Open living and dining.
Spacious, fully-equipped kitchen.
2nd Loft bed.
The beach is steps from the front door!
Front yard scenic overlook
Ferry Glen Amenities:
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Cooking Utensils
- Washer and Dryer
- Linens provided
- Full Bed in Master Bedroom
- Loft Queen futon
- Loft twin bed
- Second Loft twin bed
- Convertible Sofa Queen bed
- Kid friendly
- Parking for one vehicle
- Additional parking nearby
- Ramp for loading
- Dvd player
- C D player
- Wi Fi
- Beach Access
- Large front yard with water view
- Front yard table and chairs
- Viewing bench
- Secluded back patio
- Bike parking
Vashon has no bridge connecting it to the mainland -- which many people consider a crucial part of its unspoiled character. My favorite description of Vashon is 'Mayberry meets Burning Man' due to its small town atmosphere, friendly and arts-minded people and eclectic shops. Despite its proximity to a major metropolitan area, Vashon retains its rural character with over 85% of the island still forested.
Vashon is perfect for Motorcyclists and cyclists as the scenery is stunning and the roads are not busy. Once you venture off the Vashon Highway the traffic is minimal. Take any one of the drives along the water and you won't be disappointed. Watch for deer.
The Vashon Highway runs North-South along the entire length of the 13-mile long island. The southern terminus of the highway is the Tahlequah Ferry Terminal, connected to the Point Defiance neighborhood of Tacoma.
The center of Vashon, just 5 miles south of the North end ferry dock and Ferry Glen Cottage, is a fun collection of shops, restaurants, second hand stores, antique and art galleries.
For more information on Vashon Island and an interactive map, click here.
Rates are based on one to six person occupancy.
April – May: $155 per night
June – Sept: $185 per night
Oct – March: $125 per night
Christmas and Thanksgiving $215 per night
Additional guests over six in number - $100/week or $25/night. Kids under three are free.
Cleaning fee - $100.00 for up to six people. $150.00 for eight or more people.
Cancellations – If cancellation notice is given one month or more prior to your arrival date, your deposit will be refunded. If notice is given less than 30 days prior to arrival, your deposit will not be refunded. If you cancel within one week of your arrival date, you will lose your deposit and be charged for the entire stay. Early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit.
Guest: Kris (Seattle)
Date of Stay: 06/06/12 Review Submitted: 06/14/12
Ferry Glen is an idyllic little spot on Vashon, perfect for a weekend away from the city. My wife and I try to escape at least every few months to Vashon and Ferry Glen. The cottage is cozy, with amazing vistas. Its a short drive to the center of the island for all the conveniences. We bring our bikes and tool around to all the beaches and collect shells and sand dollars to bring home to the city. Cathy and Ron are wonderful people to deal with. They've taken great care to make the cottage a little home away from home, with many little touches and a flair for design. Highly recommended!
Ron Bailey and Cathy Sutherland are long-time residents of the rainy city of Seattle. Cathy is the founding member and choreographer of several aerial trapeze acts and has taught gymnastics for many years. Ron is a master builder, craftsman, musician, band-leader, and along with Cathy, the force behind Seattle's Moisture Festival, a annual month long celebration of Vaudeville featuring acts from all over the world. Cathy and Ron have been entertaining audiences for years from Spain to South America.
About the house:
| Delicious and valuable local Info:
The Vashon Theatre is a cool little movie theatre showing current films and is centrally located.
The Hardware Store, in the heart of Vashon is a restaurant, housed in an historic 121-year old building which indeed used to be Vashons hardware store. It has great food and a nice collection of wines plus an art gallery in the back. Our new favorite restaurant, suggested by the locals is a Thai restaurant called 'May Thai'. Great food with dark teak decor and original cocktails. Look around and you will find excellent restaurants of just about any kind of food you might want to eat.
It is also home to the Vashon Island Roasterie which roasts its own coffee and has a great atmosphere as well and shares a space with the eclectic Minglement Market Place. Closed Sundays.
The Island is full of parks, harbors and miles of shoreline making it a popular destination for hikers, bicyclists, beachcombers and sea kayakers. At any time you might see horse back riders on your adventures as the parks accommodate equestrians as well. Check out Westside Stables to go horse back riding. Though they specialize in lessons, they do offer trail rides. Island Center Forest and Dockton Forest, to name a few, have over 70 species of birds for bird watchers and photographers and are great for hiking and mountain biking.
The Vashon Park District rents kayaks from Jensen Point. Quartermaster Harbor is especially nice for kayakers as the harbor offers a bit of protection. The harbor is in the village of Burton so while visiting stop at the friendly Burton Coffee Stand. It closes daily at 3:00 pm so go early.
Vashon Island bicycles, 9925 S.W. St., rents cruisers for $20 a day and is a fun way to explore Vashon.
Point Robinson Lighthouse featured in the children's Christmas story 'The Red Ranger Came Calling' gives tours. Call them for times.
Golfers and check out the private Vashon Golf and Country Club as well as Vashon Golf and Swim club which offers golf and swim camps and lessons, tennis lessons and more.
Believe it or not- Vashon is home to one of the few
Russian Orthodox Monasteries in America. Visitors are welcome but they ask that you call first and there is a dress code. They make their own coffee called Monastery Blend Coffee.