Historic 2 Story Guest Cottage on 1889 Victorian View Estate
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Tacoma cottage description
Tacoma vacation rentals cottage: Catchpenny Cottage - affordable excellence in the heart of North Tacoma's historic district. This 2 story carriage house is part of an 1889 Victorian bed and breakfast estate overlooking Puget Sound.
This estate is the earliest example of landscape gardening in the Pacific Northwest - lots of trees and greenery. Views of Puget Sound and Commencement Bay from the main inn and porch, small view of the bay from carriage house.
A long-time favorite among the Seattle Tacoma local crowd as well as vacation travelers, we have been featured in several publications, including Sunset Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, Travel & Leisure Magazine, Coastal Living, Best Places to Kiss Northwest, Northwest Best Places, Recommended Country Inns of the Pacific Northwest, Amazing Getaways and Seattle Magazine. *** We are a 2009 top 10 Frommer's choice for lodging in the entire state of Washington (!!) ***
The Unofficial Guide to the Northwest tells its readers: "This is one groovy place ... better-than-restored with decor that's bold, eclectic, opulent and inviting. A delightful place with secluded garden, hilltop privacy, yet great urban access."
Ideal location! Downtown Tacoma shops and museums, Antique Row, coffee houses, brew pubs and waterfront restaurants are just a few blocks from this remarkable garden retreat. Pt. Defiance Park, a 698 acre rain forest park with gardens, zoo, marina, beach and outstanding aquarium is 15 minutes from this Tacoma vacation rentals cottage, downtown Seattle is just 30 minutes away.
Watch the large cargo ships pass by from the inn's wraparound porch, explore Antique Row, grab a front row seat at the International Glass Museum hot shop (5 minutes away) or grab a kayak from local outfitters and gain a whole new perspective from the water.
Catchpenny Cottage offers the best of both worlds - the privacy of a guest house - one of the most unique vacation rentals in Tacoma and Seattle cottages / Seattle cabins on the market - and full access to historic mansion and grounds (fireplaces and guest sitting areas in main part of inn, guest kitchen, dining rooms, wraparound porch overlooks the hillside gardens and bay).
Featured on Tacoma's Grand Home Tours and on the National Historic Register, Catchpenny Cottage and the adjoining mansion is located in a great walking neighborhood, filled with tree-lined streets, graceful turn-of-the-century mansions and lovely estate gardens. A 27 acre park and Victorian Conservatory is just 3 blocks away.
Once used to house the carriages and horses of the estate, Catchpenny Cottage has an 8 ft. curved iron canopy bed (queen) and a queen sofa sleeper in the downstairs bedroom area, a shower and Jacuzzi tub-for-two on a raised slate deck in what was once the horse's stall.
The upstairs was originally the hayloft and carriage master's quarters (the hay chute is still intact). The hayloft and carriage master's quarters has been combined into a wonderful sunny (dare we say it?) bedroom suite. The bedroom has a queen carved pineapple bed, large walk-in closet, small table and chairs. The sitting room has a wonderful oversized "lounge magnet" - plush loveseat and ottoman - great for an afternoon of book browsing (there is also a twin rollaway for extra sleeping accommodations).
Cable TV/VCR are in both upstairs and downstairs sitting areas (free video library in the main building). Catchpenny Cottage sleep 6-7 comfortably. Lots of antiques, estate memorabilia, original stained tongue-and-groove walls - very unique, fun!
Rates include complimentary refreshments (the guest kitchen is kept well-stocked with complimentary juices, bottled water, sodas, hot chocolate, teas, popcorn. Kitchen includes fridge, sink, toaster, microwave, coffee maker, dishes (no stove).
If you'd like to be spoiled, be sure to sign up for a bountiful yummy breakfast in the adjoining mansion, which is also a bed and breakfast inn. Our byline is "hearty breakfasts & serious coffee." (please check with us for breakfast rates and options).
* * * Be sure to visit our website (see link below) for more photos and information about this Tacoma vacation rentals cottage.
* * * If you need a smaller unit than our Tacoma Seattle vacation rentals cottage or more space for your group, just let us know – we have a variety of accommodation options at the mansion for your Seattle Tacoma travel needs.
Keywords: carriage house, cabin, bed and breakfast, Jacuzzi
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 2-7
- Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Shared Kitchen
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Gas Fireplace
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Computer Available
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Jetted Tub
- Lanai / Gazebo
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Water View
- Water Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fitness Center
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
thoroughly enjoyable stay
thoroughly enjoyable stay
the booking process was easy & quick. loved the property and the neighborhood. the owners are extremely friendly and everything is explained easily up front. and the breakfasts....WOW!! I wish I could have stayed forever, will definitely be back. thanks much.
- Guest Alice (Madison, WI)
- Date of stay 07/17/10
- Review Submitted 12/22/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.
$285/night for 4 guests, $25/night for each additional guest over 4. Rates include complimentary refreshments. Breakfast is available ($10 per guest per day - must be arranged prior to that morning). We also have other more economical options available for 1-3 guests, if as well as additional lodging should your group require more space. :) For other options or for our extended stay/relocation rates, please contact us directly.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Front porch of adjoining mansion overlooks the garden and bay
Cottage guests enjoy views from wraparound porch, front parlor, dining room.
The estate is the earliest example of landscape gardening in Pacific Northwest.
The inn serves up made-from-scratch awesome breakfasts! (optional add-on)
Front Parlor of mansion
Catchpenny cottage - downstairs bedroom of 2 story carriage house
The downstairs of the adjoining mansion is open year round for guests' enjoyment
Enjoy your meals in one of the mansion's chandeliered dining rooms.
Bright and cheery guest kitchen - the never empty cookie jar!
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