The SpaceBright and cheery bedroom in a private home with an amazing view of Mt Rainier located on the second floor. We tried to go with a New York theme.
This is not a hotel room, this room is a standard American Bedroom at 11x12 feet with a closet. We pack in a lot of amenities at a super amazing price. We have larger rooms available at a larger price
All New Serta Perfect Sleeper Queen bed and upholstered headboard
Room darkening blinds
Nice over stuffed chair
Music Dock / Alarm Clock
Bath Robes in closet for use during your stay.
***Shared bathroom with shower and claw foot bathtub, toilet and sink. Another shared bathroom off the kitchen. Also another bathroom in the top floor loft when that is not booked
Comes complete with a desk with hi speed wireless internet. Guest AccessWelcome to Casa di Camandona we have prepared this guide to keep order and a great environment in the home. We are not the police but do find that some simple common sense rules can make for a peaceful stay Jimmy
The house is a very large Victorian House started in 1888 and completed in 1900 for a local lumber Baron and his family. I live in the former servant’s quarters in the basement with “Rebel” my Malinois (Belgian Shepard)
We are located across the street from Wright Park one of the city’s premiere parks with running trails, walking paths, fountains a kid’s water park area and too many other things to list. There are hundreds of restaurants, fast food and bars all within a short walk of the house.
I am providing budget-oriented, sociable accommodations in a clean, quiet comfy home with a small European Hostel feel for those with a gusto for something fun and different. There can possible be up to ten guests staying here but there are normally 2 or 3 at most and never feels too much. Feel free to be social or not, its 100% up to you.
We are in an ethnically diverse neighborhood, you are going to see White, Latin, Asian and Black neighbors walking around as we have a huge park across the street. The front porch is a great place to relax with a beverage and watch the local Tacoma characters.
We are constantly striving to improve the guest experience so any suggestions good or bad are taken very seriously.
We practice Buy American at the house so you may notice that most all of the appliances are “Made in America” and we try to make sure as much as possible is. Also the house is 80% led smart lighting and we are shooting for 100%.
I have been hosting over three year now and I find it exciting and very fun, other than washing all those linens
Please feel free to contact me if you would like any specific information
What to expect:
In your room:
Red Front Door Key / Bedroom Key
Less than one-year-old queen sized bed firm, but not so firm
At least three pillows
Bedside Charging Dock (it lights up, feel free to unplug if it annoys you)
At least 32” TV with cable tv and Netflix
Closet with hangers
Bathrobe in closet
Bath towels and washcloths, extras in bathrooms or 2nd floor linen closet
Please contact me with an approximate arrival time in the morning. If I don’t hear from you I will meet you at that time. If you are not sure please contact me and just let me know a window like 6 to 7pm so I can start to organize my day.
If I am not at the house, I will be at my office which is only a couple blocks away
I try to greet all guests in person at the front door and provide a quick tour of the house. Give you a set of keys (one to the bedroom and the red one to the front door. Answer any questions you have then let you go from there.
If I cannot meet you I will either leave the keys in the lock box on the window sill by the fountain on the front porch or arrange for someone to meet you. Please feel free to grab a cold beverage from the fridge in the main kitchen.
Please make sure windows are closed
Place the keys by the tv in your room
Message me that you are checking out
Have a great journey and I hope we see you again
Long-term Guests more than two weeks:
We serve a real need for longer term guests that need clean affordable temporary housing. We have had many guests stay one, two even three or more months here and I feel that they are family. That being said I give a very good monthly rate but to do that I need you to cooperate.
Housekeeper will clean room every other week if you like.
Please take your trash out to the dumpster (don’t stack it in the kitchen)
After washing and drying dishes put them away, don’t leave them in dish rack or dishwasher and rinse out the sink.
Vehicle storage is available free of charge at a building I own three blocks away, access is Monday -Saturday 7am till 6pm, no Sunday access. Dry storage is also available for 85. A month same hours three blocks away
Wi-Fi-we have a very fast 30mbs internet in the house the ALL New netgear93 password is rebel98405 top of the line router can handle up to 50 connections.
Please keep in mind I am not a computer tech so I will be little help. If for some reason you are not connecting, try forgetting the Wi-Fi network then relogging on or try rebooting your gadget
***** Also our Internet service provider is very aggressive at using peer to peer illegal sharing of copyrighted material eg. Bitorrent, popcorn time etc. please don’t use them they will call me within 6 hours. They have threatened to permanently shut off our service due to guests downloading illegal content. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, great! Even better
Please do not use any extension cords on space heaters, microwaves, irons or anything that pulls a lot of amps
We have a mix of hard wired linked fire alarms and smart Wi-Fi smoke carbon monoxide detectors located around the house. If for some reason one of the alarms goes off, please exit the house and rally across the street in front of the apartments so I can do a check. The smart detectors will say what the alarm is and the location of the alarm.
For more detailed information, please consult the safety card in your room or the info book in book shelf in the parlor
If you smoke please do so on the main floor porch or the little garden with the fountain. This includes marijuana and vapors which are legal to smoke in Washington State (there is a detailed guide to responsible use of marijuana in our guest guide located in your room as well as on book shelf in Parlor)
Quiet times mean music and tv should not be heard outside your room. No long showers, other guests want to brush their teeth and get ready for bed
10pm to 8am weekdays
11 Friday to 9am Saturday and Sunday
If you have an issue please contact me ASAP (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) so I can address the situation.
We love pets here at Casa Camandona, but please be respectful of the other guests and we limit the pets to 1 cat or 1 dog under 85 pounds unless we have an agreement in writing before you arrive.
No pets without prior agreement
Dogs cannot be left unattended in the room
No excessive barking
Please clean up your dog’s mess in the house and the yard
We welcome your guests but they must leave by 10pm 7 days a week, and no overnight guests.
Please no laundry started after 7pm Daily and 11am-3pm Sunday as that’s the day the housekeeper comes. Limit one load per day please
Located in the basement via the first door on the left entering the kitchen
Washer 6 quarters
Tide Laundry Soap
Shout Stain Remover
Main Floor off kitchen-Full bathroom with shower modern bathtub (easier to get in and out then the claw foot tub on 2nd floor) and toilet
Also first aid items in cabinet, tums, aspirin, ibuprofen, band aids, qtips, dental pics, cotton balls, single use toothbrushes
2nd Floor Full bathroom with old school claw foot bathtub, shower sink and toilet Also first aid items in cabinet, tums, aspirin, ibuprofen, etc.
3rd floor in loft when not occupied has sink, toilet and GIANT soaking tub
Linen Closet 2nd Floor
Pet Cleaning Supplies
Full Size Ironing Board
Parlor Living Room Area
Dining Room Table
This is my pride and joy so please treat her good. This set was hand carved by great American craftsmen. Feel free to set up shop here or eat a meal. Just do not take off the table cloth or the protective mats
The lights in the Parlor / Living room are low wattage leds that are computer controlled and set to do different color scenes throughout the day and night. This is to enhance the guest experience so please don’t fiddle with them. You cannot change the colors
Magazines enjoy and read some interesting articles, feel free to add yours to share or take one for your flight home
Martha Stewart Living
National Geographic Traveler
Lots of local oriented books, bestselling novels and light reading please don’t take these as they can be really hard to replace
Hidden History of Tacoma
Best local Tacoma Hikes
Birds of the Puget Sound
Bicycling Seattle Tacoma
History of Wright Park
Best Easy Day Hikes Tacoma
Hidden History of Tacoma
Quirky Seattle Sights
Day Hiking: Mount Rainier National Park
Top Trails: Olympic National Park and Vicinity: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone
Fresh Fruit & Snacks-please enjoy the fresh fruit and snacks located on the bookcase
Living Room TV We have Hulu and Netflix on this 60” TV, Showtime and HBO GO on the ROKU as well as an XBOX ONE to play your games or watch a blue ray
Board & card games under coffee table in living room
Cards against humanity
Mail & Packages
Sure you can have mail and packages sent here 813 S. 7th Street Tacoma WA 98405
Mail normally gets here early afternoon Monday-Saturday
Amazon Prime Member? We are eligible for Amazon Prime Same Day delivery which means if you have a prime membership and order eligible products they will be delivered to the house that day by 8pm. And yes it really works, don’t ask me how.
HP 8620 Office Jet Pro Printer
Wireless Print from anywhere in house: Instructions on printer and in house guide
Please limit copies
Open 8am to 8pm,
you can make coffee 5am to 10:30am
This is a community kitchen please be respectful of other guests. This means if the item is not yours or on the list please do not use it.
We provide items for a light continental breakfast 8am to 10:30 am cereal, milk, juice, yogurt, fruit, toast and coffee. This stuff is not for lunch or dinner you are expected to provide these items yourself or go out to eat at one of the amazing bars or restaurants a short stroll away
Lunch and Dinner are NOT included in your nightly fee
****Cooking allowed 8am to 1030 am and 4pm to 730pm. We need time to clean the kitchen and bathroom and it is impossible if someone is trying to cook. We do make exceptions for long term guests two or more weeks as they tend to work crazy hours
****Also please clean your dirty dishes promptly and no hoarding of kitchen items in guest rooms. Also rinse out bits of food from sink after washing dishes as this is the number one comment from other guests
Feel free to put your dishes in the dishwasher as long as the CLEAN light is NOT ON, as the load has finished being cleaned and waiting to be emptied. Feel free to earn some good Karma by putting the clean dishes away. The soap pods are under the sink
Refrigerator / Freezer:
Help yourself to a beverage, fruit or yogurt for breakfast 8am till 1030am
Condiments are free for all to use, feel free to leave yours
Brita Water pitcher-please fill it up if its low (good Karma)
Bottom bin is mine please don’t use this food even if its not marked.
Ice Machine in bottom drawer freezer please make sure its closed
If you need more ice to fill up your ice chest as I have a large ice maker in my apartment in the basement. ***If you have a giant ice chest I have a huge ice machine at my catering company three blocks away don’t hesitate to ask.
Stove Oven / Oven:
Read stove display for instructions
This is a glass top stove so please only use the pots and pans that we provide as these are rated to NOT scratch the glass cooktop.
******Also plates or other items will scratch the surface so please don’t put these on top
Pretty straight forward please cover food and wipe out spills promptly
Keurig Coffee Maker in the kitchen-ask Jimmy for k cups or bring your own
Electric Hot Water Kettle
Beers-not always but we do try
Real Butter for toast NOT to cook with
Salt & Pepper Shakers
Creamer in fridge
We recycle here at Casa di Camandona
Kitchen Garbage can Left side garbage Blue Right Side-Recycl(URL HIDDEN)Feel free to leave wine bottles and pizza boxes and I will take them out
Garbage on Curb:
Brown Bin-Yard waste and food scraps
Blue Bin Large-plastic, paper other items. There is a complete list on bin
Small Blue bins -Bottles & Aluminum Cans emptied & no caps, batteries in plastic bag
This is a brand new amenity as of March 2016 so rules are subject to change without notice. Please clean off equipment that you use. Also please keep in mind the other guests when using this area hours 9am-8pm Monday- Friday Saturday & Sunday 10-7pm
Located on second floor
Bottle water dispenser Hot & Cold with cups
Top of the line NordicTrack Recumbent Bike: Wi-Fi enabled with ifit training, web browsing
Golds gym work out bench
Kettle Bells 10,15,20,30#
Foam exercise Roll
BMI digital weight scale
Basketball (basketball court is across the street in Wright Park by just past lawn bowling court))
Horse Shoes (pits are across the street in Wright Park just to the right of kids play area)
Bocce Balls (lawn bowling court is across the street in Wright Park by Lion statues)
Linen Picnic Basket
Wicker Picnic Basket
Corn Hole / Washer Toss Game
Take Rebel for a walk or run (no I am not kidding) most people in the neighborhood know him and he makes a great companion for single guests that want to take a stroll or run in the park.
Coming soon still writing rules
If you bring a bicycle, please contact me about best practices for storing it
Take Rebel for a walk (no I am not kidding) most people in the neighborhood know him and he makes a great companion for single guests that want to take a stroll in the park. Interaction with GuestsI am gone most of the weekend at the business that I operate two blocks away. But I do spend a lot of time around the house during the week.
Also there are a couple of permanent tenants that are retired and on fixed incomes.
***I have Five rooms listed on airbnb but normally only one or two are booked.
"Amazing view from a private room"
"Great view from a large loft"
"Bright room with view towards park"
"Large Private Room on Main Floor"
"nice cozy room across from park" The NeighborhoodWe are in a neighborhood that is in the beginning stages of a renaissance in an downtown urban area. And as part of your Airbnb Adventure you will see White, Asian, Latin and yes Black people. This is a very safe area you just have to realize like any big city be aware of your surroundings after dark.
We are across the street (behind the house) from Wright Park which has many running trails, basketball courts, children s water park, boccie ball court, horse shoe pits, the Seymour Conservatory and while not exactly in the park but bordering it is The Karpeles Library which is the world's largest private holding of important original manuscripts & documents.The archives include Literature, Science, Religion, History and Art. Among the treasures are .... "The original draft of the Bill of Rights of the United States", The original manuscript of " The Wedding March", Einstein's famous formula " E=Mc2", one million more original documents curated by the owner of this amazing collection. Sounds boring but it's not and best of all its FREE! and only a short stroll from the house
Corner store 100 feet away as well as a dry cleaners.
Close to many restaurants and bars. across the street from Tacoma General, Mary Bridge Children s Hospital & Group Health Hospital
Less than a mile from All these schools University of Puget Sound, UW Tacoma, Evergreen College Tacoma, Annie Wright Boarding School and Bates Technical College Getting AroundThis Amazing bedroom is rated a stunning 91 on Walk Score
Walkers Paradise-Daily errands do not require a car
Riders Paradise-World class public transportation
Bikers Paradise-Daily errands can be accomplished on a bike
On three major bus lines and only 4 blocks from the light rail station.
Only like 3 blocks from the 594 Express Bus to Seattle you can be in Seattle in about 40 mins, schedule is in parlor.
We also have bus and train schedules in parlor
Close to University of Puget Sound, UW Tacoma, Evergreen College Tacoma and Bates Technical College
Zipcar a couple blocks away.
Also we have Uber & Lyft car service available locally. Other Things to NoteIn the Bathroom off kitchen and 2nd Floor we have:
Single use tooth brushes
Single use dental Picks
Assorted soaps and shampoos
There are cleaning supplies located:
Under the kitchen sink
2nd floor linen closet
Linen Closet on 2nd floor as well as the laundry room
All Beds are same size*****