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Luxury Waterfront Home***Enjoy Nature Here!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Sleeping areas, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

NOTE REGARDING AVAILABILITY: Please contact owner by phone or email regarding availability of your dates PRIOR to online booking. Some dates have minimum stay requirements. And please provide a little info about yourselves and the purpose of your visit.

This vacation home is the kind of vacation home you might visit to write a book or just get away from it all. Enjoy views of bald eagles, deer, blue heron, osprey, and salmon right off the deck. In addition to the natural beauty, the home was designed with your complete comfort in mind, with high ceilings, mahogany floors, and a huge kitchen and bar area. It is located 45 miles from Seattle, just 6 miles outside the charming town of Gig Harbor, Washington. The vacation rental is also close to Olympic National Park, Mount Rainier, Mount St Helens, and many other great Washington State destinations.

There are 2 sleeping areas, separated from the living area and from each other by partition walls, but no doors. There is a king-size pillow-top mattress with hotel quality sheets, right in front of one fireplace. The other sleeping area has a queen bed and a twin bed, with an extra mattress on request.

The luxurious beds and tranquil silence ensure restful nights, from which you will wake to stunning views of the bay and wildlife.

A KITCHEN WITH A VIEW. Prepare the day's catch with a complete view of the bay and stream. The kitchen includes top-quality appliances, commercial grade cookware, a professional knife set, as well as complete sets of wine glasses, cups, plates and silverware for six. The kitchen and bar area is a great place to cook as well as chat between the kitchen and the living room while you prepare a romantic dinner for two or cook up the days catch for the family.

WILDLIFE VIEWING

For anyone who has never experienced a true Alaska-style salmon stream*, it's pretty incredible! The freshwater stream is very clear. You can see the fish right from the deck. And of course, the eagles are there for the salmon as well. The Salish House is also home to cranes, osprey and other bird life. It's the Discovery Channel right outside your door.

THE HOME IS LOCATED five miles outside of downtown Gig Harbor, Washington (a 45 mile drive from Seattle). Local shopping, dining, art galleries, a day spa, and theater are just minutes away, or you can go a bit further and take in Seattle, Mount Rainier, Mount St Helens, or the Olympic Rainforest. The location of the house is perfect for those looking to experience the great outdoors as well as have fun in the city or just relax in secluded elegance.

ACTIVITIES ARE PLENTIFUL. The property is just three miles from Horseshoe lake and Horseshoe lake golf course. In addition, it's within a 20 minute drive of three world class courses: McCormick Woods, Trophy Lake and Gold Mountain. Kayaking, fishing, sailing, hiking and beach combing are popular activities in the area as well.

More Details

Owner
Claire
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

What makes this house unique

Read some of the wonderful reviews over the years for this property that we have entered from our on-site guest book. See below:

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just wanted to touch base with you and let you know what a wonderful time we had in your vacation property. The home was just perfect! Great kitchen and living room and even though the sleeping quarters weren’t real private it was great fun having the family all together. Everyone had a perfect time. We particularly enjoyed watching the eagles on a daily basis. Having the back yard scenery change from a stream to a lake was really entertaining for the kids.

Thanks for sharing your wonderful home.
Jul 2012
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Amenities

Gig Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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average rating of 4.96 based on 59 reviews
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Salish House

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Salish House for 7 nights with our very good friends. The large sleeping area is not completely private, but the beds were very comfortable and there is some separation so that each bed can not be viewed from the other. The home is beautiful and well appointed. We felt right at home there. The location is quiet and the views are stunning. Our favorite part of the stay was watching the wildlife on Minter Creek in the mornings and late afternoons. We would begin the day with coffee sitting on the beautiful deck watching the many bald eagles and kingfishers. The afternoons brought in a high tide and the look of the wildlife would change. Salmon fingerlings were released from the hatchery while we were there, and that brought abundant activity especially from the eagles. The location was about 10-15 minutes from downtown Gig Harbor which was perfect for shopping and dining. We were about 30 minutes from Bremerton which made catching a ferry into Seattle convenient. We made several meals together at the house, and everything we needed was available. Claire has put together a binder with suggested activities to do in the area. We used this information to locate several trailheads for hiking. Claire was wonderful to work with and readily and quickly answered our questions. This is a home that we will definitely visit in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sherwood Park, Alberta
5

Loved Staying Here!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I love the water but live in a landlocked location so when we get the opportunity to stay at a place on the water, we jump at it. We loved Salish House! While on vacation, we normally head out in the mornings and explore all day but we found ourselves wandering out onto the wonderful deck and spending our mornings and/or evenings enjoying the beautiful setting and nature. We were thankful for the binoculars so we could watch the eagles, kingfishers, herons and numerous other birds while enjoying our surroundings. We even saw a harbour seal one day, a few salmon and a raccoon at low tide on the other side of the estuary, which took us by surprise. We enjoyed travelling around the Olympic Peninsula and our favourite towns were Gig Harbor, Poulsbo and Port Townsend. We were sad to leave but felt very relaxed heading home. As others have stated, there are other homes and neighbours nearby with the odd lawnmower or barking dog but this did not distract from the setting and enjoyment of staying at Salish House. As a couple, we enjoyed the open floor plan, the wood interior and the coziness of the house. Would definitely go back for another stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

The house and the grounds were beautiful. The house was cozy and clean. The views from inside the house were amazing and the views from the deck were incredible. We had geese swimming in the creek and bald eagles flying around in front of the house. We loved the house.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rialto CA
5

Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

Love the atmosphere and the place my bf daughter and I had a really good time !! Thank you for the hospitality and we would like to. Ok it again in the winter with a couple

More people to share the experience again

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and private place

  • 5 of 5

Excellent experience.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this house very much. Beautiful, relaxing and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Seattle
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Southworth
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Gig Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
August 19-24
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
September 6-7
Sep 6 2017 - Sep 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
September 8-30
Sep 8 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$200
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,200
 
 
Summer 2018
May 24 2018 - Sep 4 2018
5 night minimum stay
$200
From
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$1,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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