3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, sleeps 6
About Julie Row
Journaling and reading are my favorite past times. I spent most of my youth in California, and later headed to the east coast to attend graduate school. Having lived in cities and towns from California, to Michigan, Iowa and Washington D.C. I find Bainbridge island living the most moderate paced. It is a sweet blend of Seattle city culture when you wish, alongside the privacy of country and small town living. I enjoy that this location is a quite place to spend with family and friends, on the sunny side of the island.
Julie Row purchased this House in 2012
Why Julie Row chose Bainbridge Island
This private community sits atop one of the higher elevations on the island. As far as the eye can see, there are ocean and city skyline views. The views are enhanced by the floor to ceiling windows that dominate the living room and master bedroom. Awaken to spectacular sunlight reflecting off the rippling ocean currents, and relax as you watch the lull of sailboats and natural ocean life that speckle the the expanse of the glassy sea. You will spend most of your time on the deck and by the fire at night enjoying the changing hues of the sky over Puget Sound.
What makes this House unique
This home is the perfect place for family gatherings, outdoor enthusiasts, or a couples getaway. It brings families together, puts us in awe of nature's beauty and calms the spirit. It is situated within walking distance to Manitou Beach by walking Manitou Beach drive and a second beach access is accessible to Gertie Johnson Road to reach Roling Bay. Morning coffee is within a 10 minute walk to Rolling Bay Cafe, which serves sublime coffee and wonderful breakfast pastries. Via Rosa is also within walking distance, you'll find daily fresh made pasta and sauces and chat with Pino, this is not to be missed, the pasta is amazing.
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This place that will cast a spell over you if you let it. The pictures really don't do the house and panoramic views justice. From the hummingbirds to the wafts of lavender from the garden, everything about this property is so well thought out and inviting, that from the moment you arrive you are enchanted. The house is well stocked and Julie and Deborah thoughtfully provided yogurt from a local dairy and a basket of local soaps, treats, milk, and bread. There were even fresh flowers on the table. Nearby options for food, wine and amusement are numerous (yes Via Rosa's is as good as the raves), including a couple of top notch restaurants. Fresh eggs and locally grown fruit from the Hay and Feed store was also appreciated. We especially enjoyed the Fairy Dell Hike and the wine tasting up the road with music on the lawn. All and all one of the favorite places we have visited. Enthusiastically recommended.
Incredible home and location!
The pictures do not due this house and location justice. Superbly clean, quiet, yet a short walk to coffee and quick drive to Winslow. Absolutely incredible. Thanks for opening your home for others to experience.
What a beautiful home. We'll be back!
Julie's home is stunning. The home is beautifully appointed, the view is extraordinary and the service was first class. We are already looking at calendars for booking a return trip. We've stayed in many places on Bainbridge Island and this is by far our favorite!
Thank you Julie and Deborah for all your outstanding work and hospitality.
Want to look into eternity?
Mystical, magical corner of the world with spectacular jaw dropping views. Gardens with hummingbirds, fire pit and front row seats to the water ways. Best of all, walking distance to Via Rosa for pizza and spaghetti. Little town is so quaint I feel like I’ve entered a hip Mayberry. Home has everything you need with luxury rooms, fireplaces. There was a surprise greeting basket with local fresh whole grain bread, yogurt, jam and soap. Top notch!
Unbelievable views from great Bainbridge Island Location
Our group of 3 couples had an overall great stay at the Modern House in Rolling Bay but there were a couple of quirks. Bottom line? We would love to stay here again.
This is an impeccably well maintained property both inside and out. The landscaping appears to be professionally designed and fits in beautifully with the surroundings. There is a selection of outside seating from which we were able to enjoy the view of Puget Sound and across to the mainland. The house itself is a spectacular example of how good design can be used to enhance a setting's natural beauty. In addition it's spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated. The beds are comfortable and made with high quality linens and there were plenty of towels in easy to access locations throughout. The kitchen is on the small side but the appliances are all full sized and it's so well laid out that we didn't have an issue with it. Additional nice touches included welcome baskets with local bread, jam, yogurt, soaps, and bee balm; milk and butter were included as well.
The property is an easy .25 mile walk to a pleasant cafe and small grocery. We walked up for coffee (and sometimes pastries) every morning. There's also a highly rated Italian restaurant nearbv, Via Rosa 11, but it was closed during our stay due to water main issues.
While the 6 of us made it work, and loved our stay here, the house feels like it's really meant for 4 adults. The third bedroom with the queen Murphy bed is large but seemed to be more of a converted home office space. The couple in that room said the room was fine but they wished there had been an armoire or bureau to put their clothes in.
We found the seating in the living area to be a bit challenging as well: the sofa is so low to the ground that it made it difficult for some of us to get up from. There are 3 side chairs but, if we all wanted to be together, we either sat outside or around the dining room table.
Finally, we did have an issue with the water heater while we were there but the property manager had let us know in advance and was super quick to respond when the hot water ran out. Deb talked us through a temporary fix and then got the plumber out the next morning. What could have been a major inconvenience was resolved efficiently and cheerfully.
I hope we get a chance to visit Bainbridge Island again someday. We would happily stay here again!
An amazing 180 degree view of the sound!
What a lovely surprise to be greeted by a Welcome basket with many goodies, including a delicious, fresh loaf of bread. But, even more thoughtful, was the carton of milk for our granddaughter. The house faces out to the sound, with beautiful landscaping, and an unobstructed view of the water and the city across the sound. It is quite spacious, accommodating, our entire group nicely. The location is perfect, with a great Italian Restaurant nearby, and a Jiffy Mart, for the things we still needed.
It may not matter to most, but the counters in the kitchen and bathrooms, are just slightly higher than usual, and may be a problem if you are particularly short, as our daughter-in-law, who is not quite 5 ft. tall.
We would definitely, consider staying there again.
This unique home is located in the well established and upscale community of Rolling Bay on Bainbridge Island. It is situated on one of the highest elevations along the bluff, offering lavish views of the ocean and for Orca whale and Bald Eagle spotting. Spend your stay absorbing the exhilarating scenery, viewing the passing ships across the sound and the rise and fall of the tide along the beach. Explore the areas natural wooded hiking trails and the historic shopping and eclectic eateries of downtown Winslow. Take a walk up to Rolling Bay Cafe (5 minutes) where neighbors gather for morning coffee, as well as Manitou beach (5 minutes) where tiny sea creatures lurk.