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Charming Cottage - The Perfect Island Getaway

Bainbridge Island, WA, USA
  • House875 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay3 nights

Conveniently located a stone's throw from Bainbridge Island’s village (Winslow)

THE SPACE:

Tucked back from the main road, our Fawn Cottage is quiet and private, with a lovely grove, gardens, large yard (by urban standards), and there are ample options for outdoor relaxing when the weather is fair. Alternately, when the Pacific Northwest offers it's drizzle, you'll be comfortable in this well heated home, cozying up in front of the gas fireplace and listening to the rain fall on the skylights. The covered car port will keep your car (should you have one) nice and dry on those rainy days.

You'll find a master bedroom with queen size bed and lots of natural light. French doors open to the front deck and peaceful grove. There’s an imac computer for your use - great for streaming movies.

There is a second room with another queen bed and view of the side yard.

If you are more than 4 people and need additional sleeping options, the couch or a single air mattress or camping cot are available upon request. Please let us know in advance so we can be sure you have the right linens for all sleeping scenarios.

Down the hall is the bathroom with full bath and shower combo.

The kitchen is fully equipped, with an open dining plan that spills out French doors into the back patio-garden adjoining the yard where the gas grill is located. This space works as a great indoor/outdoor gathering place.

Step out and enjoy a beautiful evening under the stars in our 3 person hot tub or around the fire pit in the patio-garden by the studio.

Fawn Cottage has a delightful mix of deep green, moss, and natural sunlight. We think it's perfect. We might have a slight bias, but still.

There is a trampoline. Our insurance carrier requires all individuals to sign a liability waiver before jumping on. So please connect with us in advance to do that paperwork. Brain injuries and broken bones are strictly prohibited. :)

There are musical instruments about – a piano and sometimes a guitar on the wall. You are welcome to play them, we just ask that you treat them with care.

You’ll also find a record player/stereo, with a great collection of vinyl. You are also welcome to spin a few tracks on the ol’ turntable, roll up the rug in the living room, and spin your partner a few times.

GUEST ACCESS:

Please note that we do have all the closets locked in the home. Because of this inconvenience we have conveniently located hooks and coat hangers throughout the house for your use in hanging your fancy things. Any of our other private spaces unavailable to you are labelled clearly and/or locked. We do hope you will be able to kick back, relax, and feel at home in our home.

!!!GUESTHOUSE!!!

Please note that we have a small backyard guesthouse that may be in use during your stay and would be sharing the outdoor amenities. It is a completely separate building and should cause little to no inconvenience for you. Their parking is on the street. You can add it to your Cottage stay for an additional fee should you require more space.

INTERACTION WITH GUESTS:

When not at the cottage, we live aboard our boat, just a hop, skip and a jump away. We are here to make sure your stay is comfortable and enjoyable. You'll have our phone numbers and we ask that you don't hesitate at all to call or text with any questions and concerns.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD:

Fawn Cottage is a 10-15 minute walk from the Seattle ferry, a 25 minute walk to the quaint village of Bainbridge Island (sometimes referred to as Winslow) and only a 5 minute walk to our up-town shopping area: Ace Hardware, McDonalds, Walgreens, Safeway, Family Restaurants & of course a Starbucks. In a car or on a bike, it's all moments away. The neighborhood is full of kind, working families and it's quiet. The place has a unique blend of being close in, while feeling a bit further out.

GETTING AROUND:

As stated above, the village and the ferry to Seattle are walk-able. There are also taxis for those of you without a car. If you have a car, it's easy going and there is much to see on the island. Bicycles are a great way to see the island - either on your own, or renting one through Classic Cycles. We'd be happy to give you many recommendations of things to do in the area.

HOUSE RULES:

We ask that you please respect our home and treat it as if it And we kindly ask that you abide by these following rules:

-please be respectful of noise levels, especially outside, and especially between the hours of 10pm and 8am. We live in a quiet neighborhood and have good relationships with all our neighbors. We'd love to keep it that way! :)

-no smoking in the home or on the property.

- sorry to be the party pooper but no parties or events unless discussed with us in advance.

- absolutely no guns or illegal drugs on the property.

- please lock the house when you are not present, and at night (we live in a very safe area, but for insurance reasons we need to secure the home, thank you)

- while we love animals please don't bring your own - we've found no one wants to be around us when we're sneezing all over them

- enjoy the hot tub, but please no “funny business”! It clogs the filters and makes the tub unusable for other guests. We will deduct the cost to clean and refill the tub from your damage deposit if we find this has happened.

- Use the hot tub, trampoline, grounds at your own risk. We have a waiver you will need to sign before using the trampoline so please let us know in advance if you do plan to use it.

- you are welcome to play any instruments that are hanging or out in plain view - we ask that you do so with care and respect. Please no Stairway to Heaven.

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COME SAIL WITH US:

We operate a sailing charter business aboard our 44ft classic sailing yacht, and we'd love to get you out on the water. We offer a range of options from a 2-hour sail to overnight adventures. Be sure to ask us about sailing. Our guests receive a 15% discount when booking our popular 2 hour sail.

A FLOATING STAY:

If you're ever looking for a floating getaway, we also offer overnight stays during the summer months as an add-on to our sailing packages. It's a magical stay on the water that you will not soon forget!

Owner

Ben Doerr

Member Since 2015
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within one hour
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Ben Doerr

Ben is a performing and recording musician by profession. Deb is a graphic designer and marketing coordinator. Along with their two young children, they love to travel and have used VRBO all over the globe. And as much as they love to travel, they also love their home, right here in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. And when they're not land-lubbing, they take to the Salish Sea aboard their sailboat!

Why Ben Doerr chose Bainbridge Island

Tucked back from the main road, our Fawn Cottage is quiet and private, with a lovely grove, gardens, large yard (by urban standards), and there are ample options for outdoor relaxing when the weather is fair. Alternately, when the Pacific Northwest offers it's drizzle, you'll be comfortable in this well heated home, cozying up in front of the gas fireplace and listening to the rain fall on the skylights. The covered car port will keep your car (should you have one) nice and dry on those rainy days.

What makes this House unique

Close to Village (Winslow) and the ferry to Seattle.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • If you are more than 4 people and need additional sleeping options, the couch or single air mattress or camping cot are available upon request. Please let us know in advance so we can be sure you have the right linens for all sleeping scenarios.

      Bathrooms

      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower

        Theme

          • Family
          • Tourist Attractions

            Meals

              • Guests provide their own meals

                General

                  • Internet
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Fireplace
                  • Garage
                    Car port.
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                    Carport, driveway, and ample street parking available.
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine

                    Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                        coffee maker and tea
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                        Dining

                          • Dining
                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 6 people

                            Entertainment

                              • DVD Player
                                There is an iMac computer in the master bedroom that can be used for viewing DVD's or your own internet streaming.
                              • Music Library
                                Records and a record player.
                              • Stereo
                                1/4-inch connection for digital devices. AM/FM tuner. Record player. All located in the living room.

                                Outside

                                  • Boat
                                    COME SAIL WITH US: We operate a sailing charter business aboard our 44ft classic sailing yacht. We offer a range of options from a 2-hour sail to overnight adventures. Our guests get a 15% discount.
                                  • Deck / Patio
                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                  • Outdoor Grill
                                    Gas grill

                                    Suitability

                                      • limited accessibility

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Hot Tub
                                            3 person hot tub in private back yard. Use the hot tub, at your own risk.

                                            Attractions

                                              • marina
                                              • arboretum
                                              • cinemas
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • churches
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants
                                              • synagogues
                                              • winery tours

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • boating
                                                  • gambling casinos
                                                  • photography
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • walking
                                                  • whale watching

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • rock climbing
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • sound/bay fishing
                                                          • swimming

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                            10 Reviews

                                                            Excellent4.7/5

                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            We had a delightful time staying here. Convenient location. Terrific + responsive hosts. Nice home.

                                                            Craig W.Los Angeles

                                                            Comfortable home. I loved gently waking up to the skylight in the master bedroom each morning. Comfortable home and our 4 1/2 year old son loved the home & property. 3 mins to Starbucks which I loved! Quiet. Nature surrounding you. Relaxing. Place to shut down and recharge. Nice and responsive hosts. Kind people. We would stay again for sure. Book your next trip there for sure!!

                                                            Amazing place. Comfortable, beautiful stay and thoughtful hosts!

                                                            Susanne D.

                                                            I feel so fortunate to have been able to stay at this home. It’s truly special, and they are such a kind family. Special touches added warmth and care and the space was pristine. Neat house and property.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thanks for the kind review Susanne! It was wonderful to host you. All the best.

                                                            excellent property, great owners, great communication

                                                            jeffrey g.

                                                            This property is better than advertised. Very relaxing "home away from home" to explore the area for a week. Perfect for a couple or couple +1 child, might feel tight for a larger family, depending on your comfort level and need for space to sprawl out...the owners are very communicative, and on request prior to our trip gave excellent suggestions based on the things we like to do. Having the record player and some records is a nice touch for moments in between sight seeing. proximity to ferry is awesome, and makes it easy to go over to Seattle downtown, while staying outside the hustle and bustle. On some days during our stay, we were able to explore the coastal areas and hike in the eastern areas of Olympic National Forest, and then nightlife in Seattle. Great in-between location to see both, and Bainbridge itself has some nice little trails, restaurants, and coastal beach areas as well.

                                                            Great place

                                                            Travis R.

                                                            Great place. Clean and comfortable. Loved getting fresh eggs from the chickens each morning. We forgot to bring something to play music and were thrilled to find the LP collection. Great hosts. Loved the town. Loved the somewhat nearby hike uo Mt Townsend.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            It was a pleasure to host you guys. Glad you enjoyed your stay!

                                                            Amazing well cared for property!

                                                            Debi H.

                                                            Beautiful property in a very nice and peaceful neighborhood. The owner is warm, welcoming and attentive. Walking distance to a grocery store and to the ferry. Bainbridge is an equally beautiful island to explore. We will definitely go back someday and would definitely stay at this VRBO again.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thanks for coming to stay Debi and David! We loved hosting your family and friends and enjoyed meeting you all. We do hope to see you again sometime down the road. All the best.

                                                            Sweet house. Very clean and loved the chickens

                                                            Susan S.Bainbridge island, Wa

                                                            Beautiful small home in an island neighborhood. Very quiet close to the ferry. Everything you need for a comfortable stay away from home.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            It was a pleasure hosting your beautiful family. Thank you for staying. The chickens say hi. :)

                                                            Location

                                                            Bainbridge Island, WA, USA

                                                            Rates & Availability

                                                            Additional information about rental rates

                                                            Cleaning Fee
                                                            $85
                                                            Additional Guest Fee
                                                            $35
                                                            Damage Deposit
                                                            $150
                                                            Tax Rate
                                                            8.9%

                                                            Rates are subject to change until reservation is made.

                                                            $236avg/night
                                                            10 Reviews
                                                            Excellent 4.7/5
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                                                            For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

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