Vashon, a census-designated place on an island the size of Manhattan, is located on Washington’s Puget Sound. There are about 10,000 people who enjoy Vashon’s quiet, rural environment. Native people groups such as the Marpole and the Salish have inhabited the area, and European-Americans settled Vashon in the 19th century. Wineries, beaches, parks and more make Vashon a naturally beautiful destination.
Things to do in Vashon
The ferry itself is a fun attraction for out-of-town visitors. Start at the Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal in West Seattle and drive onto one of these large and iconic boats. On board, a galley offers snacks and beverages for the short trip across the Puget Sound. Point Robinson Park is a beautiful park with a scenic lighthouse and the famous “bicycle tree.” On a clear day, you’ll be able to take in epic views of Mount Rainier. The Palouse Winery and Lavender Hill Farms are perfect places to relax and enjoy the rustic beauty of Vashon.
Day Trips from Vashon
Seattle, also known as the Emerald City, is a short ferry trip away. One of the top coffee destinations in the United States, Seattle is home to dozens of high-quality coffee shops. Try Slate Coffee Bar, La Marzocco, or Milstead & Co. for a nearly perfect cup. Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, also a short trip away on the Point Defiance – Tahlequah Ferry, is a beautiful destination that the whole family is sure to love. Within the area, there are a number of museums, a scenic Rhododendron garden, and an Anthony’s seafood restaurant, which is a Seattle-area favorite. Olympic National Park is about two and a half hours away. Peaceful rainforests, breathtaking mountain peaks, and rugged beaches await.
Accommodation in Vashon
There are nearly 100 vacation rentals in Vashon on Tripping.com. Since Vashon is on an island, many of the properties enjoy a view of the Puget Sound. Choose from idyllic beach-style cottages, elegant craftsman homes, and rustic cabins. Some homes, with hot tubs on a deck and outdoor fire pits, are perfect for enjoying warm summer nights in the Pacific Northwest. Use the interactive map to locate a vacation rental in your preferred area, whether it is conveniently close to the ferry terminal or in a quiet and secluded area. Let Tripping take the stress out of planning your Vashon vacation!
Transportation in Vashon
Fly into Seattle Tacoma International Airport—or SeaTac, for short. Having a car is going to be essential to arriving in and traveling around Vashon, so book your rental at the airport. If you’re driving your own car, there are a few different ways to reach the island. From the north, take I-5 and cross the West Seattle Bridge. You will depart from the Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal. From the south, take I-5 to Highway 16 and then Highway 163. You will arrive in Vashon from the Point Defiance – Tahlequah ferry.
Vacation Rentals in Vashon
Looking for a vacation rental in Vashon? Tripping.com has 136 vacation rental homes available in Vashon. You'll find 6 studios, 33 1-bedroom, 28 2-bedroom and 69 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from €59 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.
The average price of a nightly rental in Vashon is €243 while the average price of a weekly rental is €25. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Vashon home is €25.
Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 56 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Vashon. In addition to accommodating pets, Vashon rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 117 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 111 have TV and/or cable and 15 have a pool or hot tub.
Search properties from 4 vacation rental sites in Vashon where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, TripAdvisor, and Expedia. There are 100 HomeAway rentals, 20 TripAdvisor short term rentals and 12 Expedia vacation rentals.