Spacious Waterfront Beachhouse with Dock & Buoy on Inner Quartermaster Harbor(18 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:4-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
5 bedroom(inc. master and an owners’ suite) beachhouse with dock and buoy
The village of Burton, one of the first settlements on Vashon, has a local store (Harbor Mercantile but everybody calls it Sandy’s store, after the owner), Post Office, barbers, a garage plus an art gallery and antiques store. The social hub of Burton is the Burton Coffee Stand, written about in the NY Times. Burton also has two marinas, one public and one for Quartermaster Yacht Club.
At the center of the Burton peninsula is the 68 acre Burton Acres park with many trails winding through its leafy woods. A ten minute walk takes you to Jensen Point park with all types of watersport equipment to rent. During the season, Dungeness and Red Rock crab are plentiful. Clams can be found in the tidelands (including huge geoduck clam). Remember to pick up your State shellfish license before clamming or crabbing and check the State Health Dept website for any health warnings.
Herons View is a birdwatcher’s paradise: we have a resident pair of Great Blue Herons that hang out on the dock and wade along the tideline. A couple of Belted Kingfishers enjoy perching on the dock pilings. In addition there are bald eagles, ospreys (aka sea hawks), hummingbirds and the usual seagulls and Canada geese. The Burton peninsula is home to many deer, so please drive slowly - and feel free to shoo them out of the garden!
A private road/driveway serves the house and its three neighbors. Five private parking spots are located at the top of the property and more parking is available in the driveway. The terraced garden at the front of the house contains lavender, rosemary, rhododendrons and many other plants. The gardens by the waterside contain raspberries, herb garden, blueberries and other herbaceous plants.
Probably the highlight of the property is the large ironwood (AKA ipe) deck right on the water. A large stone table comfortably seats six and an additional glass topped table seats a further six people. Steps lead down to the private beach and a floating dock lets you tie up a kayak, canoe or sailing dinghy. A mooring buoy is available, please email for more details like depth, tides etc. A large natural gas stainless BBQ with four burners and a side burner is just a couple of steps from the deck.
Large stone fireplace with gas stove insert. 55 inch LCD TV with Blu-ray player and receiver.
Couches that comfortably seat nine.
Solid maple wood dining room table with seats for eight
Cook’s kitchen! Newer stainless appliances including large side-by-side fridge freezer, gas stove with five burner cooktop, microwave, convection toaster oven, coffee maker and Miele dishwasher. Also well stocked with a blender, food processor, paella pan, etc. The kitchen is equipped for serving twelve people, with additional serving settings for another twelve.
Downstairs Master bedroom
With large sliding doors and windows overlooking the water, this beautiful master bedroom consists of a sleeping area with a king sized bed, a fireplace and roomy seating area, walk-in closet with California Closet fittings and hotel style safe and a bathroom with a large walk in shower.
Separating the downstairs master from the two other bedrooms on the east side of the house is a fully equipped laundry room with high efficiency front loading washer and dryer, iron and ironing board.
Consists of two twin beds which can be put together to make a king wide bed and a large closet.
Similarly furnished with two twin beds which can be put together to make a king wide bed and a wardrobe.
Recently remodeled with twin sinks, soaking bathtub and dual shower.
This room can be used as a den, game room or bedroom with a leather queen sized sleeper sofa, game table and chairs. A 40 inch LCD TV sits on a set of cabinets with games, puzzles and other entertainment. A large closet has California Closets shelves, drawers and hanging space. A powder room with toilet and sink is located off this room.
Second Floor Great Master Suite
Available for additional rent, this master suite takes up the entire second floor and overlooks the harbor. The suite has a king sized bed, seating area in front of the fireplace (note, fireplace gas is turned off during the summer months), daybed with trundle (can be made up as two twins next to each other or king wide), closet and a bathroom. The bathroom consists of a shower, vanity with sink and toilet. In addition there is a desk, desktop PC, monitor and printer. Please note that if you choose not to rent with it, it will be vacant.
Member since: 2014
- 3000 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 10
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View
- Ocean View
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Living Room:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
4th July 2017
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Cleaning Fee $200 + tax
- Tax Rate 8.6%
*** $500 per night excluding the second floor Master Suite. $650 including the second floor Master Suite. ***
Cleaning fee is for up to eight people (inc children), $250 for more than 8. Excess cleaning charged at $50/hour
Please note that the hot tub by the deck is currently not working, as we cannot find somebody to repair and maintain it on island and so it not part of the rental.
Please note, either the Refundable Security Deposit or the Damage Protection Policy required (not both).
$500 deposit for stays less than 7 nights and more than 90 days away from start date (with reminder due 90 days before) and $1000 deposit for stays 7 or more nights.
**4th of July 2017 pricing is minimum of 7 nights over the holiday (ie your start and end dates are flexible)
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 2014
About the owner: We fell in love with this place as soon as we walked onto the deck overlooking Quartermaster Harbor. We love Burton and had looked at several houses in the area, but could not find a better place to hang out and enjoy the wildlife (seals, herons, osprey, bald eagles, loons, grebes, clams and starfish to name a few) and the boats going by. Yes, the house has a dining room but we have yet to use it, choosing the waterfront seating every time. We also loved the unique layout of the house, with the two roomy and peaceful master bedrooms. The upstairs second master suite allows the flexibility of additional space for tenants when needed.
Why the Owner Chose Vashon Island, WA, USA:
As mentioned a few times, the best features are the killer view, the abundant and varied wildlife, spacious accommodations and Burton location that all add up to easy, fun summer living.
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Great Blue Heron by deck
View from deck towards marinas
SW bedroom configured with twin beds
SE bedroom configured with twins
Downstairs master bedroom sleeping area
Patio table set for dinner (additional table out of view)
Second Master Suite Sleeping area
Panoramic view from the deck
Quartermaster at night
SW bedroom configured with king wide bed
SE bedroom configure with king wide bed
Flexroom powder room
Panoramic view from deck
Den with leather sleeper sofa
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017
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