The double room can be set up to accommodate three travelers, or two preferring separate sleeping spaces, with a single mattress placed on the floor.The double guest room's reading nook.  The southern exposure gives it lots of great light, and a ceiling fan keeps it cool in the summer.  Note the private entrance which leads onto the wrap-around porch.

Private room

3 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

This bright, airy room with a newer Queen bed has its own exterior entrance. Home-baked goods for breakfast (read our reviews!). Very close to JBLM and PLU. We are centrally located in the Puget Sound area, with Seattle, Mount Rainier and Olympic National Park just an hour away, and Pacific Ocean beaches 2 hours away. We have welcomed guests for one night or up to 3 months. Our organic family farm is waiting to welcome you to a home away from home!

The space

Advent Acres is unique because it is a rural wonderland so close to the city. This south-facing guest room is bright and airy, with a queen-size real bed, a reading nook, and its own exterior entrance for your convenience. A single mattress can be placed on the floor for a family of three.

Guest access

Guests will have access to the main floor of the farm house. This includes the kitchen, family room, grand living room, and the shared bath. The hosts primarily use the upstairs bathroom when there are guests. The grounds provide a wonderful place for peaceful walking, and a "Poustinia" prayer house for quiet reflection. The wrap-around front porch offers a spot for leisurely breakfasts or lazy evenings.

Interaction with guests

Brad & Val both work outside the home: Brad's schedule varies from week to week, and Val has a more typical Monday to Friday away-from-home work rhythm. During the summer we are generally around more, caring for our land. We typically will both be present in the evening during your stay. We enjoy visiting with our guests when they are so inclined, but will certainly take our cue from you in terms of the amount of interaction or privacy you prefer.

Other things to note

While there is not a TV in your room, we do have a TV in the common area with satellite connection, as well as streaming (we have ChromeCast) and a DVD player for your use.
If you read our reviews, you'll see we are known for our home-baked goods (particularly granola and other breakfast specialties). We are happy to accommodate dietary restrictions (gluten free, dairy free, etc) as we are able: just let us know.
We are grateful that you are reading about us and our home. Advent Acres is a great story of abundant blessing to us and we would be delighted to share it with you. We have come to embrace our role as AirBnB hosts, and always look forward to our next encounter with new guests! Guests of all nationalities, faiths, races, and sexual/gender identities are welcome here!

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 15 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking

We do not drink alcohol or use the now legal drug marijuana. It is our preference that you do not either. Yet we do appreciate the great joy of a cold beer after a long day of hiking at Mount Rainier, so alcohol in moderation is allowed.
Our house and guest-rooms are not "child-proofed" so if you are traveling with small children you will want to be mindful of them at all times they are in the house.
No smoking anywhere on the property. We ask for quiet between 10 pm and 8 am.
We do have an indoor cat. Therefore we can speak about your pets on a case by case basis: unfortunately we are not able to welcome all pets.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

86 Reviews

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Zack User Profile
July 2017
Thank you Brad and Val for being wonderful hosts. The stay at the vintage farm house exceeded my expectations. It was truly a pleasure to make your acquaintance and I am pleased to have had the privilege of spending time as a guest in your home. I felt as if I were in a home away from home from the minute that I checked in. I was greeted with a warm welcome and given a tour of the home. I was blessed to be able to break bread with the family and share an exceptional experience with a family which welcomed me into their daily routine. I look forward to staying with you all again in the near future! Truly, thank you for everything.

Paul User Profile
July 2017
You can expect a warm, inviting place to stay if you choose Brad & Val's home. Clean, quiet and comfortable are the terms that come to mind to describe their home. You will not be disappointed.

Indira User Profile
July 2017
Great food. Near JBLM. Quiet, Family oriented. Their way of life is inspiring. Is a garden 20 min to everything. The description was pretty accurate. I wish I would have spent more time with them. They are very welcoming and approachable. Great hosts!

Marie User Profile
May 2017
This great old farmhouse is so close to Tacoma, and offers a stark contrast between noisy, big city congestion and this sanctuary of clean, healthy, natural living. Brad is an excellent baker and has the best baked goods out for you to enjoy. The house and grounds are quiet and peaceful. Highly recommended!

Sean User Profile
May 2017
We loved our brief stay here, and wished we had more time to spend at the house (and with Edgar the cat)! Would definitely come again in the future.

Savannah User Profile
April 2017
Brad and Val are very welcoming and beyond accommodating. I was hoping for a nice, comfortable stay and that is exactly what I got plus more. The whole property is beautiful and the company was amazing. I hope to return the next time I am in the area!

Pat User Profile
April 2017
Nice place to stay in the Tacoma area -close to freeway. We only had a quick visit but had a good night's sleep in a comfy bed. Brad's granola really is the best we ever had (and we have had alot!!). Would stay again if need a place in the area. Plus it's wonderful that they allow pets also.

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Tacoma, Washington, United StatesJoined in December 2013
Brad&Val User ProfileBrad&Val is a superhost.

Val is a member of the math faculty at Tacoma Community College, with a specialization working with students of all ages and backgrounds who have a particular fear or dislike of math. In her spare time she enjoys various needle crafts, especially knitting, and working on the family's 2-acre farm. Brad's work away from our farm and hosting guests takes him to interesting places. He is an ordained minister and officiates at weddings and assists families with end of life care and funeral /memorial planning. He is a certified golf and track and field coach for Special Olympics. He works on special occasions caring for families as a personal chef and food coach. He also works regularly as a cook in a retirement/assisted care facility. He has a private practice as a spiritual director guiding those who seek to deepen their prayer life. Val & Brad play Scrabble almost daily, and look forward to visits from our college-age sons when we can play other family games. We love to bake. With 90 fruit trees on our land there is always something to turn into a pie!

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