About this listing
About 1.5 miles from the University of Puget Sound, 10 minutes to downtown Tacoma. We are close to the Grand Cinema, Chambers Bay Golf Course, Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum, LeMay Car Museum, UW Tacoma. Proctor District and Ruston Way waterfront are easy walks.
This is a very private basement bedroom with beautiful twin beds and private bathroom. It is a guest favorite because it is so quiet. The beds are very comfortable. Access to this room is either through the house or guests may use the private basement entry. The room is secure - there is a good lock on the basement door. Should guests choose, there is a sitting room/library downstairs or guests may enjoy the the upstairs living room and sunroom/library.
We have an extra fridge in the basement guests are welcome to use. There is also a microwave and a coffee pot. Guests may use our glasses, dishes however we do not share our kitchen. You are welcome to play our grand piano and nose around in our substantial reading library. Our house has Wifi.
Interaction with guests
We want to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Bill and I have lived both in Seattle and Tacoma and want you to experience the best the area has to offer. Our two Bichons, Charlie and Buttons, provide constant entertainment. They are non-allergic dogs but because of them, we cannot accept guest pets.
Oh my neighborhood... What I love... The walkability - beautiful vista overlooking the Puget Sound - green patches for dogs - friendly smiling neighbors. It is safe. And... Saturday mornings - walks to the farmers market - yummmmmmm!! Metro market is under renovation - can't wait for the finish in the fall. Nice shops like Envy and the Northwest Shop - great restaurants and the waterfront is just down the hill!
There is a direct bus from the airport to Tacoma. It is easy to transfer from the Tacoma Dome to our house. We recommend taking a taxi from the Dome. We are walking distance to Proctor - very convenient
We do not really like rules but prefer considerations. No smoking of any kind. No drugs. No e-vaping. No marajuana on the property. Be kind to our dogs. We are creative, happy people. This is our home and we invite you to share it. Please be kind back. Because during the school year we have to get up really early, please do not plan arrivals after 8 on weekdays. If you are out late - great - have fun - please enter quietly.
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.