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Quartermaster Waterfront Beachhouse

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bd, 2 bath Inner Harbor, sleeps 10

Located on the prime Quartermaster Inner Harbor, overlooking the Yacht Club, with the best views on the Island.

Our beachhouse, with huge deck and Greatroom layout, is perfectly suited for summer enjoyment and relaxation. There are four bedrooms (three with king/queen beds and one with bunkbeds), two baths and a rec room downstairs with a ping pong table.

An open-concept kitchen, spacious and with views from every window, allows for lots of group cooking and entertaining.

Dining table accomodates 10 for dinner. The piano in the room ensures everyone is entertained!

In Winter, watch dramatic storms roll in over the harbor while staying cozy and warm with our brand new top line fireplace insert, which heats the entire main floor. It's also the best time of year to enjoy the hot tub! A new high-BTU gas stove and oven makes large holiday meal prep easy.

The massive deck is the best of the house. Watch the boats parade to and from the Quartermaster Yacht Club, as well as the Marina, all day long. Surrounded by towering 200' trees, eagles and cormorants are amazing to watch. Very private, you cannot see neighbors and have your own private beach, dock and walkway. A gas grill is provided for your use.

A state-of-the-art eight (8!) person Hot Springs Hot tub overlooks the harbor as well. Using silver-ion technology, it relies on minimum chlorine, for those with sensitivites. It features a color-lightshow option for evening fun.

The Inner Harbor is calm and full of areas to explore. Two marinas, a Kayak Center, boat launch and park are all nearby. We offer a rowboat and two stand-up paddle boards, as well as all sizes of life vests. Seals, herons, cormorants and a huge variety of crabs and clams are all there to observe and enjoy.

Vashon is rural country, but you can walk to the best General Store left in the county, Harbor Mercantile (The Burton Store), a gorgeous 10 minutes walk. The Burton Coffee Stand is across the street. The Burton Loop, with it's renowned Kayaking Center, parks and summer camp, are also a walk away. You can flag-stop Metro buses at the front gate of the house, for a ride into Vashon, the ferry, Seattle or Tacoma. If you're driving, there is room for 4 cars.

The Fourth of July Vashon Fireworks display, which rivals Seattle's, is shot from a barge anchored in the inner harbor, directly in front of our deck. Definitely the best place for the 4th.

In July and August, Blackberries rule the island, and the sweetest and fattest come from this part of the island, everywhere you look. Recipes for ice cream, preserves, pie and sauces are in the cupboard. The sweet fragrance permeates the island!

In Winter, watch dramatic storms roll in over the harbor while staying cozy and warm with our brand new top line fireplace insert, which heats the entire main floor. It's also the best time of year to enjoy the hot tub!

More Details

Suzanne Anderson
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Suzanne Anderson

Bill and Suzanne Anderson have enjoyed every summer here with their three kids. They joke it's the easiest weight-loss there is, to come to the Island and have 10 lbs lifted off your shoulders!

Suzanne Anderson purchased this house in 1997

Why Suzanne Anderson chose Vashon Island

It's the Inner Harbor! The Yacht Club is wonderful to watch, the animal sea life is amazing, and kids can row everywhere. Our heritage trees keep our deck private, and we're a walk from Burton and its charms. And the house is the perfect height from the beach: Low enough to get to easily, but high enough for a killer view.

What makes this house unique

The only private dock allowed in the Inner Harbor because it's grandfathered in. Motorcraft under 40' can load/offload guests right at the dock. Or folks can use our rowboat. Or bring their canoes or kayaks!

On July 4th, the island comes to our doorstep. The fireworks are shot from a barge moored in front of our deck. Fire up the BBQ and jump in the hot tub, it's the best place in town.


Vashon Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shared bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The queen futon in the rec room can accommodate 2 sleepers
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Quartermaster Waterfront Beachhouse
average rating of 4.783784 based on 37 reviews

Wonderful Vacation in Seattle

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation in Seattle and loved staying at this rental on Vashon Island. After a fun filled day in the city it was so nice to take the ferry back to this paradise on the bay. The place is as beautiful as the photos suggest. The owners have done a great job updating the main living area and making the place so comfortable with a great hot tub, fabulous deck with a gas grill and lots of flowers and outdoor seating.

The kitchen is well equipped with most anything one might need. Suzanne the owner was very accommodating and we appreciated the special touch of fresh cut flowers, bottle of wine and fresh tomatoes from the garden.

It is an older home and there is no air conditioning but the breeze coming off the bay helped when the temps got into the high 80s.

There is a great grocery store (Thrifty) just 2 miles away that has everything you might need. Be sure to stop at the coffee shop a mile away for wonderful coffee and goodies and enjoy wine tasting at Vashon winery.

I would highly recommend this rental for anyone wanting an escape from the city and a fabulous view. It was by far one of our family vacation favorites.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Beach House

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent three days at the beach house with my girlfriends for a birthday celebration. The home was perfect! It was comfortable, clean, and most important, an incredible view! The location was great for the Seattle and Tacoma friends. We will stay there every time we visit Vashon. Suzanne the owner made the planning of the celebration easy and fun. Loved working with her.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This home was a perfect getaway for our family's extended Thanksgiving Holiday vacation.

The home is warm and inviting, and has a perfect layout to accommodate many. The space and views, indoor and out, were vacation like in of and unto themselves. You can easily spend long lazy days at the home and feel like you are world's away from your normal hustle and bustle life.

The home is also in a good location on the island providing a perfect balance of seclusion and beauty with convenience and access to everything. Downtown is a very short drive, and access to the local and quaint community of Burton was a welcomed add. Morning walks to the Burton coffee stand are recommended as well as hikes in the Burton Forest nearby.

The kitchen is also well laid out to provide a great gathering / conversation space for morning coffee, or afternoon drinks and hors d'ouerves......

The homeowners are very gracious and attentive and their pride of ownership in this home shows..... Highly recommended rental!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quartermaster Girls Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our time at this comfortable, roomy home with a spectacular view of the yacht club and harbor. 3 moms and 6 of our adult daughters headed to Vashon for a girls weekend! The house was PERFECT for our event! The listing description was accurate and the owner, Suzanne was a pleasure to work with- timely & available. The property was well maintained, clean and cozy. We happened to be on Vashon for the first snowfall of the year (Nov. 3-5) It was spectacular! I highly recommend this property. We loved walking to Burton, shopping at the Thriftway, thrifting at Granny's, tea at Anu Rana's and having the BEST thai dinner at May Kitchen and Bar. We hope to make it an annual event!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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August, 2017 - Vashon Island's Quartermaster Harbor

  • 5 of 5

We loved the deck, the views, the access to the water. All in all, a very nice property and Suzanne (owner) was always available and responsive. Her art is wonderful and gives the place a wonderful atmosphere. We will return.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vashon Island

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home with a beautiful view!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
17 restaurants on island
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Vashon Harbor
Car: recommended

The houses is located in the protected Inner Harbor, next to the Yacht Club. The sea is calm; seals visit. Watch a parade of boats from the deck, all day during Summer. Walk to the Burton Coffee Stand in the morning and chat up the locals; the Harbor Mercantile General Store has everything you need, including decent wines! The town of Vashon is 7 minutes away by car or bus, which stops at your gate.

Activities include walking and exploring, beachcombing, kayaking (avail. 5 minutes away), shopping the eclectic stores and renowned art galleries, biking, or take the foot ferry directly into downtown Seattle for the day. Come home with your fish and veggies from Pike Market, and grill them on the deck with a chilled glass of wine. Life rarely gets better that that.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Damage Insurance $79

Check-in time: after 4PM
Check-out time: 10AM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.