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Scott VandeZande or Jan Place

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Waterfront Home with Spectacular Sunrise and Sunset View, Sleeps 8

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 9)

3 bedroom 2 full baths, and newly remodeled waterfront home, with great view and peaceful Puget Sound setting gives guest peaceful sense of serenity. Just steps to our beach. Enjoy the view and roast marsh mellows at our fire pit. Enjoy a family barbeque on our deck with the gas barbeque. Large private master suite with two sinks, jetted tub, open shower, private toilet room, vanity with a wake up view of water and Mount Rainier from a new Queensize bed . Two bedrooms on main level with 1 new Queen bed, and a sleeper with comfortable upgraded mattress. The living room is large, with an area for an additional Aero pillow top bed. There is a fireplace, and ajoining dining room and completely remodeled gourmet kitchen that is fully provisioned with spices, dishes, condiments, basics for baking and cooking. There is a large deck, facing the water and mountain view. Young children and adults will love beach combing for treasures from the sea. Just 25 min south of Gig Harbor.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Scott VandeZande or Jan Place (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Scott VandeZande or Jan Place

My husband and I bought our beach home because we love being on the water. We are sailors, and have a sailboat that we bring to our property, and park on our bouy which is right in front of our home, when we are there, during the summer moths. We decided to share our home with VRBO renters after a very successful experience with our West Seattle VRBO RENTERS. We have 24 reviews, and all 5 star. Please refer to listing number 399739 to get reviews from our recent vacationers at West Seattle. Since we have just listed our Longbranch home, we hope these reviews will give you an idea of how we maintain our homes, as well as our character. We do strive for our vacationers to have a memorable private, and enjoyable family vacation.

Scott VandeZande or Jan Place purchased this house in 2010

Why Scott VandeZande or Jan Place chose Puget Sound

The sense of peacefulness, quiet, and beauty of the northwest surrounds us while staying at our home. The incredible sunrises, as well as when the sunsets, bring a warm orange cast on the snow capped Mount Rainier throughout the year.

What makes this house unique

Our home has been completely remodeled, so all appliances are new, including remodeled baths, new carpet, and a beautifully decorated, comfortable home, that most would not consider a beach home, but instead, a beautiful home at the beach. The wall to wall windows provide an incredible view from nearly every room. For summertime, there is a large deck with gas grill, as well as a fire pit for roasting marsh mellows. Just steps away to the beach for kayaking, and swimming.


based on 20 traveler reviews

Waterfront Home with Spectacular Sunrise and Sunset View, Sleeps 8
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

A combination of artistic and natural beauty

  • 5 of 5

I am not sure how Scott and Jan engineered it but we saw Mount Rainier every day...

Jan and Scott were delightful to work with, personalities that carried into the atmosphere of the house.

The home was lovely and well supplied and beautifully decorated. The electronics all worked well, the views of the water, walks on the beach all lovely. The kitchen was full of great utensils and appliances and the beds were very comfortable. Our adult children had a great time out in the canoe, biking and enjoying the outdoor fireplace.

I could go on but suffice it to say this will be a memorable holiday that will surely become part of the family lore. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Steve and family, Thank you so much for your complimentary review. You and your family were delightful to work with, and our neighbors said they were delighted to meet you. I am glad you enjoyed your July 4th holiday at our home, and we look forward to your return!
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Perfect in Every Way for our First Annual Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

Searching for a place on the water that would accommodate our grown children from Seattle to Eugene -- luck was with us! We booked for 5 nights, with family coming and going for the 4th of July weekend. It was perfect! Amazing views of the Sound, right on the water so easy to canoe, kayak; or beach walk, bike on the local roads, or just relax on the large deck! The home is in terrific shape, beautifully decorated yet fitting for a home away from home. Previous reviewers were "right on" with the well-stocked, awesome kitchen. Jan and Scott were lovely to work with and very accommodating without being intrusive. We will look forwarding to returning.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Peggy, Scott and I were so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay. We really appreciated all the extra laundry that you completed at the end of your stay, and for leaving the house as tidy as you found it! We are always happy, when our guest appreciate our home as much as we do, and that you and your family had a wonderful time. We look forward to your return!
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Lucky in Seattle

  • 5 of 5

Arriving from Sweden we spent 4 nights at this wonderful house and spectacular setting. We had beautiful weather which offered us a full view of Mt. Rainier and sitting on the front deck in the sun with no coats on. The kitchen has everything you will need for easy cooking or gourmet cooking. Cozy fireplace for evening relaxing. A beautiful view from the master bedroom offers a perfect start to the day. We hiked on the beach, enjoyed quiet time with computer or book and basked in the sun with no wind. It was a extremely pleasant stay and we can highly

recommend this for a quiet, beautiful and serene escape.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay, and that the sun shined, and you were able to enjoy the spectacular view of Mount Rainier. We are also happy to hear you enjoyed the many of the features of our home. You described it very well. We will welcome you back on your next visit from Sweden to the Pacific Northwest!
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Wonderful home for Christmas with our family

  • 5 of 5

Let me start with the magnificent view of Mt. Rainier and the water! It was absolutely splendid! The house is well decorated, clean, comfortable and very "homey". We made our traditional turkey dinner for Christmas in the nicely stocked kitchen (spices, flour, sugar, etc. were all there to use). We had a fire going in the fireplace almost the entire time. The beds were super comfortable and the sheets, linens, etc. were all clean. It is also worth noting that the owner, Jan, was so easy to work with and very friendly. We are already talking about coming back this summer so we can enjoy the beach when the weather is warmer. If I could give more than 5 stars I would.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Deanna, We are so happy you and your family enjoyed our home, and that you found the beds comfortable and enjoyed the stunning view of Mount Rainier. We enjoy our home in all seasons. It is so cozy in the winter time, and the beach, fire pit, and water sports are so inviting in the summer. We look forward to your return next summer.
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Beautiful home for our holiday

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful, well taken care of and extremely comfortable. The view is spectacular and every need was met. The house had no let downs and the owners are so kind and Extremly helpful. I will be staying there again. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melissa, Thank you for your nice review. Scott and I are happy that you enjoyed your stay, and that you and your family were comfortable. Also, thank you for leaving the house as clean and tidy as you found it. We look forward to your return.
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In Love

  • 5 of 5

We are in love with this house and location! It was the perfect site for a family getaway with our young adult children and their significant others. Just enough out of the way so that we could spend time together, but plenty to do. Right on the water and because it's on a high bank beach (as they say in Puget Sound) we had stunning views of Mt. Rainier, and of the harbor seals that hauled out every day onto the raft below. Lovely home with plenty of room, great outdoor space, BBQ and a couple of small boats to row around in. We had perfect late summer weather and made great family memories. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kim and family, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our home, on your 30th wedding celebration. Also that you were blessed with the spectacular view of Mount Rainier, as well as the view of South Sound. By the way, our particular waterfront property is referred to as medium bank in Puget Sound. High bank properties are generally ones where you do not have beach access. At any rate, you and your family were wonderful guest, and we hope you will be returning someday. Best, Scott and Jan
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Car: necessary

Just steps to our beach, and minutes from our home is a boat launch. We have a bouy in front of our home, where you can tie your boat. Or if you prefer, there is a Marina in Fulicy bay, just a mile from our waterfront home. Penrose State park is minutes away. There is a local winery for those that enjoy wine tastings. Side trips to Olympic National Park, Hood Canal, Mount Rainier, Mount Saint Helens, Port Townsend, Olympia , Seattle, Bremerton, and Gig Harbor are all points of interest. During the summer there are many local festivals. During the month of August we have delicious blackberries, pears, and plums growing on our property.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer rates
May 15 2016 - Sep 15 2016
4 night minimum stay
Standard rate
Sep 16 2016 - Nov 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
Holiday rate
Nov 16 2016 - Dec 31 2016
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $20
Tax Rate 10.0%

Beautiful beach home with view of water and Mount Rainier from nearly every room.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Puget Sound House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub , Fully remodeled bathroom with granite counters, &jetted tub.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Large master bath, with view from both the tub & shower
  • Both bathrooms completely remodeled last year. Both have granite counters, jetted tubs, and all new fixtures, tile wrap around, and new tile floors.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Main level bedroom - 1 queen , Main level private bedroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Hide a bed with firm upgraded mattress.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Large upstairs private master suite with view.
    living room area for blow up bed - 1 double , leather couch and Aero bed available in living room.
  • Queen size Beds (1) Two, Double Beds (1) double hide a bed with upgraded firm mattress., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa converts to a comfortable twin bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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