Our spacious, fully equipped, one bedroom apartment is centrally located in a quiet Tacoma neighborhood. Conveniently located a short walk away from UPS or beautiful Jefferson Park and the many great Proctor restaurants and shops.
**Starting April 16th of 2015 the Cozy Proctor Basement Apartment will no longer be available for rent.**
We wanted to make a cozy place for our guests to enjoy the comforts of home. Expect a comfortable reclining couch, warm bed, and the amenities you hope for when not in your own space. The open concept makes it feel large with well lit access from room-to-room. The bedroom features black out shades so that you can enjoy sleep free from outdoor lights (in fact we are a bit jealous!). There is also a free-standing closet in the bedroom.
In the mornings, evenings, and a little bit throughout the day you will hear our footsteps (and those of our dog) but we try to keep the noise to a minimum before 7:30am and after 10:00pm. The bedroom is not below an area we are in often and thus is the quietest area in the apartment.
While staying with us you'll have private access to:
-bathroom with larger than average standing shower
-kitchen (see Other Things to Note)
-media room with TV, Cable, DVD/Bluray player, Netflix
-some board games and puzzles
-books and magazines
-coffee and tea
Guests also have shared access to laundry and our partially covered back yard. Guests are welcome to use cookware that may not be available in the downstairs apartment.
We will share apartment access/check-in information once your stay is booked.
Interaction with Guests
The apartment can be free from any face-to-face interaction, but we'd like to say hi and make sure your stay is going well. We truly want to be able to provide a good experience and hope to know if there's something we can do to improve it! We are happy to provide recommendations for local places to visit or eat.
We're close to two major restaurant and shopping areas so life is never dull. The Proctor area even has a video rental store - renting a movie there beats Redbox any day! Part of what we love about Tacoma is the green mentality, geared toward sustainability and going local. There is a great Farmer's Market on Saturdays in Proctor and a public garden about 10 blocks from us. We also love the many small and locally owned shops we have access to.
We are a block from major bus lines and within 5 blocks of UPS (University of Puget Sound). We are within walking distance to Proctor and a very short drive to the main dining areas on 6th or downtown Tacoma.
Other Things to Note
We ask that, if you decide to cook, please cook either on the stove or in the oven, but not both at the same time. We've learned that the electrical panel for the apartment can't sustain the power needed to do both.
We have outdoor cats who happily live in the backyard. They are friendly with time but mostly skiddish with new people, but don't be alarmed if you see them!
***While we appreciate requests to rent with us long term (over 3 weeks), we enjoy the flexibility that shorter term rentals offer us through Airbnb and do not offer long term rentals at this time.***
No smoking or drugs please.
1. Smoking or drugs are NOT allowed. Smoking is allowed outside only.
2. People other than those in the Guest party set forth above may not stay overnight in the property.
3. The Hosts are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Hosts are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.
4. Keep the property and all furnishings in good order. Please notify Host immediately of any faulty operations of appliances, plumbing, sofa bed, etc.
5. Only use appliances for their intended uses.
6. Pets are not allowed.
7. Parking: There is plenty of parking available on Madison Avenue (the right side of our house).
8. Housekeeping: There is no daily housekeeping service. While blanket and bath towel are included in the unit, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. We do not permit towels or linens to be taken. Long term rentals may elect to have weekly laundry service of bed linens and towels for no extra fee.
9. At check out please leave the home in same condition as when you arrived. Dishes cleaned and put away. Host will be responsible for cleaning of towel and linens.
This apartment is a complete treasure! Jackie was incredibly hospitable and made our stay perfect. The apartment was well stocked with utensils and some toiletries in case we had forgotten anything. The heaters work wonderfully and the couch is so incredibly comfortable we ended up sleeping on it the whole trip! The place has every comfort of home and is in a lovely neighborhood and so close to the grocery store! Perfect size for a couple and it is completely private from the main house. Jackie responded very quickly to our emails and our questions and made sure we had everything we needed. If we visit again we would definitely try to see if this apartment is still available! Absolutely charming!
My girl friend and I enjoyed staying in Jackie and David's "Cozy Proctor Basement Apartment". Jackie left me a message to text or call after I got settled in, "no hurry". When I called, she came down to greet me and show me around. It is a very pleasant apartment that is accurately portrayed by the pictures and reviews. I would certainly stay there again. Thank you Jackie.
Our hosts were amazing!! The apartment was even better than the pictures!! Clean, well equipped, spacious. It really made our trip perfect. What a truly wonderful experience, thank you Jackie and Dave for accommodating us so excellently.
Jackie and daves place is a perfect little get away! They keep the space very clean and everything you need is available. Parking is easy and the neighborhood is great. We were close to some really cool places to eat and everything in Tacoma was just a few minutes away. I would recommend staying here!
Very welcoming, spacious apartment. Jackie was a very gracious host. The location is ideal for Tacoma activities, shopping and restaurants.
We LOVE the Cozy Proctor Basement Apartment. This is our 2nd stay, and we'll definitely be back again. It's cute, roomy, clean, well equipped, quiet, and in an excellent location. Jackie and Dave are quick to respond and easy to communicate with. We highly recommend this place!
It was the coziest, most well-kept, most welcoming, and best thought out apartment I have stayed in thus far. I would totally stay here again.
We love living here in Tacoma and have really enjoyed meeting fellow Airbnb hosts and renters. We love to travel and see the sights that the beautiful PacNW has to offer!