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Walking Distance To Ferry & Winslow, Sound And Mountain Views, Private Setting

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2 adults, one child

This first floor, separate entrance apartment is perfect for a weekend getaway to beautiful Bainbridge Island. Less than four blocks from the ferry and the town of Winslow, you are in the heart of everything - restaurants, BI Museum (free and open 7 days a week), Kidi-Museum, public ale houses, wine tasting rooms and live theater as well as movie house.

Apartment has one bedroom with queen bed, full bath, kitchen with microwave and frig. Flat screen TV and free Wi-Fi for your convenience. Outside sitting areas to relax with morning coffee or evening cocktails as you watch the ferries come and go with Mt. Rainier as your backdrop.


Owner
Tom and Jodi Kelly
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Tom and Jodi Kelly

We have lived on this island for 27 years. Five years ago we sold our family home out on the northeast end and moved into the town of Winslow. What a wonderful change. As much as we loved beach combing at Fay Bainbridge Park, we love living in town even more with the community theater, movies, restaurants and shopping. This island has it all - Grand Forest walks, tide pooling, strolling, biking, kayaking, Blodel Reserve, free museum with wonderful collections, island-owned library and the best 4th of July parade and fireworks anywhere (and our house has a front row seat). After our four children moved out and on with their lives, we turned our attention to figuring out our next steps.

Tom and Jodi Kelly purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Tom and Jodi Kelly chose Puget Sound North

We bought this property 20 years ago imaging that we might build a house one day. After selling our family home, we knew we wanted to stay on the island, but we wanted to spend a couple of years renting before deciding our next steps. Eventually, we chose to go back into home ownership. Now that the house is complete, just as we did with family and friends in our former home, we decided to open it up to guests. Only this time, instead of welcoming people we know, we thought we'd meet people like us who use VRBO. It's a new venture for us to rent out our home, but so far it's been a wonderful experience.

What makes this apartment unique

When we began construction on the house, we had no idea we'd have spectacular views of Mt. Rainier, the ferries and Puget Sound from every floor. Our attention was more focused on trying to build green. We used insulated concrete forms (ICF), which fit together much like legos. No surprise that people call it the 'lego house'. But we were surprised when our talented friend, Carlyle Livingston II, made a model of it out of legos (see photo). Other talented friends, Diane Boncolini and Greg Mesmer of Mesolini Glass Studio, created a spectacular leaded glass door that brings delight to us on a daily basis. We love the gardens and watch with anticipation as the new plants begin to take root.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This brand new home is just steps from Main Street Winslow. The bed was very comfortable and well appointed. All the amenities you could ask for. I really can't wait to visit Bainbridge again and stay here. Tom and Jodi were kind, accommodating. I can't say enough about the whole experience. Highly recommended.
Jul 2014
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Amenities

Bainbridge Island Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • - 1 baby crib , Aero bed available.
  • Full closet, two bedside tables, bench seating, queen bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Walking Distance To Ferry & Winslow, Sound And Mountain Views, Private Setting
average rating of 4.875 based on 33 reviews
Bothell, WA
4

Cozy, very clean and friendly people

  • 4 of 5

My little family (of 3), spent one night here and we felt very comfortable. Jodi was very warm, welcoming and easy to get along with. She also loved interacting with my toddler son and even had some toys for him to play with so I would say it is kid friendly. They were very accommodating and they provided an aerobed and sleeping mat for my 3 y/o to sleep on. There is no stove top so one cannot cook any meals but there is a microwave and refrigerator. I would have loved to have a toaster though but I could not find one. But I am sure if I asked Jodi she may have brought one for me. I loved this little apartment and I will consider staying there again in the future. Thank you Jodi.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Modern and clean

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The property is clean and well kept. Jodi and Tom provided wine and snacks. The washer and dryer are new and there was detergent to do our laundry. The bed is comfortable and the tv works. The wifi works as well. The property is walking distance to downtown Bainbridge. We once lived on the island and trying enjoyed the location and our stay at this property. We will visit and utilize this property again. The listing description is accurate. We would recommend this property to our friends.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ann Arbor
5

Lovely Apartment; Wonderful Hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Jodi and Tom's ground floor apartment in their "Lego House" on Bainbridge Island was the perfect retreat for our weekend getaway. Their apartment was comfortably and thoughtfully furnished and it was an easy stroll into the quaint town of Winslow where we found numerous restaurants and pubs. We oh so appreciated the welcome tray which contained an array of appetizers and goodies! Jodi and Tom even left us a supply of flashlights and extra blankets in anticipation of an approaching storm.

Thank you for a wonderful visit!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic, wonderfully located little gem

  • 5 of 5

Jodi and Tom are great hosts and this adorable place has all the creature comforts needed for a perfect stay

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful stay on Bainbridge Island!

  • 5 of 5

Jodi and Tom went out of their way to make my stay with them very special. They are gracious hosts and their home is beautiful. The apartment is very comfortable and in a location that offers easy access to the beach, ferry, and downtown Winslow. I am looking forward to my next visit to Bainbridge Island and Lego House!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful hosts and excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Jodi and Tom are awesome hosts and the location was great. Came for our anniversary and they made it very special. Wine, flowers and snacks were provided. As well as breakfast delights. The room was perfect, it was clean, private, and well maintained.

Comfortable walking distance from the ferry and town. Very easy walk to get to the beach with an excellent view of the ferry. We flew into Seattle airport and without a rental car, we took light rail to Westlake stop which is near Pike Place then walked to the ferry terminal. Took ferry to Bainbridge then walked to the property. Come on a Saturday if you want to experience the magic of the Bainbridge Farmers Market (Mar-Dec) from 9am to 1pm. Jodi and Tom will also provide you a list of great ideas to do while on Bainbridge Island.

I would recommend this property to anyone that wants to get away from the City life and enjoy a relaxed time on Bainbridge Island.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: not necessary

Bloedel Reserve is now open to the public. Fantastic gardens. An Island treasure. BI Museum (BIMA) is also open, and free, every day of the week. It is located on the corner of Winslow and 305, which is the first intersection you hit when driving off the boat. Next to the BIMA is KidiMu – a great interactive museum for kids, but not free.

Restaurants ….

If you've never been to Bay Hay and Feed, it's a very cool store. It is located in Rolling Bay. It's t-shirt logo is legendary and is spotted in countries around the world. A beautiful nursery, some fun kid toys, an electric pony, clothing, usually some newly hatched chicks. It's an upscale farmer's store. Next door to it is a hole in the wall bakery that serves great lattes and good sandwiches. Sometimes soup. Tiny, so you sit outside in the Bay Hay and Feed nursery to eat. Kids can run around. http://bayhayandfeed.com/

If you are still into plants after the Bloedel, then a trip to Bainbridge Gardens is a must. A superior nursery and New Rose Cafe on site serves some great sandwiches. Again, outside, so weather a consideration. http://www.bainbridgegardens.com/NewRoseCafe.html

If you want to try something indoors, down in the town of Winslow, we have several adult and kid-friendly, tasty places.

1. Streamliner Diner – casual, sit down and order. http://streamlinerdiner.com/

2. Fork and Spoon - order at the counter, pick up and sit in courtyard. Directly across from nationally acclaimed Mora's Ice Cream. http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/1/1589364/restaurant/Seattle/Fork-Spoon-Bainbridge-Island

3. Café Nola – most formal of all of these - http://www.cafenola.com/

4. Blackbird Bakery (good lunch food, too). If anyone likes knitting or just to browse in a yarn and tea shop, the Blackbird is right next door to the famous Church Mouse. I don't knit, but I love going in there. http://blackbirdbakery.com/

5. Bainbridge Bakers (good lunch food, too) http://www.bainbridgebakers.com/page/1m5qj/About_Us.html

If you want to be on the waterfront/marina/lots of boats, go to the Public House, aka The Pub (http://harbourpub.com/). They have good fish and chips, hamburger, salad, soup. It's a pub, but fairly good food.

Last on my list for breakfast or lunch is Roosters. Fairly non-descript. Right off the main drag on your way to the marina area. It's good food, good coffee. Internet café, but also great meeting place and if kids get squirmy, they can move around.

Dinner doesn't get better than Hitchcocks or Marche. Both have award winning chefs and both are on the main street - just 5 blocks or so from the Lego House.

Fay Bainbridge State Park, located on the northeast end of the island, is a great beach combing area. Low tides reveal a rich sea life.

If you want to catch a sunset, go over to Lynwood Center. You can also grab a good bite to eat at the Treehouse or take in a live concert. A favorite of the locals, http://treehousebainbridge.com/

There is so much more. Contact us for ideas. We've lived on the island for almost 30 years and we are still discovering its many charms.

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Rates & Availability

Bainbridge Island Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
May 27 2017 - Jun 29 2017
1 night minimum stay
$190
 
 
4th of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
High Season
Jul 5 2017 - Sep 4 2017
1 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$185
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Cancellation policy: 100% 30 days in advance. 50% less than 30 days and more than one week in advance. 0% 7 days or less.

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.

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