Boat & Breakfast with Optional Sail

Boat - Entire home/apt · Ward Ave, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, United States

Come aboard this 50' traditional wood sailboat.
Join us for a optional 2-hour hand's on sail for up to 6 passengers (Add'l $150), followed by an overnight dockside and self serve breakfast looking out on Eagle Harbor. Pets and children welcome.

The Space


Join us for a optional 2-hour hand's on sail for up to 6 passengers (Add'l $150 , followed by an overnight dockside on a traditional 50' gaff cutter and light breakfast in the morning.

The vessel 'Lille Danser' has a double berth aft, a covered cockpit, pilot berth in the galley, and a double V berth forward that converts to a double. The galley offers a coffee pot and old fashioned "ice" box. We offer a small electric heater and electric blankets. Pets and children are welcome. You will have the whole boat to yourself dockside. Free parking. Coin-op Showers,laundry and exercise equipment available in the marina clubhouse. The area is quiet and rural.

This is a great way to enjoy Puget Sound. The marina is located on the south side of Eagle Harbor. You can sit in the cockpit and watch the eagles and osprey fly overhead and the ferries come and go. Downtown Winslow is less than 2 miles away. There are wonderful u-pick and Christmas tree farms on the island as well as hiking trails, parks, great coffee shops and bakeries. There is an active art's community through Bainbridge Performing Arts and the many festivals. There is a Bluegrass festival in the summer and the KidIMU kid's museum. I like the Bainbridge Island Aquatic Center with the lap pool, waterslide, lazy river and hot tub followed by Gelarto or Mora's Ice Cream.

Here's a recap of fees:
parking - free
berth and breakfast for two = $150 ( default)
Additional guests= $10 ea
Pets = $20.
Sail = $150 for 2 hours. Up to six passengers.
Inflatable rowing dinghy rental = $10/set up
Ride to/or from the ferry for 6 passengers-- $10 anytime.

Guest Access

Guests will have access to the entire vessel moored in a marina. The galley propane is only available by arrangement and safety training with the owner.
The marina has parking, heated restrooms, coin operated showers, exercise room, laundry.

Interaction with Guests

I usually meet each guest at check in and show them the marina, and review things like how to use the heads, water pump and heaters. If we are planning to add the sail, we'd often have it at check in. Once they are settled for the night, I'm available a mile away at my home but I leave them with the boat to themselves. They self check out and send me a text to let me know.

The Neighborhood

Lille danser is on the south side of eagle harbor. It is 2 miles to the ferry in Winslow and to Lynwood center. The best dog beach is right next door with cool trails and great view of seattle. I love the slip because it is in the end tie. It has completely open view of the harbor. It is on the quiet side of the harbor and the dick I quiet too. You can sit in the cockpit and bird watch, boat watch, read, watch the sunset.

Getting around

Commuter buses on weekdays with limited hours. Taxis all hours. There is a Dinghy to get to town. I can do a shuttle to the ferry on the odd hours. Most guests drive or bike from the seattle ferry.

Other Things to Note

There is a ice box with ice.
Guest are welcome to bring food and drink on the sail. I have life jackets.
Pets and kids are welcome. There is a pet fee.
There are heaters and electric blanket but still dress warm for the sail.
Please avoid wearing high heels or high heeled boots.
The boat has a small transistor radio and that is it for electronic entertainment.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $650 /week
Monthly Price: $1900 /month
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • My son and I had a fabulous stay! The boat has a lot of charm and could not be located in a more beautiful spot. Bainbridge Island is gorgeous and, from the boat, It's a short dingy paddle over to catch the ferry and in 30 minutes you are in Seattle. Tami was a great host, very easy to deal with and very accommodating. I would highly recommend a stay on the Lille Danser:)

    April 2014
  • Easily the best night's sleep we had during our recent trip to Seattle - something about the gentle waves that lull you into deep sleep. Exceptionally quiet and relaxing, our cabin was also warm and cozy. Thank you Claudette for the yummy ice cream suggestion, and Tami for getting us ship-shape. We enjoyed our stay.

    April 2014
  • I am pleased to meet Tami and take her boat for a 3 hours sailing. She is very kind and nice person. I had a great time with my friends and enjoy puget sound. I would definitely do it again next time.

    April 2014
  • What a great way to have an adventure! Our family celebrated our son's 14th birthday on board and imagined being out to sea in a storm as it rained buckets! So cozy! My daughter was not too excited about the rocking of the boat, but quickly got the hang of it. Breakfast included great coffee and oatmeal as well as yogurt and muffins. We missed out on sailing due to (email hidden)ybe another time!
    The great "waterfront" view...really can't be beat!
    Thank you for sharing this family treasure, Tami!

    March 2014
  • My wife and I had great time. Tami was very nice, we will do it again.

    March 2014
  • Tami was super hospitable and her boat is a beautiful and unique place to stay in the Puget Sound. The environment was relaxing and waking up on the water was refreshing. Tami was available via phone whenever we needed anything and went over everything we needed to know. We had a very memorable weekend thanks to her.

    March 2014
    Response from Tami:

    Thanks! It was great having you aboard. If you happen to have time, Lille Danser is currently in the running for "best of Northwest" in the boating category. I'm looking for votes from folks that have been aboard. The link is (website hidden). Then look for the boat under Lille Danser Boat and Breakfast. Tami

  • Tami's gaff cutter is a like staying on a ship from another time. It is in a great place in the harbor with unobstructed views to downtown Bainbridge and the Washington State Ferries. The boat does move, but the motion was very, very gentle. We hope to stay there again when it is sunny and dry (though there were no leaks through the deck and the boat was dry!)

    February 2014
  • We loved our stay! Tami was incredibly welcoming, very flexible and made sure we had everything we needed! We highly recommend a nice cozy stay on her boat! No matter what time of year, it is charming & just perfect.

    February 2014
  • Tami is a warm and gracious host. We enjoyed a wonderful sail with her, and we enjoyed the unique experience of staying the night on the boat. It was a birthday treat for my husband, and one we won't soon forget!

    January 2014
  • Tami had a beautiful boat! I proposed to my girlfriend and she was so helpful on helping me set up the boat for the big night. She let me come over a week before to string up lights on her sail boat and she also offered to pick me up and drop me off at the ferry. She was a very kind and helpful host and I would definitely recommend her! The night turned out gorgeous and she motored the boat around for us and helped make the night special and memoriable for my girlfriend and I.

    The one thing I would definitely suggest is that there's no heat on the boat so dress warm and being blankets and a heater. She has a heater and heated blankets and it was in January so it was really cold haha.

    January 2014
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Lille Danser Boat and Breakfast LLC, WHOZYAMAMA Cajun & Zydeco, City of Bainbridge Island's Harbormaster
I'm the host on the boat: USCG 100T Master inland, owner of Lille Danser Boat and Breakfast, harbormaster for the City of Bainbridge Island, fiddler and rubboard player in WHOZYAMAMA Cajun and Zydeco. I speak Spanish and American Sign Language and some french. I'd been a long time liveaboard and SCUBA diver though more recently learning to snowboard. I live on Bainbridge Island with my partner, Claudette and our teenage daughter. Claudette is the host at the house in Madison Valley: RN at UWMC, plays cajun accordion in the band WHOZYAMAMA. Loves keeping score at fastpitch softball games.
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