RooPark Beckons! Comfy and quiet!

House - Private room · North 36th Street, Tacoma, WA 98407, United States

We are locate about 1.5 miles from the University of Puget Sound, 10 minutes to downtown Tacoma. We are close to Proctor District - Starbucks, Metropolitan Market, Restaurants and Ruston Way Waterfront & eating establishments. Day trips to Seattle are a breeze - great express bus from Tacoma Dome.

The Space

Upstairs bedroom with an antique sleigh double bed and lovely light. The bath is directly next to the bedroom. Bed is very comfortable. There is dresser space and hanging space in the closet.

Guest Access

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.

Interaction with Guests

We look forward to meeting you and making sure your stay is comfortable. 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.

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $25
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • We had an utterly delightful stay with Josie and Bill. The neighborhood is beautiful and so is their home. They were incredibly hospitable and we really enjoyed our stay very much. We were visiting University of Puget Sound and their home in only 5-7 minutes away. We will likely be visiting again because our daughter has decided on UPS as her college choice.

    April 2014
  • Josie and William's home is delightful. Our hosts are warm and considerate people who made us feel completely welcome. The house is gorgeous. The dogs are friendly and cute. Our room was beautiful and well supplied with everything that a traveler might need. The bed was very comfortable and the neighborhood quiet. William prepared a delicious breakfast for us before our tour of the University of Puget Sound. We enjoyed talking with William over breakfast, while gazing out on the beautiful gardens. We look forward to many more visits to RooPark.

    March 2014
  • This is a great place to stay. Bed is first rate. I felt like I was at a five-star hotel. The home is very inviting and full of character. Hosts were wonderful, giving attention to the last detail. Breakfast was very enjoyable. This home is within walking distance to Proctor and Puget Sound University.

    March 2014
  • I had a lovely stay at Josie and William's artful home when I was in Tacoma visiting family and friends. The hosts did everything to make my visit comfortable and welcoming. I especially enjoyed William's paintings that adorned the walls and talking with him about his process when painting. The dogs were the official greeters and made me feel very at home. The location was perfect for me and made it easy to access downtown, the freeway, and the Proctor District. Great place to stay with wonderful hosts! Thank you William and Josie!

    March 2014
  • Once again, it was a delight to be hosted by Josie and Bill. We always look forward to our stay and find their home warm and welcoming. It is lovely to be traveling, away from the familiar, and yet have a wonderful "home base". Bill and Josie are the most gracious hosts and their home is located in a lovely and convenient neighborhood. Bill and Josie care about their home and care about people, they will do whatever they can to make your stay a pleasant one.

    March 2014
  • Josie and Bill provided for me a perfect 'home away...' from which to enjoy my visit with my UPS freshman. A lovely home in a quiet area comfortably and beautifully appointed to meet my every need. Bill's breakfast oatmeal was a treat! And they went to the trouble to provide my breakfast favorite, fresh grapefruit. Bill's artwork inspires one in every room and Josie is an inspiration in herself. Charlie and Buttons add their fuzzy white wiggles to complete the welcome. Anyone lucky enough to stay with Josie and Bill will recognize all my words.

    February 2014
  • Josie and William made us feel very welcomed and made our stay a great experience. They prepared a wonderful breakfast for us the morning we were there. The room was gorgeous and had the bathroom right next door with great water pressure in the shower. Charlie and Buttons, their puppies, made the stay that much more fun as they are very friendly and fluffy. I definitely recommend this place for a nice relaxing stay.

    February 2014
  • The room was very clean with a bathroom right next door.
    The Turners are very gracious hosts and very helpful in recommending restaurants and other activities. They are very knowledgeable about Tacoma and shared some interesting stories from their many travels.
    And they have the most adorable and friendly dogs.Also,Bill makes wonderful waffles! I highly recommend this as a place to stay while in Tacoma!

    December 2013
  • We had a wonderful weekend at Josie and William's Tacoma home. They are gracious hosts and their home is lovely and welcoming. They are within walking distance to restaurants and a few local shops and the neighborhood is a pleasant walking area. The room is charming but on the small side. We were there mostly to sleep and unwind so it worked perfectly. We will definitely stay there again on future visits to Tacoma.

    November 2013
  • My husband and I had a very enjoyable stay at this lovely home. The neighborhood is beautiful, quiet, and well located for moving about in the Tacoma area. Bill and Josie are sweet and caring hosts. They went above and beyond to care for us and even welcomed our son, a UPS student, and his friend for an evening of hanging out and lively conversation. This is a great place to stay, relax, and enjoy a wonderful home with wonderful hosts.

    October 2013
    Josie And William
    Response from Josie And William:

    Thank you Nancy and Clint for the nice review. We really, truly enjoyed meeting you and hope we see you again. You both were terrific guests and thanks for putting up for my early school morning rising - hope I did not wake you.

    Best and in the Halloween Spirit of the evening...BOO and wish we could share some pumpkin cake with you.

    Josie and Bill

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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.
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