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Anderson House at Oro Bay is a historic farmhouse that has been fully renovated

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Last updated: 01/15/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Anderson Island farmhouse description

Welcome to Anderson House

Anderson House at Oro Bay is a vacation rental home located on Anderson Island in the south Puget Sound region of Washington State. Nearby cities include Olympia, Seattle, Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Lakewood, Chambers Bay and Steilacoom. It is 10.4 Miles (including the 20 minute ferry ride)to Chambers Bay Golf Course which is home to the 2015 U.S. Open Golf Tournament and about a 2.5 hour drive from Portland, Oregon.

A short 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom on the mainland, Anderson Island is a wonderful retreat from everyday cares without the crowds of other Puget Sound islands. The Steilacoom ferry terminal is approximately 32 miles south of SeaTac International Airport.

Anderson House is owned by the Randy Anderson family, descendents of early Island pioneers Elsie & Erik Andersen. It was previously operated as a Bed and Breakfast Inn, and has been featured in Northwest Best Places, as well as Sunset and Puget Sound magazines.

This historic waterfront Scandinavian style farmhouse has a unique and peaceful setting on 20.86 acres, overlooking Oro Bay. The house has been completely renovated and updated in classic farmhouse style. Each room offers tranquil bay, garden or pastoral views. The expansive front porch is an ideal place to enjoy the view, read a book or rock your cares away as bald eagles soar above the tall fir trees and the bay. A private dock provides access to kayaks and small boats at high tide. The property features expansive flower and vegetable gardens. Cows can be seen grazing lazily in the adjacent pastures or next to the picturesque barn.

Anderson House is the ideal location for families and friends to gather for special occasions. It has been used for small business seminars, and creative retreats. Anderson House and property are not available for weddings or large parties of any kind. Children with adult supervision are welcome. No pets, no smoking and no RV parking or camping is allowed on the property. Our caretaker lives in the home adjacent to the property, should guests have questions during their stay.

The House sleeps a maximum of 13 people. Overnight guests are restricted to no more than 13 people. No more than 25 people are allowed on the property at any time.

The first floor of the house offers a formal living room with a wood burning fireplace and satellite TV / DVD player; a large farm style kitchen; a formal dining room with seating for 13; a den with two twin “toe to toe” beds, TV and attached full bathroom; a laundry room equipped with washer and dryer; and a powder room. The home is equipped with wireless Internet access and a land-line telephone for local calls.

The second floor has four queen size bedrooms, each with their own attached full bathroom (3 with shower, 1 with tub). One bedroom also has a twin daybed for sleeping.

The third floor playroom has one double bed with a half bathroom.

The bright kitchen is fully equipped with utensils, dishes, glassware, pots and serving dishes. Appliances include a Subzero refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, gas & halogen cook top stove, microwave and electric convection oven. The large, round breakfast table seats 6, and is a great place to hang out and keep busy cooks company. Conveniently located outside the kitchen is a gas grill for barbecuing.

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Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 4533 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Massage

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Minimum Age is 25 to secure contract...moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Limited Accessibility
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 13

              • Bedroom #1: 1 queen

                2nd floor with private shower bathroom...moreless

              • Bedroom #2: 1 queen

                2nd floor with private shower bathroom...moreless

              • Bedroom #3: 1 queen

                2nd floor with private tub bathroom...moreless

              • Bedroom #4: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

                2nd floor with private shower bathroom...moreless

              • Bedroom #5: 1 double

                3rd floor - off playroom with half bath...moreless

              • Den/Bedroom #6: 2 twin/ single

                1st Floor Den 'Toe to Toe' beds with private tub/shower bath...moreless

              Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

              • 1st Floor Powder Room

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              • 1st Floor Den 'Toe to Toe' Bathroom: combination tub/shower, jetted tub

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              • 2nd Floor Bedroom#1 Private Bathroom: shower

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              • 2nd Floor Bedroom#2 Private Bathroom: shower

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              • 2nd Floor Bedroom#3 Private Bathroom: shower

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              • 2nd Floor Bedroom #4 Private Bathroom: shower

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              • 3rd Floor Playroom/Bedroom #5 Bathroom

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              Entertainment

              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Satellite / Cable

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Shelling
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Waterfront:

                    Puget Sound waterfront with dock (high tide access for small boats and kayaks)...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

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

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 13 people

                  General

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room:

                    Seats 6...moreless

                  • Parking
                  • Telephone:

                    Local calls only...moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine

                  Kitchen

                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Farm kitchen is fully equipped with breakfast seating for 6...moreless

                  • Microwave

                  Outside

                  Payment Type

                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Fall/Winter
                  Sep 9 - May 12, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $400
                  Low Summer
                  May 13 - Jun 10, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $500
                  Memorial Day Weekend
                  May 29 - May 30, 2015
                  2 night min stay

                  $1,200
                  flat fee
                  2015 U.S. Open Golf Tournament
                  Jun 11 - Jun 23, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  $3,500
                  High Summer
                  Jun 24 - Sep 7, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $600
                  Thanksgiving
                  Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2015
                  5 night min stay

                  $3,000
                  flat fee
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $400

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning $200 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Tax Rate 9.9%

                  Notes:

                  Cancellation Policy

                  $100 cancellation fee for all cancellations.

                  Full refund of deposit (less $100 cancellation fee) will be made if cancellation is received in writing 90 days prior to arrival date.

                  No refund will be made for cancellations less than 90 days (150 days for 2015 U.S.Open) prior to arrival date, unless the house can be rented for the same time period and rate as reserved.


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                  Last updated: 01/15/2015
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                  Location

                  32 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  SEA/TAC
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Anderson Island Ferry Dock
                  2.5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Riviera County Club
                  11.5 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Amtrack Tacoma Station
                  7 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Interstate 5
                  2.5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Riviera Lakeshore Restaurant
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Family Owned Picnit Point (Private)

                  Car: Recommended

                  The Island offers many recreational activities. By special arrangement to our guests, access is available to the Anderson family privately owned “Picnic Point” on the west side of the Island. The private, old growth timber hiking trail leads to the beach for beach combing, clam digging or, what else – picnics!

                  Anderson House is adjacent to well-designed Anderson Island Park trails that allow hikers to cross the Island and explore beaches both on the west and east sides of the Island. The sleepy Island roads are ideal for bicycling or long walks. Golf privileges are available to our guests at the Island nine-hole Riviera Country Club. The Tacoma and Oro Bay Yacht clubs are located just across Oro Bay from Anderson House. Swimming is available at “the Ole Swimming Hole” park located on Lake Josephine, one of two fresh water lakes on the Island. There are tennis and volleyball courts, as well as playground facilities on the Island. Massage services are available on the Island.

                  The Anderson Island Historical Society’s “Johnson Farm Museum” is a wonderful place to visit and get a feel for Island life and its early pioneers. It is host to the annual Salmon Bake, summer band concerts, autumn Apple Squeeze and various lectures throughout the year.

                  Groceries and general goods are available at the Island General Store. Dining is offered at the Lakeshore Restaurant and the Island Coffee Shop. Catering services are available on the Island.

                  Nearby off-island attractions and day trips include: golfing at the Chambers Bay Golf Course which will be home to the 2015 U.S. Open Golf Tournament, Point Defiance Zoo and Park, The Museum of Glass, Seattle’s Pike Street Market and Space Needle, shopping in Bellevue Square, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, and Mt. Rainer National Park.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1985

                  About the owner: Anderson House is owned by the Randy & Bettymae Anderson family, descendents of early Island pioneers Elsie & Erik Andersen. Randy grew up spending his summers on the Island working on the original family homestead farm. Bettymae became enchanted with the Island upon her first visit back in 1946 and as Randy puts it, 'I was not sure if it was me or the Island she loved more!'

                  Why the Owner Chose Anderson Island:
                  Bettymae,an accomplished artist and writer, restored the home and gardens completely in 1985. It was formerly operated as a Bed and Breakfast Inn and served as a base for many creative endeavors. The Anderson Family is now happy to offer the entire home for other families and friends to enjoy.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
                  Anderson Island is truly a hidden gem in the Puget Sound. Anderson House is a perfect place to restore ones spirit and creativity, connect with friends and celebrate family.


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Anderson House at Oro Bay is a historic farmhouse that has been fully renovated

                    Anderson House at Oro Bay is a historic farmhouse that has been fully renovated

                  • The 20.86 Acres of property has extensive flower and vegetable gardens.

                    The 20.86 Acres of property has extensive flower and vegetable gardens.

                  • Oro Bay View From 2nd Floor Deck (on a clear day Mt. Ranier is visible).

                    Oro Bay View From 2nd Floor Deck (on a clear day Mt. Ranier is visible).

                  • The house is light and bright even on Northwest cloudy days.

                    The house is light and bright even on Northwest cloudy days.

                  • The bright Kitchen is a great place to cook or just hang out.

                    The bright Kitchen is a great place to cook or just hang out.

                  • The 1st Floor 'Toe to Toe'  Den has a private Bathroom with whirlpool tub.

                    The 1st Floor 'Toe to Toe' Den has a private Bathroom with whirlpool tub.

                  • 2nd Floor Bedroom #1 has a Queen Bed and private Bathroom with Shower.

                    2nd Floor Bedroom #1 has a Queen Bed and private Bathroom with Shower.

                  • 2nd Floor Bedroom #2 has a Queen bed and private Bathroom with shower.

                    2nd Floor Bedroom #2 has a Queen bed and private Bathroom with shower.

                  • 2nd Floor Bedroom #3 has a Queen Bed and private  Bathroom with tub.

                    2nd Floor Bedroom #3 has a Queen Bed and private Bathroom with tub.

                  • 2nd Floor Bedroom #4 has a Queen Bed  & Twin bed w/ private Bathroom w/ shower.

                    2nd Floor Bedroom #4 has a Queen Bed & Twin bed w/ private Bathroom w/ shower.

                  • 3rd Floor Bedroom #5 is adjacent to the playroom and has a 1/2 Bath.

                    3rd Floor Bedroom #5 is adjacent to the playroom and has a 1/2 Bath.

                  • The 3rd Floor playroom is a great place to hang out and view the Bay.

                    The 3rd Floor playroom is a great place to hang out and view the Bay.

                  • View of Oro Bay, tall fir trees, pasture and front porch from dining room.

                    View of Oro Bay, tall fir trees, pasture and front porch from dining room.

                  • Pasture view from Dining Room. Hiking trails to beaches adjoin the property.

                    Pasture view from Dining Room. Hiking trails to beaches adjoin the property.

                  • The Living Room with Oro Bay Views has a fireplace and flat screen TV/DVD.

                    The Living Room with Oro Bay Views has a fireplace and flat screen TV/DVD.

                  • The harvest table in the Dining Room has room to seat 13.

                    The harvest table in the Dining Room has room to seat 13.

                  • The Den with 'Toe to Toe' twin beds on the 1st Floor has a TV and office area.

                    The Den with 'Toe to Toe' twin beds on the 1st Floor has a TV and office area.

                  • The 2nd Floor landing has a reading area and access to a sun deck.

                    The 2nd Floor landing has a reading area and access to a sun deck.

                  • 2nd Floor Bedroom #1 private Bathroom with shower.

                    2nd Floor Bedroom #1 private Bathroom with shower.

                  • 2nd Floor Bedroom#2 private bathroom with shower.

                    2nd Floor Bedroom#2 private bathroom with shower.

                  • 2nd Floor Bedroom #3 private Bathroom with tub.

                    2nd Floor Bedroom #3 private Bathroom with tub.

                  • 2nd Floor Bedroom #4 private Bathroom with shower.

                    2nd Floor Bedroom #4 private Bathroom with shower.

                  • 3rd Floor 1/2 Bathroom is adjoined by the Playroom and Bedroom alcove.

                    3rd Floor 1/2 Bathroom is adjoined by the Playroom and Bedroom alcove.

                  • Anderson Island is just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom,yet a world away.

                    Anderson Island is just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom,yet a world away.

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                  Date last modified - Sunday, January 25, 2015

                  $400 - $3,500 per night (USD)
                  Minimum stay: 2-5 nights
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                  • Sleeps
                    13
                  • Bedrooms
                    6
                  • Bathrooms
                    0.75
                  • Property type
                    Farmhouse
                  • Reviews
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                  Member since: 2013
                  Speaks: english
                  • Response time: Within 2 days
                  • Response rate: 100%
                  • Calendar last updated: 01/15/2015
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