FAQ's
  

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Are there places to enjoy the outdoors on the property?

Yes, we are nestled in a meadow setting with artistic arbors and acres of lovely trees and beautiful garden areas to stroll or sit on our benches and enjoy the birds and their song. This quiet, serene atmosphere provides a relaxing retreat, perfect for nature lovers, birdwatchers, honeymooners and those seeking an enchanting getaway.

Do you have a hot tub?

Yes, we have a great outdoor hot tub that is shared.

Do you have web access in the rooms?

Not at this time. It is possible this may change soon - we will post the changes here when and if it does. Meanwhile -- There are a number of places on the island with WiFi : The Hardware Store Restaurant, Cafe Luna (expresso, lattes & pastries and sandwiches) and the library.

Is there a bridge to the island?

Nope, only way on and off is by a beautiful ferry ride. The ticket you purchase is round trip - it costs nothing to leave the island  (20 minute trip from West Seattle's Fauntleroy Ferry Dock,  15 minute trip from Tacoma's Point Defiance Ferry Dock, and 10 minute trip from the Peninsula via Southworth Ferry.

Are there restaurants and stores on the island?

Yes, we have a number of very good restaurants, 2 large grocery stores and lots of great shops, including hardware stores, books shops, tea shop and Cafe Luna our internet cafe with great coffee and pastries, evening entertainment on weekends at the Red Bicycle Bistro and Cafe Luna... I could go on and on.

What is your cancellation policy?

Please see policies (link on the left). If you have work or health concerns it may be best to book close enough to the date or perhaps consider vacation insurance.

Can I bring my car?

Absolutely, the automobile ferries take everything from walk-on passengers to 18 wheelers.

Do I need ferry reservations?

Nope, first come - first serve. The ferries on the North end take hundreds of cars at a time, the South end rarely overloads.

Will there be on site parking for my car?

Yes, we have sufficient parking for 1 car per room and on street parking for extra vehicles.
 
Do we need a car?

We are located 4 1/2 miles from the island's North end ferry dock and a little more than twice as far from the South end dock at Tahlequah (coming from Pt. Defiance in Tacoma)
 
We would recommend coming by car, we do, however, fairly often have guests arrive on foot/bus, by bicycle and/or shuttle. (Vashon Shuttle will take you door to door to and from the airport and I think downtown Seattle as well)
Please see their contact info and website below for pricing and advance reservation questions
 
We are located 3/4 mile from the nearest bus stop on Vashon's main road (which is generously called Vashon Hwy).
We are (1) one mile exactly from the very center Vashon Village, it is an easy walk for those accustomed to getting places on foot or by bicycle. Keep in mind we are on a country lane with no sidewalks or street lights and coming back from dinner in the late evening in the dark or during times of inclement weather is not much fun.
 
 
Is there taxi service on the island?
 (Please make these arrangements well in advance - do not wait until the last minute)


There is Vashon Taxi/shuttle service.

Please contact Vashon Taxi at:

206-434-1121

www.vashontaxi@wordpress.com

OR

Please contact Vashon Shuttle at
www.vashonshuttle.com
Vashon Shuttle Service
13619 SW 244th St  
Vashon, WA  98070-7420
(206) 463-2664
 
Select an item below to view more specific information about public transportation.
 
www.transit.metrokc.com                   
check out route #s: 118, 119, 116, 54

Sound Transit
 
401 South Jackson Street  Seattle, WA  98104
(800) 201-4900
Check out SoundTransit.org
bus route #560 (Westbound)
(Sea-Tac airport to Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal)
 


 

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