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South Beach Cozy Cottage - Waterfront Perfection

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Last updated: 03/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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 Puget Sound with stunning southern views of the water, Mt. Rainier, and Washington State Ferries. The Seattle skyline and lights are viewable from the bulkhead and fire pit. It is a great 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 in June 2013 and 2015. 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 is young at heart.

The Cottage is situated along a popular 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 2 kayaks to explore yourself!

Another option is to use our five (5) hybrid/mountain bikes to ride along the largely flat South Beach Drive into Ft Ward Park and then on to Lynwood Center (Pleasant Beach). Lynwood Center has an art house theatre, bakery, restaurants, cafes, boutiques, ice cream, small grocery and a Sunday farmers' market.
Visit Winslow, the Island's primary shopping district which is 6 miles from the Cottage. You'll find everything you may need including groceries, retail therapy, movies and many excellent restaurants and pubs.

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 Also offers numerous trails and walks including one just up Toe Jam Hill Road and others at the foot of Blakely Harbor, as well as numerous others throughout the Island.
The Island is home to several wineries and a distillery if you are interested in tasting some of our local products.

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 tree ornaments.

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

Both Bathrooms have skylights. 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, watch the sky and trees above.

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 cool rocks at low tide.
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome:

    The kids will enjoy searching the beach and tide pools as well as 'Star Fish Cove' for star fish and shells. Of course, S'mores on the waterfront are always a favorite!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We will consider well behaved pets. If you are interested in bringing your dog, you will need written permission from me which may involved an increased deposit and travel insurance....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    While cabin is not ADA compliant, it is a single level structure and deck. Master bath has a low curb shower and assist handles....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • 2nd Bedroom: 1 queen

    waterviews and flatscreen TV, robes & bath across hall...moreless

  • Master: 1 queen

    Robes, Flat TV, water views & attached bath-low curb shower...moreless

  • Middle Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Pass thru room with new queen sleeper sofa, water views ...moreless

  • 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. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • master: toilet, shower

    Attached to bedroom, with low curb shower & skylights...moreless

  • Main Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Good size, Big skylight to bring light & tree views indoors...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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. You'll absolutely love it here....moreless


  • Books:

    Cook books, but also a few paperback books...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    DVD in living room and 2nd Bedroom...moreless

  • Games:

    Board games stored in corner cabinet in dining room. Bocce ball is in a deck box outside....moreless

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Comcast cable, plus Amazon Instant Video and NetFlix streaming (some movies free, some pay to view. we will collect movie rental fees from the deposit)...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    3 flatscreens - living room and both bedrooms...moreless

  • Video Games:


  • Video Library:

    Some DVDs, but also Amazon Instant Video & NetFlix feeds for some TVs. Some movies free, others pay per view...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shelling
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Enjoy views of majestic Mt. Rainier and ongoing antics of wildlife, ferries, yachts and maritime vessels. From time to time, we see aircraft carriers, navy support vessels and even submarines ...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Comb the beach and tidal pools for shells, beach glass, and starfish....moreless

  • Downtown:

    From the bulkhead you have a great view of downtown Seattle....moreless

  • Golf Course Front
  • Monument View:

    Mt. Rainier is front and center for your visit....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Our cottage is situated on the south end of Bainbridge Island with a fabulous view of Mt. Rainier....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Ferries pass in front of the cottage hourly. At night, they look like Christmas tree ornaments....moreless

  • Oceanfront
  • Water View:

    A water view chalk full of marine life, traffic, and a really big Mt. Rainier view....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    We are on the south shore of Bainbridge Island with views from Seattle City skyline and lights. Mt. Rainier is front and center with Blake Island and water views to the West....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing


  • Dining:

    The dining area has a formal table that can sit 6 without a leaf, or 8 with. Deck has table seating 10-12. Small table on the waters' edge...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Our new Mitsubishi ductless heat pump provides AC when needed .....once in a blue moon...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Washer and dryer are stacked in the pantry. Front loading, easy to use...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Fire pit by the water. Can you say S'Mores?...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Ductless heat pump for main living area areas and electric oil-filled heaters for bathrooms....moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi and Video streaming...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We have lovely high thread count sheets, down comforters and pillows....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The View Spot! Windows surround the front and side of living/dining/kitchen area. Pictures say it all. Large flat screen TV, stereo, stone fireplace (wood burning), ceiling fan, stereo...moreless

  • Parking:

    We have several dedicated parking spots on our property...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels are soft and plentiful...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer and dryer are stacked in pantry. Front loading, easy to use. Detergent provided....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Stone fireplace in the living room has wood burning insert. Wood for burning is provided....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    regular drip coffee maker with gold mesh filter and electric tea kettle...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Drawers are filled with dishes and every imaginable utensil. Upper cabinets have water, wineglasses, and coffee mugs. Pantry holds small appliances....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    It works well, just add dishes and detergent. Turn on....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Newly remodeled kitchen with granite, water views, and fully loaded. Also, hummingbirds feed just behind the kitchen sink...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    KitchenAid Convection oven, self cleaning...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We provide basic pantry items (coffee, sugar, tea, baking items, s'mores ingredients, laundry, dishwashing, paper towels, toilet paper, etc.) Also hummingbird nectar for these voracious eaters...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless LG French door, bottom freezer, water and ice-maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    DCS gas cooktop...moreless

  • Toaster:

    bread slice style of toaster...moreless


  • Bicycles:

    We have five (5) adult bicycles for adults to ride (& Helmets) to ride. Enjoy a nice, 2.5 mile flat ride along the water & thru Ft. Ward Park to Lynwood Centre restaurants, shops & theatre....moreless

  • Boat:

    Dinghy upon request to take you to your boat at our mooring ball....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Expansive deck off living room where you can relax, lounge, and dine while watching the maritime traffic. Or follow the deck around for afternoon sun....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 kayaks which hold one person each. We have lifejackets of all sizes, but for best fit, bring your own....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Area along the bulkhead is graveled and is 10 feet by 100 feet, with steps leading to the beach/water. Fire Pit and comfy chairs....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Steps from the cottage take you down to the waterfront, and to a hammock that fits two!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane gas grill for the grilling enthusiastic!...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Racquets and balls available for public tennis courts in Winslow or at schools...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nightly Rate
Apr 6 - Apr 6, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,910 $6,000
Nightly Rate
Apr 13 - Apr 13, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,910 $6,000
Nightly Rate
Apr 14 - Apr 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,910 $6,000
Nightly Rate
May 15 - May 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,910 $6,000
Nightly Rate
May 16 - May 18, 2017
2 night min stay
$2,550 $8,000
Summer 2017
May 19 - May 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$2,550 $8,000
Nightly Rate
May 29 - May 29, 2017
2 night min stay
$2,550 $8,000
Summer 2017
May 30 - Oct 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$2,550 $8,000
Nightly Rate
Oct 2 - Oct 13, 2017
2 night min stay
$2,550 $8,000
Nightly Rate
Oct 14 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$2,550 $8,000
Nightly Rate
Nov 20 - Nov 20, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,910 $6,000
Nightly Rate
Nov 21 - Nov 26, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,910 $6,000
Nightly Rate
Dec 21 - Dec 21, 2017
5 night min stay
$1,910 $6,000
Nightly Rate
Dec 22 - Dec 24, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,910 $6,000
Nightly Rate
Dec 25 - Dec 25, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,910 $6,000
Nightly Rate
Dec 26 - Jan 1, 2018
2 night min stay
$1,910 $6,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,910 $6,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%


No Tax collected for 30 day or more stays. Shorter stays and cleaning charges are subject to 10.7% tax

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/24/2017
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18 Miles
Nearest Airport
Seattle International Airport (with ferry ride)
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Lynwood Center, Bainbridge Island
6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Seattle - Bainbridge Island
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Meadowmeer Golf Course
14 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak (with ferry ride)
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Washington State Hwy 305
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Lynwood Center, Bainbridge Island
82 Miles
Nearest Ski
Stevens Pass Ski Area
Bainbridge Island, WA, USA
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: We split our time between Seattle and Bainbridge Island truncated by attacks of wanderlust. We enjoy sharing what we know and love about Bainbridge and Seattle.

Why the Owner Chose Bainbridge Island, WA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • The view from South Beach Cozy Cottage!

    The view from South Beach Cozy Cottage!

  • Morning coffee calls

    Morning coffee calls

  • Kitchen with view of the water & hummingbirds

    Kitchen with view of the water & hummingbirds

  • Dining area with table  & seating for 6, in a pinch 8 with leaves.

    Dining area with table & seating for 6, in a pinch 8 with leaves.

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Main Bath

    Main Bath

  • Yard leading to kayaks, bulkhead, fire pit & beach.

    Yard leading to kayaks, bulkhead, fire pit & beach.

  • One of the several eagles that fly past, squawk, and dive for their next meal

    One of the several eagles that fly past, squawk, and dive for their next meal

  • Day break and Bremerton ferry

    Day break and Bremerton ferry

  • Guests enjoying a fire on the bulkhead

    Guests enjoying a fire on the bulkhead

  • Traffic jam!

    Traffic jam!

  • Wood burning fireplace in Living Room

    Wood burning fireplace in Living Room

  • Kitchen cooking area

    Kitchen cooking area

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • 2nd Bedroom

    2nd Bedroom

  • Middle Room w/opened Queen Sofa bed with water views

    Middle Room w/opened Queen Sofa bed with water views

  • Hybrid mountain/road bikes for your riding pleasure (5 in total)

    Hybrid mountain/road bikes for your riding pleasure (5 in total)

  • A lone Paddleboarder passing our cottage

    A lone Paddleboarder passing our cottage

  • Seal, Eagle, Fish and Seagull Standoff

    Seal, Eagle, Fish and Seagull Standoff

  • View to the Cottage from steps that lead to the bulkhead and Beach

    View to the Cottage from steps that lead to the bulkhead and Beach

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017

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