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2 BR with 1 BR Guest House, Puget Sound Waterfront•𝐀 Del Mar Vacation Property

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Lawn overlooking bay with Adirondak seating.

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Last updated: 08/03/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This waterfront property vacation rental is located in Wauna, a small waterfront community on Henderson Bay. A charming Northwest artist cabin with a separate guest house nestled in a small community of nine beach houses. The front door of the main house is literally ten paces from the private beach where twice a day the tide reaches the stone bulkhead and covers the steps to the beach. Only 6 minutes from the heart of Gig Harbor and 45 minutes south of Seattle.

The construction of the houses dates back to the early 1900's. In 1989 both buildings were completely renovated by the owner, an industrial designer/artist who owns an architectural firm in San Francisco, preserving the original character of the property including fir and slate floors throughout with driftwood stair railings and sand blasted wood paneling.

The main house is built on two levels and enjoys spectacular panoramic views of Henderson Bay and Carr Inlet. The open beamed living area with a river rock fireplace and comfortable seating is great for reading a book from the wall library above or simply enjoying the ambiance of the sea and beach.

The dining room with it's copper ceiling, has a French Cooking Oven for wood fired breads and pizza. (A French Quebec cook book is provided with recipes for making bread the old fashioned way). Cured firewood is provided for your use.

The modern kitchen has a grill and prep area that is linked to the dining area by small bar with counter seating. The open floor plan is great for entertaining. There are two bedrooms, two bathrooms with claw foot tubs and an office facing the terraced garden in the main house. The library, laundry and mud sink are in the main house as well.

A separate unattached guest house, or cabana, has one bedroom and one bathroom. It also houses a custom made Finnish wood burning sauna with running water (bucket provided) which looking out on the Bay. A charming stone and moss path leads to the main house and beach.

Activities outside your front door include beachcombing for shells and seaglass, and for the more adventurous digging for geoducks at minus tide, fishing for salmon (bouy provided) or simply watching the sea at sunrise and sunset. Keep an eye out for the errant killer whales that stray into Burley Lagoon during their migration.

For the gourmet inclined, walk or drive along the ½ mile sandspit to Purdy where you will find the Tacoma Boys Farmers outdoor market to pick up fresh local fruits and vegetables, select fresh meat for the barbeque from Ray’s Meat Market or pick up the catch of the day, crabs or oysters from Winks seafood pick up truck. If cooking isn’t your thing, eat at Massimo’s Italian Restaurant at the end of the spit; Italian food and sauces prepared only as Massimo does it. If Massimo’s is too formal, try the Floatation Device, the local biker bar for breakfast and live music on the weekends.

For those guests who need to check email or surf the web, the house has high-speed internet access with a router in the office. The living room has a small television with basic cable a DVD player. The stereo/radio/CD player are above in the library walkway.

A private collection of original artwork and crafts, like the house itself, is an idiosyncratic mix of the modern and antique, spanning styles from a small Buddhist shrine, Balinese and Diori masks to modern works by Sklar, and Kent.

Along with the art work, the house also has unique craft touches such as the Japanese antique tea kettle suspended from the rafters above the fireplace, a New Guinea ceremonial food boat suspended from the beams.





Keywords: Beach House, Waterfront, Gig Harbor, Henderson Bay, Carr Inlet

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    kid friendly, but not child proof....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs only....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Sauna...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Wood burning sauna, Wood burning pizza oven, Ceiling fans, Copper ceiling, River rock wood-burning fireplace, Separate guest house, Ten paces from private beach, Fir and slate floors, Driftwood railings, Two houses from boat launch, Minutes from the heart of Gig Harbor, 45 minutes south of Seattle, Irrigation system, Landscaping, Caretaker...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Panoramic sunset views from open living room, dining room and kitchen....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Low Bank property with private beach. High and low tides daily....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking at a Public Boat Launch three houses down the beach....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Linz Stymeist china, Cuisinart, Belnder, Coffee maker, coffee grinder, Cuisinart pots and pans....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet Kitchen fully equipped....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
SUMMER 2
Jun 24 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$314

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Winter
Nov 1 - Nov 21, 2015
2 night min stay
$314

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving
Nov 22 - Nov 28, 2015
4 night min stay
$314

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Winter
Nov 30 - Dec 19, 2015
2 night min stay
$265

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2016
4 night min stay
$314

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,800 $5,600

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $250
  • Pet Fee $75 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Tax Rate 9.9%

Notes:

Rate/Reservation confirmed upon receipt of deposit payment.


Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 08/03/2015
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Location

Car: Necessary

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Manager info

Year Purchased: 1989


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Photos

  • Lawn overlooking bay with Adirondak seating.

    Lawn overlooking bay with Adirondak seating.

  • Dining room with French wood burning cooking oven

    Dining room with French wood burning cooking oven

  • Kitchen with open floor plan to dining and living rooms

    Kitchen with open floor plan to dining and living rooms

  • Living room with river rock wood burning fireplace and flatscreen tv

    Living room with river rock wood burning fireplace and flatscreen tv

  • Writers desk with bay views.

    Writers desk with bay views.

  • Master bedroom with double  bed upstairs.

    Master bedroom with double bed upstairs.

  • Library/office with printer on second floor.  Wi-Fi throughout house.

    Library/office with printer on second floor. Wi-Fi throughout house.

  • Main floor second bedroom with two twin beds.

    Main floor second bedroom with two twin beds.

  • 1 bedroom guest house w/full bathroom-dbl shower & Finnish wood burning sauna.

    1 bedroom guest house w/full bathroom-dbl shower & Finnish wood burning sauna.

  • Beach House at low tide.

    Beach House at low tide.

  • Panoramic view of Carr Inlet from front lawn/garden.

    Panoramic view of Carr Inlet from front lawn/garden.

  • Flowers in full bloom at Beach House North.

    Flowers in full bloom at Beach House North.

  • Lawn seating for 6. Enjoy the water view!

    Lawn seating for 6. Enjoy the water view!

  • Open plan kitchen with plenty of counter space, and kitchen gadgets.

    Open plan kitchen with plenty of counter space, and kitchen gadgets.

  • Dining/living room area with bay views.

    Dining/living room area with bay views.

  • Open vaulted ceiling above living room.

    Open vaulted ceiling above living room.

  • Writers desk with bay views.

    Writers desk with bay views.

  • Second floor master bathroom with clawfoot tub.

    Second floor master bathroom with clawfoot tub.

  • Driftwood landing looking out over open beamed ceiling above living room

    Driftwood landing looking out over open beamed ceiling above living room

  • Main floor bathroom.

    Main floor bathroom.

  • View from 1 bedroom guest house to Puget Sound.

    View from 1 bedroom guest house to Puget Sound.

  • Beach at low tide, great for beach combing.

    Beach at low tide, great for beach combing.

  • Hydrangea surrounding House

    Hydrangea surrounding House

  • Adirondack seating overlooking bay.

    Adirondack seating overlooking bay.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few hours
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  • Calendar last updated 08/03/2015
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