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

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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.

Tom and Jodi Kelly
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 19, 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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Bainbridge Island Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • - 1 baby crib , Aero bed available.
  • Full closet, two bedside tables, bench seating, queen bed.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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


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Walking Distance To Ferry & Winslow, Sound And Mountain Views, Private Setting
average rating of 4.878049 based on 42 reviews

Beautiful apartment for two waling distance to town.

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay for two. Terrific host's that left a bottle of wine, fruit, cheese and crackers to munch on. Easy walk to downtown Winslow that has plenty of shops and restaurants. Great views of Rainier from apartment. Only thing we would add would be an extra set of towels for two and a small clock in the bedroom. Otherwise a perfect place to stay on Bainbrige Island

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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Wonderful place to base for the area!

  • 5 of 5

Although we were only there for 2 nights, we thoroughly enjoyed this apartment! Jodi and Tom were so kind, and the bottle of red wine and treats were a welcome surprise after the drive from the SeaTac airport! We immediately sat outside to enjoy the view :) The bed was SO comfortable, and we could walk all over the downtown area with ease. The house has anything you can possibly need and Jodi and Tom are readily available for questions or needs. We enjoyed taking the passenger ferry to Seattle (we're landlocked in Iowa so this was fun for us!) and spending part of a day/evening at Pike Place Market and on the big carousel. We also toured Bainbridge Island, really liked Bloedel Reserve and all the waterfront areas. We ate at Doc's once for dinner and the Streamliner for breakfast, both great choices! Thanks Jodi and Tom for the recommendations of stops to make on our way up to Olympic Park, Port Townsend was delightful! Love your neck of the woods!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Easy and hospitable

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just had a great 2-night stay here. When we arrived, there was a bottle of wine, crackers and cheese wating for us. Plus enough coffee to get us through our stay. The space was so bright and airy and quite comfortable. The kitchenette works well for light meals that can be heated or prepped in the microwave. The 1/2 mile walk from the ferry was not bad at all. It did get our hearts moving as we rolled our suitcase up the hill, but it was good exercise for us. :-) It is only a 1.2 mile walk into town so it was easy to get around without a car most of the time since that was the area we had come for. There is so much more to experience on the island, but you would want a car to venture all of it.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Island Oasis

  • 5 of 5

As I mentioned to Jodi when we met the morning after we checked into this great apartment, the only thing she didn't do was tuck us in the night before! The lights were on, there were drinks and snacks laid out for us along with a bowl of fresh fruit when we walked in after midnight.

While part of Jodi and Tom's lovely (and very convenient) home, it was totally private and relaxing with all the amenities of an upscale hotel. Jodi's flair for decor is second only to her warmth and hospitality. The fact that there isn't a stove top or oven was the perfect excuse NOT to cook. The neighborhood setting was a welcome change from the bustle of downtown

Seattle which is only a 30 minute ferry trip away.

This was the perfect setting for a long weekend getaway. We will return!

John and Artemis, Simsbury, CT

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay and enjoy.

  • 5 of 5

Great accommodations. Owners were very helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you Tom and Jodi, we had a great stay! Very private, well kept property. I would recommend to friends, it would be a pleasure to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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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.

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.

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.

2. Fork and Spoon - order at the counter, pick up and sit in courtyard. Directly across from nationally acclaimed Mora's Ice Cream.

3. Café Nola – most formal of all of these -

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.

5. Bainbridge Bakers (good lunch food, too)

If you want to be on the waterfront/marina/lots of boats, go to the Public House, aka The Pub ( 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,

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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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