About the property
- Cottage850 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 6 nights
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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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 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.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful little home away from home!
Thank you so much for the wonderful stay! The cottage was absolutely beautiful! The location was great and the grounds were so pretty. The inside of the cottage was new and everything was comfortable and well thought out. It was great to have a washer and dryer available...especially since it was so rainy. My son appreciated the video games too. It was also nice to have a tv in the front room and bedroom. The bed was extremely comfortable! I meant to ask what the mattress pad was because it was so wonderfully comfortable. Thank you for everything. It truly felt like a home away from home!!
Beautiful, relaxing retreat
Larry and Sandy have created a beautiful space both in the cottage and on the grounds for guests to have a peaceful and relaxing get-away. We appreciated their hospitality and responsiveness.
Everything about the cottage was perfect - well thought out for guests to feel at home and peaceful aesthetically pleasing decor. Tucked into a wooded area on the water, it felt like we were really away from the hubbub of city life yet it was simple to go exploring the Island. Walking through Sandy's breathtaking landscaping was a real treat as well. We look forward to our next opportunity to visit.
Lovely in every way
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.
Beautiful Cottage. Wonderful stay.
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 offer...organic 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.
Thanks for your kind comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to you returning.
The properties maintained beautifully
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
Thanks so much for the kind note. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon.
We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage.
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.
Thanks for the kind note. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come back again.
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
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.