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.
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.
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 negotiable. Absolutely NO DRUGS, SMOKING, LOUD PARTIES. Our house is not suitable for young children.
Josie and Bill were delightful hosts and made my visit to Tacoma truly a memorable experience. Their home was charming and my room and bath were completely comfortable and well maintained. Breakfast included was a special treat. I hope to be able to return for a second visit soon. I recommend this Airbnb to anyone interested in a thoroughly enjoyable stay in Tacoma.
I only got to spend a bit of time at William and Josie's beautiful home. My father stayed there and really got to meet them more than I. Their home was incredibly beautiful and they were wonderfully accommodating to both my father and I. I hope that anyone looking for the place to stay, considers these wonderful hosts. Thank you.
This was my second time to stay at RooPark. Bill and Josie are exceptional hosts. Sunday morning eggs and waffles are icing on the cake for staying here. This is a great location for my visit with my daughter at UPS. They make everything very easy: keys, breakfast time, dog petting, etc. I am "high maintenance" with the timing and nutrition of my runs and swims while visiting. Bill and Josie accommodate me perfectly in those additional needs I have.
We love staying with Josie and Bill when we visit Tacoma. Their house is a wonderful island of calm on otherwise hectic trips. They are warm and welcoming hosts, who do everything possible to ensure we have whatever we need during our stay. Very accommodating and helpful, knowledgeable about the area. Their house is lovely, and we always sleep well there in our very comfortable sleigh bed. The neighborhood is quiet and safe and close to everything we need.
What a great couple! And the house is so filled with charm and personality. We really enjoyed our short visit. And...the breakfast was YUMMY!
Thank you so much for your kindness and the great conversation.
Oh, and I thoroughly enjoyed Charlie and Buttons. So adorable!
This was my first airbnb stay and It was great! Josie and Bill are an incredibly generous, trusting, and kind host. Their house is beautiful, the bed is as comfy as advertised, and her dogs are an absolute pleasure to be around.
I look forward to returning!
My stay with Josie and William couldn't have been better! Upon meeting them, I felt like I had known them for years. I loved their comfortable home and William's artwork is amazing. I had a wonderful time exploring tour and lodging possibilities for their dream trip to Spain. Buttons and Charlie enthusiasticly welcomed me into their space. I'd love to stay here again and look forward to visiting with Josie and William in the future.
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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 (phone number hidden) 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.