Cozy nest in delightful Tacoma home

House - Private room · South 8th Street, Tacoma, WA 98405, United States

A warm and relaxing room that many have described as feeling like a "retreat"!

The Space

A sensual and cozy room in my delightful historic Tacoma home is ready to embrace you!

Perfect for a solo traveler or a romantic escapade this inviting bedroom gets lovely morning and afternoon light and is ideal for studying, writing, making art, napping and of course deep sleep when the time comes.

Updated photos coming soon - this room now has a REAL bed and it's super comfortable with a luxurious feather top and down comforter!
There is also a sweet rocking chair, a dresser and desk with a full spectrum light.

Located in Historic Hilltop Tacoma, surrounded by the elegant Stadium District and world class Wright Park we're an easy walk to many compelling areas of interest in the Theatre, Business, and Museum Districts. Home of the internationally renown Tacoma Glass Museum, the LeMay Car Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Downtown Convention Center, Tacoma Dome events center, University of Washington/Tacoma Campus and the University of Puget Sound in the neighboring Proctor District.

Enjoy a wide variety of dining options, walk to the local farmers market, a fine assortment of neighboring pubs and swanky cocktail lounges!

To the north approximately 30 miles, the city of Seattle is just an express bus ride away - the express service leaves every half hour and offers a speedy direct public transportation option - keeping in mind that while Tacoma is vibrant it's quite sleepy and the public transportation system reflects this - the last bus back to Tacoma leaves downtown Seattle just prior to midnight.

Seattle/Tacoma International Airport is approximately 20 miles to the Northwest - travel times vary but typically it's about a half hour drive.

Free unlimited parking directly out front, kid and pet friendly home and yard, internet access and work space, meditation and yoga space, stereo system and comfortable lounging space.

Enjoy my in-home Massage studio, a quiet sanctuary for meditation and shared relaxation - explore the delightful array of massage and essential oils!

Happily celebrating my 18th year as a Licensed Massage Practitioner please consider scheduling a deeply relaxing and restorative massage session during your stay!

60 min./$60.00
90 min/ $80.00

(advance notice extremely helpful in accommodating your request)

There are two shared bathrooms on the middle floor, typically never a wait and please make yourself right at home in the kitchen and common areas on the main floor.

There is a darling park with a playground directly next door and a larger city park with trails and a children's water park just three blocks away and a bunch of other offerings to explore nearby!

Guest Access

Television/cable/DVD media room

Work space with high speed Internet
Computer, printer available

Common areas of the home, massage room, kitchen, porches and garden

Interaction with Guests

Happily available for guidance and recommendations or easily reached if off on my own adventure!

The Neighborhood

My home is located in a sweet enclave of thoughtfully preserved historic homes just above the theatre district in the downtown corridor.
World class performance art and cultural events happen just a few blocks away!

Many interesting and compelling services including a variety of dining options are within a moments walk. Within my block are several establishments offering artisan crafted cocktails and inspired menus!

A darling park with a community garden is right next door and a large urban park with a historic botanical conservatory is just around the corner!

There is a charming (& free!) light rail "Link" that is a short walk away offering access to the Museums and State University District.

Getting around

Located a few blocks down the hill is a transit center with access to Express bus service to downtown Seattle and beyond.

There is a charming (& free!) light rail "Link" that is a short walk away offering access to the Museums and State University District.

Other Things to Note

As an independent business owner in the heart of our quirky City and as a smitten longtime resident of Tacoma, I can offer a unique perspective of our beloved and often misunderstood "Gritty City"
and I know where all the really swell things things are and delight in discovering the new offerings too!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2.5
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $275 /week
Monthly Price: $750 /month
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Cheri was wonderful, and very accommodating of our travel arrangements. The room was fantastic, and the entire house was beautifully decorated. All common areas were clean and well-kept, and she had extras of everything you could think of. It was easy to come and go as you pleased, and it was incredibly conveniently located for all of the things that we wanted to do while we were there. We were on foot, and the bus line was 3 blocks from her front door.

    April 2014
  • Cheri's cozy room was just what I was looking for. I was traveling by myself and I certainly did not feel lonely at Cheri's home. It really was "Mi casa es su casa". The interior design was just my style and it was nice to have the other room guests there to converse with. I had never stayed in a shared space situation before and it really was nice! Even though there was a lot of action at the house, I had 2 nights of quiet, satisfying sleep. Thanks Cheri! I hope to see you again.

    March 2014
  • My business trip had an element of vacation like wonder thanks to Casa de Cheri (not official name of beautiful house, but could be)! The house had a beautiful blend of old architecture with modern comfort. Warm and artistically designed, a nice break from stale and boring hotel stays. The location was convenient to get to and from, close to downtown and major thorough-ways but also in a safe, quiet neighborhood. The bed was one of the most comfortable ones I have ever slept in!!! Room came with plenty of reading material, comfy places to plugin the laptop and do work and a yoga mat in case you need to get your stretch on! I loved it! Cheri was wonderful as well, very accommodating, sweet and helpful. She knows all the hidden hotspots. There is also in house massage offered there, a service I desperately had wished I had time to take advantage of.

    Loved my stay!

    ***please excuse any typos or spelling mistakes, doing this on my smart phone.

    February 2014
  • The place is charming and Cheri is a very wonderful person.
    I had a great time there. There is a piano which is pretty good if you play. Very calm and peaceful. I stayed in the less expensive room and it was bigger and better than I expected. Lots of fantastic books. Nice view out of the windows, various lighting options, There are I think four different lights so you can have a reading light, bright light mood lighting desk light. All which makes it much nice than any kind of hotel room .....
    Basically I was totally happy with the experience. There was a nice couple in the room next to mine, heard them come and go a couple times but not a big deal. If you need more total privacy then I would take the upstairs room I guess.

    February 2014
  • Cheri is a most excellent Hostess!!! Very accommodating and a truly genuine human being--we look forward to staying w/ her again when in Tacoma!

    January 2014
  • Our stay at Cheri's house was amazing, squared!

    As soon as we got there, we were greeted by a small holiday gathering of Cheri, her Love, and two of her awesome friends. They warmly greeted us as we came out of the cold and into the warm, lush house. One of Cheri's friends summoned us onto her big, comfy, vibrating love seat, and poured us a Puerto Rican version of Egg Nog called Coquito. So, here we are, less than 5 minutes inside the house, and we're comfy and cozy in this lavish house, shoes kicked off, on a vibrating Love Seat, with an exotic drink in our mitts, amidst great company! Merry Christmas to US!!
    Cheri went out of her way to make sure our stay was a pleasant one, at the least....It was! The room was beautiful and clean, the bed warm and cozy, and the vibe of the place amazing! We couldn't have picked a more fitting spot. It was SO incredible, and the house so rich with heavy red velvet curtains, and tapestries on the walls and ceilings, in fact, that I thought that we must have fallen into a trap of vampires, and would be killed in our sleep.....But, nope!....We awoke every morning greeted by friendly smiles, and great vibes!
    Mahalo Nui, Cheri! Hope to see you on Kauai soon! :)

    January 2014
  • Cheri is a True Light. my wife + i enjoyed a rejuvenating sensual stay as a little romantic getaway. the lovely vibe in the air reminded us of our time in Zanzibar. before collecting my co-conspirator from the airport, Cheri & i had a nice little chat. (truth be told, i was a little late making the pickup, oops.) Cheri even set the mood with candles galore & a bottle of wine in the room. smooth as silk. a perfect rejoining for my lover + i prior to returning home to the Olympic Peninsula. we hope to host Cheri out there...

    December 2013
  • Beautiful house, comfortable bed, adorable cats, good location, great price.

    December 2013
  • A lovely and comfortable home. Thanks Cheri, see you next week.

    November 2013
  • Cheri was an excellent hostess, friendly and informative. The room and house were comfortable, and my guest and I had a good relaxing time. I would definitely check the availability of rooms with Cheri if I even needed to stay in Tacoma again.

    October 2013
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Cheri Rae, Licensed Massage Therapy
Hello, Thank you for your interest in staying in Tacoma, I've lived in various areas of our beautiful City my entire adult life and I'm still discovering things that delight me about living here! Licensed as a Massage Practitioner for nearly twenty years, I currently work from my home office and can provide massage services for fee upon request and subject to availability as part of your stay.
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