About the property
- Cottage1100 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Located on a half acre beach-front estate, this charming two-level cottage is the perfect beach retreat for a couple or small family. Use it as a base to kayak Bainbridge Island's rugged coastline, explore the harbor, walk the beaches, or visit some of our local farms and vineyards. Then come home and relax as you watch the sun sink over the snow-capped Olympic Mountains in a swirl of oranges, pinks, and purples that mark the end of another excellent day in our little slice of paradise.
The cottage is located on a woodsy dead-end country lane that sees more neighbors walking their dogs than vehicle traffic. The downstairs features a bedroom with a cozy antique double bed, large closet, full bathroom, and washer/dryer. Upstairs is a comfortable living room with a queen sofa-bed, a well-stocked kitchen, and two more closets. On the side of the cottage is a small patio with table, chairs, and a gas grill where you can watch the sunset and enjoy our warm summer evenings. Parking is in front of the cottage and public transportation just two blocks away.
Two houses down you'll find public access to a trail and stairs down to our secluded beach, where you can enjoy picnics, beach-combing, or just watching the eagles soar and the otters frolic.
We have a single and a tandem kayak that you are welcome to use with advance notice.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Tamar Lowell
We are a family of four that loves to travel. We often use VRBO for our own adventures, including recent trips to Costa Rica, Greece and Thailand. We live in the main house on the property and are available to help you with anything you might need.
Tamar Lowell purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Tamar Lowell chose Bainbridge Island
We fell in love with Bainbridge Island the first time we visited, and bought this property just four months later. We love being on the water with sunset views, boats sailing by, and wildlife all around.
What makes this Cottage unique
We especially love this part of the island because it faces west and you get the sunsets over the snow-capped Olympic mountains and Puget Sound. Boats sail by year-round, and if you're on the beach and you look to the south you can see the ferry crossing from Seattle to Bermerton. Deer and raccoon visit regularly to munch on the blackberries, otters play in the water, and eagles and geese fly by daily. The beach is secluded and peaceful, and chances are you will be the only one on it!
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect place for a stopover!
Spent the weekend here with my kids for a tournament...it was a perfect place for us to land and have a great night's sleep after lots of soccer. The apartment had everything we needed and owner's are very accommodating.
Hiking and kayaking
Amazing place to visit. If you like hikes in woods among towering trees, walks on pebbly beaches and mountain views, consider bainbridge island.
The rental itself is humble but the hosts might be the best we've ever had. Very accommodating, helpful and just lovely people. We were able to use the kayaks and life jackets, the kitchen essentials were there and Tamar provided tips for restaurants, grocery stores and even a pretty amazing sunset one night.
The rental is a guest house. You can see the water from the couch on the upper floor. It's clean, quiet and peaceful, 2 min walk to the beach access spot. The beach is crawling with shore crabs the kids just loved playing with. While there we saw otters, a seal, deer, herons, bold eagle, etc.
Serenity on Bainbridge Island - the only way to visit Seattle area
What a terrific visit to the Seattle region!!! In large measure, I can make that statement because of this wonderful space on Bainbridge's west-side became our home away from home for a week in late July 2017. The space felt large with living room and kitchen on entry level and bedroom and bathroom downstairs ...both levels having good size sliding windows that consistently circulated wonderful fresh cool air into the cottage and looked out onto Port Orchard Sound and presented sunsets that were unforgetable. It was an added bonus to have a washer and dryer so that we could return home with clean clothes and knowing this in advance we might have packed a few less items. Conveniently, there was parking right next to the entrance to the cottage and since the cottage is on a bluff, it is very near the water and behind the main house which is on the cliff's edge. Beach access is through a public access point nearly adjacent to the property ...down a short path and then down a series of very steep stairs and you are on the beach. During high tides, the beach is underwater ...easy enough to watch tide apps. The short road where the cottage is located is a "no outlet" road which means that there is very little traffic, making speed and noise no issue.
Bainbridge Island is a wonderful community. Although we didn't spend a lot of time on the island because we were so busy everywhere else, we are committed to returning and on the next visit staying on the island and getting to know it better.
We loved the daily commute on the Washington State Ferries ...a great way to start and end the day - there is truly a decompression event happening as you make this boat ride with Seattle skyline, Mt. Rainer and the Olympic mountains as a backdrop.
A word about the hosts, Tamara and Tom - they could not have been more welcoming and accommodating. Greeting us in the cottage was information about everything one might ask - where to grocery shop, where to dine and snack (ice cream, etc.), places of interest, how to use the TV, information about kayaking, etc. Tamara even notified us about being able to extend our stay if we wanted due to a gap before the next booking began.
You will love your stay here. Thank you Tamara and Tom. Hope to see you again soon.
Thank you for the lovely review, Sam. We enjoyed having you both as our guests and would be honored to host you again in the future.
Nice view, small bed and low ceilings
We were frustrated by the tiny bed and uncomfortable sofa bed option. I am 6' tall and kept bumping my head on the low ceiling. It would be nice to have somewhere to sit other than the sofa bed. Great kitchen.
Thank you for visiting our cottage. I'm glad you enjoyed the beautiful view and the well-stocked kitchen. I'm so sorry about your frustration. Most of our guests have found the cottage and our furniture to be very comfortable, especially the bed, the sofa, and the fun double armchair downstairs. You are quite right that the bed is not big. The antique double bed has loads of charm, but those wishing for a queen or king sized bed might be more comfortable elsewhere. Although it is listed in the cottage profile as a double bed, I will see if there is any way to make that more clear for future guests. The ceiling height is a legacy of 1940s construction. The upstairs ceiling is 8 feet high, and the downstairs ceiling is 6' 9" high. There is a single beam that is 6 feet high. I'm sorry to hear that you bumped your head on it! Thank you again for your feedback. I wish you all the best on your next visit to Bainbridge Island.
Wonderful get away!
We were so happy to find that the pictures did not exaggerate this wonderful location. We thought we would sit outside more, but the view from the couch just couldn't be beat! This is a great location, 10-15 from the ferry to Seattle and the town of Bainbridge.
The owner, Tamar, gave us a sheet of information on things to do in the area. We tried several of the restaurants, we especially liked the Harbor Pub and of course, Mora Ice Cream!
We used the kayaks available at the house and also took a sealife kayak tour of Blakely Harbor with Exoctic Aqautics Kayaking and Scuba.
We found that some trips to Seattle were easier if we left our car on Bainbridge instead of taking it on the ferry. It's very easy to just walk into downtown Seattle.
The peace and quiet of this location was wonderful! It was very hard to leave.
Thank you Tamar!
Our stay was perfect and amazing in every way!
Tamar made us feel so at home. The property was beautiful and the house had everything we needed for a 3 night stay. Highly recommend!