Welcome to Marjesira
Over a century old, Marjesira Inn celebrates Craftsman charm and rustic elegance as a registered Historic Landmark. Remnants of times past—fixtures from gas settling lamps, original lead glass windows—adorn her still. Constructed before roadways, Marjesira functioned as an inn, general store, and post office. The (now) shortened dock, once a stop for Mosquito Fleet steamships that serviced Vashon-Maury Island, orient the Inn toward the waters of Outer Quartermaster Harbor. Present access is a shell-strewn trail tumbling through island vegetation, gardens and descending a flight of 63 stairs (please take note if stairs are a challenge.)
Built as a Vashon Island Inn over one hundred years ago, Marjesira offers guests a well-equipped kitchen with additional refrigeration and designated cupboard space. A large table with extensions rests in the Great Room, as does a sitting area complete with rockers. The parlor holds an eclectic library, musical instruments and a wood stove. A bathroom resides on each floor, with a shower upstairs and a claw foot tub in the lower bath. The host lives on site, as do two pets, one dog, and one cat. Guests are kindly requested to leave the own pets at home or in boarding, unless otherwise approved.
Otters, birds, and the early morning sunlight are easily viewed from the east-facing, covered porch. Mount Rainer’s peak rises over Maury Island on clear days. Deck space circles the house, and the dock offers further viewing or gathering opportunities. Nooks and crannies remain plentiful even at capacity, for private space. Additionally, at low tide miles of beach extend in either direction, and further island trails offer connection to the natural beauty of Vashon.
Vashon Island offers a rural experience with easy access to Seattle and Tacoma. Public transportation including regular ferries extend your welcome to urban splendor. To head deeper into nature, launch from Vashon to Olympic National Park, the Cascade Mountains, or directly into the Puget Sound.
Marjesira has been described as magical, nurturing, healing, peaceful, and calming. It is a great place to retreat, take a much needed break, take a walk, or read a book. Travelers by boat, foot, bicycle, kayak, plane, bus and car have been visiting for over a hundred years. Be one of them. For a day, a week or a month, from near or far, experience Vashon Island’s Marjesira Inn for yourself.
Only two rooms are available. Please call for your reservation request. We would love to welcome you to the room which most suits you.