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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: 12/11/2014
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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.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

          • 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

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            Contact manager for approval....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          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, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

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

          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

              • Books:

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

              • DVD Player:

                DVD in living room and VCR in bedroom....moreless

              • Games:

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

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Comcast Cable ...moreless

              • Television:

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

              • Video Library:

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

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Boating
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Waterfront:

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

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Clothes Dryer
              • 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

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet:

                Comcast high speed wireless...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • 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

              • Towels Provided:

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

              • Washing Machine

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker:

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

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen:

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

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

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

              • 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

              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • 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

              • 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

              • 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

              • 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

              • Tennis:

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

               

              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
              Christmas/New Years
              Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $300
              $3,000
              Winter Special
              Jan 5 - Mar 27, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $275
              $3,000
              Easter
              Mar 28 - Apr 12, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $300
              $3,000
              Summer
              Apr 13 - Jun 6, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $300
              $4,000
              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
              $4,000
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $300
              $4,000
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Pet Fee $75
              • Property Damage Protection $49
              • 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.


              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 12/11/2014
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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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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Sunday, December 21, 2014

              $275 - $500 per night (USD)
              10

              5 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 9

              View calendar: Updated 12/11/14
              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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              Member since: 2013
              Speaks: english
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              • Response rate: 100%
              • Calendar last updated: 12/11/2014
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