living room opens to patiobedroom tucked behind living room
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
3 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
You won’t be charged yet

About this listing

Very private cozy cottage nestled close to downtown Olympia.

The space

The Cottage is nestled in Olympia’s Eastside neighborhood, a short walk from downtown. The Bungalow shares a small urban site with another small guest house. Both use space efficient and eco-friendly design principles. The Cottage features local wood products and local craftsmanship to enhance the warmth and sense of place. Parking is on the street and access to the cottage includes a cascade of 11 steps through lush in native vegetation. Two birch trees mark your entrance.

The landscape is filled with native plants, fruits, berries and herbs. Although this little home away from home is only 500 square feet, the design heightens the sense of warmth in this cozy, comfortable space.

The Cottage comfortably accommodates 2 guests with:
One bedroom - with a queen bed
One bathroom with a unique slate and pebble shower
Dining area with a well equipped kitchen with an electric range
Earth-friendly cleaning practices
CD player with a collection of CDs
Collection of books, games and puzzles
Towels, soap, hair dryer, iron and ironing board
Covered patio with outdoor seating in small fenced yard
Fully furnished with your comfort and convenience in mind

Guest access

Guests have access to entire house, private side yard and patio.

Interaction with guests

I usually don't interact much with guests as I live offsite and up the street. I do come around to water and prepare other guest house for guests. I try to communicate when I will be around. I am very reachable by phone. The neighbors keep a good eye on what's going on. If there are any parties or inappropriate behavior I will and have called police and shut down shenanigans.

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


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 21%
Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app. Learn more

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 air mattress

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

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

1 night minimum stay

201 Reviews

Check In
Christine User Profile
June 2017
Beautifully crafted and relaxing space tucked away in lush greenery. A great place to stay in Olympia!

Erika User Profile
June 2017
This was a great place to stay in Olympia, it was both central and still very private. We were able to get to town easily and it was so nice to come back to a nice quiet place. We were there for about a week, and the only small issues were the ants in the kitchen that Ellen made sure to warn us about, and a few spiders. Neither were too much of a bother though, when the rest of the house was so nice. It is definitely bigger than the pictures seem to show, but small enough to be very cozy. We had a great trip, we would definitely suggest this place to anyone traveling in Olympia. Thanks Ellen!

Lance User Profile
June 2017
Great place and centrally located to where I needed to be the previous night and next morning!

Mikala User Profile
June 2017
Lovely area close to everything. Cozy and cute great for some close friends or a couple. Lots of extra space. Very quiet.

Jeni User Profile
June 2017
The pictures do not give "The Cottage" enough credit. It is a little bit dark on the inside. But wait! You have your own private mini-rainforest right outside the door! The outside space is amazing, and the cottage is cozy and well-equipped. If you're looking for a place in Olympia, this is it.

Joe User Profile
May 2017
The perfect home away from home in Olympia!

Nathan User Profile
May 2017
Very cute, beautifully decorated and a kitchen you can actually cook in. Would highly recommend staying here as it's a great place. Ellen was very responsive and even though we never met in person (which was just fine with me) we got everything we needed.

This host has 126 reviews for other properties.

View other reviews

Olympia, Washington, United StatesJoined in August 2011
Ellen User Profile

I run two small guest houses in Olympia, WA

Response rate: 92%
Response time: within a few hours
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

Similar listings