Lighthouse Property on Puget Sound 'One of Finest in U.S.'(27 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
3 Bedroom, 1903 Lightkeepers House On Shores Of Puget Sound
Online magazine, Smartertravel, voted this one of the best lighthouse properties to stay in the country. Staying at this fully restored lighthouse keepers cottage is a unique experience offering more than a vacation or weekend rental. Instead, you will be signing up to be an honorary lighthkeeper on a “Tour of Duty.” As such, you will participate in some aspects of the life of lightkeepers. You will have duties including raising and lowering the flag, maintaining a log of maritime traffic, keeping the cottage yard tidy, laundering linens, and having the place clean and ready for next lightkeepers.
Each Saturday from May through October public tours are held from 1pm-4pm in the cottage. Tour guides will be on site to lead tours.
Please read the rental agreement thoroughly and before signing it determine if this experience will fit your expectations and needs
**SUMMER OF 2017 CONSTRUCTION NOTICE*** Renovations by Metro Parks Tacoma to improve the parking lot and ADA pathways may cause some inconvenience such as limited access to parking, some construction noise during working hours, etc. Every effort will be made to minimize the impacts this project has on your stay.
The cottage rental is for personal use only. No parties, events or wedding related activities are permitted on this historic property.
Sorry, no pets are allowed.
There are three bedrooms with queen/double beds. The cottage is furnished with antiques but has a modern, working kitchen that is stocked with pans, plates, cutlery, etc for your use. Wifi, TV and DVD player are available.
We look forward to your “Tour of Duty”!
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Member since: 2013
- 2500 sq. ft.
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- One bathroom with antique claw foot tub with shower.
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Off Peak Season
Jan 1 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Off Peak Season
Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Hist Society Membership $25
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Tax Rate 11.9%
$50 cancellation processing fee
Manager's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Property is in a neighborhood community park with spectacular views of Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains and the lights of Tacoma. Located 100 feet to the shore for fishing, kayaking, swimming, and beach combing. Huge container ships, sailboats, and ferries pass by daily. Within five miles are: golf course, Dash Point Dock fishing pier, Dash Point State Park with camping, picnicking, skim boarding on sandy beach and miles of walking trails.
Within a mile are two fine dining restaurants, a neighborhood Browns Point Diner and Sandbar, and pizza parlor. Groceries and a shopping mall 10 minutes away.
World-class attraction in downtown Tacoma (15 minutes) include Washington Sate History Museum, Chihuly Glass Museum, Lemay, America's Car Museum, Children's Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, live theater, AAA baseball.
Walk Tacoma's Waterfront Esplanade from Tacoma Dome to Point Defiance Park, Aquarium and Zoo.
Day trips could include: Seattle (40 min); Mt Rainier (90 min); Olympic Mountains, Mt St. Helens, four other Washington lighthouses, Pacific Ocean beaches, a ferry ride from Tacoma to Vashon Island to West Seattle or another from Seattle to Victoria , Candada.
Year Purchased: 1903
About: US Coast Guard still owns the property and maintains the working lighthouse. Metro Parks Tacoma has a long-term lease to have the grounds open to the public as a waterfront park. Points Northeast Historical Society, a volunteer organization since 1986, is responsible for restoring the property, having it available both as a vacation rental and interactive history museum. Rental fees go back into restoring the property and presenting history and museum programs like school field trips.
Why Browns Point, Tacoma, WA, USA:
This is one of five lighthouse properties in Washington available for vacation rental. Online travel magazine, Smartertravel, says this is 'one of the 10 best lighthouse properties to sleep in' and US Lighthouse Society designated it as one of the best examples of restoration of lighthouse property in the country.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
You are not just 'renters' but designated as honorary 'Lightkeepers' with duties such as raising the flag daily, keeping a log, and having the premises open for visitors on Saturday in summer season and assisting historical society docents to give tours of the basement history museum, boathouse with replica surfboat, and bell house (former pump house) where you can ring the original lighthouse fog bell.
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Park grounds, cottage rental on right, History Research Center, and Boat House.
Lightstation, cottage property from Puget Sound
Cottage front porch gardens
Woodwork, stairs from upper floor to front door
Upper bedroom looking out on shipping lanes and Tacoma
View from dining/living area to lighthouse and beach
Shipping lane to Port of Tacoma a few 100 yards from lighthouse
Beach activities include fishing, beach combing, boating, lounging
Spectacular iews from the cottage porch
Stay a week and experience a century!
Browns Point Lighthouse Park
Cottage, lighthouse Puget Sound, Olympic Mountains
Front door entrance and stairs to two upper bedrooms
Dining -living room to kitchen
All furnishing from 1930 era
Second upper bedroom looking out on Puget Sound
Heritage Gardens around cottage
Lawn to beach, sailboat races, picnics
Kiteboard watching from cottage and beach
Boathouse, oil house, cottage (background)
Views of Tacoma and Mt Rainier from nearby Cliff House Restaurant
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017
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