|Minimum Stay||14 nights|
Lodge in a historic antique and art-filled modern studio located in the heart of the revitalized Tacoma Theater District. If this property sounds familiar you may have seen our other property featuring our two beautiful 'hip and trendy' condos (VRBO listing 96674) in the same unique building.
The Rowland Building is a completely renovated historic property that houses two upscale condos and this charming studio tastefully furnished with original artwork and antiques. The building also includes a live/work space art gallery and friendly bar and grill. Guests are welcomed to their stay in in this cozy studio with a complimentary bottle of wine, pound of coffee, and chocolates.
Experience Urban living at its finest and live within walking distance to great restaurants, the Theaters, the International Glass Museum, the Washington State History Museum, the Tacoma Art Museum, the YMCA, The University of Washington Tacoma campus, and Antique Row.
Visit the Thursday Farmers' Market (two blocks away May-October) and buy fresh produce, arts, and crafts; dine at one of the five nearby popular restaurants (within one block of the studio).
This area is an ideal base from which to explore the nearby Puget Sound (located three blocks from the Thea Foss Waterway). Adventure enthusiasts can travel by car or ferry to cosmopolitan Seattle, eclectic and romantic Vashon Island, and beautiful Victoria, Canada.
Outdoor lovers can visit nearby parks, and marinas. Recreational opportunities abound with skiing and hiking at nearby Crystal Mt., Snoqualmie, and Mt. Baker (about an hour away). Nature devotees can visit the Olympic National Rain Forest and Mt. St. Helens, where the thirty-year anniversary of its historic eruption was recently honored.
Use this charming studio as your home base for the upcoming 2015 US Open at Chambers Bay in Tacoma!
Why settle for the sterile atmosphere of a cramped hotel room when you can experience urban living with all the creature comforts in a spacious, intimate space of your own surrounded by antiques and original artwork!
Furnished with Antiques and Original Artwork; Full-Sized Bed and Queen-Sized Sleeper Sofa, Chest of Drawers; Fully Equipped Separate Kitchen with Dishwasher, Microwave, Range & Oven; Large Bathroom with a Jacuzzi Tub and Separate Shower; Television with over 150 Channels including HBO & Showtime and DVD Player; High-speed Wireless Internet; Two Closets and Storage Space, Large Deck (w/sprinklers) with a Gas Barbeque Grill; Full-Sized Washer & Dryer; Linens, Pots & Pans, Dishes, Glassware, and Silverware provided. Parking Space in Secure Garage included
Keywords: Condominium, studio, upscale condo, downtown Tacoma, Theater District, 2015 US Open, Chambers Bay, vacation rental, furnished studio
My name is Laura Hanan and I am an artist and I live and work in my family's 100-year-old historic building with my husband Marty, who is also an artist. Ron Patterson one of our returning guests (& his wife Charnley) generously married us the summer of 2009!
My family completely renovated our mixed-use building and built two beautiful identical high-end condos featuring custom cherry wood cabinetry, original brick walls, and refinished 100-year-old Doug Fir wood floors. Our original art is throughout the building and we have our studios and a frame shop located in the basement.
We welcome our guests to tour our sometimes messy studios. We also invite visitors to play in our studios and create some art of their own with our help if they want.
Laura Hanan purchased this condo in 2000
We found this beautiful old building - a dusty gem - in the heart of downtown Tacoma, the Theater District. We saw the raw potential of the area and since purchasing and remodeling our building we are in the center of a lovely new restaurant row, including a lively bar and grill 'The Office' downstairs in our building. We are proud that our building is also on the local register of historic buildings.
A new Pacific Northwest heavy-hitter anchor tenant, McMenamins is being built less than two blocks away from our building and will feature a music venue, theatrical events, and a brew pub in the grand old historic Elks Building.
We love to pamper our guests with condos that are furnished tastefully and include all original artwork. A complimentary bottle of wine, pound of fresh coffee, and chocolates await our visitors. We live on site available to help out with restaurant suggestions and information about the wonderful local events and places to visit in beautiful Washington state.
This studio is exactly as described. My husband and I were in Tacoma, WA to visit family and friends for 6 weeks and stayed in this darling studio! When we arrived, the special gifts of coffee, wine and chocolate were so nice! There are plenty of bars/grills with good food in the area, including The Office downstairs in the building. I choose to cook sometimes and there were plenty of ingredients and condiments to use with my recipes. A secure, covered parking space came in really handy downtown. The owners, Laura and Marty were wonderful hosts during our visit. They went out of their way every day to make our stay fantastic! We will be back to stay again in this fun building!
What more can I add to all of the glowing reviews already posted here? I stayed for nearly three weeks in the top floor studio apartment during a recent business trip and it was fantastic. The bed, while not "hotel room" new, was incredibly comfortable; the bathroom includes a bathtub and separate shower; the balcony features a large gas grill; a washer and dryer are available; and the kitchen was fully stocked with pots, pans, dishes, appliances, and even condiments! I loved having The Office Bar and Grill right downstairs but found that the kitchen was so well equipped that more often than not I chose to cook in rather than go out.
As to eating out and the urban location, it's exactly as described. There are a number of excellent pubs and restaurants within minutes of the building, the City Center IGA grocery store is a short walk down Pacific Avenue, and you have easy access to both public transportation and major avenues, if you're driving. The parking garage felt very secure and was easily accessible at all hours.
Overall, this condo was exactly what I was looking for - a home away from home. It was spotlessly clean, well maintained, and Laura (the owner) was very easy to work with. I would definitely stay here again!
We were looking for a place to stay in Tacoma for the month of August 2013. Thanks to VRBO, we happened upon the perfect apartment!! All of the reviews are spot-on accurate! We don’t know how we can add to the comments of Guest B, 5/30/12; Guest Jan, 2/11/12; Guest Amanda V, 8/19/11. If anything, owners Laura and Marty just keep improving the studio apartment and are open to suggestions and very concerned about the comfort of their guests.
For us, the apartment was so well equipped and spacious it was our home away from home. We really appreciated the laundry facilities a few steps from our front door and having our van in secured off-street parking was a definite plus. We prepared many meals in the well-stocked kitchen and then worked it off going up and down the 48 steps to our front door. We are in our upper 60’s and at first that task was daunting but after a few times it was a breeze.
We found it hard to bid the owners and the apartment good-bye. We did buy two pieces of their artwork to bring back to Michigan as a happy reminder of our stay. We plan to be back in Tacoma next June and look forward to renting this apartment again. We highly recommend this charming studio if you are staying in the area, just not during the time we want to rent it.
While it sounds cliche', this studio apartment was all I expected and more, as I moved across country from South Carolina to Tacoma, Washington. I needed transition space for 30 days and I lucked out. The owner thought of everything!! The space, which was more than adequate, was immaculate for my move in. Even the toaster was cleaned of bread crumbs!!! Kitchen was stocked with necessary supplies/utensils and came with full size stove and fridge. Hangers were available in the closets. Bathroom was extremely large for the space, and everything was included including shower soap, body lotion and even cotton swabs for your ears. There was a washer and dryer available, and you guessed it -- laundry detergent was provided. As a person who loves to grill, the bonus for me was the gas barbecue on the patio. I grilled out many times. The location was perfect too!! It was only two and a half blocks from my new job, but situated in the heart of a fun and exciting area. On many evenings, I just trotted literally downstairs to the restaurant/sports bar, ate dinner, met new people, and enjoyed a ball game. Another bonus is the personal attention from the owner. The owner stayed in touch without invading your privacy, and always wanted to make sure the stay was going fine. I loved this studio condo, and recommend it without reservation!!!!
We stayed at the Rowland 3rd floor apartment for two months while we looked for a new home in the Tacoma area. The apartment was clean and well equipped complete with laundry everything one needs when in search of a home away from home. The amenities included far exceeded information provided prior to our stay. The were excellent restaurants, theaters and museums just a short walk away We highly recommend this building for a downtown Tacoma stay.
Our stay in Downtown Tacoma was much more pleasant and luxurious than we had imagined; and closely located to many local bars and restaurants that are just as unique as the place we stayed at.
Upon entering we were welcomed by cool and refreshing a/c (our stay was during warm weather) and art work that spread throughout the unit. The living area is quite large and gave the impression of being two rooms by having one side with a dining room table/chair set and desk, and the other side being the sleeping and lounging area with a television. The kitchen is in a separate room and is very large, complete with a full size refrigerator, stove, dishwasher and microwave.
Spanning the width of the unit, the balcony is very enjoyable. We utilized this area for breakfast many times since it is complete with an outdoor patio set.
Saving the best for last is the host, Laura. An artistic, intellectual, and very humorous person she will do everything and anything to make you feel like you are at home. All of the amenities that we needed were furnished by Laura. Laura is also the concierge and can tell you where and when to go for a night out whether you want a romantic dinner for two or a leisurely night out with some friends.
We highly recommend this unit if you are staying in the Tacoma area!
Located less than 3 blocks from the Thea Foss Waterway (Puget Sound) in the Heart of Tacoma's Theater District, Vast recreational opportunities (Hiking); Urban activities include visiting the nearby International Glass Museum, LeMay - America's Car Museum & Tacoma Art Museum; Three miles from University of Puget Sound (UPS), 6 miles from Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) and 8 blocks from the University of Washington (Tacoma), YMCA three blocks away, Starbucks two blocks away, Tully's one block away. Five restaurants (with outdoor patio seating) within 1 block.
This charming studio can be your home base for the 2015 US Open at Chambers Bay in Tacoma!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Chambers Bay US Open
Jun 14 2015 - Jun 21 2015
8 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
14 night minimum stay
|Pet Fee||$100 + Tax|
|cleaning fee||$100 + Tax|
Monthly rate $1,950; no tax
*Min. 2 week stay. One time cleaning fee - $100 (+$100 for pets). Fully refundable security deposit $500 (+$100 for pets - $600). 1/2 of Total Charges to reserve* stay; Final payment due 10 days prior to arrival. *Multi-month stays - one month payment as deposit to make reservation. No Pro-rating. Add 11.4% Tax for less than 30 days; REFUNDS only with 60-day advance, cancellation ($150 fee).
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.