Peaceful, beautiful waterfront setting on an acre of woods in west Olympia. Cozy cottage nicely outfitted with everything you need (except your suitcase). Watch the wildlife & rest. Close to TESC, only 10 min. to State Capitol and downtown Olympia.
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, a Queen-sized sofa sleeper, 1 portable crib and high chair (available upon request). Furnished with linens (even dog towels). Kitchen has dishwasher, microwave, full size range, refrigerator, tableware and flatware for 8, 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*.
BlueRay DVD player, smart TV so you may use your own NetFlix account to watch movies. DVDs also provided. No cable TV.
Electric wall heaters plus wood stove with firewood 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.
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.
Septic: Cottage is on design system system so please follow septic procedures posted in bathroom (use waste basket for everything except moderate amounts of TP).
No smoking inside the house.
Pets Welcome: $25 fee per stay (not per day) + extra $100 damage deposit (refundable if no damage). Dog towels provided. Please do not use bath towels on pets.
Watercraft: if using watercraft follow watercraft rules posted inside entry.
Beach Towels: Use beach towels for beach use, dog towels for pets. Use bath towels only in bath.
Parking: Park in gravel parking area or in pull out at top of drive west of mailbox. Do not park on septic sand filter system to south of gravel driveway, nor along French Loop (except in pull out area).
My family has owned the waterfront cottage since 1982. We lived there full time for 11 years before building a larger house, which now hosts the studio apartment. 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.
The studio apartment is also set up like a home and has what you need: bedding, linens, dish and cookware, etc. It is over our detached garage so you'll have plenty of privacy. And there are woods and a creek for you to enjoy.