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Private Apartment in Historic House

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,230 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Private 2 bedroom one bath apartment on top floor of a 1900 Victorian House

Situated on the top floor of a 1900 Victorian house, this sophisticated apartment boasts soaring ten foot ceilings, refinished and stained fir floors, beautiful original windows and an updated bathroom and kitchen. The comfortable space has a covered front porch with Adirondack chairs for enjoying the beautiful sunsets, and a fully stocked kitchen with quartz counters and state of the art stainless appliances which makes creating a meal easy. The two bedrooms each have a queen sized bed, and the couch in the living room pulls out to provide an additional full size bed.

Jeff Williams
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2018

About Jeff Williams

Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, I've lived all over the United States thanks to my career in sales and marketing, Kansas, Texas, New York, Maryland, North Carolina and California. I now live in Tacoma Washington, I work as a realtor with Windermere, and I also purchase, restore, and resell historic houses in the North end of Tacoma. I own and show Quarter Horses, and I'm an avid snowboarder.

Jeff Williams purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Jeff Williams chose North End

I originally bought this property in 2004 while living in Los Angeles, thinking that I would eventually convert it back into a single family home for me to live in. Plans changed, and over the years I've had such great tenants in the house that I decided to just renovate it and keep it as historic apartments.

What makes this apartment unique

This apartment is walking distance to restaurants, bars, parks and the grocery store. It's tucked away on a quiet street of turn of the century mansions.


North End Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1230 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • Fully updated with vintage tile
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Front bedroom - 1 queen
    Rear bedroom - 1 queen
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The couch converts to a full size bed
  • Both bedrooms open directly to the bathroom
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Private Apartment in Historic House
average rating of 4.3846154 based on 13 reviews

Ten weeks in Tacoma

  • 3 of 5

The general appearance of the property was good. The beds were alright, the location was great, the kitchen was done well. However there some items that should be addressed:

1. Sun from the west very strong in the northwest in the summer, there were no shades on the west side.

2. TV was bottom basic not even with a guide to use, had to go the internet to check out Click's schedule.

3. Most of the windows were painted shut. (Yes I know it was a 100 year old building.) The evening breeze was from the west and we had one window that opened.

4. Floors squeaked in bed room, living room, dinning room. Kitchen and baths were great, no noise.

5. Some problems with lower tenant who seem to like to burn wood, you know where the smoke went, to top floor open windows. After contacting the owner this was stopped.

6. Front yard was not addressed, not watered and not weeded.

7. The owner was very courteous and helpful when needed.

8. Summary I would stay here again. The area was wonderful, the walks around the neighborhood was a delight to see some of the 100 plus old homes kept in their splendor .

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice and convenient

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this apartment except for the following issues: mouse tracks in bathroom cupboard and under kitchen sink and actually, saw a mouse in the bathroom; rail at top of steps was very loose and could have fallen off easily; doorknob on the door leading out to laundry room fell off twice - luckily, my son-in-law came over and was able to tighten both of these items; and finally, water leaked into the living area from a hard and windy rain - not sure where it came from.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Faye thank you again for bringing these issues to my attention. A mouse was discovered in the apartment after your stay and a pest control company has since addressed the issue. The repair items have also been taken care of. Again thanks for your comments. Jeff.
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Lovely, comfortable rental

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 5 days in November visiting our kids at UPS over Thanksgiving. The trip was originally 3 days but when our son had an emergency appendectomy we had to add 2 days which the owner did quickly and efficiently for us. The two rooms have comfortable beds, kitchen has all you would need and there is a nice dining room table that can seat 4 easily. Washer and Dryer are on back landing and tv room has a nice tv, cable and internet with netflix and hulu and you are in a loverly residential neighborhood to boot. We will rent here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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charming and cozy

  • 5 of 5

charming, clean, cozy-just as we had imagined from the listing description and photos.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice stay... It was in a classic area of Tacoma and accessible to nearly everything. This place is quiet, clean, and met our needs perfectly. We love this area of Tacoma and we felt like it was a home away from home. We only wish we had more time. We really appreciated our stay in this classic home. Thanks so much for letting us stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully updated apartment in great neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

Apartment is half of a Victorian house which is just recently updated and decorated impeccably.

It is a lovely neighborhood with similarly restored and well kept homes, and close to stadium district and downtown.

We were a couple and 2 teenage kids and were very comfy.

The apartment and bedding were perfectly clean.

We didn't have much time to cook during our stay. Kitchen was well equipped, but not yet stocked with staples (spices, oil).

We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Seattle Tacoma Airport
Nearest Barpub
Parkway Tavern
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Ferry to Vashon Island
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Allenmore Public Golf Course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
705 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
Indo Asian Street Food
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Owen Beach
Car: recommended

Tacoma's historic Stadium District is anchored by Stadium High School, an iconic Hewitt and Hewitt designed French Renaissance structure originally built as a hotel in 1891. Construction was halted before completion by an economic downturn in 1893, and when a fire burned much of the existing structure in 1898, the city of Tacoma decided to re-purpose the building as a school. Stadium High opened in 1906. The district that bears its name offers a wide variety of shops, restaurants in close proximity to downtown, Old Town, Wright Park and the waterfront. Annual neighborhood events include the Dickens Festival and the Art & Wine Walk.

The apartment is located within walking distance of many local bars and restaurants as well as historic Wright Park. Downtown is a bit further and can be reached by car or bus, the bus stop to downtown is one block from the apartment. Parking is available on the street in front of the apartment.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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