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

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Property type apartment


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 separate bedroom with queen bed, a full bath, a kitchenette/wet bar with microwave and mini frig, and a sitting area with sofa and two arm chairs. Flat screen TV and free Wi-Fi are available 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

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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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 4.893617 based on 48 reviews

A lovely, homey get-away

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderfully decorated, comfortable space. The owners have been very thoughtful about how they set it up, and everything you could need or want is here. The distance from the ferry and to town are ideal as well. A perfect place to get away from the city!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful and warm

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was decorated beautifully: warm, light, and clean. We loved being so close to town. Walking to the ferry, coffee, restaurants... it was all perfect!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

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

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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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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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.




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.