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 room with a queen sized bed ready for two. Nicely furnished with some antiques and found objects, it's a cozy place to be. It's on the main floor of the house next to our own bedroom and the shared bathroom. You will have access to the front and back yard as well as the living room/kitchen.
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. 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 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 is 1 VERY SOCIAL cat in the house. 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!
We have a full-time roommate who is an Evergreen State College student. There is only one bathroom, so please be mindful of time spent in there.
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. Please respect our animals and space as your own. 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.
Hi there! My name is Amber and I live with my boyfriend Bradley, dog Sadie, and cats Duncan and Casey in a cute little house in Olympia. We're quirky 30(ish) professionals who like to play outside. I work as a psychotherapist with my own private practice in Olympia. For fun I like blues and fusion dancing, practicing the fiddle, hosting jams, remodeling homes, taking walks with the dog, reading, rock hounding, and traveling. I moved here from Chicago, Illinois, where I grew up.
Bradley works as a urban planner for the Dept of Transportation for the State of Washington. His life outside of work is fly fisher, hunter, and explorer of rivers. Be ready for the paraphernalia around the house. He is also a food lover, cook, and enjoys finding new and local music. He moved here from twin cities in Minnesota, where he grew up.
We've been hosting people for almost a year now, and so far have had really great experiences. We love meeting new people as well as supporting AirBnb to continue to grow!