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South Beach Cozy Cottage - Waterfront Perfection

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath with Sound, Mt. Rainier, & city views

Come and enjoy our Waterfront Beach Cottage.

The Cottage is located on Bainbridge Island in Puget Sound. It has stunning southern views of the Sound, Mt. Rainier, and Washington State Ferries. The Seattle skyline and lights are viewable from the bulkhead and fire pit. It is a fabulous place for a stress-relieving break or more active pursuits.

One of the things we enjoy most about our cozy cottage is watching local wildlife. Bald Eagles are easily seen from the home and deck. Seals, sea lions, cranes and other critters pass by daily. Orcas played off our beach from time to time. What a treat!

At low tide, throw on your water shoes and head to the beach to visit tidal pools brimming with colorful starfish and sea anemones. It’s great for anyone with a curious mind and young at heart.

The Cottage is situated along a popular and busy maritime route with Mt. Rainier as a backdrop. The water is studded with ferries, naval ships (including aircraft carriers and submarines), ocean-going ships, sail boats, yachts, kayaks and even paddleboards. If you like, you can use our 4 kayaks to explore for yourself!

Another option is to use our four (4) hybrid/mountain bikes to ride along the largely flat South Beach Drive into Ft Ward Park and then on to Lynwood Center (Pleasant Beach). Enjoy the art house theatre, bakery, restaurants, cafes, boutiques, ice cream, small grocery and a Sunday farmers' market.

Or visit Winslow, where the Seattle ferry lands and also the Island's primary shopping district. Winslow is 6 miles from the Cottage. You'll find everything you need including groceries, retail therapy, parks, walking trails along Eagle Harbor, movies and many excellent restaurants and pubs/winery tasting rooms.

If you want to play golf there are several in the vicinity.

If gambling is your fun, a casino located just off the north end of the Island. For cycling enthusiasts, Bainbridge Island is a well known bike riding destination.

The Island is blessed with trails and walks close to the Cottage, but also throughout the Island.

The Island is home to several award winning wineries and a distillery. The grapes come highly regarded Eastern Washington vineyards. The tasting rooms are eclectic, friendly, fun & scattered through Winslow and around the island.

Or, if you are just looking to get a break from it all, you most certainly can find relaxation and a retreat in our cottage all by itself. No need to leave.

All rooms have water views. The cottage features a beautiful and extremely well-equipped Kitchen.

The very comfortable Living and Dining rooms provide captivating views of the comings and goings on the water and the lights from West Seattle. In the evening, the illuminated ferries will remind you of Christmas ornaments.

The 2 Bedrooms have queen beds, flat screen TVs, and hummingbird feeders that attract birds from dawn until sunset – year round.

The "Middle Room" has a queen size sofa bed. Firm, comfortable, no back breaking bars to disrupt your slumber.

Both Bathrooms have skylights to gaze at the sky & tree boughs above. The Master Bath has a low curb, walk-in shower with a small seat. The Main Bath has a claw foot tub where you can relax.

The Deck enjoys sun during the morning and early afternoon and then shade in the afternoons. Relax on the outdoor furniture, have a sun-filled breakfast or lunch and watch the eagles soar past.

Continue down the steps towards the water for areas where you can sit and enjoy views of Seattle skyline, relax in a two person hammock, enjoy the fire pit, paddle kayaks, or hop down to the beach to explore tide pools and collect shells and rocks at low tide.

More Details

Deb Fussell
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Deb Fussell

We split our time between Seattle and Bainbridge Island truncated by attacks of wanderlust for travel. We enjoy sharing what we know and love about Bainbridge and Seattle.

Deb Fussell purchased this house in 2004

Why Deb Fussell chose Bainbridge Island

The View!!! From the moment we walk through the front door, we were stunned by the views of the Mountain and the Sound. Our original plans were to re-build and modernize the cottage, but instead, we improved it and still love it.

We lived here for two years and commuted to work from the Island. We have found that the cottage is a fantastic place to 'chill' or 'get jazzed'.

We love the feeling of being away from it all, but its only a short distance into Island centers - Winslow or Lynnwood where dining, pubs, entertainment and shopping options are numerous.

Additionally, Seattle is just a short ferry ride away.

What makes this house unique

This place puts the 'C' in Cozy, the 'FUN' in Functional, and provides a bead on maritime and wild life comings and goings.

Its a great place to enjoy the Pacific Northwest at its best. Whether from the comfort of the cottage, the expansive deck or down by the water, this is the place for you.

The kitchen is well-equipped, with just about every kitchen tool or appliance. Additionally, the Hummingbird feeder at the kitchen sink provides close encounters with the birds year round. Too cool!

The living room is nicely decorated, and comfy. It's large windows on two sides provide a fantastic view of the water and wildlife moving past. The expansive wrap around deck provides a bird's eye view of the water, the mountain, wildlife and maritime traffic.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much. We are so happy to be back here. Dede took a bath, put on the uniform and fell asleep on the patio about 2 hours ago waiting on dinner (ribeye on the grill with chimichurri sauce) and is still out. My key board is sticky from the Texas honeycomb I brought with me to eat with your yummy cheese. I grilled the bread you got for us with the steak and ate it….all.

I ate steak without her and feel no guilt. The tide has come in and I could cry every time a humming bird comes to feeder. It is beautiful. I am being scolded on the quarter hour (for unknown sins, I assume) by an angry ground squirrel who wants my ass off the porch.

Clearly time to freshen the cocktail.
Jul 2015
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Bainbridge Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • master - toilet , shower , Attached to bedroom, with low curb shower & skylights
    Main Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Good size, Big skylight to bring light & tree views indoors
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 2nd Bedroom - 1 queen , waterviews and flatscreen TV, robes & bath across hall
    Master - 1 queen , Robes, Flat TV, water views & attached bath-low curb shower
    Middle Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pass thru room with new queen sleeper sofa, water views
  • Both bedrooms have water views and flat screen TVs. They are not large by any means, but comfortable with good beds and bedding (down/feather pillows and duvets. Pillows in protective slipcover and duvets in coverlets). The Middle Room, while a pass thru room from living to sleeping areas, has a comfortable Queen size sofa bed. And like all living spaces, this room has great views too.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
We fell in love with the 1912 cottage that has been through a few remodels over time, including ours. It is quaint and cozy, and enjoys some of the most beautiful vistas of Mt. Rainier, the water, and maritime traffic on the island. We are positive you will absolutely love it here.


The views at this waterfront cottage are absolutely beautiful!!!

VRBO Bear stayed here

Dec 3, 2017

Hospitality at its finest! Debbie & Rico have created the perfect island getaway in the Pacific Northwest. My best friend and I decided to take a girls weekend at the cottage – it felt like we were getting away from it all as soon as we boarded the ferry to Bainbridge Island. After a short drive through the quaint downtown area, we found ourselves on a quiet, beautiful, pine-tree lined road down to the waterfront. The cottage was easy to find and access, and Debbie let us know she was only a text message away if we had any questions. We spent the first evening there making smores by the cozy fireplace and sipping wine. The amenities are fantastic and the view to die for – we spent half our weekend just looking out at the huge windows overlooking the bay. We saw an eagle, seals, and quite a few humming birds! The beds were oh so comfortable and everything worked as expected. All-in-all we had a fantastic time and were sad to leave – this certainly won’t be our last time at this cozy waterfront cottage! Thank you Debbie & Rico for making us feel right at home.

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South Beach Cozy Cottage - Waterfront Perfection
average rating of 4.982906 based on 120 reviews

Beautiful House and Lovely Hosts

  • 5 of 5

My family had such a fantastic time at this house. It has breathtaking views, and ready access down to the beach. The house itself was stocked with everything we needed. We arrived late at the home, and were discussing heading to the store to get breakfast food for the family - but it was already there and nicely set out. I've rented many vacation homes over the years, but this one is easily my favorite. We are checking our calendars to book more dates in 2018.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Fabulous place right on the water. Very clean and very well stocked with everything you might need. We would definitely stay again!! Thank you

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Snohomish, WA, USA

Fantastic cottage! Incredible views! Terrific owners!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had an incredible get-away over NYE. The views of Rainier, ferries, eagles, whales and Seattle skyline were unbelievable. The cottage Is extremely well appointed with everything you need for a relaxing vacation. We are already planning our next trip!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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great little gem

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time, it has everything you need. The owner must be a designer, the space is well used with a beautiful view of Mt Ranier right out your front window. My family was so comfortable we never left the home except for the grocery store. The fireplace kept the living room toasty while the kids played games. Couldn't have asked for more, the owner must be a clean freak because I am very picky. Pots, pans and all kitchen utensils all brand new and super clean. Thanks so much, super place

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was more than perfect! Walked in to an arrays of treats.

Confortable beds, nicely stocked kitchen, wonderful grounds, hummingbirds....The surrounding area is stunning. The trees, view of the ferries and Seattle Skyline from the beach were amazing. We never saw Mt Rainer due to the weather, but that allowed us to enjoy a cozy fire. Great shopping, food and history on the Island and just a ferry away from all that Seattle offers. Thanks Deb for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sister Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My sisters and I chose this location for our yearly vacation. We could not have been more thrilled with the hostess, the accommodations, and the island in general. The house is beautiful...including amenities, views, and all the little extras that Deborah provides. Thank you so much for such an enjoyable experience and we will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Seattle International Airport (with ferry ride)
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Lynwood Center, Bainbridge Island
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Seattle - Bainbridge Island
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Meadowmeer Golf Course
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Amtrak (with ferry ride)
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Washington State Hwy 305
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Lynwood Center, Bainbridge Island
Nearest Ski
82 Miles
Stevens Pass Ski Area
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $300

No Tax collected for 30 day or more stays. Shorter stays and cleaning charges are subject to 11% tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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