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Vashon Island

Vashon Highway, Vashon, WA 98070
+1 206-463-6217
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A lovely and unique little island that slows down the pace

We've visited Vashon many times to visit our cousins. They've showed us the many delights to be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A summer adventure

Spent the day on Vashon. Grandsons love the short ferry ride from Point Defiance. First stop is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gregory C
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“ferry ride” (16 reviews)
Vashon Highway, Vashon, WA 98070
+1 206-463-6217
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've visited Vashon many times to visit our cousins. They've showed us the many delights to be found on the island. Starting with the short ferry ride from Seattle, we always knew a lovely time was ahead of us. From driving around the quiet roads...More

Thank OlympicVancouver
Renard D, Owner at Vashon Island, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I think everyone who lives here feels a sense of ownership. We are glad you chose to visit our little slice of heaven!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the day on Vashon. Grandsons love the short ferry ride from Point Defiance. First stop is Snapdragon bakery. A must visit on any trip to the island. We then went to a local beach. Although the boys only waded in the water, they lived...More

1  Thank Gregory C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way in and were given lots of good information about where to go and what to see based on our interests. We got maps and brochures and left very happily knowing a lot more then we had when we arrived....More

Thank yum920
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Stayed on Vashon Island for 2 nights, boat trip is very good and reasonably priced. The Island it self is beautiful, people very friendly with a wide range of choice for eating and drinking. Lovely gift shops and amazing ice cream. Really glad we visited.

2  Thank ModernMillie11
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Island life is just a bit different than any other location. Time slows down, nothing looks familiar, maybe a time zone change takes place seamlessly. There are no franchise food establishments, the hardware store is a restaurant, the local food store sells complete delicious meals...More

1  Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 19 June 2017

I've lived in the Tacoma metro area for 27 years, but until this past week, had only been to Vashon Island twice. After our recent visit, I regret not coming here more often. This time, our purpose was to visit the Point Robinson Lighthouse. You...More

4  Thank County-Hunter
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Enjoy a ferry ride there and back, but explore the lighthouse, quaint town, and other sites on the island. It is perfect for a day trip and for browsing stores, coffee houses, art areas and more. The summertime is an enjoyable adventure time. We did...More

1  Thank jswflights
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday in June. Waited 45 minutes to board ferry. Stopped at Windemere Real Estate for a free map. Margaret Mary told us all about Vashon; restaurants, galleries and a sheep dog trial. We walked the streets popping into various shops, chatting with...More

3  Thank Eweberry
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Spent the day on vashon Island-... wonderful picnic at the lighthouse and then thoroughly enjoyed Tosca and the hospitality at Vashon Opera....staff and volunteers are very flexible and helpful....kudos!

1  Thank Jan981
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Took the ferry from Pt Defiance (only about 10 minutes) and traveled from one end to the other. A collection of quaint stores, coffee, food and knick knacks. Spend time talking to islanders and letting time pass. Great people. Great feel. Great island.

Thank CraigH0901
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Snapdragon Bakery & Cafe
94 reviews
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57 reviews
.80 km away
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14 January 2017|
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Response from Heather G | Reviewed this property |
We stayed near Seattle and drove down for the day. There are many hotels in Tacoma. If you can find a place on the island that would be the best idea and the most beautiful!
Barbara M
10 September 2016|
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Response from Elizabeth M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, that's exactly what we did. Using the ferry gave us a more interesting route from Tacoma to Seattle than the busy highway --by far!
Terri P
1 September 2016|
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Response from Havefunwilltravel816 | Reviewed this property |
Fri 0-2-2016 1130 Sorry, I did not rent bikes. Hope someone will answer your query.