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Beautiful Lodge; Sleeps 25+. Something for everyone!

Bedrooms 7
Space 13,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 1 Bunk Room, 1 Bonus Bedroom, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 25-30)

You have a unique opportunity when considering Harbor Creek Lodge for your vacation rental.

Getaway to an idyllic Northwest location with your family, friends, and co-workers! Rain or shine, Harbor Creek Lodge offers something for everyone. Relaxing spaces for the grown ups and plenty of adventures to be had for the young ones.

Harbor Creek Lodge is a 17,000 square foot log estate dramatically overlooking a sparkling fresh water pond with sweeping views of old growth timber and an incredible sanctuary of birds and wildlife.

Inside the lodge you will enjoy 6 furnished bedrooms with king & queen size beds, a bonus bedroom (includes a queen bed, laundry, and shower), as well as a bunk room with total sleeping capacity for 15.

The pond is fresh water & fully stocked with trout. It features a large dock with a diving board, a raft at the center, and is roughly 15 feet deep and 100 feet across. The lodge sports a hot tub outside, 1/2 basketball court inside with climbing rope, 1,700 square foot game room with foosball, table tennis, dance floor with disco ball, pool table , poker table and a built in wet bar.

The owner collects classic cars and has an indoor collection of 12 for viewing with couch , stereo, bistro tables, and memorabilia. A gourmet kitchen with a huge dining room table provides great views of nature from inside.

There is another home on the property with year-round renters as well.

Keywords: Private Home

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 7, 2017

About The Owner

I am 59 years old and own a large catering company in Seattle. I am very active in a number of ministries in Seattle, Young life and have a heart for kids and people. I often have large groups of college kids from the UW and UPS for small retreats of 50 people for the weekend. I am a non smoker and drinker and love to collect cars, Alaskan art work, have lived in Alaska, and enjoy the outdoors.

The Owner purchased this house in 1999

Why The Owner chose Puget Sound South

I bought this incredible estate as a wedding venue and ended up enjoying it so much that I have lived there the past 14 years and commute to Seattle everyday for work. Everyday I wake up and realize how fortunate I am to have a property like this and to have shared it with thousands of college and high school kids over the years. I bought in Gig Harbor because it was within an hour of driving from Seattle.

What makes this house unique

The property is totally private and has a 4 block long driveway into the property and a wonderful small lake with fresh water that is great for wildlife and swimming. The estate has a 1/2 basketball court inside, outdoor hot tub, game room with foosball, pool table, table tennis, dance floor with disco ball and a full wet bar. Inside I also have my collection of 13 classic cars with couches, bistro tables and memorabilia. There is a full gourmet kitchen for cooking and entertaining off the large living and dining room.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hey Jim,

We had a WONDERFUL time at the house and will definitely be back! What a great space for retreats, both large group and small group conversations! We just wish we had more time there!

Thanks again!


Oct 2012
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Gig Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 13000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 30
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 6 There are 5 Showers in the Lodge
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
    Bonus Room/Laundry Room - 1 queen
    Bunk Room - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 6 bunk bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Our pond is also stocked with a few hundred rainbow trout, which can fished 'catch & release' style. Poles are not provided, but bring your own tackle & rod, paddle out or fish from shore, and try your hand at a favorite Northwest Past-time.


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Beautiful Lodge; Sleeps 25+. Something for everyone!
average rating of 4.2777777 based on 19 reviews
Riverside, California


  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure to meet the owner and he was very nice. My family and I had our family reunion there and we had a blast. House accommodated our family inside and out. Thank you & God bless to Jim for your beautiful property and Joey for your great customer service.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed yourself Faaea! Come back and see us anytime :)
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Huge space perfect for an extended family gathering- entertainment for all.

  • 4 of 5

The best thing about this house is the amount of space and array of activities that it offers. We were a group of 12 adults and eight kids, ages one year to 16. There was room for everyone to gather, and for anyone who needed some space to get away. The kids had a blast catching salamanders in the pond and rowing around in the tiny rowboat. The adults enjoyed the poker table, the shady decks, and the pool and ping-pong tables. There were movies galore for the kids for rainy days, and the house was an easy drive to parks, the coast, and the town of Gig Harbor. The only reason this is not a five star review, is that the house could use a thorough cleaning. There were some dirty spots and places that seemed not to have been cleaned in years. That did not do much to diminish our groups enjoyment, however, and I would recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, clean and quiet lodge

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year using the lodge for our team orientation before we ride across the US on behalf of people with disabilities. The lodge is a hidden gem in the beautiful town of Gig Harbor. It's nestled away on a hidden drive away from any distractions. The lodge was clean, had plenty of amenities for us to use such as wifi, plenty of showers and bathrooms, space to spread out for education meetings, and overall relaxing atmosphere. The lodge has a really great set of classic cars that add to the unique quality of the space. The neighbors are very kind and keep to themselves. They came over to welcome us and made sure that if we needed anything we could come to them. Finally, there was a doe and her month old fawns walking around all weekend even when we were outside which was quite the sight.

The only downside we saw was that some little mice have made their way in to the lodge which wasn't an issue. They kept to themselves and a lodge that big and in the woods is bound to have them. The wifi is slow when many people get on it but we weren't there for the wifi.

Overall the lodge is an incredible space and highly recommended for anyone looking to hold a retreat. We hope to return in future years!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this review Spencer. We love having your group each summer and look forward to your stay each time! What an amazing opportunity for all of the participants of your ride across the country. We love knowing what we're doing well, as well as what we can improve upon for future groups. Have a great summer and we hope to see you again next year! Best, Joey DeYoung Property Manager
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Seattle, WA, USA

Great Lodge to Host a Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

I've been out to the Lodge multiple times over the years, 4 times in the last two years both in the fall & spring. I've brought 60 or so college students out with me for a 24 hour retreat to foster community, rest & have a night away from the burdens of college life. The home is always cleaned up and ready to use making showing up an easy transition. Our students always enjoy themselves immediately making themselves feel at home. The large kitchen helps us crank out 3-4 meals to provide for the students, the vast space always creates a thrilling game of sardines played in the dark, and somehow the students find creative ways to crash for the night. The gym is a blast to get rounds of Bump going and the game room upstairs is a great space for more bonding games. If the sun is out and shining the outside deck/yard is a great spot to relax in hammocks & foster conversations. The hot tub & pond are fun as well to make use of. The location feels tucked away and hidden and I love going and feeling so filled up with community here. I highly recommend this house if you are seeking to take big groups with you!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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HUGE Cabin in a Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5

This place is MASSIVE. Every time I opened a door, I was surprised that the place kept going. We had a large group, and all slept comfortably. We had room to gather, space to play, and everyone could have a couch of their own to read on. We relaxed n the hot tub, played in the gym, sat by the wood fire, wandered in the woods, swam in the pond, and played night games in the yard. I need more excuses to visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really glad to hear it Cody! You can come explore again anytime. We would love to have you.
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Tacoma, WA

Perfect Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time out to the lodge although my group has been coming to this lodge for quite a few years. We had a group stay here this fall and found it to be the perfect space for our needs. The location can hardly be beat; feels like a woodsy-get away yet is only a convenient, quick drive from Gig Harbor...what more can you ask for? We had a group of around 25 for our weekend retreat and had no issue with space! Plenty of room for gathering together for meals, programming and other activities. The fully stocked game-room, car collection, gym-space, and hot tub, quaint pond, and diving board kept us occupied during non-program times. Although our weather was less than ideal, there was plenty of space for outdoor games that we'll be sure to take advantage next time. Jim, the owner did his best to ensure our stay was a great one. We will definitely be back in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Kate! So glad to hear you enjoyed the house. We look forward to having you and your group again soon!
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Seatac Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Halftime Sports Saloon
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Point Defiance
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Madrona Links
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highway 16
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Moctezuma's Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Owen Beach
Car: recommended

Gig Harbor has it all. Mountains, water, old growth forest, small town life & city life within 10 minute drive. The property is quite secluded, but only a short drive to shops, restaurants, grocery stores, & other amenities. Located midway between the Olympic Mountain Range & Mount Rainer, it's a great hub from which to explore. Highlights include a fully stocked trout pond on property (catch & release), multiple golf courses, the Tacoma Narrows bridge, and the Tacoma Rainers baseball team (Seattle Mariners Triple-A affiliate play just 10 minutes away).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night

We cannot host large events such as wedding, memorials, fundraisers, etc. on the property due to county zoning laws. The lodge is to be utilized as a lodging facility only, not an event venue. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund