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Waterfront and Mt. Rainier view!

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 677 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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

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

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.

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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!

RATES:

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

OFF SEASON LONG-STAY RATE

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

ADDITIONAL COSTS

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.

DISCOUNTS:

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

Owner
Candace Anderson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2017

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 Puget Sound

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.

Amenities

Gig Harbor Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 677 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 'Surprisingly spacious' is how our guests describe it. No tub, but it has a large shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Waterfront and Mt. Rainier view!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews
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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: Oct 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: Sep 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: Jun 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: Oct 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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Nice cozy cottage with a great view!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our two weeks in the Crow's Nest. Candace and Bruce were very friendly and accommodating hosts. The view was lovely!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and convenient

  • 5 of 5

The Crow's Nest has been perfect for my husband and I while he was working in Tacoma. It was a great "home away from home" for us. The commute across the bridge was very easy and I was happy spending my time in the wonderful town of Gig Harbor. You can get all the necessities (and more), as well as great restaurants. Our favorite for breakfast was the Devoted Kiss (WOW!) The studio is very spacious and homey and we always had a restful sleep in the comfortable bed and quiet neighborhood. The landscaping is truly amazing and it was so great to watch the plants come to life during the month of April. I brought my kayak and was able to just go out whenever I wanted and paddle in the Harbor and I found good walking right around the studio or there are many places to walk in Gig Harbor or in Tacoma. Candace was always helpful and very friendly and welcoming. I would definitely stay again and recommend it to friends.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tides Tavern
"10 minutes from the Crow's Nest. A must-try, right on the water in Gig Harbor. You can boa..."
Fondi
"8 min. from the Crow's Nest. Great place for authentic Italian pizza. There's always a spe..."
Forza Coffee -- CLOSED
"6 min. from the Crow's Nest. Move over Starbucks! This cute, quiet coffee shop becomes the..."
Galaxy Theatres LLC
"Galaxy Uptown Theater is 8 minutes from the Crow's Nest. This multi-screen theater boasts r..."
Blazing Onion
"8 min from the Crow's Nest. Great burgers, fries, etc., sports bar, family area"
Anthony's HomePort Gig Harbor
"Excellent food, great view of the harbor. Any of their seafood dishes are amazing. $$$ out..."
Gig Harbor Rent-A-Boat -- CLOSED
"!0 Min from the Crow's Nest. Rent a kayak (single or double), paddle boat, canoe or paddle ..."
Safeway
"New super store. Bakery, salad bar, deli, and everything else you might need!"
Uptown Gig Harbor
"8 min. from the Crow's Nest. Lots of great shopping, grocers, theater, restaurants and a F..."
Costco Gig Harbor
"15 min from the Crow's Nest. What's a town without a Costco nearby! "
Target
"15 min from the Crow's Nest. Whatever you need..it's here. This Gig Harbor store is well m..."
Qdoba Mexican Grill
"15 minutes from the Crow's Nest. Talk about BIG burritos! Crafted with fresh ingredients w..."
Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival
"10 min from the Crow's Nest. July 20th and 21st, 2013 on Judson Street in Gig Harbor's hist..."
Maritime Gig Festival
"10 Min from the Crows Nest. June 1 & 2, 2013 The Maritime Gig Festival is a family-friendl..."
Harbor History Museum
"Featuring 'Savage Ancient Seas' until July 13, 2013"
Kelly's Cafe and Expresso
"10 min from the Crow's Nest. Nothing fancy on the inside of this little restaurant except t..."
7 Seas Brewing
"10 min from the Crow's Nest. Bring your own food. It doesn't even need to be a hot day to en..."
Gig Harbor Waterfront
"Walk the harbor (approximately 3 miles with lots of view points and historic plaques to read..."
Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church
"10 min from the Crow's Nest. You don't have to be Presbyterian to enjoy one of this church'..."
Starbucks
"8-15 min from the Crow's Nest. Yes, we have several Starbucks in town! We love our coffee ..."
Pavco Flight Center
"10 min from the Crow's Nest at Tacoma Narrows Airport in Gig Harbor. PAVCO is your local fi..."
Kimball Espresso Gallery
"10 min from the Crow's Nest. A cute coffee bar/art gallery combo. Try their one of their m..."
Moctezumas Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar
"8 min from the Crow's Nest. In the mood for Mexican food? This is the place! (Try their f..."
Green Turtle
"10 min from the Crow's Nest. Fine Dining on the waterfront. Seating inside (check out the ..."
Spiro's Pizza & Pasta
"10 min from the Crow's Nest. Good food, med. price, downtown Gig Harbor."
Summer Sounds at Skansie
"10 min from the crow's Nest. Concerts in Skansie Park every Tuesday evening starting July 2..."
CinemaGig at Skansie Park
"10 Minutes from the Crow's Nest. FREE MOVIES under the stars every weekend from July 5 to A..."
Freedom Fair
"10 min from the Crow's Nest. On the first Sunday in July, the annual and always popular "Wi..."
Uptown Gig Harbor
"8 min. from the Crow's Nest. Lots of great shopping, grocers, theater, restaurants and a F..."
Third Annual Blue Willow Lavender Festival
"20 min from the Crow's Nest. Friday and Saturday July 12 and 13, 10 AM to 6 PM. FREE ADMIS..."
Book Signing
"10 min from the Crow's Nest. July 15, 2013, 7 PM If you're a fan of the best selling WALT..."
Third Thursday Movies at the Boatshop
"10 min from the Crow's Nest. Help to preserve, interpret and perpetuate Gig Harbor's histo..."
Chalk the Harbor
"10 min from the Crow's Nest. July 20, 2013 Reveal your inner-artist at the Chalk the Harbo..."
14th Annual Juried Maritime Art Exhibition
"10 min from the Crow's Nest. July 20, 2013 at the Harbor History Museum, 4121 Harborview Dr..."
15th Annual Cruise The Narrows Classic Car Show
"10 min from the Crow's Nest. August 4, 2013 9AM - 3 PM Uptown Gig Harbor, 4735 Point Fosd..."
Underwater Music Festival
"15 min from the Crow's Nest. August 10, 2013 IF all the details fall into place. For detai..."
Olalla Bluegrass and Beyond Festival
Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Seattle Tacoma International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Applebee's
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Bremerton (to Seattle)
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Gig Harbor Golf Club
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Tacoma
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.

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Rates & Availability

Gig Harbor Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off Season
Oct 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
1 night minimum stay
$119
From
$139
Fri,Sat
$649
$1,399
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$139
From
$149
Fri,Sat
$849
$1,999
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 8.5%

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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