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 just about an 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.
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 8 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 but we can accommodate your situation. Just message us.
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
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.
We had such a great here! Rita greeted us with her boisterous troop of dogs and was so welcoming! The house is beautiful and the setting so peaceful. The bed wasn't extremely comfortable and Breakfast was delicious. Great company and conversation too! Thank you both so much for hosting us.
We had a very nice stay with Rita and Maureen. They made us feel very welcome and we enjoyed the conversation and breakfast. The location is very convenient as well - just minutes off the highway but you wouldn't know it - with the backyard right on the water to watch the tide moving in and out. Being dog people we also enjoyed their four dogs... would definitely stay with Rita and Maureen in the future if staying in the area.
We throughly enjoyed our stay at Rita & Maureen's lovely B&B. Maureen was a gracious host. She made us feel very comfortable and welcome. The site is a waterside side surrounded by a deep woods. A very hobbit-like experience!! Plan to return some day. Visiting Maureen's ceramic studio was an enjoyable plus! Also enjoyed playing with the 3 little dogs and 1 gentle old cat. Thanks Maureen! See you again!
Maureen was an exceptional host! The room and accommodations were exactly as described. The bed was insanely comfortable! She made us delicious fresh breakfast, shared stories as well as advice on the area, and even gave us a tour of her amazing pottery studio. We especially adored each of their pets: Finnbar, Francis, Seamus, and sweet Bones. What exceptionally well-behaved (and healthy!) animals! The home was very tidy with so much character. It was adorned with much of Maureen's sculptures and other works of art (truly a master at her skill); We had fun exploring and finding her creations throughout the home. The landscape was phenomenal, gardens and lush vegetation abound. Seeing the tide gradually rise and fall each day really makes you acknowledge the present moment and appreciate each and every day. We couldn't of asked for a better location, with just a short car ride to Downtown Olympia. I would gladly recommend this bnb to anyone looking for a charming and relaxing home away from home. We feel a bit spoiled that our first Airbnb experience was this great. It will certainly be tough to match. The only thing we regret (because of our limited schedule) was not taking a pottery class from Maureen. Also, we would of loved to meet Rita, she sounded wonderful! Next time :) Thanks for the great conversations, French Press coffee, and making our stay as welcoming & enjoyable as you did. ~ Christina & Matt
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.