About this listing
Available: the top floor of the historic Overhulse house overlooking downtown Olympia. The house has views of Mt. Rainier, the state capital building, and is easy walking distance to the Olympia Farmers Market, the Baview Market, and downtown.
The Overhulse house is a historic Victorian house, built in 1902, with original hardwood floors and details, but with updated bathrooms, kitchen, and new instant hot water heater and furnace. The house has a large yard and privacy, but is only minutes to the Olympia Farmers Market, state offices, and the Bayview market.
Rainier Bedroom: The Rainier bedroom has a magnificent view of the Olympia harbor, Mt. Rainier (weather permitting), downtown Olympia, and the state capital building. It has a queen sized bed with a new hypoallergenic mattress and a desk.
Capital Bedroom: The Capital bedroom has a view of the state capital building and the surrounding neighborhood. It has a queen sized bed with a new hypoallergenic mattress and a desk.
Harbor Bedroom: The Harbor bedroom has a view of the Olympia harbor and the surrounding neighborhood. It has a queen sized bed with a new hypoallergenic mattress.
Living Room: The living room has a futon couch, two comfortable chairs, a stereo with CD player and turntable, and a gas fireplace. Cable TV is available on request.
Dining Room: The house has a large dining room with a table that seats 8+ adults.
Kitchen: the kitchen has all new appliances with a great gas range, espresso machine, K-cup coffee maker, microwave oven, and toaster. Kitchen essentials (olive oil, butter, milk, soy milk, flour, seasonings, baking supplies, etc) are available. Breakfast makings are provided, including coffee, tea, hot chocolate, fruit, yogurt, oatmeal, and eggs. Baked goods can be provided for guests with extended stays.
Kitchen work area: A table with a computer with internet access and a printer is available for guests in the kitchen. You can use the house computer, or just plug in your laptop and use the monitor and wireless keyboard/mouse.
Guests have exclusive access to the second floor of the house, which has 3 bedrooms, and 1 1/2 bathrooms. Guests have shared access to the living room, dining room, kitchen, and a full bathroom downstairs.
Interaction with Guests
Your host Dan is friendly, but sensitive to your privacy. He is happy to make you a latte or espresso, to provide directions, or to recommend a restaurant or local business, but equally happy letting you enjoy the common areas of the house without interruption.
The Overhulse house is on a rise overlooking downtown Olympia. It is on the edge of the West Olympia neighborhood, and is walking distance of anything happening downtown: government offices, the Olympia Farmers Market, the waterfront, restaurants, the Bayview market, etc.
The house is less than two blocks from two different transit lines, and is 5 blocks away from the Olympia transit center.
I am a software developer and musician who has lived in Olympia for 6 years, and in the Northwest for several decades. I love to get outdoors all year round, to have a great dinner, to spend time with friends, and to make music (outside of the house, mostly).