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Pacific NW Island Adventure: Lakefront Getaway!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,464 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Anderson Island is one of the best kept secrets in the Pacific Northwest, and especially unique because of its quiet atmosphere and tranquility even while enjoying remarkable proximity to Seattle, Tacoma, and even Portland. Typically one would have to travel a great distance to experience the serenity and seclusion of Island life, yet it is provided by a short 15 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom, which is just southwest of Tacoma.

The Island itself has two freshwater lakes, an executive 9 hole golf course, a restaurant, a coffee cafe, a general store, tennis courts, playgrounds, and a saltwater marina.

The Lakefront Getaway is a 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath home with an additional open upstairs loft with a futon, comfortably sleeping 8 people. The main floor features an open-concept living room with fireplace, kitchen, and dining well as two bedrooms and a full bath. Sliding glass doors in the living room and the master bedroom lead to the full-width deck. The lower level has a bedroom, large multi-purpose room with wood stove, full bath, and a bonus room. French doors lead to a patio followed by the walkway to the lake.

The property has 200 feet of frontage on Lake Josephine, the quiet lake where many types of watercraft including row boats, paddle boats, paddle boards, kayaks, canoes, sailboats, etc are allowed...except gasoline powered. We enjoy paddleboat rides, then returning to build a campfire in the open fire pit, enjoying peaceful evenings roasting hot dogs and marshmallows sharing stories of the day's events, the wildlife observed, and planning tomorrow's activities.

We welcome your questions about the property or the Island, and appreciate your interest.

More Details

Sean & Sally O'Leary
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018


Pierce County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2464 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs combination Bath/Laundry with Washer/Dryer
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon located in upstairs loft
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom facing Lake Josephine on main floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Main Floor Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Downstairs Bedroom with lake view
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Pacific NW Island Adventure: Lakefront Getaway!
average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews
Portland OR

Great House! Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at a lot of rental houses over the years. This one is now one of my favorites. Great house, peaceful lake, beautiful island - what more can you ask for.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Perfect Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time staying in this lakeside home on Anderson Island. The owners are great hosts and easy to work with. They have created a comfortable, well stocked home. We were greeted with a welcome basket that contained a bottle of wine and s'more fixings. During the day we had fun using the kayaks, paddle board and pedal boat that came with the house. In the evenings we enjoyed having a bonfire. We look forward to visiting again next summer!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect fit for our Family

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home on a beautiful site. Very nicely maintained and supplied. Everything exactly as advertised. My wife and I, my two sons with their wives, and our one year old granddaughter occupied the 3 bedrooms without feeling cramped at all. The two teenaged grandsons were thrilled to get a loft to themselves. Unlimited ways to have fun and enjoy one's self with all the sports and game items. This was our third rental on the island and by far the best. Not that the others were bad. We were the envy of our large extended family reunion.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Amazing retreat on the Puget Sound

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful stay at this beautiful Anderson Island lake house. The setting was gorgeous and serene, the island has great places to explore and hike, the House was beautifully appointed and had everything we needed for a great stay for our family: two kids, ages 5 and 10, parents and grandparents. The lake offered all kinds of excitement from wildlife viewing to kayaking and paddle boarding. We had a great time and can’t wait to return again soon with friends!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property! Attentive and very helpful owners!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this vacation property was amazing! The owners' definitely know how to host their guests. The beautiful house served our family - 4 adults and 4 children - so well. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen well-appointed, the water toys (kayaks, pedal boat, paddle board,swim tubes, life jackets, fishing poles) kept the kids busy from sunup to sunset. The small, non-motorized lake made it perfect for the kids to swim and kayak around without fear of having to watch for boats/skiers/tubers. We had planned to scope out the island a little but the kids were having so much fun right outside the front door that we never left the house. The O'Leary's were so easy to work with and so attentive to our questions and quick to respond. We would definitely love another vacation at this location!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and lots of extras like the poles and kayacks!

  • 4 of 5

Sean was great to work with and quickly responded to questions. We had a wonderful time and will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
SeaTac International
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Anderson Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Riviera Community Club Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Riviera Country Club Restaurant
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125

Special rates apply to Thanksgiving, and December 20 to January 2nd.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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