Front of cottage. Deck faces water.View of cottage looking up from beach.oo

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

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About this listing

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.

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $5 / night after 3 guests
Security Deposit: $100
Weekly Discount: 18%


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, a Queen-sized futon sofa, 1 portable crib and high chair. Furnished with linens (even dog towels). Kitchen has dishwasher, microwave, full size range, refrigerator, tableware and flatware for 12, 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.

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, new (" TV w/cable and BluRay player , small TV s/VCR, land line telephone with US and Canada long distance included.

Special weekly, monthly and legislative session rates available.
Regular Winter / Spring / Fall rates per night; if one night stay only, add $25 cleaning fee. $770 per week, $1,900 per month. Two night minimum for major holidays.
Regular Summer rates 2015 (Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day): $140 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 2015. Email: .

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.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM

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).



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

77 Reviews

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Yoshiko User Profile
March 2017
The host canceled this reservation 120 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Susan User Profile
March 2017
Charming location with great views. Handy to Olympia, yet you feel like you're at a cabin retreat. Nice extras in the kitchen. Very touchy septic system.
Debby User Profile
Response from Debby:
True story re. the touchy septic. Just installed a $1,700+ grinder pump, pay $1,200+ year for a septic maintenance agreement on the $20,000+ design septic system. Our largest expense and biggest worry is the septic. Sure wish the county would run sewers out our way : (
March 2017

Sue User Profile
February 2017
Wonderful peaceful place to stay.

Adrienne User Profile
February 2017
Had a great stay. Great place. Great host.

Yenvy User Profile
February 2017
Epic. Just EPIC!

Cliff User Profile
February 2017
Very pleasant experience. Great scenic location. I highly recommend!

Sherry User Profile
September 2016
This is a cool little house. Very private. Right on the sound, so it's great for seeing water fowl and giant banana slugs! Quiet. Clean. Perfect.

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Olympia, Washington, United States · Joined in July 2011
Debby User Profile

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.

Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within a few hours