USA Washington Puget Sound Gig Harbor Listing #28419

The Tides Retreat - Gig Harbor, WA

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23 reviews
Max. occupancy: 9 2 King Bed, 2 Queen Bed, 1 Futon 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms 4 dog max 
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Waterfront home & on-site guest house w/ full kitchens, a large deck, & firepits

Reserve this gorgeous beachfront paradise, consisting of both the main house and an on-site guest home, situated right on the shore of the Carr Inlet. Between the two rentals, you'll have plenty of space for up to nine lucky guests. The single-story main house features a chic, tastefully appointed living room with large windows, record player (with a large selection of vinyl), and a fun, retro jukebox. Prepare meals in the full, updated kitchen, or fire up the gas grill and dine outside on the expansive, furnished deck. The 650-square-foot guest house includes a well-equipped compact kitchen, a desk and chair, cozy furnishings, and its own furnished patio area with an additional grill.

What's nearby:
Drop in to the water and take your kayak out for a morning paddle. Kopachuck State Park, just a couple miles away, features two miles of shaded hiking trails, sun-warmed beaches, picnic areas, and outdoor activities that include swimming, paddleboarding, boating, shellfish harvesting, and saltwater fishing. Only five miles from this rental, visit downtown Gig Harbor for shops, restaurants, and even a movie theater. And enjoy a day trip or two to Vashon Island (the Point Defiance Ferry is 14 miles east), Tacoma (16 miles southeast), Port Orchard (19 miles north), or Seattle (35 miles northeast).

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchens in both rentals
* The Tides Retreat consists of Little Tides and The Tides, both of which may be rented individually.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

House rules


Kitchen & dining






Sound view

Water view


Mountain view





Wireless router


Nearby activities & attractions

Golf nearby


Gas grill : Private




Safety & accessibility

Accessible bath/shower

23 reviews

Kelly R. Jan 2023
We've stayed here the last 3 years in January. It's right on the water and you can ask for better views.
Arlene M. Jan 2023
Wide open living and dining room, a view of the water that overlooks the beautiful large deck. Fully equipped kitchen, extra freezer, washer and dryer. House was clean and spacious! Ask for correct driving directions.
Phuong H. Aug 2022
Beautiful landscaped property, We love enjoy water front, big house, we had a wonderful time as well ,great place to stay,will try again next year.
but 2 bath room can't not lock :( if your home changes the wooden floor it is cleaner, the house will be perfect.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Phuong, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. The bathroom door locks have been replaced. We appreciate you letting us know that there is room for improvement, and will follow up with the owner regarding your feedback. We look forward to hosting you again.
Stephanie S. Feb 2022
The house was perfect for us!! Super clean and fully stocked in the kitchen. Once we checked in, we never left!! The views were amazing. The fenced in backyard was a joy for our dog, as well as the beach access directly from the back yard!! We loved the jukebox and the vinyl collection. We would definitely stay again!!
Anne E. Dec 2021
I loved being able to look out at the beautiful water view. There were 3 bedrooms in the main house and 1 + in the little tides, large living room and kitchen, which made it roomy and comfortable for 4 people or more. Loved the jute box for dancing!
Kevin P. Aug 2021
Had family from both sides of our new family in from East Coast and California who were actually meeting for the first time. Deck was a great place to sit and relax and talk to one another. The tides was spacious and the older family loved its all one floor. The little tides was a great place for our dog to hang out and relax. Kayaking was a big hit. The juke box was a big hit. The grill was awesome to have. The weather was perfect.
Patti B. Jul 2021
We loved the space in the house and the huge deck was awesome. There was plenty of room inside and out for our family of 7 adults and 2 toddlers. We spent most of our time outside and appreciated that it was fully fenced for our dog and toddlers. We are watching the sunset over the water right now and don’t want our vacation end. We hope to come back again!
Becky N. Jun 2021
Great house! Beautiful sunsets! The houses are clean and have everything you need for cooking and playing. We had a minor issue during our stay and the response was immediate. Great communication. The name of the house is perfect as we got to watch the tide come in and go out each day. The pictures are accurate. This house is really that beautiful. We hope to rent this house again the next time our family gets together in Gig Harbor.
Cindy P. Apr 2021
Lovely, elegant home. Everything we needed except food was provided. Yard is an oasis, views are beyond stunning. Owner(s)has incredible taste in music and entertainment provided. We booked our next stay in this house on our second day of the first one.
Bryn K. Apr 2021
Beautiful landscaped property, we had a wonderful time as well as our pup. Would like to rent again this summer, but it’s all booked up! Will try again next year.
John M. Mar 2021
Great place to stay. Location and scenery are wonderful. We would definitely stay here again.
Jennifer B. Mar 2021
The view was nice. Landscape was beautiful. Very well equipped in the kitchen.
Lots of linens and odds and ends that were very accommodating.
A bit confusing with regard to rooms and beds. Needed to call to clarify and still not exactly what we were expecting.
Worth every bit of the money I spent for our family trip/reunion.
Every member of family had to wear layers to stay warm. Could not warm up either home with heat up higher than normally expected.
Great experience
Very secluded and private.
Kelly R. Jan 2021
Loved everything, house is clean and beautiful. Bathrooms are a little out of date, but thoroughly clean and well maintained. The guest house is also amazing, a great place to just hang and stare at the water.
Sheila P. Dec 2020
A friend and I stayed here to get some work planning done. I didn’t want to go home! The home has a great layout, clean and cozy, right on the water with a manicured lawn.
Kathryn K. Dec 2020
Enjoyed the location, the music and the space. Would have liked some clearer instructions on a few items such as the heat thermostats, the convection oven and the garbage pick up. But, would love to come back in the summer. Can only imagine it would be totally awesome in weather where the deck was usable.
Heaton and Ann W. Oct 2020
We had not travelled anywhere since COVID emerged in March and were looking for a place to escape the Seattle area for a few nights. This home far exceeded our expectations. It is a beautiful home with a laid back atmosphere. It's got plenty of room to host a large family or the two of us. It is pet friendly and our puppy enjoyed lying around and watching the birds.

My wife and I both slept soundly. I averaged 8 1/2 hours of sound sleep for the three nights.

They have a Wurlitzer juke box with great music selection. We enjoyed just relaxing from the rat race and charging our batteries.

We truly enjoyed our stay and are looking forward to returning.
Anjuli L. Sep 2020
During COVID-19, it's difficult to safely vacation with multiple households. But if you rent the main house and the guest house, you'll have a fantastic shared outdoor area for maintaining 6' social distance! There's plenty of seating on the deck, and each house has its own fire pit.

At low tide, exploring the bare lake bottom is fun for everyone. The lakefront and grassy areas are an exciting and safe adventure for dogs. Multiple clamming beaches are less than an hour away, and Fred Meyer, Safeway, and Milkvue, are 15-20 mins away.

The main house is very spacious with big windows for natural lighting. Aside from the dog smell (as to be expected from a dog-friendly rental), we found the house to be very clean. The kitchen was stocked with new sponges, plenty of soap, and hand sanitizer. We had just enough dishwasher pods to get us through our stay, and we appreciated the variety of cookware and appliances (food processor, full set of knives, collanders, cutting boards, and more).

When we checked in, we noticed the main house refrigerator was warm and leaking melted ice. Luckily, there's a refrigerator in the guest house too. Also, Vacasa very helpful in troubleshooting the issue and then sending a maintenance person out just a few hours later.

As another reviewer mentioned, our map apps took us down the wrong road. When you book the house, make sure to note the street name in the address. Your map app will tell you to turn off of that street name as the last step in your directions. As long as you stay on that street name, you'll find the house easily.

We loved this house and were very happy with the response from Vacasa when we had our refrigerator issue. Would definitely rent this house again.
Katin R. Aug 2020
Perfect yard and waterfront setting, great for kids and dogs alike! The house was comfortable and well equipped. Note there is another rental on the property that shares the yard, but thankfully it wasn’t occupied while we were there.
William Todd J. Jul 2020
Beautiful spot, views and nice open floor plan. Great for our family!
Limor C. Jul 2020
I actually had a very bad experience with Vacasa previously. And this was my second round with them, I loved this house, it was beyond what I expected. I loved the fact that they prepared it with extra attention to details for a family stay (extra beach towels, seating areas, kitchen fully packed etc). The house is wonderful, we had a great time and might come back for more. The only thing you need to remember is that there are 2 extra units within the same property lines, basically the units seats on the same location, so we got lucky and we were alone there but had there been someone renting the other 2 units our vacation would probably got destroyed since you literally seat in the same back yard.
Meg D. Jun 2020
Property is private and home is beautiful with awesome musical options — jukebox and record player were big hits. Watch the tides when you book. All our days were marked by no water from 11-5 ish!!!