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Most Widely Acclaimed! Parsonage Bed & Breakfast-Simply the Best!

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Gig Harbor's walkable bay is only 1 block away. The moon sets over Mt. Rainier.


Last updated: 08/11/2010

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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Gig Harbor bed and breakfast description

Welcome to Gig Harbor's newest Bed and Breakfast! SEE OUR 2015 GOLF US OPEN EVENT PRICING AND RENT THE WHOLE HOUSE FOR GROUPS OF 6-7 ONLY. ADDITIONAL NIGHTS AT $100 PER PERSON. Set in a flower surrounded setting, this vintage home built in 1901 was transformed in 2008 to a modern home with top end quality finishes. The charm of an older home is captured in the angles and high ceilings of the rooms. EXTRA FEATURE: WE OFFER A DISCOUNTED GROUP RATE WHEN BOTH ROOMS ARE BOOKED AT THE SAME TIME. THIS RATE IS $180 PLUS TAX PER NIGHT FOR THE WINTER SEASON AND $195 PLUS TAX PER NIGHT FOR THE SUMMER SEASON. Now back to our story...The first floor contains the living room, dining room, kitchen, laundry room, and half bath. The rooms offer private refrigerators, TV's, and DVD players. The living room and dining room are available for games, relaxing, TV watching etc. Guests are invited to enjoy the outdoor patio under a shade pavilion. When the weather warms, 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. A gourmet breakfast is served in the dining room, unless other arrangements are requested. Breakfast on the patio in John's garden is so nice on warm mornings. Guests have a lot or room to move around. The guest bedrooms, a sitting room, and office are located on the second floor. We offer the King room, which has an oversized king bed, and the Queen room, which has an 1850 headboard and queen bed. The Queen room also has a table and chair. These are removed when guests request one room for three people. We will set up a cot with a mattress for the third person. The addition of a third person to the Queen room only costs $10 more per night, which is the cost of the additional breakfast. 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.

Boat, stand up paddle boards and kayak rentals are only three blocks away. We have several life jackets available and the city also offers free use of life jackets. Need a bathrobe, extra blanket or pillow? We have them for you. With lots of room to move about, we want our home to be your home-away from home!

Keywords: vintage, home, new decor, quaint, mountain, view, close, inviting, walking, biking, historic, b and b, bandb, bnb, bed and breakfast, bed & breakfast


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2350 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast


      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

      Onsite Services

          • Massage


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            20 years+ please...moreless

          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Children Welcome:

            Kids get special breakfast treats!...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 child bed, 1 baby crib

            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)

          Bathrooms: 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

          Other Amenities

              • 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


              • Games:

                We have a few games, such as Pictionary, Clue, Cranium, Perfect Sense....moreless

              • Music Library:

                We generally will offer music through Pandora or a TV station....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television:

                The TV's in guest rooms feature Netflix....moreless

              • Toys:

                We have a few games and toys and children's books....moreless


              • Adventure
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beach View:

                See Gig Harbor Bay, Mt. Rainier and boat marinas from the property....moreless

              • Downtown:

                Catch a trolley car that goes past The Parsonage! It runs from last spring through September....moreless

              • Mountain View:

                Terrific Mount Rainier view from the property....moreless

              • Village:

                Gig Harbor has a village atmosphere along the waterfront of Gig Harbor Bay. Quaint shops, artist studios, restaurants and marinas line the bay. Enjoy big box stores, too. ...moreless

              • Water View:

                Gig Harbor Bay can be seen from the property....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Ice Skating
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Pier Fishing
              • Racquetball
              • Rock Climbing
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Spelunking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Wind-Surfing


              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining:

                Let us know if you would like to invite someone to join you for breakfast. We charge $10 for each additional meal....moreless

              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 8 people


              • Air Conditioning:

                The house stays cool in the summer. However, we have air conditioning if we need it....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Computer Available:

                The desktop computer died. We have a printer for guests....moreless

              • Free Long Distance:

                Canada and the USA...moreless

              • Gas Fireplace:

                Cozy gas log fireplace in the living room...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Gas central heat...moreless

              • Internet:

                Free WIFI...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                We change guest bedding once a week and clean guest rooms once a week, or as needed....moreless

              • Living Room
              • Mobile Phone
              • Parking:

                We have off street parking for several cars....moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Towels Provided:

                We launder guest towels every few days. Guests may select their towels....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Guests are welcome to use the full size washer and dryer with our products in the laundry room....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Free connection....moreless


              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Guests are welcome to use kitchen ware....moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                We make it available to guests....moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Light kitchen use is permitted....moreless

              • Microwave:

                One is located at a beverage station in the upstairs sitting room....moreless

              • Oven:


              • Refrigerator:

                Each room has a small refrigerator. We have a 2nd full size fridge in the attached garage, too....moreless

              • Stove:


              • Toaster


              • Boat:

                Take a boat tour or rent one yourself in Gig Harbor Bay....moreless

              • Deck / Patio
              • Gazebo:

                Large patio pavillion has elegant features....moreless

              • Golf:

                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
              • Outdoor Grill
              • 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

              • Tennis:

                There are community and school courts available. One of our guests even joined Mary's tennis group!...moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                We have some life jackets available....moreless

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

              • Hot Tub:

                Fits 8 people and features one side as a lounger with jets for legs and feet and back....moreless

              • Shared Hot Tub:

                When you are the only guest, it's all yours!...moreless



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              from 29 traveler reviews
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              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Sep 9 - Mar 31, 2015
              1 night min stay
              Apr 1 - Sep 30, 2015
              1 night min stay
              $800 $2,800
              US Open Golf Tournament
              Jun 14 - Jun 20, 2015
              7 night min stay

              flat fee
              My Standard Rate
              1 night min stay
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              • Tax Rate 12.5%


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              36 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Seattle Tacoma International Airport
              0.2 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Puerto Vallarta Restaurant and Marso's Wine Bar
              9.5 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Pt. Defiance Park and Ferry Landing
              4.3 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Madronna Links Golf Course or Gig Harbor Public
              14 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Amtrak Train Station in Tacoma, WA
              1 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Highway 16
              0.1 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              JW's Restaurant or Anthony's or The Gourmet Burger
              76.5 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Snoqualmie Summit, Crystal Mtn, or White Pass
              0.25 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Gig Harbor Bay

              Car: Not Necessary

              We are very centrally located for visits to Seattle, Wild Waves Amusement Center 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. Golfers always have a terrific time here. Besides the two Gig Harbor courses, there is Gold Mountain Golf Course 18.5 miles, 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! However, the U.S. Open will be held at the Chambers Creek Golf Club in June, 2015! And that course is only 12 miles from here. 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.


              Owner info

              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:
              John is loved by everyone! He is very social and is a whiz at sports statistics. Mary and John knew they would enjoy having a B & B even 25 years ago, when they made an offer to buy one then. But it wasn't until 2005 that one of Mary's real estate listings caught their attention. Nearing retirement, they began to think that the charm and location of a 1400 square foot 3 story home located in the Finholm district and built in 1901 might make a great bed and breakfast. It 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.

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              Speaks: english

              Guestbook comments from the owner

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              • Gig Harbor's walkable bay is only 1 block away.  The moon sets over Mt. Rainier.

                Gig Harbor's walkable bay is only 1 block away. The moon sets over Mt. Rainier.

              • Take a walk to this picnic point at the mouth of Gig Harbor Bay.

                Take a walk to this picnic point at the mouth of Gig Harbor Bay.

              • Breakfast in style!

                Breakfast in style!

              • Early 2014-just starting to bloom.

                Early 2014-just starting to bloom.

              • Lovely living room

                Lovely living room

              • Big screen TV and gas log fireplace lead from living room to dining room

                Big screen TV and gas log fireplace lead from living room to dining room

              • California king offers the most elbow room!  Flatscreen, chair, and small fridge

                California king offers the most elbow room! Flatscreen, chair, and small fridge

              • Guest room bath

                Guest room bath

              • Victorian room has a new queen bed, 1850 headboard, two dressers, desk & fridg

                Victorian room has a new queen bed, 1850 headboard, two dressers, desk & fridg

              • Winter guests in new 6 person hottub

                Winter guests in new 6 person hottub

              • Join the fun...stand up paddle boats are available, too.

                Join the fun...stand up paddle boats are available, too.

              • Walk around the harbor, visit the public dock.

                Walk around the harbor, visit the public dock.

              • 2014 Early Spring

                2014 Early Spring

              • Spring has arrived at The Parsonage!

                Spring has arrived at The Parsonage!

              • Beautiful shade pavilion, backyard, and hot tub offer nice relaxation.

                Beautiful shade pavilion, backyard, and hot tub offer nice relaxation.

              • Front garden in early 2014

                Front garden in early 2014

              • Kitchen and dining peninsula

                Kitchen and dining peninsula

              • Kitchen and stairs to guest rooms.

                Kitchen and stairs to guest rooms.

              • We feature a variety of table settings in the dining room.

                We feature a variety of table settings in the dining room.

              • Office


              • Harbor activities only 2 blocks away

                Harbor activities only 2 blocks away

              • One of the areas just to sit, boat watch and people watch.

                One of the areas just to sit, boat watch and people watch.

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              Date last modified - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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              Member since: 2010
              Speaks: english
              • Response time: Within 24 hours
              • Response rate: 90%
              • Calendar last updated: 08/11/2010
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