About This Listing
Commencement View Cottage is a comfortable house in the desirable Old Town area of Tacoma. It is on a quiet street with plenty of parking. The views from the decks are wonderful. The cottage is fully stocked with everything needed for your stay.
Commencement View Cottage built in 1910 is a completely renovated house with commanding views of Commencement Bay in Tacoma. This house was renovated in 2013 for the traveler in mind.
The cottage features 1 bedroom with a high quality queen mattress and another bedroom with a high quality comfortable full size futon. One can also sleep on the roll-away single bed or the single fold away bed. There is one renovated bathroom with all of the amenities like make up mirror, shampoo, conditioner, toiletries, scale, curling iron. The bathroom entry is through the master bedroom.
Enjoy the great views from all three decks. Great views are had from the eat in kitchen. The large front deck has a table and chairs and two comfy wicker chairs and offers views of Commencement Bay and is set in a charming garden with lighted pergola over the deck.
Invite your friends over for a bbq and enjoy the plants and statuary in the garden. The front porch has comfortable Adirondack chairs and offers views of Mount Rainier when visible. The back deck is very private and offers one of the best views in Tacoma, from the Cascade mountains to the Olympics, Vashon and Maury Island, and the Browns Point lighthouse. You will be amazed at the unobstructed view from the back deck. Enjoy lounging in comfortable deck furniture as you watch the boats and cargo ships that use the sound every day. The scenery is constantly changing and even raining you will have wonderful views. In the summer enjoy the sailboats and watch or enjoy a para sail.
Commencement Cottage is located just a 7 minute walk down to the Commencement Bay waterfront. From there you can walk, bike, or roller blade for miles on Ruston Way or go out to eat at the many fabulous restaurants on the waterfront. Just a short five mile drive on Ruston Way and you have Point Definace Park a 702 acre park that is home to the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, Fort Nisqually, Vashon ferry, 5 mile drive, hiking trails, tennis, boating, fishing, and beautiful forests. The cottage is a quick 5 minute drive to the cute Proctor and 6th Avenue districts, and a 5 minute drive to downtown Tacoma.
Old Town established in 1869 is a short 7 minute walk from the cottage and features restaurants as well. I have a house manual with local activities to enjoy and menus for all of the fabulous restaurants on Ruston Way. Commencement View Cottage is located on North 31st street which is a very quiet street and the house is set back off of the street so enjoy the peacefulness of this location.
If you are here visiting relatives or friends this is a great house for entertaining. The house is set up with everything needed for you and your guests. Feel free to use my tableware (china, napkins, tablecloths, nice glassware) for your entertaining. There is plenty of parking. We are one block from the bus line.
Enjoy all the amenities of our house including: barbeque, dishwasher, washer/dryer, toiletries, board games, WII, digital antenna t.v. (40 channels), movies and DVDs, large chess/checker set, stereo, iron, bath scale, portable crib, highchair, picnic supplies, linens and dishes for entertaining, pans, spices and oils so you can feel comfortable cooking in our new kitchen with gas appliances.
Two night minimum. Three night minimum on major holidays. Check out our weekly rate. Continental Breakfast provided. I usually have yogurt, cereal, milk, fruit, and, juice for my guests.
It may be a dreary day, but rain or shine it is always beautiful here.
Pets must have prior approval to stay here. Like us on (website hidden) (Commencement View Cottage)
Guests have access to the house and gardens.
Interaction with Guests
Guests will be given the code to the key box a few days prior to their arrival. If I am around and I am not working, I am more than happy to give you a tour of the house. I provide a book of activities in the area as well as menus for all of the great restaurants near the house.
Commencement Cottage is located in Old Town, one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Tacoma. It is located on a very quiet street. Walk to restaurants and coffee. There is ample parking on the street and it is a short 7 minute walk to the waterfront.
Bus transportation is 1 block away on North 30th Street.
Other Things to Note
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Booking for the U.S. Open
Please let me know how many guests when inquiring as well as if you have kids. The cottage can only accommodate up to 5 people ( No more than 4 adults ) Pets must have prior approval.
This is a quiet neighborhood so please don't ask me to rent it out for parties or exceed my guest limit. My neighbors are very interested in activity at my house and Commencement View cottage is only operated as a legal bed and breakfast.
This is a non-smoking house. There is a 2 night minimum and a $75 cleaning fee. Check in after 4 p.m. and check out is 11 a.m. unless other arrangements have been made.
Angela is a great host, she made sure we had everything we needed to make staying at her place a wonderful experience. She has a great eye for small details, the house gives you the feel of your environment. I would highly recommend Angela's place to any of my friends traveling this way. My and I will definitely stay here again on our next trip.
Stunning views as advertised. Angela was a gracious host. Her house was well appointed and generously equipped for all in our party (including a 12-y.o. girl). The neighborhood was strikingly elegant, even stately. I would strongly recommend this place for anyone wishing to visit Tacoma.
Angela met us at the house to give us the key and show us around. She is a very gracious host. What a wonderful and enchanting cottage! Everything from the gorgeous front patio garden to the deck with the amazing view of the Puget Sound. Everything about this home was charming. We hosted a dinner party and there were plenty of platters, dishes, flatware etc. Everyone had an amazing time and wanted to move it. The neighborhood was beautiful. The home was stocked tons of essentials...we lacked for nothing. Staying in this lovely home a wonderful addition to celebrating our daughter graduation from UPS! We would absolutely stay here again and refer to our friends. Thanks Angela!
Absolutely gorgeous and homey! Beautiful views and just like the pictures. Angela has everything you need and is very helpful if you have any questions. This cottage is gorgeous! She even left a light breakfast and fruit for us.
Note: the one bathroom is only accessed through the main bedroom. Not bad if a family or good friends are together, but could be awkward if say a boyfriend is staying with your family and has to go through your parents' room to go to the bathroom!
What a wonderful house! We really enjoyed our stay and YES the view was the BEST. Im so glad that I picked that spot. We didn't really spent lots of time out on the deck because its was raining the whole time, but it was still beautiful. Angela was an amazing host. She left for us some breakfast stuff and its was really helpful because my boyfriend gets CRAZY if he doesn't eat breakfast in the morning. She also has everything for the cooking in case you want to cook some dinner or whatever. She also has really cool variety of spices.I would definitely recommend this spot . And I'm definitely going back if I'll be in Tacoma again. Thanks so much Angela!
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About the Host, Angela
Hello my name is Angela. I am a native on the northwest. When I moved to Tacoma 20 years ago, I fell in love with the architecture, the waterfront and the history of this amazing city. My son and I are active in sport fencing. Welcome to our newly remodeled vacation house. We are a family of three and we love to travel and stay in vacation homes while away. We love spending time here and even though it is only 5 minutes from our house it feels like a world away. It can be dreary and cold, but it always offers a beautiful view and is so peaceful. We have outfitted this house to be a comfortable respite while you are away from home. We hope you like the way we have furnished Commencement View Cottage.
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