About this listing
My whimsical home is a wonderful place to rest, relax and recharge! Filled with treasures to delight the senses, I invite you to deeply relax and enjoy the experience!
A deeply relaxing private room in my delightful historic Tacoma home is ready to embrace you!
Perfect for solo travelers or romantic escapades this private bedroom offers a delightful feather topped bed, work space with high speed internet and a wall of books to explore!
Located in Historic Hilltop Tacoma, surrounded by the elegant Stadium District and world class Wright Park it's 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, high speed internet, office supplies and work space available as well as a deeply relaxing meditation and yoga space and comfortable lounging areas!
Enjoy my in-home Massage studio, a quiet sanctuary for meditation and deep relaxation -explore the delightful array of essential oils!
With over twenty years experience as a Licensed Massage Practitioner please consider scheduling a deeply relaxing and restorative massage session during your stay!
90 min/ $100.00
(advance notice extremely helpful in accommodating your request)
There are two shared bathrooms on the middle floor, 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!
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!
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!
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 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!
Comfortable user friendly home - things you may need to make your stay for comfortable are easy to find!
There is delightful front porch that is sheltered and quite cozy. The back porch and yard while not large is spacious enough to spread out in the hammock or dine el fresco at the picnic table. Feel free to use the grill and say 'hi" over the fence to the neighbor's St. Bernard named Fletcher - he is a doll!
Smoking is permitted in either of these spaces and there are comfortable chairs to relax in and shelter from the weather. 420 friendly!
There is a recycling bin and a food compost bin that supports our neighborhood community gardens - if there is harvestable food from our garden please enjoy it!
Parking is easy - right out front - and free!
Our resident old lady kitty, Joyce, likes to sneak out on sunshiney days, please make sure she returns inside as you leave!
Dresser, end tables and spacious closet provide excellent storage to make yourself right at home here!
Upon arrival, there was a fresh pitcher of water left in the room.
The room and bed are very comfortable and spacious. I arrived late and left early, so I really did not utilize the rest of the home.
Thank you for your feedback regarding getting a hold of me and I apologize that I missed your phone call. I sent you all the information, including the parking information but I wish I could have clarified it for you. Knowing you had the door code information I went to bed and was fast asleep when you tried to get ahold of me about parking. For the record there are two designated spots for my household to use and unlimited free parking available all around.
Cheri's home is a slice of heaven. The history of the walls and the furnishings and little pieces of a life so well lived make you feel at home. Very clean and wonderfully set up for a short or longer stay. Cheri is radiant and her open arms and open house concept was beyond expectations. I actually am now considering Tacoma and Cheri's as a vacation destination to escape for a few days and just be comforted by the home she has built. BIG love. Ocean
From the moment I checked with Cheri Rae she was nothing more then kind and helpful. She provided me with very simple instructions on where her location was and how to get into the home if she was not there. The home was warm and inviting and the room was peaceful and very relaxing. There was a pitcher of chilled water waiting for me on the dresser and a very nice welcome note inviting me into her home. I ran into Cheri a couple days into my stay and she was very, very sweet and offered to help with anything while I was there. Thank you Cheri.
Cheri was in contact with us via email prior to our arrival and provided details to enable us to access the property during her absence.
The bedroom was clean and as described. Wifi worked well.
Kitchen was clean and well equipped.
Parking was available in the street in front of the property.
Location is near to the centre of Tacoma and provides easy access to Olimpia, the Peninsula and to the I90 leading to Spokane.
We would stay again.
This was our second stay here. Cheri is a friendly accommodating hostess. The room was fine, great reading light and lots of pillows.
Great location near the Glass Museum and the water front.
I was fortunate during a great road trip to come across Cheri's listing for a room. Her communication in setting things up were excellent and she was patient with me while I worked out details.
When I arrived, I walked up to an absolutely beautiful house which, once inside, was instantly welcoming. The room was very clean, very inviting and nicer than the pictures show. There was a nicely hand written note for me, as well as a pitcher of fresh water to drink and some glasses. It was a very relaxing feeling to have after a long day of driving and moving my child into a 3rd floor no-elevator dorm room :)
The common areas of the house were all well appointed with comfortable furniture, art, a fully stocked kitchen and both the front and back patios were excellent for reading or conversation. Joyce, the house kitty is very friendly and sweet.
As a host, Cheri was very affable and kind, good to talk with and felt like a friend almost immediately. Though it might seem that she went out of her way to make my stay enjoyable, I think it is her nature to be so generous and friendly. She is a perfect Airbnb host.
I know where I will be booking my stay when I visit my daughter this coming spring.
Cheri made us feel like coming home after we had a long and exhausting trip. She very warm and kind person and she really wants to connect with her guests.
The house has 2 bathrooms and the bed was very comfortable. Cheri's house is located in a very quite neighbourhood in Tacoma.
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About the Host, Cheri
I love living in Tacoma and exploring the Pacific Northwest and beyond! It delights me to share my whimsical space and offer deeply relaxing in-home massage and spa experiences! Licensed as a Massage Practitioner for over twenty years sessions are available for fee and subject to availability, planning ahead is helpful but I can be spontaneous if you catch me at home!
A lover of nature and a curious explorer I usually have some kind of camera on my body, that is when I'm not in the water, my home away from home!
I'm currently working (playing!) on curating a photographic and mixed media gallery of my artistic expressions!
A special gift left by a guest really describes me best...
Everything warm...heavy quilts, red wine, naps, fires, strong coffee in heavy mugs
Everything soft...pillows, flow curtains, cats, skin
Everything strong...hands, intentions, feelings, desires, words, colors
Everything fragrant...food, flowers, candles, damp earth