Lakebay, WA, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in Lakebay

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4br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceThere are 3 beautiful homes on this waterfront property. Together they sleep 24 people. The homes are located on peaceful Puget Sound, outside of Gig Harbor, WA, in the Tacoma area south of Seattle. They lie on over 2 gated acres of lawns, gardens, and 200' of private beach in a quiet, but very nice rural neighborhood. Wisteria Hollow is the main home and offers a gourmet kitchen, 3 bedrooms plus a loft, and a large spa. Sleeps 10 in beds/ we allow up to 12. The Cottage-by-the-Sea is the charming home next door. This 2 story home has 2 private decks looking over the Sound, with one large beautiful bedroom. The home can sleep up to 6. The large bedroom holds a king bed, a day bed, plus trundle and a queen sofa sleeper in the living room. The cottage has a separate listing for pictures and pricing. Across a small lane is a 2nd story, 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment. This home also sleeps 6 --a queen in each bedroom plus a queen sofa sleeper. The apt. also has a separate listing for pricing and pictures. The bedrooms and bathroom numbers shown on this listing are for the main house-Wisteria Hollow only and do not include those at the Cottage. The pricing is for Wisteria only. The Cottage has a separate listing. We want our customers to know that BOTH are available together if desired. 4 Ocean kayaks are included with all homes. Visit our (EMAIL HIDDEN) to see all pictures, our up to date calendars and pricing and to Book your reservation! Guest AccessThe 200" private beach, kayaks, and over 2 acres of grounds are shared between all three homes. Each home has its own life vests. Hot tub-Wisteria rental only. Interaction with GuestsWe are available thru texting and email to answer any questions. The NeighborhoodWe love the peace, the stress free environment. Place to just decompress. The sounds of the seals sunbathing on the floating docks, the sounds of the seagulls, and the quiet raising and lowering of the tide daily. Peace.
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3br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceGorgeous custom beach house on scenic Harstine Island with views of the Sound and Mt. Rainier. Awesome place for a weekend getaway from the city (with or without the kids). Walk the private beach for miles, or stop by at the local bakery for a wine tasting! Grab oysters from the local vendors and have a beach picnic. Gated community offers a private beach, clubhouse with library and ping pong, seasonal pool and hot tub (open Memorial Day to Labor Day), gym, tennis and basketball courts, marina, miles of nature trails, picnic areas, and beach bonfire spots. Harstine Island hosts weekly summertime Farmers Markets and many community events. Olympic National Park and awesome hiking is nearby. Two hour drive (or ferry & drive) from Seattle. Shelton offers great dining and city services 16 miles away. This is a spot you will want to come back to, any time of the year. Great getaway from Seattle, easy drive from Portland too! You will have access to all the home and neighborhood amenities mentioned above and in the listing details. I will communicate with you before your arrival, and you will be welcomed by us or our wonderful caretaker upon arrival. After that we will be a phone call away if needed. By design we have no TV, but a great view, library, and a piano instead! There is wi-fi for those who will not completely unplug. Guest AccessAll the house and neighborhood amenities, and lots of beach! Interaction with GuestsYou will be greeted upon arrival by myself or our caretaker. Other Things to NotePlease note that we offer a weekly cleaning with a fee for stays longer than one week, unless otherwise agreed. The cleaning fee is $80 per week.
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2br Home/Apartment
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The Hideaway at Wisteria Hollow: A Tranquility Vacations Property Darling 2nd story apartment over large garage. Shares beach, grounds and kayaks with Wisteria Hollow and the Cottage by the Sea. 2 bedroom, one bath, sofa sleeper
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2br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceCozy, 2 bedroom cabin nestled amongst old growth maple and cedar trees on Herron Island, a private island located in picturesque Case Inlet, South Puget Sound, Washington. 3 night minimum stay during the summer months. A quick 11 minute ferry ride will take you to the island where you will meet the resident deer (which are so tame you can feed them by hand). Look for Bald Eagles and Osprey as they soar around the island, often, pods of Killer Whales as well as seal pups as they soak up the warm summer sun. Guest AccessA 30 minute drive down the Key Peninsula from Gig Harbor takes you to the dock where you will board the Charlie Wells, the private ferry that services the island (Ferry fare not included in rental cost). All guests will need a pass to board the ferry. Contact the owners for this pass prior to your arrival. Round trip ferry fare is $16.00 for vehicles under 20 feet and driver. Passengers are $3.00. Visit (URL HIDDEN) for more information on ferry fares & schedule, directions and pictures of the island. Interaction with GuestsWe will be available by phone and email. The NeighborhoodThe cabin is located on one of the quietest roads on the island, across from the Nature Park, a wildlife refuge. At the cabin you will find two large decks, one facing west, the other facing east for relaxing, outdoor dining etc... Two hammocks in a grove of alder trees make a comfortable place to pass away an afternoon... Two beaches, one with a swimming area and marina, one undeveloped are both within 1/2 mile walking distance of the cabin. Getting AroundThe island is a perfect place for walking and guests will need their own car to get to the island. No public transportation is on the island. Other Things to NoteThere are no grocery stores or gas stations on the island. The closest gas station and grocery store is about 10 minutes from the mainland ferry location.
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3br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceThis 2,440 craftsman style home is located on 2.5 acres of wooded property with 120ft. of waterfront. It has three large bedroom with queen beds and two couches for more sleeping space. The full kitchen has granite counter tops and cherry cabinets. It also has living room with gas fireplace and a large family room. There are 2.5 bathrooms and a laundry room with washer and dryer. It has an upper deck with barbecue and a lower patio. Come and go swimming or boating in the water. A boat launch is close by. Enjoy a campfire or a walk on the beach. We are located close to other parks with many trails for hikes. Historic Gig Harbor is just 20 minutes away. Tacoma is a half hour away and Seattle is an hour drive or ferry ride away. You can take a day trip to Mt. Rainier or the Olympic Peninsula. We are close to restaurants and great shopping too.
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2br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceHerron Island is a small, private island in southern Puget Sound. A short 10 minute voyage on our private ferry (we’ll send you a guest pass) brings you to our beachfront cabin on the west shore of the island. There are no stores or restaurants on the island. You'll experience a level of peace and quiet that is hard to match anywhere else. Our cabin features an open floor plan that is ideal for a romantic getaway or for a small family. The downstairs open bedroom sleeps 2 adults in the queen size bed. There are two single beds in the upstairs open loft. Loft is accessible by ladder. Please watch young children. (If you need more space we also have a larger beachfront home on the Island that sleeps 8 people. See "Secret Island Beach House. Unwind!"). The cabin is secluded behind a stand of wild huckleberry bushes. There are 2 covered porches. On the back porch you can enjoy your meals outside or just settle down and enjoy the unobstructed ocean, island and mountain view. There are neighbors homes on either side of the cabin but you'll have ample privacy both in the house and on the property. The sunsets are spectacular all year long. Watch for our resident deer, eagles, herons, seals and porpoises. There’s a good chance you’ll spot a pod of Orca whales. Our location on the west shore is one of the best Orca sighting spots on the island. Guest AccessA short walk down the stairs (46 to be exact) brings you to your own private beach, one of the nicest on the island. You’ll find 2 kayaks, 2 stand up paddle boards, a rowboat and crab pots at at your disposal at no additional charge. On the back porch you'll find a couple nice chaise lounges, Adirondack chairs and a Weber electric grill (works great and you never have to worry about running out of fuel). The water in Case Inlet is exceptionally calm. An early morning paddle is a fantastic way to start your day. The water is fairly warm in the summer and excellent for swimming and floating. If you have your own boat you can moor at the public dock on North beach (summer only, 24 hour limit) or hook up to the buoy on our beach. The calm waters make for some of the best water skiing, tubing and boarding you’ll find anywhere. Interaction with GuestsYou will have the cabin, grounds and beach all to yourselves. Our hostess, who lives on the island, will stop by shortly after you arrive to make sure you get in OK. She'll be available most of the time by phone if you have questions while you’re on the island. The NeighborhoodHerron Island is a truly unique place. The atmosphere on island is very relaxed. The island is just over a mile long. You can walk all the way around the island on the beach in about 2 hours. Most of the homes on the island are vacation homes although there are about 90 permanent residents. There is an outdoor basketball and pickle ball court, swings, play area and baseball field at the community center at the top of the island. The island is home to a wide variety of friendly animals. You'll see bald eagles, porpoise, seals, deer and the occasional pod of Orca and humpback whales. Orcas have been visiting the island this year far more than ever before. The West shore, where we are, is the best place to find them. Our abundant and friendly deer will undoubtedly pay you a visit. They love to be fed. One apple or bread crust will win you a friend for life! You won't find Herron Island's sort of peace and relaxation anywhere else. Leave the chaos of the city behind and head for the island! Getting AroundDrive your car on the ferry. We'll send you a ferry guest pass by mail once you make your reservation. Round trip ferry toll is $16.00 for a car and driver plus $3 for each additional passenger. Please help us keep our ferry lines short. Try to arrive in as few vehicles as possible. Once you arrive on the island there's not much need for a car. There is no public transportation that can bring you to Herron Island. If you're flying in from out of town plan on renting a car at the airport. Other Things to NoteCell/internet service is sporadic on the island but generally pretty good in the vicinity of our cabin. PLEASE REMEMBER THERE ARE NO STORES OR RESTAURANTS ON THE ISLAND. YOU'LL NEED TO BRING ALL YOUR FOOD. The tap water is fine for drinking. We supply all towels, linen and paper products.
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The SpaceOur lovely 3 bedroom country home (plus "cabinette" that sleeps 2) is situated on top of beautiful Herron Island nestled in the forest of trees on approximately 2 acres. Large expanses of glass doors and windows optimize views of the woods. Accommodates 8 comfortably in our five beds-- a king, a queen, a double, and 2 twins (in the "cabinette"). 2 full bathrooms. Step through the front door and walk-through the living room which flows directly to the spacious kitchen and into the large dining room with a view of the Rose Garden. BBQ on the deck, or escape to the second floor and onto the terrace overlooking the forest of trees and wildlife. Explore the island on bicycle. Stroll along the pebbly North Beach. Stride amongst tall trees full of roaming deer. Walk down the meandering South Beach trail for seaside exploration. Enjoy the experience of kayaking around the island. Identify birds and butterflies as they flock to the gardens. Enjoy complimentary use of: mountain bikes and kayaks (with life vests and paddles); lawn games and inner tubes; Frisbees, basketball, ping-pong and crab pot. Drive onto the car ferry at Lakebay and cross over to the island in 10 minutes. Note: The ferry is only accessible to guests with a valid guest pass. Guest AccessSee the "Other Things to Note" section to learn more about 'access to the private island'. Guests have access to the boat docks (for those who have a motor boat), beaches, parks, and roadways. So, embark on an island adventure: swimming, clamming, kayaking, bicycling, beach-combing, hiking, and feeding the deer or simply find a quiet place to relax. The NeighborhoodHerron Island is a one-of-a-kind place. You step back in time the minute you board the ferry. It's where life slows down, deer are your closest neighbor and kayaks & bicycles are the best mode of transportation! Getting AroundFree parking at the house. Room for several cars. Other Things to NoteA guest pass will be waiting for you with the ferry deckhand; let them know that you are a guest of Sharon Stone. Ferry fee is $16 for car and driver, $3 for passenger, (they accept cash or check only; ferry check is payable to: HMC and given to the deckhand at time of loading). It is best to be in the ferry line 20 minutes early. This is a residential island... no stores or restaurants. Bring your food and beverages. The water is safe to drink.
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1br Home/Apartment
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Property Description: The Cottage at wisteria Hollow: a Tranquility Vacations Property. The Cottage is a lovely 2-story 1500 SQFT home on Puget Sound and is just steps from the water’s edge. Bedroom Info: Master – King bed + 2 twin beds and Private 2nd story balcony overlooking the water. Other sleeping area: Queen Sleeper sofa on the ground floor. Kitchen Info: Full service kitchen offering range, oven, and fridge. Enjoy your meals in the dining area or on the balcony with a view of th
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    This newer home, offering views of Puget Sound, Mount Rainier, and sunrises, is on a quiet cul-de-sac with close access to our community pool and by trail to the beach. The 2 story house has solid maple floors, a wrap-around covered porch with lots of space for BBQing, outdoor dining, or just relaxing and enjoying the sound, mountain and forest views. It has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with hairdryers.The kitchen and living areas are U-shaped looking out large windows toward mountain and sound views. The kitchen is fully stocked, not only with cookware and utensils, but also with basic staples. It has a gas stove top, electric oven, refrigerator, freezer with ice maker, microwave, toaster, blender, coffee grinder, coffee maker, and waffle iron. There is a gas fireplace in the living room along with a 42" High Definition flat screen television, a DVD player and a wide range of DVDs. There also is an AM/FM/CD/Stereo Cassette Tape player. We have wireless internet in our house and also in the Clubhouse next to the pool.The master suite has its own bathroom, a queen size bed, TV with DVD Player and views of the Sound and forest. The second bedroom also has a queen size bed and shares a bathroom with the 3rd bedroom. The 3rd bedroom has 2 twin beds. This room can sleep 2 in beds. There is a queen size wall bed downstairs in the living room/library. A 3rd bathroom is located off the utility room downstairs. Our Check in time is 4 PM and Check out time is 11 AM. $250 Security/Damage Deposit is refundable assuming no damage is done or excessive cleaning is required. The $75 Cleaning Fee is not refundable. Thanksgiving Nov 27-Dec 1 and Christmas/New Years Dec 24-Jan 2 will be at the regular rate of $195/night, and $1,170 per week (for 7 nights the 7th night is free.) Our home is located near the north tip of Harstine Island, the largest island in the southern part of Puget Sound, Washington State, USA. It can be reached via Olympia and Shelton or across the Narrows Bridge at Tacoma. Hartstene Pointe is a gated community with paved roads (15MPH speed limit) that welcome pedestrians and bicyclists. There are over 3 miles of maintained hiking trails through forests and along bluffs with access to the beach that have beautiful views of Puget Sound, Mt. Rainier on the Case Inlet side, and the Olympic Mountains on the Pickering Passage side. The community has over 3 miles of private beach including a protected lagoon at the north point with boat launch, covered cooking areas with picnic tables, restrooms, and BBQs. We have 3 tennis courts, 2 next to our clubhouse, and 1 at the north point on the beach. There is another boat launch with boat trailer parking near the north point. At the clubhouse we also have a pool and hot tub, restrooms and showers. Inside the Clubhouse there is a Pool Table, Ping-Pong Table and Library. We have wireless internet access in the house. There also is WiFi available in the Clubhouse. Case Inlet, Herron Island and Mt. Rainier can be seen from most windows in our house. The house is set back from the high bank about 100 feet. Our Check in time is 4 PM and Check out time is 11 AM.
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      Welcome to our charming home in the woods in the Pacific Northwest! We invite you to settle in, get comfortable and make yourself at home. It is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the area. Stargaze on a clear night as there is no light pollution. My property is a very safe place and there are few neighbors in the area and lots of places to explore. We rent a good sized spare guest bedroom (200 sq ft) in this 3 bed 2,000 sq ft home. You have your own private large full bath. The bedroom has a desk, chairs, a very comfortable queen sized bed and cozy linens, dressers, closet, a DVD/CD playing TV with Apple TV (HBO, Netflix, etc.) and a view of the trees in the forest with a private back door to the deck with sitting area and hammock. You set the level of privacy you'd like. My home and property are very clean with lots of light and is comfortably furnished. I also rent my home when I am away on vacation. Breakfast is on your own terms and I always have fruit, breakfast breads, cereal, milk and juice. I love to cook and vegetarian friendly. The house is very clean, has a full gourmet kitchen, French press, drip, Bialetti and Keurig coffee makers. You are welcome to bring your own food and use the pantry and refrigerator. You have full kitchen privileges. There are lots of spices and condiments to use. I do have a very well-behaved and loving standard poodle who will steal your heart. If you're not a dog person, I will keep him contained. Please know that my home does not smell like a dog and he is hypo-allergenic, meaning he does not shed and you shouldn't have an allergic reaction to his presence. If you are renting while I am away and if a caretaker is not going to stop by, I might ask that you help with feeding and watering the chickens. if you wanted to pet sit with the dog, I reduce the rental price. Harstine Island has a bridge and is less than an hour from Olympia, 1.5 hrs to SEATAC airport and 1.75 hrs to Seattle, less than 1 hr to the Bremerton ferry and about 2+ hrs to the west coast beaches or Portland. The house is close to the Olympic mountains for hiking, Lake Cushman for kayaking or to go boating or sailing in the Puget Sound. There are several nice golf courses. You can rent my clubs if you'd like. The air is clean and crisp, there are lots of birds, we're close to the state park and cove The property has a summer vegetable garden, apples and blackberries in the fall, a winter creek in my private park, chickens for fresh eggs (no noisy roosters), two decks (one with a hammock and the other with a patio table and umbrella). There is a fire ring to sit around at during the evenings while you watch the sun set into the trees. The town of Shelton is about 20 mins. away and has some fun festivals throughout the year. There are some things to do on the island and there is a farmer's market on Saturdays from May to early Oct. There is a great supermarket, quaint restaurants, shopping and antique stores in downtown. About 10 mins. away is a wonderful convenience market with organic groceries, gourmet deli/restaurant and bakery. The closest restaurant is casual has a great lake view, bar and pool tables. Service dogs are welcome by law, but at your own risk since I have a dog that shares the house. My place is NOT handicap accessible and it is not childproof. Only two guests at a time, perfect for couples. I have a sleeping mat that can be used in your room if you do not sleep in the same bed. No weddings or events, please. We are very LGBT friendly. This is a 420 legal state, but cigarette smoking is not allowed on the property. I hope you can stay! You'll love the place as many others have! Harstine Island is close to Olympia, about an hour from Bremmerton ferry and two hours from Seattle. Harstine is about half the size of Manhattan, but very sparsely populated. There are lots of activities to do in the area. Get a fishing or shellfish permit, go hiking, biking, kayaking, camping or just breathe in the clean air and relax. Lots of parking on the property, room for an RV or camper.
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        BOOK DIRECTLY at "mooseheadcabin" THE MOOSEHEAD CABIN is the perfect place to get-away with friends and family. Nestled on the north shore of a beautiful, quiet lake, with 10 private acres of surrounding meadows, forests, wetlands and beautiful views, you will feel like you are at your own private resort--yet it's only a short 90 minute drive from Seattle. Our clean, comfortable, and luxurious lodge has everything you need for a relaxing and fun get-away with friends or family. Whether you spend your time inside, or outside, everything is here! The outdoor hot tub and heated pool are just steps from the front door (the hot tub is heated all year, and the pool is open from May to September). The wrap around deck is the perfect place to watch the eagles sore over the lake, or enjoy outdoor dining around tables that seat up to 12. A short path through the trees leads to a private 60' dock, with a rowboat, kayaks and a canoe for guests to enjoy on the lake. The kids will have fun on the play structure, at the full size vollyball net, or playing catch in the meadow. At night, gather around the outdoor fire-pit next to the lake for smores under the stars. On cold days, gather by a roaring fire in the giant stone fireplace (under the moose) to play games, watch a movie, or to read a book. Plenty of all 3 are provided. Up the road 1/4 mile is one of Washington's best kept secrets...Penrose State Park...with wonderful salt water beaches on Puget Sound, and easy hiking trails through the woods, with spectacular views of Mt. Rainier at the end of the trail. Lakebay Marina is also down the road, and is the 'happening place' during the summer with beer tastings, ice cream, and paddleboard rentals. It's also a great way to visit by boat, and short term moorage is available. Come discover our little slice of paradise at THE MOOSEHEAD CABIN. LOW SEASON DISCOUNTS for smaller groups of 2-4 people (Oct-April only): $50 discount /night for up to 2 guests--1 bedroom (king bed), 1 bathroom and main floor use. $25 discount / night for up to 4 guests--2 bedrooms (king beds) and 2 bathrooms, and main floor use. (special rates do not apply for holidays. See rates below). Please note that there is a max of 8 adults, and up to 12 guests with children--at all times on the property. Beds: 2 King Beds, 5 Twin Beds, 2 Sofa Beds, 1 Crib Lodging tax: 9.5% Deposits: Credit card authorization for up to $500 required to reserve dates and held as a damage deposit. Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Mastercard, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa Other Fees: $130 departure cleaning fee Responsible adult must be 25 yrs. older and on property during the rental. Max of 8 adult guests, or up to 12 with children on property at any time. BOOK DIRECTLY at "mooseheadcabin" THE MOOSEHEAD CABIN is the perfect place to get-away with friends and family. Nestled on the north shore of a beautiful, quiet lake, with 10 private acres of surrounding meadows, forests, wetlands and beautiful views, you will feel like you are at your own private resort--yet it's only a short 90 minute drive from Seattle. Our clean, comfortable, and luxurious lodge has everything you need for a relaxing and fun get-away with friends or family. Whether you spend your time inside, or outside, everything is here! The outdoor hot tub and heated pool are just steps from the front door (the hot tub is heated all year, and the pool is open from May to September). The wrap around deck is the perfect place to watch the eagles sore over the lake, or enjoy outdoor dining around tables that seat up to 12. A short path through the trees leads to a private 60' dock, with a rowboat, kayaks and a canoe for guests to enjoy on the lake. The kids will have fun on the play structure, at the full size vollyball net, or playing catch in the meadow. At night, gather around the outdoor fire-pit next to the lake for smores under the stars. On cold days, gather by a roaring fire in the giant stone fireplace (under the moose) to play games, watch a movie, or to read a book. Plenty of all 3 are provided. Up the road 1/4 mile is one of Washington's best kept secrets...Penrose State Park...with wonderful salt water beaches on Puget Sound, and easy hiking trails through the woods, with spectacular views of Mt. Rainier at the end of the trail. Lakebay Marina is also down the road, and is the 'happening place' during the summer with beer tastings, ice cream, and paddleboard rentals. It's also a great way to visit by boat, and short term moorage is available. Come discover our little slice of paradise at THE MOOSEHEAD CABIN. LOW SEASON DISCOUNTS for smaller groups of 2-4 people (Oct-April only): $50 discount /night for up to 2 guests--1 bedroom (king bed), 1 bathroom and main floor use. $25 discount / night for up to 4 guests--2 bedrooms (king beds) and 2 bathrooms, and main floor use. (special rates do not apply for holidays. See rates below). Please note that there is a max of 8 adults, and up to 12 guests with children--at all times on the property. Beds: 2 King Beds, 5 Twin Beds, 2 Sofa Beds, 1 Crib
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          Property Description: The Victorian at wisteria Hollow: a Tranquility Vacations Property. The Victorian is a lovely 3-story 3200 SQFT Victorian home on Puget Sound is just steps from the water’s edge. Bedroom Info: Master – King bed + en suite ¾ Bathroom and Private 2nd story balcony overlooking the water.. Room 2 – Queen bed + built in desk and southern pond views. Room 3 – Queen Bed with North and eastern views. Room 4 – 4 twin beds with skylight (Great kids area) Other sleeping area: Large “L” shaped couch on the ground floor. Kitchen Info: Large Pro-grade kitchen offering 6 burner range, oven, dishwasher, and large stainless commercial fridge. There is also a large prep island and a breakfast nook with bay window and skylight. We provide all the dishes and cookware you’ll need whip up any meal. Dining Room Info: Large separate dining room with views to the north as well as outstanding western views of Peugeot Sound. Living Room: Enjoy our large comfy “L” shaped couch while you relax and enjoy satellite TV. Enjoy south and western views of the Water from our large balcony. Amenities: Gas BBQ grill – Washer/ Dryer – Sport court (B-Ball, Bad mitten) – 2 Acre Landscaped grounds – 4 Kayaks and gear – Grape arbor covered picnic area – Hot Tub - Area Attractions: Key Center Food Market. 6-Miles Figaro’s Pizza. 6-Miles Subway Sandwiches. 6-Miles El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant. 6-Miles O’Callaghan’s Wine and Spirits. 6-Miles Penrose point state Beach. 3-Miles (pavilions with charcoal grills, Hiking trails, and great shellfish digging) Home Park. 4-Miles (Picnic area, Playground) Maple Hollow Park. 4-Miles (Picnic, Hiking Trails, Beach access) 360 Trails Park. 11-Miles (Miles of biking/ Walking trails/ Equestrian trails) Other Properties by Tranquility Vacations: 14 miles from Gig Harbor, this quiet neighborhood on Puget Sound is the perfect kick off spot for your vacation in the Northwest.
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          The SpaceA beautiful waterfront view of the the Olympic Mountains with lots of water activities. Guest AccessWaterfront views, hot tub, swimming, dock access, BBQ, kayaks, bonfires, dock, boat shuttle to US Open, deck, trampoline Interaction with GuestsEvery morning the guests will be shuttled to the US Open by a 2015 Master Craft X55 and be taken home after the event. Completely at your choice The NeighborhoodPrivate exclusive property within a quiet neighborhood. Getting AroundThe home is about a 20-25 minute drive from Chambers Bay. Downtown Gig Harbor is a 10-15 minute drive which has everything you could imagine! Brochures of "things to do" will be presented upon your visit.
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          The SpaceThe house sleeps eight comfortably. Herron House has wonderful panoramic views of the sound. There is also a trail to the beach nearby. You can sit on the deck and watch eagles fly overhead and keep a lookout for whales. Guest AccessThere is a park in the center of the island with a baseball diamond, basketball court, and play structure for young children. Kayaks and paddle boards are available for use and are housed at North Beach for easy access.North beach also is where the island boat dock is located. Many people fish and crab off of the dock. Interaction with GuestsMy husband and I are usually on island and are available to greet our guests and make sure that they have everything that they need.If we are not on island during your stay, we do have a friend available to check in on you after your arrival and to make sure that you have a comfortable stay. The NeighborhoodThe island is a quiet sanctuary and the best place to unwind and appreciate the simple things in life. There are no stores on the island so bring everything that you will need to enjoy your stay. Getting AroundThe island is less than a 90 minute drive from Seattle and just over an hour from the airport. You will take a ten minute ferry ride over to the island when you arrive. Other Things to NoteIn order to visit Herron Island you will need a guest pass. We will send a pass to you upon booking or leave a guest pass with the ferry crew. There is a $19 dollar fee for a car , the driver, and one passenger to ride the ferry.
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          The SpaceA beautiful waterfront view of the the Olympic Mountains with lots of water activities. Guest AccessWaterfront views, hot tub, swimming, dock access, BBQ, kayaks, bonfires, dock, boat shuttle to US Open, deck, trampoline Interaction with GuestsEvery morning the guests will be shuttled to the US Open by a 2015 Master Craft X55 and be taken home after the event. Completely at your choice The NeighborhoodPrivate exclusive property within a quiet neighborhood. Getting AroundThe home is about a 20-25 minute drive from Chambers Bay. Downtown Gig Harbor is a 10-15 minute drive which has everything you could imagine! Brochures of "things to do" will be presented upon your visit.
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            Our beachfront cabin features an open floor plan, ideal for a romantic getaway or for a small family. Walk or drive onto our private ferry, the S.S Charlie Wells for a short 10 minute voyage to the island (we'll send you guest passes by mail). Once you get to the cabin there's not much need for a car. There are no stores or restaurants on the island allowing you to experience a level of peace that you cannot find anywhere else. You'll have free access to our 2 kayaks, 2 stand up paddle boards and rowboat. The downstairs open bedroom sleeps 2 adults in the queen size bed. There are two single beds in the upstairs loft. 1 full bathroom. The entire cabin just remodeled in fall of 2014. Almost everything is new. Fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, flat screen TV, Blue Ray DVD player, central heat and wood burning stove. There are 2 covered porches. On the back porch you can enjoy your meals outside or just settle down and enjoy the unobstructed ocean, island and mountain view. Watch the deer, eagles, seals right from the porch. Keep an eye out for whales. We've been seeing a lot of them lately. Herron Island is truly a unique place. With no shops or restaurants you'll experience a level of peace that is hard to find anywhere else. The island is very quiet. The well maintained gravel roads are great for long walks and biking. There are no paved roads on the island. You can walk around the entire island on the beach with spectaular views all the way around. There are lots of friendly deer who love to be fed. There are about 300 homes on the island yet under 100 full time island residents. Many guests feel as if they have the entire island to themselves.
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            3br Home/Apartment
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            The SpaceATTENTION: OUR FERRY WILL BE OUT OF SERVICE FOR SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE FROM 10/17/16 UNTIL APPROXIMATELY 11/06/17 . PLEASE CONTACT ME BEFORE BOOKING DURING THESE DATES. Herron Island is a small and secluded private Island in southern Puget Sound. A short 10 minute ferry ride separates you from all the stress and distractions of the mainland. You can only access the island by our 10 car ferry (we'll send you a ferry pass in the mail) or by your own boat. There are no stores or restaurants on the island so you'll experience a level of peace and quiet that is hard to match anywhere else. There are 2 bedrooms plus a large sleeping loft. The master bedroom has a cozy queen size bed and a stunning view of the water. The second bedroom has a comfortable queen bed. There is a sleeping loft with 4 single beds. There's plenty of room for 2 families with 2 kids each to relax and be comfortable. The open living/dining/kitchen area is a great place to congregate, prepare meals and enjoy time together. The spacious kitchen is fully equipped. The kitchen bar sits 4 and the dining room table sits 4 more. There are 2 decks with spectacular views of the Puget Sound year round. Sunrises are nothing short of spectacular. Watching the moonlight reflect off of the water at night is one of the most beautiful sights you will ever see. Take in view from the deck or just stay in bed and enjoy from the bedroom window. A large gas grill, Adirondack chairs and a propane fire table on the upper deck are are available year round. During summer and spring there is a complete set of upholstered patio furniture (table, chairs and umbrella). The lower deck is a great place to slip off to for a little seclusion. Any meal enjoyed on the deck will be one you will remember forever. There is no cable TV or internet but most people can get sporadic cell coverage and internet via their mobile phones. If needed there are several areas on the island where cell signals are strong. There is a TV, VHS player and a library of VHS tapes. Guest AccessA short walk down the stairs brings you to your own beach. You’ll find 2 kayaks, 2 stand up paddle boards and life jackets at your disposal at no additional cost. The water in Case Inlet is exceptionally calm. Most mornings the water is like glass. An early morning paddle is a fantastic way to start your day. Whether you bundle up in the winter or put on your flip flops in the summer, a walk around the island on the beach is a fantastic way to experience the beauty of the Puget Sound. You can circle the island in under 2 hours at a leisurely pace. Expect to encounter a variety of Northwest wildlife including seals, otter, eagles, heron, deer and porpoise. If you're lucky you'll see the Orca and Humpback whales that have been visiting the island in ever increasing numbers. The west shore is the best place find whales although they've been seen all around the island. Listen for them spouting. Watch for them fairly close to shore. The water is fairly warm in the summer and excellent for swimming and floating. If you have your own boat you can moor at the public dock on North beach (summer only, 24 hour limit) or hook up to the buoy on our beach (check with us first). The calm waters make for some of the best paddle sports, water skiing and tubing you’ll find anywhere. After you play at the beach you can rinse away the salt and sand with a fresh water rinse at our beach shed. Interaction with GuestsYou will have the house, grounds, beach, kayaks, and paddle boards all to yourselves. Our hostess, who lives on the island, will stop by shortly after you arrive to make sure you get in OK. She'll be available most of the time if you need anything while you’re on the island. The NeighborhoodHerron Island is a very unique place. The atmosphere on island is very relaxed. The island is just over a mile long. You can walk all the way around the island on the beach in about 2 hours. Most of the homes on the island are vacation homes although there are about 90 permanent residents. There is an outdoor basketball and pickle ball court, swings, play area and baseball field at the community center at the top of the island. The island is home to a wide variety of friendly animals. You'll see bald eagles, porpoise, seals, deer and the occasional pod of Orca and humpback whales. Orcas have been visiting the island this year far more than ever before. The West shore is the best place to find them, however they have been spotted all around the island (We are on the East shore). Our abundant and friendly deer will undoubtedly pay you a visit. They love to be fed. One apple or bread crust will win you a friend for life! You won't find Herron Island's sort of peace and relaxation anywhere else. Leave the chaos of the city behind and head for the island! Getting AroundDrive your car onto the ferry. Not much need for a car once you're on island. Please help us keep our ferry lines short by arriving in as few cars as possible. You can park in our driveway which holds three cars end to end. The whole island is a little over a mile long. We'll send you a ferry schedule and a guest pass by mail once you make your reservation. Round trip ferry toll is $16.00 for a car and driver. $3 per additional passenger. Other Things to NoteYou are welcome to use our kayaks and paddle boards. We have plenty of life jackets in a wide array of sizes. Our insurance requires all guests who use our kayaks and paddle boards to sign a waiver in advance. We will send it to you. Cell/internet service is sporadic on the island but generally OK in the vicinity of our cabin. If needed there are several areas on the island where cell signals are strong. THERE ARE NO STORES OR RESTAURANTS , ON THE ISLAND. YOU MUST BRING ALL FOOD AND OTHER SUPPLIES WITH YOU TO THE ISLAND. The tap water is fine for drinking. We supply all towels, linen and paper products. Kitchen is fully equipped. We supply propane for the grill and fire table. There is a house manual with complete information in the house.
            Home/Apartment
            1br Home/Apartment
            • Wifi
            • Parking
            The SpaceUp to 2 additional campers are welcomed. Must bring own tents and camping gear, food etc. Guest AccessYour camping adventure is located on a private Island (Herron Island) in the Puget Sound and is only accessible by private Ferry. We will provide you with ferry passes to access the ferry. The ferry cost are $16.00 for car and driver then $3.00 per passenger. (CASH ONLY) Interaction with GuestsWe live on island full time and are available to assist you. Our goal is to exceed your expectation. The NeighborhoodOur property is located on a quiet private island surrounded by the Puget Sound Getting AroundAccess to island is by private ferry and there is parking available on property. We provide you with a visitor pass for ferry access. Other Things to NoteJust remember there are no stores or restaurants on the island so when you leave the mainland on the ferry make sure you bring enough food clothing, personal items etc. for your stay. If you do forget something we live on the island and I am sure we can find what you need.
            house
            4br house
              Harbor Home Vacation Rentals is proud to offer this luxury waterfront Gig Harbor home on the western edge of Horsehead Bay, looking over the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains. Whether coming to the area for business or family vacation, this home is the perfect location for enjoying all the Pacific Northwest has to offer-- mountains and water. The home sits on a large lot accessed through a private gate. The top part of the property is flat with a big grassy area. At the end of the property the private driveway winds down a hill where the breathtaking home sits near the water and beach. Opening the beautiful oversized glass front door, you'll be greeted with instant views of the water and on a clear day, the Olympic Mountains. The open concept living room, kitchen, and dining area feature walls of windows and high vaulted ceilings. The living has a large sofa with chaises and two arm chairs. There is a small TV in this area and a cozy rug. Off the living room is a large kitchen with an eat in bar top and seating for four. There is tons of countertop space, a separate pantry for food storage, and every cooking item/utensil you may need! A large arch unique captures the length of the kitchen providing lots of light and views. It is furnished with high end stainless steel appliances, a triangle shaped island and a full size laundry room is adjacent to the kitchen and pantry room. This place is huge and they thought of everything! The main floor bathroom (shower, no tub) is also clustered near this area of the home. Off the living room is a massive dining table with seating for 8 people. This really centers the whole main level. And has some of the best views of the home. It also accesses the large deck with a table and chairs for 8. There are exterior stairs from the deck to the rest of the property and beach. Back inside, just past the dining area is a smaller private seating area with two occasional chairs great for reading and relaxing or a window seat to catch more of the activity on the water. Thru this seating area there is a huge master bedroom with a king bed, brand new linens, and an en suite bathroom with a glass shower and large soaking tub. There is also an attached walk in closet right of the magazines! Accessed through the double doors in the master bedroom, you'll have your own private hot tub that is secluded from the rest of the home and with breathtaking views of the water and mountains. There are two large upstairs bedrooms each with queen beds, new linens, built in drawers and closet space. There is bathroom adjacent to these bedrooms with new towels and a large tiled shower. Beyond the kitchen/pantry/laundry area you walk up a couple steps and pass through a large wet bar area. In case you need more room for beverages! At this level there is a spacious fourth bedroom with a queen bed, extra chair for reading and a closet. Up the final set of stairs, beyond the fourth bedroom and wet bar, you'll find the entertainment room. It is equipped with a 70" tv with DirectTV and a dvd player. With a huge sectional couch (seating for 8) this is a prime location to relax after the day and lounge-- if you're not on the deck soaking in the gorgeous views over a glass of wine or happy hour appetizer. While this home is a good 15 minute drive to downtown Gig Harbor, you'll feel like you're in your own luxury home and private paradise. Also, there is a locally owned convenience/grocery store just down the road for any quick necessities. This home also has kayaks and life jackets for your enjoyment!
              Bed & Breakfast
              1br Bed & Breakfast
                Welcome to our charming home in the woods in the Pacific Northwest! We invite you to settle in, get comfortable and make yourself at home. It is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the area. Stargaze on a clear night as there is no light pollution. My property is a very safe place and there are few neighbors in the area and lots of places to explore. We rent a good sized spare guest bedroom (200 sq ft) in this 3 bed 2,000 sq ft home. You have your own private large full bath. The bedroom has a desk, chairs, a very comfortable queen sized bed and cozy linens, dressers, closet, a DVD/CD playing TV with Apple TV (HBO, Netflix, etc.) and a view of the trees in the forest with a private back door to the deck with sitting area and hammock. You set the level of privacy you'd like. My home and property are very clean with lots of light and is comfortably furnished. I also rent my home when I am away on vacation. Breakfast is on your own terms and I always have fruit, breakfast breads, cereal, milk and juice. I love to cook and vegetarian friendly. The house is very clean, has a full gourmet kitchen, French press, drip, Bialetti and Keurig coffee makers. You are welcome to bring your own food and use the pantry and refrigerator. You have full kitchen privileges. There are lots of spices and condiments to use. I do have a very well-behaved and loving standard poodle who will steal your heart. If you're not a dog person, I will keep him contained. Please know that my home does not smell like a dog and he is hypo-allergenic, meaning he does not shed and you shouldn't have an allergic reaction to his presence. If you are renting while I am away and if a caretaker is not going to stop by, I might ask that you help with feeding and watering the chickens. if you wanted to pet sit with the dog, I reduce the rental price. Harstine Island has a bridge and is less than an hour from Olympia, 1.5 hrs to SEATAC airport and 1.75 hrs to Seattle, less than 1 hr to the Bremerton ferry and about 2+ hrs to the west coast beaches or Portland. The house is close to the Olympic mountains for hiking, Lake Cushman for kayaking or to go boating or sailing in the Puget Sound. There are several nice golf courses. You can rent my clubs if you'd like. The air is clean and crisp, there are lots of birds, we're close to the state park and cove The property has a summer vegetable garden, apples and blackberries in the fall, a winter creek in my private park, chickens for fresh eggs (no noisy roosters), two decks (one with a hammock and the other with a patio table and umbrella). There is a fire ring to sit around at during the evenings while you watch the sun set into the trees. The town of Shelton is about 20 mins. away and has some fun festivals throughout the year. There are some things to do on the island and there is a farmer's market on Saturdays from May to early Oct. There is a great supermarket, quaint restaurants, shopping and antique stores in downtown. About 10 mins. away is a wonderful convenience market with organic groceries, gourmet deli/restaurant and bakery. The closest restaurant is casual has a great lake view, bar and pool tables. Service dogs are welcome by law, but at your own risk since I have a dog that shares the house. My place is NOT handicap accessible and it is not childproof. Only two guests at a time, perfect for couples. I have a sleeping mat that can be used in your room if you do not sleep in the same bed. No weddings or events, please. We are very LGBT friendly. This is a 420 legal state, but cigarette smoking is not allowed on the property. I hope you can stay! You'll love the place as many others have!
                Home/Apartment
                4br Home/Apartment
                  This newer home, offering views of Puget Sound, Mount Rainier, and sunrises, is on a quiet cul-de-sac with close access to our community pool and by trail to the beach. The 2 story house has solid maple floors, a wrap-around covered porch with lots of space for BBQing, outdoor dining, or just relaxing and enjoying the sound, mountain and forest views. It has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with hairdryers.The kitchen and living areas are U-shaped looking out large windows toward mountain and sound views. The kitchen is fully stocked, not only with cookware and utensils, but also with basic staples. It has a gas stove top, electric oven, refrigerator, freezer with ice maker, microwave, toaster, blender, coffee grinder, coffee maker, and waffle iron. There is a gas fireplace in the living room along with a 42" High Definition flat screen television, a DVD player and a wide range of DVDs. There also is an AM/FM/CD/Stereo Cassette Tape player. We have wireless internet in our house and also in the Clubhouse next to the pool.The master suite has its own bathroom, a queen size bed, TV with DVD Player and views of the Sound and forest. The second bedroom also has a queen size bed and shares a bathroom with the 3rd bedroom. The 3rd bedroom has 2 twin beds. This room can sleep 2 in beds. There is a queen size wall bed downstairs in the living room/library. A 3rd bathroom is located off the utility room downstairs. Our Check in time is 4 PM and Check out time is 11 AM.
                  Home/Apartment
                  5br Home/Apartment
                    Property Description: The Victorian at wisteria Hollow: a Tranquility Vacations Property. The Victorian is a lovely 3-story 3200 SQFT Victorian home on Puget Sound is just steps from the water’s edge. Bedroom Info: Master – King bed + en suite ¾ Bathroom and Private 2nd story balcony overlooking the water.. Room 2 – Queen bed + built in desk and southern pond views. Room 3 – Queen Bed with North and eastern views. Room 4 – 4 twin beds with skylight (Great kids area) Other sleeping area: Large “L” shaped couch on the ground floor. Kitchen Info: Large Pro-grade kitchen offering 6 burner range, oven, dishwasher, and large stainless commercial fridge. There is also a large prep island and a breakfast nook with bay window and skylight. We provide all the dishes and cookware you’ll need whip up any meal. Dining Room Info: Large separate dining room with views to the north as well as outstanding western views of Peugeot Sound. Living Room: Enjoy our large comfy “L” shaped couch while you relax and enjoy satellite TV. Enjoy south and western views of the Water from our large balcony. Amenities: Gas BBQ grill – Washer/ Dryer – Sport court (B-Ball, Bad mitten) – 2 Acre Landscaped grounds – 4 Kayaks and gear – Grape arbor covered picnic area – Hot Tub - Area Attractions: Key Center Food Market. 6-Miles Figaro’s Pizza. 6-Miles Subway Sandwiches. 6-Miles El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant. 6-Miles O’Callaghan’s Wine and Spirits. 6-Miles Penrose point state Beach. 3-Miles (pavilions with charcoal grills, Hiking trails, and great shellfish digging) Home Park. 4-Miles (Picnic area, Playground) Maple Hollow Park. 4-Miles (Picnic, Hiking Trails, Beach access) 360 Trails Park. 11-Miles (Miles of biking/ Walking trails/ Equestrian trails) Other Properties by Tranquility Vacations:
                    Hotel
                    3br Hotel
                      BOOK DIRECTLY at "mooseheadcabin" THE MOOSEHEAD CABIN is the perfect place to get-away with friends and family. Nestled on the north shore of a beautiful, quiet lake, with 10 private acres of surrounding meadows, forests, wetlands and beautiful views, you will feel like you are at your own private resort--yet it's only a short 90 minute drive from Seattle. Our clean, comfortable, and luxurious lodge has everything you need for a relaxing and fun get-away with friends or family. Whether you spend your time inside, or outside, everything is here! The outdoor hot tub and heated pool are just steps from the front door (the hot tub is heated all year, and the pool is open from May to September). The wrap around deck is the perfect place to watch the eagles sore over the lake, or enjoy outdoor dining around tables that seat up to 12. A short path through the trees leads to a private 60' dock, with a rowboat, kayaks and a canoe for guests to enjoy on the lake. The kids will have fun on the play structure, at the full size vollyball net, or playing catch in the meadow. At night, gather around the outdoor fire-pit next to the lake for smores under the stars. On cold days, gather by a roaring fire in the giant stone fireplace (under the moose) to play games, watch a movie, or to read a book. Plenty of all 3 are provided. Up the road 1/4 mile is one of Washington's best kept secrets...Penrose State Park...with wonderful salt water beaches on Puget Sound, and easy hiking trails through the woods, with spectacular views of Mt. Rainier at the end of the trail. Lakebay Marina is also down the road, and is the 'happening place' during the summer with beer tastings, ice cream, and paddleboard rentals. It's also a great way to visit by boat, and short term moorage is available. Come discover our little slice of paradise at THE MOOSEHEAD CABIN. LOW SEASON DISCOUNTS for smaller groups of 2-4 people (Oct-April only): $50 discount /night for up to 2 guests--1 bedroom (king bed), 1 bathroom and main floor use. $25 discount / night for up to 4 guests--2 bedrooms (king beds) and 2 bathrooms, and main floor use. (special rates do not apply for holidays. See rates below). Please note that there is a max of 8 adults, and up to 12 guests with children--at all times on the property. Beds: 2 King Beds, 5 Twin Beds, 2 Sofa Beds, 1 Crib
                      Other
                      2br Other
                        Our beachfront cabin features an open floor plan, ideal for a romantic getaway or for a small family. Walk or drive onto our private ferry, the S.S Charlie Wells for a short 10 minute voyage to the island (we'll send you guest passes by mail). Once you get to the cabin there's not much need for a car. There are no stores or restaurants on the island allowing you to experience a level of peace that you cannot find anywhere else. You'll have free access to our 2 kayaks, 2 stand up paddle boards and rowboat. The downstairs open bedroom sleeps 2 adults in the queen size bed. There are two single beds in the upstairs loft. 1 full bathroom. The entire cabin just remodeled in fall of 2014. Almost everything is new. Fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, flat screen TV, Blue Ray DVD player, central heat and wood burning stove. There are 2 covered porches. On the back porch you can enjoy your meals outside or just settle down and enjoy the unobstructed ocean, island and mountain view. Watch the deer, eagles, seals right from the porch. Keep an eye out for whales. We've been seeing a lot of them lately.
                        Home/Apartment
                        4br Home/Apartment
                          Harbor Home Vacation Rentals is proud to offer this luxury waterfront Gig Harbor home on the western edge of Horsehead Bay, looking over the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains. Whether coming to the area for business or family vacation, this home is the perfect location for enjoying all the Pacific Northwest has to offer-- mountains and water. The home sits on a large lot accessed through a private gate. The top part of the property is flat with a big grassy area. At the end of the property the private driveway winds down a hill where the breathtaking home sits near the water and beach. Opening the beautiful oversized glass front door, you'll be greeted with instant views of the water and on a clear day, the Olympic Mountains. The open concept living room, kitchen, and dining area feature walls of windows and high vaulted ceilings. The living has a large sofa with chaises and two arm chairs. There is a small TV in this area and a cozy rug. Off the living room is a large kitchen with an eat in bar top and seating for four. There is tons of countertop space, a separate pantry for food storage, and every cooking item/utensil you may need! A large arch unique captures the length of the kitchen providing lots of light and views. It is furnished with high end stainless steel appliances, a triangle shaped island and a full size laundry room is adjacent to the kitchen and pantry room. This place is huge and they thought of everything! The main floor bathroom (shower, no tub) is also clustered near this area of the home. Off the living room is a massive dining table with seating for 8 people. This really centers the whole main level. And has some of the best views of the home. It also accesses the large deck with a table and chairs for 8. There are exterior stairs from the deck to the rest of the property and beach. Back inside, just past the dining area is a smaller private seating area with two occasional chairs great for reading and relaxing or a window seat to catch more of the activity on the water. Thru this seating area there is a huge master bedroom with a king bed, brand new linens, and an en suite bathroom with a glass shower and large soaking tub. There is also an attached walk in closet right of the magazines! Accessed through the double doors in the master bedroom, you'll have your own private hot tub that is secluded from the rest of the home and with breathtaking views of the water and mountains. There are two large upstairs bedrooms each with queen beds, new linens, built in drawers and closet space. There is bathroom adjacent to these bedrooms with new towels and a large tiled shower. Beyond the kitchen/pantry/laundry area you walk up a couple steps and pass through a large wet bar area. In case you need more room for beverages! At this level there is a spacious fourth bedroom with a queen bed, extra chair for reading and a closet. Up the final set of stairs, beyond the fourth bedroom and wet bar, you'll find the entertainment room. It is equipped with a 70" tv with DirectTV and a dvd player. With a huge sectional couch (seating for 8) this is a prime location to relax after the day and lounge-- if you're not on the deck soaking in the gorgeous views over a glass of wine or happy hour appetizer. While this home is a good 15 minute drive to downtown Gig Harbor, you'll feel like you're in your own luxury home and private paradise. Also, there is a locally owned convenience/grocery store just down the road for any quick necessities. This home also has kayaks and life jackets for your enjoyment!
                          house
                          3br house
                            Herron Island is a Private Island a little over an hour from Seattle Tacoma Airport. Accessed by private ferry only. Peaceful, quiet, serene, waterfront home with lovely trees and wrap around deck for incredible views. Great place to refresh and relax! Home features beautiful waterfront views from the living room, master bedroom, and downstairs area. A lovely wrap around deck and a nice walk out patio downstairs are great to relax and watch the sunrise/sunset, birds, deer in the front yard. Full kitchen, living room, dining room, 2 bedrooms, and 1 Full Bath on main level and 1 bedroom and full bath downstairs with a large open area that features a pool table, sliding glass doors to the patio and out to the water as well as a hide away bed and a bar. Easily accommodates a family of 6. This is a private island with no businesses located on the island. Only private residences. You can walk around the Island or to the Ferry and then ride it to the mainland to go to shops, restaurants, etc.
                            Home/Apartment
                            3br Home/Apartment
                              Herron Island is a Private Island a little over an hour from Seattle Tacoma Airport. Accessed by private ferry only. Peaceful, quiet, serene, waterfront home with lovely trees and wrap around deck for incredible views. Great place to refresh and relax! Home features beautiful waterfront views from the living room, master bedroom, and downstairs area. A lovely wrap around deck and a nice walk out patio downstairs are great to relax and watch the sunrise/sunset, birds, deer in the front yard. Full kitchen, living room, dining room, 2 bedrooms, and 1 Full Bath on main level and 1 bedroom and full bath downstairs with a large open area that features a pool table, sliding glass doors to the patio and out to the water as well as a hide away bed and a bar. Easily accommodates a family of 6. This is a private island with no businesses located on the island. Only private residences. You can walk around the Island or to the Ferry and then ride it to the mainland to go to shops, restaurants, etc.
                              house
                              4br house
                              • Pets Allowed
                              The rental is located on Herron Island, which is about an hour and a half drive from Seattle. A private ferry, 'Charlie Wells', is a twenty minute ferry ride that takes you from the mainland to the island. The ferry island provides you with beautiful views of the Inlet, the Olympics, and sometimes gorgeous sunsets that cover the whole sky. Once on the island people can enjoy the amenities of the house: large lawn, deck, and patio. The house provides several opportunities to relax, and enjoy the beautiful views of the Case Inlet. There is a barbecue (propane), a horseshoe pit, a basketball hoop, and a fire pit (firewood provided). Renters can use collapsible tables to enjoy a nice day by eating outside. The island also offers several other ways to relax including both the north and south beaches. The north beach offers picnic benches, a boat launch, and docks. There is also a park with a basketball court, baseball field, volleyball net, and playground. Inside the house people can relax by watching TV (DVD player provided), sitting next to the wood burning fire, or cooking in the updated kitchen upstairs or on the lower level. Herron Island is the perfect place to get away, and relax.
                              Home/Apartment
                              2br Home/Apartment
                              • Gym
                              • Pets Allowed
                              • Parking
                              • Swimming Pool
                              The SpaceThings to do at the Pointe: Swimming Pool and Spa: Entrance from the Clubhouse: Wireless Internet is available at the pool. Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 9-10 a.m. lap and quiet swim; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., open swim; 5-7 p.m., lap and quiet swim; 7-9 p.m., open swim. Friday-Saturday: 9-10 a.m. lap and quiet swim; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., open swim; 5-6 lap and quiet swim; 6-10 p.m., open swim. Hiking: There are four main trails, all of which are very easy and no more than a mile. •Indian Cove Trail takes you to the Marina. Located a short distance north of the Clubhouse on the west side of the street. •Nature Trail is located a little further down Pointes Drive West. Look for the sign on your left. Be sure to pick up the laminated nature guide. This is a one-mile trail that ends up at the rope swing at the North Beach. •Lagoon Trail is the closest to our house. Go down Barnacle Blvd., turn right onto Pointes Drive East. The trailhead is to your right just passed Nantucket Drive. This takes you to the South Beach. •Upper Trail is one of the prettiest walks along the cliffs of the South Beach. To get there, walk along Pointes Drive East until you see a big green electrical box on the right. It’s next to the stairs leading to the beach. The Beaches: There are 3 1/2 miles of private beach that belongs to the homeowners association and at any given time you can almost have the beach to yourself. It has become a summertime thing to take your picnic and barbecues to the spit and enjoy the beautiful vistas and sunset. After dark you can also have a bonfire and the smell of driftwood burning is incredible as long as it is contained. Four public barbecue and restroom areas: When you would rather have a family get together with all the conveniences the barbecue areas are a best bet. They're open year-round and they have heated clean men's and women's restrooms. Indian Cove Marina: A great place for owners to keep their boats or for the kids to go fishing or searching for sea creatures. Also a favorite hangout for our neighborhood sea lions. Free Wi-Fi, kitchen, picnic area, bbq and fire pits. Guest AccessCard key allows you access to the pool and the front gate.
                              Home/Apartment
                              Excellent
                              9 reviews
                              2br Home/Apartment
                              • Parking
                              The SpaceLocated on a private island where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Puget sound and the Olympic mountains from the large deck. The sunsets are beautiful all year round. The island is accessed only by a 15 minute ride on a private ferry (we will send you passes). The island is a little over an hour from the Seattle Airport. There are no stores or business on the island so bring everything you need for your stay. The home is located above and across the road from the Beach. It is about a 10 minute walk to the public beach at North Beach where the kayaks are stored. The large bedroom downstairs features a queen size bed and separate full size bath. The second bedroom is an open loft area and has a queen size Murphy bed and a 3/4 bath. In addition the living room has a queen size hide-a-bed couch. It will easily accomodate 4 adults and 2 children, or 2 adults and 4 children. Enjoy meals out on the large deck with a gas grill (Propane is provided) and a large table and comfortable chairs. Inside the kitchen is fully equiped and the dinning room can seat 6 or more. There is also a small deck upstairs off the bonus room. Washer and dryer are available for your use after coming back from the beach. Cable TV provided, has separate receivers in the living room and the loft area, but their is no internet access, except via your cell phone. Also included is a private playground - (park) separated by a running water stream. There is a fire pit that can be utilized if there is no Burn Ban on the Island. This area will accommodate camping and tenting. In addition there are kayaks, deer, seals and whales. Great for young families. Guest AccessGuests are responsible for paying the Ferry fee to get on the Island and there is no fee to get off the Island. We will mail you Guest Passes for you to board the Ferry. Guests have access to the whole house and the front and backyards and the playground area on the lot north of the house. Guests can also access the boat docks at North Beach, beaches, parks, and roadways. Kayaks are available for use and are housed at North Beach for easy access. (About a 10 minute walk) Life jackets and paddles are in the locked cabinet below the deck. Our insurance requires all guests who use our kayaks to sign a waiver in advance. We will send it to you. Many people fish and crab off of the dock. Begin an island adventure: swimming, clamming, kayaking, beach-combing, hiking, and feeding the deer or simply find a quiet place to relax. If the time is right you might strike it lucky and see the Orca whales and the Humpback whales when they visit the island. Interaction with GuestsHosts live offsite, but have a Hostess who lives on the island and is available most of the time if you need anything while you're on the island. You will have the house, grounds, beach, and kayaks all to yourselves. At the end of your stay you can call the Hostess and let her know you are leaving, but you can just follow the instructions and go, making sure you leave the keys in the lock box. Do a complete check so that you don't leave valuables behind. (Some have left wallets, cellphones, etc, but didn't realize it until they were across the island and had a difficult time getting back). The NeighborhoodHerron Island is an excellent place to unwind and enjoy the simple things in life. Our over abundance of friendly deer will undoubtedly pay you a visit. They love to be fed with apples, carrots and bread crust. Be cautious, because they are still a wild animal and can kick or hurt you if they feel threatened. ! Getting AroundDrive your car onto the ferry. You can park in our driveway. Once you are on the island, you can walk about anywhere on the roads. However, do not trespass on private property. You are also welcome to take your vehicle around, just keep under the speed limit of 15 mph. The whole island is a little over a mile long. During low tides, you can walk completely around the island along the beach. Other Things to NoteFerry fee is $16 for car and driver, $3 for adult passengers, and $1 for children (5 to 11) - under 5 is free. They accept cash only, no credit cards and must be given to the deckhand at time of loading. It is best to be in the ferry line 20 minutes early. The tap water is fine for drinking. We supply all towels, linen and paper products. Kitchen is fully equipped. We supply propane for the grill.
                              Home/Apartment
                              3br Home/Apartment
                              • Wifi
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                              The SpaceHome features beautiful waterfront views from the living room, master bedroom, and downstairs area. A lovely wrap around deck and a nice walk out patio downstairs are great to relax and watch the sunrise/sunset, birds, deer in the front yard. Full kitchen, 2 full bathrooms, 2 bedrooms on main level and 1 downstairs with plenty of space and a hide away bed. Easily accommodates a family of 6. Guest AccessGuests must arrive at the ferry by car and ride the ferry across to the Private Island (about 8 minute ride). If you have your vehicle you may drive on the Ferry. If not, you may walk on, but you will need to have transportation to the ferry via a taxi service (possible transportation arrangements by contacting host ahead of time). Interaction with GuestsHosts live offsite but will either meet you or have someone there to meet you at the Ferry to provide you with the pass to ride across and then will give you access to the home. Either the host or designated person will be available by phone if you have any questions. Getting AroundYou can walk around the Island or to the Ferry and then ride it to the mainland to go to shops, restaurants, etc. Transportation from the Ferry can be arranged if you like for an extra fee (discuss with host). Other Things to NoteThere are no businesses on the (URL HIDDEN) restaurants, no grocery stores, etc. You must travel by ferry to the mainland for these types of things.
                              Bedroom
                              Excellent
                              4 reviews
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                              The SpaceWelcome to my farm house. Your room is on the ground level with a private 3/4 bath (shower). You have access to the kitchen, farm fresh eggs, coffee and the frig. Guest AccessThis is a great location for visits to family and friends in the area. It has been a B&B for 3 years now and just now we have decided to use Air B&B. Interaction with GuestsDuring your visit, the owner stays on the premises but allows you privacy. The NeighborhoodThis home is located in the historic town of Home, WA. Walk to the beach or stroll through the quaint neighborhood for a break and a little exercise. Getting AroundThere is plenty of onsite parking.
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                              Bedroom
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                              The SpaceA room with a double bed, a dresser, a chest to put your luggage upon, and a closet. You will have access to the living room, TV, kitchen, and the deck with breathtaking views of Puget Sound. Guest AccessBedroom, bathroom, hot tub, deck, kitchen, living room. Interaction with GuestsI am usually around and can help. The NeighborhoodI live in a very rural neighborhood, close to outdoor activities like kayaking, walks, boating; yet 25 minutes from the town of Gig Harbor for shopping and music. Getting AroundI have ample parking, but there is no public transportation nearby. Other Things to NoteI have an old dachshund and two cats.
                              Home/Apartment
                              4br Home/Apartment
                              • Pets Allowed
                              The rental is located on Herron Island, which is about an hour and a half drive from Seattle. A private ferry, 'Charlie Wells', is a twenty minute ferry ride that takes you from the mainland to the island. The ferry island provides you with beautiful views of the Inlet, the Olympics, and sometimes gorgeous sunsets that cover the whole sky. Once on the island people can enjoy the amenities of the house: large lawn, deck, and patio. The house provides several opportunities to relax, and enjoy the beautiful views of the Case Inlet. There is a barbecue (propane), a horseshoe pit, a basketball hoop, and a fire pit (firewood provided). Renters can use collapsible tables to enjoy a nice day by eating outside. The island also offers several other ways to relax including both the north and south beaches. The north beach offers picnic benches, a boat launch, and docks. There is also a park with a basketball court, baseball field, volleyball net, and playground. Inside the house people can relax by watching TV (DVD player provided), sitting next to the wood burning fire, or cooking in the updated kitchen upstairs or on the lower level. Herron Island is the perfect place to get away, and relax.
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                              2br Home/Apartment
                              • Wifi
                              • Breakfast
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                              The SpaceShhhh! Harstine Island in the Fall and Winter is a secret! Don't tell anybody that the rain outside makes it fabulously cozy next to the fireplace whether you are on a romantic get away or a family fun trip. There is wifi for devices, books, board games, a cozy fire place and a separate writer's cottage that sits on the edge of our cedar forest. The open, fully stocked gourmet kitchen provides everything for a great meal. The laundry room makes it easy to pack light! Guest AccessThe house is accessible with a door code that I will provide to you so don't worry if you want to explore on your way in! You can check in at your convenience. Interaction with GuestsI want your stay to be AWESOME! So if you need anything simply message me through AirBNB and I will get right back to you. The NeighborhoodWe live in a quiet, beautiful neighborhood. Please be respectful of our neighbors and keep noise down after 9 P.M.
                              Retreat
                              3br Retreat
                              • Pets Allowed
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                              The SpaceBecause Ebbtide is situated across a finger peninsula, it has waterfront on both sides. As one guest said, it is "freakishly unique." The back of the cabin opens up to a large lawn and an unobstructed view of Mt. Rainier. We provide a rainbow of Adirondack chairs for you to just sit back in and be mesmerized. If you are paying attention, you might see the resident eagle, "Eddy the Eagle," do a fly by. You can play a game of croquet on the lawn or when you want the afternoon sun on a beach, walk across the road to the west side of the property to the low bank beach and hang out for the afternoon. When the sun sets, look up and find a star filled sky on a clear night. You can gather around the fire pit to roast marshmallows and chat with friends and family. Ebbtide is also home to a resident pod of harbor seals that chase salmon and frolic on the floating dock and deer will often be seen bounding along through the woods. There is a full sized TeePee on the property as well as a secluded hammock for an afternoon nap. Although Ebbtide is a private park like retreat, it is effectively sandwiched between two sterling Washington State Parks on the Key Peninsula should you decide to venture off. We are toddler/infant friendly to the extent we offer a pack-n-play and high chair for your use as you deem appropriate but we do not have child proofing throughout the cabin and you will be responsible for their safety on the property and beaches. There is no WIFI Internet but there is a strong LTE signal for internet access. Guest AccessThe entire house and property is accessible to our guests. There are two beaches on the property. The east side of the property has a beach that is accessible via the stairs. The west side of the property has a low bank western exposure beach that is perfect for beach combing and is easily accessible by an easy grade foot path. We will welcome certain dogs with prior approval and an additional $5/night charge per dog up to two dogs. Please contact the host if this is something you would be interested in discussing. Interaction with GuestsYou can reach the owners by phone, text or email as follows: Ed: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) or (EMAIL HIDDEN) Barb: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) or (EMAIL HIDDEN) The NeighborhoodEbbTide is a wifi free zone - we have great LTE service - but you will need your own hotspot device if you want more data. We enjoy the "off the grid" nature of Ebbtide and hope you will too with all these "low/no tech" things to see and do: SEE! •Mesmerizing views from Adirondack chairs gazing at unobstructed, unadulterated, and panoramic views of Mt. Rainier (weather permitting) & Puget Sound (across Carr Inlet to undeveloped McNeil Island to Chambers Bay & beyond) •Sun rise over the Cascades/Puget Sound and set over the Olympics/Delano Bay •Creatures including resident Bald Eagle known as “Eddy the Eagle” and seals frolicking on the floating dock •Stars and constellations shine bright on a clear night SMELL! •Catch wafts of the soothing smell of Puget Sound’s salty goodness •Walk in the forest and smell the cedars and other earthy forest scents HEAR! •Listen to the water lap against the shore as the tides ebb and flow •Sit outside at night and listen to the soothing sounds of nature TASTE! •Ebbtide is fully equipped with propane range/oven, Weber gas BBQ, microwave oven, toaster oven, toaster, popcorn maker (air), fondue set, fire pit for smores, etc. BUT if you feel like eating out… •LAKEBAY MARINA – 5 minutes away featuring an old fashioned soda fountain with amazing shakes, great burgers, live music (summer weekends), cold beer, etc. (URL HIDDEN) •MINTERBROOK Oysters, clams, smoked salmon – a MUST if you like fantastic shellfish. (URL HIDDEN) •LULU’S HOME PORT – 1509 Kpn, Lakebay (closest restaurant, local spot with good burgers, fish n chips, breakfast, and more) •SEABECK PIZZA – 9501 SR (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN), in Wauna a few miles past Purdy Bridge. Popular spot founded in Seabeck with a branch conveniently located on way to Ebbtide. Call ahead and grab a pie on your way to Ebbtide if you don’t feel like cooking. •WICKED GOOD EATS – 11717 SR (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN), traditional foods from Maine on the very New England/Mainey feeling Key Peninsula including lobstah rolls, steak bombs, vinegar fries, whoopie pies, etc. On the Key Pen Highway on the way to Ebbtide. •SUBWAY – 9023 Kpn, Key Center – tried and true standby (next to Key Market) •GIG HARBOR – Gig Harbor and all of its stellar offerings including Anthony’s, Tides Tavern, Il Lucano, Devoted Kiss Café etc. is only 30 minutes away. DRINK! •LIQUOR STORE & WINE SHOP – Key Peninsula Liquor, 9121 Kpn (next to Key Market – growler fills too!), Blend Wine Shop, 8914 Kpn (across street from Key Market) •TRILLIUM WINERY – 17812 G Street, Home, WA LOW SULFITE WINES! (URL HIDDEN) •HERITAGE DISTILLING - 3118 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor, Craft Distillery (URL HIDDEN) •7 SEAS BREWING – 3006 Judson Street, Suite 110, Gig Harbor, voted best brewery in South Sound 6 years in a row (URL HIDDEN) RELAX! •HAMMOCK – chill out in the secluded hammock and look for the resident bald eagle that has a nest nearby •TEE PEE – sit in a full sized tee pee PARKS! •Ebbtide is a private park like retreat effectively sandwiched between two sterling Washington State Parks on the Key Peninsula, PENROSE POINT & JOEEMMA BEACH STATE PARKS •KEY PEN PARKS – local park district that operates several terrific and lightly used parks on Key Peninsula (URL HIDDEN) including 360 Trails (360 acres of walking, biking, and equestrian paths), Maple Hollow Park, Taylor Bay, Rocky Creek Conservation Area, Getaway Park, Volunteer Park, Home Park • SHOP! •COSTCO, TARGET, HOME DEPOT, ALBERTSON’S, STARBUCKS, etc. etc. etc. in Gig Harbor – box store biggies and much more (Big 5, Qdoba, Pier 1, fro-yo….) are tastefully clustered next to the Burnham Drive Gig Harbor exit (exit right before Purdy exit on way to Ebbtide – approx. 30 minutes) •IN A PINCH – convenience store with ice, beer, gas, basics 10 minutes away in Home. Across the street from the Lakebay Post Office. • LOCAL BOYS – local fruit, seafood, syrups, seasonal goods, growler fills, etc. • FOOD MARKET AT KEY CENTER – 9021 KP Hwy – closest “real” supermarket, 15 minutes. DISCOVER KP & ENVIRONS! •Key Peninsula is unique in both its beauty and eclectic offerings. Keep your eyes peeled as you are driving to Ebbtide from Purdy to spot all manner of shops, Ma and Pa farmers, and artistic offerings. (URL HIDDEN) •THE APPLE MAN – Ron Nelson (“The Apple Man” – (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)) can often be spotted in the lot across the street from Wicked Good Eats selling delicious and reasonably-priced apples and other fruit driven over from Central Washington. •MY MOTHER’S GARDEN – small farm that sells seasonal goods as well as firewood located 5 minutes away from Ebbtide. (URL HIDDEN) •LAKEBAY POTTERY - (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) (call for directions) Gary Andersen is an acclaimed potter that operates a studio right down the street from Ebbtide. Studio open10am-4pm most Saturdays. Lessons are $20 per hour including clay and firing. (URL HIDDEN) •ALLYN, GRAPEVIEW, & HOOD CANAL – Nearby Allyn (30 minutes) & Grapeview enjoy gorgeous views of the protected harbor waters of Case Inlet. The area features quaint shops, restaurants, and beach parks. (URL HIDDEN) GOLF! •HORSESHOE LAKE, TROPHY LAKE, MCCORMICK WOODS, MADRONA, GOLD MOUNTAIN, CHAMBERS BAY – several scenic and unique golf courses within an hour’s drive including the site of the 2015 US Open, Chambers Bay (which can be seen across the water from Ebbtide). •Horseshoe Lake ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)) is the closest and funkiest course around. Right off Key Pen Highway about 2 miles after Purdy Bridge. (URL HIDDEN) HIKE! BIKE! The trails at Ebbtide are fun to explore but if you have a hankering for a longer hike the Key Peninsula and nearby Olympic Peninsula offers a diverse array of hiking for all abilities. •MARY E. THELER NATURE PRESERVE – 22871 SR 3, Belfair, WA – over 2 miles of walking trails within 139 acres of protected saltmarsh and estuary wetlands at the mouth of the Union River in Belfair. 30 minutes. (URL HIDDEN) •360 TRAILS - (URL HIDDEN) WORSHIP! •LAKEBAY COMMUNITY CHURCH – 11 Cornwall Road, Lakebay FISHING! •BAY LAKE (fresh) - 2 miles down the road (on the way in/out of Ebbtide) – stocked with rainbow trout and supports naturally reproducing largemouth bass, bluegill, and catfish. •PUGET SOUND (salt) – seasonal salmon and crab (Dungeness, Red Rock) fishing. BOATING! •The nearby Lakebay Marina has a boat launch ($5). •Depending on tides kayaks can be launched on Delano Bay from the low bank side of Ebbtide (west side). •Boating is at your own risk of drowning, loss of equipment, or theft of equipment. ETC. •MOVIES – theaters showing first run movies in Gig Harbor (30 minutes) and Tacoma (45 minutes). DVD player with library of family friendly DVDs available at Ebbtide. •TACOMA RAINIERS – Mariners’ AAA affiliate located right off SR 16 in Tacoma. *LAUNDROMAT: There is a self service laundromat 10 minutes from EbbTide. It is located across the street from the Shell station/next to the post office at approximately 1309 Key Peninsula Hwy. Open Daily 9am to 8pm with the last load starting at 7pm. Other Things to NoteWe recently had guests stay who sent us the following email after their stay: From the moment you pull off the main road it feels as though you have been transported to a remote oasis but it only gets better. After a short drive through amazing greenery all around us we pulled off the road where the big welcome sign clearly marked our location. The house itself feels like a well-kept cabin with its concrete floors and bunk bed style room options. Take a moment when you first walk in to open both of the long shades covering beautiful view windows on both sides of the living room. Next, open the big sliding glass doors all the way for an amazing cross breeze that is one of the places best features. Once you go outside into the backyard it’s quite possible you might not come back inside before dark. The unobstructed water view is perfect and when the morning clouds break and you realize that smack dab in the center of this amazing view sits Mount Rainer and now the view goes from perfect to downright flawless. Colorful chairs line up in a row right in front of this postcard come to life and if you are like us most of your time here will be spent sitting here! Once you have finished relaxing head on into the kitchen and brew up a pot of coffee which the hosts graciously provide. While you are waiting for it to brew, open up the kitchen window and enjoy that spectacular view from inside as well. The property itself has some fun features like a life size tee-pee and a hidden hammock. The seclusion and pin drop quiet nature of the property is amazing and it cannot help but relax you. We enjoyed cooking corn and making s’mores over the fire pit at night and going down the stairs to the water during the day once the tide rolls out. Cannot recommend this place highly enough it is truly paradise. Eric, CA Reviews from another vacation rental platform: This was our second time staying here. We celebrated our 25th Wedding anniversary here. Had family to celebrate with us. Plenty of room for the whole family. It's a special place for us and we love the cabin! And the view! Gretchen, Auburn WA Well, we were at the cabin last month and here we are packing up to go back today! The Riptide was the most special place our family has ever visited. Our eight year old asked if we could spend our summer holiday at the cabin every year. The Riptide is a place to sit in a tree house, hang out in a teepee, go fishing, dig for clams, watch the seals, spy on a little fox family, roast s'mores every night, sit by the outdoor fire and drink wine and read a good book, chase little beach crabs, enjoy the magnificent view, cook wonderful fresh meals, make sangria, get romantic, play in the forest and stay up late! When the 4 of us first walked into the Riptide, I started to (URL HIDDEN) is truly the perfect little getaway. From the setting to the views to the vibe of the cabin...we will be regulars at the Riptide! Darcy, Portland, OR This place is amazingly relaxing. I have gone down to the beach to wander. I have gone for a walk along the country roads and waved to the friendly people that live there. Sure you could rent a kayak and paddle around the sound. But me? I'd rather sit and stare at the volcano. I have seen seals, eagles, blue herons and a (contested) viewing of a pod of porpoises feeding on the sand bed in the channel. I've skipped rocks in the middle of moonless August night to see the phosphorescent ripples spread out in ghostly circles. I have cooked fresh oysters with butter and garlic on the outdoor grill, I have cooked pounds of fresh clams from the farm down the street. And eaten fresh produce from the farmers market we passed on the way. I climbed cliffs to find lost toys and gathered huckleberries and blackberries for pies and pancakes. I have watched the sunset from a tree house and had a pow-wow in a tee pee. I can think of no place I'd rather be and look forward to another. Scott, Seattle, WA I had a wonderful relaxing time with friends last Labor day. The setting was great and I really enjoyed the feeling of being away from it all, but in close enough driving proximity to get supplies and such. Fresh air, plenty to wander around and do or just a great time sitting back taking it all in. I look forward to my next adventure out there. Its fun to lift up logs on the beach and watch the little crabs scatter. Tara, Salt Lake City, UT We are fortunate to live close enough to drive to Riptide for weekend get aways when we just need a break from the world! The calming atmosphere makes for the most wonderful and relaxing experience to be found. My son cooked and ate his first clam, dug up by his own hands - it was quite an experience! Sandy - thank you for the beautiful memories and 'R&R' your cabin, the beach, the sunrises & sunsets have brought to our family and friends! Kerry, Everett, WA During A "strenuous" week at Riptide I read three books and sketched and painted sunsets over the mountain, wild flowers, and the woods. I feasted on salmon and oysters, purchased locally and barbequed on the patio. The bald eagle even flew by one evening to check us out. What a wonderful rest. Thank you. Erin, Las Angeles, CA situated above puget sound, a trail down to the beach...this was such a serene and peaceful world away from the city..terrific hiking, beachcombing..great patio..open living, with the feel of being at an established summer home...architecturally mid- century cooooool Felt like a great family camp. The sunrises over the water and Mt Rainier greeting you every day is sheer heaven....thanks for letting us be a part of it ! We'll be back! Marcus, Washington DC