Guesthouse Perfect for Summer Concerts

Guesthouse perfect for concerts
Your summer vacation is waiting for you and it’s right here at the beautiful Guesthouse @ the Boatyard. It comes with a sweeping harbor view and a concert every Tuesday evening. How perfect to pair your Guesthouse getaway with one of the lively Summer Sounds at Skansie concerts in the park just below the waterfront suite.
You will be part of the hottest ticket in town when you stay at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard’s gorgeous Guesthouse on a concert night this summer. The very popular and free outdoor Summer Sounds at Skansie concerts run on consecutive Tuesdays through Aug. 16 in the park next to The Guesthouse @ the Boatyard. All concerts — held rain or shine — start at 6:30 p.m. in Skansie Brothers Park, in the heart of downtown Gig Harbor.

Stay at The Guesthouse for a Tuesday Evening Concert

Guesthouse for summer concert

Enjoy a Summer Sounds at Skansie concert from the decks of The Guesthouse @ the Boatyard, seen with the white railing in the background. Host friends to enjoy the music from the comfort of your own waterfront getaway suite.

The 1,700-square-foot Guesthouse overlooking the park is perfect for hosting friends and family for a summer concert. The suite’s spacious two-level decks offer a superb vantage point for viewing the band and watching the crowd below. You can enjoy the concert out of the fray, or go mingle in the crowd for a while before returning to your own Guesthouse retreat. Pick up dinner at JW @ the Boatyard, the food trolley at the entrance to Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard. Also, returning this summer, is the popular restaurant delivery service to the park during concerts by Gig Harbor’s favorite downtown eateries.

Guesthouse for concertsGuesthouse for concerts

The beautifully decorated Guesthouse @ the Boatyard is perfect for a larger group with its two bedrooms, two bathrooms, laundry room, dining room and open kitchen with ample counter seating. The Guesthouse offers a master en suite bedroom with a king bed, and a guest room with a queen bed — both bedrooms with walk-in closets. The living room has a cozy gas fireplace, TV and large view windows that make harbor-watching easy. Or, step out onto the 1,000-square-feet of deck space overlooking the park and harbor. Outdoor living and concert-viewing are comfortable and easy with tables, cushioned chairs and a gas grill.

Your Summer Vacation is Calling: Come to The Guesthouse

The Guesthouse @ the Boatyard comes with two free parking spaces below the unit and is wheelchair accessible from street level on Harborview Drive. The Guesthouse has a two-night minimum, welcomes children, offers Internet access and is non-smoking only. Some pets are welcome, but please discuss with our hospitality manager, Danielle Taylor, when booking your stay.

Trolley from The Guesthouse

The PT Trolley has a convenient stop just outside the entrance to Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard.

The Guesthouse is located in the heart of the downtown Gig Harbor waterfront — just steps away from all that is fun in the harbor. It is within easy walking distance of restaurants and bars, a gift-and-gourmet general store, spirit and beer tasting rooms, clothing and gift boutiques, book stores, art galleries and more. Leave the driving to someone else by hopping on the convenient PT Trolley, “Get Around Gig Harbor.” The trolley runs every 30 minutes and makes several stops in the historic downtown area, including the Finholm district at the end of the harbor, to the stores and restaurants in the Uptown shopping district.

The Guesthouse is Steps from Fun in the Harbor

  • The summer Waterfront Farmer’s Market is held in Skansie Brothers Park every Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. through August. Enjoy browsing the market next to The Guesthouse, then return to the suite with your goodies to take in the relaxing view of market activity in the park below.
  • Take a memorable harbor cruise aboard an authentic Venetian gondola right from Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard. John Synco, the singing gondolier with Gig Harbor Gondola, will provide appetizers and a serenade on a relaxing harbor tour aboard his 36-foot gondola, Nelly.
  • Be sure to stop by JW @ the Boatyard, the red food trolley offering delicious fare at the entrance to the marina. The tantalizing aromas will pull you in for JW’s cod & chips, blackened chicken tacos, apple cider pulled pork sandwiches and more.
  • Take in family-fun Movies in the Park on Friday evenings in July at Skansie. Times are approximate, as movies will start when it is dark enough. Movies are cancelled during rain or high wind. Bring chairs or blankets.
Guesthouse for concerts

The popular Beatniks, shown at last summer’s concert, are on the 2016 Summer Sounds at Skansie schedule for July 19. The Guesthouse and decks are seen in the background.

Remaining 2016 Summer Sounds at Skansie Concerts

July 12 — Rich Wetzel’s Groovin’ Higher Orchestra

July 19 — The Beatniks

July 26 — Danny Vernon’s Illusion of Elvis

Aug. 2 — The David Correa Group

Aug. 9 — The Olson Bros Band

Aug. 16 –Sounds Like Dolores 

To book your getaway at The Guesthouse, contact Danielle Taylor, hospitality manager at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard, at, or call 253-358-6546. Learn more about the guest suite under “Lodging” on this website’s main page or click Waterfront Vacation Rental.

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