New listing as of July 2017. Our home is hand crafted using traditional Japanese techniques, and offers many places to relax and enjoy the views inside and out. We hope our guests enjoy the serenity and beauty of our home and land as much as we do. There are many varieties of trees on the grounds, visited by countless birds. A 15 minute drive from the Seattle ferry, we think it is the perfect escape from city hustle, or the ideal launch pad for Bainbridge Island and Kitsap county exploration.
The setting adds a feeling of calm and serenity to your stay. The acreage around the property gives almost complete privacy. This kind of privacy is hard to find, even on Bainbridge Island.
This house is ideal to hold a tea ceremony or a small meditation or yoga retreat. Please check with us about special arrangements if you would like to use the space in this way.
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You can sleep two additional guests in the straw mat tea room by using Japanese sleeping mats provided (shikifuton). It is wonderful to go to sleep and wake up in this room. Please be aware that these sleeping mats are quite thin and not at all like western style futons - they may not be comfortable for people who are not used to sleeping on them.
No one under 18 on the property
No shoes in the house
Nothing but water and tea in the straw mat (tatami) room
No pets on the property
No candles or open flames inside.
I grew up in the San Francisco Bay area and now live on a beautiful island in the Pacific Northwest. I haven't left my love of the Giants behind and follow them when I can. I love to travel! My style of travel tends to be a little more of an "off the beaten path" type. I love a night or two in a luxury hotel on occasion and for work often that is the experience. However, I most enjoy staying someplace cozy where I can make my own meals with local spices and wares and enjoy a cup of coffee in my PJ's in the am's. I love all types of music and history and really enjoy exploring the cultural side of areas I travel. One of my favorite family adventures took us through Northern Spain, Southern France, Italy and the Greek Islands. We traveled by car, train, boat and plane and stayed in some wonderfully diverse places along the way. I look forward to continued travel and adventure and making more wonderful memories.