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459 Apartments for rent in Bainbridge Island, WA

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Island Homestead
541 Homestead Ln NE , Bainbridge Island, WA
Winslow
2 Bedrooms
$2,033
1142 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 03:45 AM
Newly remodeled homes set on landscaped grounds with territorial and greenbelt views. 30-minute commute to Seattle and walking distance to downtown. Units have fully equipped kitchens and large living rooms with fireplaces.
1 Unit Available
1086 Blue Heron 3
1086 Blue Heron Avenue Northeast , Bainbridge Island, WA
Winslow
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
1200 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 03:09 AM
Unit 3 Available 10/02/20 Spacious, quiet & within walking distance of town. - Property Id: 372275 Quiet neighborhood location within walking distance of the ferry, the town of Winslow and High School Road shopping areas.
1 Unit Available
1047 Madison Ave N
1047 Madison Avenue North , Bainbridge Island, WA
Winslow
3 Bedrooms
$2,295
1456 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 03:09 AM
Madison Park Condominiums - This unit at the Madison Park Condominium is located in the heart on Bainbridge. Comes with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and situated in the corner of the complex.
1 Unit Available
300 High School Rd NE Unit 223
300 High School Road Northeast , Bainbridge Island, WA
Winslow
1 Bedroom
$1,750
696 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 22 at 07:30 AM
This pristine Condo on Bainbridge Island is waiting for you! Walking distance to stores, restaraunts and schools.Spacious 1 bedroom/1 Bathroom is available September 1st.
1 Unit Available
5325 Old Mill Rd Ne
5325 Old Mill Road Northeast , Bainbridge Island, WA
Eagledale
4 Bedrooms
$3,200
2328 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 07:05 AM
Newly remodeled home on Old Mill Road, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, new wood stove, private 2.5 acres with seasonal creek, pond, fruit trees, organic vegetable garden. Walk to Blakely Elementary school on lovely new Old Mill-Blakely trail.
1 Unit Available
5784 Tolo Road
5784 Northeast Tolo Road , Bainbridge Island, WA
Battle Point
1 Bedroom
$1,700
800 sqft
Last updated April 4 at 11:14 AM
Darling craftsman cottage now available - Darling private cottage tucked away on a gorgeous piece of property just minutes to Battle Point Park and downtown Winslow.
Results within 1 mile of Bainbridge Island
1 Unit Available
6550 NE Fir Street
6550 Northeast Fir Street
Suquamish, WA
3 Bedrooms
$2,100
1500 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 03:09 AM
Beautiful Suquamish home! A must see! - A cool place to call home where quality is the difference! "Better than code" in fact! Spacious, open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, sky lights, and a warm cozy living area ideal for entertaining friends or
1 Unit Available
8576 Washington Avenue NE
8576 Washington Avenue Northeast
Kitsap County, WA
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
2205 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 03:09 AM
8576 Washington Avenue NE Available 11/01/20 Central Kitsap Waterfront Home! - Open & bright living, dining and kitchen with sweeping water and mountain views. Kitchen features upgraded appliances and lots of cabinets.
Results within 5 miles of Bainbridge Island
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6 Units Available
Pine Ridge Apartment Homes
3232 Pine Rd NE
Bremerton, WA
2 Bedrooms
$1,385
870 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,795
1090 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 03:45 AM
Welcome to Pine Ridge Apartment Homes in Bremerton.
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10 Units Available
Woodcreek
2188 Northeast Hostmark Street
Poulsbo, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,515
658 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,740
942 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 23 at 03:45 AM
Woodcreek is a premier community offering brand new and newly updated apartments and townhomes. Nestled in a quiet wooded neighborhood in the charming town of Poulsbo, living at Woodcreek offers an amazing lifestyle.
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11 Units Available
Reserve at Bucklin Hill
1255 NW Mirage Ln
Silverdale, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,334
617 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,689
885 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,036
1160 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 03:45 AM
Conveniently located close to Kitsap Mall, with easy access to Highway 303. Renovated units feature washer and dryer, dishwasher, and extra storage. Residents can enjoy wooded areas, sweeping views of Olympic Mountains and lush landscaping.
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13 Units Available
Ridgetop Apartments
11153 Shipside Ln NW
Silverdale, WA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,545
648 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
929 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 03:45 AM
Units offer views of the Olympic Mountains and close proximity to both Kitsap Mall and Naval Base Kitsap. Apartments are spacious and clean, and are close to local malls and shopping.
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9 Units Available
SeaGlass Village
1619 Wheaton Way , Bremerton, WA
Manette
1 Bedroom
$1,000
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,485
992 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 23 at 03:37 AM
SeaGlass Village lies on over 20 acres of land in Bremerton’s Manette neighborhood, just west of Seattle.
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4 Units Available
Village Fair
309 NE Fairgrounds Rd
Bremerton, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,240
623 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,410
897 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,795
1100 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 03:37 AM
Village Fair is a sprawling community set in a lush green landscape, surrounding an outdoor pool, playground, newly renovated clubhouse, fitness center, and more! Find a place to call your own, where nature meets modern living.
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5 Units Available
Cedar Park Apartments
4020 Bledsoe Avenue
Bremerton, WA
2 Bedrooms
$1,395
840 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 02:56 AM
Thank you for your interest in Cedar Park Apartment Homes! We are an apartment community located in a retreat-like setting of East Bremerton, just minutes from the bustling downtown waterfront.
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7 Units Available
Cascade Ridge
1206 NW Tahoe Ln
Silverdale, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,429
795 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,549
950 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,899
1214 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 01:09 AM
Treetops comes with amazing amenities such as childcare, in-unit laundry, dishwashers, parking, walk-in closets, pool, gym, media room, pool room. Easy access to the Navy shipping yard and shopping.
Verified
7 Units Available
Clubhouse at Port Orchard
1920 Southeast Larch Lane
Port Orchard, WA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,385
686 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,635
941 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 12:57 AM
Now offering in-person, virtual & self-guided tours by appointment! To help stop the spread of COVID-19, face masks are required.
Verified
6 Units Available
Trillium Heights
12440 Daphne Ln NW
Silverdale, WA
1 Bedroom
Ask
2 Bedrooms
$1,530
893 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,915
1028 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 12:27 AM
These apartment homes have all you need, just minutes from Target and Kitsap Mall. Well-appointed kitchens, balconies and fireplaces are just some of the amenities you can expect to find here.
Verified
16 Units Available
Silverdale Ridge
1415 NW Santa Fe Ln
Silverdale, WA
Studio
$1,410
628 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,450
831 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,565
1073 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 12:09 AM
Close to Highway 303 and Ridgetop Blvd. Open-plan homes with breakfast bar, modern kitchen appliances and a fireplace. Community offers a pool, racquetball, a gym, a hot tub and a dog park.
1 Unit Available
705 Freedom Court Southeast
705 Freedom Court Southeast
Port Orchard, WA
4 Bedrooms
$2,100
1804 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 04:37 AM
Located in the Freedom Heights development and convenient to the quaint downtown Port Orchard waterfront community of charming local shops and restaurants as well as the Bremerton ferry route. This like new, 4 bedroom 2.
1 Unit Available
1118 Park Avenue
1118 Park Avenue
Bremerton, WA
3 Bedrooms
$1,700
1456 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 04:37 AM
Well kept 3 bed 2.5 bath home offers great location near Evergreen Park and close to Bremerton Ferry Terminal, PSNS and Olympic College. The spacious living room features a gas fireplace and flows into the dining area and kitchen.
1 Unit Available
20402 Pugh Road Northeast
20402 Pugh Road Northeast
Kitsap County, WA
3 Bedrooms
$1,700
1500 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 04:37 AM
Well maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on a large lot close to downtown Poulsbo. Home features hardwood and laminate flooring, a big family room, wood stove in living room, roomy updated bathrooms, and a big eat-in kitchen.
1 Unit Available
1445 Northwest Island Lake Road
1445 Northwest Island Lake Road
Silverdale, WA
3 Bedrooms
$2,100
1825 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 04:37 AM
Conveniently located between Silverdale and Poulsbo, this home is a must see! Lovely tri-level home featuring 3 bedrooms, one full bath upstairs, private 3/4 bath off master and one 1/2 bath on lower level.
1 Unit Available
1805 Winfield Avenue
1805 Winfield Avenue , Bremerton, WA
Manette
2 Bedrooms
$1,050
824 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 04:37 AM
Cute 2 Bedroom Duplex in Manette. This home features one level living and is conveniently located near public transportation, schools, Bremerton Hospital, Bremerton Naval Base and shopping. Minutes to charming Manette or downtown Bremerton.
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How much is rent in Bainbridge Island?
In Bainbridge Island, the median rent is $683 for a studio, $832 for a 1-bedroom, $1,077 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,538 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Bainbridge Island, check out our monthly Bainbridge Island Rent Report.
How much is rent in Bainbridge Island?
In Bainbridge Island, the median rent is $683 for a studio, $832 for a 1-bedroom, $1,077 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,538 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Bainbridge Island, check out our monthly Bainbridge Island Rent Report.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Bainbridge Island?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Bainbridge Island apartments that allow pets.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Bainbridge Island apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Bainbridge Island properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Bainbridge Island properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Bainbridge Island?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Bainbridge Island.
How much should I pay for rent in Bainbridge Island?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Bainbridge Island.
How can I find off-campus housing in Bainbridge Island?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Bainbridge Island. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of Washington-Seattle Campus, University of Washington-Tacoma Campus, Cascadia College, Bellevue College, and City University of Seattle.
How can I find off-campus housing in Bainbridge Island?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Bainbridge Island. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of Washington-Seattle Campus, University of Washington-Tacoma Campus, Cascadia College, Bellevue College, and City University of Seattle.

Median Rent in Bainbridge Island

Last updated Apr. 2015
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Bainbridge Island is $832, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,077.
Studio
$683
1 Bed
$832
2 Beds
$1,077
3+ Beds
$1,538
City GuideBainbridge Island
"Bainbridge Island is changing, like every other town on the periphery of a metropolitan area. Unlike a lot of other fringe towns, Bainbridge Island can display its living history on the waterfront instead of as an afterthought of dusty old photographs and maps in the library or town hall." - "Seattle Times" editorial, Nov. 12, 2005
"Bainbridge Island is changing, like every other town on the periphery of a metropolitan area. Unlike a lot of other fringe towns, Bainbridge Island can display its living history on the waterfront instead of as an afterthought of dusty old photographs and maps in the library or town hall." - "Seattle Times" editorial, Nov. 12, 2005

Bainbridge Island is the place to which most Seattleites at some point in their lives have dreamed of retiring. It's a place of magical vistas, dozens of quaint, idyllic coves and sweeping shorelines. And it sits off of Seattle's coastline like a stunning but vexing reminder to harried city workers who don't live on Bainbridge of just how perfect and ritzy Northwest living can be. Those city stiffs who do live here -- and they account for about 60 percent of Bainbridge residents -- brave the ferry lines to Seattle regularly. Rain or snow, summer sun or record tempest, islanders spend at least 70 minutes a day commuting. And unlike with suburban travel, getting a late start doesn't mean you can sneak into the commuter lane when no one's looking; it means you wait for another ferry. And sometimes, you wait some more. But it also means that as a 21st-century Bainbridge resident you are privy to some of the best ferry services in the state. The days of the hardy yellow-slickered islander stepping off the ferry in pouring rain are thankfully a part of the past. Today's common attire of the ferry foot soldier is a Tesla Model S, Nissan Leaf or the ever-convenient sharing economy Zipcar. With Bainbridge property among the priciest in Washington, that exclusive address is evidence that in the islands of the Northwest, it is possible to live remotely, play hard, and have it all.

Highlights for Finding A Bainbridge Haven

Be a Tourist First

Try out a few addresses. Rent a vacation home or guest home for a couple of nights, while you study where you would rent month to month in Bainbridge Island. Ask the locals to find an apartment to rent, and to gauge what you really like (and don't like) about the island.

Find Your Inner Islander

Do you like to spend your time in your garden or at your keyboard admiring the vista, or peddling down to the corner cafe for some early morning chat time with the neighbors? Is theater in Lynwood Center your passion, or studying molluscs around Manzanita Bay? If relaxation equals island charm, then the north could be your style. But if you enjoy going out each day, the seven to 10-mile drive may wear after a while. Figure out what you like before signing for that three-bedroom house to rent.

The Weather

Keep in mind as you look for home rentals, that while it is an exotic island, it isn't the Bahamas. Bainbridge Island owes its greenery to the precipitation it gets -- about 88 days a year. Snow days are less, but the white stuff is a fact of life. Islanders may live for the sun, but it isn't hard to find the beauty in a misty morning, either.

Highlights for Finding A Bainbridge Haven
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Be a Tourist First

Try out a few addresses. Rent a vacation home or guest home for a couple of nights, while you study where you would rent month to month in Bainbridge Island. Ask the locals to find an apartment to rent, and to gauge what you really like (and don't like) about the island.

Find Your Inner Islander

Do you like to spend your time in your garden or at your keyboard admiring the vista, or peddling down to the corner cafe for some early morning chat time with the neighbors? Is theater in Lynwood Center your passion, or studying molluscs around Manzanita Bay? If relaxation equals island charm, then the north could be your style. But if you enjoy going out each day, the seven to 10-mile drive may wear after a while. Figure out what you like before signing for that three-bedroom house to rent.

The Weather

Keep in mind as you look for home rentals, that while it is an exotic island, it isn't the Bahamas. Bainbridge Island owes its greenery to the precipitation it gets -- about 88 days a year. Snow days are less, but the white stuff is a fact of life. Islanders may live for the sun, but it isn't hard to find the beauty in a misty morning, either.

Bainbridge Island Neighborhoods

Bainbridge Island has more than two dozen residential enclaves. Although they are referred to as neighborhoods, some are no more than a handful of houses. Early settlers to the island in the 19th and 20th centuries found that building along the island's coastline was far easier than clearing dense forest. Those settlements shaped much of Bainbridge's communities.

North Island: The northern top of the 17,778-acre island is joined to the Kitsap Peninsula by Agate Point Bridge and is home to a small cluster of residential areas and winding roads. Port Madison, the island's first 20th century community, is now home to secluded vacation homes and quiet shorelines. Manzanita Bay's stately mansions are hidden from view and overlook a stunning cove. The Meadowmeer offers what some homesick city folk might consider a respite among the trees: a pastured nine-hole golf course just big enough for a casual game and stop at the nearby grill. Rolling Bay is pure suburbia with a post office, hay store, guest houses and a cafe.

Central Island: Central Bainbridge includes Wing Point, with homes that claim a jaw-dropping vista of Seattle. The Battle Point community, on the west coast, is named after an historic Native American battle. Island Ridge, more inland, was the home of some of the island's priciest homes until the 2008 recession hit. It is still considered a preferred area.

South Island: The southerners revel in the warmer temps. The hub of south Bainbridge is called Winslow by locals and the City of Bainbridge Island by the rest of the world. Small-town atmosphere, quaint shops and relaxing residential streets are Winslow's trademark on this island of stately homes. Lynwood Center on the other hand, could be considered the island's socializing hub, with several restaurants, a theater and a music store.

Bainbridge Island Neighborhoods
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Bainbridge Island has more than two dozen residential enclaves. Although they are referred to as neighborhoods, some are no more than a handful of houses. Early settlers to the island in the 19th and 20th centuries found that building along the island's coastline was far easier than clearing dense forest. Those settlements shaped much of Bainbridge's communities.

North Island: The northern top of the 17,778-acre island is joined to the Kitsap Peninsula by Agate Point Bridge and is home to a small cluster of residential areas and winding roads. Port Madison, the island's first 20th century community, is now home to secluded vacation homes and quiet shorelines. Manzanita Bay's stately mansions are hidden from view and overlook a stunning cove. The Meadowmeer offers what some homesick city folk might consider a respite among the trees: a pastured nine-hole golf course just big enough for a casual game and stop at the nearby grill. Rolling Bay is pure suburbia with a post office, hay store, guest houses and a cafe.

Central Island: Central Bainbridge includes Wing Point, with homes that claim a jaw-dropping vista of Seattle. The Battle Point community, on the west coast, is named after an historic Native American battle. Island Ridge, more inland, was the home of some of the island's priciest homes until the 2008 recession hit. It is still considered a preferred area.

South Island: The southerners revel in the warmer temps. The hub of south Bainbridge is called Winslow by locals and the City of Bainbridge Island by the rest of the world. Small-town atmosphere, quaint shops and relaxing residential streets are Winslow's trademark on this island of stately homes. Lynwood Center on the other hand, could be considered the island's socializing hub, with several restaurants, a theater and a music store.

Life in Bainbridge

Do you get seasick on ferries, or is traveling your thing? A Bainbridge local once griped about her monthly trip to Costco in Seattle. Still, not having huge stores on the island is the beauty of Bainbridge. Many residents travel to the "big city" for shopping.

Get ready to get involved in Bainbridge! Are you passionate about the arts? Head to Lynwood Center. Are you in to growing food? The island's Sound Food network is unique. Like to bike? A great place to be. Keep your ears open as you look for housing to rent. There's nothing like community to make one feel truly at home in a paradise like Bainbridge Island.

Life in Bainbridge
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Do you get seasick on ferries, or is traveling your thing? A Bainbridge local once griped about her monthly trip to Costco in Seattle. Still, not having huge stores on the island is the beauty of Bainbridge. Many residents travel to the "big city" for shopping.

Get ready to get involved in Bainbridge! Are you passionate about the arts? Head to Lynwood Center. Are you in to growing food? The island's Sound Food network is unique. Like to bike? A great place to be. Keep your ears open as you look for housing to rent. There's nothing like community to make one feel truly at home in a paradise like Bainbridge Island.

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City GuideBainbridge Island
"Bainbridge Island is changing, like every other town on the periphery of a metropolitan area. Unlike a lot of other fringe towns, Bainbridge Island can display its living history on the waterfront instead of as an afterthought of dusty old photographs and maps in the library or town hall." - "Seattle Times" editorial, Nov. 12, 2005
"Bainbridge Island is changing, like every other town on the periphery of a metropolitan area. Unlike a lot of other fringe towns, Bainbridge Island can display its living history on the waterfront instead of as an afterthought of dusty old photographs and maps in the library or town hall." - "Seattle Times" editorial, Nov. 12, 2005

Bainbridge Island is the place to which most Seattleites at some point in their lives have dreamed of retiring. It's a place of magical vistas, dozens of quaint, idyllic coves and sweeping shorelines. And it sits off of Seattle's coastline like a stunning but vexing reminder to harried city workers who don't live on Bainbridge of just how perfect and ritzy Northwest living can be. Those city stiffs who do live here -- and they account for about 60 percent of Bainbridge residents -- brave the ferry lines to Seattle regularly. Rain or snow, summer sun or record tempest, islanders spend at least 70 minutes a day commuting. And unlike with suburban travel, getting a late start doesn't mean you can sneak into the commuter lane when no one's looking; it means you wait for another ferry. And sometimes, you wait some more. But it also means that as a 21st-century Bainbridge resident you are privy to some of the best ferry services in the state. The days of the hardy yellow-slickered islander stepping off the ferry in pouring rain are thankfully a part of the past. Today's common attire of the ferry foot soldier is a Tesla Model S, Nissan Leaf or the ever-convenient sharing economy Zipcar. With Bainbridge property among the priciest in Washington, that exclusive address is evidence that in the islands of the Northwest, it is possible to live remotely, play hard, and have it all.

Highlights for Finding A Bainbridge Haven

Be a Tourist First

Try out a few addresses. Rent a vacation home or guest home for a couple of nights, while you study where you would rent month to month in Bainbridge Island. Ask the locals to find an apartment to rent, and to gauge what you really like (and don't like) about the island.

Find Your Inner Islander

Do you like to spend your time in your garden or at your keyboard admiring the vista, or peddling down to the corner cafe for some early morning chat time with the neighbors? Is theater in Lynwood Center your passion, or studying molluscs around Manzanita Bay? If relaxation equals island charm, then the north could be your style. But if you enjoy going out each day, the seven to 10-mile drive may wear after a while. Figure out what you like before signing for that three-bedroom house to rent.

The Weather

Keep in mind as you look for home rentals, that while it is an exotic island, it isn't the Bahamas. Bainbridge Island owes its greenery to the precipitation it gets -- about 88 days a year. Snow days are less, but the white stuff is a fact of life. Islanders may live for the sun, but it isn't hard to find the beauty in a misty morning, either.

Highlights for Finding A Bainbridge Haven
+

Be a Tourist First

Try out a few addresses. Rent a vacation home or guest home for a couple of nights, while you study where you would rent month to month in Bainbridge Island. Ask the locals to find an apartment to rent, and to gauge what you really like (and don't like) about the island.

Find Your Inner Islander

Do you like to spend your time in your garden or at your keyboard admiring the vista, or peddling down to the corner cafe for some early morning chat time with the neighbors? Is theater in Lynwood Center your passion, or studying molluscs around Manzanita Bay? If relaxation equals island charm, then the north could be your style. But if you enjoy going out each day, the seven to 10-mile drive may wear after a while. Figure out what you like before signing for that three-bedroom house to rent.

The Weather

Keep in mind as you look for home rentals, that while it is an exotic island, it isn't the Bahamas. Bainbridge Island owes its greenery to the precipitation it gets -- about 88 days a year. Snow days are less, but the white stuff is a fact of life. Islanders may live for the sun, but it isn't hard to find the beauty in a misty morning, either.

Bainbridge Island Neighborhoods

Bainbridge Island has more than two dozen residential enclaves. Although they are referred to as neighborhoods, some are no more than a handful of houses. Early settlers to the island in the 19th and 20th centuries found that building along the island's coastline was far easier than clearing dense forest. Those settlements shaped much of Bainbridge's communities.

North Island: The northern top of the 17,778-acre island is joined to the Kitsap Peninsula by Agate Point Bridge and is home to a small cluster of residential areas and winding roads. Port Madison, the island's first 20th century community, is now home to secluded vacation homes and quiet shorelines. Manzanita Bay's stately mansions are hidden from view and overlook a stunning cove. The Meadowmeer offers what some homesick city folk might consider a respite among the trees: a pastured nine-hole golf course just big enough for a casual game and stop at the nearby grill. Rolling Bay is pure suburbia with a post office, hay store, guest houses and a cafe.

Central Island: Central Bainbridge includes Wing Point, with homes that claim a jaw-dropping vista of Seattle. The Battle Point community, on the west coast, is named after an historic Native American battle. Island Ridge, more inland, was the home of some of the island's priciest homes until the 2008 recession hit. It is still considered a preferred area.

South Island: The southerners revel in the warmer temps. The hub of south Bainbridge is called Winslow by locals and the City of Bainbridge Island by the rest of the world. Small-town atmosphere, quaint shops and relaxing residential streets are Winslow's trademark on this island of stately homes. Lynwood Center on the other hand, could be considered the island's socializing hub, with several restaurants, a theater and a music store.

Bainbridge Island Neighborhoods
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Bainbridge Island has more than two dozen residential enclaves. Although they are referred to as neighborhoods, some are no more than a handful of houses. Early settlers to the island in the 19th and 20th centuries found that building along the island's coastline was far easier than clearing dense forest. Those settlements shaped much of Bainbridge's communities.

North Island: The northern top of the 17,778-acre island is joined to the Kitsap Peninsula by Agate Point Bridge and is home to a small cluster of residential areas and winding roads. Port Madison, the island's first 20th century community, is now home to secluded vacation homes and quiet shorelines. Manzanita Bay's stately mansions are hidden from view and overlook a stunning cove. The Meadowmeer offers what some homesick city folk might consider a respite among the trees: a pastured nine-hole golf course just big enough for a casual game and stop at the nearby grill. Rolling Bay is pure suburbia with a post office, hay store, guest houses and a cafe.

Central Island: Central Bainbridge includes Wing Point, with homes that claim a jaw-dropping vista of Seattle. The Battle Point community, on the west coast, is named after an historic Native American battle. Island Ridge, more inland, was the home of some of the island's priciest homes until the 2008 recession hit. It is still considered a preferred area.

South Island: The southerners revel in the warmer temps. The hub of south Bainbridge is called Winslow by locals and the City of Bainbridge Island by the rest of the world. Small-town atmosphere, quaint shops and relaxing residential streets are Winslow's trademark on this island of stately homes. Lynwood Center on the other hand, could be considered the island's socializing hub, with several restaurants, a theater and a music store.

Life in Bainbridge

Do you get seasick on ferries, or is traveling your thing? A Bainbridge local once griped about her monthly trip to Costco in Seattle. Still, not having huge stores on the island is the beauty of Bainbridge. Many residents travel to the "big city" for shopping.

Get ready to get involved in Bainbridge! Are you passionate about the arts? Head to Lynwood Center. Are you in to growing food? The island's Sound Food network is unique. Like to bike? A great place to be. Keep your ears open as you look for housing to rent. There's nothing like community to make one feel truly at home in a paradise like Bainbridge Island.

Life in Bainbridge
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Do you get seasick on ferries, or is traveling your thing? A Bainbridge local once griped about her monthly trip to Costco in Seattle. Still, not having huge stores on the island is the beauty of Bainbridge. Many residents travel to the "big city" for shopping.

Get ready to get involved in Bainbridge! Are you passionate about the arts? Head to Lynwood Center. Are you in to growing food? The island's Sound Food network is unique. Like to bike? A great place to be. Keep your ears open as you look for housing to rent. There's nothing like community to make one feel truly at home in a paradise like Bainbridge Island.