This waterfront beach house is a great escape. Breathe in the fresh air of the forest to the back of the house and the Puget Sound to the front. Listen to the waves splash onto the shore or the water trickle down the forested hillside. You are sure to love this beach house!
The views are absolutely amazing. You see views from every room: Mt. Rainier, Point Defiance, south end of Vashon Island, the Vashon-Tacoma ferry route, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, and Commencement Bay. It is located on the south end of Colvos Passage, just an easy 5 minute drive from Gig Harbor’s downtown and marina. Gig Harbor is a perfectly charming town with several parks and a historic waterfront that includes boutiques, coffee shops, dining, and marina.
This 1925 beach house has all the charm of a cabin with comforts of home. Step right out the front door onto the huge deck equipped with chairs, benches, and a barbecue. Relax with a cocktail or book, watch maritime traffic, or keep a look out for seals, birds, otters, sea lions, and even whales. Stairs from the deck lead directly to the sand and small rock beach below. At high tide the water meets the bulkhead below the deck and you feel like you are on a houseboat. At low tide you are able to walk the beach to collect shells and rocks. There is a buoy out front to park a boat.
The house is walking distance from Sunrise Beach Park which is said to be one of the best shore dives in Puget Sound. The main feature of this site is a 25 foot high rock wall that runs parallel to the shoreline. The top of the wall starts at about 35 fsw with the base at about 60 fsw. The wall is full of cracks, crevices, fissures and holes which are hiding places for a plethora of curious critters.
There is an open living room, dining area, and kitchen which makes it feel spacious and comfortable. One bedroom with a queen bed is in the main house. There is also a queen size sleeper sofa in the living room that is easy to assemble. The second bedroom which holds a full size bed and twin trundle bed is across the path from the house in the “bunkhouse”. The bunkhouse is tucked directly behind the main house, and too has a water view, however does not have a bathroom. The bunkhouse is probably not the right place for younger children to sleep without an adult, however would be comfortable and safe for adults and older children.
ATTENTION: The secluded Sunrise Beach neighbor which consists of about 20 waterfront homes was originally only reached by boat/ferry. Today there is a road and path that brings you to the homes. To reach our house you park on the road above and walk on a waterfront pathway about the length of one city block. It is worth the walk!