Artist's Studio Loft B&B, an enchanting and romantic get-a-way, is nestled in a flower garden and meadow setting that abounds with wildlife and artistic arbors on beautiful Vashon Island, just minutes from downtown Seattle. This quiet, serene atmosphere provides a relaxing retreat, perfect for nature lovers, birdwatchers, honeymooners and those seeking an magical escape. Watch the eagle soar, the deer stroll and listen to the pheasant call on this lovely 5 acres of country charm. Beautiful rooms with separate entrances and private baths. Soft robes, comforters and a luxurious hot tub. Come walk our paths, make a wish at our wishing well, or simply take a relaxing soak in our hottub. Visit Vashon's wonderful shops and restaurants or stroll the quiet island beaches. Be nurtured with a delicious, light breakfast. Smoke-free for your comfort
5 on October 11, 2011
My husband and I visit Vashon Is. WA several times a year from CA to visit relatives and the Artist's Studio Loft is our choice for our stay on the island. The beautiful rooms & gardens make for a wonderful, peaceful get away. Jacqueline, our hostess, has always been so helpful & thoughtful. We will be back.
5 on August 02, 2011
Even prettier in person. Tranquil & serene, private -- your own peacefully lovely retreat! Jacqueline built herself a paradise and welcomes you in with both arms.
4.6 on July 04, 2011
This setting was not only beautifully kept, but very comfortable and relaxing. The setting was tranquil. The location was easy to find and close to town but still situated so that you felt wonderfully far from it all. The gardens are amazing and would make a lovely setting for a wedding or family get together. We would definitely stay again.
5 on April 08, 2010
Room charming as well as cozy, clean and well appointed, gardens lovely and breakfasts outstanding. Highly recommended.
4.4 on March 30, 2010
This was an impulsive outing. We called Jacqueline at the last minute on Friday night. She called back immediately and put us up for the night. The B&B is charming, in a beautiful natural setting, and Jacqueline is a gracious hostess!
1.6 on December 20, 2009
My husband and I were very disappointed with our stay here. The room smelled musty like a garage and it was dusty with cobwebs. The bathroom is very very small. The towels and linens were not good quality and the bed makes a weird sound somewhat like a canadian goose when you turn over in the night. (double bed..not a queen) The food left for continental breakfast was essentially trash. The apples were old wrinkly and bruised, the cereal was stale and the yogurt expired on Nov.9, 2009, This was 40 days before our stay. The coffee tasted like soap. This is the first time I have ever left a B&B and had to go find breakfast. The grounds are beautiful....should put as much attention into your rooms.
Thank you for your review. We are truly sorry you did not have an excellent experience. We have made every effort to address and improve what we can. Since the room you choose is a former large artist's loft, (24’x24’) the bathroom has a shower; toilet and pedestal sink with ample room to move around, while remaining cozy. We do have 2 luxury cottages with quite large bathrooms featuring whirlpool tubs for 2, with separate showers; one even has a bidet and a separated room for the toilet. Since these were available at the time of your stay it's unfortunate you hadn't chosen one of them. The nice matching green towel sets are being replaced with newer more earth friendly (green) towels. The sheets are 100% cotton and are freshly ironed before going on the Queen sized bed. In an effort to make the bed even more pleasing we will be purchasing new ones. The bed is definitely a Queen Size bed and takes Queen Linens. We have checked the bed... rolled, bounced, lunged, jerked on the head board and could not elicit anything other than the smallest sounds to be expected from lunging and jerking. Never the less, we are certainly willing to try some coconut oil or Vaseline on any joints. The Queen box springs and plush Queen Mattress are new (last summer) and are excellent quality. We clean thoroughly and regularly under and over things, with the telescoping swifters. We will definitely be diligent in keeping an eye out for those wispy little 'daddy long legs' looking spinners. The fruit was purchased at the grocery store the day before and the apples were crisp and smooth still after your stay. The cereal had fruit in it which can take away from the crispiness more quickly.... suffice it to say, your feedback is appreciated We will strive to provide the best possible stay for our guests. The most common remark we get when we show people to this room is "This is wonderful, can we live here?" We know they are not serious; still, it is a great compliment.
5 on April 21, 2009
My fiance and I stayed at the Artist's Studio Loft this past summer. We were amazed by how beautiful the grounds, the cabins, the experience was. It was better than described on your website. We were taken in by the "Zen like" quality of the gardens and the artistic touches on everything- the pathways, the sculptures, the fencing with trellis, just everything. Thank you for the experience.
We love it when our guests go out and discover all the tucked away details in the garden.
5 on August 20, 2008
We always stay here when we visit our child on Vashon Island. It is simply delightful and Jackie is a perfect hostess.
Thank you, Joe and Rachel. Always the most gracious of guests, for many years now.
4.6 on July 12, 2008
Oh my goodness, this place was absolutely wonderful, peaceful and relaxing. A definite respite from busy city life. Our stay was romantic, enjoying quiet strolls around the well kept grounds in the evening and awakening each morning to a multitude of birds singing ever so beautifully. A dip in the jacuzzi with a glass of wine rounded out a delightful evening over the 4th of July holiday weekend. Jacqueline and Lance were the most hospitable innkeepers. It was a pleasure being guests at their B&B. Fondly, Steve and Tanya
Steve and Tanya... we truly enjoyed meeting you.
3.8 on May 30, 2008
beautiful grounds and room--we stayed in the riverberch which has a wonderful private porch. the innkeeper had the gas turned off because it was warm during the day, but in the evening it got very cold and we wished we'd asked her to turn it back on when we arrived. she was not available that evening when we called to see if she could turn it on. just a warning that it can get cool in the evenings. we were there memorial day weekend.
This was such a nice couple and when they arrived and I showed them to their cottage it was an extraordinarily warm day, almost 80 degrees, for the end of May and Memorial Day in Seattle area (just like this year's unusual heat wave during the same time period). I noticed heat coming from the free-standing gas fireplace, due to the pilot light and asked if they would rather have it off since it was putting even more heat into the room. They said yes, they would like that. The next morning when they checked out they shared with me that it had been such a warm beautiful evening, they had strolled around in the tall grasses in the meadow area and had gotten the legs of their pants and feet wet from the dew and became quite cool. The large 2 person jetted tub filled with hot water would have been a lovely way to relax and warm up together. By the time I returned from dinner that evening at 9:30, got their message and went out to their cottage, all their lights were out and they were not answering their cell phone - to me that says 'do not disturb'. I will definitely be more careful about making certain my cell phone # is in the rooms as well as on my back door. I was so sorry they hadn't reached me.
Countryside, Island, Small town, Village
Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle Tacoma) 12 miles
Directions to property: When you leave the airport follow the signs to freeways. Keeping towards the left, take 518 west toward Burien (stay in the middle lane. The right lane becomes an exit only lane onto Des Moines Memorial Drive.) In about a mile and a half the freeway becomes a city street (SW 148th St.). Stay on SW 148th St. until you get to Ambaum Blvd. SW. (there will be a traffic light). Turn Right on Ambaum Blvd. SW. Go North 2-3 miles, then turn left on SW 107th Street (there will be a traffic light and a Texaco Station). SW 107th Street will jog to the right and become SW 106th Street. Stay with Sw 107th Street (SW 106th Street) for about 1 1/2 miles. At the end of it, turn right on Marine View Drive SW. Turn left at SW Brace Point Drive (there will be a stop sign. It is a small neighborhood commercial area.) Go downhill and sweep to the right onto Fauntleroy Way SW. The Ferry dock will be on your left.
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Weekend artists, Specialty jams, Country Store, Saturday Market, Airplane rides, Sea kayaking, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Winery, Zoo
Bed and Breakfast, Cottage
BBQ grill, Telephone, Videos , Hot tub,, Flower gardens, Vine covered Arbors
Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, TV, VCR
Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Relaxing in our hot tub Spa, beachcombing, Walking, Enjoying flower garden, Sitting by pond, Art gallery walks, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports
Jacqueline is an artist and works mainly in stained glass, mosaics and dabbles in oil and water color. Loves to travel and has traveled extensively in Nepal, India and Southeast Asia, a little in Europe. She is an avid gardener as well.
cottages - expanded continental