Beach Cottage on Butler Cove, WA

House - Entire home/apt · French Loop, Olympia, WA 98502, United States
Your host, Debby
13 Reviews
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Response time: within an hour

The Space

Waterfront cottage on tidal cove off Budd Bay near Olympia, WA, USA. Wooded, quite spot, 1 acre of forest with 2 bedrooms (master with water view, second bedroom with forest view), full kitchen with water view, bath, dining room with water and forest views, living room with water views and a wood stove, plus laundry room. Two decks overlook the water. Deck chairs on both decks, plus picnic table in yard and a charcoal grill. Rowboat, oars and life jackets provided for your use.
Cottage has 1 Queen bed, 1 Twin bed, 1 Twin fold out mattress, a Queen-sized futon sofa, 1 portable crib and high chair. Furnished with linens (even dog towels). Kitchen has dishwasher, microwave, brand new full size range, refrigerator, tableware and flatware for 16, cookware, wine glasses, chilled beer glasses, martini shaker, coffee maker, coffee grinder, rice cooker. Basic staples such as coffee, tea, cream, cocoa,sugar, flour, cooking oil, standard spices. Continental breakfast provided*. Electric wall heaters plus wood stove with fire wood provided.
A SAFE is provided to secure your laptop and other valuables.
10 min. to state capitol, 5 min. to The Evergreen State College. .5 mi to city bus. 5 min. to Olympia County and Golf Club where golfers who are members of Private Club Network or BoxGrove can secure guest privileges.
You are welcome to visit the Beach Cottage on Butlers (website hidden) website.

Pet and kid friendly.

* Continental Breakfast consists of coffee, tea, cocoa, cream, juice, breakfast bars, oatmeal, fresh fruit in season.

Twenty-seven steps from parking area down to cottage (cement steps with hand rails). Path from cottage to bulkhead with four steps down to beach. Rowboat and life jackets available for use, as well as beach towels.
Wifi, cable TV, land line telephone with US and Canada long distance included.

Special weekly, monthly and legislative session rates available.
Regular Winter / Spring / Fall rates 2015: $120 per night; if one night stay only, add $25 cleaning fee. $740 per week, $1,885 per month. Two night minimum for major holidays.
Regular Summer rates 2014 (Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day): $130 per night; if one night stay only, add $25 cleaning fee. TESC graduation has a two night minimum. Two night minimum for major holidays.
See calendar for full list of open dates in 2014. Email: (email hidden), (phone number hidden).

Guest Access

Entire house, decks, yard, bulkhead, beach, as well as rowboat.

Interaction with Guests

None, unless they want to meet us or they see us when we are taking the garbage / recycle up to the road. We live 4/10 of a mile away so can usually hop over, if desired, but otherwise, guests have full privacy.

The Neighborhood

Rural setting with an 8 acre greenbelt across the road behind the cottage. Quiet, one lane road. Very little noise or lights from traffic. Water views from homes all along the road. Views across the water of are lovely homes and beaches and forest.

Getting around

Rural area, but there is public transit 1/2 mile away on the main arterial Cooper Point Rd.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $740 /week
Monthly Price: $1885 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Host was very friendly, responsive, and accommodating. Cottage was lovely and exactly as advertised. Recommended!

    June 2014
  • We were so fortunate to find Beach Cottage for our one night stay while my daughter toured The Evergreen State College. It was just like staying in a family summer vacation home - actually reminded me of my own childhood place. But the details of the stay are that it had everything we needed to cook dinner and breakfast, relax watch TV and thoroughly enjoy the beautiful views out most every window. I was also very appreciative that a one nigh stay was acceptable - as so many places require a 2 night minimum.
    Thanks for sharing your home, we would love to come back for a longer stay sometime.

    May 2014
  • The cabin was perfect for us and very close to our son's house. Debby is extremely organized and left excellent information on how to find everything one might need in the cabin. We look forward to being able to return many times in the future. Hap and Beth

    May 2014
  • This is a great place right on the water. I enjoyed my stay here very much. I did eat in a couple of times and found everything I needed in the kitchen. This lovely cottage is well stocked, quiet and comfortable. Thanks so much Debby!

    March 2014
  • A sweet little spot! Stayed here with my wife and two friends overnight. Debby was accomodating and easy to communicate with. We'll be back!

    February 2014
  • Debby is super responsive and their place seems to anticipate every possible need one might have while staying there... down to personalizing the food left for the guest, and having the woodstove setup so that the fire is ready to light. So sweet! The place itself is gorgeous, in the beautiful woods AND on the water (when the tide is up)... and a lot of chairs from which to enjoy it all, inside and out!

    July 2013
  • Our stay at the Beach Cottage was wonderful. The views are fantastic and you cannot get any closer to the water then this enchanting cottage. Debby was a gracious hostess and I would recommend this home for a peaceful stay.

    June 2013
  • Debbie's home is meticulously maintained and well organized. There is a beautiful view of the inlet.

    She also had organic fruit waiting! Ideal AirBNB home!

    May 2013
  • This cabin is in a gorgeous setting and very thoughtfully appointed. The host was attentive and left detailed instructions. It has everything you'd want in a rustic setting, from a kitchen stocked for cooking and eating to supplies and tools for the wood stove. Would stay again!

    My one caution for folks visiting in winter is that the cabin has minimal heating in common areas (bedrooms each had a wall unit that warmed the rooms OK). We spent most of our time sitting in front of the fire!

    January 2013
    Response from Debby:

    I will put up small signs near all the thermostats so future guests will be sure to find them. There are heaters in all the rooms. In the kitchen the thermostat is above the light switch and it operates the baseboard heater under the butcher block countertop and also operates the wall cadet heater in the dining room. I'm sorry you didn't find the thermostat for those two rooms. There is also a wall cadet high up on the wall in the bathroom with the thermostat on the face of the unit. The living room thermostat is to the right of the wood stove between the stove and the master bedroom door. In the master the thermostat is on wall next to the closet door. In the small bedroom, the thermostat is on the unit itself at the foot of the bed (watch the covers when using that one). Extra fire wood is in the garage. Kindling and newspaper in the wooden box on the front deck.

    January 2013
  • Beautiful and convient spot. The perfect Olympia location for our family. We enjoyed many treats on our trip including meeting Debby and her daughter, exploring the cove on foot and by boat, and snuggling up in the perfect coziness of the cottage. I even loved the super-fast internet to watch a little bit of Champions League soccer online.

    September 2012
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Corvallis High School, Western Washington University, The Evergreen State College, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
Olympia School District
My family has owned this waterfront cottage since 1982. We lived there full time for 11 years before building a larger house. We continue to vacation at the cottage, hold family gatherings, or just go over for a walk on the beach or for a outing in the boat. We live not far away from the cottage so if you need anything while you are there, have questions, need directions or referrals, etc., we are usually nearby to be of assistance. The cottage is set up like a home and you will be quite comfortable there.
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