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Lavender Hill Farm House with View, Gardens, Walk to the Beach

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Farmhouse, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 11-14)

Lavender Hill Farm is well known on Vashon Island for our U-Cut lavender stand and farm store, open from late June through early August. The property has 1500 lavender plants and more than 15 varieties, as well as beautiful gardens and stunning views. Come vacation in this tranquil setting in a 1930's farmhouse, thoughtfully updated and spacious enough for a reunion of friends and family. The long farmhouse porch is the perfect spot for morning coffee overlooking the gardens, fields, Quartermaster Harbor and Mount Rainier. Listen to the bees as you stroll through the fields and wander into the town of Burton, just a five minute walk, for supplies, coffee, and some browsing or a meal on the deck of the Quartermaster Inn. Inner and Outer Quartermaster Harbor is a short walk.

The house is light and bright, with nicely appointed guestrooms and three bathrooms for guests. The kitchen works for a crowd, with two ovens, a large center island, 6 burner cook top and large pantry - and there's a second fridge in the basement. The living room has two seating areas, there are two tables in the dining room and the long porch table seats twelve.

Enjoy the stars at night, the quiet, and spend your days biking, riding horses, kayaking or just finishing a book or writing one (wireless internet throughout the house). The island has a movie theatre, movie rental (and you've got cable as well) and many concerts, performances and gatherings to keep you as active as you like.

Please visit our website for more photos and more info - see you in the lavender!

Keywords: Farmhouse, lavender farm, house, view property, garden, cottage

More Details

Cathy MacNeal
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, french, spanish, We speak and read some French and Spanish.
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2018

About Cathy MacNeal

Tom works as the head of a labor union local in Northern California and Cathy is an actor who also runs a non-profit providing education in Cambodia, where we adopted our two younger daughters. We also have a grown daughter and son. Tom is also a writer of slang books - we live in Berkeley, California during the school year and hope to retire to Vashon eventually. We have learned a lot about lavender in ten years and love our time on Vashon.

Cathy MacNeal purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Why Cathy MacNeal chose Vashon Island

I've been visiting Vashon since 1994, when good friends moved here from Los Angeles. It's a very special place. Tom and I bought a small cottage in 2003 and fell in love with the lavender farm when we came to pick lavender. In 2006, we were lucky enough to buy it. We kept the previous owners' tradition of opening a U-Cut stand and farm store and have learned a lot about lavender. For three years, we participated in the lavender farm tour, a wonderful weekend with 2500 visitors coming to enjoy the lavender. Each year we run our lavender farm business from mid-June through July, with the rest of the year available for vacation rentals. We love our time on Vashon.

What makes this farmhouse unique

What do I love most about Lavender Hill Farm? The view is amazing - Mt. Rainier, the boats in the harbor, the lavender. We think of it as Maine and Provence rolled into one, with snow-capped mountains as a bonus. It's quiet and the stars shine bright. I love working with the lavender - very relaxing. The house is big - it's so cheerful and so many places to curl up with a book. There's room for a lot of guests and the porch is the perfect gathering place! I soak in the claw foot tub in the master bedroom and then sink into the king-size bed. Truly a vacation from our lives in the Bay Area - and no traffic! It's also so easy to get here. The airport is a 20 minute cab ride or 30 minute bus ride to the ferry, and the island bus comes to our corner (and sometimes right past the house). The island has good restaurants, an arts scene, pools, and lots of opportunities for biking and hiking.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything was absolutely wonderful! Our friends and family loved the Lavender House. One of my friends said she wants to organize her family reunion there next year!

Thank you for providing such a special place that is so homey but elegant.
Sep 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Vashon Island, Washington

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14 ...
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , bath (no shower) , clawfoot tub with shower spray attachment
    Main floor bath - toilet , bath with shower , jacuzzi , Jacuzzi tub and steam shower
    Second floor hall bath - toilet , shower enclosure , Stall shower, shower seat
  • We have a shower seat that can be used in the stall shower or main floor tub.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom #1-Master bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , Large master has water views, flat screen TV and printer.
    Bedroom #2 Second floor guest room - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed , 1 cot , portacrib available
    Bedroom #3 -First floor queen room - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom #4 Full and Twin bedroom - 1 double bed , 1 single bed , Flat screen TV, children's books
    Bedroom #5 Lower level queen - 1 large double bed , 1 double bed , Queen canopy bed, double futon platform bed.
    Bedroom #6 Lower level double - 1 double bed , Cozy small bedroom with double bed
  • In addition to six bedrooms, we have a foldout sofa with plush mattress in living room, queen aerobed and two Maine camp cots for extra guests.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jacuzzi ...
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Working lavender farm with farm store, beautiful gardens and greenhouse, kitchen garden, outdoor tables, chairs and umbrellas, second refrigerator on lower level.


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Lavender Hill Farm House with View, Gardens, Walk to the Beach
average rating of 4.9772725 based on 56 reviews

Beauty, ease, great kitchen, great views. Whole family from ages 4 to 94 had a lovely time.

  • 5 of 5

Beauty, ease, great kitchen, great views. Whole family from ages 4 to 94 had a lovely time.

  • Review Submitted: 21/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that the vacation worked for all ages!
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Comfortable Beautiful Stay at Lavender Hill Farm

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the most incredible few days at Lavender Hill Farm. Cathy (owner) and Janet (house manager) were both kind and professional and pleasant throughout the planning. The house was adorable with the most AMAZING views! Everything was spotless! The windows were sparkling and the views out each one was spectacular. We had a small family celebration, and we are all still talking about how wonderful it was! Six bedrooms! All of our guests commented on how comfortable the beds were. It really is the sweetest most darling place.

  • Review Submitted: 01/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible island experience for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Lavender Hill Farm is an exquisite way to show your family the beauty of Vashon Island. When you're not enjoying views of Rainier from the deck, or soaking up the sun surrounded by lavender, you'll be loving the clean decor of the house, the warm sunlight streaming in through large windows and the incredibly stocked kitchen.

My family is Italian, and we LOVE to cook. This kitchen had everything and more that we were looking for. We baked, barbecued, made cakes and cookies for a tea party, canned some krauts and veggies, hosted a surprise birthday party - if you love to cook, this is the place for you.

The bedrooms were all so comfortable and large. With a Martha Stewart meets Laura Ingalls Wilder vibe, you're going to be comfortable wherever you stay. The master bath offers the perfect place for a girls' night (i.e. facials with cucumbers and bath robes), and an incredible view from the bedroom. The deck is a perfect place for a cup of coffee and a good book, and the yard is excellent for an evening meal with wine and music. Basically, this house will accommodate whatever you want to do. And if you have any questions, Jannett is so helpful and will readily answer any questions or offer help if you need it.

The fireplace and dining room offered the perfect place for our family to sit and talk, look at photos and play fun games. This house helped us to slow down and enjoy being together, sharing stories and memories. Some members of the family thought of going into Seattle, but Vashon presented us with so many fun activities and the house offered such warmth and character, that we never left.

I live on Vashon, and I would recommend this beautiful home to anyone who is looking for a Pacific Northwest Island getaway. You're only 15 minutes from town, and if you need something in a pinch, there is a small general store just steps away. But really, you're getting away from it all and soaking up those island vibes. You will not regret visiting Lavender Hill. I promise!

  • Review Submitted: 18/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely house, beautiful surroundings, fantastic view....

  • 5 of 5

A perfect get away for a group of 5 or 6 ( or more!). Comfortable beds, clean rooms, large kitchen that is very well-stocked (if you want to cook), exceptional views from the large sitting porch....and lavender!

  • Review Submitted: 16/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, casually elegant place

  • 5 of 5

My extended family stayed this past weekend. It was lovely, comfortable and animal-hair free. My nephews basked on the porch, marveled at the view, and lived the neighborhood.

  • Review Submitted: 23/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Marilyn. i'm glad a good time was had by all!
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Great family place!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place. Clean and tidy. Large enough to accommodate our group with lots of activities for young and old. This is our third year renting this house. We’ll be back!!!

  • Review Submitted: 16/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Seattle International Airport
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
4.4 Miles
Vashon Golf and Swim Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrak Seattle
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Burton Coffee Stand
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Quatermaster Harbor
Car: recommended

Organic farms, bird watching, indoor skate park, cyclists paradise


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$384.12
Additional Guest Fee AU$33.7 per person per night
Pet Fee AU$202.17

Additional charge for over 8 guests - $25 per night up to 14 guests.
All events at the farm require a separate fee and agreement with the owners prior to booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.