Peaceful garden spaceWatch the lake reflection through the Douglas fir forest
Private 1 BR suite close to Capitol

Entire home/apt

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Totally private, peaceful overlooking woods and Capitol Lake. Historic neighborhood close to everything. Easy walk or free shuttle downtown and Farmer's Market. Take a 3 mile run around Capitol Lake. Enjoy wine or coffee in the beautiful garden.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Entire home/apt


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House Rules

There is no kitchen, only a microwave to warm things, and a fridge. There is no cooking allowed, so those interested in longer stays should realize they will be eating out, or out of the fridge and microwave. There is no dish-washing capacity. There is a washer and dryer available in the basement.

We are long time Olympia residents, and can guide you to the best restaurants and places to visit, and can help with anything else you may need.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

2 nights minimum stay

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Stacy User Profile
September 2015
Great spot in a great neighborhood. We enjoyed a nice evening on the patio with Gary. He made us feel welcome, but also respected our privacy. Our suite was clean and well stocked with yogurt and fruit to get us started everyday. If we're ever back in the area we would stay there again.

Anne User Profile
September 2015
Everything was clean and in nice condition. Gary was friendly, helpful, and accommodating. Questions were answered promptly. Nice neighborhood in central location. Would definitely stay there again! Thank you for your hospitality!

Cyndi User Profile
August 2015
I was in Olympia for an extended time this summer. The month I stayed in this apartment was great. The location is perfectly situated to downtown - you can walk to the Farmer's Market and see the Capitol building from the deck. I didn't rent a car while I was here; the public bus (which is highly convenient and prompt) stops two blocks from the apartment. This summer was quite warm, but the apartment always stayed cool and comfortable. It was cozy and inviting. The bathroom is upgraded beautifully, and the bed is quite comfortable as well. Like it says in the advertisement, it doesn't have a full kitchen, but I was fine with that since I was usually out for lunch and dinner. Having a refrigerator and microwave was enough. I would recommend anyone to stay here when in Olympia. The neighborhood is charming and walkable (I also had a bike and loved riding around the neighborhood and town). I never met Gary in person, as he was out of town some of the time, but he was always accessible by email or text. I did meet his wife, and she was lovely and accommodating. Overall, this apartment was a quiet sanctuary when I needed it, and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Dan User Profile
July 2015
I really enjoyed my stay at Gary's. The neighborhood was great, close to downtown Oly and I5. Gary has a great backyard porch with a great view where I chilled and listened to some podcasts. It was comfortable and clean.

Kim User Profile
July 2015
The apartment was very comfortable, clean, and inviting. The host was welcoming and went above and beyond by supplying yogurt, fresh fruit, a bottle of wine, and everything needed for morning coffee. The neighborhood was beautiful and safe for my morning runs. I will definitely book for my next visit!

Kay User Profile
July 2015
Gary & Ruby's 1 bedroom apartment was truly a lovely place to stay. It's in a historic neighborhood that is centrally located. I was able to walk to restaurants, a small grocery and parks were near by for my evening runs. The apartment was spacious and comfortable. It was special in that the refrigerator had yogurt for each day of my stay, fresh fruit & a welcome bottle of wine of which is nice to sip in the garden. I also liked the private entrance & driveway parking. Gary was very accommodating as I had a last minute change in my schedule and shifted days of my stay. Thank you Gary & Ruby!

Sean User Profile
May 2015
Gary's place was exactly as advertised, and it suited my needs perfectly. The neighborhood is beautiful with easy access to anywhere in Olympia. I arrived after a long day of driving, and the complimentary bottle of wine was very welcome. My schedule while I was there was fairly erratic, and I was in and out at odd times, so Gary and I never met in person. I'm looking forward to meeting him next time I'm in Olympia. I plan to stay at Gary's again.

Olympia, Washington, United StatesJoined in March 2012
Gary User Profile

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