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Privacy and Peace, Expansive Views and a Natural Beach

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage

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Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Half Baths
1

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.

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Owner
Andy Garrett
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

Privacy and Peace, Expansive Views and a Natural Beach
average rating of 4.75 based on 40 reviews
5

Awesome Views!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Andy's house near the end of September and loved it. The views were incredible and we didn't want to leave our cozy cottage. The neighborhood is upscale and very private. The house was very clean and only about 10 minutes to the waterfront part of Gig Harbor. The path down to the beach is steep but we enjoyed it. We never did see anyone down by the water. We would definitely stay here again. The only down side was we had a hard time figuring out how to work the tv (not that you really want to watch it that much because of the view). Other than that, we loved it!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceeds All Expectations

  • 5 of 5

Everything was Great...The cottage was bright and open, but not sterile...it was very cozy, but not cluttered...It was private, but also convenient... very clean with great amenities like comfy mattresses and nice bed linens and towels. It is obvious that Andy (the Owner) pays attention to all of the details. But what sets this Cottage apart is the Magnificent View. It is awesome, and you don't have to hunt for it...it is readily available from most rooms in the cottage.

It is one of those places that you just want to rush back to at the end of your day or just never leave for an entire day.

I travel a lot and am usually pleased with my accommodations; but rarely am I wowed by them. I was WOWed by this cottage. Knowing that I would be returning to it everyday, just made my trip.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

House was great!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at this house on our recent trip to Seattle area and were very impressed with the house as well as the breathtaking view. Pictures don't do it justice but opening up the master bedroom windows to overlook the harbor was just amazing. It is 15 minutes from downtown Gig Harbor and close to the freeways as well. Andy was easy to rent from and helped communicate everything needed! The beach was a little more of a hike than I anticipated but even with two little kids we made it no problem!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Gig Harbor-it was home away from home! We had everything that we needed in the house and it was very clean.The views of the water and Mt. Rainier from the master bedroom were amazing! Our family of 4 had fun searching for crabs and shells on the beach and enjoyed evening walks around the local neighborhoods.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Remodel in Progress

  • 3 of 5

My husband and I arrived for a 13 day vacation to the look of an abandoned cottage with neglected landscaping. The outside did not match the pictures we saw on line with the exception of the view which was beautiful. The cottage inside is in the process of being remodeled which we understand may include a kitchen remodel. This would be good as there is only a two burner stove top which when combined with the outdoor grill works well. If you were staying during the winter it would be much more difficult to manage cooking for a family without the grill. There were smoke detectors that had been removed and uncovered electrical boxes with wires hanging that obviously Andy, the owner is working on to finish. We were disappointed that there was not any cable TV to watch the Olympics, which is not necessary for everyone but we would have enjoyed the option.

The pictures of inside the cottage were accurate and the views from our room were soothing, beautiful and for us the best feature. My husband tried to walk to the beach but was unable to traverse down the path as the vegetation is over grown and not safe to climb down. As has been said in previous reviews, Andy, the owner was very responsive and timely to any of our concerns.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location and amazing view!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay so much, waking up to a panoramic view of Puget Sound was a perfect way to start our honeymoon. There was a TV, deck, full bath and the bed was comfy. The deck was definitely a selling point and it was so relaxing to sit out in the morning sun with a glass of champagne to celebrate. It was dead of summer and a warm day so it would have been nice to have a fan or two to circulate air at night but alternatively you can open the front door and master bedroom windows to get a cross breeze (which we discovered too late!). Don't plan any big meals that require a large stovetop as there are only two burners that are close together which prevents a person from using both at the same time in most cases and if you are wanting an early check-in or late check-out be prepared to pay for a second night. The homeowner was super responsive and very nice! Overall I would highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Feb 1 2017 - Apr 27 2017
1 night minimum stay
$140
From
$160
Fri,Sat
$800
$3,000
 
 
Spring
Apr 28 2017 - May 25 2017
1 night minimum stay
$150
From
$160
Fri,Sat
$850
$3,200
 
 
Summer
May 26 2017 - Sep 24 2017
1 night minimum stay
$200
From
$220
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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Amenities

Gig Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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.

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