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Bufflehead Beach Cottage

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Last updated: 05/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Bufflehead Beach Cottage is located on Vashon Island—the heart of Puget Sound—where rural lifestyles and natural wonders coexist a short ferry ride from urban pleasures in Seattle and Tacoma. Our cottage is located on Shawnee Beach--one of Vashon’s most pleasant shores--and a traditional Native American harvesting and camping beach, rich in wildlife and views of the Sound and Mt. Rainier. County bus lines connect with downtown Seattle (foot or car ferries) and SeaTac Int’l. Airport.
Our beachfront home has an intimate contact with the water at high tide—hear the waves from the great room and feel the spray on the porch during winter storms; and low tide brings miles of beachcombing! The gently sloping shore is an invitation to swim, paddle, fly kites, send the kids out with pails and shovels…Kayaks can be rented at nearby Jensen Pt.; and fishing, clamming, and crabbing are possible in season.
Vashon Island hosts a vibrant arts & crafts community and over 15 restaurants and cafes. Our major stores (and restaurants) are 5 miles away (“uptown”), though we have an excellent espresso shop (NY Times 2012) and a old-timey grocery store within walking distance (quaint little town of Burton). Bicycling and walking on both roads and the Island’s extensive nature trails, bird-watching (Quartermaster Harbor is an Audubon hot spot), antique and second-hand stores, artist studios and galleries, cinema and local live theater, live music “uptown”, and abundant farmstands, --can fill your days when you tear yourself away from a comfy beach-front seat on our porch. Neighborhood walks on quiet back roads, or along the shorefront road to Burton, round out your vacation days.
Our freshly renovated cottage has three exterior porches, flower gardens, and a beautiful brick walk past heirloom apple trees. A cozy private bedroom with a hand-crafted queen-size bed and (the very best) sleeper sofa in the living room can sleep up to 4 persons. The kitchen is fully equipped for family dining. We have flatscreen cable tv, broadband wi-fi and a collection of movies on dvd. The library is stocked with nature guides, and a broad selection of literature and popular fiction. The light-drenched great room has a wood-stove and double French doors overlooking the beach—only 30 feet away.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years....moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable tv & broadband internet, wi-fi...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    flat-screen with dvd player, mp3/ipod dock with Bose speakers...moreless

  • Toys:

    Popular board games...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Many current dvds...moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Stunningly intimate shoreline, miles of low-tide beach walks...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone:

    Good reception on all major carriers...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking for two cars...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    firewood provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    All pots and pans, dishes, baking pans, flatware, cook's knives, colander, rice cooker, hand-held mixer, glassware for all occasions, cutting boards...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Range, oven, SS sink, island, coffee maker, microwave, coffee and tea provided for short stays...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    3 Outdoor decks, including covered porch on beach side, private porches in side/back yard...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak season
May 1 - Sep 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$185
$1,200

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$150
$900

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 8.6%

Notes:

Base rate is double occupancy. $25 per extra person.

Possible 1 night stays for weekdays or last minute bookings.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 05/22/2015
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Location

23 Miles
Nearest Airport
SeaTac
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
May Thai
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Tahlequah
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Vashon-Maury Country Club
15 Miles
Nearest Train
Tacoma
Vashon Island
Nearest Motorway
Vashon Highway SW
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Hardware Store Restaurant
72 Miles
Nearest Ski
Snoqualmie Summit
Vashon Island
Nearest Beach
front yard

Car: Recommended

Vashon Island is within 2 hours of Mount Rainier, the Cascade & Olympic Mountain Ranges, National Parks,

and the Pacific Ocean. Skiing, hiking, climbing, offshore fishing; and if urban life beckons--Seattle & Tacoma offer museums, night-life, and shopping galore only a 20 minute ferry ride away.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2011

About: Long-time Islanders seizing the day...

Why Vashon Island:
Love at first sight--childhood beach memories reborn.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Bufflehead Beach Cottage from beachfront

    Bufflehead Beach Cottage from beachfront

  • Entry view.

    Entry view.

  • Hand-crafted Queen-size Bed, french doors to back porch

    Hand-crafted Queen-size Bed, french doors to back porch

  • Well equipped kitchen

    Well equipped kitchen

  • Welcome to Shawnee Beach!

    Welcome to Shawnee Beach!

  • Harbor Entrance, Old Town Tacoma in distance

    Harbor Entrance, Old Town Tacoma in distance

  • Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

  • Sunrise at Shawnee

    Sunrise at Shawnee

  • Low Tide, Maury Island across the harbor. Time for beachcombing!

    Low Tide, Maury Island across the harbor. Time for beachcombing!

  • Woodstove and sleeper sofa in great room

    Woodstove and sleeper sofa in great room

  • High Tide

    High Tide

  • Dining with water view

    Dining with water view

  • Bedroom sitting porch

    Bedroom sitting porch

  • Dockton Point, Maury Island (Mt. Rainier)

    Dockton Point, Maury Island (Mt. Rainier)

  • Mt. Rainier from Bufflehead

    Mt. Rainier from Bufflehead

  • Sunset Outer Quartermaster Harbor

    Sunset Outer Quartermaster Harbor

  • View from the great room
at high tide

    View from the great room at high tide

VRBO #431776

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Minimum stay: 2 nights
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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
    Cottage
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/22/2015
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