Centrally located, this home can be the hub of several vacation destinations. The home features a large, fenced, landscaped yard located on a private street, and is located near the town center and walking distance to shopping centers, restaurants, library, and a shaded Rhododendron park. Several sports parks, tennis courts, medical centers and Cheney Baseball Stadium are convenient.. Chambers Bay Golf, Park and Beach are only 3 miles away. Mt. Rainier, Point Defiance Park and Zoo, The Tacoma Dome, several marinas, are also conveniently close. Quick and easy access to freeways and light rail and bus service to nearby towns and historical points. Neighboring communities highlight quality community concerts and farmers markets weekly.
About Marie Thompson
I was raised in University Place and am a proud graduate of the UP school system. I attended Washington State University and graduated with a BA and Masters in Education from Pacific Lutheran University. Now a retired secondary teacher, I enjoy concerts, plays, and socializing with friends and family. In the past, I enjoyed skiing, ice skating and dancing. I continue to enjoy entertaining, travel, concerts and meeting new people. I am also active in my church and enjoy being an involved grandmother when my grandchildren have the time for me.
Marie Thompson purchased this Guest House in 1986
Why Marie Thompson chose University Place
This home has personal value to me since my mother and I had it constructed as a retirement home for her, and now I have downsized, simplified and enjoy living in the area. I enjoy improving the yard and maintaining the structure as she would have liked. It is walking distance to the library, high school, town center, restaurants, specialty shops and parks.
What makes this Guest House unique
Beautiful views of Mt Rainier, The Olympics Mountain Range, Puget Sound, friendly harbors, historical cities and museums, parks, The Point Defiance Park and Zoo, summer outdoor concerts in parks, highly regarded universities and community colleges, and convenient boating and access to freeways.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Clean, comfortable, pleasant
Marie was easy to communicate with, helpful, and pleasant. The sheets and blankets are wonderfully high quality.
a real home-base for son's graduation
A home away from home is exactly what Marie provided in this lovely duplex! We came to Tacoma for our son's college graduation, and needed a home base for resting, celebrating, transitioning, and visiting. The open space in the house and the open yard made all of this possible. Nearby grocery store made our many cooking events easy to happen. We are grateful for all Marie made possible for us by giving us a real home for our 4-day celebration.
Comfortable and cosy Place to stay in Tacoma
What a treat to stay at Marie's place in Tacoma. It felt like a home away from home. 2 clean bedrooms with our own attached bathrooms were just what we needed. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen spacious and the sweet tidy garden were a pleasure. Marie was attentive to all our needs and was a good source of info. I highly recommend her place!
No Better Place
We travel all the time for business reasons. This is by far our favorite place to stay. The location is convenient to restaurants, grocery stores, cleaners, parks, you name it. Because it's on a dead end street, it's very private and quiet.
I love the spacious kitchen full of natural light. The beds are super comfortable;Ii also love how clean everything was when we arrived. The next time we come to this area, this will be the first place we are going to check for availability. So much better than a cramped hotel room and the rate is very reasonable.
Location, Location, Location..
We visited our son at Ft. Lewis in August. We had 4 adults and a toddler so we didn't want to stay in a cramped hotel room. We talked with the owners who went above and beyond to answer all our questions. Since the property didn't have reviews, we were a little apprehensive. We arrived late Friday night and the house was beyond our expectations (in a great way!) It is immaculately clean, decorated very cute and had everything we could have wanted covered. We cooked dinner there Saturday night for the family and the kitchen was fully stocked in dishes and utensils. There was plenty of room and you can tell the owner put a lot of thought to ensure all details were covered. The backyard is professionally landscaped and was great for the toddler. There was a grill for a cookout included. We played frisbee disk dunk and had plenty of room. The location was close to the interstate, places to eat, and the store. I would highly recommend this property. When we go back to visit, we will book this location again. Thank you to the owners for being so accommodating.
Whole Foods and Trader Joes are located in the nearby shopping center. Two medical centers, one prompt care, are within walking distance. During the summer months, there are weekly concerts in the park in Steilacoom, University Place, and Puyallup. Three colleges provide concerts, art festivals and sports events. Theater groups provide musicals and plays nearby in Lakewood and Tacoma. Quality restaurants are located nearby and in Tacoma.