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5 Acre Secluded and Unique Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Why drive for hours for some peace and quiet in the woods, when you can be there in 30 minutes from Seattle? Relax on the deck with a drink and your loved one while listening to the creek below nad birds in the trees all around you. Visit our lovely house on a wooded five acres on Vashon Island, just a quick charming ferry ride from Seattle, Washington. The ferry dock is an easy 30 minute drive from Seattle's Sea Tac Airport and the ferry departs every 40 minutes or less.

Our property is set well back from a littl-traveled road, leaving you in a sunny opening in the midst of a beautiful collection of soaring pines and firs. Neighbors cannot be seen, nor heard. The house overlooks Judd Creek and from our large deck, salmon can be seen spawning in the creek in the fall. The house is modern, but homey and warm with a very large skylight over the open plan living area, which includes the living room, dining room, and kitchen.

The house has three bedrooms, one with a king bed looking out through glass doors to the deck and the woods beyond. The second has a queen bed and a view of the front garden. The third is smaller, but also has a queen bed with a view of the woods.

The kitchen is new and features top of the line appliances, concrete countertops and cabinets by Henrybuilt. The living room features a raised hearth fireplace and new furniture. Both the living room and kitchen have walls of glass that look out on the deck and the woods beyond. We have a full glass tiled slate bathroom and a large soaking tub, which offers a beautiful view of the woods. The shower is also glass, offering a "bathing outdoors" experience.

There is a fire pit area with table and chairs, horseshoe pits in the middle of the lawn, a flower-covered gazebo for coffee in the am, and extensive lawns and garden surrounding the house. Pets are welcome and usually happy to roam the woods endlessly. A gentle path leads you down the bank to the creek, where a dip on a hot summer day can be fun. The deck is large, with a beautiful view overlooking the hillside and the creek and our birdwatching is unbeatable.

A famous island guide is availalbe for private trips on foot or by kayak around the island.

Our small island is bursting with activities and enthusiasm. Fine dining, fun shopping in artists' studios, artisanal products, local produce and farmer's markets are avaiable yera round. Vashon's many beaches, parks, trails and historic landmarks are close by and easy to find.

On the other hand, curling up in front of the fire for a good read while it rains is often our favorite activity.

Keywords: secluded, tall forest, unique, solitude, quiet, judd creek, campfire, fireplace, open layout, large deck, refreshing, natural, birds, garden

More Details

Andrea Curry
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish,
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 14, 2017

Why Andrea Curry chose Puget Sound North

I was looking for a property outside of Seattle that was easy to get to from the mainland yet unique and secluded. I fell in love with Vashon Island and it's low key island feel. The property is wild and completely secluded but only 45 minutes from downtown Seattle.

What makes this house unique

It is completely isolated, no other lights or homes are visible from the house. Yet it is 10 minutes from downtown Vashon. The ferry ride to Vashon is calming and gorgeous and people are very friendly. There are plenty of outdoor adventures to be had and you are sure to leave feeling refreshed and recharged.


Vashon Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
It has a large deck overlooking gorgeous woodlands and Judd Creek. Unique birds regularly visit the trees just off the deck. The sound of the creek relaxes upon arrival. Plenty of woodlands for kids and adults to run around in.


4.6/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

5 Acre Secluded and Unique Retreat
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

Lovely home in quiet setting

  • 3 of 5

The home was lovely, clean and well equipped. Landscaping was attractive. Lots of birds, squirrels and bats to entertain. Short drive to downtown and amenities. Property manager/cleaner lives on the Island and was very prompt to attend to any questions we had such as how to figure out the taps after 2 days of enduring a cold shower! Hopefully they will get labelled! Also a heads up that although it says there is plenty of room for RV, trailer, boat - there isn't. We had some very innovative and frustrating maneuvering to do each day to get our truck and 8 foot trailer out - just about thought we were stuck there - the long winding lane closely lined with big trees did not give the option of backing out! The creek sounded lovely but the trails were overgrown so we didn't make our way through the trails or down to the creek unfortunately. Definitely a lovely spot if you are looking for quiet and secluded.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful secluded property

  • 5 of 5

Great secluded space to get away...trails to beautiful creek and through the woods. Very nice house that is well equipped. And a doggy paradise! Look forward to going back.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had an enjoyable time at your home! We especially enjoyed the fireplace and view of the woods from the master bedroom. The kitchen was well-supplied with excellent cookware and culinary accessories! My only suggestion is to find a high-quality screen for the fireplace; it was quite difficult getting it to fully close. Overall, it was a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Retreat Indeed

  • 5 of 5

This house is a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. The house itself is unique in it's architecture, while being cozy and inviting at the same time. The bird watching was incredible, the strolls through the Madrona groves beautiful, and the short drive down to the beach easy and accessible. The kitchen was lovely to cook in, and there was nothing like spending the day outside exploring, and then coming back to cook a warm, homey meal in the evening. Comfortable bedrooms, and the living room with it's lofty glass ceiling, and glowing fireplace was so inviting. Thanks for an incredible stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Olympia, WA

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house it just as it says, unique and beautiful. The land is gorgeous and well maintained. We arrive and feel immediately relaxed. It truly is the perfect getaway. We would definitely recommend and will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Fauntleroy and Point Defiance
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Seattle Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
Vashon Highway
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Jensen Point Beach


Rates & Availability

Vashon Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 8.0%

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.
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