Comfortable room downtown Tacoma

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

A warm and inviting home to rest, relax and recharge surrounded by interesting things to delight the senses!

Your host, Cheri
26 Reviews
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a few hours

A warm and inviting home to rest, relax and recharge surrounded by interesting things to delight the senses!

The Space

A deeply relaxing and comfortable room in my delightful historic Tacoma home is ready to embrace you!

I've had such a great experience hosting guests from all over the world in my top floor attic room that I've prepared an extra upstairs bedroom for this purpose as well. NEW photos coming soon!! This room has a queen size REAL bed with Tempurdic memory foam and luxurious down comforter!

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.

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 nearly twenty years 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

I can be available for guidance and recommendations or easily reached if I'm 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
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Some pets

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Cheri was very accommodating of our travel arrangements. Our booking was very easy and Cherie's answers were fast and precise. We loved the room we stayed in. The whole house is beautiful, cozy and clean. I recommend this place to travelers. We were in Tacoma attending our Son's graduation from University of Puget Sound and I would definitely stay here again if my travels brought me back to this neck of the woods!

    May 2014
  • The booking was very easy and Cherie's answers were fast and precise. We loved the room we stayed in. The whole house is beautiful and well decorated. I recommend this place to travelers.

    May 2014
  • This is like an old world boardinghouse in all the best ways. The room is clean, comfortable, and full of character. The other boarders are nice, friendly, and quiet. I will be back.

    May 2014
  • We really enjoyed our stay at Cheri's place. The location was ideal for us. Her home is very comfortable and inviting. We will definitely consider staying here again!

    April 2014
  • Cheri is so wonderful! Her home is so unique and charming. We stayed in the attic and were spoiled by her generosity. She was very helpful in recommending local attractions, all of which we found to be great! Definitely a great deal for a great home and an even greater host :)

    March 2014
  • What a wonderful place to stay! I was in Tacoma for a conference and Cheri made sure it felt like home. The house is so lovely -- lots of character and in a really cute neighboorhood, and an easy walk to just about anywhere.

    February 2014
  • Cheri was the consummate host. From the moment I arrived I felt like a member of the family. Her quick but thorough tour of the beautiful house was informative and saved me time during my stay.
    She opens her house wholeheartedly to include refrigerator, washer/dryer and living area. Cheri's other guests were quite lovely and very informative as well. I would stay with Cheri again if my business/vacation travel brings me "Home" to Cheri's!

    January 2014
  • Our stay with Cheri was fantastic. We visited Tacoma for my daughter's gymnastics meet. Cheri was so hospitable and kind. We are already planning to stay for another meet that my daughter has in the area!

    January 2014
  • Dear Cheri Rea,
    Your home was comfortable and located just right for our needs. We appreciated the time we spent chatting. We look forward to staying with you again.
    David Steinberg

    December 2013
  • Staying with Cheri was a treat! Her Victorian house is very beautiful and comfortable, complete with sweet kitties. I loved the antique flavor and inviting warmth of her colors. The room was very quiet. I would definitely recommend this rental to anyone who appreciates the finer things in life!

    November 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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