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Vashon Island, Luxuriously Furnished Sojourn House, 4 Bedrooms

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Last updated: 01/04/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Sojourn House is an Architect-designed Mid-Century Modern House built in 1958. It's a one-level 1550 square foot house with high ceilings, hardwood floors, fireplace, and two bathrooms.

There is a patio with seating for 8, and the large backyard is 80' x 120' .

We've updated the kitchen, and it is stocked with all the dishes, glasses, cooking pots and utensils you could want. Hand-made vintage Persian rugs are throughout the house. There is original art on the walls, some interesting antique furniture and luxurious bed linens.

The living area has two comfy sofas, a fireplace, a reading chair, cable tv, and a semi-antique Persian Sarouk carpet.

The dining table adjusts to seat from four to eight. A Persian Sarouk carpet which matches the living area carpet finishes the room.

Two of the bedrooms have queen beds, and two bedrooms have pairs of twin beds. There's an additional four-person table off the kitchen.
We now offer free Wi-Fi!

A note about our Weekly Rate: Each additional guest (after the first two) will be charged $40 for the week. The "Automatic" rate quote is often too high, please don't be alarmed!

A 50% deposit reserves your dates. Your deposit is fully refundable if you need to cancel within 30 days of your arrival date. Because of our lenient cancellation policy, we do not accept "instant payment in full" through this website. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, PayPal and Discover Card.
Please note that we do not charge a 'cleaning fee'.

Imagine an island the size of Manhattan, but with only 10,000 residents. Imagine 250 miles of paved road with only three four-way stops, and no other traffic lights. Don't expect souvenir shops or glitz. Vashon Island is 'upscale rural' with a large arts community. Live music in several venues every week-end. A difficult nine-hole private golf course. Four excellent restaurants.

Our only 'chain' eatery is a Subway Sandwich Shop. No shopping malls. You can get here by ferry, private boat or small plane. But there are no taxis or car rentals. No hotels or motels. Great views of Puget Sound and Mount Rainier. The beach is about two miles from the house. While sojourning on our Island, you may visit the lighthouse, go beachcombing, kayaking, fishing or diving.

You can bicycle our hilly roads, play golf, or walk one-third mile from the house to a restaurant or movie in the village. Enjoy Vashon Island Golf and Country Club guest privileges including swimming, dining, tennis, and golf. This is a great equestrian island, with lots of trails (horse rentals available).

Seattle and Tacoma are a 15 minute ferry ride away. There is also a 10 minute ferry to the Olympic Peninsula. Catch a metro bus into Seattle where the opera and theaters are world class. Tacoma's great Point Defiance Zoo is walking distance from the 'South End ' ferry landing.

Day trips are possible to Crystal Mountain Ski Resort, Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens, the Olympic Mountains and Hurricane Ridge, and the Hoh Rain Forest. One family even went to Victoria, British Columbia on Vancouver Island in a day... but that is a pretty long day!

Keywords: One-level, House, Central Location
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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/04/2017

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smokers are welcome, but must smoke outside the house. ...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The house is all one level. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Antique furniture, Persian and Oriental rugs, original art, library of books and magazines, down comforters, coffee grinder, one-level house, walk to village, flag down Seattle metro bus, Vashon Island Golf & Country Club privileges....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library:

    8-10 movies which you may not have seen...but have been well reviewed....moreless


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available:

    We don't leave a computer at the house, but can provide one if needed....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free WiFi....moreless


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    In additon, there's a coffee grinder, coffee maker, toaster, micro-wave oven, dishwasher, and slow-cooker....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio:

    Two patio tables and 8 chairs. Nice big backyard and a small flower garden near the patio....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.8
from 18 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$200 $220
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,200 $2,700

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

May 1 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$225 $240
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,400 $2,700

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

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,200 $2,700
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 8.6%


NOTE: The "Automatic Rate Quote" is often inaccurate for extra guests staying weekly. We charge only $40 per week for extra guests. Ask us for a correct quote. Unlike many vacation rentals, we do not charge a cleaning fee. We feel that cleaning the house after guests is a normal part of doing business. A 50% deposit reserves your dates. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and PayPal are accepted. The house is not suitable for children under 12 years old. Children's rates are the same as adult rates.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 01/04/2017
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12 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Red Bicycle or 'The Hardware Store'
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Faunleroy (West Seattle), Point Defiance (Tacoma)
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Vashon Golf & Swim Club
0.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
May Kitchen + Bar,'The Hardware Store", Zamorana
2 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

Beachcombing, live music, art galleries


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1993

About the owner: My husband, Neil, is a retired Boeing engineer, and I'm an antiques dealer. I had 'Owen's Antiques', an antiques shop on Vashon Island for 24 years, but now sell exclusively on the internet. We golf, and play duplicate bridge. We are theater and concert enthusiasts, and enjoy traveling in Europe. Neil skis, and has climbed Mt. Rainier twice. We lived in Teheran & Isphahan, Iran for 2 years. I sing in the 80 voice Vashon Chorale. I enjoy decorating and choosing the furniture, art and accessories at Sojourn House. Neil is active in Vashon's Rotary Club, and is on the board of the island Food Bank. He also helps coach the High School Golf Team.

Why the Owner Chose Vashon Island, WA, USA:
We live on Maury Island, which is connected to Vashon Island. We live in a 2-story house on acreage. We bought Sojourn House to be our down-sizing retirement home. Sojourn House is all on one level, which is a big plus! It is very centrally located near the small town of Vashon, so we'll be able to walk to the stores, and flag down the bus just across the street. Although the lawn is big, it's flat and much smaller than our current property.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Because we plan to live at Sojourn House someday, we are constantly upgrading and maintaining this attractive and well-built 1950's period 'ranch-style' house.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/04/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Queen-Bed Bedroom w/Reading Chair, Bookcase, Armoire, Door to Patio

    Queen-Bed Bedroom w/Reading Chair, Bookcase, Armoire, Door to Patio

  • Main Bath with Shower, and Washer & Dryer.

    Main Bath with Shower, and Washer & Dryer.

  • Patio with Garden, Tables & Seating for 8 and a big backyard.

    Patio with Garden, Tables & Seating for 8 and a big backyard.

  • Mid-Century Modern Sojourn House Street View.

    Mid-Century Modern Sojourn House Street View.

  • Dining Table expands to seat 8. Semi-Antique Persian Sarouk Carpet.

    Dining Table expands to seat 8. Semi-Antique Persian Sarouk Carpet.

  • Master Bedroom with cable tv and bath ensuite

    Master Bedroom with cable tv and bath ensuite

VRBO #116497

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Saturday, January 14, 2017

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