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Overview of Vashon's KVI Beach House: Reduced Nightly Rates!

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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, cribs/infant beds, WiFi
On the beach, sun loungers, beach towels
On the beach, sun loungers, beach towels
On the beach, sun loungers, beach towels
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Vashon's KVI Beach House: Reduced Nightly Rates!

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

3 bedrooms4 bathroomsSleeps 16

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant

Explore the area

    Popular LocationCrow Beach12 min walk
    Popular LocationVashon Maury Island Heritage Museum6 min drive
    Popular LocationPoint Robinson Park10 min drive
    AirportSeattle, WA (SEA-Seattle - Tacoma Intl.)64 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 16
    1 queen bed
    2 twin/single beds
    1 sleep sofa/futon

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Vashon's KVI Beach House: Reduced Nightly Rates!

Family fun at the shore
A ferry ride away from Tacoma, Seattle, or the Olympic Peninsula, Vashon is a unique rural refuge in a sea of urban development. Located at the center of the east side of the island, KVI Beach House is the perfect location to explore Vashon and is just minutes away from town and nearby bus lines heading to the ferries.

Facing the sun all day long, KVI Beach House is on the bluff overlooking Tramp Harbor and Vashon’s most popular public beach, known to locals as KVI Beach, the heart and soul of Vashon Island. The entrance to this unique beach, protected by King County, is just a two minute walk and Islanders old, young and four-legged come to relax, play, and exercise here in all seasons of the year. For mobility impaired, a 30 second drive to the beachhead.We directly face Mt. Rainier, Maury Island and Tramp Harbor.

For those who are mobility challenged, a ramp can be installed to the house entrance, ADA shower is on the main floor, and an outside packed gravel ramp allows access to the entire wrap around deck, studio/rec room big screen TV and lower outdoor fire pit, picnic, bar and grill area.

We have 3 bedrooms plus a large studio apartment downstairs.

The studio apartment has a small bathroom with shower, open plan living/dining kitchen area, and access to the outside bar and grill, lawn and fire pit area. The studio apartment has a large dining table that can seat 10 or more. It also has a pull out American Comfort Sleeper Queen bed, two twin click clack beds and a pack and play. The studio apartment can sleep 1 couple, 2 singles, and a baby. There is also a laundry room on this floor. The studio apartment is the entertainment center of the house, and holds a large screen TV, DVD player, Xbox, DVD library, darts, many board games and access to outdoor activities.

In the loft is the King Master and it has a king pillow-top bed, full bath with a Jacuzzi tub/shower. There is a view of Mt Rainier from the loft. The loft master also has twin beds in an alcove, separated by wood screens, in addition to a click clack futon style double bed. There is also a crib. The high ceiling King Master sleeps up to 2 couples, as well as up to 2 singles and a baby. The room has a crib. More pack and plays are available on the other floors. There are two high chairs and a booster and restaurant-style wooden booster for older children who still need a higher chair.

On the main floor, the Queen Master has an attached bath with a 'Tea for Two' tub and a separate stand up shower. It sleeps one couple and is the most private area.

The Main Floor Bunk Room has vintage WWII Navy bunk beds which are 30'X 80' and a full size bed, sleeping 2 singles and 1 couple. There are many toys here, TV and DVDs for children. Not far down the hall is an ADA accessible bathroom with a large wheelchair accessible shower, or group shower for the kids after a day on the beach.

Well-behaved dogs are welcome. They must stay off beds and furniture and when outside, stay within our yard, not wander in the neighborhood. Dogs think KVI Beach is heaven!

Altogether, the house has 11 separate beds, 5 of which can sleep two persons. For infants there are 2 pac n plays and 1 portable crib, 2 high chairs, 1 booster chair, and 1 high chair that straps to a regular chair.

The outdoor entertaining area includes lawn games, barbecue grill, outdoor bar, large picnic table, child's picnic table, swing, seati for the guests to harvest. Guests numbering over eight are charged extra, INCLUDING babies and children, due to linens needed, extra cleaning, diaper/trash extra costs. Parking is limited to 5 spaces. No large sleeping vans/campers are permitted with guests of guests sleeping in them in the parking spaces, since that expands the number of guests and stresses the septic system and the quiet neighborhood.. In spring, look for seals and the Orca pods who playfully splash through on their pursuit of the salmon runs in the South Sound. Watch as the early daffodils perk up out of the ground in early March. Divers have found the shelf off this beach to be one of the best diving locations in the Sound, and in all seasons you can see dive boats moored offshore, exploring the undersea world which includes spotting the largest octopus in the world. Try your luck at fishing. The Tramp Harbor fishing pier is a ten minute walk or a minute’s drive away, and has a long dock, picnic and honey bucket facilities. You can also surf cast from the beach below our house. In summer, listen for the high-pitched whistle of the killdeer protecting their eggs laid in the driftwood, pretending to be wounded to get you away from their nests; take note of the rattling chatter of the local population of kingfishers, who like to perch above the trees while the tide comes in. Overhead hear the whistling cries of the bald eagles and the osprey, and watch as they fight each other over dinner from the bounty of Tramp Harbor. Watch out for hummers, too, as they may just want to investigate who is invading their territory. During the fall, this beach is a bird lover’s paradise, and Audubon walks are common when hundreds of migratory American Widgeons and other water fowl seek safe harbor here. Mallards are yearlong residents, and off shore rare water fowl are common.A spotting scope is set up on the covered porch. You definitely want to bring binoculars. Also, ask about booking a tour from a noted birder in the neighborhood or a boat ride around quartermaster harbor.The captain of the Vashona just wrote the latest book on the history of Vashon, and the tour is historical and geological. Salmon fishing trips are also possible to arrange and some pick you up from KVI beach.Of course be sure to bring a camera. In winter, sit on the wrap-around deck of the cottage wrapped up in a blanket, look out at the migrating water fowl nosily quacking in the protected salt water stream which ebbs and flows with the tide just beneath your feet. Listen for the loons in the lagoon at night. Owls perch in the tall Douglas firs.Feel the wind and rain on your face as you walk on a mostly deserted beach, watching the waves whip up the sand and driftwood. Relax by the warm fire with a good book and never want for a view of what’s going on in Tramp Harbor. KVI Beach is also a haven for island children who grow up on this sandy beach, where a small, salt-water inlet becomes a pool for their little boats and floats. The little ones build sand castles and driftwood forts, catch and release hermit crabs and play under the watchful eyes of their parents as the tide comes in and goes out. Sea stars, sand dollars, moon snails, mussels, clams, gooey ducks, sea cucumbers all abound. Islanders enjoy observing the creatures of the sea, and hope that visitors respect the abundant sea life. The older children and teens play beach volleyball, baseball, picnic and at night build fires augmented by the natural phosphorescence in the water of the incoming tide. Adults have a great view of all the activities from atop the covered porch of KVI Beach House. Dogs love KVI as well, and on weekends, at all times of the year, people walk their dogs, children, and themselves on the easy beach trails that wrap around Point Heyer. Eagles hang out on the tower to the north year round. They can be seen in early morning and early evening getting breakfast and dinner, and have claimed KVI as their own. Keywords: Vashon Island, Brand new house,overlooking KVI Beach, South facing, Mid Island, Salt water beach, dogs welcome, Puget Sound, mountain and sound view,steps to beach,kid friendly,groups, family reunion, beach, sunny, unique, outdoors, wildlife,eagles,cathedral ceilings, large family room, incredible views, ADA accessible (some limitations).
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.

Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Nancy Bachant

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
This information is provided by our partners.

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Property amenities

Beach

  • On the beach
  • Beach towels
  • Beach sun loungers

Internet

  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Limited onsite parking (max 5 spaces)
  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • Crib/infant bed available
  • Children's toys
  • Highchair
  • Children's games
  • Stair gate

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Paper towels
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster

Bedrooms

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed

Bathrooms

  • 4 bathrooms
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Jetted bathtub
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room

Entertainment

  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Video games
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Games
  • Music library
  • Stereo
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture

Laundry

  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near laundromat

Comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating

Pets

  • Pet friendly

Suitability/Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Designated smoking areas

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • On the waterfront
  • Near a zoo
  • Near the bay

Things to do

  • Water sports equipment
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Bicycling on site
  • Boating on site
  • Kayak on site
  • Fishing nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Marina nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock

General

  • Sleeps 16

Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking

Pets

Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cribs (infant beds) are available

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Vashon's KVI Beach House Now Taking Summer 2020 Bookings!
Vashon's KVI Beach House: Reduced Nightly Rates! Vashon Island

About this area

Vashon Island

Located in Vashon Island, this vacation home is on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Alki Beach and Point Defiance Park, while Museum of Flight and Showbox SoDo are cultural highlights. Traveling with kids? Consider Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium and Seattle Chinese Garden. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching. Guests love the property's quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Crow Beach - 12 min walk
  • Vashon Maury Island Heritage Museum - 6 min drive
  • Point Robinson Park - 10 min drive
  • Point Robinson Lighthouse - 10 min drive
  • Marine View Park - 66 min drive

Getting around

  • Union Station - 46 min drive
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) - 64 min drive

Restaurants

  • Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie — 5 min drive
  • The Ruby Brink — 6 min drive
  • The Hardware Store Restaurant — 6 min drive
  • May Kitchen + Bar — 6 min drive
  • The Red Bicycle — 6 min drive

Overall score and ratings

5.0

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 102 out of 107 reviews
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Staff & service

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Amenities

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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Great stay!
Very spacious, clean, and impressive home in a beautiful location! Would stay again.

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful week in the perfect home!
This home is wonderful! We were in awe of the view & just felt so fortunate to have found this place. The owners have thought of EVERYTHING & if you have questions, they live right next door. We were able to cook large meals with ease. We enjoyed the seating around the firepit every night & daily walks to the beach. We've stayed in many VRBOS, all over the U.S & Mexico & this home is one of the best we've found. We will definitely return!

5/5 Excellent

Loved everything!!
What a great experience! The home and location Were lovely! Easy check in and check out! We would come back!!

5/5 Excellent

The epitome of a beach house!
My family enjoyed a week at this wonderful house. The view is magnificent at all times of the day. The flow of the house was so nice. We enjoyed just sitting on the deck watching the world go by...and the seals. We would not hesitate to rent this house again.

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful home and the view is outstanding.
Renting the home was seamless. We met the owner on our way in, she explained the home, was very nice.

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