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DATES AVAILABLE JULY + AUGUST....Cottage by the, relax. beach access.

14 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage

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Gig Harbor Cottage Rental Photos and Description

studio cabin with kitchen, full bath and BBQ grill

The cottage was the 'bunk house' for the visiting grandkids of the original Beach house owners. In addition to a large area for the beds there are two closets, a small functional kitchen and full bathroom. A dome centrally located on the ceiling brings in additional light and blinds close to make it darker at night.

This is a rental home maintained and cared for by the owners. We truly want our guests to enjoy their visit.

There is a QUEEN bed and TWIN trundle bed (2 twins) a bathroom with tub/shower; dining table for 4; kitchen with apartment size stove, refrigerator and dishwasher. Plus a patio table, 2 chairs and an outdoor electric BBQ grill. There is Cable TV/DVD and WiFi. There is a pathway to access the beach.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2016
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About The Owner

I have been managing our vacation rentals for 10 years.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2003

Why The Owner chose Puget Sound

This is a quiet and peaceful cottage by the ocean. It is wonderful all year around.

What makes this cottage unique

Country atmosphere with close access to the city is what makes this property unique. The private tidal beach is an easy access and is wonderful to explore with a low tide.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Since we were in Gig Harbor for a wedding, we didn't actually spend a lot of time at the cottage...but the time we did spend there was very pleasant. It is in a beautiful setting, and it is so quiet and peaceful! The cottage was comfy and cozy - a great little place to get away from it all.

Recommended for: Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

(Posted on the Beach House website RATED 4/5 stars)
Sep 2012
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based on 14 traveler reviews

DATES AVAILABLE JULY + AUGUST....Cottage by the, relax. beach access.
average rating of 4.214286 based on 15 reviews

Nice location, but.............

  • 1 of 5

I would NOT RECOMMEND you rent this property or any other from HomeAway. DO NOT expect the landlords to abide by any Rental Agreement you make with them. They have refused to return our damage deposit, there was NO DAMAGE, even tho the Rental Agreement Paragraph 5 states it will be returned. I have contacted HomeAway and they refuse to coordinate this. I have an abundance of communications between myself and the owners regarding this matter. Please feel free to contact me regarding this. I WILL NOT use HomeAway again!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The renter entered and stayed in our larger property, a 2 bedroom + 2 bath beach house but he paid and rented the Studio cottage. His reasoning... he was not paying attention and the code he used 'unlocked' the door. It was not until he called half way thru his visit for a problem with the heating did I realize he was staying in the house and not the cottage. Although I initially was going to charge him for the extra cleaning fee he never apologized for his 'mistake' but continued to blame the door code worked so therefore it must be the place he was to stay. I talked with VRBO/Homeaway and the deposit can be withheld for damages or rents due. The $300 withheld does not pay for the 6 nights stay at the beach house! upon departure he wrote this note "Good morning, we have been using the coming and going. Was surprised this morning to discover the access code does not lock the front door! Did not want to leave it unlocked, so locked the door with the key and placed the key inside the cottage on the table." Amazingly he could access both house and cottage! So, the moral of his story here is...if you leave your keys in the ignition of your car it is okay for a stranger to drive away with your car!
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Nice location but...

  • 2 of 5

I really wanted to like this property. My experience didnt start well when the code that was given to me didnt work. The phone call and email went unanswered. Luckily the owner lives next door and was home at the time.

The cottage is in need of a makeover. It had a musty somewhat unpleasant odor, the refrigerator has rust on it and created a puddle. A cabinet knob came off in my hand as did the shower knob. The soap and shampoo that was provided was half empty full sized bottles rather than individual wrapped soaps and shampoo- not a big deal but using somebodys leftover is not what I expected in the "whats provided" part. The screen door had a large hole in it and this property doesnt have AC. It was hot and muggy, the bathroom window would only open a couple inches so it was real hot in there. The property has furniture that is old and worn like the two dusty rose chairs that have been shredded by (presumably) a cat on the back. The kitchen table rocks and turns. There is a need to fill holes in the walls where something was hanging. The sheets were washed but had several stains and we found leaves and a dead bugs ion the trundel bed matress. Overall it looks like a collection of mismatched stuff that was handed down.

So the good points- lots of hot water, a hot water dispenser in the sink, great location with acrazy amound of sea life to look at. Very quiet and peaceful. There is a lot of potential in this property but it needs work and an investment to make it nice.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My housekeeper is meticulous in her cleaning but little things can be missed. We are not a hotel but a individual rental home and use shampoo and conditioner dispenser bottles as this is environmentally good versus individual packaged products. we regularly repair and upgrade the cottage and a standing fan but not AC is listed as an amenity. The location is a million dollar property with access to a walk out waterfront, tidal beach. It is peaceful and plenty of places to walk or ride bikes, row a rented kayak and/or swim. the cottage is a clean place to sleep. We look forward to our guests enjoying the night at our Cottage.
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Rancho Santa Margarita, California

Blissfully peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

Tucked in the trees, just steps from the water, this is a perfect spot for a quiet getaway. The cottage is comfortable and roomy. The bed was very comfortable and cozy.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Cottage. It is a cozy place and the beach is easily accessible.
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Nevada City, CA

Good place

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed staying here. Good location in a lovely neighborhood. It's not right on the water; there is a house on the same property between you and the water. But you can walk right down to the beach, which is very nice. The space is accommodating. It was good to stay in a place where there was space to open up suitcases and still have room to move around. Liked the bed. Usable kitchen. That top door lock is tough, keep at it.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: so glad you enjoyed your visit at the cottage. Our studio is spacious and in addition to the queen bed there is a trundle bed, dining table and a sitting area. The beach also adds that special relaxing feeling. The door is a heavy solid wood and will continue repairing the alignment.
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Hiawatha, IA, USA

Cozy cottage, great base of operations

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this cottage. It was close enough to our family and the touristy things to do in Tacoma, yet far enough way from the freeways and cities to be a quiet getaway. Unfortunately, it was cold and rainy most of our stay, so we didn't get to spend much time on the beach. But, the cottage kept us warm and dry. All-in-all, a great value. The only cons were that the exterior door and window screens need a bit of repair and, after an extremely heavy rain, there was, apparently, a sump pump that cycled on every few minutes, which took a bit of getting used to.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Uxbridge, Massachusetts

Cozy little place in a great location.

  • 4 of 5

Nice place, very quiet location. My wife and I stayed here for the week. We explored the Olympic Peninsula, Mount Rainier and the Pacific Coast. Great location to see much of the Puget Sound area,

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Tides Tavern
Nearest Ferry
23 Miles
Bremerton Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
5.2 Miles
Canterwood Golf & CC
Nearest Train
19 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Highway 16
Nearest Restaurant
5.1 Miles
Anthony's Home Port
Nearest Ski
81 Miles
Stevens Pass
Car: necessary

Horsehead Bay Boat Launch is 5.4 miles/12 minutes.


Rates & Availability

Gig Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2016 FaLL
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 22 2016
1 night minimum stay
2016 Holidays
Nov 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
1 night minimum stay
2017 Winter
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 16 2017
1 night minimum stay
2017 sPRing
Mar 17 2017 - Jun 14 2017
1 night minimum stay
2017 SuMMer
Jun 15 2017 - Sep 4 2017
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Refundable damage deposit $300

=No smoking, No Pets, visitors may not bring their dogs.
=1/2 due at reservation, balance due 60 days before =arrival.
=Quote is for 4 people, with a maximum of 4 people. Maximum guests of renters is 4.
=long term rentals welcomed; $125 cleaning fee, property protection fee + $300 deposit.
=Weekends require 2 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Gig Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 480 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) trundle bed= 2 twin mattresses
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting

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