Burton Beach Cottage from the beachJust another morning...

Entire home/apt

8 guests

3 bedrooms

5 beds
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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 space

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.

Guest access

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.

The space
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 28 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: 142
Security Deposit: 425
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: 319 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds, 1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

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.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay.
From Aug 5 - 31, 2017 the minimum stay is 2 nights.

48 Reviews

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Jordan & Gale User Profile
August 2017
Really awesome place. Nice and clean and everything we needed. Very beautiful waterfront property, wish we had booked longer.

MariyanJon User Profile
July 2017
This was a great house and we loved the accommodations- we had so much fun and the house was well set up and stocked with everything we needed.

Naoya User Profile
June 2017
We had a wonderful long weekend and it was part due to the AirBnB! Where do I start! First off the location is wonderful. It is not too far from a lot of the conveniences on Vashon, but far enough to make it feel a little more private. The water outside the door was not only beautiful to wake up to, but helped keep us a little cool on the weekend where we seemed to have run into a heat wave. 91°! The inside was clean and well outfitted. We enjoyed the views from the bedrooms and the common rooms as well. The full kitchen helped keep our family happy for easy going breakfasts. Would love to visit Vashon again and would look forward to returning here!

Karen User Profile
May 2017
Our family of six (four adults and two eight year olds) enjoyed the clean and quiet cottage on Vashon. Access to beach and car from the cottage was not a problem (my mom is a super adult post hip surgery) and was very comfortable (amenities and temperature). Enjoyed family time making meals together and hanging outside admiring the scenery and eagles flying overhead. Our kids especially liked walking along the beach during low tide and the flat grassy area during high tide. Highly recommend!

Kirsten User Profile
May 2017
The cottage is exactly as described. You walk in and you're instantly at ease. The minimal design is so refreshing. Every space has exactly what you need--no more, no less. It really is the perfect place to get away and simply relax. Tiffany was lovely to deal with. She made sure we had everything we needed--even bringing over an extra kitchen gadget to help us prepare food for a party we were going to. My mom and aunt, both in their late 70s, were traveling with us. They appreciated not having to deal with many steps. There is one step up into the cottage, and one step inside as well. All in all it's extremely accessible--perfect for all ages. They also loved being able to even get down to the beach without navigating steps. We feel very fortunate to have found this cottage and can't recommend it highly enough. We look forward to our return visit!

Victoria User Profile
April 2017
Beautiful cottage that is perfect for a few adults or a family looking for a coastal location esp. having 100 feet of your own private beach to explore. Stocked with everything you need including Shampoo, Body Wash, & even Coffee for the weekend. Rain or shine -great place to have some down time with friends/family. It is located next to the only main road for Vashon, so it can be a bit noisy at times (day time only). But the sound of the waves, just wash it away. Go & enjoy!!

Denise User Profile
April 2017
Very lovely cottage on the beach. Great service from the hosts!!

Vashon, Washington, United StatesJoined in March 2015
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