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Lavender Hill Farm House with View, Gardens, Walk to the Beach

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Lavender Hill Farm - beautiful gardens, stunning views.

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Last updated: 06/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Lavender Hill Farm is well known on Vashon Island for our U-Cut lavender stand and farm store, open from late June through early August. The property has 1500 lavender plants and more than 15 varieties, as well as beautiful gardens and stunning views. Come vacation in this tranquil setting in a 1930's farmhouse, thoughtfully updated and spacious enough for a reunion of friends and family. The long farmhouse porch is the perfect spot for morning coffee overlooking the gardens, fields, Quartermaster Harbor and Mount Rainier. Listen to the bees as you stroll through the fields and wander into the town of Burton, just a five minute walk, for supplies, coffee, and some browsing or a meal on the deck of the Quartermaster Inn. Inner and Outer Quartermaster Harbor is a short walk.

The house is light and bright, with nicely appointed guestrooms and three bathrooms for guests. The kitchen works for a crowd, with two ovens, a large center island, 6 burner cook top and large pantry - and there's a second fridge in the basement. The living room has two seating areas, there are two tables in the dining room and the long porch table seats twelve.

Enjoy the stars at night, the quiet, and spend your days biking, riding horses, kayaking or just finishing a book or writing one (wireless internet throughout the house). The island has a movie theatre, movie rental (and you've got cable as well) and many concerts, performances and gatherings to keep you as active as you like.

While you're relaxing, the lavender will continue to be harvested and there will be people dropping by at the U-Cut stand - the entrance is far away from the house. You're welcome to wander down and learn a little about lavender - we dry, we shuck, we make wreaths and lavender oil. Depending on when you're here, we're happy to have you join in.

Please visit our website for more photos and more info - see you in the lavender!

Keywords: Farmhouse, lavender farm, house, view property, garden, cottage

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Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We have a portacrib with bassinet insert, baby gate, potty, and changing pad. There is a selection of games, books and toys for children....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    The main floor of the house has a level entry and there is a ramp from the carport. There are two bedrooms on this level and a bathroom. We have a grab bar by the toilet and a shower seat. We are not fully ADA-compliant....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please no smoking inside - smoking is designated area outside (shade garden). We prefer that visitors not smoke....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We regret we cannot allow pets on the farm, except service animals...moreless

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 11-14

  • Master bedroom: 1 king

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  • First floor queen room: 1 queen

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  • Twin bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Flat screen TV, children's books...moreless

  • Lower level queen: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    double futon for additional guests...moreless

  • Lower level double: 1 double

    Very small bedroom with double bed...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Living room has twin daybed and double foldout sofa....moreless

  • Second floor guest room: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    portacrib available...moreless

  • King size beds (1) in master bedroom, Queen size Beds (3) 3 queen beds, Double Beds (1) double futon sleeps children in basement queen bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (3) 3 twin beds - 2 in one bedroom, 1 in living room, Baby Cribs (1) 1 portacrib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) foldout double sofa...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Master bath: toilet, tub

    clawfoot tub with shower spray attachment...moreless

  • Main floor bath: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    Jacuzzi tub and steam shower...moreless

  • Second floor hall bath: toilet, shower

    Stall shower, shower seat...moreless

  • We have a shower seat that can be used in the stall shower or main floor tub....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Working lavender farm with farm store, beautiful gardens and greenhouse, kitchen garden, outdoor tables, chairs and umbrellas, second refrigerator in daylight basement....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Guidebooks and books about Vashon. Assortment of novels....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    3 DVD players...moreless

  • Games:

    Selection of board and card games...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) Comcast cable...moreless

  • Stereo:

    iPod speaker dock...moreless

  • Television:

    Two widescreen HD TV's, one standard with DVD and VHS...moreless

  • VCR

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    View of inner and Outer Quartermaster Harbor...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Large dining table plus two side tables that can be pressed into service....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Almost never needed, but there is central air....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    cable modem ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    in master bath...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    large 2 car carport...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Stationary life cycle, tennis rackets, weights....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    remote controlled gas insert...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced air central heat with NEST thermostat. We warm it up before you arrive....moreless

  • Internet:

    WIFI throughout house; printer available....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    sheets, towels, beach towels, duvets, pillows...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Two separate seating areas for reading and socializing. Armoire with games....moreless

  • Parking:

    Lots of street parking...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Pull right up to the kitchen in our semicircular driveway....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line for local calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath, wash and hand towels provided, as well as beach towels and muddy/rainy day towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    NEW in master bath...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Throughout house...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Flat bottom automatic drip, press pot, grinder, electric tea kettle...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    pots, pans, large serving dishes, griddle, ice cream maker, citrus juicer, cuisinart, Kitchenaid mixer, blender, toaster...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full service for 20 guests...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    gourmet kitchen with island, two sinks, three ovens, Sub zero refrigerator, pantry and full line of appliances...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    3 ovens - 1 large Dacor convection, 2 Bosch wall ovens - one is convection....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    martini shaker, wine bottle opener, drink dispensers, many serving plates and bowls, ice cream maker, cuisinart, Kitchen Maid mixer....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    (2) Sub-zero plus extra fridge in basement...moreless

  • Stove:

    Six burner Thermador cooktop...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Golf:

    Golf Club nearby...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak and paddelboard rental nearby ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    NEW Weber charcoal grill...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Long porch with harbor and mountain view. Dining for 12....moreless

  • Tennis:

    tennis rackets - 8 rackets...moreless

Pool / Spa

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jul 31 - Sep 2
3 night min stay
$600 $600
Fri, Sat, Sun
$3,500 $8,250
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 23 - Nov 29
7 night min stay

$3,500
Winter
Jan 6 - Mar 15
2 night min stay
$385 $450
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,400
Memorial Day Weekend
May 21 - May 27
3 night min stay
$600 $600
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$400 $550
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,450
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $200
  • Tax Rate 8.6%

Notes:

Additional charge for over 10 guests - $25 per night or $100 per week up to 14 guests.

Events at the farm are not included and a separate agreement must be made with the owners.


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Last updated: 06/19/2015
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Location

  • Hardware Store Restaurant

    "THE gathering place on Vashon -breakfast, lunch, dinner. In the center of town. Make reser..."

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  • May Kitchen + Bar

    "New Thai restaurant and watering hole on Vashon - worth it!"

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  • Vashon Bookshop

  • Burton Coffee Stand

    "Our local coffee stand - good coffee, tea and local friendliness."

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  • Harbor Mercantile

    "Only two blocks from the house - basic sundries of all kinds - forget the milk, the charcoal..."

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  • Amiad & Associates Inc

    "Emma is fabulous and no bull. If you're looking to buy, she's the one."

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  • Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie

    "Formerly the original Seattle's Best Coffee - great place to have a cup and hang on the porch."

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  • Minglement

    "Organic foods, produce and goodies."

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  • Vashon Kayak Center

  • Thriftway

    "Wonderful supermarket with gourmet goodies, gifts and other useful items. Everything from t..."

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  • Vashon Pharmacy

  • Giraffe

    "Don't miss this wonderful gift shop - everything is fair trade and Priscilla knows the story..."

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  • Vashon Theatre

    "We love our local movie theatre where the popcorn is good AND cheap. "

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  • Vashon Park District Swimming Pool

    "Vashon pool is fun for kids and great lap swimming for adults. Call for a schedule. Locate..."

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  • Cafe Luna

    "Coffee drinks, lunch and a great gathering place."

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  • Granny's Attic Thrift Shop

    "What happens on Vashon stays on Vashon, as do all the items people don't want. This very ac..."

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  • Point Robinson

    "Lighthouse and beach at Point Robinson on Maury Island. Worth a visit and a stroll."

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  • Dig Floral & Garden

  • Kathy's Corner

  • Vashon Maury Island Heritage

22 Miles
Nearest Airport
Seattle International Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Tahlequah
4.4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Vashon Golf and Swim Club
20 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Seattle
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Burton Coffee Stand
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Quatermaster Harbor

Car: Recommended

Organic farms, bird watching, indoor skate park, cyclists paradise

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Tom works as the head of a labor union local in Northern California and Cathy is an actor who also runs a non-profit providing education in Cambodia, where we adopted our two younger daughters. We also have a grown daughter and son. Tom is also a writer of slang books - we live in Berkeley, California during the school year and hope to retire to Vashon eventually. We have learned a lot about lavender in seven years and love our time on Vashon.

Why the Owner Chose Vashon Island:
I've been visiting Vashon since 1994, when good friends moved here from Los Angeles. It's a very special place. Tom and I bought a small cottage in 2003 and fell in love with the lavender farm when we came to pick lavender. In 2006, we were lucky enough to buy it. We kept the previous owners' tradition of opening a U-Cut stand, and have learned a lot about lavender in four years. For the last three years, we have participated in the lavender farm tour, a wonderful weekend with 2500 visitors coming to enjoy the lavender. This year, the tour is on hiatus, so we're able to offer vacation rental weeks. Each year, we feel we can pick up with friends and routines. We love our time on Vashon.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
What do I love most about Lavender Hill Farm? The view is amazing - Mt. Rainier, the boats in the harbor, the lavender. We think of it as Maine and Provence rolled into one, with snow-capped mountains as a bonus. It's quiet and the stars shine bright. I love working with the lavender - very relaxing. The house is big - it's so cheerful and so many places to curl up with a book. There's room for many guests (we had 55 last summer - just friends visiting!) and the porch is the perfect gathering place! I soak in the claw foot tub in the master bedroom and then sink into the king-size bed. Truly a vacation from our lives in the Bay Area - and no traffic! It's also so easy to get here. The airport is a 20 minute cab ride or 30 minute bus ride to the ferry, and the island bus comes to our corner (and sometimes right past the house. The island has good restaurants, an arts scene, pools, and lots of opportunities for biking and hiking.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Lavender Hill Farm - beautiful gardens, stunning views.

    Lavender Hill Farm - beautiful gardens, stunning views.

  • Dining on the porch

    Dining on the porch

  • Through the living room to dining room and kitchen beyond

    Through the living room to dining room and kitchen beyond

  • Three ovens, large pantry, plenty of room to cook with friends

    Three ovens, large pantry, plenty of room to cook with friends

  • Second floor master with harbor and Mt. Rainier view and claw foot tub

    Second floor master with harbor and Mt. Rainier view and claw foot tub

  • First floor queen - level entry. Hall bath.

    First floor queen - level entry. Hall bath.

  • Large lower level bedroom with queen canopy bed, full futon.

    Large lower level bedroom with queen canopy bed, full futon.

  • Lavender Hill Farm in the snow

    Lavender Hill Farm in the snow

  • Mount Rainier can be seen from the house and porch.

    Mount Rainier can be seen from the house and porch.

  • Ready for a wedding ceremony

    Ready for a wedding ceremony

  • Lavender wreath

    Lavender wreath

  • Between the lawn and lavender fields, a perfect spot for meals and relaxation.

    Between the lawn and lavender fields, a perfect spot for meals and relaxation.

  • Lavender in full bloom

    Lavender in full bloom

  • Morning light through the dining room to living room

    Morning light through the dining room to living room

  • Gourmet kitchen

    Gourmet kitchen

  • Second floor bedroom -Queen with Hall bath; portacrib and bassinet available

    Second floor bedroom -Queen with Hall bath; portacrib and bassinet available

  • Twin-bedded room with children's books and flat screen TV

    Twin-bedded room with children's books and flat screen TV

  • Plenty of room for coats and towels in the main floor foyer.

    Plenty of room for coats and towels in the main floor foyer.

  • Winter view

    Winter view

  • Perfect for a summer wedding.

    Perfect for a summer wedding.

  • The side garden has a fire pit and seating.

    The side garden has a fire pit and seating.

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  • Sleeps
    14
  • Bedrooms
    6
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Property type
    Farmhouse
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within an hour
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 06/19/2015
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