Loft is above the garageView to living, dining room and to Bedroom
Portage Loft- Your secret place

Entire home/flat

4 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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The Portage Loft is a quiet and serene 700sf space ideal for a couple or small family. We provide an inflatable mattress for the 2 additional people. It is recently remodeled and features a comfortable space to relax, read and play board games. Our location is central making all places on the island relatively close whether you are driving or biking. Lots of good walks to the beaches, farms and Tramp Harbor fishing pier. The quiet is filled with the sound of birds, owls & sheep.

The space

Portage Loft is in a separate building from our home, so you’ll have maximum privacy. Its beautiful open plan has tons of natural light. Accommodations for up to four guests include a king bed, an inflatable queen size air mattress, and a spacious bathroom with shower. Curl up in the living room and read a book, use our free wifi, or play games at the dining table. If you need to do laundry we will make ours available.

In the kitchenette you can prepare a simple meal if you’d like to stay in. It has a small refrigerator, single electric cooktop, microwave, and toaster oven and a propane grill. And don’t forget the coffee stored next to the coffee maker as well as tea, hot chocolate, popcorn compliments of the owners. Miscellaneous staples are also provide.

Portage Loft is conveniently located near the center of Vashon Island, only a one-minute drive to the beach on the beautiful Puget Sound and a five-minute drive into town. It sits on four tranquil acres where you can escape the commotion of city life. There is a small deck for relaxing, sipping a glass of wine or taking in the morning sun, and the large, tree-lined yard offers plenty of space to play with your family. Short drives in several directions will take you to a variety of interesting hikes—some with the promise of wildlife sightings! From the moment you drive onto the ferryboat, you will definitely feel like you are on vacation. Remember that Vashon is a ferry only Island accessible from West Seattle (a 20 minute crossing), Tacoma and the Kitsap Peninsula (both 15 minute crossing).

Guest access

Let us know the approximate time you plan to arrive and we will either greet you or give you instructions to the loft.

Interaction with guests

My husband or myself are often around to answer questions or give advice.

Other things to note

We do have wifi but it can be slow at times. To keep with the serenity of the space we do not have a television.

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 9PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee £30
Weekly Discount: 20%
Weekend Price £103 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 air mattress

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 9PM

Please remove shoes. We are on a septic system so use trash for feminine hygiene products..


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

59 Reviews

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Linda User Profile
September 2017
The Portage Loft is perfect in every way! Deborah and Thomas have created a roomy and comfortable hideway that is so quiet at night, we were sung to sleep by a Great Horned and a Barred Owl in the trees that surround the grounds. With a gabled bedroom and comfy, king-sized bed, a European-style, efficiency kitchen, lux bathroom, lots of windows and a sitting area that invited us to read and relax, the Loft was a welcome place to return to after our adventures on Vashon Island. A lovely home away from home!
Deborah User ProfileDeborah is a superhost.
Response from Deborah:
Thank you Linda for your glowing review!! Deborah & Thomas
September 2017

Amanda User Profile
September 2017
This was a perfect location for our small family getaway to Vashon Island. The home is centrally located, extremely well maintained and beautifully designed. Deborah provides everything you need from restaurant suggestions to spray and wash when you contact her with a stain emergency. The home offers privacy and/or the freedom to explore the grounds, neighborhood animals or snack from the garden (thanks for allowing our girls to do that!). We enjoyed our stay and hope to be back!

Sovereign User Profile
August 2017
Awesome place.

Jason User Profile
August 2017
It's hard to express just how wonderful Deborah was in regards to our stay. Her loft was spacious, clean and tastefully decorated. There were a myriad of personal touches that helped make our experience wonderful. Mind you, this is where we stayed for our wedding weekend and it simply could not have been nicer!
Deborah User ProfileDeborah is a superhost.
Response from Deborah:
Jason and Kim, I am so happy that the loft worked out well for you both. Thank you for choosing us for your special occasion!! Wishing you many years of a happy marriage. We are about to celebrate 35 years this Sunday. How time flies.
August 2017

Mary User Profile
August 2017
Portage Loft is a beautiful home: spacious, spotless, comfortable, charming, lovely grounds with welcoming and hospitable hosts. It is tucked in the woods but close to town. Could not have had a better experience. We will return!
Deborah User ProfileDeborah is a superhost.
Response from Deborah:
Thank you Mary. We look forward to seeing you again.
August 2017

Yvonne User Profile
August 2017
Deborah's place is just perfect! So pleasant, large and very comfortable. It is lovely with a lot of nice touches. The grounds are spacious with gorgeous gardens and a private balcony for coffee or wine. Deborah was very accommodating and fun. It was a delightful stay.

Lee User Profile
July 2017
Deborah and her husband were wonderful hosts! Deborah contacted me on the day of travel for updates on ferry schedules. The loft was clean and charming. We appreciated all of the information provided on local restaurants, hikes and things to do on the island. We really enjoyed time on the cute balcony. When we came back at night they made sure the lights were on for us. They even left a little treat waiting for us on the deck when we came back after a fun day on the island.

Vashon, Washington, United StatesJoined in February 2013
Deborah User ProfileDeborah is a superhost.

After living in cities most of my life I moved to the Northwest with my family from NY for a job. On a great Northwest day I decided to take my first ferry cruise and serendipitously chose Vashon Island. I knew instantly this was where I wanted to live and I pulled my family along. I am an architect with a strong commitment to sustainable design. I do residential architecture throughout the Puget Sound but Vashon has the community values that support building for our future. I'm active in the green movement and have started an organization promoting weatherization. I've raised both my daughters on Vashon which has great public schools and amazing community support.
All in all not bad for taking an unplanned ferry ride. My island is a short ferry trip away but a world apart from Seattle and Tacoma. I feel my necessities like a small bookshop, a movie theatre showing popular and art films as well as
locally grown food are met here. Having people rent our loft allows my husband and I to see our island from a fresh perspective as they explore it. As many others have found learning from our guests and swapping stories is a large part of the benefits of being a host. I love to travel and have repeatedly used Airbnb. I gained first hand experience being a guest and seeing what makes a host that adds to our travels. I look forward to providing a place that adds to yours.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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