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Tacoma's Theater District Charming Studio with Deck!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 650 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 14 nights


About the property

Condo, Studio, Full Kitchen, Full Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Lodge in a historic antique and art-filled modern studio located in the heart of the revitalized Tacoma Theater District. If this property sounds familiar you may have seen our other property featuring two beautiful 'hip and trendy' condos (VRBO listings 96674 & 1034368) in the same unique building.

The Rowland Building is a completely renovated historic property that features two upscale condos and this charming studio tastefully furnished with original artwork and antiques. The building also includes a friendly bar and grill. Guests are welcomed to their stay in in this cozy studio with a complimentary bottle of wine, pound of coffee, and chocolates.

Experience Urban living at its finest and live within walking distance to great eateries; the Theaters; the International Glass Museum; the Washington State History Museum; the Tacoma Art Museum; the YMCA; The University of Washington Tacoma campus; and Antique Row.

Visit the Thursday Farmers' Market (two blocks away May-October) and buy fresh produce, arts, and crafts; and dine at one of the many nearby popular restaurants, pubs, and breweries (within one block of the studio).

This area is an ideal base from which to explore the nearby Puget Sound (located three blocks from the Thea Foss Waterway). Adventure enthusiasts can travel by car or ferry to cosmopolitan Seattle, bucolic and romantic Vashon Island, and beautiful Victoria, Canada.

Outdoor lovers can visit nearby parks, and marinas. Recreational opportunities abound with skiing and hiking at nearby Crystal Mt., Snoqualmie, and Mt. Baker (about an hour away). Nature devotees can visit the Olympic National Rain Forest and Mt. St. Helens, where the thirty-year anniversary of its historic eruption was recently honored.

Use this charming studio as your home base while visiting the wondrous Puget Sound region and the vibrant downtown Tacoma Theater district

Why settle for the sterile atmosphere of a cramped hotel room when you can experience urban living with all the creature comforts in a spacious, intimate space of your own surrounded by antiques and original artwork!


Furnished with Antiques and Original Artwork; Queen-Sized Bed and Queen-Sized Sleeper Sofa, Chest of Drawers; Fully Equipped Separate Kitchen with Dishwasher, Microwave, Range & Oven; Large Bathroom with a Jacuzzi Tub and Separate Shower; Television with over 150 Channels including HBO & Showtime and DVD Player; High-speed Wireless Internet; Two Closets and Storage Space, Large Deck (w/sprinklers) with a Gas Barbecue Grill; Full-Sized Washer & Dryer; Linens, Pots & Pans, Dishes, Glassware, and Silverware provided. Parking Space in Secure Garage included

Keywords: Condominium, studio, upscale condo, downtown Tacoma, Theater District, 2015 US Open, Chambers Bay, vacation rental, furnished studio

More Details

Travis Scheff
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2018

About Travis Scheff

My name is Travis Scheff and I am a local business owner who lives onsite in this beautiful 100-year-old historic building.

Laura Hanan and family completely renovated this mixed-use building and built two beautiful identical high-end condos featuring custom cherry wood cabinetry, original brick walls, and refinished 100-year-old Doug Fir wood floors. Our original art is throughout the building and we have our studios and a frame shop located in the basement.

Travis Scheff purchased this condo in 2000

Why Travis Scheff chose New Tacoma

We found this beautiful old building - a dusty gem - in the heart of downtown Tacoma, the Theater District. We saw the raw potential of the area and since purchasing and remodeling our building we are in the center of a lovely new restaurant, pub, and brewery row, including a lively bar and grill 'The Office' downstairs in the building. We are proud that our building is also on the local register of historic buildings.

A new Pacific Northwest heavy-hitter anchor tenant, McMenamins is being built less than two blocks away from our building and will feature a music venue, theatrical events, and a brew pub in the grand old historic Elks Building.

What makes this condo unique

We love to pamper our guests with condos that are furnished tastefully and include all original artwork. A complimentary bottle of wine, pound of fresh coffee, and chocolates await our visitors. We live on site available to help out with restaurant suggestions and information about the wonderful local events and places to visit in beautiful Washington state.


New Tacoma Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large Bathroom with Jacuzzi Tub and Separate Shower!
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen-size bed and queen-size sofa bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
STUDIO FEATURES: Furnished with Antiques and Original Artwork; Full-Sized Bed and Queen-Sized Sleeper Sofa, Chest of Drawers; Fully Equipped Separate Kitchen with Dishwasher, Microwave, Range & Oven; Large Bathroom with a Jacuzzi Tub and Separate Shower; Television with over 150 Channels including HBO & Showtime and DVD Player; High speed Wireless Internet. Two Closets and Storage Space, Large Deck (sprinkled) with a Gas Barbeque Grill; Full-Sized Washer & Dryer; Linens, Pots & Pans, Dishes, Glassware and Silverware provided. Parking Space in off-site Secure Garage provided.


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Tacoma's Theater District Charming Studio with Deck!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Great space! Great Amenities!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend for the business or couple seeking a convenient place that's fully functional in an easy location to experience the Tacoma area.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlottesville, Virginia

Great little studio!

  • 5 of 5

Responsive host, thoughtful touches, and a lovely cozy place to stay for a month!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Studio in Tacoma's Theater District

  • 5 of 5

Laura made my first VRBO experience easy and wonderful. She was quick to respond about the rental and to any questions I had during my stay. She even had a bottle of wine, chocolates, and coffee for my arrival. I stayed in her studio for 3 months while I was doing a travel nurse assignment at Multicare-Tacoma General. It was within walking distance to the hospital and to all the great restaurants, breweries, theaters, and museums. The studio is spacious and beautifully decorated with art by her, her husband, or friends of theirs. It has an updated kitchen equipped with everything you need and a large bathroom with a shower and Jacuzzi tub. The balcony is spacious as well and has a very nice grill connected to a gas line. In the 3 months I stayed in Laura's studio, I only had to buy food at the grocery store. She has the place fully stocked with bathroom supplies (towels, shampoo/conditioner, body soap, lotion, hand soap, toilet paper, tissue paper) and kitchen supplies (dishwasher soap, paper towels, trash bags, cleaning supplies). The studio is also pet friendly. I had my 4 year old Great Dane with me. There is a park very close by with lots of green space and dog poop bags. Laura also provides garage parking. Everything about this Theater District studio is perfect.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect rental for my long term stay!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this rental while I was on a travel nurse job just outside of Tacoma for 3 months. This place was amazing! Laura was very prompt with answering questions that I had; and she even helped me out one morning when I locked myself out of the apartment! She also has tons of stuff that is at your use in the aparment, including: bath supplies, dishwasher soap, paper towels, etc...! She even had a bottle of wine and choclates for my arrival! The size is perfect for a solo or couple traveling, but the couch also folds out if you need more space. There really is nothing bad to say about this place. I had a wonderful stay! Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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London/New York

Fantastic place!

  • 5 of 5

The pluses are so many. Laura is such a nice person. Very accommodating and kind. The apartment is in the heart of Tacoma's downtown, and I can't say enough about it. It's much, much bigger than it looks in the pictures. Clean, quiet and with balcony, you'll greatly enjoying the mornings and evenings here. The place just has a great overall vibe to it. There are some great bars and restaurants just downstairs that make it easy to get around without a car. But the apartment is high enough up that it is very quiet in the evenings. I loved this place and you will too!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Costa Mesa, CA

Lovely Downtown Studio!

  • 5 of 5

This studio is exactly as described. My husband and I were in Tacoma, WA to visit family and friends for 6 weeks and stayed in this darling studio! When we arrived, the special gifts of coffee, wine and chocolate were so nice! There are plenty of bars/grills with good food in the area, including The Office downstairs in the building. I choose to cook sometimes and there were plenty of ingredients and condiments to use with my recipes. A secure, covered parking space came in really handy downtown. The owners, Laura and Marty were wonderful hosts during our visit. They went out of their way every day to make our stay fantastic! We will be back to stay again in this fun building!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25.7 Miles
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
5.8 Miles
Point Defiance Ferry
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Fircrest Golf Course
Nearest Train
1.8 Miles
Amtrak; Sounder Commuter Rail
Nearest Motorway
8.9 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
67 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
6.5 Miles
Owen Beach
Car: not necessary

Located less than 3 blocks from the Thea Foss Waterway (Puget Sound) in the Heart of Tacoma's Theater District, Vast recreational opportunities (Hiking); Urban activities include visiting the nearby International Glass Museum, LeMay - America's Car Museum & Tacoma Art Museum; Three miles from University of Puget Sound (UPS), 6 miles from Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) and 8 blocks from the University of Washington (Tacoma), YMCA three blocks away, Starbucks two blocks away, Tully's one block away. Many restaurants (with outdoor patio seating) within 1 block.

This charming studio can be your home base when visiting the beautiful Puget Sound region and vibrant, eclectic downtown Tacoma!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $100

Monthly rate $2,195; no tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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