Beautiful flowers in summer bloom are a treat for the hummingbirds."The apartment was so charming and well decorated, but it was the yard that made our stay magical." - Carrie
Views Galore! Puget Sound & Sunset Views
Views Galore! Puget Sound & Sunset Views
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Relax on the patio and deck with sweeping and spectacular views of Puget Sound, Olympic Mountains and Narrows Bridge.

You will enjoy a private, secure, full daylight apartment with covered and separate entrance, comfortable large living area with gas fireplace, bedroom, small bathroom, small kitchenette area, fenced yard.

We are within 10-12 minute drive to UPS, Downtown and North End Tacoma, Gig Harbor and Penninsula, Fircrest and University Place.

The space

Light filled, private, and secure, apartment in mid-century home that offers a private, comfortable stay. The space is bright and open with large windows, located on the lower level of the house. The hosts/owners live upstairs on top floor, so you may hear some household noise, though we try to keep it at a minimum.

What we offer (please see photos for details):
- Easy 24-Hour Check-in / Access
- Large living room area with gas fireplace
-Large flat screen tv with Netflix / Amazon Prime and DVD. We currently offer cable tv, but that could change at any time

Small kitchenette / amenities (see photos):
- Full-size stove/oven
- Small refrigerator
- Microwave
- Toaster
- Electric Tea kettle
- Dishes, glassware, and utensils
- Pots/pans
- Keurig Coffee maker - Sip coffee or tea in bed or out on the deck enjoying the views.

- Separate bedroom with luxury Queen size bed (premium mattress/pillow protectors and linens) and large walk-in closet with dresser
- Heated floors in bedroom and bathroom
- Small bathroom w/ sink, toilet and shower
- Bathroom ammenities: Eco-friendly shampoo/conditioner, gel body wash, and hand soap
- Hair dryer
- Iron & Board

Cleaning and laundry (towels/bedding) is done with all organic and eco-friendly cleaning products (not fragrance-free).

We love Tacoma and can offer great recommendations for experiencing the local cuisine and culture. Check out our personally curated Guidebook online and in the apartment. We also offer a small lending library, so please feel free to take a book, or leave a book.

You have full access to a beautifully landscaped and fenced yard including a hot tub and outdoor shower (not available in winter). Firepit use can be coordinated with hosts.

You may see bunnies in the backyard and deer in orchard area. In summer, help yourself to cherries, (if you can get them before the birds) apples and pears from our trees in summer/fall.

Guest access

Private entrance and covered parking next to entry door. Shared washer/dryer is available for your use, located down a short hallway. The back yard and patio are freely available to you, but may be occasionally shared in the Summer months. The gas fire pit is only available through special arrangment with the owners.

Interaction with guests

We leave guests to their privacy and you are free to come and go through private entrance. We enjoy meeting our guests but leave it up to you regarding the level of interaction.

Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any problems or questions. We are social, busy professionals and will be available via phone/text for assistance during your stay.

We typically enjoy our upper deck while leaving our guests to the sanctuary of enclosed backyard. In the summer months, please look forward to occasionally sharing the lower area.

Other things to note

We share our home with our dog Blue, an Olde English Bulldog. She loves people, and is completely kept out of the guest areas. If you would like to meet her we are happy to make introductions. She plays hard and sleeps hard, so you may occasionally hear her snoring!


Amenities
Kitchen
Internet
TV
Essentials

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad

No overnight guests not on Airbnb reservation. No children allowed on property without prior permission granted by host.

NO SMOKING INSIDE (cigarettes, weed, vapes, etc.). Sand bucket and ashtray are provided outside. Dispose of your cigarettes afterward. Smoking in the house may result in immediate removal from property and reservation cancellation with no refund and incur additional cleaning fees.

Please let us know ASAP if you have any questions or if there are any issues, breakage or leakage with toilet, shower, sink, and appliances not functioning properly or breaking.

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Dog(s) live in the house

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Wesley User Profile
September 2017
Mary & Mark's place was absolutely amazing and everything we imagined it would be. After taking a look at the listing, my girlfriend and I were sold immediately on the breathtaking views and spacious backyard, but were thoroughly surprised to find how much we enjoyed the smaller and more home-like conveniences in the home. We loved the space. It's very inviting and has plenty of room to spread out, with views in both the living room area and bedroom that are just stunning, and such a joy to wake up to. A perfect size kitchen for our vacation getaway, plenty of closet space, a cozy bathroom, and the best part: heated floors. The bathroom and bedroom floors are tiled and toasty, and will make you wonder why you neglected warming your feet for so long. I think the most amazing part of being at the home (aside from the views!) has to be the freedom you will feel while staying here. We felt very much at home here. We had free reign over the gorgeous backyard, which in and of itself is such a wonderful luxury. Beautiful views of the sound and the Narrows bridge, heat lamps in a covered seating area, breakfast table just outside the unit, and an incredibly enticing hot tub. All of these amenities would have made for a great vacation spot by themselves, but the addition of having the area completely to ourselves was such a welcome treat. From the moment you park your car and walk through the gate to the yard, you truly are in a small slice of paradise, and we can't thank Mary and Mark enough for having us. We will definitely be marking a second trip on the calendar for this gorgeous and super comfortable AirBnb.

Karen User Profile
September 2017
We loved our stay at Mary and Mark's. The jacuzzi, the heated floors, the huge TV, fireplace, along with all the gorgeous paneromic views!! This place was a dream! They have seriously thought of everything! Robes, slippers, perfect decor and personal touches. We truly enjoyed this business trip, it was great to have a nice place to come home to every night after work.

Ralph User Profile
September 2017
Great place, fantastic views! Everything was comfortable, briefly met the hosts who were very friendly and wanting to please. Close to the grocery stores and easy access to the rest of Tacoma. Highly recommend!

Kyle User Profile
September 2017
We had such a great weekend staying at your house, thank you so much... we will definitely recommend you to our colleagues and friends

Joelle User Profile
September 2017
Absolutely wonderful views. We loved Tacoma- lots of fantastic food! Really cool neighborhood and a fantastic backyard with a HOT TUB and fire pit and heated seating area. Maybe a sauna sorta thing? Not sure. I didn't use that, but we used the hot tub and it was amazing. My only thing would be to warn anyone who likes to sleep with a fan that there is no fan in the bedroom - but I would do it again and again still! The temperature in the house was pleasant, I just happen to like moving air. But boy- the views make up for everything! Living space is clean, comfortable, huge tv. Highly recommend!

Mary Jo User Profile
August 2017
A perfect spot to chill out a enjoy the well designed patio! The apartment is perfect for a couple. We really enjoyed our stay.

Karen User Profile
August 2017
The view is amazing!

Tacoma, Washington, United StatesJoined in May 2015
Mary & Mark User ProfileMary & Mark is a superhost.
We love our home but are not homebodies. Hosting has helped us love and appreciate our home more and more and we love sharing it with other travelers! We are active, busy professionals who relish the great outdoors, entertaining, FOOD, wine, reading and Tacoma. We are avid reader…
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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