Rick is the consummate host
Rick is the consummate host - Beach Bay Inn is everything
and more you would want for a perfect stay. Glorious
sunset view, super comfy bed, exquisite linens and the
thickest towels I've ever felt!
All the little niceties
have been covered - from charming candles to great coffee
and ice cubes in the freezer. Elegant glamorous &
We'll be back!
Cheers & many thanks!
Mary Ann - Vancouver BC.
PS thank you for the delicious chocolate mousse
last night, The perfect ending to a fabulous meal!
<treat; courtesy of Green Turtle
We loved all the space we had in both the penthouse and
Staying at your place was a very nice experience. You
made us feel very comfortable as well as our friends.
We loved all the space we had in both the penthouse &
mariner rooms. We plan on coming back and will highly
recommend your place to our friends both local to Washington
as well as those far away.
Bryan Desiree & Chris R.
Loved the room
Thank you so much for accepting our last minute request to
stay overnight! We appreciated your hospitality and
loved the room -
David & Christina M.
The views from our room were second only to our kayak rides
Thank you for providing a great relaxing place for us to
celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary. The home
you have created for guests is private, relaxing and
beautiful. The views from our room were second only to
our kayak rides and the dozen roses you left in our room to
help us celebrate our special day. We would recommend
your home to others and plan on coming back to watch the
eagles and sea lions. Thank you!
Scott & Kristin K.
The grounds are delightful especially the fountain and
the white sandy beach above the natural beach.
We enjoyed our stay in your beautifully appointed guest
house. The furnishings are tasteful and comfortable.
The grounds are delightful especially the fountain and the
"white sandy beach" above the natural beach.
Thank you for your hospitality and friendliness.
Suggestion: the directions on the website to your
location: you might want to include instructions from
both 16E and 16W as well as the exit numbers.
<we will update
As we look out at glassy Henderson Bay watching the
seals play, it is certain we will return.
Rick & Kay were fantastic hosts! We stayed for our 7th
wedding anniversary and couldn't have felt more welcome or
relaxed during our stay! From walking the beach at low
tide to relaxing on the "White Sand Beach" to
picnicking along the deck. This was a short stay that
will stick with my wife and I. As we look out at a
glassy Henderson Bay watching the seals play, it is certain
we will return.
<This is our new Bay View
Suite!! and our new white sand beach!>
will never forget this wonderful experience
This property is so beautiful & peaceful. Rick & Kay
work very hard to maintain the gardens & rooms - Kay's
decorating is incredible very warm & inviting - Your every
need is taken care of plus more. Thank you Rick & Kay
I will never forget this wonderful experience ~
Loved staying here
Thank you for all your help and hospitality! Loved
staying here. Especially enjoyed the view and beach.
Very quiet area with a tremendous amount of wildlife/nature!
A.R. Traveler's Haven
Felt like we were in a luxury Hotel!
We loved the luxuries provided - The bed was so comfortable
and the towels/linens were heavenly. Love the soaps
provided and the small kitchen with the refrigerator,
microwave, toaster, etc.
<Mariner Suite> Felt like we
were in a luxury hotel! We will definitely come back
and stay again!
Great spot on the Bay!
Great spot on the Bay! Rick & Kay are stupendous
hosts! Watch out for the currents with the kayaks by
the Purdy Bridge! The kayaks are very stable,
comfortable, and perform well in the current!
<Purdy Bridge is approximately 2
miles away north across Henderson Bay to Purdy ~ for
experienced kayakers. For beginning kayakers, all along the
shoreline of Henderson Bay on our "Gig Harbor side" is very
mild and easy. Kayaks launch off of our boat ramp!>
Steve & Barbara
Loved it !
Love it here, is a peaceful place and beautiful. I was
here on a warm, sunny October day, Loved it!
Love new bed
Love new bed
Roxanne & Richard
This place was over the top!
Rick & Kay,
I have stayed at the most amazing places & I
have to say this place was over the top.
Rick & Kay have been the most accommodating for all our
needs. I had the most amazing 50th birthday here!
Thanks for making it memorable!
Best B&B I have ever been to! Will be back.
Gracious Hosts! Thank you, thank you for making my
girlfriends 50th the best ever.
Most amazing stay!
Most amazing stay at a home/B&B ever! You are the
definition of excellence! So attentive and courteous
hosts ever! Thank you for an amazing experience.
Luxurious with a Spa feel!
Thank you so much for your warm hospitality. The two
suites were perfect for our family. Everything was
comfortable and well thought out. The beds were
awesome and the sheets were wonderful. Also, the
pillows were so comfortable. The bathroom towels and
shampoo, lotion and conditioner were all luxurious with a
Perhaps the favorite spot, however, was the
deck. The view was terrific and we enjoyed spending
time together as a family many mornings and evenings!
Also, the use of your kayaks was a great amenity - we
enjoyed them so much!
We enjoyed our time here immensely. We felt very
well taken care of!
My only suggestion is a lamp in the family room because,
at night, having only the overhead lights is not as cozy.
<new side table lamps installed in
the family room allows for cozy lighting 2013 ~ >
Thank you for welcoming us to your "gem" of a place!
Celia & Joe Meholic
We were pleasantly surprised immediately upon our arrival
that Rick & Kay's accommodations in Gig Harbor exceeded our
expectations. The photos posted on VRBO didn't do
justice to the penthouse accommodations & views of the
surrounding Puget Sound. WOW! For us, this place
was perfect as we needed peaceful sleeping arrangements and
minimal kitchen facilities as we were spending our days &
evenings with family in neighboring Horsehead Bay. My
sister & brother-in-law stayed in the Mariner which is the
perfect arrangement as they shared the additional
functionality of the Penthouse (kitchenette, washer/dryer,
and living area).
Thanks again Rick & Kay...we hope to be
back in the summers to come in the Great Northwest.
Dean & Rachel
of oyster & sand dollar beds and clear water!
Rick and Kay were friendly and attentive hosts from the
moment we arrived (early!) to our departure. This is
the perfect get-a-way if you want seclusion, spectacular
views and a gorgeous waterfront location away from crowds!
We went kayaking (using kayaks provided by Rick and Kay)
each afternoon, exploring what seemed miles of oyster & sand
dollar beds and clear water. The weather was two days
of unbroken sunshine, and two nights of serene, romantic
sunsets with cool temps and a silvery moon!! Making
for easy sleeping.
The room is commodious and luxurious
and included a large flat screen TV and refrigerator (we
used it for our abundant "leftovers" from a wonderful dinner
in Gig Harbor) with a sublime bed complete with beautiful
The grounds are beautifully landscaped - the stellar jay
sighting was a delightful sight - and included a plethora of
comfortable seating/lounging arrangements, including a
padded hammock with water views.
A fantastic location! Thank you Rick & Kay you're
doing a great job as hosts.
Loved the kayaking!
Very nice room & great view. Loved the kayaking.
Nice kitchen & TV room. Beautiful flowers on the
property & relaxing fountain.
Rich & Kristi Pitts
Perfect location. Close enough of a drive but far
enough away to feel like you're getting away.
Beautiful view, comfortable room and close to nice
restaurants. We particularly enjoyed kayaking to see
the eagle's nest and watching the stars while relaxing in
the hammock. We got exactly what we were hoping for.
We honestly can't think of any way it could be better...
John R. & Athena B.
Would recommend to anyone and plan to be back!
We really enjoyed the accommodations. It was peaceful
and wonderful. Very comfortable bed!!!
We would recommend to anyone and plan to be back.
so much for everything!
Renee & Mark
Our favorite place to stay in Gig Harbor!
Gig Harbor Beach Bay Getaway is lovely. We very much
enjoyed our stay. It is, in fact, our favorite place
to stay in Gig Harbor. We will be back again and
Jon, Kate, and I highly recommend it for friends,
family and anyone looking for well appointed rooms with the
most amazing ironed and lightly starched sheets, a fantastic
view of the water, and the nicest host and hostess
Hummingbirds & squirrels! Actually looks like a
chipmunk - no tail to speak of.
Jon & Diane
|Love the Essentiel Elements
in the bathroom!
So lovely & lovingly appointed!
Love the Essentiel Elements in the bathroom!
< Gilchrist & Soames ~ shampoo,
conditioner, shower gel >
Oh what an awesome place!!
Oh what an awesome place!!
The Penthouse Suite was awesome
- Well supplied, great bed - TV & sound awesome & beautiful
A peaceful bit of heaven during a very busy wedding
Our hosts VERY helpful, friendly, and
We will have incredible memories in our hearts forever -
The views are so beautiful - The deck area was a favorite
for eating, relaxing, reading & visiting -
We can hardly wait to return for another visit -
Thank you Rick & Kay - You're the
"hosts" with the "mostess"
Dave & Shari
Gorgeous Rooms & Views!
Gorgeous Rooms & Views! Wonderful Hosts! Rick &
Kay - You Are The Best!!
Towels - A++
Mattress - A++
Sheets - A++
Lighting - A++
Amenities - A+++
PS. a double hook on the back of the bathroom door would
< it's in the works ~ we'll be
installing it on Thurs ~ thank you for the idea!!! for the Mariner >
From Grandma Ruth: - You are Wonderful
The place is a little taste of Heaven, Peaceful, Beautiful &
& could enjoy forever, an oasis from a
Hope to see you again - if not here then up there before the
of all this beauty.
Love & Prayers ~ Grandma Ruth ~
Gaylene & Grandma Ruth
Feeling of luxury
A perfect end to our three-month "around-the-world"
trip, which included Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand
and the west of the U.S.A.
The unobtrusive, warm-hearted
hospitality of Rick and Kay makes them the perfect B&B
hosts. Their attention to detail, their help and good
advice enhanced the time we had here.
The quality and style of decor in the rooms and apartment
, together with the excellent "supplies" added a feeling of
Evening in the setting sun, on the deck with a drink or
coffee, looking out over the inlet, is sublime - calm,
We shall return!
John & Diane
England, United Kingdom
Absolutely the Best
Absolutely the best place we've stayed at! The
hospitality, warmth & friendliness of our hosts was very
touching. It felt like friends opened up their home to
us and made sure we were well taken care of.
The suite was
everything we hoped for and more!
We absolutely loved the view from our room and the
private deck area. All amenities were luxurious and we
also enjoyed the beautiful gardens, patios and watching the
birds and squirrels around our room.
Thank you Rick & Kay
P.S. We are blessed to have found this place.
Andy & Tina G.
Views were breathtaking
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The views were
breathtaking and Rick and Kay were wonderful hosts.
The Penthouse and Mariner Suites were perfect accommodations
for our family to celebrate our daughter's graduation from
UPS and provided respite with helping her pack up her
apartment to move home.
Thank you for the fabulous stay!
Melanie, Paul, Hanna, Kenny
One of the most serene places I have stayed. Quiet,
peaceful, well equipped.
Host & hostess went out of their way to accommodate our
I will be back!
Great Place - Clean, Friendly, Wonderful Atmosphere, and
everything you need to have a nice relaxing time.
well spent. Will most definitely refer friends &
Craig & Leanna
Million Dollar View
We needed a place to spend the New
Year's weekend and your B&B was perfect - secluded &
private. The penthouse suite had the comfort of your
own place with the living and cooking area. Spacious
and the ambience is beyond words - We loved the luxury
linens & beddings and the million dollar view
Last but not least, we loved the
hosts, Kay & Rick - very warm and welcoming. thank you
for your introduction to B&B - it's my first experience and
it's memorable and pleasant. Will definitely return!!
M. G. Cati
WOW! What a terrific place!
We enjoyed the fantastic view and the oh-so-comfortable
suite. Thank you so much. We look forward to
coming back sometime.
Richard & Julie
PS: Thanks for printing the forms and faxing them
It was the most relaxing place to stay. Rick and Kay
are most cordial and friendly. The room was 5 star!
I will Definitely Return,
Another Wonderful Stay...
Rick & Kay,
Thank you for so much
for yet another wonderful stay at your B&B. The
Wine Tasting was great. Diana's (of The Wine
Studio) choice of wines was superb. She really seems
to know her grapes. Our friends mentioned to us at
dinner how much your hospitality was appreciated.
Thank you again for making our stay memorable.
We look forward to our next visit,
Rick & Antonia
We had such a great time here!
Sitting on the deck sipping wine (at the wine tasting) was a
major highlight. It was amazing being on the deck with
the heat-lamp! The rooms
are wonderful. The bed and sheets are super
comfortable. The bagels and fresh fruit delivered in
the morning was sure a pleasant way to start the day.
The owners were very friendly, generous, and
always willing to do whatever to improve our stay.
We will definitely recommend this B&B
to our friends and we would love to come back again!
Thanks for a wonderful time!
PS. Even the shower towel was awesome!
Ellie & Dennis
Very nice, peaceful, quiet &
comfortable. Bed, linens & towels were luxurious.
Great Breakfast! Thank you for the gift set of
toiletries! Thanks for everything - Enjoyed meeting
Diane & Randy
Palm Beach, FLA.
Better By Far
The Penthouse Suite where we stayed
was as nice in accommodations as it was in Style and High
End materials in it's furnishings. Rick and Kay
are naturals in running a B&B. They seem to have
thought of everything a five star resort would offer you,
IE: A heater on the deck overlooking the bay,
beautifully selected wine glasses, linens, soaps, dishes.
The suite was first rate but with a comfortable homey feel -
not like a hotel at all. Better By Far.
The place is located in an
upscale neighborhood on a waterfront street with 180 Degree
views of the Bay & Peninsula across the Bay. It
doesn't get much better than these Vistas and Sunsets!
It's Extremely quiet, serene and private and it smells
Heavenly. The grounds are lushly planted and mother
nature helps out here with wonderful soft rains.
Rick and Kay are eager to help
with any need, bright, pleasant, warm and down to earth.
A pleasure to share the property with.
Thank You for the Wonderful
Gilchrist & Soames toiletries!!
Jim & Julianna
You and your wife had
made it so enjoyable for all of us. We have been taken
care of like family. The accommodations are first
class - 5 star. The Best Bed & Breakfast
we have stayed! I would recommend it to everyone.
If and when we are back
in this area, this will be where we stay!
Don & Kathy
Sublime & Luxurious
Idyllic setting combined with a restful
ambience beckoned us to stay longer than planned. Your
attention to detail, the sublime evening on the deck, and
the luxurious feel of the linens and decor make your bed and
breakfast a special place to stay.
The breakfast was
generous. Beautiful outdoor sitting areas!
Our suggestion is the possible addition (in the
Mariner) of folding chairs for eating inside in case the
weather prohibits the use of your beautiful outdoor sitting
< A brand new bistro-set was purchased
8/24/2010 for the Mariner >
We've enjoyed our stay.
Thank you for your hospitality and great advice for what to
do and where to go in Gig Harbor.
A. & L.
A wonderful place, like being home,
only better. Very! comfy bed, decor
is in excellent taste thru out - lovely sitting bench
looking into the garden & fountain. Oh, spa products
Roxanne & Richard
Lovely Setting, beautiful room
including shower and honeymoon suite Soft Jacuzzi Tub!
The room was amazing and the house
is gorgeous. Very happy we decided to spend our
special night here. Thank you for your hospitality.
Rob & Beth G.
We stayed the night of our wedding
and were blown away by the hospitality and beautiful
Honeymoon Suite! The breakfast was delicious and the
room was so comfortable and beautifully decorated.
Thank you so much!
Rick & Anna
View is Spectacular
We had a great time. The view
is spectacular - the penthouse is beautiful and comfortable
(beautifully furnished!) We plan to come back!
out of 10 Recommendation - P.S. Super friendly & helpful
Ted & Jeanne
Most generous & kind innkeepers
Kay & Rick - You are the most generous and kind innkeepers
I've met. Your stylish home was comfortable and
lovely. Thank you so much for taking care of me &
making me feel so welcome! Until next time!
tennis 4 life
& Linens to die for!
Dear Rick & Kay,
Thank you for
making us feel so very welcome & comfortable. What a
beautiful place - inside and out. The room was
gorgeous! The bed & linens - to die for! Felt
like we were at a 5-star rated hotel - yet very cozy.
Thank you for the spa gift you left us in the room.
We enjoyed time spent talking
with you and the amazing view from the deck. You are
so very blessed to live here - thank you for sharing it with
others. We love everything about this place. We
be back, maybe sooner than you think. Had a
wonderful time here & in Gig Harbor - what a special place!
God Bless you both richly,
Barb & Dick
it's all true:
Feel free to use this blurb as you see fit, it's all true:
Staying with Rick and Kay in Gig Harbor was as warm and
inviting as any Bed and Breakfast could be.
Michael and Chris
The house, the landscaping, and the waterfront, all
complimented the genuine care and hospitality that Rick and
Kay share so naturally.
We enthusiastically recommend Gig Harbor Beach Bay.
You will feel welcomed and at home from the first moment.
Sheets are wonderful and the beds
are very comfortable! Fabulous
location!!! Kay & Rick are very attentive and
Need to get Kayaks - to do a water
< brand new Kayaks delivered
08/20/2010 for our guests >
P. & A. & family & friends
Your bed & breakfast was amazing. We had such a
wonderful time! Rick was so friendly & helpful.
suggestion would be a hair dryer.J
< hair/blow dryers purchased 08/2010 & put into each
bathroom (suites) for our guests >
Michael & Tera
Nothing could make my stay here more wonderful! The
accommodations are true luxury. The furnishings
lovely, the bay view magnificent, and of course Rick and Kay
could not have done more to meet and exceed my every
need. I will definitely recommend Beach Bay to all my
friends. Thank for a lovely week.
Have to give you 5 stars
Rick & Kay,
Thanks so much for a wonderful stay. I
have to give you 5 stars. First of all the
accommodations are amazing, beautiful view of the sound,
immaculate rooms, over the top as far as meeting our needs -
and fun, sweet friendly proprietors - Definitely will come
T. & P.
Everything was wonderful!
Everything was wonderful! We really enjoyed our stay.
You have created a beautiful home and property with so much
attention and love. We loved the room, gardens, (rock
& flower), deck etc. The finer touches were lovely as
well (towels, sheets, candles, throw blankets etc.)
Breakfast in bed was great & delicious! Of course your
hospitality was what made our stay even better.
You were so welcoming and helpful and have great energy and
love that transmits onto your guests. We will
definitely recommend you to other UPS families from
B. & E.
Have to get one of these
What we enjoyed the most was the view (Honeymoon suite), the
comfy bed and the relaxing Jacuzzi soft tub (have to get one
of these). The hospitality and the attention to detail
was great too. It was convenient to be able to eat
breakfast in bed while looking at the view.
D.O. & S.O.
Quiet, Peaceful, Charming
Quiet, peaceful, and charming - we had a great time!
The Penthouse is beautifully done, and the fireplace in the
bedroom is a great touch.
We awoke refreshed and were met
by a wonderful breakfast of fruit and pastries all left for
us by our precious hosts Rick & Kay.
We'll be back!
J. & C.
Far the Best
Thanks Rick & Kay
I have stayed at quite a few Bed &
Breakfasts over the years. I can honestly say this was
by far the best. From the moment I spoke with Rick
about last minute reservations in their Honeymoon Suite,
'till the time we left, I have never had hosts go so far out
of their way to accommodate us. The room's decor is
very tastefully done. The view from our plush bed was
amazing! Breakfast was served when we wanted it and
was one of the best we've had!
Can't leave out the wonderful soft tub! We had a
wonderful stay and will definitely return.
Rick & Antonia
We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay with Rick & Kay!
It was our first time we've stayed here & it won't be our
last! Everything was wonderful...the newness & luxury
of the rooms (loved that!), the view from every room, the
comfortable bed & pillows, the TV w/selection of DVDs, the
scotch (which my husband loved!) the coffee in the morning,
the terrific breakfast - where did you buy those bagels???
FANTASTIC and a late check-out to enjoy it all! Thank
you for a wonderful experience!
Thank you so much Rick &
Kay! We will see you in the summer.
S. & N.
Dear Rick & Kay
Thank you for making my husband's birthday
weekend special. We love the Mariner room; the view of
the water and the lovely settings . Comfy bed and
bedding. "Over the Top" decorations! Good Job Kay!
The feel of the rooms is pure luxury. (Thank you for
our Spa gift - how thoughtful!) Last night we so
enjoyed the 2nd floor courtyard patio sheltered from the
wind, private and romantic as we enjoyed our own wine &
cheese & chocolates - that we didn't leave to go elsewhere
for dinner! We could not have picked a better spot for
a much needed getaway.
Thank you for making us feel pampered and welcome.
Your business will succeed because of all the "right
touches" and because of your gracious hospitality.
J & D.
The Mariner Room was beautifully decorated and very
comfortable; Bed Linens were luxurious and made-up
Perfectly! The continental breakfast was Fresh & well
Rick and Kay are great Hosts!
D & Bev
Thank you for a lovely stay at the Beach Bay
Penthouse, which was a very spacious and private
The decor was cozy and inviting and the view of Henderson
Bay was fabulous. Waking up to the sound of the
waterfall and wind chimes was an unexpected bonus!
You both were very friendly and welcoming and made us
feel more like special guests than just patrons at your B&B.
We will definitely recommend your place to anyone heading
in this direction for the weekend.
W. & Susan
Thank you it was a lovely and very comfortable stay.
The Honeymoon Suite with the great scenic view of the
oceanfront was gorgeous. What made this stay the best
and stood-out from any Hotel, Resort, or even B&B stay (for
me and my husband) was the Hospitality.
It was warm &
personal. Rick and Kay attended to our every need.
To all that come you will not want to leave! Just
being around Kay and Rick will make you want to enjoy their
establishment even more.
Ti & Art
We had a wonderful stay! Rick & Kay were
accommodating. Their attention to detail was fabulous!
The Penthouse was beautiful, quiet and relaxing.
We would definitely return and recommend this lovely Bed &
breakfast. Thank you so much for making our stay
spectacular! What a gorgeous view!
C. & C.
Federal Way, WA.
Fantastic! Perhaps the best B & B in which we have
We could not ask for a more well-balanced
combination of hospitality, courtesy and privacy.
Thank You Rick and Kay!
E. & G.
Salt Lake, Utah
|Kay and Rick,
We're long overdue in thanking you for your fine
hospitality during our stay at Gig Harbor Beach Bay.
Simply said, it was Great!
From our very first
inquiry into staying there and right up until our
vacation time was over the whole experience couldn't
have been better. You are friendly, gracious
hosts and the setting there is beautiful.
Your accommodations, the separate Marine suite
and the Penthouse were perfect for us. For our
friend, Kim, from nearby Medina, it was an easy
3-day getaway close to home. For us, escaping
the heat of Southern California, it was a week of
memorable vacation fun and exploring all that is
picturesque and quaint in Gig Harbor. As you
know, it was a special occasion reunion for us and
we are fortunate to have discovered your waterfront
hideaway to enjoy it.
Thanks again for all,
R. and D.
San Diego, CA.
and K. (Medina)
|We had a great time at
the Gig Harbor Beach Bay Bed & Breakfast. Rick and
Kay truly went out of their way to make sure we all
had an enjoyable time. The penthouse suite was
spotless and very tastefully decorated. Walking down
to the beachfront was very relaxing and lounging on
the deck/patio in the evening to enjoy the beautiful
sunset was great. We would highly recommend this B&B
to anyone looking to get away and enjoy a weekend
away. Thanks again - everything was great!
Maple Valley, WA