Our lovely cottage is located right off of the main road that runs from the north end of the island to the south. It features 100-plus feet of private, accessible tidal beach waiting to be combed, where gulls chase off bald eagles as a blue heron wades quietly at the water's edge. This newly renovated, light and airy cottage is an enchanting, home away from home.
The newly updated, light and airy cottage nestles into a beautiful, accessible, lively beach. The cottage welcomes you with three bedrooms, two plush queen beds and one bunk room (two bunks and one pull-out), an open living area, a well-equipped kitchen, and a large dining table with expansive views, one and one-half bathrooms, fire pit, and outdoor seating areas and propane grill. This easily accessible Beach Cottage feels like a world away with its serene beach, comfortable and clean accommodations, and sweeping views gorgeous--interesting in all seasons.
The quaint cottage is really perfect for up to 4 adults and their kids. Storage is limited and the bedrooms are not large--this was built as a beach cottage for vacationers in the 1940s. We do not advise more than 6 adults at any time, especially in the winter.
This is a private home, located off the main road on the island, which runs from the north end to the south. The cottage features 100 feet of private, easily accessible beach, by way of what used to be a brickyard's ramp. We'll leave the key for you--step in, kick off your shoes, and enjoy.
Interaction with guests
My name is Tiffany and I am the cottage caretaker and manager. I live just a few minutes away, and am almost always available and happy to answer questions or help in whatever ways I can. Once your reservation is confirmed, I offer my phone/text information so that you can easily reach me at any time before or during your stay. I adore the cottage and our guests and I hope you love the island and the cottage as much as I do!
Other things to note
Very few waterfront homes on Vashon are without many steps in or to the beach. The cottage's property is level, with only one step up to the exterior door, and one step within the home. The beach is accessible via a ramp.
Check-in is at 3PM. Check-out by 11AM.
This is a quiet beach house with parking for two cars and plenty of space for your water toys (kayaks/SUPS). If you bring your own boat, a ramp is available at Jensen Point on Burton--less than two miles away. Parties with additional guests are not permitted.
This is a quiet island and area. We do have neighbors nearby, so ask that you observe a quiet hours from 10pm-8am. The main renters must be a minimum age 25 years old.
Getting to Vashon requires a ferry ride. A mid-sized car and its driver cost about $23. A passenger in the vehicle is $5.20, or $2.60 for a child or senior. You only pay to get onto Vashon, it is free to leave.
Please bring slippers/socks and remove your shoes when possible. Sand and salt are everywhere and do a number on floors!
This house is not child-proofed and has open access to the beach and road.
Pets: We do not allow for pets on the property.
Water toys: Feel free to bring your own that can be walked down the access to the beach. The water at high tide is often a few steps away while low tide can expose over a hundred feet of tidal flats. There is a canoe and a few life jackets on the property for your use, but you assume all risk of use. Know the water! Renter assumes the full liability of loss or injury during use. The Sound waters are cold year-round, and wind can come up quickly.
There is a fire pit and propane grill available during your stay. If there is a burn ban, please abstain from building a bonfire--there is a $1000 fine for air quality that you would be responsible for. Please look up the Vashon fire department website or inquire with Tiffany if in doubt!
We have a sensitive, fully-functioning septic system. Nothing but human waste and TP can be flushed. Do not flush wipes of any form, or any type of feminine products. Renters will be responsible to any damage to the septic system or plumbing.
You assume all liability, risk and responsibility for any accidents or injuries to yourself or others in your party, regardless of cause, that may occur while you are on our property as part of your booking the cottage.
We leave a booklet with additional information on the table upon your arrival. Please take a look and notice the checkout instructions on the last page. We ask that you leave the cottage in similar condition that you found it. Enjoy, but please take kind care of our special place.