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The Last Resort Guest House

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage by the beach, 2 queen sized beds.

The Last Resort is a cozy cottage set high above the Puget Sound on Vashon's West Side. From here

you can

view all types of wild life, enjoy the quiet or relax on long walks along the shore. While having

tea or coffee on the deck in the morning or a relaxing moment at the end of the day you can view all

maner of boats moving along Colvos Passage! Nestled deep

in the woods at

the end of of a country lane you will find Eagles, Osprey, Whales, Herons and an array of

bird life and

woodland animals to talk about for a life time!

A 100 % refund is available on all cancellations, this is NOT time sensitive. ASAP is of course considerate on your behalf, thanks!

Safe travels,

Larry

More Details

Property Manager
Larry Flynn
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

About Larry Flynn

I was born in Seattle in 1956 and then moved to San Jose CA the following year. In the words of Lily Tomlin I moved as soon as I found out where I was and came back home to Seattle. 6 years after that I moved to Vashon and haven't looked back. In addition to The Last Resort I have worked on the island as a bus driver for the last 31 years.

Larry Flynn purchased this house in 1989

Amenities

Vashon Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • !00 % refund no matter the time notification.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • There are 2 sleeping area at TLR. One bed is a hide a bed on the main floor and the other is up in the loft. Both of these beds are queen sized mattresses.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water skiing
Notes:
The Last Resort has a kitchen-ette which has a small refrigerator, 2 burner hot plate, microwave oven, coffee maker with coffee and filters and a blender. Place settings for indoor as well as ones for out door dinning to accomodate 4 and a closet for evening clothes. The cottage has a queen sized hide-a-bed sofa on the main floor and a loft with another queen sized mattress and the bathroom comes with a stand up shower. There are 2 sources of heat here at the cottage, an electric wall heater in the main room and one in the bath in addition to an air tight wood stove. Out side the french doors that lead you to a deck with a beautiful view of The Puget Sound is a 4 person jacuzzi hot tub with an outside shower that has hot and cold water. If you like to BBQ there is a grill. There is a 2 night minimum at TLR. Thanks.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

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The Last Resort Guest House
average rating of 4.8974357 based on 39 reviews
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Not what we expected .

  • 2 of 5

The owners house is attached to this cabin. When I looked at the pictures, I thought that the cabin was all by itself. The windows from the owners home that look into the hot tub are approximately six feet from the hot tub. The owner closed the blinds to those windows so we had privacy. We also thought that the cabin was right next to the water. You need to go down a steep trail to get to the water. Inside the cabin...Once you climb the ladder to the loft , there is just a mattress on the floor for you to sleep on. The only table inside the cabin is a very small one that is attached to the wall and needs to be put up and the legs need to be adjusted. It is more comfortable to just sit on the couch and use a cooler for your table. If you know what you are getting yourself into ... you will not be disappointed.... it is when you except something more that sets you up for a disappointment. I felt like I should give an honest review so someone else doesn’t fall into what happened to us.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: To be clear readers....... Please do what this guest did not do, examine the photos again. The loft is clearly shown for what it is as is the rest of the cottage. The trail to the beach is mentioned. A "drop leaf" table is just that and a space saver also. Again, look to the photos in the ad. The hot tub is about 15 feet from my home and yes I close the blinds on that side of my home. The hedges which are already planted will finish the job of providing privacy. The attachment mentioned here is a covered walk way behind the cottage which is hardly to be noticed. The steep trail is what is known as a switch back trail to ease the walk down to the beach. (I'm 61 with lousy feet and have no issues with this trail.) Nor have any of my guests in the past 10 years. Stairs are all along the trail to insure a safe walk to the beach with stairs that take you directly from the trail onto to the beach. This guest told me that their expectations were to high and I therefore allowed a cancellation of the second night as per their request. The Last Resort is not the Hilton and my ad shows you all that you get here. I suppose after 10 years of business I was bound to get a "bummer" review from a guest that simply didn't do all the reading provided in my ad so as not to "fall into" something. Cheers!
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5

Amazing weekend on Vashon

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough amazing things about our stay on Vashon. Larry was the ultimate host—making sure we felt welcome and comfortable for our stay. The Last Resort has anything you could need, and in a pinch, Larry was even able to lend us a iron, as we were visiting for a wedding. We loved our morning walk down to the ocean for a quick dip, followed by a soak in the hot tub. We couldn't have imagined a more perfect stay on the island. Thank you Larry for everything.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful hospitality

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful stay. The property was clean, well organized, and Larry was so helpful. He was quick to chop some firewood for us when we needed a little more heat in the cottage, and the hot tub was great after a long day. Also loved the use of reclaimed and recycled materials throughout the cottage. Larry also offered many tips for enjoying the island, including pointing out how to read the tide charts, and where to go for recreational activities. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Puget Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a private location to relax and enjoy the beauty of Puget Sound - and Larry's guest house was just the ticket! The house is so cool - built from repurposed building materials. Two sides are mostly made up of windows which bring the outside in. No need to pull the shades, since the house sits up so high and no civilization in close proximity. Just towering trees and Larry's sweet kitties occasionally lounging on the deck.

Climbing up the ladder to the loft made us feel like kids in a tree fort. And the hot tub! Positioned to look over the water and view the sunsets was perfection! We even used it one morning to have coffee and listen to the coyotes howl from across the Sound.

Hike down quietly to the water and I'll bet you'll run into deer just like I did. Stay still and they'll gaze, then graze without any worry that you're there.

Larry lives in a home next door, but we only saw him once during our stay and on the road the day we left. He takes pride in his gardens and has landscaped to optimize the views. We like Larry ~ he's so nice with a chill attitude. We felt like fast friends!

If you are thinking of booking, think no more and do it! I guarantee you won't be disappointed if solitude and relaxation is what your after. The long and winding road to the house will have you unwound by the time you get there! :)

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A treat for the senses!

  • 5 of 5

When I saw the mammoth stone steps, I knew I was on a fairy-tale adventure, complete with a pod of orca gliding past down in the Sound! Interesting Larry, as I call him, was wonderful to talk to, and he has built an amazing little place to take you back to another time. The quiet was complete-- I didn't hear a human-made sound once, besides a fun chat with Larry. A beautiful, interesting little house--waking up to the glittering water and big and little boats going by kept me lying on the pull-out sofa for far too long. :) I was a little too old to make it up into the loft, but it looked beautiful (as did the stairs down to the water). I LOVED all the windows and the graceful design! The little deck and hot tub are the crowning touches...the friends I was visiting were envious. I can't wait to bring some DVD's (no WiFi, and that is GOOD for you) up in the winter, toast my toes by the woodstove, and watch the snow dust the cedars! Thanks so much, Larry...

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kevin! What a delightful review! I don't remember having receiving a more eloquent review! It does my heart good to hear the you had a lot of slow and easy time here, it's the concept! Remember the root word of vacation is vacate, the very point of a of holiday! Much Joy, Interesting Larry :>)
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5

GREAT FIRST RESORT

  • 5 of 5

EVERYTHING was EXCELLENT!!

Larry is such a Great Guy and knows so much about the area and travelling ideas. fell in love with the cottage the first time i saw it on the site....in person WAS SO MUCH BETTER! So much personality! Clean, perfect views of the water, bed really nice, loved the loft and ladder, and the HOT TUB Was The Best. Never saw Larry unless we wanted him. Will go BACK!!!!!

Thanks LARRY and Airb&b!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! It was a joy to have you drop by for a short stay, I hope next timem you'll be able to stay a bit longer.
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
SeaTac
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
All dinning is in Vashon

Vashon has many things to offer to you the traveller. Wilderness hikes along magnificant ponds and

through woodlands. You might also enjoy the trails through the woods or perhaps a beach walk would

be more relaxing which can be accesed from the cottage. For the more adventerous, hayacks are

offered at the marina and there is a bike shop with bikes for rent to those that would like to just

peddle around out here on our country lanes.

Come now and build memories to last a life time with that someone special!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

The Last Resort is closed on Sundays.
If your booking includes but doesn't start on a Sunday I can make your reservation. If your holiday begins on a Sunday I'm closed that day and will not be able to make your reservation. I need 1 day a week off, sorry for the inconvenience.
Please, no dogs. Their dander is a problem for some travelers. Sorry pet lovers.
Cancellation policy is 100%. Please give as much notice as possible even if it's 24 hours. Thank for that. :>)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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