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Rent a Moment in History at Fern Cove Nature Preserve's Belle Baldwin House

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Last updated: 05/05/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Belle Baldwin became the state’s first female physician in 1912 and features prominently in the study of women in America.

Named a State Historic Landmark, the Belle Baldwin house may be the only known intact example of the residential work of Harlan Thomas, a renowned architect whose buildings are distinguished
Seattle landmarks. The Vashon Park District’s ‘green’ restoration process has returned the house to its 1912 glory, creating a relaxing, natural environment that honors the park and the past. And, all this is located on 750 feet of pristine Puget Sound beach. It doesn't get any better than this.

The Belle Baldwin House is located in Vashon Park District’s Fern Cove Park. The park is open to the public during the day for passive uses such as beach walks and bird watching. Parking is limited so guests to the house are asked to drive to the end of the driveway and park in the carport. This area can only accommodate three vehicles so if you have visitors during your stay, please ask them to park on the road and walk to the house. The house was built in 1912 and fully refurbished in 2008 to provide for weekly rentals to the public. The house has a large living and dining room with the original paned windows facing the shore and Baldwin creek. The three bedrooms (two queens/two twin), one bath house is comfortable for a group of six and provides all household items to assure a comfortable stay.


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Property Type

  • Bungalow
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower


  • Includes a beautiful claw-foot tub and separate glass shower.

Other Amenities

  • We also provide a large picnic table and a glass patio table with umbrella that seats six....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Small television in back bedroom. ...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    WiFi in house....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, blankets, quilts and pillows and bath linens ...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Carport for guest parking...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker:

    coffeemaker and filters ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Blender, bagel toaster Tea kettle; Corkscrew and wine glasses Knives and cutting boards Electric hand mixer. Assorted pots and pans ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas stove...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Medium sized charcoal Weber grill....moreless



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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
May 25 - Sep 7, 2015
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • < 7 Nights Cleaning Fee $46 + tax
  • Tax Rate 8.6%


Reduced winter nightly rates apply Monday through Thursday.

Stays of less than 7 nights are subject to a $50 cleaning fee.

*Please note that we reserve the right to hold your credit card information for up to two days after check-out for damage security to Vashon Park District property.

Rates subject to change until reservation confirmed. We require $250 to hold your booking. All fees due 30 days prior to lodging. Cancellations: Please call us as soon as possible if you must cancel at (206) 463-9602. Refunds for cancellations made less than 30 days only if Vashon Park District can rebook your lodging.

Cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 05/05/2015
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6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Hardware Store
3.6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Vashon Ferry Terminal
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Vashon Country Club
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Hardware Store
Vashon Island
Nearest Beach
Fern Cove

Car: Recommended


Manager info

About: The Belle Baldwin House at Fern Cove is owned by Vashon Park District and maintained as a vacation rental to help preserve its historical significance.

Why Vashon Island:
This property is a world (and 30 minutes) away from the Emerald City of Seattle. Relax on the beach. Read a book. Kayak. Bird. Babble with the brook. Fern Cove is a pocket gem on Vashon Island.

The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
If you like cozy, this is the house for you. It has fine wood throughout and a modern gas fireplace and comfy chairs and overstuffed leather couch.

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  • Welcome!


  • Bridge over creek leading to house

    Bridge over creek leading to house

  • Two creeks, the Shinglemill and Baldwin, empty into Colvos Passage at Fern Cove

    Two creeks, the Shinglemill and Baldwin, empty into Colvos Passage at Fern Cove

  • Master bedroom, water view

    Master bedroom, water view

  • Queen bed with forest view

    Queen bed with forest view

  • Bridge over Baldwin creek

    Bridge over Baldwin creek

  • Picnic and dining tables by water's edge.

    Picnic and dining tables by water's edge.

  • Breakfast by the Sound.

    Breakfast by the Sound.

  • Low tide

    Low tide

  • Middle bedroom with twin beds

    Middle bedroom with twin beds

  • Pocket park

    Pocket park

  • Wish you were here.

    Wish you were here.

  • Low Tide Lawn.  If you have a kayak, Belle  Baldwin is an easy launch point.

    Low Tide Lawn. If you have a kayak, Belle Baldwin is an easy launch point.

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Date last modified - Tuesday, May 05, 2015

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Vashon Island #569945

3 BR  1 BA  Sleeps 6

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