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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

About the property

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

Sunrise Beach is just 3.3 miles from the heart of Gig Harbor with its restaurants and waterfront shops, and 15 minutes from the Narrows Bridge. The 180 degree water and mountain views are incredible from this glass front home - it is breathtaking! 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 down the beach still use the boardwalk from the old ferry landing to access their land locked waterfront summer homes.

Originally built in 1924 at the water's edge the home was recently updated. 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 and second bedrooms have a queen size beds. We list the beach house as sleeps 4 but the large comfy couch can sleep one if needed. The detached garage has futons but not for sleeping. Large bathroom with two sinks, slate double headed shower and washer and dryer. Detached large two car garage with tv/bonus area. Great getaway for the kids. The detached garage has no bathroom facilities but has futon couches, an LCD TV and XBox. The home's large wrap around deck is right on the water! A separate pier extends over the water. Two outdoor covered seating areas. One covered outdoor wraparound couch right on the waters edge to enjoy the 180 degree view. The other covered outdoor couch is tucked alongside the house next to the hot tub with a view of the water and mountain. There are heated throw blankets to let you enjoy the beautiful views longer into the evenings.

At low tide there are miles of walking beaches each direction - North and South - to collect shells and other treasures. At high tide the water splashes against the bulkhead - no beach at high tide. There is an up to 15 foot tidal exchange in the Puget Sound - much more than the 6 foot tidal exchange of San Francisco Bay for example. The Puget Sound is the Salish Sea with clear 57 degree salt water teaming with wildlife. Sunrise Beach county park is a short walk (.15 Miles) where you can take your dog off leash. The best scuba diving spot in the South Salish Sea with a 30-60 foot deep reef running 200 feet along the shore (Google search Sunrise Beach Park WA Diving). Dive boats drop divers most weekends at the reef 7 houses down - fun to watch or join.

Sunrise Beach seems like it is part of the San Juan Islands (80 miles north by boat) without being locked on a small island with no amenities (like a coffee shop and wine bar). Tacoma waterfront restaurants are 10 minutes away by boat and 25 minutes by car. There are many great restaurants in Gig Harbor just 5-15 minutes away. Eagles, seagulls, seals, sea lions, harbor porpoise, sea otter, and the occasional orca, humpback and grey whale and white sided dolphin travel Colvos passage between the beach home and Vashon Island. Kayaks and 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

Owner
John Hodge
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About John Hodge

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 Hodge purchased this house in 2005

Why John Hodge chose Puget Sound

The view was first 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 very 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 just 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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Amenities

Gig Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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 ...
  • 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 queen , Full
  • Queen size Bed and full size bed, Sleep Sofa (1), Futons (2) not for overnight (no bathroom in detached garage)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • 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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(126 traveler reviews)

Sunrise Beach Gig Harbor Beach Front Home with Mt Rainier View
average rating of 4.9920635 based on 127 reviews
5

Perfect beach getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The family and I had such a great time at this property! It was gorgeous, well maintained, and had everything we needed. We enjoyed a perfect morning on the back porch, with a view of Mt. Rainier. We even saw a harbor seal and some whales. Our only regret is that we did not book the place for a longer stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Heather - thank you for the great review! Mornings on the sea side deck are my favorite! Sunrise Beach has freshwater springs that attract a large amount of wildlife and they all stop by for a drink and to look for breakfast. Sunrises over Vashon Island next to Mount Rainier are what Sunrise Beach was named for.
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5

Great location with fantastic views.

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay here. The views of Puget Sound and Mt. Rainier are incredible. We especially like the covered deck and seating area where we enjoyed morning coffee while watching the wildlife.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cottage with great character!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing views and a great house for a weekend getaway! We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vancouver, WA
5

Relaxing stay and incredible views!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying at Sunrise Beach and it was fantastic! The weather was nice so we took a walk down the beach at low tide, enjoying the tide pools and shells along the way! We had some relaxing time reading and playing games while enjoying the view, and the occasional visit from wildlife (seals, herons, kingfishers, and river otters)! One day we visited Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, and took the scenic 5-Mile drive around Point Defiance--made for a fun day trip! Other highlights included meals on the deck (a bit chilly in April, but worth it!), relaxing in the hot tub, and an evening in the game room (love the pinball machine!).

I also have to give my compliments to the owners, John and Shelley keep the house well appointed, clean, and in good repair. John is one of the most responsive owners/property managers from whom we have rented, not something to take for granted!

We had a wonderful stay--already looking forward to next time!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This home was clean, lovely, and very comfortable, and the view was outstanding. It isn't possible to get much closer to the water than this! The kitchen was well equipped for those who actually do want to cook during their stay (much better than many vacation rentals who say they have everything a cook could want but obviously have no clue - LOL).

The owner was responsive when we had a question about the hot tub, and the deposit was returned within the specified time frame.

Our only regret was that we didn't get to spend as much time there as we would have liked since we were there to visit family as well as get a little R&R in. My brother who has lived in Washington for most of his life admitted that he had never heard of Sunrise Beach. Let's just keep this little gem a secret between us then!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise on Puget Sound

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is stunning. As soon as we walked in we were awed by the setting, the views, and the access to beach when the tide is out. The pictures do not do this beautiful place justice. From the cozy bedrooms; the lovely bathroom with a fabulous shower; to the great room and kitchen; the decks with hot tub gas fire pit, grill, and access to the walkway and beach...the cottage is a paradise. On cloudy, rainy days, we were snug inside whilst watching the ever changing water world outside. On sunnier days, we ventured out to walk on the beach, loved the view, and gathered pretty rocks and shells. Every day there were deer up by the garage. The game room in the garage was appreciated and well utilized. A short drive brought us into Gig Harbor for delicious meals at local Thai and Mexican restaurants.

On the morning of departure from the cabin, the need to strip the beds, wash the sheets, the towels, run the dishwasher, and take the trash out, made for a hectic morning. No relaxation for us on our last morning. A handrail along the cement steps at the bottom of the long staircase from the driveway would be a good addition. This isn't a house for people who have difficulty with stairs.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Judith, Thank you for the great review! Sunrise Beach is a wonderful place! We like to get the dishwasher and washing machine run for our cleaners. They sometimes have just a 4 hour window between guests and they can't always get from their last house to Sunrise Beach at 11am check out. We hope to have back again soon! John and Shelley
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Map

Point Defiance Park
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Boathouse 19
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Tacoma Narrows Bridge
"You can park your car and take the mile walk along the bridge. Great view - dress for wind!..."
The Old Spaghetti Factory
"Nice family dining"
Anthony's HomePort Gig Harbor
"Nice waterfront dining. The lounge downstairs has great appetizers and happy hour."
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. You can also rent boats, kayaks, paddle boards on the Gig Harbor waterfront 4 miles away.

Five miles from Costco, Target, Albersons, Starbucks, etc. for groceries and shopping.

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

Popular scuba diving site 100 yards down beach. Dive boats visit every week. Large fishing purse seiners and small sport fishing boats fish out front during the fishing season.

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Rates & Availability

Gig Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$299
From
$329
Fri,Sat
$2,093
 
 
Late Summer 2017
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$259
From
$299
Fri,Sat
$1,813
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$199
From
$239
Fri,Sat
$1,393
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.8%

Federal Holidays are at summer weekend rate - New Year's Eve, MLK, President's, Memorial, Independence, Thanksgiving, Christmas

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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