Modern Forest Retreat

Apartment - Private room · Woodard Ave, Olympia, WA 98502, United States

Our homey apartment has all the modern amenities right next to a peaceful wooded ravine. From our memory foam full-size mattress to a full bathroom and kitchen, we are your base for exploring Olympia, south Puget Sound, and Mount Rainier. Or relax and meditate in our friendly cohousing community.

The Space

My space combines the best features of a modern, well-designed home with a monastic forest retreat and a welcoming, lively neighborhood. We have a community garden and a yard where children, families, and people of many different ages enjoy each other's company.

Guest Access

Full bathroom, full-size memory foam mattress, storage closets, living room, kitchen, two decks, backyard ravine with stream, shared neighborhood community house with laundry

Interaction with Guests

I'm around on weekday nights and some weekends. I am happy to interact with guests as much or as little as desired. I love cooking and eating together. I also am up for weekend activities with guests. However, I'm an introvert and often retreat to my own bedroom for privacy.

The Neighborhood

We are in a safe, small-town neighborhood with little car traffic. It is quiet and easily bikable. There is a nearby organic food co-op with an excellent selection within walking distance. A good coffeeshop is within biking distance.

Getting around

There are bus stops on major lines (the 41 and the 45) within a 10 minute walk, I have a bike+lock+helmet I can loan you.

Other Things to Note

Clean sheets, towels, and even extra toiletries provided.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $250 /week
Cleaning Fee: $10
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Great place with a wonderful host! Very friendly and welcoming. Eating meals and having intriguing conversations were a blast. Would go back anytime!

    January 2014
  • Paul is a gracious, hospitable host. His place is a light-filled, peaceful space surrounded by a beautiful forest.

    He invited me to help myself to whatever was in his kitchen, and I was able to store my food in his fridge and freezer with no problem.

    The no-frills guest room was very clean; the mattress, blankets and pillows were cozy and comfortable. Guests have their own private half-bath, which was a nice bonus. Quiet surroundings guarantee a peaceful night's sleep, and wireless access was painless and perfect.

    I enjoyed staying at the Modern Forest Retreat and would recommend it to budget-minded travelers.

    November 2013
  • Spartan, but very clean. Perfect for what I needed: A simple, nice, yet inexpensive "home-base" to stay while visiting Olympia for a weekend. Paul was easy to get a hold of and very helpful and friendly. The property is a part of shared co-housing community with lovely grounds, and a great vibe. I would stay again.

    October 2013
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I've live in Seattle for 8 years, and I grew up in Oklahoma. I grew up in a first generation Vietnamese immigrant family. I'm a Ph.D. student at UW, I like community building, aerial acrobatics, Burning Man, meditation, and technology. I would like to teach at a liberal arts college after graduation.
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