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Charming Waterfront Cottage On South Beach.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights


Bainbridge Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2-3

The West Wind is a charming and cozy 2-story cottage located on 143' of low bank waterfront. Just steps away from the sand, this property offers a sunny beach with variable tide pools, wildlife, and a beautiful sunset. Take in the fresh sea air and stroll on the beach, rent a kayak, or do some beach combing. The cottage is surrounded by a beautiful flower gardens and has a nice grassy area to play a good game of horseshoe on. There is 1 bedroom and 1 bath with updated amenities, quality linens, and a wood burning fireplace. Just less than 10 minutes away, you will find parks, trails, shopping, entertainment and local restaurants. Come and enjoy all the Bainbridge Island has to offer!

  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Kristen Merriman
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2015
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About Kristen Merriman

We are Hugh and Kristen Merriman. We bought a home with a guest house for our grandchildren to visit more frequently but they like staying with us in the main house so this charming little house goes unused most of the year. We thought it would be fun to share it.

Kristen Merriman purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Kristen Merriman chose Puget Sound

It is located on beautiful South Beach where the sun shines for the majority of the day and we get to see eagles fishing, otters and seals cavorting. Frequently we have a submarine or an aircraft carrier go by. We can sit outside all day and not feel guilty about doing nothing.


4.8/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Charming Waterfront Cottage On South Beach.
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Comfort and Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

West Wind Cottage is delightful! It is the guest cottage behind the main house and has a beautiful view of Puget Sound. You can see the Bremerton Ferry passing by, Mt. Rainer on a clear day, and we even saw a submarine. My husband and I stayed there for the month of February. It is cozy and has all the comforts of home. The owners were very welcoming and gracious. We wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, Ohio

Our Favorite VRBO!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented this wonderful cottage several summers in a row, and we usually stay 2 to 3 weeks. It is well appointed, super comfortable, and has every amenity anyone would want. The owners are lovely and really want you to enjoy your time on Bainbridge. The views are nothing short of spectacular! We've found the location to be perfect. We have walked to lovely waterfront parks nearby, spent lots of time at the many restaurants and stores in The Lynnwood Center (just a few miles from the cottage), and walked along the beach collecting sand dollars while we watch the ferries travel back and forth and see eagles soaring along the beach. The kingsize bed and sheets in the cottage are super comfy and there is nothing more wonderful than waking up to the sound of sea gulls, seals, and sea lions in the morning. The cottage is very private and makes the perfect place for a get-away. This place is truly a winner! We feel lucky to be able to spend time there every summer. Definitely a 5-star accommodation!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bainbridge Island

Southbeach Getaway

  • 4 of 5

With a nautical theme this cozy almost waterfront cabin fit our needs for three days. The owners, who live in their home in front of the cottage, have put together a space that allows privacy and provides the basic needs for two people. Southbeach on Bainbridge is a quick trip to the town of Winslow and even closer to Lynwood Center on the island where there's lots of great shops and restaurants and a movie theatre that leans towards Indy films. The bed was a King and comfortable. The bath area has a shower, lots of towels, but limited counter space. A bench might be useful. The living kitchen area was great. Good selection of dishes and pots and pans plus a full size fridge and nice stove oven. A tea pot would have been nice. Had to heat tea water in a pan. Having access to a washer/dryer was a plus. Room to park two cars was helpful. The owners are lovely and even let us use their barbecue our first night there to cook up our steaks!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ventura, Ca.


  • 5 of 5

Location. Location. Location. Just returned from a month-long stay with my wife at the West Wind and we can't wait to go back. That should tell you just how comfortable, warm and appealing we found this place to be. A true small stand-alone cottage, rare in this rental market. Clean and quaint. It is partially behind the main house yet has amazing views of its own. It's a well-designed two-story with a large room downstairs with a full modern kitchen and furnishings. Great central heating, and a fireplace upstairs (as well as heating). Well placed windows all around look out on water and forest (and a couple of neighbors' homes) and do brilliantly to bring the outdoors in. Simple Cape Cod décor. Oh, did I mention the million dollar view of Puget Sound and beyond with a ferry passing regularly out your dining room window. The hosts welcoming and invite guests to stroll on down through their garden to shore's edge -- 200 feet from the cottage anyway -- for a peek-a-book look at Seattle and a head-on look at Mt. Ranier when it shows. They seem genuinely happy to share the good fortune of this secluded SouthBeach location. There are a couple of quirks -- a narrow stairway, step-down closet, an upstairs bathroom partioned from the bedroom by a wall sans door. It's set amongst some of the finest new and old homes on the island, and is so welcoming you might never want to leave. You need a car -- it's a 10 to 15 minute drive through some beautiful forest areas -- but you might never use it except to go home. Also near some beautiful trails at Fort Ward

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Treehouse, Beach House Restaurant, Market Wine Bar
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Treehouse, Beach House Restaurant, Roadhouse
Car: recommended

Rates & Availability

Bainbridge Island Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 10.7%

30+ days (Monthly rentals) will not be charged tax, but there is a $500 refundable damage deposit.

$60 cleaning fee on all reservations. $75 cancellation fee before 21 days. Within 21 days if we can rent the cottage we
will refund less $75 fee.

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Bainbridge Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 860 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Open area with a walk-in shower. Linens provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Spacious master bedroom with a King size bed and wood burning fireplace offers a cozy sleeping area. Linens are provided. Front room couch offers a full size pull out bed. Suitable for 1 person.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

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