About this listing
3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4000 sq ft home with amazing views of Commencement Bay. Perfect for vacations and relaxing.
Check below if you just want to rent a bedroom (or two).
Beautiful custom-built home overlooking Commencement Bay. Close access to Federal Way as well as speedy to downtown Tacoma and the South End. Plenty of Parking.
Perfect for large families, multiple families, or just renting a room if in the area (please view our other listings). Also great for multiple couples traveling together or families with adult children given the layout of the home.
This home is about 45 minutes from downtown Seattle or Bellevue. If you're looking to do a day trip or two to Seattle, plus explore other tourist attractions in the area, this home is perfectly situated. However, if you want to spend all your time in Seattle, then I would suggest you find a vacation home closer to Seattle proper. =)
- Aquatic Center (for our competitive swimming guests) - 4 miles and 10 minute drive
- University of Puget Sound (UPS) - 12.5 miles and 20 minute drive
- Museum of Glass - 9.5 miles and 16 minute drive
Includes high end bed linens and Ralph Lauren towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, Q-tips and cotton balls.
Has a Tempurpedic Queen sized bed plus a deck over looking the water. There's an ensuite bathroom with his and her sinks, soaking tub, separate shower and toilet.
UPSTAIRS BEDROOM SUITE
The upstairs bedroom is separated from the master bedroom by a landing, giving both bedrooms plenty of privacy. This bedroom features a regular queen-sized mattress - perfect for those who don't like memory foam. This room is GIANT and can easily accommodate a queen sized air mattress. This is a great room for those staying with little kids, as everyone can squish up into this room. There's a private full bathroom adjacent to this room.
The downstairs bedroom is right off of the front door and has a firmer top of the line, memory foam mattress. This bedroom is perfect with those with mobility issues since it's on the main floor and just up 3 steps from the driveway. There's a bathroom adjacent to the bedroom, however this bathroom is also the shared bathroom on the main floor.
The house features a beautiful sunken living room as well as a family room, so there's plenty of space to spread out. There's a giant deck on the main floor for BBQs, laying in the sun, and watching the sunset.
Guests will have access to the main floor and upstairs floor. There is a basement that will be locked and one storage closet that will be unavailable.
Interaction with Guests
For this listing, you are renting the ENTIRE HOME so I will not be staying with you.
If I'm in town, I'll try to greet you personally for check-in. I'll always be available by phone or email, as will my daughter who helps me manage the property.
It's beautiful and quiet! Being here is like being in a resort - especially during the beautiful Seattle summers.
Highly recommend getting a rental car if you're not from the area. Public transportation is slow and infrequent.
Other Things to Note
Just a stone's throw to the famous Glass Museum and historic downtown Tacoma.
If you aren't looking to rent the whole house, you can rent bedrooms only here:
Please be respectful of our neighbors and keep noise levels down from 10 PM until 8 AM. Please, no loud or large parties.
Please respect the check out time of 11 am. This is so that the apartment can be cleaned thoroughly for the next vacationer! Your cooperation in making this work for all of us is greatly appreciated.
Smoking is not allowed inside the apartment, it is a non-smoking unit.
Please do not send packages here.
If something is broken or damaged during your stay please contact us before you check out.
You are responsible for any/all damage that is caused by you, to any property in/on premises. This may be taken out of the security deposit plus any additional damage will be billed to you.
I'd greatly appreciate before/when checking out, please advise me of any things that need to be fixed/replaced/changed ( burned out light bulbs, clogged drains, etc...).
We had a fantastic time staying in Crystal's home. Its very spacious and the views from the decks were terrific. Crystal daughter, Jeanne, was very helpful when we had some struggles with the Microwave and the folks staying in the basement area. One suggestion is to more clearly state that there may be people staying in the basement even when the entire home is rented. Again, Jeanne was amazing and very helpful. Thank you!
We loved our stay! The house is huge and spacious and made our family's stay extremely comfortable! It was well stocked on blankets, pillows, and towels too. The view is also absolutely glorious! We hope to stay here again if we have a huge group come to the area again. Thank you for making our time in Tacoma/Seattle such a great experience!
Crystal made us feel very welcome, especially given the fact that she had received incorrect information from her daughter regarding our arrival time and didn't expect us that day! She offered us some food and while we went grocery shopping she managed to get the house in perfect shape for us and was gone when we returned. The neighbor is very nice, it felt safe and quiet even though the houses were close together. The location was perfect for us, in between Tacoma and Seattle and only 3 miles from the wedding site!
This house was perfect for our needs. We were in town for our daughter's graduation and wanted a quiet place that was not too far from the festivities but far enough and spacious enough where we could relax and gear up for the next event. The house was clean, the views were amazing, the neighborhood was very nice and very quiet. Everything was as promised. Thank you so much for your hospitality and making our stay so enjoyable.
The name of this residence really says it all...this is a very spacious home with great windows providing terrific views of Tacoma. The nights views with Tacoma lit up were especially terrific! The home is well appointed with very comfortable beds and good showers! We stayed three nights while in town for a family wedding and our family (5 adults) had more than ample room. We prepared a dinner and 2 full breakfasts in and found all the needed pots, utensils and basics needed. If in town again I would not hesitate to stay again at this location. Thank you Crystal and Jean. Best. Rob & Terri.
The reviews don't lie! The house was extremely spacious and inviting. While the decor is a bit dated, it didn't make the house any less comfortable and added to its charm. The view was spectacular. It was very peaceful to just laze on the deck swing, enjoying the sounds of birds, frogs and the occasional dog. The house was stocked with everything we needed -- as long as we could find it! :)
The location is good. It is out of the way a bit, but the things we needed (groceries, drug store, gas) were a short drive away. Getting to downtown Tacoma is no issue, about a 20 minute drive. We had business in Puyallup, and we didn't have to take the freeway there during rush hour, which was a plus in our book.
LJ, Crystal's daughter was very responsive and helpful. I never worried about anything! Thank you!
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