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Deb Fussell

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

South Beach Cozy Cottage - Waterfront Perfection

80 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Puget Sound House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath with Sound, Mt. Rainier, & city views

Come and enjoy our Waterfront Beach Cottage.

The cottage is located on Puget Sound with stunning southern views of the water, Mt. Rainier, and Washington State Ferries. The Seattle skyline and lights are viewable from the bulkhead and fire pit. It is a great place for a stress-relieving break or more active pursuits.

One of the things we enjoy most about our cozy cottage is watching local wildlife. Bald Eagles are easily seen from the home and deck. Seals, sea lions, cranes and other critters pass by daily. Orcas played off our beach in June 2013 and 2015. What a treat!

At low tide, throw on your water shoes and head to the beach to visit tidal pools brimming with colorful starfish and sea anemones. It’s great for anyone with a curious mind and is young at heart.

The Cottage is situated along a popular maritime route with Mt. Rainier as a backdrop. The water is studded with ferries, naval ships (including aircraft carriers and submarines), ocean-going ships, sail boats, yachts, kayaks and even paddleboards. If you like, you can use our 2 kayaks to explore yourself!

Another option is to use our five (5) hybrid/mountain bikes to ride along the largely flat South Beach Drive into Ft Ward Park and then on to Lynwood Center (Pleasant Beach). Lynwood Center has an art house theatre, bakery, restaurants, cafes, boutiques, ice cream, small grocery and a Sunday farmers' market.

Visit Winslow, the Island's primary shopping district which is 6 miles from the Cottage. You'll find everything you may need including groceries, retail therapy, movies and many excellent restaurants and pubs.

If you want to play golf there are several in the vicinity.

If gambling is your fun, a casino located just off the north end of the Island. For cycling enthusiasts, Bainbridge Island is a well known bike riding destination.

The Island Also offers numerous trails and walks including one just up Toe Jam Hill Road and others at the foot of Blakely Harbor, as well as numerous others throughout the Island.

The Island is home to several wineries and a distillery if you are interested in tasting some of our local products.

Or, if you are just looking to get a break from it all, you most certainly can find relaxation and a retreat in our cottage all by itself. No need to leave.

All rooms have water views. The cottage features a beautiful and extremely well-equipped Kitchen.

The very comfortable Living and Dining rooms provide captivating views of the comings and goings on the water and the lights from West Seattle. In the evening, the illuminated ferries will remind you of Christmas tree ornaments.

The 2 Bedrooms have queen beds, flat screen TVs, and hummingbird feeders that attract birds from dawn until sunset – year round.

Both Bathrooms have skylights. The Master Bath has a low curb, walk-in shower with a small seat. The Main Bath has a claw foot tub where you can relax, watch the sky and trees above.

The deck enjoys sun during the morning and early afternoon and then shade in the afternoons. Relax on the outdoor furniture, have a sun-filled breakfast or lunch and watch the eagles soar past.

Continue down the steps towards the water for areas where you can sit and enjoy views of Seattle skyline, relax in a two person hammock, enjoy the fire pit, paddle kayaks, or hop down to the beach to explore tide pools and collect shells and cool rocks at low tide.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Deb Fussell (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Deb Fussell

We split our time between Seattle and Bainbridge Island truncated by attacks of wanderlust. We enjoy sharing what we know and love about Bainbridge and Seattle.

Deb Fussell purchased this house in 2004

Why Deb Fussell chose Puget Sound

The View!!! From the moment we walk through the front door, we were stunned by the views of the Mountain and the Sound. Our original plans were to re-build and modernize the cottage, but instead, we improved it and still love it.

We lived here for two years and commuted to work from the Island. We have found that the cottage is a fantastic place to 'chill' or 'get jazzed'.

We love the feeling of being away from it all, but its only a short distance into Island centers - Winslow or Lynnwood where dining, pubs, entertainment and shopping options are numerous.

Additionally, Seattle is just a short ferry ride away.

What makes this house unique

This place puts the 'C' in Cozy, the 'FUN' in Functional, and provides a bead on maritime and wild life comings and goings.

Its a great place to enjoy the Pacific Northwest at its best. Whether from the comfort of the cottage, the expansive deck or down by the water, this is the place for you.

The kitchen is well-equipped, with just about every kitchen tool or appliance. Additionally, the Hummingbird feeder at the kitchen sink provides close encounters with the birds year round. Too cool!

The living room is nicely decorated, and comfy. It's large windows on two sides provide a fantastic view of the water and wildlife moving past. The expansive wrap around deck provides a bird's eye view of the water, the mountain, wildlife and maritime traffic.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much. We are so happy to be back here. Dede took a bath, put on the uniform and fell asleep on the patio about 2 hours ago waiting on dinner (ribeye on the grill with chimichurri sauce) and is still out. My key board is sticky from the Texas honeycomb I brought with me to eat with your yummy cheese. I grilled the bread you got for us with the steak and ate it….all.



I ate steak without her and feel no guilt. The tide has come in and I could cry every time a humming bird comes to feeder. It is beautiful. I am being scolded on the quarter hour (for unknown sins, I assume) by an angry ground squirrel who wants my ass off the porch.



Clearly time to freshen the cocktail.
Jul 2015
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South Beach Cozy Cottage - Waterfront Perfection
average rating of 5.0 based on 83 reviews
5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was fantastic, the location, the cottage, and the view were all beautiful. Laying in bed listening to the water and the birds was wonderful, as was waking up with a cup of coffee on the deck watching the boats go by. We had never stayed on Bainbridge, this was the perfect first experience.

Deb was wonderful in helping me plan our trip, I couldn't have asked for anyone to be more helpful and resourceful! She provided us with ideas of places to go on the island as well as in Seattle, and helped me plan our excursions using public transportation in both places.

This is a perfect little spot for a family or a girls weekend, just to get away from the busy day to day life. It was everything we needed to relax and recharge. I definitely plan on going back again to visit soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minnesota
5

Wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the cottage on Bainbridge Island! The owners have taken great care to ensure all the comforts of home are available including many extras and surprises when we arrived ! You will not find better views from the deck and fire pit area. We enjoyed watching the ships from the deck and the abundance of hummingbirds frequenting the feeders on the deck. We also used the bikes provided to bike the island, and the grill to make our fresh Halibut purchased from the Pike Place Market. We were celebrating our 30th anniversary with another couple and the cottage was perfectly sized for both couples. The owners also took time to talk with us prior to our arrival to answer any questions we had. A wonderful property ! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay, amazing view

  • 5 of 5

We had visited the Cottage a few months prior to booking, so we were expecting something fabulous, which it is. There were no surprises and it's just as great as all of the reviews attest. Debbie has the kitchen loaded with every cooking tool & appliance my wife desired and the pantry was well stocked. We biked daily on little travelled roads and through the park to Lynwood for pizza, ice cream and even a gourmet dinner at the Manor House. Wonderful bikes, very little grade change, pleasant views and about 2.5 miles each way. Campfire on the beach was wonderful, but dining on the deck watching the boat traffic & looking at Mt. Ranier was probably our favorite activity. Easy day trips to Poulsbo & Port Townsend from here. Check in & out could not have been easier. Thanks, we are anxious to book again!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

The view, the view. the view

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week in May and had booked this cottage based on the excellent reviews and the place exceeded our expectations. It is immaculate, charming, and the kitchen is a dream. Debbie was an incredible host who answered my many questions that I asked before we arrived. Her welcome basket that is waiting for you upon arrival is so thoughtful. The hummingbirds were an absolute riot and watching them up close was phenomenal. We saw seals and watched heron fishing each morning. We took the ferry to Seattle several days and even took a glassblowing class which was great fun.

The best, although everyday was great, was the day the adult kids went out kayaking and saw a pod of 5 Orcas within about 40 yards; they were ecstatic!

We will be back, thank you Debbie and Rico for sharing this special place.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico
5

Another beautiful Stay !!!

  • 5 of 5

This was my third time at the cottage.....the place is impacable....a true gift to stay here.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Best HomeAway Stay Ever

  • 5 of 5

Our family, my husband and I, our adult children and daughter-in-law, had a business-related weekend on Bainbridge Island coming up and were looking for a place where we could also enjoy some great family time. We were really excited to find the cottage and, even so, our expectations completely exceeded when we arrived! It feels spacious, yet cozy and comfortable. Beautifully decorated. Well equipped. The view, the access to the water were phenomenal. Even with a rainy day, it was light and cheerful - we enjoyed looking out across the water while we stayed warm and dry inside. We couldn't wait to get back from our busy day to cook a delicious dinner in the great kitchen that had everything we needed and that several of us could easily cook together in! There were so many thoughtful, lovely touches, left for us by the owners, that we thoroughly enjoyed. As much as we love to travel, explore different places, this is definitely on a very short list of places we must return to! Thanks for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home, Deb and Rico!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Seattle International Airport (with ferry ride)
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Lynwood Center, Bainbridge Island
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Seattle - Bainbridge Island
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Meadowmeer Golf Course
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Amtrak (with ferry ride)
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Washington State Hwy 305
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Lynwood Center, Bainbridge Island
Nearest Ski
82 Miles
Stevens Pass Ski Area
Nearest Beach
Ours
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Bainbridge Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2016
May 20 2016 - Oct 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
$390
$2,525
$8,000
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$390
$2,000
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$390
$2,000
 
 
Summer 2017
May 16 2017 - Oct 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,550
$8,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$310
$1,910
$6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.7%

No Tax collected for 30 day or more stays. Shorter stays and cleaning charges are subject to 10.7% tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Puget Sound House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • master - toilet , shower , Attached to bedroom, with low curb shower & skylights
    Main Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Good size, Big skylight to bring light & tree views indoors
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 2nd Bedroom - 1 queen , waterviews and flatscreen TV, robes & bath across hall
    Master - 1 queen , Robes, Flat TV, water views & attached bath-low curb shower
    Middle Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pass thru room with new queen sleeper sofa, water views
  • Both bedrooms have water views and flat screen TVs. They are not large by any means, but comfortable with good beds and bedding (down/feather pillows and duvets. Pillows in protective slipcover and duvets in coverlets). The Middle Room, while a pass thru room from living to sleeping areas, has a comfortable Queen size sofa bed. And like all living spaces, this room has great views too.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 5 bicycles
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
We fell in love with the 1912 cottage that has been through a few remodels over time, including ours. It is quaint and cozy, and enjoys some of the most beautiful vistas of Mt. Rainier, the water, and maritime traffic on the island. You'll absolutely love it here.

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