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Spacious Waterfront Beachhouse with Dock & Buoy on Inner Quartermaster Harbor

(18 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

5 bedroom(inc. master and an owners’ suite) beachhouse with dock and buoy

Herons View is located on the desirable Burton peninsula, overlooking the idyllic inner Quartermaster Harbor. A short ferry ride from West Seattle or Tacoma, the island of Vashon has a distinctive character to it - very rural with a laid back feel to it. Don’t be surprised when you see cars with “Keep Vashon Weird” bumper stickers!

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.

Accommodations include:

Living room
Large stone fireplace with gas stove insert. 55 inch LCD TV with Blu-ray player and receiver.
Couches that comfortably seat nine.

Dining room
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.

Laundry room
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.

Southeast bedroom
Consists of two twin beds which can be put together to make a king wide bed and a large closet.

Southwest bedroom
Similarly furnished with two twin beds which can be put together to make a king wide bed and a wardrobe.

Family bathroom
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

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Master bedroom: 1 king


  • SW bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Either two twins or king wide bed...moreless

  • SE Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Either two twins or king wide bed...moreless

  • Den/bedroom: 1 queen

    Queen sized new sleeper sofa...moreless

  • Second Floor Master Suite: 1 king

    Available for additional rent...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom



  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    Large solid maple wood table seats eight comfortably or ten maximum...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Heating:

    Newer high efficiency furnance ...moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed cable with WIFI...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room:

    Large stone fireplace with gas stove insert. 55 inch LCD TV with Blu-ray player and receiver. Couches that comfortably seat nine....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking in front of house and driveway plus five additional private spots...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free calls to US and Canada...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    New large bath towels, hand towels and facecloths...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Large capacity front loading washer...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Miele dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Cook's Kitchen, full equipped with just about everything a gourmet chef needs (plus some fun items like paella pans). Serving settings for 12 in kitchen plus another 12 in flexroom...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    GE Profile side by side...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Large ironwood (ipe) custom deck...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    New natural gas four burner grill plus side burner...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Available to rent down the road at Jensen Point Park...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 18 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
4th July 2017
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
7 night min stay

flat fee
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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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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24.7 Miles
Nearest Airport
5.7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Vashon Island, WA, USA
Nearest Beach
At property

Car: Recommended


Owner info

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.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

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  • Great Blue Heron by deck

    Great Blue Heron by deck

  • View from deck towards marinas

    View from deck towards marinas

  • SW bedroom configured with twin beds

    SW bedroom configured with twin beds

  • SE bedroom configured with twins

    SE bedroom configured with twins

  • Downstairs master bedroom sleeping area

    Downstairs master bedroom sleeping area

  • Patio table set for dinner (additional table out of view)

    Patio table set for dinner (additional table out of view)

  • Main bathroom

    Main bathroom

  • Second Master Suite Sleeping area

    Second Master Suite Sleeping area

  • Panoramic view from the deck

    Panoramic view from the deck

  • Quartermaster at night

    Quartermaster at night

  • SW bedroom configured with king wide bed

    SW bedroom configured with king wide bed

  • SE bedroom configure with king wide bed

    SE bedroom configure with king wide bed

  • Flexroom powder room

    Flexroom powder room

  • Panoramic view from deck

    Panoramic view from deck

  • Den with leather sleeper sofa

    Den with leather sleeper sofa

VRBO #599754

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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