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Sunrise Beach Gig Harbor Beach Front Home with Mt Rainier View

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Mt. Rainier and Puget Sound looking out double slider door

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Last updated: 12/09/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms , 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4). Close to U.S. Open

Just 3.3 miles from the heart of Gig Harbor with its restaurants and waterfront shops, and 15 minutes from the Narrows Bridge is Sunrise Beach. The view is beautiful from the 180 degree glass front of the house - it is breath taking! The Sunrise Beach enclave of 22 homes was established at the turn of the century. It was accessible only by boat until 1960. Eight homes still use the boardwalk from the old ferry landing to their land locked waterfront summer homes.

Originally built in 1924 at the water's edge the home was recently updated. It boasts a beautiful kitchen with large great room all with 180+ degree views of the Puget Sound. The home has slate floors, granite counters and stainless appliances. The master bedroom has a queen size bed and the second bedroom has a large full bed. The large comfy couch can sleep one if needed. The detached garage has futons but not for sleeping. Large bathroom with two sinks, slate double headed shower and washer and dryer. Detached large two car garage with tv/bonus area in the back. Great getaway for the kids. The detached garage has no bathroom facilities but has futon couches, an LCD TV and XBox. The home's large wrap around deck is right on the bulkhead! A separate pier extends over the water. Two outdoor covered seating areas. One covered outdoor wraparound couch right on the waters edge to enjoy the 180 degree view. The other covered outdoor couch is tucked alongside the house next to the hot tub with a view of the water and mountain. There are heated throw blankets to let you enjoy the beautiful views longer into the evenings. If you want to enjoy the seating on the deck in winter let us know and we will have it all out and available.


At low tide there are miles of walking beaches each direction to collect shells and other treasures. At high tide the water gently splashes against the bulkhead. There is an up to 15 foot tidal exchange in the Puget Sound - much more than the 6 foot tidal exchange of San Francisco Bay for example. The Puget Sound is the Salish Sea with clear cold salt water teaming with wildlife. Sunrise Beach county park is a short walk away. The best diving spot in the area with a 30-60 foot deep reef running 200 feet along the shore (Google Sunrise Beach WA Diving). Dive boats drop divers most weekends at the reef 5 houses down - fun to watch or join them.

Sunrise Beach is just like the San Juan Islands (80 miles north by boat) without being locked on a small island with no amenities. Tacoma waterfront restaurants are 10 minutes away by boat and 25 by car. There are great restaurants in Gig Harbor just 5-15 minutes away. Eagles, seagulls, seals, sea lions, harbor porpoise, sea otter, and the occasional humpback and grey whale and white sided dolphin travel Colvos passage between the beach home and Vashon Island. Kayaks and big boats travel by constantly. 180+ degree view of it all inside or outside of this beautiful home.

Large hot tub next to the water to enjoy a glass of wine while watching the beautiful sunset reflecting off of Mt. Rainier and the full moon rising shortly after. Wake up to the increadible sunrise on Sunrise Beach! Email us for more incredible photos. Your stay will be unforgettable.

Keywords: House, beach, Mount Rainier, waterfront, boat, scuba, kayak, sand, hot tub
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(253) 225-5353 (Washington, USA)

Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/09/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25+ years old unless accompanied by a parent...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    $100 additional fee required. Very nice dogs and cats welcome!...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Full...moreless

  • Queen size Bed and full size bed, Sleep Sofa (1), Futons (2) not for overnight (no bathroom in detached garage)...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

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  • Slate floor, slate shower, double sinks

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Detached garage is game room with large 42' flat screen for movies and gaming...moreless

  • Games:

    Ping Pong...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Comcast Cable...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Connect your iPhone for whole house music...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Walk the beach miles in either direction - 90% of it natural with no houses or roads just forest right up to the water's edge...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Incredible view of Mount Rainier - written about in the journal of Captain Vancouver in 1792 from this very spot. There is a 1930s era monument on the private drive marking the event....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Broadband Access:

    Comcast highspeed...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Large gas fireplace...moreless

  • Garage:

    The detached garage has been finished to provide a game room with TV and Xbox. It is possible to move the ping pong table and park a car in the garage....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    Room for 3 cars. Additional parking on the county road...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Hot tub towels are in the chest next to the front door...moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full dishes...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Granite counters with 180 view of Puget Sound...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large wrap around deck on the water. Over water deck also...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Our insurance does not allow us to provide Kayaks. The kayaks onsite have their paddles locked up. You can rent kayaks in Gig Harbor which is 1.5 miles down the beach and paddle to the house....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Two areas of the large wrap around deck are covered and have couches...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Private hot tub on the water with view of mountain...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas
Dec 23 - Dec 26, 2016
4 night min stay

$1,199
flat fee
New Year's Weekend
Dec 30 - Jan 1, 2017
3 night min stay

$899
flat fee
Summer 2017
May 26 - Sep 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$299 $329
Fri, Sat
$2,093
Late Summer 2017
Sep 6 - Oct 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$259 $299
Fri, Sat
$1,813
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$199 $239
Fri, Sat
$1,393 $4,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $750
  • Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10.8%

Notes:

Federal Holidays are at summer weekend rate - New Year's Eve, MLK, President's, Memorial, Independence, Thanksgiving, Christmas


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

  • Point Defiance Park

    "Point Defiance Park has a 5 mile drive through old growth trees. Just across the Narrows Br..."

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  • Boathouse 19

    "Great place to eat on the water. Just across the Narrows Bridge. "

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  • Tacoma Narrows Bridge

    "You can park your car and take the mile walk along the bridge. Great view - dress for wind!..."

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  • The Old Spaghetti Factory

    "Nice family dining"

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  • Anthony's HomePort Gig Harbor

    "Nice waterfront dining. The lounge downstairs has great appetizers and happy hour."

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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Seatac
4.6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Tides Tavern
16.7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Southworth Ferry to Vashon Island and Seattle
7.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Canterwood Golf and Country Club
17.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Tacoma
4.8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 16 Gig Harbor
3.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Anthony's and Morso Wine Bar N. Harborview Dr.
82 Miles
Nearest Ski
Snoqualmie Pass
Gig Harbor, WA, USA
Nearest Beach
Sunrise Beach - 5 steps down from the deck

Car: Necessary

Four miles from restaurants and bars in Gig Harbor. 25 minutes from Chambers Bay and the U.S. Open. You can also rent boats, kayaks, paddle boards on the Gig Harbor waterfront 4 miles away.

Five miles from Costco, Target, Albersons, Starbucks, etc. for groceries and shopping.

Five miles from Highway 16 for easy access to Tacoma, Mt. Rainier, or the Olympic rain forest.

Popular scuba diving site 100 yards down beach. Dive boats visit every week. Large fishing purse seiners and small sport fishing boats fish out front during the fishing season.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: John and Shelley - we enjoy our beach house as much as our guests! We chose Sunrise Beach because it has it all - Great views, on the water, sandy beach, miles of walking beaches, history, close to everything.

Why the Owner Chose Gig Harbor, WA, USA:
The view was first documented by Captain Vancouver's 1792 expedition. There is a large historical marker from 1930 on the spot where the expedition made their sketch of Mt. Rainier in the ship's journal. The Tacoma Historical Society in 1930 matched the spot to the sketch. The marker says 'May 26, 1782; John Sykes Vancouver expedition sketched the bay and the mountain from this site. Aug 22, 1853; Theodore Winthrop crossed from the west passage to the Narrows. He saw the reflection of the mountain on the water and wrote: 'The Siwash call it Tacoma''

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The beach house is very relaxing. It is at the end of Sunrise Beach Drive so there is never any road noise. You are at the waters edge to just sit back and enjoy. The amenities of Costco, Albertson's, and Starbucks are just 5 miles away.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/09/2016

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Photos

  • Mt. Rainier and Puget Sound looking out double slider door

    Mt. Rainier and Puget Sound looking out double slider door

  • Kitchen and nook table - flat screen TV on swing arm, cable and dvd

    Kitchen and nook table - flat screen TV on swing arm, cable and dvd

  • Large Bathroom with slate double headed shower

    Large Bathroom with slate double headed shower

  • View to the south - Point Defiance

    View to the south - Point Defiance

  • Double Door looking south - you can see the tip of the huge comfy couch

    Double Door looking south - you can see the tip of the huge comfy couch

  • Sandy Beach - View from deck next to hot tub

    Sandy Beach - View from deck next to hot tub

  • Mt. Rainier off the deck

    Mt. Rainier off the deck

  • Picture of the Sunrise Beach house and detached garage from the water high tide

    Picture of the Sunrise Beach house and detached garage from the water high tide

  • Extra out door living area (ODLA) next to the hot tub under our new awning

    Extra out door living area (ODLA) next to the hot tub under our new awning

  • Sunrise Beach is on theshipping lane for big ships headed to Olympia

    Sunrise Beach is on theshipping lane for big ships headed to Olympia

  • Dining/game table, great room, gas stone fireplace, looking into kitchen

    Dining/game table, great room, gas stone fireplace, looking into kitchen

  • Great room looking at a portion of the 180 degree view - Vashon Island view

    Great room looking at a portion of the 180 degree view - Vashon Island view

  • Master bedroom - Queen bed

    Master bedroom - Queen bed

  • This is Sunrise Beach from across the bay.  We are on the point.

    This is Sunrise Beach from across the bay. We are on the point.

  • Outside couch and dining read/nap/gaze

    Outside couch and dining read/nap/gaze

  • Gas fire pit for smores - warm water shower in background for divers/swimmers

    Gas fire pit for smores - warm water shower in background for divers/swimmers

  • Sailboats off the deck

    Sailboats off the deck

  • Kayaks on their way to the harbor 1.3 miles south

    Kayaks on their way to the harbor 1.3 miles south

  • Bedroom 2 with a view of Mount Rainier from the bed.

    Bedroom 2 with a view of Mount Rainier from the bed.

  • Morning with the sun just lighting up the mountain and the Vashon ferry

    Morning with the sun just lighting up the mountain and the Vashon ferry

  • This is a favorite - inside on computer will full moon, boat, geese

    This is a favorite - inside on computer will full moon, boat, geese

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Friday, December 09, 2016

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