About this listing
Stay with us in our waterfront home. Enjoy the gardens, wonderful bed, calm and inviting atmosphere and organic breakfast.
Your room has a queen bed, soft linens, flat screen TV, fast internet, closet, private bathroom with tub/shower, A+ View
ARTFUL LIVING BED & BREAKFAST ON THE BAY.
Your waterfront view and an amazing nights sleep await you. We offer luxury linens, naturpedic mattress, full access Netflix with widescreen television, attached private bathroom and organic breakfast. We are a single room/ double occupancy bed and breakfast.
Our home is about 10 minute drive from the heart of downtown Olympia. We are on the ocean bay. Peaceful and inspiring. Wonderful for personal or business stays.
- Upstairs location
- Comfortable Queen size mattress
- High Thread Count Linens
- Vaulted Ceilings, Oversized Windows
- Flat Screen T.V. Movies
- Super Fast Wireless Internet
- Private Bathroom with tub/shower combo
- Organic Breakfast
- Washer/Dryer for your use
- Extra pillows and blankets
- Non-smoking (outside only)
The reservation comes with organic breakfast of your choice. We accommodate all types of diets including certified gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian.
POTTERY CLASSES: We have in studio pottery classes available. Just let us know if you would like to participate. Classes are $50 for a two hour class up to 2 people.
OUTSIDE: We have a fire pit that you can use and deck furniture. Our small gardens are beautiful and have a wide variety of flowers and plants.
Guests have access to all areas of the home except for the main floor bedroom and master bedroom.
- Parking is off street and private.
- Washer and Dryer for your use.
EXTRAS: (Free of charge)
- Hair Dryer
- Tooth Brush
BIKES; We have two bikes that you may use to ride downtown or to the bakery. Olympia is bike friendly and almost all of the roads have bike lanes.
Interaction with Guests
We are artists and work from home. We give guests their privacy and you choose how much interaction you want with us.
The Art Studio: We have a working pottery studio on site and instruction is available if you would like. Maureen is an excellent teacher and our home is filled with her art. She does pottery, painting, and charcoal drawings.
Our house is located on a private, dead end street.
Our location is in Olympia but feels very secluded. We are on the ocean bay and you will see hawks, eagles, herons, ducks, geese, and many song birds. We are surrounded by artists and trees. Please note: We do live in Olympia, a city and close to Highway 101.
You need a car for an easy stay here. The bus to downtown Olympia is within a mile from our home and we are happy to give you a ride to it when we are here. You can also use our bikes to get around. We are within an 10 minute car drive to downtown Olympia and 3-4 minute drive to Starbucks, pharmacy, grocery, movies, mall, and the gas station. Most people bring their car when coming to Olympia.
We do not have shore line as our house sits 10 feet above the bay. Beach access is 3 minutes away by bike. Evergreen College has miles and miles of trails and biking. We are minutes from Tumwater falls (by car) and the west side of Olympia is the gateway to the Olympic Peninsula.
Other Things to Note
Transportation: You need a car to stay here as we are over a mile to the bus stop. We are 10 minutes (with a car) from downtown Olympia and approx 5 minutes to Blue Heron Bakery and Cafe, drug store, grocery and coffee.
Animals: We do not accept animals as guests unless they are service animals. We do have 4 pets. OUR PETS DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO YOUR ROOM. Our pets include: Two pugs named Finnbar and Francis, a small mixed breed named Seamus and a 3 legged cat named Bones (resides in our art studio). All are very well behaved and sweet. We do not have any barking dogs in our neighborhood.
Pottery classes are available upon request at a rate of $25 per hour per person.
Price is for one to two people.
Check-in time is after 2pm.
Check-out is at 11 am. Can accommodate later check-in.
You will have your own key to come and go as you please.
Smoking allowed outdoors.
Service Animals are allowed.
We do not require a deposit.
Communicating with Rita was very easy so that even on a short notice everything worked out perfectly. The room was very nice and exactly as described on airbnb. We really enjoyed our short stay. The dogs were adorable, we loved how they were waiting in front of the room because they knew they were not supposed to go in.
Rita greeted us and described the details of the place and introduced us to the dogs there. It is a nice place along an arm of the sound. Good views of the tidal flats and various birds. Very friendly and considerate hosts.
Communication was great with Rita and check in was a breeze. Her home was lovely and a relaxing place for a quiet night after returning from our trip around Olympic National Park. Breakfast was delicious and we enjoyed our mini pottery lesson : )
Loved this gorgeous home tucked down a quiet track beside an arm of The Sound. A lovely arty comfortable house. The bedroom had a super comfortable bed and an attached bathroom. Their dogs were friendly. We also had a tv in the room - which is luxury for us! Rita and family are super great and they even cooked us breakfast! Thanks Rita!
Rita made us feel so welcome in her home! My husband and I truly enjoyed staying with her, she was a great host. She gave us a tour right away, and made sure we made ourselves at-home. Our room and bathroom were very clean, and were located upstairs so the privacy was nice (not to mention beautifully decorated!). Her home is on a river, so the view is really beautiful and peaceful. Rita is also very easy-going, and nice to chat with as a person, I would return in a heartbeat!
We absolutely felt right at home here. The room is great and you get your own bathroom. And Rita, Maureen and Rita's mom are so welcoming, friendly and funny. We got awesome breakfast (Rita makes a kickass blueberry pancake) and wonderful conversation. Also very useful tips for the rest of the trip. Their house is so cosy. Would def stay here again with pleasure.
Our stay at Rita's place was absolutely wonderful! Rita greeted us with a smile and made us feel so welcomed, safe, and at home. The room, bed, and pillows were some of the most comfortable we've ever had the pleasure to sleep on. We woke up in the morning to the most beautiful setting. We sat on the back deck that over looks the water and a beautiful landscape with huge trees and stunning flowers. Rita made us the best breakfast and coffee we've had in months. We cannot thank her enough for making our stay so great. We highly recommend Rita's place to anyone looking!!
About the Host, Rita
We try to stay via Airbnb whenever we travel. Maureen and I are crafters and work from home. I am a canine herbalist and Maureen is a potter. We love meeting new people and just enjoying life. We have a peaceful home and look forward to sharing it.
Maureen and I travel to Ireland whenever we can, are avid readers, love Tolkien, adore the birds here on the property and love living on the ocean. Olympia is a perfect city as far as we are concerned and we will probably live here the rest of our lives. I love to cook and bake and making things in general is where we find peace.
My favorite place in the house is the corner desk in front of the double patio doors. Maureen's is her pottery studio.
We have three dogs - two sweet pugs and a mix. Bones is our 3-legged cat and he is magnificent.