Guesthouse @ The Boatyard Ideal Winter Getaway

With the warm glow of the holidays behind you, it might be time to think about a cozy getaway to ward off the winter doldrums.  The beautiful Guesthouse @ The Boatyard is ready to be your home-away-from-home retreat with stunning views on the Gig Harbor waterfront.

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The spacious kitchen seats six at the counter and has a stunning view of the harbor.

Waterfront Guesthouse @ The Boatyard the Ideal Winter Getaway

Come refresh and renew at the luxury guest suite at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard in the historic downtown area. The beautifully decorated Guesthouse @ The Boatyard offers two bedrooms and two bathrooms, a warm and inviting gas fireplace and large TV in the spacious living room, and a roomy kitchen that looks out at the sparkling harbor.  Large view windows are perfect for harbor-watching and allow plenty of light reflecting off the water to brighten your winter stay.

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The beautiful master bedroom has an en suite bathroom and sliding door to private decks overlooking the harbor and park.

The 1,700-square foot luxury accommodation in the heart of historic downtown Gig Harbor is perfect for a large family or two couples.  It sleeps six with beds for four to six.  The Guesthouse features a master bedroom with a king bed, en suite bathroom with shower and soaking tub, and a walk-in closet. A sliding door from the master suite affords gorgeous harbor views and access to the private decks overlooking the marina and Skansie Brothers Park next door.

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En suite master bathroom has a shower and soaking tub.

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The second bedroom has a queen bed and walk-in closet. The Guesthouse welcomes children, has Internet access, is wheelchair accessible and is non-smoking only. Some pets are welcome, but please discuss with the owner. The spacious and beautifully decorated guest suite averages $300 per night, depending on time of year and has a one- to two-night minimum.

Waterfront Guesthouse @ The Boatyard the Ideal Winter Getaway
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There is plenty of seating in the comfortable living room featuring a cozy fire on winter days.

The Guesthouse @ The Boatyard pairs perfectly with an event going on at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard’s venue space below the suite, The Club @ The Boatyard. Consider hosting an anniversary party, wedding reception, wine-tasting or other gathering and having beautiful overnight accommodations all in one place.

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Wild Birds Unlimited is a must for unique yard art and supplies for feeding birds in the winter, just across the street from The Guesthouse at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard.

The Guesthouse @ The Boatyard is within easy walking distance of many attractions in the Gig Harbor downtown waterfront area. Restaurants, a general store, spirit and beer tasting rooms, clothing and gift boutiques, book stores, art galleries and kayak rentals are all within a few blocks of Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard and the Guesthouse.

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Sample spirits at Heritage Distilling Co. a few steps across Harborview Drive from Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard.

Waterfront Guesthouse @ The Boatyard the Ideal Winter Getaway

This convenient proximity to so many attractions along the harbor is mentioned frequently by visitors who have stayed at the The Guesthouse. Their satisfied comments fill the guest book in the suite:

“Three generations of the Jacobson family, plus one grand puppy, came to Gig Harbor,” wrote a guest from Tualatin, OR. “This was the perfect weekend getaway! We all loved watching the boats and people from the amazing deck. We enjoyed being able to walk everywhere — for some window shopping, restaurants, kayak rental and ice cream.  Having the park next door was perfect for our dog. What a lovely home. We are already thinking about when we can all come out for another long weekend.”

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McBeckland’s Ladies Boutique is across the street from Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard.

Waterfront Guesthouse @ The Boatyard the Ideal Winter Getaway

An Arizona woman wrote: “My husband grew up in Gig Harbor downtown (and)…this was the perfect getaway. We loved having all of the comforts of home and the proximity of restaurants and micro brews. We walked everywhere. The closeness of the ferry was a bonus. We went to a Seahawks and Mariners game and it made it so easy.”

A family from Cocoa Beach, FL, wrote: “Thank you for such a great getaway. This was perfect for our family. I love a place where you can walk everywhere. The views and the vibe were great! We will be back.”

A former Gig Harbor resident brought friends from Australia to “share the beauty of this amazing little town,” she wrote. “The location is magic and will be recommended to friends and future visitors. Thank you for sharing this with us.”


The Guesthouse has two levels of private decks overlooking the harbor and marina.

Waterfront Guesthouse @ The Boatyard the Ideal Winter Getaway

Another family was grateful for the serenity of The Guesthouse as they gathered for a memorial service: “Our family members traveled from Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Atlanta and Chicago to have our memorial celebration for our father’s life,” wrote a family member. “It was wonderful for us to have a home away from home that accommodated all our needs. What a beautiful spot. Thank you.”

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The attractive dining room is just off the kitchen and living room.

A couple from Victoria, B.C., stayed at The Guesthouse for the U.S. Open last summer: “Thanks for sharing your space. Great views, comfortable setting. It made our visit to Gig Harbor special.”

To book your winter getaway at The Guesthouse, contact Danielle Taylor, hospitality manager at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard, at, or call 253-358-6546. Learn more under “Vacation Rental” on this website’s main page at The Guesthouse @ The Boatyard, or Click here for the VRBO listing.

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