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Xanadu Vacation Rental-Paradise on the Water

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Green woods and cool water make for a magical retreat. Photo by Michael Mixon

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Last updated: 09/08/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Gig Harbor house description

Vacation at this fabulous property and enjoy the Gig Harbor life in style. This two level home is 2,500 sqare feet of spacious living. Enjoy amazing water and sunset views from the expansive windows and the huge wrap around deck. With over 100 feet of your own shoreline and plenty of outdoor sunning spots it's a perfect vacation spot for families or as a romantic retreat for couples. Enjoy your own private dock, perfect for fishing. And for those water lovers you'll be thrilled with the two kayaks and inflatable boat that comes with the home. Paddle to town for breakfast, lunch and dinner or just to sight see. Delight in the harbor seals as they relax in this protected harbor, the amazing sight of Mt. Rainier in all its glory and the beauty of this maritime village that still takes pride in it's nautical history.

Enjoy spectacular, sweeping views of the water, unique marinas replete with commercial fishing boats, and the village from almost every room of this home. You will surely feel like you're in paradise.

This year enjoy your vacation in the sheltered, peaceful and beautifully landscaped location that promises your stay will be everything you've dreamed of and more.

But, make sure you partake in everything Gig Harbor and the area has to offer. Stroll through downtown and shop the boutiques and antique stores and then take your pick from any of the great restaurants and cafes. Seafood is always on the menu.

From the ever popular Tides Tavern for casual waterfront dining to Anthony's where the views are fabulous as well as the food.

Gig Harbor is surrounded by water so you can take your pick. Go whale watching on Destiny Tours, check out the History Museum to learn about Gig Harbor's nautical past, pack a picnic and head to one of the many great state parks for a day of sun and sand.

Hop over to Tacoma where you'll find the Glass Museum (lots of Chihuly), Natural History Museum, Children's Museum and the newest addition the Car Museum.

Reserve a day to catch the ferry at Point Defiance and enjoy the view of Commencement Bay as it crosses from the mainland to Vashon Island.

Spend half the day at the Point defiance Park where you'll find one of the best zoo's in the Northwest along with other attractions for the entire family. Saunter through the rose and Japanese tea garden, and then enjoy the thrill of being on a honest to goodness vintage sailing vessel.

You can then enjoy a scenic drive around Vashon Island before you partake of some very popular restaurants at the center of the island.

So much to do, or not to do. After all relaxation counts as a vacation too!


Featured photos courtesy of Michael Mixon.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Home is on the water and water safety precaution and care must be taken. All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult and wear a life jacket. High Chair, Sprout and Grow infant sleeper/changing table and toddler bed/play yard with sheets and blankets available. ...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Primary renter must be at least 25 years old ...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Contact manager for approval....moreless

          • Events Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 5: 1 double

            Room with a view...moreless

          • Master Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Master bathroom, access to downstairs deck, heated towel bar...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            King pull out couch in sunroom, very comfortable bed....moreless

          • 2 single air mattresses available.

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Equipped with heated towel bar...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, jetted tub, combination tub/shower

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          • Master bedroom bath has a separate dressing area. Hydro therapy tub in the upstairs bathroom. ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Refrigerator:

            The refrigerator is completely emptied to ensure no contaminated items are available. Grocery stores are located on both sides of the Olympic drive exit....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Paper towels, napkins, garbage bags, tall wastebasket bags and Kleenex are available. There are also miscellaneous items available in the cupboards. ...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Equipped with all the basic appliances including a toaster oven. ...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Mr. Coffee Drip - regular and decaf coffees are stocked. ...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            8...moreless

          • Child's Highchair
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            Volley ball court , tennis courts, walking and biking paths, and golf courses are available. 2 kayaks and inflatable available on premises . YMCA is in North town at the Borgen exit....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Towels for 6 in the upstairs bathroom and for 4 in the master bath. Additional towels available on request. ...moreless

          • Living Room:

            Roomy with views of the water and town. Flat screen HD TV with internet. Upright piano with sheet music....moreless

          • Parking:

            Parking available only in the carport. The carport can handle 6 vehicles - 3 deep in 2 spaces. ...moreless

          • Heating
          • Linens Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • You can literally kayak to town but if you want to drive it's only a few minutes away as are amenities like grocery stores, movie theater and retail therapy. Plenty of parks to explore, volley ball court just down the road at Crescent park. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Games:

                Games are stored in the side board in the upstairs hall. Jigsaw Puzzles are available in the storeroom. ...moreless

              • Television:

                HD TV in the living room/includes internet connection...moreless

              • Books:

                Various - many of Jody Picoult's books....moreless

              • Video Library:

                Various CDs and children's VHS movies. ...moreless

              Communications

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Boat:

                    Boat rental available in the harbor as well as harbor tours. Call for reservations. Dock slip is available for boats up to 35' with electricity for rent if you're traveling by boat. Rent $35.00/day. ...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Lawn and various native plants and gardens completes the landscape. Plenty of beach chairs for your enjoyment. You can sit on the upper deck and watch/listen to Thursday night bands in the park....moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Two kayaks and an inflatable row boat available for your use Also portable chairs, picnic pack and ice chest for picnics and Thursday outdoor band concerts and movies. ...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Two decks with plenty of space for relaxing and enjoying the activity on the harbor....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Canterwood Golf Course and Madronna Golf Course are within 5 miles. ...moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    Located in Crescent Creek Park on your way to Crescent Creek Rd....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Location & View

                  • Waterfront:

                    100 feet of shoreline for your enjoyment plus a grass area for sunbathing or playing Bocci. ...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Library
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Swimming
                  • Sailing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Medical Services
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Churches
                  • Museums
                  • Live Theater
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Restaurants
                  • Playground
                  • Marina
                  • Golf
                  • Tennis
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.6
                  from 10 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Non-US Open Dates 6/10-27/2015
                  Apr 17 - Sep 30, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $300
                  Fall Special
                  Oct 1 - Nov 21, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $275
                  Thanksgiving
                  Nov 22 - Nov 30, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $300
                  Winter Special
                  Dec 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $275
                  Christmas/New Years
                  Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $300
                  Winter Special
                  Jan 5 - Mar 27, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $275
                  Easter
                  Mar 28 - Apr 12, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $300
                  Summer
                  Apr 13 - Jun 6, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $300
                  US OPEN
                  Jun 7 - Jun 27, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $500
                  $2,800
                  Summer
                  Jun 28 - Sep 30, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $300
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $300

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Fee - $26.09
                  • Pet Fee $75.00 + tax
                  • Property Damage Protection $49.00
                  • Tax Rate 10.5%

                  Notes:

                  25% DEPOSIT UPON BOOKING. 70% OF WHICH IS REFUNDABLE ONLY IF WE'RE ABLE TO BOOK CANCELLED DATES.

                  WE'LL WORK WITH GUESTS IF RESCHEDULING IS NEEDED. NO REFUNDS WITHIN 30 DAYS OF ARRIVAL. PAYMENTS VIA E-CHECK PREFERRED.


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                  Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 09/08/2014
                  Check availability
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                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
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                  Location

                  • Anthony's Restaurant

                    "Love, love, love Anthony's a local chain that serves up the best seafood and clam chowder ar..."

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                  • Tides Tavern

                    "This is a true landmark and popular with visitors and boaters alike. Great views, good taver..."

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                  • Green Turtle Restaurant

                    "Amazing views, romantic setting, outdoor sitting. This small intimate restaurant has the bes..."

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                  • Spiros Pizza & Pasta Bella Notte

                    "They make some of the best pizza I've ever had. Great place to take the whole family and lot..."

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                  • Summer Sounds at Skansie

                    "Stake out your place early. Just bring your canvas chairs to Skansie park in the morning and..."

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                  • 7 Seas Brewing

                    "Local microbrewery. Great beer but they don't serve food but are ok with you bringing your o..."

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                  • Gig Harbor Waterfront

                  • CinemaGig at Skansie Park

                    "Movies in the park. Fridays are for adults and Saturdays for children. Great free family act..."

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                  • Morso

                    "Great wine bar with fabulous views. I especially like it for happy hour since they have a gr..."

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                  • Devoted Kiss Cafe

                    "Open for breakfast and lunch. Try the belgian waffles. Delish!"

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                  • Puerto Vallarta

                    "Great mexican restaurant and happy hour in the bar"

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                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Sea Tac
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Amtrack
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  WA Hwy 16
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Morso & Anthony's

                  Car: Necessary

                  Make sure you partake in everything Gig Harbor and nearby areas have to offer. After you've strolled through the quaint downtown and shopped the boutiques and antique stores take your pick from any of the great restaurants and cafes to have your fill of some amazing culinary delights. Of course seafood is always on the menu.

                  From the ever popular Tides Tavern for casual waterfront dining to Anthony's where the views are as fabulous as the food. You won't be disappointed by the wide culinary choices.

                  Gig Harbor is surrounded by water so you can take your pick of activities. Take a nautical tour of the Sound with Destiny Tours, check out the History Museum to learn about Gig Harbor's nautical past, pack a picnic and head to one of the many great state parks for a day of sun and sand.

                  Paddle boarding, kayaking, boating, unique clothes boutiques, art galleries and custom jewelry shops populate the village. Restaurants and coffee shops are situated in many areas of the City of Gig Harbor. Be sure to visit Uptown on Point Fosdick near Olympic Drive. High-end establishments such as Cold Creek share the area with a 'state of the art' movie theater, value priced stores such as Kohl's and restaurants that range from pizza, hamburgers, and Applebee's to The Green House fine dining.

                  Take a day to hop over to Tacoma where you'll find the Glass Museum (lots of Chihuly), Natural History Museum, Children's Museum and the newest addition, the Le May Car Museum.

                  Reserve a day to catch the ferry which crosses from the mainland to Vashon Island or drive to Bremerton and take the ferry into Seattle. The ferry to Vashon Island is boarded at Tacoma's Point Defiance and leads to a full day excursion to Vashon Island.

                  Spend half the day at the park where you'll find one of the best zoo's in the Northwest, saunter through the rose and Japanese tea gardens. Then enjoy the thrill of being on a honest to goodness vintage sailing vessal.

                  Enjoy a scenic drive around Vashon Island before you partake of some very popular restaurants at the center of the island.

                  So much to do, or not to do. After all relaxation counts as a vacation too!

                   

                  Manager info

                  About: Paul and Sue, long time residents of Gig Harbor share their love of the water and this special property which has been in their family for three generations. They love to sail and now have the time to travel the world and yet always enjoy coming back home to one of the best places to live.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Your own shoreline, dock, kayaks, inflatable boat, fishing and crabbing equipment, plenty of beach chairs and ice chest for picnics are available. Fishing and crabbing from the float does not require a fishing license since it is a private dock. This is a unique home depicting harbor life as it was in the times when fishermen dominated the village life. Enjoy the harbor activity of the various boats, kayaks and water boarders from the comfort of the glass enclosed sunroom or on the deck. There is always something interesting happening in the harbor. The public park activities, such as outdoor concerts, can be enjoyed from the comforts of this home. The park is situated directly across the harbor. The Tides Tavern is also just across the water and is accessible by kayaks or the inflatable boat.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Green woods and cool water make for a magical retreat. 
Photo by Michael Mixon

                    Green woods and cool water make for a magical retreat. Photo by Michael Mixon

                  • Enjoy both an upper and lower deck. Photo by Michael Mixon

                    Enjoy both an upper and lower deck. Photo by Michael Mixon

                  • Upstairs bath. Photo by Michael Mixon.

                    Upstairs bath. Photo by Michael Mixon.

                  • View from the deck, gorgeous!
Photo by Michael Mixon.

                    View from the deck, gorgeous! Photo by Michael Mixon.

                  • This maritime village is rich in history and fishing culture. View of boat shed.

                    This maritime village is rich in history and fishing culture. View of boat shed.

                  • View from upper deck.

                    View from upper deck.

                  • Cool greenery on a hot summer day.

                    Cool greenery on a hot summer day.

                  • Upper deck.

                    Upper deck.

                  • Sunroom-Full Views of the harbor in a glass enclosed environment.

                    Sunroom-Full Views of the harbor in a glass enclosed environment.

                  • TV or conversation center

                    TV or conversation center

                  • Office for those who need a quite place to work

                    Office for those who need a quite place to work

                  • Your dock, view to the house. 
Photo by Michael Mixon.

                    Your dock, view to the house. Photo by Michael Mixon.

                  • Master bedroom. 
Photo by Michael Mixon.

                    Master bedroom. Photo by Michael Mixon.

                  • Second bedroom-Queen bed
Photo by Michael Mixon.

                    Second bedroom-Queen bed Photo by Michael Mixon.

                  • Windows bring the outside in, Master Bedroom. Photo by Michael Mixon

                    Windows bring the outside in, Master Bedroom. Photo by Michael Mixon

                  • First floor walkway and deck.

                    First floor walkway and deck.

                  • The house is surrounded by lush gardens and evergreens.

                    The house is surrounded by lush gardens and evergreens.

                  • This peaceful harbor is perfect for kayaking and stand up paddle boards.

                    This peaceful harbor is perfect for kayaking and stand up paddle boards.

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                    Lazeboy comfort

                  VRBO #485723

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, September 09, 2014

                  $275 - $500 per night (USD)
                  10

                  5 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 9

                  View calendar: Updated 09/08/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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