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Family Fun & Beachcombing! Quiet Beach House on Pilings Over Beach & Puget Sound

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Beach house over the water. Nothing like it!


Last updated: 04/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Fantastic Beach house, Great beachcombing, Great Views of Olympic Mountains

Don’t look at the beach from a distance! Be on the beach the whole time you stay at our Anderson Island Vacation home! Enjoy the saltwater view of South Puget Sound as well as the magnificent sunsets over the Olympic Mountains from this historic, over the water home that is fully appointed with a full kitchen, washer and dryer, as well as sleeping accommodations for 4 adults and 4 kids. Our expansive deck allows you to have that early morning breakfast in the warm sun or evening dinners watching boats and sunsets over the Olympic Mountains. Eagle Island is framed in the large floor to ceiling picture windows of the living room appointed with leather couch and chair as well as a pellet stove for those cooler days. It’s fun to just sit and watch all the different sailboats, yachts, tugs pulling log booms or pushing barges, or an occasional coast guard cutter going by. This home, known by the locals as “Johnson's Landing “ was once a place where old steam ships restocked with wood and groceries on their trips from Olympia to points north in the Puget Sound and the Pacific. It is built on the pilings over the water and has been completely remodeled. There is not another home like this on the whole island or in all of the Northwest. The local Anderson Island General Store is about 5 minutes away with gas and groceries as well as a nice coffee shop right next door. The island has massage practitioners, and caterers. On island there is a beautifully manicured 9-hole golf course, a restaurant, and a museum/gift shop. There are hiking trails at various parks as well as a public swimming area on a fresh water lake. This Island is so quiet that you can walk or ride bikes down the roads and rarely see a car. Bring your kayaks (or rent them on the island at Anderson Island Kayaks), walk down 5 steps from our deck, and you are on the water paddling in one of Puget Sound’s most scenic waterways. Watch and listen to the resident seals just off Eagle Island, and if you are lucky you will see Orca Killer Whales, dolphins, or other kinds of whales come to the surface. Eagles and sea birds are abundant and clamming is also possible. So take the ferry out to Anderson Island and see why this is one of the Northwest’s best kept secrets.

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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/17/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Please communicate information about your pet prior to making a reservation. This can be done at the time of inquiry or during the reservation process. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Alternative Lifestyle

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Bedroom 3: 2 child bed

    These beds are cot sized mattresses, about 34" in width. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 child bed

    These beds are cot sized mattresses, about 34" in width. ...moreless

  • The configuration is ideal for 4 adults and 4 children. There is a bedroom downstairs with a king sized bed. Upstairs are 3 loft rooms. One room has a double sized memory foam mattress. The other 2 rooms are also loft rooms, each has 2 cot sized mattress. The house is not set up to sleep 8 adults. If your needs are different from the above, please contact the owner, Sheryl. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • This place is perfect and ideal for a maximum of 4 adults and 4 children...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Several CDs are available.....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    The basic cable channels are provided....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Several video and DVDs are available....moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    You are on the beach...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    This beach house is on pilings over the beach. Just walk down 5 steps and you are beachcombing!...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Nice view of Olympic MTNs...moreless

  • Water View:

    On pilings on the water...moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Room for 2 cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Pellet Stove...moreless


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Oven/Range, Mixer, Blender, electric grill, ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Large wrap around deck with great view and two dining/picnic tables for outside dining....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Bring your own...there may be rentals available, please ask at the time as this service can change....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.6
from 16 traveler reviews
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300


Pet Deposit $100. Ideal maximum number of guests, 4 adults and 4 children. Ask about other options.

For the Chambers Bay Golf week(only) $500 reservation deposit required.

Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking

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Last updated: 04/17/2017
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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sea Tac International
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Steilacoom/ anderson Island Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Anderson Island, WA, USA
Nearest Beach
On the Beach

Car: Necessary

Our Anderson Island property is on pilings over the beach that depending on the tide is either over the saltwater or over the beach. Eagle Island is a state park located 150 yards out in the water directly offshore where you can see lots of seals, seabirds, and Eagles and if you are lucky you might see whales or dolphins.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1970

About: After we moved to the Northwest known for it's fantastically protected salt water cruising grounds we bought a sailboat to explore with. We cruised all around the Puget sound from Olympia to Vancouver Island. This is a great place for boating! With jobs and family however we finally sold the boat but still wanted to be near the water. After a long search we found it. It was a historic property that used to have a dock whereby old steamships would resupply with wood and groceries on their way back and forth in the Puget sound. We hired an architect to remodel it but kept the old building inside it's walls. The locals still know it as 'the old Johnsons Landing'. We now could stay on the water but didn't have to worry about anchoring or storms or having enough room for friends. Peacefull, Quiet, and what a view!

Why Anderson Island, WA, USA:
This allowed us to have all the kids friends and families come visit.Our family could enjoy all the Puget Sound had to offer and share it too. Our kids could go boating,swimming, fishing, sailing, diving and we even water skiied. We could have parties or just kick back and watch the beautiful sunsets over the Olympic Mountains and it was just a short ferry ride away from Tacoma, Seattle, or Olympia. Anderson Island is a quiet Island that still has the charm of older days where people still wave when you drive, bike or walk by.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
If I haven't already stated this enough, having a place that is so close to the water opens up so many opportunities that you can't help but have a nice relaxed vacation for you and your family!

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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/17/2017

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  • Beach house over the water. Nothing like it!

    Beach house over the water. Nothing like it!

  • Breakfast on the east side of the deck in the warm sun

    Breakfast on the east side of the deck in the warm sun

  • Big Windows overlooking Eagle Island State Park

    Big Windows overlooking Eagle Island State Park

  • Watching all the different kinds of boats go by

    Watching all the different kinds of boats go by

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Upstairs Double

    Upstairs Double

  • One of the kid's rooms upstairs

    One of the kid's rooms upstairs

  • Evening sunsets over the Olympic Mountains

    Evening sunsets over the Olympic Mountains

  • Watching sunsets from the couch in the living room window

    Watching sunsets from the couch in the living room window

  • Let's go kayaking!

    Let's go kayaking!

  • Comfy Living Room with pellet stove

    Comfy Living Room with pellet stove

  • Kitchen


  • Bathroom


  • Laundry


  • Nice View of the Olympic Mountains

    Nice View of the Olympic Mountains

VRBO #420766

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017

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