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Above Gig Harbor - Fabulous Mountain, Harbor, Sound View!!!

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Gig Harbor View from the house, yard, hot tub.


Last updated: 03/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Library, 1.5 Baths, (Intimate, but can sleep 7-8)

'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 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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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/27/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Some limitations (loft and basement) rest of house has 1 step level changes, but open, huge shower, wide doors.(Owner is familiar with wheelchair-user needs and welcomes your to discuss possibilities.)...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Library


  • 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

Other Amenities

  • 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


  • Books:

    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:

    Complete gameroom In basement plus workout area, 3 bicycles and a scooter....moreless

  • Games:

    Full game room table in the basement game room plus workout area. Library has poker chips, cards, chess, other grown-up games....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    Library of music CDs and stereo player...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    NEW 42' flat-panel, plasma HD-TV! + DirecTV with premium movie channels - wireless internet connection!...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Large flat-panel. DirecTV...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Rain Forests
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    You can actually see the fishing village town of Gig Harbor from the property and walk it as well....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Mt. Rainier + Cascade mountain range...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Puget Sound actually being part of the ocean you're just a walk down the hill from it!...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Cosidering Puget Sound as part of the Pacific, there's a fabulous view of it!...moreless

  • Village:

    Charming and historic downtown Gig Harbor at the foot of the hill and visible from the house!...moreless

  • Water View:

    Yup, Puget Sound....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    Large pub-height table with 6 upholstered chairs plus 4 additional upholstered stools. Table has butterfly extension for more area....moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    New Maytag...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    2-vehicle carport...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Basement fitness area and equipment....moreless

  • Garage:

    Carpal port just outside front door....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Quiet, comfortable, programmable gas heat. Space heaters and fans also provided....moreless

  • Internet:

    High-speed cable.… Centurytel...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    New/high quality bed and table linens and bath, hot tub and kitchen towels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    See photos... A lovely place to sit and visit. Library provides a second comfortable gathering place....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Additional spur parking space off half-circle, double driveway...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    see above...moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:


  • Washing Machine:

    Basic laundry supplies provided. NEW Maytag (Admiral model)washer and dryer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    DirecTV with movie channels + wi-fi internet...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Gas starter in 2-sided fireplace (foyer & library/entertainment room)...moreless


  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Several… Drip coffee maker, espresso maker, French presses, coffee bean grinder....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Numerous high-end small appliances/4 sets of china/cook ware/picnic ware/full compliment of cooking and barbeque utensils...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    + scooter + quality bicycle pump...moreless

  • Binoculars
  • Boat:

    All kinds of boats are available to rent at the foot of the hill in the harbor....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Hot tub deck plus large, old-brick terrace + lawns...moreless

  • Golf:

    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:

    For rent at the foot of the hill....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Old -brick terrace with firepit...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Huge lawn plus border gardens plus potted annuals plus Herb Garden plus salad garden....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane, auto/ignite....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis:

    Beautiful, free court available at the Gig Harbor city park less than a mile away down the hill....moreless

  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Covered, tiled deck, off bedroom - great view day and night(see photo)...moreless

  • Outdoor Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 23 - Sep 6, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,740 $6,090
Sep 7 - May 21, 2018
3 night min stay
$1,540 $5,460

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10.5%


There are substantial discounts for longer stays. For instance:

1 week booking = one night FREE (stay 7/pay for 6)

2 week booking = three nights FREE (stay 14/pay for 11)

3 week booking = 6 nights FREE (stay 21/pay for 15)

1 month booking = 10 nights free (stay 31/pay for 21)

Stays of 30 days or longer avoid the 10.5% Washington State hotel tax, which is charged on the rental and cleaning fee.

Half the total agreed to (nightly charge + $100 cleaning fee + 10.5% Washington State hotel tax + $100 security deposit) is required (by check) to book the dates requested. The second half is due 2 weeks prior to arrival date. Phone or email owner to confirm availability before sending check. NOTE:10.5% Washington State hotel text is waived for stays 30 days and longer! (+ get 10 Nts. FREE for 31)

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/27/2017
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Seattle-Tacoma Airport
0.4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Anthony's (foot of the hill) /Tides Tavern/others
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Bremerton/Seattle Tacoma/Vashon Island ...others
0.75 Miles
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Nearest Train
(accessible by public transit across the street!)
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Anthony's/Thai Hut/Suzanne's/il Lucano's/others
90 Miles
Nearest Ski
0.4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Several Parks

Car: Recommended

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.


Owner info

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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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/27/2017

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  • Gig Harbor View from the house, yard, hot tub.

    Gig Harbor View from the house, yard, hot tub.

  • Kitchen and Dining Area from Foyer

    Kitchen and Dining Area from Foyer

  • View from Dining Area

    View from Dining Area

  • Half of Kitchen

    Half of Kitchen

  • Kitchen


  • Library/Entertainment Room

    Library/Entertainment Room

  • Bathroom (Dressingroom/Closet through shuttered doors; bedroom to left

    Bathroom (Dressingroom/Closet through shuttered doors; bedroom to left

  • tub through french doors tub through french doors

  • One of two loft bedrooms...with Harbor view

    One of two loft bedrooms...with Harbor view

  • Basement Workout Area

    Basement Workout Area

  • Basement Room for Kid's Games and Puzzles

    Basement Room for Kid's Games and Puzzles

  • Foyer when decorated for the holidays - photo taken from adjacent living room

    Foyer when decorated for the holidays - photo taken from adjacent living room

  • Carport at Front Door

    Carport at Front Door

  • Living Room from Loft

    Living Room from Loft

  • Hot tub from Dining Area through Greenhouse

    Hot tub from Dining Area through Greenhouse

  • Kitchen from Diningroom Bar

    Kitchen from Diningroom Bar

  • One-third of Walk-In Pantry

    One-third of Walk-In Pantry

  • New Slate in Master Bath

    New Slate in Master Bath

  • Bedroom


  • Hottub/View


  • Powder Room off Foyer

    Powder Room off Foyer

  • Basement Laundry  + Darts, Scooter,  3 Bicycles, Bocce Ball, Badminton, Croquet

    Basement Laundry + Darts, Scooter, 3 Bicycles, Bocce Ball, Badminton, Croquet

  • Old-Brick Terrace
(Oops...lawn furniture missing cushions in photo.)

    Old-Brick Terrace (Oops...lawn furniture missing cushions in photo.)

  • East side of home

    East side of home

VRBO #188445

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017

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