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Lighthouse Property on Puget Sound 'One of Finest in U.S.'

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1903 Lightkeepers House On Shores Of Puget Sound

This historic 1903 lightkeepers house, with a full kitchen, beautiful woodwork, and furnished with antiques has been described by US Lighthouse Society as 'one of the finest examples of lighthouse property restoration in the country.' It sleeps a maximum of six people (including children) in three bedrooms. The front porch looks out on a park lawn down to the shores of Puget Sound 100 feet away. The Olympic Mountains and lights of Tacoma can be seen in distance.

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

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”!

More Details

Property Manager
Scheduler for Browns Point Lighthouse Cottage
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Scheduler for Browns Point Lighthouse Cottage

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.

Scheduler for Browns Point Lighthouse Cottage purchased this house in 1903

Why Scheduler for Browns Point Lighthouse Cottage chose Browns Point

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Browns Point House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • One bathroom with antique claw foot tub with shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Three bedrooms (2 on upper floor one on lower) with queen beds in each. Sleeps 6 maximum, including children.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Our normal check in time is 4pm and our normal check out time is 11am.


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Lighthouse Property on Puget Sound 'One of Finest in U.S.'
average rating of 4.888889 based on 36 reviews
Wasilla, AK

A unique and beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

This place is like staying in a museum. So much history in such a great cozy, but roomy classic house. The view is incomparable; watching the boat and ship traffic, wild birds and even the stormy seas was just awesome. Our grandkids loved "visiting" us. They had a great time exploring the beach on the better weather days and playing school in the old schoolroom in the basement on the stormy days. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed the unique opportunities our cottage offers. Thank you and we hope you will return again.
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A Magical Autumn Stay

  • 4 of 5

Six of us spent the night at the Brown's Point lighthouse cottage and would recommend it. The beauty of the surroundings and the view are breathtaking. The museum downstairs is so very interesting. Looking forward to a revisit in the coming months.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Like living in a museum

  • 5 of 5

Period furniture, plenty of room, great views of the water

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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So Peaceful, Relaxing and Amazingly Educational

  • 5 of 5

It has always been a dream of mine to stay in a lighthouse, and even though with this property you aren't staying in the actual lighthouse, the keepers cottage is a magical experience. Nancy, the lovely volunteer who let us into the cottage was so delightful. She showed us around and noticing that we had 3 young kids kindly said " if you feel like something might get knocked over, just go ahead and move it." Once you step into the cottage you are transported to another time. It is filled with history in every corner, from an old pump organ to the "museum" downstairs set up as a 1900's classroom, sewing room, and kitchen. My children loved looking at the old school desks, using the old fashioned chalkboards and "playing school." Despite the weather report looking grim, we were able to sit on the porch and watch some incredible sunsets. Every morning we would take a family beach walk, see seals poke their heads up off shore and watch the huge container ships pass by. The cottage is set up thoughtfully with everything you need to have an amazing stay. We cooked several meals in our 3 days there and lacked nothing as far as pots, pans or dishware. It also comes equipped with a washer and dryer and dishwasher (modern conveniences that are much appreciated in this 1900's home). The grounds around the cottage are beautifully kept, and it is absolutely picturesque! This was such a fun getaway for our family, and I highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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see below

  • 5 of 5

perfect for fishing

docent ( was abit "bossy" real problem

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely historic view cottage on Puget Sound

  • 4 of 5

The 180 degree view is amazing. Enjoyed watching all the boat and shipping traffic from the rocking chairs on the front porch. The cottage is old and quaint but very comfortable and had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cliff House, Browns Point Diner
Nearest Ferry
16 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
North Shore
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State Highway 509
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Browns Point Diner, Cliff House, BP Pizza
Nearest Ski
65 Miles
Snoqualmie Pas
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Dash Point
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Hist Society Membership $25
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.9%

$50 cancellation processing fee

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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