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

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Park grounds, cottage rental on right, History Research Center, and Boat House.

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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

**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

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children love the experience of being a 'lightkeeper' and giving visitors tours...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Being a historic building from 1903 on National Register, unfortunately accessibility is limited (3 stairs to enter and narrow interior walkways)....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • One bathroom with antique claw foot tub with shower.

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    The lighthouse cottage is a few hundred feet from the shores of Puget Sound....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Direct view of Olympic Mountains to West...moreless

  • Water View:

    Spectacular views of Puget Sound and surrounding islands...moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Open the windows to let in cool waterfront breezes!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    New gas furnace...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    As part of Lightkeepers duties, upon check in required to make beds and on checkout to wash linens....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full modern kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Classic front (sitting) porch...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Peak Season
Jan 1 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$175
$650
Peak Season
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$950

Changeover Day: Saturday

Off Peak Season
Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$175
$650
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$175

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Hist Society Membership $25
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 11.9%

Notes:

$50 cancellation processing fee


Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

17 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sea-Tac
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Cliff House, Browns Point Diner
16 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Tacoma
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
North Shore
5 Miles
Nearest Train
Tacoma
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
State Highway 509
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Browns Point Diner, Cliff House, BP Pizza
65 Miles
Nearest Ski
Snoqualmie Pas
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.

 

Manager info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

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Photos

  • Park grounds, cottage rental on right, History Research Center, and Boat House.

    Park grounds, cottage rental on right, History Research Center, and Boat House.

  • Lightstation, cottage property from Puget Sound

    Lightstation, cottage property from Puget Sound

  • Cottage front porch gardens

    Cottage front porch gardens

  • Woodwork, stairs from upper floor to front door

    Woodwork, stairs from upper floor to front door

  • Music/sitting room

    Music/sitting room

  • Upper bedroom looking out on shipping lanes and Tacoma

    Upper bedroom looking out on shipping lanes and Tacoma

  • View from dining/living area to lighthouse and beach

    View from dining/living area to lighthouse and beach

  • Shipping lane to Port of Tacoma a few 100 yards from lighthouse

    Shipping lane to Port of Tacoma a few 100 yards from lighthouse

  • Beach activities include fishing, beach combing, boating, lounging

    Beach activities include fishing, beach combing, boating, lounging

  • Spectacular iews from the cottage porch

    Spectacular iews from the cottage porch

  • Stay a week and experience a century!

    Stay a week and experience a century!

  • Browns Point Lighthouse Park

    Browns Point Lighthouse Park

  • Cottage, lighthouse Puget Sound, Olympic Mountains

    Cottage, lighthouse Puget Sound, Olympic Mountains

  • Front door entrance and stairs to two upper bedrooms

    Front door entrance and stairs to two upper bedrooms

  • Dining -living room to kitchen

    Dining -living room to kitchen

  • All furnishing from 1930 era

    All furnishing from 1930 era

  • Second upper bedroom looking out on Puget Sound

    Second upper bedroom looking out on Puget Sound

  • Heritage Gardens around cottage

    Heritage Gardens around cottage

  • Lawn to beach, sailboat races, picnics

    Lawn to beach, sailboat races, picnics

  • Kiteboard watching from cottage and beach

    Kiteboard watching from cottage and beach

  • Boathouse, oil house, cottage (background)

    Boathouse, oil house, cottage (background)

  • Views of Tacoma and Mt Rainier from nearby Cliff House Restaurant

    Views of Tacoma and Mt Rainier from nearby Cliff House Restaurant

VRBO #500782

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017

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