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2 Separate Waterfront Living Quarters: Sunsets & Hiking Trail

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Vashon Island House Rental Photos and Description

2 separate living quarters, 3 bedrooms, den with futon, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 10

This historic 1930's house is located next to the King County Boaters Park with direct trails to the park, a great opportunity to invite your boater friends for an afternoon of hiking, biking and cocktails on the large deck overlooking the view.

There are two separate living quarters which allows two families to have private accommodations and still enjoy a large area to gather for fun and entertaining.

The master bedroom is the very private upper floor. It has a KING size TEMPERPEDIC bed and a SINGLE TWIN. The extra large master bath has a jacuzzi tub, glass shower and twin sinks. The large area offers a great private retreat from guests.

The main floor has a guest bedroom with QUEEN bed and an extra large shower, great for older guests.

The den has a FUTON for extra guests or doubles as couch for watching TV. The foyer bathroom offers a private bathroom for those extra den guests.

The basement accommodations has a QUEEN bed in a separate room and the living room and kitchen give a separate space for early morning coffee and a get-a-way for quieter times from family and friends.

The laundry room has washer and dryer and exercise equipment to keep in shape after lazy days on the deck with martinis. There is also a single bed in the laundry room.

Swimming is a favorite pastime of the locals at the docks and the water tends to be warmer than most of the Puget Sound because it is in protected waters. The outer waters of the Sound tend to be icy cold.

If hiking is your pastime, the area across the street has the best hiking trails on Vashon. It is a great forest to explore.

Come and enjoy our 3 and 1/2 acres with 500 feet of waterfront and next to the best hiking trails and boating on Vashon. Located next to the Dockton State Boaters Park means you or friends can bring your boat. Plus we also have our own mooring in front of our house. Jensen Point rents kayaks and easy to reach the house.

It will all put a grin on your chin and fill your mind with great memories!

Keywords: Estate, island, private, boats, kayaking, swimming, fishing, Puget Sound, Pacific Northwest

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Judy Mulhair
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2016
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About Judy Mulhair

I have lived on Vashon for 45 years, divorced after 13 years of marriage, I stayed on Vashon and raised my two boys on the property. I had a dream to convert the property to a hostel and in 1982 started with the International Hostel Association and converted to a world famous American Youth Hostel. I have operated it for 30 years and added the Lavender Duck Inn in 1997 and then the Marine View Estate in 2004. I have worked for United Air Lines as a flight attendant for 50 years while raising my family and doing my lodging business. I wish I could retire now that I am 72 years old, but times are tough and the market down so you will still find me meeting and greeting on Vashon or the friendly skies for some years to come. I have flown all over the world with my airline job and find no place as endearing and friendly as Vashon except maybe New Zealand. Come join us for a great stay, one that will implant meaningful memories and leave you longing to return.

Judy Mulhair purchased this house in 2004

Why Judy Mulhair chose Puget Sound North


15 minutes from Seattle by ferry and you are in the heart of Puget Sound. I first read about Vashon Island in high school in a book called 'Onions in the Stew' by Betty McDonald. I knew I would someday visit this memorable place but never dreamed it would become my home for 41 years.

My Marine View Estate is guiet, semi private, and fun. we do have a caretaker cottage on the property occupied by Dorothy that is available for questions about the property or area. I have lived on Vashon for 41 years and traveled extensively with my job. I can say first hand that there is no place on planet earth like Vashon. It is the paradise of the Pacific Northwest. We may not have record sunshine or palm trees, but we have community and safey. We are conventently located to everything going on in the area of Seattle, Tacoma or the Olympic Peninsula. We are a picturesque ferry boat ride away from all the events. The ferries run regularly and stop between 2am and 5am. Which means there is always a way home from the Mariners games or dinner and a movie.

Vashon does have a unique theater with current movies, great shopping, two large grocery stores and most everything offered off island. Come join us and see for yourself this special place called Vashon Island.

What makes this house unique

As you now know I have lived on Vashon for 45 years and much of my time was spent 0n my inland property. I purchased the waterfront in 2004 so my mother could enjoy the water view. She passed in 2008 and the house was just too large for me. I love the setting and the changing scenery on the water since my property sets next to the King County Park and boats come and go changing the view weekly. I decided to share the view with others as a way for me to stay on the property. There is no place like Vashon and the water setting makes it especially enjoyable for me.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

2 Separate Waterfront Living Quarters: Sunsets & Hiking Trail
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Magical spot!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay. The house is lovely with views of the water from each level and a rocky step path down to the beach. There was plenty of room for two families with two separate kitchens. We all loved watching the boats come in and out and stargazing at night. The park with playground in walking distance was great too and the kids got to meet some of the boat owners since the docks are right there. The house had everything we could possibly need. It has rustic charm but it beautifully maintained and has every modern amenity. We would definitely stay here again and are already trying to decide when we can. Thank you Judy! We loved it!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Plymouth, MI

Lovely location!

  • 5 of 5

Great location with a beautiful view. Judy was very friendly and helpful, and her historic home was clean with plenty of space for our 10 person family. We had campfires in the evening, and enjoyed grilling on the porch. Comfortable accommodations, and nice, open spaces for family meals or just to relax and enjoy the view.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Very happy with our stay. We had 5 adults and 3 kids and had far more room than we needed. Beautiful home. Everyone had privacy and we were all comfortable. Wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Wonderful time at my friends wedding in Vashon

  • 5 of 5

Amazing property. Quite, confortable, accommodating. Judy was excellent. Helpful and completely unobtrusive. Golf course right next door. Water access. Can walk to dock for a quick swim.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Fun Summer

  • 5 of 5

We spend time at Judy's house with our children and family last August . We had an amazing time House is set up very comfortably with a great decor and a great view of water .

We enjoyed beautiful sunsets , kayaking and hiking on the trail .It was so fun that we are coming back this summer again .

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Asotin, WA

Excellent place to stay on Vashon Island

  • 5 of 5

I went to Vashon Island to attend a wedding. My daughter and grandchild stayed with me at this property. We had a wonderful time. The view is gorgeous. The owner was very accomdating and told us so much information about Vashon and gave us insights on what to see. It was like a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Seattle Tacoma International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Vashon town
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Vashon Country Club (no membership necessary)
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Vashon town
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Snoqualime Pass, Stevens Pass
Car: recommended

we are next to the King County Marine Park that has 2 triathelons per year. one during the Strawberry Festival and another one later in the summer. Strawberry Festival is the 3rd weekend inn July. The 4th of July has great fireworks display, First Friday Art Tours happen through out the summer. Open concerts are in Ober Park on designated Thursday. First 2 weekends in July and first 2 weekends in December we have an Allied Arts Tour with artist opening up their studios for the tour.


Rates & Availability

Vashon Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas 2016
Dec 20 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.6%

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If you choose to have a wedding during your booking, there is an additional $2000 charge.

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Vashon Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , very large bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , large walk in shower great for older guests, has grab bars
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , huge shower on lower level,
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Foyer bathroom used by guests occupying Den room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Tempurpedic King, large room great view of water
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , queen has a memory foam topper, private bath, french doors
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , lower floor has queen , separate twin in laundry/exercise rm
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , double futon in den, uses foyer bathroom
  • King size beds (1) master bedroom sleeps 2, Queen size Beds (2) will sleep 4, Twin or Single Beds (2) will sleep 2, double futon sleeps 2, extra pads for children on floor up to 5 totals = 10 in beds, 5 on floor, maximum 15
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Great wedding facility, next to King County Boating Park with trails to Docks, 500 feet of Waterfront, 3 1/2 acres, lengthy trails for hiking.

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