3 Bedroom, 1903 Lightkeepers House On Shores Of Puget Sound
Ali, Browns Point Lighthouse Cottage Manager
About Ali, Browns Point Lighthouse Cottage Manager
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.
Ali, Browns Point Lighthouse Cottage Manager purchased this House in 1903
Why Ali, Browns Point Lighthouse Cottage Manager 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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
BY THE SOUND
Wonderful views, wonderful folks.
Nice site for a family vacation
The property manager was wonderful. We had everything we needed.
This place was just so special. We loved everything about it. Idyllic spot. Kids loved the history & museum. We loved watching the ships, sailboats, kite surfers, eagles, sealions and the wedding that happened right outside our front door. Thank you for this very special family trip!!
Beautiful and unique cottage on the water
The cottage is comfortable and the location couldn't be better--the views are lovely and we were within walking distance of a coffee shop, nice diner, and a local brewery. Very short drive to downtown Tacoma and everything else. We also went to Ruston and rented bikes that we rode all the way around Point Defiance. While the cottage is in the park, it never felt like people were too close--it was fun to watch the fishermen in the morning, and we saw eagles and seals as well. The beds are comfortable and the kitchen has the essentials. Ally (the house manager who met us with the key) was a great host who was able to point us to several of the house's unique features and what there was to do. We had a great time and would definitely rent the cottage again.
We loved our stay! The property and location were perfect.
The gardens were immaculate, the views gorgeous, and the history fascinating.
Thank you, Haley. It was great meeting you and your family. You were good light keepers. We hope to see you again. NancyP ⚓️
Week at the Beach
My family has vacationed at the Brown's Point cottage for the past fifteen years. We have been pleased with the staff and facility during are many visits over several years. If we every had an issue it was dealt with immediately to our satisfaction.
It is with great regret that we will not continue to visit the cottage in the near future. the raise in the cost has become more than I wish to take on.
I thank the historical society for all their efforts on our behalf in the past.
Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear that you will no longer be vacationing at the Brown's Point cottage. We will miss your visits and hope you cherish all the memories you have made.
1. Realizing that our rates have been well below other lighthouse properties, we raised our rates to $250 per night (for six people that is about $40 per person). Considering the kind of accommodations (3 bedrooms in a unique historic building) and a location on the beach, our rates compared to other vacation rentals are very reasonable.
We are a non-profit and the income from the cottage rental goes into restoration and upkeep of the historic property and public education programs. We are a volunteer organization (4000 hours a year) so there is very little overhead.
Thank you for your support over the last 15 years.
Please let me know if there is anything I can do.
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.