Tilda Brown Swanson
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Also: Shoes off inside house to protect floors;
Driveway gate closed at all times to keep out deer.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Idyllic farm, house and garden -- beautiful and comfortable house!
Our group of family and friends met in this house over a weekend centered around a play written by longtime Vashon resident Kat Eggleston from her father's stories. The play was about family, history and memory.
That seems fitting for this cozy, sunny and airy house, with its very comfortable beds, sofas, and chairs and spacious "modern farmhouse" feel. One person walking in said in delight "this feels like my grandmother's house" -- and it does, the 1920 architecture has been carefully restored and maintained. Yet the furnishings are modern and comfortable, each bedroom upstairs has its own thermostat, and the windows are well insulated so the house can be kept warm!
We used all four bedrooms, the dining room and living room -- but we spent most of our time in the kitchen and adjoining "snug" space, sitting and drinking tea and coffee, talking and watching the sun set over the water.
The landscape enchants -- from the apple trees in front to the gardens surrounding the house to the view of Colvos Passage over the meadow behind the house. We almost immediately picked apples and made apple crunch -- so that smell of apples and cinnamon is now part of our house memories!
Tilda is a gracious hostess, and supplies the house well with everything her guests might need -- from a set of "take one if you forgot something" supplies in the bathroom to tea and coffee in the kitchen.
Altogether a lovely and comfortable place!
Thanks for your lovey review, Liz. It reads like it is stepping out of a beloved story! I am glad you, family and friends all had a good stay. It is so nice when the house and property connects with guests in a deep way and feels like home. Picking and cooking with apples from all of the trees around the house is one of my favorite things to do in the Fall. I'm also glad the weekend of shows went well at the Vashon Center for the Arts.
We were very please with our stay to Blue Sky Farm. We have never been to the Pacific northwest and had no expectations, but our trip did not disappoint! The property is very loved and cared for. Arrangements with the owners went great and Tilda was very helpful. I really appreciate her going the extra mile to make the home and our stay comfortable.
The house is very homey and clean, and recently updated with lots of old home charm. The porch was a great place to enjoy mornings with coffee/reading and stayed completely dry in rain while we were there. The property has many fruit trees the owners encourage you to pick from, such a treat! I loved coming back from a run and eating an apple right from the tree. The views from all windows are amazing. There are several old barns and beautiful landscaping though out the property. We enjoyed sitting in the hot tub in the evenings and watching the sunset with views of the water, land, and mountains beyond. The same view from the bedroom window looked like it had been painted in our pictures!
The island of Vashon has great views everywhere you look with plenty of places to sit and enjoy, hike/bike, and eat/shop. We were glad we had a rental car to get around the island and explore in the afternoons. Everything is close and easy to get to. We did not see whales this trip from any of the watching points, but did see Harbor Seals. The island has lots of deer and bird life to enjoy.
Tilda went above and beyond normal VRBO places by having hand, dish, and laundry soap, a toiletry stash, paper products, and a few kitchen items. There were plenty of dishes and cooking utensils to allow us to eat in for many of our meals. All bedding seemed new and fresh. We slept so well there!
We would highly recommend staying at the Blue Sky Farm for a getaway as a couple or for a trip with a few friends.
Thanks so much, Whitney. I’m so glad you and your husband had such a good time. And, I’m glad you got to enjoy the apples from the orchard!
Best wishes, Tilda
Point Robinson Lighthouse is 20 minutes to the SE on the island with lovely hikes and views of Mt Rainier.