About this listing
We're located about 1 ml to Proctor - Metro Market/shops/restaurants. 1.5 mls to Univ Puget Sound. Great Location to Ruston Way restaurants, zoo, walks. Safe parking. Easy to downtown.
Upstairs bedroom with an antique sleigh double bed and lovely light. The bath is directly next to the bedroom and is yours and yours alone. Bed is very comfortable. There is dresser space and hanging space in the closet.
We welcome you into our home. Your privacy is just as important to us as ours. Our garden is a lovely spot for a glass of wine & conversation in the summer or a game of croquet. An extra fridge in the basement is available to you. We do not offer our kitchen for guest use but you may store small items in the fridge.
Interaction with guests
We look forward to meeting you and making sure your stay is comfortable. You are welcome to play the piano. During your stay we offer a simple breakfast - Bill loves to make waffles! The house has Wifi and entertainment is provided by our two Bichons, Charlie and Buttons. They are non-allergic dogs. Because of Charlie and Buttons, we cannot accept guest pets.
Our neighborhood is quiet, safe and close to the best of Tacoma. Parking in front of the house is not a problem. We have great neighbors and love being able to bike to Point Defiance or take walks to the Proctor Saturday Farmer's Market. There are good, reasonable restaurants in Proctor and the waterfront Restaurants offer spectacular views.
We are close to a bus stop which goes directly downtown. There is free parking at the Tacoma Dome - there are express busses to the airport, downtown Seattle, or the University District. It is simple and beats driving. We do it all the time. Commuter trains run early morning and evening.
Other things to note
We have a grand piano guests are welcome to play and a substantial reading library. We look forward to meeting you!
We welcome you as guests into our home. Your privacy is as important as ours. Our garden is a lovely spot for a glass of wine and conversation in the summer as is our living room in the winter. An extra fridge is available for you. The kitchen is not available for cooking. Absolutely NO DRUGS, SMOKING OF ANY KIND, MARAJUANA, PARTIES. Our house is not suitable for young children. Please note, Charlie, our dog, ADORES chocolate which is dangerous to dogs. We ask that any food, especially chocolate, be kept above 4 feet and that you close the door to your room tight. It is better for you and for the dog.
Josie Emmons Turner grew up in California and William Turner is from Washington State. Bill is a recognized artist whose work is in collections throughout the country. Josie was an arts administrator for over 25 years and she now teaches high school English. She was the 2011-2013 Tacoma Poet Laureate. Both Bill and Josie have traveled extensively, love life, and are devoted to their dogs - Bichons - Buttons and Charlie. We would happily host guests in our house.