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Bainbridge Cottage near the Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 458 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bath cottage with water and mountain views

Welcome to Bainbridge Island! We are happy to share our cozy little cottage with visitors from near and far who come to find out what island living is all about! Just a beautiful 35 minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle and a short 3 mile drive or cab ride from the Bainbridge Ferry terminal, leave your mainland worries behind and come stay in this quaint, well-cared-for 1930s farmer's cottage. The views of Mount Rainier and Puget Sound from all the rooms in the house are soothing and spectacular. The bed is a full-sized bed (smaller than a queen) due to room size restrictions. There is also a full-sized sofa (pull-out) bed. Enjoy fresh-brewed Pacific Northwest coffee every morning as you watch the eagles soar over the Bay, then go for a walk along Manitou Beach, just a 2 minute stroll down the hill. Head to island favorite Bay Hay & Feed for morning coffee, pastries and conversation, just 8 minutes away, and while you’re there check out their amazing plants, garden supplies, and general store.

The Northwest is meant to be moist, so if it's raining you can hole up in the cottage with board games or a movie, but if you're adventurous (or you come in the summer, and it's gorgeous) grab a complimentary umbrella and head out to explore all the island has to offer. The Bloedel Reserve or Bainbridge Gardens will delight with their botanical wonders. Sample some of our seven island wineries or spend the day checking out the art galleries and shops along Winslow Way. In the evening, enjoy dinner in Winslow or nearby Lynwood Center, pick up some amazing Italian take-out from nearby Via Rosa (1/2 mile from the cottage), or make a meal in our cozy but well-stocked kitchen. At night meet up with friends at one of the island pubs, enjoy a movie at one of the two island cinemas, or hit the blackjack table or dance floor at nearby Suquamish Clearwater Casino, just across the Agate Pass Bridge connecting the island to the Kitsap Peninsula.

Speaking of the Peninsula, use Bainbridge as your home base while you explore surrounding Northwest favorites like Poulsbo (aka Little Norway on the Fjord), Port Gamble with its 1850s logging town activities, Port Townsend with its historic Victorian charm and the amazing Olympic National Forest.

More Details

Andrea Chymiy
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Andrea Chymiy

We grew up in Memphis, TN and Seattle, WA but we have lived on Bainbridge Island since 2003 and just love it here. Our kids are getting older so we're planning to down-size eventually, possibly to this lovely property. In the meantime we're happy to share it with visitors so they can come to love this place like we do.

Andrea Chymiy purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Andrea Chymiy chose Bainbridge Island

Close to the beach, full sun, right in the middle of the island, close to everything - what more could you ask for?

What makes this cottage unique

- Beautiful view of Mt. Rainier & the water

- Lots of sun

- SO close to the beach. Nice beach combing.

- Huge yard. Great for dogs who like to run/fetch

- Great spot for walking/running/biking

- Just 1/2 mile walk to Bay Hay & Feed & to Rolling Bay Cafe (excellent cup of coffee).

- Close to the ferry and downtown Winslow Way with all its amenities.


Bainbridge Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 458 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3/4 bath with shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Full size bed (smaller than a queen) due to room size restrictions. Sleeps two but you will need to like each other! High-quality bed linens included. Views of water.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sound/bay fishing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Bainbridge Cottage near the Beach
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews

Stay here! You’ll love it!

  • 5 of 5

It was our 52nd anniversary and we had never been to Bainbridge Island even though we have lived in the Everett area for 48 years! Crazy we know! We only stay in vrbo’s now and this was one of our favorites!!!! So comfortable and Andrea had so many special touches. It was one of our rare sunny weekends in January so we sat on the front deck and had coffee and looked at Mt Rainier. Seattle city lights at night! We went to come back this summer and stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Landenberg, PA

Adorable, well-appointed cottage in an awesome Bainbridge location

  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed was there, including a fridge stocked with water bottles. Waking distance to the water and some fun local shopping.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cottage was charming and cozy with a beautiful deck and easy access to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the cottage. It is charming, cozy, and convenient. Perfect base for exploring the island. Walkable to beach and coffee shop. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hereford, AZ

The cozy cabin was perfect. It reminded me a lot of my childhood home in West Seattle.

  • 5 of 5

We would gladly stay again. The attention to detail and the great location made our stay perfect. We went to Fay Bainbridge State Park to beachcomb and watch the boats on Puget Sound. We went back three times. We took a day trip to Port Angeles to have lunch and sightsee.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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the area was lovely with water access just down the road

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay even with a few big bumps, the plumbing had issues an dthe owners did refund some of the money which was fair and gracious given that they offered with out me asking. Some one was on sight right away to take care of the problem. Sometimes stuff happens and it was handled beautifully so that our stay could still be enjoyable. very comfy bed and super sweet location and interior space. If you have a dog who loves to sit on a deck this is a no brainer. Grateful to have found it and will likely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful View and Pleasant Stay

  • 4 of 5

We had a very enjoyable time. The nights were cool enough in early June that windows could be left open to the sea air! Neighbors were quiet and courteous. The only downside was the shower door, it allowed water to pool unto the bathroom floor. Otherwise the cottage was clean, tidy and situated a short walk from the beach. The owner was very polite and helpful!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
SeaTac International Airport (must take ferry)
Nearest Barpub
2.3 Miles
Island Grill
Nearest Ferry
3.2 Miles
Seattle-Bainbridge Ferry
Nearest Golf
2.1 Miles
Meadowmeer Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Seattle King Street Station (must take ferry)
Nearest Motorway
0.8 Miles
Highway 305
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Via Rosa (Italian)
Nearest Ski
63.5 Miles
Summit at Snoqualmie Pass (must take ferry)
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Manitou Beach
Car: recommended

Bloedel Reserve,

Bainbridge Art Museum,

Bainbridge Farmer's Market (Saturdays 9 am -1 pm),

Battle Point Park,

Faye Bainbridge Park,

KiDiMu (Kids Discovery Museum),

Lynwood Center,

Bainbridge Pavilion Cinemas,

Wineries & Tasting Rooms,

Suquamish Clearwater Casino,

The Grand Forest,

Pousbo/Little Norway,

Port Gamble,

Hood Canal,

Port Townsend,

Olympic National Forest,

Hurrican Ridge,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $10
Damage Deposit $100

$10/night for pet.

Primary renter must be 25 years of age or older.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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