We are an active and loving family and have everything you need to make your stay with your friends and family complete and enjoyable. Our home sits on a 1/2 acre park like yard. Enjoy the views from the hammock, upper and lower deck, and the light sports court. Our home has a wonderful sweeping view from the upstairs and downstairs. Upstairs has 2 bedrooms with king and queen beds, living room with gas fireplace, and kitchen with a slider to main deck with BBQ. There is a front patio with a small waterfall to enjoy the summer shade. Downstairs has 3 bedrooms, living room with gas fireplace, surround sound TV and DVD, Wii and Cable, plus the laundry. We have mattresses for 11+ people (including the queen air mattress) but are open to more guests within reason, if they want to sleep on a queen airbed (provided), 10 foot couch, or twin air mattresses (also provided). Our home is air conditioned. Within 1 mile is the entrance to the 2015 US Open, at Chambers Bay Golf Course. Also, a shopping center with Starbucks, Trader Joe's, Safeway and many dinning opportunities (Mexican, Chinese, Thai, pizza, McDonalds and more. Downtown Tacoma is only 15 minutes away offering several museums, night life, higher end dinning, a zoo and much more . Our region also offers many unique experiences from whale watching, ferry rides, hiking in two different mountain ranges with tons of wildlife and waterfalls, sporting events, and shopping at Pikes Place Market. Please fill free to contact us with any questions.
- House2800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10+
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 17, 2018
We are a busy family of 7! We live in the home during the year, and rent out during the summer. You'll find many items you're welcome to use in the home!!
Why Owner/Manager chose University Place
We knew we wanted a large year for our kids and could work with whatever the house had to provide. The home is perfect for us and our large family. We hold youth group at the home each week and love entertaining and playing games on the court.
What makes this House unique
We are within walking distance to the home of the 2015 US Open Golf course. The course has a beautiful walking path around it, but it is not for the faint of heart as the path is steep on the way back up. You can drive down to the bottom of the path and walk across the bridge to the water and enjoy the view.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great Family Place. Very Responsive Owner.
We rented this home over Christmas with extended family. and it was great. It was decorated very cute for the holidays and was perfect for kids. There were shelves, and shelves of games and toys, plus a great outdoor play area. We had one little snag, the result of a miscommunication, and the owner more than made up for it. Would for sure stay again.
Your family was so accommodating and considerate. Thank you for caring for the home so well. We were so happy a family could enjoy and spend Christmas in the home! Blessings!
Beautiful view suited for families
We enjoyed our stay! The house was a great fit for our family and the owner was fast to respond to things we needed. We would recommend it.
Very nice, but it had one problem for us.
Nice house and view. Plenty of room for all of us. Kitchen had lots of dishes, pans, etc. Balcony with gas grill was a nice place to have meals. The 3 bedrooms with the beds were fine. The problem was the very steep driveway and the two steep flights of stairs from the street to the front door. All but two of us are in the 80's age and one uses a walker, so we had difficulties. Please add information to the description of your house using pictures and words to describe the driveway and the front steps. It would be good to also mention the steep back yard. Luckily, we didn't need to use it.
We were so glad you could use the home for your get together. We will update the photo of the front stairs leading down to the home so renters have an idea of the entry. We do note it’s not handicap accessible. Not sure the review was deserving of 3 stars when we’ve received 5 from all others.
Really enjoyed our stay here.
Great guests. Good communication!! Thanks for staying.
Amazing Family getaway
This beautiful property is everything it promises to be. We completely enjoyed the spacious home and the stunning view of the sound. Our children were in absolute heaven in the sports court. We played volleyball, basketball, T-ball and even water balloon baseball, which was especially nice on a hot day. The neighborhood is very quiet and peaceful. Stephanie has an extremely well-equipped kitchen, which made it easy for me to cook for my group. Everything is comfortable about this home. I highly recommend this property to anyone for their stay in the Tacoma area.
Linda and her family were so wonderful! Respectful of the home. Amazing communication with us. They sent us photos of woldlife in the yard and the kids were thrilled. I just appreciate their caring for the home like it's their own. Amd, they did all the laundry!! The cleaner was so so thankful for their helping hand to get things started. We would absolutely lwelcome them back anytime.
Our first time to WA, and it was great!
We really enjoyed our stay! We had a large group (7 adults and 5 kids aged 1-7), plus our grandson who is stationed at Bremerton. It was very comfortable, and very nice to be able to come "home" after a day of sight-seeing. We liked being able to have a family dinners together, and enjoying the outstanding view from the deck. The kids loved the outside, with lots to play with! The landscaping is exceptional and allowed the adults to find some secluded quite places too! What a treat to find fresh blueberries and a couple of strawberries.
Thank you for sharing your home with us!
Were so glad you were able to stay and appreciate your care of our home and amazing communication! Thank you for finding those blueberries as it would have been a shame to see them go to waste. We would love to have you back anytime.