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Rent a moment In history at Fern Cove Nature Preserve's Belle Baldwin House

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Historic beach house with 3 bedrooms (2-queen & 2 twin beds) and gas fireplace.

Rent a moment In history at Vashon Park District's Belle Baldwin House at Fern Cove, home of Washington State's first female physician.

Named a State Historic Landmark, the Belle Baldwin house may be the only known intact example of the residential work of Harlan Thomas, a renowned architect whose buildings are distinguished Seattle landmarks.

Vashon Park District’s ‘green’ restoration process has returned the house to its 1912 glory, creating a relaxing, natural environment that honors the park and the past. Located on 750 feet of pristine Puget Sound beach, it doesn't get any better than this.

The house is located in Vashon Park District’s Fern Cove Park. The park is open to the public during the day for walk-in, passive uses, such as beach walks and bird watching.

The home was fully refurbished in 2008 to provide weekly rentals to the public. It features a large living - dining room with the original paned windows facing the shore and Baldwin creek. The three bedrooms (two queens/two twin), one bath house is comfortable for a group of six (there is also a roll-a-way available) and we provide all household items to assure a comfortable stay. There is a gas fireplace and nap friendly leather couch.

More Details

Property Manager
Eric Wyatt
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Eric Wyatt

The Belle Baldwin House at Fern Cove is owned by Vashon Park District and maintained as a vacation rental to help preserve its historical significance.

Why Eric Wyatt chose Vashon Island

This property is a world (and 30 minutes) away from the Emerald City of Seattle. Relax on the beach. Read a book. Kayak. Bird. Babble with the brook. Fern Cove is a pocket gem on Vashon Island.

What makes this bungalow unique

If you like cozy, this is the house for you. It has fine wood throughout and a modern gas fireplace and comfy chairs and overstuffed leather couch.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Vashon Island in King County

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Includes a beautiful claw-foot tub and separate glass shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We also provide a large picnic table and a glass patio table with umbrella that seats six.


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Rent a moment In history at Fern Cove Nature Preserve's Belle Baldwin House
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

Magical place

  • 5 of 5

This is a very special home and location. The house is well appointed, clean, and comfortable. I couldn't have asked for more!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Wonderful Weekend Escape

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had a delightful weekend at the Belle Baldwin House on Vashon. It's a beautifully restored gem of a property in a setting that feels secluded, despite being minutes from the ferry dock. The accommodations were very comfortable and we had a relaxing weekend. We did a lot of cooking and really enjoyed the very well appointed kitchen, which had pretty much any pot, pan or utensil needed. We loved the serenity and just watching the birds and water from the front window. The fireplace was a lovely refuge from what turned out to be a cold and rainy weekend. All agreed when the weekend was over that we didn't want it to end, and hope that we can return to the house again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us! Glad you loved the serenity of the Belle Baldwin House.
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Senic getaway in the Sound

  • 4 of 5

With our senior parents visiting my brother and I in Portland we wanted to go somewhere close but different and Vashon Island fit the bill.

The Belle Baldwin House was just as advertised and we recommend it.

Forget about walking on the rocky beach at high tide but at low tide you can go far.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a wonderful stay. Everything was perfect

  • 5 of 5

Tranquil view. Incredibly comfortable beds. Gas fireplace was a definite plus.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House and scenery.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the House and Location. The House was well equipped with lots of kitchen utensils. Eric Wyatt provided excellent service ensuring that I am well prepared for the trip.

The wifi was very weak and stopped working altogether on our 1st evening but that forced out to disconnect and enjoy the company and play.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bethesda, MD

Excellent pre-Thanksgiving family weekend

  • 5 of 5

We discovered Vashon Island earlier in the year and planned on spending our second-annual early Thanksgiving on the island because it was close to Olympia where our daughter lives and Seattle where the husband was attending an annual meeting. The house was perfect -- a wonderful updated kitchen with everything you might need to cook any meal. The beds were comfortable. The master bedroom has a view of Fern Cove, the back bedroom has a queen-sized bed and a view of the woods. The bathroom has a great shower and clawfoot tub -- the best of both worlds. The living room is cozy and full of books and games and even old-fashioned hats for dress-up! We hope to visit in nicer weather in order to really experience the area. Thank you so much for having this home available to us. We had such a wonderful time.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Harbor Mercantile
Vashon Theatre
The Hardware Store Restaurant
Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie The
Vashon Maury Island Heritage
Burton Coffee Stand
Great Joe :)
Vashon Park District Swimming Pool
Rock Island Pub & Pizza
Some mighty fine pie.
Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
Vashon Kayak Center
Seattle Distilling Company
Snapdragon Bakery & Cafe
Yummy desserts!
Vashon Thriftway
Point Robinson
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
The Hardware Store
Nearest Ferry
3.6 Miles
Vashon Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Vashon Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
The Hardware Store
Nearest Beach
Fern Cove
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £75.55
Additional Guest Fee £0 - 8.31 per person per night

Refunds for cancellations made less than 60 days prior to arrival ONLY if we can re-book your rental. All cancellations are subject to a $25 administrative fee.

*Please note that we reserve the right to hold your credit card information for up to two days after check-out for damage security to Vashon Park District property.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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