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The Acclaimed Parsonage Bed & Breakfast!

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Gig Harbor's walkable bay is only 1 block away. The moon sets over Mt. Rainier.


Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

One KING bedroom and one QUEEN bedroom

Welcome to Gig Harbor's newest Bed and Breakfast! Set in a flower surrounded setting, this vintage home built in 1901 was transformed in 2009 to a modern home with top end quality finishes. The prices shown are for each room. Reservations for both rooms are discounted to $234 plus tax. The charm of an older home is captured in the angles and high ceilings of the rooms. The rooms have private refrigerators, TV's, and DVD players. Guests have a sitting room. The living room and dining room also are available for games, relaxing, TV watching etc. There is a shade pavilion on the patio. When the weather warms, our gourmet breakfast on the patio is especially nice! We provide bathrobes and beach towels for guests who want to lounge in the 8 person spa to ease tired and achy muscles. Guests have use of the whole house. 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 to either room. The addition of a third person costs $8 more per night. Everyone raves about the comfort of the beds and our terrific gourmet breakfasts. There is a beverage center with a microwave oven in the sitting room. 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 BED AND BREAKFAST!
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2350 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    20 years+ please...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Kids get special breakfast treats!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 child bed, 1 baby crib

    We have a cot, pack n play, booster chair & infant seat....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 baby crib

    This is an extra large king bed. The pack n play fits here...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size beds (1)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet

    When both rooms are booked, we clean bathrooms every day....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Guests share tub/shower. We clean bathrooms every day....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Peace and quiet, no freeway noise, no banging doors, well insulated bedrooms and bathrooms, breakfast ready when you want it (between 9 and 10am), coffee and tea for early morning risers....moreless


  • Books:

    We have an exchange library....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    All TV's also have DVD players....moreless

  • Games:

    We have a few games, such as Pictionary, Clue, Cranium, Perfect Sense....moreless

  • Music Library:

    We generally will offer music through Pandora or a TV station....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:


  • Television:

    The TV's in guest rooms feature Netflix....moreless

  • Toys:

    We have a few games and toys and children's books....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    See Gig Harbor Bay, Mt. Rainier and boat marinas from the property....moreless

  • Downtown:

    Catch a trolley car that goes past The Parsonage! It runs from late spring through September....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Terrific Mount Rainier view from the property....moreless

  • Village:

    Gig Harbor has a village atmosphere along the waterfront of Gig Harbor Bay. Quaint shops, artist studios, restaurants and marinas line the bay. Big box stores are located nearby....moreless

  • Water View:

    Gig Harbor Bay can be seen from the property....moreless

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


  • Dining:

    Let us know if you would like to invite someone to join you for breakfast. We charge $10 for each additional meal....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    The house stays cool in the summer. However, we have air conditioning if we need it....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available:

    We have a printer for guests....moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Canada and the USA...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Cozy gas log fireplace in the living room...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas central heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    Free WIFI...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We change guest bedding once a week and clean guest rooms once a week, or as needed....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking:

    We have off street parking for several cars....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    There is room for several cars in our driveway....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided:

    We launder guest towels every few days. Guests may select their towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Guests are welcome to use the full size washer and dryer with our products in the laundry room....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free connection....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Guests are welcome to use kitchen ware....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    We make it available to guests....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Light kitchen use is permitted....moreless

  • Microwave:

    One is located at a beverage station in the upstairs sitting room....moreless

  • Oven:


  • Refrigerator:

    Each room has a small refrigerator. We have a 2nd full size fridge in the attached garage, too....moreless

  • Stove:


  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Take a boat tour or rent one yourself in Gig Harbor Bay....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo:

    Large patio pavillion has elegant features....moreless

  • Golf:

    There are more courses to play than your vacation will allow!...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rent or slip your kayak into the water only a few blocks from The Parsonage....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    It is easiest to rent your gear at the slopes. Snoqualmie Summit is about 1.5 hours away. It offers many wonderful runs from chairlifts that seat 2-4 people. There are restaurants at the summit....moreless

  • Tennis:

    There are community and school courts available. One of our guests even joined Mary's tennis group!...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    We have some life jackets available....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Fits 8 people and features one side as a lounger with jets for legs and feet and back....moreless

  • Shared Hot Tub:

    When you are the only guest, it's all yours!...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 44 traveler reviews
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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 - Oct 1, 2017
1 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

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  • Tax Rate 12.5%


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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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36 Miles
Nearest Airport
Seattle Tacoma International Airport
0.05 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Puerto Vallarta Restaurant and Marso's Wine Bar
9.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Pt. Defiance Park and Ferry Landing
4.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Madronna Links Golf Course or Gig Harbor Public
14 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Train Station in Tacoma, WA
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 16
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
JW's Restaurant or Anthony's or The Gourmet Burger
76.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Snoqualmie Summit, Crystal Mtn, or White Pass
0.05 Miles
Nearest Beach
Gig Harbor Bay

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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: 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 found a successful real estate sales career there. John passed away in July, 2016. Mary is running the bed and breakfast, but she has had to make a few changes. Mary's first passion is competitive tennis. Without John's assistance, she can no longer provide or guarantee a gourmet breakfast to guests each day, as tennis meets have to come first. However, be assured you will have a wonderful stay at The Parsonage!

Why the Owner Chose Gig Harbor, WA, USA:
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 had been 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, 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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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. To the west are the Olympic Mountains as a gorgeous backdrop to the villages a short drive from here. Eagles soar in our skies, deer may wander into the yard to hopefully eat only the plants John planted as a sacrifice for them, and an array of bird varieties are attracted to the yard and hummingbird feeder. We love serving guests healthy meals and incorporate our garden produce as much as possible. 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.

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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Gig Harbor's walkable bay is only 1 block away.  The moon sets over Mt. Rainier.

    Gig Harbor's walkable bay is only 1 block away. The moon sets over Mt. Rainier.

  • Take a walk to this picnic point at the mouth of Gig Harbor Bay.

    Take a walk to this picnic point at the mouth of Gig Harbor Bay.

  • Breakfast in style!

    Breakfast in style!

  • Early 2014-just starting to bloom.

    Early 2014-just starting to bloom.

  • Lovely living room

    Lovely living room

  • Big screen TV and gas log fireplace lead from living room to dining room

    Big screen TV and gas log fireplace lead from living room to dining room

  • California king offers the most elbow room!  Flatscreen, chair, and small fridge

    California king offers the most elbow room! Flatscreen, chair, and small fridge

  • Guest room bath

    Guest room bath

  • Victorian room has a new queen bed, 1850 headboard, two dressers, desk & fridg

    Victorian room has a new queen bed, 1850 headboard, two dressers, desk & fridg

  • Winter guests in new 6 person hottub

    Winter guests in new 6 person hottub

  • Join the fun...stand up paddle boats are available, too.

    Join the fun...stand up paddle boats are available, too.

  • Walk around the harbor, visit the public dock.

    Walk around the harbor, visit the public dock.

  • 2014 Early Spring

    2014 Early Spring

  • Spring has arrived at The Parsonage!

    Spring has arrived at The Parsonage!

  • Beautiful shade pavilion, backyard, and hot tub offer nice relaxation.

    Beautiful shade pavilion, backyard, and hot tub offer nice relaxation.

  • Front garden in early 2014

    Front garden in early 2014

  • Kitchen and dining peninsula

    Kitchen and dining peninsula

  • Kitchen and stairs to guest rooms.

    Kitchen and stairs to guest rooms.

  • We feature a variety of table settings in the dining room.

    We feature a variety of table settings in the dining room.

  • Office


  • Harbor activities only 2 blocks away

    Harbor activities only 2 blocks away

  • One of the areas just to sit, boat watch and people watch.

    One of the areas just to sit, boat watch and people watch.

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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