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South Beach Cozy Cottage - Waterfront Perfection

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Peace on Earth.....err South Beach Cozy Cottage!


Last updated: 10/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Come and enjoy our Waterfront Beach Cottage.

The cottage is located on Puget Sound with stunning southern views of the water, Mt. Rainier, and Washington State Ferries. It is a great place for a stress-relieving break or more active pursuits.

One of the things we enjoy most about our cozy cottage is watching local wildlife. Bald Eagles are easily seen from the home and deck. Seals, sea lions, cranes, and other critters pass by daily. Orcas played off our beach in June 2013. What a treat!

At low tide, throw on your water shoes and head to the beach to visit tidal pools brimming with colorful starfish and sea anemones. It’s great for anyone with a curious mind and young at heart.

Our location benefits from being situated along a popular maritime route and with Mt. Rainier as a backdrop. The water is studded with ferries, naval ships (including aircraft carriers and submarines), ocean-going ships, sail boats, yachts, kayaks, and even paddleboards. If you like, you can use our 2 kayaks to explore yourself!

Another option is to use our five (5) hybrid/mountain bikes to ride along the largely flat South Beach Drive into Ft Ward and on to Lynwood Center. Lynwood Center has an art house theatre, bakery, restaurants, cafes, boutiques, ice cream, small grocery, and a Sunday farmers' market.
Visit Winslow, the Island's primary shopping district and only a short drive away. You'll find everything you may need including groceries, retail therapy, movies, and many excellent restaurants and pubs.

If you want to play golf there are several in the vicinity.

If gambling is your fun, a casino located just off the north end of the Island. For cycling enthusiasts, Bainbridge Island is a well known bike riding destination.

The Island Also offers numerous trails and walks including one just up Toe Jam Hill Road and others at the foot of Blakely Harbor, as well as numerous others throughout the Island.
The Island is home to several wineries and a distillery if you are interested in tasting some of our local products.

Or, if you are just looking to get a break from it all, you most certainly can find relaxation and a retreat in our cottage all by itself. No need to leave.
All rooms have water views. The cottage features a beautiful and extremely well-equipped Kitchen.

The very comfortable Living and Dining rooms provide captivating views of the comings and goings on the water and the lights from West Seattle. In the evening, the illuminated ferries will remind you of Christmas tree ornaments.

The 2 Bedrooms have queen beds, flat screen TVs, and hummingbird feeders that attract birds from dawn until sunset – year round.

Both Bathrooms have skylights. The Master Bath has a low curb, walk-in shower with a small seat. The Main Bath has a claw foot tub where you can relax, watch the sky and trees above.

The deck enjoys sun during the morning and early afternoon and then shade in the afternoons. Relax on the outdoor furniture, have a sun-filled breakfast or lunch and watch the eagles soar past.
Continue down the steps towards the water for areas where you can sit and enjoy views of Seattle skyline, relax in a two person hammock, enjoy the fire pit, paddle kayaks, or hop down to the beach to explore tide pools and collect shells and cool rocks at low tide.


Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    The kids will enjoy searching the beach and tide pools as well as 'Star Fish Cove' for star fish and shells. Of course, S'mores on the waterfront are always a favorite!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    While cabin is not ADA compliant, it is a single level structure and deck. Master bath has a low curb shower and assist handles....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • 2nd Bedroom: 1 queen

    waterviews and flatscreen TV, robes & bath across hall...moreless

  • Master: 1 queen

    Robes, Flat TV, water views & attached bath-low curb shower...moreless

  • Middle Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Pass thru room with new queen sleeper sofa, water views ...moreless

  • Both bedrooms have water views and flat screen TVs. They are not large by any means, but comfortable with good beds and bedding (down/feather pillows and duvets. Pillows in protective slipcover and duvets in coverlets). The Middle Room, while a pass thru room from living to sleeping areas, has a comfortable Queen size sofa bed. And like all living spaces, this room has great views too. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • master: toilet, shower

    Attached to bedroom, with low curb shower & skylights...moreless

  • Main Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Good size, Big skylight to bring light & tree views indoors...moreless

Other Amenities

  • We fell in love with the 1912 cottage that has been through a few remodels over time, including ours. It is quaint and cozy, and enjoys some of the most beautiful vistas of Mt. Rainier, the water, and maritime traffic on the island. You'll absolutely love it here....moreless


  • Books:

    Cook books, but also a few paperback books...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    DVD in living room and 2nd Bedroom...moreless

  • Games:

    Board games stored in corner cabinet in dining room...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Comcast cable, plus Amazon Instant Video and NetFlix streaming (some movies free, some pay to view. we will collect movie rental fees from the deposit)...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    3 flatscreens - living room and both bedrooms...moreless

  • Video Games:


  • Video Library:

    Some DVDs, but also Amazon Instant Video & NetFlix feeds for some TVs. Some movies free, others pay per view...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shelling
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    From the beach, enjoy views of the sparkling Seattle waterfront, majestic Mt. Rainier, and ongoing antics of wildlife, ferries and maritime vessels ...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Comb the beach and tidal pools for shells, beach glass and starfish ...moreless

  • Golf Course Front
  • Monument View:

    Mt. Rainier is front and center for your visit....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Our cottage is situated on the south end of Bainbridge Island with a fabulous view of Mt. Rainier....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Ferries cross hourly. By night they look like Christmas tree ornaments...moreless

  • Oceanfront
  • Water View:

    A water view chalk full of marine life, traffic, and a really big Mt. Rainier view...moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing


  • Dining:

    The dining area has a formal table that can sit 6 without a leaf, or 8 with. Deck has table seating 10-12. Small table on the waters' edge...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Our new Mitsubishi ductless heat pump provides AC when needed .....once in a blue moon...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Washer and dryer are stacked in the pantry. Front loading, easy to use...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Fire pit by the water. Can you say S'Mores?...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Ductless heat pump for main living area areas and electric oil-filled heaters for bathrooms....moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi and Video streaming...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We have lovely high thread count sheets, down comforters and pillows....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The View Spot! Windows surround the front and side of living/dining/kitchen area. Pictures say it all. Large flat screen TV, stereo, stone fireplace (wood burning), ceiling fan, stereo...moreless

  • Parking:

    We have several dedicated parking spots on our property...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels are soft and plentiful...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer and dryer are stacked in pantry. Front loading, easy to use. Detergent provided....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Stone fireplace in the living room has wood burning insert. Wood for burning is provided....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    regular drip coffee maker with gold mesh filter and electric tea kettle...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Drawers are filled with dishes and every imaginable utensil. Upper cabinets have water, wineglasses, and coffee mugs. Pantry holds small appliances....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    It works well, just add dishes and detergent. Turn on....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Newly remodeled kitchen with granite, water views, and fully loaded. Also, hummingbirds feed just behind the kitchen sink...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    KitchenAid Convection oven, self cleaning...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We provide basic pantry items (coffee, sugar, tea, baking items, s'mores ingredients, laundry, dishwashing, paper towels, toilet paper, etc.) Also hummingbird nectar for these voracious eaters...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless LG French door, bottom freezer, water and ice-maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    DCS gas cooktop...moreless

  • Toaster:

    bread slice style of toaster...moreless


  • Bicycles:

    We have five (5) adult bicycles for adults to ride (& Helmets) to ride. Enjoy a nice, 2.5 mile flat ride along the water & thru Ft. Ward Park to Lynwood Centre restaurants, shops & theatre....moreless

  • Boat:

    Dinghy that can take you to your boat and mooring ball....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Expansive deck off living room where you can relax, lounge, and dine while watching the maritime traffic. Or follow the deck around for afternoon sun....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 kayaks which hold one person each. We have lifejackets of all sizes, but for best fit, bring your own....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Area along the bulkhead is graveled and is 10 feet by 100 feet, with steps leading to the beach/water. Fire Pit and comfy chairs....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Steps from the cottage take you down to the waterfront, and to a hammock that fits two!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane gas grill for the grilling enthusiastic!...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Racquets and balls available for public tennis courts in Winslow or at schools...moreless



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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 21 - Nov 29, 2015
4 night min stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
4 night min stay
Summer 2016
May 20 - Oct 2, 2016
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10.7%


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Last updated: 10/01/2015
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18 Miles
Nearest Airport
Seattle International Airport (with ferry ride)
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Lynwood Center, Bainbridge Island
6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Seattle - Bainbridge Island
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Meadowmeer Golf Course
14 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak (with ferry ride)
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Washington State Hwy 305
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Lynwood Center, Bainbridge Island
82 Miles
Nearest Ski
Stevens Pass Ski Area
Bainbridge Island
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: We split our time between Seattle and Bainbridge Island truncated by attacks of wanderlust. We enjoy sharing what we love about Bainbridge and Seattle.

Why the Owner Chose Bainbridge Island:
What a view!!! From the moment we walk through the front door , we were stunned by the views of the Mountain and the Sound. Our original plans were to re-build and modernize the cottage, but instead, we improved it and still love it. We at times since owning the Cottage have lived here and also commuted to work from the island. We have found that the cottage is a fantastic place to 'chill' or 'get jazzed'. We love being away from it all, but can drive a short distance into Island centers - Winslow or Lynnwood where dining, pubs, entertainment and shopping options are numerous. Additionally, Seattle is just a short ferry ride away.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This place puts the 'C' in Cozy, the 'FUN' in Functional, and provides a bead on maritime and wild life comings and goings. Its a great place to enjoy the Pacific Northwest at its best. Whether from the comfort of the cottage, the expansive deck or down by the water, this is the place for you. The kitchen is well-equipped and provides a good place to closely watch hummingbirds feed right in front of the kitchen sink. Too cool! The living room is nicely decorated, and comfy. It benefits from large windows that provide a fantastic view. The expansive wrap around deck provides a bird's eye view of the water, the mountain, wildlife and maritime traffic.

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  • Peace on Earth.....err South Beach Cozy Cottage!

    Peace on Earth.....err South Beach Cozy Cottage!

  • Aaah, deck time

    Aaah, deck time

  • Kitchen with view of the water and the humming birds

    Kitchen with view of the water and the humming birds

  • Dining Area Seats 6 - 8 with leaf

    Dining Area Seats 6 - 8 with leaf

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • 2nd Bedroom

    2nd Bedroom

  • Middle Room w/opened Queen Sofa bed with water views

    Middle Room w/opened Queen Sofa bed with water views

  • One of the several eagles that fly past, squawk, and dive for their next meal

    One of the several eagles that fly past, squawk, and dive for their next meal

  • That's Seattle in the background

    That's Seattle in the background

  • Day break and Bremerton ferry

    Day break and Bremerton ferry

  • Seal, Eagle, Fish and Seagull Standoff

    Seal, Eagle, Fish and Seagull Standoff

  • Traffic jam!

    Traffic jam!

  • Returning to the Cottage from the beach

    Returning to the Cottage from the beach

  • Master Bath with low curb entry to shower

    Master Bath with low curb entry to shower

  • Main Bath

    Main Bath

  • Hybrid mountain/road bikes for your riding pleasure (5 in total)

    Hybrid mountain/road bikes for your riding pleasure (5 in total)

  • Blake Island on the horizon

    Blake Island on the horizon

  • A lone Paddleboarder passing our cottage

    A lone Paddleboarder passing our cottage

  • A storm is brewing!!

    A storm is brewing!!

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