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Enjoy The Best Of Vashon From The Deck Of The Quartermaster Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Ocean Views, Sleeps 5 Plus, 2 Bathroom, Complete Kitchen And Laundry

Quartermaster Cottage is located in Burton, WA on the Island of Vashon. This quaint home was built in the late 1890's when Burton was a fishing village. Fantastic ocean views from the deck with patio tables seating 10. Sleeps 5 with two queen beds and one twin bed. Two full bathrooms with shower and tub. Completely furnished kitchen, washer and dryer and gas grill for those summer barbecues. All bath and bed linens furnished.

Check in is 3PM and check out is 11AM unless special arrangements are made. Please call Troy 30 minutes before your arrival to get access. If you show up without calling you will have to wait outside and thats no fun at all, and certainly not a great way to start your stay so please call.

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you!

More Details

Property Manager
Troy Kindred
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, danish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Troy Kindred

When not on Vashon, we live in Houston, TX. Tracy works in the oil industry and I am retired from a career in high school counseling. We have two grown children, a son who lives in Scottsdale, AZ and a daughter that lives in Golden, CO. We lived in the Seattle area during my husband's career and fell in love with the Northwest. We vowed to come back and live there someday. During the search, we discovered Vashon Island and have never looked back. Vashon is an extra special place to live and visit!

Troy Kindred purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Troy Kindred chose Vashon Island

The previous owner approached us one day and said, "I am selling my house would you want to buy it?" We jumped at the chance to be able to become the caretakers of this "Pink House" icon of Burton. You never get tired of the view from the huge deck and are so close to beaches for walking and trails for hiking. The house was built in the late 1890's. We have maintained the charm while providing all the comforts of home.

What makes this cottage unique

Vashon is only a 20 minute ferry ride from West Seattle and 15 minutes from Tacoma. Yet when you come to the island you feel hundreds of miles from a metropolitan area. Relax and read a book, walk the beaches, hike the many trails on the island to unwind from the busy city. The art, theatre and music scene is robust to say the least. You can enjoy a live musical performance, art show and even an opera all year round.


Vashon Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Two full bathrooms. One with a shower and claw foot tub. The second has a shower only. Both bathrooms are furnished with bath linens and towels for the beach.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
  • The main bedroom has a queen size bed with closet and dresser. There is a queen size hide a bed. A twin bed downstairs with closet and dresser. Also available are two twin size beds for extra guests.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


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Enjoy The Best Of Vashon From The Deck Of The Quartermaster Cottage
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
Livingston, MT

Charming cottage over looking the bay

  • 5 of 5

We were pleasantly surprised when we pulled up. This is a clean, spacious cottage with a wonderful front deck that overlooks the small harbor area. The road is a bit noisy during the day but is quiet at night. We brought our dog with and enjoyed the large grassy yard. We will return!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Quartermaster Cottage. The view from the deck of the harbor is fantastic! Our pets are family too and happy to know your dog had a great time! Come back and stay soon! Thank you!
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Great character

  • 5 of 5

Extremely cute home, and a great location. Perfectly situated in Burton with great views. Our host was extra special, and was very helpful with directions and recommendations.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vashon Delight

  • 5 of 5

My Mother, Daughter and I stayed two nights at the cottage and absolutely loved it. The house has everything you need to feel at home and cozy during your stay. The kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans, dishes and utensils. Bedding was nice and there were lots of extra blankets if you needed them. The house was spotless, which adds to the cozy, comfortable feel of the place. We loved the location and especially love the view of Burton Marina. I would recommend this to anyone planning a visit to Vashon. It's wonderful!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of this sweet pink house. Beautiful view and very charming interior. Loved it and felt completely comfortable and at home. Cute little 'bait shop' store around the corner for last minute items.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your experience is what Quartermaster Cottage strives for with every guest we have stay with us! Your kind words make us know our hard work is appreciated. The Mercantile “bait shop” or otherwise known as “Sandy’s” is a gem of Burton. You can find almost anything you need or want there. Kids especially enjoy the candy tree and freezer stocked full of ice cream bars. Please think of us again on your next visit to Vashon.
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Littleton, Colorado

Very pleasant place to stay in Burton on Vashon Island.

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of our family (7 people) lived here for three days over Thanksgiving. Another of my daughters lives on Vashon and it was the perfect place to stay for the visit. Very well equipped, quiet and charming old home with a great view. Nice coffee stand a short walk away where grandchildren could get hot chocolate and great pastries early in the morning and the rest of us could get various coffee drinks to supplement our breakfast in the house.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to know you enjoyed your stay at the cottage! Vashon is an extra special place for our family. It is always nice when visitors experience that magic too! Hope to see you again!
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was lovely and very well stocked with extra linens and pillows. Troy was a great host, he met us there and let us know he would be available to solve any problems, though we didn't have any that needed solving. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Choose from several in town
Nearest Ferry
5.5 Miles
Vashon/Fauntleroy, Talequah/Pt Defiance
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
A variety of restaurants in Vashon
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Jensen Point
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.6%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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