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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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 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


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


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(11 traveler reviews)

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Quaint & Rustic Beachfront Cottage - sunsets and tranquility!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very peaceful beach house

  • 5 of 5

Amazing sunsets and a lot of beach for the dogs to run on! A little bit tricky to get on the property; my car was struggled a bit with part of the winding steep driveway when leaving. But otherwise, we had a great time here and would go back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carnation, Washington

Even better than the pictures!!

  • 5 of 5

This quiet cottage on the sea was an amazing, peaceful place. We went for 6 nights, and should have stayed longer.

We were a party of six, 2 grandparents, 2 adults and 2 children. You would think that we would have been tripping all over eachother, but in reality there was so much to do that we were only all in the house at night. Even at night we didn't feel crowded.

The kids (ages 11 and 13) were constantly entertained by the ocean. There were crabs to play with. There were birds, seals, and dolphins to watch. There were endless hours of getting the clams (or mussels, I don't really know) to spit water at them during low tide. There was a hammock to rock and read in. Although there was nothing official to do, the kids were always busy.

As for the adults, we brought our two sit on top kayaks with us. The water was always calm enough to paddle around on. There was a little park that we could paddle to down the beach. It is not a park with play equipment, but rather a little preserve. There were also trails to walk or jog on on the island. And don't forget the back deck. The sunsets were spectacular every night that we were there.

The cottage was rustic and comfortable.The kitchen was well stocked. There were plenty of supplies. The shower in the main bathroom was delightful, with perfect water pressure.

The owners were very easy to work with. They didn't balk at us bringing our Great Dane mix. They were very nice when we messed up and accidentally stayed later than we were supposed to. (Check out time is 11 am :) ) All in all, if they will have us back, we will be going again.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Or

Beautiful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Lovely spot on the Sound. We enjoyed everything about this home. Well stocked, great layout, comfy couches, hammock and peace and quiet for days. Our dogs loved it just as much. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Perfect for a weekend away with friends

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was quiet, well stocked, and cozy. It was perfect for a women's weekend away from Seattle. We had a campfire, a BBQ, walks along the beach, and our dog loved the freedom to swim and roam. The water was calm enough that we paddle boarded just offshore.

Thanks for having sun hats available, they came in handy while having drinks on the deck.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are welcome back any time - so happy you enjoyed!!
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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

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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