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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.

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. There are two bedrooms: the master with a queen bed and full bathroom with shower. The second bedroom has bunk beds, with twin on top and full below, as well as a separate twin bed. This room is good as kids room. 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. WE DO NOT ALLOW TENT CAMPING ON THE PROPERTY.

More Details

Property Manager
Jed Smithson & Andrea Blanken
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

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


Washington Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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


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Quaint & Rustic Beachfront Cottage - sunsets and tranquility!
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Spectacular Sunsets

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, peaceful, and charming. This beachfront home is the perfect getaway. The house is nice with a well-stocked kitchen, but the outside is where it is at. With the house sitting just yards off of the Puget Sound beach, we spent most of our time outdoors enjoying the views and the cool breezes coming off the water. We didn't get to see any whales, but there were plenty of seals to keep us entertained. Having the beach and water so close lead to lots of beachcombing and swimming. The sunsets were the best. There was a spectacular sunset every evening we were there. If you are wanting a getaway near the water, this place is for you.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. What a beautiful setting. My kids, aged 9 and 11, kept busy watching the wildlife and swinging on the hammock. We played a little golf and swam at the swimming hole. Can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

Lovely stay at the cabin. All is beautiful and tranquil. Waking up to the view is unmatched.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Wonderful, escape. The location to Tacoma makes it an easy getaway. Beautiful sunsets, quiet area. Property has all that's needed for a getaway, including comfortable Beds.


  • Submitted: May 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

I spent a week at this beachfront cabin over Christmas, the weather was cold but clear and I spent hours exploring the beach. The views were spectacular and I saw so many critters in the water and on the beach. It was serene, the cabin was cozy and had everything I needed. Thank you so much for sharing your home with me and my pups!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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so quiet and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Watched the eclipse from the beach. So quiet and peaceful.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Pet Fee $25
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

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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