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Intimately Charming on Gig Harbor's Historical Waters

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Directly across from downtown Gig Harbor, 2 BR 2 Bath waterfront home

Romantically situated on the water directly across from downtown Gig Harbor, lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath home. Covered deck off the kitchen with gas barbeque and sitting area.

Sit on the deck and enjoy the sunset and a glass of wine and watch the sail boat races on Thursdays, listen to music in the park on Tuesdays or enjoy the movies in the park on Saturdays.

Gig Harbor was listed as one of the top 20 Best Small Towns in America of 2012.

Home has a large deck with panoramic views of the harbor, a hot tub to relax in and a shared dock to kayak from. Two kayaks are available for your use. Just a 1.5 mile walk to many restaurants, Morso Wine Bar, Market Grill, Anthony's and Devoted Kiss. A 2 mile walk to the main area of down town and a 3 mile walk to The Tides Tavern.

Take the Trolley to Uptown, visit Gig Harbors new spirits distillery, Heritage Distillery. Back on the harbor enjoy a Destiny Harbor boat tour.

You can paint your own pottery at Java and Clay cafe in downtown or sit and relax as boat traffic moves in and out of the harbor at Skansie Brothers Park in downtown. The Maritime Gig Festival is the first full weekend in June beginning with a parade on Saturday morning and ending with the Blessing of the Fleet in Skansie Brothers park on Sunday.

Your stay will end with lasting memories of the many activities you enjoyed or the relaxing moments sitting over the harbor.

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Gig Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 bathrooms with shower in each
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen beds in each bedroom
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub


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(27 traveler reviews)

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Intimately Charming on Gig Harbor's Historical Waters
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
Woodinville, Washington

A Pefect Gem

  • 5 of 5

What a charming place. Delightful in every possible way. Pictures do not do it justice. The gorgeous flowers and hanging baskets make it extra special. Gig Harbor is such a pretty place to visit; great dining and shops. Can't imagine staying anywhere else; we absolutely loved it. Thanks Dianne. Love from Karen and Don in Woodinville.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southern California

One of the best views in the harbor

  • 5 of 5

Once again we loved our stay in Gig Harbor. Dianne's house is beautiful and the front deck was perfect for entertaining my family. My favorite thing was waking up to the views in the Harbor. We also took advantage of the use of the kayaks and paddle board made available to us. Just perfect for making this a great vacation. We are looking forward to the next time.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home and great location!

  • 5 of 5

After reading the reviews about this home on HomeAway, we decided to stay here instead of a nearby hotel for 4 nights. It was the right decision. The home was lovely and very clean! We had welcome treats waiting for us and the owner made the check-in effortless. The decor is very nice and the decks offer full sun, shade and partial sun, so you could be outside anytime and enjoy the view. The beds were very comfortable and the house offered everything that you could possibly need. Definitely worth the price and we will go back again when we see friends in Gig Harbor.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay!! Great views, the house was very clean and really enjoyed access to the kayaks and paddle board. Dianne was great to work with, very friendly and helpful with directions and things to see and do in the area. For sure, we will stay here again if we come back to Gig Harbor.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and luxurious

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed in Dianne's lovely harbor front home for 9 days during July. We couldn't have been happier! This is the way to live on vacation....the three of us could spread out and have our own place instead of sharing a 250 sf single typical hotel room with a bath! The 2 bedroom, 2 bath home is stocked with everything one would need or want: thick fluffy towels, delightful soaps and shampoo, washer & dryer, comfy beds with good quality linens; binoculars, monocular, and a kitchen that has EVERYTHING with appliances that are like new!

The living and dining overlook a view of Gig Harbor that is sublime!

The looooong slow summer sunsets from the deck are breathtaking.....with the last blush of summer sunsets stretching towards 10:00 pm. The deck is two levels with seating and a nice sized table for dining. There is a hot tub spa which we didn't get the chance to use, but our nephews enjoyed. We used the kayaks (2) but not the stand up paddle board which are provided on the shared dock.

Dianne responds quickly and is such a friendly person that I hope we didn't bother her too much! We even met her neighbor, also very friendly.

The location is perfect, you could walk (1 mile +) to the restaurants or kayak as some reviewers did.

What a dream vacation! This home is perfection, don't hesitate to make that reservation as another reviewer said before!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and sunsets on the water

  • 5 of 5

Our family immensely enjoyed this home in Gig Harbor. The proximity to the restaurants and use of the dock was priceless. I could not recommend this place more. If you are considering arriving by boat, The dock extends out far enough and is more than adequate for a draft of 8 foot. The home is stocked with everything, unlike most rentals. There is more than enough sheets, blankets and kitchen essentials. In addition, you will feel as if you are being taken care of by a family member. It doesn't feel like a vacation rental but rather feels like your second home. We absolutely loved the small touches and the hot tub on the deck. In addition, the west facing home makes it an ideal spot to watch the sunsets and enjoy the serenity. The home is super clean. What wonderful vacation spot. Ifyou are considering renting a home in Gig Harbor, I wouldn't look past this Beautiful and charming home. Rent it immediately. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dianne Adkins
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

About Dianne Adkins

First visited the harbor on a 19' boat in 1985 and purchased the home in 1998.

Dianne Adkins purchased this house in 1998

Why Dianne Adkins chose Gig Harbor

Best location in Gig Harbor!



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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