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Getting Hither and Yawn

Access to Vashon-Maury Island is by Ferry boat, a delightful 10–15 minute ride. Regularly scheduled service is provided by the Washington State Ferry System with mainland loading taking place at

• Fauntleroy in West Seattle

• Point Defiance in Tacoma

• Southworth on the Olympic Peninsula

The ferries will accommodate cars, trucks, campers, bicycles, motorcycles, walk-ons and, yes, even Metro Buses. In two instances, a Metro bus can get you to within two blocks of two of our cottages, and a leisurely meander from the others.For some of you, private boat may be the best means of access to your get-away cottage. For you, our Edson House cottage is located directly across from both the Quartermaster Marina, (206) 463-3624, and the Quartermaster Yacht Club, (206) 463-9957 — please call ahead and ask them about their guest docking privileges.

Getting to the Swallow's Nest From the North End of Vashon Island

Boats landing here leave the mainland from Fauntleroy in West Seattle or from Southworth on the Olympic Peninsula.

• Follow the main road left, up the hill, and through the town of Vashon.

• Turn left onto SW 204th– The Sound Food Restaurant is on this corner.

• After about 1/4 mile the road forks – stay to the left. The road winds down to the water where it sweeps right following Tramp Harbor.

• You'll pass the county fishing dock and a Country Store on your right and come to a stop sign.

• Go straight at the stop, this is Dockton Road.

• Up the road you'll see a Gas Station and KIRO radio as the road bends to the left.

• Next comes a fork in the road. Take the sweep to the right. You'll pass more radio towers and the Vashon Island Golf & Country Club on your left.

• Turn left on SW 248th, just past the golf course.

• Follow SW 248th 2 miles up the hill until it makes a 90 bend and you have arrived at The Swallow's Nest . . . cottages are blue with white and black trim.

Getting to the Swallow's Nest From the South End of Vashon Island

Boats landing here (TAHLEQUAH) leave the mainland from Point Defiance in Tacoma

• Turn left as you leave the ferry and follow the main road to the town of Burton. Right after the stop sign you'll see the Edson House on your left.

• Just north of Burton you will cross the Judd Creek bridge and turn right on SW 225th – Quartermaster Drive. Signs point to Maury Island & Dockton.

• Turn right at the stop sign and you'll be on Dockton Road.

• Up the road you'll see a Gas Station and KIRO radio as the road bends to the left.

• At the fork in the road, sweep to the right. You'll pass more radio towers and the Vashon Island Golf & Country Club on your left.

• Turn left on SW 248th, just past the golf course.

• Follow SW 248th 2 miles up the hill until it makes a 90 bend and you have arrived at The Swallow's Nest . . . cottages are blue with white and black trim.


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6030 Southwest 248th Street
Vashon/Maury Island
Washington 98070
Reservations:
(206) 463-2646 (800) ANY-NEST