The Carriage House has its own garden entrance and is in its own private dwelling. A perfect place for families and parties of 4 to 5 people. Offers guests plenty of space, seating and has a full size kitchen, private deck w/BBQ & water/mt. views.
The Carriage House has its own garden entrance and is in its own private dwelling. This is the perfect place for families and parties of 4 to 5 people as it offers guests plenty of space, seating and two queen size beds!
Once you get here you will have your own driveway and enter in through a private garden entrance. There is an outside staircase that takes you up to a deck area that has plenty of seating, a table and an electric BBQ! Enjoy the views of the Puget Sound, Cascade Mountains and the beautiful gardens.
Once you enter into this private guest house a spacious unit awaits you. The entire unit has all the amenities to make you feel right at home; two couches, plenty of furnishings, new bathroom vanity, window treatments, and more... This private Carriage House is up on a second level. Everything is located on the main living area with warm pine floors and area rugs to give it a soft feeling. This place is cozy with a wood stove to enjoy on rainy and cold evenings. (Your innkeeper will supply wood upon request and should be readily available) The sky lights brighten this guest house year round and there is a bedroom ceiling fan and additional fan for those warm days. You will enjoy views of the gardens, flowers, fir and cedar trees as well as a view of Puget sound and the Mountains can be seen from the deck, master bedroom and the living room. Watch the birds as there are many here; humming birds, red headed wood peckers, flickers, starlings and the Bald Eagles are always soaring by. You can actually hear the wind underneath their wings here.
This unit has all the amenities you would want for a short or extended stay. This guest house can be rented long term during Fall through Spring at a great rate! Inquire if staying for more than a month during off Season. During the Summer this guest house can be rented long term at the peak season rate.
You will feel right at home, very comfortable and feel like you are miles away from it all! Yet you are only a 5 minute drive to the ferry and 30 minutes you are in the great Emerald City 'Seattle'.
The Carriage House has a full size kitchen with a stove range and oven, dishwasher, full size refrigerator, microwave, toaster, blender and a coffee maker. There are plenty of dishes, pots and pans and a dining table where you can enjoy your meals at. Nothing is lacking in this kitchen and the kitchen window you are looking out a the cedar trees giving you that Northwest feel.
The bathroom has a shower with a new beautiful vanity with a black marble top and back splash with self closing drawers and shelving for all your toiletries, etc.. Skiff Point pampers its guests with plenty of fluffy towels, hand made soaps from Sweet Life Farms of Bainbridge Island, hair dryer, toiletries and robes are provided for your enjoyment.
The master bedroom offers a queen size bed with luxurious sheets and closes off with glass French doors and curtains to give it a romantic feel but offers privacy from the rest of the house and your family members and friends. The bedroom also opens up out to the deck with glass French doors. It makes it a lovely place on a warm sunny morning and grab your cup of coffee and enjoy the deck from your bedroom with the French Doors opened. Enjoy all the birds and views of the ships going by as well as all the sailboats.
The bedroom does have a closet, cabinet, bed stands, sitting chair and windows looking out at the garden, the water and mountains.
There is a second queen size bed up in a cozy loft. The loft area is great for extra guests or other family members which is accessed by a comfortable railed steps. There is a log beam that runs up along the steps making you feel like you are up in a tree fort. (Kids absolutely love this space). Parents with the little ones please make sure you are comfortable with these steps as they are accessible in the living room. Windows open up out to the cedar trees up in the loft so you feel like you are up in the trees. An airbed/ and or Roll Away bed are also available for those guests that do not wish to use the loft or you need for an extra guest(s) and family member(s). Extra linens are provided when needed if staying longer than 1 week.
The Living room is very spacious with two couches, chairs and a large flat screen television. For your entertainment there is dish satellite, blue ray player, CD/radio, cards, books, puzzles and games. This guest house is nice and spacious so the whole family can enjoy time together and yet have plenty of room. There is a book in the dining area with all the information you need, maps, videos you can check out and more....
I do hope you decide to stay here and I would love to accommodate. You will love it here and I love to give my guests a memory of being pampered, feeling rested and I always leave fresh flowers and chocolates for my guests as well as lovely touches.
All the windows have received new blinds and there are two couches in the unit as well. Some of the pictures do not show some of the upgrades this guest house has received. I am always trying to do something new every year to the properties here. I do have another rental unit that will soon be listed which is suitable for 4 but really ideal for that romantic getaway for 2 guests called the Loft Suite. (Soon to be listed). The views are spectacular!
If you have any questions at all please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to accommodate and help you in any way I can to make your reservation as easy as possible. I do look forward to your stay here. (ASK FOR SPECIAL DISCOUNTS FOR VISITING FAMILY AND FRIENDS OR STAYS LONGER THAN 7 DAYS) (ALSO STAYS 30 DAYS OR MORE THERE IS NO LODGING/SALES TAX!!!)
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Guests are welcome to enjoy the gardens and encouraged to enjoy the main deck to enjoy the panoramic views. There are benches throughout the property for your enjoyment to view the birds, eagles, gardens, boats and of course the water, mountain and city views of Seattle.
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As your hostess I live on the premises so I am always around to provide anything you need to make your visit a memorable one. I love to greet my guests, show them around and answer any questions you may have while visiting. I always asks guests if they can contact me 1 hour or the day of their arrival and let me know what ferry they may be on or what time they might arrive so I can keep an eye out for you or if I am not here I will be able to give you instructions.
Otros aspectos destacables
In walking distance you can get to the beach, stroll along Manitou Beach and view beautiful Mt. Rainier and Seattle. Go to Rolling Bay Winery for some great wine tasting which is located right off Manitou Beach. There is the Rolling Bay Music Hall formerly called The Music Guild for occasional concerts which is just up the street from Skiff Point Guest House. Also you can walk to Rolling Bay Mercantile building which has been restored as it is historic and carries a lot of history of the island. It has a garden nursery as well as home nautical items, clothing and local organic produce including farm fresh eggs and milk. There is also a cafe to enjoy espresso, teas and daily baked pastries, bread and lunch as well. Across the street from there is also a mini market for the basics and an Italian Deli that serves lunch and dinner in a casual bistro setting or take back to your private guests house to heat up and enjoy with a view! They are known for their meatballs and the best pasta around! There are also lovely walks you can take in the quiet neighborhood, go down to the beach or walk the trails through the woods just across the street. There are bikes on the premises for guests to enjoy as well.
Skiff Point Guest House is only a 35 minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle and then you are in the downtown area of Bainbridge Island called Winslow. Skiff Point is only a short 5 minute drive from downtown Bainbridge Island. Bainbridge Island is your great gateway to the Olympic Peninsula where you can explore many places; state parks, historic towns, beaches and many walking trails. There are many attractions and places to visit and only a short distance away. Be up in the mountains in an hour! On Bainbridge Island there is a lot of family fun things to do as there is a Kidi museum as well as the new art museum and historic museum for all to enjoy. Plenty of shopping, boutiques, galleries and restaurants here on Bainbridge Island. There is the Blodell Reserve which is a must see attraction which has many walking trails, an enormous variety of plants, trees, ponds and a Japanese Garden and structures including the Blodel Mansion that you can tour. Enjoy the Grand Forest, many trails and parks that Bainbridge Island has to offer.
Safety: Skiff Point is located on a high bluff overlooking the water. The view is wonderful! You are responsible for your own safety, as well as any guests or their children and guests care of property. By accepting this confirmation you agree to this responsibility, have read the following rules
Rules and Policies
•Smoking: Yes, you guessed it! NO Smoking allowed, if you do smoke please do so outside of the building in an area that will not offend other guests. Please ask your hostess if you have any questions or need an ashtray. I do have designated areas for smoking.
•Damages: Any damages that may be caused during your stay will be noted to Airbnb (anything more than wear and tear; i.e,; over $180 a claim will be filed within 7 days after your departure). Wear and tear does happen and things can break so please notify your hostess immediately. If there are damages that are not disclosed to owner you will be notified within 7 days after your stay through Airbnb. Skiff Point has never had to charge a guest for any damages. Glasses might get broken and that sort of thing, it happens but a guest will not be charged for little mishaps. Again please let your hostess know prior to departing so that it can be fixed or replaced before the next guest checks-in.
•Pets: Sorry but no to those lovable critters too to respect those guests with allergies.
•Shoes: Please remove your shoes as you enter the guest suite. The aged pine wood floors give a warm glow to the room, but are soft and dent easily. The floor has several throw rugs, giving them protection.
•Information about the area, map, phone book, etc: Provided in a wicker basket on bookshelf and on the table with plenty of information for you to use while here.
•Phone: Please bring your cell phone. WIFI is available; your access code will be given to you upon arrival and is disclosed in the Carriage House
A phone can be arranged for extended stays or if you need a phone to use just ask.
•Wood stove is available to use in cool weather. Ask about available wood.
•Ground Level Deck and Garden: The ground level deck is for the use of the owner; however, guests are more than welcome to use at your leisure..
Your deck has great views and expands the entertaining and living space.
Enjoy the garden areas at any time!
•Outdoor electric barbecue is located on your own deck, please use with care and unplug when not in use.
•Tub/Shower/Toilet: The Septic system Thanks You…So PLEASE….ONLY Toilet Tissue DOWN
THE DRAIN…Thanks for advising your guests.
•Washer/Dryer: (For stays longer than 3 days) Located in the garage and shared with owner. You are welcome to use anytime, to wash your personal items. Extra linens are always available & Skiff Point is glad to freshen up your towels anytime. Please do not wash the sheets with towels, please ask your hostess for a fresh set of sheets (if staying longer than 2 weeks) and or towels. Just let me know.
•Cleaning Service: Everything you need for daily housekeeping has been provided. For extended stays: (1 month or more) (1) cleaning is provided within the first 2 weeks at a $75 charge. Professional cleaning thereafter is available every 2 weeks at a charge of $75 for 2 hrs. When making your reservation, just let me know how often you would like cleanings done and I will schedule it with the cleaning service
•Garbage: A barrel is located for your use – just inside the garage building. Please deposit recycle items in the bin that has a blue lid and is also located in garage by the garbage bins.
•Dishwasher, Microwave, Range/Oven, Coffee Pot & Toaster, Refrigerator
•Kitchen Sink: Again, the septic system thanks you. There is no garbage disposer and you may use the yard waste bin in the garage next to the recycle bin for your waste items if you wish.
•Kitchen Counter Top: It's fragile. The surface is plastic laminate, cannot take heat & will scratch easily so, PLEASE use the cutting boards for cutting & hot pans.
•Liability: Skiff Point Guest House is located on a high bluff. The view is wonderful! Please monitor children for their safety and where they are on the property. You are responsible for your own safety as well as any guests or their children.
•Quiet Time: Quiet time is between 10:00pm until 7:30am. Check Out Time: The usual time is 11:00am of the day following your last reserved day. This is adjustable, depending on your desires and check-in date for the next guest.
Loving being an innkeeper! Its been a wonderful experience meeting new people, making my guests feel welcome and right at home. It is so important to me that my guests have a wonderful experience here at Skiff Point Guest House.
I love gardening, writing, a great movie (romance would be my choice), love the arts and classical music. My favorite food I would have to say is good Thai food but I love those things we are not supposed to love too much like pizza.
If I am traveling I love the little things that make you feel pampered. This is what I like to do for my guests. As your hostess you know you will be pampered yet enjoy a quiet and peaceful getaway.
Life is precious and as your hostess I want to share this special place with my guests. Meeting new people and having them leave as friends is what makes this whole experience priceless!