Lavender Hill Farm House with View, Gardens, Walk to the Beach
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 v …
I recently surprised my girlfriend with a small gathering of her friends at the Lavender Hill Farm House over a 2 day weekend. My only regret is that we were not able to stay longer. The property is beautiful and tranquil with a breathtaking view of Mount Rainier. The kitchen was well stocked and remarkably fun to cook in for the night. I would love to return.
Our family of 6 (5 adults and a 1 yr. old) who occupied three bedrooms very much enjoyed our stay at this wonderful farm home. It was clear that the owners love their second home, spending part of the year there themselves when the vacation home also serves as a working farm, where lavender is raised for sale and distribution.
We were provided a warm welcome into the home with flowers, a bottle of locally bottled wine and an unexpected note. We found the home to be well appointed and comfortable. It was friendly for both adults and children. It sits on Vashon Island, a bedroom community of Seattle, with convenient and frequent vehicle and passenger ferry transit to Fauntleroy (West Seattle) with subsequent convenient travel to downtown Seattle and surrounding areas. However, leaving for Seattle is rarely necessary since stores and shops, along with quaint restaurants and entertainment venues are present on the island itself.
The property itself sits on a quiet street with lovely acreage, most of which is planted in lavender. There are a couple of functioning out buildings on the property, which contain gardening/farming instruments and tools. One of the most attractive features of the property is the well designed and appointed non-lavender landscaping which provides a sanctuary for strolls, meditation, and animals and birds. A short 1 ½ block walk from the property will take you to a quaint coffee hut which serves as a landmark in the community where locals gather to make certain that everyone knows everything that’s happening. Athletic visitors will find a nice three mile running route that circumnavigates a nearby peninsula on the island.
The home itself is generous in size with many more bedrooms than we could use. The home has a large dining room table inside and an equally large dining table on the deck that provides a pleasant venue for all meals. Since we visited in May, we were treated to wonderful daily views of Mt. Rainer from the deck.
The home is well appointed with all modern amenities. The kitchen has up-to-date appliances and all needed utensils are well laid out and labeled. The owners are conscientious in making sure all the renters’ individual needs are met to insure a relaxing stay. We were made to feel like we were in a home away from home.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful house and gardens with us, which allowed us to be together as a family for A and J's wedding. We saw the sun on the mountain and enjoyed the walks and lavender books too.
We have rented many homes and this is by far the most well-equipped and welcoming home to stay at. We loved having our annual family vacation at Lavender Hill Farm
We had a fabulous reunion here with cousins and aunts who still live nearby. Saturday dinner for 18 on the porch - perfection!
[from the guest book]
Dear Cathy and Tom,
We walked in the door and knew we were HOME! Thank you for such a beautiful place.
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The view is timeless and the grounds still lovely to study, even in the early spring rain. Thank you for this amazing place.
Can't wait to come back next year!
My cousins and I ( 10 of us ) shared this very special home when we came to Vashon for a celebration of my sister's life. She passed away February 1, and her memorial service was being held at Camp Burton, just down the road. It was the perfect place for all of us to reconnect and bond. The kitchen is a cook's dream, and we so enjoyed it! The view of the gardens and the bay is spectacular. The house is so warm and comfortable, and the beds, wonderful. Thank you Cathy for creating such a beautiful home and making it available for us to share.
Lavender Hill Farm was a perfect place for a "girls getaway". We all had our own beds, lots of space, and privacy if you needed it. The house was beautiful and lots of amenities that many rentals don't provide. We were met by the owner's representative on arrival and she was very welcoming and helpful. We had to call her in the evening for help with the heat (our problem in working the thermostat) and she was very nice about helping us. We have been in rentals where help is not always available.
We loved the Thai Restaurant -- be sure and get reservations. We would also recommend touring the Monastery on the island but you need to call ahead to make arrangements.
My two brothers and I grew up in Tacoma, WA, but are now spread across the U.S. We rented Lavender Hill Farms for a family reunion and we all thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The house is very well appointed and comfortable. We have rented many houses over the years and this house has the best appointed kitchen of any -- both in terms of cookware as well as basic kitchen staples. The house is beautifully decorated and very comfortable for large groups. We invited relatives to join us for two dinners and we were able to accommodate 13 people one night and 18 people another night for dinner on the porch. The view is beautiful and the surroundings are very peaceful. The warm days and cool nights made for a wonderful vacation.
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