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The High Cottage - Fabulous Mountain, Harbor, Sound View!!!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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!

Either or both of these properties would be the perfect 2015 U.S. Open Golf Tournament accomodations! Very close to Chambers Bay Golf Course and a wonderful place to return to at the end of each day. Call me if you're looking for a place to stay.

Keywords: A cozy classic...

More Details

Patricia A. LeBlanc
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2017

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 Puget Sound

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's a great retreat spot.


Gig Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • 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 ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower; no tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed (1) New, pillow-top, firm queen mattress, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) New, sleeper couch; double, firm
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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.


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

The High Cottage - Fabulous Mountain, Harbor, Sound View!!!
average rating of 4.2727275 based on 11 reviews

Spectacular views!

  • 5 of 5

We had never been to the Seattle area and just happened upon Gig Harbor. It was definitely the right choice! What a sweet town filled with fun shops and restaurants. We especially enjoyed breakfast at The Devoted Kiss down by the harbor, along with a concert and art street fair. Reading and eating on the deck was a treat. And, we made some delicious cobbler from the fresh blackberries in the yard. The cottage was perfect for the two of us and was stocked with everything we needed for our stay. Pat was extremely friendly and accommodating before and during our trip. If you are looking for a quiet place to relax and wind down, the High Cottage is your place!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not quite as pictured!

  • 2 of 5

Cute little cottage, but the owner decided to turn off the irrigation to the landscape. (voluntarily) So, the entire yard/hill is solid dead grass, very ugly, not as pictured. I told the owner that the picture on vrbo was not accurate and that she should change it, but she didn't do so, (it's been over two weeks since I checked out).

I had other issues with the place as well, it smelled very musty upon check in and into my overnight stay. Maybe it was just me, but I checked out early.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Exactly as pictured, clean, beautifully decorated. Perfect size for a couple! Quiet, and perfectly stacked with everything needed. The owner, Pat, was wonderful to work with. We sat on the deck July 4th and watched 6 different firework shows over the harbor. Great breezes, no need for air conditioning! Can't wait to go back...a perfect retreat!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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
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Austin, Texas

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
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
22 Miles
Soworth-W. Seattle/Bremerton-Seattle/Tacoma-Vashon
Nearest Golf
0.75 Miles
Canterood CC/Chambers Bay Golf/McCormick CC/others
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Anthony's/Thai Hut/Suzanne's/il Lucano's/others
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Several Parks and Beaches
Nearest Point of Interest

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


Rates & Availability

Gig Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 13 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak and Holiday Rate
May 26 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - May 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.5%

Year Round:Off-Season - $150/night $900/week (7th night FREE) - $3,150/month (10 nts. FREE!) 3 night min. - Ask about last minute, mid-week only, or fill-in-day discounts! Peak-Season - $155/night $930/week (7th night free) - $3,255/month (10 nts. FREE) Peak Season is Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend + Holiday Week/Weekends. Cleaning Fee - $60 .... Fully refundable security deposit - $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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