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Vashon Island Loft Waterfront

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Last updated: 11/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Vashon Island cottage description

860 sq. ft., 2-story separate structure on waterfront property, with sweeping Puget Sound and Mt. Rainier views. Beach access (down stairs/trail). The Loft has a queen bed plus a narrower (25' wide) daybed for child or small adult upstairs. Kitchenette, wood stove with wood provided. Barbecue, beach fire pit. Cozy, rural, quiet and comfortable!

The bathroom, eating space, kitchenette and wood stove are on the main floor and the sleeping area is upstairs in the loft. There is space to sleep at the beach in a tent in the summer. You can bring your own blow up mattress to put on the main floor if more sleeping space is desired ($20/person, including children, additional per night after two people). There are stairs to the south facing, Mt. Rainier view beach. Orcas sometimes visit, seals and otter pass by, and there are eagles perched in the trees most the time. The property is fairly remote, quiet and private, and the beach is lovely for walking.

The kitchenette consists of toaster oven, microwave, hot plate, crock pot and small refrigerator. Melita Creek Restaurant at the Vashon Island Golf & Country Club is 6 minutes away. Thai, Chinese, Mexican, French & American restaurants in the town of Vashon, 15 minutes away. Minglement (at the corner of Cemetery Rd. and Vashon Hwy), the Burton Coffee Stand (written up in the NY Times!), and Cafe Luna (1/2 block west of the 4 way stop in town) have espresso, muffins, etc. The Vashon Tea Shop is a delight for tea drinkers and it is located on the east side of Vashon Highway near the Heron's Nest (a venue for local artists).

Firewood provided for the wood stove and there is electric heat as well.

Laundry service available at $10/load. There is currently no laundromat on the island.

There is a barbecue outside and a fire pit at the beach, should the weather permit.

We will be here to greet you or have the door code available for you if we aren't. We have a friendly dog and free range chickens and ducks peck around in the garden and our fluffy, lazy cat lies about the yard surveying his territory.

Rural, peaceful with a spectacular view of Mt.Rainier. Other than our house, there are no visible neighboring houses. We have horses that pasture next door, Point Robinson lighthouse park and a marine park for beautiful hikes and picnics. The hammock is up in the summer and there is a fire pit at the beach.

Vashon is a great place to explore on your bike. The nearest bus is about 3 miles away. The 119 Metro Bus (to Dockton) serves that stop. If you need a ride to/from the bus, let us know in advance and we will likely be able to pick you up there, or bring your bike on the bus and ride another 3 miles or so to the Loft.

THINGS TO DO:
Visit the Vashon Chamber of Commerce website for a listing of things to do on the island. There are art , garden, solar, farm tours, Strawberry Festival, wineries, a distillery, bike trails, equestrian events, fishing, hiking trails, beach combing, picturesque Point Robinson Lighthouse tours, Island Center Forest or Dockton Park Trails for mountain biking, horseback riding, hiking or jogging. Kyaks can be rented at Burton Beach, and the water there and at Dockton Park gets warm and is very swimmable in the summer. Horses can be boarded nearby, riding lessons or trail rides can be arranged and riding on the beach is wonderful. If you have your own kyaks that are light weight and easily carried, they can be launched at the beach, although it is quite a distance down to the beach.

Art Lessons (painting, photography, drawing, ceramics), trail rides, massage, facials and day spa services can be arranged - fees vary. There is on site tutoring available for children and science, art and other activities can be arranged for with advance notice.

HOUSE RULES:
*Bring a pair of cozy slippers so you can leave your shoes just inside the door.
*There is a small duck pond in the yard and a very large one next door. CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY PARENTS AT ALL TIMES when they are outside, especially those that don't yet swim.
*Smoking outside only.
*Septic system is fragile and VERY difficult to repair, so please don't flush anything that isn't designed to go in the septic tank. No plastic, paper, hair, tampons, pads, diapers, etc. PLEASE. (Damage deposit will be charged in the event a repair is required as a result of something in it that shouldn't be.)
*Pets with $20/day additional charge. The upstairs floors are unfinished plank so they are not good with pet accidents... Dogs can be free at the beach, but need to be leashed for the sake of the ducks, cat, etc. in the yard. Dogs may not be left unattended in the Loft unless crated.
*There is a barbeque available for outdoor cooking if the weather is good, and picnic tables and a fire pit at the beach.
* Our house is 40 feet away, so someone is around most of the time. We are happy to do whatever we can to make your stay comfortable and memorable.
* Check to see if there is a burn ban prior to lighting the stove. If there is no wind for a few days, a burn ban is sometimes in effect. The fine is $1,000 for violating Puget Sound's Air Quality authority! Yikes!

* By booking your stay with us, you assume all liability, risk and responsibility for any accidents or injuries to yourself or others in your party, regardless of cause, that may occur while you are on our property. You are a guest on the property completely at your own risk and agree to hold property owners harmless for all injuries and accidents that may occur at any time you are on the property. Unmarked hazards, including but not limited to slippery or uneven footing, rugged terrain, primitive stairs, unfenced ponds, water, a tall bulkhead, swings, trampoline, unpredictable animals (horses, dogs, chickens, ducks, etc.), exist. You, upon entering our property, must accept all liability, risk and responsibility for any accidents or injuries that occur to you or others in your party during the entirety of your stay. You agree to hold property owners harmless in the event of an/all injuries or accidents, regardless of cause or 'fault' during your stay.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 860 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21 years old....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Children MUST BE SUPERVISED BY PARENTS AT ALL TIMES as there are ponds, high banks, animals, etc. around the yard....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            $35 additional cleaning fee required....moreless

          • Smoking Allowed:

            Smoking outside only. Please don't leave butts around the yard, though....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1

            ...moreless

          • There is a queen bed, a full size (but a little shorter than a normal bed!) hide-a-bed on the main floor, a 16' wide 'daybed' that sleeps a small adult or child, and an old fashioned metal youth bed that sleeps a small child, up to 2 yr. or so. The loft works well for 3 adults or 2 children and two adults. Tents can be pitched at the beach or in the yard in the summer, and it is possible to bring your own blow up mattress to put in the downstairs main area to accommodate two more sleepers, but it would need to be moved out of the way when the room is used for other purposes as it takes up most of the floor space....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Entertainment

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Budget
          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Festivals
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Live Theater
          • Marina
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Restaurants
          • Water Parks
          • Winery Tours
          • Zoo

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

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

          Location Type

          • Beach View:

            Spectacular panoramic, southfacing property with view of Mt. Rainier, ships, sailboats, eagles, otter, sea birds......moreless

          • Beachfront:

            Beach access down stairway/trail to beach. Fire pit, great walking beach....moreless

          • Rural:

            Private. No neighbors are visible from our property (you can see our house from the loft, but no other houses.)...moreless

          • Village:

            In town is a 15 minute drive away, are Farm to Table, Vegetarian/Organic,Sushi, Burger, Thai, Pizza and other restaurants. The closest, Melita Creek Rest., is at the Vashon Golf & Country Club, 5 min...moreless

          • Waterfront

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Equestrian Events
          • Hiking
          • Hunting
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Pier Fishing
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis

          Dining

          • Dining:

            Loft table seats 3. Outdoors: Beach pic-nic area running water and lights as well as a fire pit; Sm table outside loft door, and picnic table for 6 near bbq. ...moreless

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 3 people

          General

          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room:

            Sofa for 1-2, rocking chair, pillows....moreless

          • Parking:

            Fits one car. If you are driving a motorhome, let us know and we will arrange parking if possible given the size of the vehicle. ...moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine:

            Laundry service available in main house for $10/load....moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            Wood provided. It has a glass front for ambiance....moreless

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker:

            French presses....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            All included....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Kitchenette: small microwave, fridge, toaster oven, hotplate, crockpot....moreless

          • Oven:

            Microwave and small toaster oven. Crock pot....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Salt, pepper, sugar, tea, decaf....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            A small refrigerator....moreless

          Outside

          • Deck / Patio
          • Golf:

            Vashon Island Golf and Country Club. Check with them for fees and availability....moreless

          • Kayak / Canoe:

            Rentals available at Burton Beach, 10 minutes away....moreless

          • Outdoor Grill
          • Tennis:

            Nearby at Vashon High School or Vashon Golf and Country Club, a 5 minute drive....moreless

           

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Thanksgiving
          Nov 26 - Nov 29, 2014
          1 night min stay
          $150
          Christmas
          Dec 24 - Dec 27, 2014
          1 night min stay
          $150
          New Years
          Jan 3 - Jan 3, 2015
          1 night min stay
          $150
          Valentine's Day
          Feb 13 - Feb 14, 2015
          1 night min stay
          $165
          Memorial Day
          May 30 - May 31, 2015
          1 night min stay
          $160
          June
          Jun 1 - Jun 4, 2015
          1 night min stay
          $150
          June
          Jun 5 - Jun 6, 2015
          1 night min stay
          $160
          June Weekday
          Jun 8 - Jun 11, 2015
          1 night min stay
          $150
          June Weekend
          Jun 12 - Jun 13, 2015
          1 night min stay
          $160
          June Weekday
          Jun 14 - Jun 18, 2015
          1 night min stay
          $150
          June Weekend
          Jun 19 - Jun 20, 2015
          1 night min stay
          $160
          June Weekend
          Jun 21 - Jun 25, 2015
          1 night min stay
          $135
          June Weekend
          Jun 26 - Jun 27, 2015
          1 night min stay
          $160
          June Weekday
          Jun 28 - Jul 2, 2015
          1 night min stay
          $150
          July 4th
          Jul 3 - Jul 5, 2015
          1 night min stay
          $190
          July 6-9
          Jul 6 - Jul 9, 2015
          1 night min stay
          $150
          July Weekend
          Jul 10 - Jul 11, 2015
          1 night min stay
          $170
          July Weekday
          Jul 12 - Jul 16, 2015
          1 night min stay
          $150
          July Weekend
          Jul 17 - Jul 18, 2015
          1 night min stay
          $170
          July Weekday
          Jul 19 - Jul 23, 2015
          1 night min stay
          $150
          July Weekend
          Jul 24 - Jul 25, 2015
          1 night min stay
          $170
          July Weekend
          Jul 26 - Jul 30, 2015
          1 night min stay
          $150
          July/Aug Wkday
          Jul 31 - Aug 1, 2015
          1 night min stay
          $170
          August Weekday
          Aug 2 - Aug 6, 2015
          1 night min stay
          $150
          August Weekend
          Aug 7 - Aug 8, 2015
          1 night min stay
          $170
          Aug Weekday
          Aug 9 - Aug 13, 2015
          1 night min stay
          $150
          August
          Aug 14 - Aug 15, 2015
          1 night min stay
          $170
          August
          Aug 16 - Aug 20, 2015
          1 night min stay
          $150
          August
          Aug 21 - Aug 22, 2015
          1 night min stay
          $170
          Aug
          Aug 23 - Aug 27, 2015
          1 night min stay
          $150
          aug
          Aug 28 - Aug 30, 2015
          2 night min stay
          $170
          My Standard Rate
          1 night min stay
          $115 $150
          Fri, Sat

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


          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Cleaning Fee $55
          • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
          • Pet Fee $25
          • Taxes Not included

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          Calendar

          Last updated: 11/19/2014
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          Location

          Car: Necessary

          The Vashon Chamber of Commerce website and the Blue Heron Center for the Arts list music and arts events on the island, as well as various attractions, activities, and parks.

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 1990

          About the owner: Ceramics Artist, Human Resources Professional, Teacher, Francophile, Traveller, Equestrian...

          Why the Owner Chose Vashon Island:
          Location, location, location for rural peace and quiet, chickens, ducks, horses, VIEW, BEACH...

          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
          A great beach for walking. Mountain biking trails nearby and kyak rentals available at Burton Beach Park. If you have a horse to bring along, we will escort you on rides through island center forest and will find a place for it to stay on the island while you are here.


          Contact us

          Speaks: french

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          Photos

          • Looking south from the loft.

            Looking south from the loft.

          • The sleeping loft...daybed on the left, child bed, and queen beds.

            The sleeping loft...daybed on the left, child bed, and queen beds.

          • Kitchenette with small fridge, hotplate, toaster oven, microwave and crock pot.

            Kitchenette with small fridge, hotplate, toaster oven, microwave and crock pot.

          • Hide-a-bed and seating area on main floor.

            Hide-a-bed and seating area on main floor.

          • On the beach looking west.

            On the beach looking west.

          • Clam digging at the beach.

            Clam digging at the beach.

          • To the beach!

            To the beach!

          • The property from the water.

            The property from the water.

          • Sink and table at the beach. (Trash cans are storage bins, not for trash!)

            Sink and table at the beach. (Trash cans are storage bins, not for trash!)

          • Private entry.  A separate structure from the house.

            Private entry. A separate structure from the house.

          • Hammock on the bluff.

            Hammock on the bluff.

          • The queen bed in the upstairs of the loft.

            The queen bed in the upstairs of the loft.

          • Bathroom vanity

            Bathroom vanity

          • Shower

            Shower

          • Low tide.

            Low tide.

          • Mt. Rainier

            Mt. Rainier

          • The beach.

            The beach.

          • Pic-nic area at the beach.

            Pic-nic area at the beach.

          • Fire pit at the beach.

            Fire pit at the beach.

          VRBO #574788

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          This listing was first published here in 2014.

          Date last modified - Thursday, November 27, 2014

          $115 - $190 per night (USD)
          5

          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
          Sleeps 4

          View calendar: Updated 11/19/14
          Minimum stay: 1-2 nights
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