The Whale's Tale Exclusive Waterfront home/Mt.Rainier & Sound Views

4 Bedrooms • 4 Baths (3 full, 1 half) • Sleeps 1-9
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Looking for a good spot to enjoy the 4th of July!?! This is it! When the weather permits, you can sit back and watch fireworks in every direction with Mt. Rainer and the Puget Sound as the backdrop. Why bother with crowds when you can view the show from a beautiful garden and cold drink in hand?

Just a short drive from the Seattle metro area, let the hustle of city life slip away as you settle into your serene new surroundings. This updated 3,400 square foot home, set on nearly 18,000 square feet of waterfront land, offers ample space inside and out. Perched high above tranquil waters of the Puget Sound with views of Mt. Rainer, Raft Island and so much more, you'll feel immediately embraced by the beauty of nature.

The airy living, kitchen and dining areas provide plenty of room for everyone to relax in style, featuring hardwood floors, cozy bay window seating, skylights, and tasteful décor. Admire the stunning Pacific Northwest scenery through wide windows, or slide open a glass door to experience the sweeping views firsthand. As night falls, switch on the electric fireplace to enhance the cozy vibes and curl up with a good movie or book.

The balcony and deck overlook a beautiful garden with outdoor dining, a fire pit area and Henderson Bay, offering perfect spectator seating to watch friends and family toss a Frisbee, soak up the sun, or spot one of the area’s resident whales.

With three inviting bedrooms, an office with a queen sized sleeper sofa, three full bathrooms, a powder room, and spacious living and dining areas, The Whale’s Tale comfortably accommodates up to nine guests. The master bedroom features direct balcony access, skylights, and a private ensuite bathroom.

The kitchen is a cook’s dream, boasting bay views, an open layout, large island, induction cooktop, granite counters and every cooking utensil one could ever need.

Create your own Whale Tale:
Ideally situated between downtown Seattle, Olympia, and the Olympic National Forest (each approximately an hour's drive away), this location offers easy access to a variety of attractions that will help you create your own "whale tale" to share with friends back home.

Local Seafood Delights:
Some of Seattle’s best oysters are farmed in this area and available at Minter Oyster Company, less than a mile away. They also offer fresh crab, mussels, clams and shrimp for a seafood feast. Additionally, you can visit the Minter Creek Salmon & Fish Hatchery to learn about salmon conservation efforts.

Beach Access:
Access to the beach is just a three-minute walk from the house, at the front of the neighborhood, through a locked gate. (The key is provided at the house.)

About Gig Harbor
Gig Harbor itself has lots to offer. Downtown, you'll find museums, art galleries, shopping, pizza, ice cream, burgers, fine dining, Heritage Distillery, breweries and watersports. If you want a proper introduction, consider a harbor tour at the marina. No matter what you do, downtown Gig Harbor waterfront is a must see.

Cancellation Policy: Ninety-seven percent (97.00%) of the total booking charges will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 21 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. Fifty percent (50.00%) of the total booking charges will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 14 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. Twenty-five percent (25.00%) of the total booking charges will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 7 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. For cancellations made within 7 days prior to the arrival date, no refund will be issued.

About Shoreside Sanctuaries: After years of working corporate jobs in the city, where we rarely had time to truly enjoy family, friends, or life, we decided to uproot our lives and embark on a new adventure in the Pacific Northwest. While we bounced around before landing, we were determined to find a sanctuary—a place where, regardless of our jobs or the stresses of life, we could find relief and peace as soon as we walked through the door. That place became The Whale's Tale. Living in this beautiful shoreside sanctuary inspired us to purchase two more waterfront properties, which we now share with family, friends, and guests like you. Although we still have jobs outside of our vacation rentals, Shoreside Sanctuaries is our passion. We love creating spaces where people can gather, relax, heal, and create lasting memories or their own "Whale of a Tale" if you will. I know some of you were thinking we just misspelt that. ;) We hope you experience the same sense of peace that we do here and invite you to visit our other properties as well. If anything is amiss during your stay, please let us know immediately so we can make it right. Come see us—we think you'll love it here. Please note that our home was previously managed with all 5 star reviews. We now self manage but the property remains, 5 stars!

Gig Harbor, Washington

Property Type House
Accommodation Entire Home
Check-In Smart lock
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 26
  • Pets not allowed
Setting & View
  • Water View
  • Mountain View
  • Beach
  • Ocean
  • Beachfront
  • Beach View
  • Mountain
  • Near Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
  • Bay View
  • Harbor View
  • Sea View
  • Shared Beach Access
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hot Water
  • Private Living Room
  • Fitness Room/Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Firewood Provided
  • Wifi
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laptop Friendly Workspace
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
  • Lock On Bedroom Door
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Free Internet
  • Body Soap
  • Hair Conditioner
  • Bidet
  • Rain Shower
  • Clothing Storage (closet or wardrobe)
  • Portable Fans
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Kettle
  • Pots & Pans
  • Kitchen Island
  • Dining Table
  • Baking Sheet
  • Barbeque/Grill Utensils
  • Coffee
  • Rice Maker
  • Wine Glasses
Bathrooms 4 Baths (3 full, 1 half)
  • Master Ensuite – Bidet, Shower, Toilet
  • Upper Level Guest Bath – Bidet, Combination Tub/Shower, Toilet
  • Lower level Bathroom – Bidet, Shower, Toilet
  • Main Level Powder Room – Bidet, Toilet
Sleeping Arrangements 4 Bedrooms, sleeps 1-9
  • Master Bedroom – 1 King bed
  • Lower Level Guest Room – 1 Queen bed
  • Upper Level Guest Room – 1 King bed
  • Bedroom/Office – 1 Sleeper Sofa/Futon
This Bedroom/Office has a built in closet space, desk, 2 monitors, printer, ergonomic desk chair, adjustable laptop stand and sleeper sofa that folds out into a Queen sized bed.
  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • Games/Board Games
  • Books
  • Smart TV
  • Sound System
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Outlet Covers
  • Pack N Play/Travel Crib
  • Children's Books & Toys
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck/Patio (uncovered)
  • Lanai/Gazebo (covered)
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Beach Essentials
  • Private Yard
  • Fire Pit
  • Fenced Yard
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Hammock
  • Parking
  • Free Parking
  • EV Charger
  • Free Parking On Premises
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Bay/Sound
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling/Casinos
  • Paddle Boating
  • Whale Watching
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Water Sports
Sports & Adventure
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Bay/Sound Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Water Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Wind Surfing
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Common Surface Disinfectant Cleaned
  • Linens High Temp Wash
  • Cleaning Products
  • Requires Stairs
  • Potential Noise
  • Cameras/Surveillance
  • Near Lake, River, or Water Body
Check Out Tasks
  • Return Keys
  • Throw Away Trash
  • Lock Up
  • Additional Requests