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Charming Country Cottage - University of Puget Sound - Entire first floor

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house

Overview

About the property

Hosts live upstairs - guests have exclusive use of entire first floor!

This completely renovated home is located in a quiet tree-lined neighborhood just two blocks from the beautiful University of Puget Sound campus.

Hosts live upstairs on the property with their own bath, kitchenette and living area, but share the entrance to the home.

Guests have full exclusive use of first floor of this spotless home - two bedrooms, full bath, living room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, laundry and great front porch.

No minimum night stay requirement. Ample free parking.

No pets or smoking please.

Easy access to local amenities, waterfront restaurants and downtown Tacoma.

This home has undergone a very long and extensive, COMPLETE remodel. All work has been done by us. "This Old House" enthusiasts would be proud. We have striven for an English country cottage look - down to the numerous gardens and hand-planed white picket fence.

To reiterate above information: Guests will have use of the entire first floor where guest bedrooms, full bathroom, laundry, kitchen, dining and living rooms are located.

Hosts live upstairs and share the front door/entrance with guests.

There is a living room with wood burning fireplace and big screen HD TV; fully equipped eat-in kitchen; dining room; laundry room; and front porch with old fashioned porch swing and wicker furniture -reminiscent of days gone by. You have complete access and use of common areas. Enjoy your morning cup of coffee or afternoon cocktails overlooking our lovely gardens.

Parents visiting their student(s) at UPS are always welcome. We are literally two blocks from the main entrance of see the Administration Building from our property.

We designed our renovations with the intention of offering UPS parents a welcoming place to stay when visiting their children at the University.

Prepare their favorite meal and have them bring a few friends over for dinner; build a fire and watch a movie with popcorn and a glass of wine; bake their favorite cookies; have them over for their favorite dinner.

We have our own bedroom, bath and sitting room on the second floor, so will make ourselves scarce. We do store some items in the refrigerator but make every effort to be unobtrusive when/if we need to retrieve anything.

Two blocks from the beautiful University of Puget Sound campus; within one half mile of the waterfront; within walking distance to the charming Proctor District (and STARBUCKS); one mile to Old Town (and another STARBUCKS); two miles to the waterfront restaurants and walking trails; and, three miles to downtown Tacoma; 30 miles south of Seattle.

Logistics:

* 45 minute straight shot on I-5 South from SeaTac Airport

We look forward to sharing our home with you.

More Details

Owner
Kathleen McCormack
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Kathleen McCormack

Kathleen works for the Employment Security Department with the State of Washington.

Originally from Pittsburgh, PA. Former Montessori teacher and Realtor.

Dave is retired and spends his time renovating this home and planting and nurturing his gardens. Originally from Spokane, WA. Former business owner and Realtor.

Kathleen McCormack purchased this house in 2010

Why Kathleen McCormack chose North End

We bought this home because we wanted to be in this specific neighborhood due to its proximity to the University of Puget Sound.

We previously lived in Bellevue (a Seattle suburb), and wanted to escape the ever-increasing traffic and exploding population.

Tacoma is the perfect sized city for our tastes, with access to all the Seattle amenities only 30 miles away

What makes this house unique

We bought and designed the renovations on this home with the intention of offering UPS parents a welcoming place to stay when visiting their children at the University.

Prepare their favorite meal and have them bring a few friends over for dinner; build a fire and watch a movie with popcorn and a glass of wine; bake their favorite cookies; have them over for their favorite breakfast...

Amenities

North End House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • A second bedroom with a queen bed is also available. These two guest rooms share a full bathroom. Second bedroom will not be available to other guests (besides those in your party) during your stay.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

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Charming Country Cottage - University of Puget Sound - Entire first floor
average rating of 4.939394 based on 33 reviews
5

An Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

We booked the house (owners Dave and Kathleen live in upper half) and thoroughly enjoyed our 10 day stay. The house is located in a quiet neighborhood, two blocks from the University of Puget Sound. Dave has done a great job by creating a very nice backyard space, complete with patio, barbeque and fountain. Both the front and back show the care and dedication he has invested in the selection of landscaping.

The lower half of the house has a large, fully equipped kitchen, a comfortable living room and dining room and two full bedrooms. It came complete with washer/dryer and cable TV, plus everything you would expect in a kitchen.

The house is situated close to many dining possibilities, just minutes away from 6th Avenue, the Procter District and the new Point Ruston complex.

We had a great time and really enjoyed Dave and Kathleen. We hope to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike and Janet, Thanks for the great review...would just love to have to back in the future if you're back this way! Dave and Kathleen
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5

Sweet House Walking Distance to the University

  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter and I were in town to tour the University of Puget Sound and explore the area a little. This house proved to be the perfect home base. The owners are extraordinarily generous with all the amenities they provide. They even left some breakfast food in the fridge in case we didn't have time to get to the grocery store. How sweet is that? It really is more like visiting friends when you stay at this house, and the proximity to the university is a huge bonus. Warm, friendly, homey, we loved staying here and will be sure to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wish we had more time in Tacoma...but this VRBO was perfect for us

  • 5 of 5

We were touring the University of Puget Sound and decided we wanted to stay really close. You can't get much closer to campus than this house. It is literally 2 blocks away from the UPS, allowing us to walk over for our tour. Immaculate and perfect amount of space for the three of us. Comfortable beds and great to have full use of a kitchen and laundry (we were there for literally only 15 hours though). Dave was so kind and helpful. If we come back to Tacoma, we will definitely book again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We stayed during a college visit to Univ. of Puget Sound, which is within easy walking distance. It was perfect for that, and a nice place of rest and relaxation from what had been a grueling schedule. Kathleen and Dave were both very friendly and we felt at home. House was beautiful and had everything we needed right at hand. Recommended!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Kathleen and Dave were wonderful hosts. Their place was lovely clean and quiet. The bed was very comfortable and they even had

Snacks and breakfast items for us including coffee which was much appreciated. I would recommend their place to anyone. Also a restaurant for breakfast that was recommended by Kathleen was excellent. What a lovely way to end our Garth Brooks concert weekend. Thank you again

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa and her friend were wonderful, bubbly and delightful guests. Wish we had lots more just like them!!!
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5

This is a charming little place to stay did I say little it’s quite spacious.

  • 5 of 5

This is a charming little place to stay did I say little it’s quite spacious. We were in town for some family gathering so didn’t spend a lot of time at the cottage, but what time we did spend was very accommodating. One note, one of the beds you literally have to climb a couple stairs to get into, perhaps not so easy for older people, who get up several times during the night.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $15

Please contact us within 24 hrs of arrival time and we will provide information on obtaining keys and will verify our address and any directions/details that you might need.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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