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Enjoy up close views of Quartermaster Harbor near to all Vashon has to offer

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1,000 square foot residence with scenic water views.

Enjoy views of inner Quartermaster Harbor and Mt Rainier from our centrally located, 1,000 sf guest home. You can enjoy watching the comings and goings of sailboats, cabin cruisers, crab boats and more. We are also regularly visited by geese, deer, and a wide variety of bird life. The two bedroom residence includes a fully equipped kitchen, a private patio, and ample living and dining areas.

We are located right off of Quartermaster Drive and overlook the inner Quartermaster Harbor. We are very close to the Burton neighborhood where you can pick up last minutes supplies at Harbor Mercantile, enjoy a latte and good conversation at the Burton Coffee Stand, dine on the deck of the Lucy's Table restaurant at the Burton Inn, and experience kayaking and paddle boarding at Jensen Point on the Burton Peninsula.

We are grandparents and have most of what you will need for little ones including a portable crib, high chair, stroller, blocks, books, stuffed animals and more! All of our outlets are covered and other steps have been taken to make our home comfortable for families. Of course, all kid friendly equipment and supplies are put away for our adults only guests.

Our guest residence is located on the lower level of our inner Quartermaster Harbor home. Everything is on the same level and the home can accommodate someone with mobility issues. If you have mobility issues, let us know and we can go over specifics with you.

We have robust WiFi and the TV comes equipped with a DVD player and a Roku player from which you can access your Netflix or other subscription TV.

The guest residence should have everything you need. Parking is located right next to the entrance and we have keyless entry. You and yours are free to enjoy and use all of the grounds. We assume children will be supervised and all guests are responsible for their own safety. If you need something, just ask. If we have it we are more than happy to share.

More Details

Jeanne Dougherty
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Jeanne Dougherty

Bill and Jeanne migrated from Southern California to Vashon Island in 1995. Bill is a retired television writer and Jeanne left her career as a producer and actress in Los Angeles and opened a small business on Vashon until she too retired in 2016.

Both are very active with Vashon's own FM radio station, Voice of Vashon. You can hear their show, Vintage J&B every Tuesday from 1-3pm. Their show can be streamed at or from the Voice of Vashon App.

Bill loves to garden and Jeanne is a veteran sailor. They both enjoy their two grandchildren who live nearby in West Seattle.

Jeanne Dougherty purchased this house in 2014

Why Jeanne Dougherty chose Vashon Island

After multiple decades in the hills of Hollywood, Jeanne and Bill were ready for a new adventure. They had always been drawn to the Seattle area where Bill had relatives. On a trip to the Northwest to visit friends and family, Bill discovered Vashon Island. He knew he had found their new home. The island's rural character, incredible natural beauty, strong community, and proximity to Seattle felt just right. They moved here in 1995 just in time for their daughter to begin high school.

A few years ago, Jeanne and Bill decided to "downsize." As it turns out their new home is a little bigger than the one they left, but it is divided into two residences. They live in the upper residence and have renovated the lower residence for friends, family, and travelers.

After 18 years in a lovely home overlooking the inner Quartermaster Harbor from a distance, they now live a stone's throw from their beloved harbor and love watching the movement of the tides, the wild life, and the many boats that come and go at all times of the year. On a clear day, Mt Rainier graces them with her majestic presence.


Vashon Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom is a good size and has a new heating/ventilation system. Extra towels are in the cabinet near the sink. A hair dryer is located under the sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Twin Room - 2 twin/ single , A portable crib is available and fits easily into this room.
    Queen Room - 1 queen , A portable crib is available and fits nicely into this room.
  • The Queen bedroom is cozy and has a small closet, an old fashioned rocking chair and room for a portable crib. The Soshi doors provide privacy, but let in light. This is a GREAT sleeping room. The Twin bedroom is large and contains a good size closet and dresser as well as a desk. The Armoire in this room is for supply storage and not available for guest use.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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Enjoy up close views of Quartermaster Harbor near to all Vashon has to offer
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews

Cozy, comfortable, beautiful escape. Great for kids. Close to Maury Lighthouse.

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent experience and liked the central location to Maury Island and Vashon town. They had a lot of toys for kids to play with.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad the our guest house worked for your family. And glad you found the toys! Jeanne
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This place is CLEAN!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the morning view of Quartermaster Harbor. Its quiet and clean, so nice! Thanks for letting us bring our dog!

The unit has plenty of dishes and flatware to use but if you plan on cooking your meals onsite you should plan on making arrangements for additional cookware as it is good for a minimalist but it would be tough to whip up a meal for a big family or group. We only made breakfast so we were fine.

Thanks again,

The Alaskans

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad our guest residence worked out for you. Your dog was extremely well behaved. He can come back anytime! I do outfit the residence for the four people it is intended to accommodate and make sure there are extra plates, etc. If guests need additional cookware for dinner guests or whatever, I have plenty in my residence and am happy to share. Hope to see you again when you come again to visit your grandchild.
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Beautiful Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a night for a family wedding that was nearby. Jeanne was so helpful in leaving a light on for us since we would be arriving very late and allowing us to stay late the next day after the wedding. The house was beautiful, clean and very accommodating! We enjoyed the cozy beds very much, since the rest of the family was basically tent camping at the wedding venue! Although we weren't able to stay long, we definitely enjoyed it and would stay again if we had the opportunity! Highly recommend this house for anyone looking for a great place on Vashon!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad our guest home worked out for you and that you were able to sleep in the day after the wedding. We do try and allow folks to stay past the 11am check out time whenever we can. Would love to host you again when your travels bring you into our neighborhood.
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, spacious, nice location and view. Friendly owner.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to you have you! Hope Passport2Pain lived up to your expectations.
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Very clean, as expected

  • 3 of 5

Our stay was mostly great. The place is spacious and has everything we needed. Excellent view and close to a lot of activities. The only complaint is that there is little insulation between the levels. Our baby had a very hard time napping and we since we went to bed earlier than the people upstairs, there was walking and chair scraping that woke us up.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amanda, I am so sorry the baby had trouble sleeping. My grandson naps down there frequently and we haven't had that problem with him. Since your visit, we have installed two carpeted runners upstairs and our "testing," indicated that this took care of virtually all of the upstairs sound that could be heard in the downstairs bedrooms. As it turns out, we actually have a lot of insulation as we installed radiant heat upstairs and extra insulation between the floors was required for that. We also have felt pads on all of the chairs upstairs. I feel confident that the additional rugs take care of any remaining issues. I'm glad you otherwise enjoyed the residence and the views. Jeanne
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Upscale accommodations with a home feeling.

  • 4 of 5

There was such a honest and warm feeling from the host. They went out of their way to accommodate and provide all the little extras that make it feel like home. I stayed there with my two little grandchildren and daughters it was such a lovely time on the Island. We had all we needed and more. This was a delight. I would come back in a minute. I am hoping to return with my husband. This time just him and I. I am so grateful for the hospitality and welcome we received. Wonderful! Thank You So Much!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Saundra, It was so nice to meet you and have you stay at our guest home. Sounds like you had everything you needed for the little ones. Glad to know.
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Seattle Tacoma International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3.3 Miles
Red Bike Bistro and Sushi
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Point Defiance/Tahlequah Ferry
Nearest Golf
3.1 Miles
Vashon Island Gold and Country Club
Nearest Train
15.3 Miles
Amtrack Tacoma
Nearest Motorway
22 Miles
Interestate 5, Seattle
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Lucy's Table at the Burton Inn
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
The Summit at Snoqualmie
Nearest Beach
1.2 Miles
Burton Beach
Car: necessary

Quartermaster Harbor Getaway is centrally located and no more than a ten minute drive from all the island has to offer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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