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Vashon Island Loft & Beach - Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 1
Space 860 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

680 sq. ft., 2-story separate structure on waterfront property with Puget Sound

680 sq. ft., 2-story separate structure on waterfront property, with sweeping Puget Sound and Mt. Rainier views. Beach access (down stairs/trail). The Loft has a queen bed plus a narrower (25' wide) daybed for child or small adult upstairs. Kitchenette, wood stove with wood provided. Barbecue, beach fire pit. Cozy, rural, quiet and comfortable!

The bathroom, eating space, kitchenette and wood stove are on the main floor and the sleeping area is upstairs in the loft. There is space to sleep at the beach in a tent in the summer. You can bring your own blow up mattress to put on the main floor if more sleeping space is desired ($25/person, including children, additional per night after two people). There are stairs to the south facing, Mt. Rainier view beach. Orcas sometimes visit, seals and otter pass by, and there are eagles perched in the trees most the time. The property is fairly remote, quiet and private, and the beach is lovely for walking.

The kitchenette consists of toaster oven, microwave, hot plate, crock pot and small refrigerator. Melita Creek Restaurant at the Vashon Island Golf & Country Club is 6 minutes away. Thai, Chinese, Mexican, French & American restaurants in the town of Vashon, 15 minutes away. Minglement (at the corner of Cemetery Rd. and Vashon Hwy), the Burton Coffee Stand (written up in the NY Times!), and Cafe Luna (1/2 block west of the 4 way stop in town) have espresso, muffins, etc. The Vashon Tea Shop is a delight for tea drinkers and it is located on the east side of Vashon Highway near the Heron's Nest (a venue for local artists).

Firewood provided for the wood stove and there is electric heat as well.

Laundry service available at $10/load. There is currently no laundromat on the island.

There is a barbecue outside and a fire pit at the beach, should the weather permit.

We will be here to greet you or have the door code available for you if we aren't. We have a friendly dog and free range chickens and ducks peck around in the garden and our fluffy, lazy cat lies about the yard surveying his territory.

Rural, peaceful with a spectacular view of Mt.Rainier. Other than our house, there are no visible neighboring houses. We have horses that pasture next door, Point Robinson lighthouse park and a marine park for beautiful hikes and picnics. The hammock is up in the summer and there is a fire pit at the beach.

Vashon is a great place to explore on your bike. The nearest bus is about 3 miles away. The 119 Metro Bus (to Dockton) serves that stop. If you need a ride to/from the bus, let us know in advance and we will likely be able to pick you up there, or bring your bike on the bus and ride another 3 miles or so to the Loft.


Visit the Vashon Chamber of Commerce website for a listing of things to do on the island. There are art , garden, solar, farm tours, Strawberry Festival, wineries, a distillery, bike trails, equestrian events, fishing, hiking trails, beach combing, picturesque Point Robinson Lighthouse tours, Island Center Forest or Dockton Park Trails for mountain biking, horseback riding, hiking or jogging. Kyaks can be rented at Burton Beach, and the water there and at Dockton Park gets warm and is very swimmable in the summer. Horses can be boarded nearby, riding lessons or trail rides can be arranged and riding on the beach is wonderful. If you have your own kyaks that are light weight and easily carried, they can be launched at the beach, although it is quite a distance down to the beach.

Art Lessons (painting, photography, drawing, ceramics), trail rides, massage, facials and day spa services can be arranged - fees vary. There is on site tutoring available for children and science, art and other activities can be arranged for with advance notice.


*Bring a pair of cozy slippers so you can leave your shoes just inside the door.

*There is a small duck pond in the yard and a very large one next door. CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY PARENTS AT ALL TIMES when they are outside, especially those that don't yet swim.

*Smoking outside only.

*Septic system is fragile and VERY difficult to repair, so please don't flush anything that isn't designed to go in the septic tank. No plastic, paper, hair, tampons, pads, diapers, etc. PLEASE. (Damage deposit will be charged in the event a repair is required as a result of something in it that shouldn't be.)

*Pets with $20/day additional charge. The upstairs floors are unfinished plank so they are not good with pet accidents... Dogs can be free at the beach, but need to be leashed for the sake of the ducks, cat, etc. in the yard. Dogs may not be left unattended in the Loft unless crated.

*There is a barbeque available for outdoor cooking if the weather is good, and picnic tables and a fire pit at the beach. Please check with us before having a fire at the beach.

* Our house is 40 feet away, so someone is around most of the time. We are happy to do whatever we can to make your stay comfortable and memorable.

* Check to see if there is a burn ban prior to lighting the wood stove or beach fire. If there is no wind for a few days, a burn ban is sometimes in effect. The fine is $1,000 for violating Puget Sound's Air Quality authority! Yikes!

* By booking your stay with us, you assume all liability, risk and responsibility for any accidents or injuries to yourself or others in your party, regardless of cause, that may occur while you are on our property. You are a guest on the property completely at your own risk and agree to hold property owners harmless for all injuries and accidents that may occur at any time you are on the property. Unmarked hazards, including but not limited to slippery or uneven footing, rugged terrain, primitive stairs, unfenced ponds, water, a tall bulkhead, swings, trampoline, unpredictable animals (horses, dogs, chickens, ducks, etc.), exist. You, upon entering our property, must accept all liability, risk and responsibility for any accidents or injuries that occur to you or others in your party during the entirety of your stay. You agree to hold property owners harmless in the event of an/all injuries or accidents, regardless of cause or 'fault' during your stay.

More Details

Lisa DeFaccio
Member since: 2014
Speaks: french
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Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Lisa DeFaccio

Ceramics Artist, Human Resources Professional, Teacher, Francophile, Traveller, Equestrian...

Lisa DeFaccio purchased this cottage in 1990

Why Lisa DeFaccio chose Vashon Island

Location, location, location for rural peace and quiet, chickens, ducks, horses, VIEW, BEACH...

What makes this cottage unique

A great beach for walking. Mountain biking trails nearby and kyak rentals available at Burton Beach Park.

If you have a horse to bring along, we will escort you on rides through island center forest and will find a place for it to stay on the island while you are here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A perfect get-away from the city! Easy to get to from Seattle or Tacoma: 20 minutes across Puget Sound aboard a Washington State Ferry. Vashon has great restaurants (we highly recommend La Boucherie for an elegant farm to table experience and May's Thai), a walking-friendly town with local art The Heron's Nest), grocery stores for supplies for beach fire dinners or barbeques, kyak rentals, trails for mountain biking, horseback riding, a movie theater, beachcombing, bird watching, fishing, 2 wineries, a distillery,'s all on Vashon.

The loft is about 10 minutes from the main town, and set in a peaceful, rural part of the island. The loft is well-equipped and comfortable, and very clean. The beach access makes the spectacular, private, south-facing beach a highlight. We found agates and lots of shells. Floating on an air mattress in the summer sun is perfectly relaxing. Majestic Mount Rainier sits across the sound
Nov 2014
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Vashon Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 860 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Sink, toilet, shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • There is a queen bed, a full size (but a little shorter than a normal bed!) hide-a-bed on the main floor, a 16' wide 'daybed' that sleeps a small adult or child, and an old fashioned metal youth bed that sleeps a small child, up to 2 yr. or so. The loft works well for up to 3 adults or 2 children and two adults. Tents can be pitched at the beach or in the yard in the summer, and it is possible to bring your own blow up mattress to put in the downstairs main area to accommodate two more sleepers, but it would need to be moved out of the way when the room is used for other purposes as it takes up most of the floor space.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Vashon Island Loft & Beach - Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 36 reviews

Very nice vacation house with a wonderful view of Mt. Rainier

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the peace and quiet of this property--the ducks and chickens that ambled through the yard one afternoon were the only exception to perfect solitude. And of course the many birds. The kitchen is small, but is sufficient for simple meals.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pasco, WA

we were very pleased with the accommodations.

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property with gorgeous views of Mt Rainier and Puget Sound. It's in a quiet location. The loft is well equipped with everything to make visitors comfortable.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice little loft in a gorgeous setting.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the chickens, rabbits, ducks and cat. I would suggest future guests leave the windows open as it can get hot during the day. What an amazing property.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The entire place is beautiful but the beach area set-up is truly special

  • 5 of 5

Left yesterday and already planning a longer stay next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Beautiful tranquility

  • 5 of 5

The loft was the quiet cozy getaway we were looking for. Matches the pictures and the grounds are even more scenic than expected. Would definitely go back again.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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Just What We Needed!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay on Vashon for our wedding night was wonderful, and the Loft was a perfect home base for us - it was cozy, clean, stocked with everything we could need, and had the most gorgeous surroundings, from the views of Mt. Rainier and the sunset, to chickens and bunnies running around. So remote and peaceful. Lisa was also a fantastic host, very helpful and easy to communicate with. I highly recommend this place for anyone needing to get away for some peace and relaxation, while also being conveniently close to downtown Vashon for restaurants and shopping.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
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Point Robinson
Beautiful lighthouse, nice beach, Mt. Rainier view, pic-nic areas.
Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie The
Coffee, organic groceries, teas, herbs/medicinals. A cool place to relax!
Vashon Maury Island Heritage
Vashon-Maury history museum. Right in the town of Vashon, across the street from the fire s...
Maury Island Marine Park
A quiet, beautiful undeveloped park, south facing, usually deserted except for a few horse r...
Snapdragon Bakery & Cafe
Fabulous food - vegetarian and vegan. A bakery with a wide selection of pastries, pizzas, b...
Burton Coffee Stand
Outdoor seating, great coffee. Was written up in the NY Times as one of the best anywhere.
Burton Acres Park
In summer the water in the inner harbor gets warm and is very swimmable. There are kyak ren...
Harbor Mercantile
A historical grocery store. If you're on your way through Burton, stop for an icecream bar ...
Vashon Theatre
In the heart of town. A historical movie theater with high-tech projectors, reasonably pric...
Vashon Kayak Center
Kyak rentals. Located at Burton Beach, where waters are calm and relatively warm.
Vashon Park District Swimming Pool
Open summers only. A big slide, family and kid swims at an affordable price. An outdoor p...
La Boucherie
Fabulous farm to table restaurant with local meats, handmade cheeses and wines, gourmet mea...
Heron's Nest Gallery
A local artists' gallery.
Car: necessary

The Vashon Chamber of Commerce website and the Blue Heron Center for the Arts list music and arts events on the island, as well as various attractions, activities, and parks.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.6%

Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed. Our refund policy is: 90% refund if cancelled 90 or more days prior to check in; 50% refund if cancelled between 31 & 89 days prior to check in, and no refund if cancelled less than 30 days prior to check in. Maximum of 5 registered guests only on the property - no visitors, events, guests without prior owner consent and additional insurance.

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.

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