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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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 8, 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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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

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Sunrise Beach Gig Harbor Beach Front Home with Mt Rainier View
average rating of 4.9852943 based on 137 reviews
5

Stunning view! Wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

Stunning view! Meticulously thought out accommodations. Friendly neighbors. This was our first VRBO experience, and cannot imagine that it can be surpassed! Thank you to our hosts for sharing such a beautiful place with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Melissa, Thank you for the wonderful review! Sunrise Beach Gig Harbor is a special place ! We are so glad that you enjoyed the beach house. John and Shelley
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5

Best view ever

  • 5 of 5

We visited with my parents from Rhode Island, which is a pretty special place, but the view of the mountain here really blew them away! We had amazing weather with clear skies and spent most of our time on the deck in the super comfortable seats, having dinner, enjoying the fire pit etc. The beds were comfy, the kitchen had everything we needed although note it's a Keurig coffee maker now so bring pods to avoid an extra trip to town. We enjoyed saying hi to the neighbors and seeing all sorts of wildlife including seals, a Herron (I think?) and even a deer with her fawn. We appreciate that dogs are welcome and we would love to come back! Communication with the host was excellent.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

This is our second visit and it was even better than we remember

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect! We cooked all of our meals on the barbeque and ate outdoors because we couldn't leave the view. One morning we were having coffee outdoors and saw a huge humpback whale just go cruising by. We couldn't have asked for a better vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jolie, Thank you for the great review - the Sunrise Beach house is a special place! Although we can't guarantee a humpback or orca pod on the week of each visit we have been seeing more of them each summer. Sea Lions, seals, and sea otters, golden and bald eagles, osprey (sea hawks), king fishers, loons, migratory birds of all sorts, and deer live at or visit Sunrise Beach on a regular basis. Early morning coffee under one of the new permanent awnings is the best time to see wildlife. All the animals are out finding their breakfast. You can also watch it all from the new hot tub, or the fire pit, or the BBQ, or inside from the kitchen! Everything faces the water and has a 180 degree view with beautiful Mount Rainier in the middle! We look forward to your next visit to Gig Harbor and Sunrise Beach! You do need to sneak out into Gig Harbor just 6 minutes away to enjoy one of the many wonderful restaurants, shops, and walk the stunning Gig Harbor waterfront. The expansion of Jurisich park and dock is really a neat addition to Gig Harbor. Saturday we had breakfast at Devoted Kiss (our favorite for breakfast) and walked from there along the harbor. We found two treasures to purchase and chatted with a dozen shop keepers. John and Shelley Hodge
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5

What a wonderful treat!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just got back from a short stay at this property on our 'Seattle area' adventure. I can't say enough about how wonderful this house is. It was definitely one of the top 2 highlights of the trip for me! We loved sitting on the deck for hours watching boats go by and enjoying the most incredible view. It was relaxing and exciting all at the same time. We saw a seal a couple of times and an otter....both right in front of the house. The neighbors we very nice to say hello to each day, however it was generally private. We enjoyed the fire pit and the hot tub one night...which was again...wonderful. The house has a nice variety of 'pantry' type items which was so very helpful and so appreciated! We went to a nice grocery store called Main and Vine which has a wonderful selection of prepared / heat and eat meals which were convenient and delicious. They also sell wine and became our favorite store. The house has beautiful kitchenware and we never wanted for anything. They even had a huge supply of towels / blankets and supplied laundry soap, garbage bags, etc. Again we wanted for nothing...because everything we needed was there. They also have everything for music hook up as well as TV. The restaurants in the area are excellent when we decided to go out. The whole area is just beautiful and directions provided were spot on...I phone GPS worked great! Check in and out was a breeze! They have the BEST property on the boardwalk because it has the concrete dedicated parking spaces...a HUGE plus! The only improvement I could recommend is adding a firm King size bed in the master bedroom as another reviewer mentioned...and maybe a small portable fan for the bedrooms. Other than that...nothing else could be approved upon. While we peeked in the game room up in garage, we did not use...however if my son was along he would have stayed in there! Fun games, ping pong, etc. That is a smart and creative use of space for a vacation home. I still have a 'tide' app on my phone as recommended. (Also get the Homeway app for your phone...works great) One afternoon we left what we were doing to get home so we could see the high tide. We just loved seeing the incredible difference between high and low. I can not recommend this house enough and plan to come back as soon as possible. THANK YOU John and Shelley for sharing this home with folks like us who would otherwise not have access to this setting. It is truly special...thank you !

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Beachside Home

  • 5 of 5

Home was lovely and just as described. We didn't do any cooking but kitchen was huge and nicely updated. We loved the outdoor fire pit and view of the Puget Sound.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gig Harbor

  • 4 of 5

Perfect place to relax with a beautiful view and a wonderful place to stay.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"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
 
 
Summer 2018
May 25 2018 - Sep 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
$329
From
$359
Fri,Sat
$2,299
 
 
Late Summer 2018
Sep 6 2018 - Oct 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
$289
From
$329
Fri,Sat
$2,023
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$239
From
$269
Fri,Sat
$1,673
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
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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