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Charming Waterfront Cottage on Treasure Island

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,675 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2/3 Bedroom 2 bathroom Waterfront House, views from every room!

Our waterfront home is a little slice of paradise just waiting for you! The cabin is nestled back from the street providing just enough privacy. The full moon lights up the summer sky, the sun sets over the glistening water while you're barbecuing and the trees sway softly in the wind as the night comes to a close. The fresh salt air will relax you as you watch the eagles, birds, seals and deer along the beach and around the island. This gorgeous setting is perfect for boating, kayaking, beach combing and long walks around the island. On the beach and in the water you will find beautiful pink starfish (low tide), small crab, jellyfish, clams (a must for dinner!) and sand dollars. Watch out, occasional squirts from sand-buried Geoducks might surprise you! A fire pit sits close to the water for evening s'mores and stories highlighting your favorite daytime adventures. Sun umbrellas and chairs fill the deck hanging over the bulkhead. The community dock is a short distance from the property and can be used for fishing or a place to tie up your boat. This serine private island/property is perfect for family vacations, romantic weekends, a place to gather old/new friends or for those of you attending an event at Fair Harbor Marina. French doors lead to an outdoor deck with a table/chairs, gas barbecue and adirondeck chairs. Upstairs on the third level is a bonus room (this is where the kids will want to hang out) with a pull out couch/tv/game table or it can be used as a third bedroom. We have Aero Beds available. Downstairs on the bottom floor are two bedrooms, a full laundry room, a bathroom with a shower and a lower deck off the master bedroom with a wonderful view of the water. There are TV's on all three levels. The backyard has two grassy areas, a fire pit overlooking the beach, a picnic table and lower deck that sits right over the water. The water is a very short walk through the backyard and down some steps. We have lots of available tubes, blow up boats, 3 kayaks, a small white boat with oars/small motor and lots of life jackets that can all be used. We also have a few other kid friendly things (bats, balls, scooters etc..)

Check-in time is 4pm and check-out is 10:00am.

More Details

Darci Russell
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 12, 2017

About Darci Russell

Both my wife and I grew up in the Bellevue/Seattle area with homes or cabins on the water. We knew we had to have a place to get away to and enjoy the beautiful outdoors and Puget Sound. We also wanted to give our children the experience of growing up on the water enjoying the simple pleasures of life. Our greatest joy has been watching them swim, fish, explore sea-life on the beach (for hours!) bike and go kayaking (just to name a few things!). We live in Bellevue with our two children and live just close enough to our cabin to take advantage of a sunny day on the water!

Darci Russell purchased this house in 2000

Why Darci Russell chose Washington State

Our cabin is in a close community of people and the lifestyle is relaxed and friendly. We kayak and boat every chance we get and the kids spend the days on the beach, jumping off the dock, swimming, fishing and starfish hunting. Barbecues after a hot day in the sun are a must! Needless to say, our cabin holds a very special place in our heart and we want to share it with other couples and families.

What makes this house unique

The day we purchased our cabin is a day we will never forget. The sun was shining through the trees and the water was glistening. We'll never forget the smell of the honeysuckle wrapping around the edge of the deck. With a lot of TLC, we made it our little piece of heaven.


Allyn-Grapeview House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1675 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shower in tub, but prefer not to use due to hardwood floors.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Fully updated
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , We have a very comfortable bed and a dresser/TV.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Two twin beds and small armoire for clothes.
  • Great view of the water from both rooms!
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Our cabin is warm and inviting and hopefully it will feel like a home away from home for you and your family. We also have plenty of seating down by the beach- pack your bag and don't worry about anything else- we've got you covered!


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Charming Waterfront Cottage on Treasure Island
average rating of 4.98 based on 50 reviews

Making family memories to last a lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

June 23-26 2017

We love this property!!

In Allyn for a family wedding. Our family of five was so very happy with this property. It truly felt like home. The bedrooms were perfect and comfortable. Our two adult daughters shared the room downstairs and our teenage son liked having the room upstairs all to himself. This home was appointed with everything you might need and we pushed that limit! My sister was mother of the bride and we needed to make some additional "favorite" desserts for the event. This kitchen was perfect for our assembly line. We also hosted dinner one evening for the brides family traveling from long distances and the home was a beautiful setting for pre wedding get togethers, the deck and seating is spacious and we cant say enough about the view. We used the kayaks every single day and walked the island in the mornings. Saw a doe and her fawn in the yard twice! It was peaceful and rejuvenating. I grew up in Gig Harbor and it was nice to be able to share the essence of the Pacific Northwest with my southern californian children. The landscaping was exceptional and we loved the twinkling lights. The kids made s'mores and so many memories. We will definitely come back again and Darci was ALWAYS a pleasure to work with. Thank you to the Russell's for sharing your beautiful home with us.

Luanne Hansen and family

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful quick trip from Seattle to relax with the family

  • 5 of 5

This property was charming and well maintained. Very comfortable accommodations. Especially loved the kitchen with any utensil imaginable at our fingertips and the generous provision of condiments, paper goods, etc included.

Landscaping lovely. Delightful to have use of several kayaks and a row boat. Fire pit near the beach was fab. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best rental ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot describe the beauty of this house and location. The house is so well cared for and it shows. Our family of 4, two teen aged boys had such an enjoyable week playing games and enjoying each others company. The deck was our favorite spot with gorgeous views of the water.

The house was well stocked compared to any other rental we have used. There was plenty of everything and only had to buy our food. The kayaks were used everyday and we were able to see seals. The island is beautiful and the families were very friendly. Consider this rental because it is the best, pictures do not do it justice.

Darci, thank you for sharing your home with us. We had such a great time with our teen boys. This house allowed us such family time to reconnect.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Snoqualmie, WA

Cozy and Welcoming

  • 5 of 5

Our family was looking for a few days away from the hustle and bustle, time to relax and unwind and we found it here! The cottage was cozy and welcoming and it gave us a great place to enjoy the peaceful views, read by the fire and play board games in the upstairs game room. We didn't take advantage of the kayaks as it was a bit chilly over our Spring Break visit, but the location is great for doing so.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Northwest retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about this charming northwest 'cabin'. The space, the setting, and the owners were all delightful!

Having grownup in the NW it was fun to spend time at a cabin so similar to those that we spent many weekends in on the sound. Darci has provided absolutely everything that you could need for a perfect home away from home.

As can happen in the NW sometimes the weather isn't dry and sunny. The weekend we were there was one of those NW rainy days. We were able to have a fire and get cozy which was really nice. Then when the sun broke through we had drinks on the deck and enjoyed the beautiful setting.

Many thanks for a wonderful spot!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Family Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage on Treasure Island was absolutely amazing! So cute and comfortable! We cooked several meals in your kitchen or out on the grill. Totally appreciated everything provided in your kitchen. We had beautiful weather and took advantage of eating many meals out on your patio with the beautiful harbor view! We spent many enjoyable hours out on the water kayaking with the cute harbor seals! Your beds were very comfortable! We had unusually warm weather our week, but didn't miss the air conditioner one bit. With the bedrooms in the walk out basement and a couple fans, we were comfortable every night! Your place was in a great location. We had day trips to Lake Cushman and Gig Harbor. Very easy drive to Bremerton and a ferry to Seattle. We traveled with our two adult sons and everyone loved our vacation! Such great family memories! Thanks so much for sharing your home! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
57 Miles
Sea-Tac International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Lenny K's Waterfront Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Bremerton Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Lakeland Village Golf Course
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Tacoma, WA
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 3
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Dos Margaritas; Lenard K's Boat House, Big Bubbas
Car: necessary

Our cabin is located on a small island in Grapeview, WA, approximately an hour and thirty minutes from Seattle or 45 miles from Tacoma or Olympia. Our property is nestled back from the road for both privacy and convenience. There are grocery/drug stores, restaurants, hardware stores, a drive-in movie theatre and many other small shops located within 7-10 minutes from our property. Silverdale is filled with major shopping stores/mall, theatres, gym and many restaurants located 25 minutes from our property. The main attraction to our property is that it is on the water and you have access to kayaking, beach fires, walks and bike rides around the island, fishing and enjoying family time or quiet romantic time. It is located close to Fair Harbor Marina so there is a wonderful view of sailboats/boats coming in and out of the harbor.


Rates & Availability

Allyn-Grapeview House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Housecleaning $150
Tax Rate 10.4%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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