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.
*****PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RECEIVE REQUESTS TO STAY AT THE PORTAGE LOFT FROM SEPTEMBER 24 to OCT. 14, 2017*****
HOUSE RENTAL AMENITIES
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.
VACATION RENTAL DESCRIPTION
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).
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.
Please remove shoes. We are on a septic system so use trash for feminine hygiene products..
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.