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The Acclaimed Parsonage Bed & Breakfast Inn

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,350 sq ft
Property type bed & breakfast


About the property

One KING bed room OR one QUEEN bed room

Many accolades for Gig Harbor's newest B & B! Awarded the best bed and breakfast business in Gig Harbor for 2015, 2016, and 2017. Selected for Gig Harbor's Garden Tour in 2017! Selected for Gig Harbor's Christmas Tour of Homes in 2013! PLEASE ASK MARY ABOUT AVAILABILITY. THE OTHER ROOM MAY BE AVAILABLE! The GROUP DISCOUNT RATE for BOTH PRIVATE bedrooms is $234 plus tax. Breakfast is not provided. There are 10 restaurants within two blocks and many more along the waterfront. Set in a flower garden setting, this vintage home built in 1901 was transformed in 2009 to a modern home with top end quality finishes. The charm of an older home is captured in the angles and high ceilings of the rooms. The rooms have small refrigerators, TV's, and DVD players. Guests can use all the living areas of the house, a living room, a family room, full kitchen, dining room, office, and 1.5 bathrooms. There is a shade pavilion on the patio and a large hot tub in the backyard. Bathrobes and hot tub towels are also available. The guest bedrooms, a sitting room, and office are located on the second floor. Choose the King bed room or the Queen bed room. The Queen room has a table and chair. We can add an 18' high blow up bed for a third person in the queen bed room. $15 more per night is charged for a third person. Everyone raves about the comfort of the beds. A microwave oven is provided in the sitting room, too. WI-FI is free. Need something to read? We have a community book exchange, too. Bathrobes, beach towels, hot tub, and comfort...we are THE PARSONAGE INN.

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More Details

Mary Souza
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About Mary Souza

Mary is a Tacoma native, where she grew up until meeting John at Western WA State College. They married after college and lived in several WA locations. The Souza's moved to Gig Harbor in 1992 and had 16 years in a successful real estate career before semi-retiring and starting The Parsonage Bed and Breakfast in August, 2010. Mary lost John with his passing in July, 2016. Mary provides a great breakfast between 9:00 and 10:00am. A gourmet breakfast is usually served. However, since competitive tennis is her first passion, she cannot guarantee a gourmet breakfast. However, be assured you will have a wonderful stay at The Parsonage!

Mary Souza purchased this bed and breakfast in 2009

Why Mary Souza chose Gig Harbor

We are right downtown and only 1.5 blocks to Gig Harbor Bay, restaurants, shops and more! Our house was the first minister's residence in Gig Harbor. The home was built by volunteers over a 4 year period, and was finally finished by Brother Andrew Jackson McNemee at his own expense, becoming its first occupant. Being only the fourth owners, husband John was able to gather significant historical data about the home, the first church of Gig Harbor that set next to it, and the growth of the community. Several binders of historical information, photos, reconstruction, original house materials, and previous owner interviews are available to visitors.

What makes this bed and breakfast unique

There is no place on earth as gorgeous as Gig Harbor on a sunny day! To the east stands Mt. Rainier tall and majestic with the Cascade Mountains at its feet and Gig Harbor Bay in the foreground. To the west are the Olympic Mountains as a gorgeous backdrop to the villages a short drive from here. Eagles soar in our skies, an array of bird varieties are attracted to the yard and bunnies scamper about. Having designed the home to meet all their needs and giving Mary her kitchen 'to die for', and with all the nooks and angles of a traditional Victorian home, Mary doesn't plan to sell any time soon. The totally rebuilt Parsonage now at 2350 square feet is a home she wants to share and enjoy with others.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We received a beautiful bouquet of flowers, (just in time for Easter) and a thank you card from Danny and Kaitlyn. Here's what they wrote, "It was amazing being able to stay in your beautiful home. Hope to come visit again soon! "
Apr 2014
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Gig Harbor Bed And Breakfast Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bed & breakfast
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please eat in the kitchen. Park on the left side of the driveway or on gravel. Be gentle with removal & replacement of hottub cover and controls.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , Daily cleaning for non-family groups.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Guests share tub/shower. Daily cleaning for non-family grp.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 18" high blow up twin, infant bed, baby seat, pac n play
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Extra large king bed. Baby seat, infant bed, pac n play
  • King size beds (1), Queen size beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Shared 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
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Peace and quiet, no freeway noise, no banging doors, well insulated bedrooms and bathrooms, coffee and tea available all day.


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The Acclaimed Parsonage Bed & Breakfast Inn
average rating of 4.8245616 based on 67 reviews

Property was exquisite, the host was world class.

  • 5 of 5

The entire property was very charming and classy. There is plenty of privacy here, all the amenities you need, and it's walking distance to multiple restaurants and the harbor.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in a stunning location!! Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

This B & B is very beautiful inside and out. Owners did an amazing job restoring this old parsonage. The beds are very comfortable. We booked both bedrooms so had the house to ourselves. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook if we wanted to. We only ate breakfast there since we were sightseeing the rest of the days, but we went to the local restaurants. All had amazing food. We were made to feel very welcome there, and Mary is so kind. She always made sure we had everything we needed and also helped us figure out what the best scenic routes were to see Mt. St. Helen’s and Mt. Rainier. We were within one block of the harbor and walking distance to several restaurants. You can see Mt. Rainier from the home on good weather days. I highly recommend staying here and in Gig Harbor. It is a very convenient location to see the two volcanoes and to Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia. We will definitely stay here again if we visit the area. We also took the car ferry from Seattle to Bremerton then drove the 20 minute drive back to here to avoid the traffic. It’s a very scenic and beautiful ferry ride, and I definitely recommend this to everyone who wants to see the Puget Sound and see the skyline of Seattle from the water.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sparkling clean!

  • 4 of 5

Convenient, comfortable, great area

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Parsonage Review

  • 4 of 5

Exceptional property, friendly hostess, beautiful gardens and views of Mt Rainier when the mountain is out!

Only negative is the spotty internet which seems to be quite common in Gig Harbor.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There was a glitch in the internet one day during their stay. The gremlins must have been at work. I reset the modum and we were back online.
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Great location for exploring Gig Harbor

  • 4 of 5

Well positioned home for overnight stay in Gig Harbor. Walkable neighborhood and near several great restaurants. A longer walk to tourist area, but if you're seeking quiet getaway this is a good option. We were the only guests this weekend, so we had entire unit to ourselves...which means we didn't have to share bathroom. If you are a family or two couples familiar with each other, this is a good option. Resident owner is very familiar with area and there to help.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice Gig Harbor BnB

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Clean and comfortable. Enjoyed meeting you Mary!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Seattle Tacoma International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Puerto Vallarta Restaurant and Marso's Wine Bar
Nearest Ferry
9.5 Miles
Pt. Defiance Park and Ferry Landing
Nearest Golf
4.3 Miles
Madronna Links Golf Course or Gig Harbor Public
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Amtrak Train Station in Tacoma, WA
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 16
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
JW's Restaurant or Anthony's or The Gourmet Burger
Nearest Ski
76.5 Miles
Snoqualmie Summit, Crystal Mtn, or White Pass
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Gig Harbor Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Harbor History Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Anthony's Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
The Christmas Shop
Nearest Point of Interest
Wine Tasting at Two Wine Bars!
Nearest Point of Interest
Boat and Kayak Rentals
Nearest Point of Interest
Puerto Vallarta Restaurant
Car: recommended

We are very centrally located for visits to Seattle, Wild Waves Amusement Park and Water Slides in Federal Way, The Lemay American Car Museum in Tacoma, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Eatonville, The Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge just south of Dupont, and Pt. Defiance Park and Zoo in Tacoma, just to name a few. We've had guests arrive and remove their bicycles from their cars and off they go. There are both paved and dirt paths through the woods. Some guests like to rent a car at the Airport. Others prefer to take a shuttle bus from the airport to Gig Harbor, where we pick them up. Cars can be rented in Gig Harbor, too. You may not want a rental car during your entire stay, if you enjoy walking. Buses go into Tacoma and we are close to a bus center. Golfers always have a terrific time here. Besides the two Gig Harbor courses, there is Gold Mountain Golf Course 18.5 miles away, McCormick Woods 16 miles, Kitsap Golf and Country Club 24 miles, Horseshoe Lake Golf Course 7.5 miles, and Village Greens Golf Course 16 miles. We haven't even started to name those in Tacoma, which may be even closer. The U.S. Golf Open will be held at Chambers Creek Golf Club in June, 2015! That course is only 12 miles from here. We are 12 minutes to the shuttle site, where attendees will park. The shuttle ride is only another ten minutes to the course. Boat rentals, paddle boards, stand up boards, and kayak rentals, fly fishing lessons and harbor tours can all be enjoyed within 10-15 minutes walk from The Parsonage. Relax at downtown parks or Gig Harbor Bay viewing tables to catch herons and harbor seals at play. A gentle walk takes you to local stage productions. Not to be forgotten are the free Tuesday evening open air concerts within walking distance during the summer. We will supply your blanket or portable chair. Another laid back community event are the free 'walk in' outdoor movies on Friday evenings during the summer. Enjoy Washington's forests on miles of paved and unpaved walking trails through the woods. Gig Harbor also offers quaint downtown shops within walking distance and full sized department and grocery stores within a couple miles. Come and visit us! You will love the spectacular beauty of our mountains, trees, Puget Sound water ways and lakes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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