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See the Seattle Skyline & Mt. Rainier from your vacation home backyard!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,501 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths - 2 Story with walk-out basement - Sleeps 8 Comfortably

Booking into 2020!! Don't miss this wonderful vacation spot!! Sip in the Seattle skyline year-round from the covered porch or the belvedere dramatically perched above the bluff. This sought-after peaceful location is just a couple miles from downtown Bainbridge Island and the Seattle-BI ferry.

Breathtaking high-bank waterfront view~the 3-story Skyline House is centered across the Puget Sound from downtown Seattle, sweeping to the right is Mt Rainier & the tip of Wing Point! Wrap around decks feature comfy, cozy furniture and a hanging swing...ensuring you can find the perfect hide-a-way spot to relax. Prefer to enjoy the sun? Just head out to the backyard where a beautiful oversize hammock is available as well as a playset for any little ones on the lush green lawn.

Inside you'll find beautiful hickory hardwood floors and a paneled study (with stone fireplace), with every room containing elegant northwest decor to enjoy. Indulge in beautiful views of the water, the emerald city and Mt. Rainier from the basement windows all the way up to the master bath! The Skyline's Home architect made sure that even cooking dinner includes a a panoramic view!

The details of the Skyline house make the guests feel cozy and at home. Following dinner preparations in a chef's style kitchen, you and your guests can feast at the 10+ ft. restored sycamore tree dining table for 10 in the separate, elegant dining room.

As owners, we almost tear up each year we have to leave and promise you'll fall just as in love with the Skyline House and the wonderful Bainbridge Island area!

More Details

Michelle Linquist
Member since: 2016
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:
August 20, 2018

About Michelle Linquist

We spent 3 years looking for the Skyline House. The view of Seattle and Mt. Rainier stole our hearts during our dating years and we just never tire of the area. It's heaven on earth for nature lovers! We hope to someday retire on BI and spend every minute here! In the meantime, we enjoy sharing this wonderful peaceful home with fellow vacationers.

Michelle Linquist purchased this house in 2014

Why Michelle Linquist chose Bainbridge Island

Secluded enough to provide a peaceful and rejuvenating vacation yet with the conveniences of being only minutes from downtown BI and the Seattle ferry you won't be disappointed. The view is unforgettable!

What makes this house unique

Sitting on over an acre, the Skyline House has plenty of room for outdoor play and exercise for little ones or you can just enjoy each other's company or the company of friends lounging on the outdoor 2nd story porch while enjoying the view of the Seattle skyline, Puget Sound traffic, the Cascades and Mt. Rainier. If you're lucky, you'll even see the whales passing through!

Guestbook comments from the owner


We loved staying at your home. The unpredictable Northwest weather awarded us with sunrise views of Mt Rainier, Baker and Cascades, as well as reflections

of 🌅 sunsets. My guests and I had a superb visit and the Californians were amazed and astonished by your home, weather, views and gorgeous fall color. Thanks for your hospitality.


Oct 2016
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Bainbridge Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3501 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • A photo or scanned copy of booking guests' Photo ID must be remitted via email. Name on ID must match name on reservation.
  • Name on credit card used for booking must match name on reservation. Any exception to this rule is required in writing from lessor to guarantee res.
  • Written acknowledgement from guest required that the high bluff is acceptable. There are pier posts and rope indicating area not to cross-not barrier.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , His and her sinks
    2nd Bedroom Upstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Basement Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Entry Way Powder Bath - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Also includes a chase to curl up and read!
    2nd Bedroom Upstairs - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Queen sofa pull out with full and twin bunk bed set
    Basement Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen pull out sofa sleeper - full bath also downstairs
  • Every bedroom in the house has beautiful views of Seatttle, the Cascades and Mt. Rainier!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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See the Seattle Skyline & Mt. Rainier from your vacation home backyard!
average rating of 4.970588 based on 35 reviews
Playa Vista CA

A gorgeous home with a stunning view-- a perfect vacation setting!

  • 5 of 5

This home took our breath away from the moment we set foot inside it. The sweeping views of Seattle and Mt. Rainier first caught our eye, but once we changed focus to our new, immaculate surroundings, we wished we could stay forever. Michelle and Todd have thought of everything down to the tiniest of details. We had our two year old with us, and it's really the perfect home for a family with kids of any age. (The bunk beds were a huge hit with him!) The kitchen had every appliance we could dream of, the bathrooms were fully stocked with wonderful amenities, including a towel warmer in the master bath! The king bed in the master bedroom is incredibly comfortable, and the high-end laundry room was so convenient. (We were particularly enthralled with the cabinet where you could store clean towels in the laundry room and access them in the bathroom! Brilliant!) We spent a lot of time playing in the huge backyard, and our son adored the play set back there. It was hard to ever leave the house; who would want to with views like that and such a level of comfort! But most of all, it's clear that this house is owned by people who truly care, a family filled with love, and one who desires each of their tenants to feel that warmth and love while they enjoy their vacation. Who could ask for more?

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lisa, Your review brought tears to my eyes...even my husband said "what a kind and touching review!" To hear that our efforts have helped make such a wonderful vacation for you and your family, the fact that you could tell that it's so important to us, is so rewarding. And the precious video of your little one saying goodbye to the carved bears out front is too adorable and priceless! You all were such wonderful guests...We can't wait for your return visit! Thank you so much for allowing us to host you all at the Skyline House! We wish you a wonderful year filled with even more unforgettable memories and blessings! Sincerely, Michelle Linquist P.S. Please tell your husband we loved his review too:) We know it takes time out of busy schedules to leave them and we greatly appreciate it!
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Wonderful waterfront home

  • 5 of 5

The minute we opened the front door and saw the amazing view, we were thrilled to stay in this lovely home. There’s lots of great outdoor space, and our granddaughter really enjoyed the slide.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN

Great property with all the amenities.

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 3 had a work trip in Seattle and decided to stay here rather than get stuffy hotel rooms in Seattle. Each day we looked forward to getting back to the house and relaxing. We saw black tail deer in the yard almost every morning. The weather was absolutely perfect and we really enjoyed use of the house. The owners were very attentive and it was a great experience; highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful adventure and jam packed family fun trip!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect house, perfect location! We are a family of 5 and chose Bainbridge Island because it was right in the middle of all we wanted to accomplish during our adventure to the Pacific Northwest. We arrived at the house well past midnight and opening the front door and being greeted by the lit up Seattle skyline was amazing! I woke up early the next morning and took my coffee and a blanket out to the porch swing and watched the ferries come and go as Seattle woke up! With in minutes deer were walking past me and a bald eagle flew by!

Day 1- we took the ferry to Seattle which is free for pedestrians going to Seattle and a few buck to return. We did Pikes Market and just hung around the city for a few hours before taking the 30 min ferry back to Bainbridge.

Day 2- Drove to the Olympic National Park and did some hiking.

Day 3- We got up super early and drove to Port Angeles (1.5 hours) and took the ferry to Victoria BC for some whale watching! We left our car in Port Angeles and found Victoria to a very walkable city.

Day 4- Ferry back to Port Angeles and back to a different part of Olympic Park for more hiking.

Day 5- Let the kids sleep in. I read an entire book sitting in the lounge chair looking out at Seattle and did some day dreaming watching boats cruising and the birds flying over the sound. Then we went "downtown" BI which is less that 2 miles away and ate and drank and walked around exploring the cute shops.

Day 6- back to Seattle on the ferry. Toured U of W, Nordstrom, Lake Union, Amazon...

Day 7- We packed up and took the car on the ferry back to Seattle for the first time which was easy and fun! We drove 50 miles north to Franklin Falls and then hit Snoqualmie Falls as we made our way back to Seatac.

The house had everything we needed to cook dinners and stay warm by the fireplace. The upstairs bedrooms were very comfortable, plenty of hot water, towels, pillows and the internet connection was great. The downstairs bedroom had a sofa bed so my kids opted to all stay in the upstairs bedroom and there was plenty of room. The market is an amazing grocery store that also has plenty of prepared meals if cooking on vacation isn't your thing. Great wine too! Very comfortable home and EXCEPTIONAL CARE FROM THE OWNERS who take making you comfortable very seriously! Thank you for allowing us to experience your part of the world!! Looking out my back windows will never be the same knowing what you see looking out yours!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unbelievable home and views!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the views from this amazing home. The living room, backyard, porch, kitchen, and nook, all provided for fabulous family time, with the amazing view of the sound and Seattle to constantly look at. We didn't turn on the TV once, or go out to dinner - because the view was so spectacular, we couldn't leave it!

Michelle was incredibly attentive too. We had a slight issue with the refrigerator when we got to the house, and we had someone to look at it within an hour. She kept in touch with us via email throughout the weekend to help address any questions, she was so helpful and gracious!

The only thing that would have been better is having a queen sized bed in the lower level. That would be a nice addition, but the pullout was comfortable as well. Overall a great Easter weekend on Bainbridge!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well-appointed, comfortable home with unbeatable views of Downtown Seattle.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at the Skyline House! It was everything we could have hoped for in a vacation rental. An easy drive from the ferry, nice quiet area, and amazing views. The house itself had everything we needed. It was warm, cozy and inviting. Michelle was fantastic and very easy to work with. She truly cared about us and made sure she did everything to make our stay pleasant. I would only put one thing out for consideration. The house only has two "real" beds (the master king and bunk beds). The other two available beds in the house are sofa sleepers which were fine but true beds would have been preferred. Overall I would very highly recommend the Skyline House. We spent a very special Christmas there and it felt like home. Now we just need to figure out how we can get back for another vacation. If we can, we will book this house again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
SEA-TAC - via ferry or accessible via Tacoma
Nearest Barpub
1.4 Miles
Alehouse on Winslow Way East
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Bainbridge Island - Seattle Ferry
Nearest Golf
3.3 Miles
Wing Point Golf & Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Streamliner Diner
Nearest Beach
1.2 Miles
Hawley Cove Beach
Car: recommended

Enjoy the outdoor sport court with basketball goal, swing set in the backyard or just sit by the high bank water's edge under the cover of the peaceful belvedere. Guests can also enjoy seating on the back porch or porch swing that has breathtaking water and mountain views!

And, for the griller in your family the view while grilling on the 5 burner grill (includes sear and side burner options for cooking) placed just outside the kitchen for convenience will never disappoint!

Just minutes from the Bainbridge ferry and downtown Bainbridge, fine dinners, shopping, outings with little ones to the park or water are endless. Heart and Soul, a wonderful pottery shop that provides endless fun times of pottery painting or fusing glass with little ones, also provides a parent's night out opportunity on select Saturdays.

Our favorite restaurants include Cafe Nola, Hitchcock's and Streamliner Cafe. Westside Pizza is great for a pizza night delivery!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350
Additional Guest Fee $75 per person per night
Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Insurance $59

Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed. No booking is guaranteed until payment is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.