Above Gig Harbor - Fabulous Mountain, Harbor, Sound View!!!
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- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
'Above Gig Harbor' is an unusual, spacious, 2500sf, designer home that has been redecorated, detailed and furnished from scratch. It's a romantic,
relaxing retreat for you to enjoy alone, with a mate, a few friends, or your whole family. This property is appropriate for a business, corporate, or guild retreat, anniversary, or another special occasion. New mattresses, frequently-replaced high-quality towels and linens, accessories, supplies...everything the owner could think of to
make your stay comfortable, easy and worthy of your time and trust.
40' flat-panel, plasma HD-TV...DirecTV satelite w/movie channels...wireless internet...you will love this home! (Ask about the tiny 'High Cottage' also available at this property...same fabulous view.)
Come once and you will certainly return (and with a $25-$50-$200 credit for your 2nd stay.) Specialty lighting, art glass, plantation shutters and open, high-beamed, heavy-timbered ceilings throughout. There are ceiling fans in every room. (A Master gardener and an interior decorator have each lived here in the past.) Extensive lawns and gardens (gardener and owner maintained) on this acre property at the crest of Peacock Hill overlooking everything! Play croquet, badminton, barbeque, sit and enjoy the view, read, cook, pick flowers (lots of vases available), eat, workout using the on-site exercise equipment, sleep, party. Herb, salad, berry and border flower gardens, Privacy created by mature flowering trees and bushes. This is a Play Space!
Large foyer with fireplace steps down between copper railings to open living-dining area, french doors to old-brick terrace, greenhouse wall and bar to gourmet kitchen. Walk-in, fully stocked pantry: Cuisinart, blender, Hitachi rice cooker/steamer, crock pot, G.F. grill, Panini grill, fondue, Belgian waffle maker, Salton food warmer, toaster, Nutone food center + all attachments, 3 coffee makers, picnic gear, wine rack, paper goods, food staples and treats provided. 4 sets of dishes, stemware assortment, cookware, variety of table linens, entertainment tableware, OR, with advance notice owner can arrange for fantastic catering: a simple meal, or an elaborate party.
Up the ship ladder stairway is the small, 2-room loft that sleeps 2-3; full bed in one room (view), twin in second room. Powder room at foot of stairs, down hall to 900sf bedroom suite: Cherry-paneled library/entertainment room with fireplace, American Leather full-depth, firm, king mattress, game table, TV/music; shuttered, double doors to huge bath with walk-in cedar dressing room, then more double doors to 500sf two-level bedroom with writing desk area, sitting area, new pillow-top, firm, queen bed, cedar linen closet and another walk-in cedar closet, carpeted half flight of stairs to 'basement' with large laundry room, hang-out game area (puzzles, games, electronic darts, checkerboard game table, rug, lounge chair, exercise/workout area.
Back upstairs in the bedroom, french doors to covered hot tub deck, steps to lawn, terrace...all with great views: Puget Sound, Mt. Rainier, Gig Harbor, town, harbor, Crescent Valley, ridge line, pasture. City & boat lights at night rival the daytime scenes.
Call owner for further information and to answer all your questions.
U.S. Open 2015 at Chambers Bay Golf Course is right across the Narrows Bridge. This would be a perfect place to 'come home to' each evening. Need to put up lots of folks? 'The High Cottage' (HomeAway/253384)...across the lawn...may also still be available. Call and check.
For this one crazy event call me for to see if a shorter stay may work...I may be willing to reduce the price or shorten the minimum, especially for the first part of the week… Everyone wants that last 4 days!
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- 2500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8
- Queen size Beds (1) New, pillowtop, firm Beautyrest in bedroom, Double Beds (1) In loft - room with view, Twin or Single Beds (1) In loft - 2nd room, Child Beds (1) Not included in the 'bed count', but there is a loveseat in the livingroom that could comfortably accomodate a child. It's wide with the back cushions removed. Linens available. New, full-size, deep, firm king mattress in American Leather Couch in library/entertainment room (see photo) + very comfortable...and wide, with back pillows removed...livingroom couch with foam crate top, mattress pad and bedding. Very comfortable livingroom loveseat would be 'long' enough to sleep child assleeping alternative for a 9th person....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- Lawn furniture/firepit/outdoor living; 2 fireplaces; entertainment room/library; gourmet kitchen and full range of prep appliances; stocked walk-in pantry; empty closets and drawers, except for items for you to use (iron/ironing board/clothes steamer/hangers, basic cosmetic supplies (toothbrushes/hair dryer/cotton balls/lotions/tissues/soaps/extra towels/laundry supplies,etc.); notebook with brochures/info/coupons on many things to do in the area; 3 bicycles/work-out room + game room in basement; catering and other concierge services available. Owner/manager welcomes your suggestions for additional amenities....moreless
Novels, travel, PNW books + current magazines provided include: Vanity Fair, Coastal Living, National Geographic, Fuures, Forbes, House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, Elle, Elle Decor, CS Monitor....moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Game Room:
- Games For Kids
- Music Library:
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Rain Forests
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
- Near The Ocean:
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Activities Guide
- Basic Soaps
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer:
- Covered Parking:
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Thermos Bottle
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Catering Available
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Pantry Items
- Beach Towels
- Deck / Patio:
Canterwood country club less than a mile away, McCormick Creek golf course 15 minute drive up SR 16. Both are gorgeous courses. +2 others in Gig Harbor. 15 miles to US Open 2015 site at Chambers Creek...moreless
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Large Cooler
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Outdoor Grill Gas
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Hot Tub
- Housekeeper Optional
September-May...$260/night(except holidays $290) Memorial Day-Labor Day + Holiday weeks/days anytime...$290/night(Discounts...ask!) Weekly rate:7 nts. get 1 free; 14 nts get 3 free; 21 nights get 6 free Monthly rate: $5,460 - $6,090 (10 days per month are free!!) 2 night min...may be 3 nt. min. during some peak/holiday times - $100 cleaning fee $25/night/person additional charge for more than 6 guests Paid reservations are non-refundable unless subsequent guest books reserved dates.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Walk down the hill to 4 fine, waterfront, restaurants/artisan shops; bus, drive or bike to town center 2 miles; (3 nice bikes and a scooter for you to use); great knitting, quilting, art, ice cream!, and apparel shops; 1 mile to world-class YMCA pools/fitness complex, Target, Albertson's, Costco, Home Depot, etc. + 25 min. to Seattle ferry; bus stop at edge of 1 acre property - ride to Tacoma or Seattle or to train to Seattle and north or Portland and south. With advance notice, owner will arrange for bicycle, kayaks, books of your choice on site, catering, activity suggestions. Library/entertainment room always has selection of books, current magazines, basket of knitting books, needles and an assortment of yarns for you; basic workout gear set up in basement; carpeted hang-out, game room also in basement.
Do you sail? Owner may be able to arrange for you to crew in a weekly race on Puget Sound.
And everyone walks Gig Harbor,,,sidewalks all the way around to the mouth of the Harbor.
Year Purchased: 1993
About the owner: I truly enjoy being a concierge-style owner...meeting and greeting guests and making their stay here successful. Faculty at a small college in Tacoma, I, too, love to travel, sail alot (weekly crew a J-109), ski, knit and quilt, and in the few moments remaining, try to occasionally bike, hike, weave and spin.
Why the Owner Chose Gig Harbor, WA, USA:
Come stay here and you'll see why!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
I actually live just 4 miles away, but still enjoy time at 'Above Gig Harbor' for all the reasons described in the listing....primarily the hot tub, barbeque, workout room, the view, the gardens...and it's a great place to have a party.
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Gig Harbor View from the house, yard, hot tub.
Kitchen and Dining Area from Foyer
View from Dining Area
Half of Kitchen
Bathroom (Dressingroom/Closet through shuttered doors; bedroom to left
Bedroom...hot tub through french doors
One of two loft bedrooms...with Harbor view
Basement Workout Area
Basement Room for Kid's Games and Puzzles
Foyer when decorated for the holidays - photo taken from adjacent living room
Carport at Front Door
Living Room from Loft
Hot tub from Dining Area through Greenhouse
Kitchen from Diningroom Bar
One-third of Walk-In Pantry
New Slate in Master Bath
Powder Room off Foyer
Basement Laundry + Darts, Scooter, 3 Bicycles, Bocce Ball, Badminton, Croquet
Old-Brick Terrace (Oops...lawn furniture missing cushions in photo.)
East side of home
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Sunday, August 21, 2016
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