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Waterfront and Mt. Rainier view!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 677 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

NO-bank beach front property...large 667 sq. ft. open-studio loft for 1-4.

LONG-RANGE STAY renters welcomed from October through April! NO TAX for those staying for one or more months. Call for best price.

Two week maximum stay from May through September, unless approved by owner.

THE CROW'S NEST is a large, clean, and private 677 square foot 2nd-story studio guest house above the detached garage of a million dollar waterfront home. It has 10' ceilings and is fully furnished with a private entrance. From its deck enjoy incredible views of Mt Rainier, Wollochet Bay and award-winning gardens. Use of rowboat is free. Ski boat with captain may be rented. Just about anything in historic Gig Harbor is 5-7 miles away from this convenient and affordable guest house.


Welcome to the Crow's Nest at Anderson Landing on Wollochet (pronounced wuh-lah'-chet) Bay in Gig Harbor, Washington.

Enjoy any season at THE CROW'S NEST at Anderson Landing. On the second floor of a separate building from the main house you'll have privacy, comfort, view and access to one of the most beautiful bays on Puget Sound. Enjoy our no-bank waterfront with view seating, mooring dock, lush gardens, and fire pit right on the beach.

Relax, entertain & barbecue on your private deck where you can greet the morning sun with coffee & enjoy the evening shade with a glass of wine. In the foreground of your view you'll see the quiet lush Shade Garden and fish pond designed by the owner, a Master Gardener. A cool retreat on a hot day! A bistro table and viewing benches also grace this area.

From Crow's Nest's queen-size bed view the water and Mt. Rainier...or the TV (with cable and a DVD player). WiFi is also available.

Linens are provided. Laundry facilities available for those who stay a minimum of 1 week.

Families and seniors will appreciate the easy access down to the beach and dock. Wander through the Shade Garden and enjoy the beauty of the changing landscape from early spring when the bulbs burst through to summer and fall's spectacular colors. The very short walk down to the beach is fairly level and there are no steps.

There is a Livingston (won't tip over) rowboat, and life jackets for your use, to row your way around the peaceful waters of Wollochet Bay.

If you prefer a faster pace bring your own boat or jet ski and enjoy water skiing, inner tubing and other water sports. Whatever kind of watercraft you have, tie it up to the buoy, available for your use. We have space to park your boat trailer and there is a public boat launch just 3 doors down the street. You are also welcome to bring your own paddle boards, kayaks, canoes or whatever boats you float.

Even in the WINTER this cozy retreat offers a quiet tranquility and beauty. Hundreds of unusual and beautiful migrating waterfowl visit these waters only at this time of the year. The sunsets can be quite spectacular and, with the occasional deep cold snap, the bay will freeze and we'll get the occasional snow. Our weather is temperate and seldom gets too hot (usually in the 70's and 80's in the the summer) or too cold (with winter averaging in the 40's).

We suggest that you call Candace (253-222-8799) to secure the LOWEST RATE POSSIBLE. She's good at adjusting the numbers in our guests' favor!


HIGH SEASON: MAY 1 - SEP 30 (2 night min.)

Mon - Thurs: $139/night

Fri & Sat: $149/night

Per WEEK (7 days): $849

Per MONTH (28-31 days): $1999

OFF SEASON: OCT 1 - APR 31 (No night min.)

Mon. - Thurs.: $119/night

Fri. - Sun.: $139/night

Per WEEK (7 days): $699

Per MONTH (28-31 days): $1499


$1399/mo for 2+ mos. between Oct 1 - Apr 31


CLEANING FEE: $75 ($150 if staying 1 mo.+)

PETS: Non-refundable VRBO Damage Insurance + $50/wk per pet. Long-stay pets: $150/mo per pet

CAMPFIRES - We will make the fire and provide the fixin's for S'mores for $5/person if you don't want to do it yourself.

SKI BOAT RENTAL (with captain) - $75/hr. Max 5 guests. Enjoy a guided tour of the surrounding area by water, travel to your favorite waterfront restaurant and/or get pulled around the bay on our towable tube for fun and thrills. Weather and schedule permitting.


10% Active and Retired Military, Police and Firefighter Discount - Thank you!

Tidy-Tenant Refund (talk to the owner about this)

RESERVATION secured upon receipt of signed rental agreement and verification of 50% deposit (or 1st payment).

More Details

Candace Anderson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 3, 2018

About Candace Anderson

Bruce Anderson is in sales at Lexus of Tacoma. His hometown is Burnaby, BC, Canada, but became a citizen of the US over 40 years ago. His wife of over 40 years, Candace, grew up in the Seattle area. They met in a band that sang its way around the world. Candace has too many interests to list, but the most prominent are her garden and painting.

Candace Anderson purchased this studio in 2003

Why Candace Anderson chose Gig Harbor

There's something about being by and breathing in salt air from seawater that is both peaceful and healing. This property has been completely reworked and rebuilt from the house to the gardens into an eyecatching, comfortable retreat for both the owners and their guests.

What makes this studio unique

Living on a body of saltwater with its tides and sea life is very different from living on a lake. Though, like a lake our bay seems intimate and protected, it can be more closely compared to living on a cul-de-sac...only this is a cul-de-sac of water...salt water. Beyond Wollochet Bay is Puget Sound. Beyond Puget Sound is the Ocean. And that's the wonder of it: our little bay eventually leads to the ends of the earth.


Gig Harbor Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 677 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 'Surprisingly spacious' is how our guests describe it. No tub, but it has a large shower.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Queen size Bed (1) New mattress, pillows, linens, etc., Twin or Single Beds (2) trundle bed (makes into two twins) (1) Queen size Air Bed and (1) Twin sized Air Bed also available
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
DAILY MAID SERVICE available for $38/day. Bed(s) made, kitchen and bathroom cleaned, linens replaced, carpet vacuumed and tile floors swept, belongings tidied. NEARBY CHURCHES (area code 253) Chapel Hill Presbyterian: 851-7779 Peninsula Apostolic: 884-5162 Assembly of God: 851-1734 Peninsula Baptist: 858-9808 First Baptist: 851-5586 Discovery Baptist: 858-8990 Harbor Baptist: 851-1788 St. Nicholas Catholic: 851-8850 Gig Harbor Christian: 851-2958 Church of Christ: 858-6464 LDS Gig Harbor: 858-3328 St. Johns Episcopal: 858-3777 Harbor Covenant: 851-8450 Gig Harbor Foursquare: 851-7758 Jehovah's Witness: 857-6418 Agnus Dei Lutheran: 851-6222 King of Glory Lutheran: 857-4574 Peninsula Lutheran: 851-3511 United Methodist: 851-2625 Church of Nazarene: 851-5798 Believers Fellowship: 851-9286 First Church of Christ Scientist: 858-3828


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Waterfront and Mt. Rainier view!
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews

Great place to stay. Wonderful views!

  • 5 of 5

Like other reviews before me, it felt much larger than a 'studio'. My family really enjoyed our time here.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to spend a weekend!

  • 5 of 5

What a treat it was to stay here! The owners were very kind and helpful. They did some very nice things for my wife (it was her birthday weekend) such as leaving chocolates scattered throughout the studio, and even gifted us a bottle of wine! Also, I saw where other reviewers made mention of the small refrigerator, but this was not an issue AT ALL as the fridge is normal residential size. It may have been replaced since the previous reviewer commented on it but I just want to state that there is a full size fridge in the kitchen. Thanks again Candace!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful Beautiful Northwest

  • 4 of 5

The Crow's Nest is a simple, non-fussy studio. It has all you need to enjoy the beauty of the Northwest- water (Wollochet Bay) and mountain (Mt Rainier) views, beach access, and the mountain an easy drive away. The studio has a queen bed, sofa, and day bed, large bathroom with standup shower, and a huge deck facing the bay with Mt Rainier in the distance. The neighborhood is quiet, the chickens are adorable, the hosts are lovely. In town activities (cinema, coffee shops, groceries, library, wine bar, restaurants, galleries, museum, and the harbor waterfront walk) are just a few miles by car. The Crow's Nest is the perfect place to chill for a weekend, a week, month, or more. Relax and enjoy your stay. It will be memorable.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anniversary Adventure

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful long weekend at Candace's Crow's Nest. She has included everything that you need and the space is cozy, comfortable and spacious. The view of the bay and the wonderful gardens made the visit truly memorable. We went on the annual art open studio tour and had fun visiting the 20+ artists studios. We also took the 2 hour boat tour and that was enlightening as the boat captain grew up in Gig Harbor and knew lots of interesting facts and stories about the area. Fun excursion.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding and relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, peaceful, and serene setting. If you want to get away and not have all the hustle and bustle of the city this is the place to go. Yet you are within minutes of shopping, shows, and a variety of restaurants. Your nice view of the bay and Mt Rainier is almost better than the owners have. Speaking of owners, they are truly the best landlords you could ask for. From day one they made us feel truly welcome as did all of the other neighbors. We enjoyed our three months there and were sad when we had to leave. Going to miss the campfires on the beach, marshmallow roasts, the great water view. Though we never tried them, you have fresh eggs when the chickens decide to lay. We found the Crow's Nest to be quite comfortable and furnished with everything you would need for either a short or long stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet Retreat

  • 4 of 5

A gorgeous spot in a quiet location, yet with easy access to Gig Harbor. The owners are very nice and the studio is set up well. The only thing that would have made it better is a larger refrigerator.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: In the amenities section of the listing it states that "There is a half size fridge in the Crow's Nest and a full-sized one downstairs for overflow."
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Seattle Tacoma International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Bremerton (to Seattle)
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Gig Harbor Golf Club
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 16
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Several Choices
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Snoqualmie Pass (snow)
Nearest Beach
On property
Car: necessary

Smithsonian Magazine named Gig Harbor one of the 'Best Small Towns in America' and there is plenty of fun to be had near the Crow's Nest, should you wish to go exploring.

Downtown Gig Harbor is just 5 minutes away with its boat & kayak rentals, Harbor History Museum, parks & outdoor summer concerts & movies, & delightful specialty shops. Uptown Gig Harbor features restaurants, big box stores, specialty shops and, for movie buffs, our new 'Galaxy Uptown' multiplex theater.

No need to go out of town to eat! Feast at any of our excellent restaurants (we'll give you a list of our favorites including the restaurant that Sunset magazine named #1 best fish and chips in the West) and enjoy one of our state's many award winning wines or pour a pint of Gig Harbor's own Seven Seas brew.

The heart of Tacoma is over the Narrows Bridge, about 20 minutes away. The Tacoma Art Museum, Chihuly's Glass Museum & the new LeMay Car Museum are nearby as well. Explore the quaint Norwegian town of Poulsbo, dig clams at Joemma State Park or take the ferry from nearby Bremerton to Pike Place Market in Downtown Seattle (our favorite out-of-town outing).

Bottom Line: we are centrally located to explore historic Gig Harbor, Tacoma, Seattle, Olympic National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, the San Juan Islands and Victoria, British Columbia.

Whatever you choose to do, whether it's nothing or all of it, you'll be sure to have an incredible time at the Crow's Nest!

Maps, directions and sightseeing brochures available.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Insurance $59

10% Active/Retired Military/Police/Firefighter Discount
Pet fee: $50 per pet

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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