About this listing
Located in Bainbridge Island but one day plan to sail north to Desolation Sound with stops in Port Hadlock, Port Ludlow, Port Townsend, Port Angeles, Victoria, Parksville, Nanaimo, Campbell River BC. shipfind(phone number hidden)"lilledanser".
LILLE DANSER BOAT AND BREAKFAST
Located in Bainbridge Island. if we are out cruising, you can see us by our MMSI numb(phone number hidden) via shipfinder- "lilledanser"
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/tea 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 each
Pets = $20 total
Sail = $150 for 2 hours (payable after sail, cash or check is fine) Up to six passengers.
Inflatable rowing dinghy rental = free if you pump it up and put it away after.
Ride to/or from the ferry for 6 passengers-- $10 anytime.
updated itinerary Fall of 2015: (website hidden)
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 the marina parking lot to 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.
As of today, 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.
Some day we may be underway from Bainbridge Island to DESOLATION SOUND! I'm welcoming guests on any short leg of this 450 mile round trip that will include Port Hadlock, Port Townsend, Victoria BC, Sidney BC, Nanaimo BC, Campbell River BC, and Desolation Sound.
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.
For fall 2015-- we may coordinate with you for shuttles via (website hidden)
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.
**updated 2015* details for 3 - 5 day stays**
1. Leaks. If there is a major downpour, there is a drip over the forward berth through the overhead hatch. I have a canvas cover in the dock box in case there is a heavy rainstorm.
2. Potable Water- cold only. I installed a 55 liter water tank bladder in the boat that lasts a couple days for washing dishes. To fill it, you will need to open the deck fitting and add water from the dock hose. There is not a constant water supply on the boat. The "hot" side functions when the engine is running. Use the teapot to make hot water for dishes. The water is potable, but the hose is a standard hose. When the water pump kicks on and stays on, it is time to fill the tank.
3. Icebox. There is a deep, insulated locker in the galley that acts as a cooler. I'll start it with a couple of jugs of ice and you can restock with block ice after that. If water collects in the base of the icebox, there is a spigot to empty it in to the bilge and the bilge pump will dump it overboard.
3. Wiring. There are two electrical systems on the boat. household outlets are 110 and the power comes from the shore. There is 30 amps in all, with 15 amps in the forward half of the boat and 15 amps aft. The rest of the wiring is all 12 volt. There are several places on the boat that the 12 volt wiring harnesses are visible but not harmful.
4. Heat. There are three heaters that plug in to outlets. there is one in each cabin, but with the limit in amperage, there can only be one or two on at a time. There is a small wood stove as well---really small. There is an electric blanket in the aft cabin.
5. Heads. There are three options with the heads. The marina has flushing toilets, coin op showers, weight room and a sauna. The boat was built in the 70's with through-hull toilets which I have removed. I have a "weekender" camping toilet in the aft cabin head. It doesn't flush. There is a trap door at the base to drop the contents to the holding tank. It holds 2 gallons of liquids. The toilet paper goes in the garbage can and both will probably need to be emptied frequently. It is handy for late nights so you don't have to walk up to the restrooms. There is a second toilet that was set up for cruising. It can accommodate liquids and solids. It is a composting toilet. The liquids container holds a gallon or so. In order to use the composting feature, you will need to place a barrier in the bowl, such as a coffee filter. Then there is a trap door for the solids. There is a full-time fan for the composter. All toilet paper goes in the garbage.
6. Curtains. The boat has a lot of light and there are no other boats or pedestrian traffic along the stern, port side and forward. There is also a bulwark (wood enclosure) around the deck. For that reason, I don't have a need for curtains. Once you are here, if you need curtains anywhere, let me know. I've got them but love not needing them.
7. Galley. I have set up electric teapot, coffee pot, waffle iron, and toaster for short stays. The boat has a propane stove, broiler and oven. On any boat-- escaped propane sinks into the bilge and remains collected and flammable indefinitely. I have a sensor to warn of propane and will train you on the use of propane. There is also a propane BBQ on deck-that doesn't have the same issues. There is very limited cookware since the propane isn't usually available. once you are here, you can give me a wish list for pots and pans. I'll bring them from home.
Please note the 2 hour sail is an additional $150. Once you have secured the date, just let me know what time you would like to sail and we can plan for it. For the sail, I may need to know the sizes to have the life jackets ready-- especially for XL and small kids. If you would like to sail earlier than the check in time, that may be arranged. If you would like to sail the following day, that may work too. It is really important that children have their pfd's (lifejackets) on when they are visiting the marina and wear them on the docks as well as on the boat. The local kids living aboard do the same.
It really helps to have some information about how you all would like sleeping arrangements when the date is secured. I will be setting up the bunks to fit your group, so just let me know your preference.
The boat is part of our family and we know our guests will treat her gently. There is no smoking aboard the boat, but it is okay on the dock. We appreciate guests being aware of other families enjoying their boats and refrain from loud noise after 10 pm. Other than that---dress warm for the sail in all months of the year. We sail all season. The dockmaster in the office will like to know you are staying aboard, so pass by and say "Hello Doug".
And if,by chance you get some photos that you are willing to share, please post them on the timeline of Lille Danser's (website hidden) page: (website hidden)
she enjoys a side-tie in Eagle Harbor, Bainbridge Island. This is your dockside view from the port bow.
My husband, baby, and I enjoyed 2 beautiful nights on the Lille Danser in Eagle Harbor. What a great way to spend time on Bainbridge Island! Tami met us at the marina and got us all settled in and we spent our time hanging out on the boat enjoying the views. There was a bald eagle perched on a tree near us for most of our time there. We saw the most beautiful sunset right from the boat. Tami left all the essentials for a nice breakfast. Great stay!
What an unforgettable, magical experience! Lille Danser is exactly as described and is a gorgeous, spacious boat. My husband and I were surprised to find that we slept better on the boat than we had at home in a long time! More than enough room for 2 and just as comfortable when we had 6 additional guests over for a day visit. You can see the City of Seattle and the Space Needle from the slip, which is especially delightful at night.
Tami is simply fantastic. She made us feel welcome immediately upon arrival and gave us a great tour of the marina facilities and boat. We'd go back in a heartbeat!
We had such a great night on Tami's sailboat. Tami met us at the marina and showed us everything we needed to know about the night's stay and the boat- she even left quarters for showers :) We took the dinghy over to the pub across the bay and caught a beautiful sunset. We made coffee in the morning and enjoyed a light breakfast before we had to get back to Seattle. It was a great stay and I'd highly recommend it. We hope to have time for a sail next time!
Amazing experience to not only stay aboard, but also get the chance to sail this beautiful boat. Tami was a wonderful and thoughtful host. We learned so much from her during our sailing adventure. Highly recommend!
Tami was a super host, very relaxed and friendly, meeting us at a convenient time to introduce us to her beautiful boat, which, I should note, is berthed at the farthest reach of the marina, thus offering unparalleled views. The information about the area she provided was great - restaurants, supermarkets, walks - and the provision of quarters for the shower much appreciated. Although we didn't take up the offer of inflating the dinghy and taking it for a spin, our experience on the boat was unforgettable and we thoroughly enjoyed our time on it.
Stupendous hostess!!! Helpful, easy, and welcoming. Really cool experience. LOVED it!!
Tami was great; she even encouraged us to blow up the dinghy and row it across the water to grab dinner--and then row back. That experience was actually the highlight of our trip!
It was a very cozy and fascinating boat. The only thing I will say -- and it's not a knock on her, or the boat -- is that we didn't get the best night's sleep. The boat swayed back and forth all night (I know, it's water. This happens) and the dock/nearby boats made all kinds of creaky noises. On the one hand, it was absolutely unique and romantic; on the other, we're both light sleepers and we just didn't sleep very well. I would recommend bringing your own blanket and pillows -- though, don't get me wrong, Tami provides an extremely comfortable boat with all of the tools/food/blankets/life jackets you need. But bring your own pillows if you can, for sleeping, since there are just two small ones in the bed.
If you're looking for a super unique getaway, I would definitely recommend it!
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About the Host, Tami
I'm the host on the boat: USCG 100T Master inland, owner of Lille Danser Boat and Breakfast, the Island's Harbormaster, 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.