About this listing
This cozy 1920's home is tucked away in the historic South Capitol Neighborhood. Located minutes away from the Capitol Campus, it's a great place to stay if you're looking to do business in the area or visit downtown (25 min walk, 5 min drive).
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We have a private space in our attic that includes two finished rooms. One room has a queen sized bed and the other has a twin-sized futon mattress for one more guest. There is also a table and chairs and a microwave in the second room. If you have a hard time climbing up and down please do not book this space, as you need to climb up a loft ladder to get into the room (see pictures). The ladder goes through a 2'4" x 2'2" hole in the ceiling which is the floor of the room. If you have a large suitcase be mindful it may not fit, and you have to carry it up and down the ladder (we can also help, and if needed you can leave luggage downstairs and carry up what you need). The ceiling is quite low due to the lofty/attic nature of the space, although it hasn't been a problem for most guests.
If you have pets, small dogs are negotiable as long as you can carry them up and down the ladder (under 30 lbs).
We do not provide food.
Wireless internet, keyless entry, bus stops around the block, fridge space, kitchen use, back and front yard use, hammock haven use, fresh fruit in the summer right off the trees and vines!
Interaction with Guests
Depends on the guest! During the week very little due to working hours, but weekends are flexible. We have been known to have coffee and go to shows with some of our guests. I love giving local recommendations, so please ask!
We live right across the street from a school which has walking paths, a park, and areas for dogs to run. Across the street at night has a view of the Capitol all lit up from your window (well, the top anyway). The area is family friendly and within walking distance is Olympia Coffee Roasters, Vic's Pizzeria, Frog Pond convenient store, and a great little market called Spud's. During the summer the yard has some fruit trees and grape vines! If you're really ambitious you can take a walking tour to see the historic homes in the area or visit the Capitol's museum.
It is located within walking distance to the bus stop. It's about a 25-30 minute walk to downtown Olympia. There is a parking lot and street parking for your car.
Other Things to Note
There are 2 VERY SOCIAL cats in the house, one who climbs up the ladder. Duncan (black and white) will most likely want to sleep with you (paw on the face means "lift the covers up!"). There is a dog as well, a blue heeler named Sadie, and she can be a bit neurotic before warming up to you. If you have a dog phobia, please don't stay here (she has never hurt anyone, she is just weary of strangers). The first Mondays of the month will be a bit noisy around here as we host the Olympia Old Time jam from 7-10 pm. Bring an instrument if you'd like! And once again, you have to climb up a ladder to get to your room. If you pee a lot in the night, this may be a problem for you because the bathroom is downstairs.
This is an old house which means it has character. I buy old stuff that is weathered and worn, which is just part of my style. If something looks old and used (some may judge as dirty and broken), it isn't that we don't clean it, it's just an older home filled with used stuff (disclaimer for those who want to stay in a sparkling/newer home). This can impact how clean the home looks/feels, and I assure you we clean the spaces. It may smell like an antique store in here, and I personally enjoy it.
Monday through Friday, quiet after 11 pm. We ask that guests be in before 11 pm on the weeknights to be sensitive for our work schedules. Respecting our animals and space as their own. Visiting pets are negotiable. Cook and supply your food, and clean up after yourself. If you smoke please do this outside away from the house. This includes marijuana (you know, legal in Washington now). Also, if you need ANYTHING, please ask. Suggestions on how to make the space better are also welcomed. If you're doing laundry, the last load has to be in BEFORE 9 pm (our bedroom is right above the noisy things).