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Retreat to Foxbrier Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Enchanting, romantic, highbank waterfront getaway in peaceful rural setting.

Delightful 1930's highbank waterfront cottage, in a peaceful rural setting. Lovely water and mountain view; a soothing retreat to a simpler time.

Watch resident eagles, fox and deer.

Fully equipped kitchen, living room with parlor stove, three bedrooms. 2 on main floor (one with queen-sized bed and one with two twin beds) Ship's ladder to sky-lite loft with library and queen bed under skylight. Lovely quilts. Paintings from children's books.

Cottage is covered with Cecil Bruner roses, Sunny and bright.

We allow children over 8. Pets and smoking are not allowed.

Large lawn, hammock, gardens.

More Details

Nancy Woodman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 29, 2017

About Nancy Woodman

Nan Woodman is an author/artist/naturalist who writes and illustrates books for National Geographic trade and schoolbook divisions, as well as a host of other publishers. A team member on numerous scientific expeditions, Nan has had the privilege of exploring remote corners of the natural world and studying spellbinding inhabitants. She is a Biomimicry Professional and Biologist/Illustrator at the Design Table.

Nancy Woodman purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Nancy Woodman chose Poulsbo

The property is a quiet, peaceful, sunny location on an acre of land, close to naure. It feels like going back in time.

What makes this cottage unique

The 1930's cottage reminded me of a place on an island where I grew up and fell in love with nature. A lot of love has gone into the cottage by its various owners through the years and I definately feel it when I step inside. If I'd had a stressful day and go to the cottage, a peacefulnesss washes over me. The details are charming. Outside, the old growth fir, view of the ocean, gentle breezes, lush greenery sooth my spirit.


Poulsbo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We do not allow shoes be worn inside. The cottage is fragrance free. We provide laundary detergent and ask that drier sheets not be used.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - Bed: Twin/Single (2)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • One sleeping area is in the loft via ship's ladder.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Basic Soaps. Toilet paper. Filtered Water. Ceiling Fan. Parlor Stove. Flowers.


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(12 traveler reviews)

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Retreat to Foxbrier Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews


  • 5 of 5

WHAT A DARLING SECRET HIDE-away. We were "over the moon" when we opened the front door. The decor made us feel as if we were in a storybook. We were delighted to have the opportunity to experience the magic of Foxbrier and to explore Poulsbo.

Nancy is a very thoughtful host and the accommodations are extremely comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A quiet cottage retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We really loved Foxbrier cottage. Nan was so welcoming. She met us personality to give us a tour of the cottage. We were delighted to find fresh scones. There were so many lovely touches around the cottage that we could not not help but to feel the love and thoughtfulness that make it so charming. We had wonderful adventures hiking down to the sound. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seattle, Washington

Lovely private cottage with a view.

  • 5 of 5

We are a couple from Seattle and wanted a place for a 3 night getaway for the 4th of July weekend. The Foxbrier Cottage was perfect. Private, quiet, and had all the amenities we could need. Our host Jan was gracious and spent time going over the details when we arrived. We had a wonderful stay and would recommend it highly to future guests.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glenelg, MD

cozy retreat

  • 5 of 5

Nan is a friendly host. She welcomed us to the cottage and gave us good tips about where to go hiking and wildlife watching in the area. The cottage is cute and cozy. It has the feeling of being away from it all but is only a short drive to Silverdale.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Cottage Charms

  • 5 of 5

Loved Foxbrier Cottage! Our host Nan was very warm and hospitable. We thoroughly enjoyed all the comforts of home at Foxbrier Cottage. It made the family wedding we attended all the more relaxing. Foxbrier was so quaint and special, thanks Nan!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect NW family retreat for myself, son & daughter!

  • 5 of 5

We loved all the special touches provided by Nan throughout the cottage inside & out : fresh flowers that lasted all week, shells along windowsills, quaint rowboat window boxes w/oars, composting container which was used every day, recycling box provided (I am obsessive recycler @ home), whimsical & majestic artworks by Nan herself in cleverly placed locations, beautiful quilted beddings, wide array of books in loft area and wonderful Trader Joe's coffee beans complete w/grinder to name just a few! Nan thought of everything to make sure our stay was idyllic... she surpassed our expectations!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Poulsbohemian Coffee House
Naval Undersea Museum
Olympic National Park
Sol Duc Campground
Port Gamble General Store and Cafe
Very quaint, the museum below to not to be missed. Historic period rooms are very well done.
Quilted Strait at Port Gamble
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Bainbridge Island Ferry

Peaceful rural area at the end of a dead end road. Eagle nest nearby, deer, fox, and wildlife. Lovely views. Near Keyport Undersea Museum, Marine Science Center. Day trips can be made to the spectacular Olympic National Park. Innkeeper/naturalist/author/artist can share information about local flora and fauna.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $75
Tax Rate 10.7%

Rates are subject to change until booking is secured. Cancellation policy: A 30 day notice is required for a refund, minus a $30 booking fee. Cancellations made with less than a 30 day notice will receive a refund only for the dates rebooked minus $30 No refunds for early departures. Cottage has a no smoking, no pets policy. We ask that shoes not be worn inside. Cottage is to be used by cottage guests only. Laundry detergent is supplied. Property is fragrance/allergen free. Drier sheets are no permitted in the drier. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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