Beach House - 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s) - 1 Bath - (Sleeps 4-6)
Sue and Bill Spencer
About Sue and Bill Spencer
The picture is of Sue and Bill in their Kitchen at Christmas time. Sue is a retired Tennis Pro who now enjoys gardening and sharing her beautiful flower gardens with others. Her gardens were on the Gig Harbor Garden Tour in 2004. When they lived in Connecticut, Sue ran a successful B&B for many years. Bill owns a small business and enjoys landscaping the 13 acres behind their house. When he is not doing those activities, he can be found crabbing in front of their house. He loves sharing with guests the many nearby destinations where they can experience the incredible beauty of the Pacific NW.
Sue and Bill Spencer purchased this Cottage in 2007
Why Sue and Bill Spencer chose Fox Island
We own the Beach House next door to the house we live in, because we wanted to protect our view of Mt. Rainier and because we enjoy sharing the view and the beach with others ... particularly new visitors to the Pacific NW. They cannot believe what a beautiful place we live and the abundance of wildlife that surrounds us.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Fox Island Beach House
Owner met us there to go over things and was very helpful! Beautiful location! Highly recommend!
We were on Fox Island for a wedding and stayed here. It was absolutely perfect for us! Cute beach house right on the water with a huge patio. Everything we needed was there with a market just a short distance away!
Cozy and relaxing -- GREAT hosts.
Bill and Sue have a little waterfront cottage on their property -- that's what this is -- and they make you feel totally welcome. The cottage is cozy and relaxing. The king-sized bed in the upstairs loft bedroom is very comfortable. The expansive waterfront deck is a gem -- chaise lounges, comfy cushioned chairs, an outdoor dining table with chairs and an umbrella, and a large propane grill that enabled us to cook yummy chicken, steaks, and shrimp that we brought with us. There's a fire pit on the seawall below the deck and the hosts provided a lot of firewood for us. Bill and Sue have owned the main house for almost 50 years and they are clearly well-known on Fox Island. They are happy to share the history of their renovations -- there are even a couple of magazines in the cottage with cover stories on the main house. Sue has spent a lot of time cultivating beautiful gardens around her house -- when we complimented her on it, she gave us a tour. Fox Island is a very close-knit community and we met a bunch of Bill and Sue's friends and neighbors. We were made to feel like family, what more can you want? Now, here are a few things to note (I don't know if I'd call them "cons" but it's better to be prepared) when you're considering this lovely cottage: the kitchen is somewhat dated -- there is no dishwasher and no dispose-all so you'll be washing up your dishes, cleaning out the drain trap, and composting your table scraps. The shower is only slightly larger than a phone booth, but the water pressure is excellent. There's only one bathroom, so this is definitely a two-person place. All things considered, we just loved it and look forward to coming back next summer!
Very much enjoyed our stay despite some unlucky soggy weather. Great deck, views and strolling beach. House, beds, furniture very comfortable (maybe starting to show a little of its 80s or 90s vintage - stove top balky- but only minor). We would definitely return & recommend.
Ok you comment, “starting to show a Little if it’s 80s or 90s vintage.”
Actually, much of the furniture belonged to Sue’s Mother, so 1940s maybe. Sue could not bear to give it away or (never!) sell it. It makes her happy to see guests using and enjoying it ( our 1st semi-negative comment in 15 years, 350 bookings)
Also, this furniture is in keeping with our 1905 Craftsman house next door.
Maybe you’ll appreciate this style more when your Mother leaves you her antique furniture. It’s Tough to get rid of, if you grew up with it.
Wonderful oasis of peacefulness and beauty/Perfect retreat from life’s busy days
This was a perfect getaway for my husband and I. We had been hiking and touring all week in WA and needed some down time. Wow! I spent almost my entire time on the decks! Just breathing in the fresh air and listening to all the sounds of nature. There is everything available for you - minus the food, of course, but even that can be solved with a quick trip up the street to Zog’s - a one stop shop.
The owner of the property was very knowledgeable and informative. He even took us on a tour of all their many glorious gardens. They do a magnificent job on their gardens and were even published in 2 magazines for their work.
Bed was very big and comfy with awesome sheets and there’s even a little reading window nook for early morning coffee and book time, couch was great to sit on and gaze at the sound, kitchen had all you could need. All was super clean.
A great time for the hubby and I. We will definitely be back!
Wonderful beach house and hosts!
Can’t wait to visit again.
The Beach House is part of a 13-acre compound with over 350' of waterfront, which includes a century old home, one of the original houses on Fox Island. Stroll through the lovely cottage gardens, which were featured on both the Gig Harbor and Fox Island Garden Tours.
The Beach House is 10 miles from Gig Harbor with all it has to offer ... an authentic, working fishing village with restaurants, art galleries, museums, movies, parks, shopping, etc. It is 13 miles from Tacoma, WA with its new LeMay Car Museum, more restaurants, etc.
Other Activities at the Beach House: Tennis, Croquet, Hiking Beach combing, Boating, Kayaking, if you bring your own boats
Golf: The Madrona Links Golf Course is a public golf course within 12 miles of the Beach House. The Chambers Bay Golf Course is further, but worth the drive because it hosted the 2015 US Open Tournament and it is open to the public.
Ski: Skiing at Crystal Mountain, 'Washington's largest Ski Area' near Mt. Ranier, is only 85 miles from the Beach House. It has a new Gondola to take you to 7,000' where there is a restaraunt with magnificent views of Mt. Rainier at 14,410'
There is more skiing at Snoqualamie Pass and at White Pass.