About the property
- House1300 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Mininum Stay2 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4 Adults)
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 (available May 15 to October 15), 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
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 16, 2018
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 Owner chose Bainbridge Island
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.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful and Serene
I can’t say enough about our stay. The house was so comfortable and the views, breathtaking. Our trip to Bainbridge Island and staying at Rising Moon house will be unforgettable.
Great location, well maintained house.
The house is a bit old but very clean and well maintained.
Great views for switching Seattle glitter in the distance. Excellent for bird watching.
Small kitchen, not great for big family cooking.
Perfect spot for two couples.
We enjoyed having you at the Rising Moon Beach House, and are glad that you enjoyed the views. We do want to note that the entire house, from top to bottom, was remodeled in 2009-11 with high-end finishes, fixtures, appliances, etc. The kitchen is a galley kitchen, as appropriate for a beach house, and our guests love to cook with views of Puget Sound, Seattle, and Mt. Rainier on three sides!
The views the views the views
Nice clean property. The views are as good or better than advertised. We had a wonderful time.
Lovely home in a stunning setting
I fell in love with this VRBO instantly. I could move in today and live happily aver after. The owners are very warm delightful people who offered us the perfect mix of a welcoming yet private stay. Close enough to enjoy both downtown Seattle sights and the surrounding natural environments, this home also has beautiful private gardens with unparalleled almost 180 degree views.
Besides the beauty of the natural surroundings the home was fully equipped top to bottom. The Kitchen, laundry room and bathrooms were all amazing. They provided updated and upscaled appliances and fully stocked pantry, laundry and bath accommodations.
I can’t say enough wonderful things about this home. (The pictures do not do it justice).
Thank you for a stay that will always be a favorite memory for my family.
Nice home; well appointed; stunning views; yummy beds; great location. Would rent again.
"Spectacular" really doesn't do this property justice. Views of Seattle and the Cascades from north of Mount Baker to south of Mount Rainier. Eagles eating their catch while sitting in a tree in the yard of the house. The house itself has been modernized beautifully, and is comfortable and spotless. Katherine and Al were extremely welcoming and attentive hosts. And Bainbridge Island was a wonderful place to spend a few days. Katherine says they're going to sell the property at the end of next summer, so go quick!
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.