Welcome to Gig Harbor's newest Bed and Breakfast! Set in a flower surrounded setting, this vintage home built in 1901 was transformed in 2009 to a modern home with top end quality finishes. The prices shown are for each room. Reservations for both rooms are discounted to $234 plus tax. The charm of an older home is captured in the angles and high ceilings of the rooms. The rooms have private refrigerators, TV's, and DVD players. Guests have a sitting room. The living room and dining room also are available for games, relaxing, TV watching etc. There is a shade pavilion on the patio. When the weather warms, our gourmet 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. Guests have use of the whole house. The guest bedrooms, a sitting room, and office are located on the second floor. Choose the King bed room or the Queen bed room. The Queen room has a table and chair. We can add an 18' high blow up bed for a third person to either room. The addition of a third person costs $8 more per night. 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. Bathrobes, beach towels, hot tub, and comfort...we are THE PARSONAGE BED AND BREAKFAST!
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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 found a successful real estate sales career there. John passed away in July, 2016. Mary is running the bed and breakfast, but she has had to make a few changes. Mary's first passion is competitive tennis. Without John's assistance, she can no longer provide or guarantee a gourmet breakfast to guests each day, as tennis meets have to come first. However, be assured you will have a wonderful stay at The Parsonage!
John Souza and Mary Souza purchased this house in 2009
We are right downtown and only 1.5 blocks to Gig Harbor Bay, restaurants, shops and more! Our house 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 may wander into the yard to hopefully eat only the plants John planted as a sacrifice for them, and an array of bird varieties are attracted to the yard 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, Mary doesn't plan to sell any time soon. The totally rebuilt Parsonage now at 2350 square feet is a home she wants to share and enjoy with others.
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! "
Very comfortable and Mary was so gracious as to share the hole house and kitchen with us during the holidays. Breakfasts: the 3 breakfasts were excellent. Cannot see the water from the house which was diappointing.
The Parsonage was a lovely place to stay. Our host Mary was knowledgeable of the area and gave us a good commendations on dinner and places to shop. We had a tasty breakfast in the morning. The home was clean and very comfortable. I would recommend you stay and enjoy the outdoor hot tub under the stars.
Such a wonderful experience! The host Mary was so sweet! Breakfast was delish, the hot tub was great and the mattress was so comfortable! Also the towels were so plush.
We spent two nights at The Parsonage with another couple as we were attending a wedding. Mary was available and very helpful in answering questions about her lovely home and it's history. She made healthy, from scratch, tasty breakfasts and allowed us to use her kitchen for our needs. We loved spending time on the back porch and in the hot tub, catching up with friends and very comfortable in the space. Mary even went the extra step by mailing me my forgotten phone charger!!
Wonderful breakfasts and gorgeous garden. We could not have asked for a better place to stay.
My husband and I recently spent 3 nights at the Parsonage. The house is welcoming and beautiful, the bed was comfortable as well. Mary is very kind and knowlegeable about the area and also makes a delicious breakfast, especially the german pancake with bluberry compote. We won't hesitate to return.
We are very centrally located for visits to Seattle, Wild Waves Amusement Park 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. Buses go into Tacoma and we are close to a bus center. Golfers always have a terrific time here. Besides the two Gig Harbor courses, there is Gold Mountain Golf Course 18.5 miles away, 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, which may be even closer. The U.S. Golf Open will be held at Chambers Creek Golf Club in June, 2015! That course is only 12 miles from here. We are 12 minutes to the shuttle site, where attendees will park. The shuttle ride is only another ten minutes to the course. 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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BOOK BOTH ROOMS FOR $165.00 PER NIGHT PLUS TAX-WINTER RATE NOW THRU 3/31/2015
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.