Private, executive beachfront home with kayaks, oysters, and clams on Puget Sound. Gourmet kitchen, two master bedrooms/baths; Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, and skiing within easy driving distance. Charming waterfront capitol city of Olympia nearby.
Kitchen: Gourmet kitchen with water views, SubZero refrigerator/freezer , Viking range, and stone counters. Walk in Pantry. Dishwasher, microwave, farmhouse sink, dining for six plus bar seating at the kitchen island.
Laundry room with washer, dryer, and farmhouse sink.
Living room with water views, leather sofa and chair as well as two additional plush upholstered chairs, fireplace and satellite television.
Half bath off kitchen.
Two view bedrooms with private baths.
Bedroom #1: King size electric adjustable one year old TempurPedic bed
Walk In closet with treadmill and television. Bathroom with steeping tub, separate shower, double sinks, toilet and bidet. Private deck for morning coffee with views of the south sound or sunset cocktails in the evening.
Bedroom #2: King size bed with premium mattress and single daybed. Walk in closet. Tub/Shower combination and single sink.
Large outdoor fire pit area for grilling fresh oysters from the beach or s'mores.
Play n Pack and Baby Gate for families with babies/toddlers. Gate on steps to the beach.
Private beach with oysters and clams and views of the Olympic Mountain Range.
Bicycle rental available in Olympia.
Hiking trails and 37 miles of paved bicycle paths within 5-10 minutes
15 minutes to the charming waterfront capitol city of Olympia with art galleries and restaurants, April through December Weekend Farmer’s Market, live theatres, new Children’s Museum, tours of the capitol.
1 hour to Seattle or Mt Rainier, 2 hours to Portland or Mt St Helens, 3 hours to Vancouver, British Columbia.
Fax machine and free phone calls within the continental US and Hawaii.
Interaction with Guests
We travel with business so will not be at the home but will be available by telephone for questions or in case of an emergency.
Experience nature with bald eagles, nesting herons, and splashing seals. Large wooded acreage so very tranquil and quiet. Private beach, fresh oysters and clams, easy access to kayaking in the backyard, and miles of bicycle and hiking trails nearby and just a short drive to the art galleries, theaters, and Farmer's Market in Olympia.
Due to the location, transportation is required.
Other Things to Note
Olympia is a charming waterfront capitol city with art galleries, live theatre, museums, and restaurants with easy access to the Olympic Peninsula, the San Juan Islands, Victoria, BC, Mt St Helens, Mt Rainier, Seattle, Portland, Vancouver. Crystal Mountain Ski Resort is a great day trip in the winter. We will steer you to our favorite wine shop, the local Farmer's Market with fabulous produce in season (April - December), tours of the capitol, a new Children's Museum, and too many other things to do to list.
No smoking or pets. Please notify hosts in advance of guests other than those staying at the home due to liability. Our location is quiet and private but please respect that loud noise carries due to our location on the water. Mahalo.
This year for Christmas my husband and I hosted our families for the first time in our hometown, Olympia, WA. In order to create lasting memories of this celebration we wanted to stay at a home that felt like our own. We found exactly what we were looking for with Kathy and David’s property. We were excited for our weeklong stay from the photos and description of amenities, but when we walked into the house we were blown away!
Not only is the home situated on gorgeous waterfront property, furnished impeccably, has a chef’s kitchen and fabulous entertaining spaces, Kathy and David are hosts that go above and beyond to welcome their guests. Waiting for us upon arrival were homemade muffins and breakfast fixings, a complimentary bottle of wine, and fireplace and fire pit prepped and ready for use. To boot the entire home was beautifully decorated for Christmas including a tree and seasonal dishes – all we had to do was put our gifts under the tree and we were ready to kick-off our celebrations. During our stay Kathy checked-in to make sure everything was going smoothly for us.
Thanks to Kathy and David’s home and their welcoming hospitality to enjoy their home like it was ours we had the perfect holiday celebration. Our family is still talking about how much they enjoyed spending time at the “holiday house.” We are looking forward to hosting future family gathering at Kathy and David’s home.
Our stay was wonderful! Kathy & David truly have the gift of hospitality. Kathy answered questions quickly & even sent an email to tell us about a Groupon to the children's museum so we could take our grandson. The house was full of warmth & plenty of activities inside & out! The home was clean, spacious, & the kitchen wonderful! From preparing the wood for the fire pit to the ingredients to make s'mores, & a book to help locate places in Olympia & instructions for various things in & around the home, they thought of everything to welcome us. There is even a nice wine selection in their home to choose from if you desire. The place is absolutely beautiful & serene with multiple places to sit & relax. We enjoyed the kayaks, the oysters, the hot tub, the grill... & simply sitting by the fire & enjoying our time in this beautiful home. Thank you Kathy & David! We could not have asked for a better vacation! We have many treasured memories thanks to your kind hospitality! Thank you!
Thank you Kathy and Dave for letting us live in your beautiful home. In spite of the rainy weather, we were always uplifted by the majestic views and the tasteful, warm (website hidden) and cleaning in your well-equipped kitchen was a joy. I could have stood in front of the window by the sink, looking at the sound for hours washing dishes! A cook's delight. The area is so peaceful and quiet and the moments spent on Geese Beach looking at the Olympics and searching for clams were memorable. We hope to return in the summer for more sunsets and moonshine on the lake and to sample a few more of your well-selected wines! And my French boyfriend agreed that the wines were excellent, and coming from a Frenchman, you know that is a great complement. Sitting with a glass of wine by the fire in your living room is certainly a great pleasure. Hopefully, next time we will get to use the hot tub and find some of those hidden oysters. Thanks again for a superb week.
Lisa and Jean-Louis
Our stay exceeded our expectations. The serenity greatly contributed to our ability to read and relax. The outdoor patios provided the perfect location to read and view the sparkling water of the inlet. The extra touches such as fixings for S'mores and eggs, sausage and juice were most welcomed. We had expected to tour Olympia and other sites, but were so contented at the house, we didn't leave for the whole week. I took all the food with us and did all the cooking in Kathy's well equipped kitchen. We were offered produce from the garden: tomatoes, squash, lettuce and cucumbers, as an added bonus. While walking down the lane, the only the only sounds we heard were those of our footsteps and the wind whispering through trees. We could not see or hear the distant neighbors. This was a truly memorable experience.
Our family had a fantastic time at Kathy’s house. The house is beautiful, spacious, and immaculately clean. We loved collecting oysters and watching the seals, crabs, and birds on the private beach. We were also lucky to be there when the blackberries were in season. The hot tub was a plus for when we returned from a day of sightseeing. Kathy is a wonderful host. She checked in with us by e-mail to make sure everything was okay and was very responsive to e-mails if we had questions. Her place is very well organized and user friendly with detailed instructions and manuals on everything in her home in an organized binder. Kathy left little surprises that made our stay special, including a platter of graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows for us to make S’mores on the ready-to-go fire pit! This was truly a one-of-a-kind place to stay. Highly recommended!
Thanks so much and so glad it worked out for everyone! I really enjoy it when guests take advantage of everything the Northwest and the house has to offer and sounds like you all did. Thanks so much for the flowers and chocolates you left as so thoughtful. Hope you get to come back next year and will be happy to host the family again!
Our stay at Kathy's home was the last part of a three week vacation in the USA, and it was our highlight! When we arrived we could hardly believe that such a nice house would be ours for a full week. Everything was perfectly prepared for our stay. The luxurious interior by far exceeded our expectations and the location at the waterfront is simply perfect.
Our stay at Kathy's home was more than we could ever have imagined! The house is beautiful, both inside and outside. The house is very private and yet had incredible views of the sound. From the private beach you could see the mountains too.
We loved being able to use the kayaks on a daily basis. Throughout our stay we were able to see seals, bald eagles, a variety of birds and deer all from the comfort of the home.
Kathy was readily available for any questions we had both before and during our stay. She went above and beyond to make us feel welcome from the moment we walked into the door. She thought of the smallest of details to make us feel comfortable throughout our stay. She had a detailed binder with information on the area restaurant listings and social events, as well. She was an exceptional host and we look forward to returning sometime in the future.
The only thing we didn't like...was having to leave! It exceeded our expectations!
My husband and I are in the furniture industry and travel both personally and professionally. We chose to live in Olympia, WA because of the outdoor lifestyle with access to the mountains, kayaking in our back yard, hiking, and biking trails while still being within an easy drive of major metropolitan areas in the Pacific Northwest. We are avid travelers and I enjoy cooking so have the kitchen of my dreams in our home we custom built. We love to camp, bike, and experience other lifestyles and cultures.