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Sunkissed beach bungalow on Crystal Springs Drive. Enjoy the gorgeous sunsets!.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,750 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms with a 3rd Garage Room. Private beach, fabulous patio with hot tub..

The sunny side of the island with a wonderful no bank waterfront beach perfect for miles of beachcombing, sunbathing, or watching sunsets. Great place to bike for miles; flat terrain and scenic views. The Hot tub on the patio is sparkling clean with a view of the water. The house sits across the street from the beach but the private beach is our property as well. It is a quiet road that bicyclist, walkers, runners - all enjoy the miles of flat terrain and the spectacular views of the Puget Sound.

This house was completely gutted and remodeled in 1999 featuring a huge island kitchen with granite counter tops, 2 propane fireplaces and 1 wood fireplace. Relax around the outdoor fire pit on the patio or enjoy a bon fire on the beach. We supply plenty of dry, seasoned wood for your use.

The house has two bedrooms each with a queen size bed. There is also the garage room which has a glass garage door with a couch that makes into a comfy hide-a-bed. The living room couch has a nice hide-a-bed as well.

There is one bathroom with a toilet, tub/shower, and pedestal sink. Attached, is another bathroom counter with a sink and mirrors so while one is showering another can be getting ready for the day.

Crystal Springs is a highly desirable area. Having a full western exposure gives you warmth of the afternoon sun and extended daylight hours. The front yard has some trees to give shade to those who do not wish to have direct sun. Enjoy the evening sunsets sitting in the hot tub sipping a glass of wine or sit by the fire pit looking out over the Puget Sound.

The house is pet-friendly having all natural limestone floors.

There are 2 single kayaks and an aluminum row boat you can use at your own risk. If you have a boat or some friends that do there is a buoy out front to tie up to. If fishing is your game, you are ½ mile from Point White dock.

There are miles of beach front to walk. Lynwood center is 2 ½ miles via the scenic route or 2 miles if you want to drive up and over the hill. There you can browse the shops, get a bite to eat, enjoy a drink or a cup of coffee, or take in a film at the historic Lynwood Theater.

Come and rejuvenate your spirit and feed your soul. We would love to share our home with you.

More Details

Lois Watford & Don Plantz
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Lois Watford & Don Plantz

Don is a native of Seattle and owner of a Marine Services company. He built his sailboat, a Westsail 32 which he lived on and off for 14 years raising 2 kids and sailed to Mexico and Alaska.

Lois moved to Seattle when she was 11. Remembering the family vacations at their beach house on Whidbey Island prompted her to move to Bainbridge Island in 1997, leaving the bustling suburbs of Seattle behind.

We have two spoiled little girls, Tootsie and Lolli, our little cocker spaniels that demand lots of attention from their parents. Wanting to share our experiences with our doggie girls is important to us which is why we welcome pets into our home. We hope you will enjoy our home as much as we do.

Lois Watford & Don Plantz purchased this bungalow in 1997

Why Lois Watford & Don Plantz chose Bainbridge Island

Our home means the world to us. Crystal Springs is a unique community where neighbors spend time together, enjoying a glass of wine watching the sunset or having a community bon fire. Currently, Lois is on a contract back in Buffalo, NY so it was a good opportunity for us to share our home with others. We invite you to feel the magic of our space. Relax and enjoy.

What makes this bungalow unique

Enjoy the energy of our home. Feel the flow of the house where the outside is readily accessible; there are no barriers or feeling of isolation from the natural surroundings. The house is incredibly grounded giving you a renewed and energized spirit.


Bainbridge Island Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Additional vanity area outside of main bathroom.
  • There is one bathroom with a tub/shower combination of tumbled marble. There is a pedestal sink. There are two pocket doors. One to the master and the other to enter from the other half of the bathroom that has a sink so the bathroom can be shared but private for each to get ready.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Propane fireplace, view of woods. Sliding door to outside.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Looks over woods in back and has sliding door to outside.
  • Both bedrooms have side water views and access to the outside side patios. There are large french doors that open into bedroom from the dining area and it has a small seating area that can be enjoyed by all guests.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Sunkissed beach bungalow on Crystal Springs Drive. Enjoy the gorgeous sunsets!.
average rating of 4.793103 based on 29 reviews

Incredible Place!

  • 5 of 5

This was by far our best trip to Bainbridge!

Our stay was so relaxing. The yard area overlooking the beach is very private and tranquil.

The house is perfectly set up for a group or just a couple. The kitchen is very well equipped for a gathering and there are several areas to curl up with a good book or sit and watch the boats go by. We were a little concerned about only having one bath with all girls, but there are multiple vanity areas so it worked out great. We had all the comforts of home and tons of nearby attractions to keep ourselves entertained.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Shereen for your review; we really appreciate it. We love our home and miss being there so it makes us feel good to know our guests are able to relax and enjoy our home. We hope if you come back to the island you will consider staying with us again. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season. Lois & Don
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A charming beach house

  • 4 of 5

Sun kissed beach bungalow is a very artistic, comfortable and enjoyable place to stay while taking-in Bainbridge and the surrounding area. We are already looking forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Hovey for taking the time to do a review. We love the island and miss our home. We were just there for the weekend to visit and look at what things need to be taken care of at the house. We would love to have you stay when you return again. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season. Lois & Don
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  • 3 of 5

A good location for walks. Good for naps. Island bus runs in front and will stop. Cell phone works ok.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful vacation rental!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home. The house was fully furnished especially the kitchen!!! Everything was clean and neat! The view was spectacular, we saw Orcas during our stay. The beach was perfect for our boys to collect shells and find creatures. The street was very quiet, not a lot of traffic. The beds were very comfortable and what a view to wake up with. Highly recommend this stay, thank you so much for a wonderful family vacation!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful water view home perfect for romantic getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this beautiful home on a quiet street, with views of the sound right out the large windows. The home is very tastefully decorated, the kitchen was well appointed and had a great supply of spices and pots and pans and everything you would need to cook. We mostly ate out though as Bainbridge Island has some great restaurants. We also enjoyed the hot tub! We have stayed in quite a few homes through VRBO and this was probably the nicest one so far! Would definitely love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Understated elegance and abundant comfort

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have stayed at many different "self-catering" type of vacation rentals across the US and the UK. What makes this home stand out amongst the others is that you are staying in someone's home - not their vacation rental.

It is obvious from the moment you approach the property that the owners, while they are not living there at this moment, consider this their home. It is impeccably maintained and the you are truly pampered. Often in these situations the homes are left barren, with the cheapest of cooking accoutrements and the flimsiest of linens, the most uncomfortable mattresses, etc. Not this property. The appliances are high-end, the kitchen is outfitted with a nice selection of cooking accountremounts, the furniture - especially the beds - is comfortable, and you are made to feel like a welcome guest.

The beach is a wonderful bonus!

The owner's are responsive, as is the property manager. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bremerton Historic Ships Association -- Turner Joy
Puget Sound Navy Museum
Pike Place Market
Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Seattle Tacoma International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Beach House Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Bainbridge Island ferry, downtown
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Meadowmeer Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
King Street Station, from Seattle Ferry Terminal
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 305, Bainbridge Island
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Beach House Restaurant
Nearest Ski
67 Miles
The Summit at Snoqualmie Pass
Nearest Beach
Private no bank beach in front on the Puget Sound
Car: necessary

Stroll down to Lynwood Center just 2.5 miles if you go the long way by the shoreline or 2 miles driving over Baker hill. Enjoy cruising the shops or getting a bite to eat at one of the cafes. The Beach House restaurant has a fabulous view of Rich Passage. On Sundays we have the Lynwood market, a non-profit corporation with the stated goal of building a children's playground in the Lynwood area in conjunction with the Parks and Recreation Department and their Foundation.

Saturday's at the Bainbridge Farmers Market, more than 40 vendors offer fresh, local produce, flowers and plants, specialty foods, beautiful crafts and much, much more. Shop, eat, listen to great music, and enjoy one of Bainbridge Island’s grandest traditions.

The 9-hole 'Meadowmeer' course at the Meadowmeer Golf & Country Club facility provides plenty of fun and challenge! Lots of personality on every hole as this well-maintained course is always in great playing shape. We feature 2,824 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 35. Most golfers play 18 holes as the 18 hole set up is designed to be played from different tee boxes on the back nine.

The Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island is an internationally renowned public garden and forest preserve. The founder’s vision was “to provide refreshment and tranquility in the presence of natural beauty,” and the Reserve’s mission is to “enrich people’s lives through a premier public garden of natural and designed Pacific Northwest landscapes.” The Reserve’s 150 acres are a unique blend of natural woodlands and beautifully landscaped gardens, including a Japanese Garden, a Moss Garden, a Reflection Pool and the Bloedels’ former estate home.

With 4 tasting rooms an easy walk from the Seattle ferry (scroll down for details), there’s almost always a place to taste wine on Bainbridge. And, several of the wineries are open on weekends during the summer or by appointment. You can even rent bikes at the ferry terminal to get around. But best of all, all 7 wineries are open for tasting and tours on select weekends throughout the year.

Just 25 minutes away over Agate Pass bridge on the Kitsap Peninsula is the town of Poulsbo. Experience authentic Norwegian heritage, walk quaint shop lined streets, and stroll the boardwalk on beautiful Liberty Bay. Rent a Kayak and enjoy a closer look at the local scenery. When you’re ready to rest, picnic in the waterfront park or enjoy the best of northwest and international cuisine at one of many fine restaurants. Over 130 Antique Shops, Art Galleries, Bakeries, Professionals, Restaurants, & businesses serving you.

During the week you can hail the ferry commuter bus right out in front of the house. Stepping off the ferry in Seattle you find yourself at the Seattle Waterfront; one of Seattle’s most unforgettable neighborhoods with spectacular views of Elliott Bay. Visitors can enjoy fresh Pacific Northwest seafood, eclectic souvenir and curio shops, scenic ferry rides, or a visit to the Seattle Aquarium. Or, take a walk along the piers and simply enjoy the view.

Pike Place Market is the city’s center for fresh, local produce, specialty food and small independent businesses. Established in 1907 to connect citizens and farmers, the Market continues its “Meet the Producer” tradition with a year-round farmers market, owner-operated bakeries, fish markets, butcher shops, produce stands and specialty food stores.

Within the nine acre Market historic district is a daily crafts market, which features the quality work of 225 craftspeople, and more than 200 unique owner-operated shops and services. There are more than 80 restaurants within the Market boundaries, from take out counters to fine dining establishments.

Hop the monorail from downtown Seattle to arrive at the Seattle Center. Originally built for the 1962 World's Fair, the 74-acre Seattle Center is a park, arts, and entertainment center. Its lankmark feature is the 605-foot tall Space Needle, a now-iconic building that was, at its completion, the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. Seattle Center is home to award-winning theatre companies, professional sports teams, museums, internationally acclaimed ballet and opera, a nationally recognized children's theatre and hands-on children's museum and exciting scientific exhibitions. We play host to remarkable arts, cultural, educational and community programs and international festivals. Once the site of Native American celebrations, Seattle Center continues to be a social and cultural gathering place for people around the world.

Just steps from the ferry is the old town Seattle, Pioneer Square. You never know what you are going to discover waltzing along the storied streets of Seattle's historic heart - enticing cuisine from the world's four corners, unique shops and delightful boutiques, epic pro sports, and night life ranging from manic to romantic. It's all here, waiting to be explored....


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.7%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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