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

2 Beds

Private room

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

Queen bed with optional single mattress for 3rd guest. This bright, airy room has its own exterior entrance. Home-baked goods for breakfast. 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!

The space

Advent Acres is unique because it is a rural wonderland so close to the city. This guest room has 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 and reading the newspaper.

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. 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, and sexual/gender identities are welcome here!

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 15%
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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.



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

1 night minimum stay

83 Reviews

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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.

Gwendolyn User Profile
April 2017
Brad&Val were so flexible about our arrival-we did not have much of a time frame constructed and arrived very late at night. They made a system of arrows from our room to the kitchen and bathroom so we could get settled so late which was so unique and charming! Their home is comfortable, interaction was lovely and breakfast was delicious. It was a great stop overnight and we would do it again. Thank you and blessings!

Dawn User Profile
March 2017
This was the classic Air BnB experience--the experience you hope for when you reserve a room or home through Air BnB. I enjoyed meeting and visiting with Val and Brad (and Val's mother Lynn). I felt very welcome and comfortable in my room and the common spaces in the home, and I appreciated the overall hospitality. The much complimented muffins and granola lived up to my high expectations, and the well-appointed room was cozy and comfortable. The property is lovely, although I did not get to enjoy it as much as I had hoped as the rain was relentless. I booked my visit because my daughter had scheduled an overnight visit at Pacific Lutheran University. The location was perfect--just a five minute drive from PLU. I would stay here again without question the next time I visit the Tacoma area.

Jeff User Profile
October 2016
Staying at this lovely farm setting was heaven. Even amidst a major fall wind storm, I felt safe with a warm family atmosphere, comfy bedroom, and of course, the famous apple breakfast cakes! This is a very special place, and was the perfect stay for my special 90th Choir of the West Reunion at PLU! Cindy U.

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Tacoma, Washington, United States · Joined 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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