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200 ft Waterfront, Best Sunny Beach, 3 MASTERS, 4 bath, sleeps. 8, Seattle ferry

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Waterfront Home, Mt Rainier, walk out beach, 3 masters, 4 ba. Wild life, fish

This beautiful Puget Sound WATERFRONT retreat is much more than a house. It was a well known architect’s home who envisioned living on a cruise ship right on the water. Our house, featured in Premier Homes, is one of a kind with over 200 FEET OF NO-BANK WATERFRONT and over 2 miles of very secluded beach for you to explore right from your door. This is the BEST beach of all on Vashon.

(Unfortunately, we cannot have WEDDINGS or large parties on the property.)

This area is part of the Aquatic reserve, the only one designated in Washington State. The Cascade Marine Trail runs through this which brings kayakers from near and far through the islands. You will be able to view all sorts of WILDLIFE, from nearby bald eagles to orcas, sea lions, otters, herons and other numerous birds.

The patio and “indoor” lighthouse will also be grand spots to view the many cargo ships and fishing boats that go by Vashon Island daily. Enjoy BEACH FIRES at night, along with late night beach walks which will be memories that will last a lifetime. Wait until you take a flashlight along the beach at night at low tide and view sea creatures you’ve never seen before!

The home is unique, with VIEWS OF MT. RAINIER FROM EVERY ROOM. Imagine waking up every day with a view of the majestic mountain and the sound of the waves of Puget Sound as your wake up call. The property faces mostly south, on the SUN SIDE OF THE ISLAND, with almost half of the rainfall of nearby areas, including the other side of Vashon. Madrona trees thrive here.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, gas stove, microwave, trash compactor and plenty of storage. You will be able to prepare your meals while enjoying the outside through your picture window. You will love eating in the stunning, ALL WINDOW DINING ROOM while watching the wildlife and ships go by.

You will find this Puget Sound Island home to be perfect for both families and adult couples. There are 3 MASTER BEDROOMS, a den with a pull out, and 4 bathrooms. The bedrooms include the 1000 square foot master with a king size bed, a day bed, a fireplace, sitting area, exercise room and private bath, double walk-in closets and Jacuzzi. Just outside your room, is another outdoor fireplace looking out over Puget Sound.

Another MASTER bedroom on the main level includes a queen bed, fireplace, large walk-in closet, and private bath. The upstairs MASTER bedroom includes a queen bed and twin bed. It has its own bathroom, with double sinks, a deck, and a wonderful view from it’s many windows.

You can gather in the living room for conversation and relaxation or the TV room / den just down the hallway with a pull out sofa. The TV, with satellite reception includes a CD player. This can easily be used as an extra bedroom as the 4th bathroom is conveniently located next to it. A convenience bar with refrigerator and microwave can keep your drinks ready and at your fingertips.

Vashon is a small charming town with many restaurants, art galleries, shopping and local activities for the 11,000 people who inhabit it. It's a quiet and secluded alternative to Whidbey Island. Just a short (20 minute) ferry ride from Seattle on the famous Fauntleroy ferry and you’re in paradise. The island offers a wide variety of activities that will thrill all ages.

Welcome to our getaway, BEACHFRONT home. We provide all the necessities, all you need are beach walking shoes, a swim suit, a fun loving spirit, a desire for the islands, and your dream vacation awaits you.

This is a Puget Sound Islands waterfront home. It has no bank waterfront and is located close to Seattle, south of Bainbridge Island and Whidbey Island.

This home works well for a small business retreat, family reunion, or just a private, relaxing vacation for two, and is close to Seattle. It is perfect for children and only 2 blocks from the Vashon Island Pirate Camp.

Keywords: beach, house,waterfront, private, 3 master bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sunny, wild life, mountain view, fishing, crabbing, san juan islands, vashon island, boating, moorage, Seattle, ferry, Puget Sound, sandY BEACH

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Nancy

We are the Carlsens. We live in WA and Ron has a car leasing company and Nancy is retired, but busy constantly with projects, grandchildren, hobbies and activites.

Nancy purchased this house in 2006

Why Nancy chose Puget Sound North

My husband and I fell in love with this house a few years ago after we had been looking for 5 years for private waterfront property. There is nothing like it on any of the islands we looked at. It's so private and everyone is very friendly. We have 16 grandchildren and they LOVE coming to the beach. It's perfect for us, since we live in Bellevue and can come out anytime all year long. Everyone who visits tells us they feel they have found a little spot of paradise!

What makes this house unique

We love to be able to walk the beach from our home and watch the wildlife, without the noise of the city and the bustle of people. It's a chance to get away, while being very close to activities, if we want them. There are many excellent restaurants on the island, art galleries, garden and lavender tours,and planned activies for all ages. But basically, we like to stay at the house and enjoy the ever changing scenery, whether dining on the patio, or just relaxing on the beach or inside the house. There is no place we'd rather be but here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family stayed at this beautiful beach waterfront home and absolutly fell in love with it. It has something to offer for ever age. My children (ages 11, 7 & 5) thought it was the best place they have ever been. They made forts out of drift wood, found many shells, discovered many sea animals like starfish, and roasted marshmellows over the beach fire. They LOVED the lighthouse. We didn't need to worry about them at all. It's a very private beach that is very flat and sandy when the tide is out. We even saw an eagle and enjoyed rowing in the boat the owners let us use. We have rented vacation homes for the past 10+ years and this is the best place we have ever stayed. I would highly recommend it for families and/or couples. It is a very unique place to stay.
Apr 2009
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Vashon Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Two sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , one sink, full walk-in closet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , one sink, this is also the main floor bathroom.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , bidet , 2 sinks, 2 very large walk -in closets
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2) Two queen beds One queen in the 2nd master and another queen in the upstairs 3rd bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds. One day bed in the master and another twin in the upstairs bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) pull out couch pac and play available
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
The property is right on the Puget sound beach, Nothing is closer to the water than this house with miles of beach to walk, Beautiful views of Mount Rainier, the most stunning beach on all of Vashon, in- house massage available, kayaks available for rent


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200 ft Waterfront, Best Sunny Beach, 3 MASTERS, 4 bath, sleeps. 8, Seattle ferry
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

Unique Puget Sound Experience

  • 5 of 5

From the Ferry access, to the steep drive, the "lighthouse" balcony, and the water frontage view of Mt Ranier, this is a truly unique property. A great master bath and bedroom and two true additional bedroom suites made for plenty of room for a family of seven.

Attentive owners provided helpful information that allowed us to maximize our use of the property and minimize the "learning curve" associated with this type of rental.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Best Location Ever

  • 5 of 5

Right on beach and shipping lane. Can see Mt. Rainer so well (when no forest fire). Owner very caring and helpful. I had rented here before and knew layout. There were some minor items that we tolerated well, and I am sure Nancy will have repaired before I post. The best for a quite retreat only minutes from major city action. I like the quirky nature of the island and the people I met were very very nice.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Pacific Northwest Views

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying right on the beach with Mount Rainer out every window. Very private and quiet. We felt right at home. Walked the beach every day at least 3 times. We'd love to come back every summer. Thank you Nancy for opening your home.

Going into town for the market and having coffee and treats at the Snapdragon Cafe is a must.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Family get away ever!!

  • 5 of 5

Talk about close to the water, the waves at night were wonderful to listen to. We slept better than we have in years and the kids loved having their own adorable room with balcony and their own bathroom. We loved the privacy and the lighthouse was an added bonus. We love Vashon Island and hope to make it our second home someday. Thank you Nancy, for always being available and for the lovely welcome basket!!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved this place!

  • 5 of 5

This was a family birthday getaway for eight people and this place was everything we wanted it to be. The view was spectacular even when there was rain and clouds and the house has so many water facing windows that you are rarely without a view. We had a seven year old with us who loved everything about this place. There are so many places inside and out to explore in this unique house. The living room is a great hanging out space and there is a very cozy tv/reading room for those who want to watch. The four bathrooms make getting eight people ready for the day an easy task and there are tons of towels. The kitchen is very well equipped so there is no need to bring any utensils or pans unless it is very specialized. This was a winter stay but I can only imagine how spectacular this place would be in summer. We hope to return.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home in a peaceful setting with incredible views

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a place to get together with family, and this home was perfect. It's right on the water with incredible views of Mt. Rainier. There are lovely outdoor areas to enjoy the peaceful setting, even a rowboat to paddle around, plus miles of beach to walk. The house itself is very spacious and comfortable with all the creature comforts. The owners, Nancy and Ron, were a pleasure to work with, too. We hope to come back one day!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sea Tac
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Lots of bars in town, Hardware Store, etc.
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Pt. Defiance or Fauntleroy
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Vashon Island Golf Club, Tacoma, and many others
Nearest Beach
right outside the door
Nearest Point of Interest
Point Robinson Lighthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Maury Island Regional Marine Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Vashon Golf and Swim Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Tramp Harbor
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Vashon
Nearest Point of Interest
Blue Heron Art Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Lavender Hill Farm
Nearest Point of Interest
Vashon Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Vashon Thriftway
Nearest Point of Interest
Vashon Island Coffee Roastierie and Grocery
Nearest Point of Interest
harbor Mercantile
Nearest Point of Interest
Kayak Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Vashon Island Bicylces
Car: necessary

Since we are so close to Seattle, you can take advantage of the many activities in the city in about an hour. There is also a walk on ferry to the Piers at Seattle, which is right next to famous Pike Place market and shopping. There is another ferry which goes to Tacoma and is right next to Pt. Defiance zoo and park. Many golf courses nearby with just a short ferry ride.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Damage Deposit $500

You can pay by check as an alternate payment. If you would like to pay by credit card, the service fee of 3% will be deducted from your damage deposit after your stay. Please call at 206-849-8293 if you have any questions regarding this. Many people choose the check option but it is entirely up to you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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