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Luxury Entertainment Home - Ocean View, Chef's Kitchen, Modern Design, and Relax

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Amazing ocean view home with 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths (3,000 sq ft). Has everything

Escape to the Island on a serene ferry ride less than 15 miles from Seattle (Fountleroy), Tacoma (Pt. Defiance), or Southworth terminals to Vashon Island, the Nantucket of the West Coast, where another world awaits you – a place for relaxation, entertainment, friendly people and nature.

Discover Summerhurst Retreat, a 3,000 sq. ft. custom-built Lindal cedar luxury entertainment home with beautiful and expansive views of Puget Sound (ocean), the Cascades (mountains), alongside modern design custom amenities!

At Summerhurst Retreat, we pride ourselves in cleanliness, quality, modern spa-like design, and entertainment. We’ve personally stayed in many vacation homes, and researched what would make an exceptional rental home.

The home is spacious with 3 floors, 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, with vaulted ceilings and classic North-West architecture. The central feature in the home is a 22-foot soaring cathedral ceiling encompassing the main room and upstairs loft. Unwind in the master bedroom (king bed) with a spa-like, modern bathroom (2 sinks, a 2-person shower and indulgent soaker tub) with warming towel bars. Relax in the comfortable guest bedroom (queen bed) and have the kids in the loft (4 twin beds), each room with its own en suite bathroom. Downstairs, there is an office with desk, computer, printer and twin bed. All beds have comfortable memory foam mattresses, with high-thread count cotton linens and high-quality towels throughout. The house comfortably sleeps 9, however, we can accommodate up to 12 (with high-quality SoundAsleep Dream Series air beds - 2 queen and 2 twin). A serene color palette of white walls, fir and maple wood, exposed wood beams, and black slate tile will remind you of relaxation in a high-end massage studio.

The ground floor has the garage, the main foyer entrance, a small office / bedroom, a powder bathroom (.5), the guest bedroom, and the guest bathroom w/ shower tub. The second floor has the kitchen, dining area, living area, main room, master bedroom, master bath, and wrap around deck. The third floor has a loft bedroom and bath.

Kitchen and Dining: Prepare gourmet meals for a group and host your events in our modern, well-equipped, and spacious gourmet kitchen and dining areas (serves 12). It truly is a chef’s delight! The kitchen has four large workstations, quartz surfaces, quality cooking accessories and loads of brand new stainless steel appliances (Subzero refrigerator/freezer w/ ice, Subzero 100+ bottle wine fridge, Dacor electric double ovens, microwave and warming drawer, Miele 5-burner induction range with exceptional hood and a roomy Miele dishwasher). Enjoy the oversized farm house style sink with industrial faucet sprayer, restaurant-style open shelving look, and all the necessary table-top accessories and appliances. We’ve spared no luxury, from including a professional Kitchen-Aid stand mixer to Reed and Barton silverware for a modern, elegant table setting. We have a 2-burner propane BBQ (during dry months: approx. May through October). The formal Saarinen marble table seats 6, a kitchen banquette table seats 4, a small table can sit 2-3, and the huge island has 4 tall bar stools. Enjoy the food and the view as your guests will be impressed and well catered in this restaurant-like dining experience.

Entertainment features: The property has many entertainment features, including: a brand new 6-person premium Sundance hot tub overlooking Puget sound, a large deck with chairs, an indoor gas fireplace, an outdoor wood burning fireplace and seating area, wireless Dish satellite internet (Wi-Fi), two 32-inch flat screen TVs, one 50" flat screen TV with Nintendo Wii system (4 controllers and lots of games), 200+ channels (Dish), board games and cards, a bocce ball court, horse shoes, a dart board, a thorough collection of books for your reading enjoyment. For those who enjoy gardening or taking walks, take in the Japanese-inspired gardens with maple, pine and magnolia trees, flowering shrubs and plants. Enjoy the fireplace by the trees and share drinks and stories with friends. Inside or outdoors, there is plenty of room for entertaining or just relaxing and getting away from it all.

Gather together for enjoyable conversations. We have many areas to share memories together, including the main dining table, bar and dining areas, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, as well as luxurious seating conveniently located throughout the home.

Enjoy the divine heated floor tiles in the kitchen, dining room, and master bathroom. The home is filled with hardwood and slate tile flooring, vaulted ceilings, skylights, wood doors and moldings, and well-appointed, complete furnishings throughout. We decorated the home to have a peaceful, inviting, low-allergen, Zen-like retreat setting.

Lots of sun and light: Enjoy the amazing views of the Puget Sound and feel the warmth of the sunlight (South East facing) from the expansive 2-story cathedral main room, the many windows and skylights in the dining area, foyer, and bedrooms. Use the amazing loft for yoga or meditation space overlooking the ocean as you watch the sunrise each morning. We have upgraded the home to dimmable soft-white LED lighting, so you will surely find the ambiance relaxing as you can set a custom mood.

The home is on 0.75 acres in a quiet, private area of Vashon, so you will have restful experiences here. Bald eagles, deer, and many small songbirds make the outdoor space here peaceful and serene, as you enjoy watching the ships and sailboats pass through the shipping lane. This is a great chance to limit your use of technology and enjoy the time with your family, friends, a yummy home-cooked meal, or a good book. This home was designed to be a welcoming oasis, for those wanting the complete designer-home experience, so pick up some delicious gourmet groceries from Vashon Thriftway or your fresh fruit and vegetables from the Saturday Farmer Market, and come stay for a while!

For those wishing to escape the city, there is nothing better than Vashon. Since it is only traveled by ferry, it has a truly island experience with a friendly local culture. It definitely has a small-town community spirit. The island of Vashon is just 15 minutes ferry ride away from major cities, but feels like you are on a relaxing island getaway. It offers a gourmet grocery with excellent wine offerings, specialty shops, bookstores, fine restaurants, art galleries, bakeries, a movie theater and more. Please strike up a conversation with the locals as many people are sociable here.

Adventures: If you are into cycling, Vashon is a great getaway to log in miles of road-based wilderness or coastline. If you enjoy watersports, you can paddle around the island (Kayak rentals available at store) or enjoy fishing or crabbing on the pier. There are many hikes to enjoy and many birds and animals to see. Several accessible beaches are within driving distance. The best sand beach (KVI beach) that has parking is about a 12 minute drive. Take a day trip to downtown Seattle, Mount Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park and Mount Saint Helens, or the many museums in the general region. The home guide contains many activities to do, so simply bring some clothing layers and appropriate shoes and you should find many activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Wildlife: Abundant wildlife, including small birds, hawks, bald eagles, deer, raccoons and the friendly neighborhood dogs visit the property and area. You truly feel like you are retreating in nature. If you are a gardener, you will enjoy almost year-round flowers from the property.

It is time to unwind, pamper yourself, reconnect with nature and each other and truly experience what a vacation should be. You deserve to have a relaxing, breathtaking, and luxurious vacation rental experience, and so we hope that you book with us!

~~~Other considerations: ~~~

Signing a Rental Agreement and providing a copy/photo of Driver's License is required.

Cleaning fee: A cleaning fee is required.

Renter(s) must pay a $500 “Damage Deposit,” at time of booking.

Cancellation policy: If a written cancellation notice is sent to SR (via email) greater than sixty (60) days before the arrival date, then all paid monies will be refunded, otherwise if less than 60 days notice then no refund is provided. If full payment (ex. a 2nd payment) is not received by 60 days before the rental, management reserves right to keep 100% of any monies received, cancel your reservation and seek out another tenant to rent same days/time. No verbal cancellations are allowed.

Quiet use: No offensive activity or action, which may become a nuisance to neighbors, shall be carried out on the property. No loud parties, music, animals, screaming children, instruments, or disc jockeys are allowed. Quiet hours are 10pm-8am.

No shoes house: Please bring your comfy socks or slippers.

Hot tub (no fee): Enjoy the premier 6-person hot tub overlooking the Puget Sound and cascades. All guests must read and follow the hot tub rules. If left dirty, $250 drain and clean fee.

Pets: All household pets are considered, except NO CATS due to allergies. For approved pets, the fee is $75 for first pet, and $50 for each additional pet. Pet owners must follow a pet rules agreement and any damage will be charged. It is important to plan for your pets as products (ex. kennels, cages, etc.) are limited on Vashon.

Extra guests: Beyond five (5) guests, an extra guest fee is charged per each guest, per each night, dependent on season. Max occupancy is set at 12. NO large events, weddings, etc.

Day use: Day use guests are $10/person per day.

Parking: Limited to 4 vehicles.

Interior of house is Non-Smoking. Please only smoke over gravel.

Sales tax applied to all non-refundable fees (ex. 8.6%).

More Details

Summerhurst Retreat
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2017

Why Summerhurst Retreat chose Puget Sound North

Once you step foot on the property and inside the home, you will immediately understand the magic of the place. The home has a wonderful energy, expansiveness, and spirit. Once we found the home, we immediately fell in love.

What makes this house unique

This home is one of the few custom-designed Lindal cedar homes in the area. This type of home perfectly complements the North-West territory and views. The view here is amazing and the number one reason we purchased the property. However, there are so many exceptional qualities about the house that it is too long to list. Please read over the description to feel the experience at Summerhurst Retreat. You will not be disappointed with this home as everyone who visits wants to stay.


Vashon Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , spa-like, modern bathroom, heated tiles and towel warmer
    Guest bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Loft bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Powder room - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , Memory foam mattress with high thread-count sheets.
    Guest bedroom - 1 queen , Memory foam mattress with high thread-count sheets
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed , Sleeps 4 -5. 4 Twin 1 Full- Memory foam mattresses
    Office / Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , Has a desk, computer and printer.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Luxury Entertainment Home - Ocean View, Chef's Kitchen, Modern Design, and Relax
average rating of 4.847826 based on 46 reviews

lovely home

  • 4 of 5

The house easily accommodated seven and several more guests for dinner. Lovely view, the house is in very good condition and the kitchen is great - well equipped and great work space. i can understand that this house could become a big party house which would be bad for the neighbors and for keeping the house in good condition, but the rules and manual are tending toward the obsessive end of the orderly spectrum. I have never before been asked to pay $10 per person to have guests, not staying at the cost, come for dinner. Otherwise we enjoyed the house, everything operated , check in and out went smooth.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These renters invited an extra 7 people totaling 17 guests. So, "several more" is misleading. I could have simply told him no and he would have had to disinvite his guests. We try to make the house available to people that have events which house and property in theory can accommodate, but may discontinue practice if people do not understand how much wear is subjected on house and property with big events and lots of cars. We will continue to charge $10 per person for guests not staying the night for day use for any group bigger than 12. I think that is fair. Further, he agreed to the charges before he even arrived. It is disappointing when guests have the option to cancel their rental beforehand, but write a negative review after the fact.
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Great family destination

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed getting to share family time in this lovely home on this beautiful island. There was lots to do both on and off the island but also nice just hanging at the house enjoying the scenery from the porch. Highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Lots of Room. Excellent beds and linens. Fantastic host!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The views are amazing. The house is gorgeous and well kept and had everything you need. It is also family friendly.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house!

  • 4 of 5

My sister and I shared the house with our families and our children had a great time with all the room they had to run around

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely location, well appointed, house

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this well-taken-care-of, comfortable, and gorgeous house. Spacious with incredibly well stocked kitchen. Japanese inspired gardens are beautiful. 5 stars! We'd come back!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Seattle-Tacoma International (SEATAC)
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
May Kitchen & Bar (Vashon)
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Vashon Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Amtrak Station (Tukwila, WA)
Nearest Motorway
26 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
9.2 Miles
The Hardware Store Restaurant
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
The Summit at Snoqualmie
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
KVI beach
Car: necessary

Vashon offers a high-end gourmet grocery (Vashon Thriftway), excellent local and North-West wine offerings, a Saturday Farmer's market, specialty shops, bookstores, fine restaurants, such as The Hardware store (American) and May Kitchen and Bar (Thai), art galleries, bakeries, a movie theater and more. Please strike up a conversation with the locals as many people are sociable here.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $199
Additional Guest Fee $22 per person per night
Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $500

Discount of approximately 10% is applied for 7-day (or longer) rentals as figured into the price.

If a written cancellation notice is sent to SR (via email) greater than sixty (60) days before the arrival date, then all paid monies will be refunded, otherwise if less than 60 days notice then no refund is provided. If full payment (ex. a 2nd payment) is not received by 60 days before the rental, management reserves right to keep 100% of any monies received, cancel your reservation and seek out another tenant to rent same days/time.

We recommend guests to consider travel insurance (ex. TravelGuard) and pet insurance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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