About the property
- House2500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
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 and RENTERS ARE REQUIRED TO VACATE THE COTTAGE DURING THE PUBLIC 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”!
Scheduler for Browns Point Lighthouse Cottage
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- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 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.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Amazing to be on the water!
We loved this cottage! The rooms were beautiful and the view amazing. The kitchen had everything we needed. We loved watching the ships go by and using the marine traffic website to find out where they were coming from. It was wonderful to have a whole house on the water to ourselves!
Honorary Lighthouse Keepers
We completely enjoyed our stay at the Lighthouse Cottage. It was an experience like no other. The grandkids really had fun helping with ‘the lighthouse keeper’s duties’. The property is well cared for by the historical society. We highly recommend a stay here!
A Magical Autumn Stay
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.
Like living in a museum
Period furniture, plenty of room, great views of the water
So Peaceful, Relaxing and Amazingly Educational
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.
perfect for fishing
docent (Sat.tours) was abit "bossy".......................no real problem
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
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$50 cancellation processing fee