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Sailing lessons for the kids on Wollochet Bay...view from the Crow's Nest


Last updated: 10/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
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  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

LONG-RANGE STAY renters welcomed! Here on business, military, internship or schooling? Waiting for a home to be built or for surgery at St. Anthony's? Just want to get away for a month or two and write, think or veg? You are welcome at the Crow's Nest! Call for best price.

AUTUMN has arrived! The Crow's Nest is the perfect perch from which to view the colorful changing leaves that surround our bay. The geese are heading south and migrating waterfowl are filling our bay, along with a small colony of seals.

We are proud that our 3 gardens were featured in the 2014 Gig Harbor Garden Tour. We love it here and hope you will too! Whether you're looking to share some special time with the love of your life, your family or friends, or just want a quiet time by yourself....BOOK YOUR STAY TODAY at the Crow's Nest.


Welcome to the Crow's Nest at Anderson Landing on Wollochet (pronounced wuh-lah'-chet) Bay in Gig Harbor, Washington.

Accommodations: Large (677 square ft.), open second floor studio apartment, stocked kitchenette with dining area, large bathroom with a roomy shower, one queen-size bed and a trundle bed (2 twins). Sleeps 2-4 (see RATES BELOW)

Enjoy any season at THE CROW'S NEST at Anderson Landing. On the second floor of a separate building from the main house you'll have privacy, comfort, view and access to one of the most beautiful bays on Puget Sound. Enjoy our no-bank waterfront with view seating, mooring dock, lush gardens, and fire pit right on the beach.

Relax, entertain & barbecue on your private deck where you can greet the morning sun with coffee & enjoy the evening shade with a glass of wine. In the foreground of your view you'll see the shaded, quiet and lush Middle Garden and fish pond designed by the owner, a Master Gardener. A cool retreat on a hot day! A bistro table and viewing benches also grace this area.

From Crow's Nest's queen-size bed view the water and Mt. Rainier...or the TV (with cable and a DVD player). WiFi is also available.

Linens are provided. Laundry facilities available for those who stay a minimum of 1 week.

Families and seniors will appreciate the easy access down to the beach and dock. Wander through the Middle Garden and enjoy the beauty of the changing landscape from early spring when the bulbs burst through to summer and fall's spectacular colors. The very short walk down to the beach is, for the most part, level and there are no steps.

There is a Livingston (won't tip over) rowboat, and life jackets for your use, to row your way around the peaceful waters of Wollochet Bay.

If you prefer a faster pace bring your own boat or jet ski and enjoy water skiing, inner tubing and other water sports. Whatever kind of watercraft you have, tie it up to the buoy, available for your use. There is a public boat launch just 3 doors down the street if you want to bring your boat by trailer. You are also welcome to bring your own kayak(s) or canoe(s) or whatever boats you float.

Even in the WINTER this cozy little retreat offers a quiet tranquility and beauty. Hundreds of unusual and beautiful migrating waterfowl visit these waters only at this time of the year. The sunsets can be quite spectacular and, with the occasional deep cold snap, the bay will freeze and we'll get the occasional snow. Our weather is temperate and seldom gets too hot (usually in the 70's and 80's in the the summer) or too cold (with winter averaging in the 40's).

We suggest that you call Candace (253-222-8799) to secure the LOWEST RATE POSSIBLE. She's good at adjusting the numbers in our guests' favor!

HIGH SEASON: MAY 1 - SEP 30 (2 night min.)
Mon. - Thurs.: $139/night
Fri. - Sun.: $149/night
Per WEEK (7 days): $849
Per MONTH (28-31 days): $1999

OFF SEASON: OCT 1 - APR 31 (No night min.)
Mon. - Thurs.: $119/night
Fri. - Sun.: $139/night
Per WEEK (7 days): $699
Per MONTH (28-31 days): $1499

$1399/mo for 2+ mos. between Oct 1 - Apr 31

Cleaning Fee: $75 ($150 if staying 1 mo.+)
Non-refundable VRBO Damage Insurance: $49

10% Active and Retired Military Discount - Thank you!
Tidy-Tenant Refund (talk to the owner about this)

RESERVATION secured upon receipt of signed rental agreement and verification of 50% deposit (or 1st payment).


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Property Type

  • Studio
  • On floor 2
  • 677 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Ages 12 and up...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets must be approved by owner in advance....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Queen size Bed (1) New mattress, pillows, linens, etc., Twin or Single Beds (2) trundle bed (makes into two twins)...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • 'Surprisingly spacious' is how our guests describe it. No tub, but it has a large shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • CAMPFIRE ON THE BAY $15/person Roast hot dogs and marshmallows over a campfire on the bay! The campfire is laid out and started for you. Firewood, hot dogs (and ALL the fixin's), chips, veggie tray, drinks and S'mores for dessert are included in the price. Check for availability. By reservation only. DAILY MAID SERVICE available for $38/day. Bed(s) made, kitchen and bathroom cleaned, linens replaced, carpet vacuumed and tile floors swept, belongings tidied....moreless


  • Books:

    Reader's Digest Large Print Condensed Books, humor, short stories, local and regional interest, cook books, magazines, etc....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    An assortment of games and puzzles is available....moreless

  • Music Library:

    CD's from classical to light jazz and rock available for free check out....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Nearly 200 channels from which o choose....moreless

  • Television:

    HD TV, DVD player...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Check out movies from our extensive DVD library at no cost or bring your own favorites....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Fish off the dock or swim with the locals in the bay's refreshing waters. A mooring buoy is available if you're coming by boat or yacht. We have a Livingston rowboat to get you and your party to and from the dock. The rowboat will also be available, at no extra charge, for excursions up and down our scenic bay. Local or ocean fishing charter trips available from our dock with an experienced, award-winning, licensed guide. We'll help you make a reservation....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Described as the nearly perfect mountain, Mt. Rainier is a massive wonder to behold. The Northwest Indians referred to it as 'the mother of waters' and 'the white sentinel'. We just call it 'the mountain'. It is covered in snow and glaciers all year and climbers come from all over the world to conquer its peak. It is the most topographically prominent mountain in the contiguous United States and the Cascade Volcanic Arc, with a summit elevation of 14,411 ft (4,392 m). Beyond the water and the evergreens, the best view of 'the mountain' is from the Crow's Nest where you will be staying....moreless

  • Water View:

    Relax and enjoy beautiful Wollochet Bay from the the Crow's Nest's deck. During the summer months watch children learning how to sail. Birdwatchers! Bring your binoculars and watch an amazing variety of migrating birds and water fowl that stop by every spring and fall. When the bay freezes over in the winter watch the antics of the seagulls as they 'ice skate' their landings. Whatever time of the year, there's always something to see and do at the Crow's Nest....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Access to the waterfront and beach is through the Middle Garden and down a path on the right side of the main house. Here in the Waterfront Garden you will find many places to sit, relax and enjoy the view. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Dinette table for four with a leaf to expand the table, or eat on the deck....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Available in the garage below The Crow's Nest for those staying 1 week or longer only....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Electric with heater...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Just let us know when you need it....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    kitchen and bath linens, all bedding...moreless

  • Parking:

    Not a problem, no matter what size vehicle....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Large private parking area....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Large safe parking area for those bringing RV/boat/trailer....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    One set per registered guest (towels not allowed outside of the apartment or on the beach). Bring your own beach towels. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Available in the garage below The Crow's Nest for those staying 1 week or longer only. Ask owner about usage times available....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WIFI, password protected...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items:

    Some unopened prepackaged food may be available....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    (2) There is a half size fridge in the Crow's Nest and a full-sized one downstairs for overflow...moreless

  • Stove:


  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Livingston (will not tip) rowboat. Guests MUST wear life vests (provided)....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Second story upper deck off the Crow's nest. Patio in the Middle Garden fnear the pond to enjoy a more woodsy feel. Picnic and campfire area by the water with a more beachy tropical feel....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Enjoy all 3 gardens...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2016
1 night min stay
$119 $139
Fri, Sat
$649 $1,399

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$139 $149
Fri, Sat
$849 $1,999

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 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


  • Cleaning Fee $75 + tax
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 8.5%


10% Active/Retired Military/Police/Firefighter Discount

Pet fee: $50 per pet

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  • Tides Tavern

    "10 minutes from the Crow's Nest. A must-try, right on the water in Gig Harbor. You can boa..."

  • Fondi Pizzeria

    "8 min. from the Crow's Nest. Great place for authentic Italian pizza. There's always a spe..."

  • Forza

    "6 min. from the Crow's Nest. Move over Starbucks! This cute, quiet coffee shop becomes the..."

  • Galaxy Theatres LLC

    "Galaxy Uptown Theater is 8 minutes from the Crow's Nest. This multi-screen theater boasts r..."

  • Blazing Onion Burger Co

    "8 min from the Crow's Nest. Great burgers, fries, etc., sports bar, family area"

  • Anthony's Restaurant

    "Excellent food, great view of the harbor. Any of their seafood dishes are amazing. $$$ out..."

  • Gig Harbor Rent-A-Boat

    "!0 Min from the Crow's Nest. Rent a kayak (single or double), paddle boat, canoe or paddle ..."

  • Safeway

    "New super store. Bakery, salad bar, deli, and everything else you might need!"

  • Uptown Gig Harbor

    "8 min. from the Crow's Nest. Lots of great shopping, grocers, theater, restaurants and a F..."

  • Costco Gig Harbor

    "15 min from the Crow's Nest. What's a town without a Costco nearby! "

  • Target

    "15 min from the Crow's Nest. Whatever you's here. This Gig Harbor store is well m..."

  • Qdoba Mexican Grill - Burrito & Mexican Food Cater

    "15 minutes from the Crow's Nest. Talk about BIG burritos! Crafted with fresh ingredients w..."

  • Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival

    "10 min from the Crow's Nest. July 20th and 21st, 2013 on Judson Street in Gig Harbor's hist..."

  • Maritime Gig Festival

    "10 Min from the Crows Nest. June 1 & 2, 2013 The Maritime Gig Festival is a family-friendl..."

  • Harbor History Museum

    "Featuring 'Savage Ancient Seas' until July 13, 2013"

  • Kelly's Cafe & Espresso

    "10 min from the Crow's Nest. Nothing fancy on the inside of this little restaurant except t..."

  • 7 Seas Brewing

    "10 min from the Crow's Nest. Bring your own food. It doesn't even need to be a hot day to en..."

  • Gig Harbor Waterfront

    "Walk the harbor (approximately 3 miles with lots of view points and historic plaques to read..."

  • Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church

    "10 min from the Crow's Nest. You don't have to be Presbyterian to enjoy one of this church'..."

  • Starbucks

    "8-15 min from the Crow's Nest. Yes, we have several Starbucks in town! We love our coffee ..."

  • Pavco Flight Center

    "10 min from the Crow's Nest at Tacoma Narrows Airport in Gig Harbor. PAVCO is your local fi..."

  • Kimball Espresso Gallery

    "10 min from the Crow's Nest. A cute coffee bar/art gallery combo. Try their one of their m..."

  • Moctezumas Mexican Restaurant

    "8 min from the Crow's Nest. In the mood for Mexican food? This is the place! (Try their f..."

  • Green Turtle Restaurant

    "10 min from the Crow's Nest. Fine Dining on the waterfront. Seating inside (check out the ..."

  • Spiros Pizza & Pasta Bella Notte

    "10 min from the Crow's Nest. Good food, med. price, downtown Gig Harbor."

  • Summer Sounds at Skansie

    "10 min from the crow's Nest. Concerts in Skansie Park every Tuesday evening starting July 2..."

  • CinemaGig at Skansie Park

    "10 Minutes from the Crow's Nest. FREE MOVIES under the stars every weekend from July 5 to A..."

  • Freedom Fair

    "10 min from the Crow's Nest. On the first Sunday in July, the annual and always popular "Wi..."

  • Uptown Gig Harbor

    "8 min. from the Crow's Nest. Lots of great shopping, grocers, theater, restaurants and a F..."

  • Third Annual Blue Willow Lavender Festival

    "20 min from the Crow's Nest. Friday and Saturday July 12 and 13, 10 AM to 6 PM. FREE ADMIS..."

  • Book Signing

    "10 min from the Crow's Nest. July 15, 2013, 7 PM If you're a fan of the best selling WALT..."

  • Third Thursday Movies at the Boatshop

    "10 min from the Crow's Nest. Help to preserve, interpret and perpetuate Gig Harbor's histo..."

  • Chalk the Harbor

    "10 min from the Crow's Nest. July 20, 2013 Reveal your inner-artist at the Chalk the Harbo..."

  • 14th Annual Juried Maritime Art Exhibition

    "10 min from the Crow's Nest. July 20, 2013 at the Harbor History Museum, 4121 Harborview Dr..."

  • 15th Annual Cruise The Narrows Classic Car Show

    "10 min from the Crow's Nest. August 4, 2013 9AM - 3 PM Uptown Gig Harbor, 4735 Point Fosd..."

  • Underwater Music Festival

    "15 min from the Crow's Nest. August 10, 2013 IF all the details fall into place. For detai..."

  • Olalla Bluegrass and Beyond Festival

37 Miles
Nearest Airport
Seattle Tacoma International Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Bremerton (to Seattle)
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Gig Harbor Golf Club
14 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 16
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several Choices
75 Miles
Nearest Ski
Snoqualmie Pass (snow)
Gig Harbor
Nearest Beach
On property

Car: Necessary

Smithsonian Magazine named Gig Harbor one of the 'Best Small Towns in America' and there is plenty of fun to be had near the Crow's Nest, should you wish to go exploring.

Downtown Gig Harbor is just 5 minutes away with its boat & kayak rentals, Harbor History Museum, parks & outdoor summer concerts & movies, & delightful specialty shops. Uptown Gig Harbor features restaurants, big box stores, specialty shops and, for movie buffs, our new 'Galaxy Uptown' multiplex theater.

No need to go out of town to eat! Feast at any of our excellent restaurants (we'll give you a list of our favorites including the restaurant that Sunset magazine named #1 best fish and chips in the West) and enjoy one of our state's many award winning wines or pour a pint of Gig Harbor's own Seven Seas brew.

The heart of Tacoma is over the Narrows Bridge, about 20 minutes away. The Tacoma Art Museum, Chihuly's Glass Museum & the new LeMay Car Museum are nearby as well. Explore the quaint Norwegian town of Poulsbo, dig clams at Joemma State Park or take the ferry from nearby Bremerton to Pike Place Market in Downtown Seattle (our favorite out-of-town outing).

Bottom Line: we are centrally located to explore historic Gig Harbor, Tacoma, Seattle, Olympic National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, the San Juan Islands and Victoria, British Columbia.

Whatever you choose to do, whether it's nothing or all of it, you'll be sure to have an incredible time at the Crow's Nest!

Maps, directions and sightseeing brochures available.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: Bruce Anderson is in sales at Lexus of Tacoma. His hometown is Burnaby, BC, Canada, but became a citizen of the US over 35 years ago. His wife of over 40 years, Candace, grew up in the Seattle area. They met in a band that sang its way around the world. Candace has too many interests to list, but the most prominent are her garden and painting.

Why the Owner Chose Gig Harbor:
There's something about being by and breathing in salt air from seawater that is both peaceful and healing. This property has been completely reworked and rebuilt from the house to the gardens into an eyecatching, comfortable retreat for both the owners and their guests.

The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
Living on a body of saltwater with its tides and sea life is very different from living on a lake. Though, like a lake our bay seems intimate and protected, it can be more closely compared to living on a cul-de-sac...only this is a cul-de-sac of water...salt water. Beyond Wollochet Bay is Puget Sound. Beyond Puget Sound is the Ocean. And that's the wonder of it: our little bay eventually leads to the ends of the earth.

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  • Sailing lessons for the kids on Wollochet Bay...view from the Crow's Nest

    Sailing lessons for the kids on Wollochet Bay...view from the Crow's Nest

  • Bed and Sofa

    Bed and Sofa

  • Kitchenette and dining area

    Kitchenette and dining area

  • Large bathroom and shower

    Large bathroom and shower

  • Looking down into the Middle Garden from the Crow's Nest deck.

    Looking down into the Middle Garden from the Crow's Nest deck.

  • Moonrise on Wollochet Bay...view from the fire pit area

    Moonrise on Wollochet Bay...view from the fire pit area

  • Another Winter sunrise at the Crow's Nest

    Another Winter sunrise at the Crow's Nest

  • Room With a View...Wollochet Bay and Mt Rainier from the Crow's Nest

    Room With a View...Wollochet Bay and Mt Rainier from the Crow's Nest

  • Queen Bed, Computer table and shelving in the corner

    Queen Bed, Computer table and shelving in the corner

  • View from the Kitchenette

    View from the Kitchenette

  • South side of Kitchette

    South side of Kitchette

  • Wake up and enjoy coffee on the deck

    Wake up and enjoy coffee on the deck

  • The dock

    The dock

  • Winter Sunrise from the Crow's Nest

    Winter Sunrise from the Crow's Nest

  • One our regular winter guests

    One our regular winter guests

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