|Space||650 sq. ft.|
|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 two beautiful 'hip and trendy' condos (VRBO listing 96674) in the same unique building.
The Rowland Building is a completely renovated historic property that features two upscale condos and this charming studio tastefully furnished with original artwork and antiques. The building also includes a 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 eateries; 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; and dine at one of the many nearby popular restaurants, pubs, and breweries (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, bucolic 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 while visiting the wondrous Puget Sound region and the vibrant downtown Tacoma Theater district
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; Queen-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 Barbecue 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.
Travis Scheff 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, pub, and brewery row, including a lively bar and grill 'The Office' downstairs in the 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.
Laura made my first VRBO experience easy and wonderful. She was quick to respond about the rental and to any questions I had during my stay. She even had a bottle of wine, chocolates, and coffee for my arrival. I stayed in her studio for 3 months while I was doing a travel nurse assignment at Multicare-Tacoma General. It was within walking distance to the hospital and to all the great restaurants, breweries, theaters, and museums. The studio is spacious and beautifully decorated with art by her, her husband, or friends of theirs. It has an updated kitchen equipped with everything you need and a large bathroom with a shower and Jacuzzi tub. The balcony is spacious as well and has a very nice grill connected to a gas line. In the 3 months I stayed in Laura's studio, I only had to buy food at the grocery store. She has the place fully stocked with bathroom supplies (towels, shampoo/conditioner, body soap, lotion, hand soap, toilet paper, tissue paper) and kitchen supplies (dishwasher soap, paper towels, trash bags, cleaning supplies). The studio is also pet friendly. I had my 4 year old Great Dane with me. There is a park very close by with lots of green space and dog poop bags. Laura also provides garage parking. Everything about this Theater District studio is perfect.
I stayed at this rental while I was on a travel nurse job just outside of Tacoma for 3 months. This place was amazing! Laura was very prompt with answering questions that I had; and she even helped me out one morning when I locked myself out of the apartment! She also has tons of stuff that is at your use in the aparment, including: bath supplies, dishwasher soap, paper towels, etc...! She even had a bottle of wine and choclates for my arrival! The size is perfect for a solo or couple traveling, but the couch also folds out if you need more space. There really is nothing bad to say about this place. I had a wonderful stay! Thanks so much!
The pluses are so many. Laura is such a nice person. Very accommodating and kind. The apartment is in the heart of Tacoma's downtown, and I can't say enough about it. It's much, much bigger than it looks in the pictures. Clean, quiet and with balcony, you'll greatly enjoying the mornings and evenings here. The place just has a great overall vibe to it. There are some great bars and restaurants just downstairs that make it easy to get around without a car. But the apartment is high enough up that it is very quiet in the evenings. I loved this place and you will too!
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.
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. Many restaurants (with outdoor patio seating) within 1 block.
This charming studio can be your home base when visiting the beautiful Puget Sound region and vibrant, eclectic downtown Tacoma!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
14 night minimum stay
|cleaning fee||$100 + Tax|
|Pet 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 12.1% 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.