Secret Garden Bed and Breakfast

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


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!



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Nice relaxed atmosphere

4.4 on August 09, 2017

Friendly hosts with comfortable rooms. Would stay again and recommend to anyone.

Home Away for a Day

4.6 on June 14, 2017

We needed an overnight place to stay due to pipe work on our home. For something interesting we decided to try a BNB. Jerry and Patty are marvelous hosts. Very welcoming and friendly. The space is comfortable and clean. There were other guests which we never heard but had a nice conversation with at breakfast. Many choices. All around lovely stay if only for a day.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for choosing us for your stay, even tho just one day. Very much enjoyed meeting you and hubby!

- Patricia Stamper (innkeeper)


4.6 on February 10, 2017

Great hosts and cute rooms.

Cozy stay in Tacoma

4.4 on January 04, 2017

Our room was small but cozy with a comfortable bed and a good shower. There was parking on-site and a large living room area open to guests, as well as tea and coffee available at any time. The breakfast was very good, with homemade treats and delicious fresh fruit, as well as eggs, oatmeal, etc. The stand out was the great kindness of our hosts; Patty went out of her way to accommodate our needs and was very responsive to any request. We never felt truly welcomed to their b&b and have a fond memory of our one night there.

Secret Garden B & B Tacoma, WA.

5 on December 09, 2016

My stay at The Secret Garden was lovely. It was just like staying as a guest in a friend's home. The room and bathroom was clean and comfortable. The kitchen was self serve and nicely apportioned. I would highly recommend it and would/will stay there again. Phil V ... Michigan

Absolutely Wonderful

5 on October 03, 2016

So hospitable and comfortable! Will definitely stay again when in the Tacoma area. Thank you very much!

A wonderful experience.

5 on September 21, 2016

Ms. Patty was so kind and thoughtful. We stayed at her B & B for two nights then went up north and on our way back to Seattle stayed another night. Not only is this a cost effective way for lodging but it is a much more friendly, caring atmosphere than a hotel. We recommend it to anyone going to Seattle to visit. We will definitely be staying at The Secret Garden next time we are in Washington. Thank you for your hospitality.

Secret Garden

4.6 on September 08, 2016

Patty and Jerry were the most gracious hosts. They were very friendly and supportive with all our requests. First rate accommodations. - John & Teri

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for your review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us! Please visit us again when you are in the area!!!

- Patricia Stamper (innkeeper)

Late August Visit

4.2 on September 05, 2016

This B&B is actually surrounded by greenery even though it is on a major road. A second floor balcony wraps around two sides of the house and provides a nice place to sit outside. It is a very attractive place to stay. While we were there it was unusually hot and we were very warm at night in spite of the fans and the efforts the owners took to increase the air flow through the house. When we returned a few days later the weather was cooler and the rooms a more comfortable temperature. Also during our stay they held a yard sale, not a common event either, and not one that bothered us as we were away most of the day anyway. The charge is very reasonable, the service and atmosphere excellent. I would recommend staying here to anyone.

Truly A fabulous place ¿¿

5 on July 26, 2016

Great place to stay !!!our host ms party and Jerry they both made us feel extremely special and very comfortable !! We spent a week there from July 19th - 25 th ;) we couldn't ask for a better place to stay .. I would highly recommend everyone to stay there for great memories of your vacation ! Miss them ¿¿thanks again ms patty and Jerry ¿¿

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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 101

Two twin beds with adjoining den/office sitting room has a full size murphy bed. Choice of twin bed useage or double bed. Additional charge for extra bed use, just add up to two more additional guests. Hallway bathroom with tub, shower combo. Library,DVD's, Desk/Makeup Area, Chalkboard closet doors, antique tri vanity dresser, 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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $80 - $90

Entire Bed and Breakfast

Wedding or family reunion in the area? Ask about renting the ENTIRE Bed and Breakfast!

  • Maximum Capacity: 8
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $250 - $300

Check Dates


Location Type



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

Check Dates


  • 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.



Co-hosts Patty and Jerry

Languages spoken

Downloaded app for translation, English

Resident Pets


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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  • 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!