About This Listing
Enjoy the spectacular views from The Loft @ Commencement Bay!
The Loft @ Commencement is a studio-style apartment perched above the Ruston Way waterfront with an impressive 180 degree view of Commencement Bay. The Loft features soaring ceilings and charming Old World touches. It is lightly decorated Americana with nods to trains and the sea. The Loft is a private apartment with a separate and secure entrance. It is truly a convenient and cozy retreat for business and vacation travelers.
Located above Tacoma's beautiful Commencement Bay, you are near famed-and-tasty restaurants that flank the inlet, most within walking distance. Explore the Point Ruston's new Waterwalk waterfront pathway; stop at your favorite restaurant for lunch or dinner at Lobster Shop, C.I. Shenanigans, The Ram, Duke’s Chowder House and Katie Downs, just to name a few. Migrate to Starbucks in Old Town Tacoma and satisfy that caffeine craving - only a mile from the Loft. Also enjoy a meal at The Spar Tavern, Tacoma’s oldest saloon - the Spar Chips are the best!
Enjoy watching from your window the activities of the Bay and the changing seasons and colors. Wednesday nights in spring and summer feature the sailing club races. Throughout the year, Eagles soar around the bay often landing upon their favorite jutting branch just outside the Loft. Nestled among the backdrop of a towering tree-line, you will feel secluded from the hustle and bustle of daily noise, yet have easy access to the freeway, nearby shops and grocery stores.
*US OPEN, June 14 - 21, 2015
Nightly rate of $275 with a minimum stay of 4-nights; includes Welcome basket.
Less than three miles away:
Be lured by the local attractions and visit Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, take a ferry to Vashon Island for the day, explore the LeMay Car Museum (the largest collection in America). Shop the Proctor District which presents such entertainment as the Blue Mouse Theater that offers movies at a discounted rate; Chalet Bowl, and Pour @ Four wine bar. Partake of the Proctor’s Saturday Farmers Market that runs April through November, with a Winter Season that is open 1-day a month from January through March.
The Loft is fully equipped with every day necessities, including a coffee maker, iron with ironing board and hair dryer.
Designated driveway for parking for one car. No Pets. 100% Non-smoking residence.
Interaction with Guests
We live on the property, the Loft is located above our detached garage; it is a private dwelling with it's own entrance. We are happy to personally welcome you when schedules permit; however, we respect your privacy and oftentimes we don't get to meet our guests.
There is no public transit within 2-miles of the property.
1. Smoking is NOT allowed in the Loft. Smoking is permitted outside, beside the driveway; an ash tray is provided.
2. People other than those in the Guest party set forth above may not stay overnight in the property. Any other person in the property is the sole responsibility of Guest.
3. The Homeowners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not accountable 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 the property.
4. Keep the property and all furnishings in good order.
5. Only use appliances for their intended purpose. Please notify Owner immediately of any faulty operations of appliances, plumbing, etc. Please feel free to ask for assistance should you have any questions or concerns; we're happy to help!
6. Pets are NOT allowed.
7. Parking: Guest will have use of driveway beside the Loft.
8. Housekeeping: There is no daily housekeeping service. While linens and bath towels are included in the unit, daily maid service is not part of the rental rate. We do not permit towels or linens to be removed from the property. Owner will be responsible for cleaning of linens and towels.
9. Water and Sewer: DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. No feminine products should be flushed at anytime.
10. At check out please leave the Loft in same condition as when you arrived. Dishes cleaned and put away; keys should be left on the counter. PLEASE REMEMBER TO TURN OFF THE HEATERS BEFORE YOUR DEPARTURE.
Thank you for choosing our Loft for your visit in Tacoma. We hope that you have a pleasant stay!
Terrific place to relax! Wonderfully decorated and everything you need right there. Saw two deer down the street and rabbits on the road. Plus you have a gorgeous view of the Bay. In town to welcome a grand daughter's birth, and the Loft was the perfect place to return to every evening. Amy responded right away and was helpful. Would stay again in a heartbeat! One of our top three airbnb visits!
From the get-go, Amy was very welcoming. She took time to talk to us about how she went about creating the aesthetic feel of the loft and told us the history of how she and Bruce came to purchase their home and the loft. When we opened the door to the loft, the first thing we noticed was how well-prepared everything was (it was very clean) for our arrival. The description of Amy and Bruce's place was accurate, except in the photo it looks a bit smaller, the space that is, than it is in person. We were in the Tacoma area for a retreat, so we didn't have a lot of time to explore the "neighborhood." We did see that that there is a lovely seaside walk nearby with numerous bars and seafood restaurants.
The loft was even better than the pictures. Absolutely charming, quiet and squeaky clean. Really nice artistic touches with the paint effects. Everything in the loft was obviously carefully chosen for the space. Very stylish. Unbelievable views and convenient access to everything we needed.
My husband and I really enjoyed our time as guests at Bruce & Amy's Loft. Bruce and Amy were very accommodating and made certain that our stay was comfortable. The amount of communication they maintained with me from the moment of booking through our day of arrival was impeccable. The Loft was even better than the pictures displayed, and the view was marvelous! We will definitely stay at the Loft when visiting Tacoma in the future. It was the perfect location and the owners were awesome. Thanks Bruce and Amy for allowing us to be guests at your home. We had a wonderful time.
The Loft is a beautiful place to stay. Amy and Bruce were incredibly welcoming and helpful. The Loft is very spacious, beautifully decorated, with stunning views from its windows. I cannot think of anything that would improve it! A large kitchen, great shower and bath, really comfortable bed, a table to write at - the Loft is just perfect! The surrounding area is lovely, with really nice walks along the waterfront. I felt very safe and peaceful staying here. I highly recommend Amy and Bruce as hosts and the Loft as somewhere to stay if visiting Seattle/Tacoma.
Amy and Bruce were wonderful hosts, very helpful in making my stay as comfortable as possible. The loft's views are wonderful and I loved hearing the trains go by, they were not obtrusive at all. The loft is beautifully outfitted with lots of space while feeling very cozy. I would definitely stay here again.
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About the Host, Bruce & Amy
We have a shared passion for renovating historic homes. This 1889 historic guest cottage in Old Town is truly one of a kind and completley renovated. We are certain you will enjoy the Cottage and all the area has to offer.
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