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'HIGH COTTAGE' - AMAZING HARBOR VIEWS

Patricia A. LeBlanc

Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Patricia A. LeBlanc

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Calendar last updated:
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'HIGH COTTAGE' - AMAZING HARBOR VIEWS

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Gig Harbor Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

FABULOUS Mt Rainier/Harbor/Town/Puget Sound/Valley/Crescent Ridgeline Views! Beautifully restored, classic cottage. Tiny; only 450 square feet, but amazing! Newly decorated (just removed /replaced all ceilings to put in custom lighting), paint (taupe with white trim), taupe carpeting, new ceramic bath with glass corner shower, nearly-new, white kitchen appliances with new, 'oak' laminate floor, decks with outdoor furniture on 3 sides, all with views. Deer graze in the valley off the back deck and may walk through the yard to get there!

Yardwork (lawns and garden) maintained by professional gardener. Just above the Harbor...spotlessly clean and well-maintained. You will love this property! Furnished with new furniture (including a fullsize hide-a-bed couch, queen pillow-top mattress bed, deck furniture on 3 sides, classic leather barrel swivel chair). Designer linens, dishes, cookware & small appliances...EVERYTHING you could want for a fun and/or relaxed stay. Perfect one person retreat or romantic couple get-away ....a classic honeymoon cottage. You may want to come alone for a quiet escape; still with plenty to do nearby. This is the place to read a book or to write one!

Also notice VRBO listing #188445 - 'Above Gig Harbor'. This is an adjoining property (just across a large lawn). The two together could accomodate a very large group! 3rd listing also close...up to 18 people.

Keywords: A cozy classic...

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Patricia A. LeBlanc (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
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About Patricia A. LeBlanc

A long-time residential rental property owner, getting to design and furnish the large view home ('Above Gig Harbor' - VRBO 188445) was so much fun, I decided to also restore and decorate the adjoining cottage as a vacation rental. I am single, faculty at a small college in Tacoma, sail, hike, ski, a quilter, knitter, hand-weaver. I'm a concierge-style owner and love to meet and chat with guests (and potential guests) and answer questions or requests to facilitate your memorable stay here. I look forward to meeting you.

Patricia A. LeBlanc purchased this cottage in 1993

Why Patricia A. LeBlanc chose Gig Harbor

I live just 4 miles from the cottage.

Come to Gig Harbor and see for yourself why folks live/vacation here!

What makes this cottage unique

The sun, the views, the gardens, the privacy...it's a great retreat spot.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.4
based on 8 traveler reviews

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'High Cottage' - Amazing Harbor Views
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews
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Gig Harbor Puget Sound
5

Adorable Cottage with Fantastic Views!!

  • 5 of 5
We just spent 9 nights at “High Cottage” and felt very much at home on this great get-a-way in this bluff-top cottage overlooking the amazingly beautiful Gig Harbor! The decorations were very tasteful and the cottage has everything one would want to create special times and meals! We spent relaxing evenings on the deck enjoying the views and especially appreciated the spaciousness, privacy and quiet. We were completely in awe with how green and healthy the trees and plants are surrounding the property and in the area in general. The town of Gig Harbor itself is so cute and the people are very friendly. There are many activities available and an array of great restaurants to choose from. The innkeeper, Pat, was very pleasant and accommodating and gave us many great tips about the area. We highly recommend this great spot!
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Gig Harbor Puget Sound
2

Solar Oven

  • 2 of 5
The location was nice , the house was clean. We did see a buck deer in the yard one day eating blackberries. the problem we had was it was very warm the first week in Aug. and the house has no A.C., compound that with the fact that the windows don't open ( painted shut ) and you have one very hot uncomfortable situation. When we went traveling for the day we had to lock the house up and when we got back around 6 pm the place was like an oven. So, if you stay in cooler weather this may not be a problem. I would advise Pat to upgrade the windows so some cross ventilation is possible.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Okay folks, here goes my 'defensive' response after reading this sad review:
Diligent about making my guests' stay here enjoyable, I am surprised & blindsided. Easy to contact by phone, text or email, I hadn't heard anything from this guest (complaint or suggestions). It's true though, it was really hot that day. Several of us came home to hot houses on that & two other days. For that, I apologize. The VRBO listing does show no AC & I usually make that clear in discussions as well. Hardly anyone in the Northwest has it, because we so rarely need it. In fact, many guests over the years have come to stay here to escape the blistering heat in the Southwest & there's never before been a complaint. (80-90 degrees for a day in the Pacific Northwest, however, does send locals into a faint & makes all the news channels!)
It doesn't say so in the guest's review, but there is a 30" box fan & two other smaller ones at the cottage. There are full-length screens on both the front & back doors & the bathroom window does open, all of which creates a cross breeze. Even if the windows all did open, the guest would probably have left everything closed that day they were gone & I suspect that if they used the fans, this little place would have cooled off at 6 PM quite quickly, since on this hill above Puget Sound there's always an evening up-draft/breeze.
Remodeling this little place, it was clear that a full-system AC was financially prohibitive for the prices I charge guests & no one would ever want a window unit blocking this view!
The windows are not "painted shut" as described, but fixed-pane units original to the building built in the 30s. It was actually a considered choice to spend much more to have them painstakingly re-glazed & re-painted versus putting in new aluminum sliders...wanted vintage vs. 'modernized'...bad on hot days in the 1930s & apparently still so on occasion.
Can't say I'll be changing it though. Be fore-warned future guests ;+}, but please read the other reviews before you write this off.
For those still willing to brave the cottage in late summer after reading this, the bathroom window opens & is inaccessible from outside & the back screen door has a lock on it. It's a very safe area. If you do close it up & return to a hot inside, please grab a cold drink & enjoy the fab view from the deck lounge chairs for half an hour while the fans & the Sound breezes cool it off!
Hope you'll still consider The High Cottage. Everyone (else) loves it.
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Gig Harbor Puget Sound
Austin, Texas
5

Been there, done that, keep going back!

  • 5 of 5
We have been staying at the cottage 3-4 times a year for the past two years. We go for work and pleasure and the cottage is great for both. We are able to invite clients over for drinks on the deck or just sit there by ourselves and enjoy the view of the harbor. Besides lots of places for walking in and out of Gig Harbor, I take advantage of nice days to do yoga on the deck in the open air. Heaven! You get privacy but are still very close to wonderful restaurants and shops. Go and enjoy!
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Gig Harbor Puget Sound
LOs Angeles
5

Just Perfact!

  • 5 of 5
Looking at the photos in this page bring back such wonderful memories of our stay! Cottage was just as described and Pat is a wonderful innkeeper. My husband,15 year old son and I ate most our meals on the deck overlooking the bay we cooked inside the well stocked kitchen. Th bed was so comfy, and it was hard to leave even after being there 7 nights. Just a wonderful little place to get away from it all but close enough to town. Thanks again for a great stay!
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Gig Harbor Puget Sound
Vancouver, WA
5

Relaxing Cottage Retreat

  • 5 of 5
We just spent 4 nights at this wonderful cottage for our anniversary. It's a sweet little home away from home with everything you would need. We ate in most of the time as the kitchen was so accommodating and the outside deck was such a nice place to sit and enjoy the sun and view.
I would definitely recommend this place as a perfect little retreat!
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Gig Harbor Puget Sound
Gig Harbor, WA, USA
4

Wonderful!

  • 4 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay here. The owner was so helpful and kind to us, getting us settled in and checking in with us throughout our week. Although we've lived in Gig Harbor for 18 years, we needed a place to stay during remodeling. We would definitely recommend it to out-of-town guests. It's location is perfect for walking to the harbor where anything one needs could be quickly picked up.
  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
22 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.75 Miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest

Less than 2 miles from incredible shopping (in 3 directions), marinas, tourist activities, an amazing world-class YMCA...

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Gig Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off-Peak
Sep 9 2014 - May 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
$150
$900
$3,150
 
 
U.S. OPEN 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
30 night minimum stay
$10,000
Flat fee
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.5%
Notes Year Round:Off-Season - $135/night $810/week (7th night FREE) - $2,835/month (10 nts. FREE!) 3 night min. - Ask about last minute, mid-week only, or fill-in-day discounts! Peak-Season - $145/night $870/week (7th night free) - $3,045/month (10 nts. FREE) Peak Season is Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend + Holiday Week/Weekends. Cleaning Fee - $60 .... Fully refundable security deposit - $100
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Amenities

Amenities

Gig Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) New, pillow-top, firm queen mattress, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) New, sleeper couch; double, firm
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Lawns, garden maintained by professional gardener/decks on 3 sides (watch deer)/next to VRBO listing 188445...can be additional space...may be possible to use gas barbeque & hot tub.

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