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

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment

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:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 29, 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 Bainbridge Island

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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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.

Amenities

Bainbridge Island Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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 ...
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

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Walking Distance To Ferry & Winslow, Sound And Mountain Views, Private Setting
average rating of 4.888889 based on 46 reviews
5

Exactly as described. Very walkable location.Quiet and Comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Wine, cheese and snacks provided upon our arrival. Apartment is very comfortably furnished. Located in a quiet neighborhood. Unit is attached to host dwelling, but the separate entrance lent to a feeling of privacy.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Williamsburg, VA
5

Beautiful house and location

  • 5 of 5

The amenities and decor of the Lego house were excellent and the hosts were friendly and extremely helpful. I would stay there again! Thanks Tom and Jodi.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Seattle, WA
5

Great weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

The condo was close enough to town that we could walk, which was great. The neighborhood was super cute and it was very clean and well appointed. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Bainbridge!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful visit. The condo is beautiful. So quiet and relaxing. We enjoyed the walk to the ferry as well as walking into town. Public transportation is great for adventures around the island.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: September 2017
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5

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: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

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

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