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Walk to Ferry, Walk in town! Garden studio with hot tub!

Bedrooms 1
Space 350 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Studio apartment with hot tub

Little Rabbit Studio is on lovely Bainbridge Island. Bainbridge Island is the closest Puget Sound Island to Seattle. A ferry connects the Island to downtown Seattle. While we are in the village of Winslow, we offer the unique opportunity to both visit the exciting city of Seattle, and explore our relaxing and beautiful Island. The ferry terminal is at the end of our street, a ten minute walk away.

Downtown Seattle has many wonderful attractions: fabulous museums, galleries, world class restaurants, sports complexes, Pike Place Market, small boutiques, department stores, music venues, performance arts, sculpture park, restaurants, pubs, bars, nightlife, boat excursions. Activities abound for the active visitor and for someone more interested in exploring cultural opportunities.

Within the village of Winslow on Bainbridge Island, Little Rabbit Studio apartment looks out over a lovely garden of unusual plants and flowers. You are welcome to explore the gardens. A 100 year old apple tree outside your door attracts wildlife including many kinds of birds and deer. A patio has a path to an outdoor fire pit for evenings by the fire. A second private patio has a hot tub for your exclusive use.

The studio itself is equipped with a kitchenette for snacks and smaller meals which includes: convection oven, microwave, grill, single burner cooktop, and small undercounter refrigerator. Wifi is available. Heating and air conditioning are provided.

Although it's just 35 minutes by ferry from Seattle, Bainbridge Island is a totally different world. Travelers who enjoy the outdoors can hike, bike or walk in the Bloedel Reserve, Fort Ward State Park, or many other trails. The island feels rural, and local agriculture is a source of pride for residents with a seasonal weekly farmer's market. Bainbridge Island is also known for its strong visual and performing arts culture, and there is excellent shopping in Winslow.

We are located within the village of Winslow, which has art galleries, a fabulous art museum with primarily Northwest art, a history museum, and shops for clothing, housewares, and design. A waterfront trail winds around the village with views out to the harbor and bay. Kayak and bicycle rentals are right here in town!

The Island has 8 wineries, including one, Rolling Bay Winery, which was on the list of the 20 best wineries out of 600 in the state. Bainbridge Organic Distillery Vodka was named the number one vodka out of 1000 competitors from 25 countries. Excellent restaurants, bakeries, coffee houses and wine bars provide culinary adventures.

Bainbridge Island Aquatic Center has two full size pools with numerous swim lanes, a lazy river, sauna, and steam room.

Bainbridge Island has 38 miles of hiking trails.

Restaurants on the Island are varied: from ethnic (Thai, Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, Italian), to American (pubs, diners), to seafood, to many bakeries, and to gourmet. Dining is on the waterfront, in town, and other locations on the Island. Mora Ice Cream, in the village of Winslow, was named by Food and Wine Magazine as the best in the country.

While we are in the village of Winslow, and enjoy the proximity to services and shops, our dead-end street has a rural feeling, with soaring trees and lots of deer and wildlife.

Outside of Winslow, the rest of the island has many attractions: hiking trails, beaches, nature reserves, for example. There is also an interesting and captivating monument to the Japanese Internment during World War II. The first Japanese to be taken away from their homes and put in Internment camps were from Bainbridge Island.

Off the island, in addition to Seattle, the Olympic Peninsula is just over a bridge connecting Bainbridge Island to the Western mainland. Right off the bridge is a casino. A free bus to the casino is at the ferry dock at the bottom of our street.

About 10 minutes further is the town of Poulsbo, a town settled by Scandinavians that still has Scandinavian bakeries and shops. Further still is the town of Port Gamble, a scenic former lumber town with many historic buildings.

Further on, one can reach Olympic National Park, with its Olympic mountain peaks, waterfalls, trails, wildlife, and visitor center. Hurricane Ridge is a must-see drive up the mountains to one of the most beautiful places in the world. Hundreds of miles of hiking trails, a visitor center, skiing, and abundant wildlife are all right there. The city of Port Townsend is a historic town of 150 year old homes high on a bluff overlooking the sea. It's historic waterfront is well known for its shops and restaurants. Nearby the natural area of Dungeness Spit has an 8 mile trail along a narrow sand spit (water on both sides) to a lighthouse. Hikers are often accompanied by sea lions who swim along the spit. The walk back includes incredible views of the Olympic Mountains! Also near Port Townsend and Hurricane Ridge is the ferry to Victoria, British Columbia, for either a day or overnight trip. Many people go just for High Tea and a walk along the wharf. Victoria is also known for its museum which is worth a visit.

The Olympic Rain Forests are accessible on the Peninsula, as are glacier lakes with deep blue water surrounded by mountains. The Olympics are also the place to go for wild beaches with no commercial development. Surfers congregate in Westport while other areas are known for beach walks and quiet contemplation.

We are able to provide hiking information for both the Island and the Olympic Park, rain forest and mountains. We are able to give route suggestions, and recommendations for stops along the way.

Please note that our studio is best for people who enjoy the outdoors and quiet relaxation. There is no television. Wifi is available.

More Details

Joanie Klorer
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 7, 2018

About Joanie Klorer

Originally from Missouri, I am a retired school social worker and counselor who lived in Seattle for the past 30 years before moving to the Island. My spouse is a dental hygienist.

We have travelled extensively and our preferred accommodations are always vacation rentals where we can experience life as a local would. If possible, we like to avoid using cars and experience as much as we can on foot, train or ferry. We wanted our own vacation rental to be comfortable and private, yet with easy access to the things we love about the island.

Why Joanie Klorer chose Bainbridge Island

We traveled to Bainbridge Island often while we lived in Seattle. It is an ideal location! We have the uniqueness of island living, yet are close enough to the wonderful city of Seattle to go over for dinner, a show or one of the fabulous museums. We find, though, that there is plenty to do right on the Island and in the surrounding areas.

What makes this apartment unique

We offer quiet, relaxation, romance and a combination urban and island experience!


Bainbridge Island Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Hot tub is outside on private patio
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen bed, double doors open to garden and patio.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Pick up and drop off at island destinations may be arranged. Please inquire. Kayak and bike rental are a short walk away. Bainbridge Island Aquatic center with two full size indoor pools, lazy river, sauna, and steam room is also nearby.


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Walk to Ferry, Walk in town! Garden studio with hot tub!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 110 reviews
Portland, OR

We were delighted from the minute we arrived. Absolutely precious.

  • 5 of 5

Joanie is delightful. She recommended restaurants for the evening we arrived and emphasized that we were to make ourselves at home with full use of their lovely garden setting and private use of the hot tub off the back.

The studio itself is spotless and appointed beautifully. My husband is a builder specializing in ADUs--he's a difficult person to impress-- and he's been all compliments. A small kitchen yet you want for nothing. Joanie left us a bottle of wine and banana bread and even half and half for tea the next morning--the types of touches that really make a difference when you are traveling.

We will absolutely make this studio our weekend getaway from Portland. I can't imagine that anyone wouldn't be absolutely in love with Little Rabbit Studio.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded, Quiet, Super Clean and Lovely Host

  • 5 of 5

We were charmed from the moment we arrived. It is an easy walk from the ferry, yet in a quiet, secluded area of Winslow that we had never explored before. There is a brand new trail into town that makes walking to restaurants easy. But best of all was the warm welcome from Joanie. Smart, well-traveled herself and kind-hearted...we feel like we made an instant friend. Special touches throughout the property delighted us. Fresh pumpkin bread, unbreakable wine glasses for the private hot tub and a bed that for some reason was SOOOO comfortable that we slept like babies. We will definitely be making a return trip! Thank you Joanie!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful little place, great location, HOT TUB!

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I loved staying here. The apartment was just what we needed for a weekend away. We loved that we didn't have to bring a car on the ferry, since it is within walking distance from the ferry (about a half mile) and downtown. The private hot tub was excellently maintained and perfect for two people. We would come back. Thanks Joanie!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and comfortable within easy walking distance of downtown

  • 5 of 5

A small, quiet, clean space for 2 to enjoy. Even though small, the kitchen is well thought out for light meals, the bed comfortable, the bath easily accessible and the hot tub a place for 2 to relax and enjoy.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Idaho Falls

Great place, great location, great hosts.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is clean and well appointed, as is the property. Great decor, a bunch of great books (esp. love the books about the island), and games. Hot tub was hot and the water was clean. Location is very close to town. Hosts are great. Lastly, very reasonable price.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Best place to stay at Bainbridge Island for couples

  • 5 of 5

This is very well maintained place with attention to details. The owner was really helpful and her advice helps us spend a perfect weekend on the island. In general, I would call this place like 5 stars boutique hotel.

Highly recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Seattle - via ferry and light rail
Nearest Barpub
0.15 Miles
Winslow Ale House, Bainbridge Pub, many wine bars
Nearest Ferry
0.15 Miles
10 minute walk
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Ferry to downtown Seattle, then short walk
Nearest Restaurant
0.15 Miles
10 minute walk to restaurants, bars, tasting rooms
Nearest Beach
0.15 Miles
10 minute walk
Car: not necessary

Little Rabbit Studio is easy walking distance to town and the ferry, so in that respect a car is not necessary. Many guests, however, wish to explore the island, do some hiking and even explore further onto the Olympic Peninsula. It is possible to enjoy the Island outside of town without a car if you are willing to take buses. Otherwise, a car will be advisable. Car rental is available in Seattle.




Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Three night minimum during high season and on Holiday weekends (Labor day, Memorial day, Thanksgiving, other holidays if falling on a weekend)

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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