Anderson Island Retreat w/ Lakefront Deck & Canoe!

Property ID: 414955Anderson IslandWAUS
Sleeps 94 BR3 BA
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Experience the Puget Sound like never before at 'Harper's on The Lake,' a 4-bedroom, 3-bath vacation rental home on Anderson Island. The top floor offers 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a den, a wood-burning stove, comfortable home furnishings, and a furnished deck with lake views. The bottom floor offers walk-out basement access to Lake Josephine along with 2 additional bedrooms and a bathroom. Whether you tan on Lake Josephine or golf at the Riviera Country Club, this is the perfect lake escape!


  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Essentials
  • Kitchen
  • Oceanfront
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Free Parking
  • Deck


Location Details

ON-ISLAND OUTDOOR ADVENTURE: Josephine Lake (on-site), Florence Lake (0.7 miles), Lowell Johnson Park (1.5 miles), Jane Common Park (1.5 miles), Eagle Island Marine State Park (2.4 miles), Andy's Marine Park (2.7 miles), Jacobs Point Park (2.7 miles), Montalvo Park (3.0 miles)

OFF-ISLAND TO DO’S: Saltar’s Point Beach (7.3 miles), Sunnyside Beach Park (7.5 miles), Chambers Creek Regional Park (10.8 miles), Mount Rainier National Park (65.1 miles)

TEE OFF: Riviera Community Club (0.5 miles), Meadow Park Golf Course (12.1 miles), The Home Course (14.9 miles), Eagle’s Pride Golf Course (15.0 miles)

ATTRACTIONS: Riviera Lakeshore Restaurant (0.5 miles), Anderson Island Historical Society (1.6 miles), Steilacoom Ferry (6.6 miles), Dupont Historical Museum (12.6 miles), Museum of Glass (19.1 miles), Skansie Brothers Park and Netshed (21.4 miles), Yashiro Japanese Garden (26.4 miles)

AIRPORT: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (39.3 miles)


11 reviews
  • Stunning location - needs maintenance and repairs


    The lakefront location couldn't be better. Panoramic views of the lake from a span of windows were quite stunning. The dock and canoe were great allowing us to easily get on the lake for a paddle, which we did multiple times over our two-day stay. However, we took off two stars from this review primarily for the condition of the property. When we arrived we were at first baffled to find a way to the lower level from the main level and discovered them through the garage. There are multiple deferred maintenance issues, most significantly evidence of roof leaks in the kitchen ceiling with paint and drywall damage. Also, and of most concern was the condition of the upper deck where we grilled and ate dinner on our last night. Deck boards are in poor condition with nail heads protruding in many locations. With young children, we were concerned their bare feet could be injured. This could easily (and should have been) repaired ahead of our stay. We also had trouble starting the dishwasher on the morning we were trying to wash dishes. There were no instructions beyond the cryptic, inadequate ones on the unit. We ended up having to leave unwashed dishes in the sink. This could/should have been addressed in the house instructions. Lastly the overall cost. With all the added fees and taxes this stay ended up costing us over $500 per night. For that amount of $$ we would have expected everything to be in top condition. As shared above, they were not.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published October 6, 2023
  • Family vacation


    Great place. Loved sitting on the deck along with using the boats and swimming in the lake. So quiet during the week. Enjoyed watching the wildlife too. Anderson Island is wonderful. Love all the history, too.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Jennifer W.
    Published August 8, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "We are so happy you enjoyed your visit to our home and to Anderson Island! We hope you come again soon!"

  • The quiet place


    My kids were too loud for this little get away as the neighbors kept complaining about the noise they made. They probably dreaded every moment we were there. My kids we’re having so much fun falling out of the boat and swimming at the dock. It was STILL a great experience for them. The lady was yelling at my kids that “this is a QUIET PLACE!!!.”But despite of all that, my kids and I still had an Awesome experience at the beautiful home. Even Riding the Ferry back and forth was an experience within its self. Restaurants and stores were closed by 8pm. My kids enjoyed that they were able to ride the back of the truck. Just sucked that they couldn’t make noise LOL! But it was definitely an overall great experience. We took pictures and made some long lasting memories. My family was way too loud for this trip. But the island life was a great way to quiet things down a bit. The home was so beautiful and accommodating. We LOVED IT!!! Veronica, the host, was always just a text or phone call away. Thank you

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Joey S.
    Published June 27, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "Thank you Joey for your review. We are sorry to hear about the incident with the lady and your kids, however, we are happy that you all enjoyed your time here on the island and made some beautiful memories!"

  • Great rental


    Loved the layout. The beds were awesome. Couldn’t get the tv downstairs to work. The railing on the upstairs deck was very scary. Sitting on the lower deck watching the water roll by was soo relaxing. We enjoyed the peacefulness and will definitely be back. The restaurant down the street was amazing and their customer service was 5 stars.

    Published May 31, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "Thank you Angela for your review and we are happy that you were able to enjoy and relax on your trip to Anderson Island!"

  • Lovely spot on the lake


    We had a nice weekend at Harpers on the lake spending time together as a family before the craziness of fall begins. Loved the private dock on the lake. Brought our paddle boards and enjoyed the canoe and rowboat, played games, and went out to dinner at the restaurant just down the road. Amenities were comfortable. Not noted in description but accessing the basement requires going through the garage. Just to note, heading home on the ferry on Labor Day requires a bit of a wait. We lucked out and after sitting in line 3 hours a ferry showed up that was not on the schedule which saved us another hour wait!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Emily G.
    Published September 22, 2022
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "Labor Day is definitely a busy time of year around here! We are happy that you enjoyed some family time and had fun on the lake! Thanks for staying with us and take care."

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