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Five bedroom house with kayaks, paddleboards, firepit

Gig Harbor, WA, USA
  • House2300 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps14
  • Bathrooms2
  • 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.


Brenna Harrington

Member Since 2017
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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within a few days
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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
      • Master bedroom
        1 queen, Smart TV, comfortable mattress & high quality bedding.
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, Comfortable full-size bed w/ high-quality 100% cotton linen.
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double, Full-size comfortable bed, sitting area w/ tv, loveseat & fp
      • Bedroom 4
        1 double, Water views, comfortable bed and 100% cotton bedding.
      • Bedroom 5
        1 bunk bed, Water views and a nautical theme.


        • 2 Bathrooms

            Location Type

              • Beachfront
                No-bank private beach on Henderson Bay with protected waters. Perfect for swimming, paddling, clam digging & boat moorage. A boat house and deck at water's edge has a mini fridge & storage.


                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Sports & Activities


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Internet
                            High speed Wi-Fi throughout the home.
                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Fireplace
                            2 propane fireplaces to add warmth & ambiance at the flip of a switch.
                          • Garage
                            Not accessible for guests.
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Heating
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Linens Provided
                            All bed sheets are 100% cotton and at least 300 TC. All beds have duvet covers except the bunk beds.
                          • Living Room
                          • Parking
                            Parking for 4 in driveway in front of house and 2 extra spaces at the top of driveway. It is, however, a steep and curved driveway, so beware.
                          • Towels Provided
                            Thick cotton bath and beach towels provided for guests.
                          • Washing Machine
                            High-efficiency full-size Samsung washer & dryer + drying rack.


                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                                Plates and silverware for 25.
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Kitchen
                                Fully equipped with nice pots & pans, serving dishes, variety of barware, toaster, mixer & blender.
                              • Microwave
                              • Oven
                                Miele wall oven cooks beautifully.
                              • Pantry Items
                                Spices, cooking oils, sugar, and coffee.
                              • Refrigerator
                                Full size fridge in kitchen and 2nd mini fridge in boat house.
                              • Stove
                                Newer induction cooktop boils water in 90 seconds.
                              • Toaster


                                  • Dining
                                    Dining table seats six and there is room for 4 at the eat-in bar. We also have a folding table and 8 extra chairs available upon request.
                                  • Dining Area
                                  • comfy seating for 10 people


                                      • Books
                                        Huge library with fiction, non-fiction & children's books.
                                      • DVD Player
                                        1 in living room upstairs, and 1 in family room downstairs.
                                      • Foosball
                                      • Game Room
                                      • Stereo
                                        We play music on the TVs using Pandora, and we have a CD/radio player downstairs.
                                      • Television
                                        5 TVs with internet television, amazon prime & hulu.
                                      • Toys
                                      • Video Library
                                        A variety of family friendly movies, as well as comedy and drama for adults.


                                          • Boat
                                            You can rent a boat in downtown Gig Harbor at Gig Harbor rent a boat or Lee's SUP. We have a rowboat our guests are welcome to use. We also have a private mooring buoy out front.
                                          • Deck / Patio
                                          • Golf
                                            Canterwood Golf Club, Gig Harbor Golf Club, Madrona Links Golf Course, McCormick Woods, Gold Mountain.
                                          • Kayak / Canoe
                                            2 single sit on top kayaks, 1 double ocean kayak, 2 paddle boards.
                                          • Lawn / Garden
                                            Large rolling lawn on the side of the home. Garden space including 2 apple trees, raspberry vines, blueberry bushes, strawberry patch & raised veggie & herb gardens.
                                          • Outdoor Grill
                                            Propane grill on deck.
                                          • Tennis
                                            Nearby public outdoor courts at Sehmel Park, Rosedale Park and Gig Harbor High School. Private court at Canterwood Golf & Country Club.
                                          • Water Sports Gear
                                            Life jackets in kids and adult sizes in the boathouse.


                                              • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                              • wheelchair inaccessible

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Concierge


                                                      • marina
                                                      • churches
                                                      • festivals
                                                      • health/beauty spa
                                                      • library
                                                      • live theater
                                                      • cinemas
                                                      • museums
                                                      • playground
                                                      • restaurants
                                                      • synagogues
                                                      • water parks
                                                      • zoo

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • beachcombing
                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • boating
                                                          • photography
                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • shopping
                                                          • walking

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • ATM/bank
                                                              • Babysitter
                                                              • fitness center
                                                              • groceries
                                                              • hospital
                                                              • laundromat
                                                              • massage therapist
                                                              • medical services

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • roller blading
                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • golf
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • kayaking
                                                                  • mountain biking
                                                                  • pier fishing
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • sailing
                                                                  • sound/bay fishing
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • tennis
                                                                  • water skiing
                                                                  • water tubing


                                                                      • When permitted you can dig for clams and harvest oysters on the beach. We have a prime view for fireworks viewing on the 4th of July and there is usually a barge that comes into Henderson Bay for that display. We do get a lot of seals that sleep on the neighbors' floats, which is fun to watch. There is boating activity in the summertime, though since we are towards the end of the bay, it is not a crazy amount. It is a really quiet and restful respite from the business of urban life. This is the perfect getaway or place to make family vacation memories for years to come. We also have a play structure that children enjoy, including a slide and lots of sand toys and trucks.

                                                                        House Rules

                                                                        Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                        Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                                        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.

                                                                        12 Reviews


                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        Great location, warm peaceful home.

                                                                        Shannon M.

                                                                        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.

                                                                        Michelle D.Wilton Ct

                                                                        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!

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        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!

                                                                        Sonia L.

                                                                        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

                                                                        Roger & Katherine S.

                                                                        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.

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        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!

                                                                        Family Vacation

                                                                        Sandra T.

                                                                        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!

                                                                        Audrey K.

                                                                        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, WA, USA

                                                                        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.


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