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Great Views of Forest & Sea - Cozy, Sunny, Waterfront Cottage

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Private sunny deck w/ great water views--see slideshow at 'Links to more info'

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Last updated: 06/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This is the perfect vacation spot whether you're traveling thousands of miles or simply doing a stay-cation in Western Washington. Located on rural Vashon Island--situated strategically in Puget Sound between the cities of Seattle & Tacoma, this beautiful waterfront cottage allows you to soak up the rhythms of the forest & the sea and yet be close to the urban attractions of the area. Observe the rich bird life on land and the salmon, seals, porpoises and occasional whales as they swim & play in the waters at your front door.

The cottage is totally private from its neighbors but open to the sea. It has a cirque of large Douglas fir & Madrona trees to the north & east and is open to the view of Puget Sound, the Point Defiance Preserve and Gig Harbor to the south and southwest. All of the day rooms and one of the bedrooms afford views of the sound and of the ferry, Chetzemoka, which makes the run between Vashon and Pt Defiance each hour during the day. The cottage is hidden from the street above and affords wonderful privacy. At low tide you can cruise the beach and reward yourself with awesome views of Mt Rainier. Meteorologists will tell you that this sunny southern location gets an average of 10 inches less rain per year than the northern part of the island.

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO GO TO THE COMMENTS SECTION BELOW AND READ WHAT PAST GUESTS HAVE SAID ABOUT THIS COTTAGE.

The 1200 sq ft cottage was completely renovated over the last several years and offers an array of outdoor living spaces, a beautiful bath and lovely bedrooms in addition to the charming kitchen, living & dining rooms. The side of the house has two sets of french doors which open onto view two decks (600 sf). There are numerous smaller viewing decks and a 500 sf patio at the water's edge. All these spaces feature comfortable, high quality outdoor furniture. You may never want to go indoors during your stay.

The stony beach is reached by descending a few steps from the property’s bulkhead. Fruit trees, grasses and landscaping have recently been added.

During the day you can observe the hummingbirds, tanagers, herons, eagles & other seabirds, along with the plentiful sealife. At night listen for the sounds of the animals drifting across the silence of Puget Sound from the Pt. Defiance Zoo. Beyond its natural beauty, Vashon Island also offers a thriving arts community and everyday amenities such as an excellent supermarket, bakeries and numerous restaurants. This is truly a splendid spot where you can relax on the shores of Puget Sound but be close to everything on island and from Olympia to Seattle.

FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTOS Click on 'Slide Show' under 'LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION'.


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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Property is not recommended for children under the age of 7 years old....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed only in outside areas away from dry tinder...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    100+ CDs, Self-powered speakers for iPods/iPhones/other music sources...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    House & property directly on south-facing waterfront of Puget Sound with view of Pt Defiance directly across Dalco Passage...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street:

    Designated parking above house along Tahlequah Rd...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    Vermont Castings super efficient heats the whole house....moreless

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Broad selection of pots & pans, knives and food preparation tools...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    High quality cookware & utensils; large inventory of glassware and dishes...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Over 1200 sq ft of decks & patios with great views of Puget Sound & Madrona forests at various levels above the sound. Property offers sunny outdoor options throughout day & has direct water access....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
4th of July Holiday
Jun 27 - Jul 4, 2015
4 night min stay
$250
$1,550
Summer
Jul 5 - Sep 11, 2015
4 night min stay
$250
$1,495
September
Sep 12 - Sep 30, 2015
4 night min stay
$225
$1,450 $4,250
October
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$225
$1,400
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 21 - Nov 28, 2015
4 night min stay
$250
$1,400
The holidays
Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2016
4 night min stay
$225
$1,450
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$200
$1,300
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $90
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

-The house has an absolute overnight capacity of 4 adults and/or children.

-For spring/fall pricing 2015, contact owner/manager


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Last updated: 06/23/2015
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Location

24 Miles
Nearest Airport
Seattle-Tacoma
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Tahlequah-Pt Defiance
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Vashon Country Club
1.7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Anthony's at Pt Defiance (by ferry)
Vashon Island
Nearest Beach
Clam Cove

Car: Recommended

Vashon Island is known for its arts & crafts and locavore (local food) movement. Characterized by a long New York Times article (March 30, 2012 Travel section) as a sort of 'Mayberry meets Burning Man' kind of place. Vashon never fails to surprise and delight in its cultural & lifestyle diversity!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1989

About the owner: I've been living in Western Washington state for most of the last 30 years. In my family, we've always loved the feel of islands. In the summer, my siblings and I are all living surrounded by water in places as various as eastern Canada and the Big Island of Hawaii. For me there's no place better than Vashon.

Why the Owner Chose Vashon Island:
When I first set foot on the property a friend was living here. As I sat on the steps going down to the water, soaking up the sun, breathing in the sea air and taking in the view, I thought the spot an absolutely perfect getaway. I still do. And our guests always remind us about just how special it really is.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Lots of beautiful outdoor spaces--some of which are very private.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, some french

 

Photos

  • Private sunny deck w/ great water views--see slideshow at 'Links to more info'

    Private sunny deck w/ great water views--see slideshow at 'Links to more info'

  • Cozy livingroom with wood-burning stove & views of Puget Sound

    Cozy livingroom with wood-burning stove & views of Puget Sound

  • Traditional country bath & shower and double sinks

    Traditional country bath & shower and double sinks

  • Good-sized second bedroom has cozy feel as if on a ship with view of sound.

    Good-sized second bedroom has cozy feel as if on a ship with view of sound.

  • Classic country kitchen open to dining & sitting area, incl d/w & great cookware

    Classic country kitchen open to dining & sitting area, incl d/w & great cookware

  • Outdoor furniture makes deck living the preferred option in nice weather.

    Outdoor furniture makes deck living the preferred option in nice weather.

  • Summer view of deck from house has tree house feel and effusive flowers in pots.

    Summer view of deck from house has tree house feel and effusive flowers in pots.

  • Looking up from lower deck to upper deck w/ cirque of trees beyond. Clematis, geraniums & other flowers & shrubs on both decks.

    Looking up from lower deck to upper deck w/ cirque of trees beyond. Clematis, geraniums & other flowers & shrubs on both decks.

  • Small view deck at top of stairs to water--a great place for coffee & croissants

    Small view deck at top of stairs to water--a great place for coffee & croissants

  • Sunny-stormy day as seen from the house.

    Sunny-stormy day as seen from the house.

  • Comfortable seating, beautiful plantings & lots of sun make the waterside ideal.

    Comfortable seating, beautiful plantings & lots of sun make the waterside ideal.

  • View of house from lower deck at dusk in winter.

    View of house from lower deck at dusk in winter.

  • Puget Sound Views fr living, dining, den, kitchen, office and one of the bedrms

    Puget Sound Views fr living, dining, den, kitchen, office and one of the bedrms

  • Cozy living room has woodstove, seating for five, flat-screen TV & DVD player.

    Cozy living room has woodstove, seating for five, flat-screen TV & DVD player.

  • Master bedroom very private w/ cathedral ceiling and skylights that open.

    Master bedroom very private w/ cathedral ceiling and skylights that open.

  • Cozy daybed affords view of sound, ferry, bird life no matter the season.

    Cozy daybed affords view of sound, ferry, bird life no matter the season.

  • Kitchen outfitted for the avid chef with array of gadgets & tools (with Jan sun)

    Kitchen outfitted for the avid chef with array of gadgets & tools (with Jan sun)

  • Great afternoon light reaches into the living room almost all the year.

    Great afternoon light reaches into the living room almost all the year.

  • Lower deck features view seating for up to six.

    Lower deck features view seating for up to six.

  • Water side of house on a sunny winter's day as seen from small viewing deck.

    Water side of house on a sunny winter's day as seen from small viewing deck.

  • Daybreak on Pt Defiance Park as seen from cottage.

    Daybreak on Pt Defiance Park as seen from cottage.

  • Patio puts you at the waterside to enjoy Puget Sound up close.

    Patio puts you at the waterside to enjoy Puget Sound up close.

  • Latest dining option. Table & chairs among the fruit trees at the waterfront.

    Latest dining option. Table & chairs among the fruit trees at the waterfront.

  • Early September morning on the waterfront.

    Early September morning on the waterfront.

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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
    Cottage
Owner
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, spanish, some french
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 06/23/2015
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(206) 499-5566 (Washington, USA)

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