About this listing
Restful, view, apartment on Anderson Island. Far away from the hustle of the city, but not so far away. Ride a ferry on South Puget Sound to arrive at this unique island get-a-way.
An upstairs space with 360 degree views of Sound, ferry, vineyard, woods, and garden. The breakfast bar gives the feel of surveying the scenery. Maybe an eagle will soar by looking for his morning meal. In the evening there is a fireplace to enjoy as you cozy up on the wraparound sectional under the windows. A supply of DVD's lends itself to more relaxation.
Guests arrive on the property and park near the detached garage. Signs direct you to the walkway to Driftwood Suite private entrance at the back of the building.
This apartment guest suite is above our detached garage with a private entrance. The 10 acre property includes a nice 1/4 mile loop walk thru the woods. Depending on the season, you may help with planting, weeding, or harvesting from our garden, orchard, or vineyard. A 10 minute walk thru the yard and down the road brings you to the saltwater beach with views of the ferry, Mt. Rainier, and the Cascade mountains. (These views are also seen from the apartment windows.)
Interaction with guests
I am usually available to help you access your guest space and to answer any questions. The lockbox combination will be revealed on the day of your arrival to access the key, if I am unavailable.
Opportunities abound for getting out into the view. A short walk brings you to the beach, where you can amass your own collection of driftwood, beachglass, agates, and shells. The island Parks Department has developed many public walking paths. In the summer, the famous Island Swimming Hole (Lowell Johnson Park) is just a short 1/4 mile down the road. Bring your bicycles, kayaks, and walking shoes for year round activity.
The island is accessible with public transportation, or by private vehicle. Arrival to the island is by ferry, from the Steilacoom Ferry Terminal. Buy your tickets before you board at the building on the dock.
Other things to note
The kitchen is equipped with refrigerator, microwave, 2 burner hot plate, rice cooker, griddle, toaster oven, coffeepot, coffee grinder, waffle iron and electric tea kettle. We do not have a range. A Weber Grill is available upon request. There is a starter supply of coffee, tea, sugar, and creamer for your convenience. The pantry has some basic items to give you a jumpstart on your meal preparation. The island boasts a cafe, a restaurant, and a general store. There is wifi available in the suite, however it is 'island speed' of 3 mbytes, and shared with the main house. Sometimes it works well for streaming, and other times not.
No Smoking property.
Come to relax and enjoy!
Tidy up when your time is over. Do the dishes please.
We have travelled extensively as a military family. Now that we are settled on Anderson Island we look forward to hosting other adventure bound travellers. Family is important to us, so we welcome those needing some down time from the busyness of their regular schedules. We will try to accomodate each family so that you too can find the wonder of this beautiful place. I like to walk my yellow lab, Carley, cook for friends and family, and garden. Our family includes four adult children and spouses, and four grandchildren that love to come to the island for a visit and ride on Papa's tractor.