On a forested, spectacular 40 acre estate: walking trails, ponds, access to a pristine private beach or a one minute drive to Pt. Robinson lighthouse beach, horses, wildlife, birdwatching, BBQ & picnic area. Beautifully decorated, fully appointed kitchen, wood stove, claw foot tub/shower in the bathroom (bring your fav bath soak!), bedroom with a comfy queen bed & large closet, a sofa bed & in main living area. Pets welcome with an additional $40 fee for deep cleaning. A non-smoking property.
A beautifully decorated, peaceful and restorative getaway from the city. An immaculate, large ground floor living space attached to the east side of a large barn, with a full kitchen including a dishwasher, woodstove (wood provided), propane BBQ (propane provided) full bath, bedroom with queen bed, room darkening shades in the bedroom, a large closet, an open loft for yoga (one mat provided) and a sofa bed in the main living area. There is a propane grill and outdoor picnic area, as well as outdoor lounge chairs under the arbor (seasonally). You can drive 2 minutes all the way to the shoreline at Pt. Robinson Lighthouse Park or walk through the forest trails to our secluded, south-facing beach. There is a nice long hike from Pt. Robinson to the Maury Island Marine Park when the tides allow, and Island Center Forest and Dockton Trails. The water in inner Quartermaster Harbor gets warm for swimming in the summer, so you might want to experience Dockton Park or Burton Beach for swimming, kyak and paddle board rentals. Seals, sea lions, heron, kingfisher, and occasionally Orca and Grey whales can be seen from the beach. Deer, owls, woodpeckers and songbirds frequent the forest right outside your door.
The exteriors and interiors created by Lisa DeFaccio have been featured in The Seattle Times Pacific Magazine, Country Living Magazine, Sunset books, in catalogs (Cutter & Buck most recently) and in film including Anthony Bordain's "No Reservations" (aired Nov. 19, 2017 on the Pacific Northwest show). Celebrities have chosen to be married on the property - it is truly a stunning place to be! We are very familiar with how to coordinate details of large and small productions and events to assure your time here is a success and exactly as you want it to be.
There is a lock keypad so you can come and go as you please. The code will be the last 4 of your phone number. Parking is right outside your door. There are no stairs required, so it is an easy place for all to stay.
Woodland trails meander throughout the property. Bring waterproof shoes or rubber boots in winter if you want to hike about during the rainy season. It is also nice to bring a cozy pair of slippers along with you.
Check out Vashon Allied Arts, Vashon Events, O-Space, Vashon Park District or the Vashon-Maury Chamber of Commerce to find out what is going on while you're visiting. There are spring and fall Open Studio Art tours, musical performances, theater, dance performances, Strawberry Festival (July), wineries and cideries, Seattle Brewing Co., Westside Stables and Island Center Farm for riding lessons, trail rides, and pony rides, the Sheepdog Classic dog trials, and lots more throughout the year. Private yoga/meditation/massage and art classes can be arranged during your stay.
Interaction with guests
We live nearby and are available to help with whatever you might need during your stay.
We come up to the barn in the mornings as early as 7 am and again at night (sometimes after dark) to feed the horses. We use the entrance on the Coach House side of the barn through the greenhouse, so don't be alarmed if you see us walk by.
Other things to note
*Enjoy Vashon! Check the Chamber of Commerce, Vashon Events and Vashon Allied Arts websites for things to do/see on the island.
*Bring a pair of cozy slippers, rubber boots or outdoor shoes for trails, and flat soled shoes are best for walking on the pavers, gravel, grass and dirt that make up the farm.
*Oil, balsamic vinegar, tea, a little coffee, salt, pepper and sugar are supplied, as are all basic kitchen utensils, dishes, silverware, fire wood, pots/pans, bbq propane and tools, napkins, paper towels, toilet paper, towels, linens, & soap are provided.
*Quiet hours are 9:30 pm to 9:30 a.m. Check in is 3 pm and check out is 11:30 am.
*You are free to walk anywhere on the property EXCEPT in the field to the south of the big house and around the pond. You can walk back from the lighthouse and take trails from the first driveway with the chain across it on your right as you walk up the road, take a right on the trails through the forest that come out by the barn.
*Children are welcome but must be supervised at ALL times: there is a large pond, horses that can kick and bite, a potentially hot wood stove (don't light it if you are concerned about your child getting burned) and other hazards marked and unmarked.
* Pets are by permission only with a $40 additional fee. They MUST BE LEASHED at all times on the property for the protection of wildlife, horses, our chickens, ducks, rabbits, etc. and never left unattended in the Coach House. There are off-leash areas nearby.
*Horses are beautiful to watch, but NEVER enter the pasture or feed the horses. There is an electrical hot-wire inside the top wood rail of the fence that gives a painful jolt if touched.
*Registered guests only. Please ask before inviting anyone else onto the property. The property is available for events/parties upon approval.
*NO SMOKING or OPEN FLAMES ANYWHERE ON the property.
*The terrain is uneven, slippery, and often muddy, so bring flat-soled, outdoor shoes or rubber boots (especially in winter).