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South Beach Cozy Cottage - Waterfront Perfection

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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Bainbridge Island 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.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Deb Fussell
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 28, 2016
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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 4.9883723 based on 89 reviews

Wonderful Bainbridge

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful time at this great house on Bainbridge. Beautiful views from the deck, a very comfortable living space and spacious kitchen made for a great experience for my out of town family. Ample room and wonderful bathrooms. Loved having the firepit and kayaks - we used both! Hiked around the area and walked through downtown. Will consider another stay in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Book it!

  • 4 of 5

The owner goes out of her way to have the house ready for guests. Great kitchen open to dining and living areas.

Right on Puget Sound with wonderful views to the South and the Bremerton ferries.

I would give it a 5-star [*****] but the clouds in the distance never cleared for us to see Mt. Rainier.

Tom from Naples, Florida.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom, Thank you for your kind words. I work very hard to make each guest's stay perfect. Unfortunately, while the Sun God shined on you for most of your stay, she was unable to talk the Cloud God into granting you a peak at Mt. Rainier. She's a shy beauty! Sorry I wasn't able to do anything about it. I was pleased that you appreciated my cleaning lady and my efforts to get you into the cottage early. Again, thank you for the kind words and hope you have a safe journey home after a wonderful family holiday.
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Graceful Perfection

  • 5 of 5

We felt as though we just walked into our own family members waterfront cottage-

With a welcoming note and basket of goodies to an almost familiar feeling because of the comfort and charm of the home. Stepping out onto the fabulous deck with a straight on view of the Sound and magestic Mount Rainier we sat and just took it in-

The owner and house manager were more than a delight with a real charm that made you feel as though they were family keeping us informed and going out of their way to make us feel at home.

We look forward to a return to such a special waterfront cottage on beautiful Bainbridge Island.

Thank you for sharing such a special place with all of us VBRO travelers.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet Bainbridge house with view and more

  • 5 of 5

best place to stay on Bainbridge. Only need the car to get there then can just keep it parked. Bike ride to Lynnwood center or just hang out at the house.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

South Beach Cozy Cottage is everything Debbie describes...and more. The views are spectacular including Puget Sound, Seattle skyline, and Mt. Rainier. The beach is lively with tide pools and it's inhabitants, and Puget Sound is teeming with seals, dolphins, jellyfish, sea lions, and bald eagles. We kayaked everyday, and I am still missing it. The cottage is well-appointed, cozy, and charming. There are beautiful views everywhere you look. I have worked in the hospitality industry most my life, and South Beach Cozy Cottage has definitely earned 5 stars for location, excellent service, well-appointed and maintained property, as well as an outstanding attention to detail. Thanks Debbie!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing place, awesome views! So close to everything but yet so far away.

Loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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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
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Bainbridge Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 16 2017 - Oct 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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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Bainbridge Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • 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
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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