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Island Guest Cottage on Bainbridge Island Waterfront Property

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-6 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review

About the Property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

One of the finest vacation rentals on Bainbridge Island and the Puget Sound and only a 35-minute ferry ride from Seattle. Enjoy the quiet solitude of this 825 square foot guest cottage and professionally designed gardens on private 1 acre waterfront property with easy access to many cultural and recreational opportunities onsite, across the Island, in Seattle and on the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas. The cottage is located on the west side of the Island on Fletcher Bay only 6 miles from Downtown Winslow.

The guest cottage has a private patio, flower, and herb gardens. Enjoy the private dock with swimming, canoe, 3 kayaks, beach access, clamming and fishing. Relax on the waterside patio and make smores on the gas fire-pit. Watch bald eagles, blue herons, osprey, seals, otters and a variety of migratory waterfowl in the bay. Kayak on Agate Passage and Puget Sound where you could catch a view of the occasional Orca whale. From the entrance of the Bay the sunsets over the Olympic Mountains are breathtaking.

Visitors come to tour gardens, golf, visit nature preserves, bike, kayak, write or simply relax. There are many activities on the island for children including a children’s museum, skate park, and aquatics center. Families enjoy hiking, sailing, boating, kayaking golf, state parks, museums, and lingering on Main Street where there are a variety of locally owned shops, restaurants and coffee houses.

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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 825 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    18 years or older....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Kids are welcome. Cabinets and plugs do not have toddler safe locks or covers....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Due to many of our guest's concern about pet allergies....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Cottage is accessible from front door parking area. Front and bathroom door openings are 33-1/2'. Other openings are wider....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Leather couch in living room converts to two singles. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Use XBox 360 for movies...moreless

  • Games
  • Music Library:

    Variety of CD's Mood, Classical...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Includes HBO, Encore and Starz...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    2 - Large flat screen HD TV. One in living room and one in bedroom. Separate remotes....moreless

  • Video Game Console:

    XBox360 w internet connection and two controllers....moreless

  • Video Games:

    (6) Castle Crasher(E), Lego - Indiana Jones(E), Burnout Paradise(E), Bejeweled(E), Astro Pop(E), Zuma(E), Feeding Frenzy(E), Call of Duty(M), Crackdown(M)...moreless

  • Video Library


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


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Property borders on Fletcher Bay where you can see Sea Otter, Eagle, Seal, Osprey, Great Blue Heron, migratory waterfowl and birds, clams, starfish, etc....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Property borders on Fletcher Bay where you can see Sea Otter, Eagle, Seal, Osprey, Great Blue Heron, migratory waterfowl and birds, clams, starfish, etc....moreless

  • Water View:

    Property borders on Fletcher Bay where you can see Sea Otter, Eagle, Seal, Osprey, Great Blue Heron, migratory waterfowl and birds, clams, starfish, etc....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Property borders on Fletcher Bay where you can see Sea Otter, Eagle, Seal, Osprey, Great Blue Heron, migratory waterfowl and birds, clams, starfish, etc....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    two stools at bar and 4 seats at dining table....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air...moreless

  • Broadband Access:


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available:

    Google Chromebook with high speed internet plus wireless internet for your laptop....moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Intenet phone in unit for U.S and Canada...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central Heating...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    large sectional leather couch and large screen HD TV...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    2-3 spaces...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free Wireless WiFi...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Starbucks coffee supplied along with filters....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Well stocked for cooking including pots and pans, utensils, etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items:

    many of the basic commodities such as sugar, salt, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    large refrigerator...moreless

  • Stove:

    4 burner electric...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    free bicycles and helmets...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Private Garden patio for Cottage only....moreless



Write a review 5
from 14 traveler reviews
Relaxing dockside after a kayak ride 09/04/2009

VRBO Bear stayed here:

“Beary”convenient to Seattle’s Pike Place Market city sights, but a world away from the tourist hustle-and-bustle you’ll discover idyllic Bainbridge Island. To reach Fletcher Bay Landing from Seattle, simply hop on the 35 minute ferry to Bainbridge Island from Pier 52. Enjoy the panoramic city skyline views from the ferry’s open-air top viewing deck as you make your way to the island. Arriving at Bainbridge Island’s Eagle Harbor ferry landing, it’s a scenic five minute drive to Fletcher Bay Landing through fragrant pine tree forests with peek-a-boo views of Puget Sound.

From the moment I stepped through front door, the cottage was breath of fresh air. Through the spacious bay windows, light bathed the living room in warmth and the dining room table featured a glass vase of hand-cut flowers. Thoughtful and personal touches make this vacation rental truly standout. There’s a worldwide map on the wall and guests are invited to pinpoint their hometown with a push pin. To experience the island through a local’s point of view, owners Larry & Sandy provide a custom map highlighting their favorite sights and restaurants. On the coffee table, there’s plenty of area magazines, a book of the island’s history and a big white binder of activity brochures for added inspiration on things to see and do.

The cottage’s interior was designed with comfort-in-mind. Lounging is encouraged on the living room’s brown leather sofa. The master bedroom’s cozy cotton sheets and extra soft blankets are great for snuggling with that someone special. The bathroom features amenities you’d find at luxury boutique hotel- an abundant supply of plush towels, an Aveda shampoo/conditioner dispenser in the shower and organic hand lotion sink side.

Fletcher Bay Landing’s serene sheltered cove location set the mood for relaxation, romance and recreation. A beautifully landscaped stone path led to two separate terraces overlooking the waterfront. It was the perfect place for a leisurely afternoon of reading and sipping a glass of wine by moonlight around the outdoor gas fireplace. The ramp leading down to an on-site private dock was bordered by seasonal blackberry bushes (ripe for the picking). Guests are welcome to use four kayaks and a canoe (free of charge) to explore the island’s coastline with breathtaking views of the Olympic Mountain range. During a sunset kayak outing, I spotted brightly colorful starfish, a family of otters swimming out to sea and blue herons soaring above the shore.

You can buy the “bear essentials” for cooking up a homemade dinner at nearby Town & Country Market, a local grocery store that’s well-stocked with a wide variety of wine, produce and organic food. If you prefer to dine out, try Four Swallows, a fine dining seafood bistro. Don’t forget to swing by Blackbird Bakery for lavender caramel tarts and a café latte to start off your morning.

Whether you’re seeking a romantic weekend for two or small family getaway to reconnect with nature, Fletcher Bay Landing is the perfect vacation prescription!

The VRBO Bear

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off-Season 2016-17
Mar 24 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
Peak Season 2017
May 1 - Sep 30, 2017
6 night min stay
$1,645 $6,000
Off-Season 2017-18
Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2018
2 night min stay
$1,365 $5,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates



Check-in: 3:00 pm. Check-out: 12:00 noon.

The full amount of your stay is due when you book the reservation.

If reservation is cancelled 14 days or more prior to your stay, the deposit will be refunded if we can rebook your original stay dates. If we can’t rebook the dates, your deposit will be applied towards a future stay.

If the reservation is cancelled 13 days or less prior to your stay, the amount will be applied towards a future stay.

We have a strict No Pets and Non-Smoking policy due to guest allergies.

Any damages that may be caused during your stay will be charged to the credit card used to make the reservation.

You must be at least 21 years old to book one of our rentals.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Bainbridge-Seattle Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Meadowmeer Public Course
12 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrack - Seattle
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 305
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sawatdy Thai Cuisine
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
Faye Bainbridge State Park

Car: Recommended

Bloedel Nature Preserve and Garden(150 Acres) on Island, Weekend Farmer's Market, Famous Pike Place Market on Seattle Waterfront, Daytrip to Ho Rainforest Olympic National Park, Long daytrip to Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument,


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: I am 68 years old and a CEO of Trainnow and IO Web Solutions. My companies create and manage online training courses and develop Internet based information system software. Our customers include Fortune 100 companies and we have sold products in 22 countries. My interest lies in developing innovative software that simplifies and enhances routine daily tasks in the personal, small business and corporate workplaces.

Why the Owner Chose Bainbridge Island, WA, USA:
Prior to moving to Bainbridge Island from Billings Montana, my wife and I had vacationed here several years. We were always struck with the beauty of the area so when we had a chance to move here we jumped at it. We weren't disappointed. We have lived here now since 2003 and love every minute of it. It took a long time to find this property since waterfront property is hard to find and with 1 acre and a dock it is even harder. Every morning Sandy and I spend time looking out our picture window at Fletcher Bay while having coffee and are amazed that we never get tired of watching the water. The kinetic nature of it along with the variety of wildlife that use it is truly remarkable. It is a rare place to live and we are truly thankful of our good fortune to live here.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Wildlife that includes Bald Eagle, many different waterfowl, Blue Heron, Sea Otter, Seal, Osprey, Canadian Geese, a wide variety of song birds, Deer, Racoon, Fox, and the rarely seen but reportedly on the island, single black bear. Kayaking, hiking, biking, fishing, boating, sailing, birding, and gardening almost year round. There is always something blooming here at any time of the year.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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  • Dock and Bay

    Dock and Bay

  • Living room looking toward kitchen

    Living room looking toward kitchen

  • Fully equipped Kitchen

    Fully equipped Kitchen

  • Bath


  • Aerial of Fletcher Bay looking west.

    Aerial of Fletcher Bay looking west.

  • Family making smores on the gas firepit

    Family making smores on the gas firepit

  • Bainbridge Ferry Seagulls. They love popcorn.

    Bainbridge Ferry Seagulls. They love popcorn.

  • Garden flowers

    Garden flowers

  • View of Olympic mountains from just outside bay entrance.

    View of Olympic mountains from just outside bay entrance.

  • family biking

    family biking

  • Garden flowers

    Garden flowers

  • Sundeck along waters edge

    Sundeck along waters edge

  • Garden Cottage patio entrance

    Garden Cottage patio entrance

  • Bright and airy Living Room

    Bright and airy Living Room

  • Bedroom with separate Large screen TV and French doors to patio.

    Bedroom with separate Large screen TV and French doors to patio.

  • Patio furniture looking toward Cottage

    Patio furniture looking toward Cottage

  • Kayaking just outside of Fletcher Bay. Yes the water is usually calm.

    Kayaking just outside of Fletcher Bay. Yes the water is usually calm.

  • View from top deck of Bainbridge Ferry on the way to Bainbridge Island

    View from top deck of Bainbridge Ferry on the way to Bainbridge Island

  • Deer and fawns on property.

    Deer and fawns on property.

  • Bainbridge Ferry docking

    Bainbridge Ferry docking

  • Garden flowers

    Garden flowers

  • Garden flowers

    Garden flowers

  • Happy kayakers

    Happy kayakers

  • View of Seattle from Ferry

    View of Seattle from Ferry

VRBO #221320

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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