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Island Guest Cottage on Bainbridge Island Waterfront Property

Bedrooms 1
Space 825 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

One of the finest vacation rentals on Bainbridge Island and the Puget Sound and only a 35-minute ferry ride from Seattle. Enjoy the quiet solitude of this 825 square foot guest cottage and professionally designed gardens on private 1 acre waterfront property with easy access to many cultural and recreational opportunities onsite, across the Island, in Seattle and on the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas. The cottage is located on the west side of the Island on Fletcher Bay only 6 miles from Downtown Winslow.

The guest cottage has a private patio, flower, and herb gardens. Enjoy the private dock with swimming, canoe, 3 kayaks, beach access, clamming and fishing. Relax on the waterside patio and make smores on the gas fire-pit. Watch bald eagles, blue herons, osprey, seals, otters and a variety of migratory waterfowl in the bay. Kayak on Agate Passage and Puget Sound where you could catch a view of the occasional Orca whale. From the entrance of the Bay the sunsets over the Olympic Mountains are breathtaking.

Visitors come to tour gardens, golf, visit nature preserves, bike, kayak, write or simply relax. There are many activities on the island for children including a children’s museum, skate park, and aquatics center. Families enjoy hiking, sailing, boating, kayaking golf, state parks, museums, and lingering on Main Street where there are a variety of locally owned shops, restaurants and coffee houses.

Keywords: Guest Cottage

More Details

Larry Fischer
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2017

About Larry Fischer

I am 68 years old and a CEO of Trainnow and IO Web Solutions. My companies create and manage online training courses and develop Internet based information system software. Our customers include Fortune 100 companies and we have sold products in 22 countries. My interest lies in developing innovative software that simplifies and enhances routine daily tasks in the personal, small business and corporate workplaces.

Larry Fischer purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Larry Fischer chose Puget Sound

Prior to moving to Bainbridge Island from Billings Montana, my wife and I had vacationed here several years. We were always struck with the beauty of the area so when we had a chance to move here we jumped at it. We weren't disappointed. We have lived here now since 2003 and love every minute of it. It took a long time to find this property since waterfront property is hard to find and with 1 acre and a dock it is even harder.

Every morning Sandy and I spend time looking out our picture window at Fletcher Bay while having coffee and are amazed that we never get tired of watching the water. The kinetic nature of it along with the variety of wildlife that use it is truly remarkable. It is a rare place to live and we are truly thankful of our good fortune to live here.

What makes this cottage unique

Wildlife that includes Bald Eagle, many different waterfowl, Blue Heron, Sea Otter, Seal, Osprey, Canadian Geese, a wide variety of song birds, Deer, Racoon, Fox, and the rarely seen but reportedly on the island, single black bear.

Kayaking, hiking, biking, fishing, boating, sailing, birding, and gardening almost year round. There is always something blooming here at any time of the year.


Bainbridge Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 825 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Leather couch in living room converts to two singles.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Island Guest Cottage on Bainbridge Island Waterfront Property
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

wonderful cottage and great hosts!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just spent 12 lovely days in the cottage. It is private and quiet and yet accessible to all the sites of the island. Larry and his wife could not have been more gracious. Aside from the coziness of the cottage the grounds are spectacular. It was also a positive to have access to the water and the use of a canoe or a kayak for sunset tours of the bay. I would give the cottage 7 stars if I could

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sandy and I are happy that you had a great time. Thanks for the review and please come again soon.
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Probably the most beautiful place we have ever stayed.

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a week in Larry Fischer's Island Guest Cottage. While there are many beautiful photos shown here they do not do the gardens and home justice. Our vacation there was one of the most enjoyable we have ever had . If you are looking for some peace and quiet away away from the beaten track this cottage and surroundings has it in abundance. Larry and his spouse were perfect hosts. We would highly recommend it to our friends and we hope to get back there ourselves in the near future.

Frank and Eileen, Georgia

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Third time in 3 years...

  • 5 of 5

There's a reason we've stayed here 3 times in three years. The cottage is wonderful and very well stocked, the owners are amazing, the scenery and seclusion are awesome. Unless your heart is set on a different specific "theme", you cannot go wrong in staying here while you visit Bainbridge Island. We will be back again...

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a family vacation, my adult children and my grandchild were in both the Studio and 1 bedroom units. This was amazing we had such a good time. Larry really did think of everything from having booties for the kids and adults to use walking on the shore during low tide, to having kayaks for us all to enjoy. I am now Kayak enthusiasts. The studio and the 1 bedroom was wonderful, relaxing, grilling every night and eating outside on the family size table. Cant say thank you enough. Oh, by the way, like the others we never made it to Seattle, we didn't need to leave the island . Bryce -Austin

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Experience!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I LOVED our staycation in Bainbridge over Spring Break! The grounds are absolutely gorgeous and so well maintained. Larry was so accommodating, flexible, and hospitable. The cottage itself is delightful and did I mention how GORGEOUS the landscape is?! It is also right near the water where you can take in the beauty, roast marshmallows, or take the kayak out. The owners have thought of every detail to make our stay comfortable, cozy, and relaxing. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Who cares about Seattle? Stay in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We had every intention of going into Seattle, but never found the will to leave this small piece of paradise. The island is magic and this rental is fabulous, the hosts so gracious, and the overall experience one of peace and rejuvenation. You can see a city anytime, but when can you stop and marvel at complete quiet, or a stillness so deep that you can feel it in your chest? That's this experience. This rental is everything you could want and more - our only sadness is that we didn't have time to kayak or canoe. The studio is spotless, has wifi, and the hosts provide a selection of delicious coffee as well as expert recommendations for food and sights. Thank you, Larry and Sandy, for such a lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Bainbridge-Seattle Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Meadowmeer Public Course
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Amtrack - Seattle
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway 305
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sawatdy Thai Cuisine
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Faye Bainbridge State Park
Car: recommended

Bloedel Nature Preserve and Garden(150 Acres) on Island, Weekend Farmer's Market, Famous Pike Place Market on Seattle Waterfront, Daytrip to Ho Rainforest Olympic National Park, Long daytrip to Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument,


Rates & Availability

Bainbridge Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off-Season 2016-17
Mar 24 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
Off-Season 2017-18
Oct 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Check-in: 3:00 pm. Check-out: 12:00 noon.
The full amount of your stay is due when you book the reservation.
If reservation is cancelled 14 days or more prior to your stay, the deposit will be refunded if we can rebook your original stay dates. If we can’t rebook the dates, your deposit will be applied towards a future stay.
If the reservation is cancelled 13 days or less prior to your stay, the amount will be applied towards a future stay.
We have a strict No Pets and Non-Smoking policy due to guest allergies.
Any damages that may be caused during your stay will be charged to the credit card used to make the reservation.
You must be at least 21 years old to book one of our rentals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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