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.
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 OF ANY KIND, MARAJUANA, PARTIES. Our house is not suitable for young children.
This was the perfect place for us to stay after a long overseas flight. RooPark is a quiet and serene neighborhood and Josie and William's house is charming with a beautiful yard. We enjoyed their company, and their dogs (Buttons and Charlie) treated us like family. We were treated to coffee, breakfast, and snacks when we needed them.
We so loved having you. We only regret that you did not tell us you had been on a what...18 hour flight??? We would have made sure that we had light food, a little walk map, a bit of water, before you tucked in. Hope our cheese, crackers, fizzy water was OK and know that we so enjoyed you. We learned to ask where are you coming from with your visit! Hope there is a next time. Josie and Bill
After a 5 hour drive from Portland (that should have taken us 2 1/2), we were welcomed warmly by William. Unfortunately we could not rest in their beautiful garden before heading out to our daughter and her family for dinner. The house is within walking distance to their home (as well as the UPS campus) so that is a real plus for us. William and Josie's home has been lovingly restored, with classic furnishings, stunning artwork and a beautiful garden. Our room was very comfortable and having the bathroom w/i close proximity to the room was also very nice.
Waking up to fresh brewed coffee each morning was great as was the omelet breakfast and conversations with William and Josie. We will most surely be back
This was a wonderful accommodation - exactly what I was looking for. The house and garden is lovely, the room clean, comfortable and very charming. My hosts were gracious and very accommodating. This is a lovely location in a very nice neighborhood convenient to everything in Tacoma.
It was great to meet you also and hope you will be back!
So sorry about the light bulb - we noticed the one is out in the bath and replaced it. It did not dawn on us the little light by the bed would be out. Thank you for letting us know.
All the best,
Josie and Bill
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.
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About the Host, Josie And William
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.
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The BEST grocer in Tacoma!!! Super friendly and helpful staff. You can find items here not available anywhere else. Super fresh and healthy deli.N Proctor St Tacoma WA 98406
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