Amazing Beachfront Custom Home
About Ann Jolie
My husband and I live in Gig Harbor. We originally purchased a home that came with a small building on the water that used to be the Cromwell ticket booth. We remodeled this home for our children to stay while visiting. We offered this waterfront cabin on VRBO and loved the idea so much that we expanded our ownership of beautiful homes and now offer them for you to enjoy. We love doing this and sharing these amazing homes with others to enjoy.
Why Ann Jolie chose Olalla
We bought Driftwood Beach Waterfront home from the bank in 2016. It was previously owned by a hoarder and was in very bad shape. It took us two years and lots of love and work to make this home the spectacular home it is today. The location is perfect, close to Gig Harbor, Costco and downtown for shopping yet so private you feel like you are on an island. Colvos Passage is very deep water and is a favorite passage way for the Wales and large steam ships that come through. While working, we would often stop to watch a cool ship go by or watch whales swimming their way to the Gig Harbor. The beach changes everyday. Some days you will find large jellyfish and crabs and others you will find some of the most amazing pieces of driftwood. During low tide you can walk down the beach to Al's Market and grab a beer or ice cream, just be sure you don't stay to long or you will be swimming home.
What makes this House unique
Close to Ferry to Seattle, 11 miles to Costco in Gig harbor and some amazing restaurants in Old Town. About 15 min to Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Kayak from your front yard, fish from your own beach or just sit for hours watching the wildlife. I am tempted to move into this house, it is so amazing but we built it for you so I will just have to be content to go and visit it when it is not booked.
Check-in: 4:30 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
WATERFRONT. Children must be supervised.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
This is a waterfront home, children must be supervised at all times. Travel with children is at your own risk. Kayakers must use life vests.
Guests are limited to the number stated on your rental agreement.
Noise on the water travels, please keep noise and music down after 10 pm. No parties or events without written approval from owners
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Winter holiday by the water
Fantastic layout for a family getaway. The views of the water are spectacular...we loved watching a local seal catch and eat fish for breakfast one morning and getting some sun on a partly submerged log on another. Most of the bedrooms have their own bathrooms. Two kitchens (if have enough people for the boathouse wing) makes juggling meal prep and food storage easy. Complimentary early check-in was particularly nice--thank you!!
Best VRBO experience!
This is the place! Beautiful setting, great hosts.!Absolutely no hesitation recommending it.
Words can't do enough to describe
We have just had an absolutely fantastic stay at this property and whilst we were expecting it to be brilliant it exceeded our expectations. The pictures show very accurately the views and location of the house, at the end of a private road with nothing but the beach in view beyond. Being able to lie in bed to see regular visitors each day; Harbour Seals, a Sea Lion, pods of Porpoises swimming past and the occasional Bald Eagle. You could hear the Porpoises breathing as they went past across the calm still waters. We were able to completely unwind before the flight back to the UK.
Communication with the owner Annie was straightforward and easy and there was nothing she couldn't do to make our stay perfect, thank you.
We are already booked in for next year which speaks for itself.
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are very happy you enjoyed your time on the water. See you next year.
Get ready to want to live here forever!
Everything you need to relax and fall in love with waterfront living. Amazingly comfortable beds, soft towels - beauty abounds inside and out.
Wonderful get away
We had a wonderful stay and the view was stunning. Very clean home and relaxing place to be.
Awesome House for Family Get Together
We spent a long weekend here for a family get together and everyone loved it. This house was the perfect fit for our group and had something for everyone.
For the adults in the group who just wanted to relax, the views from the house are breathtaking and the indoor/outdoor living setup of the kitchen and back deck are perfect for spending a lazy day enjoying the natural beauty. (In addition to the beautiful landscape, we saw plenty of otters, herons, and even a bald eagle.) When we felt like being a little more active, we loved having the kayaks and being able to go kayaking from the house.
The kids in the group loved playing on the beach during low tide and looking for tiny crabs and seashells. Low tide is also a great time to walk along the beach to a small grocery store and pick up food you might want for the day. (It's a ten minute walk each way if you're quick.)
The house itself is beautiful and feels new and clean. Each of the rooms and bathrooms were wonderful. The location of the house is also great because it's at the end of a road which makes it feel like you have a huge portion of the beach behind the house all to yourselves.
Our family has been doing annual get togethers for 5 years and we all agreed that this was probably our favorite house we've rented so far.
Close to Olalla Winery and just 11 miles into Old Town Gig Harbor. Gig Harbor offers some of the finest restaurants around. Brix 25 and Netshed are two of my favorites. Costco is 10 minutes away from you. Jump on HWY 16 and you are under 15 minutes into Tacoma. Enjoy some time at Pt Defiance Park and Zoo or head to North Tacoma and explore the museums.