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South Beach Cozy Cottage - Waterfront Perfection

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Deb Fussell
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Deb Fussell

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.

Deb Fussell purchased this house in 2004

Why Deb Fussell chose Puget Sound North

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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Amenities

Bainbridge Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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
  • children welcome ...
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 5 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

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South Beach Cozy Cottage - Waterfront Perfection
average rating of 4.9813085 based on 110 reviews
Rensselaer Indiana
5

Million dollar view of the pudget sound

  • 5 of 5

Seeing an Eagle every single day off the deck is something I will truly miss. The hummingbirds made me smile every time I seen them.

I have traveled to a lot of places and this was my favorite. Our hostess was very helpful and friendly. The cottage was perfect for our small family. We enjoyed the mountain bikes available and eating meals on the deck. The claw tub was a nice treat after a long day of exploring an unfamiliar area. I highly recommend staying at this cottage on Bainbridge Island. The island is slow and laid back but your very close to Seattle if you need excitement. Overall a great location to see many places. We are sad to leave and hope to return to PNW someday soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Bainbridge Island cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were able to spend five nights with our adult children and their significant others at this adorable cottage. Our time together was so precious! The cottage was cozy and well stocked with great attention paid to our comfort! We met the owners and they were wonderful and so helpful! We all enjoyed the magnificent views and the hummingbird feeder's that attracted hummingbirds all day long. We would love to come and stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

WOW!! Can't wait to come back!

  • 5 of 5

Our new family decided to take our 11-month old son and grandma and grandpa on a small family vacation to Bainbridge Island. The owners, Debbie and Rico are the nicest hosts and extremely accommodating. Debbie gave us local recommendations for the island that you wouldn’t be able to find on Yelp or Tripadvisor! She had a “Welcome” basket for us when we arrived at this perfect beach cottage. It included local wine, cheese, fruit, and a S’more kit. The house was well stocked with local eggs, milk, cream, and a pantry full of everything you would need for an extended stay. The kitchen is a chef’s dream and the BBQ was great for grilling up Alaskan salmon and burgers. We could not have picked a more beautiful time and location! The house was super clean and inviting. The views and the gardens are incredible-and the cottage is warm and inviting. The views from the deck were breathtaking and cooking s’mores in the fire pit down below made for some wonderful memories. This very well-appointed home was cozy, comfortable and a perfect place to relax and enjoy the environment. My wife loved the claw foot tub and bed. Easy car rides to and from the ferry, the Lynwood Center, and downtown Bainbridge. We absolutely enjoyed kayaking and hiking and using the bikes on the nearby trails. We will definitely be returning very soon; hopefully for the holidays! The Briscoe' Family!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This cottage truly is exceptional retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week long stay here. It is as advertised and more. If you are an active family there are so many things to do like biking, walking, exploring tidal pools and kayaking. We did it all. And if you just want to relax you will be absolutely spoiled by the deck and the views of the Sound, Seattle and Mt Rainer (loved the sunset on the Mountain) and the wildlife passing by. House is very peaceful as it is on a dead end road....no traffic to speak of except the ferries passing by! Deb provided all the information we needed to find the cottage, left a basket of treats to welcome us and a great manual with information about the house (appliances and electronics) and about Bainbridge Island. I can't think of anything that was missing. I did I mention a great kitchen with everything you need to cook and a pantry with basic staples? I would recommend this cottage as the perfect get away.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

11 on a 10 point scale!

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly stocked in every way. Deb anticipates your every need! Fabulous location. Stunning views! We give it an 11 out of 10! Wanted to stay longer!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cleveland, TX
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

I LOVE staying at this house. The views are amazing, the house is light and bright, and everything is there that you need to have a memorable stay. This was my second time staying there and I can't wait to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Map

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
Ours
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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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 10.7% tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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