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Best Downtown on the Water ! The Gig Harbor Guest House

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Experience everything Gig Harbor has to offer from our 1,400 square foot guest house, centrally located on the Harbor in The Maritime City. While the house is far enough removed from the street for privacy, scenic Harborview Drive is steps from the front door. The Gig Harbor Guest House is a great place to stay while exploring Puget Sound. All Gig Harbor attractions (shopping, restaurants, golf, parks, theater, movies...) and special events (parades, art fairs, farmer's markets, outdoor movies and concerts...) are either within walking distance or a short drive away. House is minutes from Highway 16, connecting guests to Tacoma and Seattle.

The Guest House is open and bright with large windows onto the harbor. House is outfitted to be a home away from home. Spacious kitchen has all appliances including new Keurig coffee/tea/hot chocolate maker, toaster oven and microwave oven. Laundry room has full size washer and dryer. Upstairs loft has a queen size bed, television, a day bed that pulls out to sleep two and ample storage space. Downstairs living room sofa opens to sleep two. Living room also has a television and a workspace. Newly renovated bathroom has a tub/shower and all linens are included. House has satellite television and wi-fi.

Book the Gig Harbor Guest House and be close to all the great outdoor concerts, movies and festivals happening in our town this summer.

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Keywords: Waterfront, Downtown

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 4, 2018

About Marlene

We have so many great memories from when we lived on Harborview -

We hope our guests will also have many happy times in this wonderful house!

(The photo is Marlene and Rhubarb, mascot of the Tacoma Rainers, not her spouse....!)

Why Marlene chose Gig Harbor

Gig Harbor is a terrific place to live or visit!

What makes this house unique

The house was built in 1993 and recently updated, but the location is full of family history and remains a vibrant part of the community. It is great to be in such a peaceful location that is oriented to enjoy the harbor and also be able to walk out the front door and be near all the shops and restaurants and activities going on in our town's main street.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for helping to make our Christmas & New Year such a special one. The house is really a gem with its incredible view of the harbor. We loved watching the boats go by, both at night with their seasonal lights & during the day with the bright white hulls against the dark bay....

The history of this little spot on the harbour really enchanted us. The family momentos & photos are charming.

We enjoyed the lovely basket with holiday treats and the Zoolight tix! The bubbly was perfect for New Year & the snowmen made the holiday bright.

Looking forward to staying with you again! Happy New Year!
Dec 2010
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Gig Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • tennis


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Best Downtown on the Water ! The Gig Harbor Guest House
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews
Melbourne, Florida

*sigh* Lovely

  • 5 of 5

Marlene could not have been a more gracious hostess. The place is located in the most beautiful section of downtown Gig Harbor with coveted parking. Go! You won't regret a second of it.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome little house on the water right in the middle of the Gig Harbor Bay

  • 5 of 5

My 4th annual visit to Gig Harbor where we will retire next year (2019). This accommodation was the best by far and not as expensive as others we stayed at. The house can take 6 but for the 2 of us it was perfect. It was exceptionally clean and tidy and had all the necessary equipment if you did not want to dine out all the time. It was not cluttered like some other places and was easy to keep clean. The washer and dryer were excellent. The owners lived just up the road and were available 24/7.

On arrival we had a welcome guest package of 2 bottles of wine (white & red) a bottle of locally made lemonade, some awesome tasting chips and salsa and a variety of packages of cookies mints etc.

As I said we were right in town and did not really need our car. The town gets busy and parking can be a problem but this house has its own designated parking spot off the road right next to the house.

The views of the harbor and all the yachts, fishing boats and kayakers was really good. Every day the harbor looked slightly different as the different craft sailed by the windows. I like to go kayaking and the rental place was right next door, there was even a gate to pass through from the house and save you walking out to the street and then turning back in to the parking lot and all the way down to the kayak rental place.

One of our favorite restaurant was Tides Tavern a nice walk along the promenade. However our best was Kelly's Cafe also just down the road. On Fridays they have "all you can eat" fish and chips which were to die for. I am from Scotland where we make the best fish & chips but Kelly's was hard to beat, we had the fish 3 Another restaurant down the other way for a nice romantic meal was Anthony's at Gig Harbor. If you like a beer there was the 7 Seas Brewing just up from Kelly's where I had a reunion of guys from the job in LA who were retired in the area.

This house is perfect and the price is right.

Sean....... May 10th - May 25th 2018

  • Submitted: May 26, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and quiet with beautiful waterfront setting

  • 5 of 5

The owners have thought of everything to make this a most enjoyable get-away spot for a short or longterm stay in any season. The furnishings are comfortable, the kitchen is well-equipped and the interior is bright and well-maintained. In December, we had a perfect vantage point for the annual Lighted Boat parade from the covered porch. Even on cold and rainy days the harbor activities and views were ever-changing and entertaining. The large windows allowed us to watch rainbows form, eagles and blue herons gather in a nearby tree, and boats and kayaks cross the harbor. This is one of those special properties that is inviting in all seasons. The owners are nearby and couldn't have been more responsive to our needs throughout our stay. And the location can't be topped for enjoying the picturesque harbor and many shops and good eating spots all within easy walking distance.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

We Concur! It is the Best Downtown Spot!

  • 5 of 5

It is indeed the best downtown waterfront home. We travel to the greater Seattle area frequently to visit my daughter and granddaughter , so we are familiar with many vacation homes. This was a last minute trip, so we were not able to go with our regular vacation home. However, that turned out to be a good thing because we were able to stay at Gig Harbor Guest House. It was absolutely perfect for what we needed. The home is much more spacious than the pictures convey, well-appointed, and the kitchen is a great size. The kitchen had everything we could possible need in terms of utensils, gadgets, and even sweet little kid dishes, which were perfect for our 4 year old granddaughter. There was also a nice assortment of games and kid's books.There was amply closet space, including some little short-sized closet, that my granddaughter loved being inside of like a little play house.

It was by far the cleanest home we have ever stayed at; the linens were top rate. We appreciated the minimalist decor, keeping everything feeling fresh and spacious. The towels were wonderfully thick and the linens soft and cozy. Beds were comfortable and the pull out couch comes in handy when needing a little more sleeping space. The open loft was fine for us. Everything was so well-organized that it made keeping things tidy a breeze. (We like tidy even when vacationing!) There is a fabulous spacious indoor laundry room, that made me wish I was staying longer.

The outdoor deck is like mini therapy everyday. We spent early mornings and evenings sitting outside sipping coffee and cocktails, respectively. And, even though there are businesses nearby and there were many boats docked and out on the water during the Memorial Day weekend, it was still very quiet. I think because it is not a typical residential area, that is a bonus. We loved seeing the netting work taking place on the front part of the property, where a young man was learning the craft. And we loved seeing all of the supplies related to marine living around the property, very cool!

Last, we were able to walk to everything we needed, great restaurants, shops, and kayak rentals. We definitely appreciated having Suzanne's Cafe next door. [Insider tip: they offer an egg/bacon breakfast sandwich that is not on the menu.]

Marlene is great at communicating and was so helpful with our last minute reservation. We are already looking at our calendar to see when we will be back.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible view! Great location- we'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful view of the harbor! We so enjoyed our stay over Easter weekend! We had everything we needed and would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gig Harbor Guest House

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful view of the harbor and quiet escape. The house has many great features including the most comfortable bed, cooking area, fireplace that heats the place quickly, and laundry facilities. Be prepared to walk downstairs to the bathroom as it is on the first floor... better to not go to the gym during your holiday! Thank you to the owners for coming down and sorting out the cable when it went out the first day and providing a fantastic basket of goodies for a warm welcome. Cheers.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay ! Thank you for the excellent review and thank you for being an excellent guest. By the way, I appreciate that you see the positive in having the queen size bed upstairs and the bath downstairs. I do try to make sure that is clear to visitors before they book and for the less energetic, I also mention that the sofa adjacent to the bath does open into a fairly comfy bed.... Anyway, we were happy to host you and hope to have the opportunity to do so again in the future.
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Seattle Tacoma (Sea-Tac) International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Tides Tavern, Seven Seas Brewery
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Bremerton (goes to Seattle Waterfront)
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Madrona Links
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Tacoma Amtrak - 1001 Puyallup Avenue
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Washington State Route 16(connects to I-5)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Susanne's, Netshed 9, Brix 25
Nearest Ski
76 Miles
Summit at Snoqualmie
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Narrows Beach or Kopachuck State Park
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

10% military discount for active or retired military and their immediate family.

Ask about discounts for "off season" and/or longer stays.

Willing to make exceptions to "minimum stay" rules to fill dates that are not booked between longer stays - ask if you wish to stay shorter than minimum stay.

Special Welcome Basket for all guests staying a week or more.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund