La Villetta Cottage

The Ericksen Cottages are the cutest community on Bainbridge Island — hands down. Tourists and visitors who travel on Ericksen Avenue are drawn to the charm and elegance of this cottage community. It’s unlike any other community on Bainbridge Island.

The cottage at 337 Ericksen is named “La Villetta” — which is Italian for “The Chalet.” It is a beautiful 2 bedroom + bonus loft area (for an office area, working out, guests, reading, etc.), 2 bath, 1,083 square foot cottage.

La Villetta also includes a room-sized covered porch with Dutch front door, front porch flower boxes, a private yard (growing Asian pears, strawberries and native vegetation), a freestanding gas fireplace in the living room, regional hardwood floors and cabinets, vaulted ceilings, wood paneling, and great light, character and charm.

The vaulted ceiling of the first floor living area brings in extra light and creates a space that feels and shows much larger than the square footage.

Beautiful 3¼ inch wide-plank rustic birch flooring covers most of the first floor, with warm and comfy carpeting upstairs and easy-to-clean designer flooring in the kitchen and bathrooms.

Storage abounds: in the kitchen, in the entry coat closet (that is deep), in the walk-in downstairs bedroom closet, in the master closet storage area, and in the separate storage closet in back of the community “Commons” building.

This home is the perfect choice for those who are looking for simplicity, peace and beauty within convenient walking distance to everything.


Located in downtown Winslow (the name of the main street and past name of the Town), you are within a few minutes stroll to the quaint eateries, coffee shops and stores (check out the Walkscore), as well as the post office, the book store, healthcare (Virginia Mason), and Eagle Harbor Waterfront Park and playground.

Also just 5 minutes away is the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal, making the Ericksen Cottages the perfect in-town location for those who want easy foot-access to Seattle’s urban center.


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The entire community is only eleven 2- and 3-bedroom, individually standing (no shared walls) cottages. Each cottage has a low-fence to ensure privacy, and all are clustered around a beautiful and mature garden courtyard.

There is also a “Commons” building that is reservable (free of charge) for private parties and community get-togethers, a community “tools” area (wheelbarrow, hose, ladder, etc.), a separate, private storage unit for the cottage, as well as a reserved covered parking spot. Additional parking is available in the community parking lot as well.


Few cottages come available for either sale or rent. This is a result of the environment that has been developed by award-winning architect Charlie Wenzlau of Wenzlau Architects and builder The Cottage Company — an environment that focuses on simplicity, low maintenance and sustainable living.

Great Public Schools

Bainbridge Island public schools consistently rank at the top of Washington state. Bainbridge Island High School consistently ranks at the top in the state (see rankings). The middle and elementary schools are equally great. Bus stops are just a short walk away.


A propane fireplace warms this cottage in the non-summer months. Electric floor heaters are also smartly located in each bathroom.

Appliances include: garbage disposal, professional-grade Viking range/oven, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, and Miele clothes washer and dryer.

Electricity, propane and water/sewer are paid by tenant. Landscaping is maintained by tenant.

Home Owners Association fees paid by Landlord.

Pets Allowed

One dog and/or two cats, subject to CCRs, landlord approval and refundable deposit.

Further Information


View the home on Zillow:

La Villetta is under lease. When it is available, you can schedule a viewing through Zillow. Be sure to follow the home on Zillow to be notified when it’s available.

  • In downtown Winslow
  • Fast, easy walk to downtown
  • Quick access to ferry and Seattle

  • Small community feel
  • Yet private and secluded
  • Lush, mature landscaping
  • Private yard for gardening


La Villetta cottage is leased on a 1- or 2-year term.

Monthly Lease: $TBD

Availability: TBD

  • Reserved, covered parking
  • Secure mailbox
  • Private storage area
  • Bicycle storage

More Information

Contact Us

We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about living at the La Villetta cottage located at 337 Ericksen in the Ericksen Cottages.

Whether you’re just thinking about how great life could be living here, or wondering about availability, or any other questions, just drop us an email using the email address to the right.