located on Shawnee Beach--one of Vashon’s most pleasant shores--and a traditional Native American harvesting and camping beach, rich in wildlife and views of the Sound and Mt. Rainier. County bus lines connect with downtown Seattle (foot or car ferries) and SeaTac Int’l. Airport.

Our beachfront home has an intimate contact with the water at high tide—hear the waves from the great room and feel the spray on the porch during winter storms; and low tide brings miles of beachcombing! The gently sloping shore is an invitation to swim, paddle, fly kites, send the kids out with pails and shovels…Kayaks and paddleboards can be rented at nearby Jensen Pt.; and fishing, clamming, and crabbing are possible in season.

Vashon Island hosts a vibrant arts & crafts community and over 15 restaurants and cafes. Our major stores (and restaurants) are 5 miles away (“uptown”), though we have an excellent espresso shop (NY Times 2012) and a old-timey grocery store within walking distance (quaint little town of Burton). Bicycling and walking on both roads and the Island’s extensive nature trails, bird-watching (Quartermaster Harbor is an Audubon hot spot), antique and second-hand stores, artist studios and galleries, cinema and local live theater, live music “uptown”, and abundant farmstands, --can fill your days when you tear yourself away from a comfy beach-front seat on our porch. Neighborhood walks on quiet back roads, or along the shorefront road to Burton, round out your vacation days.

Our freshly renovated cottage has three exterior porches, flower gardens, and a beautiful brick walk past heirloom apple trees. A cozy private bedroom with a hand-crafted queen-size bed and (the very best) sleeper sofa in the living room can sleep up to 4 persons. The kitchen is fully equipped for family dining. We have flatscreen cable tv, broadband wi-fi and a collection of movies on dvd. The library is stocked with nature guides, and a broad selection of literature and popular fiction. The light-drenched great room has a wood-stove and double French doors overlooking the beach—only 30 feet away.

More Details

Property Manager
Christina Nichols
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

About Christina Nichols

Long-time Islanders seizing the day...

Christina Nichols purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Christina Nichols chose Puget Sound

Love at first sight--childhood beach memories reborn.

Amenities

Vashon Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 All towels, soap and shampoo, provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Sleeps 2-4 persons Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1) (Best convertible sofa bed made!)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(50 traveler reviews)

Bufflehead Beach Cottage
average rating of 4.94 based on 50 reviews
5

Wonderful beach stay

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place on the beach with a great view of the bay and a place for rest and enjoying one another's company. Beautiful artwork adorns the cabin and the kitchen is well equipped for preparing wonderful meals. thank you for sharing your lovely home. Cezanne and David

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely respite from the world

  • 4 of 5

The Bufflehead Cottege is lovely, so much so, that it's my second stay in less than a year. The space itself is inviting and charming and I always sleep soundly in the beautiful bedroom. The view of the water and area can't be beat. If you're lucky, Ringo the stick loving dog might come by while you're on a deck chair, so you'll see a heron catching fish.

I have friends on the island so having a place of my own offers a nice balance between socializing and exhaling. Caroline is a wonderful, communicative, engaged host and I always grateful for her dedication to recycling. Oh and her art is another nice detail. There's a reason this place is always booked.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Sweet little beach house!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay! It was a great place to watch the storms roll in and the sea birds harvesting bivalves on the beach. Nicely appointed, cozy, and full of interesting art.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed the cottage and Vashon Island. The beds, including the pull out couch, were very comfortable. The cottage felt quite spacious and all areas (inside and out) were inviting and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Attention to detail - the most perfect welcome - a home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Attention to detail - the most perfect welcome - a home away from home

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

This is an adorable little cottage on the beach.

  • 5 of 5

I had three wonderful days here with walks on the beach. There is everything you could want. It is cozy and artistic. Dinner with friends at May's was excellent. I can't wait to stay at Bufflehead Beach Cottage again.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
23 Miles
SeaTac
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
May Thai
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Tahlequah
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Vashon-Maury Country Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Tacoma
Nearest Motorway
Vashon Highway SW
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Hardware Store Restaurant
Nearest Ski
72 Miles
Snoqualmie Summit
Nearest Beach
front yard
Car: recommended

Vashon Island is within 2 hours of Mount Rainier, the Cascade & Olympic Mountain Ranges, National Parks,

and the Pacific Ocean. Skiing, hiking, climbing, offshore fishing; and if urban life beckons--Seattle & Tacoma offer museums, night-life, and shopping galore only a 20 minute ferry ride away.

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Rates & Availability

Vashon Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$170
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.6%

Base rate is double occupancy. $25 per extra person.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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