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Luxury Waterfront Home***Enjoy Nature Here!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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.


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

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 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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Gig Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Luxury Waterfront Home***Enjoy Nature Here!
average rating of 4.952381 based on 55 reviews

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
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  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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The way to experience the Key Peninsula!

  • 5 of 5

Wow. I grew up on the same street as this rental. My husband and I were back in the area to get married at my Dad's place up the road and wanted to stay nearby. I never would have known this place was there, as it is very very private. We watched wildlife from the deck, salmon, eagles, heron, absolutely beautiful location. In addition, the house itself is very tastefully designed, furnished and stocked. We had every bit of peace we needed for our big day and will be back every time we visit home. Our new home away from home, near home. What a super gorgeous spot! Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home and owner. Seclusion, however, is in the eye of the beholder.

  • 4 of 5

This a truly a lovely house. Gorgeous beams and very nice open floor plan. It has a nice deck with a view of the water and an eagle family nesting nearby for your viewing pleasure. However, I hesitate to say that it is secluded. The house sits at a bottom of a long hill of homes, and there is a house right next door as well. (As in you can see in their home/yard, and they in yours if you don't keep the curtains drawn). There are also numerous houses across the water. Therefore, there is noise from neighboring dogs, people, the road, etc. This may fit the definition of seclusion for many, but if you are truly looking to get away from a neighborhood/people, then this is not a good fit.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoy Privacy & Nature

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to relax. The deck is perfect for just relaxing or watching for wildlife while your dinner is grilling. The house is a good size and has an open floor plan so be sure you love the ones you're with. There are defined areas but they are not "walled off".

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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*beautiful* accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

I have rented many homes, but never one as beautiful as this. The pictures don't do it justice! One of our group of 3 is mobility-challenged, but she had no problems anywhere in the house. Just a couple steps in and out. The fact that there were no bedroom doors was unusual for us, but the home is so dark and quiet, it made no difference! Very comfortable! The owner and property manager were extremely helpful too! We loved watching the tide come in and out, and particularly got a thrill seeing herons fly past.

For local activities we went into Gig Harbor to shop and eat and enjoyed the harbor. One day we spent at the Northwest Trek Wildlife Park - well worth it! But the home was so cozy, it was easy to just stay in and relax too.

My only suggestions would be to try to arrive in daylight hours, as it is very dark at night and hard to find the first time (though no problems after that). If you have people in your party who get up in the middle of the night, bringing several night lights might be essential too. But definitely -- five stars!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Gig Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring special
Mar 21 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
June special
May 26 2017 - Jun 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 25 2017 - Oct 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125
Processing (see notes) $40
Tax Rate 10.4%

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Ask about our minimum stay requirements, which vary from 2-7 nights, depending on time of year and availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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