Entire home/apt
5 Guests
2 Bedrooms
2 Beds
Per Night
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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.

Newly landscaped garden

Newly landscaped garden

The Space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $10 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: $75
Security Deposit: $200
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Strict


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 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.

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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 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.

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting Around

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

Other Things to Note

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House Rules

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.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay
Looking through the spotting scope. Large chess set on the water side deck

Looking through the spotting scope. Large chess set on the water side deck

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Tacoma, Washington, United States
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