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Lavender Hill Farm House with View, Gardens, Walk to the Beach

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Farmhouse, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 11-14)

Lavender Hill Farm is well known on Vashon Island for our U-Cut lavender stand and farm store, open from late June through early August. The property has 1500 lavender plants and more than 15 varieties, as well as beautiful gardens and stunning views. Come vacation in this tranquil setting in a 1930's farmhouse, thoughtfully updated and spacious enough for a reunion of friends and family. The long farmhouse porch is the perfect spot for morning coffee overlooking the gardens, fields, Quartermaster Harbor and Mount Rainier. Listen to the bees as you stroll through the fields and wander into the town of Burton, just a five minute walk, for supplies, coffee, and some browsing or a meal on the deck of the Quartermaster Inn. Inner and Outer Quartermaster Harbor is a short walk.

The house is light and bright, with nicely appointed guestrooms and three bathrooms for guests. The kitchen works for a crowd, with two ovens, a large center island, 6 burner cook top and large pantry - and there's a second fridge in the basement. The living room has two seating areas, there are two tables in the dining room and the long porch table seats twelve.

Enjoy the stars at night, the quiet, and spend your days biking, riding horses, kayaking or just finishing a book or writing one (wireless internet throughout the house). The island has a movie theatre, movie rental (and you've got cable as well) and many concerts, performances and gatherings to keep you as active as you like.

Please visit our website for more photos and more info - see you in the lavender!

Keywords: Farmhouse, lavender farm, house, view property, garden, cottage

More Details

Cathy MacNeal
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish, We speak and read some French and Spanish.
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Cathy MacNeal

Tom works as the head of a labor union local in Northern California and Cathy is an actor who also runs a non-profit providing education in Cambodia, where we adopted our two younger daughters. We also have a grown daughter and son. Tom is also a writer of slang books - we live in Berkeley, California during the school year and hope to retire to Vashon eventually. We have learned a lot about lavender in ten years and love our time on Vashon.

Cathy MacNeal purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Why Cathy MacNeal chose Vashon Island

I've been visiting Vashon since 1994, when good friends moved here from Los Angeles. It's a very special place. Tom and I bought a small cottage in 2003 and fell in love with the lavender farm when we came to pick lavender. In 2006, we were lucky enough to buy it. We kept the previous owners' tradition of opening a U-Cut stand and farm store and have learned a lot about lavender. For three years, we participated in the lavender farm tour, a wonderful weekend with 2500 visitors coming to enjoy the lavender. Each year we run our lavender farm business from mid-June through July, with the rest of the year available for vacation rentals. We love our time on Vashon.

What makes this farmhouse unique

What do I love most about Lavender Hill Farm? The view is amazing - Mt. Rainier, the boats in the harbor, the lavender. We think of it as Maine and Provence rolled into one, with snow-capped mountains as a bonus. It's quiet and the stars shine bright. I love working with the lavender - very relaxing. The house is big - it's so cheerful and so many places to curl up with a book. There's room for a lot of guests and the porch is the perfect gathering place! I soak in the claw foot tub in the master bedroom and then sink into the king-size bed. Truly a vacation from our lives in the Bay Area - and no traffic! It's also so easy to get here. The airport is a 20 minute cab ride or 30 minute bus ride to the ferry, and the island bus comes to our corner (and sometimes right past the house). The island has good restaurants, an arts scene, pools, and lots of opportunities for biking and hiking.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything was absolutely wonderful! Our friends and family loved the Lavender House. One of my friends said she wants to organize her family reunion there next year!

Thank you for providing such a special place that is so homey but elegant.
Sep 2014
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Vashon Island Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14 ...
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , tub , clawfoot tub with shower spray attachment
    Main floor bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Jacuzzi tub and steam shower
    Second floor hall bath - toilet , shower , Stall shower, shower seat
  • We have a shower seat that can be used in the stall shower or main floor tub.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom #1-Master bedroom - 1 king , Large master has water views, flat screen TV and printer.
    Bedroom #2 Second floor guest room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , portacrib available
    Bedroom #3 -First floor queen room - 1 queen
    Bedroom #4 Full and Twin bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Flat screen TV, children's books
    Bedroom #5 Lower level queen - 1 queen , 1 double , Queen canopy bed, double futon platform bed.
    Bedroom #6 Lower level double - 1 double , Cozy small bedroom with double bed
  • In addition to six bedrooms, we have a foldout sofa with plush mattress in living room, queen aerobed and two Maine camp cots for extra guests.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Working lavender farm with farm store, beautiful gardens and greenhouse, kitchen garden, outdoor tables, chairs and umbrellas, second refrigerator on lower level.


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Lavender Hill Farm House with View, Gardens, Walk to the Beach
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 48 reviews

Beauty, ease, great kitchen, great views. Whole family from ages 4 to 94 had a lovely time.

  • 5 of 5

Beauty, ease, great kitchen, great views. Whole family from ages 4 to 94 had a lovely time.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that the vacation worked for all ages!
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Beautiful Place, Great View, and Location

  • 4 of 5

The only reason I gave the house 4 stars was because the kitchen was not clean and the TVs did not work. I had my 84 year old parents and TV would have been great to keep them entertained while I was cooking or getting ready for our day. Other than that, this home is beautiful, spacious, super location, beds are comfortable, and we were not on top of one another. The yard and landscape is wonderful. Eating on the porch looking at the water is fabulous! I love Vashon Island! I will come back. Everyone needs to go to the Giraffe store. They have the best selection of salts, olive oils, and rubs... Love that store. Very pleasant time. I would stay in this home again. Jannet, property manager, was very nice and helpful.. Thank you for your patience, Jannet.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Glorious views, comfortable setting for our family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for opening the Lavender Hill Farm House to my family. We enjoyed the big kitchen and sweet pantry, gorgeous views, comfortable beds with welcoming soft sheets, the easy access to Burton Marina, short walks to the Harbor Merc, Sanddollar Beach, and Burton Woods... and most of all being together. There was room to mix and match; coloring projects, a new card game, and a jigsaw puzzle complemented and extended breakfast at the dining room table, and at lunch grown ups feasted on crab and were mellow on the long porch while kids played tag on the farm terraces. As Goldilocks said, this one was just right.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Reunion Spot!

  • 5 of 5

Everyone was very pleased with the accommodations at Lavender Hill Farm. The view of Mt. Rainier off the back deck was spectacular. Good weather permitted us to have all our meals on the lovely table on the back deck. The chefs in our group were very impressed with all the kitchen resources. We could not have found a better place for our reunion! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your stay.
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The perfect choice for our family gathering. Breakfast on the porch with a view of the water

  • 5 of 5

Family members from all over were meeting for a vashon wedding (not at the farm). Cathy was wonderful to work with as our number of guests kept changing. Wish we could have spent more time at the house. The kitchen is incredibly well stocked!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Lavender Hill Farm! It was truly a little piece of heaven. Sitting on the porch with a cup of coffee watching the sun go up was breathtaking. The house was PERFECT! It was clean, comfortable and felt just like home. The hosts were incredibly helpful and quick to answer any questions. We will definitely be back in the future!!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are so happy you loved it as much as we do. Come back any time. Cathy
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22 Miles
Seattle International Airport
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
4.4 Miles
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Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrak Seattle
Nearest Restaurant
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0.2 Miles
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $285
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 8.6%

Additional charge for over 8 guests - $25 per night up to 14 guests.
Events at the farm require a separate payment and agreement with the owners. a

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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