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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Anderson Island chateau / country house description
Popular Unique Island Vacation Rental. New to VRBO. Kick back and enjoy the amenities of beautiful Anderson Island or use our home as a base camp to explore the vast array of day trip activities. Our home is used for quiet romantic getaways, reunions with old friends, business retreats, church retreats, wedding parties, seminars and great times with extended family. We set out to design a purpose built vacation home to accommodate large or small groups so our kids could bring friends. We could invite a couple of other families or have room for extended family. The property is managed by Barbara Lake, owner of the Island General Store.
The interior layout and design was inspired by the feel of a great north woods lodge decorated in an Eddie Bauer style. We used exposed beams with warm natural finish accented by knotty pine throughout the interior. The tri level accommodations feature a two story vaulted great room located on the second floor which is bathed in sunlight transmitted through a wall of glass which provides a tree house like view out over the bluff into the forest providing a filtered view of Lake Josephine. The great room flows directly onto the deck where views open up even more. The full kitchen includes cookware, large sets of dishes, utensils, and appliances.
There are five bedrooms with three full baths. Three bedrooms have queen beds and two bedrooms are family rooms each with a queen bed and twin size bunk beds. A second living room with Satellite TV w/ HBO, DVD & VCR, mini kitchenette, sofa, game table, provides a perfect place for kids to play or meeting space for business retreats. An office area with desk is set up on the third level landing perfect for a remote office.
The tri-level home can be divided into two separate rental spaces each with private entry or rented as the “Entire House”. The ground level space “The Huckleberry Suite” provides one queen bedroom, full bath, living room with sofa, Satellite TV w/ HBO, DVD, table & chairs, kitchenette w/ microwave, small refrigerator, and basic utensils. The top two levels “The Chalet” provides four queen bedrooms two of which also have twin size bunk beds. A full bath is located on each level. The main great room, large deck and kitchen are located on the second level with two bedrooms and office space on the third level landing.
The Island offers lots of outdoor activities such as 2 freshwater lakes ideal for swimming, hiking trails, beach combing, fishing, crabbing, clamming, bird watching, abundant wildlife, visit old growth forest, tidal lagoons, saltwater marsh, kayak rental, wind surfing, sailing, and boating. Bicycle groups love the miles of rural roads with very low pressure from cars.
Visit the maritime history of Oro Bay, Vega Bay and Amsterdam Bay where early pioneers settled and began boat building and harvesting the abundant seafood of the area. The Old Johnson farm is authentically preserved by the Historical Society as a turn of the century farm with out buildings, implements and local crafts store.
Andy’s Marine Park, a 20 minute hike provides access to pristine old growth forest still intact right down to the beach where tidal lagoons provide unique opportunities for wildlife viewing, beach combing and picnicking and Saltwater Park
Great golf vacation location. As our guest you have privileges to use the Riviera Golf Course located on the island which is a fun 9 hole executive course with challenging topography and well manicured grounds.
Nationally recognized Chambers Creek link style golf course is located just 15 minutes from the ferry landing. Chambers Creek is scheduled to host the 115th U.S. Open, June 18-21, 2015. Chambers Bay is Washington State’s golf masterpiece, the 18 hole course was designed by Robert Trent Jones II as a unique tribute to the historic links of Scotland and Ireland. With Puget Sound providing a serene backdrop to Chambers Bay, this breathtaking layout winds through a stunning coastal setting, among windswept dunes, native fescue grasses with breathtaking views of the snow-capped Olympic Mountains.
Fort Lewis Golf Course is also a must experience 27 hole course located just 15 minutes from the ferry dock. Fort Lewis is open to the public and very well manicured with challenging terrain. The greens are truly like two inch pile carpet. Green fees and carts are provided at a value.
Off island day trips can include: Mt Rainier and Olympic National Parks, Crystal Mountain, Snoqualami, and White Pass Ski Areas, Mt St. Helens Volcanic Monument, Seattle shopping, dining, theater and culture, Olympia State Capitol, Wild Waves Water Park, Several Large Casino’s, Experience Music Project, Dale Chahuly’s Museum of Glass, LeMay Car Museum, Olympia’s Percival Landing Farmer’s Market, restaurants and shops, Seattle Art Museum, Historic Gig Harbor, Boeing Museum of Flight, Wooden Boat Center, US Naval Destroyer Turner Joy, Point Defiance Park and Zoo, Fort Steilacoom, Olympic Rainforest, and Pacific Beaches.
Optional catering and provisioning available through the manager.
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- Chateau / Country House
- 3 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Three full bathrooms. One is located on each of three levels.
Kitchen & Dining
Catering is available, just contact Barbra Lake your hostess and she will provide you with a wide selection of catered dishes. You can have it prepared ready to eat or take and warm. The Island Store offers take and bake pizza as well as typical deli items....moreless
10 Plus. The dining table seats 6 and can accommodate up to 8. An adjacent counter top can accommodate up to 4. A picnic table on the deck can accommodate up to 4. TV trays in the Huckleberry Ste...moreless
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- Tree House View. The great room is on the second floor with deck projecting over a forested bluff which creates the sensation of being in a tree house The house can be split into two units where the upper two floors have four bedrooms great room full kitchen two full baths private entrance. The ground floor is a suite with private entrance private bedroom living room microwave, small refrigerator, dinner table, utensils, satellite TV w/ HBO, VCR DVD. The unit adjoins the upper two floors by a locked door if necessary. Parties can rent the one bedroom suite or the upper two floors together or the entire house....moreless
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Water Skiing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Basketball Court
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Jet Skiing
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Recreation Center
- Massage Therapist
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Paddle Boating
- Wildlife Viewing
- Bird Watching
- Wildlife viewing at Nisqualie National Wildlife Refuge, Bird Watching, Two hour + drive to Mount Ranier National Park, Two Hour+ drive to Olympic National Park, 30 minute drive to Nisquallie National Wildlife Area,.One hour drive to Gig Harbor, Two Hour drive to Crystal Mountain Ski Area, Two Hour Drive to White Pass Ski Area, One Hour Drive to Downtown Seattle Shopping Theater Activities, 30 minute drive to Dale Chaluey Glass Musuem, 45 minute drive to Wild Waves Water Park, Several large Casinos within one hour drive, Chambers Creek Golf Course 15 minute drive, Fort Lewis Golf Course 15 minute drive, A 20 minute ferry ride is not included in the drive time for off island activities....moreless
ReviewsWrite a review
New YearsGuest comment entered by manager
Awesome New Years weekend? Thanks! Good food, drinks, games, search and rescue. Great way to ring in 2013.
- Guest Family Fun
- Date of stay 12/31/12
- Review Submitted 12/02/13
4 Years of MemoriesGuest comment entered by manager
4 Years of Memories
We have been coming to Anderson Island for the last 7 or 8 years to play Music. For the last 4 years we have stayed in this wonderful home. Thanks so much for sharing this with us. “Guy fest” (and significant others) is always far richer experience having this place to rest our bones after a wonderful gig at the Riv and relaxing and enjoying our friends. Thanks so much.
- Guest the band
- Date of stay 07/13/13
- Review Submitted 12/02/13
PERFECTGuest comment entered by manager
11 of us, from New Hampshire, Hawaii, New York, California and Russia gathered here for 3 days of hiking, swimming, boating and eating. Madrona Chalet and Anderson Island were perfect.
- Guest Rollet Family
- Date of stay 07/31/13
- Review Submitted 12/02/13
A very nice place
A very nice place
Overall the house was great. It was beautiful and clean with an excellent location. Here are a few things to keep in mind when packing for your trip: For those traveling with small children -the site says that a crib is available, however, this does NOT mean a pack and play (if there was one available we couldn't find it). Vacation is not a time to transition to a big bed, it can make for some long nights... There was a wooden cradle for young babies. - There is no plastic dinnerware so you may want to bring your own. -We could not find the box of toys but our kids had a great time with the costume jewelry! =) A few other notes: -We did not see any TV trays (we didn't need them so we didn't really look for them so if you think you would be using them you may want to ask) - There is no washer and dryer (We assumed there wasn't because it wasn't listed one way or the other that we could see). Sure would have been nice to have a dryer though. It was pouring down rain during our stay and so the entire house was filled with wet clothes draped everywhere. -There is no shortage of bath towels but you will want to pack your own beach towels. I would definitely rent this home again if I had the chance!
- Guest Kirsten (Oregon)
- Date of stay 05/24/13
- Review Submitted 06/02/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Manager response: Thank you so much for your praises and suggestions. We have provided more details on our listing in response to your comments. We hope you do have the chance to visit again.
Island EscapeGuest comment entered by manager
"We had a great weekend - you have a lovely home, and the island life was a welcome respite from reality!"
- Guest Randy H
- Date of stay 04/18/13
- Review Submitted 05/29/13
Madrona Point was a beautiful place to hold a retreat. The accommodations were posh, the setting peaceful...an incredible place to create memories. The group of women will always remember the closeness generated on this retreat... Too bad we couldn't stay longer. For those who appreciate architecture, Madrona Point is absolutely amazing, quality craftmanship at its finest. The layout of the home blends spaciousness for larger gatherings, and places of hideaway for moments of privacy and personal introspection. Again, a perfect place for small group retreats. Anderson Island is also a nice blend--activities for the go-go-goer and solitude for those who want to get away from it all. You really can't go wrong at Madrona Point. In fact, feel free to invite me next time you book a trip, and I'll meet you there! Enjoy!
- Guest tinyblip (Portland, Oregon)
- Date of stay 01/25/13
- Review Submitted 01/28/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Manager response: Sounds like you had a perfect retreat! We are thrilled to be a part of lifelong memories.
Hermann Annual Golf ClassicGuest comment entered by manager
Hermann Annual Golf Classic
"Wow-What a great time we had and so many wonderful memories here from years of coming to Madrona Point. Thank you Paddi and George family for sharing this house. Hope to see you next year."
- Guest Patti, Steve, Ben Shauna. Rhett, Andy, Laura, ...
- Date of stay 08/24/07
- Review Submitted 10/29/12
The Mojito Master
The Mojito Master
My wife and I happened upon this rental while on our vacation in Washington. Unfortunately we were only able to stay for a couple nights because they had a weekend rental already booked but we would have gladly stayed the remaining days here! Nice house, well maintained and nicely furnished. The friends we had over loved it too. Nice golf course and with all the courses in the area we are planning on bringing our "golf group" here next year instead of our annual Utah trip....and that's saying a lot! Great place with plenty of room to bring several couples/families/or golfing buddies!
- Guest Scooter (Zachary,La)
- Date of stay 07/11/12
- Review Submitted 08/27/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Beautiful Spacious Rental Home & Great GetawayGuest comment entered by manager
Beautiful Spacious Rental Home & Great Getaway
We spent a few days here with three families and loved the location. We were close to the park for swimming in the lake. The home is huge with plenty of room for privacy and kids can play in the lower level family room without disturbing adults in the upper great room. The home was clean and nicely decorated. Just two hours from Portland.
- Guest Alissa, Brian and company + Kids
- Date of stay 07/31/12
- Review Submitted 08/25/12
Very nice island community and a location with great potential.
Very nice island community and a location with great potential.
We use rental homes in approximately 50% of our travels. We make this choice when visiting closed communities like Sun River, OR or Waikoloa, HI, of which Anderson Island Washington is. Closed community rentals are managed by an agency who is at hand and prepared to solve problems ... It is worth mentioning, and I think we all can agree, that it is your VACATION stay, which rises to a different level than perhaps a month to month rental might. Amenities we expect when visiting such a place are clean linens, sufficient supplies for cleaning while there, comfortable beds and the usual comforts of home like music and TV. Above the amenities expected and paramount, is a well kept home that offers a trouble free visit to our family and friends... On my first point, this rental offered something that blends a vacation rental with a month to month rental in that it was managed by a "local" who may or may not have specific training in management of real estate; the resulting service level was median at best. Initial negotiation with the Manager was moderately difficult as we had to call her when it was convenient for her and getting return calls was not predictable. During our stay, because of a billing issue, going to the managers store 2 times to correct it in person without success, the manager had my wife return to see her at 7pm that night to correct the managers error...(in)conveniently disturbing our dinner hour with friends. We wanted it corrected while there as we were leaving the country post visit and didn't want our credit card tied up with the overcharge. The second point, Amenities. This home is equipped with sufficient kitchenware and utensils; this home had sufficient towels and paper goods. For the most part, this home had sufficient and reasonable seating, bedding and accommodation for our party of 8... and there was a stereo and 2 TV's which was convenient due to the teenagers in attendance. On the third and final point, care and condition of the home. The lowest floor of this home is useless due to its overwhelming stench of mildew and they should close it off to renters! The smell does invade the upper floors, but is manageable. The BBQ was very dirty. No AC means open windows, of which many had broken or no screens. In summary...I repeat that this is a nice island to visit. This home, COULD be a wonderful rental... it currently is not. And finally, the owner should hire a new representative who is more available.
- Guest Eli (Medford, Oregon)
- Date of stay 07/18/12
- Review Submitted 07/30/12
Manager response: Thank you for your comments. Your review was correct in that Anderson Island is neither a “closed community” such as Sun River nor a destination resort in Hawaii. Anderson Island offers a quite different experience to escape to a tranquil island, with abundant natural beauty and wildlife all within a few minutes of the largest urban centers in the Pacific Northwest. None the less, there are in fact several amenities and services which are available on the island as detailed in our VRBO Profile. The downstairs area you mention as uninhabitable is an UNFINISHED SPACE that is used for STORAGE and is NOT PART OF THE RENTAL SPACE. We apologize that you were inadvertently given a master key that accessed the unfinished portion of the first level, which we agree is not appropriate for habitation. By Island standards we do try to offer extended services to our guests. These are the same services we appreciate when we travel. Please bear in mind that most Island rental properties are managed by individual owners from off the island where keys are mailed with directions, only cash payments accepted, and you are responsible for your own linens and cleanup. We offer additional services such as credit card payment, linens, professional cleaning, and the personal touch of picking up keys at the Island General Store which is owned by Barbara Lake, our "local" manager. The "overcharge" you mentioned must have been a miscommunication within your group. There was no overcharge, your group requested that Barbara cancel the original single credit card payment and split the bill among your guests. Once contacted by phone, Barbara was happy to accommodate your request by meeting at the time (apparently dinner hour) and place of your group’s choosing. We have great pride in our property and strive to make it comforting to all our guests. We are always very interested in ways to improve our property for our guests The property has been in vacation rental for 12 years with most of our guest becoming repeat visitors. One look at our guest book will reveal a long and consistent list of very happy visitors.
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2 night min stay
Discounts: 4 nights or more: $270 Nightly
Sep 7 - Apr 30
2 night min stay
Discounts: 4 nights or more: $210 Nightly
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Quiet Season Excludes: Thanksgiving Week and Dec 20 - Jan 1.
Chalet (4 BR & 2 BA) $225.00/Night with a 2 night minimum.
Huckleberry Suite (1BR & 1BA) rented seperately $100.00/Night with a 2 night minimum.
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- Nearest Ferry: Anderson Island Ferry To Mainland at 2 Miles
- Nearest Train: Amtrack Station Tacoma & Lacey Washington at 10 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Interstate 5 at 5 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Lake Florence (Freshwater) & Marina (Saltwater) at 0.25 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Riviera Club House On Island at 1 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Rivera Country Club Restaurant, Island Bistro at 0.5 Miles
Year Purchased: 1996
About: Paddi and I had Madrona Point built in 1996 using a local custom builder. I am a Landscape Architect, and Paddi managed our Architectural Design Firm. Designing and supervising the construction of the home was an absolute delight. I put a lot of effort into siting the house to maximize the view and preserving trees and native vegetation. Every tree was mapped and considered in the plan. The landscape is 100% natural vegetation with only gravel parking. The deck railing consists of high tension aircraft cable which allows a full view out while seated in the great room. The inspiration for the interior is an Eddie Bauer style lodge in the north woods. The interior is finished with exposed beams, natural knotty pine molding, classic wood furnishings, log furniture in the master, and lot of windows which allow light to flood in. The home is build on three floors which provides stunning tree house views from the great room and third floor landing. The attention to sustainable design has rewarded us in many ways; we always see deer in the yard, raccons, numerous bird species off the deck. The prow of the house is almost entirely glass and oriented sout and is bathed in sun all day. Boating is our absolut passion in life and we keep our 42' boat on the island. We are on the boat most of the spring, summer and fall and use the house primarrily in the winter.
Why Anderson Island:
We looked at several locations to build around the Pacific Northwest, and the minute we stepped off the ferry we knew the Island was for us. It was like stepping back in time to a place where kids play in the park, and families have fun together. We wanted a vacation home to share with our two girls, invite friends and extended family. We wanted to have numerous activities close by. Our house is just two blocks from the private tennis courts, play ground, boat launch, swimming, and family fun. We are only 5 minutes to the Riveria Club House with restaurant, pub, golf, paddle boats, and social events. There is plenty of grass 2 lakes,and recreation space at Interlachen Park two blocks away. There are plenty of oportunities to join in on a pick up softball game at the school, beach volley ball, and boating.
The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Our vacation home has been used for reunions of friends and families, wedding accommodations, and church retreats. We are uniquely located for great golf vacations. Riviera Community Club has a great little 9 hole executive to warm up on. Then you can easily take in 18 holes at the nationally recognized Chambers Creek golf course only 15 minutes from the ferry dock. Third, my personal favorite is to take in 27 holes at Fort Lewis Golf Course. With greens like 2' pile carpet, Fort Lewis is actually open to the public at a very low price. This is a well kept secret. Use our home as a base camp for many regional day trip activities which include: Mt. Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park, Olympic Mountain Range, Ho Rainforest, Pudget Sound, Seattle Shopping and Culture, Jimi Hendrix Musem, Center for Wooden Boats, Dale Chahuly Glass Museum,, LeMay, Car Musem, Tacoma Dome Events, Seattle Seahawks & Mariners, Wild Waves Water Park, Great Wolf Indoor Water Park, Wineries, Fine Dining, Olympia Percival Landing Waterfront, Alaska Way Seattle, Chandlers Cove, Seattle Waterfront, take an all day drive to Ocean Shores on the Pacific Ocean, Several very large Casinos are located within an hour drive, We enjoy great crabbing, clamming and salmon fishing right off the island. There are three great ski areas, Crystal Mountain, White Pass, and Snoqualami Pass, located about two hours away. White Pass runs their lift year round where you, the kids and the dog can ride up, enjoy the view and hike down in the summer.
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Madrona Point Tree House
Dining and Front Deck
Great Room Second Level
Huckleberry Living Room Kids Living Room / Meeting Room
Master Bedroom Uper Level
Family Room Queen & Twin Bunk Beds 2 Bedrooms Have This Layout
Chambers Creek Golf Course Home of the US Open 2015 15 Minutes From Ferry Dock
Crab Boil On The Oro Bay Dock 7-8" Dungeness Crabs Best Crabbing In South Sound
Boat Leaving Riviera Marina, Mt. Ranier in the background
Island Store, Well Stocked Store, Meats, Deli, Videos, Produce, Hardware & Beer
Great Room & Wall of Glass
Great Room Second Level
Great Room Dining Area
Huckleberry Living Room Kitchenet
Huckleberry Suite Bedroom Queen
Virginia V Excursion Ferry Olympia - Seattle
Anderson Island Ferry Dock and Public Beach & Kayak Launch
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