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Quaint & Rustic Beachfront Cottage - sunsets and tranquility!

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom cabin with calm sound and sunset views

Welcome to tranquility! Step back in time on Anderson Island, virtually unchanged in the past several decades.

Watch brilliant sunsets and eagles soar over the calm waters of south puget sound, which are perfect for kayaking (available for rent on the island), standup paddle boarding, and even swimming during the hot summer months. Wake up to orcas, porpoises, seals and otters splashing in the sound, and deer walking the beach.

The company that owns this site has recently changed its structure and is now requiring online booking and charging more to customers - please contact me directly to book.

If you enjoy the simple beauty of nature, glorious sunsets, collecting sea shells and finishing the day with s'mores by the fire, this is the place for you.

Our rustic cabin, which has been used by our family for generations, is not luxurious, but it is cozy, comfy, and boasts beautiful views of the sound and is surrounded by an enormous lawn, perfect for family activities (and tent camping). There are two bedrooms: the master with a queen bed and full bathroom with shower. The second bedroom has twin beds, which can be pushed together to create a king. There is a second full bathroom with tub. The cozy living room with breathtaking views of sound has a gas fireplace and pullout queen sofa. The kitchen has all the essentials for cooking, a breakfast bar, table/chairs, and the outdoor fire pit is perfect for roasting s'mores. There is a gas bbq out on the deck, along with picnic table and umbrella.

More Details

Property Manager
Jed Smithson & Andrea Blanken
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2017

About Jed Smithson & Andrea Blanken

Our grandparents purchased this property in the 70's and now four generations have enjoyed this special waterfront cabin. We've only just started renting it out so that others may enjoy it too.

Jed Smithson & Andrea Blanken purchased this cabin in 1976

What makes this cabin unique

sunsets and tranquility


Pierce County Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Washer/dryer in bathroom; skylight
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Bunk beds with full bottom/twin top; plus additional twin
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Please inquire about tent camping on lawn


5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Quaint & Rustic Beachfront Cottage - sunsets and tranquility!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Excellant choice

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful setting reminded me of summers at Holly Beach on Hoods Canal. Lots of wildlife and beautiful sunsets. Comfortable cabin with everything but clothes and food. Ample firewood and shooting stars. Prompt deposit refund. Owners are easy to work with.

We will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nancy for taking care of our family cabin as if it were your own - so glad you enjoyed the sunsets, we welcome you back anytime. :)
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Top Shelf Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My wife & our 2 daughters (ages 11 and 6) and 2 dogs stayed here for a week ... The views & beach exploring each day were amazing. Family hike at Anderson Island park, swimming at the Anderson Island watering hole/lake, kayaking from Anderson Island over to Eagle Island (up close seal watching), daily ice cream treat at the island General Store, and nightly family BBQ and camp fire (including s'mores) back at the cabin ... Easily one of the best family vacations we've ever had. Special note ... The BBQ/Grill = The BEST grill I've had the pleasure of using at a rental (i.e. clean, easy to light up and shut down, great cooking performance).

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sooooooooo Perfect :)

  • 5 of 5

From the Private Drive going down to this Charming Cottage we knew we had made a good choice. Walking through the front door we felt the presence of a Loved home with many cherished memories and the true sense of being. We awoke to playful seals and the occasional soaring eagle. We later went for a light row along the shoreline and the watchful seals. We could explore great distances on foot of beach with no worries of encroachment on others private property. After the adventures we'd come back to a fully equipped kitchen which made it nice to make meals and not worry if we had packed the salt and pepper :) Even the medicine cabinets were stocked with the basics. A fun lawn game was also furnished.

The unobstructed, 180 degree view at night of the mainlands twinkling lights from afar were spectacular. And to have a little fire right next to us was just so perfect. I guess mainly overall this property just made us feel warm and right at home but away from it all. I say us...meaning my fiancee, mom and our four legged companion. But would suggest it to All if you just want a little Peace.

We can't wait to go back...Thank you to the responsive owners for offering this little peace of Heaven.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful perfection!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing this amazing getaway cabin with us! Exceeded our expectations in every way. The house- just right for a family of 4- was clean, comfortable, equipped with everything we needed, and so homey. Our whole family (mom, dad, kids 7 & 15) could not believe how beautiful this place was. Glorious beach, clear water, colorful stones, salty air! Our youngest even wrote a poem about it. We came home feeling like we had spent a week in the Mediterranean. The owners have done a fabulous job with the house (and are responsive and helpful, too), and the amazing beachfront setting does the rest! We miss it already!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional Property

  • 5 of 5

Part of me wants to give this 1 star so We can keep this gem of a cabin our little secret. Everything about this cabin was perfect and as advertised. The kitchen was well appointed and the bedrooms were super comfortable. The views from the living room and deck are amazing. We enjoyed the easy access to the beach and show the harbor seals put on for us each day. At one point we counted 4 harbor seals playing about 100 yards off shore. I could go on and on about the wonderful time we had at the cabin. Just know if you are considering renting this cabin you simply will have the most relaxing and wonderful time possible. I also wanted to mention that the owners were so friendly and pleasant to deal with. Very refreshing indeed!

We will indeed return many many times.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Seatac Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Riviera Country Club
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Steilacoom Ferry
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Chambers Bay
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Riviera Country Club
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

Anderson Island is a small rural island - just under 8 square miles - located in the calm waters of South Puget Sound. The island has two fresh water lakes - Lake Florence featuring the Ol' Swimming Hole picnic and swimming area. The Riviera Country Club has the island's only restaurant and bar - Lakeshore - on Lake Josephine. Arrive by a beautiful 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom, taking in majestic Mt. Rainier.


Rates & Availability

Pierce County Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Cleaning fee $60
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 7.9%

There is no garbage service so we ask that you pack out what you pack in. Any garbage/recycling left will incur a $100 fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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