The Belle Baldwin House at Fern Cove
is owned by Vashon Park District and maintained as a vacation rental to help preserve its historical significance.
Fern Cove is a world (and 30 minutes) away from the Emerald City of Seattle. Relax on the beach. Read a book. Kayak. Bird. Babble with the brook. Fern Cove is a pocket gem on Vashon Island. If you like cozy, this is the house for you. It has fine wood throughout, a modern gas fireplace, comfy chairs and an overstuffed leather couch that is great for napping.
became the state’s first female physician in 1912 and features prominently in the study of women in America. Baldwin practiced medicine with her father in Seattle.
Now a State Historic Landmark, the Belle Baldwin house may be the only known intact example of the residential work of Harlan Thomas, a renowned architect whose buildings (such as the Sorrento Hotel) are distinguished Seattle landmarks. The Vashon Park District’s ‘green’ restoration process has returned the house to its 1912 glory, creating a relaxing, natural environment that honors the park and the past. And, all this is located on 750 feet of pristine Puget Sound beach. It doesn't get any better than this.
Fern Cove Park is immediately south of the property and is open to the public during the day for passive uses such as beach walks and bird watching.
Fern Cove is situated on the northwest part of the Island on SW Cedarhurst Rd. It comprises 750 feet of shoreline with two year-round streams and 100-year-old second growth riparian forest. Both Chum and Coho salmon, as well as Cutthroat Trout, have been observed at Fern Cove when they return to spawn upstream in Shinglemill Creek.
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Situated on 13.5 acres,
Fern Cove has 750 feet of shoreline with two year-round streams and 100-year-old second growth forest. Both salmon and Cutthroat Trout have been seen at Fern Cove when spawning in Shinglemill Creek.
The house has a large living and dining room with the original paned windows facing the shore and Baldwin creek. The three bedroom house has two queens beds and two twin beds. It features one bath with a clawfoot tub and standalone shower. The house is perfect for a group of six and provides all household items to assure a comfortable stay.
Peak Season (May 25th-September7th)
$1580 per week
Off-Season (September 8th-May 24th)
$1200 per week
$225 per night with a two night minimum stay
All stays less than 7 nights subject to $50 cleaning fee.
Retreats (one day)
$300 for one day (includes $75 cleaning fee)
$500 for one day and one night (11am checkout)
The Belle Baldwin house is a three-bedroom, one bath house
that can accommodate up to six overnight guests
All rates include cleaning, fresh linens, towels, beach towels and kitchen essentials.
Please ask for our List of Household Items.
All rates are subject to change. No smoking. No pets.
Please call with questions or for additional details.
15% Discount available for Vashon Island residents during Low Season