Cottage, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2 adults + 1 child)
Why diane kurzontkowski chose Bainbridge Island
we found these cottages and the location reminiscent of cape cod where we grew up - "sweep out" cottages, great for a romantic get-away or piling the whole family in. We love the location, warm in the summer protected from the northern winds, southwestern exposure for lovely sunsets. We like being able to walk 1 block to the movie theatre, bakery/deli, morning latte, 3 restaurants and a small grocery store. Our favorite activities include hiking and biking from the cottages.
What makes this Cottage unique
We love to walk out the door and hike around fort ward or bike on the south end of the island.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great location that could use a little uplift
Location is amazing and property is very well maintained. Walk directly to the beach! Owners are sweet and very friendly. Only issue is for the price the amenities could use an update. TV is ancient CRT so don't really plan on watching movies (can't connect a modern device anyway), fridge handle is busted, most windows we were worried to try and force open. But very nice design touches otherwise and so convenient!
I am so glad you enjoyed the beach cottage and it’s location. Sorry about the windows- we just finished painting and all the latching hardware did not make it back on. And yes- had to get creative with the fridge handle as it is not replaceable. The television is old, but we have cable with over 100 channels, including many movie channels.
Again, glad you enjoyed the beach and cottage.
The cottage is a perfect get-a-way! Nothing fancy but a quaint one-room retreat. Road noise can be disruptive, but the location is great!
Cozy cottage with an amazing view and access to the beach for sunset walks.
We loved this place. It was so comfortable and in a great location. Walk out the door and you are on the beach. Walk a block down the street and there are restaurants, a delicious bakery, wine tasting, ice cream and a wonderful market for groceries. It faces west so every evening you get a beautiful sunset. Diane was fantastic and if there were any questions she responded immediately. I can't say enough about how wonderful this place was. We never wanted to leave.
I am so glad you enjoyed your stay! We are so very lucky with our location and happy you explored and discovered all the local treats within walking distance. And yes - the sunsets are magical this time of year.....autumn sky. Come back soon!
perfect island cottage
This lovely little cottage provides a glimpse of island life that is hard to beat. The owner was a delight to work with. The cottage and its location were exactly as pictured. There are great little places to eat within walking distance. We will book again.
When my husband and I arrived we were greeted by two big dogs from the renters that were in the adjacent property that is also owned by Diane. These dogs barked at times and every day would do their business in our yard. Because the other property is extremely close, there is no privacy when there are other renters. After the first set of renters left, the new renters, with kids, decided to play games in our yard even when we were outside sitting on the porch. This was supposed to be a romantic and private getaway as my husband and I work very long hours, with extremely busy schedules. The other issues were that the cottage was not as clean as we expected, as well as was extremely hot, as there is no air conditioning. We looked for a fan to assist in cooling the cottage down, but there wasn't one. We had to drive in town to purchase a stand up fan in order to get the air circulating. Also, everywhere we have stayed in the past, has always provided irons; however, there was no iron, of which we had to also purchase. Since we traveled extremely far, we had to leave the iron and the fan behind. We do hope that other renters will get some use out of these items. One other concern was that there were spiders and webs all on the outside and inside of the cottage. We spent the first day going through and getting rid of the webs and spiders. Underneath the kitchen sink was disgusting due to coffee grinds and other debris that were never cleaned up from the previous renters. The fridge is old and dirty as well. I don't feel that what we paid a night was worth the money. The best part of the cottage was the view; however, when your next door renters with dogs and kids end up in your yard, it ruins the peace and tranquility. We don't recommend this cottage if you are looking for peace, tranquility and privacy, as this is not what you will get if there are renters in the adjecent property, which is extremely close.
I am so very sorry that you had a disappointing experience. I wished you had reached out at the time - I truly mean when I write “please let me know if you need anything or if there are any concerns”. You can see I have never had a poor review and I too am disappointed that your stay was not what you had hoped for. As for the fan and the iron, they were both in the shared laundry room, which it sounds like you did not use. As for the renters next door, I would have gladly asked them to keep quieter or to themselves. The refridgerator is an older model, but the cleaning gals usally keep the cottage spic and span (also seen in past reviews). I sincerely apologoize again for the inconvenience.
Great experience! Recommend this cute little cottage!!
Super cute and cozy! Beautiful view. Great location, on the beach and close walk to Lynnwood village.
Walk one block to Historic Lynwood Center and Pleasant Beach Village. Dine at one of three restaurants, enjoy your morning latte and pastry, listen to live music at The Treehouse Cafe, watch a movie at The Historic Lynwood Theatre, get a massage, enjoy happy hour at Suzanne Maurice Wine Bar or bring back a bottle of wine and cheese from Walt's Neighborhood Market!
Some of the best hiking and biking is right out the front door on the south end of the island!