Sound View Cottage Halfway Between Tacoma and Seattle

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Last updated: 07/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-180 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Just bring your clothes and personal items, everything else provided for you to enjoy your stay. Large furnished sundeck and a 270 view overlooking Puget Sound, Maury Island, Tacoma, Vashon Island, watch the container ships in and out of port through the shipping lane. Walk 3 blocks to the waterfront, stroll the sidewalk, pier, boat launch, community park, and visit the waterfront restaurant. Enjoy the private fenced yard backs up to greenbelt, fenced patio, colorful flower gardens, and quiet dead end road. Street parking for 2 cars. One mile to the bus line and then a 6 mile bus ride to SeaTac International Airport where you can catch the light rail into Seattle. Includes all indoor and outdoor furnishings, cookware, bedding, towels, washer/dryer, dishwasher, WiFi, gas BBQ (propane provided), portable fire pit and wood. Close by: LA Fitness, Grocery, bank, Starbucks, fast food, marina, state parks, shopping malls and more. Queen bed and Queen Aerobed with all linens. Also a Pack N Play for a small child. 780 sq ft.

Stairs from street level to the home entry. Home is at the top of a bluff. The Cottage is a bit quirky since it is almost a century old, but outfitted very nicely.

The For Sale sign in the picture was a photo taken when I bought the home in 2007. It is NOT for sale now. In addition, the empty lot next door now has a beautiful new home owned and occupied by a professional couple

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 780 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Community park within walking distance has a playground and walking path, pier has the Marine and Science Technology center, free to the public 10am-2pm Saturdays with touch tanks...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Please inquire about bringing your pets and include the Pet Fee...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1


  • Queen Bed in Alcove, Queen Aerobed to put up in main living area.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Tiled tub and shower combination. One sink/vanity.


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library:

    DVDs in the Armoire bottom drawer...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    3 blocks from the water...moreless

  • Downtown:

    Half way between downtown Tacoma and Seattle, 19 miles, about 20 minutes...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Puget Sound, Tacoma, Maury and Vashon Island views...moreless

  • Rural:

    Backs up to quiet greenbelt...moreless

  • Water View:

    Puget Sound, Tacoma, Maury and Vashon Island, 180 Degree view...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    3 blocks from the water, beach, seawall, and Free on Saturday 10am-2pm Marine and Science Technology Center with touch tanks...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Child's highchair is a booster chair stored in the office nook...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    Single enclosed secure garage...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Cozy Natural Gas...moreless

  • Parking:

    2 street spaces...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Beach, Bath, Kitchen, and facial towels well stocked...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    And starter detergent...moreless


  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked with equipment and some staples....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Fenced back yard, side patio, front yard, and front sundeck with view....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Seasonal rentals down at the waterfront....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Fenced grass back yard, fenced patio, small front lawn and flower beds and flowering shrubs....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas (propane) on the side patio....moreless



Write a review 4.3
from 22 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 15 - Mar 15, 2017
180 night min stay

May 15 - Sep 20, 2017
2 night min stay
$825 $2,100

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$700 $2,100

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Pet Fee $200
  • Taxes Not included


No Smoking

100% refund if canceled at least 20 days before arrival date

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 07/28/2016
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8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Seattle Tacoma International
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
West Seattle-Vashon & Point Defiance-Vashon
8 Miles
Nearest Train
Light Rail to downtown Seattle
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Pacific Hwy 99
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
35 Miles
Nearest Ski
Snoqualmie Pass
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Redondo Beach

Car: Not Necessary

* * 3 blocks from the home: Seasonal fishing and crabbing at the Redondo Pier and boat launch. Scuba classes and diving most weekends. Free to the public Saturdays Free Marine Center with touch tanks. Waterfront/sunset dining.

* * 1 mile from the home: A Line Metro Bus runs every 10 minutes north/south on Hwy 99/International Blvd./Pacific Hwy - a short ride from Seatac Int'l Airport where you can catch the LightRail to Downtown Seattle. Other Metro Buses. Park & Ride lot. Fast food establishments. Starbucks. Safeway Grocery. Bartell Drugstore. ACE Hardware. Bank of America, Chase. L A Fitness. Cleaners. Other services.

* * 2 miles from the home: Interstate 5

* * 5 miles from the home:

Federal Way downtown, FW Aquatics Center, FW Recreational Center and Celebration Park & Fields, FW Transit Center, FW Mall The Commons, seasonal Saturday Market.

Des Moines downtown, Anthony's Home Port waterfront/sunset dining at the Des Moines Marina, Beach Park Event Center, seasonal Des Moines Saturday Market.

Kent downtown, Boeing, Kent Station shopping center, seasonal Kent Saturday Market.

Also nearby: Interurban multi-use recreational trail. Green River multi-use recreational trail.

* * Tacoma's Museum Row: America's Car Museum, Doll Museum, Museum of Glass, Art Museum, Foss Waterway Working Waterfront Maritime Museum, Washington State History Museum, and Children's Museum. Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, Tacomal


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Working to ensure your stay at the Redondo Cottage is comfortable and fun.

Why the Owner Chose Des Moines, WA, USA:
Century old charming Cottage updated as time passed and the neighborhood grew up around it.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Quaint and quirky, secluded and serene, vistas and views, a great home base for vacationing and adventures in the Puget Sound region.

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish



  • On the sundeck

    On the sundeck

  • Living space

    Living space

  • From the Bedroom

    From the Bedroom

  • From the living space

    From the living space

  • Stocked kitchen, filtered water

    Stocked kitchen, filtered water

  • From the side patio door

    From the side patio door

  • Walkway up to the cottage from the street

    Walkway up to the cottage from the street

  • Cottage side view

    Cottage side view

  • Almost sunset

    Almost sunset

  • Bathroom


  • Bathroom tub/shower

    Bathroom tub/shower

  • Living space

    Living space

  • Bedroom, Dining area

    Bedroom, Dining area

  • Bedroom


  • Dine watching the sunset, ships, Olympic Mountains, Islands

    Dine watching the sunset, ships, Olympic Mountains, Islands

  • Greenbelt out back

    Greenbelt out back

  • Street view stairs

    Street view stairs

  • Cottage Front view

    Cottage Front view

  • Sunset from the Cottage

    Sunset from the Cottage

  • The neighborhood

    The neighborhood

  • Bathroom Vanity

    Bathroom Vanity

VRBO #602857

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, July 29, 2016

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Sound View Cottage Halfway Between Tacoma and Seattle

Des Moines, WA, USA #602857

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