living room opens to patiobedroom tucked behind living room

Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Very private cozy cottage nestled close to downtown Olympia.

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%
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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.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

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

1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

195 Reviews

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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.

Mike User Profile
May 2017
Physically The Cottage is unlike our own house but we immediately felt at home. It is located on a quiet block less than a 15 minute walk uphill to Ralph's Thirftway for groceries or downhill to the Fish Tale Brew Pub for suds-n-grub. Nice areas around the building for lounging outside but under awnings during showers. We heartily endorse & will return if back to the area.

Serena User Profile
May 2017
The Cottage was exactly how it appears. Quiet, unassuming, the thing not well pictured is the private outdoor areas. They were my favorite places to have my morning coffee while staying here. Ellen was really easy to communicate with and always was very prompt with a response.

Kara User Profile
May 2017
The guest house was situated in a lovely and very private backyard with a great outdoor space to lounge. The interior was very spacious, especially the full size kitchen/dining room. Everything we needed was there, including great wi-fi. It's a quick stroll to downtown Oly shops, bars, and restaurants. Our only complaint was that we couldn't stay longer!

Jennifer User Profile
April 2017
A great little cottage! Nice and quiet but not far from the downtown. Very cozy and comfortable.

SusAnna User Profile
April 2017
This cute little bungalow was a charming gem w a smart layout and plenty of space for 2 people. Clean, cozy, and super comfortable bed. Location is great. Ellen was a great communicator. Would love to rent this space again.

Avery User Profile
April 2017
This little cottage is a great place to stay when visiting Olympia. Just a few blocks up from downtown and quick access to the freeway. The house was private, comfortable, and furnished with all you need to feel comfortable and at home. I would recommend this stay to anyone.

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Olympia, Washington, United States · Joined in August 2011
Ellen User Profile

I run two small guest houses in Olympia, WA (URL HIDDEN)

Response rate: 100%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within a few hours