Best View and location in Tacoma

House - Entire home/apt · North 31st Street, Tacoma, WA 98407, United States

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.

The Space

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 queen bed and another bedroom with a high quality comfortable full size futon. One can also sleep the single fold away bed. There is one renovated bathroom. The bathroom entry is through the master bedroom. There is a lot of room for everyone to stretch out.

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 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. In the summer enjoy the sailboats and watch or enjoy a parasail.

Commencement Cottage is located just a 7 minute walk down to the Commencement Bay waterfront. From there you can walk, bike, or rollerblade 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. 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. 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, 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. It may be a dreary day, but rain or shine it is always beautiful here.

Guest Access

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 I am not working, I am more than happy to give you a tour of the house.

The Neighborhood

Commencement Cottage is located in one of the best neighborhoods in Tacoma. It is located on a very quiet street.

Getting around

Bus transportation is 1 block away on North 30th Street.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1100 /week
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Everything here was perfect. We felt at home, the location was indeed as good as the view, the garden and deck were enjoyable, and the beds were comfortable.

    April 2014
  • The place was terrific, even better than advertised, and Angela was a great host. Communication from start to finish was clear and prompt and everything about the home and location exceeded expectations. We especially appreciated the time and effort Angela put into creating a great collection of local restaurant menus and information on other area attractions. Overall a wonderful experience.

    April 2014
  • Nice and cozy house. Incredible view - even on rainy days. Angela provided a file of useful Information and even some toys for our youngest. We enjoyed our stay a lot.

    April 2014
  • We really enjoyed staying in this house! The view is even better than advertised. Rain or shine, we could see many ships coming in and out of the bay. The kitchen also has a good selection of pots/pans and cooking utensils... no need to eat out unless you want to. :)

    March 2014
  • Angela had everything ready & her home was just as described - a fantastic find really! The views were incredible and the neighborhood was nice. I would highly recommend a stay here!

    February 2014
  • What a great place to stay! Incredible view on a quiet street. Very clean home with lots of "niceties" for the guests. I would (& have) highly recommend to friends and family. Angela (the owner) was very accommodating and friendly. I'm personally looking forward to many more stays at this gem of a home!

    February 2014
  • This is a fabulous cottage in a great neighborhood. We enjoyed walking down through Old Town and the waterfront. Angela is well organized and the cottage has everything you could need. Oh and the view is just spectacular.

    February 2014
  • Angela's listing was perfect for our weekend trip to the Tacoma area. It was clean, had everything we needed and even a few fun extras (his & hers robes, fresh fruit bowl, etc.) and Angela was extremely responsive whenever we contacted her. I'd recommend it to anyone who wants a beautiful view and be walking distance to restaurants and shops. Thanks Angela!

    January 2014
  • Listing was just as expected. Very nice place. Home away from home! Amazing views with relaxing atmosphere.

    January 2014
  • Angela's home was beautiful and the view was breathtaking, my out-of-town guests were very impressed. The kitchen was spacious and there was comfy seating all over the home. Angela was so helpful and generous with her home and everything in it (food, wine glasses, linens). We had everything we needed and it's in a very convenient and beautiful part of town. I currently live in Tacoma and I would definitely stay here again, especially when hosting guests (my current apartment is way too small). Thanks Angela!

    January 2014
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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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