The Carriage House has its own garden entrance and is in its own private dwelling. This is the perfect place for families and parties of 4 to 5 people as it offers guests plenty of space, seating and two queen size beds!
One you get here you will have your own driveway and enter in through a private garden entrance. There is an outside staircase that takes you up to a deck area that has plenty of seating, a table and a BBQ! Enjoy the views of the Puget Sound, Cascade Mountains and the beautiful gardens.
Once you enter into this private guest house a spacious unit awaits you. The entire unit has just been updated with many things, furnishings, new bathroom vanity, window treatments, and more. Everything is located on the main living area with warm pine floors and area rugs to give it a soft feeling. This place is cozy with a wood stove to enjoy on rainy and cold evenings. (Your innkeeper will supply wood upon request, if available) The sky lights brighten this guest house and ceiling fan for those warm days. You will enjoy views of the gardens, flowers, fir and cedar trees as well as a view of Puget sound and the Mountains can be seen from the deck, master bedroom and the living room. Watch the birds as there are many here; humming birds, red headed wood peckers, starlings and the Bald Eagles are always soaring by. You can actually hear the wind underneath their wings.
This unit has all the amenities you would want for a short or extended stay. This guest house can be rented long term during Fall through Spring at a great rate!
You will feel right at home, very comfortable and feel like you are miles away from it all! Yet you are only a 5 minute drive to the ferry and 30 minutes you are in the great Emerald City 'Seattle'.
The Carriage House has a full size kitchen with a stove range and oven, dishwasher, full size refrigerator, microwave, toaster, blender and a coffee maker. There are plenty of dishes, pots and pans and a dining table where you can enjoy your meals at. Nothing is lacking in this kitchen and the kitchen window you are looking out a the cedar trees giving you that Northwest feel.
The bathroom has a shower with a new beautiful vanity with a black marble top and back splash with self closing drawers and shelving for all your toiletries, etc.. Skiff Point pampers its guests with plenty of towels, hand made soaps from Sweet Life Farms of Bainbridge Island, hair dryer, toiletries and robes are provided for your enjoyment.
The master bedroom offers a queen size bed with luxurious sheets and closes off with glass French doors and curtains to give it a romantic feel but offers privacy from the rest of the house and your family members and friends. The bedroom also opens up out to the deck with glass French doors. It makes it a lovely place on a warm sunny morning and grab your cup of coffee and enjoy the deck from your bedroom with the French Doors opened. Enjoy all the birds and views of the ships going by as well as all the sailboats.
The bedroom does have a closet, cabinet, bed stands, sitting chair and windows looking out at the garden, the water and mountains.
There is a second queen size bed up in a cozy loft. The loft area is great for extra guests or other family members which is accessed by a comfortable railed ladder. There is a log beam that runs up along the ladder making you feel like you are up in a tree fort. Windows open up out to the cedar trees up in the loft so you feel like you are up in the trees. An airbed and air mattress are also available for those guests that do not wish to use the loft or you need for extra guests and family members. There is a one time minimal fee for guests using the loft to cover the cost of extra linens, and to have the bed made and loft area cleaned to make it very comfortable and clean for guests.
The Living room is very spacious with two couches, chairs and a large flat screen television. For your entertainment there is dish satellite, blue ray player, CD/radio, cards, books, puzzles and games. This guest house is nice and spacious so the whole family can enjoy time together and yet have plenty of room.
Guests are welcome to enjoy the gardens and encouraged to enjoy the main deck to enjoy the panoramic views. There are benches throughout the property for your enjoyment to view the birds, eagles, gardens, boats and of course the water, mountain and city views.
In walking distance you can get to the beach, stroll along Manitou Beach and view beautiful Mt. Rainier and Seattle. Go to Rolling Bay Winery for some great wine tasting which is located right off Manitou Beach. There is the Rolling Bay Music Hall formerly called The Music Guild for occasional concerts which is just up the street from Skiff Point Guest House. Also you can walk to Rolling Bay Mercantile building which has been restored as it is historic and carries a lot of history of the island. It has a garden nursery as well as home nautical items, clothing and local organic produce including farm fresh eggs and milk. There is also a cafe to enjoy espresso, teas and daily baked pastries, bread and lunch as well. Across the street from there is also a mini market for the basics and an Italian Deli that serves lunch and dinner in a casual bistro setting or take back to your private guests house to heat up and enjoy with a view! They are known for their meatballs and the best pasta around! There are also lovely walks you can take in the quiet neighborhood, go down to the beach or walk the trails through the woods just across the street. There are bikes on the premises for guests to enjoy as well.
Skiff Point Guest House is only a 35 minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle and then you are in the downtown area of Bainbridge Island called Winslow. Skiff Point is only a short 5 minute drive from downtown Bainbridge Island. Bainbridge Island is your great gateway to the Olympic Peninsula where you can explore many places; state parks, historic towns, beaches and many walking trails. There are many attractions and places to visit and only a short distance away. Be up in the mountains in an hour! On Bainbridge Island there is a lot of family fun things to do as there is a Kidi museum as well as the new art museum and historic museum for all to enjoy. Plenty of shopping, boutiques, galleries and restaurants here on Bainbridge Island. There is the Blodell Reserve which is a must see attraction which has many walking trails, an enormous variety of plants, trees, ponds and a Japanese Garden and structures including the Blodell Mansion that you can tour. Enjoy the Grand Forest, many trails and parks that Bainbridge Island has to offer.
I do hope you decide to stay here and I would love to accommodate. You will love it here and I love to give my guests a memory of being pampered, feeling rested and I always leave fresh flowers and chocolates for my guests as well as lovely touches.
All the windows have received new blinds and there are new couches in the unit as well. Some of the pictures do not show some of the upgrades this guest house has received. I am always trying to do something new every year to the properties here.
If you have any questions at all please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to accommodate and help you in any way I can to make your reservation as easy as possible. I do look forward to your stay here. (ASK FOR SPECIAL DISCOUNTS FOR VISITING FAMILY AND FRIENDS OR STAYS LONGER THAN 7 DAYS) (ALSO STAYS 30 DAYS OR MORE THERE IS NO LODGING/SALES TAX!!!)