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Welcome to Gig Harbor's newest Bed and Breakfast! Set in a flower surrounded setting, this vintage home built in 1901 was transformed in 2009 to a modern home with top end quality finishes. The prices shown are for each room. Reservations for both rooms are discounted to $195 plus tax. The charm of an older home is captured in the angles and high ceilings of the rooms. The rooms have private refrigerators, TV's, and DVD players. Guests have a sitting room. The living room and dining room also are available for games, relaxing, TV watching etc. There is a shade pavilion on the patio. When the weather warms, our gourmet breakfast on the patio is especially nice! We provide bathrobes and beach towels for guests who want to lounge in the 8 person spa to ease tired and achy muscles. Guests have use of the whole house. The guest bedrooms, a sitting room, and office are located on the second floor. Choose the King bed room or the Queen bed room. The Queen room has a table and chair. We can add an 18' high blow up bed for a third person to either room. The addition of a third person costs $8 more per night. Everyone raves about the comfort of the beds and our terrific gourmet breakfasts. There is a beverage center with a microwave oven in the sitting room. WI-FI is free. Need something to read? We have a community book exchange, too. Bathrobes, beach towels, hot tub, and comfort...we are THE PARSONAGE BED AND BREAKFAST! words: vintage, home, new decor, quaint, mountain, view, close, inviting, walking, biking, historic, b and b, bandb, bnb, bed and breakfast, bed & breakfast, fun, downtown, new
We have a cot, pack n play, booster chair & infant seat....moreless
Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 baby crib
This is an extra large king bed. The pack n play fits here...moreless
King size beds (1), Queen size beds (1)
1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
Bathroom 1: toilet
When both rooms are booked, we clean bathrooms every day....moreless
Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower
Guests share tub/shower. We clean bathrooms every day....moreless
Peace and quiet, no freeway noise, no banging doors, well insulated bedrooms and bathrooms, breakfast ready when you want it (between 8 and 10am), gourmet delights that change every day, coffee and tea for early morning risers....moreless
There are more courses to play than your vacation will allow!...moreless
Kayak / Canoe:
Rent or slip your kayak into the water only a few blocks from The Parsonage....moreless
Lawn / Garden
Ski & Snowboard:
It is easiest to rent your gear at the slopes. Snoqualmie Summit is about 1.5 hours away. It offers many wonderful runs from chairlifts that seat 2-4 people. There are restaurants at the summit....moreless
There are community and school courts available. One of our guests even joined Mary's tennis group!...moreless
US OPEN NIGHTLY Jun 12 - Jun 23, 2015 2 night min stay
My Standard Rate 1 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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BOOK BOTH ROOMS FOR $165.00 PER NIGHT PLUS TAX-WINTER RATE NOW THRU 3/31/2015
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Open for lunch Fridays and Saturdays and dinner Monday through Saturday with a brunch on Sunday. Enjoy "sunset dinners", a four course meal offered Monday through Friday when seated between 4-6PM for $18.95. Nine entrees are available for the "sunset dinner" specials.
JW's Restaurant or Anthony's or The Gourmet Burger
Snoqualmie Summit, Crystal Mtn, or White Pass
Gig Harbor Bay
We are very centrally located for visits to Seattle, Wild Waves Amusement Park and Water Slides in Federal Way, The Lemay American Car Museum in Tacoma, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Eatonville, The Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge just south of Dupont, and Pt. Defiance Park and Zoo in Tacoma, just to name a few. We've had guests arrive and remove their bicycles from their cars and off they go. There are both paved and dirt paths through the woods. Some guests like to rent a car at the Airport. Others prefer to take a shuttle bus from the airport to Gig Harbor, where we pick them up. Cars can be rented in Gig Harbor, too. You may not want a rental car during your entire stay, if you enjoy walking. Buses go into Tacoma and we are close to a bus center. Golfers always have a terrific time here. Besides the two Gig Harbor courses, there is Gold Mountain Golf Course 18.5 miles away, McCormick Woods 16 miles, Kitsap Golf and Country Club 24 miles, Horseshoe Lake Golf Course 7.5 miles, and Village Greens Golf Course 16 miles. We haven't even started to name those in Tacoma, which may be even closer. The U.S. Golf Open will be held at Chambers Creek Golf Club in June, 2015! That course is only 12 miles from here. We are 12 minutes to the shuttle site, where attendees will park. The shuttle ride is only another ten minutes to the course. Boat rentals, paddle boards, stand up boards, and kayak rentals, fly fishing lessons and harbor tours can all be enjoyed within 10-15 minutes walk from The Parsonage. Relax at downtown parks or Gig Harbor Bay viewing tables to catch herons and harbor seals at play. A gentle walk takes you to local stage productions. Not to be forgotten are the free Tuesday evening open air concerts within walking distance during the summer. We will supply your blanket or portable chair. Another laid back community event are the free 'walk in' outdoor movies on Friday evenings during the summer. Enjoy Washington's forests on miles of paved and unpaved walking trails through the woods. Gig Harbor also offers quaint downtown shops within walking distance and full sized department and grocery stores within a couple miles. Come and visit us! You will love the spectacular beauty of our mountains, trees, Puget Sound water ways and lakes.
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: Mary is a Tacoma native, where she grew up until meeting John at Western WA State College. They married after college and lived in several WA locations. The Souza's moved to Gig Harbor in 1992 and embarked together on a real estate sales career. Now living only 15 minutes from where she grew up, John and Mary have acquired a wealth of information about the Puget Sound, its people, local events and activities.
Why the Owner Chose Gig Harbor: We are right downtown and only 1.5 blocks to Gig Harbor Bay, restaurants, shops and more! John and Mary are fun people! Everyone enjoys John's humor. Our house was the first minister's residence in Gig Harbor. The home had been built by volunteers over a 4 year period, and was finally finished by Brother Andrew Jackson McNemee at his own expense, becoming its first occupant. Being only the fourth owners, John was able to gather significant historical data about the home, the first church of Gig Harbor that set next to it, and the growth of the community. Several binders of historical information, photos, reconstruction, original house materials, and previous owner interviews are available to visitors.
The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast: There is no place on earth as gorgeous as Gig Harbor on a sunny day! To the east stands Mt. Rainier tall and majestic with the Cascade Mountains at its feet. To the west are the Olympic Mountains as a gorgeous backdrop to the villages a short drive from here. Eagles soar in our skies, deer wander into the yard to eat apples and hopefully only the plants John is sacrificing to them, and an array of bird varieties are attracted to John's suet and hummingbird feeder. We love serving guests healthy meals and incorporate our garden produce as much as possible. Having designed the home to meet all their needs and giving Mary her kitchen 'to die for' and with all the nooks and angles of a traditional Victorian home, the Souza's don't plan to sell any time soon. The totally rebuilt Parsonage now at 2350 square feet is a home they want to share and enjoy with others.