Cheap and waterfront are two words that usually don't go together. Head out the islands and they happen more often. There's a place on a north tip of Bainbridge that is so close to the waterfront that it's actually over the water, at least at high tide. For $399,500 you get 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, and 1,075 square feet of house on 1,742 square feet of land, er, water, er; well a mix depending on the time of day.
It is sweet, a 1965 classic that has dutch doors, a wrap-around deck, and modern kitchen and bath. Your neighbors are eagles, osprey, heron, ducks, otters, crabs, and maybe something that will bite that hook on your line. Launch your kayak from the protected side of Point Monroe. If you're going to live in the Pacific NorthWet you might as well be near the water. Just remember that the house is built on a spit, so straightlines will be plentiful too.
· 15701 Point Monroe Dr NE, Bainbridge Island [Estately]
· Point Monroe [wikipedia]
Written by Tom Trimbath.