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Vashon Island, WA, USA
  • Cabin900 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps7
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Great Cabin On A Sandy Beach Close To Seattle

This Vashon Island beach cabin is an amazing escape to a wonderful and relaxing place, away from the hustle and bustle of Seattle. With just a short 15 minute ferry ride from West Seattle, or the 25 minute water taxi from downtown Seattle, you will be transported into a beach paradise.

This is a family cabin that was bought in 2011 by two friends from high school and was remodeled over an entire summer. This place is all about the SANDY BEACH BEACH BEACH!!! We are lucky enough to have a sandy beach right in front of our cabin fine enough to wiggle your toes in. Regardless of the tide, you will always have a sandy beach to relax on.

This daily rental is comprised of one floor. The floor plan is totally wide open except for the one bedroom and bathroom. With hardwood floors throughout, you enter from the covered porch into a galley kitchen with stove, fridge, microwave, and dishwasher. To take advantage of the views at the cabin there are 5 large windows that wrap the east side of the house to fully expose the wonderful views of Puget Sound. There is a dining room table with room for 6 directly off the kitchen that holds amazing views of the Sound and the ships that travel up and down the waterways. Off the dining room is the living room with a pullout couch, coffee table and recliner chair. There is one step to a lower area we call the sun porch, but is just a lower area that has a king bed and an area for kids to play. The bedroom is in the back of the house and has a queen sized bed with a bunk bed attachment. The bathroom is good sized with a tub/bath combo. The bathroom has a two door access, one from the bedroom and one from the main cabin.

The max the cabin can sleep is 6 and an infant, and that would be pretty crowded.

 One king bed in the main living area

 One queen bed in the bedroom

 One pull out sofa in the living room

 There is a crib for infants

This it is not a fancy cabin with tile, granite, and stainless steel appliances, but a simple cabin used as an escape from the daily hustle and bustle that is just that, a simple cabin with a focus on getting away. There is no internet access and no cable TV, but there is a very small TV with a DVD player. There is some landscaping in progress on the front of the house facing the water. We have some unsightly black tarps up as we finish the landscaping.

This cabin is great for a family of all ages, or just a couple or friends. Kids that go to bed early can go into the bedroom and parents can stay up later in the main living area and sleep on the king bed on the sun porch. It is also great for anybody wanting to just get away from Seattle, or a vacation from out of town. By the time you take the ferry from West Seattle, it can take as little as 45 minutes door to door from downtown Seattle or the airport. The cabin is conveniently located in just a 15 minute drive from the Vashon ferry on the north side of the island. Also there is a ferry on the south side of the island from Ruston (North Tacoma) and is a 25 minute drive once you get off of the ferry. Once at the cabin it is just a 5 minute drive to “downtown” Vashon where you can enjoy restaurants, shopping, grocery stores, a movie theater and much more. Don’t blink as Vashon is a town with only one four way stop. With such easy access, you can invite friends out for the day as we go out there for day trips.

PARKING: Parking at the cabin is available in the parking pad at the top of the property which can easily hold two cars. To access the cabin you go down the right (south) side of the parking pad down concrete stairs with a hand railing to the main cabin. The stairs are not easy to get down as they are not uniform and have varying degrees of incline.

BEACH: To get down to the beach there are wooden stairs all the way to the beach that also have a hand railing and not as challenging as the stairs from the parking lot to the cabin. On the way down to the beach there is a wonderful sitting area with chairs to enjoy views of the Sound, read a book, or eat a meal. Once down on the beach, depending on the tide, there are several options. During high tide you can take a right and take a short walk down the beach. On low tide you can take a walk in either direction, and if really low there are tide pools for exploring sea life. In the summer there is great salmon fishing right in front of the cabin and you will often see people out in boats or casting off the south shore of the point.

If you are looking for a quick getaway, family escape, vacation, or retreat, you will not be disappointed. We have enjoyed this place for 5+ years and know you will enjoy it as well.


Lewis Townes

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Calendar last updated:
Apr 10, 2018


    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 1 bunk bed
      • The bedroom has a combination queen bed and bunk bed attachment. There is a full sized closet with plenty of room for clothes and storage. There are two doors, one accesses the main living area and the other goes to the bedroom. The heating is baseboard and is manually adjusted with a knob.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • The bathroom is good sized with a shower/tub combo. The water pressure is not great. There is a sink and mirror with plenty of room for towels and personal care items. Please not the house is on a septic system- PLEASE do not put anything down the toilet except toilet paper. Anything else will clog the system causing it to be inoperative.

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          Puget Sound and the beach are right in front of the house and the views are amazing. You can see way up to the north in the shipping lanes and south toward Des Moines.
        • Beachfront
          There is a GREAT beach right in front of the house. It has sand year round which is not always available in Puget Sound. Even on high tide there is a little beach left for use.
        • Mountain View
          If you are on the beach, there are wonderful views to the south of Mt. Rainier.
        • Ocean View
          The cabin is right on Puget Sound, the inland waterway of the Pacific Northwest fed by the Pacific Ocean. There are great views of the ocean from most rooms in the cabin and property.
        • Oceanfront
          The cabin is right on Puget Sound, the inland waterway of the Pacific Northwest fed by the Pacific Ocean. The saltwater in front of the cabin moves relatively fast with the current and fairly cold.
        • Rural
          The cabin is located 2.5 miles out of the town of Vashon. The cabin is in the Dilworth community which is around 20+ homes. One of the neighbors has a very small farm with a goat, pig, and Alpaca.
        • Water View
          The cabin is right on Puget Sound, the inland waterway of the Pacific Northwest fed by the Pacific Ocean. There are great views of the ocean from most rooms in the cabin and property.
        • Waterfront
          The cabin is right on Puget Sound, the inland waterway of the Pacific Northwest fed by the Pacific Ocean. The saltwater in front of the cabin moves relatively fast with the current and fairly cold.


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      The heating is baseboard heating controlled by a thermostat for the main living area. The baseboard in the bedroom is manually controlled by a knob on the left side of the heater.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      There will be a full set of linens provided and one backup for each bed and is stored in the house.
                    • Living Room
                      The living room consists of a good sized couch that also is a pull out bed. There is a coffee table and a full rocking chair recliner. There are great views of Puget Sound from the living room.
                    • Parking
                      There is a concrete parking pad on top of the property that can fit two cars. If you need to park more than two cars you will get that locations in your welcome packet.
                    • Towels Provided
                      There will be 12 towels provided for your stay for your use in the house. These are not beach towels and there will be 6 beach towels provided for your stay.


                        • Coffee Maker
                          There is a counter-top coffee maker and there will be a supply of filters for your use.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          There is a full kitchen of utensils and dishes available for your use.
                        • Dishwasher
                          There is a dishwasher and is available for use and cleans items very well with a high heat. Please do not place any wooden utensils in the dishwasher.
                        • Kitchen
                          The kitchen is a galley kitchen with stove, fridge, sink, dishwasher and microwave. There is a full set of kitchen cookware, utensils, and soaps for cleaning, and plates available for use.
                        • Microwave
                          There is a counter-top microwave available for use. It is a little on the smaller side but works well.
                        • Oven
                          It is a standard electrical oven.
                        • Refrigerator
                          It is standard size top freezer and bottom refrigerator. Anything that is in there you are welcome to use.
                        • Stove
                          It is a simple electric stove with 4 burners and oven. The fan is a recirculating fan and doesn't remove heavy smelling foods so please be mindful.
                        • Toaster
                          There is a counter-top toaster that is big enough for bagels and has four slots.


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              The dining room is directly off of the kitchen and has a wonderful view of Puget Sound. The table has chairs for 6 and can be reduced if needed by removing the leafs.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • DVD Player
                                  There is a small TV/DVD combo available for use. There is no cable and the TV is used just for the DVD player.
                                • Toys
                                  There is an assortment of toys that are in the residence. Please feel free to use the toys as needed.


                                    • wheelchair inaccessible


                                        • churches
                                        • cinemas
                                        • library
                                        • live theater
                                        • marina
                                        • playground
                                        • restaurants
                                        • winery tours

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • scenic drives
                                            • beachcombing
                                            • boating
                                            • eco tourism
                                            • horseshoes
                                            • paddle boating
                                            • photography
                                            • bird watching
                                            • shelling
                                            • shopping
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking
                                            • whale watching
                                            • wildlife viewing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • groceries
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • sailing
                                                    • basketball court
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                    • snorkeling/diving
                                                    • sound/bay fishing
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • tennis
                                                    • wind-surfing

                                                      House Rules

                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                      4 Reviews


                                                      Latest reviews

                                                      Awesome getaway, especially with little ones

                                                      Ulrike H.

                                                      We spent a wonderful week at this cabin, and could not have been happier. There is everything one could possibly need, and the setup is perfect for little kids - there was a bunch of toys at the house my 3-year-old son immediately started playing with, and the lower part of the living area is ideal for a baby play area. The kitchen is well stocked, the views are amazing and the beach is right there - we even saw a baby seal on the beach right by the house one day. Lew was a very helpful host, and we certainly hope to be back.

                                                      Beautiful Beachfront Cabin

                                                      Justin B.Grand Junction, Colorado

                                                      Our family of four loved our stay in this cabin on Vashon Island. The cabin had everything we needed and Lew, the manager, was easy to reach with any questions. The view of Puget Sound from this cabin cannot be understated. It is spectacular. The private beach in front of the cabin is great for play and walks and the view of Mt. Rainier, especially late in the day, is amazing. We saw dozens of Bald Eagles, a few dolphins, seals, raccoons, and numerous sea life especially in the tide pools at low tide. The cabin itself is cozy but comfortable and we did just fine there with two kids. We would highly recommend this property for a quiet, relaxing getaway.

                                                      Beautiful waterfront access!!

                                                      Francoise R.

                                                      We had a wonderful 2 week stay here in the middle of summer. The house was well kept, comfortable beds, lovely linens and sharp knives in the kitchen:-) We brought our kayaks and navigated the very steep steps down to the beach so we were able to paddle every day, heavenly! The house is full of windows and the light is beautiful. It was a perfect size for two people. The manager was in close contact with us and responded quickly to questions. We will be back!


                                                      Dawn V.

                                                      Was there for the beach and loved it!


                                                      Vashon Island, WA, USA

                                                      The cabin is located 2.5 miles out of the town of Vashon. The cabin is in the Dilworth community which is around 20+ homes and very rural in nature. If you have never been to Vashon Island it is a wonderful little community that is very unique in nature. You will not see shopping malls, chain stores, and fast food. What you will find is small businesses owned by passionate islanders. People on the island are very passionate about maintaining a unique community that is an escape from the hustle and bustle of Seattle. In one short 15 minute ferry ride you will be transported into a sleepy little island community that has much to offer to those that look for it whether it be the Saturday Farmers Market, The Hardware Store, The Strawberry Festival, Community Theater, wineries, distilleries and more.

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