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Rent a Moment in History at Fern Cove Nature Preserve's Belle Baldwin House

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Bungalow
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Rent a moment In history at Vashon Park District's Belle Baldwin House at Fern Cove, home of Washington State's first female physician.

Named a State Historic Landmark, the Belle Baldwin house may be the only known intact example of the residential work of Harlan Thomas, a renowned architect whose buildings are distinguished Seattle landmarks.

Vashon Park District’s ‘green’ restoration process has returned the house to its 1912 glory, creating a relaxing, natural environment that honors the park and the past. Located on 750 feet of pristine Puget Sound beach, it doesn't get any better than this.

The house is located in Vashon Park District’s Fern Cove Park. The park is open to the public during the day for walk-in, passive uses, such as beach walks and bird watching.

The home was fully refurbished in 2008 to provide weekly rentals to the public. It features a large living - dining room with the original paned windows facing the shore and Baldwin creek. The three bedrooms (two queens/two twin), one bath house is comfortable for a group of six (there is also a roll-a-way available) and we provide all household items to assure a comfortable stay. There is a gas fireplace and nap friendly leather couch.


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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 08/24/2016

Property Type

  • Bungalow
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    ...moreless

  • Includes a beautiful claw-foot tub and separate glass shower.

Other Amenities

  • We also provide a large picnic table and a glass patio table with umbrella that seats six....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Feel free to take a book or leave a book!...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Small television in back bedroom. TV has Netflix app, allowing guests to use their own account....moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Guests have access to washer and dryer in basement. Keep in mind that the house is over 100 years old and the basement is not a finished basement....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    WiFi in house....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, blankets, quilts and pillows and bath linens ...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Carport for guest parking...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Guests have access to washer and dryer in basement. Keep in mind that the house is over 100 years old and the basement is not a finished basement....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    coffeemaker and filters ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Blender, bagel toaster Tea kettle; Corkscrew and wine glasses Knives and cutting boards Electric hand mixer. Assorted pots and pans Cuisinart ...moreless

  • Dishwasher

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lovely low bank lawn on Puget Sound, adjacent to Fern Cove Nature Preserve, with two streams: Baldwin creek and Shinglemill creek....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill and medium sized charcoal Weber grill....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2016 Peak Season
Jun 30 - Sep 5, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,755
2017 Peak Season
May 26 - Sep 3, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,755

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$181
$1,200

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 8.6%

Notes:

Refunds for cancellations made less than 30 days prior to arrival ONLY if we can re-book your rental. All cancellations are subject to a $25 administrative fee.

*Please note that we reserve the right to hold your credit card information for up to two days after check-out for damage security to Vashon Park District property.


Manager's cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 08/24/2016
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Location

6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Hardware Store
3.6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Vashon Ferry Terminal
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Vashon Country Club
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Hardware Store
Vashon Island, WA, USA
Nearest Beach
Fern Cove

Car: Recommended

 

Manager info

About: The Belle Baldwin House at Fern Cove is owned by Vashon Park District and maintained as a vacation rental to help preserve its historical significance.

Why Vashon Island, WA, USA:
This property is a world (and 30 minutes) away from the Emerald City of Seattle. Relax on the beach. Read a book. Kayak. Bird. Babble with the brook. Fern Cove is a pocket gem on Vashon Island.

The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
If you like cozy, this is the house for you. It has fine wood throughout and a modern gas fireplace and comfy chairs and overstuffed leather couch.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 08/24/2016

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Photos

  • Welcome!

    Welcome!

  • Bridge over creek leading to house

    Bridge over creek leading to house

  • Two creeks, the Shinglemill and Baldwin, empty into Colvos Passage at Fern Cove

    Two creeks, the Shinglemill and Baldwin, empty into Colvos Passage at Fern Cove

  • Master bedroom, water view

    Master bedroom, water view

  • Queen bed with forest view

    Queen bed with forest view

  • Bridge over Baldwin creek

    Bridge over Baldwin creek

  • Picnic and dining tables by water's edge.

    Picnic and dining tables by water's edge.

  • Breakfast by the Sound.

    Breakfast by the Sound.

  • Low tide

    Low tide

  • Middle bedroom with twin beds

    Middle bedroom with twin beds

  • Pocket park

    Pocket park

  • Wish you were here.

    Wish you were here.

  • Low Tide Lawn.  If you have a kayak, Belle  Baldwin is an easy launch point.

    Low Tide Lawn. If you have a kayak, Belle Baldwin is an easy launch point.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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