Spacious waterfront home with iconic view of Mt. Rainer and Puget Sound. Cozy, unique spaces throughout the house and property. Street level access includes main bedroom, bathroom, spacious kitchen, living room area and large deck. Steps down to large green backyard with space for outdoor activities and access to the beach. Upstairs bedroom located in the apex of the A-frame evokes a sense of being in a tree house.
The large kitchen can become the center of activity with ample counter space, two sinks, and can easily handle preparation of gourmet meals. The breakfast nook has both water and woodland views with large window and built in bench. The adjoining living room has a wood stove and a gathering of comfortable chairs. A collection of games and cable TV available to add to your indoor activities.
The deck has southern exposure and catches sun throughout the day. A hot tub on the lower deck offers privacy while still affording a nice view of the water with passing sailboats or the local ferry. You can do some bird watching from there using the binoculars and book references laid out in the living room. You are likely to spot bald eagles, king fishers and many other birds favoring the mild climate of Pacific Northwest. You may even spot seals, otters or a pod of orcas either from the deck or during a stroll on the beach.
The bathroom tub has a strategically placed window, with outside plantings framing a view of Mt.Rainier. Bathroom also includes a large double headed shower.
The rental offers off street parking. A ten minute walk to the Tahlequah ferry, connecting Vashon with the mainland. 10 minute ride to hamlet of Burton with a grocery store, post office, cafe, farm stand, an antique store and a local marina, where kayaks can be rented. 15 minute ride to a key local gathering place where you'll find the Vashon Art Center, rostaria, health food store, used book store and ice cream parlor. 20 minute ride to the island's main hub, with a number of interesting restaurants, cafes, massage studios, cinema, library and businesses serving the local population of 10,000 residents. The island has a rich cultural life and history, and virtually every day during the summer has some interesting events - like the Sheepdog Trails - Strawberry Festival or Lego building classes at the local library. See for list of events during your planned stay.
For more strenuous activities you can walk or bike Vashon's extensive network of trails or explore the local beaches. Two gyms, including a 24 hour one, offer still more intensive workouts and classes. Eclectic sampling of ongoing groups like the Death Cafe, Reiki Jam, or Ecstatic Dance, which you can join during your stay.+ More