Welcome to Whispering Pines
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Anderson Island house description
Welcome to Paradise. Set in a secluded, wooded location within walking distance of Lake Josephine on beautiful Anderson Island, Whispering Pines is a spacious and private two bedroom, one bath home.
Rustic in style, the large living room has a Schrader woodstove and lots of comfortable seating, with ample room to play games, watch movies, or just relax and look out the picture windows on either side.
You can also enjoy the 377 square foot back deck with seating for 12.
Whispering Pines has been designed to appeal to all of your senses. The large & sunny, gourmet kitchen is fully equipped, including a hand cranked pasta maker, & an electric bread machine and mixes.
Look in all the cupboards to discover a crock pot, electric skillet, blender, and lots of little extras everywhere you look. There are even cloth tablecloths and napkins for your use. Take a weekend to pamper yourself! We'll supply the necessities.
Gaze through the kitchen's large bay window to the back deck and the frequent sight of a doe and her fawns walking through.
Enjoy the owner's eclectic touches through-out the house, from the silver wire and polished stone window art to the interesting collection of books to read: Westerns, mysteries, and more, mixed with Doonesbury and Dilbert.
The extensive video & DVD collection ranges from Classics to Indiana Jones to The Three Stooges. We have many family friendly movies.
There are several games, cards, poker chips as well as several jigsaw puzzles to try your skill and patience!
In the summer months, the back deck is a wonderful spot to entertain with it's propane grill and wrought iron dining set. You are welcome to relax with a book in the sitting area under the trees at the other end of the deck.
On cold days make soup in the Crock pot and settle down in front of the wood stove to watch movies or play games.
Coziness and an attention to detail together with the serene wooded setting make Whispering Pines a favorite choice for families, couples or honeymooners who want a romantic getaway.
This could become your own special Get away place.
Experience Whispering Pines just once and you will want to come back every year! (Many people do!)
When it's time to relax in the hot tub, check out the thick bathrobes in the master bedroom closet. On your way outside to the tub, look next to the sliding glass door to see shelves with thick towels and flip flops.
The house includes the use of the washer and dryer. Also in the laundry room, are all the supplies you'll need to attract the birds, deer, and squirrels. We have suet cakes (holders already hanging in the apple tree), bird seed and wild life food for the deer.
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
- Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Light and airy with large sky light
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Parking Off Street
- Iron & Board
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Movies, Games, Jigsaw Puzzles, Bread Machine, All Cooking Utensils provided, Crockpot, Atlas Pasta maker, Fondue pot, Coffee pot, We have also stocked spices, basic condiments, flour & sugar, and assorted teas, All Linens are provided as well as organic soaps and shampoos, Please, No Smoking in the house, For additional sleeping availability, we have 2 inflatable twin mattresses...moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Video Library
Pool & Spa
- Hot Tub
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Fitness Center
- Jet Skiing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Wildlife Viewing
- Recreation Center
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- We now have a 'HOT SPRINGS' 'Sovereign' Hot Tub, This wonderful spa will relax you as you get the chance to watch birds, squirrels and deer up close, In the evening star gaze while luxuriating in hot water under the towering pine trees, On the Island we have available the Riveria Lakeshore Restaurant, a wonderful place for any meal. ...moreless
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Guest comment entered by owner
Just wanted to drop a note and thank You again for letting us stay at the Cabin. We had a wonderful stay. The only thing that would have made it better, was to have more time. We got up early Sunday am to enjoy the Hot Tub and shared the crisp morning air with a large doe and her fawn. They had no fear of us at all as they wandered around the yard eating the left over birdseed. Once we finally pulled ourselves out of the tub, we took off for the beach. We walked one of the trails down, about a half mile, then over the boardwalk to the secluded beach. Reachable only by the trail or Kayak, it was beautiful, quiet and serene. It was so hard to believe that our hectic life was just a ferry ride away... and unfortunatly waiting. We are so looking forward to our next trip , and hope that we will be able to stay here again. We have rented many Cabins/Homes thru VRBO , but I must say with all honesty, we have never found one better maintained or welcoming. Thanks again. Doug and Cindy Bennett
- Guest Doug & Cindy Bennett
- Date of stay 08/18/09
- Review Submitted 08/18/09
A very quaint cabin in a peaceful setting with nice amenities. We especially enjoyed the deck off the back with the BBQ and hot tub. We would stay here again and recommend it to our friends and family. The owner was also very accommodating.
- Guest Cindy126 (Vancouver, WA)
- Date of stay 06/11/09
- Review Submitted 06/11/09
Dean & Ruth Ann;Well, I finally cleared off my desk enough to find the Whispering Pines brochure that I left out to remind myself to write you.When we stayed at your place on July 9th & 10th, we rushed out the door at the last minute, deciding to take an earlier ferrythan originally planned. To that end, we did not write in your book and leave our thanks and comments. That is not like us, and I would like to say now that we not only thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, but we will assuredly be back, perhaps with friendsthe next time. Feeding the birds and deer and generally enjoying an island that appears, at least, fairly unspoiled, was second onlyto the fresh bread and the really excellent hot tub. We have tubbed for years until recently when we sold our house and the tub with it.We are planning on building and your style hot tub will be in the budget…at the top of the list. Thanks to Barbara, again, for coming out so lateto help us with the instructions that for some reason mystified us.You really seemed to think of everything, and your home provided us with a great escape. Thanks again; Jer & Dode H.
- Guest Jer & Dode (Federal Way, WA)
- Date of stay 08/01/06
- Review Submitted 08/01/06
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Living room looking out the front window. Lots of comfortable seating.
Huge kitchen, dining room area. Kitchen looks onto the back yard
Some of the cook books & little touches that make Whispering Pines so much fun
2nd bedroom, a lovely room with morning sun & light blocking drapes to sleep in
cozy seating area on the back deck
First view of Whispering Pines
Another view of the back deck with the hot tub
Doe and twin fawns eating the 'Critter' food we provide for you to set out
Rivieria Lakeshore Restaurant is just an easy walk from Whispering Pines
View from the back deck of the Rivieria Lakeshore Restaurant
Great view of Mt Rainier from Anderson Island
Ferry landing dock on Anderson Island
Living room, looking onto the back yard. Shrader wood stove & lots of movies
What a great view while you cook. Makes washing dishes a treat.
Master bedroom with summer sheets. Cool and relaxing
Light filled bathroom because of the new sky light!
The back deck configuration changes seasonally
Max the tree spirit with his friend the Pileated Woodpecker
The Hot Spring 'Sovereign' hot tub
The 'Ol' Swimming Hole' is a public swimming area of Lake Florence
To the right of the restaurant is a small dock and rowboats you can check out
Gift shop and Pioneer Museum at the Anderson farm. Open weekends only!
Pierce County Ferry boat Steilacoom
Lagoon at Andy's Marine Park, a challenging hike, but this is the reward
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