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Privacy and Peace, Expansive Views and a Natural Beach

(44 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/30/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/30/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1150 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Guest Bedroom: 1 queen

    Guest Bedroom adjoins a continental powder room....moreless

  • 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. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    This bathroom has the only shower so you'll need to share. ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Second bath adjoins both bedroom and the kitchen....moreless

  • 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....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

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

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    The Beachhouse sits on high bank waterfront overlooking the Colvos Passage in Puget Sound and includes 145 feet of private beach. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Mount Rainier is visable from most rooms. You will also see the outline of the Cascades to the East....moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront:

    The Colvos Passage is just North of the Tacoma Narrows and is part of Puget Sound, a protected saltwater network fed by the Straights of Juan De Fuca. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Dramatic views of Puget Sound, the Narrows Bridge, Mt. Rainier, Vashon Island and the lights of Tacoma are seen from most rooms. ...moreless

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining area is minimalist. The island is large enough for two barstools, four in a pinch. A dining table is provided but it is best moved into position if you need to seat four to six....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant floor heat. Very comfortable, no drafts, no noise....moreless

  • Internet:

    Router/modem with fast DSL supplied. This is also the source for television....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Tile floor, very sunny with nice views. Double french doors open onto small deck which connects to master bedroom....moreless

  • Parking:

    Two parking areas. The house is located on a slope and the driveway is gravel so park two cars just off the road and walk down to the house or drive to the landing next to the house. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Maytag washer/dryer...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Starbucks coffee is provided free of charge. Regular coffee maker plus a nice grinder that dispenses varying amounts depending on a very simple setting....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Stainless pots and pans (heavy bottommed) with glass lids. Cast iron items as well. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Compact kitchen with a Sub-zero fridge, full oven, double burner stove, dishwasher, deep single sink and an island that seats two. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Standard size electric....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We provide great quality olive oil and the basic seasonings and condiments....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Sub Zero...moreless

  • Stove:

    Double-burner Gas...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Two golf courses in Gig Harbor within fifteen minutes....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Boat rental just six minutes from the house. You can rent a kayak, power boat, or sailboat....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Postage stamp size. ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Five minutes to the city park with tennis courts....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    There is a private beach. Plrease be aware the beach is on the Colvos Passage, which is fed from the ocean and temperatures are generally about 50 deg. F. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.8
from 44 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 28 - May 25, 2017
1 night min stay
$150 $160
Fri, Sat
$850 $3,200
May 26 - Jul 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$200 $220
Fri, Sat
Nightly Rate
Jul 6 - Jul 7, 2017
2 night min stay
$180 $180
Fri, Sat
Jul 8 - Sep 23, 2017
3 night min stay
$200 $220
Fri, Sat
Nightly Rate
Sep 24 - Sep 24, 2017
3 night min stay
$175 $175
Fri, Sat
Sep 25 - Oct 22, 2017
1 night min stay
$175 $185
Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$800 $3,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning $70
  • Pet Fee $25
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 04/30/2017
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Tides Tavern
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Pt. Defiance to Vashon
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Gig Harbor
12 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 16
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
Gig Harbor, WA, USA
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1992

About the owner: 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.

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

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/30/2017

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  • Doorway to the master bath.

    Doorway to the master bath.

  • Linen closet and shower/tub.

    Linen closet and shower/tub.

  • The house as seen from the parking pad at the top of the driveway.

    The house as seen from the parking pad at the top of the driveway.

  • Front Door

    Front Door

  • The beach looking north at low tide.

    The beach looking north at low tide.

  • The windows are now equipped with blinds so you can sleep in.

    The windows are now equipped with blinds so you can sleep in.

  • The beach looking south at low tide.

    The beach looking south at low tide.

  • View from the deck.

    View from the deck.

  • Master bedroom overlooks the water.

    Master bedroom overlooks the water.

  • Master bedroom. The glass door on the right opens onto the deck.

    Master bedroom. The glass door on the right opens onto the deck.

  • Master bath.

    Master bath.

  • Single sink and large vanity top in master bath.

    Single sink and large vanity top in master bath.

  • Walkway and stone steps leading to the parking area at the top of the driveway.

    Walkway and stone steps leading to the parking area at the top of the driveway.

  • Fishing boats as seen from the master bedroom.

    Fishing boats as seen from the master bedroom.

  • Summer evening and full moon.

    Summer evening and full moon.

VRBO #591336

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 30, 2017

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