It is very important that you read and understand these policies.  All guests must adhere to them. 

The PAYING PARTY is responsible for any and all charges incurred during the reservation under its name whether that party is a guest or not.  This includes any charges incurred by visitors.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at info@portgambleguesthouse.com or 360-447-8473. 


Reservations are handled on a first come first served basis and are only confirmed with a deposit.  We cannot hold any dates until we have received your deposit.  While these deposits are non-refundable, they can be applied towards a future stay with us should your plans change.

Rates are subject to change and will only be guaranteed with a deposit.  Reseravtion quotes provided by us within 30 days of a rate change will be honored.  Quotes provided more than 30 days before a rate change will be subject to the updated rates.

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit cards.  We also accept checks and cash in US currency and drawn from a US bank.  Checks must be made payable to Port Gamble Guest Houses.  Foreign currency and checks drawn on non-US banks will not be accepted.

When you are ready to reserve, contact us directly and we will provide you with the methods for making a deposit.

All reservations require a 2-night minimum stay Oct 1 - Apr and a 3-night minimum stay May 1 - Sep 30.

Check our online availability calendar (updated daily) to see if your desired dates are available.

To make a reservation, contact us at: info@portgambleguesthouse.com or 360-447-8473.

Cancellation Policy

All payments are non-refundable.  However, you are more than welcome to change your reservation date at any time up to 7 days prior to your arrival date.  Under that circumstance, all payments can be fully applied towards the new reservation.  Cancellations requested within 7 days of your arrival (or if you are a no-show) will result in forfeiture of any payment(s).  

Occupancy Limits

Occupancy limits are one of our most important policies because they are set by the Washington State Department of Health.

  • Guest House 1: 10 people
  • Guest House 2:  8 people
  • Jamieson Suite: 3 people

Please note that we do not have room on the property for RV parking.  Additionally, we do not permit camper vehicles or tents to house additional people.  Overnight parking for additional vehicles is not available on our property or in town.  Violators may be ticketed and/or towed.  Please visit Kitsap Memorial State Park for nearby RV/camper accommodations.

These policies are strictly enforced.  Violations of these policies will result in additional fees.

Jamieson Suite

The Jamieson Suite is comprises the first floor bedroom and bath, sitting room, kitchen and laundry.  No other parts of the house (upstairs) may be used when only renting the Suite.  Signs of use upstairs will result in additional charges equating to the rental and cleaning fees for the entire house for the full duration of your stay.

Use Capacity Limit (for gatherings)

Use capacity is the total number of people the houses can support temporarily (e.g. for an event). Port Gamble Guest Houses' historic homes cannot support large events/parties. The houses have an enforced guest “use capacity limit” which includes registered guests:

  • Guest House 1:  15 including registered guests
  • Guest House 2:  12 including registered guests
  • Jamieson Suite: no gatherings permitted with this rental option

We recommend parties exceeding these numbers contact Port Gamble Events at 360-297-8074 for use of larger Port Gamble facilities.  In addition, all weddings must be arranged through Port Gamble Events.

A maximum of 30 guests may attend an event with the rental of both Guest Houses 1 and 2. Please respect the use capacity limit inside the houses. A portable toilet is required for use by the balance of guests when an event number exceeds the maximum occupancy limit. Port Gamble Guest Houses can assist you with arranging this service.  The cost for this is $295 and is non-taxable.

There will be a $400 damage deposit – processed within 7 days of checkout – for parties that exceed the maximum occupancy limit.  Also remember that all check-out responsibilities apply to gatherings.


Please note that smoking (including vaping) is prohibited everywhere on our property - not just inside the houses.  Evidence of this activity found inside the house will incur a flat $250 fee.

Check in/out Times

Check-in is anytime on the first day of your reservation.   Check-out is by 11 am.  Guests checking out after 11 am will incur a full day charge at the daily rate.   

Check-in instructions are provided within 7 days of arrival and after the balance has been paid in full.  For security reasons, we will only provide this information to the person listed on the reservation.  You are welcome to share this with other members of your party but be aware that we will not provide it should they contact us.  If you wish to include others in that notification, you will need to provide their contact information (name, e-mail and phone).

Town Events

The grounds around the houses extend to the white picket fence which marks the property. Port Gamble is very busy with events spring and summer. Port Gamble management sites all events which may border the property and impact your event. Please visit www.PortGamble.com or contact the Port Gamble Events Coordinator at 360.297.8074 with your questions/concerns.


Pets (dogs only - limit of 2 per house) are allowed with prior notice and agreement to honor the conditions listed below. Pet fees allow for a maximum of two dogs per house and are charged per dog (not per night). If you are planning to bring your dog, please review our pet and other policies.  Pet fees start at $25 per dog.  For stays of 3 or more nights, the fee is $35 for one dog or $60 for 2 dogs.

  • Pets are not allowed on the furniture or beds. 
  • Pets are not to be bathed inside of the house.  
  • We supply colored towels exclusively for use with pets.  Do not use the white towels or cloths with pets.
  • Pets must be under the supervision and voice control of their owners at all times. Under no circumstances are pets to be left unattended anywhere on the premises.
  • Pet owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pet(s). Pet owners must not allow pets to disturb other guests.
  • All pets must be up to date on rabies vaccinations and all other vaccinations. Heart worm preventative is highly recommended.  All pets are to be treated with Advantage or similar topical flea and tick repellent three (3) days prior to arrival.  Fleas and tick are common in this area and can cause harmful/fatal illness to humans and pets.

These policies are the sole responsibility of the pet owner. The Guest House owners assume no responsibility for illness or injury that may incur to pets or humans while on the premises.  We will charge your card for any damage caused by your pet or evidence of pets on furniture.

If you require any kind of dog daycare, please check out Run Dog Run (360-297-DOGS).  They are 4 miles south of us and offer kennel free boarding, daycare and other services.  Be sure to make arrnagements in advance of your arrival.

Check-out Responsibilities

All we ask is that you return the houses to the condition in which they were when you checked in.

  • Return all furniture (indoor and outdoor) and items to their original locations.
  • Place all dirty dishes in and start the dishwasher.  You do not need to wait for the dishwasher to finish.
  • Each house has one large residential trash bin and two recycle bins.  All trash placed in the trash bin should be securely bagged and tied shut (e.g. no open bags or unbagged refuse).  Recycle items should be clean.  Absolutely no food, liquid or trash should be placed in the recycle bins.  Additionally, no liquids (e.g. (un)opened beverages) should be placed in the trash.
  • Linens may be left on the beds and towels may be left in the bathrooms.
  • Set the termostat to 58 degrees.
  • Lock all doors and return the keys to the lock box.  Please scramble the code when closing it.  Lost key fee of $50 per key will be charged.
  • Failure to comply will result in fees levied against the paying party.  See Fees for Extra Cleaning to learn how to prevent these fees.  This includes signs of smoking on the property.

Gift Certificates

To redeem a gift certificate:

  • You must mention that you have a certificate when placing your reservation. Please note that a valid credit card is still required to hold your reservation.
  • As with any reservation, those made using gift certificates are also subject to availability.
  • You may book a date beyond the expiration date but the reservation must be made by the expiration date.
  • Gift certificates are not redeemable for cash.
  • Only one gift certificate can be used per reservation.
  • Gift certificates are only redeemable with reservations placed directly with Port Gamble Guest Houses (not 3rd party sites, e.g. AirBnb, VRBO, etc.).
  • The dollar value of the certificate can be applied towards a stay in any of our accommodations.
  • You are welcome to transfer the certificate to another person or use it as a donation to a charity.  Just let us know so that we can re-isue it.

Quiet Hours

Our quiet hours are 10:00 pm to 8:00 am.  Please be mindful of other guests as well as nearby communities who may be resting.

Use of the Grounds

Outdoor furniture and propane grills are available for use mid-June through September 30.  Relocating or removing any fixtures (including chairs, tables, umbrellas, etc.)  is prohibited.

Bonfires, open fires and fireworks are strictly are prohibited in all areas including the beach at all times.