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MOST WIDELY ACCLAIMED! PARSONAGE BED & BREAKFAST-SIMPLY THE BEST!

John Souza and Mary Souza

Advertiser since: 2010
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
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MOST WIDELY ACCLAIMED! PARSONAGE BED & BREAKFAST-SIMPLY THE BEST!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house

Overview

Gig Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Welcome to Gig Harbor's newest Bed and Breakfast! SEE OUR 2015 GOLF US OPEN EVENT PRICING AND RENT THE WHOLE HOUSE FOR GROUPS OF 6-7 ONLY. ADDITIONAL NIGHTS AT $100 PER PERSON. Set in a flower surrounded setting, this vintage home built in 1901 was transformed in 2008 to a modern home with top end quality finishes. The charm of an older home is captured in the angles and high ceilings of the rooms. EXTRA FEATURE: WE OFFER A DISCOUNTED GROUP RATE WHEN BOTH ROOMS ARE BOOKED AT THE SAME TIME. THIS RATE IS $180 PLUS TAX PER NIGHT FOR THE WINTER SEASON AND $195 PLUS TAX PER NIGHT FOR THE SUMMER SEASON. Now back to our story...The first floor contains the living room, dining room, kitchen, laundry room, and half bath. The rooms offer private refrigerators, TV's, and DVD players. The living room and dining room are available for games, relaxing, TV watching etc. Guests are invited to enjoy the outdoor patio under a shade pavilion. When the weather warms, breakfast on the patio is especially nice! We provide bathrobes and beach towels for guests who want to lounge in the 8 person spa to ease tired and achy muscles. A gourmet breakfast is served in the dining room, unless other arrangements are requested. Breakfast on the patio in John's garden is so nice on warm mornings. Guests have a lot or room to move around. The guest bedrooms, a sitting room, and office are located on the second floor. We offer the King room, which has an oversized king bed, and the Queen room, which has an 1850 headboard and queen bed. The Queen room also has a table and chair. These are removed when guests request one room for three people. We will set up a cot with a mattress for the third person. The addition of a third person to the Queen room only costs $10 more per night, which is the cost of the additional breakfast. Everyone raves about the comfort of the beds and our terrific gourmet breakfasts. There is a beverage center with a microwave oven in the sitting room. WI-FI is free. Need something to read? We have a community book exchange, too.

Boat, stand up paddle boards and kayak rentals are only three blocks away. We have several life jackets available and the city also offers free use of life jackets. Need a bathrobe, extra blanket or pillow? We have them for you. With lots of room to move about, we want our home to be your home-away from home!

Keywords: vintage, home, new decor, quaint, mountain, view, close, inviting, walking, biking, historic, b and b, bandb, bnb, bed and breakfast, bed & breakfast

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John Souza and Mary Souza (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2010

About John Souza and Mary Souza

Mary is a Tacoma native, where she grew up until meeting John at Western WA State College. They married after college and lived in several WA locations. The Souza's moved to Gig Harbor in 1992 and embarked together on a real estate sales career. Now living only 15 minutes from where she grew up, John and Mary have acquired a wealth of information about the Puget Sound, its people, local events and activities.

John Souza and Mary Souza purchased this house in 2009

Why John Souza and Mary Souza chose Gig Harbor

John is loved by everyone! He is very social and is a whiz at sports statistics. Mary and John knew they would enjoy having a B & B even 25 years ago, when they made an offer to buy one then. But it wasn't until 2005 that one of Mary's real estate listings caught their attention. Nearing retirement, they began to think that the charm and location of a 1400 square foot 3 story home located in the Finholm district and built in 1901 might make a great bed and breakfast. It was the first minister's residence in Gig Harbor. The home had been built by volunteers over a 4 year period, and was finally finished by Brother Andrew Jackson McNemee at his own expense, becoming its first occupant. Being only the fourth owners, John was able to gather significant historical data about the home, the first church of Gig Harbor that set next to it, and the growth of the community. Several binders of historical information, photos, reconstruction, original house materials, and previous owner interviews are available to visitors.

What makes this house unique

There is no place on earth as gorgeous as Gig Harbor on a sunny day! To the east stands Mt. Rainier tall and majestic with the Cascade Mountains at its feet. To the west are the Olympic Mountains as a gorgeous backdrop to the villages a short drive from here. Eagles soar in our skies, deer wander into the yard to eat apples and hopefully only the plants John is sacrificing to them, and an array of bird varieties are attracted to John's suet and hummingbird feeder. We love serving guests healthy meals and incorporate our garden produce as much as possible. Having designed the home to meet all their needs and giving Mary her kitchen 'to die for' and with all the nooks and angles of a traditional Victorian home, the Souza's don't plan to sell any time soon. The totally rebuilt Parsonage now at 2350 square feet is a home they want to share and enjoy with others.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We received a beautiful bouquet of flowers, (just in time for Easter) and a thank you card from Danny and Kaitlyn. Here's what they wrote, "It was amazing being able to stay in your beautiful home. Hope to come visit again soon! "
Apr 2014
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Reviews

4.9
based on 29 traveler reviews

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Most Widely Acclaimed! Parsonage Bed & Breakfast-Simply The Best!
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 39 reviews
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Most Widely Acclaimed! Parsonage Bed & Breakfast-Simply The Best!
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Gig Harbor Puget Sound
Luther, Oklahoma USA
5

James & Linda Pearson from Luther, OK

James & Linda Pearson from Luther, OK
  • 5 of 5
We have stayed at Bed & Breakfast places before, but this was a wonderful experience. You feel totally at home, without cleaning & cooking. So, makes for a great time. We went with another married couple & felt very pampered. Breakfast was more food than we were able to eat & very yummy. We were within walking distance of Gig Harbor & views of Mt. Rainier. Very easy walking distance & a wonderful place to do so. The views, shops, etc. were all very nice. Would recommend this Bed & Breakfast to everyone. If you have never tried a Bed & Breakfast, make this your first one!
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Most Widely Acclaimed! Parsonage Bed & Breakfast-Simply The Best!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p316109vb
+1 -(253) 224-9655 (Washington, USA)
Gig Harbor Puget Sound
Landisburg, PA
5

Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5
Staying at The Parsonage was a wonderful experience. John and Mary have transformed and restored this house with love and great attention to detail. It is beautiful,comfortable and uncluttered and very clean. Our hosts were attentive and helpful and breakfast was a real treat. We loved our time spent at The Parsonage.
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Most Widely Acclaimed! Parsonage Bed & Breakfast-Simply The Best!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p316109vb
+1 -(253) 224-9655 (Washington, USA)
Gig Harbor Puget Sound
Grants Pass, OR
5

Prompt refund when we had to cancel

  • 5 of 5
We'd booked a weekend stay at the Parsonage. The day before we were going, my husband got sick and I had to cancel. I was told I'd get a refund IF they were able to book someone else in. A week later I got an email telling me they were able to rent it out, and a few days later got a check for a full refund. Thank you SO much!
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Most Widely Acclaimed! Parsonage Bed & Breakfast-Simply The Best!
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+1 -(253) 224-9655 (Washington, USA)
Gig Harbor Puget Sound
Johnson City, TN
5

Good company, comfy bed and yummy food!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the Parsonage as part of our WA-Canada trip. This is our first experience with a B&B and it turned out great. John and Mary made us feel right at home. The room was beautifully decorated and had a comfy bed. It was a very restful night. The garden was nicely done and inviting. We opted to leave the window open to enjoy the sounds of the water feature. Now, to the best part...breakfast. It was the best ever! We had yogurt parfait, artichoke quiche and apple muffins. Yum, yum!!

Thanks, John and Mary for a wonderful stay. You made our first time in a B&B a memorable one.
  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Most Widely Acclaimed! Parsonage Bed & Breakfast-Simply The Best!
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+1 -(253) 224-9655 (Washington, USA)
Gig Harbor Puget Sound
Unicoi, TN
5

Tennessee travelers

  • 5 of 5
We could not have been made more welcome after a long tiring trip from the east cost. John and Mary were very accommodating, the rooms were beautifully appointed, and the beds very comfortable. Fruit parfait, Raisin Apple and Oat Muffins, and Italian Sausage, Artichokes and Leek Quiche with Potato Crust made for a yummy breakfast. John's love of landscaping was evident in the lovely garden. I wish we could have stayed longer.
  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Most Widely Acclaimed! Parsonage Bed & Breakfast-Simply The Best!
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+1 -(253) 224-9655 (Washington, USA)
Gig Harbor Puget Sound
Southern California
5

I've Stayed at the Parsonage a Number of Times, Best Breakfast

I've Stayed at the Parsonage a Number of Times, Best Breakfast
  • 5 of 5
I've probably visited Gig Harbor a couple of dozen times over the last several years and have stayed at a number of different establishments. The Parsonage is my favorite place to stay. The breakfast is the best in town. Always something unique for breakfast. I don't think I've had the same breakfast twice, better than a restaurant. For dinner, one can walk to Anthony's or JW, which are a couple of blocks away. For a relatively small town, Gig Harbor has a large number of good restaurants. The Parsonage is away from the freeway (16) and is usually fairly quiet. John and Mary are always friendly and helpful.
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing

Map

Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Seattle Tacoma International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Puerto Vallarta Restaurant and Marso's Wine Bar
Nearest Ferry
9.5 Miles
Pt. Defiance Park and Ferry Landing
Nearest Golf
4.3 Miles
Madronna Links Golf Course or Gig Harbor Public
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Amtrak Train Station in Tacoma, WA
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 16
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
JW's Restaurant or Anthony's or The Gourmet Burger
Nearest Ski
76.5 Miles
Snoqualmie Summit, Crystal Mtn, or White Pass
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Gig Harbor Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Harbor History Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Anthony's Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
The Christmas Shop
Nearest Point of Interest
Wine Tasting at Two Wine Bars!
Nearest Point of Interest
Boat and Kayak Rentals
Nearest Point of Interest
Puerto Vallarta Restaurant
Car: not necessary

We are very centrally located for visits to Seattle, Wild Waves Amusement Center and Water Slides in Federal Way, The Lemay American Car Museum in Tacoma, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Eatonville, The Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge just south of Dupont, and Pt. Defiance Park and Zoo in Tacoma, just to name a few. We've had guests arrive and remove their bicycles from their cars and off they go. There are both paved and dirt paths through the woods. Some guests like to rent a car at the Airport. Others prefer to take a shuttle bus from the airport to Gig Harbor, where we pick them up. Cars can be rented in Gig Harbor, too. You may not want a rental car during your entire stay, if you enjoy walking. Golfers always have a terrific time here. Besides the two Gig Harbor courses, there is Gold Mountain Golf Course 18.5 miles, McCormick Woods 16 miles, Kitsap Golf and Country Club 24 miles, Horseshoe Lake Golf Course 7.5 miles, and Village Greens Golf Course 16 miles. We haven't even started to name those in Tacoma! However, the U.S. Open will be held at the Chambers Creek Golf Club in June, 2015! And that course is only 12 miles from here. Boat rentals, paddle boards, stand up boards, and kayak rentals, fly fishing lessons and harbor tours can all be enjoyed within 10-15 minutes walk from The Parsonage. Relax at downtown parks or Gig Harbor Bay viewing tables to catch herons and harbor seals at play. A gentle walk takes you to local stage productions. Not to be forgotten are the free Tuesday evening open air concerts within walking distance during the summer. We will supply your blanket or portable chair. Another laid back community event are the free 'walk in' outdoor movies on Friday evenings during the summer. Enjoy Washington's forests on miles of paved and unpaved walking trails through the woods. Gig Harbor also offers quaint downtown shops within walking distance and full sized department and grocery stores within a couple miles. Come and visit us! You will love the spectacular beauty of our mountains, trees, Puget Sound water ways and lakes.

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Rates & Availability

From $99 Per night

Gig Harbor House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Sep 9 2014 - Mar 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
$99
$625
 
 
Summer
Apr 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
1 night minimum stay
$120
$800
$2,800
 
 
US Open Golf Tournament
Jun 14 2015 - Jun 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
$9,500
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$99
$625
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.5%
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BOOK BOTH ROOMS FOR $165.00 PER NIGHT PLUS TAX-WINTER RATE NOW THRU 3/31/2015

Cancellation Policy

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

Gig Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , When both rooms are booked, we clean bathrooms every day.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Guests share tub/shower. We clean bathrooms every day.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , We have a cot, pack n play, booster chair & infant seat.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , This is an extra large king bed. The pack n play fits here
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Peace and quiet, no freeway noise, no banging doors, well insulated bedrooms and bathrooms, breakfast ready when you want it (between 8 and 10am), gourmet delights that change every day, coffee and tea for early morning risers.

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