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Bainbridge 2-BR Waterfront with Panoramic Views, Hot Tub, & Firepit

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Waterfront luxury beach house with spectacular 180-degree views of Seattle, Mt. Rainier, Cascades, and the Seattle skyline from all living areas (including from bed in master bedroom). Private hot tub. Located at Skiff Point on the eastern shore of Bainbridge Island, the Rising Moon Beach House is just a 35-minute ferry ride from Seattle, and only minutes by car from the ferry landing.

This vacation rental is the top two floors of a house perched on a coastal bluff overlooking Puget Sound. Spectacular in any season, its crown jewel is the master suite, with panoramic views of the mountains and Seattle from the queen bed and also from the deep soaking tub in a tiled, slate-floored bathroom.

Night and day, wildlife abounds along our coastal bluff. Many bird species are regularly seen, including bald eagles, osprey, blue herons, loons, swallows and songbirds. We have a year-round population of iridescent-throated hummingbirds that probably will visit you on the deck (you also can see them lying in bed in the master bedroom). We have seen (and heard) Orca whales from the yard, as well as pilot whales, sea lions, seals, and otters.

The master suite on the top floor consists of a large bedroom with a sitting area and loveseat, and a raised bed nook with a queen bed surrounded on the south and east by 7-foot long windows that afford a panoramic view of Puget Sound, the Seattle skyline and Mt. Rainier. A furnished deck off the master bedroom provides the same view, and is a delightful spot for your morning coffee. The second bedroom, also on the top floor with a queen bed, pampers your senses with its designer colors and views of the City, Puget Sound, and Mt. Rainier.

The living room features a gas fireplace, huge bay window, and cushioned window seat looking out to the water and professionally landscaped yard. The living room sofa opens into a premium-quality queen sofa bed. Patio doors lead from the dining area to a large private deck for bar-b-ques. Or if you prefer to be even closer to the water, next to the bluff is a bluestone fire circle where you can build a campfire. Nothing is more relaxing than sitting next to a crackling fire, listening to the rhythm of the waves on the beach--unless it's soaking in the hot tub, which is accessed by a bluestone path around the side of the house, or lying in bed and watching the moon make a silver path across Puget Sound.

The ever-changing view from your windows and yard will include every variety of maritime traffic that plies the Puget Sound shipping lanes, from cargo ships heading into Elliott Bay, to tankers, cruise ships, tug boats, Coast Guard cutters, and even aircraft carriers.

It's an easy walk from the house to the historic Rolling Bay Cafe for your morning coffee, or the Island Music Center for an evening of jazz or bluegrass. Live theatre and musical performances are also offered at Bainbridge Performing Arts in Winslow, a 10-minute drive from the house.

Bainbridge Island has an abundance of excellent restaurants, seven artisan wineries and tasting rooms, two state parks, and the award-winning Bloedel Reserve with 150 acres of spectacular gardens, ponds, and trails. In season, you can bring your fishing gear and waders and try your luck in front of the house (access to the beach is just half a block down the street), or you can rent a kayak in Winslow and explore Bainbridge from the water. Most likely, though, you will want to spend most of your time enjoying the Beach House, where the stresses of the world melt away.

Your hosts live on site and are available if you need directions, suggestions for sightseeing, or any other assistance.

Keywords: waterfront, Mr. Rainier, Puget Sound, hot tub, Bainbridge, kitchen, fireplace, Seattle

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 28, 2017

About The Owner

We purchased this house in 2000 for its extraordinary location and views, and extensively remodeled it from 2009-2011 specifically for an upscale, high-quality vacation rental. Owners, when they are at the property, living in a ground floor apartment with their own entrance. Renters have private entrance and the exclusive use of second and third floor living areas, including both decks and hot tub.

Why The Owner chose Puget Sound North

The rental is on Skiff Point in the Rolling Bay area of Bainbridge, with 200-degree views to the east, north and south from virtually all living areas (one guest wrote in a review about "the most spectacular view on the planet--from the bed!") The house is an easy 3-mile drive from the ferry terminal and from downtown Winslow, and is in one of the most popular walking neighborhoods on Bainbridge. Walk to the Rolling Bay neighborhood center for coffee, an Italian deli, a convenience store, and the incomparable "Bay Hay and Feed" store with plants, gifts, clothing and more.

Amenities

Bainbridge Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Because the rental is in a quiet residential neighborhood, outdoor activities (hot tub, fire pit, deck) should be completed by 10 p.m.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both bathrooms are custom designed with deep soaking bathtubs as well as a shower. Enjoy the Mt. Rainier and Puget Sound views while soaking in the master bathtub! Tiled master bath has slate floors, pedestal sink and frameless shower. Downstairs bathroom features hand-painted Italian tile.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size beds (one in each bedroom). Master bedroom also has a twin sleeper sofa, or you can use a twin roll-away in the second bedroom. Gorgeous Puget Sound, Seattle, and Mt. Rainier views while lying in bed! Master bedroom has a comfortable seating area, television/DVD player, private deck with small table and chairs. Living room also has a new queen sofa sleeper with premium mattress. Due to relatively small size of house, however, we recommend groups of no more than four.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
Notes:
Newly-remodeled house. Master bedroom features raised bednook with panoramic views of Mt. Rainier, Cascade Mountains, Puget Sound and Seattle skyline from the bed, plus bedroom sitting area and private deck. Master bathroom has deep soaking tub with views of Mt. Rainier and Puget Sound and heated slate floor from tub, frameless shower. Large deck off dining room, living room has gas fireplace, huge bay window and window seat. Professionally-landscaped yard with bluestone walkways, private hot tub and waterfront fire pit, Stainless gas range and convection oven, individually-controlled convection heat in rooms. Thirty-five minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle, and 3-mile drive from the ferry. Close to theatres, parks, restaurants, coffee shops. Owners on site for information and assistance.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews
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5

Beautiful property in a convenient location

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week out here with my wife and infant. The home is clean and cozy and the views are even better in person than in the pictures. We had several wildlife sightings (eagles, dolphins, hummingbirds) during our stay.

This property offers the peace and quiet you'd expect on Bainbridge without being isolated from society. The main town is extremely easy to get to and has plenty of bars and restaurants to keep you busy. Also, Poulsbo is just 20 or 30 min away and offers a fun & funky change of pace. If you'd rather stay in, grocery stores are also just minutes away.

Conveniently, the owners live on-site (in a separated unit, privacy is not an issue). They were eager to offer recommendations and respond to various needs during our stay.

I would absolutely recommend staying here to anyone looking for a Bainbridge getaway!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serene Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in early June. Weather was perfect, and so was the property. If you’re looking for a peaceful get away, this is the place. The view and the sounds of nature entered the house from all angles. The house had everything you could want or need, from kitchen equipment to big fluffy hot tub towels, and the hosts were amazing. Plenty to do on the island, and an easy ferry ride into Seattle for the sights. We can’t wait to go again.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A MUST stay accommodation!!

  • 5 of 5

If you want to have one of the most memorable holidays of your travel adventures, then stay at this superb property home. Your hosts, the views, accessibility, guest rooms, amenities, all contribute to the outstanding experience which you will enjoy. It is a bit difficult to provide the superlatives which make time spent here so perfect. Unquestionably one of the finest accommodations which my wife and I have enjoyed in our almost 40 years of national and international travels. For the Seattle area it is a MUST stay!!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning beach house...

  • 5 of 5

I visited in April 2017 for my honeymoon...my wife and I had an amazing relaxing time taking in the views, great weather, and Mother Nature. I'm a customer for life. Thank you for your hospitality Katherine. My wife and I truly appreciate it.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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The view!!

  • 5 of 5

This may seriously be the best view in the Seattle area. Even on a cloudy & rainy weekend, it was just amazing. Beautiful views of the Sound, downtown Seattle, and even Rainier (when the clouds parted). The house was perfect and the hosts were so sweet, even providing us with additional information about the house throughout the weekend. I really couldn't have asked for a better place for our trip!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magnificent

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place! The home has the most breathtaking views. It also very clean and it is stocked with everything you need.

The owners are great! They are very easy to deal with through the whole reservation and transaction. They are a great resource on what to do and see.

We are hoping to return soon. This place will always be our first choice.

Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Map

Car: recommended

Close to Bloedel Reserve, with 150 acres of spectacular gardens, woodlands, and Japanese tea garden, also close to two waterfront state parks. Walk to the Island Music Guild for evenings of jazz or bluegrass, and to the historic Rolling Bay Coffee Shop. Bainbridge Island has seven artisan wineries with tasting rooms, and numerous fine restaurants, as well as live theatre and music.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

NOTE: SPECIAL RATES FOR LONGER TERMS. PAYMENT OF THE DEPOSIT MUST BE MADE WITH THE OWNER WITHIN 24 HOURS OF MAKING THE RESERVATION ONLINE, OTHERWISE THE RESERVATION WILL BE CANCELLED. THE RISING MOON BEACH HOUSE DOES NOT TAKE ON-LINE PAYMENTS; DO NOT USE ANY "PAY NOW" BUTTON ON THE SITE. PAYMENT MUST BE MADE BY TELEPHONING THE OWNER WITH THE PHONE NUMBER PROVIDED TO YOU BY VRBO. THE OWNER TAKES VISA, MASTERCARD AND DISCOVER. IF YOU WANT TO PAY BY CHECK, YOU ALSO WILL NEED TO TELEPHONE THE OWNER TO ARRANGE THIS.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.