Central Tacoma home - adorable new construction home
Harbor Home Vacation Rentals
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Comfy and clean
This house was perfect for our group and it is in a friendly neighborhood that is convenient to the places we went in Tacoma. We really appreciated the fact that dogs are allowed and that both the front and back yards are fenced (although, if you have a tiny dog, escape would be possible under the fence). It was nice to see the recycling receptacle outside, but it would have been convenient if there had been a bin in the house, too, with a list of what Tacoma allows in recycling.
All Bed Rooms Up Stairs -- Limited Parking
This is a very roomy property but with limited parking and lots of stairs.
The great room arrangement of the main floor is good and the bed rooms and bath rooms are nice size. Half bath down and two baths up.
If climbing stairs is a problem for you be aware there a steps from the front gate to the porch and steps to the bed rooms. Was not a problem for us just a caution.
On street parking fits 2 cars.
Kitchen is equipped for basic cooking with very nice appliances. The only television is a smart TV on the main floor none in bedrooms. WiFi worked well.
This property worked for us visiting family and friends in the Tacoma area for Thanksgiving.
I would have rated it higher with another TV upstairs and a better selection of pots and pans to match the good appliances.
Thank you so much for your feedback! We definitely try and make guests aware that there are lots of stairs at the property. We are so sorry for any inconvenience, as well as the TV situation, and will definitely consider it moving forward.
We booked this property for what was supposed to be 2 couples for a couple of weeks. Its size would have worked well for us. The location is very close to I5. A little noisy as a result. It seems to be in an area that is being revitalized. It's on a street with a mix of trailers, new small homes, and older small homes. The neighbors REALLY like their Marijuana. The odor around the home we rented was sometimes over powering. I do realize its legal in the Sate of WA so no judgement there. If MJ is your thing this might be the rental for you. You can befriend the neighbors and have a good time. Not our thing.
The property is new but it appears corners were cut in the construction process. The kitchen sink started leaking the day we got there. We didn't realize it until the next day when the kitchen floor was all wet. We let the property manger know. It took a couple of days before they sent a not so handy "Handyman" to fix it. Having a good bit of construction know how, I spelled out and sent pictures in an email of exactly what the problem was. He apparently didn't get the message. Anyway, the Handyman came and went and the leak persisted. As a result, and out of consideration for the property, in an attempt to not damage the sink base cabinet and the particle board flooring, we tried not to use the kitchen sink. We figured someone would come right away and fix it this time. Long story short, the when the sink still hadn't been fixed after a few more days, I emailed the property manager and she said in essence, "You know how difficult it can be to find someone to get there so quickly". Actually I don't. I have a vacation rental, and if a guest who has been dealing with an issue like this for days now, after I sent someone to fix it, I get someone there that day. I don't care what it costs because I know its a short term VACATION rental, and if I don't fix it after such a long time it will likely seriously impact any review they might leave.
In the end, out of the 13 days we were in this home we dealt with a leaking sink and wets floor for 10 days. I asked for some kind of refund for the HUGE inconvenience and was given a $125. Less than a day credited back. Thank you but really not enough for the hassle.
I can't recommend the property as a result of the numerous days we went with wet floors and a leaky sink. I don't believe the property manager or owner appreciates how much of an inconvenience some things are.
I am very sorry about your experience at the home. We got our handyman over to the home within a day of the initial report. When it was found that it was a whole new part that was needed we had to call a Roto Rooter, which was then scheduled for the following day. Again, we are so sorry about this and wish that we would have known the first day that the leak began so we could have addressed it more quickly. We did refund a full night stay, as we had given a discounted rate for your length of stay.
With regard to the neighbors, we are very sorry. As you know, this is not something that we have control over, but still are sorry about the experience, especially as we have not had complaints about it before.
Again, we apologize and are extremely sorry that this all happened to occur during your stay at the property.
Comfortable home for a weekend visit
The home was as expected an perfectly comfortable for the 4 adults that were there - no surprises. One of the reasons we chose this home was the existence of the en suite bathroom for the master as well as a powder room on the main floor.
So glad you enjoyed the property and felt right at home!
Comfortable, spacious, well kept and clean
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay!