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Lavender Hill Farm House with View, Gardens, Walk to the Beach

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Farmhouse, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 11-14)

Lavender Hill Farm is well known on Vashon Island for our U-Cut lavender stand and farm store, open from late June through early August. The property has 1500 lavender plants and more than 15 varieties, as well as beautiful gardens and stunning views. Come vacation in this tranquil setting in a 1930's farmhouse, thoughtfully updated and spacious enough for a reunion of friends and family. The long farmhouse porch is the perfect spot for morning coffee overlooking the gardens, fields, Quartermaster Harbor and Mount Rainier. Listen to the bees as you stroll through the fields and wander into the town of Burton, just a five minute walk, for supplies, coffee, and some browsing or a meal on the deck of the Quartermaster Inn. Inner and Outer Quartermaster Harbor is a short walk.

The house is light and bright, with nicely appointed guestrooms and three bathrooms for guests. The kitchen works for a crowd, with two ovens, a large center island, 6 burner cook top and large pantry - and there's a second fridge in the basement. The living room has two seating areas, there are two tables in the dining room and the long porch table seats twelve.

Enjoy the stars at night, the quiet, and spend your days biking, riding horses, kayaking or just finishing a book or writing one (wireless internet throughout the house). The island has a movie theatre, movie rental (and you've got cable as well) and many concerts, performances and gatherings to keep you as active as you like.

Please visit our website for more photos and more info - see you in the lavender!

Keywords: Farmhouse, lavender farm, house, view property, garden, cottage

More Details

Owner
Cathy MacNeal
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, french, spanish, We speak and read some French and Spanish.
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2018

About Cathy MacNeal

Tom works as the head of a labor union local in Northern California and Cathy is an actor who also runs a non-profit providing education in Cambodia, where we adopted our two younger daughters. We also have a grown daughter and son. Tom is also a writer of slang books - we live in Berkeley, California during the school year and hope to retire to Vashon eventually. We have learned a lot about lavender in ten years and love our time on Vashon.

Cathy MacNeal purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Why Cathy MacNeal chose Vashon Island

I've been visiting Vashon since 1994, when good friends moved here from Los Angeles. It's a very special place. Tom and I bought a small cottage in 2003 and fell in love with the lavender farm when we came to pick lavender. In 2006, we were lucky enough to buy it. We kept the previous owners' tradition of opening a U-Cut stand and farm store and have learned a lot about lavender. For three years, we participated in the lavender farm tour, a wonderful weekend with 2500 visitors coming to enjoy the lavender. Each year we run our lavender farm business from mid-June through July, with the rest of the year available for vacation rentals. We love our time on Vashon.

What makes this farmhouse unique

What do I love most about Lavender Hill Farm? The view is amazing - Mt. Rainier, the boats in the harbor, the lavender. We think of it as Maine and Provence rolled into one, with snow-capped mountains as a bonus. It's quiet and the stars shine bright. I love working with the lavender - very relaxing. The house is big - it's so cheerful and so many places to curl up with a book. There's room for a lot of guests and the porch is the perfect gathering place! I soak in the claw foot tub in the master bedroom and then sink into the king-size bed. Truly a vacation from our lives in the Bay Area - and no traffic! It's also so easy to get here. The airport is a 20 minute cab ride or 30 minute bus ride to the ferry, and the island bus comes to our corner (and sometimes right past the house). The island has good restaurants, an arts scene, pools, and lots of opportunities for biking and hiking.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything was absolutely wonderful! Our friends and family loved the Lavender House. One of my friends said she wants to organize her family reunion there next year!

Thank you for providing such a special place that is so homey but elegant.
Sep 2014
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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation farmhouse rental in Vashon Island, Washington

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14 ...
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , tub , clawfoot tub with shower spray attachment
    Main floor bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Jacuzzi tub and steam shower
    Second floor hall bath - toilet , shower , Stall shower, shower seat
  • We have a shower seat that can be used in the stall shower or main floor tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom #1-Master bedroom - 1 king , Large master has water views, flat screen TV and printer.
    Bedroom #2 Second floor guest room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , portacrib available
    Bedroom #3 -First floor queen room - 1 queen
    Bedroom #4 Full and Twin bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Flat screen TV, children's books
    Bedroom #5 Lower level queen - 1 queen , 1 double , Queen canopy bed, double futon platform bed.
    Bedroom #6 Lower level double - 1 double , Cozy small bedroom with double bed
  • In addition to six bedrooms, we have a foldout sofa with plush mattress in living room, queen aerobed and two Maine camp cots for extra guests.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • porch/lanai ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Working lavender farm with farm store, beautiful gardens and greenhouse, kitchen garden, outdoor tables, chairs and umbrellas, second refrigerator on lower level.

Reviews

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Lavender Hill Farm House with View, Gardens, Walk to the Beach
average rating of 4.976744 based on 55 reviews
5

Beauty, ease, great kitchen, great views. Whole family from ages 4 to 94 had a lovely time.

  • 5 of 5

Beauty, ease, great kitchen, great views. Whole family from ages 4 to 94 had a lovely time.

  • Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that the vacation worked for all ages!
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5

Incredible island experience for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Lavender Hill Farm is an exquisite way to show your family the beauty of Vashon Island. When you're not enjoying views of Rainier from the deck, or soaking up the sun surrounded by lavender, you'll be loving the clean decor of the house, the warm sunlight streaming in through large windows and the incredibly stocked kitchen.

My family is Italian, and we LOVE to cook. This kitchen had everything and more that we were looking for. We baked, barbecued, made cakes and cookies for a tea party, canned some krauts and veggies, hosted a surprise birthday party - if you love to cook, this is the place for you.

The bedrooms were all so comfortable and large. With a Martha Stewart meets Laura Ingalls Wilder vibe, you're going to be comfortable wherever you stay. The master bath offers the perfect place for a girls' night (i.e. facials with cucumbers and bath robes), and an incredible view from the bedroom. The deck is a perfect place for a cup of coffee and a good book, and the yard is excellent for an evening meal with wine and music. Basically, this house will accommodate whatever you want to do. And if you have any questions, Jannett is so helpful and will readily answer any questions or offer help if you need it.

The fireplace and dining room offered the perfect place for our family to sit and talk, look at photos and play fun games. This house helped us to slow down and enjoy being together, sharing stories and memories. Some members of the family thought of going into Seattle, but Vashon presented us with so many fun activities and the house offered such warmth and character, that we never left.

I live on Vashon, and I would recommend this beautiful home to anyone who is looking for a Pacific Northwest Island getaway. You're only 15 minutes from town, and if you need something in a pinch, there is a small general store just steps away. But really, you're getting away from it all and soaking up those island vibes. You will not regret visiting Lavender Hill. I promise!

  • Submitted: 18-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely house, beautiful surroundings, fantastic view....

  • 5 of 5

A perfect get away for a group of 5 or 6 ( or more!). Comfortable beds, clean rooms, large kitchen that is very well-stocked (if you want to cook), exceptional views from the large sitting porch....and lavender!

  • Submitted: 16-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable, casually elegant place

  • 5 of 5

My extended family stayed this past weekend. It was lovely, comfortable and animal-hair free. My nephews basked on the porch, marveled at the view, and lived the neighborhood.

  • Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Marilyn. i'm glad a good time was had by all!
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5

Great family place!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place. Clean and tidy. Large enough to accommodate our group with lots of activities for young and old. This is our third year renting this house. We’ll be back!!!

  • Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful well kept and well appointed home

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our family reunion at Lavender Hill Farm. It is a very clean home with comfortable beds, well stocked kitchen, and incredible views of Quartermaster Harbor and Mt Rainier. Thank you!

  • Submitted: 9-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carol, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay! Sending you a rave review also - thank you for being extremely conscientious guests and taking great care with the farmhouse. Come back soon! -Cathy
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Location

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Seattle International Airport
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Tahlequah
Nearest Golf
4.4 Miles
Vashon Golf and Swim Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrak Seattle
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Burton Coffee Stand
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Quatermaster Harbor
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation farmhouse rental in Vashon Island, Washington

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2018
Jun 8 2018 - Jun 18 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$837
 
 
Summer
Aug 1 2018 - Sep 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
C$895
C$4,507
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2018 - Nov 25 2018
4 night minimum stay
C$766
C$3,863
 
 
Holiday 2018
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 2 2019
5 night minimum stay
C$708
C$4,121
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$547
From
C$740
Fri,Sat,Sun
C$3,213
C$6,175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$643.9
Cleaning Fee C$367.02

Additional charge for over 8 guests - $25 per night up to 14 guests.
All events at the farm require a separate fee and agreement with the owners prior to booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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