About the property
- House2300 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
Room to spread out, gather, relax on the water's edge and chill out in comfort
Guests are sure to enjoy a memorable vacation in this fully furnished, five bedroom and two bathrooms vacation rental. Everyone will be able to sleep comfortably because our home has a queen-sized bed, a queen-sized hide a bed, three full beds, and two twin sized-beds. We are right on the water so take advantage of some fun in the sun. Enjoy the water in one of our kayaks and visit the boathouse. Share stories at night over an open fire pit, and cozy up next to one of our two fire places inside.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 10, 2018
About Brenna Harrington
Brenna is a Real Estate agent and Eric is a contractor. We love fixing up houses and have big vision and big dreams. We have three kids who we are raising to appreciate and respect nature, enjoy swimming, hiking and recreating in the Pacific Northwest, and value local connections and strength of community, including service to others. We enjoy gardening, cooking & eating healthy and fresh food.
Brenna Harrington purchased this House in 2014
Why Brenna Harrington chose Gig Harbor
As the real estate adage goes, we picked this property for its location, location, location. This is one of the best beaches in Gig Harbor for swimming and truly enjoying the lifestyle benefits of living right on the water. The boathouse at water's edge makes an early morning or afternoon paddle very feasible. This property also has great sun exposure - we get lots of it and get treated to amazing sunsets and moonscapes throughout the year. You can get almost anywhere in Gig Harbor within 10 minutes, and a quick trip to Costco or Target is possible. We have spent the last 3 years continually improving the mid-century house. It has all new luxury vinyl plank flooring that is waterproof, durable and soft. We think it is perfect for the beach lifestyle. We installed new windows, new siding, new doors & trim and updated the cooking appliances. It has fresh paint inside and outside. We took off the old ceiling tiles to reveal beautiful tongue and groove wood ceilings. We fell in love with the mid-century modern aesthetic and have tried to stay true to that.
What makes this House unique
We have made this a very comfortable home that functions quite well for a large family with multiple living spaces, a game/play room equipped with lots of toys and activities and a huge deck that overlooks the Puget Sound. We are so close to the water you almost feel like you are on a boat. We have garden space and 2 apple trees, raspberry vines, blueberry bushes, a strawberry patch and veggie and herb gardens. There are 50 year old rose bushes. It is just such a special place, that emanates joy and peace.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great location, warm peaceful home.
My family had the best stay ever! The home had everything you needed from A-Z. Would recommend and hope to stay agin ourselves. The harbor is beautiful. This home leaves you space and time to refresh and leave with joy!
We had a good stay, the House was very well equipped.
Nice clean home. Great view. Probably lots of fun in the summer months when you can enjoy the big outdoor deck, kayaks and paddle boards. We had a very rainy stay but it was also November!
Hi Michelle, thank you for choosing our home for your Thanksgiving vacation. We welcome your feedback - is there something we could have done to make the experience 5 stars for you? We are always looking for ways to improve.
Perfect Beach house for families!
We stayed at this house for a few nights. The house was clean and fully stocked. It had plenty of towels for 3 families. We found a storage area with lots of blankets and bedding which was very nice! Having a washer and dryer was very convenient. The kitchen is fully stocked but the stove was a bit tricky to work. There was a lot of leftover items/spices from previous stays so that saved us money. Maybe have some Clorox wipes so we can clean up after ourselves?
The views are great and the private beach access was nice for kayaking and collecting shells with kids. There was a nice play set for the children and second deck next to the water for our morning coffee. It was unbelievable how many oysters there were! The area was nice and quiet. The road to the house is narrow and driveway was hard to find in the dark/rain. But we made our way through in a XL SUV (thank you for the printed sign so we can find the driveway)
The downstairs level was excellent for kids! It had a foosball table and tons of toys, games, multiple TVs, and books!! And I mean lots of toys and a decent sized area so kids can play. The kids loved the house and want to go back!!! Overall the house was wonderful and we would definitely rent it again!
comfortable home on Henderson Bay
We enjoyed a relaxing time with our family during the transition from summer to fall at this cozy beachfront home at the end of a quiet lane on Henderson Bay a few miles from Gig Harbor. From a resident seal and blue heron, to warm sunny days and sudden storms, and wonderful views all day long, fun tasteful beach décor and well-stocked kitchen, it was a great place for our 3 generations to unwind and relax, stroll around the quiet neighborhood, dine in or out at some great restaurants nearby. Digging for clams and paddle-boarding/kayaking right off the beach, trip to Point Defiance Zoo, ferry from Bremerton to Seattle, are some of the activities we enjoyed. Thank you for sharing your delightful home with us.
Thank you for taking the time to review our home and for choosing to spend your vacation at our home. Is there something we can work on to bring your review to 5 stars? We would love to have you back as our guests and always appreciate the opportunity for improvement. Thank you!
This house was perfect for our large family. Really enjoyed having the paddle boards and kayaks available. Large deck with plenty of seating overlooking the water. The stovetop was a bit tricky for us but it was wonderful having a fully stocked kitchen!! Thank you for a wonderful week in Gig Harbor.
Amazing site right on the beach, well-equipped for babies to elders - lovely!
Beautiful home right on the bay. Room to spread out in and outside. Great water equipment of kayaks and paddles boards. Plenty of child- friendly toys, sand toys. Super well-appointed kitchen with plenty for the cook. Few minor maintenance improvements should be done. We got lucky with shellfish at low tide! Super enjoyable and relaxing, plus the proximity of Gig Harbor for forgotten supplies/groceries. Great for extended family time together!
Gig Harbor is a charming city with a waterfront downtown and heritage as a fishing village. There are many festivals and events happening throughout the Summer months, including free concerts and movies in the park, and a farmer's market. Other popular events include the Gig Harbor Beer Festival, The Food and Wine Festival and The International Film Festival. A free trolley connects North Gig Harbor with downtown and Uptown, thanks to our local Chamber of Commerce. This home is located on half an acre in a residential neighborhood. We have several great parks nearby, including Sehmel Homestead Park, McCormick Forest and Donkey Creek Park. One of the best things about this house is the location. It is tucked away at the end of a private road, yet is just minutes to amenities, freeway access and The Cushman Trail. It truly is close-in, and less than 10 minutes to downtown Gig Harbor. We are a 20 minute drive to Tacoma, less than an hour to Seattle, and within 1 1/2 -2 hours of ski resorts like Snoqualmie Pass and Crystal Mountain(depending on where you go). We have amazing hikes nearby in the Olympic National Park and Forest, as well as the Cascade Mountains, Mount Rainier and Mount Saint Helens. Some fun towns to check out nearby include Port Townsend (plus cideries along the way), Poulsbo, Bainbridge Island, Downtown Tacoma and many others. You won't get bored if you crave adventure. We also have a large library of books, games and have a fast Wi-Fi connection. Fun excursions for kids include the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, The Tacoma Children's Museum, Discovery Village, Wild Waves & Enchanted Village Theme Park, and Pump It Up.