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Voted Best Place to Stay, Newly Renovated Historical Cottage.

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Last updated: 10/14/2014

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Tacoma cottage description

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Ellie's Old Town Cottage is located in the heart of Tacoma's first neighborhood. With easy access to a three mile urban walk along Puget Sound adjoined by community parks, beaches, restaurants and other desirable amenities for your enjoyment.

There is much to see and do within close proximity, including the Glass Museum inspired by Dale Chihuly, LeMay Car Museum, Washington State Historical Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, the Pantages Theater, Point Defiance Zoo plus the local ferry that makes multiple trips to and from Vashon Island daily.

If you happen to be a film buff, you'll appreciate our community movie house called the Grand Cinema that promotes independent, foreign films and supports film artistry including local film makers. Throughout the year the Grand Cinema offers an array of film festivals.
Check for dates and reserve your stay in advance.

Come and join Tacoma's Fourth of July Celebration with an amazing fireworks display, live music, food and drink, complete with an air show frequented by the Blue Angels. You'll be two blocks away from the Independence Party and can end the day by watching the night sparkle from the cottage porch.

Ellie's place was built in 1885 for the Burlington Northern Railroad, as one of four sleeping quarters that housed men working to complete railroad access. During the beginning of this era Old Town served as a hub for the timber industry and an abundant fishing location for the Puyallup Indians and European fishermen.
For over a century, Ellie's Old Town cottage has been home to many who needed a place to stay.

In 2012, Ellie’s went through a significant renovation. We blended this centurion’s character with modern upgrades to enhance the charm and create a comfortable atmosphere. The children's old playhouse moved to the property decades ago, has been converted into a work and writing space that you are free to use during your stay.

Bring your bikes, running shoes, roller blades and your kayak.

Watch the ships and sailboats in the sound, read a book, visit the park or just relax. Ella’s is the perfect location for your extended stay or vacation.

Our cottage location is highly commutable, and is just a few blocks to the 705 spur that connects to I-5 north/south.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo
          • Television

          Theme

          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Marina
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Restaurants
          • Synagogues
          • Winery Tours
          • Zoo

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Beachcombing
          • Boating
          • Gambling Casinos
          • Horseshoes
          • Paddle Boating
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Basketball Court
          • Cycling
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountaineering
          • Parasailing
          • Pier Fishing
          • Roller Blading
          • Sailing
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Snowboarding
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Tennis

          Dining

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 2 people

          General

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Hair Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking:

            Parking for two cars in back....moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • Oven
          • Pantry Items
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Toaster

          Outside

              • Lawn / Garden
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              May 1st - June 12th
              Apr 1 - Jun 12, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $175 $190
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $1,100
              PGA / UPS Grad
              Jun 13 - Jun 22, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $295
              June 23rd- Sept 7th
              Jun 23 - Sep 7, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $175 $190
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $1,250
              July 4th Holiday
              Jul 2 - Jul 5, 2015
              4 night min stay

              $800
              flat fee
              Old Town Blues Festival
              Jul 10 - Jul 12, 2015
              3 night min stay

              $600
              flat fee
              Sept 8th -Dec 19th
              Sep 8 - Dec 19, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $165 $180
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $1,000
              Winter Holidays
              Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2016
              3 night min stay
              $200 $205
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $1,200

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • Cleaning fee $80
              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              Peak Seasonal, Holiday and Event Rates DO APPLY

              -DAMAGE DEPOSIT REQUIRED - RATES DEPENDENT UPON YOUR STAY.

              Reservations and Payment Terms -Funds account transfer via bank to the rental account. Credit and debit card payments will accepted mid-year 2014.

              Full deposit is required at the time of reservation.

              Half rent due at the time of reservation with payment in full 24 hours prior to your stay.

              Deposit and rental fees are fully refundable thirty days prior to your visit.

              Cottage access & keys 3-7pm


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              Manager info

              About: Hi, my name is Ellie, and my grandmother created this short term home to build college funds for my education. Recently, my new baby sister came along and now Grandma is working twice as hard to book my cottage. We are always on the lookout for nice people to stay, enjoy and take good care. If you are wondering what my favorite things activities are when I visit the cottage: 1. Go to the beach to play in the sand, then hunt for special rocks. 2. Ride my bicycle along the waterfront. 3. Play at the playground across the street. 4. Eat strawberries or Popsicles on the front porch. Please contact Grandma, the proprietor. If you would to have a vacation and sign the guest book. Have a fun time! Ellie K.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              Exceptional location, the waterfront, highly walkable neighborhood, fun things to do, great eateries and coffee. We fell in love with this peaceful home, and enjoy staying here.


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              Speaks: english

              Guestbook comments from the property manager

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              • Easy access entry with two private parking spaces behind the home.

                Easy access entry with two private parking spaces behind the home.

              • A two block walk to three miles of amazing views, restaurants, parks and beach.

                A two block walk to three miles of amazing views, restaurants, parks and beach.

              • One of three neighborhood coffee houses. Just across the street and through the park.

                One of three neighborhood coffee houses. Just across the street and through the park.

              • Work space and writing studio.

                Work space and writing studio.

              • Job Carr Park with the first home in Old Tacoma, just across the street from Ellie's.

                Job Carr Park with the first home in Old Tacoma, just across the street from Ellie's.

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              This listing was first published here in 2014.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, November 19, 2014

              $165 - $295 per night (USD)
              3

              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 2

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