Grandma's Garden Cottage

House - Entire home/apt · Bush Ave, Olympia, WA 98502, United States
Your host, Marilyn
20 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

Quiet, quaint house nestled in a lovely garden backed by a neighborhood park. Fully equipped kitchen allows you to have your favorite coffee or tea each morning and cook as much as you'd like. Cozy fireplace and lovely decorations afford relaxation during your stay.

Grandma's Garden cottage is located within walking distance of a variety of restaurants, downtown Olympia's harbor, and the Westfield shopping mall. Both the Capital and the Evergreen State College are less than 10 minutes away by car and easily accessible by bus.

A few specifics about the cottage that may be important for your decision-making.The cottage is attached to our home and shares a laundry room between the houses. It also shares a backyard space. We have a gas grill and lawn chairs available for guests who like outdoor dining. There is one "real bed" and a pull-out sofa bed. The "real bed" is a pillowtop softside waterbed with tubes. It is fully adjustable according to one's preference for soft or firm mattresses. (We can show long term renters how to adjust the mattress for their optimal comfort.)

The best weather in the Northwest is between mid-August and mid-October. Come explore our region. We are just an hour and a half from the Pacific Ocean, Mount Rainier, and the Olympic National Forest. We look forward to your visit!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $500 /week
Monthly Price: $1000 /month
Security Deposit: $250
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • The hosts were really nice and accommodating. We loved the cottage. It was very clean and had everything we needed. The cottage was close to restaurants, Starbucks and even a nice mall. We even had a deer in our yard one morning!! Would stay there again for sure. Thank you to Marilyn and her husband. We loved Olympia.

    July 2014
  • "Grandma's Garden Cottage" was the best AirBnb I have had the pleasure of staying in. A very quite area of Olympia but within very close driving distance of all of the amenities of Olympia. The "Cottage" was very clean and well decorated. It had a heater as well as an air conditioner but didn't have to use either as the weather was perfect. If you have a rental car you will take comfort in knowing you will have your own driveway that leads right up to the front door. Hopefully the "Cottage" will be available next time I am up in Olympia. Many thanks to the hosts for a very comfortable and worry free stay.

    June 2014
  • Our experience was a cozy and quiet visit together, old friends that we were.. THe space was clean and well designed and located just a step away outside from a beautiful collection of flowers that had been groomed by their grandmother... and still beautiful. We played and sang together using the guitar that they had left there, then we watched their tv for awhile. All very comfortable . It was located quite a ways out of town (Olympia), so being without a car made it difficult to get to... we used the fine transit system there. Returning, the owner cordially gave us a ride in his truck back to town. For dinner we walked 2 blocks to a take out Asian diner an then spent some leisurely minutes in the nice park next door. A very heart warming time and we would recommend it to others as a welcoming place to stay in Olympia, WA!

    June 2014
  • This was a great and quiet place to stay. Having access to the yard was fantastic and the entrance and cottage was very private. Good location for easy access to everything you would need in Olympia as well as helpful guidebooks on the coffee table to help new comers navigate!

    June 2014
    Response from Marilyn:

    Thanks, Anna, for the information about the stove and oven. We don't use them and haven't checked how they are working. We'll look into that. Thanks again for letting us host you.

    June 2014
  • Marilyn was great and the cottage was perfect. Thank you!

    June 2014
  • Marilyn was really great in accommodating us! We came in late on a flight from the east coast. The location was convenient for our visit to evergreen state and to downtown Olympia.

    May 2014
  • Marilyn and Clark Gilman were wonderful hosts. The apartment was what was expected as described.

    May 2014
    Response from Marilyn:

    Thanks for the feedback, Carol. Perhaps we should put a caveat in about he sofa until we choose to replace the sofa bed. We should definitely offer our blow up mattress instead. It was great ot meet you. All the best!

    May 2014
  • My time at Grandma's Cottage was very pleasant. The comfortable, country style makes it easy to feel at home. Such proximity to the grocery store, restaurants and downtown made for a relaxing trip visiting friends in the area. Marylin is a kind host and happy to answer any questions you might have along the way. I'd recommend this location to anyone, newcomer or returner to the Olympia area alike!

    April 2014
  • We had a lovely stay with Marilyn. She and her husband were very flexible and accommodating with our check-in/out times, which we very much appreciated! The cottage is lovely, clean and homey; this would be a great spot to stay for a few days, though we were only there one night. We had a great sleep- it's so quiet and peaceful, and it was so nice to wake up with a beautiful garden outside our window.

    April 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 3 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    March 2014
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