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Take a Ferry to the Country (15 Minutes from Seattle or Tacoma)

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Last updated: 12/01/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:15
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

We have owned our property since 1970 and in 1982 opened an American Youth Hostel with Indian teepee, covered wagons and have the islands only legal campground. We operated for 30 years and then we dropped the hostel status. We are now just a campground and lodging. Our cabin is called the Lavender Duck Inn and the main house is known as the Rusty Buffalo. Both are part of our VRBO listing and give guests an opportunity to sleep 29 people within our two lodgings plus extra lodging in our summer teepees. We also have a 5000 sq ft recreational barn that offers a great work shop for retreats, weddings and reunions.

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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/01/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    We do have a handicap bathroom for our teepees. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 15

  • Master Bedroom: King bed + bunk bed North Bedroom: 2 twin beds + train bunk East Bedroom: 2 twin beds Main Bunk room: 1 full bed+ single over it, 1 bunk Hide-a-bed in living room Cabin is also available for rent with 3 bedrooms +3 private baths....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master Bath: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Hall Bath: toilet, tub

    small claw foot tub...moreless

  • Main Floor bath: toilet, tub, shower

    tub is a red deep Japanese Soak TubSauna also available ...moreless

  • Exterior baths: toilet, outdoor shower

    campground has additional showers...moreless

  • Cabin baths: toilet, shower

    cabin has 3 private rooms with private baths...moreless

  • Master Bedroom has private bath with shower North & East bedrooms share hall bath with sm tub Main Bunk room has bath with Japanese Soak tub and Sauna Exterior Grounds has extra showers for Campers Cabin also available for extra charge and has 3 bathrooms with showers ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • We have a fully equipped kitchen with barbecue available.

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Vashon Island is in the heart of Puget Sound 15 minutes from Seattle or Tacoma by Ferry Boat. There are 4 ferry services off the island in different directions. No service from 2am till 5am...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas and New Years
Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$500
$3,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$400
$2,100 $5,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • cleaning $200 + tax
  • Tax Rate 8.6%

Notes:

rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Seattle Tacoma International Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
many
6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Fauntleroy Ferry (north end)
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Vashon Country Club
15 Miles
Nearest Train
Am Trak
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
many
40 Miles
Nearest Ski
Snoqualimie
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
Ellis Port

Car: Recommended

best time to visit is Strawberry Festival the 3rd weekend in July. Otherwise Vashon is a bike friendly island also great for hiking and beachcombing. Try a night in an Indian Teepee at the ranch. The ranch has hosted many weddings and family reunions. We occasionally have a concert so check our web site for special events.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1970

About the owner: I have lived on Vashon for 43 years. Divorced in 1980 I created the hostel called the AYH Ranch ( American Youth Hostel). We were part of the International Organization for 27years then broke off and served as an independent hostel for 3 years. We have since dropped the hostel status and operate as lodging and Vashon's only legal campground. I raised my two boys while operating the hostel and as they grew, they became managers too. One has gone on to create his new business in the Seattle area called 'Apodments' and one remains to help manage the ranch. During this adventure I have flown with United Airlines as a Flight Attendant for 48 years. We also have another VRBO #388767 and recently sold our lovely Lavender Duck Inn. We continue to book the Lavender Duck which has moved to the ranch property. If I have not been busy enough, we have a new business endevor. We are now producing custom teepees. You can see us sewing up our creations while staying at the ranch.

Why the Owner Chose Vashon Island, WA, USA:
I grew up in the Walla Walla area of Southeast Washington. It was a small rural town called Waitsburg. I am more comfortable in a such a setting and Vashon fits that image. I needed to be close to the airport since I work as a flight attendant. Vashon sets in a great location close to two large cities, it sets in the bottom of Puget Sound and is quiet and easy going yet convient to the large opportunities of the cities. It is like a secret garden, once the ferry leaves the dock, you feel a relief and calm come over you and your body just relaxes. I have flown all over the world, and there is no place like Vashon

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We wanted a rural setting and when we looked for property on Vashon, we fell in love with this beautiful pastorial real estate. It is lined in 100 foot Douglas Fir trees with 6 acres cleared and 4 acres forested. The property boarders the Fisher Pond Reserve of 90 acres with is like having masive hiking trails in your backyard.


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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/01/2016

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  • Rusty Buffalo 
House sleeps 15.

    Rusty Buffalo House sleeps 15.

  • Vashon's only legal campground: 10 acres joined by 100 acre reserve; Fisher Pond

    Vashon's only legal campground: 10 acres joined by 100 acre reserve; Fisher Pond

  • Living Room also has a queen hide-a-bed near fireplace. Lots of sitting chairs

    Living Room also has a queen hide-a-bed near fireplace. Lots of sitting chairs

  • TV end of Living Room. Lots of sitting and great for conversations

    TV end of Living Room. Lots of sitting and great for conversations

  • Master Bedroom, King size bed, private balcony, TV,  fireplace, and pvt bath,

    Master Bedroom, King size bed, private balcony, TV, fireplace, and pvt bath,

  • East Room, 2 twin beds, shared bath with North Room. Down comforters...cozy

    East Room, 2 twin beds, shared bath with North Room. Down comforters...cozy

  • Hall Bath, shared by North and East bed rooms. Small claw foot tub.

    Hall Bath, shared by North and East bed rooms. Small claw foot tub.

  • Japanese Soak tub/shower plus sauna, off main bunk room. Tub is deep.

    Japanese Soak tub/shower plus sauna, off main bunk room. Tub is deep.

  • Another view of Cabin kitchen.  Stairway leads to Cloud 9 suite

    Another view of Cabin kitchen. Stairway leads to Cloud 9 suite

  • Cloud 9 bath with shower. You will glow in this room.

    Cloud 9 bath with shower. You will glow in this room.

  • Western Setting is picturesque and fun for all.  Main House not shown

    Western Setting is picturesque and fun for all. Main House not shown

  • Volley Ball for all. Enjoy the exercise for you group

    Volley Ball for all. Enjoy the exercise for you group

  • Lavender Duck Inn Sleeps 14
has big full equip kitchen

    Lavender Duck Inn Sleeps 14 has big full equip kitchen

  • Yes we have teepees, there is an extra charge to stay in them but kids love them

    Yes we have teepees, there is an extra charge to stay in them but kids love them

  • Great stone fireplace built off the property's rocks.  Designed by Judy

    Great stone fireplace built off the property's rocks. Designed by Judy

  • Kitchen has open concept for more company while you cook for the group.

    Kitchen has open concept for more company while you cook for the group.

  • Small bunk beds in Master suite great for kids as they are narrower than twin

    Small bunk beds in Master suite great for kids as they are narrower than twin

  • North Room has 2 twins and this great twin size train bed, loved by children

    North Room has 2 twins and this great twin size train bed, loved by children

  • Main floor bunk room. sleeps 5 has adjoining bath  with sauna, soak tub/shower

    Main floor bunk room. sleeps 5 has adjoining bath with sauna, soak tub/shower

  • Cabin kitchen sits lots of guests, plenty of room to cook

    Cabin kitchen sits lots of guests, plenty of room to cook

  • Cloud 9 Suite, private bath, private balcony, queen, twin, twin hide-a-bed

    Cloud 9 Suite, private bath, private balcony, queen, twin, twin hide-a-bed

  • Cloud 9 sitting room plus door to outside balcony.  Twin is partially shown.

    Cloud 9 sitting room plus door to outside balcony. Twin is partially shown.

  • Extra showers and toilets available for campground.  Kids love the grounds.

    Extra showers and toilets available for campground. Kids love the grounds.

  • Campfire, smores or hot dogs yum.  Got music, enjoy around the campfire

    Campfire, smores or hot dogs yum. Got music, enjoy around the campfire

VRBO #652004

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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Vashon Island, WA, USA #652004

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