Welcome to Vashon Island, where a prime location and exquisite beauty meet with an excellent real estate market. Vashon Island or simply, Vashon, is located between Seattle and Tacoma and offers the utmost in tranquil waterfront living. It is comprised of two islands – Vashon Island and Maury Island. Reachable only by ferry, Vashon is a scenic paradise that’s sure to enchant. Life here seems to move at a more tranquil pace, making Vashon homes for sale an ideal choice for those who want an escape from hectic city life yet still have easy access to Seattle.
For things to do near Vashon homes for sale, residents are met with a myriad of options in outdoor recreation including swimming, kayaking, beachcombing, hiking, and bicycling. There are also many local businesses to check out, with Vashon home to a charming downtown area. Businesses include the Vashon Bookshop, a movie theater, the Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie, and the Hardware Store Restaurant. Other points of interest include a unique tree with an old bike embedded in its trunk, the striking Point Robinson Lighthouse, and a number of art galleries and studios. Plus, Vashon is only a 20-minute ferry ride away from Seattle, and ferries also offer service to Tacoma and the Kitsap Peninsula.
Vashon real estate ranges from incredible waterfront estates to smaller bungalows and farmhouses. Many of these spectacular waterfront properties offer amazing views of the Puget Sound, the Cascade and Olympic Mountains, and, of course, Mt. Rainier. It’s no wonder Vashon homes are in such high demand. With a quaint, mellow atmosphere, dazzling scenery at every turn, and a variety of quaint attractions, Vashon Island is the kind of place people are proud to call home!
Sue has helped us with several real estate transactions over the past few years. Her knowledge is complete, she is always ready to help, and she has the tools to do a great job. Sue also has in-depth knowledge of situations and conditions unique to Vashon, an invaluable asset for island property sales.
Bill A - May 22, 2017
Best buying experience yet! Sue actively managed every aspect of our search and purchase in a professional, positive manner – no detail was too big or small or forgotten. Accommodating and extremely knowledgeable about real estate transactions, the Vashon market and community, Sue worked tirelessly to find and show a variety of homes, then formulate
Matt & Don - April 30, 2017
Recently, I had the opportunity to work with Sue Carette on a property search for a 1031 Exchange on Vashon Island. My career (retired) had spanned over 3 decades in the residential Real Estate industry, so finding a Realtor that I could trust was critical. Also, my transaction was VERY specific, time-sensitive and rather unconventional.
Deborah Kohler - January 15, 2017
Sue knows the area – the details, and the people. After purchasing, she helped us find the right people to improve the property, and while we were in the process of purchasing she was always available and gave advice in response to our questions.
Fred384 - July 18, 2015
Sue Carette helped us find the perfect home on Vashon Island in a really tight and competitive market. After asking for our “wish list” for our future home, she was able to find listings that were perfect for us. Not once did she show us a house that did not suit our needs. After the
Sara Filanoski - May 15, 2015
When my home went on the market, I was fortunate to have Sue Carette as my agent. She was nothing short of amazing. Whether it was staging the house, marketing it, closing the deal, addressing inspection items, or helping with the move, she exceeded all expectations. The house sold in 4 days for more than
Kenneth Bowring - October 31, 2014
Sue found the house for us and worked out an offer. Once accepted, she was on top of every detail, which is exactly what we wanted-, someone to take the lead on timeliness, requirements, communication, and she looked out for out interests throughout the inspection/response process.
Jesse Foster - September 28, 2014
Five stars across the board – Sue knows Vashon Island inside and out. My wife and I had slightly different ideals for the perfect house, and she must have shown us 20 without complaint – she finally found us a place we’re both happy with. During negotiations she was professional and business-like, helping make a
Jack Sheldon - September 9, 2014
I used Sue to both sell my house and purchase a new one. Of the three realtors I have worked with in my lifetime she is the best- professional, knowledgeable and hard working. I knew she was the one to sell my home when without hesitation she clambered down a steep stairway to explore our
Michael Butler - July 31, 2014
Sue worked with us for many months until we found the right home. We were able to look at most of the properties as soon as they listed and we’re often the first people to view them.
user 4940800 zillow - July 23, 2014
Vashon Island is a beautiful and unique place and the intricacies of conducting real estate transactions there are similarly unique and require someone with both the breadth of knowledge and depth of relationships that Sue posses. Sue helped me with what turned out to be a very complex and drawn out situation and she navigated
Kirsten Gagnaire - February 3, 2014
Sue is an amazing realtor. She is knowledgeable and helpful not only with regard to real estate but also with acquainting my partner and I with the Vashon Island Community. I highly recommend her.
Brigid Stackpool - December 23, 2013
Sue is an amazing realtor. She is knowledgeable and helpful not only with regard to real estate but also with acquainting my partner and I with the Vashon Island Community. I highly recommend her. -Brigid Stackpool December 23, 2013
Sue is hands down the best agent out there. She is warm, professional, and fiercely dedicated to matching you with the right home. You can’t get any better
Sarah - September 9, 2013
Sue earned our business through outstanding service and advice in the lead-up to our decision to sell our home, and won our gratitude and admiration for her impeccable handling of the actual sale. She is a real pro, and a darn nice person to boot! You are in good hands with Sue Carette
Jason Grant - September 2, 2013
Sue was extremely professional and handled all our questions quickly. We got the sale within the week which was fantastic for us. We appreciate all she did for us.
Only4Loanne - September 1, 2013
I have worked with Sue several times before, so knew her skills were exactly what I needed. I have worked with several other realtors and Sue is consistently outstanding in every way. She moved quickly to recommend a reasonable price and marketed my home in a targeted and creative manner. She handled every detail with
Sue provided excellent advice in a down market, staged and photographed our house to show it to best advantage, “got the word out” to local agents about the house, and got us a sale in three days. She was enormously helpful facilitating the quick close and the move out and even found a home for
One of the great things about working with an agent like Sue is her attention to detail and follow through. With the ever changing rules/regulations in the real estate business, Sue does an amazing job of educating her clients to ensure they experience a seamless transaction. One specific thing that I admire Sue for is
user2342941 zillow - September 10, 2012
Sue has helped us through a few transactions now and always has the answers. She has tons of specialized knowledge for island properties, but also has lots of experience in the Seattle market. Definitely one of the best
user5408445 zillow - September 9, 2012
Sue Carette is amazing. It is worth buying a home just for the opportunity to work with her! I looked for a home with Sue for almost two years. I was in the lower end of the market, so this was neither a fast nor large sale for her. Yet she continually went above and
Sarah B - September 8, 2012