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Rockaway Beach Waterfront Home with Stunning Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

A stunning view of Puget Sound and the Seattle skyline greets you upon arrival at our Rockaway Beach house. The ever changing view includes ferries, cargo ships and pleasure boat traffic, along with sea lions, porpoises, and bird life all set against the background of the Space Needle and the Seattle skyline. The open floor plan allows you to take in the views from almost anywhere in the house with most rooms having spectacular water views.

You will also appreciate the tranquility and natural beauty of our south island location while being just 4.9 miles from the shops and restaurants of downtown Winslow, along with your own private beach.

Living and Dining Area: While our location puts you in close proximity to many outdoor activities, you will also find your indoor time can be enjoyable as well. The house features:

• Propane Fireplace

• Queen sofa sleeper sofa along with two leather swivel chairs

• 42” LCD television with an extensive list of cable channels including HBO, HBO on Demand, ESPN and Showtime.

• Sound system to accommodate mp3 players and phones

• High speed wireless internet.

• Dining table with seating for up to six

• Alcove with desk

• Library area with a wide variety of hardcover books, games, and playing cards.

Kitchen: You will enjoy cooking and the view from this well equipped kitchen.

• Modern stainless steel appliances

• Dishwasher and disposal

• Twelve sets of dishes, and flatware

• Coffee maker, coffee grinder, and electric tea kettle.

• Microwave

Bedrooms (2): Enjoy waking up to dramatic sunrises and the sounds of the waves and sea gulls from the master bedroom. The master bedroom features a balcony overlooking the Puget Sound, king bed, LCD television with cable and ceiling fan. The loft bedroom features a queen sized bed.

Location and Activities: In addition to an outstanding view, our convenient location puts you in close proximity to a wide variety of activities. Some fun things to do include:

• Launching your kayak (provided complimentary) from your front yard beach and paddle to Winslow for breakfast (2.5 miles) or Tillicum Village on Blake Island ( 4.0 miles) or historic Port Blakely just a 100 yards away. Two kayaks are available for guest use from April 1st through October 31st.

• Cycling on the many lightly travelled roads of the island. Bikes available for rent from Classic Cycles in Winslow.

• Stretching your legs on one of the nearby forested hiking trails that are within easy walking distance. Maps and directions to nearby trails provided.

• Treating your palate to some great wine from the seven great, yet small, wineries on Bainbridge Island by visiting one or all of four wine tasting rooms in Winslow (4.9m)

• Enjoying some local culture by visiting the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art or the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum.

• Taking in a current run movie at the Historic Lynwood Theatre which first opened in 1936 (2.4 m)

Keywords: Beachfront, View, House

More Details

Property Manager
Pat McShane
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Pat McShane

We have been fans of Bainbridge Island for a very long time and when the opportunity to acquire this home arose, we couldn't resist. We have spent over three decades managing award winning hotels and saw this house as a great chance to blend our professional experience with a love for the island.

Both of us are avid cyclists, and kayakers which are some of the many outdoor activities that you can enjoy on Bainbridge.

We hope you have the opportunity to stay with us and enjoy all that our location has to offer.

Pat McShane purchased this house in 2012

Why Pat McShane chose Puget Sound

We fell in love with this house because of the stunning view of Seattle and Puget Sound from every room in the house. The other advantages are its low traffic south island location, great cycling, kayaking, diving and wonderful light filled rooms.

What makes this house unique

This is a great house for activities such as sipping coffee while watching the sun come up over Seattle and the cascades, sitting on the beach with a campfire or just walking the dog to Halls Hill Overlook.

For those wanting more physical activities the south island location is convenient to cycling over to Lynnwood for a morning pastry, jumping on one of the hiking trails close by or kayaking to Blakely harbor.


Nearest Barpub
2.6 Miles
Treehouse Cafe
Nearest Ferry
4.9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.6 Miles
Treehouse Cafe
Nearest Beach
steps away from the house
Nearest Point of Interest
Great Kayaking Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Blakely Cemetary Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Blakely Harbor to Fort Ward Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Pane d'Amore
Nearest Point of Interest
Lynwood Theatre
Nearest Point of Interest
Rockaway Beach Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Halls Hill Overlook Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Eagledale Off-Lead Dog Park

Rockaway Beach Road is one of most sought after locations on the island because of its outstanding views and quiet south island location. The south end of the island is the quieter location and does not have the traffic of 305 to contend with.


Bainbridge Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Loft bedroom
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The sleeper sofa features a foam/inflatable mattress.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom features a balcony overlooking Puget Sound
  • King size bed in master bedroom on second floor. Queen bed in loft bedroom on second floor. Sleep Sofa in first floor living room with foam plus inflatable mattress.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
'South Bainbridge location is ideal for cyclists. The famous Hilly Chilly Ride route passes by our house.


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Rockaway Beach Waterfront Home with Stunning Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 72 reviews

A perfect home in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Bainbridge Island is a great location....easy access to Seattle as well as to activities on the peninsula; this home could not be nicer or the owners more accommodating. My wife and I enjoyed every minute of our stay, much of it just watching the activity on Puget Sound. We hope to return for even longer than the 8 days we spent here this summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rockaway Review

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Rockaway home July 11-18 ,2017 and it was everything we had hoped for. The setting is excellent.Close enough to town to have easy access to all Winslow offers,but distant enough to feel we were living at the beach. There is a large Masterbedroom that is very comfortable and a queen bed in the loft,on the second floor. Ample washroom and laundry facilities. The owners have tried to,anticipate the needs of their guestsmandmthe property is very well supplied.

And then there are the views. The ocean and mountain views are spectacular.A very special place. The only concern that one might have is to note that if you have young children, there is a fairly large opening at the stairwell on the second floor so you have to keep an eye on the kids to make certain there are no mishaps.

All in all, an excellent vacation property and excellent hosts.

Ray and Linda Rutman

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awe Inspiring retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay so much! The views are spectacular of Seattle & hearing the waves right outside the door was refreshing! Well kept home-- we will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

This was the first vacation that everyone in the family said they wanted to come back. The house was very well equipped with everything you could possibly need. The view and fire pit near the water were a great way to end each day.

The kayaks were a great way to explore the island and bays nearby. I would highly recommend going to BIO D in Lynwood and renting a paddle board as well. They delivered and picked it up the next day for $75.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful View / Great Access to Seattle

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week long stay in this home on Bainbridge Island. The view of the Puget Sound and Seattle is breathtaking. Every evening, we looked forward to reading and just looking out over the lights of the city.

Bainbridge's cute downtown with great coffee shops and shopping is 10-15 minutes from the home. The ferry ride from downtown to Seattle is about 30 minutes and very enjoyable. From the ferry we were able to walk to a variety to sites including the Space Needle, Chihuly Gardens, and to Safeco field to see the Mariner's play (it is a beautiful ballpark).

Our kids loved being right on the beach, collecting shells, making Smores in the firepit, and exploring the tidepools. It was magical for them. We also explored the island's trails at Grand Forest East and Grand Forest West, which were great for walking and trail running.

We had considered staying in downtown Seattle when booking this trip, but I am so glad that we decided to stay in this home. So many wonderful memories were made here!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic views and comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

Hearing the waves at night is something we will miss! House is stocked of much that you will need with comfortable beds and fluffy towels. More enough than towels/pillows with extras to spare. We had 2 kids 11 and 8 with us and we all loved exploring the beach with all the many sea life: anemones, snails and crabs. Having tide pools right in your backyard was such a fun experience. We also saw pods of dolphins, sea lions swim past our windows. The views from house are superb, great stay!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Credit Cards may be used for payment but will incur a 2.5% fee.

Memorial Day Weekend, Labor Day Weekend, Thanksgiving Week and Christmas / New Years December 20-31st stays, require a four night minimum at a rate of $345 per night.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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