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High Bank Family-Friendly Waterfront Home Overlooking Puget Sound

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Farmhouse Overlooking Puget Sound and Seattle


Last updated: 06/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Vashon Island house description

Discover island lifestyle in this artistically renovated, contemporary farmhouse property. Convenient mid-isle location, and only 3 miles from Vashon town center. A five minute walk reaches a rare wetland tidal salt marsh that opens onto to KVI beach, one of Vashon's best sandy beaches (about 1 mile in length). Birders will enjoy the wide variety of both migrating and 'local island' fowl who live in this water system. From the home, expect sunrise views and soaring bald eagles and red-tailed hawks over the expansive views of Puget Sound from any of the 3 east-facing decks. Take advantage of the large covered front porch in case of rain. The half-acre gardens have been enthusiastically landscaped to reflect a variety of outdoor 'rooms.'
Two en-suite bedrooms occupy the second floor -- the large master suite offers a vaulted ceiling with ceiling fan, king sized bed, large 4 piece bath with shower and soaker tub. Both rooms in the master suite offer views of Puget Sound. The second west-facing bedroom offers queen bed, private bath with shower. Main floor features an open entertaining area: kitchen, dining and family room. A large deck opens off the dining room. Smaller deck with propane BBQ opens off the lounge. Contemporary kitchen is updated with high end appliances and gas cook top. First floor also offers a separate library/media room which includes a large window seat and wood fireplace. Powder room and laundry room are also conveniently located on the first floor. A separate studio/guest room with private entrance includes a double-sized window seat/bed. The space can accommodate a personal practice for yoga, pilates or dance, or just a quiet 'away' space for reading or meditating. Includes powder room with toilet and sink. Most of the artistic architectural features of the house are from the hands of local Vashon artists. This special home offers both a quiet retreat and a central place to explore Vashon Island and Puget Sound.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Considered
          • Children Welcome:

            Stairway is not suitable for unattended toddlers...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king


          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


          • Two en-suite bedrooms are located on the second floor -- large east-facing master suite offers a vaulted ceiling with ceiling fan, window blinds, king sized bed, huge private deck. All rooms in the master suite offer views of the Sound. Second West-facing bedroom offers queen bed, portable fan and window blinds. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower


          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


          • Bathroom 4

            Toilet & Sink...moreless

          • Bathroom 3

            Toilet & Sink...moreless

          • Master Suite offers large en suite 4 piece bath with shower and soaker tub. Second bedroom offers en suite bath with shower. Powder rooms on main floor and separate studio....moreless


          • Television:

            Two flat screen TV's with DVD and Apple TV options. ...moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Basic Cable Offered...moreless

          • DVD Player
          • Video Library
          • Stereo
          • Music Library
          • Games
          • Books


          • Away From It All
          • Family


          • Bay/Sound
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Festivals
          • Forests
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Marina
          • Playground
          • Pond
          • Restaurants
          • Winery Tours
          • Zoo

          Leisure Activities

          • Horseback Riding
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Photography
          • Walking

          local services and businesses

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

          Location Type

          • Ocean View:

            Home sits on a high bank waterfront (Puget Sound) facing East. A short 5 minute walk to the beach....moreless

          • Downtown:

            Views of Seattle beyond Puget Sound...moreless

          sports and adventure activities

          • Fishing
          • Sailing
          • Cycling
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Pier Fishing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis

          catering options

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people


              • Heating:

                Heat pump Air Conditioning/Heating System...moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Parking
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board


              • Kitchen:

                Full kitchen with eating bar. Appliances updated in 2012. Extensively stocked with dishes, glasses, cutlery, cooking utensils and small appliances....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Side by side refrigerator/freezer. Ice and water dispenser in the door....moreless

              • Stove:

                Gas down-draft cooktop with electric convection oven...moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                Two-Drawer dishwasher offers 2 independent washing options....moreless

              • Coffee Maker


              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Bicycles:

                2 available for use with helmets...moreless

              • Tennis:

                Public Courts located 1 mile from property...moreless

              • Golf:

                Public course located 5 miles from property...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Kayak rentals located 5 miles from property...moreless

              Pool / Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    Community Public Pool located 1 mile from property....moreless



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                  Low Season
                  Sep 1 - May 1, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,200 $3,000
                  My Standard Rate
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,400 $3,500
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • Pet Fee $100
                  • Taxes Included

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                  Last updated: 06/25/2014
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                  21 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  18 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Seattle King Street Station
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Vashon Highway
                  Vashon Island
                  Nearest Beach
                  Ellisport & KVI
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Red Bicycle
                  70 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Snoqualmie Pass
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Vashon Island Golf Course
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  May Kitchen & Bar

                  Car: Recommended

                  Vashon Island is known for its strong artist community and outdoor activities: biking, kayaking, fishing, beachcombing, trail walking, birding. There is an extensive island trail system that includes both forest and beach trails. Kayak & canoe rentals are available in Quartermaster Harbor. Several boutique wineries and a spirits distillery offer weekend tastings. Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie continues to use Heirloom beans and a vintage roaster to roast its signature coffee which has been in local production for 40 years. The 100-year old building also includes an organic market -- offering products and hand-crafted goods from several island farms. In the summer, it's also home to a hand-made ice cream emporium. In addition to exploring Vashon's markets, galleries and restaurants, visitors can easily spend a day in downtown Seattle discovering Pike Place Market and the Seattle Art Museum. Tacoma offers the Pt. Defiance Zoo (walkable from the ferry) and the Glass Museum in the downtown area. Island bus service is available (a 5 minute walk from the home), and shuttle service to and from airports and train stations is also available. The island offers three ferry options: a 20 minute ride off the north end to Seattle, a 15 minute ride off the south end to Tacoma, a 10 minute ride off the north end to the Olympic Peninsula. It's a 2 hour drive to Mt. Rainier, 2 1/2 hours to the Olympic National Park (including the Victorian city of Port Townsend -- another charming waterfront artist community). For skiers, Snoqualmie Pass is an hour's drive from the north end ferry terminal on the mainland.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2011

                  About the owner: We have lived on and off Vashon Island for over 20 years. Each time we've relocated, we are always drawn back. We currently split our time between Vashon and Vancouver, BC.

                  Why the Owner Chose Vashon Island:
                  We purchased this particular property for the view and the location: mid isle and close to the beach. It had just the right 'bones' from which we could express our own renovation and gardening ideas.

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                  Speaks: english


                  • Farmhouse Overlooking Puget Sound and Seattle

                    Farmhouse Overlooking Puget Sound and Seattle

                  • View from Deck - Southeast

                    View from Deck - Southeast

                  • Living Room Media Area

                    Living Room Media Area

                  • Private Studio/Bedroom

                    Private Studio/Bedroom

                  • Master Bath Soaker Tub

                    Master Bath Soaker Tub

                  • Second Bedroom Bathroom (3/4 bath)

                    Second Bedroom Bathroom (3/4 bath)

                  • View from Deck - Northeast

                    View from Deck - Northeast

                  • Family Room Off Kitchen

                    Family Room Off Kitchen

                  • Library/Media Room Window Seat

                    Library/Media Room Window Seat

                  • Master Bath Vanity

                    Master Bath Vanity

                  • Sunrise Over Puget Sound

                    Sunrise Over Puget Sound

                  $1,200 - $1,400 per week (USD)

                  2 Bedroom / 2.5+ Bathroom
                  Sleeps 5

                  View calendar: Updated 06/25/14
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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