Welcome - About Us




Welcome to Artist's Studio Loft.

From the moment you park your car and walk through one of the garden gates, you are transported to an enchanted world of garden paths, ponds, and trees, that is peaceful, quiet, and serene. This is a place for personal reflection, rekindling romance, honeymooners, nature lovers, bird watchers, or for those just needing to break away from the daily grind. Enjoy and be nurtured by relaxing in the outdoor therapeutic spa. Unwind in the hot soothing water and let the jets massage your cares away while you listen to the sounds of frogs and night birds.

We are nestled on 5 peaceful acres on beautiful Vashon Island, just minutes from downtown Seattle, Tacoma, and the Kitsap Peninsula. Enjoy a gorgeous ferry ride from 3 different points of departure, West Seattle, Point Defiance in Tacoma, Southworth on the peninsula.

There are six distinctly unique and private suites / cottages, each with a private entrance, private bath, television, ceiling fans and warm soft robes.


      ** Please check with us about weekly rates.

Consistently selected by the following Pacific Northwest guidebooks:



  • "Best Places to Kiss in the NW"
  • "Best Places to Stay in the NW"
  • "AAA Tour Book" (3 diamonds)


Amenities include:


  • Relaxing Out door Hot tub and Deck
  • Lovely gardens
  • Fireplaces (in cottages)
  • Iron, ironing board
  • Clock radio with alarm
  • Individually controlled heat
  • Private ensuite bath
  • 2 person tubs (in 2 cottages)
  • Hair dryers


  • Covered garden patio with seating
  • Robes
  • Kitchenette (cottages)
  • Full Kitchen (River birch)
  • Refrigerators
  • Coffee makers (with coffee & teas)
  • Corkscrew, wine & water glasses available
  • TV/VCR Stereo CD players
  • Off street parking



Important Note:

Because our guests come here for a quiet, peaceful and tranquil setting, we do our best to provide that atmosphere. In an effort to preserve the serene environment our guests have come to expect, we cannot accommodate children, and due to allergies of some guests, we cannot accommodate smoking or animals.

We thank you in advance for your understanding and sincerely hope you can find a place to meet your needs.

About the Inn Keeper
I spent several years traveling; partly for personal retreat and partly to explore the world. My travels have taken me to India, Nepal, Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore and most of Europe. During this time, I studied 'Go' (an oriental strategy game) and taught English as a second language in Japan.  When I returned to the Seattle area, I settled on Vashon Island and later started the Artist's Studio Loft. As a result of my travels, I have an intimate understanding of the needs of travelers and love to meet and talk with my guests.
The gardens here feed my soul and I am happiest pursuing artistic projects, such as stained glass, painting and mosaics, when time permits.  It has been a wonderful adventure decorating and developing the cottages, rooms and gardens. The 5 acres that are now gardens were pasture when I moved here in 1983.