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Island Guest Cottage on Bainbridge Island Waterfront Property

Bedrooms 1
Space 825 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

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.

Keywords: Guest Cottage

More Details

Larry Fischer
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2018

About Larry Fischer

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.

Larry Fischer purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Larry Fischer chose Bainbridge Island

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.


Bainbridge Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 825 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Outdoor quiet hours 10pm to 8am.
  • All renters using watercraft and bicycles are required to sign waiver agreement prior to use.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Leather couch in living room converts to two singles.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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


Relaxing dockside after a kayak ride

VRBO Bear stayed here

Sep 4, 2009

“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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Island Guest Cottage on Bainbridge Island Waterfront Property
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

The properties maintained beautifully

  • 5 of 5

This was our second July vacation on the property. We hope to make next year our third year. The hosts are only too willing to correct any oversight. We did not have any. We would have no problem recommending this property. It is all beautifully maintained and hidden away from the beaten track.

Frank and Eileen

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind note. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon.
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Lovely in every way

  • 5 of 5

The Island Guest Cottage at Fletcher Bay Landing was better than expected. It was a perfect "home" for a week on the island, nicely and comfortably furnished, well equipped kitchen, beautiful views out the windows of lush gardens and delightful cove side patios to enjoy the birds, a seal swimming by and just relaxing. Larry is a wonderful host, very friendly and helpful as well as considerate and generous! We enjoyed our week , it went by all too fast and look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Cottage. Wonderful stay.

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage at Fletcher Bay Landing is beautiful. The photographs don"t begin to do it justice. From the vaulted ceilings, upscale comfortable furniture and comfy bed you feel immediately at home. Wrap around windows fill the cottage with light. The lovely gardens surrounding the entire property were designed by owner/landscape architect Sandy Fischer.

We enjoyed kayaking in the calm waters of the bay and paddling along the shoreline with a birds eye view of the beautiful homes and island wildlife. We ended each day watching the sunset on the bay from the private patios with a glass of wine and good company.

We loved trying out all the yummy restaurants the island has to salmon tacos on the wharf in Poulsbo, clam chowder (the real deal) at Harbor Public House, burgers and chopped salad at the Beach House in Lynwood. There are plenty of restaurants for every appetite. A trail hike in the spectacular grand Forest and Bloedel Reserve and just driving around the beautiful island made for a peaceful, picture perfect stay.

Our thanks to hosts Larry and Sandy Fischer who made us feel at home and helped us with whatever we needed. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to you returning.
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Scottsdale, Az

We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is in a garden-like setting on a beautiful bay. Great location. Host was very responsive and professional. This was one of our all time best rental experiences.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind note. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come back again.
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wonderful cottage and great hosts!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just spent 12 lovely days in the cottage. It is private and quiet and yet accessible to all the sites of the island. Larry and his wife could not have been more gracious. Aside from the coziness of the cottage the grounds are spectacular. It was also a positive to have access to the water and the use of a canoe or a kayak for sunset tours of the bay. I would give the cottage 7 stars if I could

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sandy and I are happy that you had a great time. Thanks for the review and please come again soon.
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Probably the most beautiful place we have ever stayed.

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a week in Larry Fischer's Island Guest Cottage. While there are many beautiful photos shown here they do not do the gardens and home justice. Our vacation there was one of the most enjoyable we have ever had . If you are looking for some peace and quiet away away from the beaten track this cottage and surroundings has it in abundance. Larry and his spouse were perfect hosts. We would highly recommend it to our friends and we hope to get back there ourselves in the near future.

Frank and Eileen, Georgia

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Bainbridge-Seattle Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Meadowmeer Public Course
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Amtrack - Seattle
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway 305
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sawatdy Thai Cuisine
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
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,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.7%

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.