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PNW Waterfront Yurt

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· Vashon, Washington
1 acre
1 site
1 Lodging
A truly amazing Pacific Northwest experience. Located in the heart of the Puget Sound on the island of Vashon, known for its quaint, laid back, nature-loving community. A short ferry ride away from both Seattle and Tacoma. Nature and activity lover's paradise, with available kayaks, amazing biking, hiking paths, beachcombing and walking trails. Real glamping experience, no power, only battery-powered lights, no running water. Bring camping supplies. Semi-private property. Polite neighbors on each side, and a couple of roaming friendly dogs in the area. (there are no fences)  Since there is no power there is no heat, the yurt is insulated but it still gets cold. Imagine tent camping. The queen size bed has a down comforter, and a warm fleece blanket made into the bed. There is also an extra queen size fleece blanket on the bed and a throw size fleece on the couch. Please bring extra blankets or sleeping bags. If an air mattress is to be used, remember to pack "bedding.” The Air mattress and pump are in the grey wicker storage by the couch.   The property next to us has two friendly dogs that roam around a bit, June and Cash. Unfortunately, there are no fences but they are friendly and listen well.   Thing to bring• Flashlight • Sleeping bag or extra blankets• Food• Water• Ice• Cooler• Firewood (We may have some on-site)• Life preservers for Kayaks.  Small propane tanks if you would like to use our indoor safe heater. (This is a seasonal option, Heater on high does run through propane pretty quickly. Pack propane accordingly). Earplugs for light sleepers. Pack warm for spring/ early-summer, early-fall nights. Things provided: Grill with propane (Tongs and other cooking equipment in the brown tub under yurt) • Small propane burner and Tea kettle to boil water. (Brown tub under yurt)• Battery powered lights (Use controller) • Compostable toilet, directions included.• Potable water in plastic jugs• Firepit• French Press• Mugs and Glasses• Beach towels (Under-bed in the clear tub)• Air mattress/air pump • Camping chairs• Small outdoor table (under yurt)• 2 adult life vest, preferred use own for fit (Under yurt in bin). Indoor safe propane heater is available seasonally. (Bring small propane tanks)
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Vashon, Washington, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Salena A.Joined in August 2020
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27 ratings · 22 reviews
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Jackie L.recommends
September 20, 2022
PNW Waterfront Yurt
My kids and I had an amazing time! Beautiful views, close to the ferry, clean, cozy and worth every penny. We will be making this trip a yearly tradition
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Brittany D.
September 7, 2022
PNW Waterfront Yurt
The yurt and the view were incredible, but I wish we knew more about the property before we booked. Due to the steep drop off and very steep walk down to water, we were on constant toddler and dog death watch - especially with neighborhood cats roaming around. Unfortunately we were deterred from spending as much time outside as we would have liked since it was too dangerous for our 2 year old.
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Allysa K.recommends
August 27, 2022
PNW Waterfront Yurt
Lot's of wildlife.
Beautiful yurt with a beautiful view! We saw lot's of wildlife including seals, otters, jelly fish, rockfish (cought fishing), deer and even WHALES!! The whales came very early morning when it was still dark but epic experience. Not reccomend for people with toddlers. The campsite outside the yurt has a pretty large cliff that is covered in sticker bushes. The trail to water is steep and a bit primitive. The trail from car to yurt is easy an short but also steep. Overall we loved our stay and would reccomend. They also provide a nice bbq and fire pit.
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Anne P.recommends
August 15, 2022
PNW Waterfront Yurt
The view was perfect and the yurt was very clean.
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Courtney G.recommends
August 15, 2022
PNW Waterfront Yurt
Beautiful yurt and stunning views!
Picturesque yurt + view. Was so clean and comfortable forgot I was in a yurt and not a hotel, and loved the beach access! We saw so many seals, and was so nice listening to the water before bed. The only bummer was one of the neighbors. We had known from other reviews/listing that there were two dogs that visit. We didn’t know that that meant stayed for long periods of time with the owners not in sight. Or it would mean enjoying ourselves and a random person coming through the site to find their dogs without saying a word. My husband tried to work with the guy to try to keep eye on his dogs but it became too much. He was rude and said he didn’t have time for his dogs, as if it was now our responsibility. So we dealt with his dog getting into our food (we had up) and peeing over some of outdoor chairs, with the owner just yelling and screaming for his dogs from afar. This all made our dog pretty anxious, and disrupted some peace so thankfully the hosts were very, very kind and offered to have us check-out a day early with a refund for that night. They were also having a block party that night. Next time we just wouldn’t have brought our pup so we focus on those dogs and not worry about our own and would have kept our chairs and floats inside incase of pups smelling our pup and wanting to mark their spot. All in all the yurt was worth it and the view was truly amazing. I would still recommend, and maybe just avoid any conversation with the neighbor.
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Zohreh S.
July 10, 2022
PNW Waterfront Yurt
Overall we had a great experience The yurt was beautiful and clean and the view of the water and Tacoma city lights was amazing and Vashon Island was beautiful, and the host was very nice and quick to respond but unfortunately there was a constant buzzing noise from the porta potty next to the bed all day and all night that destroyed the piece and was very very annoying You could not get away from the constant buzzing . My recommendation is for the toilet to be outside of the yurt and away from the bed and do something about whatever the buzzing noise was. I wanted to make another reservation but I don’t think I can handle the noise for another couple of nights
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Karim D.recommends
July 7, 2022
PNW Waterfront Yurt
Great location and setting. Actually even better in person than presented online. Yurt is very comfortable and clean with everything you need for a glamping experience. Car is parked right up the hill so easy to get your stuff over. Would definitely stay again!
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Elizabeth D.recommends
June 28, 2022
PNW Waterfront Yurt
Gorgeous yurt and view!
We loved the yurt! And all of the amazing wildlife! The yurt itself is absolutely gorgeous and very comfortable. The area outside was great for relaxing and enjoying the ocean view. It is at a slant downwards, so just a heads up if you are cooking on a camp stove. There are two pups that come over to say hi, so be prepared for visitors. I would highly recommend!
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Brooke H.recommends
June 2, 2022
PNW Waterfront Yurt
Beautiful Yurt and Views
We loved the yurt and the location can't be beat. Beautiful and seems to be newly constructed yurt and gorgeous view out to the puget sound. The bed was very comfy and the thick duvet kept us nice and warm. We saw SO MANY eagles near the yurt and walking on the beach. We also saw otters, seals, and lots of shellfish in the tidal flats! Such a great experience, we'd love to come back when the sun is out and we can take advantage of the kayaks! Thank you for a lovely stay! The only improvement that could be made would be to have all the provided amenities and check-in/check-out instructions listed out more clearly, it was a little confusing to know what all was provided and what we needed to bring. The cooking tools in the bins were very disorganized so we just ended up using the ones we brought.
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Carolyn H.recommends
October 4, 2021
PNW Waterfront Yurt
Beautiful spot! If you are able to stay here, do!
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Nichole S.recommends
September 13, 2021
PNW Waterfront Yurt
Relaxing stay
Our stay at the PNW Waterfront Yurt was excellent. We highly recommend giving it a try!
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Darrah S.recommends
September 7, 2021
PNW Waterfront Yurt
HIGHLY SUGGEST
LOVED THIS PLACE!! We went kayaking, grilled out ( they provide propane grill so you can cook during fire ban). A view of Mt Rainier from BED!! Luckily Mt Ranier was out all weekend for us because it’s not always out.
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Faith C.recommends
August 18, 2021
PNW Waterfront Yurt
Lovely
Just a lovely lovely view. Oh well furnished yurt. A comfy bed. And oh so many seals. We really enjoyed our time there. The only thing we wish we’d had was some shade. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.
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Analissa I.
August 15, 2021
PNW Waterfront Yurt
Pros: Absolutely beautiful views. Great decorations. Cute spot on Vashon. Vashon has limited (to none?) public beaches so having access to water was clutch. The check in process as so easy. Mehs: Compostable toilet during the very hot weather wasn’t great. I imagine this is fine in normal PNW weather. Neighbor’s spotlight shining on the fire pit area was a vibe killer. Note this place doesn’t have a shower. This was challenging with the very hot weather.
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Faye L.recommends
July 24, 2021
PNW Waterfront Yurt
This place is magic.. best views on the island. We loved it..
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Cami C.recommends
July 21, 2021
PNW Waterfront Yurt
Awesome spot! We’re looking forward to coming back in the future. Spent hours sitting and watching all of the beautiful surroundings and petting the friendly neighbor dogs. It was honestly a dream.
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Thea V.recommends
July 16, 2021
PNW Waterfront Yurt
The yurt was beautiful inside and had everything we needed. The bed was so comfortable. The view of Mt Rainier made it a really special spot. My 5-year-old and I walked down to the beach from the yurt and had a great time exploring. It was just perfect, and rejuvenating after a tough year. I've already recommended it to friends and am thinking about trying to make it an annual trip.
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Simone A.recommends
July 10, 2021
PNW Waterfront Yurt
Unique Puget Sound getaway
I found this place to be unlike any I've stayed at before. You are at once in a comfortable yurt with indoor potty on an undeveloped lot on the southern tip of Vashon Island AND having a view of the SeaTac metropolis, with a stunning view of Mt Rainier and the Port of Tacoma. There's a fair bit of noise from all of the activity on/over Puget Sound, so it's not totally quiet and peaceful, but there are harbor seals bobbing around offshore, a bunch of seabirds foraging during low tides, and either an osprey or an eagle residing in a tree right over the yurt (if I am not mistaken--not a big birder). Overall, the only thing that was inconvenient was not having water on site, but this was probably in the directions that I had read some time before arriving and did not recall. (That said, I am a fifty-something, harried parent, so it comes with the territory.) We had a good stay at PNW Waterfront Yurt, and I think 20-40 year old me would have liked it even more. It was great to be able to take our two large dogs and one of our kids. Plenty of space for the lot of us. Lovely spot and host.
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Robin S.recommends
May 28, 2021
PNW Waterfront Yurt
Beautiful view, beautiful stay
The yurt is absolutely beautiful! Inside is like a nice condo! Selena is a great host that answered all of my questions promptly! There are little extras provided too in case you forget your wine key or silverware! It’s such a lovely property! You can sit and watch the wildlife for hours!!! Highly recommend!
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Sarah H.recommends
May 2, 2021
PNW Waterfront Yurt
10/10, a million stars!
STUNNING location and a wonderfully cozy and clean place to stay. We had an absolute blast staying at this yurt. The view is incredible, and just a short walk down to the water. The yurt itself is so so cute and cozy, it feels really spacious and is so clean and welcoming. We'll most definitely be back.
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Katy H.recommends
September 29, 2020
PNW Waterfront Yurt
Lovely Anniversary Trip
The yurt was a lovely spot to celebrate an anniversary with my partner. We loved that we were able to go down to the water and kayak with a bunch of friendly seals! Definitely important to remember it IS "glamping" so make sure to bring your own battery powered lights and lanterns to brighten up the big space at night. Salena was a very responsive and communicative host which we really appreciated. We enjoyed our time so much on Vashon Island and are looking forward to our next trip there sometime in the future!
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Chenelle B.recommends
September 29, 2020
PNW Waterfront Yurt
A true glamping experience
We absolutely loved staying at The Whimsy Willow yurt. We really enjoyed making a nice cup of coffee using the French press provided by the host while looking at the habor seals in the morning. Our dog loved playing fetch in the water and the host even has kayaks you can use! The inside of the yurt was well maintained and beautifully modern. My recommendations for improvement would be adding some bathroom spray near the composting toilet (it’s right near the bed and sometimes you can smell it) and cleaning up the property or dog poop (we packed ours out with us but I’ve seen that not all visitors have done that, or it could be the neighbor dogs that visited us a few times). Overall, we really enjoyed our stay and have talked about coming back next summer to enjoy the yurt again!
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