Im new to HomeAway but not new to short term rentals. This listing has several reviews from very very satisfied guests from another popular platform just like HomeAway for example...
2/26/18 Tifni from Idaho, an awesome guest said the following...
WOW! What an AMAZING 1st time experiencing an AIRBNB!! We couldnt have picked a better place and host! Randy was outstanding in welcoming us into his we even got there!! As soon as we arrived, he greeted us at the driveway with chocolates in hand😍👍, walked us into a VERY CLEAN, well decorated and warm area( I own my own cleaning company, so clean was important!)😉, along with 3 different kinds of wine to choose from(much needed after driving over the pass!😁) and completely stocked with everything anybody needed(lots of great snacks, including ice cream bars in the freezer!) He kept contact throughout the weekend, to keep us informed of, well, things like the 3 deer that greeted us as we arrived back on a dark Saturday night! haha! We are so very impressed with Randy and his place he shares with so many! Every detail was perfect! We will be booking with him again, when we come back to visit my son, which is about every 6 months! We LOVE It! **HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!**
1/6/18 Sacha from Colorado said the following:
"This is a wonderful place to stay in Ruston Washington. Walking distance to the Zoo, Point Defiance, the Ferry to Vashon Island and the new area of Ruston Way with a ton of restaurants, a gym, spa, and Movie Theater ... has made the stay so comfortable, even gave us champagne and ice cream. Very clean, great quick communication, cozy bed, value, great little extras, ... he has thought of everything. This was our first time using Airbnb and I'm not sure if we'll ever find a better one. We highly recommend booking...."
1/19/2018 Joelle from Washington said the following...
"When I read the seemed to paint the picture of a man who takes pride in his place, but that is a an understatement. It was 5 star service, what'd you expect from a well established hotel. He found the perfect balance between informative, and respectful of our privacy. He offered various surprises, such that, it made the experience uniquely perfect. The value is here, the space is perfect, and the location is peaceful."
This is such a wonderful place to stay if you are looking for a quiet secluded relaxing place to stay in North Tacoma or Point Ruston. As you can see from the photos, the bedroom is roomy and truly comfortable. the bathroom has a separate shower and deep roman soaking tub. Oh so relaxing.
The home is a wonderful place to stay. It is within walking distance to the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium as well as the Park at Point Defiance. Point Defiance also has numerous hiking trails to explore. You can walk to the Ferry to Vashon Island and walk to Point Ruston with a ton of restaurants, a gym, spa, and the new Movie Theater right on the water front. By the way, let's not forget the Tacoma Dome, The Convention Center and downtown Tacoma. In addition, to the nearby Safeway and shopping areas, the Metropolitan Market is a specialty market slocated in the nearby Proctor area. The market has a variety of wines, cheeses and prepared gourmet food that is oh so wonderful.
In regards to interaction with guest, I can interact as much as the guest would like. I tend not to be intrusive especially since most guests have detailed plans or maybe here to rest and get away from it all.
if you are not driving, it must be noted that there is a wonderful public transportation system in the area as well as numerous UBER's and LYFTs.