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Vashon Island

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Address: Vashon Highway, Vashon, WA 98070
Phone Number: +1 206-463-6217
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Delight island

We definite enjoyed our day visit to the island. Our only disappointment was that the shops we were most interested in visiting were not open - evidently Monday is not a big... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Jerusalem, Israel
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54 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We definite enjoyed our day visit to the island. Our only disappointment was that the shops we were most interested in visiting were not open - evidently Monday is not a big business day in the winter months.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We moved to Vashon for 6 more while transitioning jobs. It is a magical place that is just a short ferry ride from Seattle, but feels like a hundred years ago. Farm stands dot the island. No one works at them, they are all on the honor system. The pace is slower, it is a rural community with deer everywhere,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Great day trip, or as I did, an overnight. I stayed in a VRBO that had private beach access, beautiful ocean views, and easy access. If you like scenery, walking and photography, it's perfect. If you like fishing, kayaking, or biking, it's perfect. If you like quaint shops, local artists, and good eating, it's perfect.

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White Rock, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The road is through town and countryside. Pretty houses and lots of farm land and trees. The island is laid out along the road

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Pocatello, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Lovely quaint little island. We just headed there for a few hours just to be on an island. We took a ferry ride over and got to see sea lions and a ton of jelly fish, Beaches were fun, cold, but pretty.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Not connected to the mainland and only accessible by boat or ferry, it is easy to lose yourself in this charming island town where time creeps by and the people are warm and friendly. A good day to spend with the family or loved ones just to get away from the hustle and bustle but not too far away that... More 

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Leawood, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely day on Vashon Island. Took the Ferry from Port Defiance. Lovely ferry ride . Highly recommended.

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Norwich, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Won't be our last trip! The island is utterly beautiful, with so many scenic beaches and drives. We rented bicycles and toured around (very hilly!), which was a great way to see different parts of the island. We stayed at an Airbnb called Coach House at Wildwood that I cannot recommend more highly -- in a secluded spot surrounded by... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Its easy to get by ferry from Tacoma terminal or from Seattle. From Tacoma its just 10-15 mins ride and return ticket is around $25 for two and the car. Explore the island during the day! July was blueberries season so we took advantage and picked berries. Blueberry bushes are everywhere and its hard to stop. You may visit lavender... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

It's easy to get to Vashon by the wonderful ferry system in place in Washington State. It takes just minutes, costs little, and you get to an island that reminds me of all Chappaquidick off of Martha's Vineyard. This island is quaint, sparsely populated, yet still close to one of America's great cities -- Seattle!

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