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Last updated: 11/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Chateau / Country House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Popular Unique Island Vacation Rental. 40 miles from the Steilacoom Ferry Dock to Sea Tac and 136 miles to Portland International Airport. Kick back and enjoy the amenities of beautiful Anderson Island or use our home as a base camp to explore the vast array of day trip activities. Ferry dock is 40 miles from Sea-Tac airport and 136 miles from Portland International. Our home is used for quiet romantic getaways, reunions with old friends, business retreats, church retreats, wedding parties, seminars and great times with extended family. We set out to design a purpose built vacation home to accommodate large or small groups so our kids could bring friends. We could invite a couple of other families or have room for extended family. The property is managed by Barbara Lake, owner of the Island General Store.
The interior layout and design was inspired by the feel of a great north woods lodge decorated in an Eddie Bauer style. We used exposed beams with warm natural finish accented by knotty pine throughout the interior. The tri level accommodations feature a two story vaulted great room located on the second floor which is bathed in sunlight transmitted through a wall of glass which provides a tree house like view out over the bluff into the forest providing a filtered view of Lake Josephine. The great room flows directly onto the deck where views open up even more. The full kitchen includes cookware, large sets of dishes, utensils, and appliances.

There are five bedrooms with three full baths. Three bedrooms have queen beds and two bedrooms are family rooms each with a queen bed and twin size bunk beds. A second living room with Satellite TV w/ HBO, DVD & VCR, mini kitchenette, sofa, game table, provides a perfect place for kids to play or meeting space for business retreats. An office area with desk is set up on the third level landing perfect for a remote office.

The tri-level home can be divided into two separate rental spaces each with private entry or rented as the “Entire House”. The ground level space “The Huckleberry Suite” provides one queen bedroom, full bath, living room with sofa, Satellite TV w/ HBO, DVD, table & chairs, kitchenette w/ microwave, small refrigerator, and basic utensils. The top two levels “The Chalet” provides four queen bedrooms two of which also have twin size bunk beds. A full bath is located on each level. The main great room, large deck and kitchen are located on the second level with two bedrooms and office space on the third level landing.

The Island offers lots of outdoor activities such as 2 freshwater lakes ideal for swimming, hiking trails, beach combing, fishing, crabbing, clamming, bird watching, abundant wildlife, visit old growth forest, tidal lagoons, saltwater marsh, kayak rental, wind surfing, sailing, and boating. Bicycle groups love the miles of rural roads with very low pressure from cars.

Visit the maritime history of Oro Bay, Vega Bay and Amsterdam Bay where early pioneers settled and began boat building and harvesting the abundant seafood of the area. The Old Johnson farm is authentically preserved by the Historical Society as a turn of the century farm with out buildings, implements and local crafts store.

Andy’s Marine Park, a 20 minute hike provides access to pristine old growth forest still intact right down to the beach where tidal lagoons provide unique opportunities for wildlife viewing, beach combing and picnicking and Saltwater Park

Great golf vacation location. As our guest you have privileges to use the Riviera Golf Course located on the island which is a fun 9 hole executive course with challenging topography and well manicured grounds.

Nationally recognized Chambers Creek link style golf course is located just 15 minutes from the ferry landing. Chambers Creek is scheduled to host the 115th U.S. Open, June 18-21, 2015. Chambers Bay is Washington State’s golf masterpiece, the 18 hole course was designed by Robert Trent Jones II as a unique tribute to the historic links of Scotland and Ireland. With Puget Sound providing a serene backdrop to Chambers Bay, this breathtaking layout winds through a stunning coastal setting, among windswept dunes, native fescue grasses with breathtaking views of the snow-capped Olympic Mountains.

Fort Lewis Golf Course is also a must experience 27 hole course located just 15 minutes from the ferry dock. Fort Lewis is open to the public and very well manicured with challenging terrain. The greens are truly like two inch pile carpet. Green fees and carts are provided at a value.

Off island day trips can include: Mt Rainier and Olympic National Parks, Crystal Mountain, Snoqualami, and White Pass Ski Areas, Mt St. Helens Volcanic Monument, Seattle shopping, dining, theater and culture, Olympia State Capitol, Wild Waves Water Park, Several Large Casino’s, Experience Music Project, Dale Chahuly’s Museum of Glass, LeMay Car Museum, Olympia’s Percival Landing Farmer’s Market, restaurants and shops, Seattle Art Museum, Historic Gig Harbor, Boeing Museum of Flight, Wooden Boat Center, US Naval Destroyer Turner Joy, Point Defiance Park and Zoo, Fort Steilacoom, Olympic Rainforest, and Pacific Beaches.

Optional catering and provisioning available through the manager.

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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/22/2016

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be 25 or older. Proof of age required at check in....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Outside Smoking Only...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

  • Other (See Description)


  • Master Bedroom, Level 3: 1 queen

    Appointed w/ Pine Furniture and Log Frame Bed, Treetop View...moreless

  • Cowboy Bed Room, Level 2: 1 queen

    Cowboy Room, Decorated with Western Theme...moreless

  • Family Bed Room: Level 3: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Great for a Family or to designate for boys or girls room...moreless

  • Family Bedroom: Level 2: 2 twin/ single

    Great for a family or to designate for a boys or girls room...moreless

  • Huckleberry Suite Bedroom, Level 1: 1 queen

    Offered Separately or with the Whole House...moreless

  • All 5 bedrooms have Queen size Beds Two of the 5 bedrooms also have 1 set of bunk beds. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Main Level Bathroom, Level 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    This bathroom serves the main floor and two bedrooms...moreless

  • Top Level Bathroom, Level 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    This bathroom serves the two bedrooms on Level 3...moreless

  • Huckelberry Suite Bathroom, Level 1 : toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    This bathroom serves Level 1 ...moreless

  • Three full bathrooms. One is located on each of three levels.

Other Amenities

  • Tree House View. The great room is on the second floor with deck projecting over a forested bluff which creates the sensation of being in a tree house The house can be split into two units where the upper two floors have four bedrooms great room full kitchen two full baths private entrance. The ground floor is a suite with private entrance private bedroom living room microwave, small refrigerator, dinner table, utensils, satellite TV w/ HBO, VCR DVD. The unit adjoins the upper two floors by a locked door if necessary. Parties can rent the one bedroom suite or the upper two floors together or the entire house....moreless


  • Books:

    A bookcase 'book exchange ' is located on level 3. Bring your old book and trade for new ones....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Games for all ages under the kitchen bar area....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    The TV in the great room offers DISH HBO plus 250 channels . Excludes local channels....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    10 Plus. The dining table seats 6 and can accommodate up to 8. An adjacent counter top can accommodate up to 4. A picnic table on the deck can accommodate up to 4. TV trays 2...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Washer and Dryer offered in separate laundry room Jan 2015 if renting the whole house....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Outdoor Fire Pit: Roast Hot Dogs and samors over a fire surrounded by mature douglas fir and madrona trees when available....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    The great room has an ornate gas stove with glass front and visible flame. The stove does a good job of heating level 1&2....moreless

  • Heating:

    Gas Stove and Electric Wall Heaters...moreless

  • Internet:

    Not included, however Verizon and ATT data signal is available. The Island Store and coffee shop both have free internet....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    We provide fresh: Sheets, Pillow & Cases, Spread, Blankets, Towels, Washcloth & Kitchen Towels. Bring beach towels...moreless

  • Living Room:

    There are two living rooms one on level 1 serving the Huckelberry Suite and a second is a Great Room (includes Kitchen/Dining) located on level 2. A third overlook and office are located on level...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Plenty of off street parking for 6-8 vehicles...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    for indoor use only. Bring beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Catering Available:

    Contact Barbara Lake at the Island General Store and Restaurant....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    If you rent the entire house, there is an additional coffee maker in the Huckleberry Suite...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Large selection of utensils, pots, pans, skillets, serving platters, china, glasses, and wine glasses. We are gourmet cooks and use the facility to entertain quite often. Blender and waffle maker....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Main Floor: Large Kitchen on main floor contains, sink, microwave, Jenn-Air, and refirgerator Ground Floor: Kitchenett with Mircowave, Sink, Toaster and Mini Refrigerator...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:


  • Refrigerator:

    there is a second small refrigerator in the Huckleberry Suite...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Toaster and Toaster Oven...moreless


  • Balcony
  • Boat:

    During the summer As our guest you may use the paddle boats on Lake Josephine located at the Rivera Clubhouse. Provide a list of guests at least two to three weeks in advanc...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Provide a list of players at least two- three weeks in advance, and you can be our guest at Rivera Community Club 9 Hole Golf Course located approximately 1 mile away. (Bring Your Own Gear)...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane Grill located on the deck off the kitchen / great room...moreless

  • Tennis:

    As our guest you may use the two Rivera Community Tennis Courts located two blocks away in the park. (Bring Your Own Gear)...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Great Opportunites: Bring your own gear and choose from two freshwater lakes or endless saltwater options on South Puget Sound. ...moreless



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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $125 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9.9%


Quiet Season Excludes: Thanksgiving Week and Dec 20 - Jan 1. Specials exclude holidays.

Chalet (4 BR & 2 BA) $225.00/Night with a 2 night minimum.

Huckleberry Suite (1BR & 1BA) rented separately $100.00/Night with a 2 night minimum.

Rates quoted exclude event like the US Open at Chambers Creek June 2015

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  • A

    Tennis Court & Childrens Play Ground View on map

    Lake Josephine Private Park: with Tennis Courts, Childrens Play Structure, Canoe Launch, Sail Board Launch, Fishing, Non Motorized "Quiet Lake"Lake

  • B

    Park, Picnic, BBQ, Swim View on map

    Boat Ramp for water ski and fishing Fee Paid Seperately Water Ski Park w/ Swimming, Picnic Area

  • C

    Old Swimming Hole View on map

    Old Swimming Hole is a County Prak with docks, sand beach, south exposure, toddler swimming, roped off swimming, volleyball, this is a very fun place for the family on a hot summer afternoon, the dogbone lake is ideal for competiton skiing, very low boating pressure mid week

  • D

    Commercial Center View on map

    The Old General Store: The center of island live, go up and hang out, the store is very well stocked, fresh produce, fruit, meat counter, deli meats, wine, beer, milk, bread, soft drinks, fishing gear, gas, propane, hardware, electrical, plumbing, Coffe Shop / Bistro: Great gourmet coffee, breakfast, lunch, Dinner, Live Music many weekends, Great place to hang out for all ages

  • E

    Saltwater Park & Marina View on map

    As our guest you will have use of the park, BBQ Pavillion, marina, fishing pi/crabbing pier, and beach access. A small fee is charged for the salt water boat ramp and mooring if desired. Fantastic of South Pudget Sound, wildlife and Mount Ranier Nationa Park

  • F

    Riveria Restaurant & Pub View on map

    You are invited as our guest to dine at the Lake Side Restaurnat, which features breakfast, lunch and dinner either on the deck over Lake Josephine with a spectacular view of Mr. Ranier or indoor seating in the Firesied Dining Room. The Pub offers beer and wine in a quiet setting. Special events are available which include live music, dancing, excercise, games, cards etc. Everyone must check out the Restaurant

  • G

    Pduget Sound View on map

    The renound Puget Sound, saltwater inland fiord, wonderful water sports such as wind surfing, sailing, boating, fishing, dungeness crab, claming, wildlife. This is a very pristine area with spectaculare views of Mt. Ranier Nationl Park, Olympic National Park, Night Lights, World Famous Narrows Bridge "a sister of the Golden Gate Bridge", Chambers Creek Golf

  • H

    Golf Course View on map

    Be our guest at the Rivera Private Golf Course, a nine hole executive golf course, pracitce green, chipping green. Chambers Creek Golf Course: Chambers Creek is a links style golf, by the Bandon Dounes Designer, Future location of national events. Open to the Public Fort Lewis Golf Course: A hidden gem 27 holes of beautifuly maintained grounds, world class golfing at a value. Few people realize this course is open to the public.

1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Riviera Club House On Island
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Anderson Island Ferry To Mainland
10 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Station Tacoma & Lacey Washington
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 5
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Rivera Country Club Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Florence (Freshwater) & Marina (Saltwater)

Car: Necessary

Wildlife viewing at Nisqualie National Wildlife Refuge, Bird Watching, Two hour + drive to Mount Ranier National Park, Two Hour+ drive to Olympic National Park, 30 minute drive to Nisquallie National Wildlife Area,.One hour drive to Gig Harbor, Two Hour drive to Crystal Mountain Ski Area, Two Hour Drive to White Pass Ski Area, One Hour Drive to Downtown Seattle Shopping Theater Activities, 30 minute drive to Dale Chahuly Glass Musuems, 45 minute drive to Wild Waves Water Park, Several large Casinos within one hour drive, Chambers Creek Golf Course 15 minute drive, Fort Lewis Golf Course 15 minute drive, A 20 minute ferry ride is not included in the drive time for off island activities.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1996

About: Paddi and I had Madrona Point built in 1996 using a local custom builder. I am a Landscape Architect, and Paddi managed our Architectural Design Firm. Designing and supervising the construction of the home was an absolute delight. I put a lot of effort into siting the house to maximize the view and preserving trees and native vegetation. Every tree was mapped and considered in the plan. The landscape is 100% natural vegetation with only gravel parking. The deck railing consists of high tension aircraft cable which allows a full view out while seated in the great room. The inspiration for the interior is an Eddie Bauer style lodge in the north woods. The interior is finished with exposed beams, natural knotty pine molding, classic wood furnishings, log furniture in the master, and lot of windows which allow light to flood in. The home is build on three floors which provides stunning tree house views from the great room and third floor landing. The attention to sustainable design has rewarded us in many ways; we always see deer in the yard, raccons, numerous bird species off the deck. The prow of the house is almost entirely glass and oriented sout and is bathed in sun all day. Boating is our absolut passion in life and we keep our 42' boat on the island. We are on the boat most of the spring, summer and fall and use the house primarrily in the winter.

Why Anderson Island, WA, USA:
We looked at several locations to build around the Pacific Northwest, and the minute we stepped off the ferry we knew the Island was for us. It was like stepping back in time to a place where kids play in the park, and families have fun together. We wanted a vacation home to share with our two girls, invite friends and extended family. We wanted to have numerous activities close by. Our house is just two blocks from the private tennis courts, play ground, boat launch, swimming, and family fun. We are only 5 minutes to the Riveria Club House with restaurant, pub, golf, paddle boats, and social events. There is plenty of grass 2 lakes,and recreation space at Interlachen Park two blocks away. There are plenty of oportunities to join in on a pick up softball game at the school, beach volley ball, and boating.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Our vacation home has been used for reunions of friends and families, wedding accommodations, and church retreats. We are uniquely located for great golf vacations. Riviera Community Club has a great little 9 hole executive to warm up on. Then you can easily take in 18 holes at the nationally recognized Chambers Creek golf course only 15 minutes from the ferry dock. Third, my personal favorite is to take in 27 holes at Fort Lewis Golf Course. With greens like 2' pile carpet, Fort Lewis is actually open to the public at a very low price. This is a well kept secret. Use our home as a base camp for many regional day trip activities which include: Mt. Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park, Olympic Mountain Range, Ho Rainforest, Pudget Sound, Seattle Shopping and Culture, Jimi Hendrix Musem, Center for Wooden Boats, Dale Chahuly Glass Museum,, LeMay, Car Musem, Tacoma Dome Events, Seattle Seahawks & Mariners, Wild Waves Water Park, Great Wolf Indoor Water Park, Wineries, Fine Dining, Olympia Percival Landing Waterfront, Alaska Way Seattle, Chandlers Cove, Seattle Waterfront, take an all day drive to Ocean Shores on the Pacific Ocean, Several very large Casinos are located within an hour drive, We enjoy great crabbing, clamming and salmon fishing right off the island. There are three great ski areas, Crystal Mountain, White Pass, and Snoqualami Pass, located about two hours away. White Pass runs their lift year round where you, the kids and the dog can ride up, enjoy the view and hike down in the summer.

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Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/22/2016

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  • Madrona Point Tree House

    Madrona Point Tree House

  • Dining and Front Deck

    Dining and Front Deck

  • Great Room Second Level

    Great Room Second Level

  • Main Kitchen

    Main Kitchen

  • Huckleberry Living Room

    Huckleberry Living Room Kitchenet

  • Huckleberry Suite
Bedroom Queen

    Huckleberry Suite Bedroom Queen

  • Office


  • Virginia V Excursion Ferry
Olympia - Seattle

    Virginia V Excursion Ferry Olympia - Seattle

  • Anderson Island Ferry Dock and Public Beach & Kayak Launch

    Anderson Island Ferry Dock and Public Beach & Kayak Launch

  • Great Room & Wall of Glass

    Great Room & Wall of Glass

  • Great Room Second Level

    Great Room Second Level

  • Great Room Dining Area

    Great Room Dining Area

  • Huckleberry Living Room
Kids Living Room / Meeting Room

    Huckleberry Living Room Kids Living Room / Meeting Room

  • Master Bedroom Uper Level

    Master Bedroom Uper Level

  • Family Room
Queen & Twin Bunk Beds
2 Bedrooms Have This Layout

    Family Room Queen & Twin Bunk Beds 2 Bedrooms Have This Layout

  • Chambers Creek Golf Course Home of the US Open 2015 
15 Minutes From Ferry Dock

    Chambers Creek Golf Course Home of the US Open 2015 15 Minutes From Ferry Dock

  • Crab Boil On The Oro Bay Dock
7-8" Dungeness Crabs Best Crabbing In South Sound

    Crab Boil On The Oro Bay Dock 7-8" Dungeness Crabs Best Crabbing In South Sound

  • Boat Leaving Riviera Marina, Mt. Ranier in the background

    Boat Leaving Riviera Marina, Mt. Ranier in the background

  • Island Store, Well Stocked Store, Meats, Deli, Videos, Produce, Hardware & Beer

    Island Store, Well Stocked Store, Meats, Deli, Videos, Produce, Hardware & Beer

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