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Community Must-Visit Wineries in the PNW There is no doubt we have plenty of wonderful wineries in our area. In fact, Washington is the second-largest producer of premium wine in the United States with over 900 wineries.  The Columbia Valley is home to the largest selection of wineries and vineyards, but you can find many places closer to our beautiful Kitsap […]
Community New Agent Spotlight: Kelsie Thurrott A third-generation islander, Kelsie Thurrott has a background in counseling, marketing, and project management. Her varied skillset, local expertise, and excellent interpersonal skills make her a great advocate for buyers and sellers. We’re so glad she has joined us here at Windermere Bainbridge Island. Learn about her interesting background, community involvement, and more in our […]
Community Local Holiday Festivities There are so many wonderful ways to enjoy the holiday season, and they’re all happening right here in our own backyard. From free pony rides for kids to ice skating, we’ve got you covered. 3 Great Places to See Santa Santa at the Manor House When: Dec. 4, Dec. 11, Dec. 18, and Dec. 19, […]
Community Our Community Involvement in 2021 We love Bainbridge Island and our community involvement is an important part of how we operate. So, we thought we would take a moment to share how our Windermere Bainbridge Island office has been involved this year. By doing so, we hope to spread awareness about some of the great events and non-profits that you […]
Community Fun Fall Activities in North Kitsap The leaves are turning and fall is here! Celebrate the season with some fun, local fall activities. Here’s a list to get you started.  Pumpkin Patches Suyematsu Farms on Bainbridge Island   A Bainbridge Island favorite for u-pick, Suyematsu Farms is back at it this year with their wonderful pumpkin patch. They grow many different […]
Community New Agent Spotlight: Chris Miller Although Managing Broker Chris Miller has extensive real estate experience, he’s new to our Windermere office but not to real estate on the island. So, we wanted to highlight him in our Q&A series. We’re delighted to have him. His expertise, fascinating background, and positivity are greatly appreciated. What drew you to real estate? I […]
Community Enjoy Bainbridge’s Water Sports, Marinas & Yacht Clubs Surrounded by amazing water-based activities, Bainbridge Island has no shortage of fun ways to enjoy island life. With convenient places to moor boats of all sizes and options for chartering tours, kayak rentals, scuba diving lessons, and Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), there is something here for everyone. Below you’ll find a great list to get […]
Community Community Spotlight: Bainbridge’s Boys & Girls Club The Boys and Girls Club of Bainbridge Island has persevered through the pandemic and has enriched the minds of countless youth. Since 2001, our Windermere Bainbridge Island office has proudly supported the Club by donating $250 per month, or $60,000 to date. Read on to learn more about the important work that this wonderful nonprofit […]
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Community 7 Unique Retreats in Washington If you’re in need of a vacation to relax and recharge, here are seven of our favorite unique retreats. From family-friendly vacations to adults-only spa retreats, we’ve included something for everyone. Washington state has so many beautiful places to enjoy and these seven are sure to amaze and inspire.   Alderbrook Resort and Spa in […]
Community Which Bainbridge Island Neighborhood Suits You? Bainbridge Island’s stunning views and small-town charm attract tourists and buyers alike. It’s also just a quick 35-minute ferry ride away from Seattle. If you are thinking of moving here, it’s best to get an idea of what distinguishes one part of the island from another. Across the island, you’ll find wonderful parks, beaches, hiking […]
Community Community Spotlight: Bainbridge Island Saddle Club The volunteers of Bainbridge Island Saddle Club (BISC) make equestrianism accessible to locals. Powered by the efforts of community members, BISC provides a family-family environment for beginners and experienced riders to come together.  Take it from one of Windermere‘s Brokers Ashley Mathews. “Bainbridge Island Saddle Club is such a hidden gem in this community. Riders […]
Community Community Spotlight: Bainbridge Youth Services Since 1970, Bainbridge Youth Services (BYS) has focused on young adults’ social and emotional wellbeing. As a proud community partner, we strongly support the vital work that their staff and volunteers do. From their youth outreach events to the services they provide, they are impacting many lives.  History of Bainbridge Youth Services In 1962, youth […]
Community Community Spotlight: Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation If great schools top the list of what draws new homebuyers to Bainbridge Island, great parks aren’t far behind. With more than 1,500 acres of public park land and a trails system that stretches 40 miles in all directions, exploring and enjoying Bainbridge parks goes to the very heart of island living. Just ask Windermere […]
Community Best Day Trips From Bainbridge Island Feeling cooped up and wanting to get away? Take a day trip! You’ll feel far away yet you’ll still be able to make it home for the night. While we know there are many incredible places to explore in our area, here are a few great day trip ideas to get you started. Travel times […]
Community New Agent Spotlight: Ashley Mathews We’re excited to highlight our new Broker, Ashley Mathews. Highly involved in our community, Ashley is passionate about helping people. She has a background in marketing and a range of industry experiences. Read on to find out more! What unique professional skills do you possess that enhance your abilities as a realtor? I started working […]
Community Start the New Year Off Right With These Fun Activities Each new year brings hope and the chance to start fresh. Here are some activities to help you feel rejuvenated and more connected to this incredible place we call home. New Year, New View We all get caught up in our daily lives and sometimes we take this gorgeous area for granted. Grab your coat […]
Community Patti Shannon: Real Estate Expert & Soon-to-be Retiree! Patti Shannon has helped hundreds of families buy and sell homes, and she’s been a tremendous asset to our Windermere Bainbridge team. She’s now ready to retire, so we wanted to celebrate her incredible career and share some of her valuable insights. We recently connected with her and we love what she had to say […]
Community The Suquamish Museum: Honoring Traditions Images courtesy of the Suquamish Museum. In honor of Native American Heritage Month and in recognition of the Suquamish Tribe today and every day, we’re highlighting an incredible local attraction and resource: Suquamish Museum. The Suquamish Tribe has lived here for centuries, long before settlers arrived. Their history is scattered across this region, and locals […]
Community Local Holiday Events You Can Safely Enjoy This Year While the holidays will look different this year due to the pandemic, there are still many ways to safely enjoy them. We’ve compiled a list of local holiday events. Please note that at the time of publication, all of these events were scheduled to occur. But due to the situation with COVID-19, it’s important to […]
Community Windermere Partners with Seahawks again to Tackle Homelessness We are honored to be the “Official Real Estate Company of the Seattle Seahawks.” All of us at Windermere are proud to kick off our fifth season partnering with the Seahawks to #TackleHomelessness.  Our Tackle Homelessness Campaign For every defensive tackle made at a Seahawks home game this season, Windermere will donate $100 to Mary’s Place. […]