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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:
July 26, 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
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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 -
(53 traveler reviews)

Privacy and Peace, Expansive Views and a Natural Beach
average rating of 4.773585 based on 53 reviews
4

Amazing view, well appointed, clean.... but still in repair

  • 4 of 5

The view at this location is amazing! Andy had the home well appointed and was very clean. While the pictures are for the most part accurate, the house was in what appeared to be mid-repair, being there was a bare piece of plywood covering the upper portion of the arched window in the master bedroom. (The main reason for the 4 stars)

Also, access to the beach front seemed to be a bit confusing to navigate.

Having spoken to Andy, he makes your stay a priority, and was happy to accommodate any requests.

I would definitely stay there again! It would be nice to see the final results of his updates on the house.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Evanston, Illinois
5

Beautiful view. We enjoyed relaxing on the deck with Mt Rainer in view.

  • 5 of 5

Cute House Fabulous view.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great view of the sound and Mount Rainier

  • 5 of 5

A little far from town center, but that was wonderful. Very peaceful and relaxing stay. Saw some deer on the property, as well as many birds.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Kirksville, Missouri
5

Great property- killer views!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying at Andy's place- the views were incredible, the house was very clean, all of the kitchen amenities you could need were there. We would love to stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This is really his privacy and peace. Outstanding place for dogs.

  • 5 of 5

Pictures do not do the view justice. I am not a review writer. This is my first time writing a review for a vacation rental. Not counting hotels, I have stayed in about 5-6 of this type. This place is outstanding! I have a critical eye and pay close attention to detail as part of what I do for work (typos and grammar in this review not withstanding). If you are one of those kind of people that nit picks things, you could find little blemishes and focus on a 2 burner gas range in the kitchen instead of the increadible pink light on Rainer at sunset as seen from the Kitchen. Just relax and enjoy this place instead you don't have to buy it and pay for any small renovations you might fantasize about;). It obviously has a steward of the property who also has attention to detail and who is generous. I had the chance to meet Andy by happenstance. Nothing but accommodating and gracious. Having your own private beach is really cool. This is not a white sand Caribbean beach experience. It is a rugged PNW beach; we saw a sea otter, a bald eagle.. the beach access is a bit of a scramble ( not to be mistaken with bushwhacking). For anyone who's outdoorsy (like we are), this is completely a non issue; and kind of a cool little switch back trail flanked by waist high ferns. But you will want shoes - my partner did fine in her paper thin ridiculous foot gloves. For those for whom this is an issue, Andy offered to make other access arrangements. (I have no idea what those are - as we were not interested - but appreciated the offer). As my partner and I thought about writing this review, our major concern was that it would not contribute to driving the price up for you plans to stay here until the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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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
 
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

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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