Kathryn’s Top Picks: Lakebay, WA

Lakebay is one of those places you go to forget your cares. For me, time stops when we’re visiting Wisteria Hollow. The days are slow, the nights are quiet, and there is nothing better.

Thing to do: Kayaking
The first thing we are excited to do when we arrive at Lakebay is jump in the kayaks and explore the harbor. It’s a great workout and adults and kids alike love being out on the water! There is so much wildlife to see – we’ve seen bald eagles, harbor seals, porpoises, and other sea life when we go out in the Puget Sound!

Restaurant: The Blazing Onion
We usually try to keep things easy and relaxed when we’re visiting Lakebay, so one spot we frequent over and over is the Blazing Onion in Gig Harbor. It’s far enough to combat any feelings of cabin fever, but close enough that we can hop in the car last minute and still make it back before it gets late. We love that is it fresh, sustainable, and delicious!

Daytrip: Olympic National Park
While we usually plan a day trip to Seattle when we visit, a new favorite place to explore is Olympic National Park. It’s about an hour and a half from Wisteria Hollow, depending on which part of the park you are headed to. Whether you’re an experienced outdoor enthusiast or not, there is plenty to do, from hiking, backpacking, fishing, to boating and wildlife viewing. Not sure if you want to venture out on your own? There are plenty of ranger led programs to take advantage of as well.

Property Feature: Waterfront
Even if you never leave Wisteria Hollow, you can truly get a Pacific Northwest experience on the property itself. Our favorite feature is the property’s large waterfront area. The kids love to wade in the cool water looking for crabs or skipping rocks along the mirror smooth water. Even from the main house you can often spot harbor seals sun bathing on the docks near the property. We could easily spend day after day on the back porch chatting and taking in the view of the water!

The mild climate makes Lakebay a wonderful destination any time of the year! Rent just one of the rentals for a small group, or bring friends and family to fill all three on the property. Check availability and book a trip at Tranquility Vacations!

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