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.
5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10+
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 14, 2019
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.
Pool / Spa
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.
It is so rare to find property like Stephanie's home in University Place!
The house is amazing, and the host is wonderful! My family enjoyed it very much. The property is everything it says it is plus more. Great neighborhood too with a million dollar view! I highly recommend it!
Thanks Wendy! We just appreciate you all staying, your courtesy, kindness and love for the area. It’s always refreshing to have guests that care. Please come back anytime!
Puget sound paradise!
First of all, Stephanie is a wonderful host. Prior to arrival she answered questions, sent us a Tacoma magazine, suggested things to do, places to see and did all she could to make our stay wonderful. A couple of minor issues came up during our stay and she was very prompt in answering and all was solved in just a few texts!
Now, when we first walked in through the door, the vista before us was breathtaking. Mere words cannot describe the beauty of Puget Sound in the daylight, let alone at sunset. The house was spotless and rooms were sorted out to all the family...13 of us! No one complained about anything. The kitchen is well-appointed as are the dining areas. The deck became a huge favorite for all of us. How lovely to sip a glass of wine whilst looking over God's creation. We had 4 grandchildren with us and they enjoyed sleeping in the play room bunkbeds. Not all our family lives in one state, so these kiddos got to visit and be together in the same room! We also had a baby with us and the pack and play was great. The jungle gym in the back yard was well-loved by the littles. The tennis court was a hit as well. They have a large family, so the house is situated for a lot of movement, relaxing and fun.
I really don't know what more to say than all of us had a wonderful time, we laughed, cooked, played games, watched the littles play together and enjoyed a vacation that we will never forget. Thank you, Stephanie for allowing us to stay in your lovely home and making this family reunion/vacation as wonderful as it was! We all definitely recommend this property as a home away from home in Puget Sound!
Mary and family!
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.
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!
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.