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Sunrise Beach Gig Harbor Beach Front Home with Mt Rainier View

John

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Calendar last updated:
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Sunrise Beach Gig Harbor Beach Front Home with Mt Rainier View

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

Gig Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms , 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4). Close to U.S. Open

Just 5 minutes outside the heart of Gig Harbor and 15 minutes from the Narrows Bridge is Sunrise Beach. The view is so beautiful that it takes your breath away! The Sunrise Beach enclave of 22 homes was established at the turn of the century. It was accessible only by boat until 1960. Eight homes still use the path from the old ferry landing to their land locked waterfront.

Originally built in 1924 at the water's edge the home was completely remodeled in 2007. It boasts a beautiful kitchen with large great room all with 180+ degree views of the Puget Sound. The home has slate floors, granite counters and stainless appliances. The master bedroom has a queen size bed and the second bedroom has queen bed. Large comfy couch can sleep two if needed. Large bathroom with two sinks, slate shower and washer and dryer. Detached large two car garage with tv/bonus area in the back. Great getaway for the kids. This garage has no facilities but has two convertible futon couches. The home's large wrap around deck is right on the bulkhead! Full under cover outdoor couch on the deck with a table top heater to let you enjoy the beautiful view longer into the evenings. If you want to enjoy the seating on the deck in winter let us know so we can have it available.

At low tide there are miles of walking beaches each direction to collect shells and other treasures. At high tide the water gently splashes against the bulkhead. Sunrise Beach county park is a short walk away. The best diving spot in the area with a 30-60 foot deep reef running 200 feet along the shore (Google Sunrise Beach WA Diving). Dive boats drop divers most weekends at the reef - fun to watch or join them. A Buoy for mooring your boat is out front.

Feels like the San Juan Islands (80 miles north by boat) without being locked on a small island with no amenities. Tacoma waterfront restaurants are 15 minutes away by boat and they have docks. Eagles, seagulls, seals, sea lions, and the occasional whale travel Colvos passage between the beach home and Vashon Island. Kayaks and big boats travel by constantly. 180+ degree view of it all inside or outside of this beautiful home.

Large hot tub next to the water to enjoy a glass of wine while watching the beautiful sunset reflecting off of Mt. Rainier and the full moon rising shortly after. Wake up to the increadible sunrise on Sunrise Beach! Email us for more incredible photos. Your stay will be unforgettable.

Keywords: House, beach, Mount Rainier, waterfront, boat, scuba, kayak, sand, hot tub

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 5, 2015

About John

John and Shelley - we enjoy our beach house as much as our guests! We chose Sunrise Beach because it has it all - Great views, on the water, sandy beach, miles of walking beaches, history, close to everything.

John purchased this house in 2005

Why John chose Gig Harbor

The view was first discovered and documented by Captain Vancouver's 1792 expedition. There is a large historical marker from 1930 on the spot where the expedition made their sketch of Mt. Rainier in the ship's journal. The Tacoma Historical Society in 1930 matched the spot to the sketch. The marker says 'May 26, 1782; John Sykes Vancouver expedition sketched the bay and the mountain from this site. Aug 22, 1853; Theodore Winthrop crossed from the west passage to the Narrows. He saw the reflection of the mountain on the water and wrote: 'The Siwash call it Tacoma''

What makes this house unique

The beach house is svery relaxing. It is at the end of Sunrise Beach Drive so there is never any road noise. You are at the waters edge to just sit back and enjoy. The amenities of Costco, Albertson's, and Starbucks are 5 miles away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your beach house and cannot thank you enough for your hospitality and graciousness. All the timely help you provided when we needed it remains greatly appreciated. The coziness and warmth of your cottage, especially during the "snowy" nights, were more than we could have imagined.



The overriding theme about this trip that will remain a lasting memory between my wife and I was how close our family united, due in part, to the close yet completely comfortable living and dining spaces. We enjoyed so many things together like playing Monopoly, watching movies or just reading and "scrap booking" in front of the fire. All of these things contributed to an amazingly memorable holiday vacation. A couple of other highlights were our family walks up the hill and teaching my kids the thrill of a "monster-slam" service return at the ping pong table.



We highly recommend your beach house to any family wanting to establish memories and create bonds that will last a long, long time.



Many thanks and warmest regards,



Patrick, Angela, Stephy, Dani
Dec 2010
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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Reviews

5
based on 82 traveler reviews

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Sunrise Beach Gig Harbor Beach Front Home with Mt Rainier View
average rating of 5.0 based on 83 reviews
Spokane, WA
5

Heavenly & relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

I took the kids and a couple of dogs to Gig Harbor for Spring Break, and booked this beautiful home from John, who was very responsive and accommodating.

We had BIG plans to see big things in the surrounding areas. We were going to trek into the Hoh Rainforest, BUT one lazy morning relaxing and enjoying the incredible weather ran into another. After shell hunting, hot tub soaking, Gourmet Burger in town, a cozy fireplace and nice big kitchen to cook in... the farthest we got was the Point Defiance Zoo for a few hours, and couldn't wait to get back to the house! We were visited by deer strolling on the beach and sea lions swimming right up to get a look at us. One of our dogs refused to leave his deck chair in the sun, overlooking the ocean and Mt. Rainier. We could have stayed much longer and will definitely look to book here first when we come back to Gig Harbor. Truly a memorable stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sunrise Beach is located between the Olympic National Park (Hoh Rain Forest) and Rainier National Park. Many guests have stayed at Sunrise Beach with the intent to visit one of the National Parks but end up hiking the beautiful beach instead. You can walk for miles north and south along the beach at low tide. Most of the beach is uninhabited with the forest coming right down to the water on steep banks. 1.3 miles south is the Gig Harbor lighthouse on a sandy point - a great destination for boat watching.
5

Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

We had every intention of using this home as a base for exploring the area but it was so relaxing and comfortable we barely left! The Sound is a working body of water and it was fun to watch the ferries, tugs, barges and fisherman off in the distance - back and forth they go. At low tide every evening we walked the beach. The home is uniquely situated on a point (it feels like it anyway) so when you are in the house you have a 180 degree view of the water, you feel a part of it - wonderful! Despite feeling like you are miles away from the world there are grocery stores, coffee shops, etc. within a short drive. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Coeur d Alene, ID
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have been visiting the puget sound during spring break for several years now and this place has been by far the best. The beach house was immaculate with all the amenities of home. The open floor plan makes the home feel very spacious and welcoming. The deck like the rest of the house is well thought out with plenty of seating areas to stare at the incredible view, a gas fire pit, nice bbq and hot tub to unwind. The garage has been converted into a game room with futons for sleeping, big screen tv video games and ping pong table for the older kids to have their own space. The Place was so fun and accommodating, that our older kids would rather stay at the house then go on our daily adventures. The owners are very friendly and are quick to resolve any issues or questions you may have. Usually by the end of our vacations we are ready to go home but this time I was met with sad faces as we packed up the car, we can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sunrise Beach is our favorite place and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay!
5

Wonderful Weekend Away

  • 5 of 5

We spent a delightful weekend at your beach house. It was so comfortable, clean and well-stocked. The weather wasn't great so we had plenty of time to enjoy the fireplace, the fuzzy blankets and great view of the Sound.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Lake Tapps, WA
5

Great Valentine's Trip

  • 5 of 5

Amazing stay! The view was incredible. We were granted a late check out, which was much appreciated. The owner was great to work with and easy to reach. We will be staying again!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Larkspur, CA
5

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

After scooping our son from the University of Puget Sound, we enjoyed 2 nights in this well-appointed, perfectly situated home right on the water. The weather was unseasonably mild, star-gazing from the hot tub was serene, ping-pong in the garage kept the teens on their toes, the water activity provided constant entertainment, and the view of Mt. Ranier was breathtaking, especially at sunrise. We hope to return!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Seatac
Nearest Barpub
4.6 Miles
Tides Tavern
Nearest Ferry
16.7 Miles
Southworth Ferry to Vashon Island and Seattle
Nearest Golf
7.1 Miles
Canterwood Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
17.5 Miles
Amtrak Tacoma
Nearest Motorway
4.8 Miles
Highway 16 Gig Harbor
Nearest Restaurant
3.3 Miles
Anthony's and Morso Wine Bar N. Harborview Dr.
Nearest Ski
82 Miles
Snoqualmie Pass
Nearest Beach
Sunrise Beach - 5 steps down from the deck
Nearest Point of Interest
Great Dive Site!
Nearest Point of Interest
Starbucks & Costco & YMCA
Nearest Point of Interest
Kensington Gardens - Weddings
Nearest Point of Interest
Rent a Boat
Nearest Point of Interest
Tides Restaruant
Nearest Point of Interest
Gig Harbor Uptown
Nearest Point of Interest
Anthony's Restaurant
Car: necessary

Four miles from restaurants and bars in Gig Harbor. 25 minutes from Chambers Bay and the U.S. Open. Also can rent boats, kayaks, paddle boards on Gig Harbor waterfront.

Five miles from Gig Harbor North with Costco, Target, Albersons, etc. for groceries and shopping.

Five miles from Highway 16 for easy access to Tacoma or the Olympic rain forest.

Popular scuba diving site 100 yards down beach. Dive boats visit every week

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Rates & Availability

From $199 Per night

Gig Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 22 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$299
Fri,Sat
$1,855
$6,750
 
 
US Open
Jun 15 2015 - Jun 21 2015
7 night minimum stay
$7,000
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$199
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,393
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.8%
Notes Federal Holidays are at summer weekend rate - New Year's Eve, MLK, President's, Memorial, Independence, Thanksgiving, Christmas
$200 deposit to hold the dates
Payment in full 60 days from stay
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Amenities

Gig Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Slate floor, slate shower, double sinks
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1), Inflatable bed also available.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing

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