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Privacy and Peace, Expansive Views and a Natural Beach

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,150 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

High Bank waterfront cottage in a quiet, high-end setting with 5 star views.

The Beach House is both close to shopping and restaurants and is very quiet and private. The loudest noise is often the sound of a commercial fishing boat netting salmon just off the beach. The master bedroom has a king sized bed and the second bedroom has a queen bed. The third bed is set up in sofa sleeper, which contains a queen mattress. Each of the two bedroom is connected to a bathroom. The bathroom for the second bedroom can also be accessed from the kitchen.

The deck is accessed through double french doors next to the kitchen as well as private entry from the master bedroom. A Weber gas grill is provided on the deck.

The best views in the house are from the master bedroom but you can listen to the waves and watch the sailboats from the deck off the kitchen, or from the living room. The house has a lot of light, with windows lining the East and South walls, which both face the water. As a result the house is cheery (it may sound like a clichee but having lived in this house for 20 years I know it's true). The house is very popular on weekends so I reserve the right to wait to accept single night bookings on Friday and Saturday nights until a week before the booking date.

More Details

Owner
Andy Garrett
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Andy Garrett

I moved out to the Seattle area right after college with my wife.We bought this property in 1990 and started building two years later. We raised our two children here and now we live in the area, having started new lives apart. Our children are both in college so the house needs fresh occupants. I still operate the industrial supply business I started twenty some years ago, as well as manage several properties in nearby cities.

Andy Garrett purchased this cottage in 1992

Why Andy Garrett chose Puget Sound South

We bought this property when there was only a single house in the neighborhood. I was flying regularly for business and needed a reasonable airport commute and, having just moved from a 44' boat, wanted a home that offered a great water view and privacy. We coudn't have done better. The Beach House is a very unusual, located in a small, upscale neighborhood on a private, unconnected street and yet very private and quiet. The property is 1.5 acres in size and includes 145 ft. of private waterfront and beach.

What makes this cottage unique

No doubt about it, what makes this home special is it's views and access to the water. When the tide is out you can walk the beach all the way into Gig Harbor (about three miles along the shore). From town you can rent a kayak and paddle to the house, have lunch, and paddle back before dark. I've done it many a time. Salmon migrate past the beach and the purse seiners (commercial fishing boats) will actually take turns setting their nets just off the beach. This happens every October and November but the salmon run about five months of the year. If you want to get a license bring your gear and try your luck from shore, or rent a power boat in town and work a wider area.

Amenities

Gig Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , This bathroom has the only shower so you'll need to share.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Second bath adjoins both bedroom and the kitchen.
  • Powder room off the kitchen functions as continental bath which connects to the second bedroom. It does not have its own shower or bath. That will need to be shared with the master bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Guest Bedroom adjoins a continental powder room.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib
  • Master bedroom has a king bed and plenty of extra space. You won't feel cramped. It connects on one side to the deck. The other side is connected to a dressing area with a small walk-in closet as well as the bathroom which includes a tub/shower and linen closet. We provide a portable crib for guests upon request and generally the crib will be set up in the master bedroom because there is ample space.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Private beach included on property. Because the house is 'high bank' there is a good hike to reach the beach and returning to the house requires an energetic uphill walk. About 400 ft of elevation but that's what makes the view so great.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

Privacy and Peace, Expansive Views and a Natural Beach
average rating of 4.7659574 based on 47 reviews
5

Perfect get away

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views​, great time, campfire on the beach. Loved our whole experience. Plenty of room, comfy beds, everything you need to cook. Andy is very accommodating.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tomball, TX
5

Great views, quiet and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Upon entering the home you are greeted with incredible views from the many windows. The pictures just do not do it justice! The house was perfect for our little family of 4. Andy provided toddler essentials and installed a gate to keep our rambunctious 22 month old from exploring the downstairs. The house was clean and had all the necessities needed (shampoo, body wash, hair dryer, med kit, etc). Gig Harbor was a cute little town to stay in but also provided a big city feel with its stores and shopping nearby. Perfect place to stay! We highly recommend Andy's property!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice and view bar none

  • 5 of 5

Very friendly and responded as needed

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

Stay was great. View was beautiful! House was well stocked with all your needs.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

We Loved This Darling Cottege with Amazing Views!

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy with our stay in this extremely well appointed, private peaceful cottage! It felt like home to us and had everything anyone could possibly want. The bed was very comfortable and it was super quiet so we slept really good. The kitchen is completely stocked including condiments and spices so it was easy to create homemade meals! The view from every window makes you feel like you're right on the water. The beach is close and there are wonderful opportunities to walk or hike right from the front door. The neighborhood is beautiful and the many plants and trees in the area are fantastic. We saw many birds including eagles, hawks, jays, swallows to name a few! plus healthy looking deer strolling around. The location is convenient to downtown Gig Harbor as well as surrounding areas. Loved it! Hope to be back! Highly recommend this property. Great value for the money!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA
5

A piece of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the beach house at the beginning of March. Even in cloudy weather it was so beautiful! It's in a very nice neighborhood, very quiet. It's only a few minutes away from stores and restaurants, but you feel like you're far away from the hustle and bustle. Andy was very easy to work with. We would absolutely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Seatac
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Tides Tavern
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Pt. Defiance to Vashon
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Gig Harbor
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Tacoma
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 16
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Anthony's
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Snoqualmia
Nearest Beach
Private beach on the property
Car: necessary

The Beach House is three miles outside Gig Harbor, an historic fishing town which today is home to a local commercial fishing fleet. The local Maritime Museum documents that history and the lifestyle of the time when the the Harbor was primarily a fishing village. The town now is a vibrant community with excellent shopping, restaurants, parks, and recreational rental business. Rent a sailboat, kayak, powerboat, or roadbike nearby and take advantage of the exceptional views and great water and bike routes. The Cascade Mountain range is about 50 miles to the east and offers snowboarding, downhill and cross country skiing. There is world class hiking at Mt. Raineer to the East or Hurricane Ridge to the West. The Bremerton Ferry, 40 minutes away, travels to downtown Seattle daily and takes both cars and foot traffic. By car, Seattle is just an hour away and Tacoma just 20 minutes.

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Rates & Availability

Gig Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
Apr 28 2017 - May 25 2017
1 night minimum stay
$150
From
$160
Fri,Sat
$850
$3,200
 
 
Summer
May 26 2017 - Jul 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$180
From
$200
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Jul 4 2017 - Jul 7 2017
1 night minimum stay
$180
From
$180
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
From
$220
Fri,Sat
 
 
Nightly Rate
Sep 24 2017 - Sep 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
From
$175
Fri,Sat
 
 
Fall
Sep 25 2017 - Oct 22 2017
1 night minimum stay
$175
From
$185
Fri,Sat
$1,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$140
$800
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $70
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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