Stay over the tides. Watch the sun rise across the water. Explore your private beach. Fish, crab, paddle or swim off the deck into Puget Sound. Hike off the property into old-growth Burton Woods. Bike the Burton loop. Walk 0.2 mile to Jensen’s Point for watercraft rentals. This is your off-the-road and over-the-ocean northwest island paradise.
Our Oceanfront Eco Cottage is a rare solar-powered home on pilings located on a private beach in Quartermaster Harbor on the Burton peninsula. A short walk down to the wrap-around deck will find you nestled in views and surrounded by wildlife.
Hear the water under you during high tide and beach comb the bounty of the Salish Sea during low tide. You will enjoy a large bay window with skylight over the water to the east, French doors that open onto the deck to the north, and a garden window to the south. The cottage sleeps up to four and features an organic mattress and linens. Chaise couch pulls out to a full size mattress in addition to the queen-size bed. The kitchen is fully equipped. We have a flat screen tv for use with dvd player, broadband wi-fi for high-speed internet access.
Our Oceanfront Eco Cottage is located on Vashon Island, where rural lifestyles (we don’t have any stop lights!) and natural wonders coexist a short ferry ride from urban pleasures in Seattle and Tacoma. Vashon Island hosts a vibrant arts community and many delights for the foodie (including May’s Kitchen, the best Thai in the region) and farm-fresh crowd. Vashon also has three vineyards, the historic Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie, and destination Lavender Hill Farm. Vashon’s downtown is a few miles from the cottage, though our Burton neighborhood market and excellent espresso stand are within biking or walking distance.
Beyond relaxing on the deck and playing in the water, you can enjoy the Island’s extensive nature trails and bird watching (Quartermaster Harbor is an Audubon hot spot), a local cinema and a plethora of artist studios, live theater and live music.
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