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We are proud that our 3 gardens were featured in the 2014 GIG HARBOR GARDEN TOUR for LITERACY. 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
OFF SEASON LONG-STAY RATE
$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).
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
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
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
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
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Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2016
1 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
10% Active/Retired Military/Police/Firefighter Discount
Pet fee: $50 per pet
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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.
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.
Sailing lessons for the kids on Wollochet Bay...view from the Crow's Nest
Bed and Sofa
Kitchenette and dining area
Large bathroom and shower
Looking down into the Middle Garden from the Crow's Nest deck.
Moonrise on Wollochet Bay...view from the fire pit area
Another Winter sunrise at 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
View from the Kitchenette
South side of Kitchette
Wake up and enjoy coffee on the deck
Winter Sunrise from the Crow's Nest
One our regular winter guests
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