Spend relaxing days and quiet nights along the Puget Sound at this 3-bedroom, 2-bath vacation rental in Gig Harbor. It began as a store in 1918 and has a character all its own - plus, it's located just steps from the water, so you'll have easy access to fun in the sun, whether you're seeking boating, kayaking, or beach time. If you'd prefer to hang back and enjoy your new favorite escape, take advantage of the furnished deck with water views, a beachside fire pit, a grilling station, and more.
PUGET SOUND (steps away): Kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, boating, fishing, wildlife viewing
LOCAL ATTRACTIONS: Skansie Brothers Park & Netshed (6.4 miles), Harbor History Museum (6.9 miles), Tacoma Nature Center (7.3 miles), Point Defiance Park (8.2 miles), Fort Nisqually Living History Museum (9.4 miles), Museum of Glass (11.4 miles)
OUTDOOR RECREATION: Narrows Park (2.9 miles), Cushman Trailhead (3.0 miles), Harbor Family Park (5.5 miles), Kopachuck Park (9.0 miles), Sehmel Homestead Park (9.1 miles), McCormick Forest Park (9.4 miles)
SIGHTSEEING: Tacoma (12.0 miles), Olympia (32.6 miles), Downtown Seattle (42.3 miles), Olympic National Park (62.8 miles), Mt. Rainier National Park (65.0 miles)
AIRPORT: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (33.8 miles)
I was trying to estimate the number of vacation rentals I've rented or stayed at during my life. Maybe 25? 30?
Kristen was far-and-away the most hospitable host we've ever had.
We got friendly texts before we even arrived, were welcomed with snacks and personal notes, and more friendly texts (and some help with an item we left behind) when we checked out.
I've stayed in plenty of rentals where the communication from the owner is along the lines of "HERE ARE THE RULES YOU'LL BE SORRY IF YOU BREAK THEM!"
Kristen's communication was entirely along the lines of , "I'm SO glad you're here! How can I make your stay better?!" (And the house rules were entirely reasonable)
The property itself is nearly as amazing as Kristen's hospitality. Right on the water, with a private beach and everything you could possibly need to have a good time on the sound. Kayaks, life jackets, a fire pit and plenty of outside seating.
We met some friendly neighbors, beach walkers and a possie of labradors during our time on the beach.
I know this will sound insincere if I keep using superlatives, but this rental deserves them, so I'll keep going: the interior of the house was the most thoughtfully decorated interior of anyplace I've ever stayed. An HGTV interior design show could just walk in, and convincingly film an episode of "how to perfectly and authentically decorate your beachfront cottage."
The beds were comfy. The kitchen had everything we needed. The location is far enough out of downtown to feel private, but about 5-minutes from great dining and grocery options.
I feel like reviews aren't convincing if you don't point out the negatives, but there weren't any.
The cottage is converted from an old store, but it's wonderfully done. Some of the floors aren't even (as you'd expect from an old house on the beach), and you may feel like you've had a few too many walking across them even when you're completely sober.
But honestly, it was charming and lovely.
The house is right next to a public boat ramp, hidden in a residential neighborhood. On a sunny Saturday, a handful of boats got launched. We found it good entertainment, but if you were hoping for complete isolation, I suppose this could be an issue?
My only regret is that our stay was too short, and we had obligations that kept us from spending our whole weekend relaxing and playing at the house. We're already planning our next trip.
Hi Andrew, The owner wanted to pass this along: "Wow. Oh my gosh, wow. I had to have my husband read this to me because I was tearing up! This is so awesome to read and a perfect description of watching the launchers. It was such a pleasure having you stay, and we do hope your travels bring you back!"
Stayed at the house over spring break with our four kids. The house was so clean, so I could relax and enjoy! Kitchen was well stocked and special little details like butter, jam, biscuits, thought gifts to make us feel welcome. Felt very safe and comfortable. The beach, kayaks and games were well used. Even with the rain we had so much to do. Little windows of sunshine and close beaches to explore. Loved Devoted Kiss for breakfast in Gig Harbour. Perfect location. We will be back next year. Loved this house.
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From the owner: "Thank you, Alison! We are so glad you liked it."
Beautifully house, great location. Had all items needed. Pretty sunsets and able to kayak. We spent a day at Olympic and one at Rainier as well as time in Seattle and Point Defiance. Great family trip.
Words cannot describe the hospitality, charm and sense of “home” Berg’s Landing provided our family during our 3 week stay. A home with a rich tradition of history and more importantly family has been perfectly kept in-tact by Marc and Kristen (and family) and only added to the memories we take from our trip to the PNW.
The neighbors / neighborhood were wonderful and the location only added to the enjoyment that Berg’s Landing provided. The beach and The Sound provided hours of activity/fun for our children and hours of peace and relaxation for us during all hours of the day.
The only negative we take from our trip was not booking Berg’s Landing for 4 weeks and having to finally depart.
The homeowner would like to share the following: "Thank you for taking the time to share your review Ryan- we’re so glad you enjoyed our home. We were also pleased to hear from the time you arrived and the time you checked out everything was perfect! We are so happy we met your expectations and then some. Guests like yourself are why we do what we do! You were so generous and all of us - neighbors included-loved seeing our unique home be used as we lovingly envisioned it being used! And your generosity to us and care given to the property was so appreciated! Thanks again from our whole community! Please visit us again!"
The property was exactly what was advertised if not better. We absolutely loved the property and location. We would go back there again. Definitely an A+ property.
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