Secret Garden Bed and Breakfast

1702 North Narrows Drive Upper Level, Tacoma, WA 98406 USA (Show map)

About

Your Home Away from Home, Just like visiting friends in a great Residential Area. Close to Narrows Bridge, Highway 16, Gig Harbor, Fircrest and 20 minutes from Joint Base McChord Lewis JBML Within walking distance of the Narrows Bridge Within 2 miles to major shopping and dining areas Tacoma Point Defiance Aquarium and Zoo, University of Puget Sound Tacoma Community College St. Josephs Hospital Tacoma General Hospital Allenmore Hospital Tacoma Dome Weatherly Inn for Assisted Living St. Mark's Lutheran Church 6th Ave to downtown Tacoma, a great place!

Reviews

Overall
4.3

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  • Guest room3.8
  • Service4.2
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Very welcoming

3.2 on July 20, 2016

Very welcoming


rainy weekend

3.2 on November 06, 2015

Hosts were lovely and location perfect for University visiting. The only reason I won't return is that the room and the bathroom were a bit claustrophobic. Great value though!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your honest review. While we can do nothing about the size of the room which is 20x30 and the bathroom is a small one. We have valued our rooms accordingly. We really do strive to meet our guests needs. We are sorry that you were unhappy


Secret Garden ...a secret success!

4.2 on September 16, 2014

This was our first experience with a room reservation placed thru airbnb. I didn't realize that the room would be in a private home (not sure how I missed that) so, after our initial surprise at staying in someone's bedroom in a private home, we settled in to a nice stay with a great breakfast. Thank you Secret Garden!


Great!!

5 on March 14, 2014

The best service ever! You will never regret!!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for your review! I am glad we did well for you!


Phenomenal!

5 on February 22, 2014

This was my first bed and breakfast stay and I absolutely loved it! Patty is incredible and I really enjoyed my stay. Would stay longer if I could!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for you great review! I hope you truly enjoyed your stay!


Charming B&B

5 on November 06, 2013

Had a great stay, Very cozy and homey! Would stay again! Waiting for the Romance packages to start!!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for the great review, packages will come as progress develops! Come and visit me again!


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Rooms & Rates

Guest Room 103

Comfy, Cozy Room with Queen Size Bed, Private Bathroom with Shower, Internet Access, Wifi Access with TV, Small Library,DVD's, Desk/Makeup Area, Chair with reading lamp. Common areas to share are Sitting/Reading Room, Dining Area for 6, Gourmet Kitchen, Wrap around BBQ outdoor kitchen with sitting areas, smoking and non smoking outside areas. Beautiful View of Small Garden tucked away in lower corner of property. Quality linens and bedding with eclectic mix of modern and antique decor. Black out Roman Shades on window, ear plugs and sleep masks available upon request. Room is close to a busy street during the day. Turn down service at night

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $80 - $85

Guest Room 102

Cozy and Intimate, with white Antique wrought iron finish Double Bed, area rug in neutral earth shades covers white oak hardwood floors. Single closet, Hall bathroom is shared with one other guest room. Internet Access, Wifi Access with Flat Screen TV, Small Library. Black out drapes with mini blinds in the room. Each room contains a fan for cooling. A/C in the plans Common areas to share are Sitting/Reading Room, Dining Area for 4, Gourmet Kitchen, Wrap around BBQ outdoor kitchen with sitting areas, smoking and non smoking outside areas. Beautiful View of Small Garden tucked away in lower corner of property. Private Garden Areas Available in several locations around the property.Quality linens and bedding with eclectic mix of modern and antique decor. Turn down service at night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $65 - $75

Guest Room 101

Two twin beds. Chalkboard closet doors, antique tri vanity dresser, Used to be my Great Aunties. Shared bathroom across the hall with one other room. Common rooms include large kitchen, bbq area, dining area and lounge/reading room. Outside deck areas, including covered area. No Smoking, outside only.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $75 - $85

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Location

Location Type

bayside

Airport

Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle Tacoma) 30.2 miles miles

Directions to property:

From I-5 heading west on Highway 16, take exit #4 Jackson Ave .Turn right and continue on the light at intersection. (My house in on a corner lot,with a huge hemlock tree at the very corner of my property behind a wood fence). Entrance to The Secret Garden : Make a very sharp left from North Narrows Drive and turn onto Harmon Street. The first driveway on your right is where you park, or on the side of the street. The entrance is located here on this level from the driveway .Additional parking on the street.For those that are directionally challenged like I am, please print out the map and directions! :) Unfortunately there are several 1702 addresses all merging at intersections. We are the very last house on North Narrows Drive. Cross street is Harmon! Welcome!

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, University, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Homestay

On-site amenities

Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Outdoor grilling, Parking

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, Desk, Library, Movie library, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 12 pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Only Service Dogs
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night's stay
  • Cancellations: You will receive a full refund if cancelled within 2 days prior to arrival.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Co-hosts Patty and Jerry

Languages spoken

Downloaded app for translation, English

Resident Pets

Cats

About the innkeepers

I had always wanted to have a Bed and Breakfast, I have enjoyed traveling throughout my career as a hair stylist specializing in non surgical hair restoration. I decided to become an innkeeper because I needed to generate income after a divorce. Best decision ever! I have combined my years of experience as Mom, business owner, with my creative side to create The Secret Garden Bed and Breakfast. I have enjoyed meeting people from all over the world, Holland, China, Canada, Mexico, and USA!

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental

  • Time Served: 8:00 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Signature Dish

Lemon Blueberry Scones
Fresh Blueberries and tangy lemon make this scone delicious! Topped with organic crystallized sugar Great Breakfast Treat!