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Retreat to Foxbrier Cottage

Poulsbo, WA, USA
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

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.


Nancy Woodman

Member Since 2013
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Aug 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 Kitsap County

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.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • No Smoking


      • 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.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
            Cascade mountains can be seen off in the distance on a clear day.
          • Ocean View
            Highbank Waterfront with view of Cascade Mountains and Puget Sound
          • Oceanfront
          • Rural
            Located at the end of a dead-end road in rural Poulsbo.
          • Water View


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Clothes Dryer
                    Drier sheets are not allowed.
                  • Heating
                    Antique propane parlor stove in living room, 2 main floor bedrooms have electric heat.
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                    Cottage has its own parking area
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                    Fragrance free laundry detergent only -- it is provided


                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Kitchen
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove


                          • Dining Area


                              • Books
                                A library full of books in the loft.
                              • Games
                                Games in a game chest.


                                  • Deck / Patio
                                    large porch
                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                    large lawn, flowers
                                  • Outdoor Grill
                                    Weber Cooker outside


                                      • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                      • wheelchair inaccessible


                                          • live theater
                                          • botanical garden
                                          • cinemas
                                          • health/beauty spa
                                          • library
                                          • churches
                                          • 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

                                                      • sailing
                                                      • basketball court
                                                      • golf
                                                      • hiking
                                                      • kayaking
                                                      • cycling
                                                      • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                      • snorkeling/diving
                                                      • sound/bay fishing
                                                      • tennis
                                                      • wind-surfing


                                                          • Basic Soaps. Toilet paper. Filtered Water. Ceiling Fan. Parlor Stove. Flowers.

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 2:30 PM

                                                            Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                            12 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            A quiet cottage retreat!

                                                            Priscilla M.

                                                            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.

                                                            Lovely private cottage with a view.

                                                            Susan N.Seattle, Washington

                                                            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.

                                                            cozy retreat

                                                            David S.Glenelg, MD

                                                            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.

                                                            Relaxing Cottage Charms

                                                            Barbara B.

                                                            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!

                                                            Perfect NW family retreat for myself, son & daughter!

                                                            Mary W.

                                                            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!

                                                            Lovely place to stay.

                                                            Dodi E.Seattle, WA

                                                            It was just this wonderful tranquil retreat from a busy world. We spent one day in bainbirdge and the next day had brunch at port gamble. At night we cooked and laughed and read books. Will definitely be back!!


                                                            Poulsbo, WA, USA

                                                            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.


                                                            Additional information about rental rates

                                                            Tax Rate

                                                            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.

                                                            12 Reviews
                                                            Exceptional 5/5
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