High Bank waterfront cottage in a quiet, high-end setting with 5 star views.
About Andy Garrett
I moved out to the Seattle area right after college with my wife.We bought this property in 1990 and started building two years later. We raised our two children here and now we live in the area, having started new lives apart. Our children are both in college so the house needs fresh occupants. I still operate the industrial supply business I started twenty some years ago, as well as manage several properties in nearby cities.
Andy Garrett purchased this Cottage in 1992
Why Andy Garrett chose Gig Harbor
We bought this property when there was only a single house in the neighborhood. I was flying regularly for business and needed a reasonable airport commute and, having just moved from a 44' boat, wanted a home that offered a great water view and privacy. We coudn't have done better. The Beach House is a very unusual, located in a small, upscale neighborhood on a private, unconnected street and yet very private and quiet. The property is 1.5 acres in size and includes 145 ft. of private waterfront and beach.
What makes this Cottage unique
No doubt about it, what makes this home special is it's views and access to the water. When the tide is out you can walk the beach all the way into Gig Harbor (about three miles along the shore). From town you can rent a kayak and paddle to the house, have lunch, and paddle back before dark. I've done it many a time. Salmon migrate past the beach and the purse seiners (commercial fishing boats) will actually take turns setting their nets just off the beach. This happens every October and November but the salmon run about five months of the year. If you want to get a license bring your gear and try your luck from shore, or rent a power boat in town and work a wider area.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We had a wonderful time staying here. In a quiet and relaxing area!!!
All about the view
Spectacular view, don't need to leave the bedroom to see boats, Mt. Rainer, deer, and beautiful the water of Puget Sound. The house is small, but with an excellent floor plan. Location just outside of Gig Harbor is great making the rive to anywhere on the peninsula easy.
Gig Harbor vacation House
Very nice, well kept, peaceful, quiet, great views, deer, owner very nice, would highly recommend.
Great house with an awesome view! We really enjoy our stay there.
Peaceful and quiet getaway.
Peaceful and quiet. Great views. The house has an air of seclusion. It’s well maintained and the kitchen is well supplied. We are planning to stay here again in the future.
Lovely setting and accommodations
The beach house is clean and inviting! We had 4 adults which it accommodated beautifully. The views were great even with some stormy weather. I'm sure it's incredible when the clouds are gone!
The Beach House is three miles outside Gig Harbor, an historic fishing town which today is home to a local commercial fishing fleet. The local Maritime Museum documents that history and the lifestyle of the time when the the Harbor was primarily a fishing village. The town now is a vibrant community with excellent shopping, restaurants, parks, and recreational rental business. Rent a sailboat, kayak, powerboat, or roadbike nearby and take advantage of the exceptional views and great water and bike routes. The Cascade Mountain range is about 50 miles to the east and offers snowboarding, downhill and cross country skiing. There is world class hiking at Mt. Raineer to the East or Hurricane Ridge to the West. The Bremerton Ferry, 40 minutes away, travels to downtown Seattle daily and takes both cars and foot traffic. By car, Seattle is just an hour away and Tacoma just 20 minutes.