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Vashon Island Farm Cottage: a World Away Yet a Short Ferry Ride from Seattle.

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Vashon Island is a progressive, creative community, population 11,000 with a rural character in the midst of a vibrant metropolitan region. Seattle is accessible by the Washington State car ferry and by the King County water taxi that takes passengers directly to downtown. For more information about Vashon see www.vashonchamber.com and Wikipedia. Seattle is a prosperous city, entrepreneurial hub (Amazon, Nordstrom, Starbucks etc) with excellent food, music, theater and art.

Experience farm life and the spectacular beauty of the Pacific Northwest. You can learn about organic farm methods, make sunflower bouquets, pick fresh raspberries for breakfast one moment and explore Seattle or hike Mt. Rainier the next.

All this is possible from our cottage set in fields of sunflower and lavender, surrounded by Madrona, chestnut and walnut trees. Very quiet and private with high ceilings, lots of light and all the comforts of home: strong cellular service, wi-fi, compact kitchen with washer/dryer. our house is 200 feet away. Sleeps 2; 1 bedroom, toilet, shower, and hydronic heating. Located on Vashon Island in Puget Sound a ferry ride away from Seattle.

The property adjoins the 350 acre Maury Marine Park, a natural preserve offering a fifteen minute walk to the beach and miles of walking along Puget Sound. There are astounding views of Mt Rainier. Bicycling, kayaking, hiking, and horseback riding and summer swimming at the public pool are all available directly from the cottage or a short drive away. Many farm stands offer organically gown produce and eggs, and the town of Vashon has an excellent market, a range of restaurants and a first run movie theater. Two famous national parks, Olympic and Mt. Rainier, as well as Pacific Ocean beaches are a few hours' drive away. Deep rain forests, alpine meadows, glaciated peaks and remote beaches await.

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 08/31/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 350 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Eighteen years old....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Our farm cottage and Vashon Island in general is a magical place for children. The cottage can accommodate two adults with a child under ten who is comfortable sleeping on a rollout latex topper. One adult and one child of any age or one adult and two children under 10 could work. Sorry, more than three people, total, is too much for the cottage....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    There are no steps leading to or in the cottage. There is a small lip at the front door. The front french doors allow a wide opening. The toilet area may be narrow for some wheelchairs. Check with us about dimensions....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1

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  • The bedroom is a new addition to the cottage. Its high ceiling and many windows let in the south and west facing light. It is equipped with a queen size bed with a new matress. The bedroom can be made private or opened to the main cabin by means of solid wood folding doors. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • The bathroom consists of a toilet and shower separated by a wall. It is closed off from the main room by folding doors....moreless

Entertainment

  • Stereo

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Downtown Seattle is just a ferry ride away on a small passenger-only vessel or a large car ferry....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The property has a view of Mt. Rainier - often with amazing clouds and rose-colored skies; a short walk to the water and the view gets more amazing. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    Vashon is a semi-rural island with lots of small farms, trails, beaches and small roads for bicycling. It also has a traditional town with a movie theater, restaurants, grocery stores, and small shops...moreless

  • Water View:

    Outside the cottage ou can see Mt. Rainier and Puget Sound. A short walk on trails through a beautiful King County Park takes you to the beach in about 15 minutes. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 3 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating:

    Very pleasant hydronic heating: hot water circulating in the concrete floor...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, pillows and cases, and comforters...moreless

  • Living Room:

    There is one main room and one bedroom...moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Brand new under counter washer/dryer combination...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    coffee cone and filter paper ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    There are dishes and utensils...moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden:

    There is an outdoor table and chairs...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$150
$975 $3,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning fee $35
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 8.6%

Notes:

no pets please.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
SeaTac Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
downtown Vashon
12 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Seattle car and passenger boat
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Vashon Golf Club
15 Miles
Nearest Train
downtown Seattle
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 5
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
downtown Vashon - multiple choices
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
Snoqualmie Pass
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
15 minute walk

Car: Recommended

If you like open space, big sky, natural environment, farming, flowers, fresh fruits and vegetables, bicycling in the countryside, kayaking, long walks on the beach or on forested trails, , this cottage experience is for you. It is quiet; it is safe. Although you can take a car ferry or a passenger boat directly to downtown Seattle, if the primary thing you are looking for is an urban experience – shopping malls, art museums, restaurants and cafes, clubs – this cottage is not for you.

The cottage is about 350 sq ft. It has a lot of volume from vaulted ceilings, and a lot of light from the many windows, and porous connection between indoor and out. It perfectly accommodates two people and can accommodate two adults and a small child, but not more. The bedroom has a queen bed and there is a roll-out natural latex topper for a child. It’s a magical place for kids that like the outdoors; they can run around without the fear of cars and traffic.

Most visitors will need a car to get to our cottage and to drive to the town of Vashon where there are supermarkets, a movie theater, and a handful of restaurants and small shops. Bicyclists, however, can do all this without the internal combustion engine. We offer a 5% discount off the rental rate for bicyclists (in the form of a refund at the end of your stay). For an urban experience your car or bicycle or the local bus can take you to the ferry dock for a 15-25 minute ride to Seattle.

The cottage is located in a beautiful field – in spring the apple and pear trees are in bloom, in summer lavender, sunflowers, and raspberries are ready, in fall grapes, apples and pears ripen. It is a place to keep the noise down so you can hear the owls at night. At the same time excellent cell reception and wifi can keep you connected to the wireless world when you want it. Our house is on the same property so visitors are not far from help or advice if they need it.

The cottage can be a weekend escape from the city, an agri-tourism visit to a small farm, a writer’s retreat, or a base for exploring the Pacific Northwest.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1978

About the owner: Sheri and Dan have lived on this property since 1982. We have raised our family here, started a small farm, and been involved in civic life. We love the out of doors and are avid bicyclists and hikers. Sheri develops new long term care options for the VA and Dan teaches at the University of Washington.

Why the Owner Chose Vashon Island, WA, USA:
We bought this property because it has beautiful views, excellent soil for farming, and while rural and private was still close to Seattle where we continued our professions.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Kareli farm is located in a beautiful, peaceful environment where you can engage in an array of outdoor activities or just relax. Yet, it is only a short ferry ride from Seattle with a host of arts, restaurants, and shopping options.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 08/31/2016

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Photos

  • The cottage entrance

    The cottage entrance

  • the bedroom with queen size bed

    the bedroom with queen size bed

  • Kitchen: fridge, microwave, toaster oven, sink, and washer/dryer

    Kitchen: fridge, microwave, toaster oven, sink, and washer/dryer

  • it's April; time to till the sunflower field. Apple orchard in background

    it's April; time to till the sunflower field. Apple orchard in background

  • Saturday Farmers Market offers a wide variety of organic products from Vashon

    Saturday Farmers Market offers a wide variety of organic products from Vashon

  • Kayaking in Quartermaster Harbor; rentals available

    Kayaking in Quartermaster Harbor; rentals available

  • Getting off the Island: the smaller water taxi and the larger auto ferry

    Getting off the Island: the smaller water taxi and the larger auto ferry

  • The moon over Tramp Harbor fishing pier

    The moon over Tramp Harbor fishing pier

  • Mt Rainier National Park; it dominates the view from the beach

    Mt Rainier National Park; it dominates the view from the beach

  • Yes it sometimes snows on Vashon!

    Yes it sometimes snows on Vashon!

  • Hiking in the Cascade or Olympic mountains

    Hiking in the Cascade or Olympic mountains

  • The boardwalk leading to the cottage

    The boardwalk leading to the cottage

  • A madronna gracefully curves around the cottage

    A madronna gracefully curves around the cottage

  • breakfast table or laptop workspace

    breakfast table or laptop workspace

  • clothes storage in the main room; sunflower bouquet from the field

    clothes storage in the main room; sunflower bouquet from the field

  • Inner Quartermaster Harbor Marina in Burton

    Inner Quartermaster Harbor Marina in Burton

  • The Coffee Roasterie; a place to hang on the main highway

    The Coffee Roasterie; a place to hang on the main highway

  • The walk down to the beach from the cottage. Foot and horseback only.

    The walk down to the beach from the cottage. Foot and horseback only.

  • The Washington State Ferry System, the nation's largest.

    The Washington State Ferry System, the nation's largest.

  • The Puget Sound shore at Maury Marine Park a 15 minute walk from the cottage

    The Puget Sound shore at Maury Marine Park a 15 minute walk from the cottage

  • Mt Rainier in a sky of pink

    Mt Rainier in a sky of pink

  • The many faces of the mountain; this time emerging from a fog bank.

    The many faces of the mountain; this time emerging from a fog bank.

  • Some of the 15 varieties of sunflowers we grow from pale yellow to deep red

    Some of the 15 varieties of sunflowers we grow from pale yellow to deep red

  • They're really cute as long as they stay away from my crops

    They're really cute as long as they stay away from my crops

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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