Xanadu Vacation Rental-Paradise on the Water
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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.
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- 2500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
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
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
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- Kayak / Canoe:
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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 summer. ...moreless
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Jun 23 - Dec 31, 2015
3 night min stay
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3 night min stay
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- Property Damage Protection $59
- Pet Fee $75
- Tax Rate 10.5%
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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!
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.
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Green woods and cool water make for a magical retreat. Photo by Michael Mixon
View from the deck, gorgeous! Photo by Michael Mixon.
Master bedroom. Photo by Michael Mixon.
Second bedroom-Queen bed Photo by Michael Mixon.
This maritime village is rich in history and fishing culture. View of boat shed.
View from upper deck.
Cool greenery on a hot summer day.
Sunroom-Full Views of the harbor in a glass enclosed environment.
Dining for 6 or 8 with the leaf.
Double bed overlooking the harbor. Shades on windows for privacy.
Enjoy both an upper and lower deck. Photo by Michael Mixon
Your dock, view to the house. Photo by Michael Mixon.
Upstairs bath. Photo by Michael Mixon.
Windows bring the outside in, Master Bedroom. Photo by Michael Mixon
First floor walkway and deck.
The house is surrounded by lush gardens and evergreens.
This peaceful harbor is perfect for kayaking and stand up paddle boards.
Geese feed on this lawn and raise their young here across from Xanadu
Office for those who need a quite place to work
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Sunday, November 22, 2015
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