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Home close to Seattle and Saltwater State park

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,350 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bdrm 1 bath bungalow with a den (TV room)

You'll love staying at Saltwater House, with the comfortable and nicely appointed details of decor as well as the basic luxuries available on check-in, make this a wonderful place to make memories. The master bedroom has a King size bed and plenty of room as well as a 40" TV for catching the late night movie or the early news. The Queen room is fit for a princess and also has a 40 inch TV. The twin room will delight any kid with it's nautical theme and sailing ships. The bathroom is large and recently remodeled and updated. The dining room is inviting and seats a small crowd. The family room sports a 55 inch screened TV where you can catch the game you thought you would miss on vacation. The whole house has WIFI.

The back yard has a garden and fire pit area with table and chairs during the summer season where roasting marshmallows and singing campfire songs are inspired.

Just down the road to the East is a trail head to Saltwater State park where you will find dramatic views of the Puget Sound, picnic area, play sets for kids, and beaches with great views. If you want to drive to Saltwater you would go West and North from the house to the ranger station across the bridge on the left. As State park pass is required if a ranger is at the station. There is also camp grounds available during the summer months.

More Details

Saundra Mock
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About Saundra Mock

We work and live in Des Moines; I'm a realtor and my husband owns a production house for photography and advertising. We enjoy all the Pacific NW has to offer and the great outdoors.

Saundra Mock purchased this house in 2017

Why Saundra Mock chose Des Moines

We purchased this particular property because the neighborhood is clean and safe, and the house met the criteria we were looking for in a vacation rental; Its close to the freeway, lite rail, the airport and Seattle, as well as Tacoma so ideal for the business traveler AND vacationer. It's also next to a State Park and the beach.

What makes this house unique

Being close to Saltwater State Park makes this an ideal vacation home with beaches and picnic areas. The back patio is a oasis all its own and a great place to barbeque and have a fire in the evenings.


Des Moines House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • The bathroom is a tub with a shower in it, a toilet and a sink. The closet has extra towels and lotion and things you may have forgotten by accident, like shampoo, etc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • The King Bedroom - 1 king
    The Queens room - 1 queen
    The twins room - 2 twin/ single
  • The King and Queen have TV's. The Twins room does not.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

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Home close to Seattle and Saltwater State park
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Perfect location, cute property with room to spread out. Has everything you need, great neighbors.

  • 5 of 5

First I'd have to say, host was great. She had perfect communication which put my mind at ease as this was my first experience with home away. She made sure we had everything we needed. She even asked if there was anything we thought could be better. Everything was as described, actually better than what is pictured. Pictures do not show the layout of the house which is what appealed to me. It's a longer ranch style house which allows family members or other guests to spread out if you want alone time. The back yard gives room for kids to play, and has a grill and fire pit to really unwind after spending time in the city. We used the grill almost every evening.

For us the location was the real win because everything we planned to do was an easy drive. Really close to the freeway, airport, and other public transportation. The saltwater state park is close and I was impressed with how nice everyone was that we met there.

The neighbors were all quiet, and seemed to be personable. A couple of the neighbor kids even asked my wife if we were moving in.

The beds were very comfortable, and the furnishings were nice. The only thing I think was missing was a recliner for when I wanted to be lazy.

All dishes were supplied even plates and cups for kids. There was a coffee maker complete with flavored creamer!

If there are multiple adults be sure to ask for another key to the house as initially there is only one set.

Saundra really seems to make sure your stay is a pleasant one. It was so much nicer than staying in a hotel, and I would stay at the house again in a heartbeat.

Thank you Saundra for making our trip to the Seattle area so perfect. Keep doing what your doing.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m so glad you enjoyed the Saltwater House as much as you did. I think summer is nicest time of year here and the location is good. You all were great guests and we would have you back in a heart beat too!
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Overall a great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our family's first time to use HomeAway and we loved it. The house was perfect for the 5 of us. Having space to spread out, play games at the dinning room table, and fix some of our own meals made our trip that much more enjoyable. I would recommend this house if you are looking for one in the Seattle area.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean and cozy!

  • 4 of 5

The location is quiet and accessible to everything!

The only problem I had was with checking in, the instructions to checked in was not given we need to message the owner because we don't know how to get in, I never experienced problem like this before with any rental properties we stayed on HA. I always get email notifications for check in instructions within 24 hrs.

We were able to cook and prepare our food on our second day of stay, the house has complete supply of ingredients, pot and pans, coffee, separate living and receiving area with laundry room. The only drawback is there's only 1 bathroom/restroom which created problem in the morning. Anyhow over all experienced was good.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, quiet home!

  • 5 of 5

This home was awesome! It was very comfortable and spacious!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We were so busy each day in this amazing area. We were so happy to get back to the house in this quiet cul de sac. Everything was great. I would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at Saltwater House! We hope you’ll come again...
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Lovely Saltwater State Park area home

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place to spend a week while in Des Moines for a visit. Bright, well kept, comfortable...even an outdoor area where we ate breakfast. Only comment...we tried to sleep in but the sheer curtains let in too much light. Maybe some darkening shades?

  • Submitted: May 20, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6.7 Miles
Seatac Intl Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Yard Arm
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Vashon Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Lite rail (Orca) into the city
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Mandarin Kitchen
Nearest Ski
39 Miles
Snow Skiing up at Snoqualmie
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Saltwater State Park


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable Damage Deposit $350

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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