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

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John Souza and Mary Souza

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
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MOST WIDELY ACCLAIMED! THE PARSONAGE BED & BREAKFAST-SIMPLY THE BEST!

Gig Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

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

Welcome to Gig Harbor's newest Bed and Breakfast! 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 $160 PLUS TAX PER NIGHT FOR THE SUMMER SEASON AND $150 PLUS TAX PER NIGHT FOR THE WINTER 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. 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

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

John Souza and Mary Souza

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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 2005

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.

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.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
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Most Widely Acclaimed! The Parsonage Bed & Breakfast-Simply The Best!
average rating of 4.875 based on 33 reviews
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Most Widely Acclaimed! The Parsonage Bed & Breakfast-Simply The Best!
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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
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
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Most Widely Acclaimed! The Parsonage Bed & Breakfast-Simply The Best!
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+1 253-224-9655
Gig Harbor Puget Sound
Salem, VA
5

Beautiful Town and Fantastic Hosts!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We truly enjoyed our stay with John and Mary! We arrived very late (after our flight from the East Coast) and Mary was so gracious and suggested a place for a late night meal. The rooms were nicely decorated, very clean and the beds were comfortable, but the best part was the breakfast. Yum! The Apricot Scones were one of the food hilights of my entire trip, and best of all, Mary shared her recipe.After breakfast, John gave us a tour of his beautiful garden surrounding the house and it was evident that there was as much TLC given outside as inside their home. We would love to come back for a visit--this is a great place to stay for very reasonable prices. Thank you John and Mary for starting our trip off with a perfect night's stay!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Most Widely Acclaimed! The Parsonage Bed & Breakfast-Simply The Best!
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Gig Harbor Puget Sound
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A guest review on a napkin!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
The Ford family of five stayed at The Parsonage Bed and Breakfast for a week last September. Besides leaving a lovely note for us on a napkin when they were leaving, they also sent a beautiful cookbook from their home in Australia which features the best Australian breakfasts. Here is their note. "Dear Mary and John, Good Morning! Many many thanks for sharing your lovely home, and gourmet food. Your hospitality was second to none! Lots of best wishes, Malvina, Lewis, Lachlan, Juliet, and Amber :).
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Most Widely Acclaimed! The Parsonage Bed & Breakfast-Simply The Best!
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Gig Harbor Puget Sound
WA
5

Birthday getaway.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
The Parsonage is a delightful B and B. My wife and I were spending a long weekend in the Gig Harbor and Tacoma area to celebrate her 60th B-day. John and Mary's home is beautiful, and the landscaping is fantastic. It is obvious John has two green thumbs, and they really go out of their way to make you feel welcome. We stayed two nights and breakfast both days was fabulous. There are great views from the B and B and very nice restaurants near by, not to mention Seven Seas Brewing. Very conveniently located to Cheney Stadium for a weekend of Rainer's games. Had a great time!!!
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Most Widely Acclaimed! The Parsonage Bed & Breakfast-Simply The Best!
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Gig Harbor Puget Sound
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You have a delightful B and B!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Don and Jan stayed for four nights. We reduced the rate, since they elected to eat at the homes of relatives they were visiting. Here is the note they left for us August 19, 2013. "Dear John and Mary, Thank you for your hospitality. You have a delightful B and B! We enjoyed our time here."
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Map

Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Seattle Tacoma International Airport
Nearest Ferry
9.5 Miles
Pt. Defiance Ferry Terminal and Park
Nearest Train
14.1 Miles
Amtrak Train Station in Tacoma, WA
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 16
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Gig Harbor Bay
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Puerto Vallarta Restaurant and Marso's Wine Bar
Nearest Ski
76.5 Miles
Snoqualmie Summit
Nearest Golf
4.3 Miles
Madronna Links Golf Course &/or Gig Harbor Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
JW's Restaurant or Anthony's or The Gourmet Burger
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 2015! And that course is only 12 miles from here. Boat rentals, paddle 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. 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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Gig Harbor House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Summer
Apr 3 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$110
$730
$2,400
1 night
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
$95
$600
$2,200
1 night
 

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Payment confirms the reservation. We will take payments for extended stays.
Tax Rate 12.5%
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BOOK BOTH ROOMS FOR $160.00 PER NIGHT PLUS TAX!
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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.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Beach View
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Toys ...
  • DVD Player ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • museums
  • zoo
  • cinemas
  • theme parks
  • festivals
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • miniature golf
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • photography
  • horseback riding
  • gambling casinos
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • ice skating
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • water skiing
  • racquetball
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
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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