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Two Bedroom Cottage In the Heart of Proctor Neighborhood

Bedrooms 2
Space 824 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Two Bedroom One Bathroom Fully Self-Contained

On the main floor, this cozy cottage comprises living room, dining room, den/ bedroom with foldout sofa, fully equipped updated kitchen and bathroom . Upstairs has large bedroom with queen size bed, a sitting area with a foldout futon and a large closet. A single airbed is also available. Laundry room in basement with a separate outside entrance.

Cottage sleeps 2 - 3 persons comfortably. Can easily accommodate families with two small children.

Large deck off kitchen for summer entertaining, comfortable outdoor seating for six and barbeque.

TV with local channels and internet access included.

More Details

Daniel Millar
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

About Daniel Millar

Owners, Danny & Teres, are a Scottish / American couple who are teachers (retired), visual artists and savvy travelers. We have created a space that we, ourselves, would enjoy staying in while away from home.

Daniel Millar purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Daniel Millar chose North End

This cottage is next door to our 1904 family residence. We bought the house, built in 1908, to create a guest house for friends, family and visitors to the beautiful Pacific Northwest. We have preserved the integrity of this post Victorian cottage, while adding modern comforts.

What makes this cottage unique

Our North End neighborhood is a very desirable area of Tacoma. Our location is quiet and safe, yet only minutes away from the vibrant Proctor District and also the University of Puget Sound. It is perfect for UPS' Parents Weekends, graduations etc. It is an ideal spot for those traveling on business.

It is centrally located to explore the Seattle / Tacoma area, ski slopes, Puget Sound and Pacific Ocean beaches, waterways and islands. All can be day trips.

Tacoma is in the midst of a cultural revival as found in such places as the Tacoma Art Museum, Museum of International Glass, the Washington State Historical Museum and the LeMay Car Museum.

Cottage is ideally located for golfers wishing to play Chambers Bay, home of the 2015 US Open.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Michele & Spero. You are welcome back any time! You are very thoughtful guests, and thank you for leaving the cottage in excellent condition. We are so happy that the cottage meets your needs. Highly recommended guests.

Best regards,

Danny & Teres
Apr 2016
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North End Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 824 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom 1 is upstairs and has its own cozy sitting area with an electirc fireplace. There is a queen size bed and a twin size futon with ample room for a Pak'n'Play and/or a twin airbed, both of which are available. Bedroom 2 is off the dining room and has a leather loveseat which opens up to a comfortable twin size bed. This room can also be used as an additional sitting room/study, if not needed as a bedroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Tacoma is sixty miles from ski resorts. Cottage is minutes away from Point Defiance Park, Zoo and Aquarium.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Two Bedroom Cottage In the Heart of Proctor Neighborhood
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 49 reviews

Wonderful, cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were in Tacoma for a wedding. Stayed for 4 nights. It was beautiful, comfortable and convenient. Found a great walking trail to Puget sound. Grocery store around the corner. Daniel and Teres were available and made some food suggestions as well as tourist sights. Eager to return! Beds were comfortable and having laundry on site made our packing easier! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely guests who are welcome back any time. Cottage was left in immaculate condition. Thank you for choosing Thistledown Cottage for your stay in Tacoma. Recommend these guests 100%.
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Everything was perfect. Location, owners, bed, amenities.

  • 5 of 5

We will be back again and again. The owners were so very kind, The home is in the middle of the Proctor District where it is safe and there are fantastic restaurants and shopping and near-by parks to walk and decompress. The bed was comfy, kitchen had everything we needed. The street is very quiet so no concerns getting a good night sleep. The deck looks perfect but had no time to enjoy it this time, but will enjoy it the next we stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly a home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Where do I begin? This is an impeccably maintained property in a wonderful, quiet neighborhood. The owners' care and attention is matched only by their hospitality. It is a charming place, in every sense. My wife and I look forward to returning on our next trip.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We were welcomed in person by our hosts and what a charming, kind couple they are! They showed us through their beautiful cottage to make sure we knew where everything was and how it worked, assuring us that if anything, anything! went haywire, they would be there immediately to help. It all worked perfectly and the only help we needed was a book of matches to light a birthday cake which they promptly supplied. Every room in the cottage is beautifully decorated to be warm and inviting. The kitchen had everything we needed including coffee, spices, oils, and much more. We cooked a few meals and ate there because who needed to go out when staying in was so comfortable? Each of the 3 of us thought it was lovely and plan to be back when events bring us to the area.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

always great...

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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thistledown cottage

  • 5 of 5

best little place in tacoma...

great folks too

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Vashon Island
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Allenmore Golf Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Amtrak Downtown
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Snoqualmie Pass
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Ruston Way Waterfront
Car: recommended

less than a five minute walk to ten restaurants, cafes, wine bar, tavern, upscale Metropolitan Market grocery store, Saturday Farmers Market (seasonal), cinema, library. Ten minutes to University of Puget Sound. Five minutes by car to over three miles of waterfront and restaurant row leading to Point Defiance Zoo, Aquarium and scenic drives.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $55
Damage Deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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