What To Do While Staying At
Marinwood Beach House
There are many wonderful things to do all year round while staying at Marinwood Beach House. Located on beautiful Crystal Springs Drive, your rental property is centrally located to many activities for all ages. Check out these guides as examples of the kinds of adventures waiting for you!
3pm – Explore the nooks and crannies of this lovely house. After making all the beautiful discoveries inside, take a few minutes to walk outside and enjoy the scenery. Walk across the street to explore the private dock. It’s a perfect spot to relax.
4:30pm – Time to explore your local neighborhood that is Lynwood Center. It’s about a 45 minute walk, so you’ll probably want to hop in your car. This quaint historic community offers a handful of shops and restaurants. Park and walk to Earth and Vine Wine Bar, a cozy neighborhood gathering place that offers a wide range of delicious wines.
6pm – Just to the right of the wine bar is a set of stairs that takes you up to Joe’s Restaurant, home for delicious food and incredible views of Puget Sound. If weather doesn’t permit, the dining room and bar offers cozy and comfortable nautical decor, complete with fireplace. Enjoy your meal!
8pm – After dinner, go back down the stairs, cross the street and poke your head into the Treehouse Cafe for billiards, darts or live music.
9pm – Time to get back to the house and relax for the rest of the evening. You’re going to have a big day tomorrow!
Marinwood Beach House- Private Dock
9am – The Marketplace in Lynwood Center makes for a fantastic first stop for sourdough donuts and handcrafted espresso.
10am – Stock up on fresh and local food from Heyday Farm Store, just across the street from the Marketplace. Heyday Farm is a family-owned 25 acre sustainable and historic farm on Bainbridge Island, and the farm store is an easy way to enjoy their fresh food!
10:30am – For the rest of your food needs, head over to local favorite Walt’s Lynwood Center Market. This unique neighborhood grocery store offers a giant selection of great cheeses and meats from their deli, all kinds of dry goods, organic produce, and an extensive collection of Washington State and national beers and wines.
11:15am – A little sightseeing is in order! Not more than a 10 minute drive, Lytle Beach is a small and quiet public beach located at the end of Lytle Road. This is a 40-foot wide no bank, gradually sloped sand and gravel beach that is littered with driftwood and offers incredible views of Rich Passage.
12pm – Head over to Doc’s Marina Grill in Winslow for breathtaking views of Eagle Harbor and scrumptious American fare.
1:30pm – Now that you have a full belly, let’s work off some of that food by taking a hike at one of our more famous trails, the Grand Forest. Encompassing 240 acres across three parcels, the Grand Forest has 8 miles of trails and a beautiful, lush hilltop that divides east from west.
3pm – After you’ve toured some of our famous Pacific Northwest acreage, let’s switch gears by heading back into town and visiting the newly renovated Historical Museum. This 1908 schoolhouse is packed with artifacts, photos, and exhibits retelling the island’s rich past.
4pm – Ready to relax? How about a glass of wine and a bite to eat at local favorite Amelia Wynn Winery Bistro? This cute island tasting room and bistro offers Bordeaux, Rhone, Italian, and Spanish varietal wines and creative small plates- and it’s just down the block from the Historical Museum.
6pm– It’s been a big day! Time to head home and enjoy the house and a homecooked meal.
9am – Grab your coffee and a book and head out to the patio, the lawn and/or the dock to enjoy the views and the morning.
12pm – Time to head to Winslow for a nice meal at the Streamliner Diner. Loved by locals and visitors alike, the diner is a place for fantastic breakfast or lunch.
1:30pm – Enjoy a leisurely stroll to Waterfront Park and City Dock just behind the restaurant. This 5.5 acre park is one of our more popular social gathering places on the island, with sunny lawns and tranquil views of the boats in Eagle Harbor. Walk to the end of the dock for a closer look at the water, and if you’re feeling energetic, rent a canoe or kayak from Exotic Aquatics Scuba and Kayaking.
3pm – Walk back up to Winslow Avenue and to the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. Our contemporary art museum features rotating exhibits from Pacific Northwest artists, with a particular focus on local artistry.
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
5pm – Exit the museum, cross the pavement, and enter into the Bainbridge Brewing Ale House. Our local beer makers have been handcrafting beer for 10 years. They also have a good selection of local ciders and wine.
6pm – Head back home to freshen up, because you’re eating good tonight!
7:30pm – Seabird is the newest addition to the restaurant scene in Bainbridge Island- and it’s the most amazing eating experience! Capture the true essence of Pacific Northwest eating by savoring the flavors of local fare.
9:30pm – Time to get back home to get some shut eye!
9am – After you enjoy your morning coffee, make a light breakfast and take it outside to the deck off the kitchen. Look at that view! If weather permits, grab a paddleboard or a kayak after you eat from the house and enjoy a little time on the water. Not feeling that energetic? Play corn hole on the lawn! Make it a glorious morning at the house.
1pm – Time to explore the shops and galleries in Winslow. Highlights include Plum for Asian-inspired Pacific Northwest-style gifts as well as Millstream for island art and gifts. Incredible Artisan chocolate is available at L’Atelier TR and famous island fudge is available at Bon Bon Candies. Don’t miss our local independent bookstore Eagle Harbor Books. Shop at B.I. Barkery for your pets and Calico Toy Shoppe for your kids! Dana’s is incredible for puzzles and an extensive greet card collection, with Danger being their sister store offering home decor. Be sure to check out the Ravine for local shopping from Island Life and Bainbridge Apothecary and Tea Shop. Don’t forget the delicious ice cream at Emma & Otto’s! Being a Creative District, we hold local artists in the highest regard. Be sure to check out Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Roby King Gallery, and the Island Gallery.
4pm – End your day of shopping at Eleven Winery for a flight of local vino. The wide variety of wines include some offbeat fruit, like Malbec, Mourvedre, Petit Verdot, Roussanne and Viognier.
5:30pm – Head back to the house with your purchases to freshen up! You’re in for another fabulous meal tonight.
6pm – Pop back into Winslow for some Asian-Fusion goodness that is Ba Sa. Sister and brother team Trinh and Thai have created a menu that showcases traditional Vietnamese dishes inspired by French techniques and the abundance of food found in the Pacific Northwest.
Bainbridge Arts and Crafts
8am – After a big meal last night, opt for a lighter breakfast at home this morning. You’ll work up an appetite as the day goes on. It’s another day outdoors!
10am- Today we visit the world famous Bloedel Reserve! One of the best examples of Pacific Northwest beauty, and named one of the 10 Best Botanical Gardens in North America, Bloedel is 150 acres of curated gardens, structural features, and distinctive landscapes. Enjoy the stunning Japanese Garden, the mysterious Moss Garden, and the peaceful Bird Marsh.
12pm -Time to explore a part of the island you haven’t seen yet. Rolling Bay offers several fantastic local favorites that some visitors miss. Drive to one of our favorite shops, Bay Hay and Feed, which is an old-fashioned farm store that offers everything from garden gear to incredible gifts and local food.
12:30pm– Inevitably you’re hungry now! Cross the street from Bay Hay and visit Via Rosa 11, a beautiful Italian marketplace that offers casual counter service and lovely outdoor seating. Their homemade pizzas and pastas are amazing, but don’t ignore the fresh salads.
2pm – Cross the street once more and visit one of the island’s best wineries that is Rolling Bay Winery. Be greeted by winemaker Alphonse, who hails from the Netherlands and been making wine since the 1980s, and wife Danna. This personable couple will make sure your tasting experience is the best!
4pm- Before you leave the area, head over to Fay Bainbridge Park to check out one of our most popular beaches. The park is a locally operated public recreation area situated immediately south of the Point Monroe sandspit on the Northeast tip of the island. With over 1400 feet of saltwater and driftwood-littered sandy shoreline, the park offers sweeping views of the Sound and the Cascade Mountain range.
Fay Bainbridge Park
5pm – Head on home with your purchases from the day. With the fresh food from Bay Hay and wine from Rolling Bay, tonight is a great evening to cook a meal at home. You are welcome to use the BBQ outside or take advantage of the full, newly renovated kitchen for all your cooking needs!
9am -Head into town for a fresh bakery experience at Coquette Bake Shop. This incredible bakery is in the process of relocating from their quaint shed in Winslow mall to a full-fledged restaurant located in Winslow Green.
10:30am – Drive around the other side of Eagle Harbor to get a bit more history of the island at the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial. This sobering outdoor exhibit commemorates the internment of Japanese Americans from the island in World War II.
11:15am – Make your way carefully down the hill to enjoy the quiet sandy beach of Pritchard Park. Pritchard is a fifty-acre site located on Eagle Harbor right across from the ferry terminal in Winslow. Along with incredible views of the ferry boats, the beach offers nearly a mile of shoreline to explore and has a beautiful backdrop of upland forests.
12:15pm – Head over to another new area of the island that is Three Tree Lane. BARN or Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network, is an amazing conglomeration of creativity and artistic inspiration studios, classes, and events. If you can’t find a class to take today, you may get lucky by taking a brief tour of their facility.
1:15pm – Visit Highside Distilling just at the end of the parking lot from BARN. The Glenn family were inspired by a trip they took to the Highlands and Speyside region of Scotland for the idea of creating a craft beverage culture on Bainbridge Island. Along with Single Malt Whiskey and Gin, they have an extensive collection of Amaro that will have you asking yourself why you’ve never had Amaro before!
3pm – Beat the crowds for a late lunch/early dinner experience at Winslow’s Bruciato. The minimalistic contemporary style of the large restaurant allows you to focus on the delicious food- pizza being the highlight, though don’t skip the amazing appetizers and fresh salads.
6pm – Top that dinner off with ice cream at Mora, located just down the street off Madrone Lane. Visitors travel near and far to line up (sometimes down the block!) for their famous flavors.
6:30pm– The evening is early enough that you can walk up the hill from Mora to the city green for one of our fantastic local entertainment productions from the ever-talented artists at Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)! Enjoy a play, improv comedy, or a symphony performance.
9pm– For a nightcap, head over to the Islander in the Pavilion on Madison Avenue, a casual pub-style restaurant open late. The service is great and the atmosphere lively- this is where the actors and attendees of BPA come after performances.
10pm– Time to head home- it’s been a big day!
Bainbridge Performing Arts
8am – Make a decent breakfast at home- you’ll be working those calories off!
9am -Head over to Meadowmeer Golf Course for 9 holes of golf! With plenty of personality and challenge at each hole, Meadowmeer is a well-maintained par 72 course that is always in great shape. Don’t worry about not having your clubs- they rent them, along with carts at the office.
2pm- Time for lunch! Enjoy a burger, sandwich, or salad at the Meadowmeer Grill that offers fantastic views of the 9th hole from the beautiful sunny deck.
Not a golf fan? Grab any of the various sports courts at Battlepoint Park– tennis, soccer, softball, pickleball, basketball, disc golf… even a rink for roller skating. BYOB- bring your own ball!
3pm – Enjoy a little more nature time by hopping in your car to head over to Halls Hill Lookout and Labyrinth. Based on the 13th Century French Chartres Cathedral labyrinth design, Halls Hill Labyrinth is a secret destination for visitors “in the know.” Garden designer and stone artist Jeff Bale created the intriguing mosaic using color, symbols, patterns, and numerology with stones found on Bainbridge Island beaches. It’s a perfect place to slow down, breathe, and quietly meditate. As you leave, embrace the energy and ring the bronze prayer wheel.
Halls Hill Labyrinth
3pm – Time to head home to freshen up for a fantastic dining experience this evening!
6pm – You’ve been to the farm store- now it’s time to go to the farm. Hey Day Farm on Old Mill Road offers delicious dining at their intimate farmhouse, surrounded by lush food and flower gardens and ground. This picturesque site is a very special way to enjoy some incredible local fare. Fresh and seasonal ingredients are in every dish. If weather permits, eat outside in the garden. If not, the cozy and lively dining room and bar make for a fabulous time.
8:30pm- You must be bushed! Head on home for a quiet and relaxing night in.
Hey Day Farm