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Sophisticated Designer Retreat In The Woods

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

On the edge of Bainbridge Island’s spectacular Grand Forest with its miles of hiking trails (just walk in) and at the end of a private road, this country retreat of 3 1/4 acres, including a mini-orchard of heirloom apple and plums trees, was originally hand-built of Douglas Fir from the property. It has been lovingly and artistically remodeled into a modern designer’s paradise in the woods. Conservatively sleeping eight, it contains a fully-equipped gourmet chef’s kitchen, high speed Internet and two flat-screen televisions connected to DirecTV. The glamorous master bath has an all-glass shower and Japanese soaking tub. The master has a king sized bed; the other two bedrooms have queens. A futon sofa in the upper living room also turns into a queen-sized bed. An ottoman in the same room opens into a single. This modern sanctuary in the woods is less than ten minutes away from the Bainbridge ferry and the charming town of Winslow.

Roger Simon or Sheryl Longin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018


Bainbridge Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM / Check-out: 2:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1 has Japanese soaking tub and large glass shower Bathroom 2 has convenient separate powder room and sink off dining room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Upstairs living room has futon that converts into a queen-sized bed and an ottoman that converts into a single bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Staff


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

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Sophisticated Designer Retreat In The Woods
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
Seattle, WA

Great yard! Very spacious, well-equipped, clean home not far from the ferry and shops.

  • 5 of 5

This property has the loveliest yard! My dogs and daughter loved running around with us outside. The kitchen had everything one could need, and overall our stay was amazing and relaxing. Great trails nearby too. When it rained, we took our 3 year old daughter to the Kids Discovery Museum, which she lovedoesn't.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gen, thanks very much for your kind words. Very glad your family enjoyed your stay. We'd be pleased to have you back!
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Great time

  • 5 of 5

The house was great. Loved being so close to The Grand Forest! We experienced island life when a storm came through and we lost power. Glad we were close enough to town that we could get in the car and go to Winslow for restaurants and entertainment. Very grateful we were given a contact name and number. Michael was awesome! He helped us with power repair updates, resetting the TV and has been gracious enough to send us a forgotten item! The house had everything we needed and we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the terrific review, Sabrina. Glad you enjoyed the house and the area. It is a special place and the proximity to the Grand Forest makes it unique. Sorry about the brief power outage but that happens on rare occasions in rural areas, as you know. That's why we have Michael standing by, as you noted. He''s a gem and can handle just about anything.
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Retreat in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Worked out great. Very Modern. Had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your kind review. We try to be modern too - but fun in the woods at the same time.
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Palm Desert, CA

Lovely and spacious home with a great kitchen!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I and our Airedale Terrier stayed here for a week and had a wonderful time. The kitchen/eating area is large and the induction cook top is great! Master bedroom is also large and the bed is comfortable. The master bath has a great rain shower head and two sinks. The large grassy area was a great place to play with our dog and being so close to the Grand Forest was a plus. The only downside was the wifi coverage. It was just okay downstairs and did not work at all upstairs. Even though the house is accessed by a long, rocky road, it is only a few minutes from Winslow and other activities on the island.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review and we are pleased you and your Airedale (we love Airedales) enjoyed. But since you are the first of many reviews to deduct a star and gives four instead of five, we are immediately taking your criticism to heart and looking to improve the email on the second floor with an extender. It used to perform well but, as we all know, in the online world "things happen." In any case, thanks for the great review.
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A great family vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with our choice of places to stay. There were 4 children and 4 adults and it was a great fit. The children had room to play and the adults had a place to relax. The kitchen had everything you could ask for to cook anything you could imagine. The rooms were big, sun filled and clean. We would definitely rent this cozy home again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue, we are VERY pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay at out home and thanks for the generous review. You are of course more than welcome to come again any time.
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A Lovely retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this home for a week in August. We had a great time exploring the island, hiking, cooking, and generally relaxing. The house is fun...great kitchen to work in and fine markets in Bainbridge to shop for food. In the morning we sat in the back and watched Bambi and her mother nibbling on the apples in the orchard. Great art museum in town and the Bledsoe mansion is not to be missed. Had an amazing stay and plan to return. Would highly recommend this contemorary jewel in the middle of the serene forrest that is Bainbridge Island.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debra, my wife and I are so pleased you and your husband enjoyed your stay at our home. You are welcome any time!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $250
Tax Rate 10.2%

This is the home of produced screenwriters and published authors who live mostly in Los Angeles. There is a very personable and knowledgable manager who is a longtime Bainbridge resident on the property in one of the out buildings who will make sure everything is fine for your stay. Enjoy yourselves.

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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